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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 9 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 39 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 13.78% 11.40% 2.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.15% 42.86% 9.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 35 4
Median daily rate £413 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £322 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £560 £393
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £16.50 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -44.53%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
81 91 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.62% 26.61% 25.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 69 19
Median daily rate £335 £375 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +87.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 18
Median hourly rate £11.00 £20.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.80 £8.50 £10.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Java
3 29 (39.73%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (34.25%) Oracle
5 20 (27.40%) HTML
5 20 (27.40%) Python
5 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
6 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (24.66%) TDD
7 18 (24.66%) Tomcat
7 18 (24.66%) C++
7 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
8 16 (21.92%) SQL
8 16 (21.92%) Web Services
8 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (21.92%) HTML5
9 15 (20.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (20.55%) Spring
9 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
9 15 (20.55%) CSS
9 15 (20.55%) Analytics
10 14 (19.18%) Unix
10 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
10 14 (19.18%) Subversion
11 13 (17.81%) Intranet
11 13 (17.81%) Oracle Database
12 12 (16.44%) Publishing
12 12 (16.44%) VMware
12 12 (16.44%) MySQL
12 12 (16.44%) Perl

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 18 (24.66%) Tomcat
2 10 (13.70%) Apache Solr
2 10 (13.70%) IIS
2 10 (13.70%) SAS
3 7 (9.59%) JBoss
3 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
3 7 (9.59%) WebSphere
4 6 (8.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (8.22%) MS Exchange
4 6 (8.22%) SharePoint
5 5 (6.85%) Node.js
5 5 (6.85%) WordPress
6 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.74%) Apache
7 2 (2.74%) nginx
8 1 (1.37%) Confluence
8 1 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.74%) Weka
2 1 (1.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 29 (39.73%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.07%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (6.85%) Adobe Analytics
4 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
4 5 (6.85%) Google Analytics
4 5 (6.85%) Google Tag Manager
5 3 (4.11%) SaaS
6 2 (2.74%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.37%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (1.37%) Heroku
7 1 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.81%) Intranet
2 4 (5.48%) LAN
2 4 (5.48%) WAN
3 3 (4.11%) DNS
4 2 (2.74%) DHCP
5 1 (1.37%) Firewall
5 1 (1.37%) Network Security
5 1 (1.37%) SAN
5 1 (1.37%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.37%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.81%) Oracle Database
2 12 (16.44%) MySQL
3 10 (13.70%) Big Data
3 10 (13.70%) HPCC
4 7 (9.59%) NoSQL
4 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.85%) KDB
5 5 (6.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.85%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.74%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.74%) Pentaho
7 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.37%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Subversion
2 12 (16.44%) Git (software)
3 7 (9.59%) JUnit
4 5 (6.85%) Maven
5 4 (5.48%) Cucumber
5 4 (5.48%) Jenkins
6 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.74%) PHPUnit
6 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.37%) JIRA
7 1 (1.37%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (16.44%) Publishing
2 8 (10.96%) Finance
3 5 (6.85%) Front Office
4 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.37%) Back Office
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (35.62%) Developer
2 15 (20.55%) Administrator
3 10 (13.70%) DBA
3 10 (13.70%) Oracle DBA
4 8 (10.96%) Data Scientist
5 7 (9.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Java Developer
5 7 (9.59%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (9.59%) Technical Support
6 6 (8.22%) Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) PHP Developer
6 6 (8.22%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) Support Engineer
6 6 (8.22%) VMWare Administrator
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) 2nd/3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (6.85%) 3rd Line Technical Engineer
7 5 (6.85%) Full Stack Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (27.40%) HTML
2 16 (21.92%) HTML5
2 16 (21.92%) Web Services
3 15 (20.55%) CSS
3 15 (20.55%) Spring
4 9 (12.33%) XML
5 8 (10.96%) AngularJS
5 8 (10.96%) REST
6 7 (9.59%) JSON
7 6 (8.22%) Classic ASP
7 6 (8.22%) Middleware
7 6 (8.22%) RESTful
8 5 (6.85%) Esper
8 5 (6.85%) NumPy
8 5 (6.85%) Pandas
8 5 (6.85%) Pyramid
8 5 (6.85%) SciPy
9 4 (5.48%) Castor
9 4 (5.48%) EJB
9 4 (5.48%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.70%) Statistics
2 9 (12.33%) Clustering
2 9 (12.33%) Replication
3 7 (9.59%) Visualisation
4 6 (8.22%) Algorithms
5 5 (6.85%) Hedge funds
6 3 (4.11%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (4.11%) Semantic Web
7 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.74%) Fintech
7 2 (2.74%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.37%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 35 (47.95%) Windows
2 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
3 15 (20.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (19.18%) Unix
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.37%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.37%) CoreOS
6 1 (1.37%) HPUX
6 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (24.66%) TDD
3 16 (21.92%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (20.55%) Analytics
4 15 (20.55%) Software Engineering
5 10 (13.70%) Web Development
6 8 (10.96%) SEO
7 7 (9.59%) BDD
8 6 (8.22%) Content Enrichment
8 6 (8.22%) Data Acquisition
8 6 (8.22%) Data Analysis
8 6 (8.22%) Migration
8 6 (8.22%) OO
8 6 (8.22%) Open Source
8 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
9 5 (6.85%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (6.85%) Quantitative Trading
9 5 (6.85%) Refactoring
9 5 (6.85%) Tag Management
9 5 (6.85%) Time Series Analysis
Programming Languages
1 34 (46.58%) Java
2 20 (27.40%) Python
3 18 (24.66%) C++
3 18 (24.66%) JavaScript
4 16 (21.92%) SQL
5 12 (16.44%) Bash Shell
5 12 (16.44%) Perl
6 10 (13.70%) PHP
6 10 (13.70%) R
7 9 (12.33%) Shell Script
8 7 (9.59%) PL/SQL
9 5 (6.85%) C
10 2 (2.74%) C#
10 2 (2.74%) PHP 5
10 2 (2.74%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) VB
10 2 (2.74%) VBA
Qualifications
1 10 (13.70%) OCP
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle Certification
2 9 (12.33%) Degree
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.37%) CCDA
4 1 (1.37%) CCDP
4 1 (1.37%) CCIE
4 1 (1.37%) CCNA
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) LPIC
4 1 (1.37%) MCP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSA
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.37%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.37%) QA
1 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.74%) Docker
4 2 (2.74%) GridGain
5 1 (1.37%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.37%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.37%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (13.70%) Data Guard
1 10 (13.70%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (10.96%) Puppet
3 3 (4.11%) Ansible
3 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.74%) Mesos
4 2 (2.74%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.74%) SCOM
5 1 (1.37%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.37%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.37%) Nagios
5 1 (1.37%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Oracle
2 14 (19.18%) Red Hat
3 12 (16.44%) VMware
4 8 (10.96%) Google
5 6 (8.22%) Adobe
6 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.11%) SAP
8 2 (2.74%) Juniper
9 1 (1.37%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.37%) Apple
9 1 (1.37%) Cisco
9 1 (1.37%) HP
9 1 (1.37%) NetApp
9 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.37%) Zend