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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 43 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 13.80% 12.95% 14.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.88% 33.33% 43.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.86% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £425 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 22
Average hourly rate £57.50 £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.43% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £36.75 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £43.25 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
96 129 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.45% 38.86% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 59 55
Average daily rate £175 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 32
Average hourly rate £30.00 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £11.50 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £48.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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 21 November 2014.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 49 (39.84%) Python
2 35 (28.46%) UNIX
3 33 (26.83%) SQL
4 29 (23.58%) Windows
5 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
6 26 (21.14%) Software Engineering
7 24 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 23 (18.70%) Java
9 22 (17.89%) C
9 22 (17.89%) Perl
9 22 (17.89%) Scrum
10 21 (17.07%) Oracle
11 20 (16.26%) C++
11 20 (16.26%) UML
12 18 (14.63%) Solaris
13 17 (13.82%) XML
14 16 (13.01%) Tomcat
14 16 (13.01%) TCP/IP
14 16 (13.01%) HP
14 16 (13.01%) Internet
14 16 (13.01%) VMware
14 16 (13.01%) Finance
15 15 (12.20%) Red Hat
15 15 (12.20%) Sun
15 15 (12.20%) J2SE
16 14 (11.38%) HTTP
16 14 (11.38%) J2EE
16 14 (11.38%) Load Balancing
16 14 (11.38%) Multithreading

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 16 (13.01%) Tomcat
2 13 (10.57%) WebLogic
3 6 (4.88%) Apache
4 4 (3.25%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.44%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.81%) nginx
6 1 (0.81%) Confluence
6 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.81%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.81%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) MS Office
2 1 (0.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.69%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.63%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) TCP/IP
1 16 (13.01%) Internet
2 14 (11.38%) HTTP
3 7 (5.69%) DNS
4 4 (3.25%) Firewall
4 4 (3.25%) DHCP
5 3 (2.44%) VPN
6 2 (1.63%) LAN
6 2 (1.63%) VoIP
6 2 (1.63%) WAN
6 2 (1.63%) SSL
7 1 (0.81%) SAN
7 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) Network Security
7 1 (0.81%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.81%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (0.81%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (0.81%) PBX
7 1 (0.81%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (7.32%) MySQL
3 4 (3.25%) Big Data
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 3 (2.44%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.44%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 3 (2.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.81%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Git (software)
2 14 (11.38%) Jenkins
3 13 (10.57%) JIRA
4 9 (7.32%) Subversion
5 3 (2.44%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.44%) Selenium
5 3 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.81%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.81%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (0.81%) Maven
General
1 16 (13.01%) Finance
2 4 (3.25%) Advertising
3 1 (0.81%) Games
3 1 (0.81%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (20.33%) Software Engineer
2 23 (18.70%) Developer
3 16 (13.01%) Systems Administrator
4 11 (8.94%) Administrator
5 10 (8.13%) Linux Administrator
5 10 (8.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 10 (8.13%) Python Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Test Engineer
6 9 (7.32%) Software Developer
7 8 (6.50%) Architect
7 8 (6.50%) Desktop Support
7 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Design Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Consultant
8 7 (5.69%) DBA
8 7 (5.69%) Principal Engineer
8 7 (5.69%) Python Software Engineer
9 6 (4.88%) Java Architect
9 6 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
10 5 (4.07%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (13.82%) XML
2 15 (12.20%) J2SE
3 14 (11.38%) J2EE
4 13 (10.57%) HTML
5 11 (8.94%) JSON
5 11 (8.94%) Twisted
6 10 (8.13%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (5.69%) OpenCL
8 3 (2.44%) Django
8 3 (2.44%) LAMP
8 3 (2.44%) CGI
9 2 (1.63%) CSS
9 2 (1.63%) Web Services
9 2 (1.63%) Ajax
9 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.63%) HTML5
10 1 (0.81%) FFmpeg
10 1 (0.81%) MCollective
10 1 (0.81%) Ruby on Rails
10 1 (0.81%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.50%) Client/Server
1 8 (6.50%) Device Driver
2 7 (5.69%) Clustering
3 6 (4.88%) Data Structures
4 5 (4.07%) Open Source
4 5 (4.07%) Mathematics
4 5 (4.07%) Streaming Media
5 4 (3.25%) Algorithms
5 4 (3.25%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.44%) Data Integration
6 3 (2.44%) IPTV
6 3 (2.44%) CCTV
6 3 (2.44%) STB
6 3 (2.44%) Cryptography
6 3 (2.44%) PKI
6 3 (2.44%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.63%) MPEG
7 2 (1.63%) Statistics
7 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.81%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.46%) UNIX
2 29 (23.58%) Windows
3 24 (19.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 18 (14.63%) Solaris
5 14 (11.38%) Oracle Linux
6 11 (8.94%) Ubuntu
7 10 (8.13%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (5.69%) CentOS
9 6 (4.88%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.07%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (3.25%) HPUX
12 3 (2.44%) AIX
12 3 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.81%) zOS
14 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (21.14%) Software Engineering
3 22 (17.89%) Scrum
4 20 (16.26%) UML
5 14 (11.38%) Load Balancing
5 14 (11.38%) Multithreading
6 13 (10.57%) Software Testing
7 12 (9.76%) DevOps
8 11 (8.94%) TDD
9 8 (6.50%) Enterprise Architecture
9 8 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (5.69%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (5.69%) OO
11 6 (4.88%) ITIL
11 6 (4.88%) Test Strategy
12 5 (4.07%) Unit Testing
12 5 (4.07%) OOA/OOD
12 5 (4.07%) Data Security
13 4 (3.25%) Manual Testing
13 4 (3.25%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (39.84%) Python
2 33 (26.83%) SQL
3 23 (18.70%) Java
4 22 (17.89%) C
4 22 (17.89%) Perl
5 20 (16.26%) C++
6 14 (11.38%) Bash Shell
7 8 (6.50%) Embedded C++
8 7 (5.69%) Embedded C
9 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
9 5 (4.07%) PHP
10 3 (2.44%) Ruby
10 3 (2.44%) Tcl
10 3 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.63%) Korn
12 1 (0.81%) Erlang
12 1 (0.81%) AWK
12 1 (0.81%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.88%) Degree
2 4 (3.25%) MCSE
2 4 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.25%) RHCE
3 3 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.63%) MOS
4 2 (1.63%) RHCA
4 2 (1.63%) MCDST
4 2 (1.63%) MCP
4 2 (1.63%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.63%) MCSA
5 1 (0.81%) CCNA
5 1 (0.81%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.81%) OCP
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.94%) QA
2 3 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.81%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 10 (8.13%) Docker
2 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.63%) vSphere
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) qmail
5 1 (0.81%) Samba
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (10.57%) Puppet
2 12 (9.76%) Nagios
3 2 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.63%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.63%) SCCM
3 2 (1.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.81%) Bacula
4 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.81%) SCOM
4 1 (0.81%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.81%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.81%) OMEGAMON
Vendors
1 21 (17.07%) Oracle
2 16 (13.01%) HP
2 16 (13.01%) VMware
3 15 (12.20%) Sun
3 15 (12.20%) Red Hat
4 13 (10.57%) Atlassian
5 9 (7.32%) Microsoft
6 8 (6.50%) IBM
6 8 (6.50%) Perforce
7 6 (4.88%) Cisco
7 6 (4.88%) Citrix
8 5 (4.07%) Remedy
9 4 (3.25%) BMC
9 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.44%) Sybase
10 3 (2.44%) EMC
10 3 (2.44%) Vertica
10 3 (2.44%) Infobright
11 2 (1.63%) SAP
11 2 (1.63%) Symantec
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