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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 21 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing Unix 13 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.49% 6.03% 13.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.63% 25.33% 39.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 29
Average daily rate £300 £500 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +24.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £500 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £500 £750
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £60.00 £46.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +86.90%
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
63 75 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 16.94% 23.81% 32.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 39 48
Average daily rate £300 £188 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 4 13
Average hourly rate £38.13 £46.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.11% +130.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £22.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £46.15 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016, 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 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Perl
2 13 (46.43%) Solaris
2 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 13 (46.43%) Bash Shell
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
4 9 (32.14%) Puppet
4 9 (32.14%) CentOS
4 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
5 8 (28.57%) SQL
6 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (21.43%) Degree
7 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
8 5 (17.86%) MySQL
8 5 (17.86%) Oracle
8 5 (17.86%) ITIL
8 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
8 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
9 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
9 4 (14.29%) ISEB
9 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (14.29%) Cisco
9 4 (14.29%) PhD
9 4 (14.29%) MCSE
9 4 (14.29%) MCSA
9 4 (14.29%) Benchmarking

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) WAN
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) MySQL
2 4 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (10.71%) TestDirector
2 2 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 2 (7.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.57%) TestLink
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Linux Administrator
1 9 (32.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 9 (32.14%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Active Directory Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Implementation Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Solaris Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Ubuntu Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 4 (14.29%) Data Centre
1 4 (14.29%) Proteomics
2 2 (7.14%) iPad
2 2 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
2 2 (7.14%) Smartcard
3 1 (3.57%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Solaris
3 12 (42.86%) Windows
4 9 (32.14%) CentOS
4 9 (32.14%) Ubuntu
5 7 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (17.86%) Windows Server
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (7.14%) AIX
8 2 (7.14%) HPUX
9 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (3.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) ITIL
3 4 (14.29%) Benchmarking
3 4 (14.29%) Bioinformatics
3 4 (14.29%) Data Analysis
3 4 (14.29%) Functional Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Statistical Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Data Migration
4 3 (10.71%) Migration
4 3 (10.71%) OO
4 3 (10.71%) Scrum
4 3 (10.71%) Software Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
5 2 (7.14%) DevOps
5 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
5 2 (7.14%) OOD
5 2 (7.14%) SDLC
5 2 (7.14%) System Testing
5 2 (7.14%) Test Management
6 1 (3.57%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) Bash Shell
1 13 (46.43%) Perl
2 8 (28.57%) SQL
3 6 (21.43%) Shell Script
4 4 (14.29%) R
5 3 (10.71%) Java
5 3 (10.71%) Python
6 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) Degree
2 5 (17.86%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (14.29%) ISEB
3 4 (14.29%) ISTQB
3 4 (14.29%) MCSA
3 4 (14.29%) MCSE
3 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (14.29%) PhD
4 3 (10.71%) VCP5
4 3 (10.71%) VCP6
4 3 (10.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
5 1 (3.57%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 6 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 1 (3.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (32.14%) Puppet
2 2 (7.14%) CFEngine
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.86%) Oracle
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (10.71%) Dell
5 3 (10.71%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Perforce
6 2 (7.14%) Sun
6 2 (7.14%) WorldPay
7 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.57%) Remedy
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
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