The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 23 21
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 3981 2991 2931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.89% 6.33% 6.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.87% 27.75% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2655 1864 1733
Average daily rate
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£423 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.42% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 126 144
Average hourly rate £34.50 £32.25 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.97% -10.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £42.02 £43.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
Linux
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11754 10778 10124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 23.30% 22.82% 22.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 7071 6149 5413
Average daily rate £363 £360 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £520 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 997 979 1072
Average hourly rate £15.85 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £33.65 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in England

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the England region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in England

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in England

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the England region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in England

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 1940 £450 +0.55% 475
South East +7 781 £375 +3.44% 281
South West +17 268 £400 +26.98% 102
East of England +6 259 £415 +18.57% 116
Yorkshire +10 237 £360 +10.76% 92
North West +17 191 £378 -5.62% 75
West Midlands +5 124 £355 +10.50% 48
North East +20 99 £330 +32.00% 9
East Midlands +17 74 £368 +15.74% 32
Midlands +3 3 £350 - 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 2887 (37.02%) UNIX
2 2187 (28.05%) Windows
3 2167 (27.79%) Java
4 1885 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1780 (22.83%) Oracle
6 1746 (22.39%) SQL
7 1388 (17.80%) Python
8 1383 (17.74%) Red Hat
9 1191 (15.27%) VMware
10 1173 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1163 (14.91%) Puppet
12 1103 (14.14%) DevOps
13 1099 (14.09%) Finance
14 1096 (14.05%) HTML
15 1080 (13.85%) Apache
16 1033 (13.25%) MySQL
17 995 (12.76%) JavaScript
18 964 (12.36%) Git (software)
19 956 (12.26%) Perl
20 915 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
21 874 (11.21%) Security Cleared
22 839 (10.76%) PHP
23 825 (10.58%) Configuration Management
24 819 (10.50%) Web Services
25 818 (10.49%) Ruby
26 797 (10.22%) Jenkins
27 791 (10.14%) C++
28 762 (9.77%) Banking
29 753 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
30 750 (9.62%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1080 (13.85%) Apache
2 543 (6.96%) Tomcat
3 440 (5.64%) WebLogic
4 426 (5.46%) WebSphere
5 300 (3.85%) JBoss
6 190 (2.44%) IIS
7 174 (2.23%) Node.js
8 170 (2.18%) OpenStack
9 165 (2.12%) nginx
10 131 (1.68%) MS Exchange
11 111 (1.42%) Confluence
12 98 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
13 89 (1.14%) SharePoint
13 89 (1.14%) CMS
14 78 (1.00%) Elasticsearch
15 69 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
16 64 (0.82%) Drupal
17 57 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
18 56 (0.72%) Apache Solr
19 55 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 303 (3.89%) MS Excel
2 133 (1.71%) MS Office
3 65 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 31 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 24 (0.31%) MS Project
6 14 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (0.10%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.051%) SPSS
11 2 (0.026%) Stata
11 2 (0.026%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.013%) PowerPivot
12 1 (0.013%) MODO
12 1 (0.013%) RoboHelp
12 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
12 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.013%) CATIA
12 1 (0.013%) Maya
Business Applications
1 59 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
3 32 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
4 29 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
5 28 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 27 (0.35%) RMDS
7 26 (0.33%) Magento
8 21 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
9 18 (0.23%) Oracle 11i
10 12 (0.15%) SAP ERP
11 11 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
12 10 (0.13%) Oracle Payables
13 9 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
13 9 (0.12%) Summit
14 7 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
15 6 (0.077%) TIBCO iProcess
15 6 (0.077%) Markit EDM
16 5 (0.064%) ResourceLink
16 5 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
17 4 (0.051%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 404 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 147 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
3 92 (1.18%) Amazon S3
4 89 (1.14%) PaaS
5 88 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
6 70 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
7 61 (0.78%) IaaS
8 59 (0.76%) SaaS
9 37 (0.47%) GitHub
10 30 (0.38%) Heroku
11 25 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
12 21 (0.27%) Route 53
13 19 (0.24%) Google Apps
14 17 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
14 17 (0.22%) Google App Engine
15 16 (0.21%) Office 365
16 13 (0.17%) OpenShift
17 12 (0.15%) Engine Yard
18 7 (0.090%) Amazon SQS
19 6 (0.077%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 606 (7.77%) Firewall
2 597 (7.66%) DNS
3 590 (7.57%) TCP/IP
4 538 (6.90%) HTTP
5 528 (6.77%) SAN
6 314 (4.03%) Internet
7 282 (3.62%) SSL
8 259 (3.32%) LDAP
9 227 (2.91%) DHCP
10 205 (2.63%) WAN
11 198 (2.54%) LAN
12 188 (2.41%) VPN
13 183 (2.35%) NAS
14 147 (1.89%) Network Security
15 114 (1.46%) FTP
16 108 (1.38%) VLAN
17 105 (1.35%) BGP
18 85 (1.09%) SSH
19 80 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
20 74 (0.95%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1033 (13.25%) MySQL
2 624 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 536 (6.87%) Oracle Database
4 467 (5.99%) MongoDB
5 461 (5.91%) SQL Server
6 369 (4.73%) NoSQL
7 337 (4.32%) PostgreSQL
8 233 (2.99%) RDBMS
9 228 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
10 214 (2.74%) DB2
11 187 (2.40%) Big Data
12 184 (2.36%) Hadoop
13 169 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
14 149 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
15 121 (1.55%) Redis
16 119 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
17 93 (1.19%) Neo4j
18 73 (0.94%) MariaDB
19 70 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
20 60 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 964 (12.36%) Git (software)
2 797 (10.22%) Jenkins
3 750 (9.62%) Subversion
4 484 (6.21%) Maven
5 283 (3.63%) JIRA
6 248 (3.18%) Ant
7 185 (2.37%) JUnit
8 180 (2.31%) Selenium
9 176 (2.26%) Eclipse
10 172 (2.21%) Hudson
11 154 (1.97%) TeamCity
12 152 (1.95%) Cucumber
13 143 (1.83%) ClearCase
14 114 (1.46%) PHPUnit
15 85 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 82 (1.05%) Mockito
17 63 (0.81%) RSpec
17 63 (0.81%) ClearQuest
18 59 (0.76%) CruiseControl
19 52 (0.67%) WebDriver
General
1 1099 (14.09%) Finance
2 762 (9.77%) Banking
3 329 (4.22%) Investment Banking
4 284 (3.64%) Telecoms
5 227 (2.91%) Front Office
6 211 (2.71%) Retail
7 140 (1.80%) Marketing
8 110 (1.41%) Financial Institution
9 103 (1.32%) Games
10 94 (1.21%) Manufacturing
11 70 (0.90%) Electronics
12 57 (0.73%) Legal
13 52 (0.67%) Publishing
14 35 (0.45%) Automotive
15 29 (0.37%) Advertising
16 28 (0.36%) Back Office
17 23 (0.29%) Law
18 17 (0.22%) German Language
19 13 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
20 12 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 2320 (29.75%) Developer
2 686 (8.80%) Java Developer
3 609 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
4 558 (7.16%) Administrator
5 527 (6.76%) Analyst
6 508 (6.51%) Architect
7 315 (4.04%) C++ Developer
8 307 (3.94%) Consultant
9 305 (3.91%) Software Engineer
10 298 (3.82%) Systems Administrator
11 292 (3.74%) Linux Engineer
12 273 (3.50%) PHP Developer
13 239 (3.06%) Support Engineer
14 236 (3.03%) Linux Administrator
15 231 (2.96%) Senior Developer
16 228 (2.92%) DBA
17 215 (2.76%) Support Analyst
18 188 (2.41%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 176 (2.26%) Systems Engineer
20 168 (2.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1096 (14.05%) HTML
2 819 (10.50%) Web Services
3 693 (8.89%) XML
3 693 (8.89%) CSS
4 415 (5.32%) Spring
5 400 (5.13%) jQuery
6 395 (5.07%) Middleware
7 390 (5.00%) HTML5
8 367 (4.71%) REST
9 335 (4.30%) .NET
10 330 (4.23%) Hibernate
11 327 (4.19%) LAMP
12 302 (3.87%) J2EE
13 284 (3.64%) JSON
14 260 (3.33%) RESTful
15 231 (2.96%) SOAP
16 230 (2.95%) Ajax
17 173 (2.22%) CSS3
18 172 (2.21%) JMS
19 157 (2.01%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 657 (8.43%) Open Source
2 498 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 246 (3.15%) Clustering
4 219 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 165 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 148 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
7 144 (1.85%) Replication
8 124 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 123 (1.58%) Derivative
10 118 (1.51%) Client/Server
10 118 (1.51%) User Experience
11 105 (1.35%) Algorithms
12 94 (1.21%) Visualisation
12 94 (1.21%) Mobile App
13 85 (1.09%) Fixed Income
14 75 (0.96%) Mainframe
15 69 (0.88%) Mathematics
16 67 (0.86%) PKI
17 65 (0.83%) Equities
18 64 (0.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 2887 (37.02%) UNIX
2 2187 (28.05%) Windows
3 1173 (15.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 630 (8.08%) Solaris
5 535 (6.86%) CentOS
6 396 (5.08%) AIX
7 386 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 358 (4.59%) Ubuntu
9 330 (4.23%) Mac OS X
10 286 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 192 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 169 (2.17%) SUSE
13 158 (2.03%) HPUX
14 133 (1.71%) Android
15 132 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
15 132 (1.69%) Debian
16 131 (1.68%) Windows 7
17 97 (1.24%) Windows XP
18 82 (1.05%) Apple iOS
19 73 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1885 (24.17%) Agile Software Development
2 1103 (14.14%) DevOps
3 915 (11.73%) Continuous Integration
4 825 (10.58%) Configuration Management
5 679 (8.71%) Scrum
6 657 (8.43%) OO
7 656 (8.41%) TDD
8 592 (7.59%) ITIL
9 573 (7.35%) Software Engineering
10 414 (5.31%) E-Commerce
11 376 (4.82%) Migration
12 349 (4.48%) Web Development
13 321 (4.12%) Multithreading
14 301 (3.86%) SOA
15 294 (3.77%) MVC
16 282 (3.62%) Performance Tuning
17 274 (3.51%) BDD
18 261 (3.35%) Load Balancing
19 250 (3.21%) Project Management
20 245 (3.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2167 (27.79%) Java
2 1746 (22.39%) SQL
3 1388 (17.80%) Python
4 995 (12.76%) JavaScript
5 956 (12.26%) Perl
6 839 (10.76%) PHP
7 818 (10.49%) Ruby
8 791 (10.14%) C++
9 719 (9.22%) Shell Script
10 651 (8.35%) Bash Shell
11 500 (6.41%) C
12 347 (4.45%) PL/SQL
13 253 (3.24%) C#
14 245 (3.14%) PowerShell
15 184 (2.36%) Scala
16 118 (1.51%) Korn
17 91 (1.17%) VB
18 72 (0.92%) PHP5
19 64 (0.82%) XPath
19 64 (0.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 874 (11.21%) Security Cleared
2 590 (7.57%) SC Cleared
3 365 (4.68%) Degree
4 248 (3.18%) Cisco Certification
5 235 (3.01%) DV Cleared
6 171 (2.19%) CCNA
7 154 (1.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (1.38%) MCSE
9 85 (1.09%) CCNP
10 83 (1.06%) CISSP
11 55 (0.71%) ISEB
11 55 (0.71%) ISTQB
12 53 (0.68%) MCITP
13 51 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
14 47 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 39 (0.50%) JNCIA
16 38 (0.49%) RHCE
17 37 (0.47%) MCP
18 35 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 32 (0.41%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 228 (2.92%) QA
2 119 (1.53%) SLA
3 54 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 29 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 26 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 16 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 8 (0.10%) ISO 14001
9 7 (0.090%) COBIT
10 6 (0.077%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.064%) WCAG
11 5 (0.064%) WAI
11 5 (0.064%) Basel III
12 4 (0.051%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.038%) ISO/IEC 17799
13 3 (0.038%) TickIT
14 2 (0.026%) ISO 8583
14 2 (0.026%) HL7
14 2 (0.026%) DICOM
15 1 (0.013%) ISO/IEC 14443
System Software
1 658 (8.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 415 (5.32%) Active Directory
3 179 (2.30%) vSphere
4 169 (2.17%) Oracle RAC
5 134 (1.72%) VMware ESX
6 123 (1.58%) NFS
7 115 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 86 (1.10%) vCloud
9 83 (1.06%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 78 (1.00%) Firmware
11 77 (0.99%) Oracle RMAN
12 75 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
13 72 (0.92%) Xen
14 68 (0.87%) Varnish
15 62 (0.80%) XenServer
16 57 (0.73%) KVM
17 54 (0.69%) XenApp
18 53 (0.68%) Docker
19 41 (0.53%) Samba
20 38 (0.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1163 (14.91%) Puppet
2 753 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
3 347 (4.45%) Nagios
4 212 (2.72%) Ansible
5 129 (1.65%) Tivoli
6 108 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 108 (1.38%) Salt
7 101 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 89 (1.14%) ZABBIX
9 68 (0.87%) Control-M
10 64 (0.82%) Data Guard
11 63 (0.81%) SCCM
12 62 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 59 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 54 (0.69%) Graphite
15 51 (0.65%) Cobbler
16 50 (0.64%) Cacti
17 48 (0.62%) SELinux
18 47 (0.60%) SCOM
19 46 (0.59%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 1780 (22.83%) Oracle
2 1383 (17.74%) Red Hat
3 1191 (15.27%) VMware
4 716 (9.18%) Microsoft
5 517 (6.63%) IBM
6 516 (6.62%) Cisco
7 485 (6.22%) HP
8 249 (3.19%) Citrix
9 222 (2.85%) EMC
10 210 (2.69%) Sybase
11 200 (2.56%) NetApp
12 179 (2.30%) Zend
13 165 (2.12%) Sun
14 152 (1.95%) F5
15 139 (1.78%) Splunk
16 116 (1.49%) Juniper
17 115 (1.47%) CheckPoint
18 114 (1.46%) Veritas
19 112 (1.44%) TIBCO
20 111 (1.42%) SAP
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Computer People
Rate: £180.00 - £210 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 550-650pd
Posted: 15 hours ago
Solihull, West Midlands (County)
The Curve Group
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
West Midlands
Computer People
Posted: 15 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 15 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £21 - £25 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £29.00 - £33.00 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
Romsey, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
City, London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Plymouth, Devon
Austin Fraser
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: Yesterday