The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 73 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.50% 12.16% 11.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.69% 48.91% 29.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 16 23
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -12.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £235 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 11
Average hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
144 92 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.57% 24.86% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 30 78
Average daily rate £350 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
Cambridgeshire

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 31 (25.62%) C
2 30 (24.79%) Oracle
3 28 (23.14%) UNIX
3 28 (23.14%) Python
4 27 (22.31%) Software Engineering
5 25 (20.66%) Red Hat
5 25 (20.66%) OO
6 23 (19.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (18.18%) Windows
7 22 (18.18%) MySQL
7 22 (18.18%) Java
7 22 (18.18%) Nagios
8 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
8 21 (17.36%) PHP
8 21 (17.36%) Apache
9 20 (16.53%) Perl
10 19 (15.70%) SQL
10 19 (15.70%) Scrum
11 18 (14.88%) Ubuntu
12 17 (14.05%) Embedded Linux
13 16 (13.22%) Git (software)
13 16 (13.22%) LAMP
14 14 (11.57%) Finance
14 14 (11.57%) Puppet
15 13 (10.74%) DevOps
15 13 (10.74%) VMware
15 13 (10.74%) ITIL
15 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
16 12 (9.92%) MPEG
16 12 (9.92%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (17.36%) Apache
2 12 (9.92%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.09%) WordPress
4 9 (7.44%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.31%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Confluence
6 1 (0.83%) nginx
6 1 (0.83%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.48%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (4.96%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.13%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.65%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.74%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.26%) DNS
2 10 (8.26%) Internet
3 9 (7.44%) DHCP
4 8 (6.61%) HTTP
5 6 (4.96%) RTP
6 5 (4.13%) Broadband
7 3 (2.48%) DLNA
7 3 (2.48%) RTSP
7 3 (2.48%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.48%) Network Security
8 2 (1.65%) LAN
8 2 (1.65%) VoIP
8 2 (1.65%) WAN
8 2 (1.65%) VPN
8 2 (1.65%) SAN
8 2 (1.65%) Firewall
8 2 (1.65%) VLAN
9 1 (0.83%) InfiniBand
9 1 (0.83%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.18%) MySQL
2 10 (8.26%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle Exadata
3 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.13%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.22%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.26%) Subversion
3 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) JIRA
5 3 (2.48%) Selenium
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.83%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.83%) Robotium
7 1 (0.83%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.83%) JMeter
7 1 (0.83%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.83%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.83%) JUnit
General
1 14 (11.57%) Finance
2 3 (2.48%) Advertising
2 3 (2.48%) Electronics
3 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.83%) Legal
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.62%) Developer
2 26 (21.49%) Software Engineer
3 21 (17.36%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (14.05%) Administrator
5 13 (10.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.74%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (9.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (9.09%) LAMP Developer
7 11 (9.09%) Consultant
8 8 (6.61%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.61%) Architect
9 7 (5.79%) Java Architect
9 7 (5.79%) DBA
9 7 (5.79%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.96%) Python Developer
11 5 (4.13%) Python Software Engineer
11 5 (4.13%) Senior Software Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Principle Engineer
12 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
12 4 (3.31%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.22%) LAMP
2 12 (9.92%) J2SE
2 12 (9.92%) CSS
2 12 (9.92%) Web Services
2 12 (9.92%) HTML
3 11 (9.09%) jQuery
3 11 (9.09%) Ajax
3 11 (9.09%) J2EE
3 11 (9.09%) XHTML
4 7 (5.79%) XML
5 6 (4.96%) JSON
5 6 (4.96%) Twisted
5 6 (4.96%) GStreamer
6 5 (4.13%) RabbitMQ
6 5 (4.13%) CGI
7 3 (2.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.83%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.83%) OSGi
8 1 (0.83%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.83%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.92%) MPEG
2 11 (9.09%) Device Driver
3 10 (8.26%) IPTV
3 10 (8.26%) Open Source
4 7 (5.79%) Clustering
4 7 (5.79%) PKI
5 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
5 6 (4.96%) Streaming Video
6 5 (4.13%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (4.13%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.31%) CCTV
8 3 (2.48%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.48%) Interactive TV
8 3 (2.48%) Statistics
8 3 (2.48%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.48%) DTV
9 2 (1.65%) Firmware
9 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.65%) Machine to Machine
Operating Systems
1 28 (23.14%) UNIX
2 23 (19.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 22 (18.18%) Windows
4 18 (14.88%) Ubuntu
5 17 (14.05%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (9.92%) Solaris
6 12 (9.92%) Android
7 11 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 10 (8.26%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (6.61%) Windows 7
10 6 (4.96%) CentOS
11 2 (1.65%) HPUX
11 2 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.83%) Debian
12 1 (0.83%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.31%) Software Engineering
2 25 (20.66%) OO
3 19 (15.70%) Scrum
4 13 (10.74%) DevOps
4 13 (10.74%) ITIL
5 12 (9.92%) Load Balancing
5 12 (9.92%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (9.09%) Android Development
6 11 (9.09%) iOS Development
6 11 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.09%) TDD
7 10 (8.26%) UML
7 10 (8.26%) Multithreading
8 7 (5.79%) ERP
8 7 (5.79%) OOA/OOD
9 5 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.13%) Service Management
10 4 (3.31%) DRM
10 4 (3.31%) Performance Testing
10 4 (3.31%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 31 (25.62%) C
2 28 (23.14%) Python
3 22 (18.18%) Java
4 21 (17.36%) JavaScript
4 21 (17.36%) PHP
5 20 (16.53%) Perl
6 19 (15.70%) SQL
7 11 (9.09%) PHP5
7 11 (9.09%) C++
7 11 (9.09%) Embedded C
8 8 (6.61%) Ruby
9 7 (5.79%) Embedded C++
10 6 (4.96%) Bash Shell
11 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
11 3 (2.48%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.65%) Tcl
13 1 (0.83%) sed
13 1 (0.83%) AWK
13 1 (0.83%) Korn
13 1 (0.83%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 8 (6.61%) RHCE
1 8 (6.61%) Degree
2 4 (3.31%) MCSE
2 4 (3.31%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.48%) OCP
3 3 (2.48%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.65%) MCSA
4 2 (1.65%) MCP
4 2 (1.65%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.65%) RHCA
4 2 (1.65%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.96%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) SLA
3 2 (1.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.13%) Docker
3 5 (4.13%) vSphere
3 5 (4.13%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (4.13%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.31%) XenApp
4 4 (3.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (2.48%) KVM
6 1 (0.83%) Samba
6 1 (0.83%) qmail
6 1 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) Nagios
2 14 (11.57%) Puppet
3 7 (5.79%) SCOM
4 6 (4.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (4.96%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (4.13%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.31%) WSUS
6 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.48%) Munin
7 3 (2.48%) SCCM
8 2 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 30 (24.79%) Oracle
2 25 (20.66%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.74%) VMware
4 12 (9.92%) Microsoft
4 12 (9.92%) Sun
4 12 (9.92%) HP
5 11 (9.09%) Cisco
6 9 (7.44%) Atlassian
6 9 (7.44%) Citrix
7 7 (5.79%) Perforce
7 7 (5.79%) Remedy
7 7 (5.79%) IBM
7 7 (5.79%) Sybase
7 7 (5.79%) SAP
8 6 (4.96%) Symantec
9 5 (4.13%) EMC
9 5 (4.13%) BMC
10 3 (2.48%) Percona
10 3 (2.48%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.48%) Apple
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