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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
South East / Oxfordshire
Rank 17 11 10
Rank change year-on-year -6 -1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 52 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 9.22% 10.46% 10.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.97% 36.36% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 45 47
Median daily rate £475 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £200 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £501
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 - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

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 116 143 189
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 20.98% 28.77% 27.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 110 111
Median daily rate £338 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 40
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 26 March 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 -13 18 £488 +13.70% 15
Banbury +7 4 £300 - 3
Kidlington -2 2 £488 +103.12%
Abingdon - 1 - - 8
Linux
South East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 35 (35.00%) Puppet
2 34 (34.00%) Java
3 28 (28.00%) Git (software)
4 26 (26.00%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 23 (23.00%) MVC
6 23 (23.00%) MySQL
6 23 (23.00%) Windows
6 23 (23.00%) Ansible
7 22 (22.00%) nginx
7 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
8 21 (21.00%) Spring
9 20 (20.00%) Maven
9 20 (20.00%) Subversion
9 20 (20.00%) Web Services
9 20 (20.00%) Node.js
10 19 (19.00%) AngularJS
11 18 (18.00%) Jenkins
11 18 (18.00%) DevOps
11 18 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
11 18 (18.00%) Apache
11 18 (18.00%) Python
11 18 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (17.00%) PHP
12 17 (17.00%) SQL
13 16 (16.00%) VMware
13 16 (16.00%) Redis
14 15 (15.00%) NoSQL
14 15 (15.00%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related 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 22 (22.00%) nginx
2 18 (18.00%) Apache
3 15 (15.00%) Tomcat
4 11 (11.00%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (11.00%) JBoss
4 11 (11.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 3 (3.00%) Drupal
5 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.00%) Jetty
7 1 (1.00%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (8.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 22 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.00%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (7.00%) GitHub
4 6 (6.00%) SaaS
5 4 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (3.00%) IaaS
6 3 (3.00%) Office 365
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (2.00%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon Glacier
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.00%) Datadog
8 1 (1.00%) Route 53
8 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) WAN
2 9 (9.00%) Firewall
2 9 (9.00%) Network Security
2 9 (9.00%) SSL
3 8 (8.00%) LAN
4 6 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (6.00%) VPN
5 5 (5.00%) DNS
6 4 (4.00%) BGP
6 4 (4.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.00%) Internet
6 4 (4.00%) IPv4
6 4 (4.00%) IPv6
6 4 (4.00%) VoIP
7 3 (3.00%) HTTP
8 2 (2.00%) LDAP
8 2 (2.00%) OSPF
8 2 (2.00%) SAN
8 2 (2.00%) SMTP
8 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.00%) MySQL
2 18 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (16.00%) Redis
4 15 (15.00%) NoSQL
4 15 (15.00%) Relational Database
5 14 (14.00%) MongoDB
6 12 (12.00%) CouchDB
7 3 (3.00%) MariaDB
8 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.00%) Big Data
8 1 (1.00%) Geospatial Data
8 1 (1.00%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 28 (28.00%) Git (software)
2 20 (20.00%) Maven
2 20 (20.00%) Subversion
3 18 (18.00%) Jenkins
4 13 (13.00%) Mockito
5 12 (12.00%) Mercurial
6 10 (10.00%) Ant
7 9 (9.00%) JUnit
8 2 (2.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (2.00%) JIRA
8 2 (2.00%) JProfiler
8 2 (2.00%) VisualVM
8 2 (2.00%) YourKit
9 1 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.00%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.00%) Gradle
9 1 (1.00%) Hudson
9 1 (1.00%) Selenium
9 1 (1.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (10.00%) Publishing
2 8 (8.00%) Back Office
3 2 (2.00%) Local Government
3 2 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (1.00%) Finance
4 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 42 (42.00%) Developer
2 20 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.00%) Administrator
3 14 (14.00%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (13.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (12.00%) PHP Developer
5 12 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.00%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (11.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 11 (11.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
6 11 (11.00%) Symfony Developer
7 10 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 10 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 10 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (9.00%) Architect
8 9 (9.00%) PHP Zend Developer
9 8 (8.00%) Network Engineer
10 7 (7.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
11 6 (6.00%) AWS Developer
11 6 (6.00%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (21.00%) Spring
2 20 (20.00%) Node.js
2 20 (20.00%) Web Services
3 19 (19.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (15.00%) LAMP
5 14 (14.00%) LEMP Stack
5 14 (14.00%) REST
5 14 (14.00%) Symfony
5 14 (14.00%) XML
6 12 (12.00%) LAPP Stack
6 12 (12.00%) Laravel
6 12 (12.00%) Memcached
6 12 (12.00%) RESTful
7 11 (11.00%) Yii
8 10 (10.00%) JMS
8 10 (10.00%) jQuery
8 10 (10.00%) JSON
8 10 (10.00%) SOAP
8 10 (10.00%) Spring MVC
9 9 (9.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.00%) Replication
3 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (2.00%) User Experience
5 1 (1.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.00%) Biotechnology
5 1 (1.00%) Clustering
5 1 (1.00%) CMDB
5 1 (1.00%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.00%) Windows
2 15 (15.00%) Unix
3 14 (14.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.00%) CentOS
4 9 (9.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (7.00%) Debian
5 7 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.00%) Ubuntu
7 5 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.00%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.00%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (1.00%) HPUX
9 1 (1.00%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.00%) Solaris
9 1 (1.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (25.00%) Configuration Management
2 23 (23.00%) MVC
3 18 (18.00%) Continuous Integration
3 18 (18.00%) DevOps
4 17 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (14.00%) SOA
6 13 (13.00%) OO
6 13 (13.00%) Performance Tuning
6 13 (13.00%) Web Development
7 12 (12.00%) Migration
8 11 (11.00%) Refactoring
8 11 (11.00%) Release Management
8 11 (11.00%) Web Application Development
9 10 (10.00%) E-Commerce
10 9 (9.00%) ITIL
10 9 (9.00%) Network Design
10 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
11 8 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 8 (8.00%) Microservices
11 8 (8.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 34 (34.00%) Java
2 18 (18.00%) Python
3 17 (17.00%) PHP
3 17 (17.00%) SQL
4 11 (11.00%) JavaScript
5 9 (9.00%) XPath
6 8 (8.00%) Ruby
7 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
7 6 (6.00%) C#
7 6 (6.00%) C++
7 6 (6.00%) Perl
8 2 (2.00%) C
8 2 (2.00%) COBOL
8 2 (2.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.00%) AWK
9 1 (1.00%) Go
9 1 (1.00%) Rust
9 1 (1.00%) Scala
9 1 (1.00%) sed
Qualifications
1 6 (6.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.00%) CCNA
3 4 (4.00%) CCNP
3 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.00%) MCSE
5 2 (2.00%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.00%) Degree
5 2 (2.00%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.00%) MCDST
6 1 (1.00%) MCITP
6 1 (1.00%) RHCE
6 1 (1.00%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.00%) PMO
2 1 (1.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.00%) Docker
2 10 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.00%) Active Directory
4 7 (7.00%) vSphere
5 3 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.00%) Gluster
6 2 (2.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.00%) Xen
6 2 (2.00%) XenApp
7 1 (1.00%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (1.00%) iptables
7 1 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.00%) Varnish
7 1 (1.00%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.00%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.00%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (35.00%) Puppet
2 26 (26.00%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (23.00%) Ansible
4 5 (5.00%) Nagios
5 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 4 (4.00%) SCOM
6 3 (3.00%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.00%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.00%) SELinux
7 2 (2.00%) Terraform
8 1 (1.00%) Cacti
8 1 (1.00%) SCCM
8 1 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (1.00%) Sysdig
8 1 (1.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) VMware
2 15 (15.00%) Oracle
3 13 (13.00%) Red Hat
4 12 (12.00%) Zend
5 10 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.00%) NetApp
7 5 (5.00%) Cisco
8 4 (4.00%) Juniper
8 4 (4.00%) Palo Alto
9 3 (3.00%) HP
9 3 (3.00%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.00%) Apple
10 2 (2.00%) Citrix
10 2 (2.00%) Google
10 2 (2.00%) Micro Focus
10 2 (2.00%) Percona
11 1 (1.00%) IBM
11 1 (1.00%) Isilon
11 1 (1.00%) PayPal
11 1 (1.00%) Talend
Abingdon
Sophos
Rate: Highly Competitive + bonus & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Icore Tech
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
NDORMS, University of Oxford
Rate: From £31,076 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago