The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 9 15 3
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 10.60% 8.68% 16.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.11% 58.00% 60.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 9 33
Median daily rate £350 £375 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £295 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 1
Median hourly rate £25.50 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+7.89% +5.55%

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
90 50 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.79% 14.97% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 19 54
Median daily rate £350 £360 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +105.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £165 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £413 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 6
Median hourly rate £16.50 £60.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +166.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.65 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.60 £60.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 19 January 2017.

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 19 January 2017.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Linux.

1 27 (49.09%) Python
2 22 (40.00%) Windows
3 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
4 15 (27.27%) SQL
4 15 (27.27%) Unix
5 13 (23.64%) C
6 10 (18.18%) C#
7 9 (16.36%) ITIL
8 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
8 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
8 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
9 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
9 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
9 7 (12.73%) Embedded C
9 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
9 7 (12.73%) MySQL
9 7 (12.73%) Oracle
9 7 (12.73%) Perl
9 7 (12.73%) VMware
10 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
10 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (10.91%) PHP
10 6 (10.91%) Java
10 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
10 6 (10.91%) Ruby
10 6 (10.91%) Degree
10 6 (10.91%) Django
10 6 (10.91%) Big Data
10 6 (10.91%) REST
11 5 (9.09%) MongoDB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (5.45%) IIS
1 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.64%) Apache
2 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.64%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.82%) SAS
3 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
2 5 (9.09%) LDAP
3 4 (7.27%) DNS
3 4 (7.27%) VPN
3 4 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
3 4 (7.27%) Wireless
4 3 (5.45%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) Firewall
4 3 (5.45%) SAN
4 3 (5.45%) ZigBee
5 2 (3.64%) Ethernet
5 2 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.64%) HTTP
5 2 (3.64%) Internet
5 2 (3.64%) Software-Defined Networking
6 1 (1.82%) Bluetooth
6 1 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.82%) IP Telephony
6 1 (1.82%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.73%) MySQL
3 6 (10.91%) Big Data
3 6 (10.91%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (9.09%) MongoDB
5 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
5 4 (7.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.64%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.82%) Apache Hive
7 1 (1.82%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 5 (9.09%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.64%) Hudson
5 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.82%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.82%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.82%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Law
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Games
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (25.45%) Software Engineer
2 13 (23.64%) Developer
3 8 (14.55%) Python Software Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Embedded Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) C Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Embedded C Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Python Developer
6 4 (7.27%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.45%) Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) C# Developer
7 3 (5.45%) C# Software Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Cloud Developer
7 3 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.91%) Django
1 6 (10.91%) REST
2 5 (9.09%) .NET
3 4 (7.27%) Web Services
3 4 (7.27%) X-Windows
4 3 (5.45%) Flask
4 3 (5.45%) JSON
4 3 (5.45%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.45%) SQLAlchemy
5 2 (3.64%) Node.js
6 1 (1.82%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.82%) CSS3
6 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.82%) HTML5
6 1 (1.82%) JPA
6 1 (1.82%) Kafka
6 1 (1.82%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.82%) React
6 1 (1.82%) RESTful
6 1 (1.82%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.27%) User Experience
4 3 (5.45%) Biology
4 3 (5.45%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (3.64%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.82%) Online Games
6 1 (1.82%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.82%) Robotics
6 1 (1.82%) VCE vBlock
6 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.00%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Unix
3 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
3 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
4 4 (7.27%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.45%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.45%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.64%) CentOS
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.82%) Android
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (16.36%) ITIL
3 5 (9.09%) SDLC
4 4 (7.27%) DevOps
4 4 (7.27%) High Availability
4 4 (7.27%) Machine Learning
5 3 (5.45%) Bioinformatics
5 3 (5.45%) MVC
5 3 (5.45%) MVVM
5 3 (5.45%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) Signal Processing
5 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.45%) Virtual Environments
6 2 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (3.64%) OO
6 2 (3.64%) Regression Testing
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (49.09%) Python
2 15 (27.27%) SQL
3 13 (23.64%) C
4 10 (18.18%) C#
5 7 (12.73%) Embedded C
5 7 (12.73%) Perl
6 6 (10.91%) Java
6 6 (10.91%) PHP
6 6 (10.91%) Ruby
7 5 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 5 (9.09%) C++
7 5 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.45%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (5.45%) XAML
9 1 (1.82%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.82%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.82%) R
9 1 (1.82%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Degree
2 2 (3.64%) Postgraduate
3 1 (1.82%) CCIE
3 1 (1.82%) CCNA
3 1 (1.82%) CCSA
3 1 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.82%) CISM
3 1 (1.82%) CISSP
3 1 (1.82%) JNCIA
3 1 (1.82%) MCSA
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) Docker
4 2 (3.64%) KVM
4 2 (3.64%) LXC
4 2 (3.64%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.82%) Firmware
5 1 (1.82%) iptables
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (7.27%) DameWare
1 4 (7.27%) Puppet
2 2 (3.64%) Ansible
2 2 (3.64%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.82%) Nagios
3 1 (1.82%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.82%) OSSEC
Vendors
1 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
1 7 (12.73%) Oracle
1 7 (12.73%) VMware
2 4 (7.27%) Citrix
2 4 (7.27%) LANDesk
3 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.64%) Brocade
4 2 (3.64%) CA
4 2 (3.64%) EMC
4 2 (3.64%) HP
4 2 (3.64%) Riverbed
4 2 (3.64%) Vyatta
5 1 (1.82%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.82%) Intel
5 1 (1.82%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.82%) LogRhythm
5 1 (1.82%) Samsung
5 1 (1.82%) SAP
5 1 (1.82%) TippingPoint
5 1 (1.82%) Vertica