The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the East of England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 46 51 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -23
Contract jobs citing UNIX 119 74 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.07% 3.10% 5.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.41% 11.92% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 20 80
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £220 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 7
Average hourly rate £30.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £27.77 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.45 £50.30 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
772 621 813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 26.38% 26.01% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 240 353
Average daily rate £275 £295 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.77% -9.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £150 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 116 136
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £39.93 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
UNIX
England

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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
Cambridgeshire -6 31 £390 +9.47% 24
Essex +12 24 £448 -10.50% 3
Hertfordshire +5 22 £363 +2.11% 14
Suffolk -2 20 £384 - 1
Norfolk - 18 £260 - 2
Bedfordshire -20 4 £278 +16.84% 4
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 162 (59.78%) Linux
2 153 (56.46%) SQL
3 134 (49.45%) Java
4 120 (44.28%) Oracle
5 86 (31.73%) XML
6 71 (26.20%) HTML
7 68 (25.09%) Windows
8 62 (22.88%) Solaris
8 62 (22.88%) Finance
9 57 (21.03%) JavaScript
10 54 (19.93%) J2EE
11 52 (19.19%) IBM
12 51 (18.82%) Web Services
13 47 (17.34%) Relational Database
14 46 (16.97%) WebSphere
14 46 (16.97%) CSS
15 42 (15.50%) OO
16 39 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
17 38 (14.02%) HP
18 37 (13.65%) Apache
18 37 (13.65%) ITIL
18 37 (13.65%) PL/SQL
18 37 (13.65%) Shell Script
18 37 (13.65%) Ajax
19 36 (13.28%) Web Development
19 36 (13.28%) WebLogic
20 35 (12.92%) Tomcat
20 35 (12.92%) Active Directory
21 34 (12.55%) E-Commerce
22 33 (12.18%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (16.97%) WebSphere
2 37 (13.65%) Apache
3 36 (13.28%) WebLogic
4 35 (12.92%) Tomcat
5 19 (7.01%) CMS
5 19 (7.01%) MQSeries
6 14 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (4.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 11 (4.06%) IIS
8 9 (3.32%) IBM HTTP Server
9 8 (2.95%) MS Exchange
10 6 (2.21%) Adobe CQ
10 6 (2.21%) OpenROAD
11 5 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (1.48%) Alfresco
12 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (1.11%) Apache ServiceMix
Applications
1 14 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.95%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.58%) MS Office
4 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.74%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) RiskWrite
1 4 (1.48%) Tridion
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.37%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.27%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.37%) SaaS
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.37%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.81%) Internet
2 31 (11.44%) HTTP
3 29 (10.70%) DNS
4 25 (9.23%) TCP/IP
5 24 (8.86%) VPN
6 22 (8.12%) SAN
7 19 (7.01%) Firewall
8 16 (5.90%) LDAP
8 16 (5.90%) Reverse Proxy
9 11 (4.06%) NAS
9 11 (4.06%) DHCP
10 10 (3.69%) LAN
11 5 (1.85%) VLAN
11 5 (1.85%) WAN
11 5 (1.85%) FTP
11 5 (1.85%) IPsec
12 4 (1.48%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.11%) SSH
13 3 (1.11%) Network Security
13 3 (1.11%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.34%) Relational Database
2 33 (12.18%) MySQL
3 31 (11.44%) SQL Server
4 29 (10.70%) DB2
5 21 (7.75%) Data Warehouse
6 19 (7.01%) NoSQL
7 17 (6.27%) Oracle Database
8 16 (5.90%) RDBMS
9 11 (4.06%) Oracle Reports
10 9 (3.32%) MariaDB
11 7 (2.58%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (2.21%) DbVisualizer
12 6 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (2.21%) Ingres
12 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 5 (1.85%) DataStage
14 4 (1.48%) Crystal Reports
14 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 3 (1.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 33 (12.18%) Ant
2 27 (9.96%) Subversion
3 26 (9.59%) Eclipse
4 17 (6.27%) Git (software)
5 16 (5.90%) JUnit
6 11 (4.06%) Log4j
7 10 (3.69%) Maven
8 7 (2.58%) Selenium
8 7 (2.58%) LoadRunner
9 6 (2.21%) Jenkins
9 6 (2.21%) QuickTest Pro
9 6 (2.21%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
10 5 (1.85%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.48%) Oracle Forms
11 4 (1.48%) MyEclipse
11 4 (1.48%) Mockito
12 3 (1.11%) XDoclet
13 2 (0.74%) JMeter
13 2 (0.74%) JIRA
13 2 (0.74%) Fiddler
General
1 62 (22.88%) Finance
2 28 (10.33%) Manufacturing
3 27 (9.96%) Retail
4 8 (2.95%) Legal
4 8 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 7 (2.58%) Marketing
6 6 (2.21%) Automotive
7 4 (1.48%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.48%) Publishing
8 3 (1.11%) Banking
8 3 (1.11%) Back Office
9 2 (0.74%) Advertising
9 2 (0.74%) Billing
10 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 112 (41.33%) Developer
2 50 (18.45%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.70%) Architect
4 23 (8.49%) Analyst
5 15 (5.54%) Java Architect
5 15 (5.54%) Administrator
6 14 (5.17%) Project Manager
7 12 (4.43%) Consultant
7 12 (4.43%) Systems Administrator
8 11 (4.06%) Technical Architect
8 11 (4.06%) Web Developer
9 9 (3.32%) Systems Analyst
9 9 (3.32%) Support Engineer
10 8 (2.95%) Tester
10 8 (2.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 7 (2.58%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.21%) Technical Delivery Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Technical Project Manager
12 6 (2.21%) Delivery Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (31.73%) XML
2 71 (26.20%) HTML
3 54 (19.93%) J2EE
4 51 (18.82%) Web Services
5 46 (16.97%) CSS
6 37 (13.65%) Ajax
7 32 (11.81%) Spring
8 26 (9.59%) JSP
9 24 (8.86%) Hibernate
9 24 (8.86%) JSON
10 23 (8.49%) Struts
11 22 (8.12%) .NET
12 21 (7.75%) REST
13 18 (6.64%) XSLT
14 17 (6.27%) XHTML
15 16 (5.90%) JPA
16 15 (5.54%) JAAS
16 15 (5.54%) Servlets
17 14 (5.17%) J2SE
17 14 (5.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.96%) Enterprise Software
2 19 (7.01%) Replication
3 16 (5.90%) Web 2.0
4 13 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.43%) PKI
5 12 (4.43%) Clustering
6 9 (3.32%) Mainframe
7 8 (2.95%) Open Source
8 6 (2.21%) CMDB
9 5 (1.85%) Visualisation
10 3 (1.11%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.11%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.11%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
11 2 (0.74%) Machine to Machine
11 2 (0.74%) Social Media
11 2 (0.74%) Data Protection Act
11 2 (0.74%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 162 (59.78%) Linux
2 68 (25.09%) Windows
3 62 (22.88%) Solaris
4 20 (7.38%) Mac OS X
5 13 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.06%) AIX
7 10 (3.69%) HPUX
8 8 (2.95%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.58%) Windows 7
10 6 (2.21%) SUSE
11 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.11%) Android
12 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.37%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.37%) zOS
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (15.50%) OO
2 39 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (13.65%) ITIL
4 36 (13.28%) Web Development
5 34 (12.55%) E-Commerce
6 30 (11.07%) Configuration Management
7 28 (10.33%) Scrum
8 26 (9.59%) TDD
9 25 (9.23%) Service Delivery
10 22 (8.12%) UML
11 21 (7.75%) SOA
12 18 (6.64%) Validation
12 18 (6.64%) Content Management
13 17 (6.27%) DevOps
14 16 (5.90%) RAD
15 15 (5.54%) MVC
16 13 (4.80%) Multithreading
16 13 (4.80%) Incident Management
16 13 (4.80%) Migration
17 12 (4.43%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 153 (56.46%) SQL
2 134 (49.45%) Java
3 57 (21.03%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.65%) PL/SQL
4 37 (13.65%) Shell Script
5 31 (11.44%) Perl
6 21 (7.75%) PowerShell
7 12 (4.43%) Python
7 12 (4.43%) XPath
7 12 (4.43%) Bash Shell
8 11 (4.06%) C
9 8 (2.95%) C++
10 7 (2.58%) VB
11 6 (2.21%) Korn
12 5 (1.85%) C#
13 4 (1.48%) COBOL
13 4 (1.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 4 (1.48%) AWK
13 4 (1.48%) Ruby
14 3 (1.11%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (6.64%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.90%) Sun Certification
2 16 (5.90%) Degree
3 11 (4.06%) SC Cleared
4 8 (2.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 8 (2.95%) ISEB
5 6 (2.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.85%) MCSE
6 5 (1.85%) MCSA
7 4 (1.48%) RHCE
8 3 (1.11%) RHCA
8 3 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) MCP
9 2 (0.74%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.74%) MOS
10 1 (0.37%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.37%) CCNA
10 1 (0.37%) MBA
10 1 (0.37%) ACCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.17%) QA
2 12 (4.43%) SLA
3 6 (2.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 35 (12.92%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.21%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (2.21%) KVM
5 4 (1.48%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 3 (1.11%) XenApp
6 3 (1.11%) NFS
7 2 (0.74%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.74%) Xen
8 1 (0.37%) vSphere
8 1 (0.37%) XenServer
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.37%) Samba
8 1 (0.37%) RHEV
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (8.12%) Puppet
1 22 (8.12%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (5.54%) Tivoli
3 8 (2.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 6 (2.21%) Control-M
4 6 (2.21%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.11%) SCCM
6 3 (1.11%) Nagios
7 2 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.74%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.74%) Foglight
7 2 (0.74%) ZABBIX
7 2 (0.74%) OpenSSO
8 1 (0.37%) OpenView
8 1 (0.37%) Netcool
8 1 (0.37%) Opsview
8 1 (0.37%) collectd
8 1 (0.37%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.37%) Oozie
Vendors
1 120 (44.28%) Oracle
2 52 (19.19%) IBM
3 38 (14.02%) HP
4 30 (11.07%) Sun
5 26 (9.59%) Microsoft
6 25 (9.23%) JBoss
7 24 (8.86%) VMware
8 20 (7.38%) Red Hat
9 14 (5.17%) Cisco
10 13 (4.80%) NetApp
11 10 (3.69%) Dell
12 9 (3.32%) Sybase
12 9 (3.32%) FatWire
13 8 (2.95%) Citrix
14 7 (2.58%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.58%) Interwoven
15 5 (1.85%) AccuRev
15 5 (1.85%) Splunk
16 4 (1.48%) ForgeRock
16 4 (1.48%) BMC
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