Period
to 21 October 2020

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 21 October 2020 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 11 15 6
Rank change year-on-year +4 -9 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 93 150
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 9.48% 7.84% 12.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.33% 35.36% 50.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 35 88
Median daily rate £413 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £318 £185 £313
90th Percentile £661 £568 £518
East of England median daily rate £390 £425 £450
% change year-on-year -8.24% -5.56% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 6
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +4.17%
10th Percentile £25.33 £21.95 £36.88
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £54.38
East of England median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +1.19%

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 60 263 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 19.61% 22.18% 25.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 134 117
Median daily rate £368 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £133 £120 £112
90th Percentile £590 £525 £513
East of England median daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 47 57
Median hourly rate £42.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% -2.86% -56.25%
10th Percentile £19.10 £11.22 £13.00
90th Percentile £106.50 £48.50 £48.00
Median hourly rate £19.13 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +20.59% -3.88% -25.47%

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 21 October 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Linux in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 October 2020.

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 21 October 2020. 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 +5 17 £550 +37.50% 68
Peterborough +5 4 £335 +76.32% 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2020, 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 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Python
2 8 (27.59%) Puppet
3 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
4 6 (20.69%) VMware
4 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
4 6 (20.69%) Ansible
5 5 (17.24%) DevOps
5 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
5 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
5 5 (17.24%) C
5 5 (17.24%) C++
5 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.79%) XML
6 4 (13.79%) SQL
6 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
6 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
6 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (13.79%) Time Management
6 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
6 4 (13.79%) AWS
6 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (13.79%) Terraform
6 4 (13.79%) vCenter Server
6 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
7 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
7 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (10.34%) Hortonworks
7 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity

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 1 (3.45%) Apache
1 1 (3.45%) Apache Airflow
1 1 (3.45%) Confluence
1 1 (3.45%) iPlanet
1 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.79%) AWS
2 2 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
2 2 (6.90%) Azure
2 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 2 (6.90%) Serverless
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.45%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.90%) DHCP
1 2 (6.90%) DNS
1 2 (6.90%) SNMP
2 1 (3.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) RS-232
2 1 (3.45%) SAN
2 1 (3.45%) Skype
2 1 (3.45%) SMTP
2 1 (3.45%) VPN
2 1 (3.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) MySQL
2 2 (6.90%) MongoDB
2 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (3.45%) Big Data
3 1 (3.45%) MariaDB
3 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.90%) JIRA
3 1 (3.45%) Artifactory
3 1 (3.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.45%) GoCD
3 1 (3.45%) Subversion
3 1 (3.45%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.45%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (10.34%) Law
2 1 (3.45%) Electronics
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Developer
2 4 (13.79%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Analyst
3 3 (10.34%) C++ Developer
3 3 (10.34%) Operations Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Author
4 2 (6.90%) Business Analyst
4 2 (6.90%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Software Developer
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) XML
2 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.34%) HTML
3 2 (6.90%) Qt
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) XSLT
4 1 (3.45%) Ajax
4 1 (3.45%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (3.45%) CSS
4 1 (3.45%) LAMP
4 1 (3.45%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
4 1 (3.45%) LLVM
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) OpenGL
4 1 (3.45%) React
4 1 (3.45%) Redux
4 1 (3.45%) WebGL
4 1 (3.45%) XHTML
4 1 (3.45%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Device Driver
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (3.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (37.93%) Windows
2 4 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Android
3 1 (3.45%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2016
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Software Engineering
2 5 (17.24%) DevOps
3 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (13.79%) Time Management
4 3 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (10.34%) Cybersecurity
4 3 (10.34%) Security Operations
4 3 (10.34%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
5 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 2 (6.90%) Kanban
5 2 (6.90%) Open Source
5 2 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (3.45%) CRM
6 1 (3.45%) Data Cleansing
6 1 (3.45%) ETL
6 1 (3.45%) ITIL
6 1 (3.45%) ITSM
6 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
6 1 (3.45%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) Python
2 5 (17.24%) C
2 5 (17.24%) C++
2 5 (17.24%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.24%) PowerShell
3 4 (13.79%) SQL
4 3 (10.34%) Java
4 3 (10.34%) PL/SQL
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded C
5 2 (6.90%) Embedded C++
5 2 (6.90%) Perl
6 1 (3.45%) Bash Shell
6 1 (3.45%) C#
6 1 (3.45%) ES6
6 1 (3.45%) PHP
6 1 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (3.45%) LPIC
4 1 (3.45%) RHCE
4 1 (3.45%) RHCT
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.34%) NIST
2 1 (3.45%) HL7
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 26262
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 4 (13.79%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.45%) Firmware
3 1 (3.45%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.45%) Postfix
3 1 (3.45%) RHEV
3 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) Puppet
2 6 (20.69%) Ansible
3 4 (13.79%) Terraform
3 4 (13.79%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.45%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.45%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.45%) Rancher
4 1 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (3.45%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 6 (20.69%) VMware
2 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 3 (10.34%) Cisco
3 3 (10.34%) Hortonworks
3 3 (10.34%) Oracle
4 2 (6.90%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (3.45%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) Google
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) IBM
5 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.45%) Splunk