The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 20 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 9.04% 5.68% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.18% 25.32% 13.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 15 5
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £17.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +20.96%
Linux
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
61 79 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 18.37% 22.44% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 49 15
Median daily rate £325 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £174 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 14 15
Median hourly rate £11.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.80% +10.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Oxford region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Oxford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Oxford region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 30 (44.78%) Java
1 30 (44.78%) Oracle
2 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
3 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.85%) Software Engineering
5 18 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (26.87%) Windows
6 17 (25.37%) Python
6 17 (25.37%) SQL
6 17 (25.37%) TDD
7 16 (23.88%) C++
7 16 (23.88%) HTML
7 16 (23.88%) Tomcat
8 15 (22.39%) Unix
9 14 (20.90%) Web Services
9 14 (20.90%) Spring
10 13 (19.40%) Visualisation
10 13 (19.40%) HTML5
10 13 (19.40%) Finance
10 13 (19.40%) VMware
10 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database
10 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
11 12 (17.91%) Data Acquisition
11 12 (17.91%) Algorithms
11 12 (17.91%) Open Source
11 12 (17.91%) Statistics
12 11 (16.42%) Maven
12 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
12 11 (16.42%) Refactoring
12 11 (16.42%) KDB

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (23.88%) Tomcat
2 10 (14.93%) JBoss
2 10 (14.93%) WebLogic
2 10 (14.93%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (7.46%) Apache Solr
4 5 (7.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (7.46%) IIS
4 5 (7.46%) MS Exchange
4 5 (7.46%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.46%) WordPress
5 2 (2.99%) nginx
5 2 (2.99%) SAS
6 1 (1.49%) Apache
6 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.49%) Weka
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 23 (34.33%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (13.43%) Amazon SQS
3 7 (10.45%) Amazon S3
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.99%) SaaS
6 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.49%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.49%) AWS OpsWorks
6 1 (1.49%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) Intranet
2 6 (8.96%) DHCP
2 6 (8.96%) DNS
3 3 (4.48%) LAN
3 3 (4.48%) WAN
4 2 (2.99%) Firewall
4 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 1 (1.49%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.49%) SAN
5 1 (1.49%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) Oracle Database
2 11 (16.42%) KDB
2 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
3 10 (14.93%) MySQL
4 4 (5.97%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.48%) Big Data
5 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.99%) HPCC
6 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.49%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Maven
2 9 (13.43%) JUnit
3 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.45%) Subversion
4 6 (8.96%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.48%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.49%) CircleCI
6 1 (1.49%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.49%) PHPUnit
6 1 (1.49%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.49%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 11 (16.42%) Front Office
3 8 (11.94%) Publishing
4 1 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.49%) Back Office
4 1 (1.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (38.81%) Developer
2 16 (23.88%) Administrator
3 11 (16.42%) Quantitative Developer
4 10 (14.93%) DBA
4 10 (14.93%) Java Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Oracle DBA
5 9 (13.43%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (10.45%) AWS Developer
6 7 (10.45%) Technical Support
7 6 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Agile Java Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Analyst
7 6 (8.96%) Software Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) Support Engineer
7 6 (8.96%) VMWare Administrator
8 5 (7.46%) Java Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Support Engineer
8 5 (7.46%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) HTML
2 14 (20.90%) Spring
2 14 (20.90%) Web Services
3 13 (19.40%) HTML5
4 11 (16.42%) AngularJS
4 11 (16.42%) Esper
4 11 (16.42%) NumPy
4 11 (16.42%) Pandas
4 11 (16.42%) Pyramid
4 11 (16.42%) SciPy
4 11 (16.42%) XML
5 10 (14.93%) JSON
5 10 (14.93%) REST
6 8 (11.94%) CSS
7 6 (8.96%) EJB
8 4 (5.97%) Castor
9 3 (4.48%) Classic ASP
10 2 (2.99%) GWT
10 2 (2.99%) Java EE
10 2 (2.99%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Visualisation
2 12 (17.91%) Algorithms
2 12 (17.91%) Statistics
3 11 (16.42%) Hedge funds
4 9 (13.43%) Clustering
4 9 (13.43%) Replication
5 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.99%) Streaming Video
7 1 (1.49%) Fintech
7 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.49%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.49%) Physics
7 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (26.87%) Windows
2 15 (22.39%) Unix
3 13 (19.40%) Windows Server
4 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) CentOS
5 1 (1.49%) CoreOS
5 1 (1.49%) HPUX
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.84%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (29.85%) Software Engineering
3 18 (26.87%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (25.37%) TDD
5 12 (17.91%) Data Acquisition
5 12 (17.91%) Open Source
6 11 (16.42%) OO
6 11 (16.42%) Quantitative Trading
6 11 (16.42%) Refactoring
6 11 (16.42%) Time Series Analysis
6 11 (16.42%) Unit Testing
7 9 (13.43%) BDD
8 8 (11.94%) Content Enrichment
9 6 (8.96%) Web Development
10 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
11 4 (5.97%) Migration
12 3 (4.48%) SEO
13 2 (2.99%) Change Management
13 2 (2.99%) ITIL
13 2 (2.99%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) Java
2 17 (25.37%) Python
2 17 (25.37%) SQL
3 16 (23.88%) C++
4 11 (16.42%) C
4 11 (16.42%) JavaScript
5 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
6 7 (10.45%) Perl
6 7 (10.45%) PL/SQL
7 4 (5.97%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.48%) PHP
9 2 (2.99%) R
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) C#
10 1 (1.49%) PHP 5
10 1 (1.49%) VB
10 1 (1.49%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) OCP
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (4.48%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) CCNA
3 2 (2.99%) CCNP
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.49%) CCDA
4 1 (1.49%) CCDP
4 1 (1.49%) CCIE
4 1 (1.49%) MCP
4 1 (1.49%) MCSA
4 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (8.96%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.99%) Docker
5 1 (1.49%) GridGain
5 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Data Guard
1 10 (14.93%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (11.94%) Puppet
3 3 (4.48%) Ansible
3 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.99%) Mesos
4 2 (2.99%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.49%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) SCOM
Vendors
1 30 (44.78%) Oracle
2 13 (19.40%) VMware
3 8 (11.94%) Red Hat
4 4 (5.97%) Microsoft
5 3 (4.48%) Google
6 2 (2.99%) Cisco
6 2 (2.99%) Juniper
6 2 (2.99%) SAP
7 1 (1.49%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.49%) HP
7 1 (1.49%) NetApp
7 1 (1.49%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.49%) xMatters