The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 7 7 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 47 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.37% 14.07% 11.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.61% 37.90% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 24 12
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£325 £381 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% -7.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £275 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £425 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Average hourly rate £57.50 £38.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.35% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £36.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £43.75 £38.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
Linux
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
93 124 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.84% 37.13% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 65 45
Average daily rate £180 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-48.57% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £185 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £450 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 27
Average hourly rate £46.00 £25.53 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.21% -29.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.54 £11.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £49.75 £41.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 18 December 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 47 (41.23%) Python
2 35 (30.70%) SQL
3 31 (27.19%) Windows
4 30 (26.32%) UNIX
5 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (21.93%) Git (software)
6 24 (21.05%) Scrum
7 21 (18.42%) HTML
7 21 (18.42%) Java
8 20 (17.54%) C
8 20 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (16.67%) Perl
9 19 (16.67%) UML
9 19 (16.67%) Internet
9 19 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 18 (15.79%) JIRA
10 18 (15.79%) Oracle
11 17 (14.91%) C++
11 17 (14.91%) XML
12 16 (14.04%) Solaris
13 15 (13.16%) HP
14 14 (12.28%) Tomcat
14 14 (12.28%) VMware
14 14 (12.28%) Finance
14 14 (12.28%) Bash Shell
15 13 (11.40%) Oracle Linux
15 13 (11.40%) Multithreading
15 13 (11.40%) Software Testing
15 13 (11.40%) J2SE
15 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (12.28%) Tomcat
2 12 (10.53%) WebLogic
3 6 (5.26%) Apache
4 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.63%) Apache Pig
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.75%) nginx
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.88%) Confluence
7 1 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.88%) SAS
7 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.88%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (1.75%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 9 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (16.67%) Internet
2 13 (11.40%) TCP/IP
3 9 (7.89%) HTTP
4 5 (4.39%) DNS
5 4 (3.51%) Firewall
6 2 (1.75%) DHCP
6 2 (1.75%) VPN
6 2 (1.75%) SSL
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.88%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
7 1 (0.88%) LAN
7 1 (0.88%) PBX
7 1 (0.88%) VoIP
7 1 (0.88%) WAN
7 1 (0.88%) SAN
7 1 (0.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) MySQL
2 7 (6.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.63%) Big Data
3 3 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 3 (2.63%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.63%) NoSQL
3 3 (2.63%) Data Mining
3 3 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.75%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.88%) SimpleDB
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (21.93%) Git (software)
2 18 (15.79%) JIRA
3 10 (8.77%) Jenkins
4 9 (7.89%) Subversion
5 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.75%) Selenium
6 2 (1.75%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 14 (12.28%) Finance
2 4 (3.51%) Advertising
3 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Developer
2 19 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 13 (11.40%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (7.89%) Test Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Desktop Support
5 8 (7.02%) Software Developer
5 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (7.02%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (7.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (6.14%) Principal Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Design Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Architect
6 7 (6.14%) Analyst
6 7 (6.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) Administrator
7 6 (5.26%) DBA
7 6 (5.26%) Tester
7 6 (5.26%) Python Developer
8 5 (4.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (18.42%) HTML
2 17 (14.91%) XML
3 13 (11.40%) J2SE
3 13 (11.40%) J2EE
4 7 (6.14%) OpenCL
4 7 (6.14%) RabbitMQ
4 7 (6.14%) Twisted
4 7 (6.14%) JSON
5 5 (4.39%) HTML5
5 5 (4.39%) CSS
6 4 (3.51%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.63%) Laravel
7 3 (2.63%) Django
7 3 (2.63%) LAMP
8 2 (1.75%) Web Services
8 2 (1.75%) CGI
8 2 (1.75%) Ajax
8 2 (1.75%) Symfony
8 2 (1.75%) jQuery
8 2 (1.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.77%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.14%) Streaming Media
2 7 (6.14%) Clustering
3 5 (4.39%) Data Structures
3 5 (4.39%) Open Source
3 5 (4.39%) Mathematics
3 5 (4.39%) IPTV
4 3 (2.63%) Algorithms
4 3 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.63%) Data Integration
4 3 (2.63%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.63%) STB
4 3 (2.63%) Cryptography
5 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.75%) CCTV
5 2 (1.75%) PKI
6 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.88%) Inversion of Control
6 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (27.19%) Windows
2 30 (26.32%) UNIX
3 20 (17.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (14.04%) Solaris
5 13 (11.40%) Oracle Linux
6 7 (6.14%) Ubuntu
7 6 (5.26%) Mac OS X
7 6 (5.26%) CentOS
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (4.39%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.63%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.63%) Android
9 3 (2.63%) Apple iOS
9 3 (2.63%) AIX
9 3 (2.63%) HPUX
10 2 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.88%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (21.93%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (21.05%) Scrum
3 19 (16.67%) UML
3 19 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 13 (11.40%) Multithreading
4 13 (11.40%) Software Testing
5 11 (9.65%) Load Balancing
6 10 (8.77%) TDD
7 8 (7.02%) Manual Testing
7 8 (7.02%) DevOps
8 7 (6.14%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.14%) Enterprise Architecture
9 6 (5.26%) OO
9 6 (5.26%) Unit Testing
9 6 (5.26%) Test Strategy
10 5 (4.39%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (4.39%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.39%) OOA/OOD
11 4 (3.51%) ITIL
11 4 (3.51%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 47 (41.23%) Python
2 35 (30.70%) SQL
3 21 (18.42%) Java
4 20 (17.54%) C
5 19 (16.67%) Perl
6 17 (14.91%) C++
7 14 (12.28%) Bash Shell
8 8 (7.02%) JavaScript
8 8 (7.02%) PHP
9 5 (4.39%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.63%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.63%) Ruby
10 3 (2.63%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.63%) Embedded C++
10 3 (2.63%) Tcl
11 2 (1.75%) Korn
11 2 (1.75%) PHP5
12 1 (0.88%) sed
12 1 (0.88%) AWK
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (5.26%) Degree
2 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
2 3 (2.63%) MCSE
2 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.75%) RHCE
3 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.75%) MCDST
4 1 (0.88%) MOS
4 1 (0.88%) RHCA
4 1 (0.88%) CCNA
4 1 (0.88%) MCP
4 1 (0.88%) MCSA
4 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.88%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (6.14%) Docker
2 6 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.88%) qmail
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
4 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 12 (10.53%) Nagios
1 12 (10.53%) Puppet
2 1 (0.88%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (0.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (0.88%) Bacula
2 1 (0.88%) Graphite
2 1 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (0.88%) SCCM
2 1 (0.88%) SCOM
2 1 (0.88%) SCVMM
2 1 (0.88%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.88%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.88%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (0.88%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 18 (15.79%) Oracle
2 15 (13.16%) HP
3 14 (12.28%) VMware
4 13 (11.40%) Sun
5 12 (10.53%) Atlassian
5 12 (10.53%) Perforce
6 11 (9.65%) Red Hat
7 8 (7.02%) IBM
7 8 (7.02%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.39%) Citrix
9 4 (3.51%) Cisco
10 3 (2.63%) Vertica
10 3 (2.63%) Infobright
10 3 (2.63%) BMC
10 3 (2.63%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.63%) Remedy
11 2 (1.75%) Sybase
12 1 (0.88%) Twitter
12 1 (0.88%) Infoblox
12 1 (0.88%) F5
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