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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 20 4
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -16
Contract jobs citing Linux 93 58 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 12.57% 8.29% 13.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.15% 33.92% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 27
Average daily rate
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£325 £363 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £435 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £37.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £20.24 £37.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £38.50 £47.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
206 171 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.84% 24.43% 30.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 68 59
Average daily rate £325 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 31 42
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £11.95 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £37.70 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 May 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 55 £325 -14.75% 83
Peterborough +14 15 £339 +1.11% 6
Huntingdon - 5 - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 43 (25.60%) Windows
2 42 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 40 (23.81%) Python
4 38 (22.62%) Oracle
5 37 (22.02%) Red Hat
6 33 (19.64%) UNIX
7 28 (16.67%) SQL
8 27 (16.07%) HTML
9 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
10 24 (14.29%) Web Services
10 24 (14.29%) DevOps
11 23 (13.69%) C
12 22 (13.10%) Debian
12 22 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
13 21 (12.50%) VMware
13 21 (12.50%) Apache
14 20 (11.90%) Configuration Management
15 19 (11.31%) C++
15 19 (11.31%) Ruby
15 19 (11.31%) Puppet
16 18 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (10.71%) Java
16 18 (10.71%) Microsoft
17 16 (9.52%) DNS
18 15 (8.93%) Active Directory
18 15 (8.93%) JIRA
18 15 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
19 14 (8.33%) DHCP
20 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
20 13 (7.74%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 26 (15.48%) Tomcat
2 21 (12.50%) Apache
3 9 (5.36%) Oracle Application Server
4 8 (4.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (4.17%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (4.17%) IIS
5 7 (4.17%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.98%) Zope
6 5 (2.98%) Plone
6 5 (2.98%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.98%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (1.79%) nginx
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.60%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.60%) Node.js
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (4.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Tridion
2 2 (1.19%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 18 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (2.98%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
4 1 (0.60%) Office 365
4 1 (0.60%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 16 (9.52%) DNS
2 14 (8.33%) DHCP
3 12 (7.14%) Internet
4 8 (4.76%) TCP/IP
5 7 (4.17%) LDAP
6 5 (2.98%) HTTP
7 4 (2.38%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (1.79%) Firewall
8 3 (1.79%) Wireless
8 3 (1.79%) SAN
9 2 (1.19%) SNMP
9 2 (1.19%) VLAN
9 2 (1.19%) Intrusion Detection
10 1 (0.60%) IGMP
10 1 (0.60%) 2G
10 1 (0.60%) RTSP
10 1 (0.60%) ZigBee
10 1 (0.60%) 3G
10 1 (0.60%) DVB
10 1 (0.60%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.55%) MySQL
3 6 (3.57%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.38%) MongoDB
5 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.60%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.60%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.60%) Impala
7 1 (0.60%) HBase
7 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 15 (8.93%) JIRA
2 12 (7.14%) Oracle Forms
3 7 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.79%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.19%) Subversion
6 1 (0.60%) Selenium
6 1 (0.60%) Ant
6 1 (0.60%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.60%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.60%) PHPUnit
6 1 (0.60%) Hudson
6 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.60%) Cucumber
General
1 5 (2.98%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.79%) Finance
3 2 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.19%) Retail
4 1 (0.60%) Electronics
4 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (26.19%) Developer
2 26 (15.48%) Administrator
3 23 (13.69%) Linux Administrator
4 22 (13.10%) Linux Engineer
5 19 (11.31%) Systems Administrator
6 16 (9.52%) Consultant
7 15 (8.93%) Analyst
7 15 (8.93%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 14 (8.33%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Oracle Developer
10 9 (5.36%) Python Developer
11 8 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Customer Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Software Developer
11 8 (4.76%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.76%) Software Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
11 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.07%) HTML
2 24 (14.29%) Web Services
3 12 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (7.14%) XML
3 12 (7.14%) Middleware
4 11 (6.55%) CSS
5 8 (4.76%) Django
6 6 (3.57%) HTML5
6 6 (3.57%) jQuery
6 6 (3.57%) Ajax
7 5 (2.98%) Servlets
8 4 (2.38%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.38%) Laravel
8 4 (2.38%) .NET
8 4 (2.38%) Symfony
8 4 (2.38%) Spring
9 3 (1.79%) LAMP
9 3 (1.79%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.79%) JSON
9 3 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.17%) Client/Server
3 6 (3.57%) Streaming Media
3 6 (3.57%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.98%) IPTV
5 2 (1.19%) CAN bus
5 2 (1.19%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.19%) Clustering
6 1 (0.60%) STB
6 1 (0.60%) Replication
6 1 (0.60%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.60%) PKI
6 1 (0.60%) Informatics
6 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.60%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.60%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.60%) DTV
6 1 (0.60%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.60%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.60%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 43 (25.60%) Windows
2 42 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (19.64%) UNIX
4 22 (13.10%) Debian
5 13 (7.74%) CentOS
6 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.76%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (4.17%) Mac OS X
8 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.79%) Apple iOS
9 3 (1.79%) Android
9 3 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.19%) Solaris
10 2 (1.19%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.60%) zOS
11 1 (0.60%) VMS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (14.29%) DevOps
2 22 (13.10%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (11.90%) Configuration Management
4 15 (8.93%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 9 (5.36%) ITIL
6 9 (5.36%) E-Commerce
6 9 (5.36%) Manual Testing
7 8 (4.76%) Scrum
8 7 (4.17%) MVC
8 7 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
8 7 (4.17%) Change Management
8 7 (4.17%) Project Management
8 7 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 5 (2.98%) Migration
9 5 (2.98%) ITSM
10 4 (2.38%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.38%) OOP
10 4 (2.38%) Software Testing
10 4 (2.38%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 40 (23.81%) Python
2 28 (16.67%) SQL
3 23 (13.69%) C
4 19 (11.31%) C++
4 19 (11.31%) Ruby
5 18 (10.71%) Java
6 13 (7.74%) JavaScript
7 11 (6.55%) Bash Shell
8 10 (5.95%) PowerShell
9 9 (5.36%) PHP
10 8 (4.76%) Perl
10 8 (4.76%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.38%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.79%) Shell Script
12 3 (1.79%) PHP5
13 2 (1.19%) C#
14 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (2.98%) Degree
2 4 (2.38%) LPIC
3 2 (1.19%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.60%) Postgraduate
4 1 (0.60%) OCP
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.36%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
2 2 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.76%) Varnish
3 7 (4.17%) Terminal Server
4 5 (2.98%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.38%) Hyper-V
5 4 (2.38%) Dovecot
6 2 (1.19%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.60%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.60%) Docker
7 1 (0.60%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 19 (11.31%) Puppet
2 9 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (5.36%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.38%) NetBackup
4 3 (1.79%) SCCM
5 2 (1.19%) Ansible
5 2 (1.19%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.60%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (0.60%) BMC PATROL
6 1 (0.60%) Nagios
6 1 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.60%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (22.62%) Oracle
2 37 (22.02%) Red Hat
3 21 (12.50%) VMware
4 18 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 11 (6.55%) Perforce
6 6 (3.57%) Infoblox
6 6 (3.57%) Symantec
7 3 (1.79%) Intershop
7 3 (1.79%) HP
7 3 (1.79%) hybris
7 3 (1.79%) Demandware
8 2 (1.19%) F5
8 2 (1.19%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.19%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.19%) Atmel
8 2 (1.19%) Cisco
8 2 (1.19%) Juniper
8 2 (1.19%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.19%) Qualys
8 2 (1.19%) Sourcefire
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