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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 21 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 2089 1885 1787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.59% 7.54% 6.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.83% 32.92% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1297 1113
Average daily rate
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£438 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +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 £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -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 5726 5565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.89% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3610 3746 3385
Average daily rate £400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
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 245 262 346
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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 +7 496 £475 - 221
Croydon +11 10 £450 - 5
Kingston Upon Thames -3 5 £301 -22.25% 3
Hammersmith +3 4 £425 +17.72% 1
Bromley +1 4 £450 - 1
Docklands, London -2 4 £425 -10.52%
Chessington - 4 - -
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 -11 1 £325 -28.57% 2
New Malden - 1 - - 1
Hayes - 1 - - 5
Dagenham - - - -
Beckenham - - - - 1
Carshalton - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - - 2
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 29 August 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 1455 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1152 (30.83%) Java
3 1039 (27.80%) Windows
4 1030 (27.56%) Oracle
5 896 (23.98%) SQL
6 744 (19.91%) Finance
7 713 (19.08%) Python
8 646 (17.29%) Banking
9 581 (15.55%) Red Hat
10 572 (15.31%) HTML
11 563 (15.07%) Puppet
12 546 (14.61%) Perl
13 537 (14.37%) Apache
14 529 (14.16%) DevOps
15 528 (14.13%) JavaScript
16 525 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 522 (13.97%) Git (software)
18 481 (12.87%) VMware
19 464 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
20 459 (12.28%) MySQL
21 445 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
22 442 (11.83%) Web Services
23 432 (11.56%) Ruby
24 429 (11.48%) Subversion
25 414 (11.08%) C++
26 399 (10.68%) TDD
27 397 (10.62%) XML
28 379 (10.14%) Solaris
29 377 (10.09%) Shell Script
30 370 (9.90%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 537 (14.37%) Apache
2 280 (7.49%) Tomcat
3 236 (6.32%) WebSphere
4 223 (5.97%) WebLogic
5 116 (3.10%) IIS
6 91 (2.44%) Node.js
7 77 (2.06%) nginx
8 68 (1.82%) OpenStack
9 49 (1.31%) Confluence
10 48 (1.28%) CMS
11 47 (1.26%) WebSphere Application Server
12 46 (1.23%) MS Exchange
12 46 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
13 43 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
14 42 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
15 40 (1.07%) Adobe CQ
16 36 (0.96%) WordPress
17 35 (0.94%) SharePoint
18 34 (0.91%) SAS
19 32 (0.86%) MQSeries
Applications
1 89 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 38 (1.02%) MS Office
3 15 (0.40%) MS Project
4 13 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
5 11 (0.29%) MS Visio
6 9 (0.24%) Mathematica
7 7 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.13%) SPSS
9 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 4 (0.11%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.054%) 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 14 (0.37%) 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%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
12 3 (0.080%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.080%) Hyperion Planning
12 3 (0.080%) Hyperion Enterprise
12 3 (0.080%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 225 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
2 103 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 53 (1.42%) Cloud Computing
4 40 (1.07%) SaaS
5 36 (0.96%) Amazon S3
6 32 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
7 29 (0.78%) PaaS
8 26 (0.70%) IaaS
9 18 (0.48%) GitHub
10 14 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
11 12 (0.32%) 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 (0.054%) SuccessFactors
18 1 (0.027%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 303 (8.11%) HTTP
2 300 (8.03%) TCP/IP
3 275 (7.36%) DNS
3 275 (7.36%) Firewall
4 223 (5.97%) SAN
5 153 (4.09%) SSL
6 112 (3.00%) LDAP
7 108 (2.89%) Internet
8 89 (2.38%) VPN
8 89 (2.38%) NAS
9 80 (2.14%) Multicast
10 72 (1.93%) LAN
11 70 (1.87%) WAN
12 68 (1.82%) DHCP
13 55 (1.47%) Network Security
14 47 (1.26%) VLAN
15 45 (1.20%) FTP
16 44 (1.18%) SSH
17 34 (0.91%) Intranet
18 31 (0.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 459 (12.28%) MySQL
2 321 (8.59%) Relational Database
3 281 (7.52%) Oracle Database
4 261 (6.98%) SQL Server
5 225 (6.02%) MongoDB
6 186 (4.98%) NoSQL
7 139 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 121 (3.24%) RDBMS
9 117 (3.13%) Apache Cassandra
10 114 (3.05%) Big Data
11 105 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
12 97 (2.60%) Hadoop
13 82 (2.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 82 (2.19%) DB2
14 77 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
15 59 (1.58%) Redis
16 56 (1.50%) Oracle Exadata
17 40 (1.07%) Sybase ASE
18 34 (0.91%) Neo4j
19 31 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 522 (13.97%) Git (software)
2 429 (11.48%) Subversion
3 313 (8.38%) Jenkins
4 230 (6.15%) Maven
5 193 (5.16%) JIRA
6 142 (3.80%) Hudson
7 130 (3.48%) JUnit
8 110 (2.94%) Selenium
9 101 (2.70%) TeamCity
10 96 (2.57%) Ant
11 95 (2.54%) Cucumber
12 66 (1.77%) Eclipse
13 52 (1.39%) WebDriver
14 50 (1.34%) Mockito
15 42 (1.12%) JBehave
16 41 (1.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 32 (0.86%) Jasmine
18 31 (0.83%) Mercurial
19 29 (0.78%) SoapUI
20 25 (0.67%) jMock
General
1 744 (19.91%) Finance
2 646 (17.29%) Banking
3 294 (7.87%) Investment Banking
4 201 (5.38%) Front Office
5 133 (3.56%) Retail
6 98 (2.62%) Financial Institution
7 72 (1.93%) Games
8 63 (1.69%) Telecoms
9 43 (1.15%) Marketing
10 40 (1.07%) 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 16 (0.43%) 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 1299 (34.76%) Developer
2 331 (8.86%) Java Developer
3 281 (7.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 270 (7.23%) Administrator
5 240 (6.42%) Analyst
6 226 (6.05%) C++ Developer
7 210 (5.62%) Architect
8 168 (4.50%) Systems Administrator
9 157 (4.20%) DBA
10 145 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
11 131 (3.51%) Consultant
12 130 (3.48%) Support Engineer
13 109 (2.92%) Senior Developer
14 108 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
15 103 (2.76%) Applications Support
16 99 (2.65%) Linux Administrator
17 93 (2.49%) PHP Developer
17 93 (2.49%) Support Analyst
18 91 (2.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
19 87 (2.33%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 572 (15.31%) HTML
2 442 (11.83%) Web Services
3 397 (10.62%) XML
4 369 (9.87%) CSS
5 221 (5.91%) Middleware
6 211 (5.65%) Spring
7 180 (4.82%) HTML5
8 172 (4.60%) J2EE
9 171 (4.58%) Hibernate
10 159 (4.25%) LAMP
11 154 (4.12%) jQuery
12 153 (4.09%) .NET
13 145 (3.88%) JSON
13 145 (3.88%) RESTful
14 142 (3.80%) REST
15 120 (3.21%) SOAP
16 101 (2.70%) WebSphere MQ
17 88 (2.35%) CSS3
18 85 (2.27%) AngularJS
19 83 (2.22%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 331 (8.86%) Open Source
2 188 (5.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 170 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 113 (3.02%) Fixed Income
5 108 (2.89%) Clustering
6 107 (2.86%) Replication
7 102 (2.73%) Derivative
8 87 (2.33%) Hedge funds
9 64 (1.71%) Visualisation
10 59 (1.58%) Mobile App
11 55 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 52 (1.39%) Client/Server
13 44 (1.18%) Equities
14 41 (1.10%) iPad
15 40 (1.07%) Social Media
15 40 (1.07%) Online Games
16 37 (0.99%) Management Information System
17 34 (0.91%) Statistics
17 34 (0.91%) Mathematics
17 34 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1455 (38.93%) UNIX
2 1039 (27.80%) Windows
3 525 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 379 (10.14%) Solaris
5 177 (4.74%) Mac OS X
6 157 (4.20%) CentOS
7 136 (3.64%) AIX
8 117 (3.13%) Ubuntu
9 114 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 93 (2.49%) Windows Server 2003
11 91 (2.44%) SUSE
12 75 (2.01%) Windows 7
13 58 (1.55%) Debian
14 52 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
15 40 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
15 40 (1.07%) SELinux
16 39 (1.04%) Android
16 39 (1.04%) Windows XP
17 29 (0.78%) HPUX
18 25 (0.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 529 (14.16%) DevOps
2 464 (12.42%) Agile Software Development
3 445 (11.91%) Continuous Integration
4 399 (10.68%) TDD
5 370 (9.90%) Configuration Management
6 368 (9.85%) OO
7 296 (7.92%) Scrum
8 275 (7.36%) ITIL
9 233 (6.23%) E-Commerce
10 202 (5.41%) Migration
11 189 (5.06%) Web Development
12 186 (4.98%) Software Engineering
13 174 (4.66%) SOA
14 166 (4.44%) Low Latency
15 158 (4.23%) Multithreading
16 144 (3.85%) BDD
17 140 (3.75%) Change Management
18 139 (3.72%) Responsive Web Design
19 132 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
20 126 (3.37%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1152 (30.83%) Java
2 896 (23.98%) SQL
3 713 (19.08%) Python
4 546 (14.61%) Perl
5 528 (14.13%) JavaScript
6 432 (11.56%) Ruby
7 414 (11.08%) C++
8 377 (10.09%) Shell Script
9 358 (9.58%) PHP
10 350 (9.37%) Bash Shell
11 183 (4.90%) C
12 161 (4.31%) PL/SQL
13 144 (3.85%) PowerShell
14 131 (3.51%) C#
15 91 (2.44%) Scala
16 82 (2.19%) Groovy
17 47 (1.26%) Korn
18 40 (1.07%) VB
19 33 (0.88%) VBScript
20 29 (0.78%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 238 (6.37%) Degree
2 146 (3.91%) Security Cleared
3 79 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 63 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (1.31%) 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 (0.70%) MCSE
11 23 (0.62%) 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 (0.54%) 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
1 131 (3.51%) QA
2 48 (1.28%) SLA
3 35 (0.94%) ISO 9001
4 20 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.13%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.080%) Basel III
8 2 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.054%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.054%) COBIT
9 1 (0.027%) JTAG
9 1 (0.027%) TickIT
9 1 (0.027%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 298 (7.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 172 (4.60%) Active Directory
3 150 (4.01%) Oracle RAC
4 70 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
4 70 (1.87%) vSphere
5 62 (1.66%) vCloud
6 61 (1.63%) NFS
7 54 (1.45%) VMware ESX
8 40 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 34 (0.91%) Hyper-V
10 33 (0.88%) Varnish
11 29 (0.78%) XenApp
12 28 (0.75%) Xen
13 26 (0.70%) XenServer
14 22 (0.59%) VMware ESXi
14 22 (0.59%) KVM
15 19 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 14 (0.37%) RHEV
17 13 (0.35%) XenDesktop
18 12 (0.32%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 563 (15.07%) Puppet
2 344 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
3 155 (4.15%) Nagios
4 62 (1.66%) Data Guard
5 61 (1.63%) Salt
6 59 (1.58%) ZABBIX
7 56 (1.50%) Tivoli
8 51 (1.36%) Control-M
8 51 (1.36%) Ansible
9 45 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 43 (1.15%) ITRS Geneos
11 38 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 35 (0.94%) NetBackup
12 35 (0.94%) Cacti
13 34 (0.91%) Vagrant
14 30 (0.80%) BladeLogic
15 29 (0.78%) Zenoss
16 27 (0.72%) HP Quality Center
17 26 (0.70%) SCOM
18 25 (0.67%) YUM
Vendors
1 1030 (27.56%) Oracle
2 581 (15.55%) Red Hat
3 481 (12.87%) VMware
4 277 (7.41%) IBM
5 266 (7.12%) Microsoft
6 232 (6.21%) Cisco
7 174 (4.66%) Sybase
8 160 (4.28%) JBoss
9 150 (4.01%) HP
10 136 (3.64%) EMC
11 127 (3.40%) NetApp
12 116 (3.10%) Citrix
13 88 (2.35%) TIBCO
14 83 (2.22%) Sun
15 78 (2.09%) Perforce
15 78 (2.09%) Zend
16 67 (1.79%) Veritas
17 65 (1.74%) Reuters
18 57 (1.53%) 29West
19 55 (1.47%) Remedy
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Brentford, Middlesex
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Client Server
Rate: £350 to £400 p/day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Central London / West End
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Salary - Day Rate Negotiable
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Central London / West End
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Rate can be in increased depending on experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier Group Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £200 to £275 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £380 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday