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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 24 17 33
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 40 44 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 6.29% 9.05% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.39% 30.77% 14.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 22 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £448 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.20% -12.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £264 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £475 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 3
Average hourly rate £37.50 £33.73 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.19% +22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.20 £31.55 £24.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.21 £34.35 £27.74
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.73 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+11.19% +3.76%
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
171 143 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 26.89% 29.42% 25.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 38
Average daily rate £394 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £165 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £500 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 29 36
Average hourly rate £29.46 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.93% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.50 £9.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £34.90 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -5 9 £370 - 1
Brentwood +2 6 £225 +2.27%
Southend-on-Sea -5 3 £595 +25.26%
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 67 (89.33%) Linux
2 44 (58.67%) Java
3 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (53.33%) Windows
5 34 (45.33%) TDD
5 34 (45.33%) HTML
5 34 (45.33%) Relational Database
6 30 (40.00%) SQL
7 28 (37.33%) CSS
8 27 (36.00%) XML
8 27 (36.00%) SOA
8 27 (36.00%) Ajax
9 26 (34.67%) REST
10 25 (33.33%) Scrum
10 25 (33.33%) Solaris
11 24 (32.00%) User Stories
11 24 (32.00%) HTML5
12 23 (30.67%) WebSphere
13 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (29.33%) Web Services
13 22 (29.33%) J2EE
13 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
14 21 (28.00%) Ant
14 21 (28.00%) Mac OS X
14 21 (28.00%) Jenkins
15 20 (26.67%) Git (software)
15 20 (26.67%) Subversion
16 19 (25.33%) Middleware
16 19 (25.33%) IBM
17 18 (24.00%) Content Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (30.67%) WebSphere
2 8 (10.67%) WebLogic
3 6 (8.00%) JBoss
3 6 (8.00%) GlassFish
4 4 (5.33%) CMS
5 3 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.00%) IIS
6 1 (1.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.67%) Google Analytics
2 3 (4.00%) IBM SmartCloud
3 2 (2.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (17.33%) HTTP
1 13 (17.33%) TCP/IP
2 12 (16.00%) SSL
3 2 (2.67%) Internet
3 2 (2.67%) DNS
4 1 (1.33%) VoIP
4 1 (1.33%) DHCP
4 1 (1.33%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.33%) NAS
4 1 (1.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (45.33%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Exadata
3 2 (2.67%) Neo4j
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 21 (28.00%) Ant
1 21 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 20 (26.67%) Subversion
2 20 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 17 (22.67%) Eclipse
4 10 (13.33%) SoapUI
5 6 (8.00%) AccuRev
6 5 (6.67%) Maven
7 4 (5.33%) Selenium
8 3 (4.00%) JIRA
8 3 (4.00%) JUnit
9 2 (2.67%) HP UFT
9 2 (2.67%) JMeter
9 2 (2.67%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.67%) Hudson
10 1 (1.33%) FindBugs
10 1 (1.33%) Checkstyle
10 1 (1.33%) TestDirector
General
1 10 (13.33%) Marketing
2 9 (12.00%) Finance
3 7 (9.33%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.33%) Automotive
5 3 (4.00%) Legal
6 2 (2.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (46.67%) Developer
2 32 (42.67%) Java Developer
3 16 (21.33%) Analyst
4 11 (14.67%) Security Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) Senior Java Developer
5 10 (13.33%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 10 (13.33%) Cyber Security Analyst
5 10 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 9 (12.00%) Architect
7 8 (10.67%) Technical Architect
8 7 (9.33%) Lead Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Lead Java Developer
8 7 (9.33%) Lead Architect
8 7 (9.33%) Lead Technical Architect
9 4 (5.33%) Administrator
9 4 (5.33%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.00%) DBA
10 3 (4.00%) Test Analyst
10 3 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
11 2 (2.67%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (45.33%) HTML
2 28 (37.33%) CSS
3 27 (36.00%) XML
3 27 (36.00%) Ajax
4 26 (34.67%) REST
5 24 (32.00%) HTML5
6 22 (29.33%) J2EE
6 22 (29.33%) Web Services
7 19 (25.33%) Middleware
8 17 (22.67%) XHTML
9 14 (18.67%) SOAP
10 12 (16.00%) JSP
10 12 (16.00%) JAX-RS
11 11 (14.67%) TopLink
12 10 (13.33%) JAX-WS
12 10 (13.33%) EclipseLink
13 7 (9.33%) JSON
14 6 (8.00%) CSS3
15 5 (6.67%) Sass
15 5 (6.67%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.67%) Web 2.0
2 5 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.67%) User Experience
3 2 (2.67%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.33%) Replication
4 1 (1.33%) Clustering
4 1 (1.33%) Life Science
4 1 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 67 (89.33%) Linux
2 40 (53.33%) Windows
3 25 (33.33%) Solaris
4 21 (28.00%) Mac OS X
5 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (45.33%) TDD
3 27 (36.00%) SOA
4 25 (33.33%) Scrum
5 24 (32.00%) User Stories
6 22 (29.33%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (24.00%) Kanban
7 18 (24.00%) Content Management
8 16 (21.33%) OO
9 13 (17.33%) B2C
10 12 (16.00%) Cyber Security
10 12 (16.00%) Coaching
11 11 (14.67%) Vulnerability Management
12 9 (12.00%) Digital Marketing
13 8 (10.67%) Ethical Hacking
13 8 (10.67%) SEO
13 8 (10.67%) Digital Forensics
13 8 (10.67%) Analytics
14 7 (9.33%) RAD
14 7 (9.33%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 44 (58.67%) Java
2 30 (40.00%) SQL
3 22 (29.33%) JavaScript
4 4 (5.33%) Ruby
4 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
4 4 (5.33%) Scala
4 4 (5.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.00%) Korn
5 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.00%) Perl
6 1 (1.33%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (12.00%) Degree
2 2 (2.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (2.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (1.33%) MCSA
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (16.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.00%) vSphere
3 3 (4.00%) vCloud
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (24.00%) Puppet
1 18 (24.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.67%) Oracle RMAN
3 2 (2.67%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 19 (25.33%) IBM
2 15 (20.00%) VMware
3 11 (14.67%) WSO2
4 9 (12.00%) Oracle
5 8 (10.67%) FatWire
5 8 (10.67%) Google
6 7 (9.33%) Omniture
7 3 (4.00%) HP
7 3 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.33%) Adobe
9 1 (1.33%) Cognos
9 1 (1.33%) webMethods
9 1 (1.33%) BEA