Period
to 27 July 2017

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 6 months to 27 July 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
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 18 15 13
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 +21
Contract jobs citing Linux 57 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 9.09% 11.41% 9.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.72% 46.21% 36.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 48 63
Oxford median daily rate £475 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.03% +22.22%
10th Percentile £341 £205 £311
90th Percentile £568 £550 £510
Oxfordshire median daily rate £475 £425 £394
% change year-on-year +11.76% +7.94% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Oxford median hourly rate - - £17.00
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 117 145 186
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 18.66% 24.70% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 94 128
Oxford median daily rate £475 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.71% -9.33% +28.21%
10th Percentile £180 £128 £175
90th Percentile £538 £525 £491
Oxfordshire median daily rate £450 £345 £375
% change year-on-year +30.43% -8.00% +17.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 26
Oxford median hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.07% +2.38% -2.32%
10th Percentile £10.00 £8.80 £8.38
90th Percentile £17.77 £22.15 £25.50
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.68 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +4.82% -12.50% +10.34%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxford.

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 6 months to 27 July 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 27 July 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 28 (49.12%) Puppet
2 24 (42.11%) DevOps
3 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
7 16 (28.07%) Java
8 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
9 13 (22.81%) Terraform
10 12 (21.05%) Unix
11 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (17.54%) CentOS
12 10 (17.54%) Ruby
12 10 (17.54%) Windows
12 10 (17.54%) Apache
12 10 (17.54%) Python
12 10 (17.54%) AWS Certification
12 10 (17.54%) Open Source
12 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
13 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
13 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
13 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
13 9 (15.79%) SOAP
13 9 (15.79%) Spring
13 9 (15.79%) Maven
13 9 (15.79%) JIRA
13 9 (15.79%) Time Management
14 8 (14.04%) TDD
14 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
15 7 (12.28%) Mentoring

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 10 (17.54%) Apache
2 9 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 7 (12.28%) JBoss
4 5 (8.77%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Confluence
5 1 (1.75%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (38.60%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (10.53%) GitHub
4 5 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (8.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (7.02%) PaaS
6 2 (3.51%) AWS OpsWorks
6 2 (3.51%) Office 365
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 7 (12.28%) SAN
2 5 (8.77%) DNS
2 5 (8.77%) Network Security
2 5 (8.77%) SSL
3 4 (7.02%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.26%) Firewall
4 3 (5.26%) VoIP
4 3 (5.26%) VPN
5 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.51%) NAS
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) BGP
6 1 (1.75%) DHCP
6 1 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.75%) Internet
6 1 (1.75%) IPv4
6 1 (1.75%) IPv6
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.02%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (7.02%) Big Data
1 4 (7.02%) NoSQL
1 4 (7.02%) Redis
2 3 (5.26%) MySQL
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (29.82%) Jenkins
2 15 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 9 (15.79%) JIRA
3 9 (15.79%) Maven
4 4 (7.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (7.02%) JProfiler
4 4 (7.02%) VisualVM
4 4 (7.02%) YourKit
5 3 (5.26%) Mockito
6 2 (3.51%) Subversion
7 1 (1.75%) GitLab
7 1 (1.75%) Hudson
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 2 (3.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Systems Engineer
2 13 (22.81%) Administrator
2 13 (22.81%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (21.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (19.30%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) AWS Engineer
5 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
6 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (15.79%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 8 (14.04%) AWS DevOps
7 8 (14.04%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (14.04%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 7 (12.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 6 (10.53%) DevOps Administrator
9 6 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 5 (8.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (8.77%) DevOps Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.79%) SOAP
1 9 (15.79%) Spring
2 7 (12.28%) Web Services
3 5 (8.77%) Dropwizard
3 5 (8.77%) JSON
3 5 (8.77%) LAMP
3 5 (8.77%) RESTful
3 5 (8.77%) Spring Boot
4 4 (7.02%) JAX-RS
4 4 (7.02%) Middleware
4 4 (7.02%) REST
5 3 (5.26%) Spring Security
5 3 (5.26%) WireMock
6 2 (3.51%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
2 4 (7.02%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (1.75%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Unix
2 10 (17.54%) CentOS
2 10 (17.54%) Windows
2 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
3 6 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (8.77%) Debian
5 4 (7.02%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.51%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.51%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) OpenBSD
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) DevOps
2 20 (35.09%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 11 (19.30%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (17.54%) Open Source
6 9 (15.79%) Time Management
7 8 (14.04%) TDD
8 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (8.77%) Change Management
10 5 (8.77%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.77%) Microservices
10 5 (8.77%) Service Design
10 5 (8.77%) Test Automation
11 4 (7.02%) BDD
11 4 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (7.02%) Functional Testing
11 4 (7.02%) OO
11 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
11 4 (7.02%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.07%) Java
2 10 (17.54%) Python
2 10 (17.54%) Ruby
3 9 (15.79%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.51%) Perl
5 2 (3.51%) SQL
6 1 (1.75%) C
6 1 (1.75%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) AWS Certification
2 5 (8.77%) Degree
3 3 (5.26%) CCNA
3 3 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.75%) CCNP
4 1 (1.75%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) PCI DSS
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (10.53%) Docker
1 6 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 4 (7.02%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.51%) iptables
5 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) Puppet
2 13 (22.81%) Terraform
3 7 (12.28%) Ansible
3 7 (12.28%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (10.53%) Nagios
4 6 (10.53%) SELinux
5 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (7.02%) HAProxy
6 4 (7.02%) Kubernetes
7 3 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
7 3 (5.26%) Hyperic
8 2 (3.51%) Packer
8 2 (3.51%) Salt
9 1 (1.75%) Kibana
9 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (14.04%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.28%) VMware
3 5 (8.77%) 3PAR
3 5 (8.77%) Google
3 5 (8.77%) HP
3 5 (8.77%) Symantec
4 4 (7.02%) Microsoft
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
6 2 (3.51%) Palo Alto
6 2 (3.51%) Qualys
7 1 (1.75%) PayPal
7 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.75%) Sophos
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Explore Group
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