Period
to 28 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 28 October 2021 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
28 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 27 11 15
Rank change year-on-year -16 +4 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 29 91
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.50% 9.27% 7.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.93% 47.54% 34.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 15 38
10th Percentile £301 £307 £185
25th Percentile £406 £359 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £400 £400
Median % change year-on-year +25.00% +0.06% -3.67%
75th Percentile £544 £613 £468
90th Percentile £615 £664 £575
East of England median daily rate £519 £390 £425
% change year-on-year +33.01% -8.24% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 9
10th Percentile £16.25 £23.05 £20.50
25th Percentile £21.04 £29.88 £42.00
Median hourly rate £32.06 £42.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -24.58% -5.56% +2.86%
75th Percentile £45.04 £46.25 £50.00
90th Percentile £51.02 £47.75 £51.50
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £46.50
% change year-on-year - -8.60% +9.41%

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridgeshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 163 61 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 22.99% 19.49% 22.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 41 140
10th Percentile £134 £133 £127
25th Percentile £200 £300 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £345 £350
Median % change year-on-year +1.45% -1.43% -6.67%
75th Percentile £447 £525 £438
90th Percentile £538 £575 £525
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £375
% change year-on-year - -6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 5 47
10th Percentile £12.25 £14.10 £11.32
25th Percentile £12.31 £18.50 £15.02
Median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -27.50% +14.29% -
75th Percentile £15.98 £43.75 £21.50
90th Percentile £20.30 £46.75 £47.50
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -3.03%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 28 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
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 within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 28 October 2021. 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 +2 35 £500 +36.05% 84
Peterborough -29 1 £375 +11.94% 3
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 October 2021, 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 20 (51.28%) Python
2 16 (41.03%) Kubernetes
3 15 (38.46%) DevOps
4 14 (35.90%) AWS
5 13 (33.33%) Docker
5 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
6 12 (30.77%) Ubuntu
7 11 (28.21%) Windows
7 11 (28.21%) Terraform
8 10 (25.64%) GitLab
8 10 (25.64%) JIRA
9 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
9 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
10 8 (20.51%) Puppet
10 8 (20.51%) VMware
10 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
11 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
11 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
11 7 (17.95%) DNS
11 7 (17.95%) Wireless
11 7 (17.95%) Electronics
11 7 (17.95%) Azure
12 6 (15.38%) Ansible
12 6 (15.38%) GCP
12 6 (15.38%) Spinnaker
12 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
12 6 (15.38%) Social Skills
12 6 (15.38%) Degree
12 6 (15.38%) Google
13 5 (12.82%) Computer Science

Linux
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 4 (10.26%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.69%) Apache
2 3 (7.69%) Drupal
2 3 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.56%) CMS
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.56%) nginx
3 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (35.90%) AWS
2 7 (17.95%) Azure
3 6 (15.38%) GCP
4 4 (10.26%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.56%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (2.56%) GitHub
6 1 (2.56%) OpenShift
6 1 (2.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) DNS
1 7 (17.95%) Wireless
2 4 (10.26%) TCP/IP
3 3 (7.69%) DHCP
3 3 (7.69%) LAN
3 3 (7.69%) WAN
4 2 (5.13%) Firewall
4 2 (5.13%) SNMP
4 2 (5.13%) VPN
5 1 (2.56%) HTTP
5 1 (2.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.56%) IPsec
5 1 (2.56%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) Network Security
5 1 (2.56%) SAN
5 1 (2.56%) Skype
5 1 (2.56%) SSH
5 1 (2.56%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) GitLab
1 10 (25.64%) JIRA
2 9 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 6 (15.38%) Spinnaker
4 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
5 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
5 2 (5.13%) Gerrit
5 2 (5.13%) GNU Toolchain
6 1 (2.56%) Gradle
General
1 7 (17.95%) Electronics
2 6 (15.38%) Social Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Documentation Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Finance
4 1 (2.56%) Multimedia
4 1 (2.56%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
2 4 (10.26%) Support Engineer
3 3 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (5.13%) Author
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support
4 2 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (5.13%) Project Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Security Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
4 2 (5.13%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) HTML
1 3 (7.69%) React
2 2 (5.13%) LDAP
2 2 (5.13%) Node.js
2 2 (5.13%) XML
2 2 (5.13%) XSLT
3 1 (2.56%) .NET
3 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
3 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
3 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
3 1 (2.56%) Laravel
3 1 (2.56%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (2.56%) REST
3 1 (2.56%) RESTful
3 1 (2.56%) Spring
3 1 (2.56%) Swagger
3 1 (2.56%) Vue.js
3 1 (2.56%) Web Services
3 1 (2.56%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Life Science
3 2 (5.13%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.13%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (5.13%) Verilog
3 2 (5.13%) VHDL
3 2 (5.13%) Virtual Team
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Legacy Systems
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.77%) Ubuntu
2 11 (28.21%) Windows
3 2 (5.13%) FreeRTOS
3 2 (5.13%) Windows Server
4 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
4 1 (2.56%) Unix
4 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (38.46%) DevOps
2 9 (23.08%) Software Engineering
3 6 (15.38%) Infrastructure as Code
4 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
5 4 (10.26%) ITIL
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (7.69%) Analytics
6 3 (7.69%) Configuration Management
6 3 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.69%) Incident Management
6 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (7.69%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow
6 3 (7.69%) Workflow Management
7 2 (5.13%) Dashboard Development
7 2 (5.13%) High Availability
7 2 (5.13%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Python
2 13 (33.33%) Bash Shell
3 8 (20.51%) PowerShell
4 7 (17.95%) JavaScript
5 5 (12.82%) Go
5 5 (12.82%) Perl
6 4 (10.26%) Java
6 4 (10.26%) SQL
7 3 (7.69%) C
7 3 (7.69%) Scala
8 2 (5.13%) C#
9 1 (2.56%) C++
9 1 (2.56%) Java 8
9 1 (2.56%) PHP
9 1 (2.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 4 (10.26%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Docker
2 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 3 (7.69%) Firmware
3 3 (7.69%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.13%) NFS
4 2 (5.13%) RHEV
4 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 1 (2.56%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (41.03%) Kubernetes
2 11 (28.21%) Terraform
3 8 (20.51%) Puppet
4 6 (15.38%) Ansible
5 3 (7.69%) Packer
6 1 (2.56%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (2.56%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.56%) Rancher
Vendors
1 8 (20.51%) VMware
2 7 (17.95%) Red Hat
3 6 (15.38%) Google
4 4 (10.26%) Cisco
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Arista
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) Dell KACE
6 1 (2.56%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.56%) Meraki