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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 2091 1912 1791
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.60% 7.55% 6.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.87% 32.98% 32.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1479 1319 1116
Average daily rate
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£435 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £287 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 26 55
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 £12.95 £17.25 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.10 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -6.25%
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
5522 5797 5582
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.71% 22.88% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3619 3803 3396
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 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 247 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £28.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +9 501 £475 - 214
Croydon +10 10 £450 - 5
Kingston Upon Thames -5 5 £301 -23.49% 3
Chessington +5 4 - -
Hammersmith +3 4 £425 +17.72% 1
Bromley +2 4 £450 - 1
Docklands, London -5 4 £425 -11.45%
Wembley +2 2 £275 -8.33%
Isleworth - 2 £399 - 1
Wimbledon - 2 £610 -
Westminster - 2 £305 -
Harrow -1 1 - - 3
Hounslow -4 1 £500 +13.63% 4
Uxbridge -12 1 £325 -28.57% 2
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Hayes - 1 - - 5
Dagenham - - - -
Carshalton - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 2
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 4
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - - 1
West Drayton - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Ealing - - - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 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 1461 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1156 (30.80%) Java
3 1042 (27.76%) Windows
4 1028 (27.39%) Oracle
5 894 (23.82%) SQL
6 745 (19.85%) Finance
7 714 (19.02%) Python
8 649 (17.29%) Banking
9 585 (15.59%) Red Hat
10 576 (15.35%) HTML
11 563 (15.00%) Puppet
12 548 (14.60%) Perl
13 541 (14.42%) Apache
14 531 (14.15%) JavaScript
15 529 (14.10%) DevOps
16 527 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 523 (13.94%) Git (software)
18 483 (12.87%) VMware
19 464 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
20 462 (12.31%) MySQL
21 443 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
22 442 (11.78%) Web Services
23 433 (11.54%) Ruby
24 428 (11.40%) Subversion
25 419 (11.16%) C++
26 399 (10.63%) TDD
27 397 (10.58%) XML
28 379 (10.10%) Shell Script
29 375 (9.99%) Solaris
30 373 (9.94%) OO

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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
1 541 (14.42%) Apache
2 281 (7.49%) Tomcat
3 238 (6.34%) WebSphere
4 222 (5.92%) WebLogic
5 120 (3.20%) IIS
6 91 (2.42%) Node.js
7 77 (2.05%) nginx
8 69 (1.84%) OpenStack
9 50 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
10 49 (1.31%) Confluence
11 48 (1.28%) CMS
12 47 (1.25%) MS Exchange
13 46 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
14 44 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
15 42 (1.12%) Elasticsearch
16 40 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
17 38 (1.01%) SharePoint
18 36 (0.96%) WordPress
19 34 (0.91%) SAS
20 32 (0.85%) MQSeries
Applications
1 92 (2.45%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.01%) MS Office
3 18 (0.48%) MS Project
4 13 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
7 9 (0.24%) Mathematica
8 5 (0.13%) SPSS
9 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.053%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.027%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.027%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.027%) PowerPivot
11 1 (0.027%) Gephi
11 1 (0.027%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.027%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 58 (1.55%) RMDS
2 46 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 17 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
5 15 (0.40%) Oracle Applications
6 13 (0.35%) Magento
7 11 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
8 7 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 7 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
9 6 (0.16%) Murex MxG2000
9 6 (0.16%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
10 5 (0.13%) Google Analytics
10 5 (0.13%) Temenos T24
11 4 (0.11%) Tridion
11 4 (0.11%) WebTrends
11 4 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
12 3 (0.080%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 3 (0.080%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 224 (5.97%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
3 52 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (1.07%) SaaS
5 36 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 32 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (0.77%) PaaS
8 26 (0.69%) IaaS
9 18 (0.48%) GitHub
10 14 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.29%) Google App Engine
12 9 (0.24%) Office 365
13 6 (0.16%) Joyent
14 5 (0.13%) OpenShift
15 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
15 4 (0.11%) Route 53
16 3 (0.080%) Amazon EMR
16 3 (0.080%) CloudFront
17 2 (0.053%) SuccessFactors
18 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 306 (8.15%) HTTP
2 300 (7.99%) TCP/IP
3 279 (7.43%) Firewall
4 277 (7.38%) DNS
5 226 (6.02%) SAN
6 157 (4.18%) SSL
7 112 (2.98%) LDAP
8 109 (2.90%) Internet
9 90 (2.40%) VPN
10 89 (2.37%) NAS
11 81 (2.16%) Multicast
12 71 (1.89%) LAN
13 70 (1.87%) WAN
14 69 (1.84%) DHCP
15 57 (1.52%) Network Security
16 49 (1.31%) VLAN
17 45 (1.20%) FTP
18 44 (1.17%) SSH
19 34 (0.91%) Intranet
20 32 (0.85%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (12.31%) MySQL
2 325 (8.66%) Relational Database
3 280 (7.46%) Oracle Database
4 262 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 224 (5.97%) MongoDB
6 184 (4.90%) NoSQL
7 137 (3.65%) Oracle Database 11g
8 121 (3.22%) RDBMS
9 116 (3.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 113 (3.01%) Big Data
11 105 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
12 96 (2.56%) Hadoop
13 82 (2.18%) DB2
14 81 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
15 75 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 59 (1.57%) Redis
17 56 (1.49%) Oracle Exadata
18 40 (1.07%) Sybase ASE
19 35 (0.93%) Neo4j
20 31 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 523 (13.94%) Git (software)
2 428 (11.40%) Subversion
3 312 (8.31%) Jenkins
4 229 (6.10%) Maven
5 193 (5.14%) JIRA
6 140 (3.73%) Hudson
7 131 (3.49%) JUnit
8 110 (2.93%) Selenium
9 103 (2.74%) TeamCity
10 96 (2.56%) Ant
11 95 (2.53%) Cucumber
12 66 (1.76%) Eclipse
13 52 (1.39%) WebDriver
14 50 (1.33%) Mockito
15 42 (1.12%) JBehave
16 41 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (0.85%) Jasmine
18 30 (0.80%) Mercurial
19 29 (0.77%) SoapUI
20 27 (0.72%) jMock
General
1 745 (19.85%) Finance
2 649 (17.29%) Banking
3 297 (7.91%) Investment Banking
4 203 (5.41%) Front Office
5 133 (3.54%) Retail
6 97 (2.58%) Financial Institution
7 72 (1.92%) Games
8 63 (1.68%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.15%) Marketing
10 41 (1.09%) Publishing
11 33 (0.88%) Advertising
12 25 (0.67%) Legal
13 24 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 24 (0.64%) Electronics
14 19 (0.51%) German Language
15 14 (0.37%) Back Office
16 11 (0.29%) Billing
17 9 (0.24%) International Banking
18 7 (0.19%) Law
19 6 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1309 (34.88%) Developer
2 335 (8.93%) Java Developer
3 281 (7.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 267 (7.11%) Administrator
5 241 (6.42%) Analyst
6 229 (6.10%) C++ Developer
7 208 (5.54%) Architect
8 167 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
9 155 (4.13%) DBA
10 146 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
11 131 (3.49%) Consultant
12 129 (3.44%) Support Engineer
13 110 (2.93%) Senior Developer
13 110 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
14 103 (2.74%) Applications Support
15 98 (2.61%) Linux Administrator
16 95 (2.53%) Support Analyst
17 94 (2.50%) PHP Developer
18 91 (2.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 85 (2.26%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 576 (15.35%) HTML
2 442 (11.78%) Web Services
3 397 (10.58%) XML
4 370 (9.86%) CSS
5 225 (6.00%) Middleware
6 210 (5.60%) Spring
7 180 (4.80%) HTML5
8 173 (4.61%) Hibernate
9 171 (4.56%) J2EE
10 159 (4.24%) LAMP
11 155 (4.13%) .NET
12 154 (4.10%) jQuery
13 144 (3.84%) JSON
13 144 (3.84%) RESTful
14 142 (3.78%) REST
15 119 (3.17%) SOAP
16 101 (2.69%) WebSphere MQ
17 87 (2.32%) CSS3
18 85 (2.26%) AngularJS
19 83 (2.21%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 332 (8.85%) Open Source
2 191 (5.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 171 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 113 (3.01%) Fixed Income
5 111 (2.96%) Clustering
6 108 (2.88%) Replication
7 103 (2.74%) Derivative
8 87 (2.32%) Hedge funds
9 64 (1.71%) Visualisation
10 59 (1.57%) Mobile App
11 55 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 52 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 45 (1.20%) Equities
14 41 (1.09%) iPad
15 40 (1.07%) Online Games
15 40 (1.07%) Social Media
16 36 (0.96%) Management Information System
17 34 (0.91%) Statistics
17 34 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
17 34 (0.91%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1461 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1042 (27.76%) Windows
3 527 (14.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 375 (9.99%) Solaris
5 178 (4.74%) Mac OS X
6 157 (4.18%) CentOS
7 135 (3.60%) AIX
8 117 (3.12%) Ubuntu
8 117 (3.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 95 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 93 (2.48%) SUSE
11 75 (2.00%) Windows 7
12 58 (1.55%) Debian
13 52 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
14 42 (1.12%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (1.07%) SELinux
15 40 (1.07%) Android
16 39 (1.04%) Windows XP
17 29 (0.77%) HPUX
18 25 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (14.10%) DevOps
2 464 (12.36%) Agile Software Development
3 443 (11.80%) Continuous Integration
4 399 (10.63%) TDD
5 373 (9.94%) OO
6 370 (9.86%) Configuration Management
7 296 (7.89%) Scrum
8 275 (7.33%) ITIL
9 233 (6.21%) E-Commerce
10 202 (5.38%) Migration
11 191 (5.09%) Web Development
12 186 (4.96%) Software Engineering
13 174 (4.64%) SOA
14 169 (4.50%) Low Latency
15 162 (4.32%) Multithreading
16 143 (3.81%) BDD
17 141 (3.76%) Change Management
18 140 (3.73%) Responsive Web Design
19 132 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
20 129 (3.44%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1156 (30.80%) Java
2 894 (23.82%) SQL
3 714 (19.02%) Python
4 548 (14.60%) Perl
5 531 (14.15%) JavaScript
6 433 (11.54%) Ruby
7 419 (11.16%) C++
8 379 (10.10%) Shell Script
9 359 (9.57%) PHP
10 350 (9.33%) Bash Shell
11 185 (4.93%) C
12 159 (4.24%) PL/SQL
13 145 (3.86%) PowerShell
14 132 (3.52%) C#
15 93 (2.48%) Scala
16 81 (2.16%) Groovy
17 49 (1.31%) Korn
18 40 (1.07%) VB
19 33 (0.88%) VBScript
20 30 (0.80%) Jython
Qualifications
1 238 (6.34%) Degree
2 145 (3.86%) Security Cleared
3 78 (2.08%) SC Cleared
4 63 (1.68%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
6 39 (1.04%) CCNA
7 36 (0.96%) DV Cleared
8 33 (0.88%) ISTQB
9 31 (0.83%) CISSP
10 26 (0.69%) MCSE
11 23 (0.61%) PMI Certification
12 22 (0.59%) RHCE
13 21 (0.56%) CCNP
13 21 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 21 (0.56%) MCITP
14 20 (0.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (0.45%) ISEB
16 16 (0.43%) Oracle Certification
16 16 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (0.43%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 132 (3.52%) QA
2 48 (1.28%) SLA
3 35 (0.93%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.080%) Basel III
8 2 (0.053%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.053%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.053%) COBIT
9 1 (0.027%) JTAG
9 1 (0.027%) TickIT
9 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 300 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 175 (4.66%) Active Directory
3 149 (3.97%) Oracle RAC
4 71 (1.89%) vSphere
5 69 (1.84%) Oracle RMAN
6 61 (1.63%) NFS
6 61 (1.63%) vCloud
7 54 (1.44%) VMware ESX
8 40 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 34 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 32 (0.85%) Varnish
11 30 (0.80%) XenApp
12 28 (0.75%) Xen
13 27 (0.72%) XenServer
14 22 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (0.59%) KVM
15 19 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.37%) XenDesktop
16 14 (0.37%) RHEV
17 12 (0.32%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 563 (15.00%) Puppet
2 344 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
3 155 (4.13%) Nagios
4 62 (1.65%) Data Guard
5 60 (1.60%) Salt
6 58 (1.55%) ZABBIX
7 54 (1.44%) Tivoli
8 51 (1.36%) Control-M
8 51 (1.36%) Ansible
9 43 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
9 43 (1.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 39 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 36 (0.96%) NetBackup
12 34 (0.91%) Cacti
12 34 (0.91%) Vagrant
13 30 (0.80%) BladeLogic
14 29 (0.77%) Zenoss
15 27 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
16 26 (0.69%) SCOM
17 25 (0.67%) YUM
Vendors
1 1028 (27.39%) Oracle
2 585 (15.59%) Red Hat
3 483 (12.87%) VMware
4 278 (7.41%) IBM
5 271 (7.22%) Microsoft
6 234 (6.24%) Cisco
7 173 (4.61%) Sybase
8 161 (4.29%) JBoss
9 152 (4.05%) HP
10 137 (3.65%) EMC
11 123 (3.28%) NetApp
12 118 (3.14%) Citrix
13 88 (2.34%) TIBCO
14 83 (2.21%) Sun
15 78 (2.08%) Perforce
15 78 (2.08%) Zend
16 66 (1.76%) Veritas
17 65 (1.73%) Reuters
18 57 (1.52%) 29West
19 55 (1.47%) Remedy
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £380 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Rate can be in increased depending on experience
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 to £275 per day
Posted: 3 days ago