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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 7 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 55 48 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.95% 13.87% 17.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.61% 53.93% 53.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 20 14
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£325 £381 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +18.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £300 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £408 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £23.10 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £38.70 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
118 89 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.07% 25.72% 33.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 43 32
Average daily rate £325 £370 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 32
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 32 (30.19%) UNIX
1 32 (30.19%) Windows
2 25 (23.58%) Python
2 25 (23.58%) HTML
3 22 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (17.92%) C
4 19 (17.92%) SQL
4 19 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (17.92%) DevOps
5 18 (16.98%) Ruby
5 18 (16.98%) Puppet
6 17 (16.04%) C++
6 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
7 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
7 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
8 15 (14.15%) DNS
8 15 (14.15%) JIRA
9 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
9 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
10 13 (12.26%) DHCP
10 13 (12.26%) Web Services
10 13 (12.26%) Debian
11 12 (11.32%) XML
11 12 (11.32%) Internet
12 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
12 11 (10.38%) Perforce
12 11 (10.38%) VMware
12 11 (10.38%) CentOS
13 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
14 9 (8.49%) PowerShell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 7 (6.60%) SharePoint
1 7 (6.60%) BizTalk Server
1 7 (6.60%) IIS
2 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
2 6 (5.66%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.72%) Apache
4 4 (3.77%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) Zope
5 1 (0.94%) Plone
5 1 (0.94%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.60%) Tridion
2 2 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.66%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (3.77%) IaaS
4 1 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.15%) DNS
2 13 (12.26%) DHCP
3 12 (11.32%) Internet
4 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.60%) LDAP
6 4 (3.77%) HTTP
6 4 (3.77%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (1.89%) SAN
7 2 (1.89%) Firewall
7 2 (1.89%) Wireless
7 2 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.89%) VLAN
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (0.94%) RTSP
8 1 (0.94%) IGMP
8 1 (0.94%) DVB
8 1 (0.94%) SSL
8 1 (0.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (8.49%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.77%) MySQL
3 3 (2.83%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (14.15%) JIRA
2 3 (2.83%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.89%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.94%) PHPUnit
4 1 (0.94%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.94%) Selenium
4 1 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.94%) Subversion
4 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.94%) Ant
4 1 (0.94%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (1.89%) Retail
2 1 (0.94%) Finance
2 1 (0.94%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (20.75%) Administrator
2 21 (19.81%) Developer
3 19 (17.92%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (16.04%) Systems Administrator
5 14 (13.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 12 (11.32%) Consultant
7 10 (9.43%) Linux Engineer
8 9 (8.49%) Analyst
9 8 (7.55%) Software Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (6.60%) Software Developer
11 6 (5.66%) Desktop Support
12 5 (4.72%) Messaging Consultant
12 5 (4.72%) Desktop Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) Tester
12 5 (4.72%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.72%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 4 (3.77%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (23.58%) HTML
2 13 (12.26%) Web Services
3 12 (11.32%) XML
4 9 (8.49%) CSS
5 6 (5.66%) HTML5
6 5 (4.72%) Ajax
6 5 (4.72%) Servlets
7 4 (3.77%) Spring
7 4 (3.77%) Symfony
7 4 (3.77%) jQuery
7 4 (3.77%) AngularJS
8 3 (2.83%) Laravel
8 3 (2.83%) Spring MVC
8 3 (2.83%) JPA
8 3 (2.83%) JSON
8 3 (2.83%) Struts
8 3 (2.83%) JSP
8 3 (2.83%) J2EE
9 2 (1.89%) LAMP
9 2 (1.89%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.66%) Client/Server
1 6 (5.66%) Streaming Media
2 5 (4.72%) IPTV
2 5 (4.72%) Device Driver
3 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.94%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.94%) User Experience
4 1 (0.94%) Open Source
4 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
4 1 (0.94%) STB
4 1 (0.94%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.94%) GIS
4 1 (0.94%) Clustering
4 1 (0.94%) DTV
4 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
4 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.94%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 32 (30.19%) UNIX
1 32 (30.19%) Windows
2 22 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (12.26%) Debian
4 11 (10.38%) CentOS
5 8 (7.55%) Ubuntu
6 7 (6.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (5.66%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.72%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (2.83%) Android
10 3 (2.83%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.89%) Solaris
11 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.94%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.94%) VMS
12 1 (0.94%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (17.92%) DevOps
2 17 (16.04%) Configuration Management
3 10 (9.43%) Software Engineering
4 9 (8.49%) Manual Testing
5 8 (7.55%) Scrum
5 8 (7.55%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (6.60%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.60%) Project Management
6 7 (6.60%) ITIL
7 5 (4.72%) MVC
8 4 (3.77%) Workflow
8 4 (3.77%) Software Testing
9 3 (2.83%) Android Development
9 3 (2.83%) Automated Testing
9 3 (2.83%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.83%) UML
9 3 (2.83%) OOP
10 2 (1.89%) OO
10 2 (1.89%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 25 (23.58%) Python
2 19 (17.92%) C
2 19 (17.92%) SQL
3 18 (16.98%) Ruby
4 17 (16.04%) C++
5 11 (10.38%) JavaScript
6 9 (8.49%) PowerShell
6 9 (8.49%) Java
7 7 (6.60%) Perl
7 7 (6.60%) PHP
8 6 (5.66%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.72%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.83%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.89%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.89%) PHP5
12 1 (0.94%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (2.83%) Degree
2 2 (1.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.94%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.94%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (1.89%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (13.21%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) Terminal Server
3 4 (3.77%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.94%) Docker
5 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.94%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (16.98%) Puppet
2 8 (7.55%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.89%) SCCM
4 2 (1.89%) Ansible
5 1 (0.94%) SCOM
5 1 (0.94%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (0.94%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
1 16 (15.09%) Red Hat
2 11 (10.38%) Perforce
2 11 (10.38%) VMware
3 9 (8.49%) Oracle
4 6 (5.66%) Symantec
4 6 (5.66%) Infoblox
5 3 (2.83%) Demandware
5 3 (2.83%) hybris
5 3 (2.83%) Intershop
6 2 (1.89%) HP
6 2 (1.89%) Juniper
6 2 (1.89%) Cisco
6 2 (1.89%) Sourcefire
6 2 (1.89%) Fortinet
6 2 (1.89%) Qualys
6 2 (1.89%) 3PAR
6 2 (1.89%) F5
7 1 (0.94%) Twitter
7 1 (0.94%) Atmel
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