The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridge region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 33 18
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -15
Contract jobs citing UNIX 21 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 4.82% 2.99% 8.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.03% 11.88% 23.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 4 24
Average daily rate
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£390 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £252 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £403 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
131 101 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.05% 25.12% 35.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 36 76
Average daily rate £325 £313 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -2.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £198 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 52
Average hourly rate £26.25 £37.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.05% +10.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.05 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
UNIX
Cambridgeshire

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 July 2014, 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 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 22 (62.86%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 16 (45.71%) OO
4 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (37.14%) J2EE
6 12 (34.29%) J2SE
7 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
7 10 (28.57%) UML
7 10 (28.57%) Multithreading
8 8 (22.86%) Solaris
8 8 (22.86%) Oracle
8 8 (22.86%) Perl
8 8 (22.86%) Sun
8 8 (22.86%) Finance
9 7 (20.00%) Internet
9 7 (20.00%) Python
10 6 (17.14%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) Sybase
10 6 (17.14%) Oracle Linux
11 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 5 (14.29%) WebLogic
11 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (14.29%) Apache
11 5 (14.29%) Clustering
11 5 (14.29%) Scrum
11 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
11 5 (14.29%) QA
11 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
11 5 (14.29%) Subversion

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 10 (28.57%) Tomcat
2 5 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 5 (14.29%) Apache
3 3 (8.57%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (2.86%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (5.71%) LAN
2 2 (5.71%) VoIP
2 2 (5.71%) WAN
2 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 2 (5.71%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Informix
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 5 (14.29%) Subversion
2 3 (8.57%) Selenium
3 2 (5.71%) JIRA
3 2 (5.71%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.86%) Robotium
4 1 (2.86%) JUnit
4 1 (2.86%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.86%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.71%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Java Architect
1 13 (37.14%) Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Java/J2EE Architect
2 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 3 (8.57%) Senior QA Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) QA Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Technical Architect
4 3 (8.57%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.71%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.71%) J2EE Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Java Technical Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Java Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Principal Engineer
6 1 (2.86%) Designer
6 1 (2.86%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) J2EE
2 12 (34.29%) J2SE
3 4 (11.43%) CGI
3 4 (11.43%) XML
4 3 (8.57%) OSGi
4 3 (8.57%) REST
4 3 (8.57%) Apache Camel
4 3 (8.57%) JMS
5 2 (5.71%) HTML
6 1 (2.86%) CSS
6 1 (2.86%) Web Services
6 1 (2.86%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Clustering
2 4 (11.43%) Open Source
3 2 (5.71%) Statistics
3 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
3 2 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.71%) Internet of Things
3 2 (5.71%) Machine to Machine
3 2 (5.71%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.86%) MPEG
4 1 (2.86%) Applied Mathematics
4 1 (2.86%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 23 (65.71%) Linux
2 8 (22.86%) Solaris
3 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 6 (17.14%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.86%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) OO
2 15 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (28.57%) UML
3 10 (28.57%) Multithreading
4 5 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
4 5 (14.29%) Scrum
4 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.43%) TDD
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (8.57%) OOP
6 3 (8.57%) SOA
6 3 (8.57%) Data Security
7 2 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Data Management
7 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.86%) ISMS
Programming Languages
1 22 (62.86%) Java
2 16 (45.71%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Perl
4 7 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.57%) C
5 3 (8.57%) Ruby
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) Groovy
7 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.86%) C#
7 1 (2.86%) C++
7 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
2 2 (5.71%) RHCA
2 2 (5.71%) MOS
2 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.71%) RHCE
2 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.71%) MCP
2 2 (5.71%) MCSE
2 2 (5.71%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.86%) vSphere
2 1 (2.86%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (5.71%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.86%) Puppet
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Oracle
1 8 (22.86%) Sun
2 6 (17.14%) Sybase
3 5 (14.29%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.57%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.71%) Apple
5 2 (5.71%) CheckPoint
5 2 (5.71%) Cisco
5 2 (5.71%) NetApp
5 2 (5.71%) Nokia
5 2 (5.71%) Symantec
5 2 (5.71%) Remedy
6 1 (2.86%) VMware
6 1 (2.86%) Perforce
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