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 1 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 35 38 49
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 137 131 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.96% 4.30% 3.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.52% 20.03% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 44 24
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 10
Average hourly rate £40.60 £37.75 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.54% +17.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -5.83%
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
702 654 559
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.41% 21.49% 25.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 282 234
Average daily rate £338 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £140 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £440 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 84 114
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.76 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 0 51 £364 -17.35% 13
Essex +9 50 £400 +5.61% 4
Cambridgeshire +1 24 £325 -18.75% 22
Suffolk +3 5 £250 -15.25% 3
Norfolk - 5 £600 - 1
Bedfordshire -3 3 £250 +4.16% 3
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 142 (60.17%) Linux
2 102 (43.22%) SQL
3 101 (42.80%) Windows
4 87 (36.86%) Oracle
5 68 (28.81%) Java
6 62 (26.27%) XML
7 55 (23.31%) Web Services
7 55 (23.31%) HTML
8 54 (22.88%) Solaris
9 51 (21.61%) JavaScript
10 48 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
10 48 (20.34%) Relational Database
11 43 (18.22%) CSS
12 39 (16.53%) J2EE
12 39 (16.53%) IBM
13 36 (15.25%) WebSphere
14 35 (14.83%) Shell Script
15 32 (13.56%) TDD
16 31 (13.14%) OO
17 30 (12.71%) HP
17 30 (12.71%) Ajax
18 28 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
18 28 (11.86%) Configuration Management
19 27 (11.44%) Finance
19 27 (11.44%) HTML5
19 27 (11.44%) Content Management
20 26 (11.02%) Scrum
20 26 (11.02%) SOAP
20 26 (11.02%) PL/SQL
20 26 (11.02%) Ant

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 36 (15.25%) WebSphere
2 23 (9.75%) WebLogic
3 13 (5.51%) JBoss
4 7 (2.97%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.12%) GlassFish
6 5 (2.12%) Apache
6 5 (2.12%) WildFly
7 4 (1.69%) MS Exchange
7 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 4 (1.69%) IIS
7 4 (1.69%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Solr
9 2 (0.85%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.85%) CMS
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.42%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (5.93%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.24%) SOLIDWORKS
3 9 (3.81%) MS Office
4 5 (2.12%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.85%) PTC Creo
6 2 (0.85%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.42%) InfoPath
7 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 4 (1.69%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (1.69%) Magento
2 2 (0.85%) Tridion
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.85%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 21 (8.90%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.27%) IBM SmartCloud
3 3 (1.27%) IaaS
4 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (7.20%) TCP/IP
1 17 (7.20%) DNS
2 16 (6.78%) SAN
3 13 (5.51%) LDAP
4 12 (5.08%) LAN
5 9 (3.81%) Firewall
5 9 (3.81%) WAN
5 9 (3.81%) VPN
6 8 (3.39%) HTTP
6 8 (3.39%) NAS
7 7 (2.97%) Network Security
8 6 (2.54%) DHCP
8 6 (2.54%) Internet
9 5 (2.12%) SSH
9 5 (2.12%) Reverse Proxy
9 5 (2.12%) Radio Access Network
10 4 (1.69%) 3G
10 4 (1.69%) LTE
10 4 (1.69%) OpenLDAP
11 3 (1.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (20.34%) Relational Database
2 26 (11.02%) Oracle Database
3 21 (8.90%) MySQL
4 19 (8.05%) SQL Server
5 14 (5.93%) MongoDB
6 10 (4.24%) DB2
7 9 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.97%) Hadoop
8 7 (2.97%) MariaDB
9 6 (2.54%) RDBMS
10 5 (2.12%) Big Data
10 5 (2.12%) BusinessObjects
10 5 (2.12%) Ingres
10 5 (2.12%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 4 (1.69%) NoSQL
11 4 (1.69%) DbVisualizer
12 3 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
12 3 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (1.27%) DTS
Development Applications
1 26 (11.02%) Ant
2 25 (10.59%) Eclipse
3 18 (7.63%) SoapUI
4 16 (6.78%) Jenkins
5 13 (5.51%) Git (software)
6 12 (5.08%) Subversion
7 10 (4.24%) Selenium
8 8 (3.39%) Maven
9 7 (2.97%) WebDriver
9 7 (2.97%) Cucumber
10 6 (2.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (2.54%) JIRA
11 5 (2.12%) ProC
11 5 (2.12%) QuickTest Pro
12 4 (1.69%) Robot Framework
12 4 (1.69%) JUnit
12 4 (1.69%) PHPUnit
13 3 (1.27%) AccuRev
14 2 (0.85%) TestLink
14 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 27 (11.44%) Finance
2 19 (8.05%) Marketing
3 9 (3.81%) Retail
3 9 (3.81%) Telecoms
4 8 (3.39%) Legal
5 7 (2.97%) Banking
6 6 (2.54%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.12%) Billing
8 3 (1.27%) Automotive
8 3 (1.27%) Back Office
9 2 (0.85%) Games
10 1 (0.42%) Local Government
10 1 (0.42%) Publishing
10 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 83 (35.17%) Developer
2 48 (20.34%) Java Developer
3 35 (14.83%) Architect
4 30 (12.71%) Analyst
5 26 (11.02%) Administrator
6 21 (8.90%) Consultant
7 17 (7.20%) Systems Administrator
8 16 (6.78%) Technical Architect
9 14 (5.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 12 (5.08%) Senior Developer
11 11 (4.66%) Linux Administrator
12 10 (4.24%) DBA
12 10 (4.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 9 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
13 9 (3.81%) Tester
14 8 (3.39%) Test Analyst
14 8 (3.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 7 (2.97%) Oracle DBA
15 7 (2.97%) Software Developer
16 6 (2.54%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (26.27%) XML
2 55 (23.31%) Web Services
2 55 (23.31%) HTML
3 43 (18.22%) CSS
4 39 (16.53%) J2EE
5 30 (12.71%) Ajax
6 27 (11.44%) HTML5
7 26 (11.02%) SOAP
8 23 (9.75%) XHTML
9 19 (8.05%) TopLink
9 19 (8.05%) JAX-RS
10 18 (7.63%) Spring
11 17 (7.20%) JAX-WS
11 17 (7.20%) Hibernate
11 17 (7.20%) Struts
12 14 (5.93%) JSP
13 13 (5.51%) REST
14 12 (5.08%) JMS
14 12 (5.08%) Spring MVC
15 11 (4.66%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (5.51%) Replication
2 12 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (4.24%) Open Source
4 9 (3.81%) Clustering
5 8 (3.39%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 7 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.54%) Visualisation
8 5 (2.12%) Web 2.0
8 5 (2.12%) PKI
8 5 (2.12%) Fat Client
8 5 (2.12%) CMDB
8 5 (2.12%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.27%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.27%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.27%) Data Integration
9 3 (1.27%) iSeries
9 3 (1.27%) SWIFT
9 3 (1.27%) AS400
9 3 (1.27%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 142 (60.17%) Linux
2 101 (42.80%) Windows
3 54 (22.88%) Solaris
4 15 (6.36%) AIX
5 12 (5.08%) HPUX
6 10 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.39%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.97%) Debian
9 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.27%) CentOS
10 3 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.27%) VMS
10 3 (1.27%) zOS
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.85%) Tru64
11 2 (0.85%) Android
11 2 (0.85%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.42%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.34%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.56%) TDD
3 31 (13.14%) OO
4 28 (11.86%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (11.86%) Configuration Management
5 27 (11.44%) Content Management
6 26 (11.02%) Scrum
7 22 (9.32%) User Stories
8 21 (8.90%) Validation
9 19 (8.05%) ITIL
9 19 (8.05%) Service Delivery
10 18 (7.63%) Digital Marketing
11 17 (7.20%) Use Case
12 16 (6.78%) RUP
12 16 (6.78%) DevOps
13 14 (5.93%) MVC
14 13 (5.51%) Web Development
14 13 (5.51%) E-Commerce
14 13 (5.51%) B2C
15 10 (4.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 102 (43.22%) SQL
2 68 (28.81%) Java
3 51 (21.61%) JavaScript
4 35 (14.83%) Shell Script
5 26 (11.02%) PL/SQL
6 21 (8.90%) Perl
7 20 (8.47%) Python
8 14 (5.93%) Ruby
9 13 (5.51%) PowerShell
10 11 (4.66%) C++
11 10 (4.24%) C
12 7 (2.97%) Bash Shell
13 6 (2.54%) PHP
14 4 (1.69%) XPath
14 4 (1.69%) Korn
15 3 (1.27%) Bourne shell
15 3 (1.27%) C-shell
15 3 (1.27%) C#
16 2 (0.85%) XQuery
16 2 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 19 (8.05%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.81%) Degree
4 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (0.85%) Sun Certification
5 2 (0.85%) HP ASE
5 2 (0.85%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.42%) MOS
6 1 (0.42%) MCSA
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.51%) QA
2 7 (2.97%) SLA
3 2 (0.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.42%) GxP
System Software
1 19 (8.05%) Active Directory
2 14 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.08%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.81%) vSphere
5 7 (2.97%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.97%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.69%) PowerHA
6 4 (1.69%) Dovecot
7 3 (1.27%) SRDF
7 3 (1.27%) vCloud
7 3 (1.27%) RACF
7 3 (1.27%) ACF2
8 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.42%) Samba
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
9 1 (0.42%) iptables
9 1 (0.42%) KVM
Systems Management
1 19 (8.05%) Puppet
2 9 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (2.97%) HP Quality Center
4 5 (2.12%) Tivoli
4 5 (2.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (1.27%) NetBackup
5 3 (1.27%) Nagios
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 2 (0.85%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (0.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (0.85%) ZABBIX
6 2 (0.85%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.42%) Nessus
7 1 (0.42%) Nmap
7 1 (0.42%) WSUS
7 1 (0.42%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.42%) SCCM
7 1 (0.42%) Iperf
7 1 (0.42%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 87 (36.86%) Oracle
2 39 (16.53%) IBM
3 30 (12.71%) HP
4 23 (9.75%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.32%) VMware
6 11 (4.66%) Cisco
6 11 (4.66%) NetApp
6 11 (4.66%) Red Hat
7 10 (4.24%) Autodesk
7 10 (4.24%) PTC
8 8 (3.39%) Citrix
9 6 (2.54%) Sun
9 6 (2.54%) EMC
9 6 (2.54%) Infoblox
9 6 (2.54%) Atlassian
10 5 (2.12%) NetCracker
10 5 (2.12%) Business Objects
10 5 (2.12%) SAP
10 5 (2.12%) BMC
11 4 (1.69%) WorldPay
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