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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 8 10
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 76 39 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.20% 10.37% 12.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.67% 38.61% 31.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 17 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £238 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £410 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 13
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.49% -7.64%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -6.25%
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
153 101 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.60% 26.86% 41.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 41 84
Average daily rate £350 £293 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £175 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 59
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £49.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 38 (27.94%) Oracle
2 37 (27.21%) UNIX
2 37 (27.21%) Python
3 32 (23.53%) C
4 30 (22.06%) Software Engineering
5 29 (21.32%) Java
6 27 (19.85%) Perl
7 26 (19.12%) Red Hat
7 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
8 25 (18.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (18.38%) SQL
8 25 (18.38%) Windows
8 25 (18.38%) Scrum
9 21 (15.44%) Solaris
10 20 (14.71%) OO
10 20 (14.71%) J2SE
10 20 (14.71%) Tomcat
10 20 (14.71%) Finance
10 20 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
11 19 (13.97%) Sun
11 19 (13.97%) UML
11 19 (13.97%) J2EE
12 18 (13.24%) Multithreading
12 18 (13.24%) Oracle Linux
13 17 (12.50%) Apache
13 17 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 16 (11.76%) MySQL
14 16 (11.76%) WebLogic
14 16 (11.76%) PHP
14 16 (11.76%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 20 (14.71%) Tomcat
2 17 (12.50%) Apache
3 16 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 5 (3.68%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.94%) WordPress
6 1 (0.74%) nginx
6 1 (0.74%) Confluence
6 1 (0.74%) SAS
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.41%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.68%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.47%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 17 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 12 (8.82%) Internet
3 10 (7.35%) DNS
3 10 (7.35%) HTTP
4 9 (6.62%) DHCP
5 6 (4.41%) RTP
6 5 (3.68%) Broadband
7 3 (2.21%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.21%) Network Security
7 3 (2.21%) RTSP
7 3 (2.21%) DLNA
8 2 (1.47%) VLAN
8 2 (1.47%) LAN
8 2 (1.47%) VoIP
8 2 (1.47%) WAN
8 2 (1.47%) VPN
9 1 (0.74%) SAN
9 1 (0.74%) Firewall
9 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.74%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.76%) MySQL
2 10 (7.35%) Oracle Database
3 6 (4.41%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (3.68%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (0.74%) Big Data
5 1 (0.74%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.74%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 26 (19.12%) Git (software)
2 13 (9.56%) Subversion
3 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
4 4 (2.94%) JIRA
5 3 (2.21%) Selenium
5 3 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.74%) Maven
7 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.74%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.74%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.74%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.74%) JMeter
7 1 (0.74%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.74%) JUnit
7 1 (0.74%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.74%) Robotium
General
1 20 (14.71%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Advertising
3 3 (2.21%) Electronics
4 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.74%) Legal
5 1 (0.74%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (22.79%) Software Engineer
2 27 (19.85%) Developer
3 23 (16.91%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (13.24%) Administrator
5 15 (11.03%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 15 (11.03%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (8.82%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 12 (8.82%) Architect
7 11 (8.09%) Consultant
8 10 (7.35%) Java Architect
9 9 (6.62%) Software Developer
10 7 (5.15%) DBA
10 7 (5.15%) Design Engineer
10 7 (5.15%) Python Developer
10 7 (5.15%) Principal Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Python Software Engineer
11 6 (4.41%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (3.68%) Principle Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Support Engineer
12 5 (3.68%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) J2SE
2 19 (13.97%) J2EE
3 9 (6.62%) LAMP
4 8 (5.88%) XML
5 7 (5.15%) JSON
5 7 (5.15%) Twisted
6 6 (4.41%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (4.41%) GStreamer
6 6 (4.41%) CGI
6 6 (4.41%) Web Services
7 5 (3.68%) HTML
7 5 (3.68%) CSS
7 5 (3.68%) jQuery
8 4 (2.94%) Ajax
8 4 (2.94%) XHTML
8 4 (2.94%) OpenCL
9 3 (2.21%) Middleware
10 1 (0.74%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.74%) Spring
10 1 (0.74%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.82%) MPEG
1 12 (8.82%) Open Source
2 11 (8.09%) Device Driver
3 10 (7.35%) IPTV
4 9 (6.62%) Clustering
5 7 (5.15%) Streaming Video
5 7 (5.15%) PKI
6 6 (4.41%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.68%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.68%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.94%) CCTV
8 4 (2.94%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.21%) Statistics
9 3 (2.21%) Interactive TV
9 3 (2.21%) DTV
9 3 (2.21%) STB
9 3 (2.21%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.47%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.47%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 37 (27.21%) UNIX
2 25 (18.38%) Windows
2 25 (18.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (15.44%) Solaris
4 20 (14.71%) Embedded Linux
5 18 (13.24%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (8.09%) Ubuntu
7 8 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 6 (4.41%) CentOS
9 5 (3.68%) Android
10 4 (2.94%) Apple iOS
10 4 (2.94%) HPUX
11 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.47%) AIX
12 1 (0.74%) VMS
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.06%) Software Engineering
2 25 (18.38%) Scrum
3 20 (14.71%) OO
4 19 (13.97%) UML
5 18 (13.24%) Multithreading
6 16 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (11.03%) Load Balancing
7 15 (11.03%) DevOps
8 13 (9.56%) TDD
8 13 (9.56%) ITIL
9 12 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
10 9 (6.62%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (5.15%) ERP
13 6 (4.41%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.41%) Unit Testing
14 5 (3.68%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.68%) Service Management
14 5 (3.68%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 37 (27.21%) Python
2 32 (23.53%) C
3 29 (21.32%) Java
4 27 (19.85%) Perl
5 25 (18.38%) SQL
6 16 (11.76%) PHP
6 16 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 12 (8.82%) C++
7 12 (8.82%) Embedded C
7 12 (8.82%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.62%) Ruby
9 8 (5.88%) Embedded C++
10 5 (3.68%) Shell Script
11 4 (2.94%) Tcl
11 4 (2.94%) PHP5
12 3 (2.21%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.47%) Korn
14 1 (0.74%) AWK
14 1 (0.74%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.74%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 9 (6.62%) Degree
2 8 (5.88%) RHCE
3 4 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.21%) MCSE
4 3 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.21%) OCP
4 3 (2.21%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.47%) MCSA
5 2 (1.47%) MOS
5 2 (1.47%) RHCA
5 2 (1.47%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) QA
2 5 (3.68%) SLA
3 4 (2.94%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.41%) Docker
4 5 (3.68%) Oracle RMAN
5 4 (2.94%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (2.94%) VMware ESX
5 4 (2.94%) XenApp
5 4 (2.94%) vSphere
6 3 (2.21%) KVM
7 1 (0.74%) NFS
7 1 (0.74%) Samba
7 1 (0.74%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.74%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (11.76%) Nagios
1 16 (11.76%) Puppet
2 7 (5.15%) SCOM
3 6 (4.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 6 (4.41%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (3.68%) EMC NetWorker
5 4 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.94%) WSUS
6 3 (2.21%) SCCM
6 3 (2.21%) Munin
7 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 38 (27.94%) Oracle
2 26 (19.12%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.97%) Sun
4 16 (11.76%) Atlassian
5 14 (10.29%) HP
6 13 (9.56%) VMware
7 12 (8.82%) Microsoft
8 10 (7.35%) Cisco
9 9 (6.62%) Citrix
10 8 (5.88%) IBM
11 7 (5.15%) Sybase
11 7 (5.15%) SAP
11 7 (5.15%) Remedy
11 7 (5.15%) Perforce
12 6 (4.41%) Symantec
13 5 (3.68%) EMC
13 5 (3.68%) BMC
14 3 (2.21%) CA
14 3 (2.21%) Apple
14 3 (2.21%) Percona
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