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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 13 20
Rank change year-on-year +2 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 3777 4454 3658
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 9.08% 9.02% 7.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.28% 42.10% 33.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2567 2987 2278
Median daily rate £460 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 138 108
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £20.00 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

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 8529 10579 10812
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 20.50% 21.41% 22.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 5485 6632 6178
Median daily rate £413 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 516 645 904
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 28 March 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 +3 1925 £500 +5.26% 656
South East -3 775 £425 +6.25% 251
Yorkshire -1 212 £445 +4.70% 71
North West +8 192 £418 +1.82% 101
East of England +10 181 £465 +9.41% 102
South West -10 160 £460 +22.66% 92
West Midlands -1 130 £460 +8.23% 49
North East +16 115 £410 +32.79% 21
East Midlands -14 77 £315 -21.25% 30
Midlands +3 2 £300 -40.00%
South Coast - 1 - -
Linux
UK

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 2563 (32.34%) Unix
2 2414 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
3 2348 (29.62%) DevOps
4 2299 (29.01%) Windows
5 2279 (28.75%) Java
6 2100 (26.50%) Python
7 1673 (21.11%) Puppet
8 1558 (19.66%) Jenkins
9 1511 (19.06%) SQL
10 1499 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
11 1497 (18.89%) Git (software)
12 1454 (18.34%) Oracle
13 1427 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1403 (17.70%) Red Hat
15 1265 (15.96%) VMware
16 1245 (15.71%) Finance
17 1202 (15.17%) Ansible
18 1183 (14.93%) Configuration Management
19 1134 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
20 1131 (14.27%) Docker
21 1127 (14.22%) Security Cleared
22 1048 (13.22%) Bash Shell
23 1025 (12.93%) Ruby
24 1011 (12.76%) JavaScript
25 987 (12.45%) Perl
26 863 (10.89%) SC Cleared
26 863 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
27 852 (10.75%) Open Source
28 816 (10.30%) HTML
29 799 (10.08%) Web Services

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
1 762 (9.61%) Apache
2 524 (6.61%) Tomcat
3 394 (4.97%) Confluence
4 382 (4.82%) WebSphere
5 312 (3.94%) JBoss
6 301 (3.80%) WebLogic
7 297 (3.75%) nginx
8 273 (3.44%) Elasticsearch
9 215 (2.71%) OpenStack
10 205 (2.59%) IIS
11 196 (2.47%) Apache Spark
12 82 (1.03%) Apache Pig
13 80 (1.01%) WebSphere Application Server
14 79 (1.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 73 (0.92%) SharePoint
16 62 (0.78%) MS Exchange
17 59 (0.74%) Jetty
18 48 (0.61%) CMS
19 45 (0.57%) SAS
20 44 (0.56%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 290 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 74 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
3 72 (0.91%) MS Office
4 27 (0.34%) HipChat
5 26 (0.33%) MS Visio
6 10 (0.13%) MS Project
7 9 (0.11%) Simulink
8 8 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (0.063%) Photoshop
9 5 (0.063%) SPSS
10 4 (0.050%) InfoPath
10 4 (0.050%) Mathematica
11 3 (0.038%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 3 (0.038%) GIMP
12 2 (0.025%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.025%) Autodesk Flame
12 2 (0.025%) Maya
12 2 (0.025%) NUKE
13 1 (0.013%) Stata
13 1 (0.013%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 59 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 40 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 33 (0.42%) Oracle 11i
4 30 (0.38%) Oracle Applications
5 24 (0.30%) RMDS
6 22 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 19 (0.24%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 18 (0.23%) Adobe Campaign
9 16 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
10 13 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
10 13 (0.16%) ION MarketView
11 10 (0.13%) Magento
12 9 (0.11%) Maximo
12 9 (0.11%) Payment Gateway
13 7 (0.088%) Demantra
13 7 (0.088%) Oracle Retail
13 7 (0.088%) SnowdropKCS
14 6 (0.076%) Infor M3
14 6 (0.076%) MFGPRO
14 6 (0.076%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1499 (18.91%) Amazon AWS
2 506 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (3.70%) IaaS
4 254 (3.20%) PaaS
5 232 (2.93%) GitHub
6 210 (2.65%) Amazon EC2
7 175 (2.21%) AWS CloudFormation
8 173 (2.18%) Amazon S3
9 145 (1.83%) SaaS
10 111 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
11 101 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 72 (0.91%) Google Cloud Platform
13 62 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
14 61 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
15 60 (0.76%) Route 53
16 54 (0.68%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 49 (0.62%) Amazon EMR
18 42 (0.53%) OpenShift
19 39 (0.49%) Amazon SQS
20 37 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 701 (8.84%) TCP/IP
2 650 (8.20%) HTTP
3 577 (7.28%) Firewall
4 534 (6.74%) DNS
5 401 (5.06%) SAN
6 393 (4.96%) SSL
7 328 (4.14%) LDAP
8 242 (3.05%) VPN
9 233 (2.94%) LAN
10 220 (2.78%) WAN
11 199 (2.51%) Internet
12 154 (1.94%) DHCP
13 135 (1.70%) Network Security
14 134 (1.69%) NAS
15 131 (1.65%) SSH
16 115 (1.45%) Kerberos
17 108 (1.36%) VoIP
18 94 (1.19%) FTP
19 86 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
20 81 (1.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 767 (9.68%) MySQL
2 626 (7.90%) Relational Database
3 610 (7.70%) PostgreSQL
4 590 (7.44%) SQL Server
5 521 (6.57%) MongoDB
6 456 (5.75%) Oracle Database
7 444 (5.60%) Hadoop
8 424 (5.35%) Big Data
9 419 (5.29%) NoSQL
10 186 (2.35%) Apache Hive
11 178 (2.25%) Apache Cassandra
12 170 (2.14%) RDBMS
13 162 (2.04%) DB2
14 160 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
15 146 (1.84%) Redis
16 140 (1.77%) HBase
17 109 (1.38%) Oracle Database 10g
18 101 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
18 101 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
19 80 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1558 (19.66%) Jenkins
2 1497 (18.89%) Git (software)
3 624 (7.87%) JIRA
4 494 (6.23%) Subversion
5 400 (5.05%) Maven
6 344 (4.34%) JUnit
7 243 (3.07%) TeamCity
8 216 (2.73%) Cucumber
9 207 (2.61%) Selenium
10 193 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
11 164 (2.07%) Vagrant
12 161 (2.03%) Ant
13 142 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 140 (1.77%) Mockito
15 122 (1.54%) Eclipse
16 110 (1.39%) Gradle
17 106 (1.34%) Bitbucket
18 101 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
19 96 (1.21%) IntelliJ
20 90 (1.14%) Hudson
General
1 1245 (15.71%) Finance
2 641 (8.09%) Banking
3 232 (2.93%) Telecoms
4 230 (2.90%) Investment Banking
5 205 (2.59%) Front Office
6 150 (1.89%) Marketing
7 149 (1.88%) Retail
8 111 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 83 (1.05%) Electronics
10 76 (0.96%) Financial Institution
11 67 (0.85%) Law
12 58 (0.73%) Publishing
13 51 (0.64%) Back Office
14 49 (0.62%) Legal
15 45 (0.57%) Games
16 37 (0.47%) Advertising
17 17 (0.21%) Automotive
17 17 (0.21%) Billing
18 13 (0.16%) Aerospace
18 13 (0.16%) Military
Job Titles
1 1983 (25.02%) Developer
2 1367 (17.25%) DevOps Engineer
3 700 (8.83%) Java Developer
4 663 (8.36%) Linux Engineer
5 662 (8.35%) Administrator
6 493 (6.22%) Architect
7 425 (5.36%) Analyst
8 378 (4.77%) Systems Administrator
9 374 (4.72%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 370 (4.67%) Consultant
11 365 (4.61%) AWS Engineer
12 362 (4.57%) AWS DevOps
13 320 (4.04%) Linux Administrator
14 273 (3.44%) C++ Developer
15 265 (3.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 248 (3.13%) Software Engineer
17 239 (3.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
18 237 (2.99%) DBA
19 215 (2.71%) Senior Developer
20 194 (2.45%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 816 (10.30%) HTML
2 799 (10.08%) Web Services
3 631 (7.96%) CSS
4 563 (7.10%) REST
5 553 (6.98%) XML
6 507 (6.40%) Spring
7 461 (5.82%) JSON
8 402 (5.07%) Node.js
9 358 (4.52%) Middleware
10 320 (4.04%) HTML5
10 320 (4.04%) SOAP
11 304 (3.84%) .NET
12 288 (3.63%) RESTful
13 285 (3.60%) J2EE
14 276 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
15 261 (3.29%) LAMP
16 255 (3.22%) AngularJS
17 235 (2.96%) jQuery
18 203 (2.56%) JMS
19 179 (2.26%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 503 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
2 423 (5.34%) Data Centre
3 280 (3.53%) Computer Science
4 212 (2.67%) Management Information System
5 207 (2.61%) Clustering
6 193 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
7 160 (2.02%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 136 (1.72%) User Experience
9 131 (1.65%) Public Cloud
10 112 (1.41%) Equities
10 112 (1.41%) Fixed Income
11 110 (1.39%) Replication
12 94 (1.19%) Algorithms
13 84 (1.06%) Fintech
14 81 (1.02%) Derivative
15 72 (0.91%) Client/Server
16 71 (0.90%) Data Structures
16 71 (0.90%) Mainframe
17 70 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
18 62 (0.78%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2563 (32.34%) Unix
2 2299 (29.01%) Windows
3 1427 (18.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 640 (8.07%) CentOS
5 565 (7.13%) Windows Server
6 501 (6.32%) Solaris
7 476 (6.01%) AIX
8 378 (4.77%) Ubuntu
9 270 (3.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 229 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
11 217 (2.74%) Mac OS X
12 152 (1.92%) SUSE
13 105 (1.32%) Android
14 104 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 99 (1.25%) HPUX
16 93 (1.17%) Debian
17 89 (1.12%) CoreOS
18 78 (0.98%) Windows 7
19 75 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
20 70 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2414 (30.46%) Agile Software Development
2 2348 (29.62%) DevOps
3 1183 (14.93%) Configuration Management
4 1134 (14.31%) Continuous Integration
5 852 (10.75%) Open Source
6 768 (9.69%) Scrum
7 629 (7.94%) TDD
8 601 (7.58%) ITIL
9 559 (7.05%) Software Engineering
10 526 (6.64%) Migration
11 462 (5.83%) Continuous Delivery
12 430 (5.43%) OO
13 404 (5.10%) High Availability
14 376 (4.74%) Microservices
15 336 (4.24%) E-Commerce
16 323 (4.08%) BDD
17 319 (4.02%) Mentoring
18 310 (3.91%) SDLC
19 305 (3.85%) Web Development
20 290 (3.66%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 2279 (28.75%) Java
2 2100 (26.50%) Python
3 1511 (19.06%) SQL
4 1048 (13.22%) Bash Shell
5 1025 (12.93%) Ruby
6 1011 (12.76%) JavaScript
7 987 (12.45%) Perl
8 671 (8.47%) Shell Script
9 605 (7.63%) C++
10 426 (5.37%) PowerShell
11 411 (5.19%) C
12 402 (5.07%) PHP
13 356 (4.49%) Scala
14 352 (4.44%) C#
15 210 (2.65%) PL/SQL
16 195 (2.46%) Go
17 145 (1.83%) Korn
18 114 (1.44%) Groovy
19 79 (1.00%) T-SQL
20 74 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 1127 (14.22%) Security Cleared
2 863 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 436 (5.50%) Degree
4 172 (2.17%) DV Cleared
5 147 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
6 106 (1.34%) CISSP
7 92 (1.16%) CCNA
8 86 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
9 76 (0.96%) CCNP
10 75 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 74 (0.93%) RHCE
12 62 (0.78%) SANS
13 57 (0.72%) MCSE
14 51 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 48 (0.61%) AWS Certification
16 46 (0.58%) ISEB
17 34 (0.43%) ISTQB
17 34 (0.43%) RHCSA
18 33 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
18 33 (0.42%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 232 (2.93%) QA
2 136 (1.72%) SLA
3 68 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 66 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
5 34 (0.43%) JSP 440
6 29 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 27 (0.34%) MiFID
8 23 (0.29%) FATCA
8 23 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 15 (0.19%) PMO
10 14 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 11 (0.14%) ISO20022
12 10 (0.13%) SEPA
13 9 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 6 (0.076%) PA-DSS
15 5 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
15 5 (0.063%) SDET
16 4 (0.050%) GCP
17 3 (0.038%) COBIT
17 3 (0.038%) MISRA
System Software
1 1131 (14.27%) Docker
2 677 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 506 (6.38%) Active Directory
4 178 (2.25%) vSphere
5 177 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
6 131 (1.65%) HDFS
7 118 (1.49%) NFS
8 111 (1.40%) vCloud
9 110 (1.39%) Hyper-V
10 106 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
11 101 (1.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 88 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
13 76 (0.96%) VMware ESX
14 75 (0.95%) Xen
15 59 (0.74%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 56 (0.71%) KVM
16 56 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
17 46 (0.58%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 46 (0.58%) XenApp
18 42 (0.53%) Squid
Systems Management
1 1673 (21.11%) Puppet
2 1202 (15.17%) Ansible
3 863 (10.89%) Opscode Chef
4 372 (4.69%) Kubernetes
5 335 (4.23%) Terraform
6 301 (3.80%) Nagios
7 182 (2.30%) logstash
8 172 (2.17%) Kibana
9 147 (1.85%) Salt
10 129 (1.63%) ZABBIX
11 98 (1.24%) Graphite
12 81 (1.02%) SCCM
13 79 (1.00%) Tivoli
14 73 (0.92%) Red Hat Satellite
15 72 (0.91%) HAProxy
16 68 (0.86%) NetBackup
17 66 (0.83%) Hadoop YARN
18 63 (0.79%) Packer
18 63 (0.79%) vRealize
19 62 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1454 (18.34%) Oracle
2 1403 (17.70%) Red Hat
3 1265 (15.96%) VMware
4 663 (8.36%) Microsoft
5 470 (5.93%) IBM
6 458 (5.78%) Cisco
7 391 (4.93%) HP
8 232 (2.93%) Splunk
9 222 (2.80%) Google
10 191 (2.41%) Atlassian
11 180 (2.27%) Citrix
12 175 (2.21%) Sybase
13 165 (2.08%) EMC
14 162 (2.04%) NetApp
15 159 (2.01%) Veritas
16 139 (1.75%) Sun
17 134 (1.69%) TIBCO
18 132 (1.67%) SAP
19 102 (1.29%) SaltStack
20 94 (1.19%) Hortonworks
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £375 - £475 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per week
Posted: 13 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £240 - £280 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £620 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £460 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Posted: Yesterday
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Oscar
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Spring Technology
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £200.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Venn Group
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Norwich, Norfolk
Intrinsic Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Channel 3 Consulting Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago