Period
to 11 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 11 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 41 52 37
Rank change year-on-year +11 -15 +14
Contract jobs citing Unix 24 13 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 3.23% 1.85% 3.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.37% 7.26% 16.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 11
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +25.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £328 £323 £315
90th Percentile £461 £503 £438
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £413 £450 £345
% change year-on-year -8.33% +30.43% -4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Cambridge median hourly rate £22.50 £52.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -57.14% - -
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £22.50 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year -57.14% - -

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Cambridge
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 211 179 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 28.40% 25.46% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 90 60
Cambridge median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £200 £200
90th Percentile £493 £452 £425
Cambridgeshire median daily rate £375 £350 £339
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.32% -5.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 45 13
Cambridge median hourly rate £21.25 £42.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.40% +154.55% -56.29%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.60 £10.53
90th Percentile £50.25 £53.25 £42.15
Cambridgeshire median hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £28.94
% change year-on-year -56.79% +39.96% +114.35%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Cambridge

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Cambridge.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Cambridge

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 11 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for Unix.

1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (33.33%) Degree
3 8 (33.33%) C
3 8 (33.33%) C++
3 8 (33.33%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (29.17%) Firewall
4 7 (29.17%) Python
4 7 (29.17%) VPN
5 6 (25.00%) DNS
5 6 (25.00%) HTTP
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (25.00%) High Availability
5 6 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.83%) REST
6 5 (20.83%) Docker
6 5 (20.83%) Over-the-Top Content
6 5 (20.83%) Kubernetes
6 5 (20.83%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (20.83%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
7 4 (16.67%) Perl

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.33%) Apache
1 2 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.17%) Confluence
2 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (4.17%) GitHub
3 1 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (4.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 7 (29.17%) Firewall
1 7 (29.17%) VPN
2 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) HTTP
3 5 (20.83%) Remote Desktop
3 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
4 3 (12.50%) Internet
5 2 (8.33%) BGP
5 2 (8.33%) IPsec
5 2 (8.33%) L2TP
5 2 (8.33%) LAN
5 2 (8.33%) OpenVPN
5 2 (8.33%) Software-Defined Networking
5 2 (8.33%) WAN
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) Bluetooth
6 1 (4.17%) Broadband
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) SSH
6 1 (4.17%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (4.17%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (8.33%) GCC
2 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Hudson
3 1 (4.17%) LabVIEW
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (12.50%) Finance
1 3 (12.50%) Law
2 2 (8.33%) Electronics
2 2 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (4.17%) Publishing
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Integration Engineer
1 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Data Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) REST
2 4 (16.67%) LAMP
3 1 (4.17%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
3 1 (4.17%) LDAP
3 1 (4.17%) Node.js
3 1 (4.17%) React
3 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Over-the-Top Content
2 3 (12.50%) Life Science
3 2 (8.33%) Algorithms
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.17%) Derivative
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (4.17%) New Media
4 1 (4.17%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (16.67%) Ubuntu
2 4 (16.67%) Windows
3 2 (8.33%) Embedded Linux
3 2 (8.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Computer Science
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) DevOps
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
2 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (16.67%) DRM
5 3 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
6 2 (8.33%) Bioinformatics
6 2 (8.33%) Biology
6 2 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 2 (8.33%) Network Planning
6 2 (8.33%) Physics
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
6 2 (8.33%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) C
1 8 (33.33%) C++
1 8 (33.33%) SQL
2 7 (29.17%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) Java
3 4 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.17%) Assembly Language
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.17%) Fortran
5 1 (4.17%) MATLAB
5 1 (4.17%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.17%) R
5 1 (4.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Degree
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (16.67%) Numerate Degree
4 2 (8.33%) CCNA
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (8.33%) PhD
5 1 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Docker
1 5 (20.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 5 (20.83%) Virtual Servers
2 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.17%) NFS
3 1 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (20.83%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.33%) Prometheus
3 1 (4.17%) Ansible
3 1 (4.17%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) Salt
3 1 (4.17%) Terraform
3 1 (4.17%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
4 2 (8.33%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (4.17%) Dell
5 1 (4.17%) Google
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Hyperion
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle
5 1 (4.17%) Talend