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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 24 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 29 28 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.65% 6.24% 8.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.97% 20.90% 33.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 28
Average daily rate £450 £375 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -2.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £263 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.90 - £27.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 - £35.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
132 134 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.73% 29.84% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 58 68
Average daily rate £400 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 22 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £15.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.10 £28.25 £44.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 8 £550 -
Basildon +3 4 £453 -
Brentwood -1 3 £388 +74.15%
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 31 (46.97%) Linux
3 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (43.94%) HTML
4 29 (43.94%) Java
5 26 (39.39%) XML
6 25 (37.88%) Oracle
7 20 (30.30%) PL/SQL
8 19 (28.79%) Windows
8 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (28.79%) User Stories
9 17 (25.76%) TDD
10 16 (24.24%) AccuRev
11 15 (22.73%) Ant
11 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
11 15 (22.73%) Scrum
11 15 (22.73%) Automotive
12 14 (21.21%) J2EE
12 14 (21.21%) Solaris
12 14 (21.21%) Web Services
12 14 (21.21%) CSS
12 14 (21.21%) HP
12 14 (21.21%) Ajax
12 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
12 14 (21.21%) Jenkins
13 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
13 13 (19.70%) Marketing
14 12 (18.18%) TopLink
14 12 (18.18%) ETL
14 12 (18.18%) C++

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 14 (21.21%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 4 (6.06%) CMS
3 4 (6.06%) GlassFish
3 4 (6.06%) JBoss
3 4 (6.06%) WebLogic Portal
3 4 (6.06%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) SaaS
2 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.67%) SSL
2 7 (10.61%) HTTP
3 6 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (9.09%) Network Security
3 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.58%) BGP
4 5 (7.58%) DNS
4 5 (7.58%) EIGRP
4 5 (7.58%) Firewall
4 5 (7.58%) FTP
4 5 (7.58%) IMAP
4 5 (7.58%) IPsec
4 5 (7.58%) LAN
4 5 (7.58%) OSPF
4 5 (7.58%) SMTP
4 5 (7.58%) VPN
4 5 (7.58%) WAN
5 4 (6.06%) Internet
5 4 (6.06%) LDAP
5 4 (6.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.67%) DB2
2 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (10.61%) WebFOCUS
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle Database
6 4 (6.06%) DataStage
6 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (3.03%) MySQL
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (1.52%) MongoDB
9 1 (1.52%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 16 (24.24%) AccuRev
2 15 (22.73%) Ant
3 14 (21.21%) Jenkins
4 9 (13.64%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.12%) HP UFT
6 7 (10.61%) Subversion
7 6 (9.09%) Checkstyle
7 6 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 6 (9.09%) FindBugs
7 6 (9.09%) JUnit
7 6 (9.09%) SoapUI
7 6 (9.09%) TestDirector
8 4 (6.06%) Maven
9 2 (3.03%) PVCS
10 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
10 1 (1.52%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (22.73%) Automotive
2 13 (19.70%) Marketing
3 11 (16.67%) Finance
4 10 (15.15%) Manufacturing
5 4 (6.06%) Legal
6 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (51.52%) Developer
2 26 (39.39%) Java Developer
3 13 (19.70%) Senior Developer
4 11 (16.67%) Analyst
5 10 (15.15%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (15.15%) SQL Developer
6 8 (12.12%) J2EE Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 8 (12.12%) PL/SQL Developer
6 8 (12.12%) Security Analyst
7 7 (10.61%) Applications Developer
7 7 (10.61%) C++ Developer
7 7 (10.61%) C++/Java Developer
7 7 (10.61%) Java Applications Developer
8 5 (7.58%) Automation Tester
8 5 (7.58%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Tester
8 5 (7.58%) Unix Developer
9 4 (6.06%) Architect
9 4 (6.06%) Cybersecurity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.94%) HTML
2 26 (39.39%) XML
3 14 (21.21%) Ajax
3 14 (21.21%) CSS
3 14 (21.21%) J2EE
3 14 (21.21%) Web Services
4 12 (18.18%) TopLink
5 11 (16.67%) REST
5 11 (16.67%) Struts
6 10 (15.15%) HTML5
6 10 (15.15%) JSP
7 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
7 8 (12.12%) RESTful
7 8 (12.12%) Servlets
7 8 (12.12%) XHTML
8 7 (10.61%) JAX-RS
8 7 (10.61%) JDBC
8 7 (10.61%) Middleware
9 6 (9.09%) CSS3
9 6 (9.09%) EclipseLink
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.06%) Replication
2 4 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (3.03%) Biology
3 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.03%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (46.97%) Linux
2 19 (28.79%) Windows
3 14 (21.21%) Solaris
4 7 (10.61%) Mac OS X
4 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (6.06%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.03%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.79%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (28.79%) User Stories
3 17 (25.76%) TDD
4 15 (22.73%) Scrum
5 12 (18.18%) ETL
6 10 (15.15%) SOA
7 8 (12.12%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (12.12%) Mentoring
7 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
7 8 (12.12%) Wealth Management
8 7 (10.61%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (10.61%) Kanban
8 7 (10.61%) Software Testing
8 7 (10.61%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (9.09%) API Design
9 6 (9.09%) B2C
9 6 (9.09%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (9.09%) Software Engineering
9 6 (9.09%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (56.06%) SQL
2 29 (43.94%) Java
3 20 (30.30%) PL/SQL
4 15 (22.73%) JavaScript
5 12 (18.18%) C++
6 10 (15.15%) Shell Script
7 4 (6.06%) C
7 4 (6.06%) Ruby
7 4 (6.06%) Scala
8 2 (3.03%) ANSI C
8 2 (3.03%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (10.61%) ISEB
1 7 (10.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (7.58%) Sun Certification
3 4 (6.06%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.55%) CCNP
4 3 (4.55%) Security Cleared
5 2 (3.03%) Degree
5 2 (3.03%) JNCIP
5 2 (3.03%) PhD
6 1 (1.52%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.52%) CCNA
6 1 (1.52%) CEH
6 1 (1.52%) CISM
6 1 (1.52%) CISSP
6 1 (1.52%) MCSE
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.52%) RHCE
6 1 (1.52%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.03%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (10.61%) VMware ESX
2 4 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 7 (10.61%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.61%) Puppet
2 6 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.03%) Data Guard
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (3.03%) QRadar
4 1 (1.52%) EnCase
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Oracle
2 14 (21.21%) HP
3 11 (16.67%) IBM
4 9 (13.64%) Microsoft
5 8 (12.12%) VMware
6 6 (9.09%) Rally
7 5 (7.58%) Sun
8 4 (6.06%) Teradata
9 3 (4.55%) Cisco
10 2 (3.03%) ArcSight
10 2 (3.03%) BEA
10 2 (3.03%) F5
10 2 (3.03%) Fujitsu
10 2 (3.03%) Juniper
10 2 (3.03%) NetApp
10 2 (3.03%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.03%) SolarWinds
10 2 (3.03%) WSO2
11 1 (1.52%) Rapid7
11 1 (1.52%) Splunk