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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 27 14
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 28 17 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.39% 4.62% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.86% 14.78% 24.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £288 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.82% -31.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £273 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 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 £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
UNIX
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
141 115 190
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.19% 31.25% 45.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 46 75
Average daily rate £350 £275 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £175 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 54
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 (81.25%) Linux
2 33 (68.75%) Java
3 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (52.08%) SQL
4 25 (52.08%) J2EE
4 25 (52.08%) UML
5 24 (50.00%) J2SE
6 22 (45.83%) Multithreading
7 21 (43.75%) Solaris
8 20 (41.67%) OO
8 20 (41.67%) Oracle
8 20 (41.67%) Perl
9 19 (39.58%) Tomcat
9 19 (39.58%) Sun
10 18 (37.50%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (33.33%) Atlassian
11 16 (33.33%) Finance
11 16 (33.33%) WebLogic
12 13 (27.08%) Scrum
12 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
13 12 (25.00%) Python
14 11 (22.92%) Windows
15 10 (20.83%) Internet
16 9 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
16 9 (18.75%) Clustering
16 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
17 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
17 8 (16.67%) TDD
17 8 (16.67%) Apache
17 8 (16.67%) Capacity Planning

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 19 (39.58%) Tomcat
2 16 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 8 (16.67%) Apache
4 3 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) MS Office
1 1 (2.08%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.83%) Internet
2 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.17%) VPN
3 2 (4.17%) LAN
3 2 (4.17%) VoIP
3 2 (4.17%) WAN
3 2 (4.17%) HTTP
4 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (27.08%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 3 (6.25%) Subversion
4 2 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (4.17%) JUnit
5 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.08%) IntelliJ
5 1 (2.08%) WinRunner
5 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.08%) JMeter
5 1 (2.08%) TestNG
5 1 (2.08%) JIRA
5 1 (2.08%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) Hudson
5 1 (2.08%) Robotium
General
1 16 (33.33%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Advertising
3 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (39.58%) Architect
2 17 (35.42%) Java Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Design Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) Principal Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Software Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
7 3 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Build Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Software Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) J2EE
2 24 (50.00%) J2SE
3 6 (12.50%) CGI
4 5 (10.42%) XML
5 3 (6.25%) Apache Camel
5 3 (6.25%) OSGi
5 3 (6.25%) REST
5 3 (6.25%) JMS
5 3 (6.25%) HTML
6 1 (2.08%) .NET
6 1 (2.08%) Web Services
6 1 (2.08%) HTML5
6 1 (2.08%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.75%) Clustering
2 7 (14.58%) Open Source
3 5 (10.42%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (6.25%) Statistics
6 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
6 2 (4.17%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (4.17%) Internet of Things
6 2 (4.17%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.08%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.08%) PKI
7 1 (2.08%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Linux
2 21 (43.75%) Solaris
3 18 (37.50%) Oracle Linux
4 11 (22.92%) Windows
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
6 2 (4.17%) HPUX
6 2 (4.17%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) UML
3 22 (45.83%) Multithreading
4 20 (41.67%) OO
5 13 (27.08%) Scrum
6 9 (18.75%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (18.75%) Load Balancing
7 8 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (16.67%) TDD
8 7 (14.58%) Performance Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.42%) Test Strategy
9 5 (10.42%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.42%) Data Security
10 4 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (6.25%) SOA
11 3 (6.25%) OOP
11 3 (6.25%) User Stories
11 3 (6.25%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (68.75%) Java
2 25 (52.08%) SQL
3 20 (41.67%) Perl
4 12 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (12.50%) C
6 4 (8.33%) C++
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.25%) PHP
8 2 (4.17%) Tcl
8 2 (4.17%) Korn
9 1 (2.08%) Groovy
9 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.08%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.08%) C#
9 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Degree
2 2 (4.17%) MCP
2 2 (4.17%) MCSE
2 2 (4.17%) MCSA
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) RHCE
2 2 (4.17%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.17%) MOS
2 2 (4.17%) RHCA
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 2 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 1 (2.08%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
1 2 (4.17%) Puppet
1 2 (4.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) Oracle
2 19 (39.58%) Sun
3 16 (33.33%) Atlassian
4 7 (14.58%) Sybase
5 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 4 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 2 (4.17%) VMware
6 2 (4.17%) NetApp
6 2 (4.17%) Nokia
6 2 (4.17%) Apple
6 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 2 (4.17%) Remedy
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.08%) HP
7 1 (2.08%) Perforce
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