Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 16 19
Rank change year-on-year -9 +3 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 98 113 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.98% 9.15% 8.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.74% 43.80% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 76 76
Oxfordshire median daily rate £560 £471 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.02% +17.63% -11.11%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £278
90th Percentile £652 £575 £519
South East median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 10
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £20.75 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -62.27% +182.05%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -

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 253 258 299
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 20.60% 20.89% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 195 166 212
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.48% -12.76%
10th Percentile £140 £143 £134
90th Percentile £625 £538 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £382 £375
% change year-on-year +4.71% +1.87% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 32
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.43 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.80% -3.23% +9.15%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.30 £12.58
90th Percentile £37.60 £20.00 £55.68
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.38% -15.79% +18.75%

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 25 February 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
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 25 February 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 -14 51 £560 +20.17% 38
Kidlington +1 16 £590 +29.32% 2
Banbury -4 3 £300 - 2
Abingdon +3 1 £425 - 7
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 58 (59.18%) Java
2 56 (57.14%) Puppet
3 54 (55.10%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (53.06%) Ansible
5 50 (51.02%) Opscode Chef
5 50 (51.02%) JavaScript
6 49 (50.00%) Configuration Management
6 49 (50.00%) Node.js
7 48 (48.98%) AngularJS
8 47 (47.96%) jQuery
9 46 (46.94%) React
10 45 (45.92%) Maven
11 44 (44.90%) Unit Testing
11 44 (44.90%) JUnit
12 43 (43.88%) Ant
12 43 (43.88%) SQL
12 43 (43.88%) Mockito
13 35 (35.71%) Oracle
14 30 (30.61%) Elasticsearch
15 27 (27.55%) REST
16 26 (26.53%) Cloud Computing
17 25 (25.51%) XML
18 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
19 23 (23.47%) Spring
19 23 (23.47%) BDD
19 23 (23.47%) Product Management
19 23 (23.47%) SOA
19 23 (23.47%) MVC
19 23 (23.47%) DevOps
20 22 (22.45%) JMS

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 30 (30.61%) Elasticsearch
2 22 (22.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (10.20%) WebLogic
4 8 (8.16%) Tomcat
5 6 (6.12%) Apache
6 5 (5.10%) nginx
7 4 (4.08%) JBoss
7 4 (4.08%) Jetty
8 3 (3.06%) Apache Spark
9 2 (2.04%) MS Exchange
10 1 (1.02%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.02%) GNU Octave
1 1 (1.02%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 22 (22.45%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 54 (55.10%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (26.53%) Cloud Computing
3 12 (12.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (10.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 8 (8.16%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (5.10%) Office 365
8 3 (3.06%) Amazon S3
8 3 (3.06%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (3.06%) Serverless
9 2 (2.04%) Akamai
9 2 (2.04%) G Suite
9 2 (2.04%) GitHub
10 1 (1.02%) PaaS
10 1 (1.02%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.20%) Firewall
2 5 (5.10%) BGP
2 5 (5.10%) Intrusion Detection
2 5 (5.10%) Network Security
2 5 (5.10%) TCP/IP
2 5 (5.10%) VPN
3 4 (4.08%) DNS
4 3 (3.06%) SAN
4 3 (3.06%) VoIP
5 1 (1.02%) EIGRP
5 1 (1.02%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.02%) IPsec
5 1 (1.02%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.02%) LAN
5 1 (1.02%) MPLS
5 1 (1.02%) OSPF
5 1 (1.02%) SMS
5 1 (1.02%) SSH
5 1 (1.02%) VRRP
5 1 (1.02%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.16%) NoSQL
1 8 (8.16%) Relational Database
2 7 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 5 (5.10%) RDBMS
4 4 (4.08%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.06%) Hadoop
5 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.04%) MySQL
7 1 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.02%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 45 (45.92%) Maven
2 44 (44.90%) JUnit
3 43 (43.88%) Ant
3 43 (43.88%) Mockito
4 18 (18.37%) Git (software)
5 7 (7.14%) Jenkins
6 6 (6.12%) git-flow
7 5 (5.10%) Subversion
8 4 (4.08%) Gradle
8 4 (4.08%) Vagrant
9 3 (3.06%) Hudson
10 2 (2.04%) Bitbucket
10 2 (2.04%) JIRA
10 2 (2.04%) JMeter
10 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.02%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.02%) Cucumber
11 1 (1.02%) Eclipse
11 1 (1.02%) Selenium
11 1 (1.02%) TestNG
General
1 10 (10.20%) Publishing
2 2 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Electronics
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (41.84%) Developer
2 36 (36.73%) Java Developer
3 17 (17.35%) Java Team Leader
3 17 (17.35%) Team Leader
4 15 (15.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (10.20%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Java Engineer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Senior Java Developer
6 8 (8.16%) Software Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) AWS Developer
7 7 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Lead Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Lead Java Developer
7 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Java Software Engineer
8 6 (6.12%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (6.12%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (5.10%) Java Software Developer
9 5 (5.10%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (50.00%) Node.js
2 48 (48.98%) AngularJS
3 47 (47.96%) jQuery
4 46 (46.94%) React
5 27 (27.55%) REST
6 25 (25.51%) XML
7 23 (23.47%) Spring
8 22 (22.45%) JMS
9 21 (21.43%) Grails
9 21 (21.43%) Java EE
9 21 (21.43%) JSF
9 21 (21.43%) Play Framework
9 21 (21.43%) Spring MVC
10 11 (11.22%) Web Services
11 6 (6.12%) CSS
11 6 (6.12%) HTML
12 5 (5.10%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (4.08%) Hystrix
14 3 (3.06%) RESTful
14 3 (3.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Greenfield Project
2 5 (5.10%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.02%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.02%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.02%) Life Science
5 1 (1.02%) Replication
5 1 (1.02%) Social Media
5 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (16.33%) Windows
2 9 (9.18%) Unix
3 8 (8.16%) CentOS
4 7 (7.14%) Debian
5 6 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.10%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.10%) Windows Server
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.02%) Solaris
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 44 (44.90%) Unit Testing
3 24 (24.49%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (23.47%) BDD
4 23 (23.47%) DevOps
4 23 (23.47%) MVC
4 23 (23.47%) Product Management
4 23 (23.47%) SOA
5 20 (20.41%) Process Improvement
5 20 (20.41%) TDD
6 13 (13.27%) Software Engineering
7 12 (12.24%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.22%) Scrum
9 9 (9.18%) Kanban
10 7 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (7.14%) Task Automation
11 6 (6.12%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (6.12%) Front End Development
11 6 (6.12%) ITIL
11 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (59.18%) Java
2 50 (51.02%) JavaScript
3 43 (43.88%) SQL
4 22 (22.45%) XPath
5 18 (18.37%) Python
6 12 (12.24%) Bash Shell
7 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
8 6 (6.12%) Ruby
9 4 (4.08%) C
9 4 (4.08%) PHP
9 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.06%) Perl
11 2 (2.04%) C++
11 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.02%) Groovy
12 1 (1.02%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.02%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (3.06%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.06%) Degree
2 2 (2.04%) MCSE
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.02%) AWS Certification
3 1 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.02%) RHCE
3 1 (1.02%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.02%) PMO
1 1 (1.02%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.22%) Docker
2 9 (9.18%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.04%) vSphere
4 2 (2.04%) XenApp
4 2 (2.04%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.04%) XenServer
5 1 (1.02%) NFS
5 1 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.02%) Samba
5 1 (1.02%) vCloud
5 1 (1.02%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 56 (57.14%) Puppet
2 52 (53.06%) Ansible
3 50 (51.02%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (10.20%) Terraform
5 6 (6.12%) logstash
5 6 (6.12%) Nagios
6 5 (5.10%) Kibana
6 5 (5.10%) SCOM
7 4 (4.08%) Packer
7 4 (4.08%) ZABBIX
8 2 (2.04%) HAProxy
8 2 (2.04%) SELinux
9 1 (1.02%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.02%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (1.02%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.02%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (1.02%) Salt
9 1 (1.02%) SCCM
9 1 (1.02%) systemd
9 1 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (35.71%) Oracle
2 11 (11.22%) Microsoft
3 8 (8.16%) VMware
4 7 (7.14%) Google
5 6 (6.12%) Splunk
6 5 (5.10%) Cisco
6 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.08%) Citrix
8 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.04%) HP
8 2 (2.04%) Juniper
8 2 (2.04%) NetApp
8 2 (2.04%) New Relic
8 2 (2.04%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.02%) Cognos
9 1 (1.02%) Dynatrace
9 1 (1.02%) EMC
9 1 (1.02%) Sun
9 1 (1.02%) Veritas