Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cambridgeshire during the 6 months to 22 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 79 57
Rank change year-on-year +7 -22 +40
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 23 4 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.62% 0.36% 3.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.72% 0.38% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 40
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £400 - £394
10th Percentile £300 - £325
90th Percentile £450 - £428
East of England median daily rate £450 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 3
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 - £50.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 - £38.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire. 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
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies in Cambridgeshire with a recognized job title 1334 1061 1484
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.88% 94.40% 95.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 666 503 875
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.32% +8.57%
10th Percentile £199 £168 £225
90th Percentile £531 £525 £538
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
% change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 106 127
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £37.50 £34.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.29% +65.85% -18.00%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £47.50 £47.13
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £24.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.53% +16.67% +5.00%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cambridgeshire

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +12 18 £350 - 15
Linux Engineer
East of England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridgeshire region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 13 (56.52%) C
3 12 (52.17%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (52.17%) Wireless
3 12 (52.17%) Electronics
4 10 (43.48%) C++
4 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
4 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
5 9 (39.13%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
5 9 (39.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
6 8 (34.78%) Device Driver Development
6 8 (34.78%) Embedded C++
6 8 (34.78%) Degree
6 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
6 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
7 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (30.43%) Python
7 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (26.09%) R
8 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (21.74%) DevOps
9 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
10 4 (17.39%) VMware
10 4 (17.39%) Bluetooth
11 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
11 3 (13.04%) Windows
11 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
11 3 (13.04%) Cisco

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (8.70%) Apache Spark
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (52.17%) Wi-Fi
1 12 (52.17%) Wireless
2 10 (43.48%) TCP/IP
3 4 (17.39%) Bluetooth
4 2 (8.70%) 802.11
4 2 (8.70%) Broadband
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) NFC
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) xDSL
5 1 (4.35%) MQTT
5 1 (4.35%) ZigBee
5 1 (4.35%) Z-Wave
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.35%) Buildbot
2 1 (4.35%) CMake
2 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA
2 1 (4.35%) JIRA Agile
General
1 12 (52.17%) Electronics
2 2 (8.70%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.35%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Computer Science
1 8 (34.78%) Device Driver
2 7 (30.43%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
3 1 (4.35%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 23 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Embedded Linux
3 3 (13.04%) CentOS
3 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (13.04%) Windows
4 2 (8.70%) Mac OS
4 2 (8.70%) Unix
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
5 1 (4.35%) Solaris
5 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 8 (34.78%) Device Driver Development
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (26.09%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (21.74%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Change Management
6 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.35%) Software Architecture
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 13 (56.52%) C
2 10 (43.48%) C++
3 9 (39.13%) Embedded C
4 8 (34.78%) Embedded C++
5 7 (30.43%) Python
6 6 (26.09%) R
7 1 (4.35%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Degree
2 3 (13.04%) SC Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.35%) Firmware
4 1 (4.35%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) Terraform
1 2 (8.70%) yum
2 1 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.35%) Packer
Vendors
1 4 (17.39%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) Cisco
2 3 (13.04%) Red Hat
3 2 (8.70%) Cloudera
4 1 (4.35%) NetApp