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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 19 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 76 56 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 9.63% 7.46% 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.51% 30.60% 34.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 16 35
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£363 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £413 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 23
Average hourly rate £57.50 £45.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.77% +12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
214 183 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 27.12% 24.37% 36.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 73 104
Average daily rate £300 £275 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -20.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £170 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 25 76
Average hourly rate £25.00 £16.25 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -51.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.08 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -5.88%

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 15 September 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
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 15 September 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 +7 65 £400 +23.07% 59
Peterborough +6 1 £375 - 3
St Neots - - - -
Huntingdon - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 53 (33.54%) Oracle
2 50 (31.65%) UNIX
3 41 (25.95%) Python
3 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (25.32%) SQL
5 36 (22.78%) Perl
6 35 (22.15%) Java
7 32 (20.25%) Red Hat
7 32 (20.25%) Git (software)
8 31 (19.62%) C
9 30 (18.99%) Software Engineering
10 29 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 26 (16.46%) Scrum
11 26 (16.46%) Windows
12 24 (15.19%) Solaris
13 22 (13.92%) UML
13 22 (13.92%) Tomcat
13 22 (13.92%) J2SE
13 22 (13.92%) Finance
14 21 (13.29%) Sun
14 21 (13.29%) J2EE
15 20 (12.66%) Multithreading
15 20 (12.66%) Oracle Linux
16 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
16 19 (12.03%) Embedded Linux
17 18 (11.39%) Load Balancing
17 18 (11.39%) WebLogic
17 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
17 18 (11.39%) DevOps
17 18 (11.39%) Atlassian

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 22 (13.92%) Tomcat
2 18 (11.39%) WebLogic
3 15 (9.49%) Apache
4 6 (3.80%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) nginx
8 1 (0.63%) Confluence
8 1 (0.63%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (1.90%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.16%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (3.16%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.27%) PaaS
1 2 (1.27%) IaaS
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.63%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.39%) TCP/IP
2 12 (7.59%) Internet
3 11 (6.96%) DNS
3 11 (6.96%) HTTP
4 10 (6.33%) DHCP
5 5 (3.16%) RTP
6 4 (2.53%) Firewall
6 4 (2.53%) Broadband
7 3 (1.90%) SAN
7 3 (1.90%) VPN
7 3 (1.90%) ZigBee
7 3 (1.90%) Network Security
7 3 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (1.27%) RTSP
8 2 (1.27%) VLAN
8 2 (1.27%) DLNA
8 2 (1.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.27%) LAN
8 2 (1.27%) VoIP
8 2 (1.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.76%) MySQL
2 8 (5.06%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.43%) Oracle Database
4 5 (3.16%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (2.53%) Redis
5 4 (2.53%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.63%) Big Data
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) SimpleDB
Development Applications
1 32 (20.25%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.13%) Subversion
3 12 (7.59%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.43%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (3.16%) PHPUnit
6 4 (2.53%) Grunt
6 4 (2.53%) Yeoman
6 4 (2.53%) Bower
7 3 (1.90%) JIRA
7 3 (1.90%) Selenium
8 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.63%) Maven
9 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.63%) WinRunner
9 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) Robotium
9 1 (0.63%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.63%) JUnit
General
1 22 (13.92%) Finance
2 7 (4.43%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.16%) Advertising
4 4 (2.53%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.27%) Electronics
6 1 (0.63%) Automotive
6 1 (0.63%) Legal
6 1 (0.63%) Games
Job Titles
1 31 (19.62%) Software Engineer
1 31 (19.62%) Developer
2 22 (13.92%) Systems Administrator
3 17 (10.76%) Administrator
4 14 (8.86%) Architect
4 14 (8.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 14 (8.86%) Linux Administrator
5 12 (7.59%) Java Architect
6 11 (6.96%) Consultant
7 10 (6.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.06%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.06%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.43%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Principal Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Python Software Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Analyst
9 7 (4.43%) DBA
9 7 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.43%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.92%) J2SE
2 21 (13.29%) J2EE
3 9 (5.70%) .NET
3 9 (5.70%) XML
3 9 (5.70%) LAMP
4 8 (5.06%) CGI
4 8 (5.06%) JSON
4 8 (5.06%) Twisted
5 7 (4.43%) OpenCL
5 7 (4.43%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (3.80%) AngularJS
7 5 (3.16%) GStreamer
8 4 (2.53%) Symfony
8 4 (2.53%) Backbone.js
8 4 (2.53%) KnockoutJS
9 2 (1.27%) jQuery
9 2 (1.27%) Middleware
9 2 (1.27%) Web Services
10 1 (0.63%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.63%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (7.59%) Open Source
3 11 (6.96%) Device Driver
4 9 (5.70%) MPEG
4 9 (5.70%) Clustering
5 7 (4.43%) IPTV
6 6 (3.80%) Streaming Video
6 6 (3.80%) PKI
7 5 (3.16%) Mathematics
7 5 (3.16%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.53%) CCTV
9 3 (1.90%) Statistics
9 3 (1.90%) CLARiiON
9 3 (1.90%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.90%) STB
9 3 (1.90%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.90%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.27%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.27%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.27%) Interactive TV
Operating Systems
1 50 (31.65%) UNIX
2 29 (18.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (16.46%) Windows
4 24 (15.19%) Solaris
5 20 (12.66%) Oracle Linux
6 19 (12.03%) Embedded Linux
7 9 (5.70%) Ubuntu
8 7 (4.43%) Windows 7
9 5 (3.16%) CentOS
10 4 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (1.90%) Debian
11 3 (1.90%) AIX
11 3 (1.90%) HPUX
11 3 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.27%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
13 1 (0.63%) Gentoo
13 1 (0.63%) Android
13 1 (0.63%) VMS
13 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (18.99%) Software Engineering
3 26 (16.46%) Scrum
4 22 (13.92%) UML
5 20 (12.66%) Multithreading
6 18 (11.39%) DevOps
6 18 (11.39%) Load Balancing
7 17 (10.76%) OO
8 14 (8.86%) ITIL
9 13 (8.23%) TDD
10 11 (6.96%) Unit Testing
11 10 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
11 10 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (6.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 9 (5.70%) OOA/OOD
13 8 (5.06%) Migration
14 7 (4.43%) Software Testing
15 6 (3.80%) Performance Testing
16 5 (3.16%) Test Strategy
16 5 (3.16%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.95%) Python
2 40 (25.32%) SQL
3 36 (22.78%) Perl
4 35 (22.15%) Java
5 31 (19.62%) C
6 17 (10.76%) PHP
7 15 (9.49%) JavaScript
8 14 (8.86%) Bash Shell
9 13 (8.23%) C++
10 12 (7.59%) Embedded C
11 10 (6.33%) Ruby
12 8 (5.06%) Embedded C++
12 8 (5.06%) PL/SQL
13 7 (4.43%) Korn
13 7 (4.43%) Shell Script
14 4 (2.53%) Tcl
15 2 (1.27%) T-SQL
15 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
16 1 (0.63%) Erlang
16 1 (0.63%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 8 (5.06%) Degree
2 7 (4.43%) RHCE
3 4 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.90%) CCNA
4 3 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.27%) OCP
5 2 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.27%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.27%) MCP
5 2 (1.27%) MCSE
5 2 (1.27%) MCSA
5 2 (1.27%) MOS
5 2 (1.27%) RHCA
5 2 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.80%) QA
2 5 (3.16%) SLA
3 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (6.96%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (4.43%) Docker
3 5 (3.16%) vSphere
4 3 (1.90%) KVM
4 3 (1.90%) XenApp
4 3 (1.90%) Oracle RMAN
4 3 (1.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.63%) NFS
6 1 (0.63%) Samba
6 1 (0.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.63%) qmail
Systems Management
1 16 (10.13%) Puppet
2 12 (7.59%) Nagios
3 6 (3.80%) NSN NetAct
4 5 (3.16%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 5 (3.16%) SCOM
5 4 (2.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 3 (1.90%) Munin
6 3 (1.90%) Backup Exec
6 3 (1.90%) WSUS
6 3 (1.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (1.27%) SCCM
7 2 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.63%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 53 (33.54%) Oracle
2 32 (20.25%) Red Hat
3 21 (13.29%) Sun
4 18 (11.39%) Atlassian
5 16 (10.13%) HP
6 14 (8.86%) Microsoft
7 13 (8.23%) VMware
8 12 (7.59%) Cisco
9 9 (5.70%) Sybase
10 8 (5.06%) IBM
10 8 (5.06%) Citrix
11 7 (4.43%) Remedy
12 6 (3.80%) Perforce
12 6 (3.80%) EMC
13 5 (3.16%) SAP
13 5 (3.16%) BMC
13 5 (3.16%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.16%) Symantec
14 4 (2.53%) Nokia
15 3 (1.90%) F5
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