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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 2122 1960 1790
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.68% 7.81% 6.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.78% 33.87% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1534 1372 1128
Average daily rate
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£430 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.37% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £285 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 19 61
Average hourly rate £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £21.30 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.00 £40.00 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
5616 5786 5583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.98% 23.06% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 3737 3819 3440
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £211 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 254 252 331
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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
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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 +5 490 £465 +0.54% 196
Croydon +6 9 £438 +25.00% 5
Docklands, London 0 7 £425 -14.14% 1
Chessington +3 6 - - 1
Greenford - 6 - - 1
Hammersmith +2 5 £413 +14.26% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -3 5 £301 -24.68% 2
Bromley -3 4 £450 -12.19%
Wembley +3 2 £275 -8.33%
Harrow -2 2 £400 +16.36% 4
Isleworth - 2 £399 - 2
Hounslow -3 1 £500 +35.59% 3
Uxbridge -13 1 £325 -28.57%
Southwark - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 3
Hayes - 1 - - 5
Edgware - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 1
Teddington - - - - 2
Twickenham - - - - 2
West Drayton - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Paddington - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1544 (39.18%) UNIX
2 1209 (30.68%) Java
3 1076 (27.30%) Windows
4 1060 (26.90%) Oracle
5 981 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
6 910 (23.09%) SQL
7 779 (19.77%) Finance
8 772 (19.59%) Python
9 677 (17.18%) Banking
10 620 (15.73%) Red Hat
11 601 (15.25%) HTML
12 589 (14.95%) Puppet
13 578 (14.67%) Apache
14 569 (14.44%) DevOps
15 562 (14.26%) JavaScript
16 558 (14.16%) Git (software)
17 552 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 549 (13.93%) Perl
19 520 (13.19%) VMware
20 493 (12.51%) MySQL
21 471 (11.95%) Web Services
22 464 (11.77%) Ruby
23 447 (11.34%) C++
24 445 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
25 444 (11.27%) Subversion
26 422 (10.71%) TDD
27 407 (10.33%) XML
28 396 (10.05%) OO
29 395 (10.02%) Shell Script
30 394 (10.00%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 578 (14.67%) Apache
2 294 (7.46%) Tomcat
3 252 (6.39%) WebSphere
4 230 (5.84%) WebLogic
5 126 (3.20%) IIS
6 92 (2.33%) Node.js
7 89 (2.26%) nginx
8 73 (1.85%) OpenStack
9 55 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
10 53 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
11 52 (1.32%) Confluence
11 52 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
12 51 (1.29%) MS Exchange
13 45 (1.14%) CMS
14 40 (1.01%) SharePoint
14 40 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
15 38 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
16 36 (0.91%) WordPress
17 35 (0.89%) SAS
18 34 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 96 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.01%) MS Office
3 22 (0.56%) MS Project
4 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (0.25%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.23%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.10%) SPSS
8 4 (0.10%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.10%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.025%) Maya
9 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.025%) RoboHelp
9 1 (0.025%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.025%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.025%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
9 1 (0.025%) Gephi
Business Applications
1 57 (1.45%) RMDS
2 48 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 19 (0.48%) Oracle BPM
4 18 (0.46%) ION MarketView
5 14 (0.36%) Magento
5 14 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
6 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
7 7 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.15%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
8 6 (0.15%) Murex MxG2000
8 6 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
9 5 (0.13%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
10 4 (0.10%) Tridion
10 4 (0.10%) WebTrends
10 4 (0.10%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.10%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.076%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.076%) Hyperion Enterprise
Cloud Services
1 243 (6.17%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
4 41 (1.04%) Amazon S3
4 41 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 40 (1.01%) SaaS
6 29 (0.74%) PaaS
6 29 (0.74%) IaaS
7 20 (0.51%) GitHub
8 14 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (0.28%) Google App Engine
10 9 (0.23%) Office 365
11 7 (0.18%) IBM SmartCloud
12 6 (0.15%) Joyent
13 4 (0.10%) Route 53
13 4 (0.10%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.076%) Google Apps
14 3 (0.076%) Amazon EMR
15 2 (0.051%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.051%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 327 (8.30%) HTTP
2 313 (7.94%) TCP/IP
3 297 (7.54%) DNS
4 280 (7.10%) Firewall
5 239 (6.06%) SAN
6 167 (4.24%) SSL
7 116 (2.94%) Internet
8 113 (2.87%) LDAP
9 95 (2.41%) VPN
10 94 (2.39%) NAS
11 79 (2.00%) Multicast
11 79 (2.00%) LAN
12 74 (1.88%) WAN
13 69 (1.75%) DHCP
14 62 (1.57%) Network Security
15 53 (1.34%) VLAN
16 49 (1.24%) SSH
17 48 (1.22%) FTP
18 35 (0.89%) Intranet
18 35 (0.89%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 493 (12.51%) MySQL
2 344 (8.73%) Relational Database
3 285 (7.23%) Oracle Database
4 281 (7.13%) SQL Server
5 228 (5.79%) MongoDB
6 195 (4.95%) NoSQL
7 134 (3.40%) Oracle Database 11g
8 128 (3.25%) RDBMS
9 125 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
10 120 (3.04%) Big Data
11 118 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
12 100 (2.54%) Hadoop
13 90 (2.28%) DB2
14 81 (2.06%) Oracle Database 10g
15 76 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
16 68 (1.73%) Redis
17 60 (1.52%) Oracle Exadata
18 41 (1.04%) Sybase ASE
19 36 (0.91%) Neo4j
20 31 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 558 (14.16%) Git (software)
2 444 (11.27%) Subversion
3 323 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 240 (6.09%) Maven
5 201 (5.10%) JIRA
6 139 (3.53%) Hudson
7 132 (3.35%) JUnit
8 106 (2.69%) Selenium
9 105 (2.66%) TeamCity
10 97 (2.46%) Ant
11 96 (2.44%) Cucumber
12 65 (1.65%) Eclipse
13 47 (1.19%) WebDriver
14 44 (1.12%) Mockito
15 40 (1.01%) Jasmine
16 39 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (0.91%) JBehave
18 32 (0.81%) jMock
19 31 (0.79%) SoapUI
20 30 (0.76%) Mercurial
General
1 779 (19.77%) Finance
2 677 (17.18%) Banking
3 309 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 212 (5.38%) Front Office
5 139 (3.53%) Retail
6 103 (2.61%) Financial Institution
7 78 (1.98%) Games
8 66 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 52 (1.32%) Marketing
10 41 (1.04%) Publishing
11 35 (0.89%) Advertising
12 31 (0.79%) Legal
13 30 (0.76%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.61%) Electronics
15 16 (0.41%) German Language
16 11 (0.28%) Back Office
17 10 (0.25%) Billing
17 10 (0.25%) International Banking
18 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 1364 (34.61%) Developer
2 348 (8.83%) Java Developer
3 297 (7.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 278 (7.05%) Administrator
5 270 (6.85%) Analyst
6 234 (5.94%) C++ Developer
7 217 (5.51%) Architect
8 171 (4.34%) Systems Administrator
9 161 (4.09%) DBA
10 156 (3.96%) Linux Engineer
11 134 (3.40%) Consultant
12 132 (3.35%) Support Engineer
13 124 (3.15%) Senior Developer
14 118 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
15 103 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
16 102 (2.59%) PHP Developer
17 101 (2.56%) Applications Support
18 100 (2.54%) Support Analyst
19 98 (2.49%) Linux DevOps Engineer
20 88 (2.23%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 601 (15.25%) HTML
2 471 (11.95%) Web Services
3 407 (10.33%) XML
4 391 (9.92%) CSS
5 240 (6.09%) Middleware
6 211 (5.35%) Spring
7 196 (4.97%) HTML5
8 177 (4.49%) Hibernate
9 176 (4.47%) J2EE
10 169 (4.29%) LAMP
11 168 (4.26%) .NET
12 164 (4.16%) jQuery
13 149 (3.78%) REST
14 148 (3.76%) JSON
15 143 (3.63%) RESTful
16 125 (3.17%) SOAP
17 103 (2.61%) WebSphere MQ
18 95 (2.41%) JMS
19 93 (2.36%) Django
20 92 (2.33%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 354 (8.98%) Open Source
2 206 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
3 197 (5.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 173 (4.39%) Computer Science
5 120 (3.04%) Replication
6 116 (2.94%) Clustering
7 114 (2.89%) Fixed Income
8 107 (2.72%) Derivative
9 87 (2.21%) Hedge funds
10 74 (1.88%) Visualisation
11 58 (1.47%) Mobile App
12 56 (1.42%) User Experience
13 53 (1.34%) Equities
14 52 (1.32%) Client/Server
15 49 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
16 40 (1.01%) Online Games
16 40 (1.01%) Management Information System
17 39 (0.99%) iPad
18 37 (0.94%) Social Media
19 36 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1544 (39.18%) UNIX
2 1076 (27.30%) Windows
3 552 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 380 (9.64%) Solaris
5 197 (5.00%) Mac OS X
6 177 (4.49%) CentOS
7 150 (3.81%) AIX
8 129 (3.27%) Ubuntu
8 129 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 103 (2.61%) SUSE
10 94 (2.39%) Windows Server 2003
11 71 (1.80%) Windows 7
12 61 (1.55%) Debian
13 56 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
14 46 (1.17%) Windows Server 2012
15 43 (1.09%) Windows XP
16 42 (1.07%) Android
16 42 (1.07%) SELinux
17 33 (0.84%) HPUX
18 30 (0.76%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 981 (24.89%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (14.44%) DevOps
3 445 (11.29%) Continuous Integration
4 422 (10.71%) TDD
5 396 (10.05%) OO
6 394 (10.00%) Configuration Management
7 323 (8.20%) Scrum
8 291 (7.38%) ITIL
9 249 (6.32%) E-Commerce
10 214 (5.43%) Web Development
11 210 (5.33%) Migration
12 187 (4.74%) Software Engineering
13 180 (4.57%) Multithreading
14 176 (4.47%) Low Latency
15 173 (4.39%) SOA
16 156 (3.96%) Change Management
17 152 (3.86%) Responsive Web Design
18 143 (3.63%) BDD
19 140 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
20 135 (3.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1209 (30.68%) Java
2 910 (23.09%) SQL
3 772 (19.59%) Python
4 562 (14.26%) JavaScript
5 549 (13.93%) Perl
6 464 (11.77%) Ruby
7 447 (11.34%) C++
8 395 (10.02%) Shell Script
9 380 (9.64%) PHP
10 359 (9.11%) Bash Shell
11 191 (4.85%) C
12 149 (3.78%) PowerShell
13 147 (3.73%) PL/SQL
14 128 (3.25%) C#
15 113 (2.87%) Scala
16 78 (1.98%) Groovy
17 54 (1.37%) Korn
18 43 (1.09%) VB
19 40 (1.01%) Jython
20 37 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 249 (6.32%) Degree
2 157 (3.98%) Security Cleared
3 84 (2.13%) SC Cleared
4 71 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
5 58 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (1.19%) CCNA
7 39 (0.99%) CISSP
7 39 (0.99%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.84%) ISTQB
9 30 (0.76%) MCSE
10 25 (0.63%) RHCE
10 25 (0.63%) PMI Certification
11 24 (0.61%) MCITP
12 21 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 21 (0.53%) CCNP
13 20 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (0.48%) CCSA
15 18 (0.46%) ISEB
16 17 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (0.43%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 138 (3.50%) QA
2 52 (1.32%) SLA
3 38 (0.96%) ISO 9001
4 22 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.13%) Basel III
7 4 (0.10%) COBIT
8 3 (0.076%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.051%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.051%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.025%) TickIT
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.025%) JTAG
System Software
1 316 (8.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 180 (4.57%) Active Directory
3 152 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (1.85%) vSphere
5 71 (1.80%) Oracle RMAN
6 66 (1.67%) VMware ESX
6 66 (1.67%) NFS
7 65 (1.65%) vCloud
8 43 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 38 (0.96%) Hyper-V
10 37 (0.94%) Varnish
11 32 (0.81%) XenApp
12 31 (0.79%) XenServer
13 28 (0.71%) Xen
14 24 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
15 22 (0.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 21 (0.53%) KVM
17 15 (0.38%) Veritas File System
17 15 (0.38%) XenDesktop
18 14 (0.36%) Docker
Systems Management
1 589 (14.95%) Puppet
2 364 (9.24%) Opscode Chef
3 181 (4.59%) Nagios
4 63 (1.60%) Data Guard
5 60 (1.52%) Salt
6 59 (1.50%) Ansible
7 58 (1.47%) ZABBIX
8 57 (1.45%) Tivoli
9 50 (1.27%) Control-M
10 45 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 43 (1.09%) ITRS Geneos
12 40 (1.01%) Cacti
13 37 (0.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 36 (0.91%) NetBackup
15 35 (0.89%) Zenoss
16 32 (0.81%) Vagrant
17 30 (0.76%) BladeLogic
18 28 (0.71%) SCCM
18 28 (0.71%) SCOM
18 28 (0.71%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 1060 (26.90%) Oracle
2 620 (15.73%) Red Hat
3 520 (13.19%) VMware
4 308 (7.82%) IBM
5 289 (7.33%) Microsoft
6 242 (6.14%) Cisco
7 189 (4.80%) Sybase
8 174 (4.42%) JBoss
9 164 (4.16%) HP
10 141 (3.58%) EMC
11 127 (3.22%) NetApp
12 120 (3.04%) Citrix
13 93 (2.36%) TIBCO
14 81 (2.06%) Sun
15 77 (1.95%) Perforce
16 76 (1.93%) Zend
17 68 (1.73%) Veritas
18 61 (1.55%) Reuters
19 60 (1.52%) 29West
20 58 (1.47%) Splunk
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