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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / London
Rank 10 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 1892 1902 1820
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 9.94% 8.89% 8.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.86% 44.63% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1400 1369 1281
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 33 11
Median hourly rate £47.50 £47.83 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +59.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £17.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £54.00 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.96%

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
3872 4262 4880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.34% 19.92% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 2731 2924 3376
Median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +5.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 143 147
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 -2 291 £523 +4.50% 149
Croydon +12 38 £425 -8.10% 4
Canary Wharf +11 23 £550 +22.22%
Docklands, London +6 12 £538 +2.38%
Westminster +5 9 £575 +26.09% 1
Hammersmith -1 9 £525 +7.69%
Uxbridge +6 3 £300 - 2
Bromley +5 3 £475 -5.00% 1
Osterley +2 3 £450 -5.26%
Harrow +1 3 £515 +3.00%
Southwark +1 1 £425 +70.00%
Chessington -4 1 - -
Feltham - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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 1357 (33.61%) DevOps
2 1324 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 1243 (30.78%) Python
4 1236 (30.61%) Unix
5 1225 (30.34%) Java
6 987 (24.44%) Puppet
7 973 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
8 917 (22.71%) Windows
9 879 (21.77%) Jenkins
10 807 (19.99%) Finance
11 784 (19.42%) Git (software)
12 762 (18.87%) Ansible
13 724 (17.93%) SQL
14 708 (17.53%) Docker
15 692 (17.14%) Bash Shell
16 645 (15.97%) VMware
17 635 (15.73%) Configuration Management
18 634 (15.70%) Red Hat
19 628 (15.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 620 (15.35%) Oracle
21 609 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
22 586 (14.51%) Perl
23 561 (13.89%) Ruby
24 517 (12.80%) Banking
25 470 (11.64%) Web Services
26 457 (11.32%) JavaScript
27 446 (11.05%) Scrum
28 441 (10.92%) Apache
29 437 (10.82%) Security Cleared
30 426 (10.55%) Shell Script

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
1 441 (10.92%) Apache
2 277 (6.86%) Tomcat
3 243 (6.02%) Confluence
4 215 (5.32%) Elasticsearch
5 180 (4.46%) WebSphere
6 167 (4.14%) nginx
7 149 (3.69%) Apache Spark
8 130 (3.22%) IIS
9 125 (3.10%) OpenStack
10 80 (1.98%) WebLogic
11 71 (1.76%) JBoss
12 61 (1.51%) Apache Pig
13 38 (0.94%) Jetty
14 34 (0.84%) Apache Solr
15 29 (0.72%) CMS
16 26 (0.64%) Oracle Coherence
17 24 (0.59%) Cloud Foundry
17 24 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
18 23 (0.57%) Oracle Workflow
18 23 (0.57%) WildFly
Applications
1 94 (2.33%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.19%) HipChat
3 24 (0.59%) MS Office
4 10 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 4 (0.099%) Mathematica
6 4 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.099%) SPSS
7 2 (0.050%) Autodesk Flame
7 2 (0.050%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.050%) Maya
7 2 (0.050%) NUKE
8 1 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.025%) Chatbot
8 1 (0.025%) LaTeX
8 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 27 (0.67%) RMDS
2 16 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.27%) ION MarketView
3 11 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 10 (0.25%) Oracle EBS R12
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 4 (0.099%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.099%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 4 (0.099%) Magento
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
7 3 (0.074%) Oracle Utilities
7 3 (0.074%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 3 (0.074%) Sentinel
7 3 (0.074%) Temenos T24
8 2 (0.050%) Murex MxG2000
8 2 (0.050%) Oracle Cash Management
8 2 (0.050%) Oracle Payables
8 2 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 973 (24.10%) Amazon AWS
2 244 (6.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 162 (4.01%) Amazon EC2
4 126 (3.12%) AWS CloudFormation
5 124 (3.07%) GitHub
6 106 (2.63%) Amazon S3
7 94 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
8 78 (1.93%) IaaS
8 78 (1.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 72 (1.78%) PaaS
10 46 (1.14%) SaaS
11 39 (0.97%) Route 53
12 35 (0.87%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 35 (0.87%) Amazon EMR
13 33 (0.82%) Amazon ELB
14 31 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
15 27 (0.67%) Amazon SQS
16 25 (0.62%) OpenShift
17 24 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
18 19 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 348 (8.62%) Firewall
2 315 (7.80%) DNS
3 298 (7.38%) TCP/IP
4 267 (6.61%) HTTP
5 199 (4.93%) SSL
6 184 (4.56%) LDAP
7 155 (3.84%) SAN
8 137 (3.39%) VPN
9 109 (2.70%) Internet
10 90 (2.23%) SSH
11 85 (2.11%) LAN
12 79 (1.96%) WAN
13 66 (1.63%) DHCP
14 63 (1.56%) Kerberos
15 55 (1.36%) Network Security
16 53 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
17 51 (1.26%) OpenVPN
18 44 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
18 44 (1.09%) OpenLDAP
19 41 (1.02%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 423 (10.48%) MySQL
2 359 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 342 (8.47%) Hadoop
4 329 (8.15%) Big Data
5 271 (6.71%) SQL Server
6 268 (6.64%) Relational Database
7 233 (5.77%) NoSQL
8 232 (5.75%) MongoDB
9 169 (4.19%) Oracle Database
10 138 (3.42%) Apache Hive
11 108 (2.67%) HBase
12 100 (2.48%) Apache Cassandra
13 93 (2.30%) Amazon RDS
14 83 (2.06%) RDBMS
15 82 (2.03%) Redis
16 60 (1.49%) Oracle Database 11g
17 53 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
17 53 (1.31%) DB2
18 32 (0.79%) KDB
18 32 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 879 (21.77%) Jenkins
2 784 (19.42%) Git (software)
3 414 (10.25%) JIRA
4 284 (7.03%) Maven
5 227 (5.62%) Subversion
6 214 (5.30%) JUnit
7 172 (4.26%) TeamCity
8 120 (2.97%) Sonatype Nexus
9 115 (2.85%) Vagrant
10 108 (2.67%) Cucumber
11 95 (2.35%) Mockito
11 95 (2.35%) Selenium
12 92 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 79 (1.96%) Ant
14 71 (1.76%) Bitbucket
15 69 (1.71%) SonarQube
16 67 (1.66%) Gradle
17 55 (1.36%) JIRA Agile
18 54 (1.34%) Hudson
19 52 (1.29%) GitLab
General
1 807 (19.99%) Finance
2 517 (12.80%) Banking
3 207 (5.13%) Investment Banking
4 191 (4.73%) Front Office
5 101 (2.50%) Retail
6 71 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 68 (1.68%) Marketing
8 65 (1.61%) Financial Institution
9 42 (1.04%) Back Office
10 38 (0.94%) Law
11 33 (0.82%) Publishing
12 32 (0.79%) Games
13 22 (0.54%) Manufacturing
14 21 (0.52%) Electronics
14 21 (0.52%) Legal
15 19 (0.47%) Advertising
16 7 (0.17%) Automotive
16 7 (0.17%) International Banking
17 6 (0.15%) Billing
17 6 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1015 (25.14%) Developer
2 880 (21.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 411 (10.18%) Linux Engineer
4 377 (9.34%) Administrator
5 361 (8.94%) Java Developer
6 275 (6.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 268 (6.64%) AWS DevOps
8 264 (6.54%) AWS Engineer
9 240 (5.94%) Systems Administrator
10 218 (5.40%) Consultant
11 201 (4.98%) C++ Developer
12 198 (4.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 187 (4.63%) Analyst
14 184 (4.56%) Architect
14 184 (4.56%) Linux Administrator
15 142 (3.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 127 (3.15%) Senior Developer
17 124 (3.07%) Senior DevOps
18 118 (2.92%) Unix Engineer
19 102 (2.53%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 470 (11.64%) Web Services
2 374 (9.26%) HTML
3 292 (7.23%) REST
4 277 (6.86%) CSS
5 274 (6.79%) XML
6 255 (6.32%) Spring
7 224 (5.55%) Node.js
8 214 (5.30%) Elastic Stack
8 214 (5.30%) JSON
9 185 (4.58%) HTML5
9 185 (4.58%) SOAP
10 171 (4.23%) AngularJS
11 168 (4.16%) LAMP
12 163 (4.04%) Middleware
13 139 (3.44%) JMS
14 135 (3.34%) .NET
15 127 (3.15%) RESTful
16 125 (3.10%) jQuery
17 122 (3.02%) J2EE
18 111 (2.75%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 207 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 176 (4.36%) Computer Science
3 175 (4.33%) Data Centre
4 134 (3.32%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 117 (2.90%) Fixed Income
6 105 (2.60%) Management Information System
7 104 (2.58%) Public Cloud
8 101 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
9 100 (2.48%) Equities
10 80 (1.98%) Clustering
11 75 (1.86%) Algorithms
12 69 (1.71%) Data Structures
13 59 (1.46%) Derivative
13 59 (1.46%) Fintech
14 57 (1.41%) User Experience
15 46 (1.14%) Visualisation
16 41 (1.02%) Replication
17 39 (0.97%) Mobile App
18 38 (0.94%) PKI
19 37 (0.92%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1236 (30.61%) Unix
2 917 (22.71%) Windows
3 628 (15.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 385 (9.53%) CentOS
5 232 (5.75%) Ubuntu
6 231 (5.72%) Windows Server
7 206 (5.10%) Solaris
8 119 (2.95%) AIX
9 100 (2.48%) SUSE
10 91 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 84 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 76 (1.88%) Mac OS X
13 55 (1.36%) CoreOS
14 48 (1.19%) Android
14 48 (1.19%) Oracle Linux
15 45 (1.11%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 42 (1.04%) Mac OS
16 42 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
17 35 (0.87%) Debian
18 33 (0.82%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1357 (33.61%) DevOps
2 1324 (32.79%) Agile Software Development
3 635 (15.73%) Configuration Management
4 609 (15.08%) Continuous Integration
5 446 (11.05%) Scrum
6 371 (9.19%) TDD
7 345 (8.54%) Open Source
8 298 (7.38%) Continuous Delivery
9 261 (6.46%) Migration
10 234 (5.79%) ITIL
11 231 (5.72%) High Availability
12 225 (5.57%) OO
13 218 (5.40%) BDD
14 217 (5.37%) E-Commerce
15 201 (4.98%) Load Balancing
15 201 (4.98%) Software Engineering
16 166 (4.11%) Low Latency
17 164 (4.06%) Microservices
18 160 (3.96%) Multithreading
19 139 (3.44%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1243 (30.78%) Python
2 1225 (30.34%) Java
3 724 (17.93%) SQL
4 692 (17.14%) Bash Shell
5 586 (14.51%) Perl
6 561 (13.89%) Ruby
7 457 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 426 (10.55%) Shell Script
9 344 (8.52%) C++
10 227 (5.62%) PowerShell
11 207 (5.13%) PHP
12 190 (4.71%) C
13 173 (4.28%) Scala
14 166 (4.11%) Go
15 147 (3.64%) C#
16 102 (2.53%) Korn
17 70 (1.73%) PL/SQL
18 65 (1.61%) Groovy
19 55 (1.36%) T-SQL
20 53 (1.31%) R
Qualifications
1 437 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 338 (8.37%) SC Cleared
3 248 (6.14%) Degree
4 100 (2.48%) DV Cleared
5 59 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 44 (1.09%) CCNA
7 44 (1.09%) CISSP
8 36 (0.89%) CCNP
9 31 (0.77%) RHCE
10 27 (0.67%) CISM
11 24 (0.59%) PhD
12 22 (0.54%) AWS Certification
13 21 (0.52%) CTC Cleared
14 20 (0.50%) GIAC
15 19 (0.47%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (0.40%) SANS
17 15 (0.37%) RHCA
18 14 (0.35%) BC Cleared
19 13 (0.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 157 (3.89%) QA
2 40 (0.99%) SLA
3 38 (0.94%) PCI DSS
4 26 (0.64%) FATCA
5 25 (0.62%) MiFID
6 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 13 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.32%) SEPA
9 8 (0.20%) COBIT
9 8 (0.20%) JSP 440
10 7 (0.17%) ISO20022
11 5 (0.12%) ISO27002
11 5 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 4 (0.099%) GCP
12 4 (0.099%) ISO 9001
13 2 (0.050%) TARGET2
13 2 (0.050%) WCAG
14 1 (0.025%) ISO15022
14 1 (0.025%) ISO27005
System Software
1 708 (17.53%) Docker
2 352 (8.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (5.18%) Active Directory
4 107 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 102 (2.53%) vCloud
6 101 (2.50%) HDFS
7 69 (1.71%) NFS
8 65 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
9 64 (1.58%) Hyper-V
10 53 (1.31%) Squid
11 52 (1.29%) Postfix
12 50 (1.24%) Xen
13 49 (1.21%) KVM
13 49 (1.21%) Oracle RAC
14 44 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 42 (1.04%) vSphere
16 39 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 39 (0.97%) VMware ESX
17 32 (0.79%) Apache ZooKeeper
18 28 (0.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 987 (24.44%) Puppet
2 762 (18.87%) Ansible
3 423 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
4 262 (6.49%) Kubernetes
5 255 (6.32%) Terraform
6 178 (4.41%) Nagios
7 162 (4.01%) logstash
8 135 (3.34%) Kibana
9 109 (2.70%) ZABBIX
10 66 (1.63%) HAProxy
10 66 (1.63%) Rancher
11 64 (1.58%) Salt
12 59 (1.46%) Docker Swarm
13 57 (1.41%) Graphite
14 54 (1.34%) Packer
15 49 (1.21%) Consul
16 48 (1.19%) SCCM
17 40 (0.99%) Hadoop YARN
18 39 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
19 38 (0.94%) Mesos
Vendors
1 645 (15.97%) VMware
2 634 (15.70%) Red Hat
3 620 (15.35%) Oracle
4 257 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 202 (5.00%) IBM
6 191 (4.73%) Cisco
7 158 (3.91%) Atlassian
8 135 (3.34%) HP
9 131 (3.24%) Splunk
10 115 (2.85%) Sybase
11 87 (2.15%) Hortonworks
12 81 (2.01%) EMC
13 80 (1.98%) Google
14 71 (1.76%) Citrix
15 68 (1.68%) TIBCO
16 67 (1.66%) Sun
17 66 (1.63%) Veritas
18 65 (1.61%) Solace
19 61 (1.51%) SaltStack
20 58 (1.44%) Reuters
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £450 - £530 per day + 6 Months
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Salt
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £700 - £750 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £550.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hanover Recruitment
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £425 - £525 per day + Excellent
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago