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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 32 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 30 11 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 5.98% 2.90% 9.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 10.58% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 31
Average daily rate
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£390 £278 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.54% -34.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £313 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Average hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £38.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +31.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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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
150 104 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 29.88% 27.44% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 42 82
Average daily rate £350 £285 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -10.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £170 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 19 60
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -45.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 37 (80.43%) Linux
2 30 (65.22%) Java
3 25 (54.35%) J2EE
4 24 (52.17%) SQL
4 24 (52.17%) J2SE
5 23 (50.00%) UML
6 22 (47.83%) Multithreading
7 21 (45.65%) Solaris
8 20 (43.48%) OO
8 20 (43.48%) Oracle
9 19 (41.30%) Perl
9 19 (41.30%) Tomcat
9 19 (41.30%) Sun
10 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
10 18 (39.13%) Oracle Linux
11 16 (34.78%) Atlassian
11 16 (34.78%) Finance
11 16 (34.78%) WebLogic
12 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
13 12 (26.09%) Scrum
14 10 (21.74%) Python
14 10 (21.74%) Internet
15 9 (19.57%) OOA/OOD
15 9 (19.57%) Windows
15 9 (19.57%) Clustering
15 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
16 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
16 8 (17.39%) Apache
16 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
17 7 (15.22%) Open Source

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (41.30%) Tomcat
2 16 (34.78%) WebLogic
3 8 (17.39%) Apache
4 3 (6.52%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Internet
2 2 (4.35%) LAN
2 2 (4.35%) VoIP
2 2 (4.35%) WAN
2 2 (4.35%) VPN
2 2 (4.35%) HTTP
3 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) Informix
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.52%) Subversion
2 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) JIRA
3 2 (4.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.17%) JUnit
4 1 (2.17%) IntelliJ
4 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.17%) WinRunner
4 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.17%) JMeter
4 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
4 1 (2.17%) Robotium
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 5 (10.87%) Advertising
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (41.30%) Architect
2 17 (36.96%) Java Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Principal Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Java/J2EE Architect
3 7 (15.22%) Design Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Developer
4 6 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 5 (10.87%) Administrator
5 5 (10.87%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
6 4 (8.70%) Technical Architect
6 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) QA Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.52%) Senior QA Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (54.35%) J2EE
2 24 (52.17%) J2SE
3 6 (13.04%) CGI
4 4 (8.70%) XML
5 3 (6.52%) JMS
5 3 (6.52%) REST
5 3 (6.52%) OSGi
5 3 (6.52%) Apache Camel
6 2 (4.35%) HTML
7 1 (2.17%) .NET
7 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Clustering
2 7 (15.22%) Open Source
3 5 (10.87%) Mathematics
4 3 (6.52%) Statistics
5 2 (4.35%) Internet of Things
5 2 (4.35%) Machine to Machine
5 2 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (4.35%) Blackberry
6 1 (2.17%) MPEG
6 1 (2.17%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.17%) IPTV
6 1 (2.17%) Applied Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Solaris
3 18 (39.13%) Oracle Linux
4 9 (19.57%) Windows
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.35%) AIX
6 2 (4.35%) HPUX
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) UML
2 22 (47.83%) Multithreading
3 20 (43.48%) OO
4 18 (39.13%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (26.09%) Scrum
6 9 (19.57%) OOA/OOD
6 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
7 8 (17.39%) Enterprise Architecture
7 8 (17.39%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (15.22%) Performance Testing
8 7 (15.22%) TDD
9 5 (10.87%) Data Security
9 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
9 5 (10.87%) Test Strategy
10 3 (6.52%) OOP
10 3 (6.52%) SOA
10 3 (6.52%) Software Engineering
11 2 (4.35%) Market Research
11 2 (4.35%) Test Management
11 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (65.22%) Java
2 24 (52.17%) SQL
3 19 (41.30%) Perl
4 10 (21.74%) Python
5 5 (10.87%) Bash Shell
6 4 (8.70%) C
7 3 (6.52%) PHP
7 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
7 3 (6.52%) Ruby
8 2 (4.35%) Korn
8 2 (4.35%) Tcl
8 2 (4.35%) C++
9 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
9 1 (2.17%) C#
9 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
9 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.17%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) RHCA
2 2 (4.35%) MOS
2 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.35%) RHCE
2 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.35%) MCP
2 2 (4.35%) MCSE
2 2 (4.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.87%) QA
2 2 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (4.35%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (4.35%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle
2 19 (41.30%) Sun
3 16 (34.78%) Atlassian
4 7 (15.22%) Sybase
5 4 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
7 2 (4.35%) VMware
7 2 (4.35%) Apple
7 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.35%) Symantec
7 2 (4.35%) Remedy
7 2 (4.35%) NetApp
7 2 (4.35%) Nokia
7 2 (4.35%) Cisco
8 1 (2.17%) HP
8 1 (2.17%) Perforce
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