Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 13 7
Rank change year-on-year +7 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 152 121 134
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 12.68% 8.87% 11.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 38.91% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 49 61
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £408 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.67% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £300
90th Percentile £513 £450 £575
East of England median daily rate £450 £438 £390
% change year-on-year +2.68% +12.37% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 31 13
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £43.75 £42.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +20.00% -13.58%
10th Percentile £36.88 £36.25 £18.70
90th Percentile £54.38 £52.50 £46.15
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +1.19% +33.33% -16.00%

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 304 311 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 25.35% 22.80% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 119 136
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - -
10th Percentile £108 £200 £109
90th Percentile £513 £486 £503
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 64 29
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +29.03% +113.79%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.58 £9.00
90th Percentile £47.88 £50.28 £44.35
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £21.28 £16.50
% change year-on-year -22.44% +28.94% -10.81%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 +1 122 £425 +21.43% 173
Peterborough +17 11 £338 -66.25% 2
St Neots - 2 £415 -
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 71 (46.71%) Python
2 43 (28.29%) Windows
3 42 (27.63%) Git (software)
4 39 (25.66%) Jenkins
5 38 (25.00%) VMware
6 36 (23.68%) DevOps
7 34 (22.37%) Perl
7 34 (22.37%) SQL
8 33 (21.71%) Bash Shell
9 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
10 30 (19.74%) Docker
11 29 (19.08%) NetApp
12 28 (18.42%) Ansible
12 28 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
13 26 (17.11%) Degree
14 25 (16.45%) DNS
14 25 (16.45%) JavaScript
14 25 (16.45%) Apache
15 24 (15.79%) Java
15 24 (15.79%) Unix
15 24 (15.79%) Test Automation
15 24 (15.79%) Software Engineering
16 23 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
16 23 (15.13%) Firewall
16 23 (15.13%) LAMP
16 23 (15.13%) Kubernetes
16 23 (15.13%) Puppet
17 22 (14.47%) Wireless
17 22 (14.47%) C

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 25 (16.45%) Apache
2 18 (11.84%) OpenStack
3 13 (8.55%) MS Exchange
3 13 (8.55%) nginx
4 10 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.95%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.29%) Drupal
6 5 (3.29%) WordPress
7 4 (2.63%) CMS
7 4 (2.63%) Confluence
8 3 (1.97%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.32%) JBoss
9 2 (1.32%) WildFly
10 1 (0.66%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.66%) IIS
10 1 (0.66%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.66%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.97%) Office 365
3 3 (1.97%) Slack
4 2 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.66%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.66%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.66%) GitHub
5 1 (0.66%) PaaS
5 1 (0.66%) SaaS
5 1 (0.66%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (16.45%) DNS
2 23 (15.13%) Firewall
3 22 (14.47%) Wireless
4 14 (9.21%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (7.89%) Bluetooth
5 12 (7.89%) WLAN
6 9 (5.92%) BGP
6 9 (5.92%) Unicast
7 8 (5.26%) DHCP
8 7 (4.61%) TCP/IP
8 7 (4.61%) VPN
8 7 (4.61%) VXLAN
9 6 (3.95%) HTTP
9 6 (3.95%) Internet
9 6 (3.95%) IPv6
9 6 (3.95%) Network Security
9 6 (3.95%) SSL
10 5 (3.29%) LAN
10 5 (3.29%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.47%) MySQL
2 20 (13.16%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (9.87%) Hadoop
3 15 (9.87%) MongoDB
4 14 (9.21%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.29%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.63%) Big Data
7 3 (1.97%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.32%) GIS
9 1 (0.66%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.66%) DB2
9 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (27.63%) Git (software)
2 39 (25.66%) Jenkins
3 21 (13.82%) JIRA
4 13 (8.55%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.29%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.97%) Subversion
8 2 (1.32%) Hudson
8 2 (1.32%) Maven
8 2 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.32%) VisualVM
9 1 (0.66%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.66%) GCC
9 1 (0.66%) GoCD
9 1 (0.66%) Selenium
9 1 (0.66%) Visual Studio
General
1 11 (7.24%) Telecoms
2 9 (5.92%) Electronics
3 5 (3.29%) Law
4 4 (2.63%) Publishing
5 3 (1.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.32%) Automotive
6 2 (1.32%) Finance
6 2 (1.32%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.66%) Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.66%) Marketing
7 1 (0.66%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (17.76%) Developer
1 27 (17.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (11.18%) Test Engineer
3 15 (9.87%) Software Engineer
4 14 (9.21%) Analyst
5 13 (8.55%) Python Engineer
6 11 (7.24%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (7.24%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.58%) Administrator
8 9 (5.92%) Linux Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Network Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Software Test Engineer
11 6 (3.95%) Business Analyst
12 5 (3.29%) C++ Software Engineer
12 5 (3.29%) Java Engineer
12 5 (3.29%) Java Software Engineer
13 4 (2.63%) Python Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.13%) LAMP
2 13 (8.55%) HTML
3 12 (7.89%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (7.89%) LEMP Stack
4 9 (5.92%) REST
4 9 (5.92%) Web Services
5 8 (5.26%) CSS
6 7 (4.61%) RESTful
7 6 (3.95%) CSS3
7 6 (3.95%) HTML5
8 5 (3.29%) Node.js
9 4 (2.63%) Symfony
9 4 (2.63%) XML
10 3 (1.97%) AngularJS
10 3 (1.97%) Elastic Stack
10 3 (1.97%) LDAP
10 3 (1.97%) React
10 3 (1.97%) Spring
11 2 (1.32%) 802.1X
11 2 (1.32%) Flask
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.89%) Computer Science
1 12 (7.89%) PKI
2 11 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.92%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.95%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.29%) Over-the-Top Content
6 4 (2.63%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.97%) Data Structures
7 3 (1.97%) LIMS
7 3 (1.97%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (1.32%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.32%) CAN bus
8 2 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.32%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (1.32%) Life Science
8 2 (1.32%) Wiki
9 1 (0.66%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (28.29%) Windows
2 24 (15.79%) Unix
3 13 (8.55%) CentOS
3 13 (8.55%) Windows Server
4 12 (7.89%) Data ONTAP
5 11 (7.24%) Ubuntu
6 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (3.29%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.97%) Android
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.66%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.66%) Debian
11 1 (0.66%) Fedora
11 1 (0.66%) FreeRTOS
11 1 (0.66%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.66%) ThreadX
11 1 (0.66%) VMS
11 1 (0.66%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (23.68%) DevOps
2 24 (15.79%) Software Engineering
2 24 (15.79%) Test Automation
3 23 (15.13%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (14.47%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (13.82%) Problem-Solving
6 12 (7.89%) Change Management
7 10 (6.58%) Mathematics
8 9 (5.92%) Scrum
9 8 (5.26%) Configuration Management
9 8 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 8 (5.26%) Test Scripting
10 7 (4.61%) High Availability
10 7 (4.61%) Issue Tracking
11 6 (3.95%) Open Source
11 6 (3.95%) Software Testing
11 6 (3.95%) Web Development
12 5 (3.29%) API Integration
12 5 (3.29%) DRM
12 5 (3.29%) Typography
Programming Languages
1 71 (46.71%) Python
2 34 (22.37%) Perl
2 34 (22.37%) SQL
3 33 (21.71%) Bash Shell
4 25 (16.45%) JavaScript
5 24 (15.79%) Java
6 22 (14.47%) C
7 19 (12.50%) Ruby
8 18 (11.84%) PowerShell
9 16 (10.53%) C++
10 9 (5.92%) PHP
11 7 (4.61%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.29%) C#
13 3 (1.97%) Embedded C
13 3 (1.97%) Java 8
13 3 (1.97%) JSX
13 3 (1.97%) Scala
14 1 (0.66%) Embedded C++
14 1 (0.66%) R
14 1 (0.66%) sed
Qualifications
1 26 (17.11%) Degree
2 10 (6.58%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.95%) Numerate Degree
4 5 (3.29%) CCNP
4 5 (3.29%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.32%) ISEB
5 2 (1.32%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.32%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.66%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.66%) CISM
6 1 (0.66%) CISSP
6 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.61%) QA
2 1 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (19.74%) Docker
2 23 (15.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (11.18%) Active Directory
4 12 (7.89%) Firmware
4 12 (7.89%) vSphere
5 8 (5.26%) XenApp
6 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (3.29%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.97%) KVM
7 3 (1.97%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.66%) LXC
8 1 (0.66%) NFS
8 1 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.66%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (18.42%) Ansible
2 23 (15.13%) Kubernetes
2 23 (15.13%) Puppet
3 18 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
4 17 (11.18%) Terraform
5 14 (9.21%) Nagios
6 12 (7.89%) Salt
6 12 (7.89%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.97%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.97%) vMotion
8 2 (1.32%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.32%) Rancher
9 1 (0.66%) Grafana
9 1 (0.66%) Packer
9 1 (0.66%) Pingdom
9 1 (0.66%) Prometheus
9 1 (0.66%) rkt
9 1 (0.66%) WSUS
Vendors
1 38 (25.00%) VMware
2 31 (20.39%) Microsoft
3 29 (19.08%) NetApp
4 21 (13.82%) Red Hat
5 12 (7.89%) CheckPoint
5 12 (7.89%) Citrix
6 11 (7.24%) Oracle
7 10 (6.58%) Cisco
8 7 (4.61%) Arista
9 2 (1.32%) Atlassian
9 2 (1.32%) Fortinet
9 2 (1.32%) ServiceNow
9 2 (1.32%) Sophos
9 2 (1.32%) Wonderware
10 1 (0.66%) Dell
10 1 (0.66%) Dynatrace
10 1 (0.66%) HP
10 1 (0.66%) IBM
10 1 (0.66%) Juniper
10 1 (0.66%) Nokia