The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 10 17
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 3880 4917 4058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.13% 10.09% 7.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.56% 44.02% 35.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2488 3354 2554
Median daily rate £475 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £301 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 83 156
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.16 £22.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.69 £50.00
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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 8707 11170 11375
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.49% 22.93% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5421 7168 6737
Median daily rate £413 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 579 897
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in England

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in England

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in England

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in England

Linux
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
London -1 1952 £513 +7.89% 566
South East 0 794 £425 +3.03% 233
North West -1 245 £425 - 103
East of England +11 240 £450 +5.88% 120
South West +12 189 £425 +6.25% 90
Yorkshire -12 144 £430 -4.44% 81
West Midlands -4 138 £496 +24.03% 68
East Midlands 0 104 £375 -16.66% 32
North East -1 55 £340 +7.93% 18
Midlands +16 5 £400 - 100
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Linux.

1 2454 (31.86%) Unix
2 2377 (30.86%) Java
3 2292 (29.76%) DevOps
4 2252 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
5 2223 (28.86%) Python
6 2016 (26.18%) Windows
7 1566 (20.33%) Puppet
8 1559 (20.24%) Git (software)
9 1541 (20.01%) Amazon AWS
10 1468 (19.06%) Jenkins
11 1454 (18.88%) SQL
12 1423 (18.48%) Oracle
13 1278 (16.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1271 (16.50%) Finance
15 1270 (16.49%) Red Hat
16 1258 (16.33%) Ansible
17 1225 (15.90%) Configuration Management
18 1182 (15.35%) Docker
19 1157 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
20 1081 (14.04%) VMware
21 1037 (13.46%) Security Cleared
22 991 (12.87%) Bash Shell
23 952 (12.36%) Perl
24 946 (12.28%) Ruby
25 945 (12.27%) JavaScript
26 874 (11.35%) Open Source
27 818 (10.62%) SC Cleared
28 810 (10.52%) HTML
29 794 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
30 790 (10.26%) MySQL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 678 (8.80%) Apache
2 487 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 393 (5.10%) Confluence
4 356 (4.62%) JBoss
5 267 (3.47%) WebLogic
6 266 (3.45%) nginx
7 264 (3.43%) OpenStack
8 241 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
9 240 (3.12%) WebSphere
10 191 (2.48%) IIS
11 186 (2.41%) Apache Spark
12 93 (1.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 82 (1.06%) MS Exchange
14 72 (0.93%) SharePoint
15 60 (0.78%) Cloud Foundry
16 58 (0.75%) Apache Solr
17 54 (0.70%) CMS
18 48 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
19 47 (0.61%) WordPress
20 45 (0.58%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 73 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
2 59 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 31 (0.40%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.22%) HipChat
5 15 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 12 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 11 (0.14%) Photoshop
8 9 (0.12%) Simulink
9 7 (0.091%) Microsoft Project
9 7 (0.091%) Stata
10 4 (0.052%) Adobe Illustrator
10 4 (0.052%) Doxygen
10 4 (0.052%) InfoPath
11 3 (0.039%) SPSS
12 2 (0.026%) Mathematica
12 2 (0.026%) OrCAD
13 1 (0.013%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.013%) Adobe Captivate
13 1 (0.013%) EngageOne
13 1 (0.013%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 69 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 26 (0.34%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.29%) Oracle 11i
5 20 (0.26%) RMDS
6 18 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 17 (0.22%) Payment Gateway
8 15 (0.19%) Maximo
9 12 (0.16%) Temenos T24
10 11 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
10 11 (0.14%) ION MarketView
10 11 (0.14%) Magento
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle EBS R12
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle Retail
11 8 (0.10%) Oracle Utilities
11 8 (0.10%) SAP Hybris
12 7 (0.091%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
13 6 (0.078%) Siebel CRM
14 4 (0.052%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
14 4 (0.052%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 1541 (20.01%) Amazon AWS
2 536 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 237 (3.08%) GitHub
4 206 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 203 (2.64%) PaaS
6 202 (2.62%) IaaS
7 179 (2.32%) Amazon EC2
8 167 (2.17%) Amazon S3
9 126 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
10 117 (1.52%) OpenShift
11 92 (1.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 87 (1.13%) SaaS
13 73 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
14 71 (0.92%) AWS Lambda
15 59 (0.77%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 57 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
17 54 (0.70%) Office 365
18 49 (0.64%) Route 53
19 37 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
20 34 (0.44%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 633 (8.22%) HTTP
2 604 (7.84%) TCP/IP
3 556 (7.22%) Firewall
4 450 (5.84%) DNS
5 400 (5.19%) SSL
6 338 (4.39%) SAN
7 279 (3.62%) LDAP
8 187 (2.43%) VPN
9 185 (2.40%) WAN
10 181 (2.35%) LAN
11 171 (2.22%) Internet
12 137 (1.78%) DHCP
13 136 (1.77%) Network Security
14 118 (1.53%) Kerberos
15 115 (1.49%) NAS
16 97 (1.26%) SSH
17 93 (1.21%) Wireless
18 65 (0.84%) FTP
18 65 (0.84%) HTTPS
18 65 (0.84%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 790 (10.26%) MySQL
2 627 (8.14%) Relational Database
3 565 (7.34%) SQL Server
4 534 (6.93%) PostgreSQL
5 526 (6.83%) MongoDB
6 428 (5.56%) Hadoop
7 400 (5.19%) Oracle Database
8 399 (5.18%) NoSQL
9 384 (4.99%) Big Data
10 231 (3.00%) Apache Cassandra
11 173 (2.25%) Apache Hive
11 173 (2.25%) RDBMS
12 137 (1.78%) Redis
13 135 (1.75%) DB2
14 126 (1.64%) HBase
15 112 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
16 110 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
17 94 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
18 83 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
19 67 (0.87%) KDB
Development Applications
1 1559 (20.24%) Git (software)
2 1468 (19.06%) Jenkins
3 604 (7.84%) JIRA
4 481 (6.25%) Subversion
5 422 (5.48%) Maven
6 275 (3.57%) JUnit
7 221 (2.87%) TeamCity
8 219 (2.84%) Sonatype Nexus
9 197 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 179 (2.32%) Selenium
11 149 (1.93%) GitLab
12 141 (1.83%) Ant
13 140 (1.82%) Vagrant
14 136 (1.77%) Bitbucket
15 127 (1.65%) IntelliJ
16 119 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
17 117 (1.52%) Eclipse
18 113 (1.47%) Gradle
19 112 (1.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
20 87 (1.13%) Mockito
General
1 1271 (16.50%) Finance
2 647 (8.40%) Banking
3 258 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 250 (3.25%) Investment Banking
5 225 (2.92%) Front Office
6 149 (1.93%) Retail
7 133 (1.73%) Marketing
8 110 (1.43%) Manufacturing
9 97 (1.26%) Electronics
10 68 (0.88%) Financial Institution
11 49 (0.64%) Back Office
12 44 (0.57%) Publishing
13 40 (0.52%) Legal
14 39 (0.51%) Law
15 38 (0.49%) Games
16 27 (0.35%) Advertising
17 24 (0.31%) Billing
18 23 (0.30%) Retail Banking
19 16 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
20 14 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 2155 (27.98%) Developer
2 1308 (16.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 769 (9.98%) Java Developer
4 705 (9.15%) Linux Engineer
5 552 (7.17%) Administrator
6 452 (5.87%) Architect
7 401 (5.21%) AWS Engineer
8 395 (5.13%) Analyst
9 383 (4.97%) Consultant
10 362 (4.70%) AWS DevOps
11 350 (4.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 305 (3.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 293 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
14 287 (3.73%) Linux Administrator
15 275 (3.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 266 (3.45%) C++ Developer
17 250 (3.25%) Senior Developer
18 240 (3.12%) Software Engineer
19 221 (2.87%) Cloud Engineer
20 210 (2.73%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 810 (10.52%) HTML
2 722 (9.37%) CSS
3 712 (9.24%) Web Services
4 557 (7.23%) REST
5 547 (7.10%) Spring
6 464 (6.02%) JSON
7 459 (5.96%) XML
8 420 (5.45%) Node.js
9 406 (5.27%) Middleware
10 343 (4.45%) RESTful
11 323 (4.19%) HTML5
12 316 (4.10%) SOAP
13 312 (4.05%) .NET
14 301 (3.91%) J2EE
15 296 (3.84%) Elastic Stack
16 230 (2.99%) jQuery
17 222 (2.88%) AngularJS
18 220 (2.86%) LAMP
19 186 (2.41%) Play Framework
20 185 (2.40%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 454 (5.89%) Analytical Skills
2 374 (4.86%) Data Centre
3 290 (3.77%) Computer Science
4 228 (2.96%) Clustering
5 217 (2.82%) Linux Command Line
6 173 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
7 159 (2.06%) Management Information System
8 151 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 139 (1.80%) Public Cloud
10 135 (1.75%) User Experience
11 118 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 100 (1.30%) Fintech
13 94 (1.22%) Replication
14 93 (1.21%) Equities
15 91 (1.18%) Client/Server
16 86 (1.12%) Fixed Income
17 78 (1.01%) Algorithms
18 73 (0.95%) PKI
19 70 (0.91%) Derivative
20 58 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 2454 (31.86%) Unix
2 2016 (26.18%) Windows
3 1278 (16.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 645 (8.37%) CentOS
5 549 (7.13%) Solaris
6 501 (6.50%) Windows Server
7 414 (5.38%) Ubuntu
8 404 (5.25%) AIX
9 241 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 226 (2.93%) Mac OS X
11 217 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 142 (1.84%) SUSE
13 106 (1.38%) HPUX
14 104 (1.35%) Debian
15 92 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
16 85 (1.10%) Mac OS
17 63 (0.82%) Android
17 63 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
18 59 (0.77%) Windows 7
19 57 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2292 (29.76%) DevOps
2 2252 (29.24%) Agile Software Development
3 1225 (15.90%) Configuration Management
4 1157 (15.02%) Continuous Integration
5 874 (11.35%) Open Source
6 783 (10.17%) Test Automation
7 714 (9.27%) TDD
8 670 (8.70%) Scrum
9 582 (7.56%) Migration
10 576 (7.48%) Software Engineering
11 541 (7.02%) Microservices
12 479 (6.22%) Continuous Delivery
13 464 (6.02%) ITIL
14 351 (4.56%) OO
14 351 (4.56%) SDLC
15 349 (4.53%) Mentoring
16 338 (4.39%) Web Development
17 328 (4.26%) High Availability
18 301 (3.91%) Analytics
19 300 (3.90%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2377 (30.86%) Java
2 2223 (28.86%) Python
3 1454 (18.88%) SQL
4 991 (12.87%) Bash Shell
5 952 (12.36%) Perl
6 946 (12.28%) Ruby
7 945 (12.27%) JavaScript
8 594 (7.71%) Shell Script
9 579 (7.52%) C++
10 410 (5.32%) C
11 386 (5.01%) PHP
12 377 (4.89%) PowerShell
13 375 (4.87%) Scala
14 337 (4.38%) C#
15 214 (2.78%) PL/SQL
16 149 (1.93%) Go
17 142 (1.84%) Korn
18 131 (1.70%) Groovy
19 93 (1.21%) T-SQL
20 72 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 1037 (13.46%) Security Cleared
2 818 (10.62%) SC Cleared
3 391 (5.08%) Degree
4 127 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
6 124 (1.61%) DV Cleared
7 111 (1.44%) CISSP
8 103 (1.34%) RHCE
9 87 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
10 66 (0.86%) CCNA
11 64 (0.83%) CCNP
12 62 (0.80%) BPSS Clearance
13 56 (0.73%) MCSE
14 55 (0.71%) RHCSA
15 52 (0.68%) SANS
16 46 (0.60%) ISEB
17 35 (0.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 34 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 33 (0.43%) AWS Certification
20 32 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 230 (2.99%) QA
2 93 (1.21%) SLA
3 71 (0.92%) PCI DSS
4 41 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
5 33 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 32 (0.42%) MiFID
7 31 (0.40%) Data Quality
8 30 (0.39%) JSP 440
9 13 (0.17%) ISO 20022
10 12 (0.16%) ISO 9001
10 12 (0.16%) PMO
10 12 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (0.13%) MISRA
12 8 (0.10%) FATCA
13 7 (0.091%) Def Stans
13 7 (0.091%) MISRA C
14 5 (0.065%) GDPR
14 5 (0.065%) GPG13
14 5 (0.065%) RMADS
14 5 (0.065%) SEPA
System Software
1 1182 (15.35%) Docker
2 560 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 483 (6.27%) Active Directory
4 193 (2.51%) Virtual Machines
5 159 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
6 142 (1.84%) vSphere
7 116 (1.51%) Hyper-V
8 112 (1.45%) HDFS
9 90 (1.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 76 (0.99%) KVM
11 75 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 72 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
13 71 (0.92%) vCloud
14 67 (0.87%) Xen
15 63 (0.82%) NFS
16 48 (0.62%) LXC
17 46 (0.60%) Firmware
18 37 (0.48%) Apache Flume
19 34 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
20 31 (0.40%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 1566 (20.33%) Puppet
2 1258 (16.33%) Ansible
3 794 (10.31%) Opscode Chef
4 458 (5.95%) Kubernetes
5 386 (5.01%) Terraform
6 248 (3.22%) Nagios
7 172 (2.23%) Kibana
8 147 (1.91%) logstash
9 111 (1.44%) ZABBIX
10 106 (1.38%) Graphite
11 102 (1.32%) NetBackup
12 92 (1.19%) Salt
13 91 (1.18%) Grafana
14 77 (1.00%) Packer
15 68 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
16 65 (0.84%) HAProxy
16 65 (0.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
17 58 (0.75%) Mesos
18 57 (0.74%) Rancher
18 57 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1423 (18.48%) Oracle
2 1270 (16.49%) Red Hat
3 1081 (14.04%) VMware
4 563 (7.31%) Microsoft
5 413 (5.36%) IBM
6 360 (4.67%) Cisco
7 325 (4.22%) HP
8 245 (3.18%) Google
9 237 (3.08%) Splunk
10 200 (2.60%) Sybase
11 195 (2.53%) Citrix
12 186 (2.41%) Veritas
13 164 (2.13%) SAP
14 162 (2.10%) TIBCO
15 154 (2.00%) Atlassian
16 133 (1.73%) Sun
17 129 (1.67%) NetApp
18 123 (1.60%) EMC
19 107 (1.39%) Cloudera
20 88 (1.14%) Dell
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Surrey
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £300 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Competitive Day Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Understanding Recruitment
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Cloud Computing International
Rate: £350 - £450 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: Up to £350 per day 6 Month initial duration
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bentley Whitaker
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Morgan Mckinley
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East London
Careerwise UK Limited
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Newquay, Cornwall
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago