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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 12 9 2
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 76 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.03% 12.79% 20.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.72% 43.68% 60.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 50 113
Median daily rate £400 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
Median hourly rate £37.50 £31.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.96% -20.51%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 174 263
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.60% 29.29% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 104 152
Median daily rate £280 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £137 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £503 £417
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 13 35
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £46.25 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 36 £275 -38.20% 70
Peterborough +1 4 £313 -
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 56 (55.45%) Python
2 28 (27.72%) Windows
3 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (23.76%) Git (software)
4 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
5 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
6 17 (16.83%) Ubuntu
6 17 (16.83%) C
6 17 (16.83%) Java
6 17 (16.83%) VMware
6 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
6 17 (16.83%) DevOps
7 15 (14.85%) .NET
7 15 (14.85%) Perl
7 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
8 14 (13.86%) Embedded C
9 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
9 13 (12.87%) DNS
9 13 (12.87%) REST
10 12 (11.88%) SSL
10 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
10 12 (11.88%) Firmware
10 12 (11.88%) SQL
11 11 (10.89%) HTTP
11 11 (10.89%) JSON
11 11 (10.89%) Docker
12 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
12 10 (9.90%) IaaS
12 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery

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 (3.96%) Apache
2 3 (2.97%) Apache Spark
3 2 (1.98%) MediaWiki
3 2 (1.98%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.98%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.99%) Confluence
4 1 (0.99%) Jupyter
4 1 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (0.99%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.99%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
4 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) Mozilla Thunderbird
2 1 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.98%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 10 (9.90%) IaaS
1 10 (9.90%) PaaS
2 3 (2.97%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.98%) SaaS
4 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.99%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.99%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
2 13 (12.87%) DNS
3 12 (11.88%) SSL
4 11 (10.89%) HTTP
5 10 (9.90%) Wireless
6 9 (8.91%) Bluetooth
7 7 (6.93%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.95%) Internet
9 4 (3.96%) WLAN
10 3 (2.97%) DHCP
10 3 (2.97%) MQTT
10 3 (2.97%) ZigBee
11 2 (1.98%) LDAP
11 2 (1.98%) SAN
11 2 (1.98%) VoIP
12 1 (0.99%) IMAP
12 1 (0.99%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.99%) LAN
12 1 (0.99%) WAN
12 1 (0.99%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.96%) MySQL
1 4 (3.96%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.97%) Hadoop
3 2 (1.98%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.99%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.99%) Big Data
4 1 (0.99%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.99%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (23.76%) Git (software)
2 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.97%) Bugzilla
3 3 (2.97%) Subversion
3 3 (2.97%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.98%) JIRA
4 2 (1.98%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.99%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.99%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.99%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (5.94%) Finance
2 2 (1.98%) Banking
2 2 (1.98%) Electronics
2 2 (1.98%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.99%) Automotive
3 1 (0.99%) Games
3 1 (0.99%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.84%) Software Engineer
2 15 (14.85%) Developer
2 15 (14.85%) Linux Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) Embedded Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 7 (6.93%) Administrator
6 7 (6.93%) Integration Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Platform Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Python Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) Linux Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Test Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Test Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.96%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.85%) .NET
2 13 (12.87%) REST
3 11 (10.89%) JSON
4 10 (9.90%) Node.js
5 7 (6.93%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) Django
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle ADF
7 3 (2.97%) RESTful
7 3 (2.97%) XMPP
8 2 (1.98%) CSS
8 2 (1.98%) HTML
8 2 (1.98%) OpenGL
8 2 (1.98%) OpenGL ES
8 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (1.98%) SQLAlchemy
9 1 (0.99%) Celery
9 1 (0.99%) Flask
9 1 (0.99%) gevent
9 1 (0.99%) Protocol Buffers
9 1 (0.99%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.95%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.96%) Internet of Things
3 3 (2.97%) Embedded Systems
3 3 (2.97%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.98%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.98%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.98%) Robotics
4 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.99%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.99%) iPhone
5 1 (0.99%) Online Games
5 1 (0.99%) Smart City
5 1 (0.99%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.99%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (27.72%) Windows
2 17 (16.83%) Ubuntu
3 10 (9.90%) CoreOS
4 9 (8.91%) CentOS
4 9 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.92%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.93%) Unix
7 5 (4.95%) AIX
7 5 (4.95%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (4.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (3.96%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.97%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.97%) Solaris
9 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.98%) Android
10 2 (1.98%) Debian
10 2 (1.98%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.99%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (21.78%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (19.80%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.83%) DevOps
5 12 (11.88%) E-Commerce
6 10 (9.90%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (9.90%) Kanban
6 10 (9.90%) Scrum
6 10 (9.90%) SOA
6 10 (9.90%) TDD
7 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.92%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.93%) Change Management
8 7 (6.93%) ITIL
9 6 (5.94%) Configuration Management
9 6 (5.94%) Migration
10 4 (3.96%) Data Migration
10 4 (3.96%) ITSM
10 4 (3.96%) Mathematics
10 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (55.45%) Python
2 22 (21.78%) JavaScript
3 17 (16.83%) C
3 17 (16.83%) Java
4 15 (14.85%) Perl
5 14 (13.86%) Embedded C
6 12 (11.88%) SQL
7 7 (6.93%) C#
8 6 (5.94%) C++
8 6 (5.94%) Tcl
9 5 (4.95%) PHP
10 3 (2.97%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.97%) PL/SQL
10 3 (2.97%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.98%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.99%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.99%) R
12 1 (0.99%) Scala
12 1 (0.99%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.99%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (8.91%) Degree
3 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.98%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.98%) MCP
5 1 (0.99%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.99%) MCSE
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) PhD
5 1 (0.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.99%) DO-178B
2 1 (0.99%) MISRA
2 1 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.88%) Firmware
3 11 (10.89%) Docker
4 5 (4.95%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.98%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (9.90%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.97%) Ansible
3 2 (1.98%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.98%) Terraform
3 2 (1.98%) yum
4 1 (0.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.99%) OpenAM
4 1 (0.99%) Packer
4 1 (0.99%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 17 (16.83%) VMware
2 8 (7.92%) Red Hat
3 7 (6.93%) Cisco
3 7 (6.93%) Microsoft
4 6 (5.94%) Oracle
5 4 (3.96%) NetApp
6 3 (2.97%) Progress
7 2 (1.98%) Cloudera
7 2 (1.98%) QAD
8 1 (0.99%) AppDynamics
8 1 (0.99%) Apple
8 1 (0.99%) Atlassian
8 1 (0.99%) EMC
8 1 (0.99%) ForgeRock
8 1 (0.99%) PagerDuty
8 1 (0.99%) Perforce
8 1 (0.99%) Vertica
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