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 31 October 2014 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 20 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 22 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.20% 7.56% 10.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 19.55% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 30
Average daily rate
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£460 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £271 £309
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £425 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £30.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +62.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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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
106 133 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.86% 38.66% 36.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 65 61
Average daily rate £288 £288 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 30
Average hourly rate £30.00 £39.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £14.00 £32.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 30 (63.83%) Java
3 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (48.94%) UML
5 20 (42.55%) SQL
6 19 (40.43%) J2EE
6 19 (40.43%) Solaris
7 18 (38.30%) J2SE
8 17 (36.17%) Multithreading
9 16 (34.04%) Tomcat
9 16 (34.04%) Oracle
9 16 (34.04%) Perl
9 16 (34.04%) Sun
10 15 (31.91%) Python
10 15 (31.91%) Oracle Linux
11 14 (29.79%) Atlassian
11 14 (29.79%) OO
11 14 (29.79%) WebLogic
11 14 (29.79%) Scrum
12 13 (27.66%) Finance
13 12 (25.53%) Windows
14 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
15 9 (19.15%) Internet
16 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
16 8 (17.02%) Capacity Planning
17 7 (14.89%) TDD
17 7 (14.89%) Clustering
17 7 (14.89%) Apache
18 6 (12.77%) OOA/OOD

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 16 (34.04%) Tomcat
2 14 (29.79%) WebLogic
3 7 (14.89%) Apache
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Pig
4 3 (6.38%) Apache ServiceMix
5 1 (2.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.13%) MS Office
1 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.15%) Internet
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.38%) VPN
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) VoIP
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
3 2 (4.26%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) SNMP
4 1 (2.13%) Firewall
4 1 (2.13%) DHCP
4 1 (2.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) Hadoop
1 3 (6.38%) Apache Hive
1 3 (6.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (6.38%) Big Data
1 3 (6.38%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (6.38%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (23.40%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.38%) Selenium
3 3 (6.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.13%) JUnit
5 1 (2.13%) TestNG
5 1 (2.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.13%) Hudson
General
1 13 (27.66%) Finance
2 4 (8.51%) Advertising
3 1 (2.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Architect
2 12 (25.53%) Java Architect
3 9 (19.15%) Software Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Design Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Principal Engineer
5 6 (12.77%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (12.77%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (12.77%) Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 4 (8.51%) Java Developer
7 4 (8.51%) Developer
8 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Build Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Software Build Engineer
8 3 (6.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (6.38%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (4.26%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (40.43%) J2EE
2 18 (38.30%) J2SE
3 4 (8.51%) XML
3 4 (8.51%) CGI
4 3 (6.38%) Django
4 3 (6.38%) OSGi
4 3 (6.38%) REST
4 3 (6.38%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.38%) JMS
4 3 (6.38%) HTML
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
6 1 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (2.13%) MSMQ
6 1 (2.13%) MCollective
6 1 (2.13%) Qt
6 1 (2.13%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.89%) Clustering
2 6 (12.77%) Open Source
3 4 (8.51%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.38%) Data Integration
4 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
4 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.38%) Algorithms
5 2 (4.26%) PKI
5 2 (4.26%) Statistics
5 2 (4.26%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.26%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.26%) Machine to Machine
6 1 (2.13%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
6 1 (2.13%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.13%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Solaris
3 15 (31.91%) Oracle Linux
4 12 (25.53%) Windows
5 5 (10.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (6.38%) AIX
6 3 (6.38%) HPUX
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.13%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (53.19%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (48.94%) UML
3 17 (36.17%) Multithreading
4 14 (29.79%) OO
4 14 (29.79%) Scrum
5 8 (17.02%) Software Engineering
5 8 (17.02%) Enterprise Architecture
5 8 (17.02%) Capacity Planning
6 7 (14.89%) TDD
7 6 (12.77%) OOA/OOD
7 6 (12.77%) Load Balancing
8 5 (10.64%) Performance Testing
8 5 (10.64%) Data Security
9 4 (8.51%) Unit Testing
9 4 (8.51%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.38%) Big Data Analytics
10 3 (6.38%) Analytics
10 3 (6.38%) User Stories
10 3 (6.38%) Cyber Security
10 3 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 30 (63.83%) Java
2 20 (42.55%) SQL
3 16 (34.04%) Perl
4 15 (31.91%) Python
5 5 (10.64%) C
6 4 (8.51%) PHP
6 4 (8.51%) C++
7 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
7 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.38%) Tcl
7 3 (6.38%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.38%) Ruby
8 2 (4.26%) Korn
9 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.13%) C#
9 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.64%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) MCP
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) MCSA
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) RHCE
2 2 (4.26%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.26%) MOS
2 2 (4.26%) RHCA
3 1 (2.13%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) QA
2 2 (4.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.13%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 3 (6.38%) Active Directory
1 3 (6.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) Nagios
1 2 (4.26%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.26%) Puppet
1 2 (4.26%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.13%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 16 (34.04%) Oracle
1 16 (34.04%) Sun
2 14 (29.79%) Atlassian
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 5 (10.64%) HP
4 4 (8.51%) Sybase
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.51%) VMware
5 3 (6.38%) Vertica
5 3 (6.38%) Infobright
5 3 (6.38%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.26%) Symantec
6 2 (4.26%) Remedy
6 2 (4.26%) Apple
6 2 (4.26%) NetApp
6 2 (4.26%) Nokia
6 2 (4.26%) Cisco
7 1 (2.13%) Citrix
7 1 (2.13%) McAfee
7 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
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