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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 4 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 99 87 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 16.07% 11.98% 8.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.23% 43.50% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 45 24
Average daily rate £438 £325 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £396 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 6
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £35.90 £20.24
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £43.10 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
186 200 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 30.19% 27.55% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 90 68
Average daily rate £388 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 42 30
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -39.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.80 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016.

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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +4 94 £438 +34.61% 76
Peterborough -6 1 £500 +48.14% 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 56 (42.75%) Puppet
2 54 (41.22%) Windows
3 47 (35.88%) DevOps
4 45 (34.35%) Python
5 33 (25.19%) Amazon AWS
6 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
7 27 (20.61%) Docker
8 26 (19.85%) Configuration Management
9 25 (19.08%) VMware
10 24 (18.32%) Ansible
11 23 (17.56%) Unix
11 23 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
12 21 (16.03%) Java
12 21 (16.03%) Red Hat
12 21 (16.03%) Opscode Chef
13 20 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (14.50%) Perl
15 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
16 17 (12.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 17 (12.98%) Solaris
17 16 (12.21%) C
17 16 (12.21%) Oracle
17 16 (12.21%) Ruby
18 15 (11.45%) Nagios
19 14 (10.69%) Shell Script
19 14 (10.69%) C++
19 14 (10.69%) Degree
19 14 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
19 14 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 13 (9.92%) MySQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 10 (7.63%) Apache
1 10 (7.63%) Tomcat
2 6 (4.58%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (4.58%) Node.js
3 3 (2.29%) IIS
3 3 (2.29%) nginx
4 2 (1.53%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.76%) Documentum
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.76%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (25.19%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (21.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (9.92%) IaaS
4 11 (8.40%) AWS CloudFormation
4 11 (8.40%) SaaS
5 9 (6.87%) PaaS
6 8 (6.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 6 (4.58%) Amazon S3
7 6 (4.58%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (4.58%) Route 53
8 1 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.76%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.63%) DNS
2 8 (6.11%) Firewall
2 8 (6.11%) SAN
3 6 (4.58%) WAN
3 6 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
4 5 (3.82%) Bluetooth
4 5 (3.82%) FTP
5 4 (3.05%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.29%) VPN
6 3 (2.29%) Wireless
7 2 (1.53%) Network Security
7 2 (1.53%) SSL
8 1 (0.76%) DHCP
8 1 (0.76%) Internet
8 1 (0.76%) LAN
8 1 (0.76%) VLAN
8 1 (0.76%) VoIP
8 1 (0.76%) VPLS
8 1 (0.76%) WAAS
8 1 (0.76%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (9.92%) MySQL
2 11 (8.40%) MongoDB
3 7 (5.34%) MarkLogic
4 6 (4.58%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (4.58%) Neo4j
4 6 (4.58%) Redis
5 5 (3.82%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.53%) FileMaker
6 2 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
2 17 (12.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 13 (9.92%) Jenkins
3 13 (9.92%) Vagrant
4 11 (8.40%) Selenium
5 10 (7.63%) JIRA
6 8 (6.11%) Subversion
7 4 (3.05%) GitLab
8 3 (2.29%) Hudson
9 2 (1.53%) Robot Framework
10 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.76%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.76%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.76%) Maven
10 1 (0.76%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.76%) TestLink
General
1 10 (7.63%) Finance
2 3 (2.29%) Electronics
2 3 (2.29%) Publishing
3 2 (1.53%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (22.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (21.37%) Administrator
3 23 (17.56%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (12.21%) Linux Administrator
5 15 (11.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 12 (9.16%) Developer
7 10 (7.63%) Embedded Engineer
8 9 (6.87%) Architect
8 9 (6.87%) Cloud Specialist
8 9 (6.87%) DevOps Specialist
8 9 (6.87%) Security Architect
8 9 (6.87%) Security Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.87%) Solutions Architect
8 9 (6.87%) Technical Leader
8 9 (6.87%) Technical Specialist
9 8 (6.11%) Applications Support
9 8 (6.11%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (6.11%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) DSP Software Engineer
10 7 (5.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.92%) Web Services
2 10 (7.63%) HTML
3 6 (4.58%) ELK Stack
3 6 (4.58%) XML
4 4 (3.05%) Ajax
4 4 (3.05%) CSS
5 2 (1.53%) Django
5 2 (1.53%) Doctrine
5 2 (1.53%) Laravel
5 2 (1.53%) LEMP Stack
5 2 (1.53%) Symfony
6 1 (0.76%) .NET
6 1 (0.76%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.76%) LAMP
6 1 (0.76%) Middleware
6 1 (0.76%) OpenMP
6 1 (0.76%) REST
6 1 (0.76%) Spring
6 1 (0.76%) Spring Boot
6 1 (0.76%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.63%) Mathematics
2 9 (6.87%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.11%) Computer Science
4 7 (5.34%) Algorithms
5 5 (3.82%) Biology
5 5 (3.82%) Life Science
6 2 (1.53%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) CCTV
7 1 (0.76%) Credit Risk
7 1 (0.76%) CUDA
7 1 (0.76%) Equities
7 1 (0.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.76%) PKI
7 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (41.22%) Windows
2 23 (17.56%) Unix
3 20 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (12.98%) Solaris
5 8 (6.11%) AIX
5 8 (6.11%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.34%) HPUX
7 6 (4.58%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.82%) CentOS
9 4 (3.05%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (35.88%) DevOps
2 26 (19.85%) Configuration Management
3 23 (17.56%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (10.69%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (9.92%) Migration
6 12 (9.16%) ITIL
7 10 (7.63%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.87%) Information Security
8 9 (6.87%) Open Source
9 8 (6.11%) Signal Processing
10 7 (5.34%) Digital Signal Processing
10 7 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.34%) Machine Learning
11 6 (4.58%) Continuous Delivery
11 6 (4.58%) Data Migration
11 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
11 6 (4.58%) Load Balancing
11 6 (4.58%) SDLC
11 6 (4.58%) Software Delivery
12 5 (3.82%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 45 (34.35%) Python
2 21 (16.03%) Java
3 19 (14.50%) Perl
4 16 (12.21%) C
4 16 (12.21%) Ruby
5 14 (10.69%) C++
5 14 (10.69%) Shell Script
6 12 (9.16%) Embedded C
7 11 (8.40%) SQL
8 10 (7.63%) Bash Shell
9 9 (6.87%) PHP
10 8 (6.11%) JavaScript
11 7 (5.34%) MATLAB
12 5 (3.82%) PL/SQL
13 4 (3.05%) PowerShell
14 3 (2.29%) C#
15 2 (1.53%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 14 (10.69%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (3.05%) MCSA
2 4 (3.05%) MCSE
2 4 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.05%) VCP5
2 4 (3.05%) VCP6
2 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.76%) CCIE
4 1 (0.76%) CCNA
4 1 (0.76%) CCNP
4 1 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.29%) QA
3 2 (1.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.76%) COBIT
4 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (20.61%) Docker
2 14 (10.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (7.63%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.58%) iptables
5 5 (3.82%) GPFS
5 5 (3.82%) NFS
6 4 (3.05%) Postfix
6 4 (3.05%) Sendmail
6 4 (3.05%) vSphere
7 2 (1.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.53%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.76%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (42.75%) Puppet
2 24 (18.32%) Ansible
3 21 (16.03%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (11.45%) Nagios
5 11 (8.40%) Packer
6 8 (6.11%) logstash
7 6 (4.58%) Cobbler
7 6 (4.58%) Kibana
7 6 (4.58%) OSSEC
8 5 (3.82%) Ganglia
9 3 (2.29%) SCCM
10 2 (1.53%) Riemann
10 2 (1.53%) SCOM
10 2 (1.53%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.76%) Graphite
11 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 25 (19.08%) VMware
2 21 (16.03%) Red Hat
3 16 (12.21%) Oracle
4 10 (7.63%) Microsoft
5 7 (5.34%) Dell
5 7 (5.34%) HP
6 6 (4.58%) Cisco
6 6 (4.58%) LogRhythm
6 6 (4.58%) Splunk
7 5 (3.82%) EMC
7 5 (3.82%) IBM
7 5 (3.82%) NetApp
7 5 (3.82%) SolarWinds
7 5 (3.82%) TippingPoint
8 4 (3.05%) ServiceNow
8 4 (3.05%) Siebel
8 4 (3.05%) WorldPay
9 2 (1.53%) Citrix
9 2 (1.53%) Intel
9 2 (1.53%) Sun
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