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 29 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 23
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 3785 3510 2936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.32% 7.11% 6.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.76% 31.18% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2416 2293 1784
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 78 118
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.78% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.58 £15.10 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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
11213 11259 10453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 21.68% 22.80% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 6751 6477 5848
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £168 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 885 967 979
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £28.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 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 29 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 29 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 0 1858 £450 +4.65% 638
South East +3 695 £375 +7.14% 312
East of England +12 321 £388 - 143
Yorkshire +5 246 £375 +7.14% 110
South West -5 216 £420 +12.00% 127
North West -4 190 £381 +1.66% 97
West Midlands +15 104 £350 +16.66% 53
North East +1 96 £400 +42.85% 9
East Midlands -20 55 £370 +6.47% 64
Midlands +5 9 £320 -28.88% 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 2631 (35.04%) UNIX
2 2477 (32.99%) Windows
3 2191 (29.18%) Java
4 1715 (22.84%) Oracle
4 1715 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
5 1627 (21.67%) SQL
6 1445 (19.24%) Python
7 1225 (16.31%) Puppet
8 1216 (16.19%) Red Hat
9 1190 (15.85%) DevOps
10 1176 (15.66%) VMware
11 1093 (14.56%) Finance
12 1037 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 967 (12.88%) Perl
14 957 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
15 942 (12.54%) JavaScript
16 937 (12.48%) Git (software)
17 931 (12.40%) MySQL
18 927 (12.35%) HTML
19 913 (12.16%) Jenkins
20 899 (11.97%) Security Cleared
21 889 (11.84%) Configuration Management
22 843 (11.23%) Apache
23 835 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
24 830 (11.05%) Web Services
25 814 (10.84%) C++
26 747 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
27 739 (9.84%) Microsoft
28 738 (9.83%) SQL Server
29 719 (9.58%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 843 (11.23%) Apache
2 550 (7.32%) Tomcat
3 425 (5.66%) WebSphere
4 350 (4.66%) JBoss
5 337 (4.49%) IIS
6 332 (4.42%) WebLogic
7 208 (2.77%) Node.js
8 189 (2.52%) Confluence
9 167 (2.22%) nginx
10 166 (2.21%) OpenStack
11 142 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
12 136 (1.81%) MS Exchange
13 134 (1.78%) SharePoint
14 81 (1.08%) CMS
15 70 (0.93%) Drupal
16 66 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
17 58 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
18 49 (0.65%) Jetty
19 44 (0.59%) BizTalk Server
20 43 (0.57%) SAS
Applications
1 291 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 147 (1.96%) MS Office
3 53 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 24 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
5 22 (0.29%) MS Project
6 14 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
7 13 (0.17%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.080%) Adobe Illustrator
9 3 (0.040%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 3 (0.040%) HipChat
9 3 (0.040%) Maya
9 3 (0.040%) SPSS
10 2 (0.027%) Doxygen
10 2 (0.027%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.013%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.013%) GIMP
11 1 (0.013%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 38 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
2 34 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 31 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
4 28 (0.37%) RMDS
4 28 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 28 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 24 (0.32%) Oracle EBS R12
7 23 (0.31%) Magento
8 22 (0.29%) ION MarketView
8 22 (0.29%) Maximo
9 17 (0.23%) Tridion
10 10 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (0.093%) Summit
12 6 (0.080%) Oracle Financials
13 5 (0.067%) Temenos T24
13 5 (0.067%) Oracle General Ledger
13 5 (0.067%) Adobe Campaign
13 5 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
14 4 (0.053%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 747 (9.95%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
3 127 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 113 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
5 97 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 84 (1.12%) IaaS
7 72 (0.96%) SaaS
8 69 (0.92%) PaaS
9 64 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
10 55 (0.73%) GitHub
11 46 (0.61%) Amazon S3
12 39 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
13 33 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 31 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 31 (0.41%) Office 365
15 27 (0.36%) Google App Engine
16 23 (0.31%) Heroku
17 19 (0.25%) Google Analytics
17 19 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
18 15 (0.20%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 675 (8.99%) Firewall
2 565 (7.52%) TCP/IP
3 484 (6.45%) SAN
4 473 (6.30%) DNS
5 430 (5.73%) HTTP
6 299 (3.98%) SSL
7 277 (3.69%) Internet
8 264 (3.52%) LAN
9 255 (3.40%) WAN
10 242 (3.22%) LDAP
11 219 (2.92%) VPN
12 203 (2.70%) Network Security
13 200 (2.66%) DHCP
14 188 (2.50%) NAS
15 132 (1.76%) Wireless
16 131 (1.74%) IPsec
17 106 (1.41%) VLAN
17 106 (1.41%) FTP
18 98 (1.31%) VoIP
19 92 (1.23%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 931 (12.40%) MySQL
2 738 (9.83%) SQL Server
3 642 (8.55%) Relational Database
4 514 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 475 (6.33%) Oracle Database
6 376 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
7 248 (3.30%) NoSQL
8 237 (3.16%) RDBMS
9 229 (3.05%) Hadoop
10 198 (2.64%) DB2
11 158 (2.10%) Big Data
12 156 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 154 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
14 92 (1.23%) Redis
15 76 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
16 69 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
17 63 (0.84%) Oracle Reports
18 59 (0.79%) Neo4j
19 51 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
20 50 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 937 (12.48%) Git (software)
2 913 (12.16%) Jenkins
3 644 (8.58%) Subversion
4 427 (5.69%) JIRA
5 375 (4.99%) Maven
6 276 (3.68%) Ant
7 169 (2.25%) Selenium
8 158 (2.10%) Cucumber
9 157 (2.09%) JUnit
10 155 (2.06%) Eclipse
11 127 (1.69%) Hudson
12 116 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 103 (1.37%) Gradle
14 102 (1.36%) TeamCity
15 89 (1.19%) ClearCase
16 80 (1.07%) Visual Studio
16 80 (1.07%) Mercurial
17 66 (0.88%) Artifactory
18 64 (0.85%) SoapUI
18 64 (0.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1093 (14.56%) Finance
2 650 (8.66%) Banking
3 281 (3.74%) Investment Banking
4 266 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 202 (2.69%) Front Office
6 186 (2.48%) Retail
7 110 (1.46%) Marketing
8 79 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 73 (0.97%) Games
10 71 (0.95%) Financial Institution
11 69 (0.92%) Electronics
12 57 (0.76%) Legal
13 55 (0.73%) Publishing
14 41 (0.55%) Back Office
15 31 (0.41%) Military
16 25 (0.33%) Advertising
17 24 (0.32%) Automotive
18 22 (0.29%) Law
19 18 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
20 15 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2028 (27.01%) Developer
2 676 (9.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 663 (8.83%) Administrator
4 633 (8.43%) Java Developer
5 502 (6.69%) Architect
6 495 (6.59%) Analyst
7 409 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
8 313 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
9 302 (4.02%) C++ Developer
10 301 (4.01%) Software Engineer
11 278 (3.70%) Consultant
12 263 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
13 228 (3.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 220 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 217 (2.89%) DBA
16 198 (2.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 179 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
18 171 (2.28%) Senior Developer
19 162 (2.16%) Support Analyst
20 156 (2.08%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 927 (12.35%) HTML
2 830 (11.05%) Web Services
3 524 (6.98%) CSS
4 497 (6.62%) XML
5 427 (5.69%) .NET
6 376 (5.01%) Middleware
7 375 (4.99%) Spring
8 341 (4.54%) J2EE
9 327 (4.35%) REST
10 307 (4.09%) HTML5
11 246 (3.28%) jQuery
12 245 (3.26%) SOAP
13 238 (3.17%) RESTful
14 226 (3.01%) JSON
14 226 (3.01%) Hibernate
15 203 (2.70%) LAMP
16 177 (2.36%) Java EE
17 173 (2.30%) Ajax
18 158 (2.10%) JSP
19 154 (2.05%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 502 (6.69%) Analytical Skills
2 433 (5.77%) Data Centre
3 259 (3.45%) Clustering
4 217 (2.89%) Computer Science
5 172 (2.29%) Management Information System
6 170 (2.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 130 (1.73%) Replication
8 128 (1.70%) Visualisation
9 116 (1.54%) Derivative
10 104 (1.39%) Equities
10 104 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
11 103 (1.37%) Fixed Income
12 97 (1.29%) Client/Server
13 96 (1.28%) PKI
14 84 (1.12%) Mobile App
15 78 (1.04%) User Experience
16 74 (0.99%) Mainframe
17 73 (0.97%) Algorithms
18 70 (0.93%) Data Structures
19 66 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2631 (35.04%) UNIX
2 2477 (32.99%) Windows
3 1037 (13.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 719 (9.58%) Solaris
5 391 (5.21%) AIX
5 391 (5.21%) CentOS
6 306 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 300 (4.00%) Ubuntu
8 251 (3.34%) Mac OS X
9 245 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
10 205 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 119 (1.58%) SUSE
12 114 (1.52%) Debian
13 112 (1.49%) Android
14 105 (1.40%) Windows 7
15 97 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
16 96 (1.28%) HPUX
17 67 (0.89%) Apple iOS
17 67 (0.89%) Oracle Linux
18 62 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1715 (22.84%) Agile Software Development
2 1190 (15.85%) DevOps
3 957 (12.74%) Continuous Integration
4 889 (11.84%) Configuration Management
5 679 (9.04%) TDD
6 606 (8.07%) ITIL
7 576 (7.67%) Open Source
8 574 (7.64%) Scrum
9 564 (7.51%) Software Engineering
10 515 (6.86%) OO
11 484 (6.45%) Migration
12 365 (4.86%) Multithreading
13 340 (4.53%) SDLC
14 321 (4.27%) Web Development
15 318 (4.23%) Project Management
16 304 (4.05%) E-Commerce
17 270 (3.60%) Performance Tuning
18 267 (3.56%) BDD
19 265 (3.53%) SOA
20 252 (3.36%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2191 (29.18%) Java
2 1627 (21.67%) SQL
3 1445 (19.24%) Python
4 967 (12.88%) Perl
5 942 (12.54%) JavaScript
6 814 (10.84%) C++
7 703 (9.36%) Bash Shell
8 677 (9.02%) Ruby
9 629 (8.38%) Shell Script
10 621 (8.27%) PHP
11 523 (6.96%) C
12 340 (4.53%) PowerShell
13 334 (4.45%) C#
14 234 (3.12%) PL/SQL
15 194 (2.58%) Scala
16 116 (1.54%) Korn
17 90 (1.20%) VB
18 76 (1.01%) Embedded C
19 69 (0.92%) Groovy
20 58 (0.77%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 899 (11.97%) Security Cleared
2 572 (7.62%) SC Cleared
3 399 (5.31%) Degree
4 259 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 201 (2.68%) DV Cleared
6 149 (1.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 140 (1.86%) CCNA
8 121 (1.61%) CCNP
9 103 (1.37%) MCSE
10 66 (0.88%) RHCE
11 65 (0.87%) CISSP
12 61 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 58 (0.77%) MCSA
14 54 (0.72%) ISEB
15 46 (0.61%) ISTQB
16 45 (0.60%) ITIL Certification
17 39 (0.52%) MCP
17 39 (0.52%) MCITP
18 32 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 27 (0.36%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 248 (3.30%) QA
2 126 (1.68%) SLA
3 45 (0.60%) PCI DSS
4 31 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.19%) Data Quality
6 10 (0.13%) ISO 9001
6 10 (0.13%) COBIT
7 6 (0.080%) WAI
7 6 (0.080%) COREP
8 5 (0.067%) FINREP
9 4 (0.053%) COSO
10 3 (0.040%) ISO 9000
11 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
11 2 (0.027%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.013%) TickIT
12 1 (0.013%) IEC 61508
12 1 (0.013%) HL7
12 1 (0.013%) FATCA
System Software
1 671 (8.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 492 (6.55%) Active Directory
3 211 (2.81%) Docker
4 193 (2.57%) vSphere
5 143 (1.90%) Hyper-V
6 118 (1.57%) Oracle RAC
7 103 (1.37%) VMware ESX
8 101 (1.35%) NFS
9 91 (1.21%) KVM
10 80 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
11 66 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 64 (0.85%) vCloud
13 63 (0.84%) XenApp
14 59 (0.79%) Varnish
15 55 (0.73%) Xen
16 51 (0.68%) Samba
17 45 (0.60%) Firmware
18 43 (0.57%) iptables
19 39 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 35 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1225 (16.31%) Puppet
2 835 (11.12%) Opscode Chef
3 336 (4.47%) Ansible
4 180 (2.40%) Nagios
5 149 (1.98%) Vagrant
6 137 (1.82%) Salt
7 103 (1.37%) Tivoli
8 82 (1.09%) BladeLogic
9 72 (0.96%) ZABBIX
10 70 (0.93%) NetBackup
11 62 (0.83%) HAProxy
12 61 (0.81%) Graphite
13 60 (0.80%) SCCM
13 60 (0.80%) Control-M
13 60 (0.80%) Oracle RMAN
14 59 (0.79%) SCOM
15 58 (0.77%) Data Guard
16 54 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 50 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
18 44 (0.59%) yum
Vendors
1 1715 (22.84%) Oracle
2 1216 (16.19%) Red Hat
3 1176 (15.66%) VMware
4 739 (9.84%) Microsoft
5 589 (7.84%) Cisco
6 491 (6.54%) IBM
7 414 (5.51%) HP
8 246 (3.28%) Citrix
9 207 (2.76%) NetApp
10 183 (2.44%) EMC
11 180 (2.40%) Sun
12 169 (2.25%) Sybase
13 161 (2.14%) TIBCO
14 153 (2.04%) CheckPoint
15 151 (2.01%) Splunk
16 140 (1.86%) F5
17 139 (1.85%) Veritas
18 130 (1.73%) Juniper
19 119 (1.58%) Google
20 112 (1.49%) SAP
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