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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 13 4
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 33 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 15.82% 10.09% 17.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.43% 26.40% 44.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 26
Average daily rate
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£363 £308 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.88% -18.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £211 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £384 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 19
Average hourly rate £57.50 £40.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% +11.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.66%
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
117 125 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.37% 38.23% 38.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 55 62
Average daily rate £325 £275 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £153 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 33
Average hourly rate £28.75 £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.28% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £14.00 £26.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 50 (40.00%) Python
2 40 (32.00%) UNIX
3 34 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (24.00%) Java
5 29 (23.20%) Software Engineering
5 29 (23.20%) Git (software)
6 28 (22.40%) Oracle
6 28 (22.40%) Windows
7 27 (21.60%) C
8 26 (20.80%) SQL
9 24 (19.20%) Perl
10 23 (18.40%) Scrum
11 21 (16.80%) UML
11 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (16.00%) DevOps
12 20 (16.00%) HP
13 19 (15.20%) Red Hat
13 19 (15.20%) Solaris
13 19 (15.20%) Finance
14 18 (14.40%) C++
14 18 (14.40%) TCP/IP
15 17 (13.60%) Tomcat
15 17 (13.60%) Load Balancing
15 17 (13.60%) Jenkins
16 16 (12.80%) Puppet
16 16 (12.80%) J2SE
16 16 (12.80%) Sun
17 15 (12.00%) HTTP
17 15 (12.00%) J2EE
17 15 (12.00%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 17 (13.60%) Tomcat
2 14 (11.20%) WebLogic
3 8 (6.40%) Apache
4 5 (4.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.40%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.80%) nginx
7 1 (0.80%) Confluence
7 1 (0.80%) SAS
7 1 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.40%) MS Office
2 1 (0.80%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (2.40%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.80%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.80%) IaaS
2 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 18 (14.40%) TCP/IP
2 15 (12.00%) HTTP
3 14 (11.20%) Internet
4 8 (6.40%) DNS
5 7 (5.60%) DHCP
6 3 (2.40%) VPN
6 3 (2.40%) ZigBee
6 3 (2.40%) Network Security
7 2 (1.60%) Firewall
7 2 (1.60%) VoIP
7 2 (1.60%) WAN
7 2 (1.60%) LAN
8 1 (0.80%) PBX
8 1 (0.80%) LDAP
8 1 (0.80%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.80%) Broadband
8 1 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.80%) RTP
8 1 (0.80%) SSL
8 1 (0.80%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (8.00%) MySQL
3 7 (5.60%) Oracle Exadata
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Database
5 4 (3.20%) Big Data
6 3 (2.40%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.40%) Data Mining
6 3 (2.40%) Hadoop
6 3 (2.40%) Apache Hive
6 3 (2.40%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.60%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.80%) SimpleDB
8 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 29 (23.20%) Git (software)
2 17 (13.60%) Jenkins
3 10 (8.00%) Subversion
4 6 (4.80%) JIRA
5 5 (4.00%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (2.40%) Selenium
6 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.80%) PHPUnit
7 1 (0.80%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.80%) Maven
General
1 19 (15.20%) Finance
2 4 (3.20%) Advertising
3 1 (0.80%) Games
3 1 (0.80%) Legal
3 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (22.40%) Software Engineer
2 25 (20.00%) Developer
3 20 (16.00%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (12.00%) Administrator
5 13 (10.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 13 (10.40%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (8.80%) Python Developer
7 10 (8.00%) Software Developer
8 9 (7.20%) Architect
8 9 (7.20%) Python Software Engineer
9 8 (6.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Design Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) DBA
10 7 (5.60%) Java Architect
10 7 (5.60%) Principal Engineer
10 7 (5.60%) Test Engineer
11 6 (4.80%) Consultant
11 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
12 5 (4.00%) Principle Engineer
13 4 (3.20%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.80%) J2SE
2 15 (12.00%) J2EE
2 15 (12.00%) XML
3 12 (9.60%) Twisted
3 12 (9.60%) JSON
4 11 (8.80%) RabbitMQ
5 7 (5.60%) OpenCL
6 4 (3.20%) HTML
6 4 (3.20%) CGI
6 4 (3.20%) LAMP
7 3 (2.40%) Web Services
7 3 (2.40%) Django
8 1 (0.80%) jQuery
8 1 (0.80%) HTML5
8 1 (0.80%) GStreamer
8 1 (0.80%) OSGi
8 1 (0.80%) FFmpeg
8 1 (0.80%) MSMQ
8 1 (0.80%) .NET
8 1 (0.80%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.80%) Open Source
2 8 (6.40%) Device Driver
3 7 (5.60%) Clustering
4 6 (4.80%) PKI
4 6 (4.80%) CCTV
4 6 (4.80%) Data Structures
5 5 (4.00%) Mathematics
5 5 (4.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.20%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.20%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.40%) Internet of Things
7 3 (2.40%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.40%) MPEG
7 3 (2.40%) Statistics
7 3 (2.40%) STB
7 3 (2.40%) Cryptography
8 2 (1.60%) Streaming Video
8 2 (1.60%) IPTV
8 2 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 40 (32.00%) UNIX
2 28 (22.40%) Windows
3 21 (16.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (15.20%) Solaris
5 15 (12.00%) Oracle Linux
6 12 (9.60%) Ubuntu
6 12 (9.60%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (7.20%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.20%) HPUX
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.40%) AIX
10 2 (1.60%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.60%) CentOS
10 2 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (27.20%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (23.20%) Software Engineering
3 23 (18.40%) Scrum
4 21 (16.80%) UML
5 20 (16.00%) DevOps
6 17 (13.60%) Load Balancing
7 15 (12.00%) Multithreading
8 12 (9.60%) TDD
8 12 (9.60%) ITIL
8 12 (9.60%) OO
9 9 (7.20%) Software Testing
10 8 (6.40%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (6.40%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (6.40%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (5.60%) Service Management
12 6 (4.80%) OOA/OOD
12 6 (4.80%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.00%) Unit Testing
13 5 (4.00%) Data Security
14 4 (3.20%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (40.00%) Python
2 30 (24.00%) Java
3 27 (21.60%) C
4 26 (20.80%) SQL
5 24 (19.20%) Perl
6 18 (14.40%) C++
7 14 (11.20%) Bash Shell
8 11 (8.80%) PHP
9 9 (7.20%) Embedded C
9 9 (7.20%) Ruby
10 8 (6.40%) Embedded C++
11 7 (5.60%) JavaScript
12 4 (3.20%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.40%) Tcl
13 3 (2.40%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.60%) Korn
14 2 (1.60%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.80%) Erlang
15 1 (0.80%) AWK
Qualifications
1 6 (4.80%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.00%) Degree
2 5 (4.00%) RHCE
3 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.40%) MCSE
4 2 (1.60%) MCSA
4 2 (1.60%) OCP
4 2 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.60%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.60%) MCP
4 2 (1.60%) MOS
4 2 (1.60%) RHCA
5 1 (0.80%) MCDST
5 1 (0.80%) CCNA
5 1 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.20%) QA
2 7 (5.60%) SLA
3 2 (1.60%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.80%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (8.80%) Docker
2 10 (8.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (2.40%) vSphere
4 2 (1.60%) XenApp
4 2 (1.60%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (1.60%) Firmware
4 2 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.80%) NFS
5 1 (0.80%) Samba
5 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.80%) qmail
5 1 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.80%) KVM
Systems Management
1 16 (12.80%) Puppet
2 13 (10.40%) Nagios
3 4 (3.20%) SCOM
3 4 (3.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.40%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.40%) SCCM
5 2 (1.60%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.60%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.60%) WSUS
6 1 (0.80%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.80%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.80%) Munin
6 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.80%) Bacula
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Oracle
2 20 (16.00%) HP
3 19 (15.20%) Red Hat
4 16 (12.80%) Sun
5 14 (11.20%) VMware
5 14 (11.20%) Atlassian
6 12 (9.60%) Microsoft
7 11 (8.80%) Citrix
8 10 (8.00%) Cisco
9 9 (7.20%) Remedy
10 8 (6.40%) IBM
11 7 (5.60%) BMC
12 4 (3.20%) CheckPoint
12 4 (3.20%) Symantec
12 4 (3.20%) Sybase
12 4 (3.20%) EMC
12 4 (3.20%) Perforce
13 3 (2.40%) Vertica
13 3 (2.40%) Infobright
13 3 (2.40%) SAP
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