The first table below looks at the demand for Cygwin skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cygwin 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 System Software category.

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
Cygwin
Rank 584 542 -
Rank change year-on-year
-42 -
Contract jobs citing Cygwin 3 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.004% -
As % of the System Software category 0.057% 0.046% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate £433 £314 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £314 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
System Software Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
System Software category
5255 4391 4700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 9.33% 9.20% 7.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2686 2123 2314
Average daily rate £350 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 624 570
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.06 £31.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -6.06%

Cygwin
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cygwin within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the System Software category.

Cygwin Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cygwin
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cygwin within the UK.

Cygwin Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cygwin
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cygwin within the UK.

Cygwin Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cygwin
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cygwin 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 Cygwin.

1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) Ruby
2 3 (75.00%) IPTV
2 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) Android
2 3 (75.00%) JBehave
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) BDD
2 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (75.00%) REST
2 3 (75.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (75.00%) User Stories
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (75.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Flash
2 3 (75.00%) Python

Cygwin
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cygwin 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 Cygwin. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) LAN
2 1 (25.00%) WAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Subversion
2 3 (75.00%) JIRA
2 3 (75.00%) Selenium
2 3 (75.00%) Maven
2 3 (75.00%) JBehave
2 3 (75.00%) WebDriver
2 3 (75.00%) Cucumber
2 3 (75.00%) eggPlant
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (25.00%) ClearQuest
3 1 (25.00%) ClearCase
3 1 (25.00%) Eclipse
3 1 (25.00%) Redmine
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) Test Leader
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
1 3 (75.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) Flash
1 3 (75.00%) SOAP
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) IPTV
1 3 (75.00%) Video on Demand
1 3 (75.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
1 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Test Scripting
1 3 (75.00%) BDD
1 3 (75.00%) User Stories
1 3 (75.00%) Regression Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) DRM
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) ISTQB
1 3 (75.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) VMware
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) IBM