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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 3 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 49 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.37% 12.53% 10.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 51.08% 51.58% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 16 22
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £235 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
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 £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
139 95 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.09% 24.30% 35.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 33 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £188 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 57
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +5.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 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 25 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 (26.05%) C
2 29 (24.37%) Oracle
3 27 (22.69%) UNIX
3 27 (22.69%) Python
3 27 (22.69%) Software Engineering
4 25 (21.01%) Red Hat
4 25 (21.01%) OO
5 22 (18.49%) Windows
5 22 (18.49%) MySQL
5 22 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (17.65%) Apache
6 21 (17.65%) Java
6 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
6 21 (17.65%) PHP
6 21 (17.65%) Nagios
7 19 (15.97%) Scrum
8 18 (15.13%) Ubuntu
8 18 (15.13%) SQL
8 18 (15.13%) Perl
9 17 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
10 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
11 15 (12.61%) LAMP
12 13 (10.92%) VMware
12 13 (10.92%) Finance
12 13 (10.92%) ITIL
12 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
12 13 (10.92%) Puppet
12 13 (10.92%) DevOps
13 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (10.08%) MPEG

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 (17.65%) Apache
2 11 (9.24%) Tomcat
2 11 (9.24%) WordPress
3 8 (6.72%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.36%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.84%) SAS
5 1 (0.84%) nginx
5 1 (0.84%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.04%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (4.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.68%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.84%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (10.92%) TCP/IP
2 10 (8.40%) DNS
2 10 (8.40%) Internet
3 9 (7.56%) DHCP
4 8 (6.72%) HTTP
5 6 (5.04%) RTP
6 5 (4.20%) Broadband
7 3 (2.52%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.52%) Network Security
7 3 (2.52%) RTSP
7 3 (2.52%) DLNA
8 2 (1.68%) VLAN
8 2 (1.68%) Firewall
8 2 (1.68%) SAN
8 2 (1.68%) LAN
8 2 (1.68%) VoIP
8 2 (1.68%) WAN
8 2 (1.68%) VPN
9 1 (0.84%) PBX
9 1 (0.84%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (18.49%) MySQL
2 10 (8.40%) Oracle Database
3 5 (4.20%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.20%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.84%) Big Data
4 1 (0.84%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (13.45%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.40%) Subversion
3 8 (6.72%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.36%) JIRA
5 3 (2.52%) Selenium
5 3 (2.52%) Oracle Forms
6 2 (1.68%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.84%) JMeter
7 1 (0.84%) Bugzilla
7 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.84%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.84%) WinRunner
7 1 (0.84%) JUnit
7 1 (0.84%) Bazaar
7 1 (0.84%) Robotium
General
1 13 (10.92%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Electronics
3 2 (1.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.84%) Legal
4 1 (0.84%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (26.05%) Developer
2 26 (21.85%) Software Engineer
3 21 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (14.29%) Administrator
5 13 (10.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.92%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (10.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (9.24%) Consultant
7 11 (9.24%) LAMP Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Software Developer
8 8 (6.72%) Architect
9 7 (5.88%) DBA
9 7 (5.88%) Support Engineer
9 7 (5.88%) Java Architect
10 6 (5.04%) Python Developer
11 5 (4.20%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (4.20%) Python Software Engineer
12 4 (3.36%) Wintel Consultant
12 4 (3.36%) Java/J2EE Architect
12 4 (3.36%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (12.61%) LAMP
2 12 (10.08%) HTML
2 12 (10.08%) CSS
2 12 (10.08%) Web Services
3 11 (9.24%) XHTML
3 11 (9.24%) J2SE
3 11 (9.24%) Ajax
3 11 (9.24%) jQuery
4 10 (8.40%) J2EE
5 7 (5.88%) XML
6 6 (5.04%) GStreamer
6 6 (5.04%) JSON
6 6 (5.04%) Twisted
7 5 (4.20%) RabbitMQ
7 5 (4.20%) CGI
8 3 (2.52%) Middleware
9 1 (0.84%) FFmpeg
9 1 (0.84%) AngularJS
9 1 (0.84%) OSGi
9 1 (0.84%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) MPEG
2 11 (9.24%) Device Driver
3 10 (8.40%) IPTV
3 10 (8.40%) Open Source
4 7 (5.88%) PKI
4 7 (5.88%) Clustering
5 6 (5.04%) Streaming Video
5 6 (5.04%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.20%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.20%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (3.36%) CCTV
8 3 (2.52%) Statistics
8 3 (2.52%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.52%) DTV
8 3 (2.52%) Internet of Things
8 3 (2.52%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.68%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.68%) Firmware
9 2 (1.68%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 27 (22.69%) UNIX
2 22 (18.49%) Windows
2 22 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (15.13%) Ubuntu
4 17 (14.29%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (10.08%) Android
6 11 (9.24%) Solaris
6 11 (9.24%) Apple iOS
7 9 (7.56%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (6.72%) Windows 7
9 6 (5.04%) CentOS
10 2 (1.68%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.68%) HPUX
10 2 (1.68%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.84%) Debian
11 1 (0.84%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (22.69%) Software Engineering
2 25 (21.01%) OO
3 19 (15.97%) Scrum
4 13 (10.92%) ITIL
4 13 (10.92%) DevOps
5 12 (10.08%) Performance Tuning
5 12 (10.08%) Load Balancing
6 11 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.24%) TDD
6 11 (9.24%) Android Development
6 11 (9.24%) iOS Development
7 9 (7.56%) UML
7 9 (7.56%) Multithreading
8 7 (5.88%) OOA/OOD
8 7 (5.88%) ERP
9 5 (4.20%) Service Management
9 5 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (3.36%) Performance Testing
10 4 (3.36%) Data Security
10 4 (3.36%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.05%) C
2 27 (22.69%) Python
3 21 (17.65%) Java
3 21 (17.65%) JavaScript
3 21 (17.65%) PHP
4 18 (15.13%) SQL
4 18 (15.13%) Perl
5 11 (9.24%) C++
5 11 (9.24%) Embedded C
5 11 (9.24%) PHP5
6 8 (6.72%) Ruby
7 7 (5.88%) Embedded C++
8 5 (4.20%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.52%) Shell Script
9 3 (2.52%) T-SQL
10 2 (1.68%) Tcl
11 1 (0.84%) AWK
11 1 (0.84%) Korn
11 1 (0.84%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.84%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (6.72%) Degree
2 7 (5.88%) RHCE
3 4 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.36%) MCSE
3 4 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.52%) OCP
4 3 (2.52%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.68%) MCSA
5 2 (1.68%) MOS
5 2 (1.68%) RHCA
5 2 (1.68%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.04%) QA
2 5 (4.20%) SLA
3 2 (1.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (8.40%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.20%) VMware ESX
3 5 (4.20%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (4.20%) vSphere
3 5 (4.20%) Docker
4 4 (3.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (3.36%) XenApp
5 3 (2.52%) KVM
6 1 (0.84%) NFS
6 1 (0.84%) qmail
6 1 (0.84%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (17.65%) Nagios
2 13 (10.92%) Puppet
3 7 (5.88%) SCOM
4 6 (5.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (5.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (4.20%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (3.36%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.36%) WSUS
7 3 (2.52%) SCCM
7 3 (2.52%) Munin
8 2 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.84%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (24.37%) Oracle
2 25 (21.01%) Red Hat
3 13 (10.92%) VMware
4 12 (10.08%) Microsoft
4 12 (10.08%) HP
5 11 (9.24%) Sun
5 11 (9.24%) Cisco
6 9 (7.56%) Citrix
7 8 (6.72%) Atlassian
8 7 (5.88%) Remedy
8 7 (5.88%) Perforce
8 7 (5.88%) IBM
8 7 (5.88%) Sybase
8 7 (5.88%) SAP
9 6 (5.04%) Symantec
10 5 (4.20%) EMC
10 5 (4.20%) BMC
11 3 (2.52%) CA
11 3 (2.52%) Apple
11 3 (2.52%) Percona
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