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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 23 30 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 37 26 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.78% 4.25% 4.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.58% 15.38% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 4
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£400 £290 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% +16.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £355 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.09% -2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £40.60 £39.63 £31.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.23 £33.63 £28.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.58 £43.25 £32.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +1.69%
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
121 169 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 22.16% 27.61% 26.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 65 40
Average daily rate £400 £400 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +31.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £165 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £473 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 29 31
Average hourly rate £21.50 £16.50 £23.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.30% -30.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.25 £40.40 £32.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -8 8 £400 -
Brentwood -4 5 £325 +13.83%
Southend-on-Sea - 3 - -
Colchester +11 1 £350 -15.15% 1
Harlow - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 61 (74.39%) Linux
2 55 (67.07%) Java
3 50 (60.98%) Windows
4 46 (56.10%) SQL
5 44 (53.66%) HTML
6 43 (52.44%) Relational Database
7 39 (47.56%) CSS
7 39 (47.56%) XML
8 38 (46.34%) Solaris
8 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (41.46%) Web Services
10 33 (40.24%) TDD
11 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
12 29 (35.37%) Ajax
13 28 (34.15%) HTML5
14 26 (31.71%) J2EE
14 26 (31.71%) EclipseLink
15 25 (30.49%) Oracle
15 25 (30.49%) IBM
15 25 (30.49%) User Stories
15 25 (30.49%) WebSphere
16 24 (29.27%) Content Management
16 24 (29.27%) Scrum
17 23 (28.05%) Eclipse
17 23 (28.05%) Ant
17 23 (28.05%) OO
17 23 (28.05%) SOAP
18 20 (24.39%) XHTML
19 19 (23.17%) TopLink
19 19 (23.17%) Jenkins

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 25 (30.49%) WebSphere
2 18 (21.95%) WebLogic
3 13 (15.85%) JBoss
4 6 (7.32%) GlassFish
5 5 (6.10%) WildFly
6 4 (4.88%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (3.66%) IIS
8 2 (2.44%) CMS
8 2 (2.44%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.22%) Apache
9 1 (1.22%) WebLogic Portal
9 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.22%) LiveCycle
Applications
1 10 (12.20%) SOLIDWORKS
2 6 (7.32%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.66%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (2.44%) PTC Creo
4 2 (2.44%) AutoCAD
5 1 (1.22%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle Internet Expenses
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.66%) IBM SmartCloud
2 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (14.63%) HTTP
2 7 (8.54%) TCP/IP
3 6 (7.32%) SSL
3 6 (7.32%) LDAP
4 3 (3.66%) SAN
5 2 (2.44%) Network Security
5 2 (2.44%) Internet
5 2 (2.44%) DNS
6 1 (1.22%) VoIP
6 1 (1.22%) DHCP
6 1 (1.22%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.22%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.22%) NAS
6 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (52.44%) Relational Database
2 14 (17.07%) MySQL
3 9 (10.98%) SQL Server
4 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
4 7 (8.54%) MariaDB
5 5 (6.10%) Ingres
5 5 (6.10%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (3.66%) MS Access
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 2 (2.44%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.44%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.22%) DB2
8 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 23 (28.05%) Eclipse
1 23 (28.05%) Ant
2 19 (23.17%) Jenkins
2 19 (23.17%) SoapUI
2 19 (23.17%) Git (software)
3 11 (13.41%) Subversion
4 5 (6.10%) Maven
5 4 (4.88%) Selenium
6 3 (3.66%) JIRA
6 3 (3.66%) AccuRev
7 2 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.44%) Hudson
7 2 (2.44%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (2.44%) JMeter
7 2 (2.44%) JUnit
General
1 18 (21.95%) Marketing
2 11 (13.41%) Finance
3 7 (8.54%) Legal
4 6 (7.32%) Manufacturing
5 3 (3.66%) Automotive
6 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.22%) Back Office
6 1 (1.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 42 (51.22%) Developer
2 40 (48.78%) Java Developer
3 15 (18.29%) Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (12.20%) Architect
5 10 (12.20%) Senior Developer
6 9 (10.98%) Technical Architect
7 6 (7.32%) Consultant
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Administrator
9 3 (3.66%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.66%) Lead Architect
9 3 (3.66%) Lead Technical Architect
10 2 (2.44%) Cyber Security Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Capacity Management Analyst
10 2 (2.44%) Oracle Consultant
10 2 (2.44%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (2.44%) Capacity Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (53.66%) HTML
2 39 (47.56%) CSS
2 39 (47.56%) XML
3 34 (41.46%) Web Services
4 29 (35.37%) Ajax
5 28 (34.15%) HTML5
6 26 (31.71%) J2EE
6 26 (31.71%) EclipseLink
7 23 (28.05%) SOAP
8 20 (24.39%) XHTML
9 19 (23.17%) TopLink
9 19 (23.17%) JAX-RS
9 19 (23.17%) REST
10 17 (20.73%) JAX-WS
11 12 (14.63%) Hibernate
12 10 (12.20%) Spring
12 10 (12.20%) Spring MVC
13 9 (10.98%) Middleware
13 9 (10.98%) JSON
13 9 (10.98%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) Management Information System
1 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (6.10%) Thin Client
2 5 (6.10%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.88%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.66%) AS400
4 3 (3.66%) Web 2.0
4 3 (3.66%) iSeries
4 3 (3.66%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.22%) Clustering
5 1 (1.22%) Replication
5 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.22%) Life Science
5 1 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 61 (74.39%) Linux
2 50 (60.98%) Windows
3 38 (46.34%) Solaris
4 16 (19.51%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.66%) AIX
5 3 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.44%) HPUX
7 1 (1.22%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (46.34%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (40.24%) TDD
3 25 (30.49%) User Stories
4 24 (29.27%) Content Management
4 24 (29.27%) Scrum
5 23 (28.05%) OO
6 17 (20.73%) SOA
6 17 (20.73%) Digital Marketing
7 16 (19.51%) Use Case
8 15 (18.29%) Validation
8 15 (18.29%) RUP
8 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
9 12 (14.63%) B2C
9 12 (14.63%) Service Delivery
9 12 (14.63%) Mentoring
10 11 (13.41%) Web Development
11 10 (12.20%) ITIL
11 10 (12.20%) MVC
12 8 (9.76%) Kanban
12 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (67.07%) Java
2 46 (56.10%) SQL
3 32 (39.02%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.41%) PL/SQL
5 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
6 3 (3.66%) Korn
6 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.44%) Scala
7 2 (2.44%) Ruby
7 2 (2.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.63%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (2.44%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.44%) Degree
4 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.22%) Sun Certification
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
1 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.66%) vCloud
2 3 (3.66%) vSphere
2 3 (3.66%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) Puppet
1 8 (9.76%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.66%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.66%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (30.49%) Oracle
1 25 (30.49%) IBM
2 10 (12.20%) PTC
2 10 (12.20%) Autodesk
3 5 (6.10%) VMware
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
3 5 (6.10%) Business Objects
3 5 (6.10%) SAP
3 5 (6.10%) WSO2
4 3 (3.66%) Citrix
4 3 (3.66%) FatWire
4 3 (3.66%) BMC
4 3 (3.66%) NetApp
5 2 (2.44%) HP
5 2 (2.44%) Adobe
6 1 (1.22%) Cognos
6 1 (1.22%) BEA
6 1 (1.22%) Sun
6 1 (1.22%) webMethods
6 1 (1.22%) Omniture