Period
to 28 February 2020

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 28 February 2020 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
28 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 20 30
Rank change year-on-year +5 +10 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 66 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 8.57% 7.38% 7.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.61% 33.33% 37.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 43 77
Oxfordshire median daily rate £425 £400 £560
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -28.57% +20.17%
10th Percentile £325 £250 £325
90th Percentile £550 £648 £652
South East median daily rate £475 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £47.50 £47.50 -
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £48.40 £45.00
% change year-on-year -7.02% +7.56% +9.76%

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 138 198 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.29% 22.15% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 140 197
Oxfordshire median daily rate £225 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £140
90th Percentile £519 £576 £625
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +204.92% -7.65%
10th Percentile £13.40 £16.19 £10.60
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £37.60
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.82% -6.43% +9.38%

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 28 February 2020.

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 28 February 2020. 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 +6 34 £438 +9.38% 49
Kidlington +5 1 £350 -28.21% 1
Abingdon - 1 £350 - 5
Linux
South East

For the 6 months to 28 February 2020, 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 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 16 (35.56%) DevOps
3 13 (28.89%) Ansible
4 11 (24.44%) Docker
4 11 (24.44%) Python
5 10 (22.22%) AWS
5 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (20.00%) Juniper
6 9 (20.00%) DNS
6 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
7 8 (17.78%) Azure
8 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
8 7 (15.56%) Degree
8 7 (15.56%) C++
8 7 (15.56%) Web Services
8 7 (15.56%) Unix
8 7 (15.56%) Internet
9 6 (13.33%) BGP
9 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
9 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.33%) Puppet
10 5 (11.11%) Tableau
10 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
10 5 (11.11%) Analytics
10 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
10 5 (11.11%) RESTful
10 5 (11.11%) Visualisation
10 5 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
10 5 (11.11%) Node.js

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 2 (4.44%) JBoss
1 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.22%) nginx
2 1 (2.22%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 10 (22.22%) AWS
2 8 (17.78%) Azure
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle Service Cloud
4 3 (6.67%) Apple Pay
4 3 (6.67%) Google Pay
4 3 (6.67%) WeChat
5 2 (4.44%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.44%) GCP
5 2 (4.44%) npm
5 2 (4.44%) Serverless
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.00%) DNS
2 7 (15.56%) Internet
3 6 (13.33%) BGP
4 4 (8.89%) TCP/IP
5 1 (2.22%) Firewall
5 1 (2.22%) HTTP
5 1 (2.22%) InfiniBand
5 1 (2.22%) NAS
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
5 1 (2.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.11%) MySQL
1 5 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.44%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 6 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 5 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 5 (11.11%) JIRA
3 3 (6.67%) GitLab
3 3 (6.67%) SpecFlow
4 2 (4.44%) Maven
4 2 (4.44%) Mockito
4 2 (4.44%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (4.44%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 14 (31.11%) Developer
2 11 (24.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
4 6 (13.33%) Software Engineer
5 5 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Data Analyst
6 4 (8.89%) Juniper Engineer
6 4 (8.89%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (6.67%) React Developer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Lead Developer
8 2 (4.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.44%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.56%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 5 (11.11%) Node.js
2 5 (11.11%) RESTful
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) .NET
3 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.67%) CSS
3 3 (6.67%) Django
3 3 (6.67%) HTML
3 3 (6.67%) JSON
3 3 (6.67%) OpenGL
3 3 (6.67%) React
3 3 (6.67%) Redux
3 3 (6.67%) SOAP
3 3 (6.67%) Spring
3 3 (6.67%) Spring Boot
3 3 (6.67%) WebGL
4 2 (4.44%) Electron Framework
4 2 (4.44%) Spring Security
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (15.56%) Unix
2 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.67%) Windows
4 1 (2.22%) CentOS
4 1 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (2.22%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) DevOps
2 10 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (15.56%) Software Engineering
4 6 (13.33%) Data Analysis
5 5 (11.11%) Analytics
5 5 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 5 (11.11%) Data Visualisation
5 5 (11.11%) Mathematics
5 5 (11.11%) Statistics
5 5 (11.11%) Storytelling
5 5 (11.11%) Visualisation
6 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (8.89%) Customer Analytics
6 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (8.89%) Matrix Organization
6 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (8.89%) Web Development
7 3 (6.67%) BDD
7 3 (6.67%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.44%) Data Governance
Programming Languages
1 17 (37.78%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Python
3 9 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 7 (15.56%) C++
5 5 (11.11%) C
5 5 (11.11%) Java
6 3 (6.67%) C#
6 3 (6.67%) Java 8
7 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.22%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) Degree
2 5 (11.11%) Master's Degree
2 5 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.22%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) SEPA
System Software
1 11 (24.44%) Docker
2 1 (2.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Lustre
2 1 (2.22%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (28.89%) Ansible
2 6 (13.33%) Puppet
3 5 (11.11%) Terraform
4 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
5 2 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.22%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 9 (20.00%) Juniper
2 6 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 5 (11.11%) Google
3 5 (11.11%) Oracle
3 5 (11.11%) Tableau
4 3 (6.67%) Apple
4 3 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.67%) PayPal
5 2 (4.44%) Actuate
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
6 1 (2.22%) F5
6 1 (2.22%) Mellanox
6 1 (2.22%) Ruckus Wireless
6 1 (2.22%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.22%) Splunk