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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 41 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 30 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 3.04% 6.26% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.72% 19.61% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 22 4
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£228 £390 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +40.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £498 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £49.25 £57.50 £50.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.34% +15.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.03
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.47%
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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
128 153 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 25.91% 31.94% 29.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 87 41
Average daily rate £320 £350 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +19.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £145 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £460 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 30 18
Average hourly rate £38.50 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £20.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £57.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridge

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (91.84%) Linux
2 20 (40.82%) Configuration Management
2 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (40.82%) Puppet
2 20 (40.82%) DevOps
3 19 (38.78%) Ruby
4 11 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
5 10 (20.41%) Java
5 10 (20.41%) Perl
5 10 (20.41%) Web Services
6 9 (18.37%) Windows
6 9 (18.37%) MySQL
7 8 (16.33%) Oracle
7 8 (16.33%) SQL
7 8 (16.33%) Python
8 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 7 (14.29%) Data Security
9 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
9 6 (12.24%) Degree
10 5 (10.20%) Statistical Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
10 5 (10.20%) Spring
10 5 (10.20%) Bioinformatics
10 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
10 5 (10.20%) Proteomics
10 5 (10.20%) R
10 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
10 5 (10.20%) Benchmarking

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 4 (8.16%) Tomcat
1 4 (8.16%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.04%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) Zope
3 1 (2.04%) Plone
Cloud Services
1 11 (22.45%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.12%) IaaS
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.16%) WAN
1 4 (8.16%) LAN
2 3 (6.12%) LDAP
3 2 (4.08%) VoIP
4 1 (2.04%) VPN
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (18.37%) MySQL
2 5 (10.20%) Relational Database
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (8.16%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.16%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.16%) JIRA
3 1 (2.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Administrator
2 21 (42.86%) Systems Administrator
3 18 (36.73%) Linux Administrator
4 16 (32.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (18.37%) Developer
6 8 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 7 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (12.24%) Java Developer
9 5 (10.20%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 5 (10.20%) UNIX Administrator
10 3 (6.12%) Applications Developer
11 2 (4.08%) Analyst
11 2 (4.08%) Software Engineer
12 1 (2.04%) Junior
12 1 (2.04%) Consultant
12 1 (2.04%) Applications Support
12 1 (2.04%) Service Analyst
12 1 (2.04%) Hardware Engineer
12 1 (2.04%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.41%) Web Services
2 5 (10.20%) Spring
3 4 (8.16%) Ajax
3 4 (8.16%) Spring MVC
3 4 (8.16%) jQuery
3 4 (8.16%) JPA
3 4 (8.16%) Struts
3 4 (8.16%) XML
3 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 4 (8.16%) J2EE
3 4 (8.16%) CSS
3 4 (8.16%) JSP
3 4 (8.16%) Servlets
4 3 (6.12%) SOAP
4 3 (6.12%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
1 5 (10.20%) Proteomics
2 4 (8.16%) Statistics
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) CMDB
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (91.84%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (18.37%) Windows
4 2 (4.08%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.08%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.08%) Debian
5 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (40.82%) Configuration Management
1 20 (40.82%) Continuous Integration
1 20 (40.82%) DevOps
2 7 (14.29%) Data Security
3 5 (10.20%) Statistical Analysis
3 5 (10.20%) Benchmarking
3 5 (10.20%) Data Analysis
3 5 (10.20%) Bioinformatics
4 4 (8.16%) MVC
4 4 (8.16%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum
5 3 (6.12%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.12%) Market Research
6 2 (4.08%) Incident Management
6 2 (4.08%) Service Management
7 1 (2.04%) Software Engineering
7 1 (2.04%) Use Case
7 1 (2.04%) SIEM
7 1 (2.04%) Document Management
7 1 (2.04%) OO
Programming Languages
1 19 (38.78%) Ruby
2 10 (20.41%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) Perl
3 8 (16.33%) SQL
3 8 (16.33%) Python
4 7 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 5 (10.20%) R
6 3 (6.12%) C++
7 1 (2.04%) C#
7 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.04%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (12.24%) Degree
2 5 (10.20%) PhD
3 4 (8.16%) RHCA
3 4 (8.16%) RHCE
4 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MOS
4 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.08%) MCP
4 2 (4.08%) MCSE
4 2 (4.08%) MCSA
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) XenServer
3 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (40.82%) Puppet
2 3 (6.12%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (6.12%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 11 (22.45%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.33%) Oracle
3 4 (8.16%) NetApp
3 4 (8.16%) Intershop
3 4 (8.16%) hybris
3 4 (8.16%) Demandware
4 3 (6.12%) VMware
5 2 (4.08%) Symantec
5 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 2 (4.08%) Cisco
5 2 (4.08%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.04%) Sun
6 1 (2.04%) HP
6 1 (2.04%) Intel
6 1 (2.04%) BMC
6 1 (2.04%) Nokia
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.04%) Splunk
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