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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 14 21
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 1933 2054 1883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.03% 8.57% 7.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.40% 37.75% 32.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1448 1297
Average daily rate
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£450 £439 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £315 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 29 26
Average hourly rate £33.00 £34.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -9.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.53 £12.90 £17.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.74 £68.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
5169 5441 5723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.47% 22.69% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3517 3554 3747
Average daily rate £405 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 242 261
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £34.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -1 457 £475 - 163
Croydon -4 27 £475 +5.55% 5
Canary Wharf - 14 £463 -
Paddington - 12 £450 -
Kingston Upon Thames +2 10 £300 -0.41% 2
Docklands, London 0 10 £419 -1.47%
Feltham 0 9 £95 -60.41% 2
Bromley +1 8 £250 -44.44% 2
Uxbridge +9 6 £388 +19.23% 2
New Malden -2 4 - - 1
Hillingdon - 4 £325 -
Twickenham - 3 £375 - 1
Hounslow +7 2 £420 -16.00% 1
Wembley -1 2 £383 +39.09%
Chessington -3 2 - -
Hammersmith -5 2 £288 -28.12%
Chiswick - 2 - -
Brentford -2 1 £283 -30.24%
Mayfair -2 1 £600 -
Isleworth -3 1 - - 2
Ealing - 1 - - 2
Lewisham - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 1373 (37.63%) UNIX
2 1187 (32.53%) Java
3 1130 (30.97%) Windows
4 910 (24.94%) SQL
5 861 (23.60%) Oracle
6 808 (22.14%) Finance
6 808 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
7 778 (21.32%) Python
8 657 (18.00%) DevOps
9 626 (17.16%) Perl
10 614 (16.83%) Banking
11 587 (16.09%) Red Hat
12 568 (15.57%) Puppet
13 525 (14.39%) VMware
14 523 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
15 493 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 478 (13.10%) MySQL
17 473 (12.96%) Jenkins
18 466 (12.77%) JavaScript
19 458 (12.55%) Git (software)
20 443 (12.14%) C++
21 399 (10.93%) Apache
22 385 (10.55%) HTML
23 374 (10.25%) SQL Server
24 370 (10.14%) Solaris
25 369 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
26 357 (9.78%) Shell Script
27 356 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
28 355 (9.73%) Bash Shell
29 349 (9.56%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 399 (10.93%) Apache
2 295 (8.08%) Tomcat
3 173 (4.74%) WebSphere
4 153 (4.19%) IIS
5 144 (3.95%) JBoss
6 122 (3.34%) Confluence
7 121 (3.32%) Node.js
8 120 (3.29%) WebLogic
9 102 (2.80%) nginx
10 96 (2.63%) OpenStack
11 64 (1.75%) MS Exchange
12 58 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
13 56 (1.53%) Elasticsearch
14 48 (1.32%) CMS
15 43 (1.18%) SharePoint
16 42 (1.15%) Apache Spark
16 42 (1.15%) Drupal
17 33 (0.90%) Oracle Coherence
17 33 (0.90%) Mule ESB
18 31 (0.85%) Mule
Applications
1 151 (4.14%) MS Excel
2 64 (1.75%) MS Office
3 25 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.49%) MS Project
4 18 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
5 7 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.082%) Maya
7 3 (0.082%) HipChat
8 2 (0.055%) PowerPivot
8 2 (0.055%) SPSS
9 1 (0.027%) Simulink
9 1 (0.027%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.027%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 23 (0.63%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (0.60%) Oracle Applications
3 18 (0.49%) Oracle BPM
4 17 (0.47%) RMDS
5 15 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
5 15 (0.41%) Oracle EBS R12
6 10 (0.27%) ION MarketView
7 9 (0.25%) Magento
8 8 (0.22%) Oracle BRM
8 8 (0.22%) Adobe Campaign
9 7 (0.19%) Summit
10 6 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
11 5 (0.14%) Temenos T24
12 4 (0.11%) Kondor+
12 4 (0.11%) Misys Midas
12 4 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
12 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
13 3 (0.082%) Eikon
13 3 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 369 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
4 44 (1.21%) SaaS
5 43 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
6 42 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 41 (1.12%) GitHub
8 36 (0.99%) IaaS
8 36 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
9 30 (0.82%) PaaS
10 14 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
11 13 (0.36%) Amazon S3
12 10 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 10 (0.27%) OpenShift
13 9 (0.25%) Heroku
13 9 (0.25%) Google Apps
13 9 (0.25%) Office 365
14 8 (0.22%) Google App Engine
14 8 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.19%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 275 (7.54%) Firewall
2 230 (6.30%) TCP/IP
3 228 (6.25%) SAN
4 213 (5.84%) DNS
5 181 (4.96%) HTTP
6 146 (4.00%) SSL
7 135 (3.70%) LAN
8 133 (3.64%) LDAP
9 127 (3.48%) Internet
10 121 (3.32%) WAN
11 116 (3.18%) NAS
12 97 (2.66%) VPN
13 76 (2.08%) DHCP
14 66 (1.81%) VoIP
15 60 (1.64%) Wireless
16 50 (1.37%) Network Security
17 49 (1.34%) SNMP
18 47 (1.29%) VLAN
19 45 (1.23%) IPsec
19 45 (1.23%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 478 (13.10%) MySQL
2 374 (10.25%) SQL Server
3 329 (9.02%) Relational Database
4 258 (7.07%) Oracle Database
5 209 (5.73%) MongoDB
6 197 (5.40%) PostgreSQL
7 142 (3.89%) RDBMS
7 142 (3.89%) Hadoop
8 112 (3.07%) NoSQL
9 104 (2.85%) Big Data
9 104 (2.85%) DB2
10 94 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
11 77 (2.11%) Data Warehouse
12 62 (1.70%) Redis
13 55 (1.51%) HBase
14 39 (1.07%) Oracle Database 10g
15 35 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
15 35 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
16 30 (0.82%) Apache Hive
17 27 (0.74%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 473 (12.96%) Jenkins
2 458 (12.55%) Git (software)
3 290 (7.95%) JIRA
4 268 (7.34%) Subversion
5 224 (6.14%) Maven
6 133 (3.64%) Ant
7 92 (2.52%) Hudson
8 88 (2.41%) Selenium
9 83 (2.27%) Cucumber
10 80 (2.19%) JUnit
10 80 (2.19%) Gradle
11 63 (1.73%) Mercurial
12 59 (1.62%) TeamCity
13 55 (1.51%) Artifactory
14 47 (1.29%) Eclipse
15 44 (1.21%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 44 (1.21%) Gerrit
16 42 (1.15%) JMeter
17 38 (1.04%) Spock
18 37 (1.01%) IntelliJ
General
1 808 (22.14%) Finance
2 614 (16.83%) Banking
3 305 (8.36%) Investment Banking
4 203 (5.56%) Front Office
5 116 (3.18%) Retail
6 96 (2.63%) Telecoms
7 66 (1.81%) Financial Institution
8 42 (1.15%) Marketing
9 39 (1.07%) Games
10 34 (0.93%) Legal
11 33 (0.90%) Publishing
12 26 (0.71%) Advertising
13 25 (0.69%) Back Office
14 18 (0.49%) Law
15 11 (0.30%) Manufacturing
15 11 (0.30%) Electronics
16 10 (0.27%) Billing
17 7 (0.19%) German Language
17 7 (0.19%) Military
18 6 (0.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 1086 (29.76%) Developer
2 359 (9.84%) DevOps Engineer
3 342 (9.37%) Java Developer
4 293 (8.03%) Administrator
5 236 (6.47%) C++ Developer
6 235 (6.44%) Analyst
7 214 (5.86%) Architect
8 205 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
9 147 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
10 138 (3.78%) Consultant
11 117 (3.21%) Senior Developer
12 108 (2.96%) Support Analyst
13 105 (2.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 100 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 97 (2.66%) Systems Engineer
16 94 (2.58%) DBA
17 87 (2.38%) Applications Support
18 82 (2.25%) Linux Administrator
19 74 (2.03%) Software Engineer
20 73 (2.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 385 (10.55%) HTML
2 349 (9.56%) Web Services
3 268 (7.34%) XML
4 241 (6.60%) CSS
5 239 (6.55%) Spring
6 196 (5.37%) Middleware
7 154 (4.22%) J2EE
8 153 (4.19%) HTML5
9 142 (3.89%) FIX Protocol
10 137 (3.75%) .NET
11 135 (3.70%) jQuery
11 135 (3.70%) REST
12 122 (3.34%) JSON
13 118 (3.23%) Hibernate
14 113 (3.10%) LAMP
15 109 (2.99%) RESTful
16 107 (2.93%) SOAP
17 96 (2.63%) STL
18 93 (2.55%) JMS
19 81 (2.22%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 260 (7.13%) Analytical Skills
2 217 (5.95%) Data Centre
3 182 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 145 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 107 (2.93%) Equities
6 95 (2.60%) Derivative
7 92 (2.52%) Clustering
8 80 (2.19%) Fixed Income
9 76 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 63 (1.73%) Algorithms
11 55 (1.51%) Replication
12 52 (1.43%) Mobile App
13 49 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 49 (1.34%) Visualisation
14 45 (1.23%) Data Structures
15 38 (1.04%) Digital Media
15 38 (1.04%) Wiki
16 36 (0.99%) Client/Server
17 35 (0.96%) CMDB
18 30 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1373 (37.63%) UNIX
2 1130 (30.97%) Windows
3 493 (13.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 370 (10.14%) Solaris
5 210 (5.76%) CentOS
6 190 (5.21%) Ubuntu
7 155 (4.25%) AIX
8 117 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 106 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 73 (2.00%) Mac OS X
11 66 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 55 (1.51%) Android
12 55 (1.51%) SUSE
13 52 (1.43%) Windows 7
14 38 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
15 34 (0.93%) Windows 8
16 33 (0.90%) Debian
17 32 (0.88%) zOS
18 30 (0.82%) Mac OS
19 29 (0.79%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 808 (22.14%) Agile Software Development
2 657 (18.00%) DevOps
3 523 (14.33%) Continuous Integration
4 349 (9.56%) TDD
5 329 (9.02%) Configuration Management
6 292 (8.00%) ITIL
7 269 (7.37%) Scrum
8 265 (7.26%) Multithreading
9 264 (7.23%) Open Source
10 257 (7.04%) OO
11 249 (6.82%) Migration
12 216 (5.92%) SDLC
13 185 (5.07%) E-Commerce
14 181 (4.96%) Low Latency
15 175 (4.80%) Project Management
16 169 (4.63%) Software Engineering
17 139 (3.81%) Continuous Delivery
18 134 (3.67%) BDD
19 126 (3.45%) Web Development
20 109 (2.99%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1187 (32.53%) Java
2 910 (24.94%) SQL
3 778 (21.32%) Python
4 626 (17.16%) Perl
5 466 (12.77%) JavaScript
6 443 (12.14%) C++
7 357 (9.78%) Shell Script
8 355 (9.73%) Bash Shell
9 311 (8.52%) Ruby
10 289 (7.92%) PHP
11 213 (5.84%) PowerShell
12 178 (4.88%) C#
13 166 (4.55%) C
14 127 (3.48%) Scala
15 121 (3.32%) PL/SQL
16 72 (1.97%) Groovy
17 65 (1.78%) Korn
18 44 (1.21%) VB
19 39 (1.07%) T-SQL
20 30 (0.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 280 (7.67%) Security Cleared
2 233 (6.39%) Degree
3 161 (4.41%) SC Cleared
4 119 (3.26%) Cisco Certification
5 75 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 65 (1.78%) MCSE
7 63 (1.73%) CCNA
7 63 (1.73%) DV Cleared
8 57 (1.56%) CCNP
9 35 (0.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 34 (0.93%) MCSA
11 33 (0.90%) CISSP
12 26 (0.71%) RHCE
13 23 (0.63%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (0.49%) Oracle Certification
15 18 (0.49%) CISM
16 17 (0.47%) PhD
17 15 (0.41%) MCP
17 15 (0.41%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.25%) QA
2 41 (1.12%) SLA
3 25 (0.69%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.22%) Data Quality
7 6 (0.16%) COREP
8 5 (0.14%) FINREP
8 5 (0.14%) WAI
9 4 (0.11%) COBIT
10 2 (0.055%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.027%) FATCA
11 1 (0.027%) COSO
11 1 (0.027%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.027%) Solvency II
System Software
1 294 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 212 (5.81%) Active Directory
3 168 (4.60%) Docker
4 85 (2.33%) vSphere
5 83 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
6 71 (1.95%) NFS
7 64 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 59 (1.62%) VMware ESX
9 48 (1.32%) KVM
10 43 (1.18%) Varnish
10 43 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
11 40 (1.10%) vCloud
12 34 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 33 (0.90%) XenApp
14 24 (0.66%) Squid
14 24 (0.66%) Xen
15 19 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 16 (0.44%) ProxySG
17 15 (0.41%) HDFS
18 14 (0.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 568 (15.57%) Puppet
2 356 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
3 192 (5.26%) Ansible
4 119 (3.26%) Nagios
5 77 (2.11%) BladeLogic
6 72 (1.97%) Salt
7 64 (1.75%) ZABBIX
8 60 (1.64%) Vagrant
9 50 (1.37%) Data Guard
10 46 (1.26%) Control-M
10 46 (1.26%) HAProxy
11 39 (1.07%) logstash
12 38 (1.04%) Kibana
13 35 (0.96%) ITRS Geneos
14 34 (0.93%) Rundeck
14 34 (0.93%) SCOM
15 33 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
16 31 (0.85%) yum
17 29 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 29 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 861 (23.60%) Oracle
2 587 (16.09%) Red Hat
3 525 (14.39%) VMware
4 330 (9.04%) Microsoft
5 254 (6.96%) Cisco
6 209 (5.73%) IBM
7 190 (5.21%) Sybase
8 170 (4.66%) HP
9 118 (3.23%) EMC
10 107 (2.93%) Citrix
11 103 (2.82%) NetApp
12 99 (2.71%) TIBCO
13 77 (2.11%) Atlassian
14 75 (2.06%) Splunk
14 75 (2.06%) CheckPoint
15 72 (1.97%) Sun
16 70 (1.92%) Google
17 69 (1.89%) Veritas
18 66 (1.81%) F5
19 59 (1.62%) CA
London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Data Inc UK Ltd
Rate: Competitive Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £90 - £120 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 3 days ago