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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 8 2 4
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 117 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 12.09% 23.08% 14.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.81% 69.23% 49.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 90 47
Median daily rate £439 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.46% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £270 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £415 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £35.00 £45.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.49% -3.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
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
94 169 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.82% 33.33% 29.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 122 80
Median daily rate £350 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £190 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £415 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 27 July 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 27 July 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 61 (45.19%) Puppet
2 55 (40.74%) DevOps
3 53 (39.26%) Windows
4 52 (38.52%) Python
5 38 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
6 33 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (23.70%) Unix
8 29 (21.48%) Ansible
9 27 (20.00%) Configuration Management
10 24 (17.78%) Ruby
11 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Azure
11 23 (17.04%) MySQL
11 23 (17.04%) Red Hat
11 23 (17.04%) Docker
11 23 (17.04%) Opscode Chef
12 22 (16.30%) SQL
12 22 (16.30%) Java
12 22 (16.30%) Open Source
13 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 21 (15.56%) Perl
13 21 (15.56%) Oracle
14 20 (14.81%) VMware
14 20 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
15 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
15 19 (14.07%) C
15 19 (14.07%) Web Services
15 19 (14.07%) Solaris
16 18 (13.33%) DNS
16 18 (13.33%) Jenkins

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 (5.93%) Elasticsearch
1 8 (5.93%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.19%) Apache
3 5 (3.70%) nginx
4 4 (2.96%) IIS
5 2 (1.48%) Jetty
5 2 (1.48%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.48%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.74%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.74%) uWSGI
Applications
1 4 (2.96%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (28.15%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (17.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (8.15%) IaaS
5 9 (6.67%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 8 (5.93%) SaaS
7 7 (5.19%) Amazon S3
7 7 (5.19%) Amazon SQS
7 7 (5.19%) PaaS
7 7 (5.19%) Route 53
8 5 (3.70%) GitHub
9 3 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.33%) DNS
2 15 (11.11%) SAN
3 13 (9.63%) Firewall
4 5 (3.70%) Bluetooth
4 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 5 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (2.96%) SSL
6 3 (2.22%) DHCP
6 3 (2.22%) VPN
7 2 (1.48%) FTP
7 2 (1.48%) HTTP
7 2 (1.48%) IPsec
7 2 (1.48%) WAN
7 2 (1.48%) Wireless
8 1 (0.74%) LDAP
8 1 (0.74%) Network Security
8 1 (0.74%) VLAN
8 1 (0.74%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (17.04%) MySQL
2 14 (10.37%) MongoDB
3 8 (5.93%) MarkLogic
4 7 (5.19%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (5.19%) Neo4j
4 7 (5.19%) Redis
4 7 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 3 (2.22%) Big Data
5 3 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.48%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (14.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 19 (14.07%) Git (software)
3 18 (13.33%) Jenkins
4 16 (11.85%) JIRA
5 14 (10.37%) Vagrant
6 10 (7.41%) Selenium
7 9 (6.67%) Subversion
8 5 (3.70%) GitLab
9 4 (2.96%) Hudson
10 2 (1.48%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.48%) Travis CI
11 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.74%) Maven
11 1 (0.74%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.74%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (5.19%) Finance
2 4 (2.96%) Publishing
3 2 (1.48%) Banking
3 2 (1.48%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 27 (20.00%) Administrator
3 23 (17.04%) Developer
4 22 (16.30%) Systems Administrator
5 20 (14.81%) Linux Administrator
6 19 (14.07%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 13 (9.63%) Lead DevOps
8 12 (8.89%) Software Developer
9 10 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
10 8 (5.93%) Applications Support
10 8 (5.93%) Azure DevOps
10 8 (5.93%) Cloud Specialist
10 8 (5.93%) DevOps Specialist
10 8 (5.93%) Senior Developer
10 8 (5.93%) Technical Leader
10 8 (5.93%) Technical Specialist
11 7 (5.19%) Architect
11 7 (5.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 7 (5.19%) Security Solutions Architect
11 7 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.07%) Web Services
2 12 (8.89%) HTML
3 7 (5.19%) ELK Stack
3 7 (5.19%) Node.js
4 4 (2.96%) Ajax
4 4 (2.96%) CSS
4 4 (2.96%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (2.96%) Symfony
4 4 (2.96%) XML
5 3 (2.22%) LAMP
5 3 (2.22%) Middleware
6 2 (1.48%) Doctrine
6 2 (1.48%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.48%) Laravel
6 2 (1.48%) Servlets
6 2 (1.48%) Spring
7 1 (0.74%) OpenMP
7 1 (0.74%) REST
7 1 (0.74%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.74%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.93%) Biology
2 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.44%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.70%) Algorithms
4 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (3.70%) Informatics
5 3 (2.22%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.48%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.74%) CCTV
7 1 (0.74%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.74%) CUDA
7 1 (0.74%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.74%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.74%) Equities
7 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.74%) Ontologies
7 1 (0.74%) Semantic Web
7 1 (0.74%) User Experience
7 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 53 (39.26%) Windows
2 32 (23.70%) Unix
3 21 (15.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (14.07%) Solaris
5 8 (5.93%) AIX
6 7 (5.19%) HPUX
6 7 (5.19%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.96%) CentOS
7 4 (2.96%) Embedded Linux
7 4 (2.96%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.22%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.48%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.74%) Android
10 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.74%) DevOps
2 33 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 22 (16.30%) Open Source
5 19 (14.07%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (11.85%) ITIL
7 15 (11.11%) Virtual Environments
8 13 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (9.63%) Kalman Filter
9 12 (8.89%) High Availability
9 12 (8.89%) Load Balancing
10 10 (7.41%) Change Control
10 10 (7.41%) Incident Management
10 10 (7.41%) Migration
10 10 (7.41%) TDD
11 9 (6.67%) Software Delivery
12 8 (5.93%) Continuous Delivery
13 7 (5.19%) Information Security
13 7 (5.19%) Software Engineering
14 6 (4.44%) OO
Programming Languages
1 52 (38.52%) Python
2 24 (17.78%) Ruby
3 22 (16.30%) Java
3 22 (16.30%) SQL
4 21 (15.56%) Perl
5 19 (14.07%) C
6 15 (11.11%) C++
6 15 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 13 (9.63%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.63%) PHP
8 11 (8.15%) PL/SQL
9 8 (5.93%) Bash Shell
10 6 (4.44%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.48%) Assembly Language
12 2 (1.48%) Jython
12 2 (1.48%) MATLAB
13 1 (0.74%) C#
Qualifications
1 13 (9.63%) Degree
2 3 (2.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) Postgraduate
3 2 (1.48%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (0.74%) MCSA
4 1 (0.74%) MCSE
4 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.74%) VCP5
4 1 (0.74%) VCP6
4 1 (0.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (17.04%) Docker
2 14 (10.37%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (9.63%) iptables
4 10 (7.41%) Postfix
4 10 (7.41%) Sendmail
4 10 (7.41%) vSphere
5 9 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
7 2 (1.48%) Firmware
7 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.48%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.48%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 61 (45.19%) Puppet
2 29 (21.48%) Ansible
3 23 (17.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (11.11%) Nagios
5 13 (9.63%) OSSEC
5 13 (9.63%) Packer
6 12 (8.89%) Cobbler
7 8 (5.93%) logstash
8 7 (5.19%) Kibana
9 3 (2.22%) SCCM
10 2 (1.48%) SCOM
10 2 (1.48%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Satellite
11 1 (0.74%) Riemann
Vendors
1 23 (17.04%) Red Hat
2 21 (15.56%) Oracle
3 20 (14.81%) VMware
4 13 (9.63%) HP
4 13 (9.63%) LogRhythm
5 12 (8.89%) EMC
5 12 (8.89%) TippingPoint
6 11 (8.15%) SolarWinds
6 11 (8.15%) Splunk
7 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
7 10 (7.41%) ServiceNow
8 4 (2.96%) Siebel
8 4 (2.96%) Zend
9 3 (2.22%) Dell
10 2 (1.48%) Cisco
10 2 (1.48%) Intel
11 1 (0.74%) BMC
11 1 (0.74%) Citrix
11 1 (0.74%) NetApp
11 1 (0.74%) Remedy