The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 34 42
Rank change year-on-year -15 +8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 25 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.70% 4.22% 4.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.21% 14.29% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 32
Median daily rate £193 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -43.38% +4.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £448 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.17 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.80% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +42.34% -27.45%  

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

Contract Operating System Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 161 175 249
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 27.43% 29.51% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 104 138
Median daily rate £280 £350 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £140 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 14 37
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £38.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Cambridgeshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Cambridgeshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Cambridgeshire over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Cambridgeshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Cambridgeshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 22 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -5 7 £234 -31.25% 6
Peterborough - 2 £193 -
Huntingdon -11 1 - -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 5 (29.41%) SAN
4 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
4 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
5 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) SQL
5 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 3 (17.65%) Python
6 3 (17.65%) Cisco
6 3 (17.65%) CentOS
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) REST
6 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
7 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
7 2 (11.76%) User Experience
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby
7 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
7 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 (11.76%) Apache
1 2 (11.76%) MediaWiki
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Spark
2 1 (5.88%) OpenStack
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle Workflow
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (29.41%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.88%) DHCP
3 1 (5.88%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) NoSQL
2 2 (11.76%) MySQL
3 1 (5.88%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (5.88%) Big Data
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
3 1 (5.88%) MS Access
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Banking
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Consultant
2 3 (17.65%) Developer
2 3 (17.65%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Full Stack Developer
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Environment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (5.88%) Test Environment Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (17.65%) REST
2 2 (11.76%) Django
2 2 (11.76%) Ruby on Rails
2 2 (11.76%) Web Services
3 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS
3 1 (5.88%) CSS3
3 1 (5.88%) Hibernate
3 1 (5.88%) HTML
3 1 (5.88%) HTML5
3 1 (5.88%) JPA
3 1 (5.88%) JSON
3 1 (5.88%) Kafka
3 1 (5.88%) Node.js
3 1 (5.88%) React
3 1 (5.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.76%) NHS
2 2 (11.76%) User Experience
3 1 (5.88%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Hedge funds
3 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) CentOS
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Debian
3 2 (11.76%) Solaris
3 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
3 2 (11.76%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) MVC
2 2 (11.76%) Service Management
2 2 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Bioinformatics
3 1 (5.88%) Change Control
3 1 (5.88%) Complexity Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Contingency Planning
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Database Security
3 1 (5.88%) Database Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Fraud Detection
3 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Process Improvement
3 1 (5.88%) Statistical Modelling
3 1 (5.88%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) Java
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) Python
3 2 (11.76%) C#
3 2 (11.76%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.76%) PHP
3 2 (11.76%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) C
4 1 (5.88%) C++
4 1 (5.88%) Perl
4 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 2 (11.76%) MCP
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (5.88%) Master's Degree
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PhD
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (29.41%) vCenter Server
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 3 (17.65%) Cisco
2 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) NetApp
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) HP