Period
to 19 December 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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 14 20
Rank change year-on-year -15 +6 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 69 143 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.40% 11.79% 9.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.57% 47.35% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 113 85
Oxfordshire median daily rate £415 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.95% +16.67% +28.57%
10th Percentile £260 £367 £375
90th Percentile £600 £635 £553
South East median daily rate £450 £450 £435
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 3
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 - £20.00
South East median hourly rate £48.50 £44.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year +10.23% +7.32% +9.33%

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 194 302 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.00% 24.90% 21.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 239 177
Oxfordshire median daily rate £381 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.23% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £140 £143 £138
90th Percentile £550 £620 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 8 22
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.75 £12.90 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.60% -20.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £15.71 £10.00 £10.78
90th Percentile £52.50 £77.75 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -10.81%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -13 33 £425 -17.07% 41
Kidlington -2 6 £488 -11.96% 3
Witney - 2 - - 2
Banbury -2 1 - - 1
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (34.78%) Python
3 22 (31.88%) Windows
4 19 (27.54%) Amazon AWS
5 18 (26.09%) Ansible
6 17 (24.64%) DevOps
7 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
7 13 (18.84%) Docker
8 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
8 12 (17.39%) Puppet
8 12 (17.39%) SQL
9 11 (15.94%) Scrum
9 11 (15.94%) Java
9 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
10 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
10 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
10 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
10 10 (14.49%) Unix
10 10 (14.49%) DNS
10 10 (14.49%) Kubernetes
11 9 (13.04%) Terraform
11 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
11 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
12 8 (11.59%) CentOS
12 8 (11.59%) Oracle
12 8 (11.59%) Web Services
13 7 (10.14%) CSS
13 7 (10.14%) HTML
13 7 (10.14%) Perl

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 (7.25%) nginx
2 3 (4.35%) Apache
2 3 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.35%) lighttpd
3 2 (2.90%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.90%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.90%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.45%) Confluence
4 1 (1.45%) GlassFish
4 1 (1.45%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.45%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Simulink
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.45%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.54%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (10.14%) Office 365
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon S3
5 4 (5.80%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (4.35%) IaaS
6 3 (4.35%) PaaS
6 3 (4.35%) SaaS
7 2 (2.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (2.90%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.90%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (2.90%) Serverless
7 2 (2.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.45%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 10 (14.49%) DNS
2 6 (8.70%) Firewall
3 5 (7.25%) VPN
4 3 (4.35%) DHCP
5 2 (2.90%) LAN
5 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.45%) Internet
6 1 (1.45%) IPv4
6 1 (1.45%) IPv6
6 1 (1.45%) SAN
6 1 (1.45%) SMS
6 1 (1.45%) SNMP
6 1 (1.45%) SSH
6 1 (1.45%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (1.45%) WAN
6 1 (1.45%) WLAN
6 1 (1.45%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.80%) MongoDB
1 4 (5.80%) MySQL
1 4 (5.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.45%) Big Data
3 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.45%) DataStage
3 1 (1.45%) IBM InfoSphere
3 1 (1.45%) InfluxDB
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (15.94%) Git (software)
2 9 (13.04%) Jenkins
3 5 (7.25%) Maven
4 4 (5.80%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.35%) JUnit
5 3 (4.35%) Mockito
6 2 (2.90%) Ant
6 2 (2.90%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.90%) git-flow
6 2 (2.90%) Selenium
6 2 (2.90%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.90%) SpecFlow
6 2 (2.90%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.45%) CircleCI
7 1 (1.45%) Liquibase
7 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 4 (5.80%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.35%) Publishing
3 2 (2.90%) German Language
3 2 (2.90%) Retail
4 1 (1.45%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Administrator
2 11 (15.94%) Developer
3 10 (14.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (11.59%) Software Engineer
5 8 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (10.14%) AWS Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 5 (7.25%) Embedded Engineer
8 5 (7.25%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Agile Developer
9 4 (5.80%) AWS DevOps
9 4 (5.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Embedded Linux Engineer
9 4 (5.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.80%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.80%) HTML CSS Developer
9 4 (5.80%) JavaScript Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) CSS
2 7 (10.14%) HTML
3 6 (8.70%) jQuery
3 6 (8.70%) JSON
4 5 (7.25%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.25%) Node.js
5 4 (5.80%) CSS3
5 4 (5.80%) Handlebars
5 4 (5.80%) HTML5
5 4 (5.80%) RequireJS
5 4 (5.80%) Sass
5 4 (5.80%) Spring
5 4 (5.80%) Symfony
5 4 (5.80%) Twig
6 3 (4.35%) .NET
6 3 (4.35%) Angular 2
6 3 (4.35%) Kafka
6 3 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.14%) User Experience
2 5 (7.25%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.90%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.45%) CMDB
4 1 (1.45%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.45%) Life Science
4 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.45%) Renewable Energy
4 1 (1.45%) Replication
4 1 (1.45%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 22 (31.88%) Windows
2 13 (18.84%) Windows Server
3 10 (14.49%) Unix
4 8 (11.59%) CentOS
5 5 (7.25%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.35%) Debian
6 3 (4.35%) FreeBSD
7 2 (2.90%) Fedora
7 2 (2.90%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (2.90%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.90%) SafeRTOS
7 2 (2.90%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (37.68%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (24.64%) DevOps
3 11 (15.94%) Scrum
4 9 (13.04%) Software Engineering
5 7 (10.14%) Computer Science
5 7 (10.14%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.70%) Configuration Management
6 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (8.70%) Mathematics
6 6 (8.70%) Unit Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Data Encryption
7 5 (7.25%) Data Protection
7 5 (7.25%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.25%) Test Automation
8 4 (5.80%) Responsive Web Design
8 4 (5.80%) Validation
8 4 (5.80%) Web Accessibility
8 4 (5.80%) Web Design
8 4 (5.80%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (34.78%) Python
2 12 (17.39%) SQL
3 11 (15.94%) Java
4 10 (14.49%) Bash Shell
4 10 (14.49%) JavaScript
4 10 (14.49%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.14%) Perl
6 6 (8.70%) Ruby
6 6 (8.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.80%) PHP
7 4 (5.80%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.35%) C
8 3 (4.35%) C++
8 3 (4.35%) Embedded C
8 3 (4.35%) Go
8 3 (4.35%) Java 8
8 3 (4.35%) MATLAB
8 3 (4.35%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.90%) Groovy
10 1 (1.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Computer Science Degree
1 4 (5.80%) Degree
2 3 (4.35%) AWS Certification
3 2 (2.90%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.90%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.45%) CCNA
4 1 (1.45%) CCNP
4 1 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.45%) HNC
4 1 (1.45%) HND
4 1 (1.45%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 2 (2.90%) DO-178B
1 2 (2.90%) MISRA
2 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (18.84%) Docker
2 6 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) Postfix
3 3 (4.35%) Varnish
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.45%) iptables
5 1 (1.45%) KVM
5 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.45%) QEMU
5 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (26.09%) Ansible
2 12 (17.39%) Puppet
3 10 (14.49%) Kubernetes
3 10 (14.49%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (13.04%) Terraform
5 6 (8.70%) Nagios
6 3 (4.35%) Cacti
7 2 (2.90%) Icinga
7 2 (2.90%) Kibana
7 2 (2.90%) logstash
7 2 (2.90%) Packer
8 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.45%) Grafana
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.45%) Prometheus
8 1 (1.45%) SCCM
8 1 (1.45%) SCOM
8 1 (1.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 8 (11.59%) Oracle
2 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.35%) Cognos
3 3 (4.35%) Juniper
3 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
4 2 (2.90%) Cisco
4 2 (2.90%) HP
4 2 (2.90%) Lotus
4 2 (2.90%) QNX
4 2 (2.90%) SaltStack
4 2 (2.90%) Splunk
4 2 (2.90%) VMware
5 1 (1.45%) CommVault
5 1 (1.45%) Google
5 1 (1.45%) IBM
5 1 (1.45%) SAP
5 1 (1.45%) Sun
5 1 (1.45%) Teradata