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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 3 4 12
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 80 71 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.23% 14.98% 8.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.50% 47.02% 31.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 54 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £258 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £471 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 5
Average hourly rate £60.00 £57.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% +35.29%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
128 151 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.96% 31.86% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 86 39
Average daily rate £320 £350 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +22.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £143 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £460 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 30 17
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 93 (54.07%) DevOps
2 89 (51.74%) Puppet
3 76 (44.19%) Amazon AWS
4 73 (42.44%) Ruby
5 64 (37.21%) Opscode Chef
6 50 (29.07%) Ansible
7 48 (27.91%) Web Services
8 47 (27.33%) Configuration Management
9 45 (26.16%) UNIX
10 40 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
11 38 (22.09%) Python
12 37 (21.51%) Java
13 36 (20.93%) Windows
14 31 (18.02%) Perl
15 28 (16.28%) Red Hat
16 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
17 24 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 23 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
19 22 (12.79%) VMware
19 22 (12.79%) PHP
19 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
20 21 (12.21%) Microsoft
21 20 (11.63%) Oracle
21 20 (11.63%) ITIL
22 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
22 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
23 14 (8.14%) SQL
23 14 (8.14%) C++
23 14 (8.14%) DHCP
23 14 (8.14%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 8 (4.65%) Tomcat
1 8 (4.65%) SharePoint
2 7 (4.07%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.07%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (4.07%) IIS
2 7 (4.07%) Apache
3 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (1.16%) Node.js
4 2 (1.16%) Lync
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.58%) Jetty
5 1 (0.58%) Confluence
5 1 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (0.58%) Zope
5 1 (0.58%) Plone
5 1 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (5.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.74%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (3.49%) Tridion
2 2 (1.16%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 76 (44.19%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.98%) IaaS
3 5 (2.91%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.16%) Office 365
5 1 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (8.14%) DHCP
1 14 (8.14%) DNS
2 10 (5.81%) LDAP
3 7 (4.07%) VoIP
3 7 (4.07%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.49%) SAN
5 4 (2.33%) Firewall
5 4 (2.33%) WAN
5 4 (2.33%) LAN
5 4 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (1.74%) Wireless
6 3 (1.74%) VLAN
6 3 (1.74%) HTTP
7 2 (1.16%) Bluetooth
7 2 (1.16%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (1.16%) Skype
8 1 (0.58%) WebEx
8 1 (0.58%) ZigBee
8 1 (0.58%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (6.98%) MySQL
3 11 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.91%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.33%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Exadata
7 2 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.58%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 16 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 10 (5.81%) Jenkins
3 8 (4.65%) JIRA
3 8 (4.65%) Subversion
4 4 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (1.74%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.74%) IntelliJ
5 3 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.58%) RSpec
6 1 (0.58%) Jasmine
6 1 (0.58%) Maven
6 1 (0.58%) GitLab
6 1 (0.58%) Ant
General
1 6 (3.49%) Finance
2 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.16%) Retail
2 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.58%) Marketing
3 1 (0.58%) Publishing
3 1 (0.58%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.58%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 60 (34.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (27.91%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 37 (21.51%) Administrator
4 35 (20.35%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (18.60%) Linux Administrator
6 27 (15.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 18 (10.47%) Developer
8 13 (7.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 13 (7.56%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (5.81%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.81%) Software Engineer
9 10 (5.81%) Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.49%) Service Desk Analyst
11 5 (2.91%) UNIX Administrator
11 5 (2.91%) UNIX Systems Administrator
12 3 (1.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 3 (1.74%) Applications Developer
12 3 (1.74%) Support Technician
13 2 (1.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (27.91%) Web Services
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
3 9 (5.23%) Servlets
4 6 (3.49%) XML
4 6 (3.49%) .NET
4 6 (3.49%) CSS
4 6 (3.49%) jQuery
5 5 (2.91%) Spring
5 5 (2.91%) SOAP
6 4 (2.33%) Struts
6 4 (2.33%) JSP
6 4 (2.33%) J2EE
6 4 (2.33%) Ajax
6 4 (2.33%) JPA
6 4 (2.33%) Spring MVC
6 4 (2.33%) HTML5
7 3 (1.74%) JSON
8 2 (1.16%) Java EE
8 2 (1.16%) Sensu
9 1 (0.58%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.81%) Computer Science
2 6 (3.49%) Device Driver
3 5 (2.91%) Proteomics
4 4 (2.33%) Statistics
4 4 (2.33%) CLARiiON
5 3 (1.74%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.74%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.16%) CCTV
6 2 (1.16%) DTV
7 1 (0.58%) GIS
7 1 (0.58%) MPEG
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) STB
7 1 (0.58%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (0.58%) IPTV
7 1 (0.58%) CMDB
7 1 (0.58%) Streaming Music
7 1 (0.58%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.58%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 45 (26.16%) UNIX
2 36 (20.93%) Windows
3 24 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (6.98%) Debian
5 7 (4.07%) Mac OS X
5 7 (4.07%) Windows 7
5 7 (4.07%) Embedded Linux
5 7 (4.07%) CentOS
6 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.91%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.91%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (2.33%) Android
9 3 (1.74%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.74%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.16%) Solaris
10 2 (1.16%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.58%) AIX
11 1 (0.58%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.58%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (54.07%) DevOps
2 47 (27.33%) Configuration Management
3 40 (23.26%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (13.37%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (11.63%) ITIL
6 13 (7.56%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.23%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (4.65%) Scrum
8 8 (4.65%) Project Management
9 7 (4.07%) Data Security
9 7 (4.07%) Mentoring
10 6 (3.49%) Change Management
11 5 (2.91%) Benchmarking
11 5 (2.91%) ITSM
11 5 (2.91%) MVC
11 5 (2.91%) Data Analysis
11 5 (2.91%) Bioinformatics
11 5 (2.91%) Automated Testing
11 5 (2.91%) Statistical Analysis
12 4 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (42.44%) Ruby
2 38 (22.09%) Python
3 37 (21.51%) Java
4 31 (18.02%) Perl
5 25 (14.53%) Bash Shell
6 22 (12.79%) PHP
7 14 (8.14%) SQL
7 14 (8.14%) C++
8 12 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 10 (5.81%) C
10 9 (5.23%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.91%) R
12 3 (1.74%) Groovy
13 2 (1.16%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.58%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.58%) Shell Script
14 1 (0.58%) CoffeeScript
14 1 (0.58%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.58%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 12 (6.98%) Degree
2 5 (2.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (2.91%) PhD
3 4 (2.33%) CCNA
3 4 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (2.33%) RHCE
3 4 (2.33%) RHCA
4 2 (1.16%) MCP
4 2 (1.16%) MCSE
4 2 (1.16%) MCSA
4 2 (1.16%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.16%) MOS
4 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.16%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.58%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) SLA
2 1 (0.58%) QA
System Software
1 22 (12.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.07%) Terminal Server
4 4 (2.33%) vSphere
4 4 (2.33%) Docker
5 1 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.58%) VMware Server
5 1 (0.58%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 89 (51.74%) Puppet
2 64 (37.21%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (29.07%) Ansible
4 6 (3.49%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.74%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.16%) SCCM
6 2 (1.16%) logstash
6 2 (1.16%) Graphite
7 1 (0.58%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.58%) Opsview
7 1 (0.58%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 28 (16.28%) Red Hat
2 22 (12.79%) VMware
3 21 (12.21%) Microsoft
4 20 (11.63%) Oracle
5 10 (5.81%) Cisco
6 8 (4.65%) WorldPay
7 7 (4.07%) HP
8 5 (2.91%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.91%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.33%) F5
9 4 (2.33%) Demandware
9 4 (2.33%) Intershop
9 4 (2.33%) hybris
9 4 (2.33%) Remedy
9 4 (2.33%) NetApp
9 4 (2.33%) EMC
10 3 (1.74%) Citrix
10 3 (1.74%) Dell
10 3 (1.74%) Apple
10 3 (1.74%) Dell Compellent
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