Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 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
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 11 10
Rank change year-on-year +7 -1 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 160 129 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 13.99% 9.17% 11.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.94% 44.03% 46.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 51 42
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14% -9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £319 £291
90th Percentile £513 £525 £566
East of England median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 35 16
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £45.00 £42.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +12.00% -14.77%
10th Percentile £41.25 £34.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £54.50 £67.50 £45.25
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.19% +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 286 293 272
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.00% 20.84% 23.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 118 106
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +3.32% -5.90%
10th Percentile £120 £187 £132
90th Percentile £500 £488 £444
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 66 32
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £28.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.79% +39.96% +114.35%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.50 £10.63
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £43.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £28.72 £16.50
% change year-on-year -42.55% +74.06% -2.94%

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 10 December 2018.

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
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 10 December 2018. 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 +2 138 £425 +13.33% 177
Peterborough +21 10 £338 - 5
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 79 (49.38%) Python
2 52 (32.50%) Windows
3 48 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 38 (23.75%) DevOps
4 38 (23.75%) VMware
5 37 (23.13%) Perl
5 37 (23.13%) Git (software)
6 36 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
7 31 (19.38%) Docker
7 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
8 30 (18.75%) SQL
8 30 (18.75%) Test Automation
9 29 (18.13%) Bash Shell
9 29 (18.13%) NetApp
9 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (17.50%) Java
11 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
12 26 (16.25%) Unix
12 26 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (16.25%) Ansible
12 26 (16.25%) Kubernetes
12 26 (16.25%) Puppet
13 25 (15.63%) DNS
14 24 (15.00%) Wireless
14 24 (15.00%) Degree
14 24 (15.00%) JIRA
14 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
15 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
16 22 (13.75%) Firewall
17 21 (13.13%) Red Hat

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 21 (13.13%) Apache
2 18 (11.25%) OpenStack
3 14 (8.75%) MS Exchange
4 13 (8.13%) nginx
5 10 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.75%) Confluence
7 4 (2.50%) IBM Domino
7 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.88%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.25%) CMS
9 2 (1.25%) Drupal
9 2 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.25%) JBoss
9 2 (1.25%) WildFly
9 2 (1.25%) WordPress
10 1 (0.63%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.63%) IIS
10 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.63%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 36 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (5.00%) Office 365
3 4 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (2.50%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.88%) Amazon S3
4 3 (1.88%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.88%) Serverless
4 3 (1.88%) Slack
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (1.25%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.25%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.63%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (15.63%) DNS
2 24 (15.00%) Wireless
3 22 (13.75%) Firewall
4 14 (8.75%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (7.50%) Bluetooth
5 12 (7.50%) WLAN
6 9 (5.63%) Internet
6 9 (5.63%) LAN
6 9 (5.63%) Unicast
6 9 (5.63%) VPN
7 8 (5.00%) DHCP
8 6 (3.75%) BGP
8 6 (3.75%) HTTP
8 6 (3.75%) Network Security
8 6 (3.75%) SSL
8 6 (3.75%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.75%) WAN
9 5 (3.13%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (1.88%) VoIP
11 2 (1.25%) VXLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
2 19 (11.88%) MySQL
3 16 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 15 (9.38%) Hadoop
5 14 (8.75%) SQL Server
6 5 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.50%) Oracle Discoverer
8 3 (1.88%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.88%) Big Data
8 3 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.25%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.25%) GIS
10 1 (0.63%) Electronic Patient Records
10 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 37 (23.13%) Git (software)
3 24 (15.00%) JIRA
4 13 (8.13%) Vagrant
5 9 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (3.13%) Selenium
7 4 (2.50%) Cucumber
7 4 (2.50%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.88%) Hudson
8 3 (1.88%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (1.25%) Maven
9 2 (1.25%) Subversion
9 2 (1.25%) VisualVM
10 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.63%) GoCD
10 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (6.25%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (3.13%) Electronics
3 5 (3.13%) Law
4 4 (2.50%) Publishing
5 2 (1.25%) Finance
5 2 (1.25%) Mandarin Language
5 2 (1.25%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 30 (18.75%) Developer
2 29 (18.13%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (10.63%) Software Engineer
4 15 (9.38%) Systems Administrator
4 15 (9.38%) Test Engineer
5 14 (8.75%) Administrator
5 14 (8.75%) Analyst
5 14 (8.75%) Python Engineer
6 11 (6.88%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
8 8 (5.00%) Python Developer
9 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
9 7 (4.38%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Network Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Software Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Support Analyst
11 4 (2.50%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.50%) LAMP
2 15 (9.38%) HTML
3 12 (7.50%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (7.50%) LEMP Stack
4 11 (6.88%) Web Services
5 9 (5.63%) REST
6 7 (4.38%) RESTful
7 6 (3.75%) Node.js
7 6 (3.75%) XML
7 6 (3.75%) YAML
8 5 (3.13%) CSS
8 5 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
9 4 (2.50%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.50%) Gherkin
10 3 (1.88%) CSS3
10 3 (1.88%) HTML5
10 3 (1.88%) LDAP
10 3 (1.88%) Spring
11 2 (1.25%) Hibernate
11 2 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.50%) PKI
2 8 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (4.38%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (3.75%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.13%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.13%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.50%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.50%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (1.88%) Internet of Things
7 3 (1.88%) LIMS
7 3 (1.88%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (1.88%) Smart City
7 3 (1.88%) Wiki
8 2 (1.25%) Life Science
8 2 (1.25%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.25%) User Experience
9 1 (0.63%) Derivative
9 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 52 (32.50%) Windows
2 26 (16.25%) Unix
3 13 (8.13%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.50%) CentOS
4 12 (7.50%) Data ONTAP
5 11 (6.88%) Ubuntu
6 8 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.88%) Android
10 2 (1.25%) Fedora
10 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.63%) Debian
11 1 (0.63%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.63%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.63%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.63%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.63%) VMS
11 1 (0.63%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.75%) DevOps
2 30 (18.75%) Test Automation
3 29 (18.13%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (15.00%) Software Engineering
6 21 (13.13%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (8.75%) Computer Science
8 10 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.25%) Mathematics
9 9 (5.63%) Scrum
10 8 (5.00%) High Availability
10 8 (5.00%) ITIL
10 8 (5.00%) Test Scripting
10 8 (5.00%) Web Development
11 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 6 (3.75%) Issue Tracking
12 6 (3.75%) OO
13 5 (3.13%) Change Management
13 5 (3.13%) DRM
13 5 (3.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (49.38%) Python
2 37 (23.13%) Perl
3 30 (18.75%) SQL
4 29 (18.13%) Bash Shell
5 28 (17.50%) Java
6 27 (16.88%) JavaScript
7 20 (12.50%) C
7 20 (12.50%) Ruby
8 19 (11.88%) PowerShell
9 16 (10.00%) C++
10 6 (3.75%) Shell Script
11 5 (3.13%) C#
11 5 (3.13%) Embedded C
11 5 (3.13%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.50%) PHP
13 3 (1.88%) Java 8
13 3 (1.88%) Scala
14 2 (1.25%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.63%) JSX
15 1 (0.63%) R
Qualifications
1 24 (15.00%) Degree
2 10 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (3.75%) CCNA
4 6 (3.75%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.13%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (1.25%) CCNP
7 1 (0.63%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.63%) CISM
7 1 (0.63%) CISSP
7 1 (0.63%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (19.38%) Docker
2 23 (14.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 16 (10.00%) Firmware
5 12 (7.50%) vSphere
6 8 (5.00%) XenApp
7 5 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.88%) KVM
8 3 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.25%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.63%) LXC
10 1 (0.63%) NFS
10 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (16.25%) Ansible
1 26 (16.25%) Kubernetes
1 26 (16.25%) Puppet
2 21 (13.13%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (10.00%) Salt
3 16 (10.00%) Terraform
4 15 (9.38%) Nagios
5 12 (7.50%) ZABBIX
6 5 (3.13%) Prometheus
7 3 (1.88%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.88%) Grafana
7 3 (1.88%) Pingdom
7 3 (1.88%) vMotion
8 2 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.25%) Rancher
9 1 (0.63%) Packer
9 1 (0.63%) rkt
9 1 (0.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (23.75%) VMware
2 31 (19.38%) Microsoft
3 29 (18.13%) NetApp
4 21 (13.13%) Red Hat
5 14 (8.75%) Oracle
6 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 12 (7.50%) Citrix
7 7 (4.38%) Cisco
8 3 (1.88%) ServiceNow
8 3 (1.88%) Wonderware
9 2 (1.25%) Arista
9 2 (1.25%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.25%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.25%) Sophos
10 1 (0.63%) Dell
10 1 (0.63%) Google
10 1 (0.63%) HP
10 1 (0.63%) IBM
10 1 (0.63%) Juniper
10 1 (0.63%) Nokia