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 2 July 2015 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 3799 3436 2811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.60% 7.07% 6.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.14% 30.47% 27.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2412 2209 1718
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £574 £569 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 88 115
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.52 £15.70 £16.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.43 £48.25 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
11129 11275 10053
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.25% 23.20% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6620 6497 5605
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £169 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £520 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 876 969 957
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 -1 1828 £450 +2.85% 640
South East +8 754 £385 +10.00% 323
East of England +13 324 £380 +1.33% 175
Yorkshire +1 235 £350 +7.69% 125
South West -3 202 £408 +8.66% 111
North West 0 193 £368 -2.00% 98
West Midlands +24 131 £340 +4.61% 62
North East -5 69 £325 +19.81% 17
East Midlands +3 68 £375 +7.14% 35
Midlands +5 10 £320 -28.88% 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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 2672 (35.40%) UNIX
2 2449 (32.45%) Windows
3 2249 (29.80%) Java
4 1731 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
5 1698 (22.50%) Oracle
6 1593 (21.11%) SQL
7 1472 (19.50%) Python
8 1221 (16.18%) Puppet
9 1207 (15.99%) Red Hat
10 1200 (15.90%) DevOps
11 1196 (15.85%) VMware
12 1128 (14.95%) Finance
13 1044 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 980 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
15 976 (12.93%) Perl
16 945 (12.52%) MySQL
17 941 (12.47%) Git (software)
18 940 (12.46%) JavaScript
19 932 (12.35%) Configuration Management
20 909 (12.04%) Jenkins
21 907 (12.02%) HTML
22 904 (11.98%) Security Cleared
23 849 (11.25%) Apache
24 848 (11.24%) Web Services
25 837 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
26 812 (10.76%) C++
27 767 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
28 736 (9.75%) Microsoft
29 714 (9.46%) Bash Shell
30 713 (9.45%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 849 (11.25%) Apache
2 587 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 446 (5.91%) WebSphere
4 359 (4.76%) JBoss
5 351 (4.65%) IIS
6 336 (4.45%) WebLogic
7 210 (2.78%) Node.js
8 173 (2.29%) Confluence
9 169 (2.24%) nginx
10 168 (2.23%) OpenStack
11 157 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
12 147 (1.95%) MS Exchange
13 137 (1.82%) SharePoint
14 73 (0.97%) Drupal
15 68 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
16 67 (0.89%) CMS
17 62 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
18 49 (0.65%) Apache Solr
19 48 (0.64%) Jetty
20 46 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 303 (4.01%) MS Excel
2 146 (1.93%) MS Office
3 45 (0.60%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.24%) MS Project
6 11 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 9 (0.12%) Photoshop
8 8 (0.11%) Doxygen
9 5 (0.066%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.040%) HipChat
10 3 (0.040%) Maya
10 3 (0.040%) SPSS
11 2 (0.027%) PowerPivot
11 2 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 1 (0.013%) ProjectWise
12 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 37 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
2 32 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
3 30 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
3 30 (0.40%) RMDS
4 29 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 26 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 23 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 22 (0.29%) Magento
7 22 (0.29%) ION MarketView
8 21 (0.28%) Maximo
9 15 (0.20%) Tridion
10 8 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (0.093%) Summit
12 6 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.080%) TIBCO iProcess
13 5 (0.066%) Temenos T24
13 5 (0.066%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.066%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 767 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 126 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
4 109 (1.44%) Amazon EC2
5 91 (1.21%) IaaS
5 91 (1.21%) AWS CloudFormation
6 78 (1.03%) PaaS
7 70 (0.93%) SaaS
8 60 (0.80%) GitHub
9 57 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
10 45 (0.60%) Amazon S3
11 37 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
12 32 (0.42%) Office 365
13 29 (0.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 27 (0.36%) Heroku
15 26 (0.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 24 (0.32%) Google App Engine
17 15 (0.20%) Amazon ELB
18 11 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
18 11 (0.15%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 665 (8.81%) Firewall
2 570 (7.55%) TCP/IP
3 504 (6.68%) SAN
4 491 (6.51%) DNS
5 463 (6.13%) HTTP
6 305 (4.04%) SSL
7 291 (3.86%) Internet
8 256 (3.39%) LAN
9 250 (3.31%) LDAP
10 241 (3.19%) WAN
11 223 (2.95%) VPN
12 218 (2.89%) DHCP
13 210 (2.78%) Network Security
14 180 (2.39%) NAS
15 132 (1.75%) IPsec
16 120 (1.59%) Wireless
17 114 (1.51%) FTP
18 101 (1.34%) BGP
19 98 (1.30%) VoIP
20 97 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 945 (12.52%) MySQL
2 713 (9.45%) SQL Server
3 658 (8.72%) Relational Database
4 517 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 470 (6.23%) Oracle Database
6 358 (4.74%) PostgreSQL
7 267 (3.54%) NoSQL
8 262 (3.47%) RDBMS
9 220 (2.92%) Hadoop
10 189 (2.50%) DB2
11 162 (2.15%) Data Warehouse
12 154 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
13 152 (2.01%) Big Data
14 93 (1.23%) Redis
15 75 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
16 61 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
16 61 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
17 59 (0.78%) Neo4j
18 49 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 46 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 941 (12.47%) Git (software)
2 909 (12.04%) Jenkins
3 660 (8.75%) Subversion
4 415 (5.50%) JIRA
5 413 (5.47%) Maven
6 287 (3.80%) Ant
7 186 (2.46%) JUnit
8 163 (2.16%) Selenium
9 161 (2.13%) Cucumber
10 160 (2.12%) Eclipse
11 126 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 126 (1.67%) TeamCity
11 126 (1.67%) Hudson
12 102 (1.35%) Gradle
13 100 (1.33%) ClearCase
14 79 (1.05%) Mercurial
15 76 (1.01%) Visual Studio
16 65 (0.86%) Artifactory
17 64 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
18 61 (0.81%) SoapUI
General
1 1128 (14.95%) Finance
2 648 (8.59%) Banking
3 294 (3.90%) Investment Banking
4 259 (3.43%) Telecoms
5 207 (2.74%) Front Office
6 184 (2.44%) Retail
7 113 (1.50%) Marketing
8 78 (1.03%) Games
9 76 (1.01%) Financial Institution
10 74 (0.98%) Manufacturing
11 73 (0.97%) Electronics
12 58 (0.77%) Publishing
13 50 (0.66%) Legal
14 46 (0.61%) Back Office
15 29 (0.38%) Military
15 29 (0.38%) Advertising
16 19 (0.25%) Law
17 17 (0.23%) Automotive
18 16 (0.21%) Retail Banking
19 15 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2065 (27.36%) Developer
2 695 (9.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 653 (8.65%) Java Developer
4 645 (8.55%) Administrator
5 513 (6.80%) Architect
6 493 (6.53%) Analyst
7 385 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
8 332 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
9 291 (3.86%) Software Engineer
10 287 (3.80%) C++ Developer
11 279 (3.70%) Consultant
12 262 (3.47%) Linux Administrator
13 240 (3.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 238 (3.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 195 (2.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 192 (2.54%) DBA
17 182 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
18 181 (2.40%) Senior Developer
19 178 (2.36%) Support Analyst
20 148 (1.96%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 907 (12.02%) HTML
2 848 (11.24%) Web Services
3 525 (6.96%) CSS
4 522 (6.92%) XML
5 420 (5.57%) .NET
6 384 (5.09%) Spring
7 359 (4.76%) Middleware
8 349 (4.62%) J2EE
9 332 (4.40%) REST
10 297 (3.94%) HTML5
11 254 (3.37%) SOAP
12 251 (3.33%) jQuery
13 233 (3.09%) RESTful
14 223 (2.95%) Hibernate
15 220 (2.92%) JSON
16 192 (2.54%) Java EE
17 189 (2.50%) LAMP
18 162 (2.15%) JMS
19 161 (2.13%) Ajax
20 150 (1.99%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 522 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 429 (5.68%) Data Centre
3 264 (3.50%) Clustering
4 214 (2.84%) Computer Science
5 170 (2.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 167 (2.21%) Management Information System
7 136 (1.80%) Derivative
8 131 (1.74%) Replication
8 131 (1.74%) Visualisation
9 115 (1.52%) Fixed Income
10 105 (1.39%) Equities
10 105 (1.39%) Client/Server
11 95 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
12 85 (1.13%) PKI
13 80 (1.06%) Mobile App
14 78 (1.03%) User Experience
15 70 (0.93%) Algorithms
16 69 (0.91%) Mainframe
17 64 (0.85%) Data Structures
18 62 (0.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2672 (35.40%) UNIX
2 2449 (32.45%) Windows
3 1044 (13.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 706 (9.35%) Solaris
5 416 (5.51%) AIX
6 386 (5.11%) CentOS
7 308 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 287 (3.80%) Ubuntu
9 260 (3.45%) Mac OS X
10 229 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
11 203 (2.69%) Windows Server 2003
12 119 (1.58%) Android
13 115 (1.52%) Debian
14 112 (1.48%) Windows 7
15 109 (1.44%) SUSE
16 101 (1.34%) HPUX
17 87 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
18 70 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
19 69 (0.91%) Apple iOS
20 55 (0.73%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1731 (22.94%) Agile Software Development
2 1200 (15.90%) DevOps
3 980 (12.99%) Continuous Integration
4 932 (12.35%) Configuration Management
5 655 (8.68%) TDD
6 609 (8.07%) ITIL
7 578 (7.66%) Open Source
8 576 (7.63%) Scrum
9 567 (7.51%) Software Engineering
10 538 (7.13%) OO
11 477 (6.32%) Migration
12 365 (4.84%) Multithreading
13 363 (4.81%) SDLC
14 335 (4.44%) Web Development
15 306 (4.05%) Project Management
16 301 (3.99%) E-Commerce
17 277 (3.67%) BDD
18 275 (3.64%) SOA
19 267 (3.54%) Performance Tuning
20 253 (3.35%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2249 (29.80%) Java
2 1593 (21.11%) SQL
3 1472 (19.50%) Python
4 976 (12.93%) Perl
5 940 (12.46%) JavaScript
6 812 (10.76%) C++
7 714 (9.46%) Bash Shell
8 707 (9.37%) Ruby
9 653 (8.65%) Shell Script
10 606 (8.03%) PHP
11 545 (7.22%) C
12 338 (4.48%) C#
13 327 (4.33%) PowerShell
14 232 (3.07%) PL/SQL
15 168 (2.23%) Scala
16 114 (1.51%) Korn
17 79 (1.05%) Embedded C
18 74 (0.98%) Groovy
19 73 (0.97%) VB
20 53 (0.70%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 904 (11.98%) Security Cleared
2 577 (7.65%) SC Cleared
3 383 (5.07%) Degree
4 266 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
5 213 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 153 (2.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 146 (1.93%) CCNA
8 121 (1.60%) CCNP
9 98 (1.30%) MCSE
10 63 (0.83%) CISSP
11 59 (0.78%) ISEB
12 57 (0.76%) RHCE
13 53 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
14 52 (0.69%) MCSA
15 50 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 47 (0.62%) MCITP
17 40 (0.53%) ISTQB
17 40 (0.53%) MCP
18 33 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 28 (0.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 234 (3.10%) QA
2 123 (1.63%) SLA
3 38 (0.50%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 19 (0.25%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 10 (0.13%) ISO 9001
8 9 (0.12%) COBIT
9 6 (0.080%) COREP
9 6 (0.080%) WAI
10 5 (0.066%) FINREP
11 4 (0.053%) COSO
12 3 (0.040%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.027%) ISO 14001
13 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
14 1 (0.013%) WCAG
14 1 (0.013%) IEC 61508
14 1 (0.013%) HL7
System Software
1 680 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 499 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 201 (2.66%) vSphere
4 187 (2.48%) Docker
5 135 (1.79%) Hyper-V
6 108 (1.43%) NFS
7 104 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
8 94 (1.25%) VMware ESX
9 88 (1.17%) KVM
10 72 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
11 70 (0.93%) XenApp
12 68 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 63 (0.83%) Samba
14 62 (0.82%) vCloud
15 60 (0.80%) Varnish
16 55 (0.73%) Xen
17 47 (0.62%) Firmware
18 40 (0.53%) iptables
19 39 (0.52%) XenDesktop
19 39 (0.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 1221 (16.18%) Puppet
2 837 (11.09%) Opscode Chef
3 336 (4.45%) Ansible
4 203 (2.69%) Nagios
5 140 (1.86%) Vagrant
6 136 (1.80%) Salt
7 99 (1.31%) Tivoli
8 85 (1.13%) ZABBIX
9 70 (0.93%) BladeLogic
10 69 (0.91%) NetBackup
11 68 (0.90%) Graphite
12 60 (0.80%) HAProxy
13 57 (0.76%) Data Guard
14 56 (0.74%) Control-M
15 54 (0.72%) SCCM
16 51 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
17 50 (0.66%) Kibana
18 49 (0.65%) SCOM
18 49 (0.65%) Oracle RMAN
19 48 (0.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 1698 (22.50%) Oracle
2 1207 (15.99%) Red Hat
3 1196 (15.85%) VMware
4 736 (9.75%) Microsoft
5 614 (8.14%) Cisco
6 466 (6.17%) IBM
7 418 (5.54%) HP
8 263 (3.48%) Citrix
9 216 (2.86%) NetApp
10 184 (2.44%) Sun
11 168 (2.23%) CheckPoint
12 167 (2.21%) Sybase
12 167 (2.21%) EMC
13 155 (2.05%) TIBCO
14 153 (2.03%) F5
15 151 (2.00%) Veritas
16 150 (1.99%) Splunk
17 123 (1.63%) Juniper
18 115 (1.52%) SAP
19 109 (1.44%) Atlassian
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Posted: 2 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £480 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 7 hours ago
Plymouth, Devon
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £440 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £525 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Posted: 12 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: C£350-£400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £150 - £180 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Skilliantech Limited
Rate: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago