Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 20 18 13
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 102 104 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.29% 8.78% 10.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.56% 45.81% 37.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 63 89
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £315 £300 £206
90th Percentile £672 £575 £555
South East median daily rate £463 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +8.82% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £53.75 £21.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% - -
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £38.75 £44.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% -11.93% +15.03%

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 279 227 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 22.68% 19.16% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 131 212
Oxfordshire median daily rate £358 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £147 £150 £130
90th Percentile £588 £538 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 29 25
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +17.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £13.00 £10.27 £8.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £22.25 £32.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +12.90% -27.33% +32.16%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 +8 55 £431 -9.21% 33
Kidlington +2 12 £575 +27.78% 4
Abingdon +1 4 £288 - 11
Banbury -6 1 £325 +8.33% 3
Witney - 1 - - 3
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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 44 (43.14%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (41.18%) Windows
3 26 (25.49%) C++
4 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (23.53%) DevOps
5 22 (21.57%) Software Engineering
5 22 (21.57%) Java
6 21 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (19.61%) Python
7 20 (19.61%) Microservices
7 20 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (18.63%) Change Management
9 18 (17.65%) Mathematics
10 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
11 16 (15.69%) Parallel Programming
11 16 (15.69%) Bash Shell
11 16 (15.69%) CUDA
11 16 (15.69%) OpenMP
11 16 (15.69%) Unix
11 16 (15.69%) OO
11 16 (15.69%) OOD
11 16 (15.69%) Cross-Platform Development
12 15 (14.71%) ITIL
12 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
13 14 (13.73%) Time Management
13 14 (13.73%) Git (software)
13 14 (13.73%) Service Design
14 13 (12.75%) Docker
14 13 (12.75%) REST
14 13 (12.75%) SOA

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 10 (9.80%) Apache
2 4 (3.92%) K2 blackpearl
3 3 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.94%) nginx
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.96%) ColdFusion
4 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 2 (1.96%) lighttpd
5 1 (0.98%) Jetty
5 1 (0.98%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.98%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.98%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Simulink
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (43.14%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (11.76%) SaaS
4 10 (9.80%) Slack
5 5 (4.90%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (1.96%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.96%) G Suite
8 2 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (1.96%) PaaS
9 1 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.98%) IaaS
9 1 (0.98%) Office 365
9 1 (0.98%) Serverless
9 1 (0.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 8 (7.84%) DNS
2 7 (6.86%) Firewall
2 7 (6.86%) Network Security
3 6 (5.88%) BGP
4 5 (4.90%) Intrusion Detection
4 5 (4.90%) Kerberos
4 5 (4.90%) VPN
5 4 (3.92%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.92%) WAN
6 3 (2.94%) NAS
7 2 (1.96%) DHCP
7 2 (1.96%) Internet
7 2 (1.96%) LAN
7 2 (1.96%) OSPF
7 2 (1.96%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (1.96%) SAN
7 2 (1.96%) SMTP
7 2 (1.96%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (0.98%) SMS
8 1 (0.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.88%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.90%) Relational Database
3 3 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.96%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.98%) MySQL
5 1 (0.98%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 9 (8.82%) JIRA
3 8 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.88%) Maven
5 5 (4.90%) Ant
5 5 (4.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.92%) CMake
6 4 (3.92%) JUnit
6 4 (3.92%) Mockito
7 3 (2.94%) Subversion
7 3 (2.94%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.96%) GitLab
9 1 (0.98%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.98%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.98%) git-flow
General
1 7 (6.86%) Publishing
2 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.92%) Electronics
4 2 (1.96%) Finance
4 2 (1.96%) Marketing
4 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (28.43%) Developer
2 19 (18.63%) Architect
3 14 (13.73%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (12.75%) Software Engineer
5 12 (11.76%) C++ Developer
6 10 (9.80%) Linux Engineer
6 10 (9.80%) Security Engineer
7 9 (8.82%) Systems Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) Administrator
8 8 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (7.84%) Infrastructure Architect
9 7 (6.86%) AWS Engineer
9 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) AWS Architect
10 6 (5.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
10 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.90%) Angular Developer
11 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.90%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (15.69%) OpenMP
2 13 (12.75%) REST
3 12 (11.76%) AngularJS
3 12 (11.76%) CSS
3 12 (11.76%) HTML
3 12 (11.76%) Node.js
4 10 (9.80%) jQuery
5 8 (7.84%) LDAP
6 7 (6.86%) Web Services
7 6 (5.88%) React
8 5 (4.90%) Angular 2
9 4 (3.92%) HTML5
9 4 (3.92%) OAuth
9 4 (3.92%) OAuth2
10 3 (2.94%) CSS3
10 3 (2.94%) Kafka
10 3 (2.94%) RESTful
10 3 (2.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 2 (1.96%) Grails
11 2 (1.96%) RxJS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.69%) CUDA
2 15 (14.71%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.88%) CMDB
3 6 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.90%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.96%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (1.96%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.98%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.98%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.98%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.98%) Life Science
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Social Media
6 1 (0.98%) User Experience
6 1 (0.98%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 42 (41.18%) Windows
2 16 (15.69%) Unix
3 8 (7.84%) CentOS
4 6 (5.88%) Debian
4 6 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 5 (4.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (4.90%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.92%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.96%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.98%) Solaris
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.98%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
1 24 (23.53%) DevOps
2 22 (21.57%) Software Engineering
3 21 (20.59%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (19.61%) Microservices
4 20 (19.61%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (18.63%) Change Management
6 18 (17.65%) Mathematics
7 16 (15.69%) Cross-Platform Development
7 16 (15.69%) OO
7 16 (15.69%) OOD
7 16 (15.69%) Parallel Programming
8 15 (14.71%) ITIL
9 14 (13.73%) Service Design
9 14 (13.73%) Time Management
10 13 (12.75%) SOA
11 10 (9.80%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (9.80%) ITSM
12 9 (8.82%) Mentoring
12 9 (8.82%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.49%) C++
2 22 (21.57%) Java
3 20 (19.61%) Python
4 16 (15.69%) Bash Shell
5 12 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 11 (10.78%) C#
6 11 (10.78%) Scala
6 11 (10.78%) SQL
7 6 (5.88%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.88%) Ruby
8 5 (4.90%) C
8 5 (4.90%) ES6
8 5 (4.90%) TypeScript
9 3 (2.94%) Groovy
9 3 (2.94%) Perl
9 3 (2.94%) PHP
9 3 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 3 (2.94%) Shell Script
10 2 (1.96%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.96%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (6.86%) Degree
2 6 (5.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (2.94%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.96%) CCNA
4 2 (1.96%) CCNP
4 2 (1.96%) JNCIA
5 1 (0.98%) RHCE
5 1 (0.98%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.98%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.84%) GDPR
2 6 (5.88%) HIPAA
2 6 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.92%) PMO
4 3 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.98%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 1 (0.98%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (12.75%) Docker
2 7 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.96%) Postfix
4 2 (1.96%) Varnish
5 1 (0.98%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.98%) vCloud
5 1 (0.98%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 11 (10.78%) Puppet
2 10 (9.80%) Ansible
3 8 (7.84%) Nagios
3 8 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (7.84%) Terraform
4 5 (4.90%) SCOM
5 4 (3.92%) HAProxy
5 4 (3.92%) SELinux
6 3 (2.94%) Kubernetes
6 3 (2.94%) Packer
7 2 (1.96%) Cacti
8 1 (0.98%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.98%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.98%) Kibana
8 1 (0.98%) logstash
8 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.98%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.98%) SCCM
8 1 (0.98%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 11 (10.78%) Oracle
2 10 (9.80%) New Relic
2 10 (9.80%) PagerDuty
3 9 (8.82%) Microsoft
4 8 (7.84%) Google
5 7 (6.86%) VMware
6 6 (5.88%) Juniper
7 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
8 4 (3.92%) Atlassian
8 4 (3.92%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.92%) Palo Alto
8 4 (3.92%) Synology
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco
9 3 (2.94%) Cognos
9 3 (2.94%) Red Hat
10 2 (1.96%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.96%) Lotus
10 2 (1.96%) SAP
10 2 (1.96%) Veritas
11 1 (0.98%) Centrify