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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 95 88 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 11.45% 10.86% 7.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.22% 38.77% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 65 17
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£400 £363 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 7
Average hourly rate £43.00 £48.75 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.79% +14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £33.25 £31.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.60 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.33%
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
197 227 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.73% 28.02% 23.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 121 68
Average daily rate £320 £315 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +14.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £120 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 27
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.08% +39.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £57.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +1 80 £400 - 63
Peterborough -1 5 £200 -33.33% 5
Huntingdon - 1 £420 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 99 (44.39%) DevOps
2 94 (42.15%) Puppet
3 83 (37.22%) Amazon AWS
4 78 (34.98%) Ruby
5 69 (30.94%) Opscode Chef
6 54 (24.22%) Ansible
6 54 (24.22%) Web Services
7 53 (23.77%) UNIX
7 53 (23.77%) Configuration Management
8 50 (22.42%) Windows
9 48 (21.52%) Python
10 47 (21.08%) Java
11 44 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
12 42 (18.83%) Red Hat
13 40 (17.94%) Oracle
14 36 (16.14%) Perl
15 34 (15.25%) VMware
16 33 (14.80%) Bash Shell
17 31 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
19 27 (12.11%) Active Directory
20 26 (11.66%) ITIL
21 24 (10.76%) Tomcat
22 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
23 22 (9.87%) PHP
23 22 (9.87%) Git (software)
24 21 (9.42%) SQL Server
24 21 (9.42%) Debian
25 19 (8.52%) C++
26 17 (7.62%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (10.76%) Tomcat
2 16 (7.17%) Apache
3 9 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 9 (4.04%) IIS
4 8 (3.59%) MS Exchange
4 8 (3.59%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (2.69%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (2.24%) Zope
6 5 (2.24%) Plone
6 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.79%) Node.js
7 4 (1.79%) WebSphere
7 4 (1.79%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.90%) Lync
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Jetty
9 1 (0.45%) Confluence
9 1 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (4.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.14%) Tridion
2 2 (0.90%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 83 (37.22%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.83%) IaaS
3 5 (2.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.90%) Office 365
5 1 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (7.17%) DHCP
1 16 (7.17%) DNS
2 12 (5.38%) LDAP
3 9 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.59%) SAN
5 7 (3.14%) VoIP
6 5 (2.24%) Firewall
6 5 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (2.24%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (1.79%) WAN
7 4 (1.79%) LAN
7 4 (1.79%) HTTP
8 3 (1.35%) Wireless
8 3 (1.35%) VLAN
9 2 (0.90%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (0.90%) Skype
9 2 (0.90%) Bluetooth
10 1 (0.45%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.45%) FTP
10 1 (0.45%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.42%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.62%) MySQL
3 16 (7.17%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (3.14%) Hadoop
5 5 (2.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.24%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.79%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.90%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
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 Cassandra
Development Applications
1 22 (9.87%) Git (software)
2 11 (4.93%) Jenkins
3 10 (4.48%) Oracle Forms
4 8 (3.59%) Subversion
4 8 (3.59%) JIRA
5 4 (1.79%) Eclipse
6 3 (1.35%) IntelliJ
6 3 (1.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.90%) RSpec
7 2 (0.90%) Jasmine
8 1 (0.45%) Gradle
8 1 (0.45%) Maven
8 1 (0.45%) Ant
8 1 (0.45%) Grunt
8 1 (0.45%) Bower
8 1 (0.45%) GitLab
General
1 8 (3.59%) Finance
2 7 (3.14%) Manufacturing
3 2 (0.90%) Retail
3 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.45%) Marketing
4 1 (0.45%) Publishing
4 1 (0.45%) Military
4 1 (0.45%) Banking
4 1 (0.45%) Legal
4 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 63 (28.25%) DevOps Engineer
2 51 (22.87%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 46 (20.63%) Administrator
4 40 (17.94%) Systems Administrator
5 38 (17.04%) Linux Administrator
6 30 (13.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 30 (13.45%) Developer
7 25 (11.21%) Linux Engineer
8 18 (8.07%) Analyst
9 13 (5.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (4.93%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.93%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.14%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (2.69%) Service Analyst
12 6 (2.69%) Consultant
12 6 (2.69%) Service Desk Analyst
13 5 (2.24%) UNIX Administrator
13 5 (2.24%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 5 (2.24%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (24.22%) Web Services
2 12 (5.38%) HTML
3 9 (4.04%) Servlets
4 8 (3.59%) CSS
4 8 (3.59%) Middleware
4 8 (3.59%) Oracle Fusion
5 7 (3.14%) jQuery
6 6 (2.69%) Spring
6 6 (2.69%) .NET
6 6 (2.69%) XML
7 5 (2.24%) SOAP
7 5 (2.24%) HTML5
8 4 (1.79%) JPA
8 4 (1.79%) Struts
8 4 (1.79%) J2EE
8 4 (1.79%) JSP
8 4 (1.79%) Ajax
8 4 (1.79%) JSON
8 4 (1.79%) Spring MVC
9 3 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (4.93%) Computer Science
2 7 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (2.69%) Device Driver
4 5 (2.24%) CLARiiON
4 5 (2.24%) Data Centre
4 5 (2.24%) Proteomics
5 4 (1.79%) Statistics
6 3 (1.35%) CCTV
6 3 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.90%) DTV
7 2 (0.90%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.45%) GIS
8 1 (0.45%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.45%) MPEG
8 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.45%) STB
8 1 (0.45%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.45%) IPTV
8 1 (0.45%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 53 (23.77%) UNIX
2 50 (22.42%) Windows
3 31 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (9.42%) Debian
5 10 (4.48%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (4.04%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.59%) Windows 7
8 7 (3.14%) CentOS
8 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.69%) Ubuntu
10 5 (2.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.79%) Android
12 3 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.35%) Solaris
12 3 (1.35%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.90%) AIX
13 2 (0.90%) Nucleus RTOS
13 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.45%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (44.39%) DevOps
2 53 (23.77%) Configuration Management
3 44 (19.73%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (11.66%) ITIL
6 14 (6.28%) Software Engineering
7 11 (4.93%) Mentoring
8 10 (4.48%) Scrum
8 10 (4.48%) Change Management
8 10 (4.48%) ITSM
9 9 (4.04%) Project Management
9 9 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (3.14%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.14%) Data Security
11 6 (2.69%) Migration
12 5 (2.24%) Data Analysis
12 5 (2.24%) Bioinformatics
12 5 (2.24%) Automated Testing
12 5 (2.24%) Statistical Analysis
12 5 (2.24%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (34.98%) Ruby
2 48 (21.52%) Python
3 47 (21.08%) Java
4 36 (16.14%) Perl
5 33 (14.80%) Bash Shell
6 22 (9.87%) PHP
7 19 (8.52%) C++
8 17 (7.62%) SQL
9 15 (6.73%) JavaScript
10 13 (5.83%) C
11 11 (4.93%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.24%) R
12 5 (2.24%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.35%) Groovy
13 3 (1.35%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.90%) Embedded C++
14 2 (0.90%) CoffeeScript
14 2 (0.90%) VB
15 1 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 1 (0.45%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 13 (5.83%) Degree
2 6 (2.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (2.24%) PhD
3 5 (2.24%) CCNA
3 5 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (1.79%) RHCA
4 4 (1.79%) LPIC
4 4 (1.79%) RHCE
4 4 (1.79%) Security Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 3 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.35%) MCSE
6 2 (0.90%) MCSA
6 2 (0.90%) A+ Certification
6 2 (0.90%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (0.90%) MOS
6 2 (0.90%) MCP
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.45%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.90%) SLA
2 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 27 (12.11%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.59%) Terminal Server
4 5 (2.24%) vSphere
5 4 (1.79%) Hyper-V
5 4 (1.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (1.79%) Docker
6 2 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.45%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 94 (42.15%) Puppet
2 69 (30.94%) Opscode Chef
3 54 (24.22%) Ansible
4 6 (2.69%) Vagrant
5 3 (1.35%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.35%) SCCM
6 2 (0.90%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.90%) Capistrano
6 2 (0.90%) Graphite
6 2 (0.90%) logstash
7 1 (0.45%) Opsview
7 1 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.45%) SCOM
7 1 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 42 (18.83%) Red Hat
2 40 (17.94%) Oracle
3 34 (15.25%) VMware
4 23 (10.31%) Microsoft
5 12 (5.38%) Cisco
6 9 (4.04%) HP
7 8 (3.59%) WorldPay
8 6 (2.69%) 3PAR
8 6 (2.69%) CheckPoint
9 5 (2.24%) Dell
9 5 (2.24%) EMC
9 5 (2.24%) F5
10 4 (1.79%) Demandware
10 4 (1.79%) hybris
10 4 (1.79%) Intershop
10 4 (1.79%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (1.79%) Citrix
10 4 (1.79%) Remedy
10 4 (1.79%) NetApp
11 3 (1.35%) Apple
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