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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 1853 1715 1822
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.09% 7.08% 6.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.46% 32.76% 32.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1318 1166 1137
Average daily rate
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£425 £445 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.49% +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £293 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 34 59
Average hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £16.50 £19.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.05 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
5225 5235 5651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.81% 21.60% 21.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3460 3424 3254
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £202 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 237 256 367
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +4 449 £450 -5.26% 244
Croydon - 13 £300 - 2
Kingston Upon Thames -4 4 £215 -42.66% 2
Docklands, London -6 4 £400 -5.88%
Bromley - 3 £270 - 2
Hammersmith +4 2 £330 -
Canary Wharf -3 2 £275 -50.00%
Wimbledon - 2 £610 - 1
Isleworth - 2 £399 - 3
Hounslow +3 1 £500 +13.63% 2
Harrow -2 1 - - 3
Uxbridge -8 1 - -
Wembley - 1 £275 - 3
Hayes - 1 - - 3
Chessington - 1 £375 - 1
Westminster - 1 £360 -
Chiswick - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Clapham - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Dagenham - - - -
West Drayton - - - - 2
Ealing - - - -
New Malden - - - -
Romford - - - - 2
South Croydon - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Teddington - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 1392 (39.68%) UNIX
2 1103 (31.44%) Java
3 997 (28.42%) Windows
4 989 (28.19%) Oracle
5 858 (24.46%) SQL
6 733 (20.90%) Finance
7 652 (18.59%) Python
8 610 (17.39%) Banking
9 569 (16.22%) Red Hat
10 552 (15.74%) Perl
11 518 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 509 (14.51%) Puppet
13 503 (14.34%) Apache
14 502 (14.31%) HTML
15 479 (13.65%) JavaScript
16 478 (13.63%) DevOps
17 452 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
18 448 (12.77%) MySQL
19 444 (12.66%) VMware
20 425 (12.12%) Solaris
21 423 (12.06%) Git (software)
22 410 (11.69%) Web Services
23 397 (11.32%) C++
24 384 (10.95%) Ruby
25 375 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
26 362 (10.32%) XML
27 361 (10.29%) Subversion
28 344 (9.81%) TDD
29 331 (9.44%) Shell Script
30 325 (9.26%) CSS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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
1 503 (14.34%) Apache
2 279 (7.95%) Tomcat
3 217 (6.19%) WebLogic
4 197 (5.62%) WebSphere
5 105 (2.99%) Node.js
6 104 (2.96%) IIS
7 76 (2.17%) nginx
8 54 (1.54%) Confluence
9 53 (1.51%) OpenStack
10 51 (1.45%) Oracle Coherence
11 48 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
12 46 (1.31%) CMS
13 42 (1.20%) MS Exchange
14 33 (0.94%) WordPress
15 32 (0.91%) BizTalk Server
16 31 (0.88%) Adobe CQ
16 31 (0.88%) MQSeries
16 31 (0.88%) SAS
17 30 (0.86%) SharePoint
18 29 (0.83%) Drupal
Applications
1 83 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 42 (1.20%) MS Office
3 12 (0.34%) MS Visio
3 12 (0.34%) MS Project
4 11 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.23%) SPSS
7 5 (0.14%) Mathematica
7 5 (0.14%) Fireworks
8 4 (0.11%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.057%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.029%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.029%) Gephi
10 1 (0.029%) CINEMA 4D
10 1 (0.029%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.029%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 80 (2.28%) RMDS
2 45 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
3 15 (0.43%) ION MarketView
3 15 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
4 14 (0.40%) Oracle EBS R12
5 11 (0.31%) Magento
6 9 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
7 8 (0.23%) 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
9 5 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
9 5 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 4 (0.11%) SunGard Stream Ubix
11 3 (0.086%) Hyperion Planning
11 3 (0.086%) Maximo
11 3 (0.086%) Hyperion Enterprise
11 3 (0.086%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 197 (5.62%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (2.71%) Amazon EC2
3 54 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 36 (1.03%) SaaS
5 29 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 29 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
6 28 (0.80%) PaaS
7 26 (0.74%) IaaS
8 13 (0.37%) Amazon ELB
9 11 (0.31%) Google App Engine
9 11 (0.31%) GitHub
10 7 (0.20%) Joyent
11 4 (0.11%) Rackspace Cloud
11 4 (0.11%) Office 365
12 3 (0.086%) CloudFront
12 3 (0.086%) Route 53
12 3 (0.086%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (0.086%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.057%) SuccessFactors
13 2 (0.057%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 302 (8.61%) TCP/IP
2 255 (7.27%) HTTP
2 255 (7.27%) Firewall
3 250 (7.13%) DNS
4 212 (6.04%) SAN
5 122 (3.48%) SSL
6 115 (3.28%) LDAP
7 100 (2.85%) NAS
8 84 (2.39%) VPN
9 75 (2.14%) Internet
10 74 (2.11%) LAN
11 69 (1.97%) WAN
11 69 (1.97%) Multicast
12 60 (1.71%) DHCP
13 49 (1.40%) Network Security
14 47 (1.34%) SSH
15 44 (1.25%) FTP
16 41 (1.17%) VLAN
17 30 (0.86%) iSCSI
18 29 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 448 (12.77%) MySQL
2 289 (8.24%) Oracle Database
3 288 (8.21%) SQL Server
4 279 (7.95%) Relational Database
5 201 (5.73%) MongoDB
6 162 (4.62%) NoSQL
7 148 (4.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 117 (3.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 111 (3.16%) RDBMS
10 110 (3.14%) Hadoop
11 105 (2.99%) Big Data
12 92 (2.62%) Oracle Database 10g
13 85 (2.42%) PostgreSQL
14 78 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
15 75 (2.14%) DB2
16 63 (1.80%) Redis
17 45 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
18 39 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
19 33 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
20 27 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 423 (12.06%) Git (software)
2 361 (10.29%) Subversion
3 281 (8.01%) Jenkins
4 197 (5.62%) Maven
5 194 (5.53%) JIRA
6 122 (3.48%) JUnit
7 117 (3.34%) Hudson
8 111 (3.16%) Selenium
9 104 (2.96%) Ant
10 93 (2.65%) Cucumber
11 89 (2.54%) TeamCity
12 82 (2.34%) Eclipse
13 59 (1.68%) WebDriver
14 47 (1.34%) Mockito
15 43 (1.23%) JBehave
16 42 (1.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
17 36 (1.03%) SoapUI
18 25 (0.71%) Mercurial
19 24 (0.68%) LoadRunner
19 24 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 733 (20.90%) Finance
2 610 (17.39%) Banking
3 259 (7.38%) Investment Banking
4 204 (5.82%) Front Office
5 116 (3.31%) Retail
6 86 (2.45%) Financial Institution
7 69 (1.97%) Games
8 58 (1.65%) Telecoms
9 37 (1.05%) Marketing
10 32 (0.91%) Advertising
11 31 (0.88%) Publishing
12 24 (0.68%) Electronics
13 23 (0.66%) Back Office
14 21 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 16 (0.46%) Legal
16 15 (0.43%) German Language
17 10 (0.29%) Billing
18 9 (0.26%) International Banking
19 6 (0.17%) Multimedia
20 5 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 1162 (33.12%) Developer
2 270 (7.70%) Java Developer
3 266 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
4 250 (7.13%) Administrator
5 239 (6.81%) Analyst
6 200 (5.70%) C++ Developer
7 195 (5.56%) Architect
8 157 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
9 144 (4.10%) Linux Engineer
10 143 (4.08%) DBA
11 130 (3.71%) Consultant
12 119 (3.39%) Support Engineer
13 108 (3.08%) Linux Administrator
14 93 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
15 91 (2.59%) Applications Support
16 90 (2.57%) Oracle DBA
17 89 (2.54%) Senior Developer
18 82 (2.34%) Support Analyst
19 80 (2.28%) Infrastructure Architect
20 79 (2.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 502 (14.31%) HTML
2 410 (11.69%) Web Services
3 362 (10.32%) XML
4 325 (9.26%) CSS
5 212 (6.04%) Middleware
6 177 (5.05%) HTML5
7 166 (4.73%) Spring
8 163 (4.65%) J2EE
9 162 (4.62%) .NET
10 153 (4.36%) LAMP
11 143 (4.08%) JSON
12 141 (4.02%) RESTful
13 135 (3.85%) jQuery
14 118 (3.36%) REST
15 115 (3.28%) SOAP
16 103 (2.94%) Hibernate
17 89 (2.54%) CSS3
18 84 (2.39%) WebSphere MQ
19 82 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
20 71 (2.02%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 288 (8.21%) Open Source
2 175 (4.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 172 (4.90%) Computer Science
4 144 (4.10%) Clustering
5 107 (3.05%) Derivative
6 103 (2.94%) Replication
6 103 (2.94%) Fixed Income
7 78 (2.22%) Hedge funds
8 61 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
9 59 (1.68%) Mobile App
10 57 (1.62%) Client/Server
11 55 (1.57%) Visualisation
12 43 (1.23%) Equities
13 41 (1.17%) Management Information System
14 39 (1.11%) Online Games
15 35 (1.00%) Social Media
15 35 (1.00%) Statistics
16 34 (0.97%) iPad
17 32 (0.91%) Mainframe
18 31 (0.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1392 (39.68%) UNIX
2 997 (28.42%) Windows
3 518 (14.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 425 (12.12%) Solaris
5 138 (3.93%) CentOS
6 130 (3.71%) Mac OS X
7 118 (3.36%) Ubuntu
8 115 (3.28%) AIX
9 94 (2.68%) Windows 7
10 91 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 81 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 71 (2.02%) Debian
13 69 (1.97%) SUSE
14 51 (1.45%) Windows XP
15 48 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
16 39 (1.11%) Android
17 38 (1.08%) HPUX
18 36 (1.03%) SELinux
19 30 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
20 20 (0.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 478 (13.63%) DevOps
2 452 (12.88%) Agile Software Development
3 375 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
4 344 (9.81%) TDD
5 315 (8.98%) Configuration Management
6 309 (8.81%) OO
7 255 (7.27%) ITIL
8 249 (7.10%) Scrum
9 215 (6.13%) E-Commerce
10 196 (5.59%) SOA
11 183 (5.22%) Migration
12 179 (5.10%) Software Engineering
13 164 (4.68%) Low Latency
14 148 (4.22%) Web Development
15 141 (4.02%) Multithreading
16 137 (3.91%) Disaster Recovery
17 136 (3.88%) Change Management
18 127 (3.62%) Project Management
19 126 (3.59%) BDD
20 125 (3.56%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1103 (31.44%) Java
2 858 (24.46%) SQL
3 652 (18.59%) Python
4 552 (15.74%) Perl
5 479 (13.65%) JavaScript
6 397 (11.32%) C++
7 384 (10.95%) Ruby
8 331 (9.44%) Shell Script
9 322 (9.18%) Bash Shell
10 318 (9.06%) PHP
11 175 (4.99%) C
12 161 (4.59%) PL/SQL
13 147 (4.19%) C#
14 130 (3.71%) PowerShell
15 98 (2.79%) Scala
16 68 (1.94%) Groovy
17 43 (1.23%) VB
18 35 (1.00%) Korn
19 33 (0.94%) VBScript
20 26 (0.74%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 253 (7.21%) Degree
2 140 (3.99%) Security Cleared
3 78 (2.22%) SC Cleared
4 52 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (1.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 36 (1.03%) DV Cleared
7 35 (1.00%) ISTQB
8 29 (0.83%) CCNP
9 27 (0.77%) MCSE
10 26 (0.74%) CCNA
11 24 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 24 (0.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 22 (0.63%) Oracle Certification
12 22 (0.63%) RHCE
13 21 (0.60%) CISSP
13 21 (0.60%) PMI Certification
14 19 (0.54%) MCITP
15 17 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (0.48%) OCP
16 15 (0.43%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (3.11%) QA
2 52 (1.48%) SLA
3 30 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 17 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.11%) Basel III
6 4 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.057%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.029%) JTAG
8 1 (0.029%) COBIT
8 1 (0.029%) TickIT
System Software
1 278 (7.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 173 (4.93%) Active Directory
3 142 (4.05%) Oracle RAC
4 73 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 71 (2.02%) VMware ESX
6 70 (2.00%) vSphere
7 59 (1.68%) NFS
8 53 (1.51%) vCloud
9 42 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 34 (0.97%) Varnish
10 34 (0.97%) XenApp
11 30 (0.86%) Xen
12 29 (0.83%) KVM
12 29 (0.83%) XenServer
12 29 (0.83%) Hyper-V
13 28 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
14 26 (0.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 15 (0.43%) SRDF
16 13 (0.37%) XenDesktop
17 12 (0.34%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 509 (14.51%) Puppet
2 295 (8.41%) Opscode Chef
3 146 (4.16%) Nagios
4 64 (1.82%) Data Guard
5 61 (1.74%) Salt
6 58 (1.65%) Tivoli
7 53 (1.51%) Ansible
8 49 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 47 (1.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 46 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 40 (1.14%) ITRS Geneos
12 39 (1.11%) Cacti
13 35 (1.00%) Control-M
14 31 (0.88%) NetBackup
15 30 (0.86%) Opsview
16 26 (0.74%) Vagrant
17 25 (0.71%) BladeLogic
18 22 (0.63%) YUM
18 22 (0.63%) SCCM
18 22 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 989 (28.19%) Oracle
2 569 (16.22%) Red Hat
3 444 (12.66%) VMware
4 267 (7.61%) Microsoft
5 222 (6.33%) IBM
6 215 (6.13%) Cisco
7 161 (4.59%) HP
8 157 (4.48%) Sybase
9 144 (4.10%) JBoss
10 128 (3.65%) Citrix
11 124 (3.53%) EMC
12 121 (3.45%) NetApp
13 89 (2.54%) Sun
14 81 (2.31%) TIBCO
15 79 (2.25%) Veritas
16 71 (2.02%) Reuters
17 70 (2.00%) Perforce
18 65 (1.85%) 29West
19 54 (1.54%) Zend
20 53 (1.51%) F5
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £900 - £1050 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
I.T. Skillfinder
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: From £425 to £475 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + 600 MAX
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Connectus
Rate: £48 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: market rate
Posted: Yesterday
London
Engage PSG
Rate: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £435 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £585 - £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £0.00 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday