The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Essex region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 18 27 17
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 55 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 7.27% 3.41% 7.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.50% 16.28% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 5 18
Average daily rate £450 £250 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.00% -35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £199 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £355 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 8
Average hourly rate £38.50 £31.30 £26.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.02% +19.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.75 £27.49 £23.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.95 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
193 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 25.50% 20.92% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 31 54
Average daily rate £400 £250 £273
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -8.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £110 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 16
Average hourly rate £26.50 £25.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.00% -3.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £31.78 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
East of England

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014.

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Basildon +9 13 - -
Southend-on-Sea -8 11 £479 -
Colchester - 1 £413 -
Wickford - - - -
Witham - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (73.63%) SQL
2 60 (65.93%) Oracle
3 54 (59.34%) Java
4 49 (53.85%) Linux
5 45 (49.45%) HTML
6 35 (38.46%) Web Services
7 34 (37.36%) Windows
8 33 (36.26%) XML
8 33 (36.26%) PL/SQL
9 32 (35.16%) JavaScript
10 29 (31.87%) Web Development
11 28 (30.77%) CSS
12 24 (26.37%) MySQL
12 24 (26.37%) SQL Server
12 24 (26.37%) Relational Database
13 22 (24.18%) WebLogic
14 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (18.68%) Mac OS X
15 17 (18.68%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (17.58%) JAX-RPC
16 16 (17.58%) Configuration Management
16 16 (17.58%) JBoss
17 14 (15.38%) J2EE
18 13 (14.29%) Solaris
18 13 (14.29%) Sun
18 13 (14.29%) Scrum
19 12 (13.19%) TDD
19 12 (13.19%) C++
20 11 (12.09%) Struts
20 11 (12.09%) Sun Certification

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 22 (24.18%) WebLogic
2 6 (6.59%) OpenROAD
3 5 (5.49%) Apache
3 5 (5.49%) IIS
4 4 (4.40%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) LiveCycle
6 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.10%) CICS
7 1 (1.10%) GlassFish
Applications
1 8 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.59%) MS PowerPoint
2 6 (6.59%) MS Office
3 3 (3.30%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.10%) BASE24
1 1 (1.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.49%) FTP
1 5 (5.49%) HTTP
2 4 (4.40%) SAN
2 4 (4.40%) LDAP
2 4 (4.40%) DNS
3 3 (3.30%) SNMP
3 3 (3.30%) TCP/IP
3 3 (3.30%) Internet
3 3 (3.30%) SSH
3 3 (3.30%) NAS
4 1 (1.10%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.10%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.37%) MySQL
1 24 (26.37%) SQL Server
1 24 (26.37%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) Ingres
3 7 (7.69%) DB2
4 6 (6.59%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (6.59%) MS Access
5 5 (5.49%) BusinessObjects
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.40%) EDRMS
6 4 (4.40%) DataStage
7 3 (3.30%) DTS
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 6 (6.59%) XDoclet
5 3 (3.30%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.30%) Subversion
6 2 (2.20%) Ant
7 1 (1.10%) WebLOAD
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Legal
3 5 (5.49%) Marketing
4 3 (3.30%) Banking
5 2 (2.20%) Publishing
5 2 (2.20%) Automotive
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 56 (61.54%) Developer
2 26 (28.57%) Java Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Senior Developer
3 11 (12.09%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (6.59%) DBA
4 6 (6.59%) Analyst
5 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Lead Developer
5 5 (5.49%) Architect
5 5 (5.49%) OpenROAD Developer
6 4 (4.40%) SQL DBA
6 4 (4.40%) Lead Java Developer
6 4 (4.40%) Administrator
6 4 (4.40%) Systems Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
7 3 (3.30%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.30%) Applications Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Operations Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (49.45%) HTML
2 35 (38.46%) Web Services
3 33 (36.26%) XML
4 28 (30.77%) CSS
5 16 (17.58%) JAX-RPC
6 14 (15.38%) J2EE
7 11 (12.09%) Struts
7 11 (12.09%) Spring
7 11 (12.09%) Hibernate
7 11 (12.09%) Struts2
8 10 (10.99%) HTML5
8 10 (10.99%) JPA
8 10 (10.99%) XSLT
9 9 (9.89%) XHTML
9 9 (9.89%) JAXB
9 9 (9.89%) Ajax
10 7 (7.69%) EJB
10 7 (7.69%) Java EE
11 6 (6.59%) JSON
11 6 (6.59%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.49%) Clustering
3 5 (5.49%) Visualisation
4 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.40%) Open Source
4 4 (4.40%) iSeries
4 4 (4.40%) Social Media
4 4 (4.40%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.40%) iPhone
4 4 (4.40%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.40%) GIS
4 4 (4.40%) AS400
5 3 (3.30%) LLPG
6 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.20%) VAX
6 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.10%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.85%) Linux
2 34 (37.36%) Windows
3 17 (18.68%) Mac OS X
4 13 (14.29%) Solaris
5 7 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.40%) Windows Phone
6 4 (4.40%) Android
6 4 (4.40%) AIX
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) zOS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) Web Development
2 18 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (17.58%) Configuration Management
4 13 (14.29%) Scrum
5 12 (13.19%) TDD
6 10 (10.99%) UML
6 10 (10.99%) OOD
7 9 (9.89%) User Acceptance Testing
8 8 (8.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (8.79%) OO
9 7 (7.69%) SOA
9 7 (7.69%) RUP
9 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
10 6 (6.59%) Dimensional Modelling
10 6 (6.59%) Information Management
10 6 (6.59%) ETL
11 5 (5.49%) CRM
11 5 (5.49%) ITIL
11 5 (5.49%) Quality Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (73.63%) SQL
2 54 (59.34%) Java
3 33 (36.26%) PL/SQL
4 32 (35.16%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.19%) C++
6 10 (10.99%) Shell Script
7 5 (5.49%) T-SQL
7 5 (5.49%) C
7 5 (5.49%) PHP
8 4 (4.40%) C#
9 1 (1.10%) VBA
9 1 (1.10%) COBOL
9 1 (1.10%) JCL
Qualifications
1 11 (12.09%) Sun Certification
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.79%) QA
1 8 (8.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.40%) VMware ESX
3 3 (3.30%) NFS
3 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (7.69%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (6.59%) Control-M
3 5 (5.49%) Foglight
Vendors
1 60 (65.93%) Oracle
2 16 (17.58%) JBoss
3 13 (14.29%) Sun
4 10 (10.99%) IBM
4 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
5 9 (9.89%) VMware
6 8 (8.79%) NetApp
7 7 (7.69%) BMC
7 7 (7.69%) AccuRev
8 6 (6.59%) SAP
9 5 (5.49%) Business Objects
10 4 (4.40%) Facebook
10 4 (4.40%) Twitter
10 4 (4.40%) Lagan
10 4 (4.40%) Civica
10 4 (4.40%) ICL
10 4 (4.40%) Citrix
10 4 (4.40%) ESRI
11 3 (3.30%) Cisco
11 3 (3.30%) Adobe