The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 18 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4883 3884 3526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 9.79% 7.51% 7.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 34.63% 31.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 3300 2468 2296
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £296 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £569 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 147 82
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +17.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.51 £15.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.80 £51.74 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
11161 11217 11159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.37% 21.70% 22.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7172 6754 6428
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 558 874 958
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 2016.

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 27 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +8 2255 £475 +5.55% 596
South East +12 1011 £425 +11.84% 275
North West +14 314 £425 +6.91% 92
Yorkshire +2 282 £442 +26.28% 65
North East +4 264 £310 -22.50% 16
West Midlands +10 225 £400 +14.28% 64
East of England -6 201 £388 - 105
South West -2 195 £413 -0.60% 108
East Midlands +15 112 £425 +17.24% 54
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 3055 (31.42%) Unix
2 2864 (29.46%) Windows
3 2699 (27.76%) Java
4 2525 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
5 2468 (25.39%) DevOps
6 2231 (22.95%) Puppet
7 2192 (22.55%) Oracle
8 2058 (21.17%) Python
9 1831 (18.83%) SQL
10 1827 (18.79%) Red Hat
11 1764 (18.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1641 (16.88%) Git (software)
13 1581 (16.26%) VMware
14 1556 (16.00%) Security Cleared
15 1494 (15.37%) Jenkins
16 1480 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
17 1430 (14.71%) Finance
18 1376 (14.15%) Configuration Management
19 1302 (13.39%) Perl
20 1257 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
21 1176 (12.10%) Ruby
22 1134 (11.66%) Ansible
23 1109 (11.41%) SC Cleared
24 1064 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
25 1050 (10.80%) Apache
26 1032 (10.62%) MySQL
27 1025 (10.54%) JavaScript
28 1018 (10.47%) Bash Shell
29 998 (10.27%) ITIL
30 959 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1050 (10.80%) Apache
2 743 (7.64%) Tomcat
3 475 (4.89%) WebSphere
4 464 (4.77%) WebLogic
5 446 (4.59%) JBoss
6 376 (3.87%) OpenStack
7 365 (3.75%) Confluence
8 338 (3.48%) nginx
9 296 (3.04%) IIS
10 233 (2.40%) Elasticsearch
11 152 (1.56%) WebSphere Application Server
12 130 (1.34%) MS Exchange
13 102 (1.05%) Apache Spark
14 100 (1.03%) CMS
15 90 (0.93%) SharePoint
16 74 (0.76%) Tuxedo
17 69 (0.71%) Jetty
17 69 (0.71%) SAS
18 65 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
19 62 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 349 (3.59%) MS Excel
2 133 (1.37%) MS Office
3 70 (0.72%) MS Visio
4 56 (0.58%) HipChat
5 26 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 23 (0.24%) MS Project
7 13 (0.13%) SPSS
8 10 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 9 (0.093%) Spreadsheet
10 7 (0.072%) AutoCAD
10 7 (0.072%) Photoshop
11 5 (0.051%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.021%) GIMP
12 2 (0.021%) Simulink
13 1 (0.010%) Adobe Illustrator
13 1 (0.010%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.010%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.010%) Weka
Business Applications
1 73 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
2 70 (0.72%) Oracle EBS R12
3 58 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 43 (0.44%) Oracle Applications
5 30 (0.31%) Oracle 11i
6 26 (0.27%) Magento
7 22 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
8 20 (0.21%) ION MarketView
9 13 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
10 11 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
10 11 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
10 11 (0.11%) RMDS
11 10 (0.10%) Documaker
11 10 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
12 7 (0.072%) Maximo
12 7 (0.072%) Payment Gateway
13 6 (0.062%) Oracle Payables
14 5 (0.051%) Eikon
14 5 (0.051%) Remedy ITSM
14 5 (0.051%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1480 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
2 441 (4.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 239 (2.46%) GitHub
4 217 (2.23%) IaaS
5 186 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
6 185 (1.90%) PaaS
7 179 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
8 156 (1.60%) SaaS
9 137 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
10 113 (1.16%) Amazon S3
11 93 (0.96%) Office 365
12 58 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
13 54 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 42 (0.43%) Google App Engine
15 41 (0.42%) OpenShift
16 38 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
16 38 (0.39%) Route 53
17 27 (0.28%) Google Apps
18 25 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
19 24 (0.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 755 (7.77%) Firewall
2 728 (7.49%) TCP/IP
3 727 (7.48%) SAN
4 718 (7.39%) DNS
5 699 (7.19%) HTTP
6 446 (4.59%) SSL
7 340 (3.50%) LDAP
8 319 (3.28%) VPN
9 303 (3.12%) WAN
10 283 (2.91%) Internet
11 265 (2.73%) LAN
12 255 (2.62%) DHCP
13 208 (2.14%) Network Security
14 198 (2.04%) NAS
15 163 (1.68%) Fibre Channel
16 154 (1.58%) IPsec
17 142 (1.46%) SSH
18 124 (1.28%) iSCSI
19 120 (1.23%) FTP
20 109 (1.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1032 (10.62%) MySQL
2 714 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 671 (6.90%) MongoDB
4 574 (5.90%) PostgreSQL
5 541 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 511 (5.26%) Oracle Database
7 468 (4.81%) NoSQL
8 355 (3.65%) Hadoop
9 268 (2.76%) DB2
10 267 (2.75%) Big Data
11 186 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 178 (1.83%) Oracle Database 11g
13 159 (1.64%) Apache Cassandra
14 143 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 125 (1.29%) Redis
16 106 (1.09%) HBase
17 90 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
18 79 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
19 76 (0.78%) Amazon RDS
20 74 (0.76%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 1641 (16.88%) Git (software)
2 1494 (15.37%) Jenkins
3 748 (7.69%) JIRA
4 629 (6.47%) Subversion
5 591 (6.08%) Maven
6 299 (3.08%) JUnit
7 245 (2.52%) Ant
8 214 (2.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 207 (2.13%) Sonatype Nexus
10 206 (2.12%) Vagrant
11 202 (2.08%) Selenium
12 176 (1.81%) TeamCity
13 170 (1.75%) Cucumber
14 163 (1.68%) Hudson
15 161 (1.66%) Eclipse
16 151 (1.55%) Gradle
17 146 (1.50%) Artifactory
18 135 (1.39%) GitLab
19 111 (1.14%) ClearCase
20 108 (1.11%) SoapUI
General
1 1430 (14.71%) Finance
2 716 (7.36%) Banking
3 265 (2.73%) Retail
4 264 (2.72%) Telecoms
5 167 (1.72%) Front Office
6 165 (1.70%) Investment Banking
7 131 (1.35%) Marketing
8 106 (1.09%) Games
9 93 (0.96%) Financial Institution
10 90 (0.93%) Manufacturing
10 90 (0.93%) Publishing
11 80 (0.82%) Electronics
12 71 (0.73%) Back Office
13 43 (0.44%) Automotive
13 43 (0.44%) Legal
14 42 (0.43%) Advertising
15 29 (0.30%) Military
16 25 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
17 16 (0.16%) Law
18 12 (0.12%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 2228 (22.92%) Developer
2 1522 (15.66%) DevOps Engineer
3 940 (9.67%) Linux Engineer
4 897 (9.23%) Administrator
5 794 (8.17%) Architect
6 738 (7.59%) Java Developer
7 526 (5.41%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 509 (5.24%) Analyst
9 508 (5.23%) Consultant
10 472 (4.85%) Systems Administrator
11 411 (4.23%) Linux Administrator
12 371 (3.82%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 336 (3.46%) AWS Engineer
14 323 (3.32%) AWS DevOps
15 313 (3.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 294 (3.02%) Software Engineer
17 282 (2.90%) C++ Developer
18 269 (2.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 260 (2.67%) Support Engineer
20 257 (2.64%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 881 (9.06%) HTML
2 791 (8.14%) Web Services
3 644 (6.62%) CSS
4 610 (6.27%) XML
5 595 (6.12%) Middleware
6 588 (6.05%) Spring
7 564 (5.80%) REST
8 492 (5.06%) JSON
9 427 (4.39%) HTML5
10 417 (4.29%) LAMP
11 370 (3.81%) J2EE
12 363 (3.73%) Node.js
13 360 (3.70%) SOAP
14 339 (3.49%) RESTful
15 292 (3.00%) .NET
16 291 (2.99%) AngularJS
17 254 (2.61%) jQuery
18 244 (2.51%) CSS3
19 231 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
20 220 (2.26%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 576 (5.92%) Data Centre
2 438 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 379 (3.90%) Clustering
4 277 (2.85%) Computer Science
5 204 (2.10%) Management Information System
6 171 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 159 (1.64%) Public Cloud
8 126 (1.30%) Private Cloud
9 124 (1.28%) Algorithms
9 124 (1.28%) User Experience
10 120 (1.23%) Replication
11 112 (1.15%) PKI
12 101 (1.04%) Visualisation
13 92 (0.95%) Equities
14 90 (0.93%) Derivative
15 85 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
16 82 (0.84%) Mainframe
17 80 (0.82%) Embedded Systems
18 77 (0.79%) Device Driver
19 67 (0.69%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 3055 (31.42%) Unix
2 2864 (29.46%) Windows
3 1764 (18.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 856 (8.80%) Solaris
5 800 (8.23%) Windows Server
6 714 (7.34%) AIX
7 658 (6.77%) CentOS
8 410 (4.22%) Ubuntu
9 372 (3.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 314 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 260 (2.67%) Mac OS X
12 172 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 153 (1.57%) HPUX
14 145 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
14 145 (1.49%) SUSE
15 132 (1.36%) CoreOS
16 118 (1.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 116 (1.19%) Windows 7
18 96 (0.99%) Android
19 90 (0.93%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2525 (25.97%) Agile Software Development
2 2468 (25.39%) DevOps
3 1376 (14.15%) Configuration Management
4 1257 (12.93%) Continuous Integration
5 998 (10.27%) ITIL
6 942 (9.69%) Open Source
7 758 (7.80%) Scrum
8 692 (7.12%) Migration
9 659 (6.78%) Software Engineering
10 642 (6.60%) TDD
11 523 (5.38%) High Availability
12 488 (5.02%) OO
13 454 (4.67%) Continuous Delivery
14 375 (3.86%) E-Commerce
15 368 (3.79%) Project Management
16 360 (3.70%) Web Development
17 340 (3.50%) SOA
18 316 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
19 315 (3.24%) SDLC
20 310 (3.19%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2699 (27.76%) Java
2 2058 (21.17%) Python
3 1831 (18.83%) SQL
4 1302 (13.39%) Perl
5 1176 (12.10%) Ruby
6 1025 (10.54%) JavaScript
7 1018 (10.47%) Bash Shell
8 929 (9.56%) Shell Script
9 740 (7.61%) C++
10 618 (6.36%) PHP
11 615 (6.33%) C
12 493 (5.07%) PowerShell
13 305 (3.14%) Scala
14 265 (2.73%) C#
15 242 (2.49%) PL/SQL
16 214 (2.20%) Go
17 124 (1.28%) Korn
18 123 (1.27%) VB
19 100 (1.03%) COBOL
20 91 (0.94%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 1556 (16.00%) Security Cleared
2 1109 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 458 (4.71%) Degree
4 295 (3.03%) DV Cleared
5 229 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
6 195 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
7 162 (1.67%) RHCE
8 150 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
9 140 (1.44%) CCNP
10 137 (1.41%) CCNA
11 107 (1.10%) CISSP
12 98 (1.01%) MCSE
13 85 (0.87%) ISTQB
14 82 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 71 (0.73%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (0.60%) ISEB
17 52 (0.53%) Oracle Certification
18 48 (0.49%) MCSA
19 42 (0.43%) BC Cleared
20 40 (0.41%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 241 (2.48%) QA
2 177 (1.82%) SLA
3 91 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
4 87 (0.89%) PCI DSS
5 74 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 31 (0.32%) JSP 440
7 20 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 20 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 12 (0.12%) FIPS 140-2
9 10 (0.10%) COBIT
9 10 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 7 (0.072%) DO-178B
11 6 (0.062%) MISRA
11 6 (0.062%) RMADS
12 5 (0.051%) HIPAA
12 5 (0.051%) ISO20022
13 4 (0.041%) COSO
13 4 (0.041%) SAS 70
13 4 (0.041%) SEPA
14 3 (0.031%) MiFID
System Software
1 959 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 892 (9.18%) Docker
3 771 (7.93%) Active Directory
4 298 (3.07%) vSphere
5 247 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
6 242 (2.49%) Hyper-V
7 206 (2.12%) KVM
8 205 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
9 181 (1.86%) NFS
10 131 (1.35%) GlusterFS
10 131 (1.35%) VMware ESX
10 131 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
11 124 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 123 (1.27%) etcd
13 121 (1.24%) flannel
14 111 (1.14%) vCloud
15 110 (1.13%) Xen
16 104 (1.07%) Virtual Servers
17 94 (0.97%) Ceph
18 84 (0.86%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2231 (22.95%) Puppet
2 1134 (11.66%) Ansible
3 1064 (10.94%) Opscode Chef
4 382 (3.93%) Nagios
5 325 (3.34%) Kubernetes
6 247 (2.54%) logstash
7 232 (2.39%) Terraform
8 212 (2.18%) SCCM
9 181 (1.86%) Graphite
10 161 (1.66%) Tivoli
11 156 (1.60%) HAProxy
12 144 (1.48%) NetBackup
13 138 (1.42%) ZABBIX
14 134 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 129 (1.33%) Kibana
16 120 (1.23%) SCOM
17 118 (1.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
18 107 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
19 106 (1.09%) Packer
20 101 (1.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 2192 (22.55%) Oracle
2 1827 (18.79%) Red Hat
3 1581 (16.26%) VMware
4 905 (9.31%) Microsoft
5 677 (6.96%) IBM
6 587 (6.04%) Cisco
7 586 (6.03%) HP
8 412 (4.24%) EMC
9 285 (2.93%) Citrix
10 271 (2.79%) NetApp
11 261 (2.68%) Veritas
12 250 (2.57%) Google
13 234 (2.41%) Splunk
14 221 (2.27%) Atlassian
15 176 (1.81%) F5
16 153 (1.57%) Sun
17 143 (1.47%) Sybase
18 131 (1.35%) SAP
19 128 (1.32%) CheckPoint
20 127 (1.31%) Dell
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