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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 16 21
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 1869 1918 1711
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 7.96% 8.16% 7.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.29% 35.96% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1375 1158
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 20 34
Average hourly rate £34.00 £26.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.10% -28.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.52 £12.45 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £48.20 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
5012 5334 5302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.35% 22.68% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 3397 3535 3444
Average daily rate £400 £395 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +1.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £183 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 172 234 259
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -18.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.70 £12.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +1 466 £475 +2.70% 192
Croydon -9 21 £450 +39.53% 1
Canary Wharf 0 13 £425 +54.54%
Paddington - 12 £450 -
New Malden - 11 - - 1
Docklands, London 0 9 £493 +23.12%
Kingston Upon Thames -1 8 £325 +7.88% 1
Feltham 0 7 £378 +57.29% 2
Uxbridge +6 6 £388 - 2
Bromley -2 6 £245 -9.25%
Ealing - 4 £400 -
Hounslow +1 3 £375 -25.00%
Twickenham - 3 £375 -
Hillingdon - 3 £325 -
Isleworth -2 2 £375 -5.95% 2
Wembley -3 2 £383 +39.09%
Chessington -3 2 - -
Hammersmith -6 2 £288 -12.87%
West Drayton - 1 £563 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 1324 (36.75%) UNIX
2 1230 (34.14%) Java
3 1135 (31.50%) Windows
4 910 (25.26%) SQL
5 872 (24.20%) Oracle
6 845 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
7 801 (22.23%) Python
8 752 (20.87%) Finance
9 632 (17.54%) DevOps
10 588 (16.32%) Perl
11 565 (15.68%) Puppet
12 564 (15.65%) Banking
13 546 (15.15%) Red Hat
14 519 (14.40%) VMware
14 519 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
15 480 (13.32%) Jenkins
16 476 (13.21%) MySQL
17 469 (13.02%) Git (software)
18 462 (12.82%) JavaScript
19 459 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 448 (12.43%) C++
21 417 (11.57%) Apache
22 405 (11.24%) SQL Server
23 395 (10.96%) HTML
24 380 (10.55%) Web Services
25 370 (10.27%) TDD
26 362 (10.05%) Opscode Chef
27 360 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
28 359 (9.96%) Solaris
29 340 (9.44%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 417 (11.57%) Apache
2 304 (8.44%) Tomcat
3 198 (5.50%) WebSphere
4 181 (5.02%) IIS
5 155 (4.30%) JBoss
6 138 (3.83%) WebLogic
7 116 (3.22%) Confluence
8 113 (3.14%) Node.js
9 92 (2.55%) nginx
10 90 (2.50%) OpenStack
11 72 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
12 61 (1.69%) MS Exchange
13 48 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
14 42 (1.17%) CMS
15 40 (1.11%) SharePoint
16 34 (0.94%) Drupal
17 33 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
17 33 (0.92%) Apache Spark
18 30 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
18 30 (0.83%) Jetty
Applications
1 147 (4.08%) MS Excel
2 60 (1.67%) MS Office
3 21 (0.58%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
5 13 (0.36%) MS Project
6 7 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.083%) SPSS
8 3 (0.083%) Maya
8 3 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
8 3 (0.083%) HipChat
9 2 (0.056%) PowerPivot
10 1 (0.028%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.028%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 27 (0.75%) RMDS
2 24 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
3 23 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
4 21 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
4 21 (0.58%) ION MarketView
5 16 (0.44%) Oracle EBS R12
6 12 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.19%) Magento
7 7 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
8 6 (0.17%) Summit
9 5 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
10 4 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
10 4 (0.11%) TIBCO iProcess
10 4 (0.11%) Kondor+
10 4 (0.11%) Misys Midas
10 4 (0.11%) Hyperion Enterprise
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.083%) Tridion
11 3 (0.083%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 360 (9.99%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
2 48 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (1.22%) SaaS
4 40 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
5 38 (1.05%) GitHub
6 35 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
6 35 (0.97%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (0.94%) IaaS
8 33 (0.92%) PaaS
9 19 (0.53%) Amazon SQS
10 13 (0.36%) Heroku
11 10 (0.28%) Google Apps
11 10 (0.28%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (0.25%) Office 365
12 9 (0.25%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.22%) Engine Yard
13 8 (0.22%) OpenShift
14 7 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 300 (8.33%) Firewall
2 251 (6.97%) TCP/IP
3 224 (6.22%) SAN
4 210 (5.83%) DNS
5 201 (5.58%) HTTP
6 162 (4.50%) SSL
7 146 (4.05%) LAN
8 124 (3.44%) WAN
9 116 (3.22%) Internet
10 110 (3.05%) LDAP
11 108 (3.00%) NAS
12 102 (2.83%) VPN
13 76 (2.11%) DHCP
14 65 (1.80%) VoIP
15 60 (1.67%) Wireless
16 54 (1.50%) VLAN
16 54 (1.50%) Network Security
17 49 (1.36%) IPsec
18 47 (1.30%) SNMP
19 46 (1.28%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 476 (13.21%) MySQL
2 405 (11.24%) SQL Server
3 340 (9.44%) Relational Database
4 243 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 237 (6.58%) MongoDB
6 190 (5.27%) PostgreSQL
7 156 (4.33%) RDBMS
8 133 (3.69%) NoSQL
9 127 (3.52%) Hadoop
10 106 (2.94%) DB2
11 85 (2.36%) Oracle Database 11g
12 84 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
13 82 (2.28%) Big Data
14 63 (1.75%) Redis
15 44 (1.22%) HBase
16 41 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
16 41 (1.14%) Oracle Database 10g
17 28 (0.78%) OLTP
18 26 (0.72%) Apache Hive
19 25 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 480 (13.32%) Jenkins
2 469 (13.02%) Git (software)
3 310 (8.60%) Subversion
4 293 (8.13%) JIRA
5 260 (7.22%) Maven
6 142 (3.94%) Ant
7 89 (2.47%) Hudson
8 84 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 83 (2.30%) JUnit
10 82 (2.28%) Selenium
11 78 (2.16%) Gradle
12 69 (1.92%) TeamCity
13 67 (1.86%) Mercurial
14 57 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 57 (1.58%) Artifactory
15 45 (1.25%) Introscope
16 43 (1.19%) JMeter
16 43 (1.19%) Eclipse
17 36 (1.00%) Gerrit
18 33 (0.92%) ClearCase
General
1 752 (20.87%) Finance
2 564 (15.65%) Banking
3 283 (7.85%) Investment Banking
4 200 (5.55%) Front Office
5 111 (3.08%) Retail
6 77 (2.14%) Telecoms
7 66 (1.83%) Financial Institution
8 47 (1.30%) Games
9 40 (1.11%) Marketing
10 38 (1.05%) Legal
11 36 (1.00%) Publishing
12 27 (0.75%) Back Office
13 24 (0.67%) Advertising
14 15 (0.42%) Law
14 15 (0.42%) Manufacturing
15 8 (0.22%) Electronics
16 7 (0.19%) French Language
16 7 (0.19%) German Language
16 7 (0.19%) Military
17 5 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1086 (30.14%) Developer
2 352 (9.77%) Java Developer
3 348 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
4 260 (7.22%) Administrator
5 245 (6.80%) Analyst
6 227 (6.30%) C++ Developer
7 190 (5.27%) Architect
8 182 (5.05%) Systems Administrator
9 142 (3.94%) Linux Engineer
10 131 (3.64%) Consultant
11 107 (2.97%) Support Analyst
11 107 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 102 (2.83%) Senior Developer
13 101 (2.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 94 (2.61%) Applications Support
15 93 (2.58%) Systems Engineer
16 79 (2.19%) DBA
17 72 (2.00%) Software Engineer
18 69 (1.92%) Linux Administrator
19 63 (1.75%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 395 (10.96%) HTML
2 380 (10.55%) Web Services
3 269 (7.47%) XML
4 237 (6.58%) Spring
5 231 (6.41%) CSS
6 198 (5.50%) Middleware
7 183 (5.08%) .NET
8 152 (4.22%) J2EE
8 152 (4.22%) REST
9 144 (4.00%) HTML5
10 139 (3.86%) FIX Protocol
11 126 (3.50%) jQuery
11 126 (3.50%) Hibernate
12 118 (3.28%) SOAP
13 114 (3.16%) RESTful
14 106 (2.94%) JSON
15 105 (2.91%) LAMP
16 99 (2.75%) Java EE
17 88 (2.44%) JMS
18 87 (2.41%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 267 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
2 203 (5.63%) Data Centre
3 174 (4.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 145 (4.02%) Computer Science
5 106 (2.94%) Equities
6 104 (2.89%) Fixed Income
7 91 (2.53%) Derivative
8 88 (2.44%) Clustering
9 75 (2.08%) Management Information System
10 62 (1.72%) Algorithms
11 59 (1.64%) Visualisation
12 50 (1.39%) Mobile App
13 46 (1.28%) Replication
14 44 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
14 44 (1.22%) Data Structures
15 41 (1.14%) Digital Media
16 36 (1.00%) PKI
17 35 (0.97%) Client/Server
18 34 (0.94%) Wiki
19 31 (0.86%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1324 (36.75%) UNIX
2 1135 (31.50%) Windows
3 459 (12.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 359 (9.96%) Solaris
5 190 (5.27%) CentOS
6 185 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 131 (3.64%) AIX
8 118 (3.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 107 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 89 (2.47%) Mac OS X
11 68 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 55 (1.53%) Android
13 50 (1.39%) Windows 7
14 42 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
15 39 (1.08%) SUSE
16 38 (1.05%) Windows 8
17 32 (0.89%) Debian
18 31 (0.86%) Apple iOS
19 26 (0.72%) zOS
20 25 (0.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 845 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
2 632 (17.54%) DevOps
3 519 (14.40%) Continuous Integration
4 370 (10.27%) TDD
5 308 (8.55%) Configuration Management
6 306 (8.49%) ITIL
7 270 (7.49%) Scrum
8 264 (7.33%) Open Source
9 261 (7.24%) OO
10 253 (7.02%) Multithreading
11 236 (6.55%) SDLC
12 226 (6.27%) Migration
13 184 (5.11%) Low Latency
14 180 (5.00%) E-Commerce
15 168 (4.66%) Software Engineering
16 166 (4.61%) Project Management
17 154 (4.27%) BDD
18 150 (4.16%) Web Development
19 135 (3.75%) Load Balancing
19 135 (3.75%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1230 (34.14%) Java
2 910 (25.26%) SQL
3 801 (22.23%) Python
4 588 (16.32%) Perl
5 462 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 448 (12.43%) C++
7 315 (8.74%) Bash Shell
8 313 (8.69%) Ruby
9 308 (8.55%) Shell Script
10 285 (7.91%) PHP
11 211 (5.86%) C#
12 179 (4.97%) PowerShell
13 159 (4.41%) C
14 122 (3.39%) Scala
15 114 (3.16%) PL/SQL
16 68 (1.89%) Groovy
17 65 (1.80%) Korn
18 39 (1.08%) VB
19 32 (0.89%) T-SQL
19 32 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 295 (8.19%) Security Cleared
2 234 (6.49%) Degree
3 157 (4.36%) SC Cleared
4 116 (3.22%) Cisco Certification
5 81 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 80 (2.22%) DV Cleared
7 65 (1.80%) MCSE
8 57 (1.58%) CCNA
9 53 (1.47%) CCNP
10 36 (1.00%) MCSA
11 35 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 29 (0.80%) CISSP
13 22 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (0.58%) PhD
15 19 (0.53%) RHCE
16 18 (0.50%) MCP
17 16 (0.44%) Oracle Certification
17 16 (0.44%) CISM
18 15 (0.42%) PMI Certification
19 14 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 155 (4.30%) QA
2 36 (1.00%) SLA
3 17 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 15 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.17%) COREP
7 5 (0.14%) FINREP
7 5 (0.14%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.14%) WAI
8 4 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.056%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.028%) FATCA
10 1 (0.028%) COSO
10 1 (0.028%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.028%) HL7
System Software
1 284 (7.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 207 (5.75%) Active Directory
3 145 (4.02%) Docker
4 83 (2.30%) vSphere
5 64 (1.78%) Oracle RAC
6 61 (1.69%) Hyper-V
7 60 (1.67%) NFS
8 51 (1.42%) KVM
9 50 (1.39%) Varnish
10 48 (1.33%) VMware ESX
11 41 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
12 39 (1.08%) vCloud
13 30 (0.83%) XenApp
14 28 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 27 (0.75%) Xen
16 19 (0.53%) Squid
17 17 (0.47%) HDFS
18 16 (0.44%) ProxySG
19 14 (0.39%) Samba
19 14 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 565 (15.68%) Puppet
2 362 (10.05%) Opscode Chef
3 170 (4.72%) Ansible
4 104 (2.89%) Nagios
5 81 (2.25%) BladeLogic
6 77 (2.14%) Salt
7 61 (1.69%) ZABBIX
8 56 (1.55%) Vagrant
9 52 (1.44%) ITRS Geneos
10 47 (1.30%) Control-M
11 43 (1.19%) HAProxy
12 39 (1.08%) yum
13 38 (1.05%) Data Guard
14 34 (0.94%) Kibana
15 32 (0.89%) logstash
16 31 (0.86%) Rundeck
16 31 (0.86%) Tivoli
17 29 (0.80%) Zenoss
18 28 (0.78%) SCOM
19 27 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 872 (24.20%) Oracle
2 546 (15.15%) Red Hat
3 519 (14.40%) VMware
4 312 (8.66%) Microsoft
5 262 (7.27%) Cisco
6 225 (6.24%) IBM
7 161 (4.47%) HP
8 160 (4.44%) Sybase
9 129 (3.58%) TIBCO
10 103 (2.86%) NetApp
10 103 (2.86%) Citrix
11 101 (2.80%) EMC
12 81 (2.25%) Splunk
13 77 (2.14%) Atlassian
14 73 (2.03%) CheckPoint
15 70 (1.94%) F5
16 61 (1.69%) Sun
17 58 (1.61%) Google
18 56 (1.55%) Remedy
19 54 (1.50%) Veritas
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £600.00 - £700.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £35000 - £50000 per day + Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
AdRoc Group
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £340 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TechnoRecruit
Rate: £500 - £600 DOE.
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
LA International
Rate: £17 - £18.50 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Posted: 3 days ago