The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 7 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 2152 2076 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.98% 9.16% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.41% 43.55% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1546 1486 1515
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £643 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 12
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.59 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.09% +19.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £16.60 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £59.00 £52.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
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
4445 4767 5443
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.61% 21.03% 23.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3089 3227 3841
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £188 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 162 221
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 3 months to 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -2 297 £500 - 118
Croydon +13 51 £515 +12.87% 1
Canary Wharf -1 15 £525 +16.66%
Bromley +10 12 £475 +26.66%
Docklands, London +3 11 £575 +4.54%
Westminster +3 10 £575 +26.09%
Uxbridge +8 9 £475 +79.24%
Harrow -1 9 £505 +9.18% 1
New Malden -4 8 - -
Hammersmith -3 7 £475 -5.00%
Kingston Upon Thames +3 2 - -
Hayes +2 2 £340 -43.33%
Hounslow 0 2 - - 2
Southwark -1 2 £425 -
Enfield - 2 £300 -
Osterley +4 1 £425 -15.00%
Feltham -6 1 - - 1
Northolt - 1 £340 -
Twickenham - 1 £325 -
Lewisham - 1 £275 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1637 (36.43%) DevOps
2 1514 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1336 (29.73%) Python
4 1333 (29.66%) Unix
5 1268 (28.22%) Puppet
6 1245 (27.70%) Java
7 1101 (24.50%) Windows
8 1076 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
9 994 (22.12%) Jenkins
10 911 (20.27%) Git (software)
11 901 (20.05%) Ansible
12 871 (19.38%) Finance
13 812 (18.07%) VMware
14 808 (17.98%) Docker
15 807 (17.96%) Continuous Integration
16 794 (17.67%) Oracle
17 767 (17.07%) SQL
18 751 (16.71%) Configuration Management
19 747 (16.62%) Ruby
20 684 (15.22%) Bash Shell
21 664 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 656 (14.60%) Apache
23 652 (14.51%) Red Hat
24 647 (14.40%) Perl
25 562 (12.51%) Opscode Chef
26 553 (12.31%) Scrum
27 549 (12.22%) Security Cleared
28 545 (12.13%) Banking
29 532 (11.84%) MySQL
30 518 (11.53%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 656 (14.60%) Apache
2 345 (7.68%) Tomcat
3 327 (7.28%) Confluence
4 290 (6.45%) Elasticsearch
5 202 (4.49%) WebSphere
6 190 (4.23%) nginx
7 175 (3.89%) OpenStack
8 141 (3.14%) IIS
9 131 (2.91%) Apache Spark
10 114 (2.54%) JBoss
11 95 (2.11%) WebLogic
12 48 (1.07%) Jetty
13 44 (0.98%) Apache Pig
14 35 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
14 35 (0.78%) CMS
14 35 (0.78%) WildFly
15 31 (0.69%) Mule ESB
16 30 (0.67%) Oracle Coherence
17 28 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 27 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 111 (2.47%) MS Excel
2 108 (2.40%) HipChat
3 43 (0.96%) MS Office
4 22 (0.49%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.11%) MS Project
5 5 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.11%) SPSS
6 3 (0.067%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.067%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.067%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.045%) Autodesk Flame
7 2 (0.045%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.045%) Mathematica
7 2 (0.045%) Maya
7 2 (0.045%) NUKE
8 1 (0.022%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.022%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.022%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.022%) Stata
Business Applications
1 23 (0.51%) RMDS
2 13 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
2 13 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.22%) Magento
3 10 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
3 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 6 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
5 4 (0.089%) Documaker
5 4 (0.089%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 3 (0.067%) Dynamics CRM
6 3 (0.067%) Oracle Cash Management
6 3 (0.067%) Sentinel
7 2 (0.045%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.045%) Maximo
7 2 (0.045%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.045%) Summit
8 1 (0.022%) Bloomberg TOMS
8 1 (0.022%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
8 1 (0.022%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1076 (23.94%) Amazon AWS
2 234 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 169 (3.76%) GitHub
4 160 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
5 101 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
6 99 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
7 94 (2.09%) Amazon S3
8 91 (2.02%) IaaS
8 91 (2.02%) PaaS
9 66 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 54 (1.20%) SaaS
11 34 (0.76%) Office 365
11 34 (0.76%) Route 53
12 30 (0.67%) OpenShift
13 29 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
14 25 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 25 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
15 23 (0.51%) G Suite
16 22 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
17 19 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 410 (9.12%) DNS
2 391 (8.70%) Firewall
3 303 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 261 (5.81%) HTTP
5 218 (4.85%) SAN
6 214 (4.76%) SSL
7 193 (4.29%) VPN
8 162 (3.60%) LDAP
9 157 (3.49%) SSH
10 118 (2.63%) OpenVPN
11 109 (2.43%) OpenLDAP
12 102 (2.27%) Internet
13 96 (2.14%) LAN
14 94 (2.09%) WAN
15 79 (1.76%) NAS
16 75 (1.67%) DHCP
17 70 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
18 66 (1.47%) Kerberos
19 65 (1.45%) Network Security
20 58 (1.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 532 (11.84%) MySQL
2 493 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
3 409 (9.10%) Hadoop
4 330 (7.34%) SQL Server
5 308 (6.85%) MongoDB
6 298 (6.63%) Big Data
7 269 (5.99%) Relational Database
8 254 (5.65%) NoSQL
9 180 (4.01%) Oracle Database
10 109 (2.43%) Apache Hive
11 102 (2.27%) HBase
12 93 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
13 89 (1.98%) Amazon RDS
14 81 (1.80%) Redis
15 79 (1.76%) RDBMS
16 73 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
17 69 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
18 47 (1.05%) DB2
19 35 (0.78%) Sqoop
20 32 (0.71%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 994 (22.12%) Jenkins
2 911 (20.27%) Git (software)
3 512 (11.39%) JIRA
4 339 (7.54%) Maven
5 262 (5.83%) JUnit
6 237 (5.27%) Subversion
7 198 (4.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 172 (3.83%) Ant
9 148 (3.29%) Vagrant
10 147 (3.27%) SonarQube
11 145 (3.23%) TeamCity
12 128 (2.85%) Bitbucket
12 128 (2.85%) JIRA Agile
13 105 (2.34%) Liquibase
14 90 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 84 (1.87%) Selenium
16 81 (1.80%) Cucumber
17 80 (1.78%) Hudson
18 79 (1.76%) Gradle
18 79 (1.76%) Mockito
General
1 871 (19.38%) Finance
2 545 (12.13%) Banking
3 183 (4.07%) Investment Banking
4 156 (3.47%) Front Office
5 135 (3.00%) Retail
6 89 (1.98%) Financial Institution
7 75 (1.67%) Marketing
8 72 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 68 (1.51%) Publishing
10 46 (1.02%) Back Office
11 39 (0.87%) Games
12 33 (0.73%) Legal
13 26 (0.58%) Advertising
14 24 (0.53%) Law
15 21 (0.47%) Manufacturing
16 16 (0.36%) Electronics
17 12 (0.27%) Automotive
18 7 (0.16%) French Language
18 7 (0.16%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1059 (23.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 1017 (22.63%) Developer
3 475 (10.57%) Linux Engineer
4 453 (10.08%) Administrator
5 359 (7.99%) Java Developer
6 341 (7.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 300 (6.68%) Systems Administrator
8 295 (6.56%) Consultant
9 287 (6.39%) AWS DevOps
10 284 (6.32%) AWS Engineer
11 251 (5.59%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 235 (5.23%) Linux Administrator
13 207 (4.61%) Architect
14 195 (4.34%) Analyst
15 186 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
16 183 (4.07%) C++ Developer
17 175 (3.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 139 (3.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 138 (3.07%) DevOps Consultant
20 136 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 518 (11.53%) Web Services
2 410 (9.12%) HTML
3 305 (6.79%) CSS
4 293 (6.52%) REST
5 278 (6.19%) XML
6 250 (5.56%) Spring
7 245 (5.45%) LAMP
8 243 (5.41%) ELK Stack
9 216 (4.81%) Node.js
10 213 (4.74%) HTML5
11 205 (4.56%) JSON
12 195 (4.34%) Middleware
13 190 (4.23%) AngularJS
14 174 (3.87%) SOAP
15 149 (3.32%) JMS
16 148 (3.29%) J2EE
16 148 (3.29%) RESTful
17 128 (2.85%) CSS3
18 127 (2.83%) jQuery
19 119 (2.65%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 217 (4.83%) Data Centre
2 201 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 147 (3.27%) Public Cloud
4 141 (3.14%) Computer Science
5 114 (2.54%) Clustering
6 110 (2.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 100 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 98 (2.18%) Equities
9 97 (2.16%) Fixed Income
10 68 (1.51%) User Experience
11 63 (1.40%) Replication
12 57 (1.27%) Derivative
13 55 (1.22%) Private Cloud
14 54 (1.20%) Algorithms
15 52 (1.16%) Visualisation
16 51 (1.13%) PKI
17 47 (1.05%) Data Structures
18 45 (1.00%) Fintech
19 41 (0.91%) Mobile App
20 40 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1333 (29.66%) Unix
2 1101 (24.50%) Windows
3 664 (14.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 490 (10.90%) CentOS
5 266 (5.92%) Ubuntu
6 254 (5.65%) Windows Server
7 246 (5.47%) Solaris
8 153 (3.40%) AIX
9 116 (2.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 111 (2.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 108 (2.40%) SUSE
12 91 (2.02%) Mac OS X
13 69 (1.54%) CoreOS
14 60 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
15 59 (1.31%) Android
16 54 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
17 46 (1.02%) Apple iOS
18 41 (0.91%) Debian
19 33 (0.73%) Windows 10
20 31 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1637 (36.43%) DevOps
2 1514 (33.69%) Agile Software Development
3 807 (17.96%) Continuous Integration
4 751 (16.71%) Configuration Management
5 553 (12.31%) Scrum
6 401 (8.92%) Continuous Delivery
7 393 (8.74%) Open Source
8 378 (8.41%) TDD
9 307 (6.83%) ITIL
10 289 (6.43%) Migration
11 265 (5.90%) Load Balancing
12 253 (5.63%) High Availability
13 236 (5.25%) E-Commerce
14 218 (4.85%) OO
15 200 (4.45%) BDD
16 197 (4.38%) Service Management
17 194 (4.32%) Software Engineering
18 169 (3.76%) Workflow
19 160 (3.56%) SDLC
20 133 (2.96%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1336 (29.73%) Python
2 1245 (27.70%) Java
3 767 (17.07%) SQL
4 747 (16.62%) Ruby
5 684 (15.22%) Bash Shell
6 647 (14.40%) Perl
7 513 (11.42%) JavaScript
8 456 (10.15%) Shell Script
9 324 (7.21%) C++
10 298 (6.63%) PHP
11 260 (5.79%) PowerShell
12 191 (4.25%) Scala
13 189 (4.21%) C
14 184 (4.09%) Go
15 135 (3.00%) C#
16 87 (1.94%) Korn
17 81 (1.80%) PL/SQL
18 56 (1.25%) R
19 55 (1.22%) Groovy
20 44 (0.98%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 549 (12.22%) Security Cleared
2 412 (9.17%) SC Cleared
3 226 (5.03%) Degree
4 118 (2.63%) DV Cleared
5 85 (1.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 58 (1.29%) Cisco Certification
7 57 (1.27%) RHCE
8 54 (1.20%) CISSP
9 52 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
10 50 (1.11%) CCNA
11 39 (0.87%) CCNP
12 35 (0.78%) AWS Certification
13 32 (0.71%) CISM
13 32 (0.71%) RHCA
14 30 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
15 29 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 24 (0.53%) RHCSA
17 21 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
18 19 (0.42%) CHECK Team Member
18 19 (0.42%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.09%) QA
2 36 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 29 (0.65%) SLA
4 23 (0.51%) FATCA
5 22 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
6 20 (0.45%) MiFID
7 19 (0.42%) Data Quality
8 18 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 9 (0.20%) SEPA
11 8 (0.18%) COBIT
12 6 (0.13%) ISO27002
13 5 (0.11%) ISO 9001
14 4 (0.089%) GCP
15 2 (0.045%) JSP 440
15 2 (0.045%) TARGET2
16 1 (0.022%) GMP
16 1 (0.022%) ISO20022
16 1 (0.022%) PA-DSS
16 1 (0.022%) SDET
System Software
1 808 (17.98%) Docker
2 453 (10.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 291 (6.48%) Active Directory
4 162 (3.60%) vCloud
5 119 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
6 116 (2.58%) Squid
7 112 (2.49%) Postfix
8 95 (2.11%) HDFS
9 93 (2.07%) Hyper-V
10 85 (1.89%) NFS
11 79 (1.76%) Xen
12 74 (1.65%) KVM
13 62 (1.38%) Oracle RAC
14 56 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
15 55 (1.22%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 51 (1.13%) vSphere
17 48 (1.07%) GlusterFS
18 46 (1.02%) VMware ESX
19 45 (1.00%) XenApp
20 43 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1268 (28.22%) Puppet
2 901 (20.05%) Ansible
3 562 (12.51%) Opscode Chef
4 347 (7.72%) Terraform
5 340 (7.57%) Kubernetes
6 236 (5.25%) logstash
7 203 (4.52%) Kibana
8 184 (4.09%) ZABBIX
9 166 (3.69%) Nagios
10 133 (2.96%) Rancher
11 100 (2.23%) HAProxy
12 90 (2.00%) Salt
13 71 (1.58%) SCCM
14 64 (1.42%) Packer
15 61 (1.36%) Consul
16 45 (1.00%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 45 (1.00%) Mesos
17 43 (0.96%) NetBackup
17 43 (0.96%) SELinux
18 42 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 812 (18.07%) VMware
2 794 (17.67%) Oracle
3 652 (14.51%) Red Hat
4 284 (6.32%) Microsoft
5 244 (5.43%) Atlassian
6 228 (5.07%) Cisco
7 217 (4.83%) IBM
8 186 (4.14%) HP
9 148 (3.29%) Splunk
10 128 (2.85%) EMC
11 120 (2.67%) Sybase
12 115 (2.56%) Sonatype
13 93 (2.07%) NetApp
14 92 (2.05%) Citrix
15 87 (1.94%) Hortonworks
16 85 (1.89%) Google
17 77 (1.71%) Sun
17 77 (1.71%) Veritas
18 67 (1.49%) Dell
19 66 (1.47%) SaltStack
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Central London / West End
Spring Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £475.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £800.00 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
North London
Ventula Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oscar
Rate: £275 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600 - 750
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
First Point
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 per day + market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £55000 - £70000 per annum + bonus, pension, benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: £175 - 200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday