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 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 37 52 28
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -24
Contract jobs citing UNIX 156 82 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.98% 3.39% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.97% 13.51% 19.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 31 80
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£400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 5
Average hourly rate £34.75 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.92% +44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £27.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £50.00 £38.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
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
781 607 885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.94% 25.11% 28.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 420 239 365
Average daily rate £340 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 112 141
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.25 £35.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 2014. 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 +6 45 £387 -22.62% 31
Essex +18 44 £448 -12.68% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 38 £390 +20.00% 24
Suffolk +7 19 £384 +53.50% 6
Norfolk -6 5 £260 -
Bedfordshire -30 5 £278 +20.65% 6
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 179 (64.39%) SQL
2 176 (63.31%) Linux
3 157 (56.47%) Java
4 137 (49.28%) Oracle
5 96 (34.53%) XML
6 75 (26.98%) Finance
7 74 (26.62%) Solaris
8 71 (25.54%) HTML
9 61 (21.94%) J2EE
10 56 (20.14%) PL/SQL
11 55 (19.78%) JavaScript
12 52 (18.71%) Web Services
13 51 (18.35%) Windows
13 51 (18.35%) Perl
14 50 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
15 46 (16.55%) WebSphere
15 46 (16.55%) IBM
16 45 (16.19%) Shell Script
16 45 (16.19%) Relational Database
17 44 (15.83%) WebLogic
18 43 (15.47%) MySQL
19 42 (15.11%) OO
20 40 (14.39%) Sun
21 39 (14.03%) UML
21 39 (14.03%) Tomcat
21 39 (14.03%) CSS
21 39 (14.03%) Spring
22 38 (13.67%) Ajax
23 37 (13.31%) Apache
24 35 (12.59%) Oracle Database

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

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 46 (16.55%) WebSphere
2 44 (15.83%) WebLogic
3 39 (14.03%) Tomcat
4 37 (13.31%) Apache
5 18 (6.47%) MQSeries
6 14 (5.04%) CMS
7 10 (3.60%) WebSphere Application Server
8 9 (3.24%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (3.24%) Adobe CQ
9 7 (2.52%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.80%) IIS
10 5 (1.80%) SharePoint
10 5 (1.80%) MS Exchange
11 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.08%) Node.js
12 3 (1.08%) OpenStack
12 3 (1.08%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 10 (3.60%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.16%) MS Office
3 5 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.36%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Tridion
2 2 (0.72%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.36%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.76%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon S3
3 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.36%) SaaS
4 1 (0.36%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.23%) Internet
2 27 (9.71%) HTTP
3 26 (9.35%) TCP/IP
3 26 (9.35%) VPN
3 26 (9.35%) DNS
4 25 (8.99%) SAN
5 21 (7.55%) Firewall
6 20 (7.19%) LDAP
7 16 (5.76%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (2.88%) NAS
8 8 (2.88%) DHCP
9 7 (2.52%) LAN
10 5 (1.80%) VLAN
10 5 (1.80%) IPsec
11 4 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
12 3 (1.08%) SSH
12 3 (1.08%) SNMP
12 3 (1.08%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.08%) Network Security
12 3 (1.08%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (16.19%) Relational Database
2 43 (15.47%) MySQL
3 35 (12.59%) Oracle Database
4 26 (9.35%) NoSQL
5 20 (7.19%) SQL Server
6 18 (6.47%) DB2
7 15 (5.40%) MariaDB
8 13 (4.68%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (4.32%) RDBMS
9 12 (4.32%) Oracle ODI
10 8 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
11 7 (2.52%) DbVisualizer
12 6 (2.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (2.16%) Oracle Database 10g
12 6 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
14 4 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (1.08%) Data Mart
15 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 34 (12.23%) Eclipse
2 32 (11.51%) Ant
3 27 (9.71%) Git (software)
4 26 (9.35%) Subversion
5 20 (7.19%) JUnit
6 16 (5.76%) QuickTest Pro
7 14 (5.04%) Maven
8 11 (3.96%) Selenium
9 9 (3.24%) Jenkins
10 8 (2.88%) Log4j
11 7 (2.52%) JIRA
11 7 (2.52%) LoadRunner
12 6 (2.16%) IntelliJ
13 5 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 5 (1.80%) ClearQuest
13 5 (1.80%) Mockito
14 4 (1.44%) Oracle Forms
14 4 (1.44%) MyEclipse
15 3 (1.08%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
15 3 (1.08%) JMeter
General
1 75 (26.98%) Finance
2 25 (8.99%) Manufacturing
3 21 (7.55%) Retail
4 10 (3.60%) Telecoms
5 8 (2.88%) Automotive
6 7 (2.52%) Legal
6 7 (2.52%) Marketing
7 5 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.80%) Advertising
7 5 (1.80%) Publishing
8 3 (1.08%) Back Office
9 2 (0.72%) Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Billing
10 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 99 (35.61%) Developer
2 47 (16.91%) Java Developer
3 40 (14.39%) Architect
4 26 (9.35%) Analyst
5 19 (6.83%) Tester
5 19 (6.83%) Java Architect
6 18 (6.47%) Administrator
7 16 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
8 14 (5.04%) Systems Administrator
9 12 (4.32%) Technical Architect
10 11 (3.96%) Web Developer
11 10 (3.60%) Systems Analyst
12 9 (3.24%) Consultant
12 9 (3.24%) Java/J2EE Developer
13 8 (2.88%) Software Engineer
14 7 (2.52%) Project Manager
14 7 (2.52%) Design Engineer
14 7 (2.52%) UNIX Administrator
14 7 (2.52%) Principal Engineer
14 7 (2.52%) Java/J2EE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (34.53%) XML
2 71 (25.54%) HTML
3 61 (21.94%) J2EE
4 52 (18.71%) Web Services
5 39 (14.03%) CSS
5 39 (14.03%) Spring
6 38 (13.67%) Ajax
7 27 (9.71%) Hibernate
8 26 (9.35%) J2SE
8 26 (9.35%) JSP
9 25 (8.99%) JSON
10 24 (8.63%) REST
11 22 (7.91%) Middleware
11 22 (7.91%) .NET
12 21 (7.55%) XSLT
13 20 (7.19%) JAAS
14 19 (6.83%) Servlets
15 17 (6.12%) Struts
16 16 (5.76%) SOAP
16 16 (5.76%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.27%) Replication
2 16 (5.76%) PKI
2 16 (5.76%) Enterprise Software
3 13 (4.68%) Web 2.0
4 10 (3.60%) Clustering
4 10 (3.60%) Open Source
5 9 (3.24%) Mathematics
6 7 (2.52%) Mainframe
6 7 (2.52%) Data Integration
7 6 (2.16%) CMDB
7 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.80%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.44%) Life Science
9 4 (1.44%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.44%) Biology
10 3 (1.08%) Statistics
10 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.72%) Blackberry
11 2 (0.72%) HP Superdome
11 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 176 (63.31%) Linux
2 74 (26.62%) Solaris
3 51 (18.35%) Windows
4 20 (7.19%) Oracle Linux
5 18 (6.47%) Mac OS X
6 15 (5.40%) HPUX
7 8 (2.88%) AIX
8 7 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.44%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.72%) SUSE
10 2 (0.72%) Android
10 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.36%) GCOS
11 1 (0.36%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.36%) zOS
11 1 (0.36%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (17.99%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (15.11%) OO
3 39 (14.03%) UML
4 33 (11.87%) Scrum
5 31 (11.15%) E-Commerce
5 31 (11.15%) Web Development
6 27 (9.71%) TDD
6 27 (9.71%) ITIL
7 25 (8.99%) Multithreading
8 23 (8.27%) Content Management
9 21 (7.55%) MVC
9 21 (7.55%) Configuration Management
10 19 (6.83%) DevOps
11 18 (6.47%) Validation
11 18 (6.47%) SOA
12 17 (6.12%) Migration
13 16 (5.76%) Unit Testing
14 15 (5.40%) Performance Testing
14 15 (5.40%) Service Delivery
14 15 (5.40%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 179 (64.39%) SQL
2 157 (56.47%) Java
3 56 (20.14%) PL/SQL
4 55 (19.78%) JavaScript
5 51 (18.35%) Perl
6 45 (16.19%) Shell Script
7 22 (7.91%) PowerShell
8 14 (5.04%) Python
9 13 (4.68%) Bash Shell
10 10 (3.60%) XPath
11 9 (3.24%) C++
12 8 (2.88%) C
12 8 (2.88%) C#
13 7 (2.52%) VB
13 7 (2.52%) Korn
14 5 (1.80%) VB.NET
14 5 (1.80%) PHP
15 4 (1.44%) AWK
16 3 (1.08%) Ruby
16 3 (1.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 23 (8.27%) Degree
2 19 (6.83%) Sun Certification
3 17 (6.12%) Security Cleared
4 10 (3.60%) SC Cleared
5 9 (3.24%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (3.24%) ISEB
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.72%) RHCE
7 2 (0.72%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.72%) MCP
7 2 (0.72%) MCSE
7 2 (0.72%) MCSA
7 2 (0.72%) MOS
7 2 (0.72%) RHCA
7 2 (0.72%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.36%) ACCA
8 1 (0.36%) MBA
8 1 (0.36%) CCNA
8 1 (0.36%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.24%) QA
2 8 (2.88%) SLA
3 6 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 31 (11.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.16%) Hyper-V
3 6 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (2.16%) KVM
4 5 (1.80%) Xen
5 3 (1.08%) NFS
5 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (0.72%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.36%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.36%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 25 (8.99%) Puppet
2 24 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.96%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (3.60%) Tivoli
5 9 (3.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.80%) Nagios
7 3 (1.08%) Vagrant
8 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.72%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.72%) OpenSSO
9 1 (0.36%) OpenView
9 1 (0.36%) Netcool
9 1 (0.36%) Oozie
Vendors
1 137 (49.28%) Oracle
2 46 (16.55%) IBM
3 40 (14.39%) Sun
4 30 (10.79%) HP
5 28 (10.07%) JBoss
6 26 (9.35%) Microsoft
7 18 (6.47%) VMware
7 18 (6.47%) Atlassian
8 16 (5.76%) Cisco
9 14 (5.04%) Red Hat
10 10 (3.60%) Sybase
10 10 (3.60%) AccuRev
11 9 (3.24%) FatWire
11 9 (3.24%) NetApp
12 8 (2.88%) Interwoven
13 6 (2.16%) F5
14 5 (1.80%) Splunk
15 4 (1.44%) hybris
15 4 (1.44%) WatchGuard
15 4 (1.44%) Endeca
Essex
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
EMBL
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hertfordshire
DP Connect
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Southend on Sea
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: £495 - 500 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Hinxton, near Cambridge, UK
EMBL
Posted: 22 days ago
Bedford
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: 23 days ago