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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 25
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1732 1629 1373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.77% 6.73% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.37% 32.64% 30.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1136 974
Average daily rate
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£470 £440 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.81% +3.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £602 £621 £579
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 37
Average hourly rate £22.83 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.77% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £21.25 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £100.75 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.32% +12.85%
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
4897 4991 4500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.95% 20.61% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3276 3353 2916
Average daily rate £404 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.93% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 229 238
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 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
City of London +5 390 £464 +3.05% 198
Croydon -2 12 £475 - 3
Canary Wharf -9 7 £550 -8.33%
Chessington - 7 - -
Hammersmith +1 6 £471 +99.47% 4
Feltham - 6 £375 - 1
Docklands, London -4 5 £568 -3.40%
Uxbridge -5 5 £195 -22.77% 1
Brentford -7 3 £360 -23.20% 1
Westminster +1 2 £513 -
Twickenham - 2 £450 -
Bromley +4 1 - -
Hounslow -3 1 £340 -19.04% 2
Ealing -3 1 £425 +54.54% 4
New Malden - 1 - - 2
Southwark - 1 - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Greenwich - - - - 2
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 1312 (37.05%) UNIX
2 1301 (36.74%) Java
3 1003 (28.33%) Windows
4 944 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
5 905 (25.56%) SQL
6 861 (24.32%) Oracle
7 779 (22.00%) Python
8 701 (19.80%) DevOps
9 692 (19.54%) Finance
10 691 (19.51%) Puppet
11 554 (15.65%) Perl
11 554 (15.65%) Banking
12 549 (15.50%) Red Hat
13 522 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
14 521 (14.71%) VMware
15 504 (14.23%) Git (software)
16 494 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 491 (13.87%) Jenkins
18 436 (12.31%) Apache
19 431 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
20 430 (12.14%) Ruby
21 427 (12.06%) MySQL
22 412 (11.64%) C++
22 412 (11.64%) HTML
23 388 (10.96%) JavaScript
24 387 (10.93%) Web Services
25 376 (10.62%) Configuration Management
26 371 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
27 369 (10.42%) Bash Shell
28 365 (10.31%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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
1 436 (12.31%) Apache
2 326 (9.21%) Tomcat
3 213 (6.02%) WebSphere
4 192 (5.42%) WebLogic
5 156 (4.41%) IIS
6 146 (4.12%) JBoss
7 127 (3.59%) nginx
8 116 (3.28%) Node.js
9 110 (3.11%) OpenStack
10 75 (2.12%) Elasticsearch
11 72 (2.03%) WebSphere Application Server
12 66 (1.86%) Confluence
13 52 (1.47%) MS Exchange
14 46 (1.30%) TIBCO EMS
15 40 (1.13%) CMS
16 36 (1.02%) Apache Spark
17 34 (0.96%) SharePoint
18 33 (0.93%) Apache Solr
19 32 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
20 28 (0.79%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 120 (3.39%) MS Excel
2 34 (0.96%) MS Office
3 7 (0.20%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.14%) MS Project
4 5 (0.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.085%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.056%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.056%) SPSS
6 2 (0.056%) Maya
7 1 (0.028%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 32 (0.90%) RMDS
2 24 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
4 15 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
4 15 (0.42%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
6 12 (0.34%) Oracle Cash Management
6 12 (0.34%) BusinessWorks
7 9 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
8 7 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.17%) ResourceLink
9 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
10 5 (0.14%) Agresso
11 4 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 4 (0.11%) Unica
11 4 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
12 3 (0.085%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.085%) thinkFolio
13 2 (0.056%) Temenos T24
13 2 (0.056%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 371 (10.48%) Amazon AWS
2 62 (1.75%) PaaS
3 48 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (1.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 44 (1.24%) GitHub
5 40 (1.13%) IaaS
6 32 (0.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 30 (0.85%) Amazon S3
8 26 (0.73%) SaaS
9 20 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
10 19 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
11 18 (0.51%) Heroku
12 17 (0.48%) Engine Yard
13 11 (0.31%) Google Apps
13 11 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 10 (0.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.28%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
16 8 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
17 7 (0.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 336 (9.49%) TCP/IP
2 273 (7.71%) HTTP
3 261 (7.37%) Firewall
4 248 (7.00%) DNS
5 188 (5.31%) SAN
6 170 (4.80%) SSL
7 117 (3.30%) LAN
8 108 (3.05%) Internet
9 106 (2.99%) DHCP
10 91 (2.57%) WAN
10 91 (2.57%) NAS
11 90 (2.54%) VPN
12 79 (2.23%) LDAP
13 55 (1.55%) FTP
14 50 (1.41%) Network Security
14 50 (1.41%) Multicast
15 47 (1.33%) VLAN
16 45 (1.27%) BGP
17 43 (1.21%) IPsec
18 42 (1.19%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 427 (12.06%) MySQL
2 354 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 326 (9.21%) SQL Server
4 323 (9.12%) MongoDB
5 234 (6.61%) Oracle Database
6 189 (5.34%) NoSQL
7 173 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
8 168 (4.74%) RDBMS
9 150 (4.24%) Hadoop
10 105 (2.97%) Big Data
11 98 (2.77%) Oracle Database 11g
12 93 (2.63%) DB2
13 90 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
14 87 (2.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 80 (2.26%) Redis
16 37 (1.04%) HBase
17 36 (1.02%) Neo4j
17 36 (1.02%) Apache Hive
18 33 (0.93%) OLTP
19 31 (0.88%) KDB
Development Applications
1 504 (14.23%) Git (software)
2 491 (13.87%) Jenkins
3 365 (10.31%) Subversion
4 350 (9.88%) Maven
5 187 (5.28%) JIRA
6 139 (3.93%) TeamCity
7 132 (3.73%) Ant
8 113 (3.19%) JUnit
9 100 (2.82%) Cucumber
10 86 (2.43%) Hudson
11 68 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 64 (1.81%) Selenium
13 54 (1.52%) Eclipse
14 49 (1.38%) Artifactory
15 48 (1.36%) Mockito
16 45 (1.27%) Mercurial
17 43 (1.21%) Gradle
18 42 (1.19%) jMock
19 34 (0.96%) Introscope
20 29 (0.82%) JMeter
General
1 692 (19.54%) Finance
2 554 (15.65%) Banking
3 251 (7.09%) Investment Banking
4 227 (6.41%) Front Office
5 93 (2.63%) Retail
6 70 (1.98%) Games
6 70 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 52 (1.47%) Telecoms
8 38 (1.07%) Marketing
9 34 (0.96%) Back Office
9 34 (0.96%) Legal
10 27 (0.76%) Publishing
11 25 (0.71%) Manufacturing
12 23 (0.65%) Advertising
13 15 (0.42%) Law
14 12 (0.34%) Retail Banking
15 10 (0.28%) Electronics
16 6 (0.17%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1082 (30.56%) Developer
2 407 (11.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 403 (11.38%) Java Developer
4 241 (6.81%) Analyst
5 232 (6.55%) Administrator
6 217 (6.13%) C++ Developer
7 167 (4.72%) Architect
8 154 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
9 137 (3.87%) Systems Administrator
10 135 (3.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 130 (3.67%) Consultant
12 118 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 97 (2.74%) Support Analyst
13 97 (2.74%) Senior Developer
14 87 (2.46%) Applications Support
14 87 (2.46%) Linux Administrator
15 85 (2.40%) Systems Engineer
16 83 (2.34%) Support Engineer
16 83 (2.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 77 (2.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 412 (11.64%) HTML
2 387 (10.93%) Web Services
3 289 (8.16%) XML
4 211 (5.96%) CSS
5 196 (5.54%) .NET
6 184 (5.20%) Middleware
6 184 (5.20%) Spring
7 182 (5.14%) REST
8 150 (4.24%) J2EE
9 133 (3.76%) HTML5
9 133 (3.76%) jQuery
10 129 (3.64%) Hibernate
11 123 (3.47%) RESTful
12 122 (3.45%) FIX Protocol
13 117 (3.30%) SOAP
14 107 (3.02%) JSON
15 104 (2.94%) Java EE
16 93 (2.63%) LAMP
17 86 (2.43%) JMS
18 83 (2.34%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 274 (7.74%) Open Source
2 231 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 133 (3.76%) Computer Science
5 127 (3.59%) Clustering
6 102 (2.88%) Fixed Income
7 89 (2.51%) Equities
8 88 (2.49%) Derivative
9 58 (1.64%) Algorithms
10 51 (1.44%) Management Information System
11 47 (1.33%) Replication
12 44 (1.24%) Data Structures
13 42 (1.19%) Client/Server
14 39 (1.10%) Online Games
15 36 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
16 34 (0.96%) Digital Media
16 34 (0.96%) Equity Derivative
17 33 (0.93%) Mobile App
17 33 (0.93%) User Experience
18 32 (0.90%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 1312 (37.05%) UNIX
2 1003 (28.33%) Windows
3 494 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 305 (8.61%) Solaris
5 239 (6.75%) Ubuntu
6 232 (6.55%) CentOS
7 135 (3.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (3.22%) Mac OS X
9 108 (3.05%) AIX
9 108 (3.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 80 (2.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 73 (2.06%) SUSE
12 60 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 46 (1.30%) Debian
14 45 (1.27%) Android
15 36 (1.02%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 35 (0.99%) Apple iOS
17 34 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
18 29 (0.82%) HPUX
19 22 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 944 (26.66%) Agile Software Development
2 701 (19.80%) DevOps
3 522 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
4 376 (10.62%) Configuration Management
5 332 (9.38%) TDD
6 307 (8.67%) OO
7 272 (7.68%) Scrum
8 262 (7.40%) ITIL
9 238 (6.72%) Multithreading
10 184 (5.20%) Migration
11 176 (4.97%) Low Latency
12 174 (4.91%) E-Commerce
13 171 (4.83%) BDD
14 165 (4.66%) Load Balancing
15 150 (4.24%) Web Development
16 148 (4.18%) SOA
17 147 (4.15%) Change Management
18 134 (3.78%) Release Management
19 123 (3.47%) Project Management
20 119 (3.36%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1301 (36.74%) Java
2 905 (25.56%) SQL
3 779 (22.00%) Python
4 554 (15.65%) Perl
5 430 (12.14%) Ruby
6 412 (11.64%) C++
7 388 (10.96%) JavaScript
8 369 (10.42%) Bash Shell
9 365 (10.31%) Shell Script
10 241 (6.81%) PHP
11 206 (5.82%) C#
12 145 (4.09%) C
13 135 (3.81%) PL/SQL
14 114 (3.22%) PowerShell
15 95 (2.68%) Scala
16 54 (1.52%) Korn
17 50 (1.41%) Groovy
18 31 (0.88%) VB
19 26 (0.73%) T-SQL
20 23 (0.65%) Golang
Qualifications
1 294 (8.30%) Security Cleared
2 210 (5.93%) Degree
3 166 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 106 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (2.60%) DV Cleared
6 63 (1.78%) CCNA
7 54 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 49 (1.38%) CCNP
9 42 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
10 38 (1.07%) MCSE
11 31 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 22 (0.62%) CISSP
13 20 (0.56%) ISEB
14 18 (0.51%) ISTQB
15 17 (0.48%) MCITP
16 16 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 15 (0.42%) MCSA
18 14 (0.40%) RHCE
19 12 (0.34%) CCSE
20 11 (0.31%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 117 (3.30%) QA
2 20 (0.56%) SLA
3 13 (0.37%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.28%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.17%) COREP
7 5 (0.14%) FINREP
8 3 (0.085%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.028%) WAI
9 1 (0.028%) COBIT
9 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.028%) HL7
System Software
1 272 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 163 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 93 (2.63%) vSphere
4 68 (1.92%) Docker
5 58 (1.64%) Varnish
6 54 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
7 52 (1.47%) vCloud
8 49 (1.38%) NFS
9 48 (1.36%) Hyper-V
10 44 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 44 (1.24%) KVM
11 43 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
12 41 (1.16%) Xen
13 32 (0.90%) VMware ESX
14 31 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 24 (0.68%) XenApp
16 21 (0.59%) HDFS
17 19 (0.54%) Firmware
18 17 (0.48%) XenServer
18 17 (0.48%) Samba
Systems Management
1 691 (19.51%) Puppet
2 431 (12.17%) Opscode Chef
3 213 (6.02%) Ansible
4 173 (4.89%) Nagios
5 86 (2.43%) Salt
6 79 (2.23%) ZABBIX
7 47 (1.33%) HAProxy
8 40 (1.13%) ITRS Geneos
9 39 (1.10%) Cobbler
9 39 (1.10%) Data Guard
10 38 (1.07%) Control-M
11 34 (0.96%) Vagrant
11 34 (0.96%) Kibana
12 33 (0.93%) yum
12 33 (0.93%) Graphite
13 27 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
14 26 (0.73%) BladeLogic
15 25 (0.71%) Oracle RMAN
16 24 (0.68%) Cacti
16 24 (0.68%) collectd
Vendors
1 861 (24.32%) Oracle
2 549 (15.50%) Red Hat
3 521 (14.71%) VMware
4 245 (6.92%) Cisco
5 223 (6.30%) Microsoft
6 198 (5.59%) IBM
7 136 (3.84%) Sybase
7 136 (3.84%) TIBCO
8 132 (3.73%) HP
9 117 (3.30%) NetApp
10 88 (2.49%) Citrix
10 88 (2.49%) F5
11 86 (2.43%) EMC
12 71 (2.01%) Splunk
13 54 (1.52%) Veritas
14 53 (1.50%) Perforce
15 52 (1.47%) CheckPoint
16 51 (1.44%) Sun
17 43 (1.21%) Rackspace
18 42 (1.19%) Atlassian
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: Yesterday
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £130 - £180 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £480 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £280 - 300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
PCR
Rate: £320 - £380 per day + 8 Month Contract
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Engage PSG
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £325 - £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 3 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Forman Computer Staff
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago