The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 5 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 26 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Contract jobs citing Unix 18 23 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.64% 6.23% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.24% 19.33% 15.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 21 9
Median daily rate £333 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.30% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £425 £480
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £57.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.08 £32.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-22.84% +12.06%
Unix
Cambridgeshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cambridge region.

Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
147 119 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 37.89% 32.25% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 73 44
Median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £205 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 16 15
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £13.10 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £43.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the Cambridge region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the Cambridge region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 5 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Unix.

1 24 (77.42%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Solaris
4 12 (38.71%) Migration
4 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (35.48%) SQL
6 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (32.26%) Oracle
6 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
6 10 (32.26%) Shell Script
7 8 (25.81%) ITIL
7 8 (25.81%) VMware
7 8 (25.81%) Puppet
8 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (22.58%) iptables
8 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
8 7 (22.58%) Open Source
8 7 (22.58%) OSSEC
8 7 (22.58%) DNS
9 6 (19.35%) Nagios
9 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
9 6 (19.35%) EMC
9 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
9 6 (19.35%) AIX
9 6 (19.35%) HPUX
9 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
9 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
9 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) Apache
2 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.23%) nginx
3 1 (3.23%) uWSGI
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (22.58%) DNS
2 6 (19.35%) SAN
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
4 4 (12.90%) WAN
5 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 1 (3.23%) LDAP
6 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.13%) JIRA
2 3 (9.68%) TestDirector
3 2 (6.45%) ClearCase
3 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.23%) TestLink
General
1 2 (6.45%) Banking
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (51.61%) Administrator
2 15 (48.39%) Systems Administrator
3 12 (38.71%) Linux Administrator
4 11 (35.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (19.35%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (19.35%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (12.90%) Solaris Administrator
6 4 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Active Directory Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Analyst
7 3 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Migration Engineer
7 3 (9.68%) Solaris Systems Administrator
7 3 (9.68%) Test Analyst
8 2 (6.45%) Applications Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Email Migration Engineer
8 2 (6.45%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
9 1 (3.23%) Agile Test Analyst
9 1 (3.23%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (22.58%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.45%) iPad
2 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
2 2 (6.45%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Linux
2 22 (70.97%) Windows
3 19 (61.29%) Solaris
4 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (19.35%) AIX
5 6 (19.35%) HPUX
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (9.68%) CentOS
7 3 (9.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (38.71%) Migration
2 8 (25.81%) ITIL
3 7 (22.58%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (22.58%) Open Source
4 6 (19.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (19.35%) High Availability
4 6 (19.35%) Load Balancing
5 5 (16.13%) Change Control
5 5 (16.13%) Configuration Management
5 5 (16.13%) Functional Testing
5 5 (16.13%) Incident Management
6 4 (12.90%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Email Migration
7 2 (6.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (6.45%) OO
7 2 (6.45%) OOD
7 2 (6.45%) SDLC
7 2 (6.45%) System Testing
8 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 10 (32.26%) Shell Script
3 6 (19.35%) Bash Shell
3 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
4 4 (12.90%) Perl
5 2 (6.45%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
6 1 (3.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (12.90%) ISEB
1 4 (12.90%) ISTQB
1 4 (12.90%) MCSA
1 4 (12.90%) MCSE
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (12.90%) VCP5
1 4 (12.90%) VCP6
1 4 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 7 (22.58%) iptables
2 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
3 5 (16.13%) Postfix
3 5 (16.13%) Sendmail
3 5 (16.13%) vSphere
4 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) Puppet
2 7 (22.58%) OSSEC
3 6 (19.35%) Nagios
4 5 (16.13%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Oracle
1 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 6 (19.35%) EMC
3 6 (19.35%) LogRhythm
3 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
3 6 (19.35%) Splunk
3 6 (19.35%) TippingPoint
4 5 (16.13%) HP
4 5 (16.13%) ServiceNow
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco
5 4 (12.90%) Dell
5 4 (12.90%) NetApp
6 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.45%) Sun
6 2 (6.45%) WorldPay