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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 1 3 3
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 75 58 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 20.27% 15.98% 16.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.82% 59.79% 53.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 8
Average daily rate
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£325 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £384 £460 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.95 £20.70 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.90 £37.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
132 97 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.68% 26.72% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 55 27
Average daily rate £325 £388 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +33.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 29
Average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.18% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.60 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 44 (39.29%) UNIX
2 31 (27.68%) DevOps
3 30 (26.79%) Puppet
4 29 (25.89%) Ruby
4 29 (25.89%) Windows
5 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
6 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
7 24 (21.43%) Configuration Management
8 22 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
11 18 (16.07%) Python
12 17 (15.18%) HTML
12 17 (15.18%) DNS
12 17 (15.18%) DHCP
13 16 (14.29%) Debian
13 16 (14.29%) C
14 15 (13.39%) Web Services
15 14 (12.50%) C++
15 14 (12.50%) SQL
15 14 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
16 13 (11.61%) Java
16 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
17 12 (10.71%) ITIL
18 11 (9.82%) Oracle
18 11 (9.82%) PHP
18 11 (9.82%) Software Engineering
19 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
19 10 (8.93%) Perl

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (8.04%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
2 8 (7.14%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.14%) IIS
3 6 (5.36%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.46%) Apache
5 4 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.68%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.89%) Zope
7 1 (0.89%) Plone
7 1 (0.89%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Tridion
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (4.46%) IaaS
3 2 (1.79%) Office 365
3 2 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) DNS
1 17 (15.18%) DHCP
2 8 (7.14%) LDAP
3 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.25%) Internet
4 5 (4.46%) SAN
5 4 (3.57%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (3.57%) LAN
5 4 (3.57%) WAN
6 3 (2.68%) HTTP
6 3 (2.68%) Firewall
6 3 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (2.68%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (1.79%) VLAN
7 2 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.79%) Wireless
8 1 (0.89%) Bluetooth
8 1 (0.89%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.89%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.89%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.61%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.57%) MySQL
3 3 (2.68%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.89%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.89%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.04%) JIRA
2 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.79%) Oracle Forms
2 2 (1.79%) Ant
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) PHPUnit
3 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.89%) Maven
3 1 (0.89%) Selenium
General
1 2 (1.79%) Retail
2 1 (0.89%) Law
2 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 34 (30.36%) Administrator
2 29 (25.89%) Systems Administrator
3 28 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
4 22 (19.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 17 (15.18%) Developer
6 14 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (11.61%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 13 (11.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
9 9 (8.04%) Consultant
10 8 (7.14%) Software Engineer
11 7 (6.25%) Analyst
12 5 (4.46%) Software Developer
12 5 (4.46%) Messaging Consultant
13 4 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
13 4 (3.57%) Java Developer
13 4 (3.57%) PHP Developer
13 4 (3.57%) UNIX Systems Administrator
14 3 (2.68%) Tester
14 3 (2.68%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (15.18%) HTML
2 15 (13.39%) Web Services
3 8 (7.14%) XML
4 7 (6.25%) CSS
5 5 (4.46%) Servlets
5 5 (4.46%) HTML5
6 4 (3.57%) Symfony
6 4 (3.57%) Spring
6 4 (3.57%) jQuery
7 3 (2.68%) JSP
7 3 (2.68%) J2EE
7 3 (2.68%) Struts
7 3 (2.68%) JPA
7 3 (2.68%) AngularJS
7 3 (2.68%) Laravel
7 3 (2.68%) Ajax
7 3 (2.68%) Spring MVC
8 2 (1.79%) Java EE
8 2 (1.79%) CSS3
8 2 (1.79%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.36%) Device Driver
2 3 (2.68%) CLARiiON
2 3 (2.68%) Statistics
2 3 (2.68%) IPTV
3 2 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.79%) Streaming Media
3 2 (1.79%) Open Source
3 2 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (0.89%) MPEG
4 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
4 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.89%) GIS
4 1 (0.89%) DTV
4 1 (0.89%) CAN bus
4 1 (0.89%) STB
4 1 (0.89%) FlexPod
4 1 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.29%) UNIX
2 29 (25.89%) Windows
3 22 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (14.29%) Debian
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (6.25%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.46%) CentOS
8 4 (3.57%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.68%) Android
9 3 (2.68%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.89%) VMS
11 1 (0.89%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.68%) DevOps
2 27 (24.11%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 12 (10.71%) ITIL
5 11 (9.82%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (7.14%) Project Management
8 7 (6.25%) Manual Testing
9 6 (5.36%) Scrum
10 5 (4.46%) Change Management
10 5 (4.46%) Data Security
11 4 (3.57%) MVC
11 4 (3.57%) Workflow
12 3 (2.68%) UML
12 3 (2.68%) OOP
12 3 (2.68%) E-Commerce
12 3 (2.68%) Market Research
12 3 (2.68%) Android Development
13 2 (1.79%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.89%) Ruby
2 18 (16.07%) Python
3 16 (14.29%) C
4 14 (12.50%) C++
4 14 (12.50%) SQL
5 13 (11.61%) Java
6 11 (9.82%) PHP
7 10 (8.93%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.93%) Perl
8 9 (8.04%) JavaScript
8 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.57%) Embedded C
10 2 (1.79%) PHP5
10 2 (1.79%) Embedded C++
11 1 (0.89%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (3.57%) RHCA
1 4 (3.57%) RHCE
2 3 (2.68%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.68%) CCNA
2 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (0.89%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.89%) Degree
3 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.57%) QA
2 2 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.89%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.14%) Terminal Server
3 4 (3.57%) Dovecot
3 4 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.68%) vSphere
5 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 30 (26.79%) Puppet
2 14 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.25%) Ansible
4 4 (3.57%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.79%) SCCM
6 1 (0.89%) SCOM
Vendors
1 25 (22.32%) Red Hat
2 20 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 11 (9.82%) Oracle
4 9 (8.04%) VMware
5 7 (6.25%) Perforce
6 6 (5.36%) Infoblox
6 6 (5.36%) Symantec
6 6 (5.36%) Cisco
7 5 (4.46%) NetApp
7 5 (4.46%) F5
8 4 (3.57%) 3PAR
8 4 (3.57%) HP
9 3 (2.68%) EMC
9 3 (2.68%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.68%) hybris
9 3 (2.68%) Demandware
9 3 (2.68%) Intershop
10 2 (1.79%) Qualys
10 2 (1.79%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.79%) Sourcefire
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