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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 27 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 3670 2772 2700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.05% 6.22% 6.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.15% 27.67% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2337 1721 1616
Average daily rate
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£425 £413 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 112 147
Average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £13.65 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.35 £43.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
10442 10018 9268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.91% 22.47% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 6166 5600 4971
Average daily rate £375 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £150 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 841 926 1054
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 +10 1783 £465 +3.33% 605
South East +13 790 £375 +3.44% 389
South West +11 225 £400 +26.98% 142
North West +27 218 £389 +3.66% 122
East of England -1 199 £355 -5.33% 181
Yorkshire +8 197 £363 +20.83% 90
West Midlands +13 116 £360 +8.27% 61
East Midlands +27 62 £375 +16.27% 47
North East +11 58 £300 - 9
Midlands +4 4 £325 -35.00% 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 2822 (36.86%) UNIX
2 2200 (28.74%) Java
3 2184 (28.53%) Windows
4 1866 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
5 1645 (21.49%) SQL
6 1640 (21.42%) Oracle
7 1380 (18.03%) Python
8 1316 (17.19%) Red Hat
9 1206 (15.75%) VMware
10 1166 (15.23%) Puppet
11 1124 (14.68%) DevOps
12 1120 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1086 (14.18%) HTML
14 1083 (14.15%) Finance
15 1000 (13.06%) Apache
16 983 (12.84%) Git (software)
16 983 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
17 973 (12.71%) JavaScript
18 958 (12.51%) Perl
19 942 (12.30%) MySQL
20 924 (12.07%) Security Cleared
21 886 (11.57%) Configuration Management
22 844 (11.02%) Jenkins
23 809 (10.57%) Ruby
24 792 (10.34%) Web Services
25 790 (10.32%) C++
26 775 (10.12%) PHP
27 761 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
28 756 (9.87%) Subversion
29 712 (9.30%) Banking

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1000 (13.06%) Apache
2 541 (7.07%) Tomcat
3 404 (5.28%) WebLogic
4 400 (5.22%) WebSphere
5 289 (3.77%) JBoss
6 207 (2.70%) IIS
7 182 (2.38%) Node.js
8 174 (2.27%) nginx
9 168 (2.19%) OpenStack
10 141 (1.84%) MS Exchange
11 111 (1.45%) Confluence
12 109 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
13 97 (1.27%) SharePoint
14 82 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
15 81 (1.06%) CMS
16 63 (0.82%) Drupal
17 62 (0.81%) IBM HTTP Server
18 58 (0.76%) Apache Solr
19 56 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
20 46 (0.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 289 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 101 (1.32%) MS Office
3 41 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 25 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 18 (0.24%) MS Project
6 7 (0.091%) Doxygen
6 7 (0.091%) Spreadsheet
7 5 (0.065%) SPSS
8 3 (0.039%) Mathematica
8 3 (0.039%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.026%) Stata
9 2 (0.026%) Adobe Illustrator
9 2 (0.026%) ProjectWise
10 1 (0.013%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.013%) Maya
10 1 (0.013%) CATIA
10 1 (0.013%) MODO
Business Applications
1 48 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 31 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
2 31 (0.40%) BusinessWorks
3 28 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
3 28 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.35%) Oracle EBS R12
5 22 (0.29%) Magento
6 19 (0.25%) RMDS
7 16 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
8 12 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
8 12 (0.16%) SAP ERP
9 10 (0.13%) Summit
10 9 (0.12%) TIBCO iProcess
10 9 (0.12%) Murex MxG2000
11 7 (0.091%) Dynamics NAV
11 7 (0.091%) Oracle Payables
12 6 (0.078%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.078%) ION MarketView
13 5 (0.065%) ResourceLink
13 5 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 406 (5.30%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
3 108 (1.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 88 (1.15%) PaaS
5 84 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 79 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
7 62 (0.81%) SaaS
8 60 (0.78%) IaaS
9 43 (0.56%) GitHub
10 33 (0.43%) Heroku
11 22 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
12 20 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 18 (0.24%) Route 53
14 15 (0.20%) Google Apps
14 15 (0.20%) Office 365
15 13 (0.17%) Amazon SQS
15 13 (0.17%) Engine Yard
15 13 (0.17%) Google App Engine
15 13 (0.17%) OpenShift
16 6 (0.078%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 584 (7.63%) TCP/IP
2 569 (7.43%) DNS
3 563 (7.35%) Firewall
4 545 (7.12%) HTTP
5 541 (7.07%) SAN
6 307 (4.01%) Internet
7 293 (3.83%) SSL
8 242 (3.16%) DHCP
8 242 (3.16%) LDAP
9 208 (2.72%) WAN
10 205 (2.68%) LAN
11 187 (2.44%) VPN
12 176 (2.30%) NAS
13 156 (2.04%) Network Security
14 123 (1.61%) BGP
15 116 (1.52%) FTP
16 113 (1.48%) VLAN
17 103 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
18 94 (1.23%) IPsec
19 93 (1.21%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 942 (12.30%) MySQL
2 653 (8.53%) Relational Database
3 490 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 471 (6.15%) Oracle Database
5 454 (5.93%) SQL Server
6 348 (4.55%) NoSQL
7 347 (4.53%) PostgreSQL
8 247 (3.23%) RDBMS
9 204 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 188 (2.46%) Hadoop
11 185 (2.42%) DB2
12 173 (2.26%) Big Data
13 160 (2.09%) Data Warehouse
14 134 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
15 117 (1.53%) Redis
16 102 (1.33%) Neo4j
17 95 (1.24%) Oracle Database 10g
18 68 (0.89%) MariaDB
19 57 (0.74%) CouchDB
20 54 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 983 (12.84%) Git (software)
2 844 (11.02%) Jenkins
3 756 (9.87%) Subversion
4 497 (6.49%) Maven
5 275 (3.59%) JIRA
6 267 (3.49%) Ant
7 210 (2.74%) JUnit
8 189 (2.47%) Selenium
9 180 (2.35%) TeamCity
10 179 (2.34%) Cucumber
11 178 (2.32%) Eclipse
12 167 (2.18%) Hudson
13 133 (1.74%) ClearCase
14 110 (1.44%) PHPUnit
15 106 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 94 (1.23%) Mockito
17 73 (0.95%) CruiseControl
18 69 (0.90%) GoogleTest
19 57 (0.74%) NUnit
20 55 (0.72%) ClearQuest
General
1 1083 (14.15%) Finance
2 712 (9.30%) Banking
3 310 (4.05%) Investment Banking
4 258 (3.37%) Telecoms
5 239 (3.12%) Front Office
6 185 (2.42%) Retail
7 137 (1.79%) Marketing
8 92 (1.20%) Financial Institution
9 85 (1.11%) Manufacturing
10 82 (1.07%) Games
11 64 (0.84%) Electronics
12 61 (0.80%) Publishing
13 53 (0.69%) Legal
14 38 (0.50%) Back Office
15 30 (0.39%) Automotive
16 27 (0.35%) Law
16 27 (0.35%) Advertising
17 12 (0.16%) Retail Banking
18 11 (0.14%) German Language
18 11 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2256 (29.47%) Developer
2 727 (9.50%) Java Developer
3 663 (8.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 517 (6.75%) Administrator
5 506 (6.61%) Architect
6 485 (6.33%) Analyst
7 309 (4.04%) Consultant
8 297 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
9 295 (3.85%) C++ Developer
10 287 (3.75%) Software Engineer
11 270 (3.53%) Systems Administrator
12 246 (3.21%) PHP Developer
13 226 (2.95%) Senior Developer
14 222 (2.90%) Support Engineer
15 216 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
16 212 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 203 (2.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 202 (2.64%) Support Analyst
19 184 (2.40%) DBA
20 168 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1086 (14.18%) HTML
2 792 (10.34%) Web Services
3 667 (8.71%) CSS
4 650 (8.49%) XML
5 415 (5.42%) Spring
6 401 (5.24%) jQuery
7 386 (5.04%) REST
8 373 (4.87%) HTML5
9 347 (4.53%) Middleware
10 327 (4.27%) .NET
11 306 (4.00%) J2EE
12 304 (3.97%) Hibernate
13 289 (3.77%) LAMP
14 256 (3.34%) JSON
15 243 (3.17%) RESTful
16 234 (3.06%) SOAP
17 222 (2.90%) Ajax
18 191 (2.49%) JMS
19 168 (2.19%) CSS3
20 162 (2.12%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 637 (8.32%) Open Source
2 501 (6.54%) Analytical Skills
3 236 (3.08%) Clustering
4 192 (2.51%) Computer Science
5 170 (2.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 140 (1.83%) Derivative
7 126 (1.65%) Replication
8 125 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 120 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 110 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 104 (1.36%) User Experience
12 93 (1.21%) Algorithms
13 89 (1.16%) Mobile App
14 88 (1.15%) Visualisation
15 84 (1.10%) Fixed Income
16 68 (0.89%) PKI
17 66 (0.86%) Equities
18 55 (0.72%) Mathematics
19 54 (0.71%) Mainframe
20 53 (0.69%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2822 (36.86%) UNIX
2 2184 (28.53%) Windows
3 1120 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 621 (8.11%) Solaris
5 525 (6.86%) CentOS
6 409 (5.34%) AIX
7 376 (4.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 366 (4.78%) Ubuntu
9 341 (4.45%) Mac OS X
10 255 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 197 (2.57%) Windows Server 2012
12 146 (1.91%) SUSE
13 140 (1.83%) HPUX
14 124 (1.62%) Windows 7
15 120 (1.57%) Android
16 110 (1.44%) Debian
16 110 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
17 83 (1.08%) Windows XP
18 75 (0.98%) Apple iOS
19 72 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1866 (24.37%) Agile Software Development
2 1124 (14.68%) DevOps
3 983 (12.84%) Continuous Integration
4 886 (11.57%) Configuration Management
5 636 (8.31%) OO
6 625 (8.16%) Scrum
7 609 (7.95%) TDD
8 566 (7.39%) ITIL
9 558 (7.29%) Software Engineering
10 383 (5.00%) E-Commerce
11 375 (4.90%) Web Development
12 362 (4.73%) Migration
13 331 (4.32%) Multithreading
14 298 (3.89%) SOA
15 296 (3.87%) BDD
16 278 (3.63%) MVC
17 263 (3.44%) Load Balancing
18 253 (3.30%) Project Management
19 244 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
20 243 (3.17%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 2200 (28.74%) Java
2 1645 (21.49%) SQL
3 1380 (18.03%) Python
4 973 (12.71%) JavaScript
5 958 (12.51%) Perl
6 809 (10.57%) Ruby
7 790 (10.32%) C++
8 775 (10.12%) PHP
9 711 (9.29%) Shell Script
10 655 (8.56%) Bash Shell
11 504 (6.58%) C
12 304 (3.97%) PL/SQL
13 275 (3.59%) C#
14 247 (3.23%) PowerShell
15 179 (2.34%) Scala
16 116 (1.52%) Korn
17 81 (1.06%) VB
18 66 (0.86%) XPath
19 65 (0.85%) Groovy
20 63 (0.82%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 924 (12.07%) Security Cleared
2 637 (8.32%) SC Cleared
3 352 (4.60%) Degree
4 279 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
5 249 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 188 (2.46%) CCNA
7 152 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 108 (1.41%) CCNP
9 103 (1.35%) MCSE
10 77 (1.01%) CISSP
11 67 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 63 (0.82%) ISEB
13 55 (0.72%) ISTQB
14 52 (0.68%) MCITP
15 48 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 44 (0.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 43 (0.56%) JNCIA
18 36 (0.47%) RHCE
19 34 (0.44%) CCSE
20 30 (0.39%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 222 (2.90%) QA
2 118 (1.54%) SLA
3 53 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.22%) ISO 9001
6 14 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 11 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 9 (0.12%) ISO 14001
9 8 (0.10%) Data Quality
10 6 (0.078%) WCAG
10 6 (0.078%) COBIT
11 5 (0.065%) WAI
11 5 (0.065%) Basel III
12 4 (0.052%) HIPAA
13 3 (0.039%) ISO/IEC 17799
14 2 (0.026%) HL7
14 2 (0.026%) DICOM
15 1 (0.013%) JTAG
15 1 (0.013%) COSO
15 1 (0.013%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 670 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 394 (5.15%) Active Directory
3 196 (2.56%) vSphere
4 142 (1.85%) Oracle RAC
5 123 (1.61%) VMware ESX
6 117 (1.53%) NFS
7 114 (1.49%) Hyper-V
8 87 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 79 (1.03%) vCloud
9 79 (1.03%) Firmware
10 78 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 73 (0.95%) Varnish
12 69 (0.90%) Xen
13 64 (0.84%) Docker
14 62 (0.81%) Oracle RMAN
15 59 (0.77%) XenApp
16 58 (0.76%) KVM
17 54 (0.71%) XenServer
18 52 (0.68%) Samba
19 38 (0.50%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 1166 (15.23%) Puppet
2 761 (9.94%) Opscode Chef
3 347 (4.53%) Nagios
4 244 (3.19%) Ansible
5 111 (1.45%) Tivoli
6 106 (1.38%) Salt
7 103 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 101 (1.32%) ZABBIX
9 99 (1.29%) Vagrant
10 62 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 62 (0.81%) Graphite
11 58 (0.76%) Data Guard
12 55 (0.72%) SCCM
12 55 (0.72%) Cobbler
13 52 (0.68%) Control-M
14 50 (0.65%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 45 (0.59%) Cacti
16 43 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
17 42 (0.55%) SCOM
18 37 (0.48%) Nessus
Vendors
1 1640 (21.42%) Oracle
2 1316 (17.19%) Red Hat
3 1206 (15.75%) VMware
4 676 (8.83%) Microsoft
5 533 (6.96%) Cisco
6 470 (6.14%) HP
7 456 (5.96%) IBM
8 257 (3.36%) Citrix
9 207 (2.70%) EMC
10 201 (2.63%) NetApp
11 192 (2.51%) Sybase
12 185 (2.42%) F5
13 156 (2.04%) Sun
14 155 (2.02%) Zend
15 152 (1.99%) CheckPoint
16 137 (1.79%) Splunk
17 129 (1.68%) Veritas
18 121 (1.58%) Juniper
19 117 (1.53%) TIBCO
20 106 (1.38%) SAP
Hampshire
Novate IT Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
The People Network
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cumbria
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 3 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
University of Birmingham
Rate: From £38,511 to £45,954 per annum With potential to increase - £51,702
Posted: 4 hours ago
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 19 hours ago