The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 17
Rank change year-on-year -1 +6  
Contract jobs citing Linux 4378 5367 4391
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 9.29% 9.99% 7.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.46% 43.26% 35.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2825 3607 2751
Median daily rate £475 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.95% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +6.11% +6.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 101 170
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 £26.08 £20.50 £16.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.25 £51.00 £51.34
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.26% +5.33%  

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 9847 12406 12400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.90% 23.10% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13072 17892 16653
Median daily rate £408 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £200 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1319 1596 2572
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.10 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the UK

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the UK

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in the UK

Linux
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England -2 3975 £475 +5.55% 1326
UK excluding London 0 2313 £425 +6.11% 829
London -1 1989 £513 +7.89% 577
South East 0 813 £425 +1.19% 229
North of England -3 458 £430 +4.87% 212
Midlands -3 252 £450 +7.14% 91
East of England +13 246 £450 +5.88% 116
South West +12 197 £425 +6.25% 100
Scotland +3 189 £425 +10.10% 57
Northern Ireland +9 132 £420 +40.00% 10
Wales -8 38 £401 -7.13% 14

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

1 2784 (32.49%) Unix
2 2683 (31.31%) Java
3 2480 (28.94%) DevOps
4 2468 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
5 2374 (27.70%) Python
6 2187 (25.52%) Windows
7 1679 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
8 1678 (19.58%) Puppet
9 1676 (19.56%) Git (software)
10 1662 (19.39%) SQL
11 1644 (19.18%) Jenkins
12 1552 (18.11%) Oracle
13 1524 (17.78%) Finance
14 1421 (16.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1420 (16.57%) Ansible
16 1379 (16.09%) Red Hat
17 1297 (15.13%) Configuration Management
18 1283 (14.97%) Docker
19 1272 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
20 1187 (13.85%) VMware
21 1158 (13.51%) Security Cleared
22 1057 (12.33%) Bash Shell
23 1044 (12.18%) Perl
24 1039 (12.12%) JavaScript
25 980 (11.44%) Ruby
26 914 (10.67%) Open Source
27 912 (10.64%) SC Cleared
28 870 (10.15%) HTML
29 850 (9.92%) Test Automation
30 849 (9.91%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 733 (8.55%) Apache
2 518 (6.04%) Tomcat
3 425 (4.96%) Confluence
4 405 (4.73%) JBoss
5 284 (3.31%) WebLogic
6 281 (3.28%) OpenStack
7 273 (3.19%) nginx
8 263 (3.07%) WebSphere
9 259 (3.02%) Elasticsearch
10 205 (2.39%) IIS
11 199 (2.32%) Apache Spark
12 100 (1.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 83 (0.97%) MS Exchange
13 83 (0.97%) SharePoint
14 65 (0.76%) Cloud Foundry
15 62 (0.72%) Apache Solr
16 57 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
17 56 (0.65%) CMS
18 50 (0.58%) SAS
19 48 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 86 (1.00%) Microsoft Office
2 64 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 35 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.20%) HipChat
4 17 (0.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
6 13 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 11 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
8 9 (0.11%) Simulink
9 7 (0.082%) Stata
10 6 (0.070%) Adobe Illustrator
11 4 (0.047%) Doxygen
11 4 (0.047%) InfoPath
12 3 (0.035%) SPSS
13 2 (0.023%) Mathematica
13 2 (0.023%) OrCAD
14 1 (0.012%) Acrobat
14 1 (0.012%) Adobe Captivate
14 1 (0.012%) EngageOne
14 1 (0.012%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 72 (0.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 28 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
3 24 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 22 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
5 19 (0.22%) RMDS
5 19 (0.22%) SAP ERP
6 18 (0.21%) Payment Gateway
7 15 (0.18%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 13 (0.15%) ION MarketView
9 12 (0.14%) BusinessWorks
9 12 (0.14%) Magento
9 12 (0.14%) Temenos T24
10 11 (0.13%) Maximo
11 10 (0.12%) Oracle Utilities
12 8 (0.093%) Actimize
12 8 (0.093%) Oracle EBS R12
12 8 (0.093%) Oracle Retail
12 8 (0.093%) SAP Hybris
13 7 (0.082%) Siebel CRM
14 5 (0.058%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1679 (19.59%) Amazon AWS
2 563 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 264 (3.08%) GitHub
4 261 (3.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 215 (2.51%) PaaS
6 212 (2.47%) IaaS
7 194 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
8 176 (2.05%) Amazon S3
9 155 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
10 146 (1.70%) OpenShift
11 98 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 91 (1.06%) SaaS
13 79 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
14 70 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
15 62 (0.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 60 (0.70%) Amazon ELB
17 58 (0.68%) Office 365
18 50 (0.58%) Route 53
19 36 (0.42%) Amazon EMR
19 36 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 699 (8.16%) HTTP
2 665 (7.76%) TCP/IP
3 629 (7.34%) Firewall
4 485 (5.66%) DNS
5 431 (5.03%) SSL
6 366 (4.27%) SAN
7 308 (3.59%) LDAP
8 205 (2.39%) VPN
8 205 (2.39%) WAN
9 196 (2.29%) LAN
10 185 (2.16%) Internet
11 152 (1.77%) DHCP
12 144 (1.68%) Network Security
13 127 (1.48%) NAS
14 121 (1.41%) Kerberos
15 108 (1.26%) SSH
16 97 (1.13%) Wireless
17 80 (0.93%) HTTPS
18 72 (0.84%) FTP
19 71 (0.83%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 840 (9.80%) MySQL
2 715 (8.34%) Relational Database
3 665 (7.76%) SQL Server
4 583 (6.80%) MongoDB
5 567 (6.62%) PostgreSQL
6 451 (5.26%) NoSQL
7 445 (5.19%) Hadoop
8 420 (4.90%) Big Data
9 419 (4.89%) Oracle Database
10 245 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 196 (2.29%) RDBMS
12 187 (2.18%) Apache Hive
13 146 (1.70%) HBase
14 141 (1.65%) Redis
15 136 (1.59%) DB2
16 122 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
17 117 (1.37%) Data Warehouse
18 99 (1.16%) KDB
18 99 (1.16%) Oracle Database 10g
19 91 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1676 (19.56%) Git (software)
2 1644 (19.18%) Jenkins
3 669 (7.81%) JIRA
4 517 (6.03%) Subversion
5 462 (5.39%) Maven
6 293 (3.42%) JUnit
7 265 (3.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 253 (2.95%) TeamCity
9 231 (2.70%) Cucumber
10 201 (2.35%) Selenium
11 184 (2.15%) GitLab
12 154 (1.80%) Ant
13 148 (1.73%) IntelliJ
13 148 (1.73%) Vagrant
14 146 (1.70%) Bitbucket
15 136 (1.59%) Artifactory
16 123 (1.44%) Eclipse
17 122 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
18 117 (1.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 117 (1.37%) Gradle
General
1 1524 (17.78%) Finance
2 790 (9.22%) Banking
3 311 (3.63%) Front Office
4 267 (3.12%) Investment Banking
5 266 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 152 (1.77%) Retail
7 136 (1.59%) Marketing
8 117 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 96 (1.12%) Electronics
10 71 (0.83%) Financial Institution
11 61 (0.71%) Law
12 50 (0.58%) Back Office
13 47 (0.55%) Publishing
14 44 (0.51%) Legal
15 43 (0.50%) Games
16 30 (0.35%) Billing
17 24 (0.28%) Advertising
17 24 (0.28%) Retail Banking
18 17 (0.20%) French Language
19 16 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 2453 (28.62%) Developer
2 1420 (16.57%) DevOps Engineer
3 889 (10.37%) Java Developer
4 747 (8.72%) Linux Engineer
5 574 (6.70%) Administrator
6 461 (5.38%) Architect
7 439 (5.12%) Consultant
8 431 (5.03%) AWS Engineer
9 430 (5.02%) Analyst
10 389 (4.54%) AWS DevOps
11 364 (4.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 342 (3.99%) C++ Developer
13 325 (3.79%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 307 (3.58%) Systems Administrator
15 306 (3.57%) Senior Developer
16 300 (3.50%) Linux Administrator
17 283 (3.30%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 275 (3.21%) Cloud Engineer
19 270 (3.15%) Software Engineer
20 226 (2.64%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 870 (10.15%) HTML
2 820 (9.57%) Web Services
3 782 (9.12%) CSS
4 631 (7.36%) REST
5 630 (7.35%) Spring
6 529 (6.17%) JSON
7 504 (5.88%) XML
8 467 (5.45%) Node.js
9 441 (5.15%) Middleware
10 383 (4.47%) RESTful
11 347 (4.05%) J2EE
12 345 (4.03%) HTML5
13 341 (3.98%) SOAP
14 332 (3.87%) .NET
15 311 (3.63%) Elastic Stack
16 245 (2.86%) AngularJS
17 240 (2.80%) jQuery
18 227 (2.65%) LAMP
19 223 (2.60%) Play Framework
20 213 (2.49%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 531 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
2 393 (4.59%) Data Centre
3 327 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 258 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
5 245 (2.86%) Clustering
6 184 (2.15%) Management Information System
7 182 (2.12%) Greenfield Project
8 160 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 149 (1.74%) Public Cloud
10 141 (1.65%) User Experience
11 131 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
12 121 (1.41%) Equities
13 116 (1.35%) Replication
14 100 (1.17%) Fintech
15 97 (1.13%) Algorithms
16 91 (1.06%) Fixed Income
17 89 (1.04%) Client/Server
18 75 (0.88%) PKI
19 73 (0.85%) Derivative
20 72 (0.84%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 2784 (32.49%) Unix
2 2187 (25.52%) Windows
3 1421 (16.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 655 (7.64%) CentOS
5 606 (7.07%) Solaris
6 539 (6.29%) Windows Server
7 484 (5.65%) AIX
8 414 (4.83%) Ubuntu
9 261 (3.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 248 (2.89%) Mac OS X
11 244 (2.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 150 (1.75%) SUSE
13 120 (1.40%) Debian
14 118 (1.38%) HPUX
15 106 (1.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 87 (1.02%) Mac OS
17 81 (0.95%) Windows 7
18 74 (0.86%) Android
19 66 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
20 61 (0.71%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2480 (28.94%) DevOps
2 2468 (28.80%) Agile Software Development
3 1297 (15.13%) Configuration Management
4 1272 (14.84%) Continuous Integration
5 914 (10.67%) Open Source
6 850 (9.92%) Test Automation
7 770 (8.98%) Scrum
8 755 (8.81%) TDD
9 645 (7.53%) Software Engineering
10 613 (7.15%) Microservices
11 607 (7.08%) Migration
12 516 (6.02%) Continuous Delivery
13 494 (5.76%) ITIL
14 426 (4.97%) OO
15 387 (4.52%) Mentoring
16 375 (4.38%) SDLC
17 362 (4.22%) Web Development
18 349 (4.07%) High Availability
19 325 (3.79%) Analytics
20 318 (3.71%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 2683 (31.31%) Java
2 2374 (27.70%) Python
3 1662 (19.39%) SQL
4 1057 (12.33%) Bash Shell
5 1044 (12.18%) Perl
6 1039 (12.12%) JavaScript
7 980 (11.44%) Ruby
8 681 (7.95%) C++
9 648 (7.56%) Shell Script
10 434 (5.06%) C
11 420 (4.90%) Scala
12 413 (4.82%) PowerShell
13 406 (4.74%) PHP
14 369 (4.31%) C#
15 230 (2.68%) PL/SQL
16 169 (1.97%) Go
17 166 (1.94%) Korn
18 130 (1.52%) Groovy
19 96 (1.12%) T-SQL
20 73 (0.85%) R
Qualifications
1 1158 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 912 (10.64%) SC Cleared
3 441 (5.15%) Degree
4 134 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
5 133 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 132 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
7 119 (1.39%) CISSP
8 100 (1.17%) RHCE
9 85 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
10 75 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
11 73 (0.85%) CCNA
12 67 (0.78%) CCNP
13 58 (0.68%) SANS
14 56 (0.65%) RHCSA
15 52 (0.61%) ISEB
15 52 (0.61%) MCSE
16 39 (0.46%) ISTQB
17 37 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 36 (0.42%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 33 (0.39%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 237 (2.77%) QA
2 108 (1.26%) SLA
3 67 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 63 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
5 36 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 33 (0.39%) Data Quality
7 32 (0.37%) MiFID
8 29 (0.34%) JSP 440
9 12 (0.14%) ISO 20022
9 12 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 12 (0.14%) PMO
9 12 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 11 (0.13%) Def Stans
10 11 (0.13%) MISRA
11 8 (0.093%) FATCA
11 8 (0.093%) MISRA C
12 7 (0.082%) COBIT
13 6 (0.070%) GCP
14 5 (0.058%) GPG13
14 5 (0.058%) RMADS
System Software
1 1283 (14.97%) Docker
2 628 (7.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 541 (6.31%) Active Directory
4 200 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
5 161 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
6 151 (1.76%) vSphere
7 132 (1.54%) Hyper-V
8 115 (1.34%) HDFS
9 93 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 87 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 83 (0.97%) KVM
12 75 (0.88%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 74 (0.86%) Xen
14 72 (0.84%) vCloud
15 65 (0.76%) NFS
16 49 (0.57%) Firmware
16 49 (0.57%) LXC
17 47 (0.55%) Apache Flume
18 44 (0.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
19 38 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1678 (19.58%) Puppet
2 1420 (16.57%) Ansible
3 849 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
4 506 (5.90%) Kubernetes
5 464 (5.41%) Terraform
6 251 (2.93%) Nagios
7 178 (2.08%) Kibana
8 150 (1.75%) logstash
9 111 (1.30%) Graphite
9 111 (1.30%) ZABBIX
10 103 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 95 (1.11%) Salt
12 94 (1.10%) Grafana
13 78 (0.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 77 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
15 75 (0.88%) Packer
16 69 (0.81%) HAProxy
17 66 (0.77%) SCCM
18 63 (0.74%) Mesos
18 63 (0.74%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 1552 (18.11%) Oracle
2 1379 (16.09%) Red Hat
3 1187 (13.85%) VMware
4 609 (7.11%) Microsoft
5 430 (5.02%) IBM
6 396 (4.62%) Cisco
7 341 (3.98%) HP
8 270 (3.15%) Google
9 256 (2.99%) Splunk
10 223 (2.60%) Sybase
11 210 (2.45%) Citrix
12 202 (2.36%) Veritas
13 170 (1.98%) SAP
14 162 (1.89%) TIBCO
15 156 (1.82%) Atlassian
16 154 (1.80%) EMC
17 145 (1.69%) Sun
18 132 (1.54%) NetApp
19 114 (1.33%) Cloudera
20 96 (1.12%) F5
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reigate, Surrey
Search Consultancy
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 Per Day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £480 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: 13 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Rullion
Posted: 14 hours ago
Newmarket, Suffolk
SoCode Limited
Rate: £40k - 60k per year
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Canary Wharf and City
Rate: Up to £800 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 12 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £630 to £650 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £675 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300.00 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leatherhead, Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £300 per month
Posted: Yesterday