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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 28 37 23
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.21% 3.14% 6.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.61% 16.13% 19.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 18
Median daily rate £400 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £187 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £359 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £60.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.34%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
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
51 93 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.35% 19.50% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 40 72
Median daily rate £363 £275 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -17.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £150 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £378 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 31
Median hourly rate £17.25 £60.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.25% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £24.40 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £60.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 28 (93.33%) Linux
2 20 (66.67%) SQL
3 17 (56.67%) Oracle
3 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) Open Source
4 15 (50.00%) Windows
4 15 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 13 (43.33%) Solaris
5 13 (43.33%) Puppet
5 13 (43.33%) Virtual Environments
6 12 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (40.00%) iptables
6 12 (40.00%) OSSEC
6 12 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (40.00%) Python
6 12 (40.00%) HP
6 12 (40.00%) ITIL
6 12 (40.00%) SAN
6 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
7 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
7 11 (36.67%) EMC
7 11 (36.67%) Nagios
7 11 (36.67%) DNS
7 11 (36.67%) SolarWinds
7 11 (36.67%) Load Balancing
7 11 (36.67%) TippingPoint
7 11 (36.67%) High Availability
7 11 (36.67%) Splunk
7 11 (36.67%) LogRhythm

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 1 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) Apache Solr
1 1 (3.33%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
1 1 (3.33%) uWSGI
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (40.00%) SAN
2 11 (36.67%) DNS
3 10 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (13.33%) SSL
5 1 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) Relational Database
2 5 (16.67%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) Big Data
4 3 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (33.33%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (46.67%) Administrator
2 12 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 8 (26.67%) Linux Administrator
4 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 7 (23.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 7 (23.33%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 6 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Developer
6 5 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
7 4 (13.33%) Software Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (10.00%) Python Software Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (6.67%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 1 (3.33%) Lead Developer
10 1 (3.33%) Storage Administrator
10 1 (3.33%) Unix Engineer
10 1 (3.33%) Unix Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) HTML
1 1 (3.33%) Lucene
1 1 (3.33%) Spring
1 1 (3.33%) Thymeleaf
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Biology
2 5 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) Informatics
3 3 (10.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.33%) Device Driver
4 1 (3.33%) Ontologies
4 1 (3.33%) Semantic Web
4 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Linux
2 15 (50.00%) Windows
3 13 (43.33%) Solaris
4 12 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
6 1 (3.33%) AIX
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (3.33%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (56.67%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (56.67%) Open Source
2 13 (43.33%) Virtual Environments
3 12 (40.00%) ITIL
3 12 (40.00%) Kalman Filter
4 11 (36.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 11 (36.67%) High Availability
4 11 (36.67%) Load Balancing
5 10 (33.33%) Change Control
5 10 (33.33%) Configuration Management
5 10 (33.33%) Incident Management
6 7 (23.33%) OO
7 5 (16.67%) Open Source Development
7 5 (16.67%) TDD
8 4 (13.33%) Bioinformatics
8 4 (13.33%) DevOps
8 4 (13.33%) Software Engineering
9 3 (10.00%) Prototyping
9 3 (10.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (66.67%) SQL
2 15 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 12 (40.00%) Python
4 11 (36.67%) PL/SQL
5 9 (30.00%) C
5 9 (30.00%) Perl
6 6 (20.00%) C++
7 3 (10.00%) Java
8 2 (6.67%) PHP
8 2 (6.67%) Ruby
9 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Postgraduate
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (40.00%) iptables
2 10 (33.33%) Postfix
2 10 (33.33%) Sendmail
2 10 (33.33%) Virtual Machines
2 10 (33.33%) vSphere
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Puppet
2 12 (40.00%) OSSEC
3 11 (36.67%) Nagios
4 10 (33.33%) Cobbler
5 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Oracle
2 12 (40.00%) HP
2 12 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 11 (36.67%) EMC
3 11 (36.67%) LogRhythm
3 11 (36.67%) SolarWinds
3 11 (36.67%) Splunk
3 11 (36.67%) TippingPoint
4 10 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
6 3 (10.00%) Microsoft