The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 19 21
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 2057 1991 1694
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.49% 7.89% 6.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.52% 34.44% 31.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1516 1411 1097
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £618 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 15 47
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £15.90 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £84.80 £45.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5483 5781 5395
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.63% 22.92% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 3721 3827 3413
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 241 241 295
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £28.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in London

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the London region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in London

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in London

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the London region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in London

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Linux
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
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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
City of London +4 481 £450 -4.00% 194
Docklands, London +9 10 £425 -15.00%
Croydon -7 8 £450 +16.12% 4
Chessington +3 6 - -
Greenford - 6 - -
Hammersmith +7 5 £413 +14.26%
Kingston Upon Thames -2 4 £388 -3.12% 3
Bromley -9 4 £450 -33.33%
Isleworth - 3 £378 - 2
Hounslow +1 2 £500 +48.14% 3
Wembley 0 2 £275 -8.33%
Harrow -2 2 £400 +16.36% 3
Uxbridge -16 1 £325 -35.00% 1
Feltham - 1 £240 -
New Malden - 1 - -
Westminster - 1 £250 - 1
Wimbledon - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 - -
Mayfair - 1 £600 -
Chiswick - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - - 1
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 1
Ealing - - - - 1
Romford - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 2
Edgware - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1529 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1165 (29.66%) Java
3 1066 (27.14%) Windows
4 1033 (26.30%) Oracle
5 978 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
6 897 (22.84%) SQL
7 793 (20.19%) Python
8 751 (19.12%) Finance
9 675 (17.18%) Banking
10 599 (15.25%) Red Hat
11 588 (14.97%) DevOps
12 586 (14.92%) HTML
13 579 (14.74%) Puppet
14 578 (14.71%) Apache
15 563 (14.33%) Git (software)
16 557 (14.18%) JavaScript
17 539 (13.72%) Perl
18 533 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 522 (13.29%) VMware
20 504 (12.83%) MySQL
21 457 (11.63%) Ruby
22 452 (11.51%) C++
23 445 (11.33%) Web Services
24 437 (11.13%) Subversion
24 437 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
25 421 (10.72%) Shell Script
26 413 (10.51%) TDD
27 399 (10.16%) OO
28 394 (10.03%) PHP
29 393 (10.01%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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
1 578 (14.71%) Apache
2 288 (7.33%) Tomcat
3 262 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 227 (5.78%) WebLogic
5 126 (3.21%) IIS
6 90 (2.29%) nginx
7 80 (2.04%) Node.js
8 79 (2.01%) OpenStack
9 54 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 54 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
10 51 (1.30%) Confluence
11 48 (1.22%) MS Exchange
12 47 (1.20%) CMS
13 45 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
14 42 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
14 42 (1.07%) SharePoint
15 41 (1.04%) Adobe CQ
16 36 (0.92%) WordPress
17 34 (0.87%) SAS
17 34 (0.87%) MQSeries
Applications
1 98 (2.49%) MS Excel
2 38 (0.97%) MS Office
3 24 (0.61%) MS Project
4 14 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
5 10 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.23%) Mathematica
6 9 (0.23%) MS Visio
7 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
7 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.076%) SPSS
9 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.025%) Maya
9 1 (0.025%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.025%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.025%) MODO
9 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.025%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 50 (1.27%) RMDS
2 43 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.43%) ION MarketView
5 15 (0.38%) Magento
6 14 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
7 12 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
8 8 (0.20%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 5 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 5 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
10 5 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
10 5 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
11 4 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.076%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 3 (0.076%) Summit
12 3 (0.076%) Tridion
12 3 (0.076%) Hyperion Planning
Cloud Services
1 249 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
3 49 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
4 44 (1.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 43 (1.09%) Amazon S3
6 35 (0.89%) SaaS
6 35 (0.89%) IaaS
7 30 (0.76%) PaaS
8 20 (0.51%) GitHub
9 17 (0.43%) Amazon ELB
10 11 (0.28%) Google App Engine
11 9 (0.23%) Office 365
12 6 (0.15%) Joyent
13 5 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
13 5 (0.13%) Route 53
14 4 (0.10%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
16 2 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
16 2 (0.051%) CloudFront
16 2 (0.051%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 328 (8.35%) HTTP
2 304 (7.74%) TCP/IP
3 289 (7.36%) DNS
4 253 (6.44%) Firewall
5 226 (5.75%) SAN
6 167 (4.25%) SSL
7 120 (3.05%) Internet
8 106 (2.70%) LDAP
9 90 (2.29%) NAS
10 84 (2.14%) LAN
11 82 (2.09%) VPN
12 78 (1.99%) Multicast
12 78 (1.99%) WAN
13 64 (1.63%) DHCP
14 60 (1.53%) Network Security
15 51 (1.30%) FTP
16 49 (1.25%) SSH
17 48 (1.22%) VLAN
18 35 (0.89%) Intranet
18 35 (0.89%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 504 (12.83%) MySQL
2 336 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 294 (7.48%) Oracle Database
4 271 (6.90%) SQL Server
5 231 (5.88%) MongoDB
6 201 (5.12%) NoSQL
7 132 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
8 129 (3.28%) RDBMS
9 125 (3.18%) PostgreSQL
10 120 (3.05%) Big Data
11 118 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 103 (2.62%) Hadoop
13 87 (2.21%) DB2
14 76 (1.93%) Oracle Database 10g
15 75 (1.91%) Redis
16 71 (1.81%) Data Warehouse
17 62 (1.58%) Oracle Exadata
18 40 (1.02%) Sybase ASE
19 37 (0.94%) Neo4j
20 33 (0.84%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 563 (14.33%) Git (software)
2 437 (11.13%) Subversion
3 335 (8.53%) Jenkins
4 227 (5.78%) Maven
5 196 (4.99%) JIRA
6 136 (3.46%) Hudson
7 120 (3.05%) JUnit
8 101 (2.57%) TeamCity
9 95 (2.42%) Ant
10 88 (2.24%) Cucumber
11 87 (2.21%) Selenium
12 59 (1.50%) Eclipse
13 42 (1.07%) WebDriver
14 39 (0.99%) Mockito
14 39 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 34 (0.87%) Jasmine
16 31 (0.79%) JBehave
17 30 (0.76%) jMock
18 29 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
19 28 (0.71%) Mercurial
General
1 751 (19.12%) Finance
2 675 (17.18%) Banking
3 313 (7.97%) Investment Banking
4 208 (5.30%) Front Office
5 135 (3.44%) Retail
6 104 (2.65%) Financial Institution
7 84 (2.14%) Games
8 70 (1.78%) Telecoms
9 52 (1.32%) Marketing
10 41 (1.04%) Publishing
11 32 (0.81%) Advertising
11 32 (0.81%) Legal
12 28 (0.71%) Manufacturing
13 21 (0.53%) Electronics
14 16 (0.41%) German Language
15 15 (0.38%) Back Office
16 10 (0.25%) International Banking
17 8 (0.20%) Law
17 8 (0.20%) Billing
18 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1385 (35.26%) Developer
2 354 (9.01%) Java Developer
3 307 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 284 (7.23%) Administrator
5 258 (6.57%) Analyst
6 248 (6.31%) C++ Developer
7 213 (5.42%) Architect
8 175 (4.46%) DBA
9 164 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
10 145 (3.69%) Linux Engineer
11 133 (3.39%) Consultant
12 127 (3.23%) Senior Developer
13 124 (3.16%) Support Engineer
14 119 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
15 105 (2.67%) PHP Developer
16 97 (2.47%) Oracle DBA
17 96 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 96 (2.44%) Support Analyst
18 94 (2.39%) Linux Administrator
19 93 (2.37%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 586 (14.92%) HTML
2 445 (11.33%) Web Services
3 393 (10.01%) XML
4 387 (9.85%) CSS
5 232 (5.91%) Middleware
6 203 (5.17%) Spring
7 186 (4.74%) HTML5
8 181 (4.61%) Hibernate
9 171 (4.35%) .NET
10 169 (4.30%) jQuery
11 168 (4.28%) LAMP
12 165 (4.20%) J2EE
13 146 (3.72%) RESTful
14 144 (3.67%) JSON
15 142 (3.62%) REST
16 114 (2.90%) SOAP
17 111 (2.83%) WebSphere MQ
18 103 (2.62%) JMS
19 100 (2.55%) Django
20 95 (2.42%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 356 (9.06%) Open Source
2 204 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 184 (4.68%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 174 (4.43%) Computer Science
5 121 (3.08%) Replication
6 110 (2.80%) Fixed Income
6 110 (2.80%) Clustering
7 107 (2.72%) Derivative
8 84 (2.14%) Hedge funds
9 78 (1.99%) Algorithms
10 70 (1.78%) Visualisation
11 58 (1.48%) Client/Server
12 56 (1.43%) User Experience
13 52 (1.32%) Mobile App
14 50 (1.27%) Equities
15 45 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.02%) Mathematics
17 39 (0.99%) Online Games
18 38 (0.97%) Data Structures
18 38 (0.97%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1529 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1066 (27.14%) Windows
3 533 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 353 (8.99%) Solaris
5 201 (5.12%) Mac OS X
6 183 (4.66%) CentOS
7 153 (3.90%) AIX
8 143 (3.64%) Ubuntu
9 132 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 105 (2.67%) SUSE
11 97 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (1.81%) Windows 7
13 62 (1.58%) Debian
14 61 (1.55%) Oracle Linux
15 47 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
16 44 (1.12%) SELinux
16 44 (1.12%) Android
17 39 (0.99%) Windows XP
18 32 (0.81%) Apple iOS
19 24 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 978 (24.90%) Agile Software Development
2 588 (14.97%) DevOps
3 437 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
4 413 (10.51%) TDD
5 399 (10.16%) OO
6 391 (9.95%) Configuration Management
7 341 (8.68%) Scrum
8 285 (7.26%) ITIL
9 243 (6.19%) E-Commerce
10 217 (5.52%) Web Development
11 211 (5.37%) Migration
12 196 (4.99%) Multithreading
13 187 (4.76%) Software Engineering
14 175 (4.46%) Low Latency
15 168 (4.28%) SOA
16 153 (3.90%) Change Management
17 146 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
18 145 (3.69%) Performance Tuning
19 134 (3.41%) BDD
20 129 (3.28%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1165 (29.66%) Java
2 897 (22.84%) SQL
3 793 (20.19%) Python
4 557 (14.18%) JavaScript
5 539 (13.72%) Perl
6 457 (11.63%) Ruby
7 452 (11.51%) C++
8 421 (10.72%) Shell Script
9 394 (10.03%) PHP
10 359 (9.14%) Bash Shell
11 168 (4.28%) C
12 148 (3.77%) PowerShell
13 144 (3.67%) PL/SQL
14 129 (3.28%) C#
15 113 (2.88%) Scala
16 71 (1.81%) Groovy
17 57 (1.45%) Korn
18 44 (1.12%) VB
19 42 (1.07%) Jython
20 35 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 259 (6.59%) Degree
2 169 (4.30%) Security Cleared
3 97 (2.47%) SC Cleared
4 75 (1.91%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 49 (1.25%) CCNA
7 39 (0.99%) CISSP
8 37 (0.94%) DV Cleared
9 28 (0.71%) MCSE
10 27 (0.69%) ISTQB
11 26 (0.66%) PMI Certification
12 23 (0.59%) MCITP
13 21 (0.53%) CCSA
13 21 (0.53%) CCNP
14 19 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 19 (0.48%) ISEB
14 19 (0.48%) CISM
15 18 (0.46%) RHCE
15 18 (0.46%) JNCIA
16 16 (0.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.69%) QA
2 54 (1.37%) SLA
3 40 (1.02%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.15%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.13%) COBIT
6 5 (0.13%) Basel III
7 3 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.051%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.051%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 321 (8.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (4.40%) Active Directory
3 150 (3.82%) Oracle RAC
4 72 (1.83%) Oracle RMAN
5 70 (1.78%) vSphere
5 70 (1.78%) vCloud
6 65 (1.65%) NFS
7 64 (1.63%) VMware ESX
8 40 (1.02%) Varnish
9 39 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 32 (0.81%) Hyper-V
11 31 (0.79%) XenApp
12 30 (0.76%) XenServer
13 29 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
14 27 (0.69%) Xen
15 23 (0.59%) KVM
16 20 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 17 (0.43%) Docker
17 17 (0.43%) RHEV
18 16 (0.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 579 (14.74%) Puppet
2 375 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
3 195 (4.96%) Nagios
4 65 (1.65%) Ansible
5 63 (1.60%) Tivoli
6 61 (1.55%) ZABBIX
6 61 (1.55%) Data Guard
7 53 (1.35%) Salt
8 48 (1.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 41 (1.04%) Control-M
10 39 (0.99%) Cacti
11 38 (0.97%) Zenoss
11 38 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 37 (0.94%) ITRS Geneos
13 34 (0.87%) Vagrant
14 31 (0.79%) NetBackup
15 30 (0.76%) BladeLogic
16 28 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
16 28 (0.71%) SCOM
17 27 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1033 (26.30%) Oracle
2 599 (15.25%) Red Hat
3 522 (13.29%) VMware
4 314 (7.99%) IBM
5 306 (7.79%) Microsoft
6 240 (6.11%) Cisco
7 186 (4.74%) Sybase
8 166 (4.23%) JBoss
9 156 (3.97%) HP
10 137 (3.49%) EMC
11 125 (3.18%) NetApp
12 113 (2.88%) Citrix
13 91 (2.32%) TIBCO
14 81 (2.06%) Zend
15 79 (2.01%) Perforce
16 73 (1.86%) Sun
17 62 (1.58%) Veritas
17 62 (1.58%) Splunk
18 54 (1.37%) Remedy
19 53 (1.35%) F5
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