The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 10 8 18
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 85 88 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 10.76% 11.88% 6.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.96% 45.13% 22.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 26
Average daily rate
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£400 £328 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% -10.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £231 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 10
Average hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.55 £30.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.25 £50.00 £110.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
230 195 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 29.11% 26.32% 30.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 68 101
Average daily rate £310 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 41 76
Average hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £49.25 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
East of England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +1 66 £400 +22.13% 69
Peterborough +3 7 £300 -7.69% 1
Huntingdon - 5 - -
St Neots - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 42 (28.77%) Oracle
2 40 (27.40%) UNIX
3 32 (21.92%) C
4 31 (21.23%) Red Hat
5 30 (20.55%) Windows
6 29 (19.86%) SQL
6 29 (19.86%) Python
6 29 (19.86%) Software Engineering
7 27 (18.49%) Perl
7 27 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (17.12%) OO
9 24 (16.44%) PHP
9 24 (16.44%) Java
9 24 (16.44%) MySQL
10 23 (15.75%) JavaScript
11 22 (15.07%) Apache
12 21 (14.38%) Nagios
13 20 (13.70%) Scrum
14 19 (13.01%) VMware
14 19 (13.01%) Ubuntu
15 18 (12.33%) ITIL
16 17 (11.64%) Embedded Linux
16 17 (11.64%) Git (software)
17 16 (10.96%) DevOps
18 15 (10.27%) LAMP
19 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
19 14 (9.59%) DNS
19 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
19 14 (9.59%) HP
20 13 (8.90%) Active Directory

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 (15.07%) Apache
2 11 (7.53%) Tomcat
2 11 (7.53%) WordPress
3 7 (4.79%) WebLogic
3 7 (4.79%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.68%) Node.js
5 1 (0.68%) CloudStack
5 1 (0.68%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.68%) nginx
5 1 (0.68%) Confluence
5 1 (0.68%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.05%) MS Office
1 3 (2.05%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.11%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (3.42%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.37%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.68%) Magento
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (1.37%) PaaS
1 2 (1.37%) IaaS
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.68%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (9.59%) TCP/IP
1 14 (9.59%) DNS
2 13 (8.90%) DHCP
3 9 (6.16%) Internet
4 8 (5.48%) HTTP
5 6 (4.11%) RTP
6 5 (3.42%) SAN
6 5 (3.42%) Broadband
6 5 (3.42%) LAN
6 5 (3.42%) WAN
7 3 (2.05%) DLNA
7 3 (2.05%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.05%) Network Security
7 3 (2.05%) NAS
7 3 (2.05%) VoIP
7 3 (2.05%) VPN
7 3 (2.05%) RTSP
7 3 (2.05%) Firewall
8 2 (1.37%) VLAN
9 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.44%) MySQL
2 10 (6.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (4.79%) SQL Server
4 6 (4.11%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (0.68%) Big Data
6 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 17 (11.64%) Git (software)
2 11 (7.53%) Subversion
3 8 (5.48%) Jenkins
4 7 (4.79%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (2.74%) JIRA
6 3 (2.05%) Selenium
7 2 (1.37%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.68%) JMeter
8 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.68%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.68%) IntelliJ
8 1 (0.68%) WinRunner
8 1 (0.68%) JUnit
8 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.68%) Bazaar
8 1 (0.68%) Robotium
General
1 12 (8.22%) Finance
2 7 (4.79%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.37%) Legal
6 1 (0.68%) Advertising
6 1 (0.68%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 35 (23.97%) Developer
2 28 (19.18%) Software Engineer
3 20 (13.70%) Systems Administrator
4 17 (11.64%) Administrator
5 16 (10.96%) Consultant
6 12 (8.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 11 (7.53%) Linux Administrator
7 11 (7.53%) LAMP Developer
8 8 (5.48%) Java Architect
8 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
8 8 (5.48%) Analyst
8 8 (5.48%) Software Developer
8 8 (5.48%) Architect
9 7 (4.79%) DBA
9 7 (4.79%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.79%) Wintel Consultant
10 6 (4.11%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (4.11%) Senior Software Engineer
11 5 (3.42%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.27%) LAMP
2 13 (8.90%) Web Services
2 13 (8.90%) jQuery
3 12 (8.22%) CSS
3 12 (8.22%) HTML
4 11 (7.53%) XHTML
4 11 (7.53%) Ajax
5 10 (6.85%) J2SE
5 10 (6.85%) .NET
6 9 (6.16%) J2EE
7 7 (4.79%) XML
8 6 (4.11%) CGI
8 6 (4.11%) JSON
8 6 (4.11%) Twisted
8 6 (4.11%) GStreamer
9 5 (3.42%) RabbitMQ
10 3 (2.05%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.05%) Middleware
11 1 (0.68%) WCF
11 1 (0.68%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.22%) MPEG
2 11 (7.53%) Device Driver
3 10 (6.85%) IPTV
4 9 (6.16%) Clustering
4 9 (6.16%) Open Source
5 8 (5.48%) PKI
6 6 (4.11%) Streaming Video
6 6 (4.11%) Blackberry
6 6 (4.11%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.42%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (2.74%) CCTV
9 3 (2.05%) Fat Client
9 3 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (2.05%) DTV
9 3 (2.05%) Internet of Things
9 3 (2.05%) Thin Client
9 3 (2.05%) Interactive TV
10 2 (1.37%) Machine to Machine
10 2 (1.37%) Firmware
10 2 (1.37%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 40 (27.40%) UNIX
2 30 (20.55%) Windows
3 27 (18.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (13.01%) Ubuntu
5 17 (11.64%) Embedded Linux
6 12 (8.22%) Android
7 11 (7.53%) Solaris
7 11 (7.53%) Apple iOS
8 8 (5.48%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (5.48%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.11%) CentOS
10 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.37%) Debian
12 2 (1.37%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.37%) HPUX
12 2 (1.37%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.68%) VMS
13 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (19.86%) Software Engineering
2 25 (17.12%) OO
3 20 (13.70%) Scrum
4 18 (12.33%) ITIL
5 16 (10.96%) DevOps
6 12 (8.22%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (7.53%) Android Development
7 11 (7.53%) iOS Development
8 10 (6.85%) Load Balancing
8 10 (6.85%) Migration
8 10 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (6.85%) TDD
9 9 (6.16%) UML
10 8 (5.48%) Multithreading
11 7 (4.79%) Unit Testing
11 7 (4.79%) ERP
12 6 (4.11%) ITSM
13 5 (3.42%) OOA/OOD
13 5 (3.42%) Business Analysis
13 5 (3.42%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (21.92%) C
2 29 (19.86%) Python
2 29 (19.86%) SQL
3 27 (18.49%) Perl
4 24 (16.44%) PHP
4 24 (16.44%) Java
5 23 (15.75%) JavaScript
6 12 (8.22%) C++
7 11 (7.53%) Embedded C
7 11 (7.53%) PHP5
8 10 (6.85%) Ruby
9 8 (5.48%) PL/SQL
10 7 (4.79%) Embedded C++
11 6 (4.11%) Korn
12 5 (3.42%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.42%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.05%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.37%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.37%) Tcl
15 1 (0.68%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (5.48%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (5.48%) RHCE
1 8 (5.48%) Degree
2 7 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (4.79%) MCSE
3 5 (3.42%) MCSA
4 3 (2.05%) OCP
4 3 (2.05%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.37%) MOS
5 2 (1.37%) RHCA
5 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 2 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.48%) SLA
2 6 (4.11%) QA
3 2 (1.37%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (8.90%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.79%) XenApp
4 6 (4.11%) vSphere
4 6 (4.11%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.42%) Oracle RMAN
5 5 (3.42%) Docker
6 4 (2.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.05%) KVM
7 3 (2.05%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.05%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.68%) qmail
8 1 (0.68%) NFS
8 1 (0.68%) Samba
Systems Management
1 21 (14.38%) Nagios
2 12 (8.22%) Puppet
3 7 (4.79%) SCOM
4 6 (4.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (4.11%) SCCM
4 6 (4.11%) NSN NetAct
4 6 (4.11%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.42%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.74%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.74%) WSUS
7 3 (2.05%) Munin
7 3 (2.05%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.68%) collectd
9 1 (0.68%) Opsview
9 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 42 (28.77%) Oracle
2 31 (21.23%) Red Hat
3 19 (13.01%) VMware
4 14 (9.59%) Microsoft
4 14 (9.59%) HP
5 12 (8.22%) Citrix
6 11 (7.53%) Cisco
7 10 (6.85%) Sun
8 9 (6.16%) IBM
9 8 (5.48%) Sybase
10 7 (4.79%) SAP
10 7 (4.79%) Atlassian
10 7 (4.79%) Remedy
10 7 (4.79%) Perforce
11 6 (4.11%) Symantec
12 5 (3.42%) Rackspace
12 5 (3.42%) BMC
12 5 (3.42%) EMC
13 4 (2.74%) Nokia
13 4 (2.74%) Percona
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