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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 2350 1896 2068
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 10.18% 8.15% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.99% 37.90% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1685 1320 1453
Median daily rate £475 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £320 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 32 29
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 £29.50 £17.53 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.74 £68.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +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
4797 5003 5441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 20.78% 21.50% 22.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3345 3401 3556
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 143 242
Median hourly rate £15.66 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.93 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +5 369 £500 +5.26% 105
Croydon +4 48 £420 -11.57%
Westminster - 26 £525 -
Canary Wharf +8 20 £400 -11.11%
Docklands, London +16 13 £500 +14.94%
Bromley +6 12 £475 +86.27% 2
Harrow - 11 £400 - 1
Uxbridge +1 8 £334 -13.87% 4
Feltham -7 5 £468 +392.10%
Hammersmith +4 4 £438 +52.17% 2
Hounslow +3 3 - -
Clapham - 3 £450 -
Southwark - 3 £475 -
Ealing +2 2 £120 -
Kingston Upon Thames -7 2 £350 +16.66%
New Malden +2 1 - -
Twickenham -2 1 £388 +3.33%
Paddington -8 1 - -
Teddington - 1 £550 - 1
Barnet - 1 £400 -
Hayes - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 1683 (35.95%) DevOps
2 1456 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
3 1375 (29.37%) Java
4 1354 (28.93%) Unix
5 1329 (28.39%) Python
6 1309 (27.96%) Puppet
7 1227 (26.21%) Windows
8 1053 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
9 947 (20.23%) Git (software)
10 945 (20.19%) Jenkins
11 928 (19.82%) Finance
12 926 (19.78%) Oracle
13 887 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
14 871 (18.61%) Ansible
15 825 (17.62%) SQL
16 801 (17.11%) Ruby
17 800 (17.09%) Configuration Management
18 772 (16.49%) Red Hat
19 759 (16.21%) Perl
20 731 (15.62%) VMware
21 700 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 679 (14.51%) Docker
23 672 (14.36%) Apache
24 665 (14.21%) Opscode Chef
25 634 (13.54%) Bash Shell
26 592 (12.65%) MySQL
27 537 (11.47%) JavaScript
28 524 (11.19%) Banking
29 521 (11.13%) Scrum
30 490 (10.47%) Web Services

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
1 672 (14.36%) Apache
2 361 (7.71%) Tomcat
3 279 (5.96%) Confluence
4 232 (4.96%) nginx
5 226 (4.83%) WebSphere
6 220 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
7 212 (4.53%) OpenStack
8 175 (3.74%) IIS
9 151 (3.23%) JBoss
10 125 (2.67%) WebLogic
11 74 (1.58%) Apache Spark
12 71 (1.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 60 (1.28%) CMS
14 54 (1.15%) MS Exchange
15 50 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
16 43 (0.92%) Jetty
17 35 (0.75%) Cloud Foundry
18 32 (0.68%) Mule
18 32 (0.68%) WordPress
19 30 (0.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 138 (2.95%) MS Excel
2 88 (1.88%) HipChat
3 58 (1.24%) MS Office
4 21 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.21%) MS Project
6 9 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.11%) Mathematica
8 4 (0.085%) Photoshop
8 4 (0.085%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.064%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.064%) SPSS
10 1 (0.021%) Doxygen
10 1 (0.021%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 37 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (0.38%) ION MarketView
3 14 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
4 13 (0.28%) RMDS
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
5 10 (0.21%) Oracle EBS R12
6 9 (0.19%) Documaker
7 8 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
8 7 (0.15%) Magento
8 7 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
9 6 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
10 5 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
11 4 (0.085%) Eikon
12 3 (0.064%) Adobe Campaign
13 2 (0.043%) Oracle Cash Management
13 2 (0.043%) Oracle Subledger Accounting
14 1 (0.021%) BigMachines
14 1 (0.021%) Eloqua
14 1 (0.021%) MetaTrader
14 1 (0.021%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 1053 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 218 (4.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 184 (3.93%) GitHub
4 117 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
5 97 (2.07%) PaaS
6 95 (2.03%) Cloud Computing
7 91 (1.94%) IaaS
8 80 (1.71%) AWS CloudFormation
9 63 (1.35%) Amazon S3
10 61 (1.30%) SaaS
11 36 (0.77%) OpenShift
12 31 (0.66%) Office 365
13 30 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
14 24 (0.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 24 (0.51%) Google Apps
15 19 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
15 19 (0.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
17 14 (0.30%) AWS Lambda
17 14 (0.30%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 454 (9.70%) DNS
2 334 (7.14%) HTTP
3 326 (6.96%) Firewall
3 326 (6.96%) TCP/IP
4 263 (5.62%) SAN
5 238 (5.08%) SSL
6 169 (3.61%) VPN
7 167 (3.57%) LDAP
8 124 (2.65%) NAS
9 112 (2.39%) Internet
10 110 (2.35%) SSH
11 109 (2.33%) LAN
12 108 (2.31%) WAN
13 81 (1.73%) OpenVPN
14 77 (1.64%) DHCP
15 75 (1.60%) OpenLDAP
16 67 (1.43%) Network Security
17 62 (1.32%) Fibre Channel
18 57 (1.22%) SNMP
19 53 (1.13%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 592 (12.65%) MySQL
2 434 (9.27%) PostgreSQL
3 376 (8.03%) SQL Server
4 371 (7.93%) MongoDB
5 301 (6.43%) NoSQL
6 291 (6.22%) Hadoop
7 217 (4.64%) Relational Database
8 205 (4.38%) Oracle Database
9 189 (4.04%) Big Data
10 100 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 94 (2.01%) Redis
12 84 (1.79%) RDBMS
13 72 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
14 71 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
15 68 (1.45%) DB2
16 64 (1.37%) HBase
17 54 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
18 44 (0.94%) Oracle Database 12c
19 38 (0.81%) Apache Hive
20 36 (0.77%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 947 (20.23%) Git (software)
2 945 (20.19%) Jenkins
3 483 (10.32%) JIRA
4 339 (7.24%) Maven
5 254 (5.43%) Subversion
6 190 (4.06%) JUnit
7 175 (3.74%) Sonatype Nexus
8 165 (3.52%) Ant
9 142 (3.03%) TeamCity
10 128 (2.73%) Hudson
11 121 (2.58%) SonarQube
12 112 (2.39%) Vagrant
13 108 (2.31%) Bitbucket
14 107 (2.29%) Artifactory
15 104 (2.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 97 (2.07%) Gradle
17 94 (2.01%) Cucumber
18 85 (1.82%) JIRA Agile
19 84 (1.79%) Selenium
20 82 (1.75%) GitLab
General
1 928 (19.82%) Finance
2 524 (11.19%) Banking
3 166 (3.55%) Retail
4 139 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 138 (2.95%) Front Office
6 106 (2.26%) Telecoms
7 86 (1.84%) Financial Institution
8 83 (1.77%) Marketing
9 81 (1.73%) Publishing
10 58 (1.24%) Back Office
11 52 (1.11%) Games
12 50 (1.07%) Manufacturing
13 46 (0.98%) Electronics
14 32 (0.68%) Legal
15 24 (0.51%) Advertising
16 12 (0.26%) Law
17 9 (0.19%) French Language
18 8 (0.17%) Automotive
18 8 (0.17%) Retail Banking
19 6 (0.13%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1067 (22.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 1054 (22.52%) Developer
3 522 (11.15%) Linux Engineer
4 466 (9.96%) Administrator
5 378 (8.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 351 (7.50%) Java Developer
7 276 (5.90%) Consultant
8 269 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
9 265 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
10 261 (5.58%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 258 (5.51%) AWS DevOps
12 239 (5.11%) Architect
13 232 (4.96%) Linux Administrator
14 198 (4.23%) Analyst
15 190 (4.06%) Senior DevOps
16 166 (3.55%) C++ Developer
17 161 (3.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 161 (3.44%) Senior DevOps Engineer
18 151 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
19 127 (2.71%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 490 (10.47%) Web Services
2 412 (8.80%) HTML
3 303 (6.47%) CSS
4 280 (5.98%) XML
5 258 (5.51%) LAMP
6 253 (5.40%) Node.js
7 245 (5.23%) Spring
8 240 (5.13%) Middleware
9 229 (4.89%) REST
10 219 (4.68%) HTML5
11 196 (4.19%) JSON
12 193 (4.12%) AngularJS
13 183 (3.91%) RESTful
14 169 (3.61%) ELK Stack
15 157 (3.35%) SOAP
16 152 (3.25%) J2EE
17 148 (3.16%) .NET
18 138 (2.95%) JMS
19 135 (2.88%) CSS3
20 131 (2.80%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 219 (4.68%) Data Centre
2 190 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
3 146 (3.12%) Clustering
4 132 (2.82%) Public Cloud
5 127 (2.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 107 (2.29%) Computer Science
7 106 (2.26%) Management Information System
8 77 (1.64%) User Experience
9 69 (1.47%) Private Cloud
10 63 (1.35%) Replication
11 62 (1.32%) Equities
12 55 (1.17%) Algorithms
13 54 (1.15%) Hedge funds
14 51 (1.09%) Fixed Income
15 50 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
16 47 (1.00%) Derivative
16 47 (1.00%) PKI
17 46 (0.98%) Mobile App
18 45 (0.96%) Visualisation
19 40 (0.85%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 1354 (28.93%) Unix
2 1227 (26.21%) Windows
3 700 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 436 (9.31%) CentOS
5 347 (7.41%) Solaris
6 316 (6.75%) Windows Server
7 258 (5.51%) Ubuntu
8 229 (4.89%) AIX
9 151 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 112 (2.39%) Windows Server 2012
11 98 (2.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 97 (2.07%) CoreOS
13 94 (2.01%) SUSE
14 89 (1.90%) Mac OS X
15 75 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 66 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
17 64 (1.37%) Android
18 48 (1.03%) Apple iOS
19 45 (0.96%) Debian
20 43 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1683 (35.95%) DevOps
2 1456 (31.10%) Agile Software Development
3 887 (18.95%) Continuous Integration
4 800 (17.09%) Configuration Management
5 521 (11.13%) Scrum
6 480 (10.25%) Open Source
7 400 (8.55%) ITIL
8 388 (8.29%) Continuous Delivery
9 371 (7.93%) TDD
10 342 (7.31%) Migration
11 270 (5.77%) E-Commerce
12 259 (5.53%) OO
13 243 (5.19%) High Availability
14 209 (4.46%) Load Balancing
15 199 (4.25%) Software Engineering
16 186 (3.97%) SDLC
17 169 (3.61%) Release Management
17 169 (3.61%) Web Development
18 166 (3.55%) BDD
19 161 (3.44%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 1375 (29.37%) Java
2 1329 (28.39%) Python
3 825 (17.62%) SQL
4 801 (17.11%) Ruby
5 759 (16.21%) Perl
6 634 (13.54%) Bash Shell
7 537 (11.47%) JavaScript
8 436 (9.31%) Shell Script
9 348 (7.43%) PHP
10 339 (7.24%) C++
11 316 (6.75%) PowerShell
12 206 (4.40%) C
13 199 (4.25%) Go
14 158 (3.38%) Scala
15 120 (2.56%) C#
16 93 (1.99%) PL/SQL
17 58 (1.24%) Groovy
18 56 (1.20%) Korn
19 30 (0.64%) R
20 29 (0.62%) Jython
Qualifications
1 462 (9.87%) Security Cleared
2 337 (7.20%) SC Cleared
3 201 (4.29%) Degree
4 91 (1.94%) DV Cleared
5 79 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 61 (1.30%) RHCE
7 60 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
8 48 (1.03%) CISSP
9 46 (0.98%) CCNA
10 42 (0.90%) RHCA
11 40 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 39 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
13 37 (0.79%) CCNP
14 36 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
15 29 (0.62%) Oracle Certification
16 27 (0.58%) CISM
17 26 (0.56%) MCSE
18 24 (0.51%) AWS Certification
19 22 (0.47%) BC Cleared
19 22 (0.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 120 (2.56%) QA
2 31 (0.66%) PCI DSS
2 31 (0.66%) SLA
3 23 (0.49%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 13 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 7 (0.15%) JSP 440
7 5 (0.11%) ISO20022
8 4 (0.085%) COBIT
8 4 (0.085%) FATCA
8 4 (0.085%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.085%) SEPA
9 3 (0.064%) GCP
9 3 (0.064%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.064%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.064%) MiFID
10 2 (0.043%) DICOM
10 2 (0.043%) HL7
11 1 (0.021%) SDET
System Software
1 679 (14.51%) Docker
2 421 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 350 (7.48%) Active Directory
4 120 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
5 118 (2.52%) vCloud
6 109 (2.33%) NFS
7 108 (2.31%) KVM
8 93 (1.99%) Hyper-V
9 90 (1.92%) vSphere
10 89 (1.90%) etcd
11 88 (1.88%) Squid
12 87 (1.86%) flannel
13 79 (1.69%) GlusterFS
14 78 (1.67%) Postfix
15 74 (1.58%) Xen
16 71 (1.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 71 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
17 70 (1.50%) Oracle RAC
18 62 (1.32%) VMware ESX
19 59 (1.26%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 1309 (27.96%) Puppet
2 871 (18.61%) Ansible
3 665 (14.21%) Opscode Chef
4 296 (6.32%) Kubernetes
5 249 (5.32%) Terraform
6 222 (4.74%) Nagios
7 210 (4.49%) logstash
8 144 (3.08%) Kibana
8 144 (3.08%) ZABBIX
9 117 (2.50%) HAProxy
10 90 (1.92%) Rancher
11 87 (1.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 82 (1.75%) SCCM
13 80 (1.71%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 77 (1.64%) Salt
15 71 (1.52%) Graphite
15 71 (1.52%) Packer
16 55 (1.17%) rkt
17 47 (1.00%) Consul
18 46 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 926 (19.78%) Oracle
2 772 (16.49%) Red Hat
3 731 (15.62%) VMware
4 340 (7.26%) Microsoft
5 276 (5.90%) IBM
6 214 (4.57%) Atlassian
7 208 (4.44%) Cisco
8 194 (4.14%) HP
9 156 (3.33%) EMC
10 153 (3.27%) Splunk
11 143 (3.05%) NetApp
12 133 (2.84%) Veritas
13 105 (2.24%) Sybase
14 98 (2.09%) Citrix
15 89 (1.90%) Google
16 87 (1.86%) Sonatype
17 71 (1.52%) Dell
18 67 (1.43%) F5
18 67 (1.43%) Sun
19 65 (1.39%) SAP
London
EXCELerate
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
North London
Stratospherec
Rate: From £500 to £525 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
EXCELerate
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 15 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Trust In Soda
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Acumin
Rate: Highly Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + dependent on experience
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term initailly
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £25.00 - £30.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £625.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon People
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 3 days ago