Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 15 10 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 +5 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 123 129 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.70% 11.46% 10.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.28% 52.44% 43.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 91 89
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +17.65% +9.68%
10th Percentile £313 £350 £206
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
South East median daily rate £460 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.24% - +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £52.50 - £36.00
10th Percentile £21.42 - £35.50
90th Percentile £57.75 - £36.50
South East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year - -1.80% +15.41%

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 298 246 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 23.50% 21.85% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 154 192
Oxfordshire median daily rate £380 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +28.57% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £166 £129
90th Percentile £579 £554 £524
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -11.11%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £20.05 £37.00
South East median hourly rate £18.89 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +14.48% -8.33% +5.88%

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 15 August 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 15 August 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 15 August 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 +1 67 £425 -15.00% 43
Kidlington +1 12 £575 +27.78%
Abingdon -5 5 £325 - 8
Witney - 3 - - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 47 (38.21%) Windows
1 47 (38.21%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
4 27 (21.95%) Java
4 27 (21.95%) DevOps
5 26 (21.14%) C++
5 26 (21.14%) Python
6 24 (19.51%) Software Engineering
7 22 (17.89%) Microservices
7 22 (17.89%) Bash Shell
8 21 (17.07%) Unix
9 20 (16.26%) Mathematics
9 20 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
10 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
10 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (14.63%) Git (software)
10 18 (14.63%) Change Management
11 17 (13.82%) Ansible
12 16 (13.01%) Parallel Programming
12 16 (13.01%) CUDA
12 16 (13.01%) Cross-Platform Development
12 16 (13.01%) ITIL
12 16 (13.01%) OO
12 16 (13.01%) OOD
12 16 (13.01%) OpenMP
13 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
13 15 (12.20%) Docker
14 14 (11.38%) Puppet
14 14 (11.38%) Service Design

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 12 (9.76%) Apache
2 6 (4.88%) nginx
3 5 (4.07%) lighttpd
4 4 (3.25%) IBM Notes
4 4 (3.25%) K2 blackpearl
5 2 (1.63%) ColdFusion
5 2 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (1.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.63%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.81%) CMS
6 1 (0.81%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.81%) SAS
6 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Simulink
2 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.63%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.81%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 47 (38.21%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (14.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (9.76%) SaaS
4 10 (8.13%) Slack
5 3 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.81%) IaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Office 365
7 1 (0.81%) PaaS
7 1 (0.81%) Serverless
7 1 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (9.76%) DNS
2 9 (7.32%) Firewall
3 7 (5.69%) Network Security
4 6 (4.88%) BGP
4 6 (4.88%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.07%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (4.07%) Kerberos
5 5 (4.07%) VPN
6 4 (3.25%) DHCP
6 4 (3.25%) WAN
7 3 (2.44%) NAS
8 2 (1.63%) Internet
8 2 (1.63%) LAN
8 2 (1.63%) OSPF
8 2 (1.63%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (1.63%) SMTP
8 2 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (0.81%) SAN
9 1 (0.81%) SMS
9 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.88%) NoSQL
1 6 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.25%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.63%) MySQL
6 1 (0.81%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.81%) DataStage
6 1 (0.81%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (14.63%) Git (software)
2 10 (8.13%) Jenkins
3 9 (7.32%) JIRA
4 6 (4.88%) Maven
5 5 (4.07%) Ant
5 5 (4.07%) JUnit
5 5 (4.07%) Mockito
5 5 (4.07%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.25%) CMake
7 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.44%) Subversion
8 2 (1.63%) git-flow
8 2 (1.63%) GitLab
8 2 (1.63%) SpecFlow
8 2 (1.63%) Vagrant
9 1 (0.81%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.81%) Selenium
General
1 9 (7.32%) Manufacturing
2 6 (4.88%) Publishing
3 4 (3.25%) Electronics
4 2 (1.63%) Finance
4 2 (1.63%) German Language
4 2 (1.63%) Marketing
4 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (27.64%) Developer
2 22 (17.89%) Architect
3 16 (13.01%) Solutions Architect
4 15 (12.20%) Software Engineer
5 13 (10.57%) Systems Administrator
6 12 (9.76%) Administrator
6 12 (9.76%) C++ Developer
7 10 (8.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (8.13%) Security Engineer
8 9 (7.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
9 8 (6.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 8 (6.50%) Linux Administrator
10 7 (5.69%) AWS Engineer
11 6 (4.88%) AWS Architect
11 6 (4.88%) AWS Solutions Architect
11 6 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
12 5 (4.07%) Network Engineer
12 5 (4.07%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (4.07%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) OpenMP
2 14 (11.38%) CSS
2 14 (11.38%) HTML
3 12 (9.76%) jQuery
3 12 (9.76%) Node.js
4 11 (8.94%) Web Services
5 10 (8.13%) AngularJS
5 10 (8.13%) LDAP
5 10 (8.13%) REST
6 7 (5.69%) CSS3
6 7 (5.69%) HTML5
7 6 (4.88%) Kafka
8 5 (4.07%) Angular 2
8 5 (4.07%) Handlebars
8 5 (4.07%) LAPP Stack
8 5 (4.07%) RequireJS
8 5 (4.07%) Sass
8 5 (4.07%) Symfony
8 5 (4.07%) Twig
9 4 (3.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 18 (14.63%) Computer Science
2 16 (13.01%) CUDA
3 10 (8.13%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (4.88%) CMDB
4 6 (4.88%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.07%) User Experience
5 5 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.63%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.63%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.81%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.81%) Life Science
7 1 (0.81%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 47 (38.21%) Windows
2 21 (17.07%) Unix
3 14 (11.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.13%) CentOS
5 5 (4.07%) Debian
5 5 (4.07%) FreeBSD
6 4 (3.25%) Mac OS X
6 4 (3.25%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.63%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (1.63%) SafeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (28.46%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.76%) Continuous Integration
3 27 (21.95%) DevOps
4 24 (19.51%) Software Engineering
5 22 (17.89%) Microservices
6 20 (16.26%) Mathematics
6 20 (16.26%) Problem-Solving
7 18 (14.63%) Change Management
8 16 (13.01%) Cross-Platform Development
8 16 (13.01%) ITIL
8 16 (13.01%) OO
8 16 (13.01%) OOD
8 16 (13.01%) Parallel Programming
9 14 (11.38%) Service Design
9 14 (11.38%) Time Management
10 13 (10.57%) SOA
11 12 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (8.94%) Scrum
13 10 (8.13%) ITSM
14 9 (7.32%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) Java
2 26 (21.14%) C++
2 26 (21.14%) Python
3 22 (17.89%) Bash Shell
4 15 (12.20%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.76%) Scala
5 12 (9.76%) SQL
6 11 (8.94%) C#
7 7 (5.69%) PHP
7 7 (5.69%) Ruby
8 6 (4.88%) C
8 6 (4.88%) Perl
8 6 (4.88%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.07%) ES6
9 5 (4.07%) Groovy
9 5 (4.07%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.07%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.07%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.25%) Embedded C
11 3 (2.44%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 10 (8.13%) Degree
2 9 (7.32%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.44%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (2.44%) DBS Check
4 2 (1.63%) CCNA
4 2 (1.63%) CCNP
4 2 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.63%) JNCIA
4 2 (1.63%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.50%) GDPR
2 6 (4.88%) HIPAA
2 6 (4.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (3.25%) PMO
4 3 (2.44%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 3 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.63%) DO-178B
5 2 (1.63%) GCP
5 2 (1.63%) MISRA
6 1 (0.81%) Data Quality
System Software
1 15 (12.20%) Docker
2 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.07%) Postfix
3 5 (4.07%) Varnish
3 5 (4.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.81%) KVM
5 1 (0.81%) QEMU
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) Ansible
2 14 (11.38%) Puppet
3 10 (8.13%) Nagios
3 10 (8.13%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.50%) Kubernetes
4 8 (6.50%) Terraform
5 5 (4.07%) Cacti
5 5 (4.07%) SCOM
6 4 (3.25%) HAProxy
6 4 (3.25%) SELinux
7 2 (1.63%) Kibana
7 2 (1.63%) logstash
7 2 (1.63%) Packer
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (10.57%) Oracle
2 10 (8.13%) New Relic
2 10 (8.13%) PagerDuty
3 8 (6.50%) Juniper
3 8 (6.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.88%) Google
4 6 (4.88%) VMware
5 5 (4.07%) SolarWinds
6 4 (3.25%) Atlassian
6 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
6 4 (3.25%) Cognos
6 4 (3.25%) Lotus
6 4 (3.25%) Palo Alto
6 4 (3.25%) Synology
7 3 (2.44%) SAP
8 2 (1.63%) Cisco
8 2 (1.63%) Fortinet
8 2 (1.63%) QNX
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.63%) Splunk