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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 24 23
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3661 3184 2669
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.56% 6.61% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.99% 29.16% 28.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2315 2027 1652
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 93 125
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.26 £51.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
10770 10918 9307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.23% 22.67% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6317 6321 5098
Average daily rate £363 £350 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 882 964 928
Average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £34.45 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 May 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 May 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 1716 £450 +2.85% 546
South East +9 750 £400 +14.28% 368
East of England +16 276 £350 -6.66% 147
Yorkshire +3 259 £345 +6.15% 79
North West +16 213 £425 +13.33% 83
South West -4 162 £388 +3.33% 108
West Midlands +18 153 £340 +2.64% 59
East Midlands +14 77 £400 +14.28% 40
North East -1 63 £300 +7.14% 7
Midlands +6 6 £250 - 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 2648 (36.09%) UNIX
2 2308 (31.46%) Windows
3 2193 (29.89%) Java
4 1735 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
5 1667 (22.72%) Oracle
6 1567 (21.36%) SQL
7 1470 (20.04%) Python
8 1211 (16.51%) Red Hat
9 1188 (16.19%) Puppet
10 1126 (15.35%) DevOps
11 1124 (15.32%) VMware
12 1077 (14.68%) Finance
13 1060 (14.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 985 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
15 941 (12.83%) Configuration Management
16 938 (12.78%) Security Cleared
17 932 (12.70%) Perl
18 917 (12.50%) HTML
19 909 (12.39%) Git (software)
20 903 (12.31%) JavaScript
21 884 (12.05%) MySQL
22 883 (12.03%) Jenkins
23 853 (11.63%) Apache
24 795 (10.84%) Web Services
25 781 (10.64%) C++
26 768 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
27 736 (10.03%) Ruby
28 705 (9.61%) Microsoft
29 697 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
30 695 (9.47%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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
1 853 (11.63%) Apache
2 580 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 442 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 364 (4.96%) WebLogic
5 349 (4.76%) IIS
6 328 (4.47%) JBoss
7 204 (2.78%) Node.js
8 188 (2.56%) OpenStack
9 181 (2.47%) nginx
10 156 (2.13%) Confluence
11 151 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
12 134 (1.83%) MS Exchange
13 125 (1.70%) SharePoint
14 84 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
15 75 (1.02%) CMS
16 71 (0.97%) Drupal
17 63 (0.86%) Apache Solr
18 58 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
19 53 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
20 49 (0.67%) Jetty
Applications
1 285 (3.88%) MS Excel
2 127 (1.73%) MS Office
3 41 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 21 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 13 (0.18%) MS Project
6 8 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (0.095%) Doxygen
7 7 (0.095%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.055%) Adobe Illustrator
8 4 (0.055%) SPSS
9 3 (0.041%) Maya
10 2 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 2 (0.027%) HipChat
11 1 (0.014%) ProjectWise
11 1 (0.014%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 45 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
2 33 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
2 33 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
3 32 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
4 30 (0.41%) RMDS
4 30 (0.41%) Oracle BPM
5 26 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
5 26 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 18 (0.25%) ION MarketView
7 16 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
8 15 (0.20%) Tridion
9 13 (0.18%) Maximo
10 10 (0.14%) Magento
11 7 (0.095%) Dynamics CRM
11 7 (0.095%) TIBCO iProcess
12 6 (0.082%) Summit
12 6 (0.082%) Oracle Financials
12 6 (0.082%) Markit EDM
12 6 (0.082%) Unica
12 6 (0.082%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 697 (9.50%) Amazon AWS
2 138 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (1.80%) Cloud Computing
4 113 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
5 97 (1.32%) IaaS
6 91 (1.24%) PaaS
7 81 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
8 69 (0.94%) SaaS
9 56 (0.76%) GitHub
10 50 (0.68%) Amazon S3
11 48 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (0.44%) Heroku
13 31 (0.42%) Office 365
14 24 (0.33%) Google App Engine
15 23 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 21 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (0.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (0.19%) Google Apps
18 14 (0.19%) OpenShift
19 12 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 616 (8.40%) Firewall
2 564 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 485 (6.61%) HTTP
4 482 (6.57%) DNS
5 458 (6.24%) SAN
6 296 (4.03%) SSL
7 274 (3.73%) Internet
8 237 (3.23%) LDAP
9 229 (3.12%) LAN
10 224 (3.05%) DHCP
11 215 (2.93%) WAN
12 211 (2.88%) Network Security
13 209 (2.85%) VPN
14 166 (2.26%) NAS
15 118 (1.61%) BGP
16 114 (1.55%) FTP
16 114 (1.55%) IPsec
17 108 (1.47%) OSPF
18 104 (1.42%) Wireless
19 101 (1.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 884 (12.05%) MySQL
2 633 (8.63%) Relational Database
3 631 (8.60%) SQL Server
4 524 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 452 (6.16%) Oracle Database
6 352 (4.80%) PostgreSQL
7 275 (3.75%) NoSQL
8 244 (3.33%) RDBMS
9 194 (2.64%) Hadoop
10 162 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 159 (2.17%) DB2
12 157 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
13 140 (1.91%) Big Data
14 98 (1.34%) Redis
15 79 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
16 68 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
17 58 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
18 56 (0.76%) Neo4j
19 45 (0.61%) CouchDB
19 45 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 909 (12.39%) Git (software)
2 883 (12.03%) Jenkins
3 662 (9.02%) Subversion
4 429 (5.85%) Maven
5 371 (5.06%) JIRA
6 287 (3.91%) Ant
7 193 (2.63%) JUnit
8 173 (2.36%) Selenium
9 165 (2.25%) Cucumber
10 163 (2.22%) TeamCity
11 146 (1.99%) Eclipse
12 133 (1.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 123 (1.68%) Hudson
14 111 (1.51%) ClearCase
15 92 (1.25%) Gradle
16 74 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
17 72 (0.98%) Mercurial
18 59 (0.80%) Artifactory
18 59 (0.80%) Visual Studio
19 57 (0.78%) GoogleTest
General
1 1077 (14.68%) Finance
2 637 (8.68%) Banking
3 291 (3.97%) Investment Banking
4 236 (3.22%) Telecoms
5 213 (2.90%) Front Office
6 170 (2.32%) Retail
7 111 (1.51%) Marketing
8 74 (1.01%) Games
9 70 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 69 (0.94%) Financial Institution
11 68 (0.93%) Electronics
12 56 (0.76%) Publishing
13 49 (0.67%) Back Office
14 47 (0.64%) Legal
15 27 (0.37%) Advertising
16 21 (0.29%) Military
16 21 (0.29%) Law
17 20 (0.27%) Retail Banking
18 16 (0.22%) Automotive
19 13 (0.18%) Billing
Job Titles
1 2036 (27.75%) Developer
2 652 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
3 651 (8.87%) Java Developer
4 604 (8.23%) Administrator
5 490 (6.68%) Architect
6 481 (6.56%) Analyst
7 346 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
8 330 (4.50%) Linux Engineer
9 283 (3.86%) Consultant
10 275 (3.75%) C++ Developer
11 265 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 258 (3.52%) Linux Administrator
13 240 (3.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 218 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 184 (2.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 181 (2.47%) Support Analyst
17 174 (2.37%) DBA
17 174 (2.37%) Senior Developer
18 163 (2.22%) Systems Engineer
19 150 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 917 (12.50%) HTML
2 795 (10.84%) Web Services
3 525 (7.16%) CSS
4 511 (6.96%) XML
5 415 (5.66%) .NET
6 355 (4.84%) Spring
7 342 (4.66%) Middleware
7 342 (4.66%) J2EE
8 307 (4.18%) REST
9 304 (4.14%) HTML5
10 260 (3.54%) jQuery
11 233 (3.18%) SOAP
12 226 (3.08%) RESTful
13 218 (2.97%) JSON
14 216 (2.94%) Hibernate
15 176 (2.40%) LAMP
16 171 (2.33%) Java EE
17 170 (2.32%) Ajax
18 151 (2.06%) JSP
19 142 (1.94%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 508 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
2 373 (5.08%) Data Centre
3 262 (3.57%) Clustering
4 206 (2.81%) Computer Science
5 155 (2.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 145 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 136 (1.85%) Derivative
8 120 (1.64%) Visualisation
9 110 (1.50%) Replication
9 110 (1.50%) Fixed Income
10 92 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 91 (1.24%) Equities
12 79 (1.08%) Mobile App
13 78 (1.06%) User Experience
14 74 (1.01%) PKI
15 73 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
16 64 (0.87%) Algorithms
17 61 (0.83%) Mainframe
17 61 (0.83%) Wiki
18 59 (0.80%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2648 (36.09%) UNIX
2 2308 (31.46%) Windows
3 1060 (14.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 695 (9.47%) Solaris
5 403 (5.49%) AIX
6 393 (5.36%) CentOS
7 296 (4.03%) Windows Server 2008
8 292 (3.98%) Ubuntu
9 259 (3.53%) Mac OS X
10 210 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 193 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
12 121 (1.65%) Debian
13 115 (1.57%) HPUX
14 111 (1.51%) Android
15 109 (1.49%) Windows 7
16 106 (1.44%) SUSE
17 77 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
18 70 (0.95%) Apple iOS
19 67 (0.91%) Oracle Linux
20 55 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1735 (23.65%) Agile Software Development
2 1126 (15.35%) DevOps
3 985 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
4 941 (12.83%) Configuration Management
5 598 (8.15%) TDD
6 592 (8.07%) ITIL
7 578 (7.88%) Open Source
8 555 (7.56%) Software Engineering
9 546 (7.44%) OO
10 539 (7.35%) Scrum
11 445 (6.07%) Migration
12 354 (4.82%) Multithreading
13 337 (4.59%) Web Development
14 333 (4.54%) SDLC
15 328 (4.47%) E-Commerce
16 293 (3.99%) SOA
17 283 (3.86%) Project Management
18 281 (3.83%) BDD
19 268 (3.65%) Load Balancing
20 240 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2193 (29.89%) Java
2 1567 (21.36%) SQL
3 1470 (20.04%) Python
4 932 (12.70%) Perl
5 903 (12.31%) JavaScript
6 781 (10.64%) C++
7 736 (10.03%) Ruby
8 671 (9.15%) Bash Shell
9 657 (8.95%) Shell Script
10 581 (7.92%) PHP
11 544 (7.41%) C
12 326 (4.44%) C#
13 310 (4.23%) PowerShell
14 236 (3.22%) PL/SQL
15 153 (2.09%) Scala
16 104 (1.42%) Korn
17 72 (0.98%) Embedded C
18 69 (0.94%) VB
19 65 (0.89%) Groovy
20 49 (0.67%) Jython
Qualifications
1 938 (12.78%) Security Cleared
2 623 (8.49%) SC Cleared
3 369 (5.03%) Degree
4 263 (3.58%) Cisco Certification
5 229 (3.12%) DV Cleared
6 154 (2.10%) CCNA
7 140 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
8 124 (1.69%) CCNP
9 85 (1.16%) MCSE
10 67 (0.91%) ISEB
11 60 (0.82%) CISSP
12 54 (0.74%) RHCE
13 52 (0.71%) MCITP
14 51 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 51 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
15 45 (0.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 44 (0.60%) ISTQB
17 41 (0.56%) MCSA
18 36 (0.49%) CCSE
18 36 (0.49%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 206 (2.81%) QA
2 103 (1.40%) SLA
3 41 (0.56%) PCI DSS
4 22 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 17 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 11 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.12%) COBIT
8 7 (0.095%) ISO 9001
9 6 (0.082%) WAI
9 6 (0.082%) COREP
10 5 (0.068%) FINREP
11 4 (0.055%) COSO
12 3 (0.041%) WCAG
12 3 (0.041%) DO-178B
13 2 (0.027%) ISO 8583
13 2 (0.027%) ISO 14001
14 1 (0.014%) HL7
14 1 (0.014%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 645 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 449 (6.12%) Active Directory
3 199 (2.71%) vSphere
4 160 (2.18%) Docker
5 119 (1.62%) Hyper-V
6 104 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 100 (1.36%) NFS
8 78 (1.06%) VMware ESX
9 75 (1.02%) KVM
10 69 (0.94%) Varnish
11 66 (0.90%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 63 (0.86%) Samba
12 63 (0.86%) vCloud
13 58 (0.79%) Xen
14 55 (0.75%) Firmware
14 55 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
15 47 (0.64%) XenApp
16 41 (0.56%) Postfix
17 39 (0.53%) iptables
17 39 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1188 (16.19%) Puppet
2 768 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
3 306 (4.17%) Ansible
4 209 (2.85%) Nagios
5 153 (2.09%) Salt
6 125 (1.70%) Vagrant
7 103 (1.40%) Tivoli
8 97 (1.32%) ZABBIX
9 69 (0.94%) NetBackup
10 64 (0.87%) Graphite
11 60 (0.82%) SCCM
11 60 (0.82%) HAProxy
12 59 (0.80%) Data Guard
13 55 (0.75%) BladeLogic
14 50 (0.68%) ITRS Geneos
15 47 (0.64%) Control-M
16 46 (0.63%) yum
16 46 (0.63%) SCOM
17 44 (0.60%) Kibana
17 44 (0.60%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 1667 (22.72%) Oracle
2 1211 (16.51%) Red Hat
3 1124 (15.32%) VMware
4 705 (9.61%) Microsoft
5 605 (8.25%) Cisco
6 435 (5.93%) IBM
7 409 (5.57%) HP
8 240 (3.27%) Citrix
9 222 (3.03%) NetApp
10 177 (2.41%) F5
11 174 (2.37%) Sun
12 169 (2.30%) CheckPoint
13 160 (2.18%) TIBCO
14 156 (2.13%) Sybase
14 156 (2.13%) EMC
15 140 (1.91%) Veritas
16 137 (1.87%) Splunk
17 120 (1.64%) Juniper
18 99 (1.35%) SAP
18 99 (1.35%) Google
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + +
Posted: 5 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Connectus
Rate: £15.6 - £25.6 per hour
Posted: 6 hours ago
Surrey
SEC Recruitment Limited
Posted: 6 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 6 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Lucid Support Services Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £350 to £440 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
DCL Search & Selection
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
ISL
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: 7 hours ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £15.00 - £20.00 per hour + Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £275 - £325 Per Day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £200 - 300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West Midlands
Montash
Rate: £120 - £180 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago
Essex
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £35 - 40 per hour
Posted: 11 hours ago