Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 3 5 18
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 137 96 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 17.79% 13.97% 8.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 63.13% 52.46% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 38 21
Cambridge median daily rate £425 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -3.33% -2.28%
10th Percentile £313 £314 £315
90th Percentile £513 £429 £575
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £415 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +10.67% - -3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 29 5
Cambridge median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +157.58% -67.00%
10th Percentile £36.00 £36.25 £15.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £77.50 £27.90
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -7.89%

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 217 183 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.18% 26.64% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 87 61
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £194 £233
90th Percentile £510 £421 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 48 10
Cambridge median hourly rate £22.50 £42.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.43% +154.55% -56.58%
10th Percentile £17.50 £17.50 £10.38
90th Percentile £50.90 £52.88 £43.75
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £41.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year -57.32% +32.26% +125.45%

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 14 November 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 14 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 69 (50.36%) Python
2 43 (31.39%) Windows
3 42 (30.66%) Git (software)
3 42 (30.66%) Jenkins
4 36 (26.28%) DevOps
5 33 (24.09%) Bash Shell
6 32 (23.36%) Amazon AWS
6 32 (23.36%) Perl
6 32 (23.36%) VMware
7 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
7 28 (20.44%) Docker
8 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
8 27 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (18.25%) NetApp
9 25 (18.25%) Wireless
9 25 (18.25%) Ansible
10 24 (17.52%) Kubernetes
10 24 (17.52%) Apache
11 23 (16.79%) Java
11 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
11 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
11 23 (16.79%) Degree
11 23 (16.79%) Puppet
12 22 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
12 22 (16.06%) JIRA
12 22 (16.06%) DNS
12 22 (16.06%) MySQL
12 22 (16.06%) LAMP
13 21 (15.33%) C
13 21 (15.33%) Continuous Integration

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 24 (17.52%) Apache
2 18 (13.14%) OpenStack
3 13 (9.49%) nginx
4 8 (5.84%) MS Exchange
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.65%) Confluence
6 5 (3.65%) Drupal
6 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.65%) WordPress
7 4 (2.92%) CMS
7 4 (2.92%) IBM Domino
8 3 (2.19%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.46%) JBoss
9 2 (1.46%) WildFly
10 1 (0.73%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.73%) IIS
10 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.73%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 32 (23.36%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.11%) Office 365
3 6 (4.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.19%) Slack
5 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.73%) GitHub
6 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.73%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.73%) PaaS
6 1 (0.73%) SaaS
6 1 (0.73%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (18.25%) Wireless
2 22 (16.06%) DNS
3 20 (14.60%) Firewall
4 15 (10.95%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (8.76%) Bluetooth
5 12 (8.76%) WLAN
6 9 (6.57%) LAN
6 9 (6.57%) Unicast
7 6 (4.38%) DHCP
7 6 (4.38%) Internet
7 6 (4.38%) VPN
7 6 (4.38%) WAN
8 5 (3.65%) HTTP
8 5 (3.65%) SSL
8 5 (3.65%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.92%) BGP
9 4 (2.92%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.19%) VXLAN
11 2 (1.46%) IPv6
11 2 (1.46%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) MySQL
2 19 (13.87%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (10.95%) Hadoop
4 14 (10.22%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.30%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.92%) Big Data
6 4 (2.92%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (2.19%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.46%) GIS
9 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.73%) DB2
9 1 (0.73%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (30.66%) Git (software)
1 42 (30.66%) Jenkins
2 22 (16.06%) JIRA
3 13 (9.49%) Vagrant
4 5 (3.65%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (2.92%) Subversion
5 4 (2.92%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.19%) Hudson
7 2 (1.46%) Maven
7 2 (1.46%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.73%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.73%) GCC
8 1 (0.73%) GoCD
8 1 (0.73%) Selenium
8 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (8.03%) Telecoms
2 7 (5.11%) Electronics
3 6 (4.38%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (3.65%) Law
5 2 (1.46%) Finance
5 2 (1.46%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.46%) Publishing
6 1 (0.73%) Automotive
6 1 (0.73%) Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (22.63%) Developer
2 28 (20.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.95%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (10.22%) Administrator
4 14 (10.22%) Test Engineer
5 13 (9.49%) Python Engineer
5 13 (9.49%) Software Engineer
6 11 (8.03%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.84%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (4.38%) Python Developer
8 6 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.65%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Software Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Analyst
10 4 (2.92%) Java Software Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) Network Engineer
10 4 (2.92%) Senior Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Software Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (16.06%) LAMP
2 14 (10.22%) HTML
3 12 (8.76%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (8.76%) LEMP Stack
4 8 (5.84%) CSS
4 8 (5.84%) REST
4 8 (5.84%) Web Services
5 7 (5.11%) RESTful
6 6 (4.38%) CSS3
6 6 (4.38%) HTML5
6 6 (4.38%) Node.js
6 6 (4.38%) XML
7 5 (3.65%) Elastic Stack
8 4 (2.92%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.92%) React
8 4 (2.92%) Symfony
8 4 (2.92%) YAML
9 3 (2.19%) LDAP
9 3 (2.19%) Spring
10 2 (1.46%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.76%) PKI
2 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
3 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 7 (5.11%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.92%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (2.92%) Private Cloud
6 3 (2.19%) LIMS
6 3 (2.19%) Raspberry Pi
7 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.46%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.46%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.46%) Life Science
8 1 (0.73%) ASIC
8 1 (0.73%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.73%) Derivative
8 1 (0.73%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.73%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (31.39%) Windows
2 17 (12.41%) Unix
3 13 (9.49%) CentOS
4 10 (7.30%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.57%) Data ONTAP
6 8 (5.84%) Ubuntu
7 5 (3.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.92%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.19%) Android
9 3 (2.19%) Fedora
9 3 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.73%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.73%) Debian
11 1 (0.73%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.73%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.73%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.73%) VMS
11 1 (0.73%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (26.28%) DevOps
2 27 (19.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (19.71%) Test Automation
3 23 (16.79%) Software Engineering
4 22 (16.06%) Problem-Solving
5 21 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (7.30%) Configuration Management
6 10 (7.30%) Scrum
7 9 (6.57%) Mathematics
7 9 (6.57%) Web Development
8 7 (5.11%) Issue Tracking
8 7 (5.11%) ITIL
8 7 (5.11%) Test Scripting
9 6 (4.38%) Change Management
9 6 (4.38%) High Availability
9 6 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (4.38%) OO
9 6 (4.38%) Open Source
10 5 (3.65%) Bioinformatics
10 5 (3.65%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (50.36%) Python
2 33 (24.09%) Bash Shell
3 32 (23.36%) Perl
4 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
5 23 (16.79%) Java
6 21 (15.33%) C
7 20 (14.60%) Ruby
7 20 (14.60%) SQL
8 16 (11.68%) PowerShell
9 14 (10.22%) C++
10 9 (6.57%) PHP
11 4 (2.92%) Embedded C
11 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
12 3 (2.19%) C#
12 3 (2.19%) Java 8
12 3 (2.19%) JSX
12 3 (2.19%) Scala
13 1 (0.73%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.73%) R
13 1 (0.73%) sed
Qualifications
1 23 (16.79%) Degree
2 9 (6.57%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.38%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (4.38%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (4.38%) Numerate Degree
4 4 (2.92%) CCNA
5 2 (1.46%) CCNP
6 1 (0.73%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.73%) ISEB
6 1 (0.73%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.73%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.73%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
System Software
1 28 (20.44%) Docker
2 20 (14.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.95%) Firmware
4 11 (8.03%) Active Directory
5 9 (6.57%) vSphere
6 7 (5.11%) XenApp
7 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (2.92%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (2.19%) KVM
9 1 (0.73%) LXC
9 1 (0.73%) NFS
9 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.73%) Xen
9 1 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (18.25%) Ansible
2 24 (17.52%) Kubernetes
3 23 (16.79%) Puppet
4 18 (13.14%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (11.68%) Nagios
5 16 (11.68%) Terraform
6 14 (10.22%) Salt
7 12 (8.76%) ZABBIX
8 3 (2.19%) Grafana
8 3 (2.19%) Pingdom
8 3 (2.19%) Prometheus
9 2 (1.46%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.46%) Rancher
10 1 (0.73%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.73%) Packer
10 1 (0.73%) rkt
10 1 (0.73%) vMotion
10 1 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (23.36%) VMware
2 25 (18.25%) NetApp
3 23 (16.79%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.87%) Red Hat
5 12 (8.76%) CheckPoint
6 9 (6.57%) Citrix
6 9 (6.57%) Oracle
7 5 (3.65%) Cisco
8 3 (2.19%) Arista
9 2 (1.46%) Atlassian
10 1 (0.73%) Dell
10 1 (0.73%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.73%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.73%) Google
10 1 (0.73%) HP
10 1 (0.73%) IBM
10 1 (0.73%) Juniper
10 1 (0.73%) Nokia
10 1 (0.73%) Sophos