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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 18 13 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 20 28 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.27% 10.00% 7.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 33.73% 20.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 22 15
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£425 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +3.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £46.00 - £51.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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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
72 83 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 22.57% 29.64% 34.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 56
Average daily rate £275 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 25
Average hourly rate £43.00 £39.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.86% +12.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.50 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+0.97% -6.96%

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 26 February 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 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) Python
4 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 8 (25.00%) Java
5 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 7 (21.88%) UML
7 6 (18.75%) DNS
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
8 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
8 5 (15.63%) Big Data
8 5 (15.63%) Big Data Analytics
8 5 (15.63%) Analytics
8 5 (15.63%) Algorithms
8 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
8 5 (15.63%) DHCP
8 5 (15.63%) C++
8 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) QA
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
9 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
9 4 (12.50%) HTML
9 4 (12.50%) C
9 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Oracle
9 4 (12.50%) LAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.38%) Apache Pig
2 2 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 4 (12.50%) LAN
3 4 (12.50%) WAN
3 4 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.50%) OpenLDAP
4 2 (6.25%) SSH
4 2 (6.25%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (6.25%) HTTP
5 1 (3.13%) SNMP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) SSL
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) Hadoop
1 5 (15.63%) Big Data
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 12c
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.50%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (9.38%) Apache Hive
3 3 (9.38%) NoSQL
3 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (9.38%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.13%) Ant
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Selenium
2 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (3.13%) TestNG
2 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
2 1 (3.13%) Hudson
General
1 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 2 (6.25%) Games
1 2 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (25.00%) Administrator
2 7 (21.88%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Developer
4 5 (15.63%) Messaging Consultant
5 4 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) DBA
5 4 (12.50%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Embedded Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Software Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Tester
8 1 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) HTML
1 4 (12.50%) Application Packaging
2 3 (9.38%) Django
2 3 (9.38%) HTML5
2 3 (9.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (6.25%) REST
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) MSMQ
4 1 (3.13%) Qt
4 1 (3.13%) .NET
4 1 (3.13%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Algorithms
2 3 (9.38%) Data Integration
3 2 (6.25%) PKI
3 2 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.13%) Replication
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 11 (34.38%) Windows
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (9.38%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) CentOS
4 3 (9.38%) Debian
5 2 (6.25%) Ubuntu
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) AIX
6 1 (3.13%) HPUX
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 7 (21.88%) UML
3 5 (15.63%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.63%) Big Data Analytics
3 5 (15.63%) Analytics
4 3 (9.38%) MapReduce
4 3 (9.38%) Workflow
5 2 (6.25%) Migration
5 2 (6.25%) Scrum
5 2 (6.25%) Information Security
5 2 (6.25%) OO
5 2 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 2 (6.25%) User Stories
5 2 (6.25%) Cyber Security
5 2 (6.25%) Data Analytics
5 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.25%) SIEM
6 1 (3.13%) DevOps
6 1 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) SQL
2 10 (31.25%) Python
3 8 (25.00%) Java
4 5 (15.63%) C++
4 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
5 4 (12.50%) C
6 3 (9.38%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.25%) PowerShell
7 2 (6.25%) Scala
8 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 1 (3.13%) Ruby
8 1 (3.13%) Korn
8 1 (3.13%) Perl
8 1 (3.13%) PHP
8 1 (3.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (9.38%) Degree
2 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) ISEB
3 1 (3.13%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (3.13%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.50%) Dovecot
3 3 (9.38%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Nagios
1 2 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.13%) Puppet
2 1 (3.13%) Graphite
2 1 (3.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
2 1 (3.13%) SCCM
2 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) Infoblox
3 4 (12.50%) HP
3 4 (12.50%) Oracle
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.38%) Symantec
4 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 3 (9.38%) Vertica
4 3 (9.38%) Infobright
5 2 (6.25%) Sourcefire
5 2 (6.25%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.25%) Qualys
5 2 (6.25%) McAfee
5 2 (6.25%) F5
5 2 (6.25%) Juniper
5 2 (6.25%) Temenos
6 1 (3.13%) Citrix
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Clearswift