The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 39 25 21
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 20 49 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 2.80% 6.93% 7.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 23.67% 34.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 13
Median daily rate £420 £375 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -14.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £295 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £490 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-39.28% +23.89%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
120 207 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.81% 29.28% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 94 55
Median daily rate £388 £350 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.85 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £18.50 £24.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the Hertfordshire region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the Hertfordshire region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford -3 7 £275 -26.66% 7
Hemel Hempstead -4 4 £423 -0.58%
Stevenage 0 2 £375 +15.38%
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 25 (54.35%) Linux
2 17 (36.96%) SQL
3 16 (34.78%) DB2
4 14 (30.43%) VMware
5 13 (28.26%) Subversion
5 13 (28.26%) Windows
5 13 (28.26%) HP
6 12 (26.09%) Oracle
6 12 (26.09%) XML
6 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 12 (26.09%) HTML
6 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
6 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.91%) Retail
7 11 (23.91%) Cisco
7 11 (23.91%) QA
7 11 (23.91%) Selenium
7 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
7 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (23.91%) Magento
7 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
7 11 (23.91%) RESTful
7 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
7 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (21.74%) Coaching
8 10 (21.74%) Aruba
8 10 (21.74%) Meraki
8 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
8 10 (21.74%) IBM
8 10 (21.74%) Wi-Fi

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (10.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.35%) Kinematics
5 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Doxygen
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.17%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (23.91%) Magento
2 5 (10.87%) Maximo
2 5 (10.87%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) Wi-Fi
2 7 (15.22%) 3G
2 7 (15.22%) 4G
2 7 (15.22%) LTE
2 7 (15.22%) Wireless
2 7 (15.22%) WLAN
3 4 (8.70%) DNS
3 4 (8.70%) Firewall
3 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 4 (8.70%) LAN
4 3 (6.52%) WAN
5 2 (4.35%) SAN
5 2 (4.35%) SpaceWire
5 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.17%) FTP
6 1 (2.17%) SSL
6 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) DB2
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (10.87%) Amazon Redshift
3 4 (8.70%) DbVisualizer
3 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) DB2 UDB
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) Subversion
2 11 (23.91%) Selenium
2 11 (23.91%) WebDriver
3 10 (21.74%) Git (software)
4 8 (17.39%) Appium
4 8 (17.39%) PHPUnit
5 3 (6.52%) Ant
5 3 (6.52%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.52%) JIRA
5 3 (6.52%) Protractor
5 3 (6.52%) Rational Application Developer
6 2 (4.35%) ClearCase
6 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
6 2 (4.35%) GCC
6 2 (4.35%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (2.17%) HP UFT
7 1 (2.17%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (23.91%) Retail
2 5 (10.87%) Advertising
2 5 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Avionics
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (2.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 11 (23.91%) Automation Tester
1 11 (23.91%) Tester
2 10 (21.74%) Architect
2 10 (21.74%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 10 (21.74%) Selenium Tester
3 9 (19.57%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (15.22%) Web Automation Tester
4 7 (15.22%) Web Tester
5 5 (10.87%) Network Engineer
6 4 (8.70%) Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Backup Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) Cloud Specialist
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Architect
7 3 (6.52%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Java Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (6.52%) Java Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.52%) Production Support Analyst
7 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) HTML
1 12 (26.09%) XML
2 11 (23.91%) RESTful
3 8 (17.39%) Behat
4 7 (15.22%) J2EE
5 4 (8.70%) Flash
6 3 (6.52%) Gherkin
7 2 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 2 (4.35%) OpenCV
7 2 (4.35%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (10.87%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
3 3 (6.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 2 (4.35%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (4.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (4.35%) Mechatronics
4 2 (4.35%) Robotics
4 2 (4.35%) VHDL
5 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (54.35%) Linux
2 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 4 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (4.35%) AIX
4 2 (4.35%) HPUX
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (26.09%) Automated Testing
2 11 (23.91%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (23.91%) Test Automation
2 11 (23.91%) Test Scripting
3 10 (21.74%) Coaching
3 10 (21.74%) Document Management
4 8 (17.39%) BDD
4 8 (17.39%) User Stories
5 7 (15.22%) Re-Platforming
5 7 (15.22%) TDD
6 5 (10.87%) Asset Management
6 5 (10.87%) Data Architecture
6 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
6 5 (10.87%) E-Commerce
6 5 (10.87%) ERP
6 5 (10.87%) SOA
6 5 (10.87%) TOGAF
6 5 (10.87%) UML
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.96%) SQL
2 12 (26.09%) JavaScript
3 9 (19.57%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) PHP
4 8 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 3 (6.52%) Perl
7 2 (4.35%) ANSI C
7 2 (4.35%) C
7 2 (4.35%) C++
7 2 (4.35%) MATLAB
7 2 (4.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Degree
2 5 (10.87%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 2 (4.35%) CCNP
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.17%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) QA
System Software
1 2 (4.35%) Cygwin
2 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) Bacula
1 3 (6.52%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView
2 1 (2.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle ZFS
2 1 (2.17%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (30.43%) VMware
2 13 (28.26%) HP
3 12 (26.09%) Oracle
4 11 (23.91%) Cisco
5 10 (21.74%) Aruba
5 10 (21.74%) IBM
5 10 (21.74%) Meraki
6 4 (8.70%) F5
7 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) Citrix
9 1 (2.17%) Arqiva
9 1 (2.17%) Avaya
9 1 (2.17%) Dell
9 1 (2.17%) EMC
9 1 (2.17%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.17%) Juniper
9 1 (2.17%) NetApp
9 1 (2.17%) Sybase
9 1 (2.17%) Symantec