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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 4 2 9
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 70 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 14.29% 18.28% 12.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.32% 52.63% 37.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 31
Average daily rate £388 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £269 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 8
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -6.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.10 £38.30 £25.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.70 £50.60 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 133 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.82% 34.73% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 33 76
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 38
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 17 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 30 (28.57%) UNIX
2 28 (26.67%) OO
3 27 (25.71%) SQL
4 26 (24.76%) Oracle
4 26 (24.76%) Java
5 25 (23.81%) Perl
5 25 (23.81%) Software Engineering
6 24 (22.86%) Windows
6 24 (22.86%) Apache
7 23 (21.90%) Solaris
8 22 (20.95%) Tomcat
8 22 (20.95%) Finance
8 22 (20.95%) Subversion
9 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
9 20 (19.05%) Sybase
9 20 (19.05%) Sun
10 19 (18.10%) C
11 18 (17.14%) MySQL
11 18 (17.14%) Python
12 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
13 16 (15.24%) J2EE
13 16 (15.24%) Nagios
14 15 (14.29%) PHP
15 14 (13.33%) CSS
15 14 (13.33%) CGI
16 13 (12.38%) HTML
16 13 (12.38%) Degree
16 13 (12.38%) Android
17 12 (11.43%) Git (software)
17 12 (11.43%) PHP5

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 24 (22.86%) Apache
2 22 (20.95%) Tomcat
3 11 (10.48%) WordPress
4 5 (4.76%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.95%) Node.js
7 1 (0.95%) IIS
7 1 (0.95%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.90%) SAP ERP
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.62%) TCP/IP
1 8 (7.62%) SAN
1 8 (7.62%) Internet
2 7 (6.67%) Firewall
3 5 (4.76%) RTP
3 5 (4.76%) DNS
4 4 (3.81%) Broadband
4 4 (3.81%) DHCP
5 3 (2.86%) RTSP
5 3 (2.86%) DLNA
6 2 (1.90%) VLAN
6 2 (1.90%) Ethernet
6 2 (1.90%) SNMP
6 2 (1.90%) VPN
7 1 (0.95%) SSL
7 1 (0.95%) Network Security
7 1 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.95%) IPsec
7 1 (0.95%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.14%) MySQL
2 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.81%) EDMS
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.90%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.95%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.95%) Neo4j
5 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (20.95%) Subversion
2 12 (11.43%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
4 2 (1.90%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.95%) JMeter
5 1 (0.95%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.95%) Bugzilla
5 1 (0.95%) NUnit
5 1 (0.95%) JUnit
5 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.95%) WinRunner
5 1 (0.95%) Selenium
5 1 (0.95%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.95%) MSTest
5 1 (0.95%) Bazaar
5 1 (0.95%) Hudson
5 1 (0.95%) Robotium
5 1 (0.95%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (20.95%) Finance
2 7 (6.67%) Advertising
3 6 (5.71%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Developer
2 19 (18.10%) Software Engineer
3 11 (10.48%) LAMP Developer
4 9 (8.57%) Architect
4 9 (8.57%) Java Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Java Architect
5 8 (7.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
6 7 (6.67%) Java Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.71%) Software Developer
7 6 (5.71%) Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Java Programmer
9 4 (3.81%) Graduate
9 4 (3.81%) Applications Specialist
9 4 (3.81%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.24%) J2EE
2 14 (13.33%) CSS
2 14 (13.33%) CGI
3 13 (12.38%) HTML
4 12 (11.43%) Web Services
4 12 (11.43%) LAMP
5 11 (10.48%) Ajax
5 11 (10.48%) jQuery
5 11 (10.48%) XHTML
6 9 (8.57%) J2SE
7 5 (4.76%) GStreamer
8 4 (3.81%) Qt
9 3 (2.86%) Middleware
10 2 (1.90%) AngularJS
10 2 (1.90%) CherryPy
11 1 (0.95%) JSON
11 1 (0.95%) RESTful
11 1 (0.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 1 (0.95%) HTML5
11 1 (0.95%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) MPEG
1 9 (8.57%) IPTV
1 9 (8.57%) Computer Science
2 7 (6.67%) Clustering
3 6 (5.71%) Device Driver
3 6 (5.71%) Open Source
3 6 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (4.76%) Streaming Video
5 4 (3.81%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.86%) DTV
6 3 (2.86%) Interactive TV
6 3 (2.86%) PKI
7 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.90%) Physics
7 2 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.95%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.95%) iPhone
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (28.57%) UNIX
2 24 (22.86%) Windows
3 23 (21.90%) Solaris
4 13 (12.38%) Android
5 12 (11.43%) Ubuntu
6 11 (10.48%) Apple iOS
7 10 (9.52%) Embedded Linux
8 8 (7.62%) Oracle Linux
9 6 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.76%) CentOS
11 4 (3.81%) Debian
12 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.95%) HPUX
13 1 (0.95%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.95%) VMS
13 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) OO
2 25 (23.81%) Software Engineering
3 20 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.48%) Scrum
4 11 (10.48%) Android Development
4 11 (10.48%) iOS Development
5 10 (9.52%) Multithreading
5 10 (9.52%) UML
6 8 (7.62%) OOD
6 8 (7.62%) TDD
6 8 (7.62%) Unit Testing
7 7 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (5.71%) Performance Testing
9 5 (4.76%) Test Strategy
10 4 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (3.81%) Memory Management
10 4 (3.81%) ITIL
10 4 (3.81%) Document Management
10 4 (3.81%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 27 (25.71%) SQL
2 26 (24.76%) Java
3 25 (23.81%) Perl
4 19 (18.10%) C
5 18 (17.14%) Python
6 17 (16.19%) JavaScript
7 15 (14.29%) PHP
8 12 (11.43%) PHP5
8 12 (11.43%) C++
9 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 5 (4.76%) Embedded C
10 4 (3.81%) Embedded C++
11 3 (2.86%) Tcl
12 2 (1.90%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.90%) Ruby
12 2 (1.90%) C#
12 2 (1.90%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.95%) Korn
13 1 (0.95%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (12.38%) Degree
2 6 (5.71%) MCSE
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (2.86%) RHCE
4 1 (0.95%) MCDST
4 1 (0.95%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) OCP
4 1 (0.95%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.95%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) KVM
3 3 (2.86%) vSphere
3 3 (2.86%) VMware ESX
3 3 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.90%) XenApp
4 2 (1.90%) XenServer
4 2 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) Nagios
2 6 (5.71%) Puppet
3 3 (2.86%) SCOM
3 3 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.90%) Munin
4 2 (1.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.90%) WSUS
4 2 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.95%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.95%) SCCM
5 1 (0.95%) Cacti
Vendors
1 26 (24.76%) Oracle
2 20 (19.05%) Sybase
2 20 (19.05%) Sun
3 12 (11.43%) VMware
4 9 (8.57%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.62%) Cisco
5 8 (7.62%) Perforce
6 5 (4.76%) Atlassian
7 4 (3.81%) Percona
7 4 (3.81%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.81%) SAP
8 3 (2.86%) Citrix
8 3 (2.86%) Rackspace
8 3 (2.86%) CA
9 2 (1.90%) EMC
9 2 (1.90%) Symantec
10 1 (0.95%) Hitachi
10 1 (0.95%) NetApp
10 1 (0.95%) Apple
10 1 (0.95%) Juniper
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