Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 25 May 2018 with a comparison to the 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
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 14 3
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 49 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 12.95% 8.31% 18.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 35.00% 64.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 17 79
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -20.45% +35.38%
10th Percentile £269 £243 £308
90th Percentile £564 £519 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £408 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +1.88% -11.11% +38.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 19
Cambridge median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -4.76% +5.66%
10th Percentile £25.00 £36.25 £33.75
90th Percentile £46.50 £51.25 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% -7.98%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 126 140 216
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 22.66% 23.73% 28.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 50 115
Cambridge median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +23.08%
10th Percentile £219 £142 £213
90th Percentile £550 £506 £538
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75% +23.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 31
Cambridge median hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% - +74.42%
10th Percentile £12.45 £14.02 £17.13
90th Percentile £51.80 £43.75 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.25 £22.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -32.22% -27.42% +106.67%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cambridge

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Cambridge

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Cambridge

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Cambridge

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cambridge over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Linux.

1 40 (55.56%) Python
2 26 (36.11%) Git (software)
3 22 (30.56%) Docker
4 20 (27.78%) DevOps
5 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
6 18 (25.00%) Puppet
6 18 (25.00%) Perl
7 15 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
7 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
7 15 (20.83%) Windows
7 15 (20.83%) Apache
8 14 (19.44%) Ansible
8 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes
9 13 (18.06%) MySQL
10 12 (16.67%) SQL
10 12 (16.67%) Java
10 12 (16.67%) Unix
10 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
10 12 (16.67%) Degree
11 11 (15.28%) C++
12 10 (13.89%) HTML
12 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
12 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (12.50%) Node.js
13 9 (12.50%) CentOS
13 9 (12.50%) C
13 9 (12.50%) CSS
13 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (12.50%) Wireless

Linux
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 15 (20.83%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) Drupal
3 2 (2.78%) WordPress
4 1 (1.39%) Confluence
4 1 (1.39%) Luigi
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (8.33%) GitHub
4 4 (5.56%) npm
5 2 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (1.39%) Office 365
6 1 (1.39%) Serverless
6 1 (1.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.50%) Wireless
2 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.56%) BGP
3 4 (5.56%) Bluetooth
3 4 (5.56%) IPv6
3 4 (5.56%) VXLAN
4 3 (4.17%) DNS
4 3 (4.17%) FTP
4 3 (4.17%) HTTP
4 3 (4.17%) SSH
5 2 (2.78%) Firewall
5 2 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.39%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.39%) Internet
6 1 (1.39%) IPsec
6 1 (1.39%) OpenFlow
6 1 (1.39%) VLAN
6 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) MySQL
2 8 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (8.33%) Big Data
3 6 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.56%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.17%) Data Lake
5 3 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.17%) OLAP
5 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
5 3 (4.17%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.39%) DB2
7 1 (1.39%) Firebird
7 1 (1.39%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (36.11%) Git (software)
2 12 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.72%) JIRA
4 4 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (5.56%) Jasmine
4 4 (5.56%) Protractor
4 4 (5.56%) Subversion
5 2 (2.78%) Hudson
6 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.39%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.39%) GCC
6 1 (1.39%) GoogleTest
6 1 (1.39%) SCons
6 1 (1.39%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.39%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (6.94%) Law
1 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.56%) Electronics
3 3 (4.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.78%) Automotive
5 1 (1.39%) Advertising
5 1 (1.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (11.11%) Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Software Developer
3 8 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Angular Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Embedded Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Embedded Software Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Python Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (4.17%) MicroStrategy Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) HTML
2 9 (12.50%) CSS
2 9 (12.50%) Node.js
3 8 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.72%) HTML5
5 6 (8.33%) CSS3
5 6 (8.33%) JSON
5 6 (8.33%) XML
6 5 (6.94%) RESTful
7 4 (5.56%) Angular 2
7 4 (5.56%) D3.js
7 4 (5.56%) LAMP
8 3 (4.17%) Ajax
8 3 (4.17%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (4.17%) Flask
8 3 (4.17%) XHTML
9 2 (2.78%) Django
9 2 (2.78%) LDAP
9 2 (2.78%) REST
9 2 (2.78%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.72%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.94%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.17%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.78%) CAN bus
4 2 (2.78%) iPad
4 2 (2.78%) Life Science
5 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.39%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.39%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.39%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.39%) Learning Management System
5 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.83%) Windows
2 12 (16.67%) Unix
3 9 (12.50%) CentOS
4 4 (5.56%) Ubuntu
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Debian
7 1 (1.39%) DC/OS
7 1 (1.39%) Fedora
7 1 (1.39%) FreeNAS
7 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.78%) DevOps
2 12 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 10 (13.89%) Test Automation
4 9 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.33%) Change Management
6 6 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
6 6 (8.33%) Open Source
6 6 (8.33%) Scrum
6 6 (8.33%) Web Development
7 5 (6.94%) OO
7 5 (6.94%) SDLC
8 4 (5.56%) Analytics
8 4 (5.56%) Data Management
8 4 (5.56%) ETL
8 4 (5.56%) Immutable Infrastructure
8 4 (5.56%) Migration
8 4 (5.56%) MVC
8 4 (5.56%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 40 (55.56%) Python
2 19 (26.39%) Bash Shell
3 18 (25.00%) Perl
4 15 (20.83%) JavaScript
5 12 (16.67%) Java
5 12 (16.67%) SQL
6 11 (15.28%) C++
7 9 (12.50%) C
8 8 (11.11%) PHP
9 7 (9.72%) Embedded C
10 4 (5.56%) Assembly Language
10 4 (5.56%) Ruby
11 3 (4.17%) Embedded C++
12 2 (2.78%) C#
13 1 (1.39%) AWK
13 1 (1.39%) F#
13 1 (1.39%) Go
13 1 (1.39%) OCaml
13 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
13 1 (1.39%) sed
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (2.78%) CCNP
2 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (2.78%) ISEB
2 2 (2.78%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
3 1 (1.39%) PhD
System Software
1 22 (30.56%) Docker
2 2 (2.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.39%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (25.00%) Puppet
2 14 (19.44%) Ansible
2 14 (19.44%) Kubernetes
3 6 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.33%) Terraform
4 4 (5.56%) Nagios
5 3 (4.17%) Rancher
6 2 (2.78%) Mesos
7 1 (1.39%) Grafana
7 1 (1.39%) Graphite
7 1 (1.39%) Icinga
7 1 (1.39%) logstash
7 1 (1.39%) Prometheus
7 1 (1.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (6.94%) Cisco
2 4 (5.56%) Arista
3 3 (4.17%) Atlassian
3 3 (4.17%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (4.17%) Oracle
4 2 (2.78%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.39%) Dynatrace
5 1 (1.39%) Juniper
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.39%) SaltStack
5 1 (1.39%) VMware