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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 8 17
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 80 76 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.17% 12.71% 7.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.60% 41.08% 24.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 39 13
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£325 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £266 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £452
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 21
Average hourly rate £43.75 £38.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +6.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £36.25 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.60 £43.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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
202 185 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 25.67% 30.94% 29.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 94 81
Average daily rate £190 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.53% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £176 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 27 57
Average hourly rate £36.75 £14.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+153.44% -58.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 0 48 £325 -14.75% 58
Peterborough -2 5 - -
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 61 (39.10%) Python
2 56 (35.90%) SQL
3 39 (25.00%) Windows
4 38 (24.36%) UNIX
5 37 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (19.87%) Java
7 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
8 27 (17.31%) Oracle
9 25 (16.03%) C
9 25 (16.03%) Scrum
9 25 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (14.74%) HTML
10 23 (14.74%) Perl
11 22 (14.10%) Software Engineering
12 21 (13.46%) VMware
12 21 (13.46%) UML
12 21 (13.46%) Apache
13 20 (12.82%) HP
14 19 (12.18%) Internet
15 18 (11.54%) C++
15 18 (11.54%) MySQL
15 18 (11.54%) JIRA
16 17 (10.90%) Solaris
16 17 (10.90%) XML
17 16 (10.26%) Finance
18 15 (9.62%) Web Services
18 15 (9.62%) PHP
18 15 (9.62%) JavaScript
18 15 (9.62%) Tomcat
18 15 (9.62%) Red Hat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 21 (13.46%) Apache
2 15 (9.62%) Tomcat
3 13 (8.33%) WebLogic
4 8 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 7 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.56%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.56%) nginx
7 3 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.64%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.64%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.64%) SAS
8 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.64%) Confluence
8 1 (0.64%) Node.js
8 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.28%) MS Office
1 2 (1.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (1.92%) PaaS
3 3 (1.92%) IaaS
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon SQS
5 1 (0.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.18%) Internet
2 13 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 10 (6.41%) HTTP
4 9 (5.77%) DNS
5 8 (5.13%) Firewall
6 6 (3.85%) DHCP
7 4 (2.56%) VPN
7 4 (2.56%) SAN
8 3 (1.92%) Wireless
8 3 (1.92%) 3G
8 3 (1.92%) GPRS
8 3 (1.92%) GSM
8 3 (1.92%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.92%) LTE
9 2 (1.28%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.28%) SSL
10 1 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.64%) LAN
10 1 (0.64%) PBX
10 1 (0.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) MySQL
2 8 (5.13%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (3.85%) Hadoop
3 6 (3.85%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.56%) Redis
4 4 (2.56%) Big Data
4 4 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 4 (2.56%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 4 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.28%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.64%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.64%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 30 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 18 (11.54%) JIRA
3 12 (7.69%) Subversion
4 11 (7.05%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.85%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.56%) Grunt
6 4 (2.56%) Yeoman
6 4 (2.56%) Bower
6 4 (2.56%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.28%) Selenium
9 1 (0.64%) Maven
9 1 (0.64%) QuickTest Pro
9 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.64%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.64%) Hudson
General
1 16 (10.26%) Finance
2 4 (2.56%) Advertising
3 3 (1.92%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.64%) Electronics
4 1 (0.64%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (27.56%) Developer
2 20 (12.82%) Software Engineer
3 18 (11.54%) Python Developer
4 14 (8.97%) Systems Administrator
5 12 (7.69%) Analyst
6 10 (6.41%) Architect
6 10 (6.41%) Desktop Support
6 10 (6.41%) PHP Developer
7 9 (5.77%) Test Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (5.77%) Consultant
7 9 (5.77%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.13%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.13%) Administrator
8 8 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 7 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.49%) Design Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.74%) HTML
2 17 (10.90%) XML
3 15 (9.62%) Web Services
3 15 (9.62%) Django
4 14 (8.97%) J2SE
4 14 (8.97%) J2EE
5 9 (5.77%) AngularJS
6 8 (5.13%) .NET
6 8 (5.13%) LAMP
7 7 (4.49%) CSS
7 7 (4.49%) JSON
7 7 (4.49%) Twisted
7 7 (4.49%) RabbitMQ
7 7 (4.49%) OpenCL
8 6 (3.85%) Symfony
9 5 (3.21%) jQuery
9 5 (3.21%) HTML5
10 4 (2.56%) KnockoutJS
10 4 (2.56%) Backbone.js
10 4 (2.56%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.69%) Client/Server
2 10 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (5.77%) Clustering
4 7 (4.49%) Streaming Media
5 6 (3.85%) Open Source
6 5 (3.21%) IPTV
6 5 (3.21%) Mathematics
6 5 (3.21%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.56%) Algorithms
7 4 (2.56%) PKI
7 4 (2.56%) Data Integration
7 4 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.92%) STB
8 3 (1.92%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.92%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.92%) Replication
8 3 (1.92%) CLARiiON
8 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.28%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (1.28%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 39 (25.00%) Windows
2 38 (24.36%) UNIX
3 25 (16.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (10.90%) Solaris
5 15 (9.62%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (5.13%) CentOS
6 8 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 8 (5.13%) Ubuntu
7 7 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.85%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (3.21%) Debian
9 5 (3.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.56%) AIX
10 4 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.92%) HPUX
11 3 (1.92%) Android
11 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.92%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.92%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.64%) Gentoo
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.03%) Scrum
3 22 (14.10%) Software Engineering
4 21 (13.46%) UML
5 14 (8.97%) Multithreading
6 13 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 13 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 12 (7.69%) DevOps
8 11 (7.05%) Unit Testing
9 10 (6.41%) Test Automation
9 10 (6.41%) TDD
10 8 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
10 8 (5.13%) Manual Testing
10 8 (5.13%) OO
10 8 (5.13%) MVC
11 6 (3.85%) Test Strategy
11 6 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.85%) ITIL
12 5 (3.21%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 61 (39.10%) Python
2 56 (35.90%) SQL
3 31 (19.87%) Java
4 25 (16.03%) C
5 23 (14.74%) Perl
6 18 (11.54%) C++
7 15 (9.62%) PHP
7 15 (9.62%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.97%) Bash Shell
9 7 (4.49%) Shell Script
10 6 (3.85%) Embedded C
10 6 (3.85%) Korn
11 5 (3.21%) PL/SQL
11 5 (3.21%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.56%) Ruby
13 3 (1.92%) Tcl
13 3 (1.92%) Embedded C++
13 3 (1.92%) PHP5
14 2 (1.28%) C#
15 1 (0.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 10 (6.41%) Degree
2 3 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (1.92%) CCNA
2 3 (1.92%) MCSE
2 3 (1.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (1.28%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.28%) RHCE
3 2 (1.28%) MCDST
4 1 (0.64%) MOS
4 1 (0.64%) RHCA
4 1 (0.64%) A+ Certification
4 1 (0.64%) MCP
4 1 (0.64%) MCSA
4 1 (0.64%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.33%) QA
2 3 (1.92%) SLA
3 2 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.64%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (7.05%) Varnish
2 10 (6.41%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.49%) Docker
4 6 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.92%) vSphere
7 1 (0.64%) Samba
7 1 (0.64%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.64%) qmail
Systems Management
1 14 (8.97%) Nagios
2 12 (7.69%) Puppet
3 3 (1.92%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (1.92%) SCCM
3 3 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.64%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.64%) SCOM
4 1 (0.64%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.64%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (0.64%) Graphite
4 1 (0.64%) Bacula
4 1 (0.64%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 27 (17.31%) Oracle
2 21 (13.46%) VMware
3 20 (12.82%) HP
4 15 (9.62%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.97%) Sun
6 13 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 13 (8.33%) Atlassian
7 12 (7.69%) Perforce
8 8 (5.13%) IBM
9 7 (4.49%) Citrix
9 7 (4.49%) CheckPoint
10 6 (3.85%) Cisco
11 4 (2.56%) Vertica
11 4 (2.56%) Infobright
12 3 (1.92%) Clearswift
12 3 (1.92%) Remedy
12 3 (1.92%) McAfee
12 3 (1.92%) BMC
12 3 (1.92%) EMC
12 3 (1.92%) Sybase
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