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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 14 12
Rank change year-on-year -8 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 59 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.28% 9.85% 10.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.22% 39.86% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 37 61
Median daily rate £475 £475 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £344 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £635 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 108 148 185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.53% 24.71% 24.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 117
Median daily rate £363 £364 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% -2.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -15 25 £475 +5.55% 11
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Thame - 1 £400 -
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 40 (38.10%) Puppet
2 34 (32.38%) Java
3 29 (27.62%) DevOps
4 28 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 25 (23.81%) Python
6 23 (21.90%) Unix
7 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
8 21 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
8 21 (20.00%) VMware
8 21 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
9 20 (19.05%) Ansible
9 20 (19.05%) Red Hat
9 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (18.10%) Jenkins
11 18 (17.14%) Maven
12 17 (16.19%) Web Services
12 17 (16.19%) OO
12 17 (16.19%) MySQL
13 16 (15.24%) Apache
13 16 (15.24%) Windows
13 16 (15.24%) Spring
14 15 (14.29%) Ruby
14 15 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (14.29%) RESTful
14 15 (14.29%) NoSQL
14 15 (14.29%) Tomcat
14 15 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (13.33%) PHP
15 14 (13.33%) SOAP

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 16 (15.24%) Apache
2 15 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.43%) JBoss
4 9 (8.57%) nginx
5 3 (2.86%) IIS
6 2 (1.90%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.95%) CMS
7 1 (0.95%) Confluence
7 1 (0.95%) Drupal
7 1 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) Oracle Utilities
1 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.52%) GitHub
2 10 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.71%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (4.76%) Office 365
5 3 (2.86%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.90%) AWS OpsWorks
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.95%) PaaS
7 1 (0.95%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.43%) SAN
2 11 (10.48%) SSL
3 9 (8.57%) Network Security
4 8 (7.62%) Ethernet
5 7 (6.67%) Firewall
6 5 (4.76%) VPN
7 4 (3.81%) DNS
7 4 (3.81%) HTTP
7 4 (3.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.81%) IPv4
7 4 (3.81%) IPv6
7 4 (3.81%) NAS
7 4 (3.81%) VoIP
7 4 (3.81%) WAN
8 3 (2.86%) BGP
9 2 (1.90%) LDAP
9 2 (1.90%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.95%) DHCP
10 1 (0.95%) Internet
10 1 (0.95%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.19%) MySQL
2 15 (14.29%) NoSQL
2 15 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (12.38%) Redis
3 13 (12.38%) Relational Database
4 10 (9.52%) MongoDB
5 9 (8.57%) CouchDB
6 5 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 5 (4.76%) Big Data
7 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.95%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (0.95%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.95%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 19 (18.10%) Jenkins
3 18 (17.14%) Maven
4 14 (13.33%) Subversion
5 9 (8.57%) Mercurial
6 7 (6.67%) JIRA
7 5 (4.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (4.76%) JProfiler
7 5 (4.76%) Mockito
7 5 (4.76%) VisualVM
7 5 (4.76%) YourKit
8 3 (2.86%) Gradle
9 1 (0.95%) Ant
9 1 (0.95%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.95%) GitLab
9 1 (0.95%) Hudson
General
1 6 (5.71%) Publishing
2 4 (3.81%) Finance
3 2 (1.90%) Local Government
4 1 (0.95%) Electronics
4 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.95%) Marketing
4 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (38.10%) Developer
2 24 (22.86%) Administrator
3 23 (21.90%) Systems Administrator
4 21 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 18 (17.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
7 12 (11.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 12 (11.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 11 (10.48%) Linux Administrator
8 11 (10.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 10 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (8.57%) DevOps Administrator
10 9 (8.57%) PHP Developer
11 8 (7.62%) E-Commerce Developer
11 8 (7.62%) PHP Symfony Developer
11 8 (7.62%) PHP Zend Developer
11 8 (7.62%) Symfony Developer
12 7 (6.67%) AWS DevOps
12 7 (6.67%) Linux Systems Engineer
13 6 (5.71%) AWS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (16.19%) Web Services
2 16 (15.24%) Spring
3 15 (14.29%) RESTful
4 14 (13.33%) SOAP
5 12 (11.43%) LAMP
6 11 (10.48%) JSON
6 11 (10.48%) Spring Boot
6 11 (10.48%) Symfony
7 10 (9.52%) Laravel
7 10 (9.52%) Node.js
8 9 (8.57%) AngularJS
8 9 (8.57%) Dropwizard
8 9 (8.57%) LAPP Stack
8 9 (8.57%) LEMP Stack
8 9 (8.57%) Memcached
8 9 (8.57%) Yii
9 8 (7.62%) REST
10 5 (4.76%) JAX-RS
10 5 (4.76%) Spring Security
11 4 (3.81%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (3.81%) Client/Server
1 4 (3.81%) Replication
2 3 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (1.90%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
4 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (0.95%) Freedom of Information Act
4 1 (0.95%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (0.95%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.95%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (21.90%) Unix
2 20 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (15.24%) Windows
4 12 (11.43%) CentOS
5 10 (9.52%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.67%) Solaris
7 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
8 4 (3.81%) Debian
9 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.95%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.95%) HPUX
10 1 (0.95%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.95%) OpenBSD
10 1 (0.95%) SUSE
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (27.62%) DevOps
2 22 (20.95%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 17 (16.19%) OO
5 15 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (13.33%) TDD
7 11 (10.48%) MVC
8 10 (9.52%) E-Commerce
8 10 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 10 (9.52%) Microservices
9 9 (8.57%) BDD
9 9 (8.57%) Open Source
9 9 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.57%) Refactoring
9 9 (8.57%) Release Management
9 9 (8.57%) Web Application Development
9 9 (8.57%) Web Development
10 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.67%) Waterfall
11 6 (5.71%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (32.38%) Java
2 25 (23.81%) Python
3 15 (14.29%) Ruby
4 14 (13.33%) PHP
5 10 (9.52%) SQL
6 8 (7.62%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.81%) PowerShell
8 3 (2.86%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.86%) Perl
9 2 (1.90%) C
9 2 (1.90%) C#
9 2 (1.90%) C++
9 2 (1.90%) COBOL
9 2 (1.90%) Go
10 1 (0.95%) Rust
10 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) CCNA
1 4 (3.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (2.86%) Degree
3 2 (1.90%) AWS Certification
3 2 (1.90%) MCSE
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.95%) APMP
4 1 (0.95%) CCNP
4 1 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.95%) MCITP
4 1 (0.95%) RHCE
4 1 (0.95%) RHCSA
4 1 (0.95%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.90%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.95%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (10.48%) Docker
2 10 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 10 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.86%) vSphere
5 2 (1.90%) iptables
6 1 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.95%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.95%) Xen
6 1 (0.95%) XenApp
6 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.95%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 40 (38.10%) Puppet
2 21 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (19.05%) Ansible
4 10 (9.52%) Nagios
5 8 (7.62%) Red Hat Satellite
6 5 (4.76%) SELinux
7 4 (3.81%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.81%) SCOM
7 4 (3.81%) Terraform
8 3 (2.86%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.86%) Hyperic
8 3 (2.86%) Packer
9 2 (1.90%) Salt
10 1 (0.95%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.95%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.95%) Kibana
10 1 (0.95%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) VMware
2 20 (19.05%) Red Hat
3 10 (9.52%) Zend
4 9 (8.57%) HP
4 9 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.71%) Cisco
6 5 (4.76%) 3PAR
6 5 (4.76%) Juniper
6 5 (4.76%) Oracle
6 5 (4.76%) Symantec
7 4 (3.81%) Palo Alto
8 3 (2.86%) Google
8 3 (2.86%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.90%) Micro Focus
9 2 (1.90%) NetApp
9 2 (1.90%) Qualys
9 2 (1.90%) Splunk
9 2 (1.90%) Sun
10 1 (0.95%) PayPal
10 1 (0.95%) SonicWALL
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