Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 11 9
Rank change year-on-year -1 -2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 131 125 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.20% 10.96% 11.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.70% 45.45% 52.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 41 108
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.23% +8.01%
10th Percentile £325 £300 £200
90th Percentile £450 £575 £441
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 16 9
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% -1.32% -13.14%
10th Percentile £34.38 £15.75 £34.10
90th Percentile £65.00 £45.25 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% -

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 330 275 356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 23.17% 24.12% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 114 158
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £339 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.32% -9.67% +20.97%
10th Percentile £199 £105 £177
90th Percentile £476 £480 £441
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 30 63
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £28.94 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.23% +114.35% -46.00%
10th Percentile £13.33 £9.23 £9.90
90th Percentile £52.13 £44.05 £41.45
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 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 98 £363 -3.33% 67
Peterborough -31 5 £1,000 +185.71% 3
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 67 (51.15%) Python
2 61 (46.56%) C
3 44 (33.59%) Software Engineering
4 39 (29.77%) Windows
5 38 (29.01%) Wireless
6 36 (27.48%) C++
7 35 (26.72%) Embedded C
8 25 (19.08%) Wi-Fi
9 24 (18.32%) Electronics
10 20 (15.27%) Bluetooth
11 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
11 19 (14.50%) Degree
12 18 (13.74%) Embedded Linux
12 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
13 17 (12.98%) Embedded Systems
14 16 (12.21%) Computer Science
14 16 (12.21%) Device Driver
14 16 (12.21%) TCP/IP
15 15 (11.45%) VMware
15 15 (11.45%) Jenkins
16 14 (10.69%) Git (software)
16 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
16 14 (10.69%) SQL
17 13 (9.92%) Embedded C++
17 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
17 13 (9.92%) Ubuntu
17 13 (9.92%) DevOps
18 12 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (9.16%) JavaScript
19 11 (8.40%) Unix

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 (3.05%) Apache
2 3 (2.29%) SharePoint
2 3 (2.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.53%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.53%) MediaWiki
3 2 (1.53%) SAS
3 2 (1.53%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (0.76%) Confluence
4 1 (0.76%) IIS
4 1 (0.76%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (2.29%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (3.05%) Office 365
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.76%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (29.01%) Wireless
2 25 (19.08%) Wi-Fi
3 20 (15.27%) Bluetooth
4 16 (12.21%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.87%) SAN
6 4 (3.05%) 802.11
6 4 (3.05%) Broadband
6 4 (3.05%) DHCP
6 4 (3.05%) DNS
6 4 (3.05%) Internet
6 4 (3.05%) NFC
6 4 (3.05%) WLAN
6 4 (3.05%) xDSL
6 4 (3.05%) ZigBee
7 3 (2.29%) LAN
7 3 (2.29%) LDAP
7 3 (2.29%) MQTT
7 3 (2.29%) SNMP
7 3 (2.29%) Z-Wave
8 2 (1.53%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.82%) MySQL
3 3 (2.29%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.53%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.53%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.76%) Big Data
5 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (11.45%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (3.82%) Mercurial
4 3 (2.29%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.29%) JIRA
5 2 (1.53%) Buildbot
5 2 (1.53%) CMake
5 2 (1.53%) git-flow
5 2 (1.53%) JIRA Agile
5 2 (1.53%) Subversion
6 1 (0.76%) CircleCI
6 1 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.76%) Mocha
6 1 (0.76%) Protractor
6 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (18.32%) Electronics
2 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.05%) Publishing
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Automotive
5 1 (0.76%) Banking
5 1 (0.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (23.66%) Developer
2 28 (21.37%) Software Engineer
3 25 (19.08%) Linux Engineer
4 20 (15.27%) Embedded Engineer
5 19 (14.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 15 (11.45%) C Software Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) C++ Software Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) Embedded C Engineer
7 14 (10.69%) Embedded C Software Engineer
8 12 (9.16%) Embedded Developer
8 12 (9.16%) Python Developer
9 11 (8.40%) C/C++ Software Engineer
9 11 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Embedded C++ Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 10 (7.63%) Test Engineer
11 9 (6.87%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.63%) Qt
2 9 (6.87%) HTML
3 8 (6.11%) JSON
3 8 (6.11%) XML
4 6 (4.58%) NumPy
4 6 (4.58%) SciPy
5 5 (3.82%) .NET
6 4 (3.05%) 802.1X
6 4 (3.05%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.29%) CSS
7 3 (2.29%) gRPC
7 3 (2.29%) QML
7 3 (2.29%) Qt Quick
7 3 (2.29%) WPF
7 3 (2.29%) XMPP
7 3 (2.29%) XSLT
8 2 (1.53%) Django
8 2 (1.53%) Flask
8 2 (1.53%) SQLAlchemy
8 2 (1.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.98%) Embedded Systems
2 16 (12.21%) Computer Science
2 16 (12.21%) Device Driver
3 7 (5.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.82%) Verilog
5 4 (3.05%) CAN bus
5 4 (3.05%) Internet of Things
5 4 (3.05%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.29%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.29%) User Experience
7 2 (1.53%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.53%) iPad
7 2 (1.53%) iPhone
7 2 (1.53%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.76%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.76%) Biotechnology
8 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) Smart City
8 1 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (29.77%) Windows
2 18 (13.74%) Embedded Linux
3 13 (9.92%) Ubuntu
4 11 (8.40%) Unix
5 7 (5.34%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (3.82%) CentOS
6 5 (3.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (3.05%) Android
7 4 (3.05%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.05%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.05%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.53%) Debian
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.53%) Solaris
8 2 (1.53%) SUSE
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.59%) Software Engineering
2 18 (13.74%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (9.92%) DevOps
3 13 (9.92%) Test Automation
4 12 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (7.63%) Test Scripting
6 9 (6.87%) Device Driver Development
7 7 (5.34%) Data Analysis
7 7 (5.34%) E-Commerce
7 7 (5.34%) Statistics
7 7 (5.34%) Visualisation
8 6 (4.58%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.58%) Requirements Analysis
9 5 (3.82%) Coaching
9 5 (3.82%) Multithreading
9 5 (3.82%) Physics
10 4 (3.05%) Data Integration
10 4 (3.05%) ETL
11 3 (2.29%) Cybernetics
11 3 (2.29%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 67 (51.15%) Python
2 61 (46.56%) C
3 36 (27.48%) C++
4 35 (26.72%) Embedded C
5 14 (10.69%) SQL
6 13 (9.92%) Embedded C++
7 12 (9.16%) JavaScript
8 10 (7.63%) Perl
8 10 (7.63%) PowerShell
9 8 (6.11%) Bash Shell
10 7 (5.34%) Assembly Language
11 6 (4.58%) Java
11 6 (4.58%) R
12 5 (3.82%) Cython
13 4 (3.05%) C#
14 2 (1.53%) MATLAB
14 2 (1.53%) PHP
15 1 (0.76%) Groovy
15 1 (0.76%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 19 (14.50%) Degree
2 4 (3.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (3.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.53%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.76%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.76%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) QA
2 3 (2.29%) MISRA
3 2 (1.53%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.76%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.76%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (10.69%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.63%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
2 10 (7.63%) Firmware
3 6 (4.58%) Docker
4 3 (2.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (1.53%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (1.53%) vSphere
6 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.76%) Terminal Server
6 1 (0.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Puppet
1 3 (2.29%) Terraform
2 2 (1.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.53%) vMotion
2 2 (1.53%) yum
3 1 (0.76%) Ansible
3 1 (0.76%) Kubernetes
3 1 (0.76%) Mesos
3 1 (0.76%) Nagios
3 1 (0.76%) Packer
3 1 (0.76%) SCCM
3 1 (0.76%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (11.45%) VMware
2 11 (8.40%) NetApp
3 7 (5.34%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.58%) Cisco
5 5 (3.82%) Red Hat
6 4 (3.05%) Apple
7 3 (2.29%) Citrix
8 2 (1.53%) Cloudera
8 2 (1.53%) HP
8 2 (1.53%) Oracle
8 2 (1.53%) SaltStack
9 1 (0.76%) Perforce
9 1 (0.76%) SolarWinds