The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Cambridgeshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 11 12
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 75 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.50% 10.50% 8.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.26% 40.98% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 23 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -14.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +4.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £30.00 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £50.00 £92.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
242 183 250
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.30% 25.63% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 59 98
Average daily rate £330 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £208 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 45 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £19.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.64% -30.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.05 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
East of England

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014.

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 1 August 2014. 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
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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 +3 76 £400 +21.21% 76
Peterborough +9 7 £300 -7.69% 1
Huntingdon - 5 - -
St Neots - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 47 (30.92%) Oracle
2 42 (27.63%) UNIX
3 34 (22.37%) Perl
4 33 (21.71%) C
4 33 (21.71%) SQL
4 33 (21.71%) Red Hat
5 32 (21.05%) Python
6 30 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (19.08%) Software Engineering
8 28 (18.42%) Java
8 28 (18.42%) OO
9 26 (17.11%) Windows
10 24 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 24 (15.79%) PHP
10 24 (15.79%) MySQL
11 23 (15.13%) Nagios
12 22 (14.47%) Apache
13 21 (13.82%) Scrum
13 21 (13.82%) Git (software)
14 19 (12.50%) Ubuntu
15 17 (11.18%) Finance
15 17 (11.18%) Embedded Linux
16 16 (10.53%) LAMP
16 16 (10.53%) Puppet
16 16 (10.53%) DevOps
17 15 (9.87%) VMware
17 15 (9.87%) Solaris
17 15 (9.87%) J2SE
17 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
17 15 (9.87%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 22 (14.47%) Apache
2 14 (9.21%) Tomcat
3 12 (7.89%) WebLogic
4 11 (7.24%) WordPress
5 5 (3.29%) MS Exchange
6 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
7 1 (0.66%) Confluence
7 1 (0.66%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.97%) MS Office
2 1 (0.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (3.95%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.32%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.66%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.66%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.32%) PaaS
1 2 (1.32%) IaaS
2 1 (0.66%) Rackspace Cloud
2 1 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.87%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.89%) DNS
3 11 (7.24%) Internet
3 11 (7.24%) DHCP
4 8 (5.26%) HTTP
5 6 (3.95%) RTP
6 5 (3.29%) Broadband
7 3 (1.97%) ZigBee
7 3 (1.97%) RTSP
7 3 (1.97%) Firewall
7 3 (1.97%) SAN
7 3 (1.97%) LAN
7 3 (1.97%) WAN
7 3 (1.97%) VPN
7 3 (1.97%) DLNA
7 3 (1.97%) Network Security
8 2 (1.32%) VoIP
8 2 (1.32%) VLAN
9 1 (0.66%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.66%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.79%) MySQL
2 10 (6.58%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.61%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.95%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.29%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.66%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 21 (13.82%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.89%) Subversion
3 8 (5.26%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.61%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.63%) JIRA
6 3 (1.97%) Selenium
7 2 (1.32%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.66%) JMeter
8 1 (0.66%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.66%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.66%) JUnit
8 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.66%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.66%) Robotium
8 1 (0.66%) Mercurial
General
1 17 (11.18%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.97%) Advertising
4 3 (1.97%) Electronics
5 2 (1.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.66%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 36 (23.68%) Developer
2 28 (18.42%) Software Engineer
3 23 (15.13%) Systems Administrator
4 18 (11.84%) Administrator
5 14 (9.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 14 (9.21%) Linux Administrator
6 13 (8.55%) Consultant
7 12 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 11 (7.24%) LAMP Developer
9 10 (6.58%) Architect
10 9 (5.92%) Java Architect
11 8 (5.26%) Software Developer
11 8 (5.26%) Analyst
12 7 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
12 7 (4.61%) Python Developer
12 7 (4.61%) Support Engineer
12 7 (4.61%) DBA
13 6 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (3.29%) Project Manager
14 5 (3.29%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.53%) LAMP
2 15 (9.87%) J2SE
3 14 (9.21%) J2EE
4 13 (8.55%) jQuery
5 12 (7.89%) HTML
5 12 (7.89%) CSS
5 12 (7.89%) Web Services
6 11 (7.24%) Ajax
6 11 (7.24%) XHTML
7 10 (6.58%) .NET
8 7 (4.61%) CGI
8 7 (4.61%) XML
9 6 (3.95%) GStreamer
9 6 (3.95%) Twisted
9 6 (3.95%) JSON
10 5 (3.29%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (1.97%) Middleware
12 2 (1.32%) AngularJS
13 1 (0.66%) Ruby on Rails
13 1 (0.66%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.89%) MPEG
1 12 (7.89%) Device Driver
2 11 (7.24%) Open Source
3 10 (6.58%) IPTV
4 9 (5.92%) Clustering
5 8 (5.26%) PKI
6 6 (3.95%) Blackberry
6 6 (3.95%) Streaming Video
6 6 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.29%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 4 (2.63%) CCTV
9 3 (1.97%) Statistics
9 3 (1.97%) Interactive TV
9 3 (1.97%) DTV
9 3 (1.97%) Internet of Things
9 3 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.32%) Firmware
10 2 (1.32%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 42 (27.63%) UNIX
2 30 (19.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (17.11%) Windows
4 19 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 17 (11.18%) Embedded Linux
6 15 (9.87%) Solaris
7 13 (8.55%) Oracle Linux
8 12 (7.89%) Android
9 11 (7.24%) Apple iOS
10 8 (5.26%) Windows 7
11 6 (3.95%) CentOS
12 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.32%) HPUX
12 2 (1.32%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.32%) Debian
13 1 (0.66%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.66%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.08%) Software Engineering
2 28 (18.42%) OO
3 21 (13.82%) Scrum
4 16 (10.53%) DevOps
5 15 (9.87%) ITIL
6 14 (9.21%) UML
7 13 (8.55%) Load Balancing
7 13 (8.55%) Multithreading
8 12 (7.89%) Performance Tuning
8 12 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (7.89%) TDD
9 11 (7.24%) Android Development
9 11 (7.24%) iOS Development
10 10 (6.58%) Migration
11 9 (5.92%) Unit Testing
12 8 (5.26%) OOA/OOD
13 7 (4.61%) ERP
14 6 (3.95%) Capacity Planning
14 6 (3.95%) Enterprise Architecture
15 5 (3.29%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.37%) Perl
2 33 (21.71%) C
2 33 (21.71%) SQL
3 32 (21.05%) Python
4 28 (18.42%) Java
5 24 (15.79%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.79%) PHP
6 13 (8.55%) C++
7 12 (7.89%) Embedded C
8 11 (7.24%) PHP5
9 10 (6.58%) Ruby
10 8 (5.26%) Embedded C++
10 8 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 7 (4.61%) Bash Shell
12 6 (3.95%) Korn
13 5 (3.29%) Shell Script
14 3 (1.97%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
15 2 (1.32%) Tcl
16 1 (0.66%) AWK
Qualifications
1 10 (6.58%) Degree
2 8 (5.26%) RHCE
3 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (3.29%) MCSE
4 5 (3.29%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (1.97%) OCP
5 3 (1.97%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.97%) MCSA
6 2 (1.32%) MCP
6 2 (1.32%) A+ Certification
6 2 (1.32%) RHCA
6 2 (1.32%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.95%) SLA
1 6 (3.95%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.24%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.29%) VMware ESX
3 5 (3.29%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (3.29%) Docker
3 5 (3.29%) vSphere
3 5 (3.29%) XenApp
4 4 (2.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 3 (1.97%) KVM
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.66%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.66%) Samba
6 1 (0.66%) NFS
6 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.66%) qmail
6 1 (0.66%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 23 (15.13%) Nagios
2 16 (10.53%) Puppet
3 7 (4.61%) SCOM
4 6 (3.95%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (3.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 6 (3.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 5 (3.29%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.63%) WSUS
6 4 (2.63%) SCCM
6 4 (2.63%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.97%) Munin
8 2 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.66%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 47 (30.92%) Oracle
2 33 (21.71%) Red Hat
3 15 (9.87%) VMware
4 14 (9.21%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.21%) Sun
4 14 (9.21%) HP
5 12 (7.89%) Atlassian
6 11 (7.24%) Cisco
7 10 (6.58%) Citrix
8 9 (5.92%) IBM
9 8 (5.26%) Sybase
10 7 (4.61%) Perforce
10 7 (4.61%) SAP
10 7 (4.61%) Remedy
11 6 (3.95%) Symantec
12 5 (3.29%) BMC
12 5 (3.29%) EMC
13 4 (2.63%) Rackspace
13 4 (2.63%) Nokia
14 3 (1.97%) CA
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