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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 18 18
Rank change year-on-year
+8 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 2309 1912 1900
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.70% 8.17% 8.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.21% 37.74% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1671 1303 1344
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 41 25
Median hourly rate £40.00 £22.83 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.20% -34.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.45 £18.00 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.78 £52.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
4692 5066 5363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 21.74% 21.63% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3319 3401 3624
Median daily rate £425 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £565 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 184 238
Median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £16.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.51% +19.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £47.83 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 30 June 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 +9 351 £475 +5.55% 142
Croydon +5 36 £400 +3.22% 1
Bromley +2 20 £450 +83.67% 3
Westminster - 18 £525 -
Canary Wharf +10 17 £400 - 3
Harrow - 13 £400 - 1
Docklands, London +14 11 £513 +2.50%
Ealing +1 5 £350 -12.50%
Hayes - 5 £340 -
Hammersmith +7 4 £475 +120.93% 1
Uxbridge +5 4 £404 +34.50% 4
Surbiton - 4 £475 -
Wimbledon - 3 £448 -
Kingston Upon Thames +1 2 £363 +20.83% 2
Hounslow -1 2 £535 +89.38%
Southall - 2 £340 -
Chiswick - 2 - - 1
Paddington 0 1 - -
Twickenham -2 1 £388 +3.33%
Osterley -4 1 £518 -2.35%
Feltham -10 1 £425 +6.25%
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 1389 (31.85%) DevOps
2 1388 (31.83%) Unix
3 1382 (31.69%) Java
4 1276 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
5 1222 (28.02%) Windows
6 1199 (27.49%) Python
7 1113 (25.52%) Puppet
8 914 (20.96%) Finance
9 888 (20.36%) SQL
10 862 (19.77%) Oracle
11 840 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
12 818 (18.76%) Git (software)
13 809 (18.55%) Jenkins
14 733 (16.81%) Red Hat
15 722 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
16 715 (16.40%) Perl
17 692 (15.87%) Configuration Management
18 658 (15.09%) Ruby
18 658 (15.09%) Ansible
19 647 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 622 (14.26%) VMware
21 594 (13.62%) Opscode Chef
22 585 (13.41%) Bash Shell
23 515 (11.81%) MySQL
24 511 (11.72%) Docker
25 506 (11.60%) Apache
26 496 (11.37%) Banking
27 494 (11.33%) JavaScript
28 477 (10.94%) Web Services
29 429 (9.84%) Open Source

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
1 506 (11.60%) Apache
2 332 (7.61%) Tomcat
3 226 (5.18%) WebSphere
4 218 (5.00%) nginx
5 181 (4.15%) OpenStack
6 158 (3.62%) IIS
7 144 (3.30%) Confluence
8 136 (3.12%) JBoss
9 118 (2.71%) WebLogic
10 106 (2.43%) Elasticsearch
11 86 (1.97%) WebSphere Application Server
12 62 (1.42%) CMS
12 62 (1.42%) MS Exchange
13 55 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
14 54 (1.24%) Apache Spark
15 37 (0.85%) Jetty
15 37 (0.85%) Mule
16 36 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 32 (0.73%) Drupal
18 31 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 123 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 48 (1.10%) MS Office
3 20 (0.46%) HipChat
3 20 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.25%) SPSS
5 10 (0.23%) MS Project
6 9 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
7 8 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 8 (0.18%) AutoCAD
8 6 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 6 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.11%) Mathematica
10 4 (0.092%) Adobe After Effects
10 4 (0.092%) Adobe Premiere
10 4 (0.092%) Final Cut Pro
11 3 (0.069%) FrameMaker
11 3 (0.069%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 36 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 20 (0.46%) ION MarketView
3 12 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 11 (0.25%) RMDS
5 10 (0.23%) Documaker
6 8 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 8 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
7 7 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
7 7 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
8 5 (0.11%) Eikon
8 5 (0.11%) Magento
8 5 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
9 4 (0.092%) Remedy ITSM
10 3 (0.069%) BusinessWare
10 3 (0.069%) Maximo
10 3 (0.069%) MetaTrader
10 3 (0.069%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
10 3 (0.069%) SAP R/3
11 2 (0.046%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 840 (19.26%) Amazon AWS
2 205 (4.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 157 (3.60%) GitHub
4 105 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
5 91 (2.09%) IaaS
6 82 (1.88%) PaaS
7 78 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
8 77 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
9 58 (1.33%) Amazon S3
10 55 (1.26%) SaaS
11 29 (0.66%) Office 365
12 27 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 26 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
14 23 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 22 (0.50%) Amazon SQS
15 22 (0.50%) OpenShift
16 17 (0.39%) Google Apps
17 16 (0.37%) Route 53
18 15 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
19 12 (0.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 340 (7.80%) DNS
2 336 (7.70%) HTTP
3 309 (7.09%) TCP/IP
4 286 (6.56%) Firewall
5 276 (6.33%) SAN
6 171 (3.92%) SSL
7 155 (3.55%) LDAP
8 133 (3.05%) VPN
9 120 (2.75%) LAN
9 120 (2.75%) NAS
10 119 (2.73%) WAN
11 110 (2.52%) Internet
12 67 (1.54%) DHCP
12 67 (1.54%) Network Security
13 64 (1.47%) Fibre Channel
14 61 (1.40%) SNMP
15 52 (1.19%) FTP
16 48 (1.10%) IPsec
16 48 (1.10%) iSCSI
16 48 (1.10%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 515 (11.81%) MySQL
2 369 (8.46%) MongoDB
3 366 (8.39%) SQL Server
4 288 (6.60%) NoSQL
5 275 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
6 252 (5.78%) Relational Database
7 227 (5.21%) Oracle Database
8 168 (3.85%) Hadoop
9 146 (3.35%) Big Data
10 121 (2.77%) Apache Cassandra
11 84 (1.93%) Oracle Database 11g
12 81 (1.86%) DB2
13 80 (1.83%) RDBMS
13 80 (1.83%) Redis
14 67 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
15 54 (1.24%) HBase
16 50 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
17 44 (1.01%) OLTP
17 44 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
18 37 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 818 (18.76%) Git (software)
2 809 (18.55%) Jenkins
3 346 (7.93%) JIRA
4 301 (6.90%) Maven
5 251 (5.76%) Subversion
6 139 (3.19%) Hudson
7 135 (3.10%) TeamCity
8 113 (2.59%) Artifactory
9 110 (2.52%) JUnit
10 105 (2.41%) Cucumber
11 94 (2.16%) Gradle
12 85 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 84 (1.93%) GitLab
14 81 (1.86%) Ant
15 79 (1.81%) Sonatype Nexus
16 77 (1.77%) Selenium
16 77 (1.77%) Vagrant
17 44 (1.01%) Mockito
18 36 (0.83%) Eclipse
18 36 (0.83%) SoapUI
General
1 914 (20.96%) Finance
2 496 (11.37%) Banking
3 163 (3.74%) Front Office
4 148 (3.39%) Retail
5 136 (3.12%) Investment Banking
6 97 (2.22%) Telecoms
7 82 (1.88%) Marketing
8 76 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 63 (1.44%) Games
10 60 (1.38%) Publishing
11 49 (1.12%) Manufacturing
12 44 (1.01%) Back Office
12 44 (1.01%) Electronics
13 28 (0.64%) Legal
14 22 (0.50%) Advertising
15 13 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
16 9 (0.21%) Law
17 8 (0.18%) French Language
17 8 (0.18%) German Language
17 8 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1067 (24.47%) Developer
2 879 (20.16%) DevOps Engineer
3 446 (10.23%) Linux Engineer
4 410 (9.40%) Administrator
5 385 (8.83%) Java Developer
6 321 (7.36%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 280 (6.42%) Architect
8 231 (5.30%) Consultant
9 218 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
10 214 (4.91%) AWS Engineer
10 214 (4.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 209 (4.79%) Analyst
12 200 (4.59%) AWS DevOps
13 198 (4.54%) C++ Developer
14 186 (4.27%) Linux Administrator
15 146 (3.35%) Senior DevOps
16 129 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
17 128 (2.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 125 (2.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
18 125 (2.87%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 477 (10.94%) Web Services
2 402 (9.22%) HTML
3 280 (6.42%) XML
4 279 (6.40%) CSS
5 247 (5.66%) Spring
6 244 (5.60%) Middleware
7 236 (5.41%) Node.js
8 234 (5.37%) REST
9 196 (4.49%) LAMP
10 185 (4.24%) HTML5
11 178 (4.08%) JSON
12 165 (3.78%) RESTful
13 164 (3.76%) SOAP
14 156 (3.58%) AngularJS
15 152 (3.49%) .NET
15 152 (3.49%) J2EE
16 135 (3.10%) jQuery
17 129 (2.96%) JMS
18 108 (2.48%) CSS3
19 101 (2.32%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 206 (4.72%) Data Centre
2 200 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 183 (4.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 113 (2.59%) Clustering
4 113 (2.59%) Computer Science
5 99 (2.27%) Management Information System
6 92 (2.11%) Equities
7 87 (1.99%) Public Cloud
8 68 (1.56%) User Experience
9 64 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 64 (1.47%) Replication
10 58 (1.33%) Derivative
10 58 (1.33%) Fixed Income
11 57 (1.31%) Private Cloud
12 55 (1.26%) Hedge funds
13 44 (1.01%) DataPower
13 44 (1.01%) Mathematics
13 44 (1.01%) Mobile App
14 38 (0.87%) Device Driver
15 37 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1388 (31.83%) Unix
2 1222 (28.02%) Windows
3 647 (14.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 345 (7.91%) Solaris
5 322 (7.38%) CentOS
6 316 (7.25%) Windows Server
7 249 (5.71%) AIX
8 212 (4.86%) Ubuntu
9 144 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 129 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 117 (2.68%) Mac OS X
12 105 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 97 (2.22%) CoreOS
14 89 (2.04%) SUSE
15 74 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
16 68 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
17 66 (1.51%) Android
18 58 (1.33%) Windows 7
19 53 (1.22%) Mac OS
20 51 (1.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1389 (31.85%) DevOps
2 1276 (29.26%) Agile Software Development
3 722 (16.56%) Continuous Integration
4 692 (15.87%) Configuration Management
5 429 (9.84%) Open Source
6 390 (8.94%) TDD
7 368 (8.44%) ITIL
7 368 (8.44%) Scrum
8 326 (7.48%) Migration
9 295 (6.76%) Continuous Delivery
10 289 (6.63%) OO
11 249 (5.71%) E-Commerce
12 243 (5.57%) High Availability
13 220 (5.04%) Multithreading
14 190 (4.36%) SDLC
15 187 (4.29%) Software Engineering
16 186 (4.27%) Release Management
17 178 (4.08%) BDD
18 168 (3.85%) SOA
19 164 (3.76%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1382 (31.69%) Java
2 1199 (27.49%) Python
3 888 (20.36%) SQL
4 715 (16.40%) Perl
5 658 (15.09%) Ruby
6 585 (13.41%) Bash Shell
7 494 (11.33%) JavaScript
8 408 (9.36%) C++
9 345 (7.91%) Shell Script
10 276 (6.33%) PHP
10 276 (6.33%) PowerShell
11 209 (4.79%) C
12 178 (4.08%) Go
13 153 (3.51%) Scala
14 119 (2.73%) C#
15 108 (2.48%) PL/SQL
16 57 (1.31%) Groovy
17 47 (1.08%) Korn
18 28 (0.64%) Jython
19 25 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 365 (8.37%) Security Cleared
2 250 (5.73%) SC Cleared
3 223 (5.11%) Degree
4 72 (1.65%) DV Cleared
5 70 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
7 47 (1.08%) CCNA
8 43 (0.99%) CISSP
8 43 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
9 40 (0.92%) RHCE
10 37 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
10 37 (0.85%) MCSE
11 32 (0.73%) CCNP
12 27 (0.62%) PhD
12 27 (0.62%) RHCA
13 24 (0.55%) BC Cleared
14 23 (0.53%) CISM
15 21 (0.48%) AWS Certification
16 18 (0.41%) Oracle Certification
17 17 (0.39%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (3.37%) QA
2 40 (0.92%) SLA
3 27 (0.62%) PCI DSS
4 23 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 9 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.11%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.11%) ISO20022
6 5 (0.11%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.092%) COBIT
7 4 (0.092%) SEPA
8 3 (0.069%) ISO15022
8 3 (0.069%) MiFID
9 2 (0.046%) DICOM
9 2 (0.046%) FIPS 140-2
9 2 (0.046%) HL7
9 2 (0.046%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.046%) ISO27002
10 1 (0.023%) FATCA
10 1 (0.023%) ISAE 3402
System Software
1 511 (11.72%) Docker
2 394 (9.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 315 (7.22%) Active Directory
4 106 (2.43%) NFS
5 105 (2.41%) KVM
6 103 (2.36%) Virtual Machines
7 94 (2.16%) vSphere
8 92 (2.11%) etcd
9 90 (2.06%) flannel
10 88 (2.02%) Hyper-V
11 82 (1.88%) GlusterFS
12 81 (1.86%) VMware ESX
13 76 (1.74%) VMware ESXi
14 75 (1.72%) Ceph
15 69 (1.58%) Xen
16 58 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
16 58 (1.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 40 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 35 (0.80%) vCloud
18 35 (0.80%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1113 (25.52%) Puppet
2 658 (15.09%) Ansible
3 594 (13.62%) Opscode Chef
4 255 (5.85%) Nagios
5 195 (4.47%) Kubernetes
6 164 (3.76%) logstash
7 122 (2.80%) HAProxy
8 94 (2.16%) Graphite
9 91 (2.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 90 (2.06%) Terraform
11 85 (1.95%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 81 (1.86%) SCCM
13 76 (1.74%) Kibana
14 75 (1.72%) ZABBIX
15 73 (1.67%) Salt
16 70 (1.61%) rkt
17 48 (1.10%) Packer
18 44 (1.01%) SCOM
19 42 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
20 39 (0.89%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 862 (19.77%) Oracle
2 733 (16.81%) Red Hat
3 622 (14.26%) VMware
4 349 (8.00%) Microsoft
5 288 (6.60%) IBM
6 208 (4.77%) Cisco
7 180 (4.13%) HP
8 140 (3.21%) Splunk
9 138 (3.16%) EMC
10 134 (3.07%) NetApp
11 127 (2.91%) Sybase
12 122 (2.80%) Veritas
13 115 (2.64%) Citrix
14 108 (2.48%) Atlassian
15 77 (1.77%) Google
16 70 (1.61%) SAP
17 58 (1.33%) Dell
18 56 (1.28%) CheckPoint
19 53 (1.22%) Adobe
19 53 (1.22%) F5
London
Avion Recruitment Solutions
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £0 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Xcede
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Talent International
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
LA International
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Central London / West End
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Optima Connections
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day 6months+
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
MA Associates Worldwide
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago