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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 2 3
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 51 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 11.56% 18.21% 17.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.68% 62.20% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 24
Average daily rate
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£335 £400 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +32.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £393
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 5
Average hourly rate - £39.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
73 82 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.81% 29.29% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 39 57
Average daily rate £275 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 24
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £44.50 £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 February 2015, 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 37 (45.68%) Python
2 33 (40.74%) Windows
3 26 (32.10%) HTML
4 23 (28.40%) SQL
5 21 (25.93%) UNIX
6 20 (24.69%) JIRA
7 18 (22.22%) C
7 18 (22.22%) C++
8 17 (20.99%) XML
9 16 (19.75%) Internet
9 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
10 15 (18.52%) Perforce
11 12 (14.81%) QA
12 11 (13.58%) Ubuntu
12 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
12 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (13.58%) VMware
12 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
12 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
13 10 (12.35%) Client/Server
14 9 (11.11%) Scrum
14 9 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (11.11%) Git (software)
14 9 (11.11%) CentOS
15 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
15 8 (9.88%) UML
15 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
16 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
16 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
16 7 (8.64%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.70%) Apache Pig
3 3 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.23%) MQSeries
5 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.23%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.23%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.75%) Internet
2 11 (13.58%) TCP/IP
3 7 (8.64%) DNS
4 6 (7.41%) HTTP
5 5 (6.17%) DHCP
6 4 (4.94%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (3.70%) Firewall
8 2 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.47%) SSL
9 1 (1.23%) VPN
9 1 (1.23%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (3.70%) Big Data
2 3 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (3.70%) Data Mining
2 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
2 3 (3.70%) Apache Hive
2 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.47%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (2.47%) MySQL
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 20 (24.69%) JIRA
2 9 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 7 (8.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) Subversion
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.23%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.23%) Ant
5 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.23%) PHPUnit
5 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (24.69%) Developer
2 13 (16.05%) Consultant
3 12 (14.81%) Software Engineer
4 9 (11.11%) Analyst
4 9 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 8 (9.88%) Desktop Support
5 8 (9.88%) Administrator
6 6 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Tester
7 5 (6.17%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Desktop Analyst
7 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (6.17%) Python Developer
7 5 (6.17%) Messaging Consultant
8 4 (4.94%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.94%) IT Support
9 3 (3.70%) Software Tester
9 3 (3.70%) Python Software Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Software Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) HTML
2 17 (20.99%) XML
3 6 (7.41%) CSS
3 6 (7.41%) JSON
3 6 (7.41%) HTML5
3 6 (7.41%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (7.41%) Twisted
4 4 (4.94%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.70%) Laravel
5 3 (3.70%) Symfony
5 3 (3.70%) Django
6 2 (2.47%) CSS3
6 2 (2.47%) Ajax
7 1 (1.23%) OpenCL
7 1 (1.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.23%) MCollective
7 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.23%) jQuery
7 1 (1.23%) RESTful
7 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Client/Server
2 7 (8.64%) Streaming Media
3 5 (6.17%) IPTV
4 3 (3.70%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.70%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.47%) Clustering
5 2 (2.47%) PKI
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) CCTV
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.23%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.23%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.23%) Open Source
6 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.23%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.74%) Windows
2 21 (25.93%) UNIX
3 11 (13.58%) Ubuntu
3 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (11.11%) CentOS
5 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.17%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.94%) Debian
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.70%) Android
8 3 (3.70%) Solaris
8 3 (3.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.23%) VMS
10 1 (1.23%) AIX
10 1 (1.23%) HPUX
10 1 (1.23%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) Software Engineering
2 11 (13.58%) Manual Testing
3 9 (11.11%) Scrum
4 8 (9.88%) UML
4 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
5 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) DevOps
7 5 (6.17%) Load Balancing
7 5 (6.17%) Automated Testing
8 4 (4.94%) Product Management
8 4 (4.94%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.70%) MapReduce
9 3 (3.70%) Workflow
9 3 (3.70%) OOP
9 3 (3.70%) Big Data Analytics
9 3 (3.70%) Analytics
9 3 (3.70%) Android Development
10 2 (2.47%) User Stories
10 2 (2.47%) Cyber Security
10 2 (2.47%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) Python
2 23 (28.40%) SQL
3 18 (22.22%) C
3 18 (22.22%) C++
4 8 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 6 (7.41%) Perl
5 6 (7.41%) Java
6 5 (6.17%) PHP
7 4 (4.94%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.47%) PHP5
8 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.47%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.23%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.23%) Tcl
9 1 (1.23%) Ruby
9 1 (1.23%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.47%) MCSE
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.47%) MCDST
2 2 (2.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (14.81%) QA
2 3 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) Docker
3 4 (4.94%) Dovecot
4 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (4.94%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.70%) Nagios
3 2 (2.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.23%) Graphite
4 1 (1.23%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.23%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.23%) SCOM
4 1 (1.23%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Perforce
2 11 (13.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.58%) VMware
3 6 (7.41%) Infoblox
3 6 (7.41%) HP
3 6 (7.41%) Symantec
4 5 (6.17%) Citrix
5 4 (4.94%) Oracle
6 3 (3.70%) Cisco
6 3 (3.70%) BMC
6 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.70%) Vertica
6 3 (3.70%) Infobright
7 2 (2.47%) F5
7 2 (2.47%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.47%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.47%) Qualys
7 2 (2.47%) Remedy
7 2 (2.47%) Juniper
8 1 (1.23%) NetApp
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