Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 27 13 16
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 93 121 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.52% 10.03% 10.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.27% 42.61% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 88 94
Oxfordshire median daily rate £414 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.25% +11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £261 £351 £375
90th Percentile £694 £625 £513
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £44.75 - £28.00
10th Percentile £21.42 - £21.55
90th Percentile £53.25 - £34.85
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £43.28
% change year-on-year +5.88% -1.80% +9.57%

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 243 284 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 19.64% 23.55% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 205 206
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £129
90th Percentile £600 £585 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 28
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% +6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.00 £9.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.13 £27.58
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -9 41 £400 -20.00% 43
Kidlington -3 8 £488 +2.63% 1
Witney - 3 - -
Banbury -5 1 - - 8
Abingdon - 1 £325 - 3
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 31 (33.33%) Python
3 29 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (27.96%) Java
5 21 (22.58%) Ansible
6 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
7 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
7 17 (18.28%) DevOps
8 16 (17.20%) Bash Shell
9 15 (16.13%) Node.js
9 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 15 (16.13%) Unix
10 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
11 13 (13.98%) Docker
11 13 (13.98%) Puppet
12 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
12 12 (12.90%) C++
12 12 (12.90%) Oracle
12 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 12 (12.90%) Microservices
12 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
13 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
13 11 (11.83%) Scrum
13 11 (11.83%) SQL
13 11 (11.83%) HTML
13 11 (11.83%) CSS
13 11 (11.83%) Scala
13 11 (11.83%) jQuery

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 8 (8.60%) Apache
2 7 (7.53%) nginx
3 5 (5.38%) lighttpd
4 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (3.23%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.15%) Apache Solr
5 2 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.15%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.08%) CMS
6 1 (1.08%) ColdFusion
6 1 (1.08%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.08%) SAS
6 1 (1.08%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (5.38%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (2.15%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.08%) SAP Forecasting and Replenishment
Cloud Services
1 29 (31.18%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (3.23%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.15%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.15%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.15%) Office 365
5 2 (2.15%) SaaS
5 2 (2.15%) Serverless
6 1 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.08%) IaaS
6 1 (1.08%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.53%) DNS
2 4 (4.30%) DHCP
2 4 (4.30%) Firewall
3 3 (3.23%) Kerberos
4 2 (2.15%) LAN
4 2 (2.15%) NAS
4 2 (2.15%) Network Security
4 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (2.15%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.15%) WAN
4 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (1.08%) Internet
5 1 (1.08%) SMS
5 1 (1.08%) SSH
5 1 (1.08%) VPN
5 1 (1.08%) Wireless
5 1 (1.08%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.38%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (5.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) Big Data
4 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.08%) DataStage
4 1 (1.08%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.08%) InfluxDB
4 1 (1.08%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.08%) MySQL
4 1 (1.08%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 17 (18.28%) Git (software)
2 14 (15.05%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.60%) Maven
4 6 (6.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (5.38%) Ant
5 5 (5.38%) JUnit
5 5 (5.38%) Mockito
6 4 (4.30%) CMake
6 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.23%) Subversion
8 2 (2.15%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.15%) git-flow
8 2 (2.15%) GitLab
8 2 (2.15%) Selenium
8 2 (2.15%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.08%) Liquibase
9 1 (1.08%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (7.53%) Manufacturing
2 6 (6.45%) Publishing
3 4 (4.30%) Electronics
4 2 (2.15%) Finance
4 2 (2.15%) German Language
4 2 (2.15%) Marketing
4 2 (2.15%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (22.58%) Developer
2 15 (16.13%) Administrator
3 12 (12.90%) Architect
3 12 (12.90%) Software Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (10.75%) Linux Administrator
5 9 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (5.38%) AWS Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Embedded Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.38%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (5.38%) HTML Developer
8 5 (5.38%) JavaScript Developer
8 5 (5.38%) Unix Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.13%) Node.js
2 11 (11.83%) CSS
2 11 (11.83%) HTML
2 11 (11.83%) jQuery
3 8 (8.60%) AngularJS
3 8 (8.60%) LDAP
4 7 (7.53%) Web Services
5 6 (6.45%) CSS3
5 6 (6.45%) HTML5
5 6 (6.45%) Kafka
6 5 (5.38%) Handlebars
6 5 (5.38%) LAPP Stack
6 5 (5.38%) RequireJS
6 5 (5.38%) Sass
6 5 (5.38%) Symfony
6 5 (5.38%) Twig
7 4 (4.30%) .NET
7 4 (4.30%) Spring
8 3 (3.23%) Angular 2
8 3 (3.23%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Computer Science
1 8 (8.60%) User Experience
2 6 (6.45%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.45%) Public Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Algorithms
3 2 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (2.15%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.08%) CUDA
4 1 (1.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.08%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.08%) Life Science
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.08%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Robotics
4 1 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 31 (33.33%) Windows
2 15 (16.13%) Unix
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.68%) CentOS
5 5 (5.38%) Embedded Linux
5 5 (5.38%) FreeBSD
6 4 (4.30%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.15%) Debian
7 2 (2.15%) Fedora
7 2 (2.15%) FreeRTOS
7 2 (2.15%) SafeRTOS
7 2 (2.15%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.41%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (19.35%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (18.28%) DevOps
3 17 (18.28%) Software Engineering
4 12 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (12.90%) Microservices
5 11 (11.83%) Scrum
6 10 (10.75%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.60%) Mathematics
7 8 (8.60%) Unit Testing
8 6 (6.45%) Identity Management
8 6 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (6.45%) Machine Learning
8 6 (6.45%) Mentoring
8 6 (6.45%) Web Development
9 5 (5.38%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
9 5 (5.38%) Cross-Browser Compatibility
9 5 (5.38%) Responsive Web Design
9 5 (5.38%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 31 (33.33%) Python
2 26 (27.96%) Java
3 16 (17.20%) Bash Shell
4 15 (16.13%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.90%) C++
6 11 (11.83%) Scala
6 11 (11.83%) SQL
7 10 (10.75%) C#
8 9 (9.68%) Perl
9 7 (7.53%) PHP
9 7 (7.53%) PowerShell
9 7 (7.53%) Shell Script
10 6 (6.45%) C
10 6 (6.45%) Ruby
11 5 (5.38%) Embedded C
11 5 (5.38%) Groovy
11 5 (5.38%) MATLAB
11 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.23%) Java 8
12 3 (3.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (5.38%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (5.38%) Degree
2 3 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.15%) DBS Check
3 2 (2.15%) Numerate Degree
3 2 (2.15%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.08%) HNC
4 1 (1.08%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.60%) GDPR
2 6 (6.45%) HIPAA
2 6 (6.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.15%) DO-178B
4 2 (2.15%) MISRA
5 1 (1.08%) Data Quality
System Software
1 13 (13.98%) Docker
2 5 (5.38%) Postfix
2 5 (5.38%) Varnish
3 4 (4.30%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.15%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.08%) iptables
5 1 (1.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.08%) QEMU
5 1 (1.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 21 (22.58%) Ansible
2 13 (13.98%) Puppet
3 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (9.68%) Terraform
5 8 (8.60%) Kubernetes
5 8 (8.60%) Nagios
6 5 (5.38%) Cacti
7 2 (2.15%) Icinga
7 2 (2.15%) Kibana
7 2 (2.15%) logstash
8 1 (1.08%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.08%) Grafana
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (1.08%) Packer
8 1 (1.08%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 12 (12.90%) Oracle
2 5 (5.38%) Juniper
3 4 (4.30%) Cognos
3 4 (4.30%) Google
4 3 (3.23%) Cisco
4 3 (3.23%) Lotus
4 3 (3.23%) Red Hat
4 3 (3.23%) SAP
5 2 (2.15%) Fortinet
5 2 (2.15%) QNX
5 2 (2.15%) SaltStack
5 2 (2.15%) Splunk
5 2 (2.15%) VMware
6 1 (1.08%) HP
6 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.08%) Teradata