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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 41 18 23
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +5
Contract jobs citing Unix 15 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 3.49% 9.37% 6.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.72% 39.20% 26.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 29 22
Average daily rate £400 £400 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 6
Average hourly rate £27.50 £40.60 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.26% +5.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +27.27%
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
128 125 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 29.77% 23.90% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 68 85
Average daily rate £348 £380 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -7.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £155 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 13 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £40.60 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.35% +113.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.80 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 0 3 £358 -20.50% 1
Basildon +7 2 £120 -70.00%
Brentwood +2 1 £325 -
Colchester - 1 - -
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (52.08%) HTML
3 25 (52.08%) SQL
4 23 (47.92%) Java
5 20 (41.67%) XML
6 17 (35.42%) CSS
6 17 (35.42%) Ajax
7 16 (33.33%) Windows
7 16 (33.33%) Oracle
8 14 (29.17%) TDD
8 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (27.08%) HTML5
9 13 (27.08%) Scrum
9 13 (27.08%) SOA
10 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (25.00%) Web Services
10 12 (25.00%) REST
10 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
11 11 (22.92%) User Stories
11 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
11 11 (22.92%) Solaris
11 11 (22.92%) Ant
11 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
11 11 (22.92%) ETL
11 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
12 10 (20.83%) XHTML
12 10 (20.83%) DB2
12 10 (20.83%) PL/SQL
12 10 (20.83%) Finance

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 11 (22.92%) WebSphere
2 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 7 (14.58%) WebLogic Portal
4 4 (8.33%) GlassFish
4 4 (8.33%) JBoss
4 4 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (6.25%) Apache
6 2 (4.17%) CMS
7 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) Google Analytics
2 1 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.50%) HTTP
1 6 (12.50%) SSL
1 6 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.08%) DNS
2 1 (2.08%) Internet
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) Network Security
2 1 (2.08%) SAN
2 1 (2.08%) VoIP
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 12 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.83%) DB2
3 8 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (6.25%) DataStage
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.17%) MySQL
6 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.08%) OLTP
7 1 (2.08%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (22.92%) Ant
2 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
3 8 (16.67%) HP UFT
3 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 7 (14.58%) Subversion
5 6 (12.50%) AccuRev
6 5 (10.42%) Maven
6 5 (10.42%) SoapUI
7 4 (8.33%) Eclipse
8 2 (4.17%) Gradle
8 2 (4.17%) JUnit
8 2 (4.17%) SonarQube
9 1 (2.08%) JIRA
9 1 (2.08%) LoadRunner
9 1 (2.08%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.08%) Metasploit
9 1 (2.08%) PVCS
General
1 10 (20.83%) Finance
2 6 (12.50%) Automotive
3 4 (8.33%) Legal
3 4 (8.33%) Marketing
4 1 (2.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 27 (56.25%) Developer
2 17 (35.42%) Java Developer
3 9 (18.75%) Senior Developer
3 9 (18.75%) SQL Developer
4 8 (16.67%) PL/SQL Developer
5 7 (14.58%) Senior Java Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Analyst
6 5 (10.42%) Automation Tester
6 5 (10.42%) C++ Developer
6 5 (10.42%) C++/Java Developer
6 5 (10.42%) Tester
7 4 (8.33%) Security Analyst
8 3 (6.25%) Agile Developer
8 3 (6.25%) ETL Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Automation Specialist
9 2 (4.17%) Digital Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
9 2 (4.17%) Unix Architect
9 2 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (52.08%) HTML
2 20 (41.67%) XML
3 17 (35.42%) Ajax
3 17 (35.42%) CSS
4 13 (27.08%) HTML5
5 12 (25.00%) REST
5 12 (25.00%) Web Services
6 10 (20.83%) XHTML
7 9 (18.75%) J2EE
8 8 (16.67%) Middleware
8 8 (16.67%) RESTful
9 7 (14.58%) CSS3
10 6 (12.50%) JSON
10 6 (12.50%) JSP
10 6 (12.50%) LESS
10 6 (12.50%) Sass
11 5 (10.42%) JAX-RS
11 5 (10.42%) JPA
11 5 (10.42%) SOAP
11 5 (10.42%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
2 4 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 4 (8.33%) Replication
2 4 (8.33%) User Experience
3 2 (4.17%) Web 2.0
4 1 (2.08%) Biology
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 16 (33.33%) Windows
3 11 (22.92%) Solaris
4 8 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.58%) Mac OS X
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server
7 3 (6.25%) Windows Vista
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (29.17%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (29.17%) TDD
3 13 (27.08%) Scrum
3 13 (27.08%) SOA
4 11 (22.92%) ETL
4 11 (22.92%) User Stories
5 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
6 8 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (16.67%) Test Automation
6 8 (16.67%) Wealth Management
7 7 (14.58%) Kanban
7 7 (14.58%) OO
7 7 (14.58%) Software Testing
8 6 (12.50%) API Design
8 6 (12.50%) Extreme Programming
8 6 (12.50%) RAD
9 5 (10.42%) Coaching
9 5 (10.42%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.42%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 25 (52.08%) SQL
2 23 (47.92%) Java
3 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
4 10 (20.83%) PL/SQL
5 9 (18.75%) C++
5 9 (18.75%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.33%) Ruby
6 4 (8.33%) Scala
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) ISEB
1 7 (14.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.17%) MCSE
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.08%) CCNA
3 1 (2.08%) CEH
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.08%) CISM
3 1 (2.08%) CISSP
3 1 (2.08%) Degree
3 1 (2.08%) PhD
3 1 (2.08%) RHCE
3 1 (2.08%) SANS
3 1 (2.08%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (14.58%) Puppet
2 2 (4.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.08%) Nessus
3 1 (2.08%) QRadar
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Oracle
2 11 (22.92%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.58%) HP
4 6 (12.50%) IBM
5 3 (6.25%) BEA
5 3 (6.25%) CA
5 3 (6.25%) Rally
5 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 3 (6.25%) Teradata
5 3 (6.25%) VMware
5 3 (6.25%) webMethods
6 2 (4.17%) F5
6 2 (4.17%) FatWire
6 2 (4.17%) Google
6 2 (4.17%) NetApp
6 2 (4.17%) Omniture
6 2 (4.17%) Symantec
6 2 (4.17%) WSO2
7 1 (2.08%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds