Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 12 7
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 88 54 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 14.43% 9.18% 13.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 57.14% 41.22% 69.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 25 46
Cambridge median daily rate £381 £350 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.93% -4.11% +10.61%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £185
90th Percentile £525 £506 £481
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 £350 £373
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.04% +14.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 17
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £25.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.47% -32.89% -33.91%
10th Percentile £32.50 £15.75 £33.75
90th Percentile £77.50 £42.88 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -14.29%

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 154 131 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 25.25% 22.28% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 59 68
Cambridge median daily rate £350 £330 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £145 £154
90th Percentile £500 £455 £465
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £325 £320
% change year-on-year +7.69% +1.56% +9.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 18 29
Cambridge median hourly rate £45.00 £17.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +157.14% -53.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £17.70 £10.63 £13.00
90th Percentile £73.50 £42.88 £60.00
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £28.94 £17.00
% change year-on-year +29.59% +70.22% -34.62%

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 21 February 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 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 50 (56.82%) Python
2 35 (39.77%) C
3 27 (30.68%) C++
4 26 (29.55%) Windows
4 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
5 25 (28.41%) Wireless
6 20 (22.73%) Embedded C
7 19 (21.59%) Electronics
8 18 (20.45%) Degree
9 17 (19.32%) SQL
10 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
10 16 (18.18%) Bluetooth
11 15 (17.05%) Docker
12 14 (15.91%) DevOps
12 14 (15.91%) Git (software)
13 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
13 13 (14.77%) Perl
13 13 (14.77%) Telecoms
14 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
15 11 (12.50%) Bash Shell
15 11 (12.50%) Java
15 11 (12.50%) XML
16 10 (11.36%) Unix
16 10 (11.36%) Assembly Language
16 10 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
16 10 (11.36%) Embedded Linux
16 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
16 10 (11.36%) Puppet

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 7 (7.95%) Apache
2 2 (2.27%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.14%) Luigi
Applications
1 3 (3.41%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.77%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.68%) GitHub
4 3 (3.41%) Office 365
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.14%) OpenShift
5 1 (1.14%) Serverless
5 1 (1.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) Wireless
2 16 (18.18%) Bluetooth
3 10 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
4 8 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.55%) 802.11
5 4 (4.55%) Broadband
5 4 (4.55%) NFC
5 4 (4.55%) xDSL
6 3 (3.41%) Internet
6 3 (3.41%) SNMP
7 2 (2.27%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) Skype
8 1 (1.14%) DNS
8 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.14%) FTP
8 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.14%) LAN
8 1 (1.14%) SMS
8 1 (1.14%) VPN
8 1 (1.14%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.95%) MySQL
2 5 (5.68%) Big Data
2 5 (5.68%) NoSQL
2 5 (5.68%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.55%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.41%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.41%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (3.41%) OLAP
4 3 (3.41%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.41%) Snowflake Schema
5 2 (2.27%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.14%) Redis
6 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (15.91%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.55%) JIRA
4 2 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.27%) Bitbucket
4 2 (2.27%) git-flow
4 2 (2.27%) Hudson
4 2 (2.27%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) GoCD
5 1 (1.14%) Gradle
5 1 (1.14%) gulp
5 1 (1.14%) SCons
5 1 (1.14%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 19 (21.59%) Electronics
2 13 (14.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Publishing
5 2 (2.27%) Law
6 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (30.68%) Developer
2 18 (20.45%) Software Engineer
3 12 (13.64%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (12.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 10 (11.36%) Embedded Developer
5 10 (11.36%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) C++ Software Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Software Developer
7 8 (9.09%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Embedded C Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Embedded Software Developer
8 7 (7.95%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
9 6 (6.82%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.50%) XML
2 8 (9.09%) HTML
3 7 (7.95%) JSON
4 5 (5.68%) 802.1X
4 5 (5.68%) Qt
5 4 (4.55%) .NET
5 4 (4.55%) Angular 2
5 4 (4.55%) AngularJS
5 4 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
5 4 (4.55%) Node.js
5 4 (4.55%) WPF
5 4 (4.55%) XML Schema
6 3 (3.41%) Django
6 3 (3.41%) Flask
6 3 (3.41%) gRPC
6 3 (3.41%) LDAP
6 3 (3.41%) QML
6 3 (3.41%) Qt Quick
6 3 (3.41%) XSLT
7 2 (2.27%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Computer Science
2 9 (10.23%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.55%) User Experience
6 3 (3.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (3.41%) Internet of Things
6 3 (3.41%) Smartcard
7 2 (2.27%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.27%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.27%) Infotainment
7 2 (2.27%) iPad
7 2 (2.27%) Life Science
7 2 (2.27%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.27%) Verilog
7 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.14%) CAN bus
8 1 (1.14%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (29.55%) Windows
2 10 (11.36%) Embedded Linux
2 10 (11.36%) Unix
3 5 (5.68%) Windows Server
4 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.27%) Android
5 2 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
5 2 (2.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.14%) CentOS
6 1 (1.14%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Software Engineering
2 14 (15.91%) DevOps
3 10 (11.36%) Test Automation
4 9 (10.23%) Test Scripting
5 8 (9.09%) ETL
6 6 (6.82%) Dashboard Development
7 5 (5.68%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.68%) Coaching
7 5 (5.68%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (5.68%) Data Management
7 5 (5.68%) OO
8 4 (4.55%) Data Integration
8 4 (4.55%) Data Science
8 4 (4.55%) Device Driver Development
8 4 (4.55%) MVC
8 4 (4.55%) Open Source
8 4 (4.55%) Scrum
9 3 (3.41%) Immutable Infrastructure
9 3 (3.41%) Innovative Thinking
9 3 (3.41%) Linux Kernel Development
Programming Languages
1 50 (56.82%) Python
2 35 (39.77%) C
3 27 (30.68%) C++
4 20 (22.73%) Embedded C
5 17 (19.32%) SQL
6 16 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 13 (14.77%) Perl
8 11 (12.50%) Bash Shell
8 11 (12.50%) Java
9 10 (11.36%) Assembly Language
10 8 (9.09%) Embedded C++
11 4 (4.55%) C#
11 4 (4.55%) PHP
12 3 (3.41%) R
13 2 (2.27%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.14%) Cython
14 1 (1.14%) F#
14 1 (1.14%) MATLAB
14 1 (1.14%) OCaml
14 1 (1.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (20.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (1.14%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.27%) MISRA
1 2 (2.27%) MISRA C
1 2 (2.27%) QA
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (17.05%) Docker
2 7 (7.95%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.68%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 3 (3.41%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.41%) vSphere
5 2 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (2.27%) Firmware
6 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (11.36%) Puppet
2 9 (10.23%) Ansible
3 8 (9.09%) Kubernetes
4 7 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (4.55%) Terraform
6 3 (3.41%) vMotion
7 2 (2.27%) Mesos
8 1 (1.14%) Graphite
8 1 (1.14%) logstash
8 1 (1.14%) Nagios
8 1 (1.14%) Rancher
8 1 (1.14%) SCCM
8 1 (1.14%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (6.82%) VMware
2 4 (4.55%) Microsoft
3 3 (3.41%) Cisco
3 3 (3.41%) Citrix
3 3 (3.41%) HP
3 3 (3.41%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (3.41%) NetApp
3 3 (3.41%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.27%) Apple
5 1 (1.14%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.14%) Juniper
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle
5 1 (1.14%) SolarWinds
5 1 (1.14%) Splunk