The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 21 18 5
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 57 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 6.95% 8.32% 15.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.94% 39.31% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 41
Average daily rate £360 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.10% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £215 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.75 £39.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Linux
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
111 145 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 18.81% 21.17% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 64 85
Average daily rate £260 £200 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -38.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £104 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 27
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -9.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.10 £11.52 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £43.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Cambridgeshire region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cambridgeshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -1 40 £360 +2.85% 64
Peterborough +12 1 - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 39 (34.51%) Windows
1 39 (34.51%) Python
2 32 (28.32%) Puppet
3 31 (27.43%) Perl
4 27 (23.89%) VMware
4 27 (23.89%) Degree
5 24 (21.24%) C
6 23 (20.35%) Unix
7 22 (19.47%) Bash Shell
8 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
9 19 (16.81%) Red Hat
9 19 (16.81%) DevOps
10 18 (15.93%) C++
11 17 (15.04%) Solaris
11 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 16 (14.16%) ITIL
13 15 (13.27%) Java
13 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
14 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
14 14 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
14 14 (12.39%) CentOS
14 14 (12.39%) Ubuntu
14 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
15 13 (11.50%) MySQL
15 13 (11.50%) Oracle
15 13 (11.50%) Finance
15 13 (11.50%) Nagios
16 12 (10.62%) Shell Script

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 8 (7.08%) Apache
2 6 (5.31%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.77%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.77%) nginx
4 1 (0.88%) Documentum
4 1 (0.88%) IIS
4 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.54%) IaaS
3 4 (3.54%) PaaS
4 3 (2.65%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (2.65%) SaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.77%) Office 365
6 1 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (8.85%) TCP/IP
2 9 (7.96%) Firewall
3 7 (6.19%) DNS
3 7 (6.19%) VoIP
4 6 (5.31%) FTP
4 6 (5.31%) WAN
4 6 (5.31%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (3.54%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.54%) HTTP
6 3 (2.65%) BGP
6 3 (2.65%) Junos
6 3 (2.65%) OSPF
6 3 (2.65%) SSH
7 2 (1.77%) Ethernet
7 2 (1.77%) NAS
7 2 (1.77%) Network Security
7 2 (1.77%) SAN
8 1 (0.88%) DHCP
8 1 (0.88%) Internet
8 1 (0.88%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.50%) MySQL
2 6 (5.31%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 3 (2.65%) Oracle Exadata
4 3 (2.65%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.77%) FileMaker
5 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.77%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.88%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (13.27%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.19%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 7 (6.19%) Jenkins
3 6 (5.31%) JIRA
4 4 (3.54%) Oracle Forms
5 3 (2.65%) Eclipse
5 3 (2.65%) IntelliJ
5 3 (2.65%) Selenium
5 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.77%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.77%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.77%) QADirector
6 2 (1.77%) RSpec
6 2 (1.77%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.88%) TestLink
General
1 13 (11.50%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Electronics
3 2 (1.77%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Advertising
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Systems Administrator
2 17 (15.04%) Administrator
3 15 (13.27%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (12.39%) Embedded Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (9.73%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (9.73%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (9.73%) Software Engineer
7 8 (7.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Analyst
8 7 (6.19%) Audio DSP Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Audio Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Audio Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) C Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) DSP Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) DSP Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) DSP Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Embedded C Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (6.19%) Machine Learning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.96%) Web Services
2 8 (7.08%) HTML
3 6 (5.31%) CSS
4 5 (4.42%) XML
5 3 (2.65%) Ajax
6 2 (1.77%) jQuery
6 2 (1.77%) LAMP
6 2 (1.77%) OAuth
6 2 (1.77%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (1.77%) Spring
7 1 (0.88%) .NET
7 1 (0.88%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.88%) HTML5
7 1 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.88%) mod_perl
7 1 (0.88%) Servlets
7 1 (0.88%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.88%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.73%) Device Driver
3 9 (7.96%) Mathematics
4 8 (7.08%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (6.19%) Algorithms
5 7 (6.19%) Biology
6 6 (5.31%) Life Science
7 5 (4.42%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.65%) CCTV
8 3 (2.65%) Proteomics
9 2 (1.77%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.77%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.88%) Replication
10 1 (0.88%) Verilog
10 1 (0.88%) VHDL
10 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.88%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (34.51%) Windows
2 23 (20.35%) Unix
3 17 (15.04%) Solaris
4 16 (14.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (12.39%) CentOS
5 14 (12.39%) Ubuntu
6 11 (9.73%) Windows Server
7 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (7.96%) Android
9 7 (6.19%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (6.19%) Mac OS X
10 5 (4.42%) AIX
10 5 (4.42%) Windows 7
11 3 (2.65%) HPUX
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (16.81%) DevOps
2 17 (15.04%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (14.16%) ITIL
4 14 (12.39%) Software Engineering
5 11 (9.73%) Configuration Management
5 11 (9.73%) Software Testing
6 10 (8.85%) Bioinformatics
6 10 (8.85%) Test Automation
7 9 (7.96%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (7.96%) Scrum
8 8 (7.08%) Mentoring
9 7 (6.19%) Digital Signal Processing
9 7 (6.19%) Machine Learning
9 7 (6.19%) Signal Processing
9 7 (6.19%) Time Management
10 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
11 4 (3.54%) Functional Testing
11 4 (3.54%) Kanban
11 4 (3.54%) Migration
11 4 (3.54%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 39 (34.51%) Python
2 31 (27.43%) Perl
3 24 (21.24%) C
4 22 (19.47%) Bash Shell
5 18 (15.93%) C++
6 15 (13.27%) Java
7 12 (10.62%) Embedded C
7 12 (10.62%) Shell Script
8 10 (8.85%) SQL
9 7 (6.19%) JavaScript
9 7 (6.19%) MATLAB
10 6 (5.31%) Ruby
11 4 (3.54%) C#
11 4 (3.54%) PHP
12 3 (2.65%) R
13 2 (1.77%) CoffeeScript
13 2 (1.77%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.88%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.88%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 27 (23.89%) Degree
2 5 (4.42%) BPSS Clearance
2 5 (4.42%) CCNA
2 5 (4.42%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.65%) MCSA
4 3 (2.65%) MCSE
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.65%) PhD
4 3 (2.65%) VCP5
4 3 (2.65%) VCP6
4 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.77%) JNCIA
5 2 (1.77%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) CCIE
6 1 (0.88%) CCNP
6 1 (0.88%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 3 (2.65%) SLA
3 2 (1.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.88%) COBIT
4 1 (0.88%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.88%) JTAG
4 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.73%) Docker
3 10 (8.85%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.31%) GPFS
4 6 (5.31%) NFS
5 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.77%) vSphere
7 1 (0.88%) KVM
7 1 (0.88%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 32 (28.32%) Puppet
2 14 (12.39%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (11.50%) Nagios
4 6 (5.31%) Ganglia
5 5 (4.42%) Ansible
6 3 (2.65%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.77%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.88%) Graphite
8 1 (0.88%) logstash
8 1 (0.88%) Packer
8 1 (0.88%) Riemann
8 1 (0.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 27 (23.89%) VMware
2 19 (16.81%) Red Hat
3 13 (11.50%) Oracle
4 11 (9.73%) Cisco
5 10 (8.85%) HP
5 10 (8.85%) Microsoft
6 9 (7.96%) WorldPay
7 8 (7.08%) Juniper
8 7 (6.19%) IBM
9 6 (5.31%) Citrix
10 5 (4.42%) Dell
10 5 (4.42%) F5
10 5 (4.42%) Splunk
11 4 (3.54%) NetApp
12 3 (2.65%) BMC
12 3 (2.65%) Remedy
12 3 (2.65%) Sun
13 2 (1.77%) Perforce
13 2 (1.77%) SAP
13 2 (1.77%) Siebel
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