The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the London region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 1918 1717 1841
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.17% 7.07% 7.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.06% 32.30% 32.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1368 1165 1137
Average daily rate
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£433 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.88% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 32 62
Average hourly rate £26.75 £37.50 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.66% +2.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £16.50 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.20 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5319 5316 5661
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.67% 21.89% 21.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 3507 3454 3288
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £203 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 259 366
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.28 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 462 £475 - 230
Croydon - 12 £373 - 4
Bromley +4 5 £360 - 4
Kingston Upon Thames -2 5 £301 -22.25% 3
Docklands, London -4 4 £400 -5.88%
Chessington - 3 £375 - 1
Hammersmith +5 2 £330 -
Canary Wharf -4 2 £275 -54.16%
Wimbledon - 2 £610 - 1
Hayes - 2 - - 3
Isleworth - 2 £399 - 2
Wembley - 2 £275 - 2
Hounslow +2 1 £500 +13.63% 3
Harrow -2 1 - - 3
Uxbridge -6 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 £360 -
Chiswick - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Hackney - - - - 1
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - -
Ealing - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 1379 (39.27%) UNIX
2 1102 (31.38%) Java
3 991 (28.22%) Windows
4 986 (28.08%) Oracle
5 855 (24.35%) SQL
6 718 (20.44%) Finance
7 660 (18.79%) Python
8 610 (17.37%) Banking
9 555 (15.80%) Red Hat
10 543 (15.46%) Perl
11 511 (14.55%) HTML
12 510 (14.52%) Puppet
13 498 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 490 (13.95%) JavaScript
15 487 (13.87%) Apache
16 478 (13.61%) DevOps
17 459 (13.07%) Git (software)
18 446 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
19 444 (12.64%) VMware
20 431 (12.27%) MySQL
21 419 (11.93%) Web Services
22 405 (11.53%) C++
23 400 (11.39%) Ruby
24 396 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
25 392 (11.16%) Solaris
26 386 (10.99%) Subversion
27 370 (10.54%) XML
28 366 (10.42%) TDD
29 353 (10.05%) Shell Script
30 333 (9.48%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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
1 487 (13.87%) Apache
2 269 (7.66%) Tomcat
3 211 (6.01%) WebLogic
4 210 (5.98%) WebSphere
5 108 (3.08%) IIS
6 96 (2.73%) Node.js
7 75 (2.14%) nginx
8 53 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 52 (1.48%) Confluence
10 47 (1.34%) Oracle Coherence
11 46 (1.31%) CMS
11 46 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
12 40 (1.14%) SAS
13 38 (1.08%) MS Exchange
14 35 (1.00%) Adobe CQ
15 34 (0.97%) WordPress
16 32 (0.91%) MQSeries
16 32 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
17 31 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
18 29 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 84 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 40 (1.14%) MS Office
3 13 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 11 (0.31%) MS Visio
5 9 (0.26%) MS Project
6 8 (0.23%) SPSS
7 6 (0.17%) Mathematica
7 6 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
10 2 (0.057%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.028%) Gephi
11 1 (0.028%) Vectorworks
11 1 (0.028%) RoboHelp
11 1 (0.028%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.028%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 79 (2.25%) RMDS
2 43 (1.22%) Oracle EBS
3 17 (0.48%) ION MarketView
4 15 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 15 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
5 13 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
6 11 (0.31%) Magento
7 7 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
7 7 (0.20%) Tridion
8 6 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 6 (0.17%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
9 5 (0.14%) Temenos T24
9 5 (0.14%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
10 4 (0.11%) Oracle Retail
11 3 (0.085%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.085%) Oracle 11i
11 3 (0.085%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 3 (0.085%) Maximo
12 2 (0.057%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 204 (5.81%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
3 52 (1.48%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (1.11%) SaaS
5 32 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 31 (0.88%) Amazon S3
7 29 (0.83%) PaaS
8 27 (0.77%) IaaS
9 13 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (0.34%) GitHub
11 11 (0.31%) Google App Engine
12 6 (0.17%) Joyent
12 6 (0.17%) Office 365
13 4 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
14 3 (0.085%) Amazon EMR
14 3 (0.085%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.085%) Route 53
14 3 (0.085%) Rackspace Cloud
14 3 (0.085%) CloudFront
15 2 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 299 (8.51%) TCP/IP
2 261 (7.43%) Firewall
3 257 (7.32%) HTTP
4 248 (7.06%) DNS
5 205 (5.84%) SAN
6 125 (3.56%) SSL
7 105 (2.99%) LDAP
8 98 (2.79%) NAS
9 86 (2.45%) Internet
10 82 (2.33%) VPN
11 76 (2.16%) LAN
12 72 (2.05%) Multicast
12 72 (2.05%) WAN
13 57 (1.62%) DHCP
14 51 (1.45%) Network Security
15 43 (1.22%) VLAN
16 40 (1.14%) FTP
16 40 (1.14%) SSH
17 31 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
18 30 (0.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 431 (12.27%) MySQL
2 287 (8.17%) Relational Database
3 284 (8.09%) Oracle Database
4 271 (7.72%) SQL Server
5 199 (5.67%) MongoDB
6 162 (4.61%) NoSQL
7 146 (4.16%) Oracle Database 11g
8 113 (3.22%) RDBMS
9 112 (3.19%) Hadoop
10 111 (3.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 111 (3.16%) Big Data
11 92 (2.62%) PostgreSQL
12 89 (2.53%) Oracle Database 10g
13 75 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
14 70 (1.99%) DB2
15 59 (1.68%) Redis
16 46 (1.31%) Oracle Exadata
17 36 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
18 29 (0.83%) Oracle Reports
19 28 (0.80%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 459 (13.07%) Git (software)
2 386 (10.99%) Subversion
3 288 (8.20%) Jenkins
4 200 (5.69%) Maven
5 192 (5.47%) JIRA
6 132 (3.76%) JUnit
7 122 (3.47%) Hudson
8 108 (3.08%) Ant
9 107 (3.05%) Selenium
10 96 (2.73%) TeamCity
11 94 (2.68%) Cucumber
12 76 (2.16%) Eclipse
13 58 (1.65%) WebDriver
14 48 (1.37%) Mockito
15 44 (1.25%) JBehave
16 42 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 30 (0.85%) SoapUI
18 24 (0.68%) Mercurial
19 23 (0.65%) Visual Studio
20 22 (0.63%) ClearCase
General
1 718 (20.44%) Finance
2 610 (17.37%) Banking
3 260 (7.40%) Investment Banking
4 208 (5.92%) Front Office
5 122 (3.47%) Retail
6 89 (2.53%) Financial Institution
7 72 (2.05%) Games
8 54 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 42 (1.20%) Marketing
10 34 (0.97%) Publishing
11 33 (0.94%) Advertising
12 25 (0.71%) Electronics
13 24 (0.68%) Back Office
14 22 (0.63%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.46%) German Language
16 15 (0.43%) Legal
17 10 (0.28%) Billing
18 9 (0.26%) International Banking
19 5 (0.14%) French Language
20 4 (0.11%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 1180 (33.60%) Developer
2 279 (7.94%) Java Developer
3 262 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
4 258 (7.35%) Administrator
5 227 (6.46%) Analyst
6 204 (5.81%) Architect
6 204 (5.81%) C++ Developer
7 154 (4.38%) Systems Administrator
8 139 (3.96%) DBA
9 137 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
10 123 (3.50%) Support Engineer
11 122 (3.47%) Consultant
12 111 (3.16%) Linux Administrator
13 98 (2.79%) Applications Support
14 90 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
15 89 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
16 88 (2.51%) Senior Developer
17 87 (2.48%) Oracle DBA
18 82 (2.33%) Support Analyst
19 79 (2.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 511 (14.55%) HTML
2 419 (11.93%) Web Services
3 370 (10.54%) XML
4 333 (9.48%) CSS
5 220 (6.26%) Middleware
6 177 (5.04%) Spring
7 175 (4.98%) HTML5
8 163 (4.64%) J2EE
9 157 (4.47%) .NET
10 147 (4.19%) LAMP
10 147 (4.19%) RESTful
11 141 (4.01%) jQuery
12 140 (3.99%) JSON
13 120 (3.42%) Hibernate
14 119 (3.39%) SOAP
15 118 (3.36%) REST
16 88 (2.51%) WebSphere MQ
17 86 (2.45%) Ruby on Rails
18 85 (2.42%) CSS3
19 76 (2.16%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 287 (8.17%) Open Source
2 181 (5.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 172 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 122 (3.47%) Clustering
5 110 (3.13%) Derivative
6 108 (3.08%) Fixed Income
7 92 (2.62%) Replication
8 78 (2.22%) Hedge funds
9 63 (1.79%) Visualisation
10 59 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
11 58 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 54 (1.54%) Client/Server
13 45 (1.28%) Equities
14 42 (1.20%) Online Games
15 39 (1.11%) Social Media
16 38 (1.08%) iPad
17 36 (1.03%) Management Information System
18 34 (0.97%) Mainframe
18 34 (0.97%) Statistics
19 31 (0.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1379 (39.27%) UNIX
2 991 (28.22%) Windows
3 498 (14.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 392 (11.16%) Solaris
5 138 (3.93%) Mac OS X
6 130 (3.70%) CentOS
7 118 (3.36%) Ubuntu
8 117 (3.33%) AIX
9 94 (2.68%) Windows 7
10 91 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
12 72 (2.05%) SUSE
13 68 (1.94%) Debian
14 52 (1.48%) Windows XP
15 45 (1.28%) Oracle Linux
16 39 (1.11%) Android
17 37 (1.05%) SELinux
18 34 (0.97%) HPUX
19 33 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
20 19 (0.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (13.61%) DevOps
2 446 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 396 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
4 366 (10.42%) TDD
5 329 (9.37%) OO
6 325 (9.25%) Configuration Management
7 263 (7.49%) ITIL
8 261 (7.43%) Scrum
9 224 (6.38%) E-Commerce
10 189 (5.38%) Migration
11 185 (5.27%) Software Engineering
12 176 (5.01%) SOA
13 157 (4.47%) Low Latency
14 155 (4.41%) Web Development
15 147 (4.19%) Multithreading
16 136 (3.87%) Change Management
17 132 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
18 130 (3.70%) BDD
19 125 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
20 118 (3.36%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1102 (31.38%) Java
2 855 (24.35%) SQL
3 660 (18.79%) Python
4 543 (15.46%) Perl
5 490 (13.95%) JavaScript
6 405 (11.53%) C++
7 400 (11.39%) Ruby
8 353 (10.05%) Shell Script
9 332 (9.45%) Bash Shell
10 316 (9.00%) PHP
11 184 (5.24%) C
12 163 (4.64%) PL/SQL
13 139 (3.96%) C#
14 128 (3.64%) PowerShell
15 102 (2.90%) Scala
16 73 (2.08%) Groovy
17 41 (1.17%) VB
18 36 (1.03%) Korn
19 33 (0.94%) VBScript
20 30 (0.85%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 249 (7.09%) Degree
2 138 (3.93%) Security Cleared
3 75 (2.14%) SC Cleared
4 54 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 29 (0.83%) CCNA
8 27 (0.77%) CCNP
8 27 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 26 (0.74%) MCSE
10 24 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 23 (0.65%) PMI Certification
12 21 (0.60%) CISSP
13 20 (0.57%) MCITP
14 19 (0.54%) RHCE
15 18 (0.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 16 (0.46%) Oracle Certification
17 15 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
18 13 (0.37%) ISEB
19 11 (0.31%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 116 (3.30%) QA
2 50 (1.42%) SLA
3 34 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.085%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.057%) COBIT
9 1 (0.028%) JTAG
9 1 (0.028%) Basel III
9 1 (0.028%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.028%) TickIT
System Software
1 278 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 169 (4.81%) Active Directory
3 143 (4.07%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (2.08%) vSphere
5 72 (2.05%) Oracle RMAN
6 58 (1.65%) NFS
7 56 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 53 (1.51%) vCloud
9 39 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 33 (0.94%) XenApp
11 30 (0.85%) Hyper-V
12 29 (0.83%) XenServer
12 29 (0.83%) Varnish
12 29 (0.83%) KVM
12 29 (0.83%) Xen
13 21 (0.60%) VMware ESXi
14 17 (0.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 17 (0.48%) SRDF
15 16 (0.46%) RHEV
16 10 (0.28%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 510 (14.52%) Puppet
2 300 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
3 145 (4.13%) Nagios
4 63 (1.79%) Data Guard
5 61 (1.74%) Salt
6 57 (1.62%) Tivoli
7 52 (1.48%) Ansible
8 51 (1.45%) ZABBIX
9 44 (1.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 43 (1.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 41 (1.17%) ITRS Geneos
12 40 (1.14%) Control-M
13 37 (1.05%) Cacti
14 31 (0.88%) NetBackup
15 27 (0.77%) Vagrant
15 27 (0.77%) BladeLogic
16 26 (0.74%) Opsview
17 23 (0.65%) SCCM
18 22 (0.63%) SCOM
18 22 (0.63%) YUM
Vendors
1 986 (28.08%) Oracle
2 555 (15.80%) Red Hat
3 444 (12.64%) VMware
4 256 (7.29%) Microsoft
5 234 (6.66%) IBM
6 219 (6.24%) Cisco
7 153 (4.36%) Sybase
8 147 (4.19%) HP
9 146 (4.16%) JBoss
10 128 (3.64%) Citrix
11 121 (3.45%) EMC
12 118 (3.36%) NetApp
13 80 (2.28%) Sun
14 78 (2.22%) TIBCO
15 75 (2.14%) Perforce
16 68 (1.94%) Veritas
17 67 (1.91%) Reuters
18 65 (1.85%) 29West
19 57 (1.62%) Zend
20 53 (1.51%) ATG
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £490 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Hatstand Limited
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rates
Posted: 20 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £325 - £365 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: MARKET RATES
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £750 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £35 to £55 per hour Rates dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £180 - £220 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: From £45 to £55 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £325 - £425 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Maket rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago