Linux Contracts in London

Linux
England > London

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London requiring Linux skills. It includes a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that cited Linux over the 6 months leading up to 12 June 2024, comparing them to the same period in the previous two years.

6 months to
12 Jun 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 47 30 37
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 772 1,654 2,400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 4.37% 6.58% 6.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.59% 44.92% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 1,191 1,758
10th Percentile £350 £450 £438
25th Percentile £450 £520 £513
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £625 £600
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +9.09%
75th Percentile £688 £725 £700
90th Percentile £775 £813 £788
England median daily rate £550 £600 £575
% change year-on-year -8.33% +4.35% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 20 14
10th Percentile - £22.25 £25.54
25th Percentile - £50.94 £33.44
Median hourly rate £62.50 £71.00 £45.50
Median % change year-on-year -11.97% +56.04% -16.51%
75th Percentile - £84.45 £62.19
90th Percentile - £90.00 £66.15
England median hourly rate £66.25 £65.00 £55.00
% change year-on-year +1.92% +18.18% +10.00%

All Operating Systems
London

Linux falls under the Operating Systems category. For comparison with the information above, the following table provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies requiring operating system skills in London.

Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,110 3,682 5,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.93% 14.64% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,485 2,680 3,729
10th Percentile £209 £213 £225
25th Percentile £350 £402 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £550 £550
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% - +10.00%
75th Percentile £625 £666 £670
90th Percentile £750 £775 £763
England median daily rate £475 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 62 82
10th Percentile £15.19 £16.41 £15.00
25th Percentile £18.13 £22.75 £21.13
Median hourly rate £22.00 £48.75 £23.91
Median % change year-on-year -54.87% +103.89% -40.23%
75th Percentile £27.59 £64.50 £45.16
90th Percentile £60.43 £83.68 £62.38
England median hourly rate £22.51 £45.06 £21.50
% change year-on-year -50.04% +109.56% +21.13%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in London

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in London.

Daily rate trend for Linux in London

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in London over the 6 months to 12 June 2024.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in London

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in London.

Hourly rate trend 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 6 months to 12 June 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
Central London -3 116 £625 -3.47% 52
West London +13 22 £488 -9.30% 21
East London -7 8 £445 -40.67% 3
South London -24 6 £511 -7.18% 6
North London +1 2 £250 -52.38% 1
Linux
England

Linux
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 41 (5.31%) Confluence
2 36 (4.66%) nginx
3 30 (3.89%) Apache
4 28 (3.63%) OpenStack
5 15 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 12 (1.55%) Microsoft Exchange
7 11 (1.42%) IIS
8 9 (1.17%) Apache Spark
8 9 (1.17%) JBoss
9 7 (0.91%) SharePoint
10 6 (0.78%) Apache Airflow
10 6 (0.78%) Oracle Self-Service HR
10 6 (0.78%) SAS
11 4 (0.52%) Luigi
12 3 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 3 (0.39%) CMS
12 3 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.39%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.26%) Apache Solr
13 2 (0.26%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 10 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.78%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.55%) ION Anvil
2 8 (1.04%) ION MarketView
3 6 (0.78%) Aladdin
3 6 (0.78%) SimCorp Dimension
3 6 (0.78%) Temenos T24
4 5 (0.65%) Endur
5 4 (0.52%) Global One
6 3 (0.39%) Shopify
7 2 (0.26%) Advent Geneva
7 2 (0.26%) Fidessa
7 2 (0.26%) Front Arena
7 2 (0.26%) SAP IBP
7 2 (0.26%) SAP S/4HANA
8 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.13%) Cloudability
8 1 (0.13%) R3 Corda
8 1 (0.13%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 231 (29.92%) AWS
2 171 (22.15%) Azure
3 53 (6.87%) GitHub
4 52 (6.74%) GCP
5 45 (5.83%) PaaS
6 34 (4.40%) Serverless
7 27 (3.50%) AWS CloudFormation
7 27 (3.50%) SaaS
8 26 (3.37%) Amazon EC2
9 25 (3.24%) Amazon S3
9 25 (3.24%) Azure DevOps
10 22 (2.85%) Amazon EKS
11 21 (2.72%) Azure AKS
12 18 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
12 18 (2.33%) Entra ID
12 18 (2.33%) GitHub Actions
12 18 (2.33%) OpenShift
13 16 (2.07%) AWS Lambda
14 15 (1.94%) IaaS
15 13 (1.68%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 67 (8.68%) Firewall
2 41 (5.31%) DNS
3 26 (3.37%) TCP/IP
4 25 (3.24%) SSL
5 24 (3.11%) SSH
6 22 (2.85%) HTTP
7 17 (2.20%) DHCP
8 16 (2.07%) Kerberos
8 16 (2.07%) SAN
9 14 (1.81%) FTP
9 14 (1.81%) Network Security
10 13 (1.68%) NAS
11 12 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
11 12 (1.55%) Internet
12 11 (1.42%) LAN
13 10 (1.30%) VPN
13 10 (1.30%) WAN
14 9 (1.17%) VLAN
15 8 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
16 7 (0.91%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (9.59%) SQL Server
2 58 (7.51%) Relational Database
3 46 (5.96%) MongoDB
4 42 (5.44%) MySQL
5 30 (3.89%) NoSQL
5 30 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
6 29 (3.76%) RDBMS
7 18 (2.33%) KDB
8 17 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
9 16 (2.07%) DB2
10 14 (1.81%) Big Data
11 13 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.68%) Data Lake
11 13 (1.68%) Hadoop
11 13 (1.68%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
13 10 (1.30%) Sybase ASE
14 7 (0.91%) Power BI
15 6 (0.78%) BigQuery
Development Applications
1 122 (15.80%) Jenkins
2 101 (13.08%) Git
3 66 (8.55%) GitLab
4 62 (8.03%) JIRA
5 20 (2.59%) Artifactory
5 20 (2.59%) Bitbucket
6 19 (2.46%) Mockito
7 17 (2.20%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.81%) Cucumber
8 14 (1.81%) JUnit
9 13 (1.68%) Cypress.io
9 13 (1.68%) JMeter
9 13 (1.68%) Maven
10 12 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
11 9 (1.17%) Selenium
11 9 (1.17%) SonarQube
12 8 (1.04%) Visual Studio
13 7 (0.91%) Gradle
14 6 (0.78%) Gatling
15 5 (0.65%) Pylint
General
1 204 (26.42%) Finance
2 159 (20.60%) Social Skills
3 102 (13.21%) Banking
4 83 (10.75%) Analytical Skills
5 58 (7.51%) Public Sector
6 45 (5.83%) Investment Banking
7 32 (4.15%) Front Office
8 26 (3.37%) Telecoms
9 18 (2.33%) Marketing
10 16 (2.07%) Manufacturing
11 13 (1.68%) Electronics
12 12 (1.55%) Retail
13 9 (1.17%) Documentation Skills
13 9 (1.17%) Financial Institution
13 9 (1.17%) Presentation Skills
14 8 (1.04%) Influencing Skills
15 7 (0.91%) Inclusion and Diversity
16 5 (0.65%) Back Office
17 4 (0.52%) Military
18 3 (0.39%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 137 (17.75%) Developer
2 101 (13.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 76 (9.84%) Senior
4 57 (7.38%) Architect
5 56 (7.25%) Java Developer
6 48 (6.22%) AWS Engineer
7 44 (5.70%) Analyst
8 42 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
9 40 (5.18%) Senior Developer
10 39 (5.05%) Lead
11 37 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 35 (4.53%) Applications Support
13 31 (4.02%) Solutions Architect
14 30 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
14 30 (3.89%) Support Engineer
15 29 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
15 29 (3.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 29 (3.76%) Consultant
16 27 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
16 27 (3.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (10.10%) Kafka
2 44 (5.70%) HTML
2 44 (5.70%) REST
3 39 (5.05%) Spring
4 37 (4.79%) LDAP
5 35 (4.53%) FIX Protocol
6 33 (4.27%) CSS
7 31 (4.02%) JSON
8 30 (3.89%) Web Services
9 26 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
10 24 (3.11%) Middleware
10 24 (3.11%) XML
11 23 (2.98%) .NET
11 23 (2.98%) React
12 22 (2.85%) RESTful
13 21 (2.72%) Node.js
13 21 (2.72%) RabbitMQ
14 18 (2.33%) JPA
14 18 (2.33%) SOAP
15 15 (1.94%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 59 (7.64%) Data Centre
2 49 (6.35%) Linux Command Line
3 44 (5.70%) Distributed Systems
4 36 (4.66%) Replication
5 33 (4.27%) Algorithms
5 33 (4.27%) Management Information System
6 32 (4.15%) Onboarding
7 31 (4.02%) Data Structures
8 26 (3.37%) Fixed Income
9 24 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 22 (2.85%) Derivative
11 21 (2.72%) Data Protection Act
12 19 (2.46%) Clustering
12 19 (2.46%) Public Cloud
12 19 (2.46%) Self-Motivation
13 17 (2.20%) Enterprise Software
14 16 (2.07%) Hedge funds
14 16 (2.07%) Product Ownership
15 15 (1.94%) Cloud Native
16 9 (1.17%) Cyber Threat
Operating Systems
1 234 (30.31%) Windows
2 207 (26.81%) Unix
3 89 (11.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 53 (6.87%) Windows Server
5 33 (4.27%) CentOS
6 16 (2.07%) Mac OS X
7 12 (1.55%) Android
7 12 (1.55%) Apple iOS
7 12 (1.55%) Solaris
7 12 (1.55%) Windows Server 2016
8 11 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
8 11 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.17%) Windows Server 2019
10 7 (0.91%) VMS
11 6 (0.78%) zOS
12 4 (0.52%) AIX
12 4 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 3 (0.39%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 2 (0.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (27.85%) DevOps
2 203 (26.30%) CI/CD
3 177 (22.93%) Agile
4 119 (15.41%) Problem-Solving
5 91 (11.79%) Microservices
6 81 (10.49%) Infrastructure as Code
7 76 (9.84%) Migration
7 76 (9.84%) Test Automation
8 73 (9.46%) Containerisation
9 71 (9.20%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 64 (8.29%) TDD
11 60 (7.77%) Software Engineering
12 58 (7.51%) Continuous Integration
13 57 (7.38%) Scrum
14 53 (6.87%) Computer Science
15 52 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
16 50 (6.48%) Cybersecurity
16 50 (6.48%) SDLC
17 49 (6.35%) Platform Engineering
18 47 (6.09%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 263 (34.07%) Python
2 162 (20.98%) Java
3 152 (19.69%) SQL
4 96 (12.44%) PowerShell
5 75 (9.72%) Shell Script
6 68 (8.81%) Bash
7 60 (7.77%) JavaScript
8 54 (6.99%) C#
9 45 (5.83%) C++
10 44 (5.70%) Perl
11 40 (5.18%) Go
12 26 (3.37%) PHP
12 26 (3.37%) T-SQL
13 22 (2.85%) C
14 14 (1.81%) Scala
15 10 (1.30%) Groovy
16 6 (0.78%) Korn
16 6 (0.78%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.78%) TypeScript
17 5 (0.65%) Rust
Qualifications
1 170 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 122 (15.80%) SC Cleared
3 75 (9.72%) DV Cleared
4 60 (7.77%) Degree
5 34 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
6 29 (3.76%) AWS Certification
7 9 (1.17%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.17%) GIAC
8 7 (0.91%) Azure Certification
8 7 (0.91%) GCIH
8 7 (0.91%) ISTQB
9 6 (0.78%) CCNP
10 5 (0.65%) GCIA
10 5 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
11 4 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (0.39%) AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner
12 3 (0.39%) GSEC
12 3 (0.39%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.39%) PMI Certification
12 3 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.27%) QA
2 19 (2.46%) SLA
3 11 (1.42%) GDPR
3 11 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (1.17%) NIST
6 8 (1.04%) Accessibility
7 6 (0.78%) NCSC
8 5 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.52%) ISO 15022
10 2 (0.26%) COBIT
10 2 (0.26%) HL7
10 2 (0.26%) NIST 800
11 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.13%) JTAG
11 1 (0.13%) MiFID
System Software
1 148 (19.17%) Docker
2 74 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 54 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (4.27%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 16 (2.07%) KVM
6 16 (2.07%) NFS
7 12 (1.55%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 12 (1.55%) HDFS
8 11 (1.42%) Firmware
9 7 (0.91%) vSphere
10 5 (0.65%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 5 (0.65%) VMware NSX
11 4 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (0.39%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.26%) Ceph
13 2 (0.26%) iptables
13 2 (0.26%) Samba
13 2 (0.26%) Snort
13 2 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 168 (21.76%) Kubernetes
2 158 (20.47%) Terraform
3 157 (20.34%) Ansible
4 65 (8.42%) Puppet
5 63 (8.16%) Grafana
6 53 (6.87%) Prometheus
7 32 (4.15%) Progress Chef
8 24 (3.11%) Packer
9 22 (2.85%) Consul
10 16 (2.07%) logstash
11 14 (1.81%) Kibana
12 12 (1.55%) ITRS Geneos
13 11 (1.42%) Argo
14 10 (1.30%) SCCM
15 8 (1.04%) Nagios
15 8 (1.04%) Netcool
16 7 (0.91%) Dell DRAC
16 7 (0.91%) Nessus
16 7 (0.91%) Single Sign-On
17 6 (0.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 131 (16.97%) Microsoft
2 91 (11.79%) Oracle
3 82 (10.62%) VMware
4 70 (9.07%) Red Hat
5 34 (4.40%) IBM
6 33 (4.27%) Cisco
6 33 (4.27%) SAP
7 32 (4.15%) Splunk
8 27 (3.50%) Dell
9 25 (3.24%) ServiceNow
10 23 (2.98%) Sybase
11 21 (2.72%) CyberArk
11 21 (2.72%) Google
12 20 (2.59%) ION Trading
12 20 (2.59%) Qualys
13 18 (2.33%) HP
14 17 (2.20%) Isilon
15 16 (2.07%) F5
16 15 (1.94%) SaltStack
17 14 (1.81%) Dynatrace