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 30 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 33 17
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 26 9 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.52% 2.43% 9.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.06% 9.78% 23.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 2 28
Average daily rate
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£390 £273 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+43.11% -31.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £231 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £429
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £50.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-6.15% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
144 92 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 30.57% 24.86% 38.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 30 78
Average daily rate £350 £306 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 22 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +2.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 30 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 30 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 28 (71.79%) Linux
2 26 (66.67%) Java
3 20 (51.28%) SQL
4 18 (46.15%) OO
5 17 (43.59%) J2EE
6 16 (41.03%) J2SE
6 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (35.90%) Tomcat
7 14 (35.90%) UML
7 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
8 12 (30.77%) Finance
8 12 (30.77%) Solaris
8 12 (30.77%) Oracle
8 12 (30.77%) Perl
8 12 (30.77%) Sun
9 10 (25.64%) Oracle Linux
10 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
10 9 (23.08%) Atlassian
11 8 (20.51%) Internet
12 7 (17.95%) Sybase
12 7 (17.95%) OOA/OOD
12 7 (17.95%) Python
12 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
12 7 (17.95%) Clustering
12 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
13 6 (15.38%) Subversion
13 6 (15.38%) Scrum
13 6 (15.38%) Windows
13 6 (15.38%) Apache
14 5 (12.82%) CGI

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 14 (35.90%) Tomcat
2 9 (23.08%) WebLogic
3 6 (15.38%) Apache
4 3 (7.69%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) Internet
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) VoIP
2 2 (5.13%) WAN
2 2 (5.13%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Informix
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
2 6 (15.38%) Subversion
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.56%) JUnit
5 1 (2.56%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.56%) Robotium
5 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 4 (10.26%) Advertising
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Architect
2 14 (35.90%) Java Architect
3 6 (15.38%) Java/J2EE Architect
4 5 (12.82%) Developer
4 5 (12.82%) Support Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) Administrator
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
5 4 (10.26%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Design Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
6 3 (7.69%) QA Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior QA Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Java Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) J2EE Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (43.59%) J2EE
2 16 (41.03%) J2SE
3 5 (12.82%) CGI
4 4 (10.26%) XML
5 3 (7.69%) JMS
5 3 (7.69%) REST
5 3 (7.69%) Apache Camel
5 3 (7.69%) OSGi
6 2 (5.13%) HTML
7 1 (2.56%) CSS
7 1 (2.56%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Clustering
2 5 (12.82%) Open Source
3 3 (7.69%) Mathematics
3 3 (7.69%) Statistics
4 2 (5.13%) Internet of Things
4 2 (5.13%) Machine to Machine
4 2 (5.13%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (5.13%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.56%) MPEG
5 1 (2.56%) Applied Mathematics
5 1 (2.56%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 28 (71.79%) Linux
2 12 (30.77%) Solaris
3 10 (25.64%) Oracle Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
5 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.13%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.56%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (46.15%) OO
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (35.90%) UML
3 14 (35.90%) Multithreading
4 7 (17.95%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (17.95%) Load Balancing
5 6 (15.38%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) TDD
6 5 (12.82%) Performance Testing
7 4 (10.26%) Data Security
8 3 (7.69%) OOP
8 3 (7.69%) SOA
8 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (7.69%) Unit Testing
8 3 (7.69%) Test Strategy
8 3 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
9 2 (5.13%) Market Research
9 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
9 2 (5.13%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) Java
2 20 (51.28%) SQL
3 12 (30.77%) Perl
4 7 (17.95%) Python
5 3 (7.69%) C
5 3 (7.69%) Ruby
5 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.13%) PHP
7 1 (2.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.56%) C#
7 1 (2.56%) C++
7 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) Korn
7 1 (2.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) RHCA
2 2 (5.13%) MOS
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.13%) RHCE
2 2 (5.13%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.13%) MCSE
2 2 (5.13%) MCSA
2 2 (5.13%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.13%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (30.77%) Oracle
1 12 (30.77%) Sun
2 9 (23.08%) Atlassian
3 7 (17.95%) Sybase
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) Apple
6 2 (5.13%) CheckPoint
6 2 (5.13%) NetApp
6 2 (5.13%) Nokia
6 2 (5.13%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Remedy
7 1 (2.56%) Perforce
7 1 (2.56%) VMware
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