The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford 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 25 April 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
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 8 8
Rank change year-on-year -14 0  
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 34 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 7.37% 13.44% 13.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.75% 45.33% 46.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 24 41
Median daily rate £475 £369 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.81% -2.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £585 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £42.38 £36.50
% change year-on-year -8.25% +16.09%  

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 Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 48 75 106
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 16.84% 29.64% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 47 77
Median daily rate £395 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.66% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.20% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
Median hourly rate £14.85 £14.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.21% -10.93%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.77 £22.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford 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 Oxford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Oxford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Oxford over the 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Oxford

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 Oxford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (36.84%) Python
1 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (31.58%) Puppet
3 11 (28.95%) DevOps
3 11 (28.95%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) Unix
5 9 (23.68%) Web Services
6 8 (21.05%) Windows
6 8 (21.05%) MySQL
6 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (18.42%) Docker
7 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
7 7 (18.42%) WAN
7 7 (18.42%) Migration
8 6 (15.79%) Network Design
8 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (15.79%) Subversion
8 6 (15.79%) Ruby
8 6 (15.79%) Network Security
8 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
8 6 (15.79%) JBoss
8 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
8 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
9 5 (13.16%) SELinux
9 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
9 5 (13.16%) Firewall
9 5 (13.16%) SOA
9 5 (13.16%) LAN
9 5 (13.16%) Maven

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxford 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 (15.79%) JBoss
2 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
3 4 (10.53%) Apache
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (5.26%) Drupal
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 14 (36.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
2 4 (10.53%) GitHub
2 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.53%) SaaS
3 2 (5.26%) AWS OpsWorks
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.63%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (18.42%) WAN
2 6 (15.79%) Network Security
3 5 (13.16%) Firewall
3 5 (13.16%) LAN
4 4 (10.53%) Ethernet
4 4 (10.53%) IPv4
4 4 (10.53%) IPv6
4 4 (10.53%) SSL
5 3 (7.89%) VPN
6 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (5.26%) NAS
6 2 (5.26%) SAN
6 2 (5.26%) VoIP
7 1 (2.63%) BGP
7 1 (2.63%) DHCP
7 1 (2.63%) DNS
7 1 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.05%) MySQL
2 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.63%) Big Data
3 1 (2.63%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.79%) Subversion
2 5 (13.16%) Maven
3 3 (7.89%) Mockito
4 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.63%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 4 (10.53%) Back Office
2 2 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Administrator
1 12 (31.58%) Systems Administrator
2 11 (28.95%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
4 9 (23.68%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (23.68%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 8 (21.05%) Architect
5 8 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (18.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (18.42%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 7 (18.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 6 (15.79%) Developer
8 5 (13.16%) AWS Architect
8 5 (13.16%) DevOps Administrator
9 4 (10.53%) DevOps Systems Engineer
9 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce Developer
9 4 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Administrator
9 4 (10.53%) Technical Architect
10 3 (7.89%) Cloud Architect
10 3 (7.89%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.68%) Web Services
2 4 (10.53%) Dropwizard
2 4 (10.53%) JSON
2 4 (10.53%) RESTful
2 4 (10.53%) SOAP
2 4 (10.53%) Spring
2 4 (10.53%) Spring Boot
3 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 3 (7.89%) Spring Security
3 3 (7.89%) WireMock
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) POSIX
5 1 (2.63%) LAMP
5 1 (2.63%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 4 (10.53%) Replication
3 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
3 2 (5.26%) User Experience
4 1 (2.63%) CMDB
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (2.63%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (2.63%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (26.32%) Unix
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.53%) CentOS
4 4 (10.53%) Debian
4 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 2 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (28.95%) DevOps
2 8 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (18.42%) Migration
4 6 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.79%) Network Design
5 5 (13.16%) SOA
6 4 (10.53%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
6 4 (10.53%) Microservices
6 4 (10.53%) Waterfall
7 3 (7.89%) Change Management
7 3 (7.89%) Open Source
8 2 (5.26%) ITIL
8 2 (5.26%) Operations Management
8 2 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.26%) Project Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Python
2 11 (28.95%) Java
3 6 (15.79%) Ruby
4 4 (10.53%) Perl
4 4 (10.53%) SQL
5 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
5 3 (7.89%) C#
5 3 (7.89%) C++
5 3 (7.89%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) C
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.26%) CCNA
1 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (5.26%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) CCNP
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Docker
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.26%) iptables
3 1 (2.63%) Varnish
3 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 12 (31.58%) Puppet
2 7 (18.42%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (13.16%) SELinux
4 3 (7.89%) Ansible
4 3 (7.89%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.26%) Salt
5 2 (5.26%) Terraform
6 1 (2.63%) Nagios
6 1 (2.63%) Packer
6 1 (2.63%) SCOM
6 1 (2.63%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
2 3 (7.89%) Oracle
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco
3 2 (5.26%) Juniper
3 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.26%) Palo Alto
3 2 (5.26%) Qualys
4 1 (2.63%) EMC
4 1 (2.63%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) Isilon
4 1 (2.63%) PayPal
4 1 (2.63%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.63%) Talend
4 1 (2.63%) VMware
Oxford, Oxfordshire
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