The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 26 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3123 2514 3306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 6.08% 5.83% 5.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.89% 27.47% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1921 1562 1978
Average daily rate £400 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 131 154
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.75 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.80 £43.50 £51.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11199 9152 11290
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.82% 21.24% 20.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6350 4955 5888
Average daily rate £350 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1020 949 1112
Average hourly rate £16.20 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London +3 1636 £450 +4.65% 602
South East +10 623 £350 +3.32% 293
South West -14 190 £375 +7.14% 105
East of England -7 179 £400 +23.07% 149
Yorkshire +2 164 £325 - 103
North West -6 110 £375 +13.63% 89
West Midlands +23 99 £325 +85.71% 38
North East -9 60 £275 +2.80% 17
East Midlands -12 57 £350 +7.69% 30
Midlands 0 1 - - 2
South Coast - 1 £350 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2412 (40.67%) UNIX
2 1889 (31.85%) Windows
3 1765 (29.76%) Java
4 1674 (28.23%) Oracle
5 1504 (25.36%) SQL
6 1087 (18.33%) Finance
7 975 (16.44%) Red Hat
8 824 (13.90%) Perl
9 818 (13.79%) VMware
10 810 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 806 (13.59%) Apache
12 802 (13.52%) Python
13 779 (13.14%) MySQL
14 776 (13.09%) Solaris
15 766 (12.92%) HTML
16 764 (12.88%) JavaScript
17 667 (11.25%) Web Services
18 651 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
19 634 (10.69%) Banking
20 626 (10.56%) C++
21 615 (10.37%) Puppet
22 592 (9.98%) Oracle Database
23 585 (9.87%) XML
24 576 (9.71%) SQL Server
25 568 (9.58%) PHP
26 559 (9.43%) CSS
27 556 (9.38%) Microsoft
27 556 (9.38%) Subversion
28 516 (8.70%) Shell Script
29 510 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 806 (13.59%) Apache
2 480 (8.09%) Tomcat
3 332 (5.60%) WebLogic
4 304 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 195 (3.29%) IIS
6 165 (2.78%) Node.js
7 134 (2.26%) MS Exchange
8 131 (2.21%) nginx
9 106 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
10 98 (1.65%) CMS
11 80 (1.35%) SharePoint
12 63 (1.06%) Drupal
13 62 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 60 (1.01%) Confluence
15 53 (0.89%) SAS
16 47 (0.79%) Apache Solr
17 46 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
18 45 (0.76%) Oracle Application Server
19 44 (0.74%) MQSeries
19 44 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 226 (3.81%) MS Excel
2 85 (1.43%) MS Office
3 28 (0.47%) MS PowerPoint
4 27 (0.46%) MS Visio
5 19 (0.32%) MS Project
6 12 (0.20%) Mathematica
7 8 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 7 (0.12%) SPSS
9 4 (0.067%) Mingle
10 2 (0.034%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.034%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.034%) InDesign
10 2 (0.034%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.017%) Doxygen
11 1 (0.017%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.017%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.017%) Stata
Business Applications
1 77 (1.30%) RMDS
2 58 (0.98%) Oracle EBS
3 35 (0.59%) Oracle Applications
4 28 (0.47%) Remedy ITSM
5 21 (0.35%) Tridion
6 20 (0.34%) Oracle EBS R12
7 15 (0.25%) Magento
8 14 (0.24%) BusinessWorks
9 13 (0.22%) Oracle BPM
10 12 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 9 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 8 (0.13%) Exstream
13 7 (0.12%) ION MarketView
13 7 (0.12%) Oracle CRM
14 6 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
15 5 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
15 5 (0.084%) Oracle 11i
15 5 (0.084%) RiskWrite
15 5 (0.084%) Oracle Retail
16 4 (0.067%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 251 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 80 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
4 49 (0.83%) SaaS
5 41 (0.69%) Amazon S3
6 33 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (0.51%) IaaS
8 25 (0.42%) PaaS
9 19 (0.32%) Rackspace Cloud
10 13 (0.22%) Route 53
11 12 (0.20%) Office 365
12 11 (0.19%) GitHub
13 10 (0.17%) Google App Engine
14 9 (0.15%) Joyent
14 9 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.10%) CloudFront
16 5 (0.084%) IBM SmartCloud
17 4 (0.067%) Amazon EMR
18 3 (0.051%) Heroku
19 1 (0.017%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 493 (8.31%) SAN
2 460 (7.76%) Firewall
2 460 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 431 (7.27%) DNS
4 267 (4.50%) HTTP
5 234 (3.95%) LDAP
6 224 (3.78%) Internet
7 195 (3.29%) NAS
8 191 (3.22%) SSL
9 174 (2.93%) WAN
10 169 (2.85%) LAN
11 154 (2.60%) DHCP
12 137 (2.31%) VPN
13 133 (2.24%) Network Security
14 97 (1.64%) FTP
15 95 (1.60%) SSH
16 72 (1.21%) SNMP
17 71 (1.20%) VLAN
18 70 (1.18%) Multicast
19 58 (0.98%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 779 (13.14%) MySQL
2 592 (9.98%) Oracle Database
3 576 (9.71%) SQL Server
4 425 (7.17%) Relational Database
5 287 (4.84%) Oracle Database 11g
6 274 (4.62%) MongoDB
7 210 (3.54%) RDBMS
8 179 (3.02%) Oracle Database 10g
9 176 (2.97%) DB2
10 162 (2.73%) NoSQL
11 139 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
12 130 (2.19%) Hadoop
13 125 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
13 125 (2.11%) Big Data
14 106 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
15 88 (1.48%) Oracle Reports
16 70 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
17 55 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
18 44 (0.74%) Oracle Database 12c
19 39 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 556 (9.38%) Subversion
2 486 (8.20%) Git (software)
3 368 (6.21%) Jenkins
4 283 (4.77%) Maven
5 226 (3.81%) JUnit
6 214 (3.61%) Eclipse
7 192 (3.24%) Ant
8 180 (3.04%) JIRA
9 150 (2.53%) Selenium
10 148 (2.50%) Hudson
11 100 (1.69%) ClearCase
12 96 (1.62%) Cucumber
13 82 (1.38%) TeamCity
14 61 (1.03%) Mockito
14 61 (1.03%) WebDriver
15 55 (0.93%) Visual Studio
16 42 (0.71%) SoapUI
17 40 (0.67%) JMeter
18 38 (0.64%) NUnit
19 33 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1087 (18.33%) Finance
2 634 (10.69%) Banking
3 278 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 256 (4.32%) Telecoms
5 204 (3.44%) Front Office
6 166 (2.80%) Retail
7 98 (1.65%) Marketing
8 84 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 68 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 57 (0.96%) Back Office
11 51 (0.86%) Games
12 49 (0.83%) Publishing
13 47 (0.79%) Electronics
14 41 (0.69%) Advertising
15 37 (0.62%) Legal
16 24 (0.40%) Law
17 19 (0.32%) Military
18 18 (0.30%) German Language
19 14 (0.24%) Aerospace
20 10 (0.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1706 (28.77%) Developer
2 539 (9.09%) Administrator
3 498 (8.40%) Java Developer
4 437 (7.37%) Analyst
5 361 (6.09%) Architect
6 323 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
7 272 (4.59%) Consultant
8 259 (4.37%) Software Engineer
9 255 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 250 (4.22%) DBA
11 234 (3.95%) Linux Engineer
12 218 (3.68%) Support Engineer
13 209 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
14 193 (3.25%) Oracle DBA
15 189 (3.19%) C++ Developer
16 182 (3.07%) Senior Developer
17 160 (2.70%) PHP Developer
18 151 (2.55%) Systems Engineer
19 142 (2.39%) Linux Systems Administrator
20 140 (2.36%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 766 (12.92%) HTML
2 667 (11.25%) Web Services
3 585 (9.87%) XML
4 559 (9.43%) CSS
5 401 (6.76%) jQuery
6 391 (6.59%) Spring
7 352 (5.94%) .NET
8 330 (5.56%) Middleware
9 329 (5.55%) J2EE
10 249 (4.20%) HTML5
11 230 (3.88%) Hibernate
12 209 (3.52%) Ajax
13 207 (3.49%) LAMP
14 201 (3.39%) JSON
15 198 (3.34%) REST
16 187 (3.15%) SOAP
17 179 (3.02%) RESTful
18 177 (2.98%) JSP
19 143 (2.41%) CSS3
20 134 (2.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 358 (6.04%) Open Source
2 256 (4.32%) Clustering
3 196 (3.31%) Computer Science
4 167 (2.82%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 139 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 127 (2.14%) Replication
7 111 (1.87%) Derivative
8 93 (1.57%) Fixed Income
9 91 (1.53%) Mainframe
10 87 (1.47%) Management Information System
11 77 (1.30%) Mobile App
12 70 (1.18%) Embedded Systems
13 69 (1.16%) Client/Server
14 60 (1.01%) DTV
15 52 (0.88%) Digital Media
16 44 (0.74%) Mathematics
17 39 (0.66%) Blackberry
17 39 (0.66%) STB
18 38 (0.64%) Equities
19 37 (0.62%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 2412 (40.67%) UNIX
2 1889 (31.85%) Windows
3 810 (13.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 776 (13.09%) Solaris
5 344 (5.80%) AIX
6 262 (4.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 207 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
8 194 (3.27%) CentOS
9 184 (3.10%) Ubuntu
10 171 (2.88%) Windows 7
11 154 (2.60%) HPUX
12 115 (1.94%) SUSE
12 115 (1.94%) Windows XP
13 108 (1.82%) Android
14 96 (1.62%) Mac OS X
15 94 (1.59%) Debian
16 84 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
17 72 (1.21%) Embedded Linux
17 72 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
18 55 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 651 (10.98%) Agile Software Development
2 479 (8.08%) OO
3 464 (7.82%) Software Engineering
4 461 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
5 445 (7.50%) ITIL
6 432 (7.28%) TDD
7 421 (7.10%) Configuration Management
8 316 (5.33%) Scrum
9 309 (5.21%) E-Commerce
10 296 (4.99%) SOA
11 294 (4.96%) Project Management
12 284 (4.79%) Migration
13 261 (4.40%) Multithreading
13 261 (4.40%) MVC
14 240 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
15 224 (3.78%) Performance Tuning
16 212 (3.58%) Change Management
17 189 (3.19%) UML
18 182 (3.07%) Web Development
19 176 (2.97%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1765 (29.76%) Java
2 1504 (25.36%) SQL
3 824 (13.90%) Perl
4 802 (13.52%) Python
5 764 (12.88%) JavaScript
6 626 (10.56%) C++
7 568 (9.58%) PHP
8 516 (8.70%) Shell Script
9 424 (7.15%) Ruby
10 409 (6.90%) Bash Shell
11 400 (6.75%) C
12 317 (5.35%) PL/SQL
13 263 (4.44%) C#
14 164 (2.77%) PowerShell
15 99 (1.67%) Scala
16 73 (1.23%) VB
16 73 (1.23%) Korn
17 66 (1.11%) PHP5
18 52 (0.88%) Groovy
19 51 (0.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 497 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 380 (6.41%) Degree
3 331 (5.58%) SC Cleared
4 137 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 117 (1.97%) DV Cleared
6 88 (1.48%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (1.28%) CCNP
8 74 (1.25%) ISTQB
9 70 (1.18%) ISEB
9 70 (1.18%) RHCE
10 66 (1.11%) MCSE
11 62 (1.05%) CCNA
12 36 (0.61%) Oracle Certification
13 35 (0.59%) OCP
14 33 (0.56%) CISSP
15 32 (0.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 30 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (0.47%) MCSA
18 27 (0.46%) CCIE
19 23 (0.39%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 187 (3.15%) QA
2 85 (1.43%) SLA
3 24 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.24%) ISO 9001
5 14 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.12%) TickIT
7 6 (0.10%) DICOM
8 5 (0.084%) JSP 440
9 4 (0.067%) Basel III
10 3 (0.051%) COBIT
10 3 (0.051%) WCAG
10 3 (0.051%) WAI
10 3 (0.051%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.034%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.017%) JTAG
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 8583
12 1 (0.017%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 510 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 357 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 211 (3.56%) Oracle RAC
4 177 (2.98%) VMware ESX
5 157 (2.65%) NFS
6 154 (2.60%) vSphere
7 118 (1.99%) Oracle RMAN
8 101 (1.70%) Hyper-V
9 79 (1.33%) XenApp
10 73 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
10 73 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 69 (1.16%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 63 (1.06%) KVM
13 53 (0.89%) XenServer
13 53 (0.89%) XenDesktop
14 48 (0.81%) Xen
15 39 (0.66%) Samba
16 38 (0.64%) Varnish
17 35 (0.59%) vCloud
18 33 (0.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 615 (10.37%) Puppet
2 387 (6.53%) Opscode Chef
3 201 (3.39%) Nagios
4 124 (2.09%) Data Guard
5 122 (2.06%) Tivoli
6 94 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 85 (1.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 72 (1.21%) NetBackup
9 60 (1.01%) ZABBIX
10 50 (0.84%) Control-M
11 45 (0.76%) Cacti
12 43 (0.73%) Ganglia
12 43 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
13 40 (0.67%) Ansible
14 34 (0.57%) Vagrant
15 33 (0.56%) SCCM
16 31 (0.52%) Cobbler
16 31 (0.52%) Backup Exec
17 28 (0.47%) Nessus
17 28 (0.47%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 1674 (28.23%) Oracle
2 975 (16.44%) Red Hat
3 818 (13.79%) VMware
4 556 (9.38%) Microsoft
5 442 (7.45%) HP
6 392 (6.61%) Cisco
7 380 (6.41%) IBM
8 282 (4.76%) Citrix
9 245 (4.13%) EMC
10 220 (3.71%) NetApp
11 211 (3.56%) JBoss
12 207 (3.49%) Sun
13 191 (3.22%) Sybase
14 160 (2.70%) Veritas
15 119 (2.01%) F5
16 118 (1.99%) TIBCO
17 93 (1.57%) Reuters
18 89 (1.50%) CheckPoint
19 86 (1.45%) SAP
20 75 (1.26%) Zend
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Gate Hampton Ltd
Rate: From £300 to £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Experis IT
Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis IT
Rate: £220.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis IT
Rate: £425.00 - £467.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
QUANTICA
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 to £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £525 per day TO £525 DAY
Posted: Yesterday