Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridge during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 56 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -20 +29
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 19 2 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.70% 0.32% 5.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.86% 0.34% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 39
Cambridge median daily rate £350 - £400
10th Percentile £275 - £325
90th Percentile £375 - £425
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 - £388
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.00 - £50.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 - £50.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Cambridge
Contract vacancies in Cambridge with a recognized job title 664 589 908
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.18% 95.00% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 301 596
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £375 £375
10th Percentile £200 £208 £248
90th Percentile £540 £550 £525
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
% change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 58 62
Cambridge median hourly rate £40.00 £38.38 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.23% +18.08% +27.45%
10th Percentile £15.34 £14.63 £14.00
90th Percentile £52.38 £52.00 £57.88
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +70.73% -17.17%

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 21 November 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 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (63.16%) C
3 11 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (57.89%) Wireless
3 11 (57.89%) Electronics
4 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
5 9 (47.37%) C++
5 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
5 9 (47.37%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (47.37%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 8 (42.11%) Device Driver Development
6 8 (42.11%) Degree
6 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
6 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
6 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
7 7 (36.84%) Embedded C++
7 7 (36.84%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (31.58%) R
8 6 (31.58%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (26.32%) VMware
10 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
10 4 (21.05%) CentOS
10 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (21.05%) Cisco
10 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
11 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
11 3 (15.79%) Unix
11 3 (15.79%) Windows
11 3 (15.79%) Bluetooth

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 (10.53%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (57.89%) Wi-Fi
1 11 (57.89%) Wireless
2 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.79%) Bluetooth
4 2 (10.53%) 802.11
4 2 (10.53%) Broadband
4 2 (10.53%) LAN
4 2 (10.53%) NFC
4 2 (10.53%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) xDSL
5 1 (5.26%) MQTT
5 1 (5.26%) ZigBee
5 1 (5.26%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.26%) Buildbot
1 1 (5.26%) CMake
1 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA
1 1 (5.26%) JIRA Agile
General
1 11 (57.89%) Electronics
2 2 (10.53%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (42.11%) Computer Science
1 8 (42.11%) Device Driver
2 7 (36.84%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (47.37%) Embedded Linux
3 4 (21.05%) CentOS
3 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (15.79%) Unix
4 3 (15.79%) Windows
5 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.26%) Debian
6 1 (5.26%) Solaris
6 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Software Engineering
2 8 (42.11%) Device Driver Development
3 6 (31.58%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) C
2 9 (47.37%) C++
3 8 (42.11%) Embedded C
4 7 (36.84%) Embedded C++
5 6 (31.58%) R
6 2 (10.53%) Python
7 1 (5.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (42.11%) Degree
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 9 (47.37%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (5.26%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Terraform
1 2 (10.53%) yum
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) Packer
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) VMware
2 4 (21.05%) Cisco
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat
3 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.26%) NetApp