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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 25 26
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3711 3107 2599
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.34% 6.18% 5.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.14% 28.10% 27.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 2311 1902 1632
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 99 127
Average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £20.00 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £51.00 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
11199 11057 9371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.16% 21.99% 21.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 6420 6282 5100
Average daily rate £375 £350 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 915 986 966
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.49 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 1723 £463 +3.64% 569
South East +8 787 £380 +4.46% 343
Yorkshire +7 283 £341 +5.00% 91
East of England +12 230 £363 -9.37% 145
North West +16 205 £400 +3.22% 79
South West +7 195 £400 +6.66% 106
West Midlands +10 136 £325 - 57
East Midlands +22 100 £400 +14.28% 47
North East -6 44 £300 +11.62% 13
Midlands +5 4 £250 -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2658 (35.76%) UNIX
2 2303 (30.98%) Windows
3 2200 (29.60%) Java
4 1790 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
5 1642 (22.09%) Oracle
6 1599 (21.51%) SQL
7 1404 (18.89%) Python
8 1259 (16.94%) Red Hat
9 1207 (16.24%) Puppet
10 1195 (16.08%) VMware
11 1142 (15.36%) DevOps
12 1093 (14.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1022 (13.75%) Finance
14 981 (13.20%) Security Cleared
15 956 (12.86%) HTML
16 955 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
17 942 (12.67%) Configuration Management
18 920 (12.38%) Apache
19 912 (12.27%) Git (software)
20 900 (12.11%) JavaScript
21 891 (11.99%) Perl
22 885 (11.91%) Jenkins
23 858 (11.54%) MySQL
24 806 (10.84%) Web Services
25 760 (10.22%) C++
26 750 (10.09%) Opscode Chef
27 741 (9.97%) Ruby
28 705 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
29 695 (9.35%) Subversion
30 686 (9.23%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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
1 920 (12.38%) Apache
2 583 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 438 (5.89%) WebSphere
4 381 (5.13%) WebLogic
5 305 (4.10%) JBoss
6 301 (4.05%) IIS
7 211 (2.84%) Node.js
8 202 (2.72%) OpenStack
9 192 (2.58%) nginx
10 148 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
11 140 (1.88%) MS Exchange
12 128 (1.72%) Confluence
13 115 (1.55%) SharePoint
14 83 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
15 73 (0.98%) CMS
16 68 (0.91%) Apache Solr
17 64 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
18 57 (0.77%) IBM HTTP Server
19 56 (0.75%) Drupal
20 43 (0.58%) Jetty
Applications
1 285 (3.83%) MS Excel
2 114 (1.53%) MS Office
3 36 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 20 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
5 12 (0.16%) MS Project
6 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.094%) SPSS
7 7 (0.094%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.054%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.027%) ProjectWise
9 2 (0.027%) Maya
10 1 (0.013%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 44 (0.59%) Oracle EBS
2 32 (0.43%) Oracle EBS R12
3 31 (0.42%) BusinessWorks
3 31 (0.42%) RMDS
4 29 (0.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 29 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
5 28 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
6 19 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
7 15 (0.20%) ION MarketView
7 15 (0.20%) Magento
8 14 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 10 (0.13%) TIBCO iProcess
9 10 (0.13%) Tridion
9 10 (0.13%) Summit
10 9 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
11 6 (0.081%) Markit EDM
11 6 (0.081%) Dynamics NAV
11 6 (0.081%) ResourceLink
12 5 (0.067%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
12 5 (0.067%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 705 (9.48%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 116 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
4 113 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
5 104 (1.40%) PaaS
6 102 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 88 (1.18%) IaaS
8 61 (0.82%) Amazon S3
9 57 (0.77%) SaaS
9 57 (0.77%) GitHub
10 41 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 39 (0.52%) Heroku
12 24 (0.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 22 (0.30%) Google App Engine
13 22 (0.30%) Office 365
14 21 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
16 17 (0.23%) Engine Yard
17 15 (0.20%) OpenShift
17 15 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 615 (8.27%) Firewall
2 607 (8.17%) TCP/IP
3 528 (7.10%) HTTP
4 518 (6.97%) DNS
5 466 (6.27%) SAN
6 305 (4.10%) SSL
7 296 (3.98%) Internet
8 229 (3.08%) VPN
9 222 (2.99%) LAN
10 220 (2.96%) DHCP
11 217 (2.92%) LDAP
12 216 (2.91%) WAN
13 202 (2.72%) Network Security
14 168 (2.26%) NAS
15 129 (1.74%) BGP
16 118 (1.59%) VLAN
17 115 (1.55%) OSPF
17 115 (1.55%) IPsec
18 112 (1.51%) FTP
19 103 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 858 (11.54%) MySQL
2 604 (8.13%) Relational Database
3 567 (7.63%) SQL Server
4 554 (7.45%) MongoDB
5 447 (6.01%) Oracle Database
6 342 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
7 285 (3.83%) NoSQL
8 232 (3.12%) RDBMS
9 209 (2.81%) Hadoop
10 171 (2.30%) Data Warehouse
11 158 (2.13%) Big Data
12 155 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
13 152 (2.04%) DB2
14 107 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
15 101 (1.36%) Redis
16 89 (1.20%) Neo4j
17 58 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
18 56 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
19 55 (0.74%) CouchDB
20 43 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 912 (12.27%) Git (software)
2 885 (11.91%) Jenkins
3 695 (9.35%) Subversion
4 480 (6.46%) Maven
5 325 (4.37%) JIRA
6 271 (3.65%) Ant
7 198 (2.66%) JUnit
8 192 (2.58%) TeamCity
9 177 (2.38%) Cucumber
10 157 (2.11%) Selenium
11 146 (1.96%) Eclipse
12 138 (1.86%) Hudson
13 131 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 106 (1.43%) ClearCase
15 75 (1.01%) Mockito
16 73 (0.98%) Gradle
17 65 (0.87%) GoogleTest
18 62 (0.83%) Mercurial
19 60 (0.81%) NUnit
20 58 (0.78%) CppUnit
General
1 1022 (13.75%) Finance
2 617 (8.30%) Banking
3 260 (3.50%) Investment Banking
4 239 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 229 (3.08%) Front Office
6 160 (2.15%) Retail
7 113 (1.52%) Marketing
8 91 (1.22%) Games
9 80 (1.08%) Manufacturing
10 79 (1.06%) Electronics
11 74 (1.00%) Financial Institution
12 51 (0.69%) Legal
13 50 (0.67%) Publishing
14 47 (0.63%) Back Office
15 25 (0.34%) Law
16 22 (0.30%) Advertising
17 20 (0.27%) Automotive
18 15 (0.20%) Retail Banking
19 12 (0.16%) Military
20 8 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2060 (27.71%) Developer
2 693 (9.32%) Java Developer
3 676 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 534 (7.18%) Administrator
5 489 (6.58%) Analyst
6 484 (6.51%) Architect
7 333 (4.48%) Linux Engineer
8 299 (4.02%) Systems Administrator
9 287 (3.86%) Consultant
10 266 (3.58%) C++ Developer
11 256 (3.44%) Software Engineer
12 238 (3.20%) Linux Administrator
13 214 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 213 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 187 (2.52%) Support Analyst
16 178 (2.39%) Support Engineer
17 164 (2.21%) DBA
18 163 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
19 159 (2.14%) Senior Developer
20 156 (2.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 956 (12.86%) HTML
2 806 (10.84%) Web Services
3 572 (7.70%) XML
4 526 (7.08%) CSS
5 380 (5.11%) .NET
6 366 (4.92%) REST
7 341 (4.59%) J2EE
7 341 (4.59%) Middleware
8 340 (4.57%) Spring
9 325 (4.37%) HTML5
10 295 (3.97%) jQuery
11 254 (3.42%) Hibernate
12 242 (3.26%) SOAP
13 231 (3.11%) JSON
14 206 (2.77%) RESTful
15 191 (2.57%) LAMP
16 174 (2.34%) Ajax
17 161 (2.17%) Java EE
18 150 (2.02%) JSP
19 141 (1.90%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 562 (7.56%) Open Source
2 498 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 274 (3.69%) Clustering
4 198 (2.66%) Computer Science
5 145 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 121 (1.63%) Derivative
7 120 (1.61%) Management Information System
8 102 (1.37%) Replication
9 99 (1.33%) Fixed Income
10 98 (1.32%) Client/Server
11 96 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
12 95 (1.28%) Equities
13 88 (1.18%) Mobile App
14 82 (1.10%) Visualisation
15 79 (1.06%) PKI
16 71 (0.96%) Private Cloud
16 71 (0.96%) Algorithms
17 68 (0.91%) User Experience
18 61 (0.82%) Device Driver
19 54 (0.73%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 2658 (35.76%) UNIX
2 2303 (30.98%) Windows
3 1093 (14.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 661 (8.89%) Solaris
5 472 (6.35%) CentOS
6 391 (5.26%) AIX
7 341 (4.59%) Ubuntu
8 309 (4.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 284 (3.82%) Mac OS X
10 221 (2.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 204 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 134 (1.80%) SUSE
13 129 (1.74%) HPUX
14 117 (1.57%) Windows 7
15 114 (1.53%) Android
16 108 (1.45%) Debian
17 81 (1.09%) Apple iOS
18 74 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
18 74 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
19 64 (0.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1790 (24.08%) Agile Software Development
2 1142 (15.36%) DevOps
3 955 (12.85%) Continuous Integration
4 942 (12.67%) Configuration Management
5 590 (7.94%) TDD
6 574 (7.72%) ITIL
7 560 (7.53%) OO
8 526 (7.08%) Software Engineering
9 522 (7.02%) Scrum
10 426 (5.73%) Migration
11 336 (4.52%) Multithreading
12 331 (4.45%) Web Development
13 328 (4.41%) E-Commerce
14 296 (3.98%) BDD
15 280 (3.77%) SOA
16 279 (3.75%) Load Balancing
17 274 (3.69%) Project Management
18 239 (3.22%) Performance Tuning
19 223 (3.00%) Change Management
20 210 (2.83%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2200 (29.60%) Java
2 1599 (21.51%) SQL
3 1404 (18.89%) Python
4 900 (12.11%) JavaScript
5 891 (11.99%) Perl
6 760 (10.22%) C++
7 741 (9.97%) Ruby
8 672 (9.04%) Shell Script
9 667 (8.97%) Bash Shell
10 602 (8.10%) PHP
11 543 (7.31%) C
12 316 (4.25%) C#
13 270 (3.63%) PowerShell
14 245 (3.30%) PL/SQL
15 130 (1.75%) Scala
16 94 (1.26%) Korn
17 71 (0.96%) VB
18 70 (0.94%) Embedded C
19 56 (0.75%) Groovy
20 49 (0.66%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 981 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 648 (8.72%) SC Cleared
3 358 (4.82%) Degree
4 277 (3.73%) Cisco Certification
5 264 (3.55%) DV Cleared
6 172 (2.31%) CCNA
7 145 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 130 (1.75%) CCNP
9 97 (1.30%) MCSE
10 74 (1.00%) ISEB
11 62 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 62 (0.83%) CISSP
12 59 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 53 (0.71%) ISTQB
14 52 (0.70%) MCITP
15 51 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 46 (0.62%) RHCE
17 42 (0.57%) MCP
18 39 (0.52%) CCSE
19 35 (0.47%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 199 (2.68%) QA
2 84 (1.13%) SLA
3 50 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 25 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 16 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 7 (0.094%) ISO 14001
7 7 (0.094%) COBIT
8 6 (0.081%) WCAG
8 6 (0.081%) COREP
9 5 (0.067%) FINREP
10 4 (0.054%) DO-178B
11 3 (0.040%) COSO
12 2 (0.027%) HL7
12 2 (0.027%) HIPAA
12 2 (0.027%) WAI
12 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.013%) JTAG
13 1 (0.013%) DICOM
System Software
1 664 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 444 (5.97%) Active Directory
3 211 (2.84%) vSphere
4 132 (1.78%) Hyper-V
5 111 (1.49%) Docker
6 107 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
7 93 (1.25%) NFS
8 82 (1.10%) KVM
9 77 (1.04%) Varnish
10 75 (1.01%) VMware ESX
11 73 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
12 72 (0.97%) Firmware
12 72 (0.97%) Xen
13 71 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 70 (0.94%) Samba
15 66 (0.89%) vCloud
16 55 (0.74%) XenApp
17 44 (0.59%) iptables
18 43 (0.58%) Postfix
19 42 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1207 (16.24%) Puppet
2 750 (10.09%) Opscode Chef
3 311 (4.18%) Ansible
4 247 (3.32%) Nagios
5 150 (2.02%) Salt
6 99 (1.33%) ZABBIX
7 98 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 97 (1.30%) Vagrant
9 65 (0.87%) Graphite
10 62 (0.83%) SCCM
10 62 (0.83%) Cobbler
11 58 (0.78%) HAProxy
12 57 (0.77%) NetBackup
13 56 (0.75%) Data Guard
14 50 (0.67%) HP Quality Center
15 47 (0.63%) SCOM
16 45 (0.61%) yum
16 45 (0.61%) Control-M
17 44 (0.59%) Oracle RMAN
18 43 (0.58%) Kibana
Vendors
1 1642 (22.09%) Oracle
2 1259 (16.94%) Red Hat
3 1195 (16.08%) VMware
4 686 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 602 (8.10%) Cisco
6 434 (5.84%) HP
7 424 (5.70%) IBM
8 246 (3.31%) Citrix
9 217 (2.92%) NetApp
10 198 (2.66%) F5
11 169 (2.27%) CheckPoint
12 166 (2.23%) TIBCO
13 160 (2.15%) EMC
14 152 (2.04%) Sun
15 149 (2.00%) Sybase
16 140 (1.88%) Splunk
17 138 (1.86%) Veritas
18 122 (1.64%) Juniper
19 103 (1.39%) Google
20 101 (1.36%) SAP
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Durham, County Durham
Experis Ltd
Rate: £100.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £450.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Connectus
Rate: £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £400 - 450 per day + .
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Rate: On Application
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day Initial 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
Didcot, Oxfordshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day Limited Company Basis
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cititec
Rate: COMPETITIVE
Posted: Yesterday