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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 49 19
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -30
Contract jobs citing UNIX 149 76 210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 4.73% 3.37% 6.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.56% 13.64% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 26 105
Average daily rate £413 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.79% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £211 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £504 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 20
Average hourly rate £37.75 £32.10 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.60% -1.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.58 £26.48 £25.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.40 £45.65 £55.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
691 557 773
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 21.92% 24.73% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 226 336
Average daily rate £325 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £115 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 115 139
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -11.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Essex +9 55 £450 +80.00% 2
Hertfordshire +16 50 £440 -2.22% 17
Cambridgeshire -11 25 £388 +10.71% 35
Bedfordshire -13 11 £240 +12.94% 6
Suffolk -2 7 £295 - 4
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 159 (58.89%) SQL
2 145 (53.70%) Linux
3 142 (52.59%) Java
4 135 (50.00%) Oracle
5 74 (27.41%) Finance
6 70 (25.93%) HTML
6 70 (25.93%) Solaris
7 65 (24.07%) Windows
8 60 (22.22%) XML
9 57 (21.11%) J2EE
10 53 (19.63%) Tomcat
11 51 (18.89%) JavaScript
12 49 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
13 46 (17.04%) Sun
14 45 (16.67%) Subversion
15 44 (16.30%) SQL Server
16 43 (15.93%) WebLogic
16 43 (15.93%) Perl
16 43 (15.93%) Web Services
16 43 (15.93%) Relational Database
17 42 (15.56%) IBM
18 41 (15.19%) CSS
19 40 (14.81%) OO
19 40 (14.81%) PL/SQL
20 39 (14.44%) Apache
21 35 (12.96%) MySQL
21 35 (12.96%) Web Development
22 31 (11.48%) Shell Script
23 30 (11.11%) WebSphere
24 28 (10.37%) Ajax

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 53 (19.63%) Tomcat
2 43 (15.93%) WebLogic
3 39 (14.44%) Apache
4 30 (11.11%) WebSphere
5 15 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (5.56%) MQSeries
6 13 (4.81%) IIS
6 13 (4.81%) CMS
7 12 (4.44%) Oracle Service Bus
8 6 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (2.22%) OpenROAD
9 5 (1.85%) Alfresco
9 5 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 4 (1.48%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (1.48%) MS Exchange
11 3 (1.11%) Node.js
11 3 (1.11%) LiveCycle
12 1 (0.37%) Adobe CQ
12 1 (0.37%) CloudStack
12 1 (0.37%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 23 (8.52%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (2.96%) MS Office
4 3 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.11%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.85%) RiskWrite
1 5 (1.85%) Tridion
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
2 1 (0.37%) BASE24
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.00%) Internet
2 23 (8.52%) HTTP
3 15 (5.56%) SAN
4 13 (4.81%) DNS
4 13 (4.81%) TCP/IP
5 8 (2.96%) LDAP
6 7 (2.59%) LAN
6 7 (2.59%) DHCP
7 6 (2.22%) NAS
8 5 (1.85%) FTP
8 5 (1.85%) VPN
8 5 (1.85%) WAN
8 5 (1.85%) Firewall
9 3 (1.11%) SSH
9 3 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (1.11%) Kerberos
9 3 (1.11%) SNMP
10 2 (0.74%) IPsec
10 2 (0.74%) X.509
10 2 (0.74%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (16.30%) SQL Server
2 43 (15.93%) Relational Database
3 35 (12.96%) MySQL
4 25 (9.26%) DB2
5 22 (8.15%) Data Warehouse
6 17 (6.30%) RDBMS
6 17 (6.30%) Oracle Database
7 15 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.96%) Ingres
9 7 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
10 6 (2.22%) MS Access
11 5 (1.85%) NoSQL
11 5 (1.85%) Crystal Reports
11 5 (1.85%) BusinessObjects
11 5 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (1.48%) EDRMS
12 4 (1.48%) DataStage
12 4 (1.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
13 3 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 45 (16.67%) Subversion
2 27 (10.00%) Ant
3 20 (7.41%) Eclipse
3 20 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 15 (5.56%) JUnit
5 12 (4.44%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 11 (4.07%) Log4j
6 11 (4.07%) Jenkins
7 7 (2.59%) Maven
8 6 (2.22%) XDoclet
9 4 (1.48%) IntelliJ
9 4 (1.48%) Selenium
10 3 (1.11%) Mockito
10 3 (1.11%) JMeter
11 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.74%) Fiddler
11 2 (0.74%) JIRA
11 2 (0.74%) Rational Application Developer
12 1 (0.37%) Robotium
General
1 74 (27.41%) Finance
2 22 (8.15%) Retail
3 18 (6.67%) Manufacturing
4 12 (4.44%) Advertising
5 8 (2.96%) Legal
5 8 (2.96%) Marketing
6 6 (2.22%) Telecoms
6 6 (2.22%) Banking
7 2 (0.74%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
7 2 (0.74%) Automotive
7 2 (0.74%) Publishing
7 2 (0.74%) Military
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 116 (42.96%) Developer
2 55 (20.37%) Java Developer
3 31 (11.48%) Architect
4 19 (7.04%) Analyst
5 18 (6.67%) Technical Architect
6 15 (5.56%) Project Manager
7 14 (5.19%) DBA
7 14 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.19%) Senior Java Developer
8 13 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (4.44%) Consultant
9 12 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 11 (4.07%) Java Engineer
10 11 (4.07%) Administrator
11 10 (3.70%) Applications Support
12 9 (3.33%) Java Architect
13 7 (2.59%) Delivery Manager
13 7 (2.59%) Technical Manager
13 7 (2.59%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (25.93%) HTML
2 60 (22.22%) XML
3 57 (21.11%) J2EE
4 43 (15.93%) Web Services
5 41 (15.19%) CSS
6 28 (10.37%) Ajax
7 25 (9.26%) Spring
8 22 (8.15%) XSLT
8 22 (8.15%) Struts
9 21 (7.78%) CGI
10 18 (6.67%) .NET
11 17 (6.30%) Hibernate
12 16 (5.93%) Middleware
12 16 (5.93%) JAX-RPC
12 16 (5.93%) JSP
13 15 (5.56%) Servlets
14 14 (5.19%) XHTML
14 14 (5.19%) JSON
15 13 (4.81%) HTML5
16 12 (4.44%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.37%) Enterprise Software
2 17 (6.30%) Management Information System
3 16 (5.93%) Clustering
4 12 (4.44%) Web 2.0
5 11 (4.07%) Open Source
6 9 (3.33%) PKI
6 9 (3.33%) Replication
7 5 (1.85%) Visualisation
7 5 (1.85%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.85%) Thin Client
7 5 (1.85%) Mainframe
8 4 (1.48%) AS400
8 4 (1.48%) GIS
8 4 (1.48%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.48%) iPhone
8 4 (1.48%) Data Protection Act
8 4 (1.48%) iSeries
8 4 (1.48%) Social Media
8 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.11%) LLPG
Operating Systems
1 145 (53.70%) Linux
2 70 (25.93%) Solaris
3 65 (24.07%) Windows
4 17 (6.30%) Mac OS X
5 13 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (4.07%) AIX
7 8 (2.96%) HPUX
7 8 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (2.96%) Oracle Linux
8 7 (2.59%) Windows 7
8 7 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.22%) SUSE
10 5 (1.85%) Android
11 4 (1.48%) Windows Phone
12 3 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.37%) zOS
13 1 (0.37%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.15%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (14.81%) OO
3 35 (12.96%) Web Development
4 27 (10.00%) ITIL
4 27 (10.00%) TDD
5 26 (9.63%) UML
6 22 (8.15%) Scrum
6 22 (8.15%) E-Commerce
6 22 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
7 18 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 18 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 17 (6.30%) Project Management
9 16 (5.93%) OOD
10 15 (5.56%) SOA
11 12 (4.44%) ETL
11 12 (4.44%) User Acceptance Testing
11 12 (4.44%) Performance Testing
12 11 (4.07%) Technical Architecture
12 11 (4.07%) Unit Testing
12 11 (4.07%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 159 (58.89%) SQL
2 142 (52.59%) Java
3 51 (18.89%) JavaScript
4 43 (15.93%) Perl
5 40 (14.81%) PL/SQL
6 31 (11.48%) Shell Script
7 17 (6.30%) C++
8 16 (5.93%) C
9 12 (4.44%) Python
9 12 (4.44%) XPath
10 11 (4.07%) T-SQL
11 10 (3.70%) AWK
12 9 (3.33%) Bash Shell
13 7 (2.59%) C#
14 6 (2.22%) COBOL
14 6 (2.22%) PHP
14 6 (2.22%) Bourne shell
15 5 (1.85%) sed
15 5 (1.85%) Ruby
15 5 (1.85%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 18 (6.67%) Degree
2 15 (5.56%) Sun Certification
3 11 (4.07%) Security Cleared
4 9 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 6 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (1.85%) MCSE
6 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (1.48%) RHCE
8 3 (1.11%) RHCA
8 3 (1.11%) MCSA
9 2 (0.74%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.74%) MCP
10 1 (0.37%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.37%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (6.67%) QA
2 8 (2.96%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 7 (2.59%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (6.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.44%) Active Directory
3 7 (2.59%) Hyper-V
4 6 (2.22%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 4 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (1.11%) KVM
7 3 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.11%) XenApp
7 3 (1.11%) XenDesktop
7 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.11%) NFS
7 3 (1.11%) Samba
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.74%) XenServer
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.37%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (7.04%) Tivoli
2 9 (3.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 7 (2.59%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (2.22%) Control-M
4 6 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (1.85%) Puppet
5 5 (1.85%) Foglight
6 3 (1.11%) SCCM
7 2 (0.74%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (0.74%) Data Guard
7 2 (0.74%) OpenSSO
7 2 (0.74%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.37%) collectd
8 1 (0.37%) Nagios
Vendors
1 135 (50.00%) Oracle
2 46 (17.04%) Sun
3 42 (15.56%) IBM
4 28 (10.37%) Sybase
5 25 (9.26%) Microsoft
6 23 (8.52%) Red Hat
6 23 (8.52%) VMware
7 21 (7.78%) HP
8 17 (6.30%) JBoss
9 10 (3.70%) Dell
10 9 (3.33%) Citrix
11 8 (2.96%) NetApp
12 7 (2.59%) AccuRev
12 7 (2.59%) Cisco
12 7 (2.59%) BMC
13 6 (2.22%) Informatica
13 6 (2.22%) Interwoven
13 6 (2.22%) Business Objects
13 6 (2.22%) SAP
14 5 (1.85%) Blue Martini
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