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 1 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 42 32 48
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Unix 97 156 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 3.89% 5.22% 4.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.95% 19.72% 15.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 68 53
Median daily rate £360 £350 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £463 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 14
Median hourly rate £31.25 £36.55 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.50% +9.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.25 £25.25 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.25 £41.30 £44.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.11% +12.85%
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
608 791 804
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 24.36% 26.47% 27.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 429 377
Median daily rate £350 £325 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 99 127
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.60 £32.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +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 1 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 1 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
Cambridgeshire 0 24 £340 +4.61% 14
Hertfordshire -14 24 £375 +7.14% 6
Norfolk +16 23 £375 -25.00% 3
Essex -11 16 £350 +1.52% 3
Suffolk +2 6 £500 -
Bedfordshire +1 4 £250 -27.53% 4
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 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 91 (54.17%) Linux
2 70 (41.67%) Windows
3 60 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 58 (34.52%) SQL
5 55 (32.74%) Java
6 42 (25.00%) Oracle
7 41 (24.40%) Solaris
7 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (22.62%) J2EE
9 36 (21.43%) IBM
10 29 (17.26%) VMware
11 26 (15.48%) XML
12 25 (14.88%) Red Hat
13 24 (14.29%) HP
13 24 (14.29%) Data Management
14 22 (13.10%) Python
15 21 (12.50%) ITIL
15 21 (12.50%) HTML
15 21 (12.50%) Puppet
15 21 (12.50%) Master Data Management
16 19 (11.31%) JavaScript
17 18 (10.71%) Active Directory
17 18 (10.71%) DNS
17 18 (10.71%) Open Source
17 18 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 17 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
18 17 (10.12%) JIRA
18 17 (10.12%) Git (software)
18 17 (10.12%) PL/SQL
18 17 (10.12%) Apache

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 17 (10.12%) Apache
2 14 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 14 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 9 (5.36%) WebLogic Portal
4 7 (4.17%) Tomcat
5 5 (2.98%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.38%) IIS
6 4 (2.38%) JBoss
6 4 (2.38%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.79%) Confluence
7 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.79%) nginx
8 2 (1.19%) CMS
8 2 (1.19%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.60%) CICS
9 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.60%) SAS
9 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Excel
1 4 (2.38%) MS Office
1 4 (2.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.19%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.60%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (4.17%) Magento
2 5 (2.98%) Maximo
2 5 (2.98%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.38%) Office 365
4 2 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) GitHub
4 2 (1.19%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 18 (10.71%) DNS
2 16 (9.52%) SAN
3 13 (7.74%) Firewall
4 11 (6.55%) LDAP
4 11 (6.55%) SSL
5 5 (2.98%) HTTP
6 4 (2.38%) BGP
6 4 (2.38%) Kerberos
6 4 (2.38%) Multicast
6 4 (2.38%) OSPF
6 4 (2.38%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.38%) VLAN
6 4 (2.38%) WAN
6 4 (2.38%) Wireless
6 4 (2.38%) X.509
7 3 (1.79%) 3G
7 3 (1.79%) 4G
7 3 (1.79%) LAN
7 3 (1.79%) LTE
7 3 (1.79%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.74%) DB2
1 13 (7.74%) IBM InfoSphere
2 9 (5.36%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.36%) Relational Database
2 9 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 8 (4.76%) MySQL
4 5 (2.98%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (2.98%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.19%) DataStage
7 2 (1.19%) DbVisualizer
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.60%) OLTP
8 1 (0.60%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.60%) Sybase IQ
Development Applications
1 17 (10.12%) Git (software)
1 17 (10.12%) JIRA
2 11 (6.55%) Subversion
3 10 (5.95%) Ant
4 7 (4.17%) Selenium
4 7 (4.17%) WebDriver
5 5 (2.98%) Appium
5 5 (2.98%) ClearCase
5 5 (2.98%) HP UFT
5 5 (2.98%) Jenkins
5 5 (2.98%) PHPUnit
5 5 (2.98%) SoapUI
6 4 (2.38%) Gerrit
6 4 (2.38%) TestDirector
7 3 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.79%) Gradle
7 3 (1.79%) JUnit
7 3 (1.79%) Maven
8 2 (1.19%) ClearQuest
8 2 (1.19%) PVCS
General
1 10 (5.95%) Finance
2 9 (5.36%) Retail
3 7 (4.17%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.98%) Advertising
5 3 (1.79%) Marketing
6 2 (1.19%) Banking
6 2 (1.19%) Legal
6 2 (1.19%) Military
7 1 (0.60%) Avionics
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.60%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (20.24%) Architect
1 34 (20.24%) Developer
2 21 (12.50%) Administrator
3 18 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 14 (8.33%) Analyst
5 13 (7.74%) Linux Administrator
6 12 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 12 (7.14%) Tester
7 11 (6.55%) Automation Tester
7 11 (6.55%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.36%) Network Engineer
8 9 (5.36%) Unix Administrator
9 8 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Consultant
10 7 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
10 7 (4.17%) Support Engineer
10 7 (4.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.57%) Selenium Tester
11 6 (3.57%) SQL Developer
11 6 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.62%) J2EE
2 26 (15.48%) XML
3 21 (12.50%) HTML
4 14 (8.33%) Web Services
5 11 (6.55%) Ajax
6 10 (5.95%) RESTful
7 9 (5.36%) CSS
8 8 (4.76%) XHTML
9 7 (4.17%) HTML5
10 6 (3.57%) Java EE
10 6 (3.57%) JSON
10 6 (3.57%) JSP
10 6 (3.57%) LESS
10 6 (3.57%) Middleware
10 6 (3.57%) REST
10 6 (3.57%) SAML
10 6 (3.57%) Sass
11 5 (2.98%) Behat
11 5 (2.98%) SOAP
12 4 (2.38%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.98%) Cryptography
3 5 (2.98%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (2.38%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.38%) PKI
5 3 (1.79%) Clustering
5 3 (1.79%) iPad
5 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.79%) MPEG
6 2 (1.19%) Biology
6 2 (1.19%) IBM Mainframe
6 2 (1.19%) Informatics
6 2 (1.19%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.19%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.19%) Replication
6 2 (1.19%) Smartcard
6 2 (1.19%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.19%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.19%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 91 (54.17%) Linux
2 70 (41.67%) Windows
3 41 (24.40%) Solaris
4 18 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (5.95%) AIX
5 10 (5.95%) Windows Server
6 9 (5.36%) HPUX
7 7 (4.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.79%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.19%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.19%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.60%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.40%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.29%) Data Management
3 21 (12.50%) ITIL
3 21 (12.50%) Master Data Management
4 18 (10.71%) Open Source
5 17 (10.12%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (9.52%) High Availability
7 15 (8.93%) Configuration Management
8 14 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
8 14 (8.33%) Information Management
8 14 (8.33%) Migration
9 13 (7.74%) TDD
10 12 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
10 12 (7.14%) OO
11 11 (6.55%) Incident Management
11 11 (6.55%) Load Balancing
11 11 (6.55%) SOA
11 11 (6.55%) Test Automation
11 11 (6.55%) Virtual Environments
12 10 (5.95%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 60 (35.71%) Shell Script
2 58 (34.52%) SQL
3 55 (32.74%) Java
4 22 (13.10%) Python
5 19 (11.31%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.12%) PL/SQL
7 15 (8.93%) C++
8 13 (7.74%) Perl
9 10 (5.95%) C
10 8 (4.76%) PHP
11 7 (4.17%) PowerShell
12 3 (1.79%) COBOL
13 2 (1.19%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.19%) MATLAB
13 2 (1.19%) Ruby
14 1 (0.60%) AWK
14 1 (0.60%) C#
14 1 (0.60%) Groovy
14 1 (0.60%) Jython
14 1 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 14 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.14%) Degree
3 8 (4.76%) ISEB
3 8 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.57%) CCNA
4 6 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.98%) ISTQB
5 5 (2.98%) MCSE
5 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (2.98%) RHCE
6 4 (2.38%) CCNP
7 3 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (1.79%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (1.79%) MCSA
7 3 (1.79%) VCP5
7 3 (1.79%) VCP6
7 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) CEH
8 1 (0.60%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (10.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (7.14%) iptables
2 12 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (6.55%) vSphere
4 10 (5.95%) Postfix
4 10 (5.95%) Sendmail
4 10 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (4.76%) Docker
6 4 (2.38%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.38%) KVM
6 4 (2.38%) LXC
6 4 (2.38%) vCloud
6 4 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.19%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 21 (12.50%) Puppet
2 12 (7.14%) OSSEC
3 11 (6.55%) Nagios
4 10 (5.95%) Cobbler
5 3 (1.79%) Bacula
6 2 (1.19%) Ansible
6 2 (1.19%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.19%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.60%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (0.60%) Nessus
7 1 (0.60%) OpenView
7 1 (0.60%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.60%) QRadar
7 1 (0.60%) Terraform
7 1 (0.60%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.60%) Unicenter
7 1 (0.60%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 42 (25.00%) Oracle
2 36 (21.43%) IBM
3 29 (17.26%) VMware
4 25 (14.88%) Red Hat
5 24 (14.29%) HP
6 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
7 13 (7.74%) SolarWinds
8 12 (7.14%) EMC
9 11 (6.55%) LogRhythm
9 11 (6.55%) Splunk
9 11 (6.55%) TippingPoint
10 10 (5.95%) Cisco
10 10 (5.95%) ServiceNow
11 7 (4.17%) BEA
12 5 (2.98%) Dell
13 4 (2.38%) CA
13 4 (2.38%) ForgeRock
13 4 (2.38%) NetApp
13 4 (2.38%) webMethods
14 3 (1.79%) Meraki
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