The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Engineer
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 39 13
Rank change year-on-year +7 -26  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 6 6 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.99% 1.69% 12.07%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.12% 1.75% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 50
Median daily rate £275 £375 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £227 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £474 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £415 £388
% change year-on-year -3.61% +7.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 283 343 443
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 93.71% 96.62% 95.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 773 1502
Median daily rate £340 £408 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.56% +8.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £506 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £365
% change year-on-year +1.01% +8.49%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 74 108
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £12.72 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridge

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 5 (62.50%) CentOS
3 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
6 2 (25.00%) Windows
6 2 (25.00%) C
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
6 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
6 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
6 2 (25.00%) Terraform
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 2 (25.00%) yum
6 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (12.50%) MediaWiki
7 1 (12.50%) Packer
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (12.50%) DevOps
7 1 (12.50%) MQTT
7 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) Change Management
7 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 2 (25.00%) Apache Spark
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) MQTT
1 1 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (12.50%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) XMPP
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (62.50%) CentOS
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Windows
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) Debian
5 1 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (12.50%) Change Management
1 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
1 1 (12.50%) DevOps
1 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C
1 2 (25.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (50.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) Terraform
1 2 (25.00%) yum
2 1 (12.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (12.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Red Hat
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) Cloudera
5 1 (12.50%) NetApp
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