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 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 20 32 19
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 23 9 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 6.15% 2.69% 6.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.01% 10.84% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 4
Average daily rate
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£325 £438 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £488 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+6.55% +1.66%
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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
121 83 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 32.35% 24.85% 35.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 41 34
Average daily rate £325 £343 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £219 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.31% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 31
Average hourly rate £17.00 £31.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.60% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.50 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £39.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 6 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 6 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 32 (76.19%) Linux
2 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
2 13 (30.95%) Ruby
2 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (30.95%) Puppet
2 13 (30.95%) DevOps
3 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 9 (21.43%) Web Services
3 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (19.05%) SQL
5 7 (16.67%) Oracle
5 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
6 6 (14.29%) Java
6 6 (14.29%) Python
6 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 5 (11.90%) DNS
7 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
7 5 (11.90%) J2EE
7 5 (11.90%) HTML
7 5 (11.90%) CSS
7 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
7 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
7 5 (11.90%) Debian
8 4 (9.52%) Symantec
8 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
8 4 (9.52%) LAN
8 4 (9.52%) WAN
8 4 (9.52%) DHCP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 6 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 (7.14%) Tomcat
1 3 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.38%) Zope
3 1 (2.38%) Plone
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.38%) Apache
3 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 1 (2.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 9 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) DNS
2 4 (9.52%) OpenLDAP
2 4 (9.52%) LAN
2 4 (9.52%) WAN
2 4 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) SSH
3 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 11g
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database 12c
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.38%) Big Data
3 1 (2.38%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Ant
1 1 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
1 2 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (2.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Administrator
2 11 (26.19%) Linux Administrator
3 10 (23.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 10 (23.81%) Developer
3 10 (23.81%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (16.67%) Consultant
5 6 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (9.52%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (9.52%) DBA
8 3 (7.14%) Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
9 2 (4.76%) Embedded Software Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.76%) Architect
10 1 (2.38%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.43%) Web Services
2 5 (11.90%) HTML
2 5 (11.90%) J2EE
2 5 (11.90%) CSS
3 4 (9.52%) Spring
3 4 (9.52%) Application Packaging
4 3 (7.14%) Spring MVC
4 3 (7.14%) jQuery
4 3 (7.14%) JPA
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 3 (7.14%) Ajax
4 3 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) JSP
4 3 (7.14%) Servlets
4 3 (7.14%) Struts
5 2 (4.76%) HTML5
5 2 (4.76%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.38%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.38%) iPad
1 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 32 (76.19%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) Windows
3 6 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.90%) Debian
5 3 (7.14%) CentOS
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (30.95%) Configuration Management
1 13 (30.95%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (30.95%) DevOps
2 3 (7.14%) Software Engineering
2 3 (7.14%) SIEM
2 3 (7.14%) MVC
2 3 (7.14%) Workflow
2 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 2 (4.76%) Migration
3 2 (4.76%) UML
3 2 (4.76%) OO
3 2 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (2.38%) Operations Management
4 1 (2.38%) Mentoring
4 1 (2.38%) Coaching
4 1 (2.38%) Big Data Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Data Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) Analytics
4 1 (2.38%) iOS Development
4 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) Ruby
2 8 (19.05%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) Java
4 5 (11.90%) JavaScript
4 5 (11.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (9.52%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.76%) Scala
6 2 (4.76%) Perl
6 2 (4.76%) C
6 2 (4.76%) C++
7 1 (2.38%) Objective-C
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (7.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) QA
2 2 (4.76%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Dovecot
3 3 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.38%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Oracle
1 7 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (14.29%) Infoblox
3 4 (9.52%) WorldPay
3 4 (9.52%) Symantec
4 3 (7.14%) Demandware
4 3 (7.14%) Intershop
4 3 (7.14%) hybris
5 2 (4.76%) F5
5 2 (4.76%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.76%) Qualys
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
5 2 (4.76%) Sourcefire
5 2 (4.76%) Temenos
5 2 (4.76%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Splunk
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