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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 27 41 44
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 37 17 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.73% 3.20% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.41% 10.24% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Average daily rate
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£345 £290 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.96% -18.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £256 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £40.60 £40.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.50% +24.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.23 £38.35 £31.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £43.80 £32.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +18.64%
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
135 166 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 20.90% 31.26% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 67 45
Average daily rate £391 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.41% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £165 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 38 30
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -27.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £12.00 £11.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.02 £38.73 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Essex region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 June 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
Basildon -1 10 £400 -
Southend-on-Sea -1 3 - - 8
Colchester +9 1 £350 -15.15%
Brentwood -5 1 £275 -3.67%
Harlow - 1 - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 68 (79.07%) Linux
2 60 (69.77%) Java
3 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (53.49%) Relational Database
5 44 (51.16%) HTML
5 44 (51.16%) SQL
6 43 (50.00%) Windows
7 42 (48.84%) TDD
8 39 (45.35%) XML
9 37 (43.02%) CSS
10 35 (40.70%) Web Services
11 34 (39.53%) Solaris
12 33 (38.37%) Scrum
13 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
13 30 (34.88%) User Stories
14 28 (32.56%) Jenkins
14 28 (32.56%) REST
14 28 (32.56%) Git (software)
15 27 (31.40%) Ajax
16 26 (30.23%) HTML5
16 26 (30.23%) J2EE
16 26 (30.23%) EclipseLink
17 25 (29.07%) Eclipse
17 25 (29.07%) Mac OS X
18 24 (27.91%) SOA
18 24 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
19 23 (26.74%) WebSphere
19 23 (26.74%) Oracle
19 23 (26.74%) SOAP
20 22 (25.58%) Content Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 23 (26.74%) WebSphere
2 18 (20.93%) WebLogic
3 13 (15.12%) JBoss
4 6 (6.98%) GlassFish
5 5 (5.81%) WildFly
6 4 (4.65%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.49%) IIS
7 3 (3.49%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.33%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.16%) LiveCycle
9 1 (1.16%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.16%) Apache
9 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.16%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.16%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (8.14%) SOLIDWORKS
2 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.33%) AutoCAD
3 2 (2.33%) PTC Creo
4 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.16%) MS Office
4 1 (1.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.33%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.16%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) HTTP
2 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
3 11 (12.79%) SSL
4 6 (6.98%) LDAP
5 2 (2.33%) DNS
5 2 (2.33%) Internet
6 1 (1.16%) Network Security
6 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.16%) NAS
6 1 (1.16%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.16%) SAN
6 1 (1.16%) VoIP
6 1 (1.16%) DHCP
6 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (53.49%) Relational Database
2 14 (16.28%) MySQL
3 9 (10.47%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.14%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.14%) MariaDB
5 5 (5.81%) Ingres
5 5 (5.81%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (2.33%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.16%) DB2
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 28 (32.56%) Git (software)
1 28 (32.56%) Jenkins
2 25 (29.07%) Eclipse
3 21 (24.42%) Ant
4 20 (23.26%) Subversion
5 19 (22.09%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.81%) Maven
6 5 (5.81%) AccuRev
7 4 (4.65%) Selenium
8 3 (3.49%) JIRA
9 2 (2.33%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.33%) Hudson
9 2 (2.33%) JUnit
9 2 (2.33%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.33%) JMeter
General
1 18 (20.93%) Marketing
2 10 (11.63%) Finance
3 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.65%) Legal
5 3 (3.49%) Automotive
6 1 (1.16%) Back Office
6 1 (1.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (52.33%) Developer
2 44 (51.16%) Java Developer
3 14 (16.28%) Architect
4 13 (15.12%) Technical Architect
5 12 (13.95%) Analyst
5 12 (13.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Java Developer
6 10 (11.63%) Senior Developer
7 7 (8.14%) Lead Architect
7 7 (8.14%) Lead Technical Architect
8 6 (6.98%) Lead Java Developer
8 6 (6.98%) Lead Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Consultant
10 3 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (3.49%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.49%) Administrator
11 2 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Release Manager
11 2 (2.33%) Security Analyst
11 2 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (51.16%) HTML
2 39 (45.35%) XML
3 37 (43.02%) CSS
4 35 (40.70%) Web Services
5 28 (32.56%) REST
6 27 (31.40%) Ajax
7 26 (30.23%) HTML5
7 26 (30.23%) J2EE
7 26 (30.23%) EclipseLink
8 23 (26.74%) SOAP
9 19 (22.09%) TopLink
9 19 (22.09%) JAX-RS
10 18 (20.93%) Middleware
10 18 (20.93%) XHTML
11 17 (19.77%) JAX-WS
12 12 (13.95%) Hibernate
13 10 (11.63%) Spring
13 10 (11.63%) Spring MVC
14 9 (10.47%) JSON
14 9 (10.47%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.81%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.81%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.81%) Thin Client
4 4 (4.65%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) User Experience
6 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) iSeries
6 1 (1.16%) AS400
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) Clustering
6 1 (1.16%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.16%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.16%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 68 (79.07%) Linux
2 43 (50.00%) Windows
3 34 (39.53%) Solaris
4 25 (29.07%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.16%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (1.16%) AIX
6 1 (1.16%) HPUX
6 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (48.84%) TDD
3 33 (38.37%) Scrum
4 30 (34.88%) User Stories
5 24 (27.91%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (27.91%) SOA
6 22 (25.58%) Content Management
7 21 (24.42%) OO
8 17 (19.77%) Kanban
8 17 (19.77%) Digital Marketing
9 16 (18.60%) Use Case
10 15 (17.44%) RUP
11 13 (15.12%) Validation
12 12 (13.95%) Mentoring
13 11 (12.79%) Coaching
13 11 (12.79%) Web Development
14 10 (11.63%) B2C
14 10 (11.63%) MVC
15 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
16 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 60 (69.77%) Java
2 44 (51.16%) SQL
3 30 (34.88%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.79%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.65%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.49%) Korn
6 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.49%) Perl
7 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
7 2 (2.33%) Scala
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.33%) Degree
4 1 (1.16%) MCSA
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.16%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.49%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.49%) vSphere
2 3 (3.49%) vCloud
2 3 (3.49%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (19.77%) Puppet
1 17 (19.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 23 (26.74%) Oracle
2 21 (24.42%) IBM
3 11 (12.79%) WSO2
4 7 (8.14%) Autodesk
4 7 (8.14%) PTC
5 5 (5.81%) Business Objects
5 5 (5.81%) SAP
5 5 (5.81%) VMware
6 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.33%) Adobe
7 2 (2.33%) HP
8 1 (1.16%) Citrix
8 1 (1.16%) BEA
8 1 (1.16%) BMC
8 1 (1.16%) NetApp
8 1 (1.16%) webMethods
8 1 (1.16%) Omniture
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) FatWire
8 1 (1.16%) Sun