The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 28 April 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 18 22 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 49 50 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 9.37% 6.90% 3.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.84% 26.74% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 22 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £438 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £294 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £557 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 6
Average hourly rate £40.60 £38.50 £31.30
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +23.02%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UNIX
East of 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 Essex region.

Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
123 187 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 23.52% 25.79% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 85 34
Average daily rate £400 £400 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 25 27
Average hourly rate £40.60 £19.00 £27.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+113.68% -30.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £38.20 £32.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Essex region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Essex

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Essex region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Essex region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
Southend-on-Sea +8 10 £450 -6.00%
Brentwood -5 7 £325 +12.06% 1
Basildon -12 6 £400 -
Harlow 0 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 50 (68.49%) Windows
1 50 (68.49%) Linux
2 46 (63.01%) Java
3 45 (61.64%) SQL
4 40 (54.79%) XML
5 38 (52.05%) HTML
6 37 (50.68%) Solaris
7 36 (49.32%) Relational Database
8 34 (46.58%) CSS
9 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
10 31 (42.47%) Web Services
11 28 (38.36%) Oracle
11 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
12 25 (34.25%) TDD
12 25 (34.25%) J2EE
12 25 (34.25%) IBM
13 24 (32.88%) Content Management
13 24 (32.88%) Ajax
13 24 (32.88%) WebSphere
13 24 (32.88%) HTML5
14 22 (30.14%) OO
14 22 (30.14%) Ant
15 21 (28.77%) SOAP
16 20 (27.40%) Eclipse
17 19 (26.03%) XHTML
18 18 (24.66%) TopLink
18 18 (24.66%) JAX-RS
18 18 (24.66%) User Stories
18 18 (24.66%) Marketing
19 17 (23.29%) Digital Marketing

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 24 (32.88%) WebSphere
2 16 (21.92%) WebLogic
3 12 (16.44%) JBoss
4 5 (6.85%) GlassFish
4 5 (6.85%) Oracle Workflow
4 5 (6.85%) WildFly
5 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.11%) IIS
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.74%) CMS
8 1 (1.37%) LiveCycle
8 1 (1.37%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.37%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.37%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.37%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (13.70%) SOLIDWORKS
2 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.11%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.74%) PTC Creo
4 2 (2.74%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.37%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle EBS R12
1 5 (6.85%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.11%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.37%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.22%) LDAP
1 6 (8.22%) HTTP
2 3 (4.11%) SAN
3 2 (2.74%) Internet
3 2 (2.74%) Network Security
4 1 (1.37%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (49.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (19.18%) MySQL
3 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
4 7 (9.59%) MongoDB
4 7 (9.59%) MariaDB
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (6.85%) Ingres
5 5 (6.85%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.11%) MS Access
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.74%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.74%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.37%) DB2
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 22 (30.14%) Ant
2 20 (27.40%) Eclipse
3 17 (23.29%) SoapUI
4 11 (15.07%) Jenkins
4 11 (15.07%) Git (software)
5 4 (5.48%) Maven
6 3 (4.11%) Subversion
6 3 (4.11%) AccuRev
7 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.74%) Hudson
7 2 (2.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.74%) JMeter
7 2 (2.74%) JUnit
7 2 (2.74%) JIRA
7 2 (2.74%) Selenium
General
1 18 (24.66%) Marketing
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 7 (9.59%) Legal
4 5 (6.85%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.11%) Automotive
6 1 (1.37%) Back Office
6 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (52.05%) Developer
2 35 (47.95%) Java Developer
3 13 (17.81%) Analyst
4 11 (15.07%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 9 (12.33%) Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Developer
6 7 (9.59%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (6.85%) Oracle Consultant
7 5 (6.85%) Architect
7 5 (6.85%) Technical Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Solutions Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.74%) DBA
10 2 (2.74%) IT Consultant
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 2 (2.74%) C++ Developer
10 2 (2.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (54.79%) XML
2 38 (52.05%) HTML
3 34 (46.58%) CSS
4 31 (42.47%) Web Services
5 25 (34.25%) J2EE
6 24 (32.88%) Ajax
6 24 (32.88%) HTML5
7 21 (28.77%) SOAP
8 19 (26.03%) XHTML
9 18 (24.66%) TopLink
9 18 (24.66%) JAX-RS
10 16 (21.92%) JAX-WS
11 12 (16.44%) Hibernate
12 9 (12.33%) Spring
12 9 (12.33%) Spring MVC
12 9 (12.33%) REST
13 8 (10.96%) JPA
13 8 (10.96%) JSP
14 7 (9.59%) JAXB
15 6 (8.22%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (8.22%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.85%) Fat Client
3 5 (6.85%) Thin Client
4 4 (5.48%) Visualisation
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) iSeries
5 3 (4.11%) Web 2.0
5 3 (4.11%) AS400
6 2 (2.74%) Replication
6 2 (2.74%) Clustering
7 1 (1.37%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (68.49%) Windows
1 50 (68.49%) Linux
2 37 (50.68%) Solaris
3 8 (10.96%) Mac OS X
4 3 (4.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.74%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (38.36%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (34.25%) TDD
3 24 (32.88%) Content Management
4 22 (30.14%) OO
5 18 (24.66%) User Stories
6 17 (23.29%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (21.92%) Use Case
7 16 (21.92%) Scrum
8 15 (20.55%) Validation
8 15 (20.55%) RUP
9 12 (16.44%) B2C
9 12 (16.44%) Service Delivery
9 12 (16.44%) Web Development
10 10 (13.70%) ITIL
11 9 (12.33%) MVC
12 8 (10.96%) Configuration Management
12 8 (10.96%) SOA
12 8 (10.96%) Mentoring
13 7 (9.59%) Continuous Integration
14 6 (8.22%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (63.01%) Java
2 45 (61.64%) SQL
3 32 (43.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (19.18%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.11%) Perl
5 3 (4.11%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.11%) Korn
5 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.74%) C++
7 1 (1.37%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) Security Cleared
2 10 (13.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.74%) Sun Certification
3 2 (2.74%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.74%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (8.22%) VMware ESX
1 6 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) vSphere
2 3 (4.11%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (4.11%) Tivoli
1 3 (4.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.74%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 28 (38.36%) Oracle
2 25 (34.25%) IBM
3 10 (13.70%) PTC
3 10 (13.70%) Autodesk
4 6 (8.22%) VMware
5 5 (6.85%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.85%) Business Objects
5 5 (6.85%) SAP
6 3 (4.11%) Citrix
6 3 (4.11%) BMC
6 3 (4.11%) NetApp
6 3 (4.11%) FatWire
7 2 (2.74%) Adobe
7 2 (2.74%) Sun
7 2 (2.74%) HP
8 1 (1.37%) Cognos
8 1 (1.37%) BEA
8 1 (1.37%) Omniture
8 1 (1.37%) Google
8 1 (1.37%) Netezza