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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 2 8
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6  
Contract jobs citing Linux 22 75 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 6.94% 18.25% 10.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.38% 63.56% 43.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 40 21
Median daily rate £450 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +34.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £316 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 1
Median hourly rate £41.00 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.52% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 64 118 81
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 20.19% 28.71% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 60 40
Median daily rate £300 £349 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.97% +7.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £519 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 14
Median hourly rate £18.25 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +2.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.25 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Linux.

1 29 (48.33%) Python
2 23 (38.33%) Windows
3 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
4 14 (23.33%) C
4 14 (23.33%) SQL
5 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
6 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 12 (20.00%) C#
7 11 (18.33%) Embedded C
8 10 (16.67%) Unix
9 9 (15.00%) Java
9 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
10 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
11 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
11 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
12 6 (10.00%) C++
12 6 (10.00%) .NET
12 6 (10.00%) Wireless
12 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (10.00%) Django
12 6 (10.00%) REST
13 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
13 5 (8.33%) Degree
13 5 (8.33%) VMware
13 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
13 5 (8.33%) Perl
13 5 (8.33%) Bluetooth
13 5 (8.33%) Web Services
13 5 (8.33%) ITIL
13 5 (8.33%) Firmware

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 2 (3.33%) Apache Spark
2 1 (1.67%) Apache
2 1 (1.67%) Confluence
2 1 (1.67%) Jupyter
2 1 (1.67%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.67%) SAS
2 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.67%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.00%) Wireless
3 5 (8.33%) Bluetooth
4 4 (6.67%) VPN
4 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.00%) Firewall
5 3 (5.00%) ZigBee
6 2 (3.33%) DHCP
6 2 (3.33%) DNS
6 2 (3.33%) Ethernet
6 2 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.33%) HTTP
6 2 (3.33%) Internet
6 2 (3.33%) LDAP
6 2 (3.33%) SAN
6 2 (3.33%) Software-Defined Networking
7 1 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.67%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.67%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.67%) NoSQL
4 3 (5.00%) Big Data
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
5 2 (3.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (3.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.67%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.67%) Data Mining
6 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (21.67%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 2 (3.33%) Hudson
4 2 (3.33%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.67%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.67%) Gerrit
5 1 (1.67%) Subversion
5 1 (1.67%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Electronics
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Games
4 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Developer
2 14 (23.33%) Software Engineer
3 10 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
4 9 (15.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 7 (11.67%) Python Developer
6 6 (10.00%) C Software Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Embedded C Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (8.33%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (6.67%) Software Developer
9 3 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (5.00%) Architect
9 3 (5.00%) Audio Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Audio Software Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) C# Developer
9 3 (5.00%) C# Software Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Cloud Developer
9 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) .NET
1 6 (10.00%) Django
1 6 (10.00%) REST
2 5 (8.33%) Web Services
3 4 (6.67%) X-Windows
4 3 (5.00%) Flask
4 3 (5.00%) JSON
4 3 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (5.00%) SQLAlchemy
5 2 (3.33%) Node.js
5 2 (3.33%) OpenGL
5 2 (3.33%) OpenGL ES
5 2 (3.33%) RESTful
6 1 (1.67%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS
6 1 (1.67%) CSS3
6 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.67%) HTML
6 1 (1.67%) Kafka
6 1 (1.67%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.67%) User Experience
3 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.00%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.33%) Robotics
5 1 (1.67%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.67%) Online Games
5 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 23 (38.33%) Windows
2 10 (16.67%) Unix
3 5 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (6.67%) Mac OS X
4 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.00%) CentOS
6 2 (3.33%) Mac OS
6 2 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.33%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.67%) Android
7 1 (1.67%) Solaris
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (28.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (8.33%) ITIL
2 5 (8.33%) SDLC
3 4 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (6.67%) DevOps
3 4 (6.67%) Machine Learning
4 3 (5.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (5.00%) High Availability
4 3 (5.00%) Mathematics
4 3 (5.00%) Migration
4 3 (5.00%) MVC
4 3 (5.00%) MVVM
4 3 (5.00%) Signal Processing
5 2 (3.33%) Change Management
5 2 (3.33%) Content Management
5 2 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 2 (3.33%) OO
5 2 (3.33%) Regression Testing
5 2 (3.33%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (48.33%) Python
2 14 (23.33%) C
2 14 (23.33%) SQL
3 12 (20.00%) C#
4 11 (18.33%) Embedded C
5 9 (15.00%) Java
5 9 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 6 (10.00%) C++
7 5 (8.33%) Perl
8 4 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 4 (6.67%) PHP
8 4 (6.67%) Ruby
9 3 (5.00%) XAML
10 2 (3.33%) Embedded C++
10 2 (3.33%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.67%) R
11 1 (1.67%) Scala
11 1 (1.67%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (1.67%) CCIE
2 1 (1.67%) CCNA
2 1 (1.67%) CCSA
2 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (1.67%) CISM
2 1 (1.67%) CISSP
2 1 (1.67%) JNCIA
2 1 (1.67%) MCSA
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) QA
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.33%) Firmware
3 4 (6.67%) Docker
4 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.33%) KVM
5 2 (3.33%) LXC
6 1 (1.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (6.67%) DameWare
2 3 (5.00%) Ansible
3 2 (3.33%) Puppet
4 1 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.67%) OpenAM
4 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.67%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 5 (8.33%) VMware
2 4 (6.67%) Citrix
2 4 (6.67%) LANDesk
2 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.00%) Oracle
4 2 (3.33%) Brocade
4 2 (3.33%) CA
4 2 (3.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.33%) Riverbed
4 2 (3.33%) Vyatta
5 1 (1.67%) AppDynamics
5 1 (1.67%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.67%) BT
5 1 (1.67%) EMC
5 1 (1.67%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.67%) Interwoven
5 1 (1.67%) PagerDuty
5 1 (1.67%) Perforce
5 1 (1.67%) SAP
5 1 (1.67%) Vertica
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
SoCode Limited
Rate: £35 - 50 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago