The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 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
England / London
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 10 13 18
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1923 2064 1763
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.83% 9.20% 8.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.91% 46.04% 37.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1385 1501 1217
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 12
Median hourly rate £47.50 £29.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.79% +16.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.50 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.50 £48.50
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4014 4483 4703
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 20.52% 19.97% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2804 3174 3174
Median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 126 167
Median hourly rate £20.00 £15.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.98% -12.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £41.50 £36.50
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in London

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in London

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in London

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in London over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in London

Linux
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the London region over the 3 months to 29 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
City of London +2 325 £525 +7.69% 157
Canary Wharf +6 26 £555 +11.00%
Croydon +5 26 £456 -1.35% 4
Heathrow 0 13 £360 +2.85%
Bromley +7 8 £375 -25.00%
Osterley +2 7 £465 -2.10%
Docklands, London -3 7 £560 +17.89% 1
Westminster +1 5 £575 +30.53%
Hammersmith +1 5 £520 +9.51% 1
Feltham - 5 £425 -
New Malden -11 3 - -
Uxbridge +4 2 £300 -20.00% 2
Chessington +2 2 - -
Paddington +1 1 £350 -30.00%
West End of London -4 1 £400 -8.57% 46
Twickenham -5 1 £425 +25.00% 2
Brentford - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 £375 - 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1381 (34.26%) DevOps
2 1274 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
3 1246 (30.91%) Python
4 1236 (30.66%) Unix
5 1232 (30.56%) Java
6 968 (24.01%) Amazon AWS
7 967 (23.99%) Puppet
8 890 (22.08%) Windows
9 857 (21.26%) Finance
10 847 (21.01%) Jenkins
11 765 (18.98%) SQL
12 757 (18.78%) Ansible
13 748 (18.56%) Git (software)
14 697 (17.29%) Docker
15 674 (16.72%) Bash Shell
16 657 (16.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 616 (15.28%) Red Hat
18 614 (15.23%) Oracle
19 603 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
20 597 (14.81%) Perl
21 583 (14.46%) Configuration Management
22 575 (14.26%) VMware
23 547 (13.57%) Ruby
24 542 (13.45%) Banking
25 424 (10.52%) JavaScript
26 422 (10.47%) Web Services
26 422 (10.47%) Security Cleared
27 411 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
28 400 (9.92%) MySQL
29 387 (9.60%) Apache

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 387 (9.60%) Apache
2 257 (6.38%) Tomcat
3 201 (4.99%) Confluence
4 172 (4.27%) nginx
5 168 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
6 153 (3.80%) Apache Spark
7 139 (3.45%) WebSphere
8 127 (3.15%) OpenStack
9 122 (3.03%) IIS
10 84 (2.08%) WebLogic
11 79 (1.96%) JBoss
12 67 (1.66%) Apache Pig
13 33 (0.82%) Apache Solr
14 29 (0.72%) Jetty
15 24 (0.60%) CMS
15 24 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
16 23 (0.57%) Cloud Foundry
17 19 (0.47%) MQSeries
17 19 (0.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 18 (0.45%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 100 (2.48%) MS Excel
2 26 (0.65%) HipChat
3 22 (0.55%) MS Office
4 7 (0.17%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.12%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.12%) SPSS
6 4 (0.099%) Mathematica
6 4 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.074%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.050%) Autodesk Flame
8 2 (0.050%) Maya
8 2 (0.050%) NUKE
8 2 (0.050%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.025%) Stata
Business Applications
1 24 (0.60%) RMDS
2 19 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 13 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 7 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 6 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (0.099%) Adobe Campaign
7 4 (0.099%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 4 (0.099%) Magento
7 4 (0.099%) Murex MxG2000
8 3 (0.074%) Oracle Financials
8 3 (0.074%) Oracle Utilities
8 3 (0.074%) PeopleSoft Financials
8 3 (0.074%) SAP Business One
8 3 (0.074%) Sentinel
8 3 (0.074%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.050%) Loan IQ
9 2 (0.050%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 968 (24.01%) Amazon AWS
2 251 (6.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 148 (3.67%) Amazon EC2
4 126 (3.13%) GitHub
5 116 (2.88%) Amazon S3
5 116 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 92 (2.28%) IaaS
7 83 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
8 74 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 72 (1.79%) PaaS
10 45 (1.12%) SaaS
11 43 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 41 (1.02%) Amazon EMR
13 39 (0.97%) Amazon ELB
14 38 (0.94%) Route 53
15 36 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
16 33 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
17 29 (0.72%) OpenShift
18 28 (0.69%) Amazon SQS
19 24 (0.60%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 290 (7.19%) Firewall
2 275 (6.82%) DNS
3 266 (6.60%) HTTP
4 265 (6.57%) TCP/IP
5 178 (4.42%) LDAP
6 161 (3.99%) SSL
7 159 (3.94%) SAN
8 131 (3.25%) VPN
9 111 (2.75%) Internet
10 91 (2.26%) LAN
11 82 (2.03%) DHCP
12 80 (1.98%) WAN
13 72 (1.79%) Kerberos
14 60 (1.49%) SSH
15 50 (1.24%) Network Security
16 44 (1.09%) Intrusion Detection
17 43 (1.07%) Cisco Nexus
18 40 (0.99%) NAS
18 40 (0.99%) Reverse Proxy
19 39 (0.97%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 400 (9.92%) MySQL
2 322 (7.99%) Big Data
3 320 (7.94%) Hadoop
4 311 (7.72%) PostgreSQL
5 274 (6.80%) Relational Database
6 273 (6.77%) SQL Server
7 218 (5.41%) MongoDB
8 194 (4.81%) NoSQL
9 159 (3.94%) Oracle Database
10 154 (3.82%) Apache Hive
11 110 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
12 106 (2.63%) HBase
13 99 (2.46%) RDBMS
14 74 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
15 72 (1.79%) Redis
16 68 (1.69%) DB2
17 55 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
18 52 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
19 51 (1.27%) KDB
20 40 (0.99%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 847 (21.01%) Jenkins
2 748 (18.56%) Git (software)
3 354 (8.78%) JIRA
4 268 (6.65%) Maven
5 224 (5.56%) Subversion
6 189 (4.69%) JUnit
7 176 (4.37%) TeamCity
8 117 (2.90%) Cucumber
9 109 (2.70%) Vagrant
10 105 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
11 93 (2.31%) Selenium
12 92 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 92 (2.28%) Mockito
13 65 (1.61%) Gradle
14 63 (1.56%) Ant
15 55 (1.36%) Bitbucket
16 45 (1.12%) SonarQube
17 43 (1.07%) Hudson
18 42 (1.04%) Spock
19 38 (0.94%) GitLab
General
1 857 (21.26%) Finance
2 542 (13.45%) Banking
3 221 (5.48%) Investment Banking
4 204 (5.06%) Front Office
5 85 (2.11%) Retail
6 75 (1.86%) Marketing
7 69 (1.71%) Telecoms
8 67 (1.66%) Financial Institution
9 45 (1.12%) Law
10 41 (1.02%) Back Office
11 35 (0.87%) Publishing
12 30 (0.74%) Games
13 27 (0.67%) Advertising
14 24 (0.60%) Electronics
14 24 (0.60%) Manufacturing
15 17 (0.42%) Legal
16 9 (0.22%) Billing
17 7 (0.17%) International Banking
17 7 (0.17%) Prime Brokerage
17 7 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 1071 (26.57%) Developer
2 889 (22.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 416 (10.32%) Linux Engineer
4 352 (8.73%) Administrator
5 349 (8.66%) Java Developer
6 300 (7.44%) AWS DevOps
7 298 (7.39%) AWS Engineer
8 277 (6.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 226 (5.61%) C++ Developer
10 218 (5.41%) Consultant
11 217 (5.38%) Architect
12 205 (5.09%) Systems Administrator
13 198 (4.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 186 (4.61%) Analyst
15 182 (4.52%) Linux Administrator
16 142 (3.52%) Senior Developer
17 136 (3.37%) Senior DevOps
18 134 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
19 118 (2.93%) Linux Developer
20 110 (2.73%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 422 (10.47%) Web Services
2 356 (8.83%) HTML
3 263 (6.52%) REST
4 257 (6.38%) XML
5 256 (6.35%) CSS
6 255 (6.33%) Spring
7 220 (5.46%) Node.js
8 203 (5.04%) JSON
9 188 (4.66%) Elastic Stack
10 167 (4.14%) SOAP
11 161 (3.99%) HTML5
12 153 (3.80%) AngularJS
13 148 (3.67%) Middleware
14 147 (3.65%) LAMP
15 141 (3.50%) .NET
16 127 (3.15%) Kafka
17 120 (2.98%) JMS
18 110 (2.73%) Hibernate
19 108 (2.68%) jQuery
20 106 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 242 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 193 (4.79%) Data Centre
3 185 (4.59%) Computer Science
4 156 (3.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 111 (2.75%) Equities
6 110 (2.73%) Fixed Income
6 110 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 91 (2.26%) Linux Command Line
7 91 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 86 (2.13%) Clustering
9 83 (2.06%) Fintech
10 78 (1.94%) Algorithms
11 72 (1.79%) Derivative
12 70 (1.74%) Data Structures
13 53 (1.31%) User Experience
14 45 (1.12%) Replication
15 38 (0.94%) Mobile App
16 31 (0.77%) Private Cloud
17 28 (0.69%) Hedge funds
18 27 (0.67%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 1236 (30.66%) Unix
2 890 (22.08%) Windows
3 657 (16.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 375 (9.30%) CentOS
5 232 (5.76%) Solaris
6 216 (5.36%) Windows Server
7 203 (5.04%) Ubuntu
8 101 (2.51%) AIX
9 86 (2.13%) Mac OS X
10 85 (2.11%) SUSE
10 85 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
11 83 (2.06%) Windows Server 2008
12 57 (1.41%) CoreOS
13 54 (1.34%) Android
14 46 (1.14%) Mac OS
15 37 (0.92%) Apple iOS
15 37 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
16 34 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 33 (0.82%) Debian
18 31 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1381 (34.26%) DevOps
2 1274 (31.61%) Agile Software Development
3 603 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
4 583 (14.46%) Configuration Management
5 384 (9.53%) Scrum
6 346 (8.58%) TDD
7 345 (8.56%) Open Source
8 298 (7.39%) Migration
9 282 (7.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 233 (5.78%) OO
11 232 (5.76%) Software Engineering
12 226 (5.61%) E-Commerce
13 205 (5.09%) ITIL
14 200 (4.96%) High Availability
15 197 (4.89%) Microservices
16 196 (4.86%) BDD
17 184 (4.56%) Multithreading
18 177 (4.39%) Low Latency
19 172 (4.27%) Analytics
20 166 (4.12%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1246 (30.91%) Python
2 1232 (30.56%) Java
3 765 (18.98%) SQL
4 674 (16.72%) Bash Shell
5 597 (14.81%) Perl
6 547 (13.57%) Ruby
7 424 (10.52%) JavaScript
8 385 (9.55%) C++
9 380 (9.43%) Shell Script
10 247 (6.13%) PowerShell
11 186 (4.61%) C
12 185 (4.59%) C#
13 172 (4.27%) PHP
14 163 (4.04%) Scala
15 154 (3.82%) Go
16 99 (2.46%) Korn
17 80 (1.98%) PL/SQL
18 64 (1.59%) T-SQL
19 62 (1.54%) Groovy
20 55 (1.36%) R
Qualifications
1 422 (10.47%) Security Cleared
2 326 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 240 (5.95%) Degree
4 81 (2.01%) DV Cleared
5 73 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
6 40 (0.99%) CCNA
7 37 (0.92%) CCNP
8 36 (0.89%) CISSP
9 33 (0.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 29 (0.72%) AWS Certification
11 28 (0.69%) PhD
12 24 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (0.55%) RHCE
14 21 (0.52%) CISM
15 19 (0.47%) SANS
15 19 (0.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 17 (0.42%) GIAC
17 14 (0.35%) ISTQB
18 13 (0.32%) ISEB
19 12 (0.30%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 154 (3.82%) QA
2 39 (0.97%) SLA
3 36 (0.89%) PCI DSS
4 27 (0.67%) MiFID
5 19 (0.47%) FATCA
6 17 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 16 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
8 13 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 11 (0.27%) ISO20022
10 10 (0.25%) JSP 440
10 10 (0.25%) SEPA
11 5 (0.12%) PMO
12 4 (0.099%) Cyber Essentials
12 4 (0.099%) GCP
13 3 (0.074%) COBIT
13 3 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
14 2 (0.050%) WCAG
15 1 (0.025%) EMIR
15 1 (0.025%) ISO15022
15 1 (0.025%) ISO27005
System Software
1 697 (17.29%) Docker
2 302 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 209 (5.18%) Active Directory
4 96 (2.38%) HDFS
5 85 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
6 75 (1.86%) vCloud
7 66 (1.64%) NFS
8 61 (1.51%) Hyper-V
8 61 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
9 46 (1.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 44 (1.09%) KVM
11 40 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 39 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
12 39 (0.97%) vSphere
13 38 (0.94%) Xen
14 36 (0.89%) VMware ESX
15 32 (0.79%) Postfix
16 28 (0.69%) Squid
17 27 (0.67%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 27 (0.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 967 (23.99%) Puppet
2 757 (18.78%) Ansible
3 411 (10.20%) Opscode Chef
4 300 (7.44%) Kubernetes
5 237 (5.88%) Terraform
6 191 (4.74%) Nagios
7 119 (2.95%) logstash
8 99 (2.46%) Kibana
9 85 (2.11%) ZABBIX
10 71 (1.76%) Graphite
11 62 (1.54%) HAProxy
12 61 (1.51%) Salt
13 52 (1.29%) Hadoop YARN
14 51 (1.27%) Rancher
15 48 (1.19%) Packer
16 42 (1.04%) Mesos
17 41 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
18 40 (0.99%) SCCM
19 39 (0.97%) Consul
19 39 (0.97%) Control-M
Vendors
1 616 (15.28%) Red Hat
2 614 (15.23%) Oracle
3 575 (14.26%) VMware
4 246 (6.10%) Microsoft
5 197 (4.89%) Cisco
6 186 (4.61%) IBM
7 154 (3.82%) Sybase
8 127 (3.15%) HP
9 125 (3.10%) Atlassian
10 120 (2.98%) Splunk
11 97 (2.41%) Google
12 87 (2.16%) EMC
13 83 (2.06%) Hortonworks
14 71 (1.76%) Citrix
14 71 (1.76%) TIBCO
15 69 (1.71%) NetApp
16 60 (1.49%) Reuters
16 60 (1.49%) SAP
17 58 (1.44%) Sun
18 57 (1.41%) AppDynamics
Central London / West End
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 Per Day
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 - £340 per day on a 3 month rolling contract
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £401 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 Per Day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per week
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Rate: Above Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £575 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Digitech Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £620 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ClearCube Consulting
Rate: From £450 to £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group UK
Rate: £525 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £540 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Haysfm
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Linux Recruit
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300 -£400pd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £650.00 - £760.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: market rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £300- £400
Posted: 5 days ago