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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 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 38 27 16
Rank change year-on-year -11 -11 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 22 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 5.21% 4.41% 8.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.88% 25.00% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 22
10th Percentile £383 £296 £349
25th Percentile £439 £321 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £400 £398
Median % change year-on-year +21.88% +0.63% -1.24%
75th Percentile £538 £438 £512
90th Percentile £568 £550 £525
East of England median daily rate £498 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +17.06% -5.56% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
10th Percentile £30.18 - £33.63
25th Percentile £50.74 £13.06 £46.25
Median hourly rate £85.00 £14.11 £47.50
Median % change year-on-year +502.41% -70.29% +6.15%
75th Percentile - £15.17 £48.75
90th Percentile - - -
East of England median hourly rate £60.00 £20.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +200.00% -57.89% +9.20%

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 170 88 122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 20.12% 17.64% 21.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 57 58
10th Percentile £190 £150 £135
25th Percentile £313 £255 £271
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £350 £425
Median % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +24.09%
75th Percentile £488 £425 £508
90th Percentile £550 £508 £533
East of England median daily rate £400 £350 £379
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.59% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 4 25
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.15 £14.26
25th Percentile £14.00 £10.38 £17.00
Median hourly rate £14.50 £12.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% -31.43% +16.67%
75th Percentile £15.75 £13.54 £23.00
90th Percentile £20.75 £14.52 £48.75
East of England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.13% +1.43% +12.90%

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridge +3 36 £500 +33.33% 92
Peterborough -26 4 £463 - 2
Linux
East of England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, 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 20 (45.45%) Python
2 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) DNS
2 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
3 12 (27.27%) AWS
4 10 (22.73%) SNMP
4 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
4 10 (22.73%) Ansible
5 9 (20.45%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (20.45%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco
5 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
5 9 (20.45%) LDAP
5 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 8 (18.18%) Puppet
6 8 (18.18%) Mac OS
6 8 (18.18%) Task Automation
6 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
6 8 (18.18%) Docker
6 8 (18.18%) DevOps
7 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
7 7 (15.91%) Azure
7 7 (15.91%) Migration
7 7 (15.91%) Ubuntu
8 6 (13.64%) IPsec
8 6 (13.64%) HTTPS
8 6 (13.64%) DHCP
8 6 (13.64%) HTTP
8 6 (13.64%) NFS
8 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange

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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.55%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (4.55%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) AWS
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (15.91%) Azure
4 5 (11.36%) GCP
5 4 (9.09%) GitHub
6 2 (4.55%) IaaS
6 2 (4.55%) PaaS
6 2 (4.55%) Rubrik
7 1 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
7 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (2.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.82%) DNS
2 10 (22.73%) SNMP
2 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
3 6 (13.64%) DHCP
3 6 (13.64%) HTTP
3 6 (13.64%) HTTPS
3 6 (13.64%) IPsec
3 6 (13.64%) SSH
4 5 (11.36%) WebEx
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
5 2 (4.55%) LAN
5 2 (4.55%) WAN
6 1 (2.27%) BGP
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (2.27%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.27%) Internet
6 1 (2.27%) OSPF
6 1 (2.27%) SMTP
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (31.82%) Git (software)
2 6 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.55%) JIRA
4 1 (2.27%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.27%) Automake
4 1 (2.27%) CMake
4 1 (2.27%) Gerrit
4 1 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
4 1 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.27%) Terragrunt
General
1 8 (18.18%) Social Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.27%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
1 7 (15.91%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Technical Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Technical Support
2 6 (13.64%) Technical Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) IT Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Storage Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Analyst
5 2 (4.55%) Angular Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Developer
5 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Python Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) QA Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Quality Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.45%) LDAP
2 4 (9.09%) React
3 2 (4.55%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.55%) Entity Framework
3 2 (4.55%) Kafka
3 2 (4.55%) Material Design
3 2 (4.55%) Velocity
4 1 (2.27%) Node.js
4 1 (2.27%) REST
4 1 (2.27%) Svelte
4 1 (2.27%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (9.09%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (9.09%) User Experience
3 3 (6.82%) FPGA
3 3 (6.82%) IoT
4 2 (4.55%) PCIe
5 1 (2.27%) ARM Cortex
5 1 (2.27%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (2.27%) Life Science
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.27%) Raspberry Pi
5 1 (2.27%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.27%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (31.82%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Mac OS
3 7 (15.91%) Ubuntu
3 7 (15.91%) Windows 10
4 3 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (6.82%) Unix
5 2 (4.55%) Android
5 2 (4.55%) Tizen
6 1 (2.27%) CentOS
6 1 (2.27%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.18%) DevOps
2 8 (18.18%) Task Automation
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 6 (13.64%) Agile
4 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 5 (11.36%) CI/CD
5 5 (11.36%) Computer Science
5 5 (11.36%) Platform Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (9.09%) Scrum
7 3 (6.82%) Analytics
7 3 (6.82%) High Availability
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure as Code
7 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (6.82%) Prototyping
8 2 (4.55%) Domain-Driven Design
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (4.55%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) Python
2 6 (13.64%) Bash
3 5 (11.36%) Java
4 4 (9.09%) C-shell
4 4 (9.09%) SQL
4 4 (9.09%) TypeScript
5 3 (6.82%) C++
5 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.82%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.82%) Scala
6 2 (4.55%) C
6 2 (4.55%) Perl
7 1 (2.27%) Go
7 1 (2.27%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (13.64%) Degree
2 4 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (2.27%) CCDP
3 1 (2.27%) CCIE
3 1 (2.27%) CCNP
3 1 (2.27%) CCSP
3 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.36%) QA
2 1 (2.27%) DICOM
System Software
1 9 (20.45%) Active Directory
2 8 (18.18%) Docker
3 6 (13.64%) NFS
4 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (4.55%) Firmware
7 1 (2.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.27%) RHEV
7 1 (2.27%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Ansible
2 8 (18.18%) Puppet
3 6 (13.64%) Jamf Pro
4 5 (11.36%) Kubernetes
5 4 (9.09%) HAProxy
5 4 (9.09%) Nagios
5 4 (9.09%) vCenter Server
6 3 (6.82%) Terraform
7 2 (4.55%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (4.55%) Argo
7 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (2.27%) FreeIPA
8 1 (2.27%) Grafana
8 1 (2.27%) Icinga
8 1 (2.27%) Istio
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (2.27%) Prometheus
8 1 (2.27%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco
2 5 (11.36%) Dell KACE
2 5 (11.36%) VMware
3 4 (9.09%) Dell
3 4 (9.09%) Fujitsu
3 4 (9.09%) Google
3 4 (9.09%) HP
3 4 (9.09%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.55%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.55%) NetApp
4 2 (4.55%) ServiceNow
4 2 (4.55%) Xilinx
5 1 (2.27%) Aruba
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle
5 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
5 1 (2.27%) Splunk
5 1 (2.27%) Sun