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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 36 37 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +13
Contract jobs citing Unix 114 153 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.44% 4.89% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.01% 19.20% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 59 65
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £275 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £505 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £351
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 10
Median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.84% +6.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £23.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £49.20 £41.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +22.95%
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
633 797 796
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.66% 25.48% 26.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 442 406
Median daily rate £350 £325 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £309
% change year-on-year
- +13.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 101 128
Median hourly rate £16.50 £20.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.51% +26.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £42.45 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Hertfordshire -5 33 £373 +6.42% 7
Norfolk +25 32 £488 -2.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 27 £400 +14.28% 19
Essex -25 14 £350 -12.50% 2
Bedfordshire +1 4 £250 -33.77% 2
Suffolk -1 3 £500 +17.64% 1
East Anglia - 1 £500 -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, 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 East of England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 107 (59.78%) Linux
2 75 (41.90%) Windows
3 71 (39.66%) Shell Script
4 66 (36.87%) Java
5 61 (34.08%) SQL
6 51 (28.49%) Oracle
7 45 (25.14%) J2EE
8 42 (23.46%) Solaris
9 41 (22.91%) IBM
10 38 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
11 33 (18.44%) Python
12 32 (17.88%) Red Hat
13 31 (17.32%) VMware
14 27 (15.08%) Data Management
15 26 (14.53%) Puppet
16 25 (13.97%) Firewall
17 24 (13.41%) ITIL
17 24 (13.41%) Master Data Management
17 24 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (11.73%) Open Source
19 20 (11.17%) Apache
19 20 (11.17%) HP
20 19 (10.61%) AIX
20 19 (10.61%) Git (software)
21 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
21 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
21 18 (10.06%) Perl
21 18 (10.06%) DNS
21 18 (10.06%) Kalman Filter
22 17 (9.50%) SAN

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England 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 20 (11.17%) Apache
2 17 (9.50%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.70%) WebSphere
4 10 (5.59%) Tomcat
5 9 (5.03%) WebLogic Portal
6 4 (2.23%) IIS
6 4 (2.23%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 3 (1.68%) Confluence
7 3 (1.68%) Drupal
7 3 (1.68%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.68%) nginx
8 2 (1.12%) CMS
8 2 (1.12%) iPlanet
8 2 (1.12%) JBoss
9 1 (0.56%) CICS
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.56%) SAS
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (3.35%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.23%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.68%) MS Office
3 3 (1.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.56%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.56%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.47%) Magento
2 4 (2.23%) Maximo
2 4 (2.23%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.79%) GitHub
4 4 (2.23%) Office 365
5 2 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.12%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.97%) Firewall
2 18 (10.06%) DNS
3 17 (9.50%) SAN
4 12 (6.70%) LDAP
5 11 (6.15%) SSL
6 6 (3.35%) BIG-IP
7 5 (2.79%) BGP
7 5 (2.79%) HTTP
7 5 (2.79%) OSPF
8 4 (2.23%) FTP
8 4 (2.23%) Internet
8 4 (2.23%) Kerberos
8 4 (2.23%) LAN
8 4 (2.23%) Multicast
8 4 (2.23%) TCP/IP
8 4 (2.23%) VLAN
8 4 (2.23%) Wireless
8 4 (2.23%) X.509
9 3 (1.68%) 4G
9 3 (1.68%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.94%) IBM InfoSphere
2 13 (7.26%) MySQL
3 12 (6.70%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.15%) DB2
5 9 (5.03%) Hadoop
5 9 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.47%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (2.23%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (2.23%) Big Data
7 4 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (2.23%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.68%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.12%) DataStage
9 2 (1.12%) DbVisualizer
9 2 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (10.61%) Git (software)
2 17 (9.50%) JIRA
3 12 (6.70%) Subversion
4 10 (5.59%) Ant
5 7 (3.91%) Jenkins
6 5 (2.79%) Selenium
6 5 (2.79%) WebDriver
7 4 (2.23%) Appium
7 4 (2.23%) ClearCase
7 4 (2.23%) Gerrit
7 4 (2.23%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.68%) Gradle
8 3 (1.68%) JUnit
8 3 (1.68%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.12%) AccuRev
9 2 (1.12%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.12%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.12%) PVCS
9 2 (1.12%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.12%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (5.59%) Finance
2 8 (4.47%) Retail
3 6 (3.35%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.79%) Advertising
5 3 (1.68%) Military
6 2 (1.12%) Banking
7 1 (0.56%) Avionics
7 1 (0.56%) Electronics
7 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.56%) Local Government
7 1 (0.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 38 (21.23%) Architect
1 38 (21.23%) Developer
2 27 (15.08%) Administrator
3 22 (12.29%) Systems Administrator
4 16 (8.94%) Linux Administrator
5 15 (8.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (7.26%) Unix Administrator
7 12 (6.70%) Analyst
8 11 (6.15%) Java Developer
9 10 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Network Engineer
9 10 (5.59%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 7 (3.91%) Consultant
10 7 (3.91%) Software Developer
10 7 (3.91%) Tester
11 6 (3.35%) Automation Tester
11 6 (3.35%) Designer
11 6 (3.35%) DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.35%) Unix Architect
12 5 (2.79%) Selenium Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.14%) J2EE
2 17 (9.50%) XML
3 16 (8.94%) HTML
4 13 (7.26%) Web Services
5 11 (6.15%) JSP
6 8 (4.47%) Ajax
6 8 (4.47%) CSS
6 8 (4.47%) HTML5
6 8 (4.47%) Middleware
7 6 (3.35%) Java EE
7 6 (3.35%) JSON
7 6 (3.35%) LESS
7 6 (3.35%) Sass
7 6 (3.35%) XHTML
8 4 (2.23%) OAuth
8 4 (2.23%) REST
8 4 (2.23%) RESTful
8 4 (2.23%) SAML
8 4 (2.23%) SPNEGO
9 3 (1.68%) Behat
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.38%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (6.70%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.47%) Biology
4 7 (3.91%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.79%) Cryptography
5 5 (2.79%) Informatics
6 4 (2.23%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
6 4 (2.23%) PKI
7 3 (1.68%) EFT
7 3 (1.68%) MPEG
8 2 (1.12%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) iPad
8 2 (1.12%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.12%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.12%) Taxonomies
8 2 (1.12%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.12%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 107 (59.78%) Linux
2 75 (41.90%) Windows
3 42 (23.46%) Solaris
4 24 (13.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (10.61%) AIX
6 12 (6.70%) Windows Server
7 11 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (5.59%) HPUX
9 4 (2.23%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.23%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.68%) CentOS
11 2 (1.12%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.12%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.56%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (21.23%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.08%) Data Management
3 24 (13.41%) ITIL
3 24 (13.41%) Master Data Management
4 21 (11.73%) Open Source
5 18 (10.06%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (8.94%) OO
7 15 (8.38%) Configuration Management
8 14 (7.82%) Information Management
8 14 (7.82%) TDD
9 13 (7.26%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (7.26%) Data Analysis
9 13 (7.26%) Migration
9 13 (7.26%) Virtual Environments
10 12 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (6.70%) High Availability
10 12 (6.70%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.15%) Load Balancing
12 10 (5.59%) Change Control
12 10 (5.59%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 71 (39.66%) Shell Script
2 66 (36.87%) Java
3 61 (34.08%) SQL
4 33 (18.44%) Python
5 18 (10.06%) Perl
6 16 (8.94%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.38%) C++
7 15 (8.38%) JavaScript
8 14 (7.82%) C
9 10 (5.59%) PHP
10 7 (3.91%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.91%) Ruby
11 4 (2.23%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.23%) MATLAB
12 3 (1.68%) AWK
12 3 (1.68%) COBOL
12 3 (1.68%) sed
13 1 (0.56%) C#
13 1 (0.56%) Groovy
13 1 (0.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 18 (10.06%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.38%) Degree
3 12 (6.70%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.79%) CCNA
4 5 (2.79%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.23%) CCNP
5 4 (2.23%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.23%) RHCE
6 2 (1.12%) MCSE
6 2 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.12%) Postgraduate
7 1 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.56%) ISEB
7 1 (0.56%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.56%) MBA
7 1 (0.56%) MCSA
7 1 (0.56%) VCP5
7 1 (0.56%) VCP6
7 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.47%) QA
2 5 (2.79%) JSP 440
3 2 (1.12%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 18 (10.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (7.26%) iptables
3 12 (6.70%) Active Directory
4 11 (6.15%) vSphere
5 10 (5.59%) Postfix
5 10 (5.59%) Sendmail
5 10 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (4.47%) Docker
7 4 (2.23%) Hyper-V
7 4 (2.23%) KVM
7 4 (2.23%) LXC
7 4 (2.23%) vCloud
7 4 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.12%) Cygwin
9 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 26 (14.53%) Puppet
2 12 (6.70%) OSSEC
3 11 (6.15%) Nagios
4 10 (5.59%) Cobbler
5 5 (2.79%) Ansible
5 5 (2.79%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.68%) Bacula
6 3 (1.68%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (1.68%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.12%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.56%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView
8 1 (0.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.56%) Terraform
8 1 (0.56%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.56%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 51 (28.49%) Oracle
2 41 (22.91%) IBM
3 32 (17.88%) Red Hat
4 31 (17.32%) VMware
5 20 (11.17%) HP
6 15 (8.38%) Cisco
7 12 (6.70%) EMC
7 12 (6.70%) Microsoft
7 12 (6.70%) SolarWinds
8 11 (6.15%) BEA
8 11 (6.15%) LogRhythm
8 11 (6.15%) Splunk
8 11 (6.15%) TippingPoint
9 10 (5.59%) ServiceNow
10 8 (4.47%) F5
11 7 (3.91%) Sun
12 6 (3.35%) webMethods
13 5 (2.79%) hybris
14 4 (2.23%) CA
14 4 (2.23%) ForgeRock
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