The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
London / Canary Wharf
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 12 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Canary Wharf 12.61% 11.38% 7.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 70.00% 56.00% 35.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 7
Median daily rate £620 £448 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.54% +11.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £370 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £740 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Canary Wharf
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 20 25 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Canary Wharf 18.02% 20.33% 21.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 15 30
Median daily rate £595 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £325 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £750 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £27.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.45% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Canary Wharf

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Canary Wharf citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Canary Wharf

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Canary Wharf.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Canary Wharf

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Canary Wharf

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Canary Wharf over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Canary Wharf

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Canary Wharf

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Canary Wharf.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Canary Wharf

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, 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 Canary Wharf region with a requirement for Linux.

1 31 (77.50%) Unix
2 22 (55.00%) Banking
3 21 (52.50%) Python
4 19 (47.50%) Finance
4 19 (47.50%) Perl
4 19 (47.50%) SQL
5 16 (40.00%) Java
6 15 (37.50%) Investment Banking
7 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
9 11 (27.50%) Puppet
10 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
10 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 9 (22.50%) Ansible
11 9 (22.50%) DevOps
11 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
12 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
12 8 (20.00%) Low Latency
12 8 (20.00%) SDLC
13 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (17.50%) High-Frequency Trading
13 7 (17.50%) High Availability
13 7 (17.50%) Open Source
13 7 (17.50%) C++
13 7 (17.50%) Sybase
14 6 (15.00%) Solaris
14 6 (15.00%) OO
14 6 (15.00%) XML

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Canary Wharf 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 2 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (2.50%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) Confluence
2 1 (2.50%) MQSeries
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Loan IQ
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) IaaS
2 4 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (5.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 5 (12.50%) DNS
3 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (7.50%) Ethernet
3 3 (7.50%) HTTP
3 3 (7.50%) NX-OS
3 3 (7.50%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.00%) ICMP
4 2 (5.00%) NNTP
4 2 (5.00%) POP3
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) SMTP
4 2 (5.00%) SNMP
4 2 (5.00%) SSL
5 1 (2.50%) BGP
5 1 (2.50%) FTP
5 1 (2.50%) MPLS
5 1 (2.50%) OSPF
5 1 (2.50%) RIP
5 1 (2.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 5 (12.50%) DB2
2 5 (12.50%) KDB
3 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 4 (10.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.00%) Big Data
4 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (5.00%) HBase
4 2 (5.00%) Kdb+
4 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Git (software)
2 8 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.00%) JUnit
4 2 (5.00%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.00%) JBehave
4 2 (5.00%) Selenium
5 1 (2.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
General
1 22 (55.00%) Banking
2 19 (47.50%) Finance
3 15 (37.50%) Investment Banking
4 3 (7.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 20 (50.00%) Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Unix Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Java Developer
3 6 (15.00%) Perl Developer
4 5 (12.50%) C++ Developer
4 5 (12.50%) Python Developer
4 5 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Unix Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Investment Banking Java Developer
6 3 (7.50%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.50%) Unix Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Administrator
7 2 (5.00%) Front Office Developer
7 2 (5.00%) Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Unix Scripting Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.00%) FIX Protocol
1 6 (15.00%) XML
2 5 (12.50%) SOAP
2 5 (12.50%) Spring
3 4 (10.00%) REST
4 3 (7.50%) HTML
5 2 (5.00%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.00%) Apache Avro
5 2 (5.00%) CSS
5 2 (5.00%) J2EE
5 2 (5.00%) J2SE
5 2 (5.00%) JSON
5 2 (5.00%) Protocol Buffers
6 1 (2.50%) 802.1X
6 1 (2.50%) HTML5
6 1 (2.50%) JMS
6 1 (2.50%) Moose
6 1 (2.50%) Regular Expression
6 1 (2.50%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (12.50%) CMDB
3 4 (10.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (7.50%) Computer Science
4 3 (7.50%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (7.50%) Public Cloud
5 2 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (5.00%) Fintech
5 2 (5.00%) Fixed Income
5 2 (5.00%) Reference Data
6 1 (2.50%) Equities
6 1 (2.50%) Equity Derivative
6 1 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 31 (77.50%) Unix
2 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Solaris
4 2 (5.00%) Android
4 2 (5.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 9 (22.50%) DevOps
4 8 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (20.00%) Low Latency
4 8 (20.00%) SDLC
5 7 (17.50%) High Availability
5 7 (17.50%) High-Frequency Trading
5 7 (17.50%) Open Source
6 6 (15.00%) OO
7 5 (12.50%) Electronic Trading
7 5 (12.50%) Migration
8 4 (10.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
9 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
9 3 (7.50%) OOD
9 3 (7.50%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 2 (5.00%) Data Management
10 2 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 21 (52.50%) Python
2 19 (47.50%) Perl
2 19 (47.50%) SQL
3 16 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (17.50%) C++
5 4 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.50%) C
6 3 (7.50%) JavaScript
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
6 3 (7.50%) Ruby
6 3 (7.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (5.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (5.00%) Scala
8 1 (2.50%) C#
8 1 (2.50%) Korn
8 1 (2.50%) sed
8 1 (2.50%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.50%) VB
8 1 (2.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 3 (7.50%) Degree
2 2 (5.00%) ISEB
3 1 (2.50%) CCIE
3 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (5.00%) MiFID
System Software
1 5 (12.50%) NFS
2 3 (7.50%) GPFS
2 3 (7.50%) LXC
Systems Management
1 11 (27.50%) Puppet
2 9 (22.50%) Ansible
3 7 (17.50%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (7.50%) Nagios
4 3 (7.50%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.50%) BladeLogic
5 1 (2.50%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.50%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Red Hat
2 7 (17.50%) Sybase
3 4 (10.00%) Cisco
3 4 (10.00%) SaltStack
4 3 (7.50%) Google
4 3 (7.50%) Oracle
4 3 (7.50%) SevOne
4 3 (7.50%) Splunk
5 1 (2.50%) Arista
5 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
5 1 (2.50%) F5
5 1 (2.50%) FXall
5 1 (2.50%) Juniper
5 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.50%) NetApp
5 1 (2.50%) Reuters
5 1 (2.50%) SAP
5 1 (2.50%) Veritas