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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 44 42
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 25 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 5.15% 2.42% 2.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.89% 9.40% 6.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 4
Average daily rate
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£448 £500 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.50% +73.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £500 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £35.75 £27.80 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.59% -14.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £27.56 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.55 £31.96 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Operating Systems Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
148 117 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 30.52% 25.71% 31.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 40 85
Average daily rate £350 £293 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £500 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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
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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
Southend-on-Sea +1 4 £460 -
Basildon 0 3 - -
Brentwood -5 2 £251 -
Chelmsford - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Harlow - - - - 1
Saffron Walden - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 46 (70.77%) SQL
2 41 (63.08%) Java
3 38 (58.46%) XML
3 38 (58.46%) Linux
4 37 (56.92%) Oracle
5 33 (50.77%) HTML
6 27 (41.54%) CSS
7 24 (36.92%) Windows
8 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
9 21 (32.31%) PL/SQL
9 21 (32.31%) Relational Database
10 19 (29.23%) Web Development
10 19 (29.23%) JBoss
11 18 (27.69%) MySQL
12 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
14 15 (23.08%) Mac OS X
14 15 (23.08%) Spring
14 15 (23.08%) JPA
15 14 (21.54%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (21.54%) Scrum
16 13 (20.00%) TDD
17 12 (18.46%) Ajax
17 12 (18.46%) WebSphere
17 12 (18.46%) JAAS
17 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
17 12 (18.46%) Web Services
17 12 (18.46%) XHTML
17 12 (18.46%) LDAP
17 12 (18.46%) IBM

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (18.46%) WebLogic
1 12 (18.46%) WebSphere
2 7 (10.77%) Apache
3 6 (9.23%) OpenROAD
4 3 (4.62%) IIS
5 2 (3.08%) CMS
5 2 (3.08%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.54%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.54%) CICS
6 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.54%) LiveCycle
6 1 (1.54%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
2 5 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.54%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (1.54%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.62%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) LDAP
2 6 (9.23%) Internet
3 5 (7.69%) FTP
3 5 (7.69%) HTTP
4 3 (4.62%) SNMP
4 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) DNS
4 3 (4.62%) SSH
4 3 (4.62%) NAS
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
6 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (32.31%) Relational Database
2 18 (27.69%) MySQL
3 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
3 9 (13.85%) MariaDB
4 6 (9.23%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (9.23%) Ingres
5 4 (6.15%) DB2
5 4 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.08%) DataStage
7 2 (3.08%) MS Access
8 1 (1.54%) EDRMS
8 1 (1.54%) DTS
8 1 (1.54%) NonStop SQL
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (13.85%) Ant
2 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
2 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 10 (15.38%) Finance
2 6 (9.23%) Legal
3 5 (7.69%) Automotive
4 4 (6.15%) Publishing
5 2 (3.08%) Banking
5 2 (3.08%) Marketing
5 2 (3.08%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 44 (67.69%) Developer
2 23 (35.38%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
3 7 (10.77%) Systems Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) OpenROAD Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Operations Manager
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.62%) DBA
6 3 (4.62%) IT Operations Manager
6 3 (4.62%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (3.08%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (3.08%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Web Applications Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Capacity Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (3.08%) ETL Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Applications Developer
7 2 (3.08%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (58.46%) XML
2 33 (50.77%) HTML
3 27 (41.54%) CSS
4 16 (24.62%) Hibernate
5 15 (23.08%) Spring
5 15 (23.08%) JPA
6 12 (18.46%) JAAS
6 12 (18.46%) Ajax
6 12 (18.46%) XHTML
6 12 (18.46%) Web Services
7 11 (16.92%) HTML5
8 10 (15.38%) Spring MVC
8 10 (15.38%) J2EE
9 9 (13.85%) JSP
10 7 (10.77%) Struts
10 7 (10.77%) JAX-RPC
10 7 (10.77%) Struts2
11 6 (9.23%) Middleware
11 6 (9.23%) REST
12 4 (6.15%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (21.54%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (7.69%) Mainframe
2 5 (7.69%) Web 2.0
3 4 (6.15%) Visualisation
4 3 (4.62%) Open Source
4 3 (4.62%) Clustering
5 2 (3.08%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (1.54%) iPhone
6 1 (1.54%) Tandem
6 1 (1.54%) LLPG
6 1 (1.54%) GIS
6 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.54%) Replication
6 1 (1.54%) Social Media
6 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 38 (58.46%) Linux
2 24 (36.92%) Windows
3 15 (23.08%) Mac OS X
4 8 (12.31%) Solaris
5 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.08%) Android
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.54%) zOS
7 1 (1.54%) AIX
7 1 (1.54%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.23%) Web Development
2 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (21.54%) Scrum
4 13 (20.00%) TDD
5 10 (15.38%) MVC
5 10 (15.38%) OO
5 10 (15.38%) RUP
5 10 (15.38%) SOA
6 9 (13.85%) Validation
6 9 (13.85%) Content Management
7 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
7 8 (12.31%) RAD
8 7 (10.77%) Responsive Web Design
9 6 (9.23%) Web Design
10 5 (7.69%) Systems Analysis
10 5 (7.69%) SEO
11 4 (6.15%) UML
11 4 (6.15%) OOD
11 4 (6.15%) User Acceptance Testing
12 3 (4.62%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 46 (70.77%) SQL
2 41 (63.08%) Java
3 23 (35.38%) JavaScript
4 21 (32.31%) PL/SQL
5 11 (16.92%) Shell Script
6 5 (7.69%) C
7 4 (6.15%) C++
8 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
9 2 (3.08%) PHP
9 2 (3.08%) C#
10 1 (1.54%) COBOL
10 1 (1.54%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.54%) JCL
10 1 (1.54%) FQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) Sun Certification
3 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (4.62%) QA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) NFS
2 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (4.62%) Control-M
2 2 (3.08%) Foglight
2 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
2 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (56.92%) Oracle
2 19 (29.23%) JBoss
3 12 (18.46%) IBM
4 9 (13.85%) FatWire
5 8 (12.31%) VMware
6 6 (9.23%) Cisco
6 6 (9.23%) Sun
7 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.69%) NetApp
8 4 (6.15%) ICL
8 4 (6.15%) AccuRev
9 2 (3.08%) Facebook
9 2 (3.08%) Twitter
9 2 (3.08%) BMC
9 2 (3.08%) Adobe
9 2 (3.08%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) Actuate
10 1 (1.54%) Cognos
10 1 (1.54%) Business Objects
10 1 (1.54%) Vignette