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 27 May 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 17 31 18
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 34 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 8.88% 4.66% 6.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 16.67% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 13 2
Average daily rate
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£325 £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £380 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £355 £362
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £48.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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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
136 102 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 35.51% 27.95% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 58 26
Average daily rate £325 £388 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +28.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 27
Average hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £12.50 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 2015.

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 27 May 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 45 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (35.19%) Ruby
2 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (35.19%) Configuration Management
2 19 (35.19%) Puppet
2 19 (35.19%) DevOps
3 13 (24.07%) Red Hat
3 13 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (18.52%) Web Services
5 9 (16.67%) Windows
6 8 (14.81%) LAN
6 8 (14.81%) WAN
7 7 (12.96%) Oracle
7 7 (12.96%) SQL
7 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
8 6 (11.11%) Data Security
8 6 (11.11%) Java
8 6 (11.11%) Python
8 6 (11.11%) Infoblox
9 5 (9.26%) Debian
9 5 (9.26%) DNS
9 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
9 5 (9.26%) J2EE
9 5 (9.26%) HTML
9 5 (9.26%) CSS
9 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
9 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
10 4 (7.41%) Symantec
10 4 (7.41%) RHCE

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 (5.56%) Tomcat
1 3 (5.56%) WebSphere
2 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.85%) Zope
3 1 (1.85%) Plone
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.85%) Apache
3 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (1.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.56%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.81%) LAN
1 8 (14.81%) WAN
2 5 (9.26%) DNS
3 4 (7.41%) OpenLDAP
3 4 (7.41%) DHCP
4 2 (3.70%) HTTP
4 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.70%) SSH
4 2 (3.70%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (7.41%) Oracle Database
2 3 (5.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Ant
1 1 (1.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 1 (1.85%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 28 (51.85%) Administrator
2 23 (42.59%) Systems Administrator
3 21 (38.89%) Linux Administrator
4 19 (35.19%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (16.67%) Developer
6 8 (14.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (12.96%) Consultant
7 7 (12.96%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (12.96%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (11.11%) Java Developer
9 5 (9.26%) Messaging Consultant
10 4 (7.41%) Oracle DBA
10 4 (7.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
10 4 (7.41%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (7.41%) DBA
11 3 (5.56%) Analyst
11 3 (5.56%) Security Analyst
11 3 (5.56%) Linux Consultant
12 2 (3.70%) Embedded Software Developer
12 2 (3.70%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) Web Services
2 5 (9.26%) HTML
2 5 (9.26%) J2EE
2 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 4 (7.41%) Spring
3 4 (7.41%) Application Packaging
4 3 (5.56%) Spring MVC
4 3 (5.56%) jQuery
4 3 (5.56%) JPA
4 3 (5.56%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (5.56%) Ajax
4 3 (5.56%) XML
4 3 (5.56%) JSP
4 3 (5.56%) Servlets
4 3 (5.56%) Struts
5 2 (3.70%) HTML5
5 2 (3.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 3 (5.56%) Statistics
3 1 (1.85%) iPad
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 45 (83.33%) Linux
2 13 (24.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (16.67%) Windows
4 5 (9.26%) Debian
5 3 (5.56%) Solaris
5 3 (5.56%) CentOS
6 2 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.85%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.19%) Configuration Management
1 19 (35.19%) Continuous Integration
1 19 (35.19%) DevOps
2 6 (11.11%) Data Security
3 3 (5.56%) MVC
3 3 (5.56%) Workflow
3 3 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 3 (5.56%) Market Research
3 3 (5.56%) SIEM
3 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.70%) Migration
4 2 (3.70%) UML
4 2 (3.70%) OO
5 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.85%) Scrum
5 1 (1.85%) Information Security
5 1 (1.85%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.85%) Operations Management
5 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) Ruby
2 7 (12.96%) SQL
3 6 (11.11%) Python
3 6 (11.11%) Java
4 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
4 5 (9.26%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.41%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Scala
6 2 (3.70%) Perl
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) C++
7 1 (1.85%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.85%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) RHCE
1 4 (7.41%) RHCA
2 3 (5.56%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) QA
2 2 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.85%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.41%) Dovecot
3 3 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (35.19%) Puppet
2 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.85%) WSUS
3 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Red Hat
2 7 (12.96%) Oracle
2 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
3 6 (11.11%) Infoblox
4 4 (7.41%) NetApp
4 4 (7.41%) Symantec
4 4 (7.41%) WorldPay
5 3 (5.56%) Demandware
5 3 (5.56%) Intershop
5 3 (5.56%) hybris
6 2 (3.70%) F5
6 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.70%) Qualys
6 2 (3.70%) VMware
6 2 (3.70%) Sourcefire
6 2 (3.70%) Temenos
6 2 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (1.85%) Sun
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Splunk