Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 29 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 39 108
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 4.93% 9.31% 9.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.59% 41.49% 44.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 20 45
10th Percentile £334 £290 £222
25th Percentile £369 £359 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £445 £385 £405
Median % change year-on-year +15.58% -4.94% -0.61%
75th Percentile £525 £506 £575
90th Percentile £581 £530 £675
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -5.26% +13.10% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 15
10th Percentile " £23.53 £13.85
25th Percentile £13.06 £27.31 £21.25
Median hourly rate £14.11 £34.25 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -58.80% -23.89% +5.88%
75th Percentile £15.17 £41.81 £50.00
90th Percentile " £45.98 "
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £47.00 £44.75
% change year-on-year -9.57% +5.03% +5.29%

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 98 94 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 16.67% 22.43% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 54 106
10th Percentile £134 £209 £116
25th Percentile £253 £303 £166
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £353 £398 £344
Median % change year-on-year -11.32% +15.64% -8.33%
75th Percentile £425 £525 £477
90th Percentile £519 £543 £613
East of England median daily rate £350 £398 £375
% change year-on-year -11.95% +6.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 56
10th Percentile £10.20 £12.39 £11.25
25th Percentile £10.50 £14.01 £13.25
Median hourly rate £12.50 £18.25 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -31.51% +14.06% -
75th Percentile £12.75 £23.25 £42.50
90th Percentile £14.20 £36.38 £47.38
East of England median hourly rate £18.25 £18.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year -3.31% +17.97% +0.88%

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 24 July 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
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 24 July 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 0 27 £450 +20.40% 79
Huntingdon - 1 £420 - 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 13 (44.83%) Kubernetes
2 12 (41.38%) DevOps
2 12 (41.38%) Python
3 10 (34.48%) Windows
3 10 (34.48%) Ubuntu
3 10 (34.48%) JIRA
3 10 (34.48%) Docker
4 8 (27.59%) GitLab
5 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
5 6 (20.69%) AWS
5 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.69%) Wireless
6 5 (17.24%) Electronics
6 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
6 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
6 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
6 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
6 5 (17.24%) Degree
6 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (17.24%) React
6 5 (17.24%) Spinnaker
7 4 (13.79%) Terraform
7 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
7 4 (13.79%) OpenStack
7 4 (13.79%) XML
7 4 (13.79%) C
8 3 (10.34%) C++
8 3 (10.34%) SQL

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 (13.79%) OpenStack
2 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 3 (10.34%) Drupal
2 3 (10.34%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.45%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Doxygen
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) AWS
2 2 (6.90%) GitHub
2 2 (6.90%) SaaS
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EKS
3 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (3.45%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (3.45%) Azure
3 1 (3.45%) GCP
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft 365
3 1 (3.45%) Serverless
3 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (20.69%) Wireless
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) Network Security
4 1 (3.45%) DHCP
4 1 (3.45%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.45%) LAN
4 1 (3.45%) MPLS
4 1 (3.45%) NAS
4 1 (3.45%) SAN
4 1 (3.45%) VPN
4 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (3.45%) Big Data
1 1 (3.45%) Hadoop
1 1 (3.45%) MySQL
1 1 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
1 1 (3.45%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 10 (34.48%) JIRA
2 8 (27.59%) GitLab
3 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (17.24%) Git (software)
4 5 (17.24%) Spinnaker
5 2 (6.90%) Cypress.io
5 2 (6.90%) Selenium
5 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio Code
6 1 (3.45%) Appium
6 1 (3.45%) Buildbot
6 1 (3.45%) Gerrit
6 1 (3.45%) Robot Framework
6 1 (3.45%) SonarQube
6 1 (3.45%) TestRail
6 1 (3.45%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (17.24%) Electronics
2 2 (6.90%) Social Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.45%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (10.34%) Architect
2 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Author
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support
3 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Security Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Security Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Technical Author
4 1 (3.45%) JavaScript Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Python Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (3.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) React
2 4 (13.79%) XML
3 3 (10.34%) Jest
4 2 (6.90%) HTML
4 2 (6.90%) Node.js
4 2 (6.90%) XSLT
5 1 (3.45%) 802.1X
5 1 (3.45%) OAuth
5 1 (3.45%) OpenID
5 1 (3.45%) Redux
5 1 (3.45%) SAML
5 1 (3.45%) Twisted
5 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Life Science
2 2 (6.90%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 2 (6.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (3.45%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.45%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (3.45%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.45%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (34.48%) Ubuntu
1 10 (34.48%) Windows
2 3 (10.34%) Mac OS
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) DevOps
2 5 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.24%) Computer Science
2 5 (17.24%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (13.79%) Software Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure as Code
4 3 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 3 (10.34%) Unit Testing
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow
4 3 (10.34%) Workflow Management
5 2 (6.90%) Analytics
5 2 (6.90%) Architectural Design
5 2 (6.90%) Attestation
5 2 (6.90%) Change Management
5 2 (6.90%) Information Security
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) Red Team
5 2 (6.90%) Scrum
5 2 (6.90%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Python
2 6 (20.69%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) Bash Shell
3 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
4 4 (13.79%) C
5 3 (10.34%) C++
5 3 (10.34%) SQL
5 3 (10.34%) TypeScript
6 2 (6.90%) Java
7 1 (3.45%) C#
7 1 (3.45%) ES6
7 1 (3.45%) Go
7 1 (3.45%) Perl
7 1 (3.45%) Scala
7 1 (3.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Degree
2 2 (6.90%) CCNA
2 2 (6.90%) CCNP
2 2 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.90%) DV Cleared
2 2 (6.90%) GCIH
2 2 (6.90%) GPEN
2 2 (6.90%) GSEC
2 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.45%) Numerate Degree
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Docker
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 1 (3.45%) NFS
2 1 (3.45%) RHEV
2 1 (3.45%) Shibboleth
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) vSphere
2 1 (3.45%) XenApp
2 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (44.83%) Kubernetes
2 4 (13.79%) Terraform
3 3 (10.34%) Ansible
3 3 (10.34%) Packer
4 2 (6.90%) Puppet
5 1 (3.45%) Grafana
5 1 (3.45%) Prometheus
5 1 (3.45%) Scalr
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.34%) Google
2 3 (10.34%) VMware
3 2 (6.90%) Thycotic
4 1 (3.45%) Arista
4 1 (3.45%) Cisco
4 1 (3.45%) Extreme Networks
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft