The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the England region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 23 22
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 3548 2915 3234
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.19% 6.25% 6.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.54% 27.92% 28.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 2331 1787 1802
Average daily rate
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£400 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £259 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 116 199
Average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.95 £16.50 £21.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £48.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
11249 10442 11232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 22.79% 22.40% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 6488 5840 5684
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £515 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 958 966 1163
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
UK

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +5 1918 £433 -3.88% 592
South East +8 589 £350 -11.39% 244
South West +14 233 £375 -0.59% 110
East of England 0 213 £388 +6.89% 136
North West +6 189 £375 +17.18% 86
Yorkshire -12 146 £350 - 91
West Midlands +28 98 £325 -4.34% 42
East Midlands +20 86 £350 +4.86% 31
North East +1 40 £300 -7.69% 29
Midlands +6 3 £450 +38.46%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2473 (37.33%) UNIX
2 2025 (30.57%) Windows
3 1805 (27.25%) Java
4 1768 (26.69%) Oracle
5 1536 (23.18%) SQL
6 1147 (17.31%) Red Hat
7 1084 (16.36%) Finance
8 1054 (15.91%) Python
9 958 (14.46%) VMware
10 951 (14.35%) JavaScript
11 948 (14.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 941 (14.20%) Apache
13 909 (13.72%) Perl
14 902 (13.62%) HTML
15 892 (13.46%) MySQL
16 774 (11.68%) Puppet
17 752 (11.35%) Web Services
18 718 (10.84%) PHP
19 706 (10.66%) Git (software)
19 706 (10.66%) DevOps
20 701 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
21 698 (10.54%) C++
22 695 (10.49%) Banking
23 684 (10.32%) Solaris
24 654 (9.87%) CSS
25 652 (9.84%) Ruby
26 639 (9.65%) Subversion
27 632 (9.54%) XML
28 607 (9.16%) Shell Script
29 600 (9.06%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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
1 941 (14.20%) Apache
2 460 (6.94%) Tomcat
3 444 (6.70%) WebLogic
4 409 (6.17%) WebSphere
5 213 (3.22%) IIS
6 141 (2.13%) nginx
7 123 (1.86%) Node.js
8 114 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 109 (1.65%) CMS
10 92 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 88 (1.33%) SharePoint
12 82 (1.24%) Confluence
13 80 (1.21%) OpenStack
14 75 (1.13%) SAS
15 63 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
16 60 (0.91%) Drupal
17 58 (0.88%) Oracle Workflow
18 55 (0.83%) WordPress
18 55 (0.83%) MQSeries
19 53 (0.80%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 239 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 115 (1.74%) MS Office
3 54 (0.82%) MS Visio
4 26 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 19 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 15 (0.23%) MS Project
7 14 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
9 9 (0.14%) SPSS
10 6 (0.091%) Mathematica
11 5 (0.075%) Fireworks
12 2 (0.030%) InfoPath
13 1 (0.015%) Gephi
13 1 (0.015%) Doxygen
13 1 (0.015%) CINEMA 4D
13 1 (0.015%) Vectorworks
13 1 (0.015%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.015%) RoboHelp
13 1 (0.015%) Maya
Business Applications
1 96 (1.45%) Oracle EBS
2 79 (1.19%) RMDS
3 32 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 27 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 27 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
5 25 (0.38%) Magento
6 18 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
7 17 (0.26%) ION MarketView
8 13 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
9 11 (0.17%) Tridion
10 9 (0.14%) Oracle Payables
10 9 (0.14%) Google Analytics
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
11 8 (0.12%) Oracle General Ledger
11 8 (0.12%) SAP ERP
12 6 (0.091%) Oracle ERP
12 6 (0.091%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
13 5 (0.075%) Oracle Retail
13 5 (0.075%) Oracle Receivables
13 5 (0.075%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 310 (4.68%) Amazon AWS
2 144 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 77 (1.16%) Amazon S3
4 74 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 71 (1.07%) SaaS
6 55 (0.83%) IaaS
7 49 (0.74%) PaaS
8 47 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 31 (0.47%) GitHub
10 24 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
11 22 (0.33%) Rackspace Cloud
12 21 (0.32%) Office 365
13 15 (0.23%) Google App Engine
14 11 (0.17%) Route 53
14 11 (0.17%) Heroku
15 7 (0.11%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
16 6 (0.091%) Joyent
17 4 (0.060%) OpenShift
18 3 (0.045%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 584 (8.82%) Firewall
2 518 (7.82%) TCP/IP
3 492 (7.43%) DNS
4 429 (6.48%) SAN
5 388 (5.86%) HTTP
6 268 (4.05%) LDAP
7 246 (3.71%) Internet
8 237 (3.58%) SSL
9 183 (2.76%) VPN
10 182 (2.75%) DHCP
11 174 (2.63%) LAN
12 170 (2.57%) NAS
13 164 (2.48%) WAN
14 138 (2.08%) Network Security
15 112 (1.69%) SSH
16 93 (1.40%) FTP
17 78 (1.18%) Multicast
18 75 (1.13%) OSPF
19 74 (1.12%) BGP
20 69 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 892 (13.46%) MySQL
2 577 (8.71%) Oracle Database
3 462 (6.97%) SQL Server
4 448 (6.76%) Relational Database
5 275 (4.15%) Oracle Database 11g
6 270 (4.08%) MongoDB
7 260 (3.92%) NoSQL
8 205 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 184 (2.78%) RDBMS
10 173 (2.61%) DB2
11 165 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
12 139 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
13 138 (2.08%) Big Data
14 137 (2.07%) Hadoop
15 112 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
16 78 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
17 73 (1.10%) Redis
18 55 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
19 51 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
20 50 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 706 (10.66%) Git (software)
2 639 (9.65%) Subversion
3 481 (7.26%) Jenkins
4 346 (5.22%) Maven
5 258 (3.89%) JIRA
6 219 (3.31%) Ant
7 208 (3.14%) JUnit
8 198 (2.99%) Selenium
9 178 (2.69%) Eclipse
10 173 (2.61%) Hudson
11 135 (2.04%) Cucumber
12 121 (1.83%) ClearCase
13 107 (1.62%) TeamCity
14 80 (1.21%) WebDriver
15 65 (0.98%) Mockito
16 56 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 50 (0.75%) JBehave
18 49 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
19 45 (0.68%) SoapUI
20 42 (0.63%) ClearQuest
General
1 1084 (16.36%) Finance
2 695 (10.49%) Banking
3 273 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 256 (3.86%) Telecoms
5 213 (3.22%) Front Office
6 198 (2.99%) Retail
7 101 (1.52%) Marketing
8 99 (1.49%) Financial Institution
9 92 (1.39%) Manufacturing
10 86 (1.30%) Games
11 70 (1.06%) Electronics
12 43 (0.65%) Advertising
12 43 (0.65%) Publishing
13 28 (0.42%) Back Office
13 28 (0.42%) Legal
14 20 (0.30%) German Language
15 19 (0.29%) Military
16 18 (0.27%) Aerospace
17 16 (0.24%) Automotive
18 13 (0.20%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1971 (29.75%) Developer
2 588 (8.88%) Administrator
3 496 (7.49%) Analyst
4 481 (7.26%) Java Developer
5 367 (5.54%) Architect
6 366 (5.52%) DevOps Engineer
7 347 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
8 286 (4.32%) Software Engineer
9 279 (4.21%) Consultant
10 264 (3.98%) Linux Engineer
11 259 (3.91%) C++ Developer
12 256 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
12 256 (3.86%) DBA
13 241 (3.64%) Support Engineer
14 200 (3.02%) PHP Developer
15 174 (2.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 163 (2.46%) Oracle DBA
17 162 (2.45%) Systems Engineer
18 146 (2.20%) Python Developer
19 141 (2.13%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 902 (13.62%) HTML
2 752 (11.35%) Web Services
3 654 (9.87%) CSS
4 632 (9.54%) XML
5 392 (5.92%) jQuery
6 353 (5.33%) Middleware
7 342 (5.16%) Spring
8 322 (4.86%) .NET
9 302 (4.56%) HTML5
10 301 (4.54%) LAMP
11 295 (4.45%) J2EE
12 247 (3.73%) JSON
13 232 (3.50%) RESTful
14 229 (3.46%) Hibernate
15 220 (3.32%) REST
16 208 (3.14%) SOAP
17 200 (3.02%) Ajax
18 159 (2.40%) JSP
19 144 (2.17%) WebSphere MQ
20 140 (2.11%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 506 (7.64%) Open Source
2 240 (3.62%) Computer Science
3 212 (3.20%) Clustering
4 181 (2.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 149 (2.25%) Replication
6 129 (1.95%) Derivative
6 129 (1.95%) Enterprise Software
7 115 (1.74%) Mainframe
8 108 (1.63%) Fixed Income
9 102 (1.54%) Management Information System
10 84 (1.27%) DTV
10 84 (1.27%) Mobile App
11 78 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 77 (1.16%) Visualisation
13 74 (1.12%) Client/Server
14 69 (1.04%) Embedded Systems
15 63 (0.95%) STB
16 54 (0.82%) PKI
17 52 (0.78%) Digital Media
18 50 (0.75%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 2473 (37.33%) UNIX
2 2025 (30.57%) Windows
3 948 (14.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 684 (10.32%) Solaris
5 332 (5.01%) AIX
6 307 (4.63%) CentOS
7 302 (4.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 248 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 226 (3.41%) Ubuntu
10 170 (2.57%) Mac OS X
11 156 (2.35%) HPUX
12 145 (2.19%) Windows 7
13 136 (2.05%) Debian
13 136 (2.05%) Windows XP
14 123 (1.86%) SUSE
15 114 (1.72%) Android
16 102 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
17 94 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
18 76 (1.15%) Embedded Linux
19 69 (1.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 706 (10.66%) DevOps
2 701 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
3 600 (9.06%) Continuous Integration
4 582 (8.78%) Configuration Management
5 554 (8.36%) TDD
6 542 (8.18%) ITIL
7 526 (7.94%) OO
8 493 (7.44%) Software Engineering
9 452 (6.82%) Scrum
10 372 (5.62%) E-Commerce
11 345 (5.21%) Migration
12 295 (4.45%) SOA
13 256 (3.86%) Web Development
14 241 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
15 231 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
16 230 (3.47%) MVC
17 227 (3.43%) Multithreading
18 219 (3.31%) Project Management
19 211 (3.18%) BDD
20 206 (3.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1805 (27.25%) Java
2 1536 (23.18%) SQL
3 1054 (15.91%) Python
4 951 (14.35%) JavaScript
5 909 (13.72%) Perl
6 718 (10.84%) PHP
7 698 (10.54%) C++
8 652 (9.84%) Ruby
9 607 (9.16%) Shell Script
10 548 (8.27%) Bash Shell
11 487 (7.35%) C
12 328 (4.95%) PL/SQL
13 226 (3.41%) C#
14 217 (3.28%) PowerShell
15 139 (2.10%) Scala
16 99 (1.49%) Korn
17 91 (1.37%) Groovy
18 90 (1.36%) VB
19 77 (1.16%) PHP5
20 54 (0.82%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 556 (8.39%) Security Cleared
2 377 (5.69%) Degree
3 355 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 179 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (2.17%) DV Cleared
6 124 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
7 102 (1.54%) ISTQB
8 90 (1.36%) CCNP
9 81 (1.22%) MCSE
9 81 (1.22%) CCNA
10 63 (0.95%) ISEB
11 61 (0.92%) CISSP
12 58 (0.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 52 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 49 (0.74%) MCITP
15 45 (0.68%) MCP
16 44 (0.66%) RHCE
17 38 (0.57%) CCSE
18 35 (0.53%) PMI Certification
19 34 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 185 (2.79%) QA
2 107 (1.62%) SLA
3 52 (0.78%) ISO 9001
4 44 (0.66%) PCI DSS
5 20 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 11 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.11%) COBIT
7 7 (0.11%) TickIT
8 4 (0.060%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.060%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.045%) JTAG
9 3 (0.045%) JSP 440
9 3 (0.045%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.015%) COREP
10 1 (0.015%) Basel III
10 1 (0.015%) ISO/IEC 14443
10 1 (0.015%) Basel II
10 1 (0.015%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 588 (8.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 420 (6.34%) Active Directory
3 219 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
4 145 (2.19%) vSphere
5 125 (1.89%) NFS
6 124 (1.87%) VMware ESX
7 110 (1.66%) Oracle RMAN
8 90 (1.36%) Hyper-V
9 80 (1.21%) vCloud
10 62 (0.94%) XenServer
11 54 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 54 (0.82%) Xen
12 52 (0.78%) KVM
13 51 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
14 50 (0.75%) XenApp
15 49 (0.74%) Squid
16 45 (0.68%) Samba
17 40 (0.60%) Varnish
18 36 (0.54%) Postfix
19 32 (0.48%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 774 (11.68%) Puppet
2 446 (6.73%) Opscode Chef
3 218 (3.29%) Nagios
4 113 (1.71%) Tivoli
5 104 (1.57%) Data Guard
6 89 (1.34%) Salt
7 84 (1.27%) ZABBIX
8 82 (1.24%) Ansible
9 81 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 74 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 70 (1.06%) Vagrant
12 68 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
13 67 (1.01%) NetBackup
14 61 (0.92%) SCCM
15 58 (0.88%) Control-M
16 55 (0.83%) Cacti
17 47 (0.71%) Nessus
18 42 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
19 39 (0.59%) YUM
19 39 (0.59%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1768 (26.69%) Oracle
2 1147 (17.31%) Red Hat
3 958 (14.46%) VMware
4 583 (8.80%) Microsoft
5 485 (7.32%) IBM
6 470 (7.09%) Cisco
7 414 (6.25%) HP
8 278 (4.20%) Citrix
9 234 (3.53%) JBoss
10 204 (3.08%) NetApp
11 195 (2.94%) Sybase
12 190 (2.87%) EMC
13 167 (2.52%) Sun
14 118 (1.78%) F5
15 108 (1.63%) CheckPoint
16 107 (1.62%) SAP
17 103 (1.55%) Zend
18 101 (1.52%) TIBCO
19 97 (1.46%) Veritas
20 92 (1.39%) Perforce
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 1 hour ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £35.00 - £40.00 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
York, North Yorkshire
Yorkshire Staffing Services
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £460 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: Flexible Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £575 - £675 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £150.00 - £200.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 3 hours ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £425 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
The Creative Emporium Ltd
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Corby, Northamptonshire
RS Components
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Bite Consulting
Rate: From £300 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Gradcore Ltd
Rate: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago