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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 2350 1791 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.85% 8.03% 7.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.75% 37.28% 33.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 1693 1209 1220
Median daily rate £473 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £305 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 28 17
Median hourly rate £22.84 £22.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.02% -34.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.20 £18.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.20 £52.17 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
4724 4804 5095
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.81% 21.55% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3375 3200 3471
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £573 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 198 240
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.60 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.91% +9.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.13 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 31 May 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 +7 349 £475 +5.55% 144
Croydon 0 32 £400 -5.88% 1
Bromley +1 19 £450 +83.67% 1
Harrow - 14 £438 -
Westminster - 12 £475 -
Canary Wharf +4 9 £463 -15.90% 1
Docklands, London +9 7 £460 -16.36%
Uxbridge +9 6 £404 +106.92% 1
Ealing -1 6 £350 -13.04%
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Surbiton - 4 £475 - 1
Wimbledon - 4 £436 -
Chiswick - 4 £425 - 1
Hammersmith +3 3 - -
Chessington -2 2 - -
Southall - 2 £340 -
Paddington +4 1 - -
Twickenham +2 1 £340 -24.44% 1
Hounslow +1 1 £535 +89.38%
Feltham -1 1 £425 +6.25%
Osterley -5 1 £518 -2.35%
Lewisham - 1 £400 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £500 - 3
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 1388 (32.87%) Unix
2 1331 (31.52%) Java
3 1298 (30.74%) DevOps
4 1244 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
5 1193 (28.25%) Windows
6 1155 (27.35%) Python
7 1042 (24.67%) Puppet
8 895 (21.19%) Finance
9 882 (20.89%) SQL
10 840 (19.89%) Oracle
11 817 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
12 805 (19.06%) Git (software)
13 793 (18.78%) Jenkins
14 708 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
15 691 (16.36%) Configuration Management
16 688 (16.29%) Red Hat
17 670 (15.87%) Perl
18 621 (14.71%) VMware
19 619 (14.66%) Ruby
20 610 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 581 (13.76%) Ansible
22 571 (13.52%) Opscode Chef
23 567 (13.43%) Bash Shell
24 487 (11.53%) Apache
25 476 (11.27%) Web Services
26 473 (11.20%) MySQL
27 470 (11.13%) Banking
28 459 (10.87%) Docker
29 445 (10.54%) JavaScript
30 436 (10.32%) C++

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
1 487 (11.53%) Apache
2 347 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 217 (5.14%) nginx
4 213 (5.04%) WebSphere
5 211 (5.00%) Node.js
6 172 (4.07%) OpenStack
7 149 (3.53%) IIS
8 132 (3.13%) Confluence
9 128 (3.03%) JBoss
10 110 (2.60%) WebLogic
11 84 (1.99%) Elasticsearch
11 84 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
12 59 (1.40%) CMS
13 57 (1.35%) IBM HTTP Server
13 57 (1.35%) MS Exchange
14 54 (1.28%) Apache Spark
15 53 (1.26%) Jetty
16 36 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 33 (0.78%) Mule
18 29 (0.69%) Drupal
Applications
1 100 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 42 (0.99%) MS Office
3 27 (0.64%) HipChat
4 18 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.26%) MS Project
6 10 (0.24%) SPSS
7 9 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.19%) AutoCAD
9 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
10 4 (0.095%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.095%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.095%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.095%) FrameMaker
10 4 (0.095%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.095%) RoboHelp
10 4 (0.095%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 33 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.47%) ION MarketView
3 17 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.26%) RMDS
5 10 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
6 7 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 7 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
7 6 (0.14%) Documaker
7 6 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
8 5 (0.12%) BusinessWare
8 5 (0.12%) Eikon
8 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.12%) SAP R/3
9 4 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.071%) Magento
10 3 (0.071%) MetaTrader
10 3 (0.071%) Oracle ERP
10 3 (0.071%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.071%) Salerio
10 3 (0.071%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 817 (19.35%) Amazon AWS
2 196 (4.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (3.50%) GitHub
4 104 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
5 87 (2.06%) IaaS
6 79 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
7 70 (1.66%) Cloud Computing
8 68 (1.61%) SaaS
9 66 (1.56%) PaaS
10 58 (1.37%) Amazon S3
11 28 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
13 23 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.54%) Office 365
14 22 (0.52%) Amazon SQS
15 17 (0.40%) OpenShift
16 15 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
17 14 (0.33%) Route 53
18 13 (0.31%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
19 12 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 328 (7.77%) HTTP
2 324 (7.67%) DNS
3 314 (7.44%) TCP/IP
4 280 (6.63%) Firewall
5 278 (6.58%) SAN
6 155 (3.67%) SSL
7 142 (3.36%) LDAP
8 114 (2.70%) NAS
9 113 (2.68%) VPN
10 111 (2.63%) Internet
11 105 (2.49%) LAN
12 102 (2.42%) WAN
13 65 (1.54%) DHCP
14 63 (1.49%) Network Security
15 61 (1.44%) SNMP
16 54 (1.28%) Fibre Channel
17 51 (1.21%) FTP
18 42 (0.99%) Multicast
19 41 (0.97%) iSCSI
20 40 (0.95%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 473 (11.20%) MySQL
2 364 (8.62%) SQL Server
3 354 (8.38%) MongoDB
4 278 (6.58%) NoSQL
5 250 (5.92%) PostgreSQL
6 245 (5.80%) Relational Database
7 229 (5.42%) Oracle Database
8 153 (3.62%) Hadoop
9 144 (3.41%) Big Data
10 119 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
11 97 (2.30%) Oracle Database 11g
12 83 (1.97%) DB2
13 72 (1.70%) RDBMS
14 62 (1.47%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (1.40%) Redis
16 53 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
17 52 (1.23%) HBase
18 47 (1.11%) Oracle Database 12c
19 42 (0.99%) OLTP
20 37 (0.88%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 805 (19.06%) Git (software)
2 793 (18.78%) Jenkins
3 329 (7.79%) JIRA
4 313 (7.41%) Maven
5 247 (5.85%) Subversion
6 134 (3.17%) Hudson
7 113 (2.68%) TeamCity
8 109 (2.58%) Cucumber
9 100 (2.37%) Artifactory
10 95 (2.25%) JUnit
11 88 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 81 (1.92%) Sonatype Nexus
13 80 (1.89%) GitLab
13 80 (1.89%) Gradle
14 73 (1.73%) Ant
15 72 (1.70%) Selenium
16 70 (1.66%) Vagrant
17 45 (1.07%) Mockito
18 39 (0.92%) Eclipse
19 35 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 895 (21.19%) Finance
2 470 (11.13%) Banking
3 179 (4.24%) Front Office
4 147 (3.48%) Retail
5 126 (2.98%) Investment Banking
6 87 (2.06%) Telecoms
7 71 (1.68%) Marketing
8 70 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 65 (1.54%) Games
10 52 (1.23%) Publishing
11 46 (1.09%) Manufacturing
12 39 (0.92%) Electronics
13 36 (0.85%) Back Office
14 29 (0.69%) Legal
15 22 (0.52%) Advertising
16 15 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
17 13 (0.31%) Law
18 8 (0.19%) German Language
19 7 (0.17%) Retail Banking
19 7 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1059 (25.08%) Developer
2 811 (19.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 410 (9.71%) Linux Engineer
4 394 (9.33%) Administrator
5 380 (9.00%) Java Developer
6 292 (6.91%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 279 (6.61%) Architect
8 217 (5.14%) C++ Developer
9 212 (5.02%) Systems Administrator
10 210 (4.97%) Consultant
11 205 (4.85%) Analyst
12 197 (4.66%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 196 (4.64%) AWS Engineer
14 174 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
15 127 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
16 126 (2.98%) Senior Developer
17 124 (2.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 117 (2.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 112 (2.65%) Python Developer
20 109 (2.58%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 476 (11.27%) Web Services
2 354 (8.38%) HTML
3 265 (6.28%) XML
4 248 (5.87%) CSS
5 233 (5.52%) Spring
6 231 (5.47%) Middleware
7 218 (5.16%) REST
8 178 (4.22%) LAMP
9 161 (3.81%) JSON
10 158 (3.74%) HTML5
11 155 (3.67%) .NET
11 155 (3.67%) SOAP
12 150 (3.55%) RESTful
13 147 (3.48%) J2EE
14 141 (3.34%) AngularJS
14 141 (3.34%) jQuery
15 122 (2.89%) JMS
16 99 (2.34%) Sensu
17 98 (2.32%) ELK Stack
18 92 (2.18%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 200 (4.74%) Analytical Skills
2 195 (4.62%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 189 (4.48%) Data Centre
4 119 (2.82%) Computer Science
5 118 (2.79%) Management Information System
6 104 (2.46%) Clustering
7 90 (2.13%) Equities
8 79 (1.87%) Public Cloud
9 71 (1.68%) Algorithms
10 67 (1.59%) Private Cloud
11 66 (1.56%) User Experience
12 64 (1.52%) Fixed Income
13 62 (1.47%) Replication
14 60 (1.42%) Derivative
15 58 (1.37%) Hedge funds
16 54 (1.28%) Mathematics
17 43 (1.02%) DataPower
18 39 (0.92%) Mobile App
19 37 (0.88%) Data Structures
20 34 (0.81%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1388 (32.87%) Unix
2 1193 (28.25%) Windows
3 610 (14.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 337 (7.98%) Solaris
5 316 (7.48%) CentOS
6 314 (7.44%) Windows Server
7 244 (5.78%) AIX
8 212 (5.02%) Ubuntu
9 134 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 124 (2.94%) Mac OS X
11 113 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 101 (2.39%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 86 (2.04%) SUSE
14 72 (1.70%) CoreOS
15 68 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
16 61 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
17 60 (1.42%) Windows 7
18 52 (1.23%) Mac OS
19 49 (1.16%) Debian
20 42 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 1298 (30.74%) DevOps
2 1244 (29.46%) Agile Software Development
3 708 (16.77%) Continuous Integration
4 691 (16.36%) Configuration Management
5 415 (9.83%) Open Source
6 395 (9.35%) TDD
7 357 (8.45%) Scrum
8 343 (8.12%) Migration
9 341 (8.07%) ITIL
10 311 (7.36%) Continuous Delivery
11 294 (6.96%) OO
12 244 (5.78%) E-Commerce
13 234 (5.54%) Multithreading
14 233 (5.52%) High Availability
15 187 (4.43%) Software Engineering
16 180 (4.26%) BDD
17 179 (4.24%) SDLC
18 174 (4.12%) Release Management
19 173 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
20 163 (3.86%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 1331 (31.52%) Java
2 1155 (27.35%) Python
3 882 (20.89%) SQL
4 670 (15.87%) Perl
5 619 (14.66%) Ruby
6 567 (13.43%) Bash Shell
7 445 (10.54%) JavaScript
8 436 (10.32%) C++
9 345 (8.17%) Shell Script
10 274 (6.49%) PowerShell
11 255 (6.04%) PHP
12 216 (5.11%) C
13 148 (3.50%) Scala
14 147 (3.48%) Go
15 128 (3.03%) C#
16 113 (2.68%) PL/SQL
17 61 (1.44%) Groovy
18 52 (1.23%) Korn
19 30 (0.71%) Jython
20 19 (0.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 367 (8.69%) Security Cleared
2 247 (5.85%) SC Cleared
3 238 (5.64%) Degree
4 84 (1.99%) DV Cleared
5 73 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
6 50 (1.18%) CCNA
7 40 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 40 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 36 (0.85%) CCNP
9 34 (0.81%) RHCE
10 32 (0.76%) MCSE
11 30 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (0.66%) CISSP
13 27 (0.64%) ISTQB
13 27 (0.64%) PhD
14 24 (0.57%) RHCA
15 23 (0.54%) BC Cleared
16 17 (0.40%) AWS Certification
17 16 (0.38%) Oracle Certification
18 13 (0.31%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.65%) QA
2 47 (1.11%) SLA
3 26 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
4 24 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.12%) ISO20022
7 5 (0.12%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.12%) MiFID
8 3 (0.071%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.071%) ISO15022
9 2 (0.047%) COBIT
9 2 (0.047%) DICOM
9 2 (0.047%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.047%) HL7
9 2 (0.047%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.047%) SEPA
10 1 (0.024%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.024%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 459 (10.87%) Docker
2 400 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (6.94%) Active Directory
4 107 (2.53%) NFS
5 104 (2.46%) KVM
6 100 (2.37%) vSphere
7 82 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 78 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
9 77 (1.82%) Hyper-V
10 73 (1.73%) GlusterFS
11 71 (1.68%) etcd
11 71 (1.68%) flannel
12 65 (1.54%) Ceph
13 57 (1.35%) Oracle RAC
14 55 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 55 (1.30%) Xen
15 41 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 34 (0.81%) vCloud
17 27 (0.64%) Samba
18 23 (0.54%) StorNext
Systems Management
1 1042 (24.67%) Puppet
2 581 (13.76%) Ansible
3 571 (13.52%) Opscode Chef
4 246 (5.83%) Nagios
5 148 (3.50%) logstash
6 140 (3.32%) Kubernetes
7 109 (2.58%) HAProxy
8 88 (2.08%) Graphite
9 80 (1.89%) ZABBIX
10 79 (1.87%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 71 (1.68%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 69 (1.63%) Salt
13 65 (1.54%) Kibana
13 65 (1.54%) SCCM
14 52 (1.23%) Terraform
15 47 (1.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 46 (1.09%) Packer
17 40 (0.95%) SCOM
18 38 (0.90%) Grafana
18 38 (0.90%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 840 (19.89%) Oracle
2 688 (16.29%) Red Hat
3 621 (14.71%) VMware
4 330 (7.81%) Microsoft
5 278 (6.58%) IBM
6 210 (4.97%) Cisco
7 169 (4.00%) HP
8 136 (3.22%) Splunk
9 135 (3.20%) NetApp
9 135 (3.20%) Sybase
10 126 (2.98%) EMC
11 124 (2.94%) Veritas
12 97 (2.30%) Citrix
13 94 (2.23%) Atlassian
14 73 (1.73%) SAP
15 72 (1.70%) Google
16 61 (1.44%) Rackspace
17 54 (1.28%) Dell
18 53 (1.26%) CheckPoint
19 52 (1.23%) F5
London
Salt
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £500 Per Day Contract
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Networkers PLC
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £550 - £650 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Stealth IT
Rate: Unspecified £Market
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £500 to £550 p/day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Rate: 10% annual bonus on top of salary in addition to other benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day + extensive benefits package
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 5 days ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
DCV Technologies
Rate: From £350 to £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago