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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 21 20
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 1935 1784 1620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 8.36% 7.33% 7.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.84% 32.92% 33.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 1435 1272 1120
Average daily rate
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£450 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £320 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 32 29
Average hourly rate £33.00 £32.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £16.50 £34.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £44.30 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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
5252 5419 4904
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 22.70% 22.27% 22.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3706 3608 3161
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £210 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 220 300
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -6.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.59 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
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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 +7 457 £475 +5.55% 166
Westminster - 13 £533 -
Canary Wharf +10 12 £450 -21.73% 1
Kingston Upon Thames +1 10 £375 +15.38% 3
Docklands, London -2 10 £500 -
Croydon -13 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Hounslow -4 4 £500 +17.64%
Wimbledon - 4 £388 -
Ealing +4 3 £375 -
Hammersmith - 3 £475 -
Greenford 0 2 - -
Uxbridge -4 2 £545 +6.34% 1
Brentford -11 2 £534 +15.40% 1
Harrow -5 1 - -
Bromley -6 1 £625 -7.40% 2
Barnet - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Feltham - - - -
New Malden - - - - 3
Romford - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Bermondsey - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1545 (38.34%) UNIX
2 1242 (30.82%) Java
3 1089 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
4 1068 (26.50%) Windows
5 951 (23.60%) Oracle
6 892 (22.13%) SQL
7 856 (21.24%) Python
8 741 (18.39%) DevOps
9 734 (18.21%) Finance
10 723 (17.94%) Puppet
11 677 (16.80%) Banking
12 595 (14.76%) Git (software)
13 586 (14.54%) Red Hat
14 567 (14.07%) VMware
15 550 (13.65%) Apache
16 547 (13.57%) Perl
17 546 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 537 (13.33%) HTML
19 534 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
20 523 (12.98%) MySQL
21 519 (12.88%) Ruby
22 491 (12.18%) Opscode Chef
23 483 (11.99%) JavaScript
24 467 (11.59%) Jenkins
25 464 (11.51%) Shell Script
26 461 (11.44%) C++
27 450 (11.17%) Web Services
28 436 (10.82%) Subversion
29 423 (10.50%) OO
30 413 (10.25%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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
1 550 (13.65%) Apache
2 308 (7.64%) Tomcat
3 226 (5.61%) WebLogic
4 215 (5.33%) WebSphere
5 161 (4.00%) JBoss
6 119 (2.95%) nginx
7 116 (2.88%) Node.js
8 111 (2.75%) IIS
9 108 (2.68%) OpenStack
10 71 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 58 (1.44%) Confluence
12 54 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
13 51 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
14 50 (1.24%) MS Exchange
15 43 (1.07%) CMS
16 42 (1.04%) SharePoint
17 41 (1.02%) Apache Solr
18 34 (0.84%) Adobe CQ
19 32 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
20 30 (0.74%) GlassFish
Applications
1 117 (2.90%) MS Excel
2 39 (0.97%) MS Office
3 23 (0.57%) MS Project
4 12 (0.30%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.20%) Mathematica
6 8 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.050%) Stata
7 2 (0.050%) ProjectWise
8 1 (0.025%) PowerPivot
8 1 (0.025%) MODO
8 1 (0.025%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.025%) Maya
8 1 (0.025%) SPSS
8 1 (0.025%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.025%) RoboHelp
8 1 (0.025%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 31 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
2 27 (0.67%) RMDS
3 16 (0.40%) Magento
3 16 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
4 14 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
5 9 (0.22%) Oracle Cash Management
5 9 (0.22%) Murex MxG2000
6 8 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
6 8 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
7 6 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 6 (0.15%) Markit EDM
8 5 (0.12%) ResourceLink
9 4 (0.099%) Agresso
9 4 (0.099%) ION MarketView
10 3 (0.074%) Temenos T24
10 3 (0.074%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.074%) Hyperion Planning
10 3 (0.074%) Oracle 11i
10 3 (0.074%) WebTrends
11 2 (0.050%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 265 (6.58%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (1.39%) PaaS
4 49 (1.22%) Amazon S3
5 31 (0.77%) IaaS
6 28 (0.69%) SaaS
7 25 (0.62%) GitHub
8 17 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
9 13 (0.32%) Heroku
10 12 (0.30%) Engine Yard
10 12 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
11 11 (0.27%) Google Cloud Platform
12 10 (0.25%) Office 365
12 10 (0.25%) Route 53
13 7 (0.17%) Google Apps
14 5 (0.12%) Amazon EMR
14 5 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
15 4 (0.099%) Amazon SQS
16 3 (0.074%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 324 (8.04%) TCP/IP
2 320 (7.94%) HTTP
3 316 (7.84%) DNS
4 254 (6.30%) Firewall
5 226 (5.61%) SAN
6 168 (4.17%) SSL
7 127 (3.15%) Internet
8 106 (2.63%) WAN
9 97 (2.41%) NAS
10 95 (2.36%) LAN
10 95 (2.36%) LDAP
11 90 (2.23%) DHCP
12 86 (2.13%) VPN
13 62 (1.54%) VLAN
14 59 (1.46%) Network Security
15 55 (1.36%) FTP
16 54 (1.34%) Multicast
17 47 (1.17%) BGP
18 42 (1.04%) IPsec
19 40 (0.99%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 523 (12.98%) MySQL
2 341 (8.46%) Relational Database
3 315 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 282 (7.00%) Oracle Database
5 278 (6.90%) SQL Server
6 248 (6.15%) NoSQL
7 152 (3.77%) Big Data
8 150 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
9 147 (3.65%) Hadoop
10 143 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
11 141 (3.50%) RDBMS
12 123 (3.05%) Oracle Database 11g
13 98 (2.43%) DB2
14 88 (2.18%) Redis
15 78 (1.94%) Data Warehouse
16 54 (1.34%) Oracle Exadata
17 53 (1.32%) Oracle Database 10g
18 47 (1.17%) Apache Hive
19 37 (0.92%) HBase
19 37 (0.92%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 595 (14.76%) Git (software)
2 467 (11.59%) Jenkins
3 436 (10.82%) Subversion
4 318 (7.89%) Maven
5 180 (4.47%) JIRA
6 119 (2.95%) JUnit
7 117 (2.90%) Hudson
8 115 (2.85%) TeamCity
9 102 (2.53%) Ant
10 92 (2.28%) Cucumber
11 77 (1.91%) Selenium
12 51 (1.27%) Eclipse
13 50 (1.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 46 (1.14%) Mockito
15 40 (0.99%) Jasmine
16 36 (0.89%) jMock
17 32 (0.79%) PHPUnit
18 30 (0.74%) CruiseControl
18 30 (0.74%) WebDriver
18 30 (0.74%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 734 (18.21%) Finance
2 677 (16.80%) Banking
3 316 (7.84%) Investment Banking
4 224 (5.56%) Front Office
5 137 (3.40%) Retail
6 99 (2.46%) Financial Institution
7 93 (2.31%) Games
8 69 (1.71%) Telecoms
9 65 (1.61%) Marketing
10 34 (0.84%) Legal
11 32 (0.79%) Publishing
11 32 (0.79%) Manufacturing
12 26 (0.65%) Back Office
13 21 (0.52%) Advertising
13 21 (0.52%) Law
14 13 (0.32%) Electronics
15 11 (0.27%) Retail Banking
16 9 (0.22%) German Language
16 9 (0.22%) International Banking
16 9 (0.22%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 1345 (33.37%) Developer
2 410 (10.17%) DevOps Engineer
3 385 (9.55%) Java Developer
4 281 (6.97%) Administrator
5 267 (6.63%) C++ Developer
6 254 (6.30%) Analyst
7 209 (5.19%) Architect
8 160 (3.97%) Systems Administrator
9 153 (3.80%) Senior Developer
9 153 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
10 145 (3.60%) DBA
11 143 (3.55%) Consultant
12 122 (3.03%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 122 (3.03%) PHP Developer
13 121 (3.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 115 (2.85%) Systems Engineer
15 113 (2.80%) Linux Administrator
16 109 (2.70%) Support Engineer
17 108 (2.68%) Support Analyst
18 97 (2.41%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 537 (13.33%) HTML
2 450 (11.17%) Web Services
3 356 (8.83%) XML
4 337 (8.36%) CSS
5 246 (6.10%) Middleware
6 197 (4.89%) Spring
7 186 (4.62%) .NET
8 177 (4.39%) Hibernate
9 176 (4.37%) jQuery
9 176 (4.37%) HTML5
10 167 (4.14%) LAMP
11 164 (4.07%) REST
12 155 (3.85%) RESTful
13 143 (3.55%) J2EE
14 137 (3.40%) JSON
15 111 (2.75%) SOAP
16 103 (2.56%) Django
17 100 (2.48%) JMS
18 95 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
18 95 (2.36%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 364 (9.03%) Open Source
2 230 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 167 (4.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 146 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 127 (3.15%) Clustering
6 96 (2.38%) Replication
7 93 (2.31%) Derivative
8 84 (2.08%) Fixed Income
9 71 (1.76%) Algorithms
10 65 (1.61%) User Experience
11 64 (1.59%) Equities
12 58 (1.44%) Hedge funds
13 53 (1.32%) Visualisation
14 44 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
15 42 (1.04%) Mathematics
16 40 (0.99%) Mobile App
17 38 (0.94%) Online Games
18 37 (0.92%) Data Structures
18 37 (0.92%) Management Information System
19 36 (0.89%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1545 (38.34%) UNIX
2 1068 (26.50%) Windows
3 546 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 308 (7.64%) Solaris
5 272 (6.75%) CentOS
6 251 (6.23%) Ubuntu
7 173 (4.29%) Mac OS X
8 150 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 149 (3.70%) AIX
10 124 (3.08%) SUSE
11 97 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
12 78 (1.94%) Debian
13 72 (1.79%) Oracle Linux
13 72 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
14 71 (1.76%) Windows 7
15 43 (1.07%) Android
16 42 (1.04%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 38 (0.94%) Apple iOS
18 36 (0.89%) Windows XP
19 32 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1089 (27.02%) Agile Software Development
2 741 (18.39%) DevOps
3 534 (13.25%) Continuous Integration
4 423 (10.50%) OO
5 413 (10.25%) TDD
6 404 (10.02%) Configuration Management
7 398 (9.88%) Scrum
8 265 (6.58%) ITIL
9 250 (6.20%) Multithreading
10 242 (6.00%) E-Commerce
11 194 (4.81%) Migration
12 181 (4.49%) Web Development
13 176 (4.37%) Performance Tuning
14 175 (4.34%) Software Engineering
14 175 (4.34%) Change Management
15 164 (4.07%) BDD
15 164 (4.07%) Low Latency
16 147 (3.65%) Load Balancing
17 138 (3.42%) SOA
18 133 (3.30%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 1242 (30.82%) Java
2 892 (22.13%) SQL
3 856 (21.24%) Python
4 547 (13.57%) Perl
5 519 (12.88%) Ruby
6 483 (11.99%) JavaScript
7 464 (11.51%) Shell Script
8 461 (11.44%) C++
9 409 (10.15%) PHP
10 395 (9.80%) Bash Shell
11 162 (4.02%) PL/SQL
12 142 (3.52%) C#
13 138 (3.42%) C
14 135 (3.35%) PowerShell
15 115 (2.85%) Scala
16 63 (1.56%) Korn
17 55 (1.36%) Groovy
18 44 (1.09%) VB
19 40 (0.99%) T-SQL
20 37 (0.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 236 (5.86%) Security Cleared
2 217 (5.38%) Degree
3 144 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 94 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
5 60 (1.49%) CCNA
6 53 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 52 (1.29%) DV Cleared
8 48 (1.19%) CISSP
9 26 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (0.65%) CISM
10 25 (0.62%) ISTQB
10 25 (0.62%) ISEB
10 25 (0.62%) MCSE
11 24 (0.60%) CCNP
12 22 (0.55%) CCSA
13 21 (0.52%) JNCIA
14 19 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 18 (0.45%) RHCE
16 17 (0.42%) MCITP
17 14 (0.35%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (3.65%) QA
2 41 (1.02%) SLA
3 19 (0.47%) ISO 9001
4 16 (0.40%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.12%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.12%) Basel III
7 4 (0.099%) COBIT
8 3 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.050%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.025%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 322 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 161 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 111 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
4 93 (2.31%) vSphere
5 77 (1.91%) VMware ESX
6 67 (1.66%) vCloud
7 59 (1.46%) NFS
8 56 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
9 51 (1.27%) Varnish
10 48 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 47 (1.17%) Hyper-V
12 39 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
13 36 (0.89%) Xen
14 32 (0.79%) XenApp
14 32 (0.79%) KVM
14 32 (0.79%) Docker
15 29 (0.72%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 29 (0.72%) XenServer
16 23 (0.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 21 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 723 (17.94%) Puppet
2 491 (12.18%) Opscode Chef
3 252 (6.25%) Nagios
4 158 (3.92%) Ansible
5 77 (1.91%) ZABBIX
6 62 (1.54%) Control-M
6 62 (1.54%) Salt
7 53 (1.32%) Tivoli
8 45 (1.12%) Cacti
9 42 (1.04%) Data Guard
10 41 (1.02%) Zenoss
11 40 (0.99%) Graphite
12 37 (0.92%) SELinux
12 37 (0.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 36 (0.89%) Vagrant
14 34 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 32 (0.79%) NetBackup
16 31 (0.77%) Cobbler
17 29 (0.72%) Kibana
18 27 (0.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 951 (23.60%) Oracle
2 586 (14.54%) Red Hat
3 567 (14.07%) VMware
4 298 (7.39%) Microsoft
5 269 (6.67%) IBM
6 251 (6.23%) Cisco
7 182 (4.52%) Sybase
8 157 (3.90%) HP
9 134 (3.33%) EMC
10 122 (3.03%) NetApp
11 99 (2.46%) Citrix
12 95 (2.36%) TIBCO
13 90 (2.23%) Zend
14 78 (1.94%) F5
15 77 (1.91%) Perforce
16 70 (1.74%) Splunk
17 68 (1.69%) Sun
18 64 (1.59%) Veritas
19 56 (1.39%) Rackspace
20 49 (1.22%) Google
City, London
Montash
Rate: £350 - £425 per day + negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
West London
Wilson HCG
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Yoh Company
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £280.00 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
AWD Recruitment
Rate: £Neg
Posted: Yesterday
London
Purple Consultancy
Rate: £47000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £425 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £650 per day + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago