Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 19 32
Rank change year-on-year +4 +13 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 133 127 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 10.77% 10.14% 6.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.63% 44.10% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 90 50
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +28.57% -28.93%
10th Percentile £325 £374 £300
90th Percentile £625 £539 £475
South East median daily rate £433 £425 £388
% change year-on-year +1.76% +9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £28.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -49.09% +83.33%
South East median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year +1.76% +10.39% -3.75%

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 298 288 336
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 24.13% 22.98% 25.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 192 218
Oxfordshire median daily rate £405 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £143 £128 £149
90th Percentile £600 £508 £471
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +6.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.56% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.55 £36.93 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £17.77 £17.06 £18.50
% change year-on-year +4.16% -7.78% +18.49%

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 20 November 2017.

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
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 20 November 2017. 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 80 £500 +5.26% 14
Kidlington 0 11 £475 +5.56% 2
Banbury -1 3 £300 - 2
Thame - 1 £400 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Linux.

1 76 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 70 (52.63%) Puppet
3 64 (48.12%) Configuration Management
4 61 (45.86%) Java
5 50 (37.59%) Maven
6 46 (34.59%) Ansible
7 45 (33.83%) Git (software)
8 42 (31.58%) JavaScript
8 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (27.82%) Opscode Chef
10 36 (27.07%) DevOps
10 36 (27.07%) Node.js
10 36 (27.07%) AngularJS
10 36 (27.07%) React
11 35 (26.32%) TDD
12 34 (25.56%) jQuery
12 34 (25.56%) JUnit
13 33 (24.81%) Unit Testing
13 33 (24.81%) Mockito
13 33 (24.81%) Jenkins
14 32 (24.06%) Ant
15 31 (23.31%) BDD
15 31 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
16 27 (20.30%) Terraform
17 26 (19.55%) SQL
18 24 (18.05%) Windows
19 22 (16.54%) Oracle
20 20 (15.04%) REST
21 18 (13.53%) VMware
21 18 (13.53%) Windows Server

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 15 (11.28%) Elasticsearch
2 14 (10.53%) Apache
3 13 (9.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 8 (6.02%) Tomcat
5 7 (5.26%) IIS
6 4 (3.01%) Confluence
6 4 (3.01%) JBoss
6 4 (3.01%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.01%) nginx
6 4 (3.01%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.50%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.50%) Apache Spark
7 2 (1.50%) WordPress
8 1 (0.75%) CMS
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.75%) GNU Octave
2 1 (0.75%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.75%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 11 (8.27%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 76 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (8.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.52%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (7.52%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (7.52%) GitHub
4 7 (5.26%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (5.26%) Office 365
5 6 (4.51%) Amazon S3
5 6 (4.51%) AWS Lambda
5 6 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.51%) Serverless
6 5 (3.76%) PaaS
7 3 (2.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Akamai
8 2 (1.50%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (1.50%) npm
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.75%) Route 53
9 1 (0.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.02%) Firewall
2 10 (7.52%) DNS
3 8 (6.02%) Network Security
4 6 (4.51%) SAN
5 5 (3.76%) BGP
5 5 (3.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 5 (3.76%) VPN
6 4 (3.01%) VoIP
7 2 (1.50%) Internet
7 2 (1.50%) Intranet
7 2 (1.50%) Kerberos
7 2 (1.50%) LAN
7 2 (1.50%) LDAP
7 2 (1.50%) WAN
8 1 (0.75%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.75%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.75%) HSRP
8 1 (0.75%) MPLS
8 1 (0.75%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.51%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (4.51%) MongoDB
1 6 (4.51%) MySQL
1 6 (4.51%) NoSQL
1 6 (4.51%) Relational Database
2 5 (3.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (3.01%) RDBMS
3 4 (3.01%) Redis
4 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
4 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 50 (37.59%) Maven
2 45 (33.83%) Git (software)
3 34 (25.56%) JUnit
4 33 (24.81%) Jenkins
4 33 (24.81%) Mockito
5 32 (24.06%) Ant
6 16 (12.03%) JIRA
7 10 (7.52%) Gradle
8 6 (4.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (4.51%) Bitbucket
8 6 (4.51%) JProfiler
8 6 (4.51%) VisualVM
8 6 (4.51%) YourKit
9 4 (3.01%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.01%) Cucumber
9 4 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (2.26%) GitLab
10 3 (2.26%) JMeter
10 3 (2.26%) Subversion
11 2 (1.50%) FrontPage
General
1 7 (5.26%) Finance
1 7 (5.26%) Publishing
2 2 (1.50%) Advertising
2 2 (1.50%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Electronics
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (32.33%) Developer
2 37 (27.82%) Java Developer
3 27 (20.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (16.54%) Systems Engineer
5 19 (14.29%) Team Leader
6 18 (13.53%) AWS Engineer
6 18 (13.53%) Cloud Engineer
6 18 (13.53%) Linux Engineer
7 17 (12.78%) Java Team Leader
8 13 (9.77%) AWS Developer
8 13 (9.77%) AWS DevOps
9 12 (9.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 12 (9.02%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 12 (9.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 11 (8.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (6.77%) Linux Systems Engineer
12 8 (6.02%) Administrator
12 8 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
13 7 (5.26%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
13 7 (5.26%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (27.07%) AngularJS
1 36 (27.07%) Node.js
1 36 (27.07%) React
2 34 (25.56%) jQuery
3 20 (15.04%) REST
4 17 (12.78%) Web Services
5 13 (9.77%) XML
6 12 (9.02%) Spring
7 11 (8.27%) JMS
8 10 (7.52%) Grails
8 10 (7.52%) Java EE
8 10 (7.52%) JSF
8 10 (7.52%) LAMP
8 10 (7.52%) Play Framework
8 10 (7.52%) Spring MVC
9 9 (6.77%) RESTful
10 6 (4.51%) JAX-RS
10 6 (4.51%) Middleware
11 5 (3.76%) CSS
11 5 (3.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.02%) Computer Science
2 4 (3.01%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.01%) Minimum Viable Product
3 2 (1.50%) iPad
3 2 (1.50%) NHS
3 2 (1.50%) Wiki
4 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (0.75%) Fintech
4 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (0.75%) Life Science
4 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
4 1 (0.75%) User Experience
4 1 (0.75%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (18.05%) Windows
2 18 (13.53%) Windows Server
3 17 (12.78%) Unix
4 7 (5.26%) CentOS
4 7 (5.26%) Ubuntu
5 5 (3.76%) Debian
6 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.75%) OpenBSD
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (0.75%) Solaris
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.75%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (48.12%) Configuration Management
2 42 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.07%) DevOps
4 35 (26.32%) TDD
5 33 (24.81%) Unit Testing
6 31 (23.31%) BDD
6 31 (23.31%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (12.03%) Time Management
8 14 (10.53%) SOA
9 12 (9.02%) Open Source
10 11 (8.27%) MVC
10 11 (8.27%) Product Management
10 11 (8.27%) Scrum
11 10 (7.52%) Continuous Delivery
11 10 (7.52%) Kanban
11 10 (7.52%) Process Improvement
12 8 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (6.02%) OO
13 7 (5.26%) SOLID
13 7 (5.26%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 61 (45.86%) Java
2 42 (31.58%) JavaScript
3 26 (19.55%) SQL
4 16 (12.03%) Python
5 11 (8.27%) XPath
6 10 (7.52%) Ruby
7 9 (6.77%) Bash Shell
8 8 (6.02%) PHP
9 5 (3.76%) PowerShell
10 3 (2.26%) C
10 3 (2.26%) Perl
10 3 (2.26%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.50%) C++
12 1 (0.75%) AWK
12 1 (0.75%) C-shell
12 1 (0.75%) Groovy
12 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.75%) Scala
12 1 (0.75%) sed
Qualifications
1 17 (12.78%) AWS Certification
2 6 (4.51%) Degree
3 3 (2.26%) MCSE
3 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (1.50%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.75%) CCNA
5 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.75%) RHCE
5 1 (0.75%) RHCSA
5 1 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.76%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) GCP
2 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 17 (12.78%) Docker
2 12 (9.02%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.51%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.01%) vSphere
6 3 (2.26%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.26%) XenApp
6 3 (2.26%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.26%) XenServer
7 1 (0.75%) iptables
7 1 (0.75%) NFS
7 1 (0.75%) Samba
7 1 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 70 (52.63%) Puppet
2 46 (34.59%) Ansible
3 37 (27.82%) Opscode Chef
4 27 (20.30%) Terraform
5 9 (6.77%) Nagios
6 6 (4.51%) Kubernetes
7 5 (3.76%) SCOM
8 4 (3.01%) HAProxy
8 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.01%) SELinux
8 4 (3.01%) ZABBIX
9 3 (2.26%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.50%) logstash
10 2 (1.50%) Packer
11 1 (0.75%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.75%) Kibana
11 1 (0.75%) Salt
11 1 (0.75%) systemd
11 1 (0.75%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 22 (16.54%) Oracle
2 18 (13.53%) VMware
3 14 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 10 (7.52%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.51%) SolarWinds
5 6 (4.51%) Splunk
6 5 (3.76%) Cisco
6 5 (3.76%) Citrix
6 5 (3.76%) Google
6 5 (3.76%) HP
7 3 (2.26%) NetApp
7 3 (2.26%) New Relic
8 2 (1.50%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.50%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.50%) Dynatrace
8 2 (1.50%) Juniper
8 2 (1.50%) Palo Alto
8 2 (1.50%) Symantec
9 1 (0.75%) Sophos
9 1 (0.75%) Veritas