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 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
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 11 10 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +8  
Contract jobs citing Linux 1979 2318 1905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.53% 10.84% 8.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.72% 49.63% 37.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1415 1694 1306
Median daily rate £513 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 41
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +75.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.16 £18.45 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.78 £52.19
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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 4147 4671 5024
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 19.98% 21.85% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2914 3331 3372
Median daily rate £450 £425 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +8.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 95 184
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.25 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.92% -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £12.50 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £47.83
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 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 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
City of London -4 294 £525 +10.52% 128
Croydon +4 54 £463 +16.71% 2
Canary Wharf +3 14 £620 +38.54%
Hammersmith +3 14 £555 +16.84% 1
Osterley +7 10 £490 -5.31%
Heathrow +2 9 £370 +9.62%
New Malden - 6 - -
Uxbridge -3 4 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames -6 4 £800 +120.68% 3
Hayes +1 3 £463 +36.02%
Docklands, London -7 3 £600 +23.07%
Stockley Park - 3 £288 -
Feltham +6 2 - -
Westminster -8 2 £538 +4.87% 4
Bromley -9 2 £500 +11.11%
Brentford - 2 - -
Paddington +5 1 £425 -
Twickenham +4 1 £363 -6.45%
Ealing 0 1 £500 +42.85% 1
West End of London -4 1 £500 +2.56% 25
Southwark - 1 £520 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Thornton Heath - 1 £550 -
Linux
England

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 London region with a requirement for Linux.

1 1336 (34.43%) DevOps
2 1310 (33.76%) Python
3 1299 (33.48%) Java
4 1234 (31.80%) Unix
5 1106 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
6 977 (25.18%) Amazon AWS
7 876 (22.58%) Puppet
8 844 (21.75%) Finance
9 829 (21.37%) Windows
10 787 (20.28%) SQL
11 763 (19.66%) Ansible
12 720 (18.56%) Jenkins
13 716 (18.45%) Docker
14 709 (18.27%) Git (software)
15 649 (16.73%) Bash Shell
16 642 (16.55%) Oracle
17 591 (15.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 572 (14.74%) Configuration Management
19 559 (14.41%) Red Hat
20 556 (14.33%) Perl
21 546 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
22 530 (13.66%) Banking
23 513 (13.22%) Ruby
24 442 (11.39%) VMware
25 405 (10.44%) Security Cleared
26 402 (10.36%) JavaScript
27 395 (10.18%) C++
28 386 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
29 384 (9.90%) Kubernetes
30 365 (9.41%) CentOS

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
1 311 (8.02%) Apache
2 236 (6.08%) Tomcat
3 158 (4.07%) Confluence
3 158 (4.07%) nginx
4 140 (3.61%) OpenStack
5 135 (3.48%) Elasticsearch
6 124 (3.20%) Apache Spark
7 103 (2.65%) JBoss
8 95 (2.45%) IIS
9 88 (2.27%) WebSphere
10 79 (2.04%) WebLogic
11 43 (1.11%) Cloud Foundry
12 29 (0.75%) Apache Pig
13 27 (0.70%) MQSeries
14 26 (0.67%) Apache Solr
14 26 (0.67%) CMS
14 26 (0.67%) Oracle Workflow
15 25 (0.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 22 (0.57%) Jetty
17 21 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 34 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (0.44%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.39%) HipChat
5 7 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.18%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.18%) Stata
6 4 (0.10%) Doxygen
6 4 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.077%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.077%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.077%) SPSS
8 2 (0.052%) Mathematica
9 1 (0.026%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.026%) OrCAD
Business Applications
1 22 (0.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.49%) RMDS
3 12 (0.31%) Temenos T24
4 11 (0.28%) ION MarketView
5 9 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
6 7 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
7 6 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
8 5 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
8 5 (0.13%) SAP Hybris
9 4 (0.10%) Murex MxG2000
10 3 (0.077%) Oracle Utilities
11 2 (0.052%) Dynamics CRM
11 2 (0.052%) Loan IQ
11 2 (0.052%) Magento
11 2 (0.052%) Oracle Payables
11 2 (0.052%) Sentinel
11 2 (0.052%) thinkFolio
12 1 (0.026%) Actimize
12 1 (0.026%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 977 (25.18%) Amazon AWS
2 258 (6.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 132 (3.40%) GitHub
4 130 (3.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 117 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
6 116 (2.99%) PaaS
7 115 (2.96%) Amazon S3
8 108 (2.78%) IaaS
9 78 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
10 77 (1.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 70 (1.80%) OpenShift
12 50 (1.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 43 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
14 42 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
15 41 (1.06%) SaaS
16 38 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
17 32 (0.82%) Office 365
18 31 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
19 29 (0.75%) Route 53
20 24 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 294 (7.58%) Firewall
2 272 (7.01%) TCP/IP
3 264 (6.80%) HTTP
4 252 (6.49%) DNS
5 153 (3.94%) LDAP
6 144 (3.71%) SSL
7 143 (3.69%) SAN
8 104 (2.68%) VPN
9 84 (2.16%) Internet
10 79 (2.04%) LAN
11 78 (2.01%) DHCP
12 74 (1.91%) WAN
13 68 (1.75%) Network Security
14 48 (1.24%) Kerberos
15 43 (1.11%) Wireless
16 37 (0.95%) Intrusion Detection
17 36 (0.93%) SSH
18 31 (0.80%) HTTPS
18 31 (0.80%) NAS
19 30 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 360 (9.28%) MySQL
2 278 (7.16%) Big Data
3 258 (6.65%) PostgreSQL
4 256 (6.60%) Hadoop
5 254 (6.55%) Relational Database
6 253 (6.52%) SQL Server
7 193 (4.97%) NoSQL
8 183 (4.72%) MongoDB
9 146 (3.76%) Oracle Database
10 118 (3.04%) Apache Cassandra
11 103 (2.65%) RDBMS
12 99 (2.55%) HBase
13 98 (2.53%) Apache Hive
14 72 (1.86%) DB2
15 70 (1.80%) Amazon RDS
16 67 (1.73%) KDB
17 60 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
18 57 (1.47%) Redis
19 37 (0.95%) Kdb+
20 35 (0.90%) Tick Data
Development Applications
1 720 (18.56%) Jenkins
2 709 (18.27%) Git (software)
3 304 (7.84%) JIRA
4 274 (7.06%) Maven
5 182 (4.69%) Subversion
6 167 (4.30%) TeamCity
7 149 (3.84%) JUnit
8 111 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
9 109 (2.81%) Cucumber
10 82 (2.11%) Bitbucket
11 80 (2.06%) Selenium
12 77 (1.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 77 (1.98%) Vagrant
13 69 (1.78%) Artifactory
14 68 (1.75%) Gradle
15 60 (1.55%) GitLab
16 56 (1.44%) Ant
17 51 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
18 50 (1.29%) Mockito
19 42 (1.08%) Hudson
General
1 844 (21.75%) Finance
2 530 (13.66%) Banking
3 229 (5.90%) Investment Banking
4 222 (5.72%) Front Office
5 82 (2.11%) Retail
6 71 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 66 (1.70%) Marketing
8 59 (1.52%) Financial Institution
9 34 (0.88%) Back Office
10 31 (0.80%) Electronics
11 29 (0.75%) Publishing
12 27 (0.70%) Law
13 25 (0.64%) Manufacturing
14 24 (0.62%) Games
15 22 (0.57%) Advertising
16 21 (0.54%) Retail Banking
17 11 (0.28%) French Language
17 11 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
18 7 (0.18%) German Language
18 7 (0.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1150 (29.64%) Developer
2 831 (21.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 424 (10.93%) Linux Engineer
4 392 (10.10%) Java Developer
5 323 (8.32%) AWS Engineer
6 293 (7.55%) AWS DevOps
7 249 (6.42%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 238 (6.13%) Administrator
9 230 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 226 (5.82%) C++ Developer
11 200 (5.15%) Architect
12 188 (4.85%) Consultant
13 186 (4.79%) Analyst
14 176 (4.54%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 155 (3.99%) Senior Developer
16 134 (3.45%) Linux Administrator
17 131 (3.38%) Unix Engineer
18 123 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
19 111 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
20 107 (2.76%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 348 (8.97%) Web Services
2 336 (8.66%) HTML
3 267 (6.88%) CSS
4 253 (6.52%) Spring
5 245 (6.31%) Node.js
6 237 (6.11%) REST
7 221 (5.70%) Elastic Stack
8 214 (5.52%) XML
9 179 (4.61%) JSON
10 150 (3.87%) Kafka
11 148 (3.81%) Middleware
12 144 (3.71%) RESTful
13 139 (3.58%) HTML5
14 130 (3.35%) SOAP
15 129 (3.32%) .NET
16 120 (3.09%) AngularJS
17 105 (2.71%) J2EE
18 104 (2.68%) JMS
18 104 (2.68%) LAMP
19 102 (2.63%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 270 (6.96%) Analytical Skills
2 178 (4.59%) Computer Science
3 171 (4.41%) Data Centre
4 148 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 117 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
6 113 (2.91%) Greenfield Project
7 95 (2.45%) Fintech
8 92 (2.37%) Equities
9 90 (2.32%) Management Information System
10 85 (2.19%) Fixed Income
11 82 (2.11%) Clustering
12 70 (1.80%) Algorithms
13 62 (1.60%) Public Cloud
13 62 (1.60%) User Experience
14 60 (1.55%) Derivative
15 56 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
16 53 (1.37%) Data Structures
17 35 (0.90%) PKI
18 34 (0.88%) Client/Server
19 31 (0.80%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1234 (31.80%) Unix
2 829 (21.37%) Windows
3 591 (15.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 365 (9.41%) CentOS
5 252 (6.49%) Solaris
6 209 (5.39%) Ubuntu
7 205 (5.28%) Windows Server
8 125 (3.22%) AIX
9 79 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 74 (1.91%) Windows Server 2012
11 72 (1.86%) Mac OS X
12 66 (1.70%) SUSE
13 54 (1.39%) Mac OS
14 43 (1.11%) CoreOS
15 37 (0.95%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 35 (0.90%) Android
17 34 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
18 29 (0.75%) Windows Server 2003
19 26 (0.67%) Apple iOS
20 21 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1336 (34.43%) DevOps
2 1106 (28.51%) Agile Software Development
3 572 (14.74%) Configuration Management
4 546 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
5 339 (8.74%) TDD
6 332 (8.56%) Test Automation
7 329 (8.48%) Open Source
8 291 (7.50%) Continuous Delivery
9 290 (7.47%) Scrum
10 268 (6.91%) Microservices
11 267 (6.88%) Migration
12 239 (6.16%) Software Engineering
13 227 (5.85%) Analytics
14 215 (5.54%) Multithreading
15 210 (5.41%) E-Commerce
16 207 (5.34%) Low Latency
17 198 (5.10%) OO
18 193 (4.97%) SDLC
19 187 (4.82%) ITIL
20 168 (4.33%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1310 (33.76%) Python
2 1299 (33.48%) Java
3 787 (20.28%) SQL
4 649 (16.73%) Bash Shell
5 556 (14.33%) Perl
6 513 (13.22%) Ruby
7 402 (10.36%) JavaScript
8 395 (10.18%) C++
9 324 (8.35%) Shell Script
10 209 (5.39%) PowerShell
11 175 (4.51%) C
12 172 (4.43%) C#
13 152 (3.92%) Scala
14 139 (3.58%) PHP
15 123 (3.17%) Go
16 85 (2.19%) Korn
17 84 (2.16%) PL/SQL
18 75 (1.93%) Groovy
19 66 (1.70%) T-SQL
20 42 (1.08%) R
Qualifications
1 405 (10.44%) Security Cleared
2 322 (8.30%) SC Cleared
3 218 (5.62%) Degree
4 88 (2.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 73 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (1.26%) CISSP
6 49 (1.26%) DV Cleared
7 40 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
8 35 (0.90%) CCNP
9 31 (0.80%) CCNA
10 28 (0.72%) SANS
11 27 (0.70%) PhD
12 24 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (0.62%) RHCE
13 22 (0.57%) CEH
14 21 (0.54%) GIAC
14 21 (0.54%) Master's Degree
15 20 (0.52%) AWS Certification
16 19 (0.49%) CISM
17 18 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 145 (3.74%) QA
2 40 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 32 (0.82%) SLA
4 31 (0.80%) MiFID
5 21 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 17 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 15 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
8 12 (0.31%) ISO 20022
9 9 (0.23%) JSP 440
10 6 (0.15%) FATCA
10 6 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 4 (0.10%) COREP
11 4 (0.10%) GCP
11 4 (0.10%) PMO
11 4 (0.10%) SEPA
12 3 (0.077%) COBIT
13 2 (0.052%) EMIR
13 2 (0.052%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
14 1 (0.026%) Cyber Essentials
14 1 (0.026%) GDPR
System Software
1 716 (18.45%) Docker
2 231 (5.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 176 (4.54%) Active Directory
4 91 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
5 70 (1.80%) HDFS
6 68 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (1.34%) vCloud
8 46 (1.19%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 39 (1.01%) vSphere
10 38 (0.98%) Hyper-V
11 36 (0.93%) NFS
12 32 (0.82%) KVM
13 29 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
14 24 (0.62%) etcd
14 24 (0.62%) flannel
15 23 (0.59%) LXC
16 19 (0.49%) GPFS
17 18 (0.46%) GlusterFS
18 17 (0.44%) Squid
18 17 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 876 (22.58%) Puppet
2 763 (19.66%) Ansible
3 386 (9.95%) Opscode Chef
4 384 (9.90%) Kubernetes
5 270 (6.96%) Terraform
6 158 (4.07%) Nagios
7 104 (2.68%) Kibana
8 96 (2.47%) logstash
9 89 (2.29%) Graphite
10 81 (2.09%) ZABBIX
11 55 (1.42%) HAProxy
12 51 (1.31%) Grafana
12 51 (1.31%) Packer
13 47 (1.21%) Rancher
14 45 (1.16%) Prometheus
15 43 (1.11%) Mesos
16 38 (0.98%) Hadoop YARN
17 37 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
18 31 (0.80%) BladeLogic
19 30 (0.77%) Salt
Vendors
1 642 (16.55%) Oracle
2 559 (14.41%) Red Hat
3 442 (11.39%) VMware
4 208 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 176 (4.54%) IBM
6 173 (4.46%) Sybase
7 154 (3.97%) Cisco
8 153 (3.94%) Splunk
9 114 (2.94%) TIBCO
10 108 (2.78%) Google
11 85 (2.19%) Atlassian
12 84 (2.16%) HP
13 69 (1.78%) AppDynamics
14 58 (1.49%) SAP
15 56 (1.44%) NetApp
16 53 (1.37%) Juniper
17 49 (1.26%) EMC
18 48 (1.24%) New Relic
19 45 (1.16%) Hortonworks
19 45 (1.16%) SaltStack
London
Venturi
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £27000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours 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
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
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
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Pimlico Banks Recruitment
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £330 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Crimson Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
MegaNexus Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £401 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Difrent
Rate: Up to £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Quant Capital
Rate: Up to £500 per annum 6 months
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago