The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 33 41 42
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 145 119 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 5.33% 4.10% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.78% 16.44% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 43 25
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£350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 10
Average hourly rate £40.60 £29.75 £32.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.47% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.90 £26.50 £26.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.44 £40.45 £51.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
UNIX
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England region.

Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
733 724 583
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.97% 24.93% 26.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 318 243
Average daily rate £325 £270 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £140 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 103 110
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the East of England region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the East of England region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +9 66 £360 -14.02% 15
Cambridgeshire +7 35 £325 -25.71% 20
Essex +6 35 £375 +29.31% 4
Bedfordshire +7 6 £315 +13.51% 3
Suffolk 0 2 - - 1
Norfolk -7 2 £350 +42.27%
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 153 (60.00%) Linux
2 103 (40.39%) SQL
3 94 (36.86%) Windows
4 84 (32.94%) Oracle
5 82 (32.16%) Java
6 66 (25.88%) HTML
6 66 (25.88%) XML
7 62 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
8 58 (22.75%) Relational Database
9 55 (21.57%) Solaris
9 55 (21.57%) JavaScript
10 53 (20.78%) Web Services
11 46 (18.04%) J2EE
12 45 (17.65%) CSS
12 45 (17.65%) IBM
12 45 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
13 43 (16.86%) WebSphere
14 41 (16.08%) TDD
15 36 (14.12%) Ajax
16 34 (13.33%) Shell Script
16 34 (13.33%) Configuration Management
16 34 (13.33%) Scrum
17 31 (12.16%) HP
18 30 (11.76%) Puppet
19 29 (11.37%) HTML5
19 29 (11.37%) Eclipse
19 29 (11.37%) OO
20 28 (10.98%) Ant
20 28 (10.98%) Content Management
20 28 (10.98%) User Stories

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England region citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 43 (16.86%) WebSphere
2 25 (9.80%) WebLogic
3 16 (6.27%) JBoss
4 10 (3.92%) Apache
5 9 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.14%) MQSeries
6 8 (3.14%) Tomcat
7 6 (2.35%) GlassFish
7 6 (2.35%) IIS
8 5 (1.96%) WildFly
9 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.18%) Apache Solr
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (0.78%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.78%) CMS
11 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.39%) Zope
11 1 (0.39%) Plone
11 1 (0.39%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 12 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.31%) MS Office
3 10 (3.92%) SOLIDWORKS
4 7 (2.75%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.18%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.78%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.78%) MS Project
6 2 (0.78%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.39%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.39%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Magento
1 4 (1.57%) Tridion
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Internet Expenses
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (0.78%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.39%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.18%) IaaS
2 3 (1.18%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (0.78%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.39%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.06%) TCP/IP
2 16 (6.27%) LAN
3 14 (5.49%) LDAP
3 14 (5.49%) SAN
4 13 (5.10%) HTTP
4 13 (5.10%) WAN
5 12 (4.71%) DNS
6 10 (3.92%) NAS
6 10 (3.92%) SSL
7 9 (3.53%) Network Security
8 8 (3.14%) Internet
9 7 (2.75%) Firewall
10 5 (1.96%) DHCP
11 4 (1.57%) Radio Access Network
11 4 (1.57%) LTE
11 4 (1.57%) OpenLDAP
11 4 (1.57%) VLAN
11 4 (1.57%) SSH
11 4 (1.57%) 3G
12 3 (1.18%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (22.75%) Relational Database
2 24 (9.41%) Oracle Database
3 23 (9.02%) MySQL
4 19 (7.45%) SQL Server
5 17 (6.67%) DB2
6 14 (5.49%) MongoDB
7 10 (3.92%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (3.53%) RDBMS
8 9 (3.53%) DbVisualizer
9 7 (2.75%) MariaDB
10 6 (2.35%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.96%) Ingres
11 5 (1.96%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
12 4 (1.57%) Big Data
12 4 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (1.18%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (1.18%) DTS
13 3 (1.18%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 29 (11.37%) Eclipse
2 28 (10.98%) Ant
3 25 (9.80%) Jenkins
3 25 (9.80%) Subversion
4 21 (8.24%) Git (software)
5 19 (7.45%) SoapUI
6 15 (5.88%) Selenium
7 10 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 10 (3.92%) WebDriver
8 9 (3.53%) Maven
9 7 (2.75%) QuickTest Pro
9 7 (2.75%) JIRA
10 6 (2.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.35%) JUnit
11 5 (1.96%) ProC
12 4 (1.57%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.57%) PHPUnit
12 4 (1.57%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 4 (1.57%) Log4j
13 3 (1.18%) AccuRev
General
1 27 (10.59%) Finance
2 18 (7.06%) Marketing
3 15 (5.88%) Retail
4 10 (3.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.14%) Legal
5 8 (3.14%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.96%) Banking
6 5 (1.96%) Billing
7 4 (1.57%) Back Office
8 3 (1.18%) Automotive
9 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.39%) Publishing
10 1 (0.39%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Electronics
10 1 (0.39%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 77 (30.20%) Developer
2 53 (20.78%) Java Developer
3 38 (14.90%) Administrator
4 37 (14.51%) Analyst
5 29 (11.37%) Systems Administrator
6 28 (10.98%) Architect
7 21 (8.24%) Linux Administrator
8 20 (7.84%) Consultant
9 19 (7.45%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 16 (6.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 15 (5.88%) Technical Architect
11 15 (5.88%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.71%) Senior Java Developer
12 12 (4.71%) DBA
12 12 (4.71%) Tester
12 12 (4.71%) Test Analyst
13 10 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (3.53%) Support Analyst
15 8 (3.14%) Automation Tester
15 8 (3.14%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (25.88%) HTML
1 66 (25.88%) XML
2 53 (20.78%) Web Services
3 46 (18.04%) J2EE
4 45 (17.65%) CSS
5 36 (14.12%) Ajax
6 29 (11.37%) HTML5
7 27 (10.59%) SOAP
8 26 (10.20%) EclipseLink
9 25 (9.80%) XHTML
10 22 (8.63%) REST
11 20 (7.84%) Struts
12 19 (7.45%) JAX-RS
12 19 (7.45%) TopLink
12 19 (7.45%) Spring
13 17 (6.67%) Hibernate
13 17 (6.67%) JAX-WS
14 16 (6.27%) JSP
15 14 (5.49%) RESTful
15 14 (5.49%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (5.10%) Data Centre
3 11 (4.31%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.53%) Replication
5 8 (3.14%) Clustering
6 7 (2.75%) Web 2.0
6 7 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.35%) Visualisation
8 5 (1.96%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.96%) CMDB
8 5 (1.96%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.57%) Mobile App
9 4 (1.57%) iSeries
9 4 (1.57%) PKI
9 4 (1.57%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.57%) AS400
10 3 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
10 3 (1.18%) Statistics
10 3 (1.18%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.18%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 153 (60.00%) Linux
2 94 (36.86%) Windows
3 55 (21.57%) Solaris
4 16 (6.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (6.27%) Mac OS X
5 13 (5.10%) AIX
5 13 (5.10%) HPUX
6 6 (2.35%) Debian
7 5 (1.96%) CentOS
8 3 (1.18%) zOS
8 3 (1.18%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.78%) Android
9 2 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.78%) Tru64
10 1 (0.39%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.39%) Fedora
10 1 (0.39%) SUSE
10 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (16.08%) TDD
4 34 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 34 (13.33%) Scrum
5 29 (11.37%) OO
6 28 (10.98%) Content Management
6 28 (10.98%) User Stories
7 23 (9.02%) ITIL
8 21 (8.24%) Service Delivery
9 20 (7.84%) DevOps
10 19 (7.45%) Coaching
10 19 (7.45%) SOA
11 18 (7.06%) Validation
12 17 (6.67%) E-Commerce
12 17 (6.67%) Digital Marketing
13 16 (6.27%) Use Case
13 16 (6.27%) Mentoring
14 15 (5.88%) RUP
15 14 (5.49%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 103 (40.39%) SQL
2 82 (32.16%) Java
3 55 (21.57%) JavaScript
4 34 (13.33%) Shell Script
5 25 (9.80%) Perl
6 23 (9.02%) PL/SQL
7 21 (8.24%) Ruby
8 19 (7.45%) Python
9 12 (4.71%) C
10 11 (4.31%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.53%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.35%) XPath
12 6 (2.35%) PHP
13 5 (1.96%) C++
13 5 (1.96%) Korn
14 4 (1.57%) C-shell
15 3 (1.18%) Bourne shell
15 3 (1.18%) Scala
16 2 (0.78%) C#
16 2 (0.78%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 24 (9.41%) Security Cleared
2 18 (7.06%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.14%) Degree
4 4 (1.57%) RHCA
4 4 (1.57%) RHCE
5 3 (1.18%) CISM
5 3 (1.18%) CISSP
5 3 (1.18%) HP ASE
5 3 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (0.78%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.39%) CISA
7 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.39%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.39%) ISEB
7 1 (0.39%) MCSA
7 1 (0.39%) MOS
7 1 (0.39%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.27%) QA
2 11 (4.31%) SLA
3 4 (1.57%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.39%) GxP
System Software
1 16 (6.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.31%) VMware ESX
3 10 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (2.75%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (2.75%) vSphere
5 6 (2.35%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.57%) vCloud
6 4 (1.57%) PowerHA
6 4 (1.57%) Dovecot
7 3 (1.18%) RACF
7 3 (1.18%) SRDF
7 3 (1.18%) ACF2
8 1 (0.39%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.39%) Samba
8 1 (0.39%) NFS
8 1 (0.39%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.39%) iptables
Systems Management
1 30 (11.76%) Puppet
2 13 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (3.14%) Tivoli
4 7 (2.75%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 3 (1.18%) BMC PATROL
7 3 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.78%) Nessus
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.39%) OpenView
9 1 (0.39%) Nmap
9 1 (0.39%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.39%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.39%) Iperf
Vendors
1 84 (32.94%) Oracle
2 45 (17.65%) IBM
3 31 (12.16%) HP
4 19 (7.45%) Microsoft
4 19 (7.45%) Red Hat
5 18 (7.06%) VMware
6 17 (6.67%) NetApp
7 14 (5.49%) Cisco
8 10 (3.92%) PTC
8 10 (3.92%) Autodesk
9 8 (3.14%) SAP
9 8 (3.14%) Citrix
10 7 (2.75%) EMC
11 6 (2.35%) Infoblox
11 6 (2.35%) Atlassian
11 6 (2.35%) Brocade
11 6 (2.35%) BMC
11 6 (2.35%) Sun
12 5 (1.96%) Business Objects
12 5 (1.96%) NetCracker
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