Period
to 25 March 2019

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 25 March 2019 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
25 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 8 10 12
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 108 125 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 10.75% 10.71% 10.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.32% 48.83% 43.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 59 42
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £408 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +14.29% -17.65%
10th Percentile £263 £310 £263
90th Percentile £630 £565 £515
East of England median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% -5.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 20
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £43.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.57% +10.76% -1.25%
10th Percentile £13.75 £32.50 £15.75
90th Percentile £45.15 £77.50 £42.63
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £35.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% +20.57% -6.00%

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 219 256 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 21.79% 21.94% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 110 106
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -13.33%
10th Percentile £107 £145 £125
90th Percentile £575 £525 £491
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 61 47
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.29% -16.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £46.35 £52.50 £43.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -8.57% -

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Cambridgeshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 25 March 2019.

Contractor 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 25 March 2019. 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 0 88 £425 +9.68% 128
Peterborough +24 14 £325 -27.78%
Huntingdon - 2 £650 -
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 March 2019, 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 50 (46.30%) Python
2 45 (41.67%) Windows
3 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (24.07%) SQL
5 25 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
6 23 (21.30%) Unix
6 23 (21.30%) Jenkins
7 22 (20.37%) Oracle
8 21 (19.44%) Java
8 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
9 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
9 19 (17.59%) JIRA
9 19 (17.59%) Perl
9 19 (17.59%) DevOps
10 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (14.81%) Puppet
12 15 (13.89%) Ansible
12 15 (13.89%) Docker
12 15 (13.89%) Configuration Management
13 14 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
13 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (12.04%) Bash Shell
14 13 (12.04%) Big Data
14 13 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
15 12 (11.11%) Office 365
15 12 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
15 12 (11.11%) Degree
15 12 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
15 12 (11.11%) Web Services

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 9 (8.33%) Confluence
2 7 (6.48%) Apache
3 6 (5.56%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.63%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.70%) IBM Domino
5 4 (3.70%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
6 2 (1.85%) SAS
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.93%) IIS
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
7 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.93%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.93%) HipChat
3 1 (0.93%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 25 (23.15%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) Office 365
3 10 (9.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (7.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (5.56%) Amazon S3
5 6 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
6 5 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.78%) Amazon Glacier
8 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.78%) GitHub
8 3 (2.78%) Serverless
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon SQS
9 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudTrail
9 2 (1.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) Internet
1 11 (10.19%) TCP/IP
2 6 (5.56%) Wireless
3 5 (4.63%) LAN
3 5 (4.63%) VPN
3 5 (4.63%) WAN
4 4 (3.70%) BGP
4 4 (3.70%) Firewall
5 3 (2.78%) Kerberos
5 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.85%) Bluetooth
6 2 (1.85%) IPsec
6 2 (1.85%) L2TP
6 2 (1.85%) OpenVPN
6 2 (1.85%) Software-Defined Networking
6 2 (1.85%) VXLAN
7 1 (0.93%) SNMP
7 1 (0.93%) Unicast
7 1 (0.93%) VoIP
7 1 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.04%) Big Data
2 9 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 7 (6.48%) MySQL
4 6 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (4.63%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.63%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (3.70%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (2.78%) Apache Zeppelin
7 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (1.85%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
8 2 (1.85%) DataStage
8 2 (1.85%) HBase
8 2 (1.85%) IBM InfoSphere
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 23 (21.30%) Jenkins
2 19 (17.59%) Git (software)
2 19 (17.59%) JIRA
3 9 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (7.41%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (4.63%) Cucumber
6 5 (4.63%) Selenium
7 3 (2.78%) Subversion
8 2 (1.85%) ERwin
8 2 (1.85%) Hudson
8 2 (1.85%) Maven
8 2 (1.85%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.93%) Ant
9 1 (0.93%) CMake
9 1 (0.93%) Gradle
9 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.93%) VisualVM
General
1 12 (11.11%) Pharmaceutical
2 8 (7.41%) Law
3 3 (2.78%) Finance
4 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Electronics
5 1 (0.93%) Marketing
5 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (23.15%) Analyst
2 22 (20.37%) Developer
3 11 (10.19%) Administrator
3 11 (10.19%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Support Analyst
4 9 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 9 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (5.56%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Python Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Business Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.63%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) SQL Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Systems Support
6 5 (4.63%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.11%) Web Services
2 11 (10.19%) HTML
3 7 (6.48%) XML
4 6 (5.56%) YAML
5 5 (4.63%) Gherkin
5 5 (4.63%) Kafka
5 5 (4.63%) LDAP
6 4 (3.70%) CSS
7 3 (2.78%) Ajax
7 3 (2.78%) Apache NiFi
7 3 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.78%) Node.js
7 3 (2.78%) RESTful
7 3 (2.78%) Spring
7 3 (2.78%) XHTML
8 2 (1.85%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.85%) boto
8 2 (1.85%) JSON
8 2 (1.85%) Natural Language Processing
9 1 (0.93%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 9 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
2 8 (7.41%) Wiki
3 7 (6.48%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.48%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
5 5 (4.63%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.70%) Internet of Things
6 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.70%) Smart City
6 4 (3.70%) User Experience
7 2 (1.85%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.85%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.93%) Life Science
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 45 (41.67%) Windows
2 23 (21.30%) Unix
3 12 (11.11%) Embedded Linux
4 9 (8.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.48%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.56%) Mac OS
6 6 (5.56%) Windows 10
7 3 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.85%) CentOS
8 2 (1.85%) Fedora
8 2 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) Test Automation
3 19 (17.59%) DevOps
4 17 (15.74%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (13.89%) Configuration Management
6 14 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (12.96%) Software Engineering
7 11 (10.19%) Data Science
7 11 (10.19%) ITIL
7 11 (10.19%) Scrum
8 10 (9.26%) Continuous Delivery
8 10 (9.26%) Kanban
9 9 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 9 (8.33%) Computer Science
9 9 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
9 9 (8.33%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 8 (7.41%) High Availability
10 8 (7.41%) ITSM
10 8 (7.41%) Open Source
10 8 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.30%) Python
2 26 (24.07%) SQL
3 21 (19.44%) Java
4 19 (17.59%) Perl
5 13 (12.04%) Bash Shell
6 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.26%) C
7 10 (9.26%) C++
8 9 (8.33%) Ruby
8 9 (8.33%) Shell Script
9 8 (7.41%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.63%) PL/SQL
11 4 (3.70%) Embedded C
12 3 (2.78%) Java 8
12 3 (2.78%) MATLAB
12 3 (2.78%) PHP
12 3 (2.78%) Scala
13 2 (1.85%) R
13 2 (1.85%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (11.11%) CCNA
2 12 (11.11%) Degree
3 7 (6.48%) AWS Certification
4 6 (5.56%) CISSP
4 6 (5.56%) GCFE
4 6 (5.56%) GCIH
4 6 (5.56%) GIAC
4 6 (5.56%) SANS
5 4 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (2.78%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) Master's Degree
6 3 (2.78%) Security Cleared
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
7 2 (1.85%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.56%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.93%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (13.89%) Docker
2 9 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 8 (7.41%) Firmware
4 4 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.78%) Slurm Workload Manager
6 2 (1.85%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.85%) KVM
6 2 (1.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (14.81%) Puppet
2 15 (13.89%) Ansible
3 13 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (10.19%) Kubernetes
5 10 (9.26%) Salt
6 8 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (5.56%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
7 6 (5.56%) CSIRT
8 5 (4.63%) Prometheus
9 4 (3.70%) Nagios
9 4 (3.70%) Rancher
10 3 (2.78%) Grafana
10 3 (2.78%) Pingdom
10 3 (2.78%) Terraform
11 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.93%) Packer
11 1 (0.93%) vMotion
11 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (20.37%) Oracle
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (9.26%) ServiceNow
4 7 (6.48%) VMware
5 5 (4.63%) Hortonworks
5 5 (4.63%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.63%) Wonderware
6 4 (3.70%) Cisco
7 3 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.78%) Google
7 3 (2.78%) NetApp
8 2 (1.85%) Arista
8 2 (1.85%) Citrix
9 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.93%) EMC
9 1 (0.93%) IBM