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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 4 13 5
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 124 73 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.19% 10.25% 12.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.99% 35.10% 43.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 37 14
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£350 £388 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +23.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £294 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £454 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £371 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.17% +9.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 8
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 £37.50 £18.89 £29.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.20 £37.50 £45.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
234 208 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 30.55% 29.21% 29.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 83 46
Average daily rate £325 £325 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £167 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 32 39
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.04 £11.50 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 89 £325 -16.12% 80
Peterborough +12 10 £340 +33.33% 5
Huntingdon -2 2 £310 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 50 (26.88%) DevOps
2 49 (26.34%) Red Hat
3 46 (24.73%) UNIX
3 46 (24.73%) Puppet
4 43 (23.12%) Ruby
5 41 (22.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (20.97%) Windows
6 39 (20.97%) Oracle
7 38 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
8 37 (19.89%) Python
9 33 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
10 32 (17.20%) Configuration Management
11 30 (16.13%) Web Services
11 30 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
12 27 (14.52%) Tomcat
13 26 (13.98%) Java
14 25 (13.44%) Debian
15 24 (12.90%) Active Directory
16 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
17 20 (10.75%) DHCP
17 20 (10.75%) DNS
17 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
18 19 (10.22%) SQL
18 19 (10.22%) VMware
19 18 (9.68%) C
20 17 (9.14%) Apache
20 17 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
20 17 (9.14%) Ansible
20 17 (9.14%) Bash Shell
21 16 (8.60%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 27 (14.52%) Tomcat
2 17 (9.14%) Apache
3 11 (5.91%) MS Exchange
4 10 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.38%) IIS
5 9 (4.84%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (4.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.69%) Zope
6 5 (2.69%) Plone
6 5 (2.69%) WebLogic
7 4 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.08%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.54%) Node.js
9 1 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 9 (4.84%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (4.30%) Tridion
2 2 (1.08%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 38 (20.43%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (4.84%) IaaS
3 2 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.08%) Office 365
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.75%) DHCP
1 20 (10.75%) DNS
2 9 (4.84%) LDAP
2 9 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.76%) SAN
4 6 (3.23%) Internet
5 4 (2.15%) HTTP
5 4 (2.15%) LAN
5 4 (2.15%) WAN
5 4 (2.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (2.15%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (2.15%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (2.15%) Firewall
6 3 (1.61%) Wireless
6 3 (1.61%) VLAN
7 2 (1.08%) ZigBee
7 2 (1.08%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.08%) SNMP
8 1 (0.54%) IPv4
8 1 (0.54%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (10.75%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.38%) MySQL
3 8 (4.30%) Hadoop
4 6 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.15%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.54%) Impala
8 1 (0.54%) HBase
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.54%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 12 (6.45%) Oracle Forms
2 8 (4.30%) JIRA
3 5 (2.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.69%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (1.08%) Ant
5 1 (0.54%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.54%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.54%) Maven
5 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.54%) Selenium
5 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.54%) Hudson
General
1 5 (2.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.61%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.08%) Finance
3 2 (1.08%) Retail
4 1 (0.54%) Law
4 1 (0.54%) Legal
4 1 (0.54%) Publishing
4 1 (0.54%) Banking
4 1 (0.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 43 (23.12%) Administrator
2 34 (18.28%) Systems Administrator
2 34 (18.28%) Linux Administrator
3 33 (17.74%) Developer
4 27 (14.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 25 (13.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 23 (12.37%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 22 (11.83%) Linux Engineer
8 15 (8.06%) Support Engineer
9 14 (7.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (7.53%) Consultant
10 12 (6.45%) Analyst
11 10 (5.38%) Oracle Developer
12 8 (4.30%) Customer Engineer
12 8 (4.30%) Software Engineer
12 8 (4.30%) Customer Support Engineer
13 7 (3.76%) Linux Consultant
14 6 (3.23%) Architect
14 6 (3.23%) Linux Support
15 5 (2.69%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.13%) Web Services
2 15 (8.06%) HTML
3 12 (6.45%) Middleware
3 12 (6.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 7 (3.76%) XML
5 6 (3.23%) CSS
6 5 (2.69%) Servlets
7 4 (2.15%) Spring
7 4 (2.15%) Django
7 4 (2.15%) jQuery
8 3 (1.61%) JPA
8 3 (1.61%) Spring MVC
8 3 (1.61%) Symfony
8 3 (1.61%) HTML5
8 3 (1.61%) Ajax
8 3 (1.61%) LAMP
8 3 (1.61%) Struts
8 3 (1.61%) JSP
8 3 (1.61%) .NET
8 3 (1.61%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (3.76%) Device Driver
3 4 (2.15%) CLARiiON
3 4 (2.15%) Statistics
4 3 (1.61%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.08%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.08%) IPTV
5 2 (1.08%) CAN bus
6 1 (0.54%) FlexPod
6 1 (0.54%) User Experience
6 1 (0.54%) STB
6 1 (0.54%) Streaming Media
6 1 (0.54%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.54%) Replication
6 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.54%) MPEG
6 1 (0.54%) DTV
6 1 (0.54%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 46 (24.73%) UNIX
2 41 (22.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (20.97%) Windows
4 25 (13.44%) Debian
5 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (5.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (4.30%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (3.76%) Ubuntu
8 5 (2.69%) CentOS
9 4 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.61%) Windows 7
10 3 (1.61%) Solaris
11 2 (1.08%) Nucleus RTOS
12 1 (0.54%) Android
12 1 (0.54%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.54%) VMS
12 1 (0.54%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (26.88%) DevOps
2 33 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (17.20%) Configuration Management
4 17 (9.14%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.60%) ITIL
6 13 (6.99%) Software Engineering
7 11 (5.91%) Change Management
8 9 (4.84%) Project Management
8 9 (4.84%) E-Commerce
8 9 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 7 (3.76%) Data Security
10 6 (3.23%) Migration
10 6 (3.23%) Manual Testing
10 6 (3.23%) Mentoring
11 5 (2.69%) Scrum
11 5 (2.69%) ITSM
12 4 (2.15%) MVC
12 4 (2.15%) Workflow
12 4 (2.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 4 (2.15%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 43 (23.12%) Ruby
2 37 (19.89%) Python
3 26 (13.98%) Java
4 19 (10.22%) SQL
5 18 (9.68%) C
6 17 (9.14%) Bash Shell
7 16 (8.60%) C++
8 14 (7.53%) PHP
9 13 (6.99%) Perl
10 11 (5.91%) PowerShell
11 9 (4.84%) JavaScript
12 7 (3.76%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.61%) Embedded C++
14 2 (1.08%) PHP5
14 2 (1.08%) C#
15 1 (0.54%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (2.15%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (2.15%) RHCE
1 4 (2.15%) RHCA
1 4 (2.15%) LPIC
1 4 (2.15%) CCNA
1 4 (2.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.54%) MCSE
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (0.54%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (0.54%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.54%) Degree
3 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.54%) OCP
3 1 (0.54%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.15%) QA
2 2 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.08%) SLA
2 2 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (12.90%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.84%) Terminal Server
3 7 (3.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.15%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (2.15%) vSphere
4 4 (2.15%) Varnish
4 4 (2.15%) Dovecot
5 2 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.54%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.54%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 46 (24.73%) Puppet
2 30 (16.13%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (9.14%) Ansible
4 9 (4.84%) NSN NetAct
5 4 (2.15%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.61%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.08%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.08%) SCCM
8 1 (0.54%) SCOM
8 1 (0.54%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 49 (26.34%) Red Hat
2 39 (20.97%) Oracle
3 22 (11.83%) Microsoft
4 19 (10.22%) VMware
5 7 (3.76%) Symantec
5 7 (3.76%) Cisco
6 6 (3.23%) HP
6 6 (3.23%) Perforce
6 6 (3.23%) Infoblox
6 6 (3.23%) F5
7 5 (2.69%) 3PAR
7 5 (2.69%) NetApp
8 4 (2.15%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.15%) Dell
8 4 (2.15%) EMC
9 3 (1.61%) hybris
9 3 (1.61%) Demandware
9 3 (1.61%) Intershop
10 2 (1.08%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.08%) Qualys
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