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 29 September 2016 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 11 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 2324 2038 2113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.18% 8.71% 8.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.22% 40.46% 37.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1637 1440 1539
Median daily rate £475 £463 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.70% +6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 24 26
Median hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.60 £15.80 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.05 £91.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
4722 5037 5601
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.69% 21.53% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3265 3449 3772
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 152 244
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 3 months to 29 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 343 £500 +5.26% 132
Croydon +4 49 £450 -5.26% 5
Westminster - 17 £550 - 1
Uxbridge +5 14 £343 +24.54% 2
Bromley +4 12 £475 +30.13% 1
Canary Wharf -12 10 £450 -10.00%
Docklands, London +6 8 £550 +31.34%
Harrow +2 8 £400 +90.47% 1
Feltham -4 5 £468 +345.23%
Southwark - 4 £463 -
Hounslow +7 3 - -
New Malden -1 3 - - 1
Hammersmith -4 3 £431 +1.47% 1
Hayes - 3 £340 - 1
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Ealing +3 2 £120 -
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £475 +58.33% 3
Romford - 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £550 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, 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 1652 (35.66%) DevOps
2 1502 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 1347 (29.08%) Python
4 1338 (28.89%) Unix
5 1326 (28.63%) Java
6 1284 (27.72%) Puppet
7 1180 (25.47%) Windows
8 1046 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
9 967 (20.88%) Jenkins
10 931 (20.10%) Finance
11 928 (20.03%) Git (software)
12 914 (19.73%) Oracle
13 880 (19.00%) Ansible
14 870 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
15 802 (17.31%) SQL
16 791 (17.08%) Ruby
17 786 (16.97%) Configuration Management
18 761 (16.43%) VMware
19 753 (16.26%) Perl
20 708 (15.28%) Red Hat
21 704 (15.20%) Docker
22 677 (14.62%) Apache
23 651 (14.05%) Bash Shell
24 647 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
25 642 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 581 (12.54%) MySQL
27 545 (11.77%) JavaScript
28 532 (11.49%) Scrum
29 530 (11.44%) Banking
30 502 (10.84%) JIRA

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
1 677 (14.62%) Apache
2 341 (7.36%) Tomcat
3 300 (6.48%) Confluence
4 243 (5.25%) Elasticsearch
5 218 (4.71%) WebSphere
6 191 (4.12%) nginx
6 191 (4.12%) OpenStack
7 154 (3.32%) IIS
8 143 (3.09%) JBoss
9 119 (2.57%) WebLogic
10 83 (1.79%) Apache Spark
11 59 (1.27%) WebSphere Application Server
12 58 (1.25%) CMS
13 49 (1.06%) MS Exchange
14 41 (0.89%) Jetty
15 36 (0.78%) IBM HTTP Server
16 34 (0.73%) Cloud Foundry
17 32 (0.69%) Drupal
18 29 (0.63%) Apache Solr
18 29 (0.63%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 134 (2.89%) MS Excel
2 99 (2.14%) HipChat
3 55 (1.19%) MS Office
4 26 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.17%) MS Project
6 6 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.086%) Mathematica
7 4 (0.086%) Photoshop
7 4 (0.086%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.065%) AutoCAD
8 3 (0.065%) SPSS
9 2 (0.043%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.022%) LaTeX
10 1 (0.022%) MS PowerPoint
10 1 (0.022%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 26 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 17 (0.37%) RMDS
3 14 (0.30%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 10 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 9 (0.19%) Documaker
5 9 (0.19%) Magento
5 9 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
5 9 (0.19%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
6 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
7 5 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
8 3 (0.065%) Adobe Campaign
8 3 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
9 2 (0.043%) Maximo
9 2 (0.043%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
9 2 (0.043%) Remedy ITSM
9 2 (0.043%) Summit
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle CRM
10 1 (0.022%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 1046 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 226 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 178 (3.84%) GitHub
4 120 (2.59%) Amazon EC2
5 104 (2.25%) PaaS
6 93 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
7 91 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
8 87 (1.88%) IaaS
9 60 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 57 (1.23%) SaaS
11 37 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 34 (0.73%) OpenShift
13 31 (0.67%) Office 365
14 26 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
15 24 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 24 (0.52%) Google Apps
16 16 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
17 15 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
18 14 (0.30%) Amazon SQS
18 14 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 442 (9.54%) DNS
2 386 (8.33%) Firewall
3 328 (7.08%) TCP/IP
4 312 (6.74%) HTTP
5 252 (5.44%) SSL
6 235 (5.07%) SAN
7 167 (3.61%) VPN
8 165 (3.56%) LDAP
9 136 (2.94%) SSH
10 109 (2.35%) WAN
11 108 (2.33%) LAN
12 103 (2.22%) Internet
13 101 (2.18%) NAS
14 98 (2.12%) OpenVPN
15 92 (1.99%) OpenLDAP
16 75 (1.62%) Network Security
17 69 (1.49%) DHCP
18 49 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
19 45 (0.97%) iSCSI
19 45 (0.97%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 581 (12.54%) MySQL
2 459 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
3 375 (8.10%) SQL Server
4 339 (7.32%) MongoDB
5 325 (7.02%) Hadoop
6 293 (6.33%) NoSQL
7 231 (4.99%) Big Data
8 223 (4.81%) Relational Database
9 206 (4.45%) Oracle Database
10 97 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
11 95 (2.05%) Redis
12 87 (1.88%) RDBMS
13 77 (1.66%) Data Warehouse
14 71 (1.53%) Oracle Database 11g
15 70 (1.51%) Amazon RDS
16 68 (1.47%) DB2
17 66 (1.42%) HBase
18 49 (1.06%) Apache Hive
19 42 (0.91%) Oracle Database 12c
20 31 (0.67%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 967 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 928 (20.03%) Git (software)
3 502 (10.84%) JIRA
4 339 (7.32%) Maven
5 242 (5.22%) Subversion
6 226 (4.88%) JUnit
7 189 (4.08%) Sonatype Nexus
8 179 (3.86%) Ant
9 143 (3.09%) TeamCity
10 137 (2.96%) SonarQube
11 124 (2.68%) Hudson
12 123 (2.66%) Vagrant
13 121 (2.61%) Bitbucket
14 108 (2.33%) JIRA Agile
15 95 (2.05%) Selenium
16 92 (1.99%) Gradle
17 91 (1.96%) Cucumber
18 88 (1.90%) Liquibase
19 83 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 74 (1.60%) Artifactory
General
1 931 (20.10%) Finance
2 530 (11.44%) Banking
3 155 (3.35%) Retail
4 151 (3.26%) Front Office
5 149 (3.22%) Investment Banking
6 92 (1.99%) Telecoms
7 90 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 79 (1.71%) Publishing
9 67 (1.45%) Marketing
10 57 (1.23%) Back Office
11 38 (0.82%) Manufacturing
12 37 (0.80%) Games
13 34 (0.73%) Electronics
14 33 (0.71%) Legal
15 23 (0.50%) Advertising
16 11 (0.24%) Automotive
16 11 (0.24%) Law
17 10 (0.22%) French Language
18 8 (0.17%) Retail Banking
18 8 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 1059 (22.86%) Developer
1 1059 (22.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 491 (10.60%) Linux Engineer
3 463 (10.00%) Administrator
4 369 (7.97%) Java Developer
5 352 (7.60%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 268 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
7 261 (5.63%) AWS Engineer
8 254 (5.48%) Consultant
9 252 (5.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 250 (5.40%) AWS DevOps
11 230 (4.97%) Linux Administrator
12 219 (4.73%) Architect
13 216 (4.66%) Analyst
14 180 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
15 160 (3.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
16 159 (3.43%) C++ Developer
17 152 (3.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 150 (3.24%) Senior DevOps Engineer
19 122 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 501 (10.82%) Web Services
2 411 (8.87%) HTML
3 308 (6.65%) CSS
4 301 (6.50%) XML
5 262 (5.66%) LAMP
6 251 (5.42%) REST
7 245 (5.29%) Spring
8 244 (5.27%) Middleware
9 228 (4.92%) JSON
10 222 (4.79%) Node.js
11 218 (4.71%) HTML5
12 199 (4.30%) ELK Stack
13 193 (4.17%) AngularJS
14 177 (3.82%) RESTful
15 159 (3.43%) J2EE
16 157 (3.39%) SOAP
17 144 (3.11%) JMS
18 140 (3.02%) jQuery
19 137 (2.96%) .NET
20 136 (2.94%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 208 (4.49%) Data Centre
2 196 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
3 140 (3.02%) Clustering
4 139 (3.00%) Public Cloud
5 112 (2.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 109 (2.35%) Computer Science
7 104 (2.25%) Management Information System
8 72 (1.55%) User Experience
9 71 (1.53%) Equities
9 71 (1.53%) Fixed Income
10 63 (1.36%) Private Cloud
11 55 (1.19%) Replication
12 52 (1.12%) Algorithms
12 52 (1.12%) Derivative
13 49 (1.06%) PKI
14 48 (1.04%) Hedge funds
14 48 (1.04%) Visualisation
15 46 (0.99%) Fintech
16 45 (0.97%) Enterprise Software
17 37 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1338 (28.89%) Unix
2 1180 (25.47%) Windows
3 642 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 442 (9.54%) CentOS
5 301 (6.50%) Windows Server
6 298 (6.43%) Solaris
7 268 (5.79%) Ubuntu
8 200 (4.32%) AIX
9 139 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 118 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 107 (2.31%) SUSE
12 80 (1.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 73 (1.58%) CoreOS
14 72 (1.55%) Mac OS X
14 72 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
15 68 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
16 64 (1.38%) Android
17 49 (1.06%) Apple iOS
18 47 (1.01%) Debian
19 44 (0.95%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1652 (35.66%) DevOps
2 1502 (32.43%) Agile Software Development
3 870 (18.78%) Continuous Integration
4 786 (16.97%) Configuration Management
5 532 (11.49%) Scrum
6 481 (10.38%) Open Source
7 409 (8.83%) Continuous Delivery
8 388 (8.38%) ITIL
9 367 (7.92%) TDD
10 334 (7.21%) Migration
11 266 (5.74%) High Availability
12 253 (5.46%) OO
13 249 (5.38%) Load Balancing
14 247 (5.33%) E-Commerce
15 195 (4.21%) Software Engineering
16 173 (3.73%) SDLC
17 172 (3.71%) Service Management
18 169 (3.65%) BDD
19 156 (3.37%) Release Management
20 155 (3.35%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1347 (29.08%) Python
2 1326 (28.63%) Java
3 802 (17.31%) SQL
4 791 (17.08%) Ruby
5 753 (16.26%) Perl
6 651 (14.05%) Bash Shell
7 545 (11.77%) JavaScript
8 438 (9.46%) Shell Script
9 357 (7.71%) PHP
10 312 (6.74%) C++
11 297 (6.41%) PowerShell
12 196 (4.23%) C
13 186 (4.02%) Go
14 173 (3.73%) Scala
15 116 (2.50%) C#
16 92 (1.99%) PL/SQL
17 63 (1.36%) Korn
18 59 (1.27%) Groovy
19 35 (0.76%) T-SQL
20 34 (0.73%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 472 (10.19%) Security Cleared
2 346 (7.47%) SC Cleared
3 214 (4.62%) Degree
4 88 (1.90%) DV Cleared
5 87 (1.88%) BPSS Clearance
6 66 (1.42%) RHCE
7 63 (1.36%) CISSP
8 55 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 45 (0.97%) CTC Cleared
9 45 (0.97%) RHCA
10 43 (0.93%) CCNA
11 41 (0.89%) Microsoft Certification
12 39 (0.84%) CCNP
13 38 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (0.80%) CISM
15 32 (0.69%) Oracle Certification
16 25 (0.54%) AWS Certification
17 22 (0.47%) MCSE
18 21 (0.45%) RHCSA
19 19 (0.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 139 (3.00%) QA
2 37 (0.80%) PCI DSS
3 28 (0.60%) SLA
4 19 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
5 17 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 15 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 14 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 12 (0.26%) MiFID
9 9 (0.19%) FATCA
10 8 (0.17%) SEPA
11 7 (0.15%) COBIT
11 7 (0.15%) ISO 9001
11 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
12 5 (0.11%) ISO27002
13 4 (0.086%) ISO20022
14 3 (0.065%) GCP
14 3 (0.065%) ISO15022
15 2 (0.043%) TARGET2
16 1 (0.022%) HMG Security Policy Framework
16 1 (0.022%) SDET
System Software
1 704 (15.20%) Docker
2 430 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 334 (7.21%) Active Directory
4 143 (3.09%) vCloud
5 134 (2.89%) Virtual Machines
6 106 (2.29%) Squid
7 96 (2.07%) Postfix
8 93 (2.01%) NFS
9 91 (1.96%) KVM
10 90 (1.94%) Hyper-V
11 75 (1.62%) Xen
12 74 (1.60%) vSphere
13 73 (1.58%) Oracle RAC
14 68 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
15 63 (1.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 61 (1.32%) etcd
17 58 (1.25%) flannel
18 57 (1.23%) GlusterFS
19 53 (1.14%) HDFS
20 49 (1.06%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1284 (27.72%) Puppet
2 880 (19.00%) Ansible
3 647 (13.97%) Opscode Chef
4 281 (6.07%) Kubernetes
5 272 (5.87%) Terraform
6 220 (4.75%) logstash
7 189 (4.08%) Nagios
8 175 (3.78%) Kibana
9 165 (3.56%) ZABBIX
10 107 (2.31%) Rancher
11 95 (2.05%) HAProxy
12 79 (1.71%) Salt
13 76 (1.64%) SCCM
14 65 (1.40%) Packer
15 60 (1.30%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 50 (1.08%) Network Intrusion Detection System
17 46 (0.99%) Consul
17 46 (0.99%) Graphite
18 45 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
19 41 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 914 (19.73%) Oracle
2 761 (16.43%) VMware
3 708 (15.28%) Red Hat
4 320 (6.91%) Microsoft
5 249 (5.38%) IBM
6 225 (4.86%) Atlassian
7 213 (4.60%) Cisco
8 179 (3.86%) HP
9 163 (3.52%) Splunk
10 135 (2.91%) EMC
11 119 (2.57%) NetApp
12 105 (2.27%) Veritas
13 104 (2.25%) Sonatype
13 104 (2.25%) Sybase
14 91 (1.96%) Citrix
15 85 (1.84%) Google
16 71 (1.53%) Dell
17 64 (1.38%) F5
18 62 (1.34%) SAP
18 62 (1.34%) Sun
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £360 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Initi8 Recruitment
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Revolution Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £0.00 - £550 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Montash
Rate: £540 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Data Idols
Rate: From £200 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + 6 Month Contract
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Rate: Market related
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £375 to £385 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Interact Consulting
Rate: 600-675pd
Posted: 2 days ago
South East London
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £260 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
LA International
Rate: £575 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £850 per day
Posted: 3 days ago