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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 19 24 42
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 46 29 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.18% 5.89% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.06% 18.95% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 2
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£375 £448 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% -10.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.63% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £38.75 £33.73 £27.80
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.89% +21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.55 £27.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.13 £39.15 £31.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+31.14% -6.15%
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
170 153 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.52% 31.10% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 73 39
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 37
Average hourly rate £28.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.83 £32.75 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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 -2 8 £370 -
Southend-on-Sea -8 5 £595 +29.34%
Brentwood +5 4 £225 +2.27%
Colchester - 1 £350 -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 82 (86.32%) Linux
2 65 (68.42%) Java
3 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
4 49 (51.58%) Relational Database
5 48 (50.53%) HTML
6 46 (48.42%) Windows
7 44 (46.32%) SQL
8 43 (45.26%) TDD
9 40 (42.11%) CSS
9 40 (42.11%) XML
10 36 (37.89%) Web Services
11 34 (35.79%) Solaris
12 33 (34.74%) REST
13 31 (32.63%) Ajax
13 31 (32.63%) Scrum
14 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
14 30 (31.58%) HTML5
15 29 (30.53%) Git (software)
15 29 (30.53%) User Stories
15 29 (30.53%) Jenkins
15 29 (30.53%) Mac OS X
16 27 (28.42%) SOA
16 27 (28.42%) J2EE
17 26 (27.37%) WebSphere
18 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
19 24 (25.26%) Content Management
19 24 (25.26%) Ant
20 23 (24.21%) EclipseLink
21 22 (23.16%) Oracle
21 22 (23.16%) Eclipse

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 26 (27.37%) WebSphere
2 18 (18.95%) WebLogic
3 13 (13.68%) JBoss
4 6 (6.32%) GlassFish
5 5 (5.26%) WildFly
6 4 (4.21%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.16%) CMS
7 3 (3.16%) IIS
7 3 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.11%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.05%) Apache
9 1 (1.05%) LiveCycle
9 1 (1.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SOLIDWORKS
2 1 (1.05%) PTC Creo
2 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) Fireworks
2 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle Internet Expenses
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.42%) Google Analytics
2 3 (3.16%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (2.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) HTTP
2 13 (13.68%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.63%) SSL
4 6 (6.32%) LDAP
5 2 (2.11%) Internet
5 2 (2.11%) DNS
6 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.05%) NAS
6 1 (1.05%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.05%) VoIP
6 1 (1.05%) DHCP
6 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (51.58%) Relational Database
2 14 (14.74%) MySQL
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.47%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.37%) MariaDB
5 5 (5.26%) Ingres
5 5 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
6 4 (4.21%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.05%) DB2
Development Applications
1 29 (30.53%) Git (software)
1 29 (30.53%) Jenkins
2 24 (25.26%) Ant
3 22 (23.16%) Eclipse
4 21 (22.11%) Subversion
5 16 (16.84%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.26%) Maven
6 5 (5.26%) AccuRev
7 4 (4.21%) Selenium
8 3 (3.16%) JIRA
9 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.11%) Hudson
9 2 (2.11%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.11%) JMeter
9 2 (2.11%) JUnit
General
1 15 (15.79%) Marketing
2 9 (9.47%) Finance
3 7 (7.37%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.26%) Automotive
5 3 (3.16%) Legal
6 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (1.05%) Back Office
7 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 50 (52.63%) Developer
2 47 (49.47%) Java Developer
3 16 (16.84%) Analyst
4 14 (14.74%) Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Technical Architect
5 13 (13.68%) Senior Developer
5 13 (13.68%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (12.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 9 (9.47%) Security Analyst
8 8 (8.42%) Cyber Security Analyst
9 7 (7.37%) Lead Architect
9 7 (7.37%) Lead Technical Architect
10 6 (6.32%) Lead Java Developer
10 6 (6.32%) Lead Developer
11 4 (4.21%) Administrator
11 4 (4.21%) Systems Administrator
12 3 (3.16%) Consultant
12 3 (3.16%) Test Analyst
13 2 (2.11%) Project Manager
13 2 (2.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (50.53%) HTML
2 40 (42.11%) CSS
2 40 (42.11%) XML
3 36 (37.89%) Web Services
4 33 (34.74%) REST
5 31 (32.63%) Ajax
6 30 (31.58%) HTML5
7 27 (28.42%) J2EE
8 23 (24.21%) EclipseLink
9 21 (22.11%) XHTML
10 20 (21.05%) SOAP
11 19 (20.00%) Middleware
12 18 (18.95%) JAX-RS
13 16 (16.84%) TopLink
14 14 (14.74%) JAX-WS
14 14 (14.74%) Hibernate
15 12 (12.63%) JSON
16 11 (11.58%) JSP
17 10 (10.53%) Spring MVC
17 10 (10.53%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.42%) Web 2.0
2 7 (7.37%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.26%) Fat Client
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.26%) Thin Client
3 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.11%) User Experience
5 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.05%) Life Science
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 82 (86.32%) Linux
2 46 (48.42%) Windows
3 34 (35.79%) Solaris
4 29 (30.53%) Mac OS X
5 7 (7.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (53.68%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (45.26%) TDD
3 31 (32.63%) Scrum
4 29 (30.53%) User Stories
5 27 (28.42%) SOA
6 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (25.26%) Content Management
8 20 (21.05%) OO
9 18 (18.95%) Kanban
10 15 (15.79%) Digital Marketing
11 14 (14.74%) B2C
11 14 (14.74%) Mentoring
12 13 (13.68%) Use Case
13 12 (12.63%) RUP
13 12 (12.63%) Coaching
14 11 (11.58%) Web Development
15 10 (10.53%) Cyber Security
15 10 (10.53%) Validation
15 10 (10.53%) MVC
16 9 (9.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 65 (68.42%) Java
2 44 (46.32%) SQL
3 30 (31.58%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.58%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.21%) Ruby
5 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.21%) Scala
6 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.16%) Korn
6 3 (3.16%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.37%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.05%) MCSA
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.05%) Sun Certification
5 1 (1.05%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (11.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.53%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.16%) vSphere
3 3 (3.16%) vCloud
4 1 (1.05%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (18.95%) Puppet
1 18 (18.95%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) IBM
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 13 (13.68%) VMware
3 11 (11.58%) WSO2
4 8 (8.42%) Google
4 8 (8.42%) FatWire
5 7 (7.37%) Omniture
6 5 (5.26%) SAP
7 2 (2.11%) HP
7 2 (2.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.11%) Adobe
7 2 (2.11%) PTC
7 2 (2.11%) Autodesk
7 2 (2.11%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.05%) webMethods
8 1 (1.05%) Sun
8 1 (1.05%) BEA
8 1 (1.05%) Cognos