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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 23 19
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 1707 1472 1326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.31% 6.93% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.27% 33.13% 31.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1034 906
Average daily rate
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£475 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 27
Average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.85 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
4580 4443 4236
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.29% 20.92% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 3135 2956 2709
Average daily rate £421 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £545
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 212 239
Average hourly rate £17.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.08% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -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 6 March 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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +6 402 £475 +5.55% 219
Croydon -2 14 £425 -5.55% 4
Docklands, London -3 9 £416 -24.31%
Kingston Upon Thames +2 8 £375 +30.43% 4
Canary Wharf +4 5 £475 -20.83%
Hammersmith +3 4 £471 +99.47% 2
Brentford -8 4 £443 -4.32% 2
Chessington -1 3 - - 1
Westminster 0 2 £513 -
Uxbridge +2 1 - - 1
Hounslow -2 1 £340 -24.44%
Feltham - 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £214 - 1
Edgware - - - -
Isleworth - - - - 1
Wembley - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
New Malden - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 1389 (37.61%) UNIX
2 1306 (35.36%) Java
3 1023 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
4 989 (26.78%) Windows
5 852 (23.07%) SQL
6 836 (22.64%) Python
7 831 (22.50%) Oracle
8 779 (21.09%) DevOps
9 747 (20.23%) Puppet
10 676 (18.30%) Finance
11 581 (15.73%) Banking
12 568 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 553 (14.97%) Perl
14 535 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
15 526 (14.24%) Red Hat
16 521 (14.11%) Jenkins
17 518 (14.03%) VMware
18 494 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
19 492 (13.32%) Ruby
20 487 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 478 (12.94%) MySQL
22 447 (12.10%) Apache
23 445 (12.05%) HTML
24 421 (11.40%) Web Services
25 414 (11.21%) C++
26 408 (11.05%) Configuration Management
27 406 (10.99%) Shell Script
28 403 (10.91%) JavaScript
29 400 (10.83%) Subversion
30 384 (10.40%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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
1 447 (12.10%) Apache
2 311 (8.42%) Tomcat
3 201 (5.44%) WebLogic
4 195 (5.28%) WebSphere
5 143 (3.87%) JBoss
6 134 (3.63%) IIS
7 123 (3.33%) nginx
8 119 (3.22%) Node.js
9 102 (2.76%) OpenStack
10 82 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
11 65 (1.76%) Confluence
12 50 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 41 (1.11%) MS Exchange
14 40 (1.08%) CMS
15 39 (1.06%) TIBCO EMS
16 38 (1.03%) SharePoint
17 33 (0.89%) Apache Solr
17 33 (0.89%) Apache Spark
18 32 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
19 31 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 109 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 34 (0.92%) MS Office
3 7 (0.19%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.19%) MS Project
4 3 (0.081%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.054%) ProjectWise
5 2 (0.054%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.054%) Stata
5 2 (0.054%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.027%) SPSS
6 1 (0.027%) Maya
6 1 (0.027%) MODO
Business Applications
1 29 (0.79%) RMDS
2 17 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
3 16 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
4 15 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 12 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
6 11 (0.30%) Oracle Cash Management
6 11 (0.30%) Oracle EBS R12
7 9 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
8 6 (0.16%) Markit EDM
9 5 (0.14%) ResourceLink
10 4 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
10 4 (0.11%) Murex MxG2000
10 4 (0.11%) Agresso
11 3 (0.081%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.081%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 3 (0.081%) Magento
12 2 (0.054%) Tridion
12 2 (0.054%) Hyperion Planning
12 2 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 234 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (1.84%) PaaS
3 60 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 41 (1.11%) IaaS
6 35 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 31 (0.84%) GitHub
8 29 (0.79%) SaaS
9 17 (0.46%) Heroku
9 17 (0.46%) Engine Yard
10 15 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (0.27%) Google Apps
13 9 (0.24%) Amazon SQS
14 8 (0.22%) ElastiCache
14 8 (0.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 8 (0.22%) Google Cloud Platform
15 7 (0.19%) Office 365
15 7 (0.19%) Amazon EMR
16 6 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 340 (9.21%) TCP/IP
2 300 (8.12%) HTTP
3 283 (7.66%) DNS
4 258 (6.99%) Firewall
5 181 (4.90%) SAN
6 167 (4.52%) SSL
7 115 (3.11%) LAN
8 112 (3.03%) Internet
9 103 (2.79%) WAN
10 100 (2.71%) DHCP
11 81 (2.19%) VPN
12 78 (2.11%) LDAP
13 74 (2.00%) NAS
14 59 (1.60%) BGP
15 58 (1.57%) FTP
16 57 (1.54%) VLAN
17 54 (1.46%) Network Security
17 54 (1.46%) IPsec
18 49 (1.33%) BIG-IP
19 47 (1.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (12.94%) MySQL
2 356 (9.64%) Relational Database
3 345 (9.34%) MongoDB
4 301 (8.15%) SQL Server
5 244 (6.61%) Oracle Database
6 229 (6.20%) NoSQL
7 170 (4.60%) PostgreSQL
8 165 (4.47%) RDBMS
9 155 (4.20%) Hadoop
10 119 (3.22%) Big Data
11 115 (3.11%) Apache Cassandra
12 108 (2.92%) Oracle Database 11g
13 89 (2.41%) Redis
14 82 (2.22%) DB2
15 81 (2.19%) Data Warehouse
16 39 (1.06%) Neo4j
16 39 (1.06%) Apache Hive
17 38 (1.03%) HBase
18 31 (0.84%) KDB
19 30 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 568 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 521 (14.11%) Jenkins
3 400 (10.83%) Subversion
4 369 (9.99%) Maven
5 175 (4.74%) JIRA
6 142 (3.85%) TeamCity
7 135 (3.66%) Ant
8 125 (3.38%) JUnit
9 110 (2.98%) Cucumber
10 103 (2.79%) Hudson
11 75 (2.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 72 (1.95%) Selenium
13 57 (1.54%) Eclipse
14 56 (1.52%) Mockito
15 40 (1.08%) Artifactory
16 37 (1.00%) jMock
17 33 (0.89%) Mercurial
17 33 (0.89%) Jasmine
18 32 (0.87%) JMeter
19 31 (0.84%) WebDriver
General
1 676 (18.30%) Finance
2 581 (15.73%) Banking
3 260 (7.04%) Investment Banking
4 224 (6.07%) Front Office
5 101 (2.73%) Retail
6 73 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 72 (1.95%) Games
8 52 (1.41%) Marketing
9 51 (1.38%) Telecoms
10 36 (0.97%) Back Office
11 28 (0.76%) Legal
11 28 (0.76%) Publishing
12 25 (0.68%) Manufacturing
13 23 (0.62%) Advertising
14 16 (0.43%) Law
15 11 (0.30%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.16%) Electronics
17 5 (0.14%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.14%) Music Industry
18 4 (0.11%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 1153 (31.22%) Developer
2 465 (12.59%) DevOps Engineer
3 392 (10.61%) Java Developer
4 254 (6.88%) Administrator
5 241 (6.53%) Analyst
6 223 (6.04%) C++ Developer
7 174 (4.71%) Architect
8 143 (3.87%) Linux Engineer
8 143 (3.87%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 142 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 137 (3.71%) Consultant
11 136 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
12 112 (3.03%) Senior Developer
13 102 (2.76%) DBA
14 95 (2.57%) Linux Administrator
15 94 (2.55%) Support Engineer
16 92 (2.49%) Applications Support
16 92 (2.49%) Support Analyst
17 81 (2.19%) Systems Engineer
18 75 (2.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (12.05%) HTML
2 421 (11.40%) Web Services
3 292 (7.91%) XML
4 239 (6.47%) CSS
5 212 (5.74%) .NET
6 183 (4.96%) Middleware
6 183 (4.96%) REST
7 171 (4.63%) Spring
8 144 (3.90%) jQuery
9 136 (3.68%) RESTful
10 135 (3.66%) J2EE
11 131 (3.55%) HTML5
12 128 (3.47%) Hibernate
13 117 (3.17%) SOAP
14 114 (3.09%) LAMP
15 110 (2.98%) JSON
16 104 (2.82%) FIX Protocol
17 100 (2.71%) Java EE
18 96 (2.60%) JMS
19 87 (2.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 313 (8.48%) Open Source
2 231 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 152 (4.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 124 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 123 (3.33%) Clustering
6 100 (2.71%) Fixed Income
7 89 (2.41%) Derivative
8 66 (1.79%) Equities
9 57 (1.54%) Replication
10 51 (1.38%) Algorithms
11 46 (1.25%) Client/Server
12 45 (1.22%) Visualisation
13 41 (1.11%) Management Information System
14 39 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
15 38 (1.03%) Digital Media
15 38 (1.03%) User Experience
16 36 (0.97%) Mathematics
17 34 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 33 (0.89%) Mobile App
19 31 (0.84%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 1389 (37.61%) UNIX
2 989 (26.78%) Windows
3 487 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 300 (8.12%) Solaris
5 263 (7.12%) Ubuntu
6 251 (6.80%) CentOS
7 156 (4.22%) Mac OS X
8 136 (3.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 117 (3.17%) AIX
10 85 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 76 (2.06%) SUSE
12 73 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
13 62 (1.68%) Windows 7
14 61 (1.65%) Debian
15 43 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
15 43 (1.16%) Android
16 41 (1.11%) Apple iOS
17 39 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 32 (0.87%) HPUX
19 22 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1023 (27.70%) Agile Software Development
2 779 (21.09%) DevOps
3 535 (14.49%) Continuous Integration
4 408 (11.05%) Configuration Management
5 363 (9.83%) TDD
6 334 (9.04%) OO
7 312 (8.45%) Scrum
8 243 (6.58%) ITIL
9 239 (6.47%) Multithreading
10 196 (5.31%) E-Commerce
11 173 (4.68%) BDD
12 172 (4.66%) Low Latency
13 168 (4.55%) Load Balancing
14 161 (4.36%) Web Development
15 159 (4.31%) Change Management
16 150 (4.06%) SOA
17 148 (4.01%) Migration
18 140 (3.79%) Software Engineering
19 139 (3.76%) Performance Tuning
20 129 (3.49%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 1306 (35.36%) Java
2 852 (23.07%) SQL
3 836 (22.64%) Python
4 553 (14.97%) Perl
5 492 (13.32%) Ruby
6 414 (11.21%) C++
7 406 (10.99%) Shell Script
8 403 (10.91%) JavaScript
9 384 (10.40%) Bash Shell
10 306 (8.29%) PHP
11 194 (5.25%) C#
12 153 (4.14%) PL/SQL
13 130 (3.52%) C
14 111 (3.01%) PowerShell
15 106 (2.87%) Scala
16 63 (1.71%) Korn
17 48 (1.30%) Groovy
18 32 (0.87%) VB
19 28 (0.76%) T-SQL
20 26 (0.70%) Golang
Qualifications
1 280 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 213 (5.77%) Degree
3 160 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 105 (2.84%) Cisco Certification
5 78 (2.11%) DV Cleared
6 57 (1.54%) VCP4
7 55 (1.49%) CCNA
8 46 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 46 (1.25%) CCNP
9 37 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
10 30 (0.81%) CISSP
11 27 (0.73%) ISEB
12 26 (0.70%) MCSE
12 26 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 24 (0.65%) ISTQB
14 16 (0.43%) MCITP
14 16 (0.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 14 (0.38%) CISM
16 13 (0.35%) CCSE
17 12 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 124 (3.36%) QA
2 32 (0.87%) SLA
3 14 (0.38%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.14%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.11%) COBIT
8 2 (0.054%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.027%) Basel III
9 1 (0.027%) HL7
System Software
1 270 (7.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 146 (3.95%) Active Directory
3 89 (2.41%) vSphere
4 64 (1.73%) Oracle RAC
5 57 (1.54%) Varnish
6 55 (1.49%) vCloud
7 48 (1.30%) Docker
7 48 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 47 (1.27%) NFS
9 45 (1.22%) VMware ESX
10 40 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 38 (1.03%) Hyper-V
12 37 (1.00%) KVM
13 36 (0.97%) Oracle RMAN
13 36 (0.97%) Xen
14 33 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 26 (0.70%) XenApp
15 26 (0.70%) XenServer
16 24 (0.65%) HDFS
17 19 (0.51%) Samba
Systems Management
1 747 (20.23%) Puppet
2 494 (13.38%) Opscode Chef
3 222 (6.01%) Nagios
4 218 (5.90%) Ansible
5 83 (2.25%) Salt
6 77 (2.09%) ZABBIX
7 42 (1.14%) Graphite
8 41 (1.11%) Control-M
9 39 (1.06%) Cobbler
10 35 (0.95%) Data Guard
11 34 (0.92%) Cacti
12 33 (0.89%) Vagrant
13 30 (0.81%) HAProxy
13 30 (0.81%) collectd
13 30 (0.81%) ITRS Geneos
13 30 (0.81%) Kibana
14 28 (0.76%) Tivoli
15 26 (0.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 25 (0.68%) NetBackup
17 23 (0.62%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 831 (22.50%) Oracle
2 526 (14.24%) Red Hat
3 518 (14.03%) VMware
4 232 (6.28%) Microsoft
5 225 (6.09%) Cisco
6 198 (5.36%) IBM
7 132 (3.57%) HP
8 130 (3.52%) Sybase
9 113 (3.06%) NetApp
10 112 (3.03%) TIBCO
11 106 (2.87%) F5
12 85 (2.30%) Citrix
13 84 (2.27%) EMC
14 73 (1.98%) Splunk
15 60 (1.62%) Perforce
16 58 (1.57%) Veritas
17 52 (1.41%) Rackspace
18 51 (1.38%) CheckPoint
19 50 (1.35%) Sun
20 43 (1.16%) Juniper
City, London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Roc Search
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Market rate
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Millennium Business Technology
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates, please indicate expecations
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £600 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Rate: £350 - £370 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exceptional Personnel
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Fusion Experience
Rate: Up to £535 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago