The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 22 42 37
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 49 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.22% 3.01% 3.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.93% 12.12% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 7
Average daily rate
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£356 £475 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +35.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £308 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £500 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
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
189 165 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.98% 24.81% 28.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 70
Average daily rate £335 £288 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.52% -7.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £151 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 40 18
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.95 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.75 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Hertfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Watford +7 18 £275 - 5
Welwyn Garden City +2 10 £324 -
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £463 -
Stevenage - 3 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 48 (48.00%) SQL
2 42 (42.00%) Linux
3 41 (41.00%) Oracle
4 33 (33.00%) Windows
5 28 (28.00%) Java
6 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (24.00%) Subversion
7 24 (24.00%) XML
8 22 (22.00%) HTML
8 22 (22.00%) DB2
8 22 (22.00%) HP
9 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
9 21 (21.00%) Perl
10 19 (19.00%) Retail
10 19 (19.00%) Shell Script
10 19 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
11 17 (17.00%) RESTful
11 17 (17.00%) IBM
11 17 (17.00%) J2EE
12 16 (16.00%) Solaris
12 16 (16.00%) WebSphere
12 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
13 15 (15.00%) Relational Database
13 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
14 14 (14.00%) Flash
14 14 (14.00%) Automated Testing
14 14 (14.00%) System Testing
14 14 (14.00%) DbVisualizer
15 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
15 13 (13.00%) WebDriver

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 16 (16.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (11.00%) MQSeries
3 8 (8.00%) Apache
4 7 (7.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (7.00%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.00%) Apache Solr
6 3 (3.00%) JBoss
7 2 (2.00%) Kinematics
7 2 (2.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) NetWeaver
8 1 (1.00%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.00%) nginx
8 1 (1.00%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (9.00%) MS Office
2 7 (7.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (4.00%) MS Project
5 2 (2.00%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (6.00%) Tridion
2 5 (5.00%) Magento
3 2 (2.00%) SAP BPC
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (1.00%) SAP ERP
4 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (11.00%) SAN
2 9 (9.00%) LDAP
2 9 (9.00%) NAS
3 8 (8.00%) Internet
4 6 (6.00%) Radio Access Network
5 5 (5.00%) 3G
5 5 (5.00%) DNS
6 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.00%) 4G
6 4 (4.00%) LTE
6 4 (4.00%) 2G
7 3 (3.00%) SSH
7 3 (3.00%) Network Security
7 3 (3.00%) SNMP
7 3 (3.00%) Firewall
8 2 (2.00%) SS7
8 2 (2.00%) Telnet
8 2 (2.00%) LAN
8 2 (2.00%) 3GPP
8 2 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.00%) DB2
2 16 (16.00%) Oracle Database
3 15 (15.00%) Relational Database
4 14 (14.00%) DbVisualizer
5 12 (12.00%) MySQL
6 10 (10.00%) RDBMS
7 6 (6.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.00%) MongoDB
9 4 (4.00%) Amazon Redshift
9 4 (4.00%) Hadoop
9 4 (4.00%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (4.00%) Big Data
9 4 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
9 4 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
11 1 (1.00%) SAP BW
11 1 (1.00%) DataStage
11 1 (1.00%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 24 (24.00%) Subversion
2 13 (13.00%) Selenium
2 13 (13.00%) WebDriver
3 11 (11.00%) Cucumber
4 10 (10.00%) Eclipse
5 6 (6.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 6 (6.00%) Ant
5 6 (6.00%) JUnit
5 6 (6.00%) Log4j
6 5 (5.00%) PHPUnit
6 5 (5.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 5 (5.00%) Git (software)
6 5 (5.00%) ProC
7 3 (3.00%) GCC
7 3 (3.00%) Maven
7 3 (3.00%) JIRA
7 3 (3.00%) HP UFT
7 3 (3.00%) LoadRunner
8 2 (2.00%) ClearCase
8 2 (2.00%) Rational DOORS
General
1 19 (19.00%) Retail
2 8 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.00%) Finance
3 5 (5.00%) Billing
4 3 (3.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.00%) Avionics
6 1 (1.00%) Local Government
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (20.00%) Developer
2 13 (13.00%) Tester
3 12 (12.00%) Automation Tester
4 11 (11.00%) Analyst
5 10 (10.00%) Architect
6 9 (9.00%) DBA
6 9 (9.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (7.00%) Consultant
7 7 (7.00%) Administrator
7 7 (7.00%) Selenium Tester
8 4 (4.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.00%) Java Architect
8 4 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.00%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (4.00%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.00%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.00%) Applications Support Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (24.00%) XML
2 22 (22.00%) HTML
3 17 (17.00%) J2EE
3 17 (17.00%) RESTful
4 14 (14.00%) Flash
5 11 (11.00%) JMS
5 11 (11.00%) Struts
5 11 (11.00%) Web Services
6 7 (7.00%) XHTML
7 6 (6.00%) XMLBeans
7 6 (6.00%) Ajax
7 6 (6.00%) JSTL
7 6 (6.00%) XSLT
7 6 (6.00%) JDBC
7 6 (6.00%) JSP
7 6 (6.00%) Servlets
7 6 (6.00%) EJB
7 6 (6.00%) Gherkin
8 5 (5.00%) Struts2
8 5 (5.00%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.00%) Clustering
3 6 (6.00%) Web 2.0
3 6 (6.00%) Replication
4 4 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.00%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.00%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.00%) CMDB
6 2 (2.00%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.00%) Robotics
6 2 (2.00%) Mechatronics
6 2 (2.00%) VHDL
6 2 (2.00%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.00%) PKI
6 2 (2.00%) HACMP
6 2 (2.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 42 (42.00%) Linux
2 33 (33.00%) Windows
3 16 (16.00%) Solaris
4 13 (13.00%) HPUX
5 4 (4.00%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (2.00%) CentOS
6 2 (2.00%) Tru64
6 2 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (1.00%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.00%) SUSE
7 1 (1.00%) Fedora
7 1 (1.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.00%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (15.00%) E-Commerce
3 14 (14.00%) Automated Testing
3 14 (14.00%) System Testing
4 13 (13.00%) Test Automation
5 12 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (12.00%) TDD
6 11 (11.00%) Document Management
6 11 (11.00%) Scrum
6 11 (11.00%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.00%) Coaching
7 10 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (9.00%) ITIL
8 9 (9.00%) UML
9 8 (8.00%) Configuration Management
9 8 (8.00%) Migration
10 7 (7.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (7.00%) Open Source
11 6 (6.00%) Requirements Analysis
11 6 (6.00%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.00%) SQL
2 28 (28.00%) Java
3 21 (21.00%) JavaScript
3 21 (21.00%) Perl
4 19 (19.00%) Shell Script
5 13 (13.00%) C
6 9 (9.00%) Python
7 8 (8.00%) XPath
7 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
8 7 (7.00%) C++
8 7 (7.00%) PL/SQL
9 5 (5.00%) C#
9 5 (5.00%) PHP
9 5 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.00%) Bourne shell
10 3 (3.00%) C-shell
11 2 (2.00%) VB
11 2 (2.00%) ANSI C
11 2 (2.00%) MATLAB
12 1 (1.00%) VB6
Qualifications
1 8 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.00%) HP ASE
4 2 (2.00%) CISSP
4 2 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (1.00%) HND
5 1 (1.00%) ISEB
5 1 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (13.00%) QA
2 5 (5.00%) SLA
3 2 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.00%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (5.00%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (4.00%) vSphere
3 3 (3.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (3.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.00%) Cygwin
5 1 (1.00%) PowerHA
5 1 (1.00%) vCloud
5 1 (1.00%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.00%) NFS
5 1 (1.00%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (1.00%) Samba
5 1 (1.00%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (3.00%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (3.00%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (3.00%) Puppet
2 3 (3.00%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (2.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.00%) OpenView
4 1 (1.00%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.00%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.00%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 41 (41.00%) Oracle
2 22 (22.00%) HP
3 17 (17.00%) IBM
4 10 (10.00%) Cisco
5 9 (9.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.00%) SAP
6 7 (7.00%) NetApp
6 7 (7.00%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.00%) ATG
7 6 (6.00%) Blue Martini
7 6 (6.00%) Brocade
7 6 (6.00%) Atlassian
7 6 (6.00%) Interwoven
7 6 (6.00%) Elastic Path
8 5 (5.00%) VMware
8 5 (5.00%) NetCracker
9 4 (4.00%) Vertica
9 4 (4.00%) Infobright
9 4 (4.00%) Veritas
9 4 (4.00%) EMC