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 26 August 2016 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 3 4
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 90 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.29% 17.27% 14.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.99% 64.75% 49.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 60 55
Median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £207 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £48.75 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.21%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £37.75 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
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
71 139 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.29% 26.68% 29.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 85 88
Median daily rate £350 £340 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £190 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £415 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 24
Median hourly rate £17.25 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +36.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £15.80 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £57.50
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 26 August 2016.

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 26 August 2016, 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 50 (47.62%) Puppet
2 44 (41.90%) DevOps
3 40 (38.10%) Python
4 35 (33.33%) Windows
5 31 (29.52%) Unix
5 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (21.90%) Configuration Management
7 23 (21.90%) Ansible
8 22 (20.95%) SQL
8 22 (20.95%) MySQL
8 22 (20.95%) Ruby
9 21 (20.00%) Open Source
10 19 (18.10%) Oracle
10 19 (18.10%) Red Hat
10 19 (18.10%) Docker
11 18 (17.14%) DNS
12 17 (16.19%) Perl
12 17 (16.19%) ITIL
12 17 (16.19%) Solaris
12 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
12 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (16.19%) Opscode Chef
13 16 (15.24%) Virtual Environments
13 16 (15.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 16 (15.24%) Jenkins
13 16 (15.24%) VMware
13 16 (15.24%) C
13 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
14 15 (14.29%) SAN

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 8 (7.62%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (5.71%) IIS
3 5 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.81%) Apache
4 4 (3.81%) nginx
5 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
5 2 (1.90%) Jetty
5 2 (1.90%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.90%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.95%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.95%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.95%) uWSGI
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.48%) AWS CloudFormation
4 9 (8.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 8 (7.62%) IaaS
6 7 (6.67%) Amazon S3
6 7 (6.67%) Amazon SQS
6 7 (6.67%) Route 53
7 5 (4.76%) GitHub
7 5 (4.76%) SaaS
8 4 (3.81%) PaaS
9 3 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.14%) DNS
2 15 (14.29%) SAN
3 11 (10.48%) Firewall
4 5 (4.76%) DHCP
5 4 (3.81%) Bluetooth
5 4 (3.81%) SSL
6 3 (2.86%) LDAP
6 3 (2.86%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.90%) FTP
7 2 (1.90%) HTTP
7 2 (1.90%) IPsec
7 2 (1.90%) VPN
7 2 (1.90%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.90%) Wireless
8 1 (0.95%) VLAN
8 1 (0.95%) WAN
8 1 (0.95%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) MySQL
2 13 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.62%) MarkLogic
3 8 (7.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.67%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (6.67%) Neo4j
4 7 (6.67%) Redis
5 4 (3.81%) Big Data
5 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
6 3 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (2.86%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.90%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 16 (15.24%) Jenkins
3 15 (14.29%) JIRA
4 12 (11.43%) Vagrant
5 8 (7.62%) Selenium
5 8 (7.62%) Subversion
6 5 (4.76%) GitLab
7 4 (3.81%) Hudson
8 3 (2.86%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.90%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.95%) Maven
10 1 (0.95%) Robot Framework
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 4 (3.81%) Publishing
3 2 (1.90%) Banking
3 2 (1.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 31 (29.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 22 (20.95%) Administrator
3 21 (20.00%) Developer
4 17 (16.19%) Linux Administrator
4 17 (16.19%) Systems Administrator
5 16 (15.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (10.48%) Software Developer
7 9 (8.57%) Lead DevOps
7 9 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (7.62%) Senior Developer
9 7 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (5.71%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (5.71%) AWS Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Azure DevOps
10 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
11 5 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
11 5 (4.76%) Unix Administrator
11 5 (4.76%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.29%) Web Services
2 7 (6.67%) ELK Stack
2 7 (6.67%) Node.js
3 6 (5.71%) HTML
4 4 (3.81%) Symfony
5 3 (2.86%) LAMP
5 3 (2.86%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (1.90%) .NET
6 2 (1.90%) Doctrine
6 2 (1.90%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.90%) Laravel
6 2 (1.90%) Middleware
6 2 (1.90%) Servlets
7 1 (0.95%) Buildbot
7 1 (0.95%) Django
7 1 (0.95%) HTML5
7 1 (0.95%) OpenMP
7 1 (0.95%) REST
7 1 (0.95%) STL
7 1 (0.95%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Biology
2 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
2 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.76%) Informatics
4 4 (3.81%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) CCTV
6 1 (0.95%) Credit Risk
6 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.95%) CUDA
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.95%) Equities
6 1 (0.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.95%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.95%) Ontologies
6 1 (0.95%) Semantic Web
6 1 (0.95%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (33.33%) Windows
2 31 (29.52%) Unix
3 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 17 (16.19%) Solaris
4 8 (7.62%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.81%) AIX
5 4 (3.81%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.81%) HPUX
6 3 (2.86%) CentOS
6 3 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.95%) Android
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) DevOps
2 31 (29.52%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (21.90%) Configuration Management
4 21 (20.00%) Open Source
5 17 (16.19%) ITIL
6 16 (15.24%) Virtual Environments
7 13 (12.38%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (12.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (12.38%) Kalman Filter
8 12 (11.43%) High Availability
9 11 (10.48%) Load Balancing
10 10 (9.52%) Change Control
10 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
11 9 (8.57%) TDD
12 7 (6.67%) OO
12 7 (6.67%) Software Delivery
13 6 (5.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
14 5 (4.76%) Migration
14 5 (4.76%) Open Source Development
Programming Languages
1 40 (38.10%) Python
2 22 (20.95%) Ruby
2 22 (20.95%) SQL
3 17 (16.19%) Perl
4 16 (15.24%) C
4 16 (15.24%) Shell Script
5 14 (13.33%) Java
6 12 (11.43%) C++
7 11 (10.48%) PL/SQL
8 10 (9.52%) PHP
9 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
10 7 (6.67%) Bash Shell
11 5 (4.76%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.81%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.90%) Jython
14 1 (0.95%) Assembly Language
14 1 (0.95%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.86%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (18.10%) Docker
2 13 (12.38%) iptables
3 12 (11.43%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (9.52%) Postfix
4 10 (9.52%) Sendmail
4 10 (9.52%) vSphere
5 7 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (4.76%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.90%) Firmware
7 2 (1.90%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.90%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 50 (47.62%) Puppet
2 23 (21.90%) Ansible
3 17 (16.19%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (13.33%) Nagios
5 13 (12.38%) OSSEC
6 12 (11.43%) Cobbler
6 12 (11.43%) Packer
7 8 (7.62%) logstash
8 7 (6.67%) Kibana
9 3 (2.86%) SCCM
10 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.90%) SCOM
10 2 (1.90%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.95%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.95%) Riemann
Vendors
1 19 (18.10%) Oracle
1 19 (18.10%) Red Hat
2 16 (15.24%) VMware
3 14 (13.33%) HP
4 12 (11.43%) EMC
4 12 (11.43%) LogRhythm
4 12 (11.43%) TippingPoint
5 11 (10.48%) SolarWinds
5 11 (10.48%) Splunk
6 10 (9.52%) Microsoft
6 10 (9.52%) ServiceNow
7 4 (3.81%) Zend
8 1 (0.95%) 3PAR
8 1 (0.95%) BMC
8 1 (0.95%) Cisco
8 1 (0.95%) Citrix
8 1 (0.95%) Dell
8 1 (0.95%) Intel
8 1 (0.95%) Remedy
8 1 (0.95%) Siebel