The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 London 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 24 17
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 1636 1343 1891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.76% 6.22% 6.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.69% 30.42% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1136 955 1280
Average daily rate £450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 38 48
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 £22.00 £17.50 £29.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.20 £43.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5005 4415 5461
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 20.44% 19.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3372 2869 3369
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 232 234 319
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £135.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 396 £450 - 185
Canary Wharf +21 16 £600 -7.69%
Uxbridge +7 12 £253 -44.65% 2
Docklands, London -2 11 £588 +23.68%
Croydon -5 9 £475 +11.76% 6
Bromley +6 6 £563 +28.57% 3
Brentford -1 4 £469 -1.31% 3
Romford - 4 £425 - 3
Westminster - 4 - - 1
Greenwich +1 2 £387 +1.84%
Hounslow 0 2 £465 +9.41%
Hammersmith -2 2 £236 -7.35% 3
Kingston Upon Thames -9 2 £375 -0.66% 2
Ealing 0 1 £275 -
Wimbledon - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Wembley - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - - 1
Ilford - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
Harrow - - - - 2
Beckenham - - - - 1
Bexleyheath - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1356 (41.52%) UNIX
2 1158 (35.46%) Java
3 936 (28.66%) Windows
4 908 (27.80%) Oracle
5 876 (26.82%) SQL
6 724 (22.17%) Finance
7 591 (18.10%) Red Hat
8 577 (17.67%) Perl
9 557 (17.05%) Banking
10 543 (16.63%) Python
11 506 (15.49%) Solaris
12 493 (15.09%) Apache
12 493 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 490 (15.00%) Puppet
14 440 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
15 412 (12.61%) MySQL
16 400 (12.25%) VMware
17 399 (12.22%) Web Services
18 390 (11.94%) HTML
19 382 (11.70%) JavaScript
20 348 (10.66%) SQL Server
21 344 (10.53%) C++
22 330 (10.10%) XML
23 324 (9.92%) Opscode Chef
24 321 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
25 316 (9.68%) Shell Script
26 315 (9.64%) TDD
27 308 (9.43%) Oracle Database
28 304 (9.31%) Tomcat
29 286 (8.76%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 493 (15.09%) Apache
2 304 (9.31%) Tomcat
3 162 (4.96%) WebLogic
4 134 (4.10%) WebSphere
5 113 (3.46%) IIS
6 108 (3.31%) Node.js
7 81 (2.48%) nginx
8 53 (1.62%) MS Exchange
9 52 (1.59%) CMS
10 43 (1.32%) Oracle Coherence
11 41 (1.26%) Confluence
11 41 (1.26%) Apache Solr
11 41 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 38 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
13 35 (1.07%) Drupal
14 33 (1.01%) SharePoint
15 32 (0.98%) MQSeries
16 29 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2010
17 28 (0.86%) OpenStack
18 27 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 88 (2.69%) MS Excel
2 33 (1.01%) MS Office
3 20 (0.61%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.43%) MS Project
5 12 (0.37%) Mathematica
6 10 (0.31%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (0.21%) SPSS
8 5 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.061%) InDesign
9 2 (0.061%) InfoPath
9 2 (0.061%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.061%) Photoshop
10 1 (0.031%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.031%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.031%) Stata
Business Applications
1 75 (2.30%) RMDS
2 20 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
3 14 (0.43%) Tridion
4 12 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
4 12 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
5 9 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.21%) ION MarketView
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
8 5 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
9 4 (0.12%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.092%) Magento
10 3 (0.092%) Oracle Retail
10 3 (0.092%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 3 (0.092%) Global One
11 2 (0.061%) Oracle CRM
11 2 (0.061%) OpenWorks
11 2 (0.061%) 3000 Xtra
12 1 (0.031%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
12 1 (0.031%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 184 (5.63%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
3 49 (1.50%) Cloud Computing
4 31 (0.95%) SaaS
5 29 (0.89%) Amazon S3
6 25 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 20 (0.61%) IaaS
8 13 (0.40%) PaaS
9 9 (0.28%) Google App Engine
9 9 (0.28%) Joyent
10 7 (0.21%) Office 365
11 6 (0.18%) CloudFront
12 5 (0.15%) Route 53
12 5 (0.15%) GitHub
13 4 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
13 4 (0.12%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.092%) IBM SmartCloud
15 2 (0.061%) Heroku
16 1 (0.031%) Google Apps
16 1 (0.031%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 280 (8.57%) SAN
2 276 (8.45%) TCP/IP
3 256 (7.84%) DNS
4 229 (7.01%) Firewall
5 187 (5.73%) HTTP
6 135 (4.13%) NAS
7 113 (3.46%) LDAP
8 87 (2.66%) DHCP
9 85 (2.60%) Internet
10 84 (2.57%) WAN
11 82 (2.51%) SSL
12 81 (2.48%) LAN
13 68 (2.08%) Multicast
14 65 (1.99%) FTP
14 65 (1.99%) VPN
15 52 (1.59%) SSH
16 47 (1.44%) VLAN
17 44 (1.35%) Network Security
18 38 (1.16%) SNMP
19 28 (0.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 412 (12.61%) MySQL
2 348 (10.66%) SQL Server
3 308 (9.43%) Oracle Database
4 264 (8.08%) Relational Database
5 226 (6.92%) MongoDB
6 143 (4.38%) Oracle Database 11g
7 141 (4.32%) RDBMS
8 124 (3.80%) NoSQL
9 109 (3.34%) DB2
10 106 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 102 (3.12%) Apache Cassandra
12 101 (3.09%) Big Data
13 85 (2.60%) Oracle Database 10g
14 83 (2.54%) Data Warehouse
15 69 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
16 42 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
17 32 (0.98%) Oracle Exadata
18 30 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
18 30 (0.92%) Redis
19 27 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 280 (8.57%) Git (software)
2 274 (8.39%) Subversion
3 240 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 161 (4.93%) Maven
5 152 (4.65%) JUnit
6 134 (4.10%) JIRA
7 107 (3.28%) Hudson
8 98 (3.00%) Eclipse
9 91 (2.79%) Selenium
10 88 (2.69%) Ant
11 75 (2.30%) Cucumber
12 54 (1.65%) TeamCity
13 45 (1.38%) WebDriver
13 45 (1.38%) Mockito
14 30 (0.92%) JBehave
15 28 (0.86%) ClearCase
16 27 (0.83%) SoapUI
17 25 (0.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 24 (0.73%) Visual Studio
19 20 (0.61%) JMeter
General
1 724 (22.17%) Finance
2 557 (17.05%) Banking
3 272 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 201 (6.15%) Front Office
5 103 (3.15%) Retail
6 57 (1.75%) Financial Institution
7 56 (1.71%) Marketing
8 51 (1.56%) Telecoms
9 38 (1.16%) Publishing
10 35 (1.07%) Games
11 34 (1.04%) Back Office
12 29 (0.89%) Advertising
13 24 (0.73%) Legal
13 24 (0.73%) Manufacturing
14 22 (0.67%) Law
15 15 (0.46%) German Language
16 14 (0.43%) Electronics
17 7 (0.21%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.15%) Billing
19 4 (0.12%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 978 (29.94%) Developer
2 309 (9.46%) Administrator
3 299 (9.15%) Java Developer
4 226 (6.92%) DevOps Engineer
5 225 (6.89%) Analyst
6 213 (6.52%) Architect
7 212 (6.49%) Systems Administrator
8 141 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
8 141 (4.32%) C++ Developer
9 131 (4.01%) Senior Developer
10 125 (3.83%) Linux Administrator
11 124 (3.80%) Consultant
12 117 (3.58%) UNIX Administrator
13 113 (3.46%) Support Engineer
14 97 (2.97%) DBA
15 91 (2.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 85 (2.60%) Applications Support
16 85 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
17 81 (2.48%) Systems Engineer
18 79 (2.42%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 399 (12.22%) Web Services
2 390 (11.94%) HTML
3 330 (10.10%) XML
4 246 (7.53%) CSS
5 220 (6.74%) Spring
6 192 (5.88%) Middleware
7 160 (4.90%) .NET
8 158 (4.84%) J2EE
9 139 (4.26%) HTML5
10 137 (4.19%) jQuery
11 132 (4.04%) Hibernate
12 122 (3.74%) JSON
13 117 (3.58%) RESTful
14 115 (3.52%) LAMP
15 109 (3.34%) REST
16 102 (3.12%) SOAP
17 86 (2.63%) CSS3
18 78 (2.39%) JMS
19 77 (2.36%) Ajax
20 72 (2.20%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 257 (7.87%) Open Source
2 167 (5.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 156 (4.78%) Clustering
4 121 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 93 (2.85%) Fixed Income
6 89 (2.73%) Derivative
7 68 (2.08%) Replication
8 50 (1.53%) Mobile App
9 49 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
10 46 (1.41%) Mainframe
11 40 (1.22%) Management Information System
12 38 (1.16%) Equities
13 34 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 31 (0.95%) Digital Media
14 31 (0.95%) N-Tier
15 30 (0.92%) Mathematics
16 29 (0.89%) Client/Server
17 28 (0.86%) CLARiiON
18 26 (0.80%) Visualisation
19 25 (0.77%) STB
Operating Systems
1 1356 (41.52%) UNIX
2 936 (28.66%) Windows
3 506 (15.49%) Solaris
4 493 (15.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 128 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 120 (3.67%) AIX
7 117 (3.58%) CentOS
8 101 (3.09%) Windows 7
9 89 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 74 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 74 (2.27%) HPUX
11 73 (2.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 60 (1.84%) Debian
13 59 (1.81%) SUSE
14 53 (1.62%) Windows XP
15 41 (1.26%) Oracle Linux
16 40 (1.22%) Android
17 28 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
18 20 (0.61%) zOS
19 18 (0.55%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 440 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (9.83%) Continuous Integration
3 315 (9.64%) TDD
4 237 (7.26%) OO
5 219 (6.71%) Configuration Management
6 218 (6.67%) ITIL
7 201 (6.15%) E-Commerce
8 186 (5.70%) Scrum
9 169 (5.17%) SOA
10 160 (4.90%) Multithreading
11 158 (4.84%) Migration
12 152 (4.65%) Project Management
13 148 (4.53%) Software Engineering
13 148 (4.53%) Low Latency
14 140 (4.29%) MVC
15 136 (4.16%) Disaster Recovery
16 127 (3.89%) Change Management
17 118 (3.61%) Performance Tuning
18 105 (3.21%) BDD
19 96 (2.94%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1158 (35.46%) Java
2 876 (26.82%) SQL
3 577 (17.67%) Perl
4 543 (16.63%) Python
5 382 (11.70%) JavaScript
6 344 (10.53%) C++
7 316 (9.68%) Shell Script
8 286 (8.76%) Ruby
9 268 (8.21%) PHP
10 243 (7.44%) Bash Shell
11 178 (5.45%) C#
12 159 (4.87%) PL/SQL
13 127 (3.89%) C
14 96 (2.94%) Scala
15 82 (2.51%) PowerShell
16 44 (1.35%) Groovy
17 42 (1.29%) VB
18 33 (1.01%) XPath
19 29 (0.89%) VBScript
20 26 (0.80%) Korn
Qualifications
1 223 (6.83%) Degree
2 128 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 85 (2.60%) SC Cleared
4 58 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (1.38%) RHCE
6 39 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 31 (0.95%) ISTQB
8 28 (0.86%) CCNP
9 26 (0.80%) CCNA
9 26 (0.80%) Microsoft Certification
9 26 (0.80%) ISEB
10 24 (0.73%) Oracle Certification
10 24 (0.73%) OCP
11 21 (0.64%) MCSE
12 19 (0.58%) CISSP
13 18 (0.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 18 (0.55%) CCIE
14 16 (0.49%) OCA
15 12 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (0.37%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 128 (3.92%) QA
2 35 (1.07%) SLA
3 14 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.21%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.12%) Basel III
8 3 (0.092%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.092%) COBIT
9 1 (0.031%) TickIT
System Software
1 255 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 159 (4.87%) Active Directory
3 118 (3.61%) NFS
4 109 (3.34%) Oracle RAC
5 96 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 77 (2.36%) vSphere
7 58 (1.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 55 (1.68%) Oracle RMAN
8 55 (1.68%) XenApp
9 54 (1.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 45 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
11 39 (1.19%) Hyper-V
12 36 (1.10%) XenDesktop
12 36 (1.10%) KVM
13 34 (1.04%) Xen
14 27 (0.83%) XenServer
15 26 (0.80%) Varnish
16 24 (0.73%) Veritas File System
17 23 (0.70%) SRDF
18 20 (0.61%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 490 (15.00%) Puppet
2 324 (9.92%) Opscode Chef
3 153 (4.68%) Nagios
4 53 (1.62%) Data Guard
5 50 (1.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 43 (1.32%) Tivoli
7 40 (1.22%) ZABBIX
8 39 (1.19%) Ganglia
9 38 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 35 (1.07%) Cacti
11 34 (1.04%) NetBackup
11 34 (1.04%) Control-M
12 24 (0.73%) Ansible
13 20 (0.61%) EMC NetWorker
14 19 (0.58%) CFEngine
14 19 (0.58%) HAProxy
14 19 (0.58%) Veritas Storage Foundation
15 17 (0.52%) Vagrant
15 17 (0.52%) collectd
15 17 (0.52%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 908 (27.80%) Oracle
2 591 (18.10%) Red Hat
3 400 (12.25%) VMware
4 245 (7.50%) Microsoft
5 220 (6.74%) HP
6 197 (6.03%) Cisco
7 177 (5.42%) EMC
8 161 (4.93%) IBM
9 158 (4.84%) Sybase
10 147 (4.50%) Citrix
11 140 (4.29%) JBoss
12 128 (3.92%) NetApp
13 126 (3.86%) Veritas
14 117 (3.58%) Sun
15 97 (2.97%) TIBCO
16 92 (2.82%) Reuters
17 72 (2.20%) F5
18 61 (1.87%) 29West
19 49 (1.50%) Rackspace
19 49 (1.50%) BMC
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Posted: 23 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £450 - £545 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £425.00 - £467.50 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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ReThink Recruitment
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Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
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Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
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Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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SmartSourcing plc
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Staffworx Ltd
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Rate: £425 per day
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