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 3 June 2015 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
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 20 22
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 1744 1699 1421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.78% 7.39% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.19% 33.41% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1205 997
Average daily rate
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£450 £446 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% -0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £371 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 16 37
Average hourly rate £22.83 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.77% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.75 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.19 £47.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
4819 5085 4403
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.50% 22.12% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3199 3447 2883
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 201 235 230
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £26.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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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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 +2 395 £450 - 183
Croydon +1 18 £425 +41.66% 1
Canary Wharf -4 14 £550 -8.33%
Feltham - 11 £400 - 1
New Malden - 8 - -
Greenford +4 7 - -
Docklands, London +3 6 £550 -15.38%
Bromley 0 5 £245 -55.45% 1
Ealing -1 5 £403 +46.36%
Uxbridge -3 5 £248 -1.98% 1
Chessington +4 4 - -
Paddington -4 3 £500 -13.04%
Hammersmith - 3 £470 -
Twickenham - 3 £413 - 1
Hounslow -5 2 £283 -43.50%
Osterley -1 1 £530 -
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Isleworth - 1 £375 - 5
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 1299 (37.06%) UNIX
2 1262 (36.01%) Java
3 1058 (30.19%) Windows
4 903 (25.76%) SQL
5 872 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
6 864 (24.65%) Oracle
7 813 (23.20%) Python
8 726 (20.71%) Finance
9 654 (18.66%) DevOps
10 632 (18.03%) Puppet
11 565 (16.12%) Perl
12 553 (15.78%) Banking
13 545 (15.55%) Red Hat
14 533 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
15 510 (14.55%) VMware
16 483 (13.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 475 (13.55%) Jenkins
18 463 (13.21%) Git (software)
19 442 (12.61%) MySQL
20 429 (12.24%) C++
21 407 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
22 402 (11.47%) JavaScript
23 397 (11.33%) HTML
24 396 (11.30%) Apache
25 384 (10.96%) Web Services
25 384 (10.96%) Ruby
26 357 (10.19%) Relational Database
27 356 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
28 353 (10.07%) Configuration Management
29 352 (10.04%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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
1 396 (11.30%) Apache
2 327 (9.33%) Tomcat
3 208 (5.93%) WebSphere
4 186 (5.31%) IIS
5 162 (4.62%) WebLogic
6 161 (4.59%) JBoss
7 104 (2.97%) OpenStack
8 103 (2.94%) nginx
9 100 (2.85%) Node.js
10 83 (2.37%) Confluence
11 76 (2.17%) WebSphere Application Server
12 70 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
13 57 (1.63%) MS Exchange
14 36 (1.03%) CMS
15 35 (1.00%) SharePoint
16 34 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
17 31 (0.88%) Apache Solr
18 30 (0.86%) Drupal
18 30 (0.86%) Jetty
19 26 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 139 (3.97%) MS Excel
2 51 (1.46%) MS Office
3 10 (0.29%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.14%) MS Project
6 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
7 3 (0.086%) Maya
8 2 (0.057%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.057%) SPSS
8 2 (0.057%) HipChat
9 1 (0.029%) ProjectWise
9 1 (0.029%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 30 (0.86%) RMDS
2 27 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 25 (0.71%) Oracle Applications
4 20 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
5 19 (0.54%) ION MarketView
6 18 (0.51%) Oracle EBS R12
7 12 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
8 8 (0.23%) BusinessWorks
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
9 6 (0.17%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.17%) Oracle Cash Management
10 5 (0.14%) Unica
11 4 (0.11%) Kondor+
11 4 (0.11%) Misys Midas
11 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
12 3 (0.086%) Tridion
12 3 (0.086%) Oracle Financials
12 3 (0.086%) Summit
12 3 (0.086%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 356 (10.16%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.37%) PaaS
3 45 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (1.23%) IaaS
5 40 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
6 38 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (1.08%) SaaS
7 37 (1.06%) GitHub
7 37 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
8 24 (0.68%) Google Cloud Platform
9 12 (0.34%) Google Apps
9 12 (0.34%) Amazon S3
10 11 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 10 (0.29%) Office 365
11 10 (0.29%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (0.26%) Heroku
12 9 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (0.20%) Google App Engine
14 6 (0.17%) Engine Yard
14 6 (0.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 298 (8.50%) TCP/IP
2 253 (7.22%) HTTP
3 249 (7.10%) Firewall
4 216 (6.16%) DNS
5 204 (5.82%) SAN
6 171 (4.88%) SSL
7 124 (3.54%) LAN
8 111 (3.17%) Internet
9 94 (2.68%) LDAP
9 94 (2.68%) NAS
10 92 (2.62%) DHCP
11 89 (2.54%) WAN
12 80 (2.28%) VPN
13 60 (1.71%) FTP
14 51 (1.46%) Network Security
14 51 (1.46%) Multicast
15 43 (1.23%) VoIP
16 42 (1.20%) Wireless
16 42 (1.20%) IPsec
16 42 (1.20%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 442 (12.61%) MySQL
2 357 (10.19%) Relational Database
3 352 (10.04%) SQL Server
4 266 (7.59%) MongoDB
5 241 (6.88%) Oracle Database
6 189 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
7 167 (4.76%) NoSQL
8 166 (4.74%) RDBMS
9 105 (3.00%) Hadoop
10 96 (2.74%) Oracle Database 11g
11 94 (2.68%) DB2
12 78 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
13 72 (2.05%) Redis
14 69 (1.97%) Big Data
15 50 (1.43%) Apache Cassandra
16 34 (0.97%) Oracle Database 10g
17 30 (0.86%) HBase
18 28 (0.80%) OLTP
18 28 (0.80%) KDB
19 23 (0.66%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 475 (13.55%) Jenkins
2 463 (13.21%) Git (software)
3 323 (9.22%) Subversion
4 303 (8.64%) Maven
5 240 (6.85%) JIRA
6 146 (4.17%) Ant
7 115 (3.28%) TeamCity
8 111 (3.17%) JUnit
9 84 (2.40%) Cucumber
9 84 (2.40%) Hudson
10 67 (1.91%) Selenium
11 63 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 62 (1.77%) Mercurial
12 62 (1.77%) Gradle
13 51 (1.46%) Eclipse
14 49 (1.40%) Artifactory
15 38 (1.08%) Introscope
16 35 (1.00%) ClearCase
17 33 (0.94%) JMeter
17 33 (0.94%) jMock
General
1 726 (20.71%) Finance
2 553 (15.78%) Banking
3 286 (8.16%) Investment Banking
4 210 (5.99%) Front Office
5 95 (2.71%) Retail
6 64 (1.83%) Financial Institution
7 52 (1.48%) Telecoms
7 52 (1.48%) Games
8 39 (1.11%) Marketing
9 34 (0.97%) Publishing
10 33 (0.94%) Back Office
11 31 (0.88%) Legal
12 27 (0.77%) Advertising
13 17 (0.49%) Manufacturing
14 10 (0.29%) Retail Banking
15 9 (0.26%) Law
16 8 (0.23%) Electronics
17 5 (0.14%) Military
18 4 (0.11%) Online Betting
19 3 (0.086%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1060 (30.24%) Developer
2 375 (10.70%) Java Developer
3 369 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
4 250 (7.13%) Administrator
5 233 (6.65%) Analyst
6 221 (6.31%) C++ Developer
7 185 (5.28%) Architect
8 157 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
9 148 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
10 134 (3.82%) Consultant
11 121 (3.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 103 (2.94%) Senior Developer
13 102 (2.91%) Support Analyst
14 92 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
15 91 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
16 83 (2.37%) Applications Support
17 80 (2.28%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 75 (2.14%) Linux Administrator
19 71 (2.03%) DBA
20 70 (2.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 397 (11.33%) HTML
2 384 (10.96%) Web Services
3 268 (7.65%) XML
4 224 (6.39%) CSS
5 206 (5.88%) .NET
6 199 (5.68%) Spring
7 180 (5.14%) Middleware
8 156 (4.45%) REST
9 150 (4.28%) J2EE
10 131 (3.74%) HTML5
11 129 (3.68%) FIX Protocol
12 119 (3.40%) SOAP
13 118 (3.37%) RESTful
14 112 (3.20%) jQuery
14 112 (3.20%) Hibernate
15 103 (2.94%) JSON
16 102 (2.91%) Java EE
17 90 (2.57%) JMS
18 85 (2.43%) LAMP
19 83 (2.37%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 253 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 164 (4.68%) Data Centre
3 160 (4.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 138 (3.94%) Computer Science
5 114 (3.25%) Clustering
6 110 (3.14%) Fixed Income
7 107 (3.05%) Derivative
8 92 (2.62%) Equities
9 59 (1.68%) Management Information System
10 53 (1.51%) Visualisation
11 52 (1.48%) Algorithms
12 48 (1.37%) Replication
13 42 (1.20%) Mobile App
14 41 (1.17%) Digital Media
14 41 (1.17%) Equity Derivative
15 40 (1.14%) Client/Server
16 38 (1.08%) Data Structures
17 35 (1.00%) Wiki
18 30 (0.86%) User Experience
18 30 (0.86%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 1299 (37.06%) UNIX
2 1058 (30.19%) Windows
3 483 (13.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 330 (9.42%) Solaris
5 177 (5.05%) CentOS
6 173 (4.94%) Ubuntu
7 131 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 115 (3.28%) AIX
9 103 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 100 (2.85%) Mac OS X
11 66 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 60 (1.71%) Windows 7
13 52 (1.48%) Android
14 42 (1.20%) SUSE
15 32 (0.91%) Debian
15 32 (0.91%) Apple iOS
16 31 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
17 30 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
18 26 (0.74%) Windows 8
18 26 (0.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 872 (24.88%) Agile Software Development
2 654 (18.66%) DevOps
3 533 (15.21%) Continuous Integration
4 353 (10.07%) Configuration Management
5 314 (8.96%) TDD
6 283 (8.07%) Open Source
7 277 (7.90%) ITIL
8 273 (7.79%) OO
9 263 (7.50%) Scrum
10 261 (7.45%) Multithreading
11 242 (6.90%) SDLC
12 195 (5.56%) Migration
13 177 (5.05%) Low Latency
14 176 (5.02%) E-Commerce
15 162 (4.62%) Web Development
16 147 (4.19%) Load Balancing
16 147 (4.19%) BDD
17 136 (3.88%) SOA
18 135 (3.85%) Software Engineering
19 133 (3.79%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1262 (36.01%) Java
2 903 (25.76%) SQL
3 813 (23.20%) Python
4 565 (16.12%) Perl
5 429 (12.24%) C++
6 402 (11.47%) JavaScript
7 384 (10.96%) Ruby
8 320 (9.13%) Bash Shell
9 311 (8.87%) Shell Script
10 242 (6.90%) PHP
11 226 (6.45%) C#
12 156 (4.45%) C
13 149 (4.25%) PowerShell
14 125 (3.57%) PL/SQL
15 102 (2.91%) Scala
16 55 (1.57%) Groovy
17 54 (1.54%) Korn
18 30 (0.86%) VBScript
19 27 (0.77%) VB
20 24 (0.68%) Jython
Qualifications
1 286 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 223 (6.36%) Degree
3 155 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 101 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
5 85 (2.43%) DV Cleared
6 66 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 56 (1.60%) CCNA
8 47 (1.34%) MCSE
9 46 (1.31%) CCNP
10 29 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
11 27 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 23 (0.66%) MCSA
13 21 (0.60%) CISSP
14 19 (0.54%) MCITP
15 16 (0.46%) RHCE
16 15 (0.43%) MCP
16 15 (0.43%) ISEB
17 14 (0.40%) PhD
18 13 (0.37%) CCSE
18 13 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (3.57%) QA
2 33 (0.94%) SLA
3 14 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.26%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.17%) COREP
6 6 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.14%) WAI
7 5 (0.14%) FINREP
8 2 (0.057%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.029%) COBIT
9 1 (0.029%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.029%) HL7
System Software
1 282 (8.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (4.94%) Active Directory
3 114 (3.25%) Docker
4 77 (2.20%) vSphere
5 65 (1.85%) NFS
6 58 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
7 56 (1.60%) Varnish
8 49 (1.40%) vCloud
9 42 (1.20%) Hyper-V
9 42 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 36 (1.03%) KVM
11 34 (0.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 32 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
13 29 (0.83%) Xen
14 27 (0.77%) XenApp
15 24 (0.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 19 (0.54%) Firmware
17 17 (0.49%) Samba
17 17 (0.49%) XenServer
18 16 (0.46%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 632 (18.03%) Puppet
2 407 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
3 189 (5.39%) Ansible
4 127 (3.62%) Nagios
5 84 (2.40%) Salt
6 73 (2.08%) ZABBIX
7 53 (1.51%) BladeLogic
8 50 (1.43%) Vagrant
8 50 (1.43%) ITRS Geneos
9 43 (1.23%) HAProxy
10 42 (1.20%) Data Guard
11 37 (1.06%) yum
12 36 (1.03%) Control-M
13 35 (1.00%) Kibana
14 28 (0.80%) Rundeck
15 25 (0.71%) Tivoli
15 25 (0.71%) Zenoss
16 23 (0.66%) Cobbler
16 23 (0.66%) NetBackup
16 23 (0.66%) Graphite
Vendors
1 864 (24.65%) Oracle
2 545 (15.55%) Red Hat
3 510 (14.55%) VMware
4 258 (7.36%) Microsoft
5 242 (6.90%) Cisco
6 202 (5.76%) IBM
7 153 (4.37%) Sybase
8 144 (4.11%) HP
9 121 (3.45%) TIBCO
10 105 (3.00%) NetApp
11 100 (2.85%) Citrix
12 84 (2.40%) Splunk
13 81 (2.31%) F5
14 77 (2.20%) EMC
15 62 (1.77%) Atlassian
16 58 (1.65%) Sun
17 53 (1.51%) CheckPoint
18 48 (1.37%) Veritas
19 45 (1.28%) Reuters
20 43 (1.23%) Perforce
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
Posted: 5 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £45000 - £60000 per annum + bens + bonus + on call allowance
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + Flexible
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Quant Capital
Rate: From £150 to £200 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum + Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £330 - £370 Per Day Ltd Co basis
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 12 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 12 hours ago