The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 18 10 13
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 20 30 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.15% 11.07% 11.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.69% 33.71% 35.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 25 22
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£475 £425 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% +8.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £750 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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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
81 89 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 24.92% 32.84% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 50 54
Average daily rate £180 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.00% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £700 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.12% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 26
Average hourly rate £46.00 £19.28 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.65% -46.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.30 £41.25 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -14.28%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 32 (74.42%) Linux
2 20 (46.51%) SQL
3 17 (39.53%) UML
3 17 (39.53%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) Oracle
4 13 (30.23%) Python
4 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (27.91%) Solaris
5 12 (27.91%) Windows
6 11 (25.58%) J2EE
7 9 (20.93%) J2SE
7 9 (20.93%) Perl
7 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 9 (20.93%) Sun
7 9 (20.93%) Tomcat
7 9 (20.93%) Scrum
7 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
7 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
7 9 (20.93%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (18.60%) Atlassian
8 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
9 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
9 7 (16.28%) Finance
10 6 (13.95%) DNS
10 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
10 6 (13.95%) C++
10 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
10 6 (13.95%) Infoblox
11 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
11 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (20.93%) Tomcat
2 8 (18.60%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Pig
3 3 (6.98%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (4.65%) Apache
4 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.95%) DNS
2 5 (11.63%) DHCP
3 4 (9.30%) LAN
3 4 (9.30%) WAN
3 4 (9.30%) OpenLDAP
4 3 (6.98%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) SSH
5 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) HTTP
6 1 (2.33%) SSL
6 1 (2.33%) SNMP
6 1 (2.33%) VPN
6 1 (2.33%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (11.63%) Hadoop
1 5 (11.63%) Big Data
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database
2 4 (9.30%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.98%) Apache Hive
3 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
3 3 (6.98%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (6.98%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.33%) TestNG
4 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (2.33%) Hudson
4 1 (2.33%) Ant
4 1 (2.33%) JUnit
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
General
1 7 (16.28%) Finance
2 3 (6.98%) Advertising
3 2 (4.65%) Banking
3 2 (4.65%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.65%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
1 9 (20.93%) Administrator
2 7 (16.28%) Consultant
3 6 (13.95%) Developer
3 6 (13.95%) Architect
4 5 (11.63%) Principal Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (11.63%) Design Engineer
4 5 (11.63%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (9.30%) DBA
6 3 (6.98%) Build Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Software Build Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Linux Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.58%) J2EE
2 9 (20.93%) J2SE
3 4 (9.30%) Application Packaging
3 4 (9.30%) HTML
4 3 (6.98%) HTML5
4 3 (6.98%) Django
5 2 (4.65%) CSS
5 2 (4.65%) REST
6 1 (2.33%) Qt
6 1 (2.33%) MCollective
6 1 (2.33%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.33%) .NET
6 1 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (2.33%) XML
6 1 (2.33%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Algorithms
2 3 (6.98%) Data Integration
2 3 (6.98%) Clustering
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
3 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
3 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
4 1 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.33%) Streaming Video
4 1 (2.33%) Replication
4 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 32 (74.42%) Linux
2 12 (27.91%) Solaris
2 12 (27.91%) Windows
3 9 (20.93%) Oracle Linux
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.98%) CentOS
5 3 (6.98%) AIX
5 3 (6.98%) HPUX
5 3 (6.98%) Debian
6 2 (4.65%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (39.53%) UML
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Scrum
3 9 (20.93%) Software Engineering
3 9 (20.93%) Multithreading
4 5 (11.63%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (11.63%) Big Data Analytics
4 5 (11.63%) Analytics
4 5 (11.63%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (9.30%) OO
6 3 (6.98%) Test Management
6 3 (6.98%) MapReduce
6 3 (6.98%) User Stories
6 3 (6.98%) Cyber Security
6 3 (6.98%) Workflow
6 3 (6.98%) TDD
7 2 (4.65%) Automated Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Performance Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Unit Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (46.51%) SQL
2 17 (39.53%) Java
3 13 (30.23%) Python
4 9 (20.93%) Perl
5 7 (16.28%) Shell Script
6 6 (13.95%) C++
7 5 (11.63%) C
8 4 (9.30%) PL/SQL
9 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
9 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.98%) JavaScript
9 3 (6.98%) Tcl
10 2 (4.65%) Korn
10 2 (4.65%) PHP
10 2 (4.65%) Scala
11 1 (2.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Degree
2 2 (4.65%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.33%) ISEB
3 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) QA
2 2 (4.65%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.33%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.30%) Dovecot
2 4 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Nagios
1 2 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (2.33%) Puppet
2 1 (2.33%) SCCM
2 1 (2.33%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.33%) Graphite
2 1 (2.33%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 9 (20.93%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.93%) Sun
3 8 (18.60%) Atlassian
4 6 (13.95%) Infoblox
5 5 (11.63%) HP
5 5 (11.63%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) Vertica
6 3 (6.98%) Infobright
6 3 (6.98%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) McAfee
7 2 (4.65%) Temenos
8 1 (2.33%) Sybase
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Clearswift
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
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