The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cambridgeshire region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 31 13
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 25 27 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 3.47% 4.50% 9.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.62% 14.06% 31.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 5 47
Average daily rate £388 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 10
Average hourly rate £26.97 £45.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.06% +20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
171 192 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 23.72% 32.00% 30.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 111
Average daily rate £300 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £145 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £374 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 44 53
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -41.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £38.30 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridgeshire region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cambridgeshire region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -4 14 £388 +6.89% 28
Peterborough - 8 - - 2
Huntingdon - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 53 (77.94%) SQL
2 44 (64.71%) Linux
3 36 (52.94%) Java
4 34 (50.00%) Perl
5 32 (47.06%) Tomcat
6 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
7 29 (42.65%) Finance
8 28 (41.18%) Solaris
9 27 (39.71%) Sybase
10 23 (33.82%) Subversion
11 21 (30.88%) CGI
12 20 (29.41%) Oracle
13 19 (27.94%) J2EE
13 19 (27.94%) OO
13 19 (27.94%) Sun
14 15 (22.06%) Apache
15 12 (17.65%) Advertising
16 11 (16.18%) Clustering
17 10 (14.71%) QA
17 10 (14.71%) J2SE
18 9 (13.24%) UML
18 9 (13.24%) Windows
18 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
18 9 (13.24%) TDD
18 9 (13.24%) Degree
19 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
19 8 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
19 8 (11.76%) C
19 8 (11.76%) VMware
20 7 (10.29%) SAN

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 32 (47.06%) Tomcat
2 15 (22.06%) Apache
3 5 (7.35%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
4 3 (4.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.47%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (1.47%) CloudStack
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.47%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.29%) SAN
2 6 (8.82%) Internet
3 3 (4.41%) LAN
3 3 (4.41%) WAN
3 3 (4.41%) DHCP
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.41%) NAS
4 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.94%) Informix
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.47%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 23 (33.82%) Subversion
2 8 (11.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.94%) JIRA
3 2 (2.94%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.47%) JMeter
4 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.47%) WinRunner
4 1 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.47%) IntelliJ
4 1 (1.47%) Toad
4 1 (1.47%) JUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.47%) Hudson
4 1 (1.47%) Robotium
4 1 (1.47%) Selenium
General
1 29 (42.65%) Finance
2 12 (17.65%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Back Office
4 1 (1.47%) Electronics
4 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 24 (35.29%) Developer
2 15 (22.06%) Java Developer
3 11 (16.18%) Java Engineer
4 10 (14.71%) Architect
5 9 (13.24%) Java Architect
6 5 (7.35%) Programmer
6 5 (7.35%) Consultant
6 5 (7.35%) DBA
6 5 (7.35%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (5.88%) Java Programmer
7 4 (5.88%) Java/J2EE Architect
7 4 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Analyst
8 3 (4.41%) Wintel Consultant
8 3 (4.41%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (30.88%) CGI
2 19 (27.94%) J2EE
3 10 (14.71%) J2SE
4 6 (8.82%) .NET
5 3 (4.41%) HTML
5 3 (4.41%) CSS
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) WCF
6 2 (2.94%) JSON
6 2 (2.94%) HTML5
6 2 (2.94%) Web Services
6 2 (2.94%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Clustering
2 6 (8.82%) Replication
3 4 (5.88%) Open Source
4 3 (4.41%) Thin Client
4 3 (4.41%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) MPEG
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.47%) IPTV
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 44 (64.71%) Linux
2 28 (41.18%) Solaris
3 9 (13.24%) Windows
4 8 (11.76%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) Debian
7 1 (1.47%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.47%) Android
7 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (45.59%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (27.94%) OO
3 9 (13.24%) UML
3 9 (13.24%) Multithreading
3 9 (13.24%) TDD
4 7 (10.29%) OOA/OOD
4 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (10.29%) Unit Testing
4 7 (10.29%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.82%) Performance Testing
5 6 (8.82%) Data Modelling
5 6 (8.82%) OOD
5 6 (8.82%) BCP
6 5 (7.35%) Scrum
7 4 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.88%) Business Continuity
8 3 (4.41%) ITIL
8 3 (4.41%) Capacity Planning
8 3 (4.41%) Software Deployment
8 3 (4.41%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 53 (77.94%) SQL
2 36 (52.94%) Java
3 34 (50.00%) Perl
4 8 (11.76%) C
5 6 (8.82%) Bourne shell
5 6 (8.82%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.82%) Python
5 6 (8.82%) AWK
6 5 (7.35%) sed
6 5 (7.35%) Ruby
7 4 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.41%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.94%) C#
9 2 (2.94%) VB
9 2 (2.94%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.47%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) PHP
10 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (13.24%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.41%) MCSE
2 3 (4.41%) MCSA
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.47%) RHCE
3 1 (1.47%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.47%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.71%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 3 (4.41%) XenApp
2 3 (4.41%) XenDesktop
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Data Guard
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.47%) Nagios
3 1 (1.47%) collectd
3 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 27 (39.71%) Sybase
2 20 (29.41%) Oracle
3 19 (27.94%) Sun
4 8 (11.76%) VMware
5 5 (7.35%) Microsoft
5 5 (7.35%) Atlassian
6 3 (4.41%) Mercator
6 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.41%) HP
6 3 (4.41%) Dell
6 3 (4.41%) Citrix
6 3 (4.41%) IBM
7 1 (1.47%) Perforce
7 1 (1.47%) i2
7 1 (1.47%) Foundry
7 1 (1.47%) Akamai
7 1 (1.47%) Percona
7 1 (1.47%) Rackspace
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Pioneer Search
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough
Volt
Rate: £26.97 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hudson - London
Rate: £500 per day
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