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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
East of England / Cambridgeshire
Rank 47 40 49
Rank change year-on-year -7 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 6 18 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 1.12% 2.89% 2.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.58% 12.08% 11.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 4
Median daily rate £350 £278 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.12% -34.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £60.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 131 149 149
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 24.39% 23.95% 22.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 71 54
Median daily rate £315 £381 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.37% +32.60%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £162 £104
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 42
Median hourly rate £17.50 £36.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.72% +158.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.18 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 24 March 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 3 £350 +26.12% 8
Peterborough +1 1 £300 +4.34%
Huntingdon - 1 £510 -
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 6 (31.58%) Java
4 6 (31.58%) Windows
4 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
5 5 (26.32%) Signal Processing
5 5 (26.32%) C
6 4 (21.05%) PHP
6 4 (21.05%) Oracle
6 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
6 4 (21.05%) REST
6 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
6 4 (21.05%) Ruby
7 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
7 3 (15.79%) User Experience
7 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
7 3 (15.79%) Django
7 3 (15.79%) MVC
7 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
7 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
7 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
7 3 (15.79%) Perl
7 3 (15.79%) C#
8 2 (10.53%) MySQL
8 2 (10.53%) Web Services
8 2 (10.53%) LDAP
8 2 (10.53%) Finance

Unix
Top Related 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 1 (5.26%) Apache
1 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
1 1 (5.26%) OpenStack
1 1 (5.26%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 4 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.53%) LDAP
2 1 (5.26%) Firewall
2 1 (5.26%) HTTP
2 1 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) NoSQL
2 3 (15.79%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.53%) Big Data
3 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
4 1 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.26%) DB2
4 1 (5.26%) MS Access
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Python Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Audio Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Audio Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Full Stack Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Architect
6 1 (5.26%) Database Analyst
6 1 (5.26%) DBA
6 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) REST
2 3 (15.79%) Django
2 3 (15.79%) Ruby on Rails
3 2 (10.53%) Web Services
4 1 (5.26%) .NET
4 1 (5.26%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS
4 1 (5.26%) CSS3
4 1 (5.26%) Hibernate
4 1 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (5.26%) HTML5
4 1 (5.26%) JPA
4 1 (5.26%) JSON
4 1 (5.26%) Kafka
4 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (5.26%) Node.js
4 1 (5.26%) React
4 1 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (15.79%) User Experience
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
2 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.26%) Algorithms
3 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.26%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 6 (31.58%) Windows
3 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Software Engineering
2 5 (26.32%) Signal Processing
3 3 (15.79%) Machine Learning
3 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Bioinformatics
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) High Availability
4 2 (10.53%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Validation
5 1 (5.26%) Biology
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Integration Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Statistical Analysis
5 1 (5.26%) Statistics
5 1 (5.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (57.89%) Python
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 6 (31.58%) Java
4 5 (26.32%) C
5 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
5 4 (21.05%) Embedded C
5 4 (21.05%) PHP
5 4 (21.05%) Ruby
6 3 (15.79%) C#
6 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
6 3 (15.79%) Perl
7 1 (5.26%) C++
7 1 (5.26%) PL/SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Degree
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) CCIE
2 1 (5.26%) CCNA
2 1 (5.26%) CCSA
2 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.26%) CISM
2 1 (5.26%) CISSP
2 1 (5.26%) JNCIA
2 1 (5.26%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Ansible
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Oracle
2 1 (5.26%) Cognos
2 1 (5.26%) Interwoven
2 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
2 1 (5.26%) SAP
2 1 (5.26%) VMware