Period
to 15 January 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 15 January 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
15 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 14 5 16
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 116 129 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 8.88% 12.22% 8.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 48.68% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 43 37
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £313 £278 £185
90th Percentile £525 £472 £464
East of England median daily rate £425 £375 £413
% change year-on-year +13.33% -9.09% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 17 15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £42.00 £40.00 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -13.14%
10th Percentile £32.50 £15.75 £30.60
90th Percentile £77.50 £44.95 £60.00
East of England median hourly rate £42.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% -14.29%

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 261 265 254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.98% 25.09% 18.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 96 79
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £350 £336 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +22.27% -9.84%
10th Percentile £153 £138 £129
90th Percentile £513 £438 £451
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 38 65
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £40.00 £32.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.14% +125.86% -47.27%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.89 £8.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.75 £48.40
East of England median hourly rate £23.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +42.42% -8.33% +9.09%

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 15 January 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 15 January 2018.

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 15 January 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 +6 87 £350 - 172
Peterborough -33 6 £425 +41.67% 3
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 January 2018, 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 60 (51.72%) Python
2 52 (44.83%) C
3 39 (33.62%) Windows
4 37 (31.90%) Wireless
5 35 (30.17%) C++
6 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
7 28 (24.14%) Embedded C
8 23 (19.83%) Bluetooth
9 22 (18.97%) SQL
9 22 (18.97%) Electronics
10 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
11 16 (13.79%) Degree
12 15 (12.93%) Jenkins
12 15 (12.93%) Unix
13 14 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (12.07%) Embedded Systems
13 14 (12.07%) DevOps
14 13 (11.21%) Docker
14 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
14 13 (11.21%) Test Automation
15 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
15 12 (10.34%) MongoDB
15 12 (10.34%) Test Scripting
15 12 (10.34%) Ubuntu
15 12 (10.34%) Assembly Language
16 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
16 11 (9.48%) Device Driver
16 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
17 10 (8.62%) Embedded Linux
17 10 (8.62%) Bash Shell

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 2 (1.72%) Apache
1 2 (1.72%) Confluence
1 2 (1.72%) SAS
1 2 (1.72%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.72%) Skype for Business
1 2 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Doxygen
2 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.59%) GitHub
3 3 (2.59%) Office 365
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.86%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.86%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.86%) Route 53
5 1 (0.86%) Serverless
5 1 (0.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (31.90%) Wireless
2 23 (19.83%) Bluetooth
3 14 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (8.62%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.45%) 802.11
5 4 (3.45%) Broadband
5 4 (3.45%) NFC
5 4 (3.45%) SAN
5 4 (3.45%) xDSL
6 3 (2.59%) Internet
6 3 (2.59%) LDAP
6 3 (2.59%) SNMP
7 2 (1.72%) DHCP
7 2 (1.72%) DNS
7 2 (1.72%) LAN
7 2 (1.72%) Skype
8 1 (0.86%) SMS
8 1 (0.86%) WAN
8 1 (0.86%) WebEx
8 1 (0.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.34%) MongoDB
2 9 (7.76%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.17%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.45%) MySQL
4 4 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 3 (2.59%) Big Data
5 3 (2.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.86%) GIS
6 1 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 15 (12.93%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.59%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.72%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.72%) git-flow
4 2 (1.72%) JIRA
4 2 (1.72%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.86%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.86%) Buildbot
5 1 (0.86%) CircleCI
5 1 (0.86%) Gerrit
5 1 (0.86%) GoCD
5 1 (0.86%) Gradle
5 1 (0.86%) gulp
5 1 (0.86%) Mocha
5 1 (0.86%) Protractor
5 1 (0.86%) SCons
5 1 (0.86%) Selenium
5 1 (0.86%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 22 (18.97%) Electronics
2 21 (18.10%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.45%) Publishing
4 3 (2.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.86%) Automotive
5 1 (0.86%) Law
5 1 (0.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (27.59%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) Software Engineer
3 16 (13.79%) Embedded Developer
4 13 (11.21%) Software Developer
5 11 (9.48%) C++ Software Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Embedded Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) C Software Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) DBA
6 10 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Embedded C Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 9 (7.76%) Embedded Software Developer
7 9 (7.76%) MongoDB DBA
7 9 (7.76%) SQL DBA
8 8 (6.90%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Python Developer
9 7 (6.03%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (6.03%) Embedded C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.62%) XML
2 8 (6.90%) Qt
3 7 (6.03%) JSON
4 6 (5.17%) HTML
5 5 (4.31%) .NET
5 5 (4.31%) Django
5 5 (4.31%) Node.js
5 5 (4.31%) WPF
6 4 (3.45%) 802.1X
6 4 (3.45%) AngularJS
6 4 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (3.45%) XML Schema
7 3 (2.59%) Angular 2
7 3 (2.59%) Flask
7 3 (2.59%) gRPC
7 3 (2.59%) NumPy
7 3 (2.59%) Qt Quick
7 3 (2.59%) SciPy
7 3 (2.59%) Web Services
7 3 (2.59%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Embedded Systems
2 11 (9.48%) Computer Science
2 11 (9.48%) Device Driver
3 7 (6.03%) Replication
4 6 (5.17%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (3.45%) Verilog
6 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.59%) CAN bus
6 3 (2.59%) Internet of Things
6 3 (2.59%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.59%) User Experience
6 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.72%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.72%) Infotainment
7 2 (1.72%) iPad
7 2 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.86%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.86%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.86%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.62%) Windows
2 15 (12.93%) Unix
3 12 (10.34%) Ubuntu
4 10 (8.62%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (4.31%) Windows Server
6 4 (3.45%) Android
7 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.59%) Windows 7
7 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.72%) SUSE
8 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.72%) Software Engineering
2 14 (12.07%) DevOps
3 13 (11.21%) Test Automation
4 12 (10.34%) Test Scripting
5 8 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (6.03%) E-Commerce
7 6 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (5.17%) Data Analysis
7 6 (5.17%) Statistics
8 5 (4.31%) Coaching
8 5 (4.31%) Device Driver Development
8 5 (4.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.31%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (3.45%) Data Integration
9 4 (3.45%) High Availability
9 4 (3.45%) Physics
9 4 (3.45%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (3.45%) Visualisation
9 4 (3.45%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 60 (51.72%) Python
2 52 (44.83%) C
3 35 (30.17%) C++
4 28 (24.14%) Embedded C
5 22 (18.97%) SQL
6 13 (11.21%) JavaScript
7 12 (10.34%) Assembly Language
8 10 (8.62%) Bash Shell
9 9 (7.76%) Embedded C++
9 9 (7.76%) Perl
10 7 (6.03%) Java
11 5 (4.31%) C#
12 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
12 4 (3.45%) R
13 3 (2.59%) Cython
13 3 (2.59%) PHP
14 2 (1.72%) MATLAB
15 1 (0.86%) F#
15 1 (0.86%) Groovy
15 1 (0.86%) OCaml
Qualifications
1 16 (13.79%) Degree
2 2 (1.72%) AWS Certification
3 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
3 1 (0.86%) Master's Degree
3 1 (0.86%) PhD
3 1 (0.86%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) MISRA
3 2 (1.72%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.86%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.86%) DO-178B
4 1 (0.86%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (11.21%) Docker
2 11 (9.48%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.17%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 4 (3.45%) Firmware
4 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (2.59%) vSphere
6 2 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.86%) RHEV
7 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (5.17%) Puppet
2 5 (4.31%) Ansible
2 5 (4.31%) Kubernetes
2 5 (4.31%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.59%) Mesos
3 3 (2.59%) vMotion
4 2 (1.72%) Terraform
5 1 (0.86%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.86%) Nagios
5 1 (0.86%) SCCM
5 1 (0.86%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (6.03%) VMware
2 6 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 5 (4.31%) NetApp
4 3 (2.59%) Apple
4 3 (2.59%) Cisco
4 3 (2.59%) Citrix
4 3 (2.59%) HP
4 3 (2.59%) SaltStack
5 2 (1.72%) Oracle
5 2 (1.72%) Red Hat
6 1 (0.86%) Atlassian
6 1 (0.86%) Becrypt
6 1 (0.86%) LogRhythm
6 1 (0.86%) Lumension
6 1 (0.86%) Perforce
6 1 (0.86%) SolarWinds
6 1 (0.86%) Splunk