Period
to 24 May 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 24 May 2019 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year +2 0 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 103 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.13% 8.32% 8.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.78% 37.45% 48.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 70 62
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +15.85%
10th Percentile £200 £324 £302
90th Percentile £660 £660 £574
South East median daily rate £450 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £27.50 £53.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.84% +150.00% +13.16%
10th Percentile £21.42 £45.88 £20.15
90th Percentile £46.95 £58.13 £22.25
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £39.25
% change year-on-year +11.76% +8.28% -10.80%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 207 275 209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.24% 22.21% 17.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 194 119
Oxfordshire median daily rate £338 £360 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% -16.28% +32.31%
10th Percentile £143 £145 £150
90th Percentile £575 £613 £540
South East median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 27
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £17.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.03% +16.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.13 £13.00 £10.57
90th Percentile £45.75 £55.63 £21.65
South East median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year -8.57% +16.67% -20.53%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 24 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Oxfordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 24 May 2019. 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
Oxford +10 48 £413 -8.33% 19
Kidlington 0 7 £200 -65.22%
Banbury +3 2 £400 +23.08%
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 28 (38.89%) DevOps
3 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (36.11%) Python
4 25 (34.72%) Git (software)
5 24 (33.33%) Docker
6 21 (29.17%) Kubernetes
7 20 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
8 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
9 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 18 (25.00%) Terraform
10 17 (23.61%) Ansible
11 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
11 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (22.22%) DNS
12 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
12 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
13 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
13 13 (18.06%) New Relic
14 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
14 11 (15.28%) C++
14 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
15 10 (13.89%) Puppet
15 10 (13.89%) Java
15 10 (13.89%) SQL
15 10 (13.89%) MySQL
16 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
16 9 (12.50%) Firewall
16 9 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (12.50%) Scrum

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (6.94%) Apache Spark
2 4 (5.56%) Apache
2 4 (5.56%) ColdFusion
2 4 (5.56%) Jetty
3 1 (1.39%) Confluence
3 1 (1.39%) Drupal
3 1 (1.39%) IIS
3 1 (1.39%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (1.39%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 26 (36.11%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.72%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.72%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (9.72%) Office 365
4 5 (6.94%) IaaS
4 5 (6.94%) PaaS
4 5 (6.94%) SaaS
5 4 (5.56%) Datadog
6 1 (1.39%) Amazon SQS
6 1 (1.39%) AWS Fargate
6 1 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 16 (22.22%) DNS
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
3 6 (8.33%) VPN
4 5 (6.94%) FTP
4 5 (6.94%) HTTP
5 4 (5.56%) Modbus
6 3 (4.17%) LAN
6 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.78%) Bluetooth
7 2 (2.78%) Network Security
7 2 (2.78%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) ZigBee
8 1 (1.39%) DHCP
8 1 (1.39%) Internet
8 1 (1.39%) IPv4
8 1 (1.39%) IPv6
8 1 (1.39%) SNMP
8 1 (1.39%) SSL
8 1 (1.39%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.39%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.89%) MySQL
2 9 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (11.11%) MongoDB
4 5 (6.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (6.94%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (4.17%) Hadoop
5 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.39%) DB2
6 1 (1.39%) Redis
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (34.72%) Git (software)
2 19 (26.39%) Jenkins
3 7 (9.72%) TeamCity
4 5 (6.94%) GoCD
4 5 (6.94%) Gradle
4 5 (6.94%) Subversion
5 4 (5.56%) GitLab
5 4 (5.56%) IntelliJ
5 4 (5.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.17%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.17%) Octopus Deploy
6 3 (4.17%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.78%) Artifactory
8 1 (1.39%) CircleCI
8 1 (1.39%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.39%) Geb
8 1 (1.39%) JIRA
8 1 (1.39%) RSpec
8 1 (1.39%) Spock
8 1 (1.39%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (4.17%) German Language
1 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 13 (18.06%) DevOps Engineer
1 13 (18.06%) Software Engineer
2 12 (16.67%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (15.28%) Developer
4 10 (13.89%) AWS DevOps
4 10 (13.89%) AWS Engineer
5 9 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 8 (11.11%) Python Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Analyst
8 6 (8.33%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) IT Support
8 6 (8.33%) Python Software Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Help Desk Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) IT Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) IT Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Engineer
9 5 (6.94%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.72%) HTML
1 7 (9.72%) JSON
2 6 (8.33%) Django
2 6 (8.33%) Kafka
3 5 (6.94%) Dropwizard
3 5 (6.94%) Spring
3 5 (6.94%) Spring Boot
4 4 (5.56%) Java SE
4 4 (5.56%) Lambda Expressions
4 4 (5.56%) LAMP
5 3 (4.17%) CSS
5 3 (4.17%) Web Services
6 2 (2.78%) HTML5
7 1 (1.39%) Guice
7 1 (1.39%) jQuery
7 1 (1.39%) KnockoutJS
7 1 (1.39%) OAuth
7 1 (1.39%) pytest
7 1 (1.39%) Qt
7 1 (1.39%) Ratpack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) CAN bus
2 4 (5.56%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.39%) ASIC
3 1 (1.39%) CMDB
3 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.39%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 32 (44.44%) Windows
2 7 (9.72%) Mac OS
2 7 (9.72%) Windows Server
3 3 (4.17%) FreeRTOS
4 1 (1.39%) CentOS
4 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.39%) Unix
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.89%) DevOps
2 20 (27.78%) Infrastructure as Code
3 18 (25.00%) Software Engineering
4 16 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (19.44%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (18.06%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.50%) Scrum
8 8 (11.11%) Data Protection
8 8 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
8 8 (11.11%) Kanban
9 7 (9.72%) Machine Learning
9 7 (9.72%) Time Management
10 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 6 (8.33%) OWASP
10 6 (8.33%) Unit Testing
11 5 (6.94%) BDD
11 5 (6.94%) Data Encryption
11 5 (6.94%) Domain-Driven Design
11 5 (6.94%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (36.11%) Python
2 11 (15.28%) C++
2 11 (15.28%) JavaScript
3 10 (13.89%) Java
3 10 (13.89%) SQL
4 7 (9.72%) PowerShell
5 5 (6.94%) Ruby
6 4 (5.56%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.56%) Java 9
6 4 (5.56%) Kotlin
6 4 (5.56%) Perl
6 4 (5.56%) PHP
6 4 (5.56%) Scala
7 2 (2.78%) Java 8
8 1 (1.39%) C
8 1 (1.39%) Cypher
8 1 (1.39%) ES6
8 1 (1.39%) Fortran
8 1 (1.39%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (6.94%) Degree
2 4 (5.56%) AWS Certification
2 4 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.17%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.39%) CCNA
4 1 (1.39%) CCNP
4 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.39%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.39%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) GDPR
2 1 (1.39%) QA
2 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (33.33%) Docker
2 9 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.39%) NFS
Systems Management
1 21 (29.17%) Kubernetes
2 18 (25.00%) Terraform
3 17 (23.61%) Ansible
4 10 (13.89%) Puppet
5 5 (6.94%) Nagios
6 4 (5.56%) Graphite
6 4 (5.56%) Kibana
6 4 (5.56%) logstash
6 4 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (5.56%) StatsD
7 2 (2.78%) SCCM
8 1 (1.39%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (1.39%) Grafana
8 1 (1.39%) SCOM
8 1 (1.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 14 (19.44%) Microsoft
2 13 (18.06%) New Relic
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco
4 3 (4.17%) Juniper
4 3 (4.17%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.17%) Splunk
5 2 (2.78%) IBM
5 2 (2.78%) VMware
6 1 (1.39%) Adobe
6 1 (1.39%) CommVault
6 1 (1.39%) F5
6 1 (1.39%) HP
6 1 (1.39%) McAfee
6 1 (1.39%) NetApp
6 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
6 1 (1.39%) Sun