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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 2 4 5
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 111 73 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.02% 15.63% 12.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 68.94% 51.41% 51.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 53 16
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +22.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £458 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £45.75 £47.50 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.68% +11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £47.50 £28.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £47.50 £50.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
161 142 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 31.94% 30.41% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 87 31
Average daily rate £325 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £138 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -25.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.10 £12.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £27.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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
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 30 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 88 (54.32%) DevOps
2 87 (53.70%) Puppet
3 73 (45.06%) Amazon AWS
4 70 (43.21%) Ruby
5 64 (39.51%) Opscode Chef
6 46 (28.40%) Ansible
6 46 (28.40%) Web Services
7 43 (26.54%) Configuration Management
8 41 (25.31%) UNIX
9 37 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
10 34 (20.99%) Windows
10 34 (20.99%) Python
11 33 (20.37%) Java
12 28 (17.28%) Red Hat
13 25 (15.43%) Perl
14 24 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 23 (14.20%) Bash Shell
15 23 (14.20%) PHP
16 22 (13.58%) Active Directory
17 21 (12.96%) VMware
18 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
19 19 (11.73%) ITIL
20 17 (10.49%) Oracle
20 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
20 17 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
21 15 (9.26%) DHCP
21 15 (9.26%) DNS
22 14 (8.64%) C++
23 13 (8.02%) Debian
24 11 (6.79%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 9 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 8 (4.94%) IIS
2 8 (4.94%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (4.94%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.32%) Apache
3 7 (4.32%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.47%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.23%) Lync
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Jetty
6 1 (0.62%) Confluence
6 1 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.62%) Zope
6 1 (0.62%) Plone
6 1 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.32%) Tridion
2 2 (1.23%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (45.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (6.17%) IaaS
3 5 (3.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (1.23%) Office 365
5 1 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.26%) DHCP
1 15 (9.26%) DNS
2 11 (6.79%) LDAP
3 9 (5.56%) TCP/IP
4 6 (3.70%) SAN
5 5 (3.09%) VoIP
6 4 (2.47%) WAN
6 4 (2.47%) LAN
6 4 (2.47%) Firewall
6 4 (2.47%) Wireless
6 4 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (2.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (1.85%) VLAN
7 3 (1.85%) HTTP
8 2 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.23%) Skype
9 1 (0.62%) WebEx
9 1 (0.62%) RTSP
9 1 (0.62%) IGMP
9 1 (0.62%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.17%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.32%) MySQL
4 4 (2.47%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.94%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.94%) Subversion
3 7 (4.32%) JIRA
4 3 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.85%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.62%) IntelliJ
5 1 (0.62%) Maven
5 1 (0.62%) GitLab
5 1 (0.62%) Ant
General
1 3 (1.85%) Finance
2 2 (1.23%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.23%) Retail
2 2 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.62%) Marketing
3 1 (0.62%) Publishing
3 1 (0.62%) Law
3 1 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.62%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 56 (34.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 45 (27.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 37 (22.84%) Administrator
4 35 (21.60%) Systems Administrator
5 32 (19.75%) Linux Administrator
6 27 (16.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 17 (10.49%) Developer
8 14 (8.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 14 (8.64%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (6.17%) Analyst
10 8 (4.94%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.94%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.09%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.09%) UNIX Administrator
12 4 (2.47%) Service Desk Analyst
12 4 (2.47%) Service Analyst
13 3 (1.85%) Applications Developer
13 3 (1.85%) Support Technician
13 3 (1.85%) PHP Developer
14 2 (1.23%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.40%) Web Services
2 9 (5.56%) HTML
3 7 (4.32%) Servlets
4 6 (3.70%) XML
4 6 (3.70%) CSS
5 5 (3.09%) SOAP
5 5 (3.09%) Spring
5 5 (3.09%) jQuery
6 4 (2.47%) JPA
6 4 (2.47%) Spring MVC
6 4 (2.47%) Ajax
6 4 (2.47%) Struts
6 4 (2.47%) JSP
6 4 (2.47%) .NET
6 4 (2.47%) J2EE
7 3 (1.85%) JSON
7 3 (1.85%) HTML5
8 2 (1.23%) LAMP
8 2 (1.23%) Java EE
8 2 (1.23%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.32%) Device Driver
2 4 (2.47%) CLARiiON
2 4 (2.47%) Statistics
3 3 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.23%) DTV
5 1 (0.62%) GIS
5 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.62%) MPEG
5 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.62%) STB
5 1 (0.62%) IPTV
5 1 (0.62%) CCTV
5 1 (0.62%) CAN bus
5 1 (0.62%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.62%) User Experience
5 1 (0.62%) Streaming Music
5 1 (0.62%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.62%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 41 (25.31%) UNIX
2 34 (20.99%) Windows
3 24 (14.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (8.02%) Debian
5 7 (4.32%) Embedded Linux
6 6 (3.70%) Mac OS X
6 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.09%) CentOS
7 5 (3.09%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.47%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.85%) Solaris
9 3 (1.85%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.85%) Android
10 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.23%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.62%) VMS
11 1 (0.62%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (54.32%) DevOps
2 43 (26.54%) Configuration Management
3 37 (22.84%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (11.73%) ITIL
5 17 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 10 (6.17%) Software Engineering
7 9 (5.56%) Project Management
8 7 (4.32%) Data Security
9 6 (3.70%) Change Management
10 5 (3.09%) MVC
10 5 (3.09%) Scrum
11 4 (2.47%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.47%) ITSM
11 4 (2.47%) E-Commerce
11 4 (2.47%) Mentoring
12 3 (1.85%) Market Research
12 3 (1.85%) Load Balancing
13 2 (1.23%) Web Design
13 2 (1.23%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 70 (43.21%) Ruby
2 34 (20.99%) Python
3 33 (20.37%) Java
4 25 (15.43%) Perl
5 23 (14.20%) PHP
5 23 (14.20%) Bash Shell
6 14 (8.64%) C++
7 11 (6.79%) C
7 11 (6.79%) JavaScript
8 10 (6.17%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.56%) SQL
10 3 (1.85%) Embedded C
11 2 (1.23%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.62%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.62%) PHP5
12 1 (0.62%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 4 (2.47%) RHCA
2 4 (2.47%) Degree
2 4 (2.47%) CCNA
2 4 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (2.47%) RHCE
3 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
3 1 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (0.62%) MOS
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.62%) MCP
3 1 (0.62%) MCSE
3 1 (0.62%) MCSA
3 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.23%) SLA
1 2 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (1.23%) QA
1 2 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (13.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.94%) Terminal Server
3 7 (4.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.47%) vSphere
5 2 (1.23%) Docker
6 1 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.62%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 87 (53.70%) Puppet
2 64 (39.51%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (28.40%) Ansible
4 6 (3.70%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.23%) SCCM
7 1 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.62%) Opsview
Vendors
1 28 (17.28%) Red Hat
2 21 (12.96%) VMware
3 20 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.49%) Oracle
5 9 (5.56%) Cisco
6 6 (3.70%) F5
6 6 (3.70%) HP
7 5 (3.09%) NetApp
7 5 (3.09%) CheckPoint
7 5 (3.09%) 3PAR
8 4 (2.47%) hybris
8 4 (2.47%) Demandware
8 4 (2.47%) Intershop
8 4 (2.47%) EMC
9 3 (1.85%) Symantec
9 3 (1.85%) Apple
9 3 (1.85%) Dell
9 3 (1.85%) WorldPay
9 3 (1.85%) Dell Compellent
10 2 (1.23%) Sourcefire
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