The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cygwin skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cygwin over the 3 months to 25 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.

Cygwin
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 584 650 635
Rank change year-on-year +66 -15  
Contract jobs citing Cygwin 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.006% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the System Software category 0.058% 0.030% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Contract System Software Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 5162 6689 5926
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 11.15% 12.61% 10.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 3309 4127 3352
Median daily rate £401 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.31% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 304 468 622
Median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +25.71%  

Cygwin
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cygwin as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the System Software category.

Job vacancy trend for Cygwin in the UK

Cygwin
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cygwin in the UK

Cygwin
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cygwin in the UK

Cygwin
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cygwin within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +48 3 - -
Stevenage +1 3 - -
Hertfordshire -1 3 - -
East of England -5 3 - -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cygwin also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cygwin.

1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (100.00%) ClearQuest
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Automotive
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Avionics
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) SpaceWire
2 2 (66.67%) ECSS
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) UML
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) ANSI C

Cygwin
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SpaceWire
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Bugzilla
1 3 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 3 (100.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 3 (100.00%) Automotive
1 3 (100.00%) Avionics
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Software Validation Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Validation Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (66.67%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
2 2 (66.67%) Test Strategy
3 1 (33.33%) CMMI
3 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Degree
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) ECSS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat