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 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 23 20
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 1783 1597 1530
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.62% 7.31% 7.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.62% 33.17% 33.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1274 1135 1023
Average daily rate
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£465 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £314 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 36
Average hourly rate £30.00 £35.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £19.70 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.50 £47.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
4739 4814 4528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.91% 22.02% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3264 3194 2867
Average daily rate £410 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 211 290
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 January 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 29 January 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 29 January 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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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 +5 403 £500 +11.11% 182
Kingston Upon Thames +4 13 £375 +30.43% 1
Croydon +2 13 £450 +12.50%
Canary Wharf +11 7 £550 +10.00%
Docklands, London -5 7 £416 -12.36%
Hammersmith - 5 £470 - 1
Hounslow -6 3 £449 +4.36%
Bromley +7 2 £420 - 1
Wimbledon +1 2 £413 +26.92%
Ealing +1 2 £400 -
Greenford 0 2 - -
Brentford -8 2 £534 +12.36% 1
Isleworth - 2 £521 - 2
Uxbridge +2 1 £545 +13.54%
Chessington 0 1 - - 1
Harrow - 1 - -
Edgware - - - -
Feltham - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Rainham - - - - 1
Surbiton - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1473 (37.84%) UNIX
2 1280 (32.88%) Java
3 1065 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
4 1042 (26.77%) Windows
5 863 (22.17%) Oracle
6 861 (22.12%) SQL
7 829 (21.29%) Python
8 782 (20.09%) DevOps
9 746 (19.16%) Puppet
10 723 (18.57%) Finance
11 630 (16.18%) Banking
12 574 (14.74%) VMware
12 574 (14.74%) Red Hat
13 573 (14.72%) Git (software)
14 568 (14.59%) Perl
15 560 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
16 533 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 518 (13.31%) Opscode Chef
18 509 (13.07%) Ruby
19 497 (12.77%) HTML
20 491 (12.61%) MySQL
21 487 (12.51%) Jenkins
22 478 (12.28%) Apache
23 443 (11.38%) C++
24 434 (11.15%) Shell Script
25 432 (11.10%) Web Services
26 426 (10.94%) JavaScript
27 424 (10.89%) Configuration Management
28 401 (10.30%) Subversion
29 396 (10.17%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 478 (12.28%) Apache
2 307 (7.89%) Tomcat
3 211 (5.42%) WebLogic
4 188 (4.83%) WebSphere
5 156 (4.01%) JBoss
6 126 (3.24%) nginx
7 113 (2.90%) Node.js
8 112 (2.88%) OpenStack
9 107 (2.75%) IIS
10 79 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
11 57 (1.46%) Confluence
12 54 (1.39%) WebSphere Application Server
13 49 (1.26%) MS Exchange
14 43 (1.10%) SharePoint
15 39 (1.00%) CMS
15 39 (1.00%) Apache Solr
16 38 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
17 33 (0.85%) Adobe CQ
18 27 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2010
19 26 (0.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 122 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 35 (0.90%) MS Office
3 17 (0.44%) MS Project
4 10 (0.26%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.077%) Mathematica
6 2 (0.051%) ProjectWise
6 2 (0.051%) Stata
7 1 (0.026%) Maya
7 1 (0.026%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.026%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.026%) MODO
7 1 (0.026%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 21 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (0.49%) RMDS
3 17 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
4 14 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
5 11 (0.28%) Oracle Cash Management
6 9 (0.23%) Murex MxG2000
6 9 (0.23%) Oracle EBS R12
7 8 (0.21%) Magento
8 7 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
9 6 (0.15%) Markit EDM
9 6 (0.15%) ION MarketView
10 5 (0.13%) ResourceLink
11 4 (0.10%) Agresso
11 4 (0.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
12 3 (0.077%) WebTrends
12 3 (0.077%) Oracle 11i
12 3 (0.077%) TIBCO iProcess
12 3 (0.077%) Google Analytics
13 2 (0.051%) Hyperion Planning
13 2 (0.051%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 254 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
3 58 (1.49%) PaaS
4 57 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
5 45 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 37 (0.95%) GitHub
7 34 (0.87%) IaaS
8 30 (0.77%) SaaS
9 21 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
11 14 (0.36%) Heroku
12 13 (0.33%) Engine Yard
13 10 (0.26%) Office 365
13 10 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
14 8 (0.21%) Google Apps
15 7 (0.18%) Route 53
16 5 (0.13%) Amazon EMR
17 4 (0.10%) IBM SmartCloud
17 4 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
18 3 (0.077%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 327 (8.40%) TCP/IP
2 308 (7.91%) DNS
3 304 (7.81%) HTTP
4 243 (6.24%) Firewall
5 229 (5.88%) SAN
6 174 (4.47%) SSL
7 130 (3.34%) Internet
8 111 (2.85%) LAN
9 109 (2.80%) WAN
10 108 (2.77%) DHCP
11 90 (2.31%) NAS
12 81 (2.08%) LDAP
12 81 (2.08%) VPN
13 64 (1.64%) FTP
14 61 (1.57%) BGP
15 59 (1.52%) Network Security
16 58 (1.49%) VLAN
17 55 (1.41%) Multicast
18 54 (1.39%) IPsec
19 49 (1.26%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 491 (12.61%) MySQL
2 360 (9.25%) Relational Database
3 337 (8.66%) MongoDB
4 279 (7.17%) SQL Server
5 248 (6.37%) Oracle Database
6 244 (6.27%) NoSQL
7 162 (4.16%) PostgreSQL
8 155 (3.98%) RDBMS
9 148 (3.80%) Hadoop
10 139 (3.57%) Big Data
11 126 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
12 112 (2.88%) Oracle Database 11g
13 99 (2.54%) DB2
14 87 (2.23%) Redis
15 78 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
16 48 (1.23%) Neo4j
17 43 (1.10%) Apache Hive
18 40 (1.03%) HBase
19 38 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
20 35 (0.90%) KDB
Development Applications
1 573 (14.72%) Git (software)
2 487 (12.51%) Jenkins
3 401 (10.30%) Subversion
4 331 (8.50%) Maven
5 165 (4.24%) JIRA
6 135 (3.47%) TeamCity
7 133 (3.42%) JUnit
8 115 (2.95%) Ant
9 112 (2.88%) Hudson
10 109 (2.80%) Cucumber
11 77 (1.98%) Selenium
12 59 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 53 (1.36%) Mockito
14 50 (1.28%) Eclipse
15 41 (1.05%) Jasmine
16 36 (0.92%) Artifactory
17 34 (0.87%) jMock
17 34 (0.87%) CruiseControl
18 30 (0.77%) ClearCase
19 29 (0.74%) PHPUnit
General
1 723 (18.57%) Finance
2 630 (16.18%) Banking
3 302 (7.76%) Investment Banking
4 234 (6.01%) Front Office
5 120 (3.08%) Retail
6 80 (2.05%) Financial Institution
7 71 (1.82%) Games
8 64 (1.64%) Marketing
9 63 (1.62%) Telecoms
10 38 (0.98%) Publishing
11 33 (0.85%) Back Office
12 32 (0.82%) Legal
13 25 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.62%) Advertising
15 19 (0.49%) Law
16 10 (0.26%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.18%) Multimedia
17 7 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
18 6 (0.15%) Electronics
19 5 (0.13%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1273 (32.70%) Developer
2 460 (11.82%) DevOps Engineer
3 423 (10.87%) Java Developer
4 270 (6.94%) Administrator
5 250 (6.42%) Analyst
6 249 (6.40%) C++ Developer
7 203 (5.21%) Architect
8 153 (3.93%) Systems Administrator
9 149 (3.83%) Senior Developer
9 149 (3.83%) Linux Engineer
10 138 (3.54%) Consultant
11 137 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 134 (3.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 115 (2.95%) DBA
14 109 (2.80%) Linux Administrator
15 108 (2.77%) Support Engineer
16 103 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
17 101 (2.59%) Support Analyst
18 93 (2.39%) PHP Developer
19 84 (2.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (12.77%) HTML
2 432 (11.10%) Web Services
3 318 (8.17%) XML
4 290 (7.45%) CSS
5 199 (5.11%) Middleware
6 188 (4.83%) Spring
7 184 (4.73%) REST
8 181 (4.65%) .NET
9 165 (4.24%) jQuery
10 162 (4.16%) Hibernate
11 150 (3.85%) HTML5
12 138 (3.54%) J2EE
13 135 (3.47%) LAMP
14 131 (3.37%) RESTful
15 122 (3.13%) JMS
16 115 (2.95%) SOAP
17 111 (2.85%) JSON
18 104 (2.67%) FIX Protocol
19 94 (2.41%) Django
20 87 (2.23%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 358 (9.20%) Open Source
2 223 (5.73%) Analytical Skills
3 170 (4.37%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 127 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 118 (3.03%) Clustering
6 103 (2.65%) Derivative
7 84 (2.16%) Replication
8 83 (2.13%) Fixed Income
9 65 (1.67%) Equities
10 62 (1.59%) User Experience
10 62 (1.59%) Algorithms
11 43 (1.10%) Visualisation
12 42 (1.08%) Digital Media
13 40 (1.03%) Mathematics
14 39 (1.00%) Hedge funds
15 37 (0.95%) Mobile App
16 36 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
17 34 (0.87%) Management Information System
17 34 (0.87%) Client/Server
18 31 (0.80%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1473 (37.84%) UNIX
2 1042 (26.77%) Windows
3 533 (13.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 317 (8.14%) Solaris
5 273 (7.01%) CentOS
6 261 (6.70%) Ubuntu
7 167 (4.29%) Mac OS X
8 164 (4.21%) Windows Server 2008
9 146 (3.75%) AIX
10 108 (2.77%) SUSE
11 87 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 83 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
13 65 (1.67%) Windows 7
14 64 (1.64%) Debian
15 56 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
16 41 (1.05%) Android
17 40 (1.03%) Apple iOS
18 37 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 30 (0.77%) HPUX
20 23 (0.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1065 (27.36%) Agile Software Development
2 782 (20.09%) DevOps
3 560 (14.38%) Continuous Integration
4 424 (10.89%) Configuration Management
5 377 (9.68%) OO
6 376 (9.66%) TDD
7 365 (9.38%) Scrum
8 257 (6.60%) Multithreading
9 243 (6.24%) ITIL
10 216 (5.55%) E-Commerce
11 179 (4.60%) Web Development
12 170 (4.37%) Migration
13 167 (4.29%) Low Latency
13 167 (4.29%) BDD
14 164 (4.21%) Change Management
15 158 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
16 156 (4.01%) Load Balancing
17 139 (3.57%) Software Engineering
18 138 (3.54%) SOA
19 116 (2.98%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1280 (32.88%) Java
2 861 (22.12%) SQL
3 829 (21.29%) Python
4 568 (14.59%) Perl
5 509 (13.07%) Ruby
6 443 (11.38%) C++
7 434 (11.15%) Shell Script
8 426 (10.94%) JavaScript
9 396 (10.17%) Bash Shell
10 349 (8.96%) PHP
11 167 (4.29%) C#
12 148 (3.80%) PL/SQL
13 126 (3.24%) PowerShell
14 121 (3.11%) C
15 114 (2.93%) Scala
16 66 (1.70%) Korn
17 58 (1.49%) Groovy
18 37 (0.95%) VB
19 33 (0.85%) Jython
20 32 (0.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 251 (6.45%) Security Cleared
2 208 (5.34%) Degree
3 149 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 122 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 73 (1.88%) CCNA
6 65 (1.67%) DV Cleared
7 51 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
8 45 (1.16%) CISSP
9 44 (1.13%) CCNP
10 36 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
11 31 (0.80%) ISEB
12 27 (0.69%) ISTQB
13 25 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 25 (0.64%) MCSE
14 24 (0.62%) CISM
14 24 (0.62%) CCSA
15 21 (0.54%) JNCIA
16 17 (0.44%) RHCE
17 16 (0.41%) MCITP
18 14 (0.36%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 142 (3.65%) QA
2 37 (0.95%) SLA
3 15 (0.39%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 8 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.13%) Basel III
8 3 (0.077%) COBIT
9 2 (0.051%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.051%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.026%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 312 (8.01%) VMware Infrastructure
2 149 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 95 (2.44%) vSphere
4 81 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 68 (1.75%) VMware ESX
6 62 (1.59%) vCloud
7 57 (1.46%) NFS
8 54 (1.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 52 (1.34%) Varnish
10 46 (1.18%) Hyper-V
11 43 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
12 41 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
12 41 (1.05%) Docker
13 38 (0.98%) Xen
14 36 (0.92%) KVM
15 35 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 33 (0.85%) XenApp
17 27 (0.69%) XenServer
18 25 (0.64%) HDFS
19 24 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 746 (19.16%) Puppet
2 518 (13.31%) Opscode Chef
3 250 (6.42%) Nagios
4 186 (4.78%) Ansible
5 88 (2.26%) ZABBIX
6 67 (1.72%) Salt
7 50 (1.28%) Control-M
8 44 (1.13%) Graphite
9 40 (1.03%) Cacti
10 39 (1.00%) Vagrant
11 35 (0.90%) Data Guard
12 34 (0.87%) Kibana
13 33 (0.85%) Zenoss
14 32 (0.82%) Cobbler
14 32 (0.82%) NetBackup
15 31 (0.80%) Tivoli
15 31 (0.80%) HAProxy
16 28 (0.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
17 25 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 25 (0.64%) collectd
Vendors
1 863 (22.17%) Oracle
2 574 (14.74%) VMware
2 574 (14.74%) Red Hat
3 268 (6.88%) Microsoft
4 248 (6.37%) Cisco
5 225 (5.78%) IBM
6 169 (4.34%) Sybase
7 153 (3.93%) HP
8 126 (3.24%) NetApp
9 121 (3.11%) EMC
10 104 (2.67%) F5
11 98 (2.52%) Citrix
12 95 (2.44%) TIBCO
13 72 (1.85%) Splunk
13 72 (1.85%) Perforce
14 67 (1.72%) Veritas
14 67 (1.72%) Zend
15 57 (1.46%) Sun
16 55 (1.41%) Rackspace
17 53 (1.36%) CheckPoint
London
JM
Rate: £425 - £465 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Zetman
Rate: From £450 to £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Strong Rates
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 21 hours ago
London
Montash
Rate: £700 - £800 per day +
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Joseph Harry Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Global
Posted: Yesterday
London
PCR
Rate: £350 - £395 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday