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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 3 9 9
Rank change year-on-year
+6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 127 93 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 15.26% 11.41% 10.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.95% 38.59% 42.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 63 24
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£388 £400 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £287 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 11
Average hourly rate £39.00 £41.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.55 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £49.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
227 241 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.28% 29.57% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 116 59
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 41 43
Average hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.62% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £27.50 £45.50
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 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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015. 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 +2 106 £388 -3.12% 90
Peterborough -1 4 £200 -33.33% 4
Huntingdon -3 2 £365 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 94 (42.34%) DevOps
2 92 (41.44%) Puppet
3 79 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
4 74 (33.33%) Ruby
5 69 (31.08%) Opscode Chef
6 52 (23.42%) Web Services
7 50 (22.52%) Ansible
8 49 (22.07%) Configuration Management
9 48 (21.62%) UNIX
10 47 (21.17%) Windows
11 46 (20.72%) Red Hat
12 45 (20.27%) Java
12 45 (20.27%) Python
13 44 (19.82%) Oracle
14 40 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
15 35 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 32 (14.41%) VMware
17 30 (13.51%) Bash Shell
18 29 (13.06%) Perl
19 28 (12.61%) Tomcat
20 26 (11.71%) Active Directory
21 25 (11.26%) ITIL
22 23 (10.36%) PHP
23 22 (9.91%) SQL Server
23 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
23 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
23 22 (9.91%) Debian
24 20 (9.01%) C++
25 18 (8.11%) Apache
26 17 (7.66%) DNS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 28 (12.61%) Tomcat
2 18 (8.11%) Apache
3 10 (4.50%) SharePoint
3 10 (4.50%) IIS
4 9 (4.05%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (4.05%) Oracle Application Server
5 8 (3.60%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.25%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.25%) Zope
6 5 (2.25%) Plone
6 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.90%) Node.js
7 2 (0.90%) Lync
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Jetty
8 1 (0.45%) Confluence
8 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 10 (4.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (3.60%) Tridion
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 79 (35.59%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.95%) IaaS
3 5 (2.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.90%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.66%) DHCP
1 17 (7.66%) DNS
2 13 (5.86%) LDAP
3 11 (4.95%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.60%) SAN
5 5 (2.25%) VoIP
5 5 (2.25%) Firewall
5 5 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (2.25%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (1.80%) LAN
6 4 (1.80%) Wireless
6 4 (1.80%) WAN
6 4 (1.80%) HTTP
7 3 (1.35%) VLAN
8 2 (0.90%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (0.90%) Skype
8 2 (0.90%) SNMP
9 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.45%) FTP
9 1 (0.45%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (9.91%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (4.95%) MySQL
4 9 (4.05%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.25%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.45%) Impala
9 1 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.45%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.45%) HBase
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.45%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 16 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.86%) Oracle Forms
3 9 (4.05%) Jenkins
4 8 (3.60%) Subversion
5 7 (3.15%) JIRA
6 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.90%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.45%) Maven
8 1 (0.45%) Gradle
8 1 (0.45%) Grunt
8 1 (0.45%) Bower
8 1 (0.45%) GitLab
8 1 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 7 (3.15%) Manufacturing
2 5 (2.25%) Finance
3 2 (0.90%) Retail
3 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Law
4 1 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
4 1 (0.45%) Publishing
4 1 (0.45%) Military
4 1 (0.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (26.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 48 (21.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 45 (20.27%) Administrator
4 39 (17.57%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (17.12%) Linux Administrator
6 31 (13.96%) Developer
7 30 (13.51%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 26 (11.71%) Linux Engineer
9 18 (8.11%) Analyst
10 14 (6.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.95%) Support Engineer
12 10 (4.50%) Oracle Developer
13 9 (4.05%) Java Developer
13 9 (4.05%) Software Engineer
14 6 (2.70%) Consultant
15 5 (2.25%) Applications Support
15 5 (2.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
15 5 (2.25%) UNIX Administrator
15 5 (2.25%) Linux Consultant
15 5 (2.25%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (23.42%) Web Services
2 12 (5.41%) Middleware
2 12 (5.41%) Oracle Fusion
3 10 (4.50%) HTML
4 7 (3.15%) CSS
4 7 (3.15%) Servlets
5 6 (2.70%) XML
5 6 (2.70%) Spring
6 5 (2.25%) jQuery
6 5 (2.25%) SOAP
7 4 (1.80%) JSP
7 4 (1.80%) .NET
7 4 (1.80%) J2EE
7 4 (1.80%) JPA
7 4 (1.80%) JSON
7 4 (1.80%) Spring MVC
7 4 (1.80%) Ajax
7 4 (1.80%) HTML5
7 4 (1.80%) Struts
8 3 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (3.60%) Device Driver
3 5 (2.25%) CLARiiON
3 5 (2.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (1.80%) Statistics
5 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.90%) CAN bus
6 2 (0.90%) DTV
6 2 (0.90%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.90%) CCTV
7 1 (0.45%) GIS
7 1 (0.45%) MPEG
7 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.45%) STB
7 1 (0.45%) IPTV
7 1 (0.45%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.45%) Replication
7 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.45%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 48 (21.62%) UNIX
2 47 (21.17%) Windows
3 35 (15.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (9.91%) Debian
5 12 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
6 7 (3.15%) Mac OS X
6 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.25%) CentOS
8 5 (2.25%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.35%) Solaris
9 3 (1.35%) Android
9 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.90%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.45%) VMS
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (42.34%) DevOps
2 49 (22.07%) Configuration Management
3 40 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (11.26%) ITIL
5 22 (9.91%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (5.41%) Change Management
6 12 (5.41%) Software Engineering
7 11 (4.95%) ITSM
8 10 (4.50%) Project Management
8 10 (4.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (4.05%) E-Commerce
9 9 (4.05%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.15%) Migration
10 7 (3.15%) Data Security
11 6 (2.70%) Scrum
11 6 (2.70%) Incident Management
12 5 (2.25%) MVC
12 5 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (1.80%) Load Balancing
14 3 (1.35%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 74 (33.33%) Ruby
2 45 (20.27%) Python
2 45 (20.27%) Java
3 30 (13.51%) Bash Shell
4 29 (13.06%) Perl
5 23 (10.36%) PHP
6 20 (9.01%) C++
7 15 (6.76%) C
8 13 (5.86%) JavaScript
9 12 (5.41%) SQL
10 11 (4.95%) PowerShell
11 5 (2.25%) Embedded C
12 4 (1.80%) Embedded C++
12 4 (1.80%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.90%) VB
14 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.45%) PHP5
14 1 (0.45%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 6 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (2.25%) CCNA
2 5 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (1.80%) RHCE
3 4 (1.80%) RHCA
3 4 (1.80%) LPIC
3 4 (1.80%) Degree
4 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
4 3 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 2 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.90%) MCSE
6 1 (0.45%) MCSA
6 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.45%) OCP
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.45%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.45%) MOS
6 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) SLA
1 2 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (0.90%) QA
1 2 (0.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (11.71%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.05%) Terminal Server
4 5 (2.25%) vSphere
5 4 (1.80%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (0.90%) Docker
7 1 (0.45%) HDFS
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 92 (41.44%) Puppet
2 69 (31.08%) Opscode Chef
3 50 (22.52%) Ansible
4 6 (2.70%) Vagrant
5 4 (1.80%) NSN NetAct
6 3 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
7 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.90%) SCCM
8 1 (0.45%) SCOM
8 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.45%) Opsview
Vendors
1 46 (20.72%) Red Hat
2 44 (19.82%) Oracle
3 32 (14.41%) VMware
4 22 (9.91%) Microsoft
5 11 (4.95%) Cisco
6 8 (3.60%) HP
7 7 (3.15%) F5
8 6 (2.70%) 3PAR
8 6 (2.70%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.25%) NetApp
9 5 (2.25%) Dell
9 5 (2.25%) EMC
10 4 (1.80%) Symantec
10 4 (1.80%) hybris
10 4 (1.80%) Intershop
10 4 (1.80%) Demandware
10 4 (1.80%) Dell Compellent
11 3 (1.35%) WorldPay
11 3 (1.35%) Apple
11 3 (1.35%) Citrix
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