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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 13 7
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 66 32 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.67% 8.60% 15.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.52% 27.83% 34.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 11 26
Average daily rate
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£400 £285 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -30.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £281 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £375 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 18
Average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
145 115 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.22% 30.91% 45.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 43 76
Average daily rate £350 £275 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -16.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £168 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 18 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 44 (33.85%) Python
2 39 (30.00%) UNIX
3 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (25.38%) Oracle
5 31 (23.85%) Java
5 31 (23.85%) Software Engineering
6 30 (23.08%) C
6 30 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 26 (20.00%) Perl
7 26 (20.00%) SQL
8 24 (18.46%) Windows
8 24 (18.46%) Scrum
9 21 (16.15%) Finance
9 21 (16.15%) Solaris
9 21 (16.15%) UML
9 21 (16.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (15.38%) J2SE
10 20 (15.38%) Tomcat
10 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 20 (15.38%) Red Hat
11 19 (14.62%) Sun
11 19 (14.62%) J2EE
11 19 (14.62%) DevOps
12 18 (13.85%) Puppet
12 18 (13.85%) Oracle Linux
12 18 (13.85%) Embedded Linux
12 18 (13.85%) Load Balancing
12 18 (13.85%) Multithreading
13 16 (12.31%) Atlassian
13 16 (12.31%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (15.38%) Tomcat
2 16 (12.31%) WebLogic
3 9 (6.92%) Apache
4 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.31%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.77%) nginx
6 1 (0.77%) Confluence
6 1 (0.77%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) MS Office
2 1 (0.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.77%) IaaS
2 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 13 (10.00%) HTTP
3 12 (9.23%) Internet
4 7 (5.38%) DNS
5 6 (4.62%) DHCP
6 4 (3.08%) RTP
7 3 (2.31%) Network Security
7 3 (2.31%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.31%) Broadband
8 2 (1.54%) LAN
8 2 (1.54%) VoIP
8 2 (1.54%) WAN
8 2 (1.54%) VPN
8 2 (1.54%) VLAN
9 1 (0.77%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.77%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.77%) DLNA
9 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.77%) Asterisk PBX
9 1 (0.77%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.23%) MySQL
2 9 (6.92%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Exadata
3 6 (4.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.77%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.77%) Big Data
5 1 (0.77%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 30 (23.08%) Git (software)
2 14 (10.77%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.77%) Subversion
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (2.31%) Selenium
4 3 (2.31%) JIRA
5 2 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.77%) Robotium
6 1 (0.77%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.77%) Maven
6 1 (0.77%) JMeter
6 1 (0.77%) JUnit
6 1 (0.77%) IntelliJ
6 1 (0.77%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.77%) WinRunner
6 1 (0.77%) LoadRunner
General
1 21 (16.15%) Finance
2 5 (3.85%) Advertising
3 2 (1.54%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.77%) Games
4 1 (0.77%) Electronics
4 1 (0.77%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (23.85%) Software Engineer
2 24 (18.46%) Developer
3 21 (16.15%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (12.31%) Administrator
5 14 (10.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 14 (10.77%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (9.23%) Architect
7 10 (7.69%) Java Architect
8 9 (6.92%) Python Developer
8 9 (6.92%) Software Developer
9 8 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 8 (6.15%) Python Software Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Principal Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Test Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Design Engineer
10 7 (5.38%) Consultant
10 7 (5.38%) DBA
11 6 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.62%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.38%) J2SE
2 19 (14.62%) J2EE
3 11 (8.46%) XML
4 10 (7.69%) JSON
4 10 (7.69%) Twisted
5 9 (6.92%) RabbitMQ
6 7 (5.38%) OpenCL
7 6 (4.62%) CGI
8 5 (3.85%) LAMP
9 4 (3.08%) GStreamer
10 3 (2.31%) Web Services
11 1 (0.77%) MCollective
11 1 (0.77%) OSGi
11 1 (0.77%) HTML5
11 1 (0.77%) FFmpeg
11 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
11 1 (0.77%) jQuery
11 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
11 1 (0.77%) Spring
11 1 (0.77%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.23%) Open Source
2 11 (8.46%) Device Driver
3 9 (6.92%) Clustering
4 7 (5.38%) MPEG
5 5 (3.85%) Mathematics
5 5 (3.85%) CCTV
5 5 (3.85%) PKI
5 5 (3.85%) IPTV
5 5 (3.85%) Streaming Video
6 4 (3.08%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.31%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.31%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (2.31%) Statistics
7 3 (2.31%) STB
7 3 (2.31%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.54%) Firmware
8 2 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.54%) Machine to Machine
9 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 39 (30.00%) UNIX
2 24 (18.46%) Windows
3 21 (16.15%) Solaris
3 21 (16.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (13.85%) Oracle Linux
4 18 (13.85%) Embedded Linux
5 10 (7.69%) Ubuntu
6 8 (6.15%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.31%) CentOS
7 3 (2.31%) HPUX
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.54%) AIX
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.77%) Android
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.77%) VMS
9 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (23.85%) Software Engineering
3 24 (18.46%) Scrum
4 21 (16.15%) UML
5 19 (14.62%) DevOps
6 18 (13.85%) Load Balancing
6 18 (13.85%) Multithreading
7 16 (12.31%) OO
8 13 (10.00%) TDD
9 11 (8.46%) ITIL
10 9 (6.92%) OOA/OOD
11 8 (6.15%) Enterprise Architecture
11 8 (6.15%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.15%) Capacity Planning
12 7 (5.38%) Software Testing
13 6 (4.62%) Service Management
13 6 (4.62%) Performance Testing
13 6 (4.62%) Unit Testing
13 6 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
14 5 (3.85%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.85%) Python
2 31 (23.85%) Java
3 30 (23.08%) C
4 26 (20.00%) Perl
4 26 (20.00%) SQL
5 15 (11.54%) Bash Shell
6 14 (10.77%) C++
7 12 (9.23%) PHP
7 12 (9.23%) Embedded C
8 10 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.69%) Ruby
9 8 (6.15%) Embedded C++
10 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.08%) Tcl
12 2 (1.54%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.54%) Korn
13 1 (0.77%) sed
13 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.77%) Groovy
13 1 (0.77%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 5 (3.85%) RHCE
2 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.54%) A+ Certification
3 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.54%) OCP
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.54%) MCSE
3 2 (1.54%) MCSA
3 2 (1.54%) MCP
3 2 (1.54%) MOS
3 2 (1.54%) RHCA
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.77%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.62%) SLA
1 6 (4.62%) QA
2 4 (3.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (6.92%) Docker
2 8 (6.15%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.31%) KVM
3 3 (2.31%) vSphere
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.54%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.54%) XenApp
5 1 (0.77%) qmail
5 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.77%) Samba
5 1 (0.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 18 (13.85%) Puppet
2 14 (10.77%) Nagios
3 4 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (3.08%) SCOM
3 4 (3.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.31%) Munin
4 3 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.54%) WSUS
5 2 (1.54%) SCCM
5 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.77%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 33 (25.38%) Oracle
2 20 (15.38%) Red Hat
3 19 (14.62%) Sun
4 16 (12.31%) Atlassian
5 15 (11.54%) HP
6 12 (9.23%) VMware
7 11 (8.46%) Cisco
8 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
9 8 (6.15%) Remedy
9 8 (6.15%) Citrix
9 8 (6.15%) IBM
10 7 (5.38%) Sybase
11 6 (4.62%) BMC
12 5 (3.85%) Perforce
13 4 (3.08%) Symantec
13 4 (3.08%) EMC
14 3 (2.31%) Percona
14 3 (2.31%) Rackspace
14 3 (2.31%) SAP
14 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
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