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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 29 25 9
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 14 21 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.84% 5.44% 12.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.22% 15.67% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 37
Average daily rate £388 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £336 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 9
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
92 134 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.21% 34.72% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 77
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £150 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 39
Average hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.40 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.80 £40.00 £56.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 43 (87.76%) SQL
2 35 (71.43%) Java
3 31 (63.27%) Tomcat
4 30 (61.22%) Linux
5 29 (59.18%) Perl
5 29 (59.18%) Finance
5 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (57.14%) Solaris
7 27 (55.10%) Sybase
8 23 (46.94%) Subversion
9 21 (42.86%) CGI
10 19 (38.78%) Sun
11 17 (34.69%) OO
11 17 (34.69%) J2EE
12 15 (30.61%) Oracle
13 13 (26.53%) Apache
14 12 (24.49%) Advertising
15 10 (20.41%) QA
15 10 (20.41%) J2SE
16 9 (18.37%) UML
16 9 (18.37%) Multithreading
17 8 (16.33%) Degree
17 8 (16.33%) Oracle Linux
18 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
18 7 (14.29%) Load Balancing
18 7 (14.29%) Clustering
18 7 (14.29%) TDD
18 7 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
19 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
19 6 (12.24%) OOD

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (63.27%) Tomcat
2 13 (26.53%) Apache
3 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.24%) Internet
2 2 (4.08%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) MySQL
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (2.04%) Informix
Development Applications
1 23 (46.94%) Subversion
2 6 (12.24%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) LoadRunner
3 2 (4.08%) JIRA
4 1 (2.04%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.04%) Robotium
4 1 (2.04%) Hudson
4 1 (2.04%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.04%) JMeter
4 1 (2.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.04%) JUnit
4 1 (2.04%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.04%) IntelliJ
General
1 29 (59.18%) Finance
2 12 (24.49%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (34.69%) Developer
2 15 (30.61%) Java Developer
3 11 (22.45%) Java Engineer
4 10 (20.41%) Architect
5 9 (18.37%) Java Architect
6 5 (10.20%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (8.16%) Programmer
7 4 (8.16%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (8.16%) Java Programmer
7 4 (8.16%) Java/J2EE Architect
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Senior Developer
8 3 (6.12%) Technical Architect
8 3 (6.12%) DBA
9 2 (4.08%) Support Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Lead Developer
9 2 (4.08%) Senior Java Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Java Technical Architect
9 2 (4.08%) Test Engineer
9 2 (4.08%) Sybase DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (42.86%) CGI
2 17 (34.69%) J2EE
3 10 (20.41%) J2SE
4 1 (2.04%) CSS
4 1 (2.04%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.29%) Clustering
2 6 (12.24%) Replication
3 2 (4.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.04%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.04%) IPTV
4 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.04%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 30 (61.22%) Linux
2 28 (57.14%) Solaris
3 8 (16.33%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.08%) Windows
5 1 (2.04%) Android
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (34.69%) OO
3 9 (18.37%) UML
3 9 (18.37%) Multithreading
4 7 (14.29%) Unit Testing
4 7 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 7 (14.29%) TDD
4 7 (14.29%) OOA/OOD
5 6 (12.24%) Data Modelling
5 6 (12.24%) OOD
5 6 (12.24%) BCP
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Testing
5 6 (12.24%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (10.20%) Scrum
7 4 (8.16%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.12%) Test Strategy
8 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
9 1 (2.04%) Automated Testing
9 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 43 (87.76%) SQL
2 35 (71.43%) Java
3 29 (59.18%) Perl
4 6 (12.24%) T-SQL
4 6 (12.24%) C
4 6 (12.24%) AWK
4 6 (12.24%) Bourne shell
5 5 (10.20%) sed
6 3 (6.12%) Python
7 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
7 2 (4.08%) Ruby
8 1 (2.04%) Korn
8 1 (2.04%) PHP5
8 1 (2.04%) Groovy
8 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
8 1 (2.04%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.04%) PHP
8 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (16.33%) Degree
2 1 (2.04%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.41%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.04%) VMware ESX
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RMAN
1 1 (2.04%) vSphere
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.04%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 27 (55.10%) Sybase
2 19 (38.78%) Sun
3 15 (30.61%) Oracle
4 5 (10.20%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.08%) VMware
6 1 (2.04%) Perforce
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