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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 15 23
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 1863 1767 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.80% 8.33% 7.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.66% 36.52% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1327 1239 1104
Average daily rate £475 £470 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.06% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 12 20
Average hourly rate £47.83 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.43% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.50 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
4267 4838 4798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.15% 22.81% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 2914 3323 3147
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £185 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 153 210
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 292 £500 +5.26% 128
Croydon -8 15 £425 -5.55% 3
New Malden - 13 - -
Hammersmith +2 7 £500 +5.82% 2
Harrow +3 6 £500 -
Docklands, London +4 5 £525 +26.12%
Bromley -2 5 £500 +19.18%
Canary Wharf -3 4 £438 -16.66%
Westminster -6 4 £441 -20.80% 1
Osterley - 4 £475 -
Southwark -1 3 £250 -
Chiswick - 3 - -
Isleworth - 3 - -
Feltham +4 2 £400 -
Hayes 0 2 £500 -
Chessington -2 2 £150 -
Ealing -5 2 - - 1
Uxbridge -1 1 - - 3
Wimbledon -2 1 £413 -2.94% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -5 1 - -
West Drayton - 1 £425 -
Greenwich - 1 £456 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 1390 (35.30%) Java
2 1341 (34.05%) Unix
3 1139 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
4 1138 (28.90%) Windows
5 971 (24.66%) Python
6 945 (24.00%) DevOps
7 873 (22.17%) SQL
8 848 (21.53%) Finance
9 840 (21.33%) Puppet
10 791 (20.09%) Oracle
11 729 (18.51%) Jenkins
12 698 (17.72%) Git (software)
13 596 (15.13%) VMware
14 565 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
15 562 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
16 542 (13.76%) Configuration Management
17 540 (13.71%) Ruby
18 539 (13.69%) Bash Shell
19 536 (13.61%) Red Hat
20 527 (13.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 523 (13.28%) Perl
22 507 (12.87%) Banking
23 498 (12.65%) JavaScript
24 439 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
25 429 (10.89%) TDD
26 426 (10.82%) MySQL
27 425 (10.79%) Web Services
28 419 (10.64%) HTML
29 402 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
30 401 (10.18%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 401 (10.18%) Apache
2 284 (7.21%) Tomcat
3 190 (4.82%) Node.js
4 146 (3.71%) JBoss
5 145 (3.68%) WebSphere
6 144 (3.66%) OpenStack
7 114 (2.89%) Confluence
8 112 (2.84%) nginx
9 98 (2.49%) WebLogic
10 88 (2.23%) IIS
11 87 (2.21%) Apache Spark
12 56 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
13 50 (1.27%) CMS
13 50 (1.27%) MS Exchange
14 37 (0.94%) Jetty
15 36 (0.91%) SAS
15 36 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
16 35 (0.89%) Drupal
17 26 (0.66%) WordPress
18 25 (0.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 72 (1.83%) MS Excel
2 45 (1.14%) MS Office
3 23 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 19 (0.48%) MS Project
5 13 (0.33%) HipChat
5 13 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
6 12 (0.30%) SPSS
7 9 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
8 8 (0.20%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
9 4 (0.10%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.10%) RoboHelp
10 3 (0.076%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.076%) AutoCAD
11 2 (0.051%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.025%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 28 (0.71%) ION MarketView
2 25 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
4 16 (0.41%) Oracle BRM
5 11 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 8 (0.20%) BusinessWare
6 8 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
6 8 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
6 8 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
8 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
8 6 (0.15%) RMDS
9 5 (0.13%) Salerio
10 4 (0.10%) Faxination
10 4 (0.10%) Oracle ERP
10 4 (0.10%) Sentinel
11 3 (0.076%) Adobe Campaign
12 2 (0.051%) Documaker
12 2 (0.051%) Magento
12 2 (0.051%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 565 (14.35%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (2.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 91 (2.31%) GitHub
4 78 (1.98%) IaaS
5 73 (1.85%) SaaS
6 67 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
7 62 (1.57%) PaaS
8 57 (1.45%) AWS CloudFormation
9 55 (1.40%) Amazon S3
10 46 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
11 33 (0.84%) Google Cloud Platform
12 32 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 30 (0.76%) Office 365
14 17 (0.43%) Amazon Glacier
15 11 (0.28%) AWS Lambda
16 10 (0.25%) Route 53
17 9 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
17 9 (0.23%) Amazon EMR
17 9 (0.23%) Amazon Kinesis
18 8 (0.20%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 286 (7.26%) Firewall
2 283 (7.19%) TCP/IP
3 252 (6.40%) DNS
4 248 (6.30%) HTTP
5 194 (4.93%) SAN
6 137 (3.48%) LDAP
7 131 (3.33%) Internet
8 100 (2.54%) SSL
8 100 (2.54%) VPN
9 97 (2.46%) LAN
10 85 (2.16%) WAN
11 76 (1.93%) NAS
12 70 (1.78%) DHCP
13 64 (1.63%) Network Security
14 55 (1.40%) Kerberos
15 54 (1.37%) SSH
16 46 (1.17%) FTP
17 45 (1.14%) Intrusion Detection
18 44 (1.12%) Multicast
19 39 (0.99%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 426 (10.82%) MySQL
2 345 (8.76%) SQL Server
3 294 (7.47%) MongoDB
4 281 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 258 (6.55%) Oracle Database
6 216 (5.49%) PostgreSQL
7 201 (5.10%) Hadoop
8 196 (4.98%) Big Data
9 180 (4.57%) NoSQL
10 135 (3.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 120 (3.05%) Apache Cassandra
12 83 (2.11%) HBase
13 79 (2.01%) DB2
14 75 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
15 68 (1.73%) Apache Hive
16 52 (1.32%) Redis
17 51 (1.30%) RDBMS
18 48 (1.22%) Sybase ASE
19 39 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
20 38 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 729 (18.51%) Jenkins
2 698 (17.72%) Git (software)
3 344 (8.74%) Maven
4 266 (6.75%) JIRA
5 249 (6.32%) Subversion
6 125 (3.17%) Hudson
7 114 (2.89%) JUnit
8 110 (2.79%) Cucumber
9 96 (2.44%) Gradle
10 95 (2.41%) Eclipse
11 75 (1.90%) Selenium
12 73 (1.85%) Ant
13 71 (1.80%) Mockito
14 65 (1.65%) TeamCity
15 54 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
16 50 (1.27%) IntelliJ
17 39 (0.99%) Vagrant
18 37 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
19 33 (0.84%) Gerrit
19 33 (0.84%) Spock
General
1 848 (21.53%) Finance
2 507 (12.87%) Banking
3 240 (6.09%) Investment Banking
4 220 (5.59%) Front Office
5 109 (2.77%) Retail
6 95 (2.41%) Telecoms
7 79 (2.01%) Financial Institution
8 47 (1.19%) Games
9 45 (1.14%) Marketing
10 33 (0.84%) Publishing
11 30 (0.76%) Advertising
12 26 (0.66%) Electronics
12 26 (0.66%) Legal
13 23 (0.58%) Law
14 22 (0.56%) Billing
15 20 (0.51%) Back Office
16 18 (0.46%) Manufacturing
17 17 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
18 13 (0.33%) Retail Banking
19 10 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 1106 (28.09%) Developer
2 626 (15.90%) DevOps Engineer
3 427 (10.84%) Java Developer
4 323 (8.20%) Linux Engineer
5 316 (8.02%) Administrator
6 251 (6.37%) Architect
7 247 (6.27%) Analyst
8 208 (5.28%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 207 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
10 201 (5.10%) C++ Developer
11 162 (4.11%) Consultant
12 155 (3.94%) DBA
13 146 (3.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 133 (3.38%) Linux Administrator
15 125 (3.17%) Senior Developer
16 124 (3.15%) AWS Engineer
17 113 (2.87%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 109 (2.77%) Applications Support
19 102 (2.59%) Support Analyst
20 97 (2.46%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 425 (10.79%) Web Services
2 419 (10.64%) HTML
3 292 (7.41%) CSS
4 249 (6.32%) XML
5 229 (5.82%) Spring
6 193 (4.90%) REST
7 168 (4.27%) RESTful
8 164 (4.16%) HTML5
9 160 (4.06%) jQuery
10 148 (3.76%) Middleware
11 146 (3.71%) LAMP
12 143 (3.63%) JSON
13 127 (3.22%) AngularJS
14 124 (3.15%) J2EE
15 115 (2.92%) SOAP
16 97 (2.46%) JMS
17 93 (2.36%) .NET
18 85 (2.16%) MCollective
19 83 (2.11%) Hibernate
20 82 (2.08%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 241 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 196 (4.98%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 186 (4.72%) Data Centre
4 184 (4.67%) Computer Science
5 114 (2.89%) Clustering
6 104 (2.64%) Equities
7 96 (2.44%) Fixed Income
8 91 (2.31%) Management Information System
9 79 (2.01%) Replication
10 77 (1.96%) Algorithms
11 62 (1.57%) User Experience
12 59 (1.50%) Data Structures
13 52 (1.32%) Derivative
13 52 (1.32%) Mathematics
14 51 (1.30%) Hedge funds
15 46 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
16 44 (1.12%) Mobile App
16 44 (1.12%) Private Cloud
17 43 (1.09%) Client/Server
18 40 (1.02%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1341 (34.05%) Unix
2 1138 (28.90%) Windows
3 527 (13.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 302 (7.67%) CentOS
5 283 (7.19%) Solaris
6 279 (7.08%) Windows Server
7 232 (5.89%) Ubuntu
8 161 (4.09%) AIX
9 138 (3.50%) Mac OS X
10 105 (2.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 93 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 75 (1.90%) SUSE
13 66 (1.68%) Windows 7
14 59 (1.50%) Debian
15 57 (1.45%) Mac OS
15 57 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
16 30 (0.76%) Android
16 30 (0.76%) HPUX
17 28 (0.71%) Apple iOS
18 20 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1139 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
2 945 (24.00%) DevOps
3 562 (14.27%) Continuous Integration
4 542 (13.76%) Configuration Management
5 429 (10.89%) TDD
6 341 (8.66%) Scrum
7 318 (8.08%) Open Source
8 274 (6.96%) OO
9 248 (6.30%) Continuous Delivery
10 236 (5.99%) Multithreading
11 234 (5.94%) E-Commerce
12 233 (5.92%) Migration
13 207 (5.26%) Software Engineering
14 206 (5.23%) ITIL
15 193 (4.90%) High Availability
16 191 (4.85%) BDD
17 185 (4.70%) Low Latency
18 170 (4.32%) SDLC
19 160 (4.06%) Electronic Trading
19 160 (4.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1390 (35.30%) Java
2 971 (24.66%) Python
3 873 (22.17%) SQL
4 540 (13.71%) Ruby
5 539 (13.69%) Bash Shell
6 523 (13.28%) Perl
7 498 (12.65%) JavaScript
8 398 (10.11%) C++
9 378 (9.60%) Shell Script
10 248 (6.30%) PHP
11 202 (5.13%) PowerShell
12 196 (4.98%) Scala
13 178 (4.52%) C
14 132 (3.35%) C#
15 116 (2.95%) PL/SQL
16 84 (2.13%) Go
17 71 (1.80%) Groovy
18 52 (1.32%) Korn
19 30 (0.76%) R
20 23 (0.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 342 (8.68%) Security Cleared
2 272 (6.91%) Degree
3 211 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 88 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (2.21%) DV Cleared
6 55 (1.40%) CCNA
7 54 (1.37%) CISSP
8 46 (1.17%) CCNP
9 34 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (0.84%) RHCE
11 29 (0.74%) RHCSA
12 28 (0.71%) CISM
12 28 (0.71%) MCSE
13 27 (0.69%) ISTQB
14 25 (0.63%) AWS Certification
15 24 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
16 20 (0.51%) BPSS Clearance
17 18 (0.46%) PMI Certification
18 16 (0.41%) GCIA
18 16 (0.41%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.91%) QA
2 54 (1.37%) SLA
3 35 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
4 31 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 29 (0.74%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 9 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.18%) MiFID
9 5 (0.13%) ISO27002
9 5 (0.13%) SDET
10 2 (0.051%) SAS 70
10 2 (0.051%) SSAE 16
11 1 (0.025%) Basel III
11 1 (0.025%) Dodd-Frank
11 1 (0.025%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.025%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.025%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.025%) ISO 14001
11 1 (0.025%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.025%) Solvency II
System Software
1 402 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 292 (7.41%) Docker
3 236 (5.99%) Active Directory
4 85 (2.16%) Oracle RAC
5 83 (2.11%) VMware ESX
6 73 (1.85%) NFS
7 71 (1.80%) vSphere
8 52 (1.32%) KVM
9 45 (1.14%) Hyper-V
10 38 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 37 (0.94%) vCloud
12 35 (0.89%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 35 (0.89%) XenApp
13 30 (0.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 29 (0.74%) iptables
15 25 (0.63%) Samba
16 22 (0.56%) Xen
17 19 (0.48%) HDFS
18 18 (0.46%) Squid
19 16 (0.41%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 840 (21.33%) Puppet
2 439 (11.15%) Opscode Chef
3 366 (9.29%) Ansible
4 180 (4.57%) Nagios
5 126 (3.20%) ZABBIX
6 78 (1.98%) Salt
7 67 (1.70%) Oracle RMAN
8 63 (1.60%) logstash
9 58 (1.47%) Data Guard
10 46 (1.17%) Kubernetes
11 44 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
12 43 (1.09%) SCCM
13 40 (1.02%) Kibana
14 39 (0.99%) CFEngine
14 39 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 31 (0.79%) Icinga
16 28 (0.71%) Graphite
17 27 (0.69%) yum
18 26 (0.66%) Control-M
18 26 (0.66%) SELinux
Vendors
1 791 (20.09%) Oracle
2 596 (15.13%) VMware
3 536 (13.61%) Red Hat
4 256 (6.50%) Microsoft
5 209 (5.31%) Cisco
6 202 (5.13%) Sybase
7 179 (4.55%) IBM
8 133 (3.38%) Splunk
9 128 (3.25%) HP
10 103 (2.62%) EMC
11 83 (2.11%) Citrix
12 81 (2.06%) SAP
13 77 (1.96%) NetApp
14 70 (1.78%) Veritas
15 66 (1.68%) Google
16 59 (1.50%) Atlassian
17 57 (1.45%) Rackspace
18 56 (1.42%) Juniper
19 54 (1.37%) CheckPoint
20 50 (1.27%) TIBCO
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £535 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £300 Per Day Ltd Co Basis
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £540.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
DCV Technologies
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oscar
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £535.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £25 to £33 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £600 - £1000 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Rate: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £475.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: market rates or excellent salary, 6 months initial contract
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Search Consultancy
Rate: From £150 to £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago