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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 28 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 27 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.69% 3.94% 4.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 15.43% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 10
Average daily rate £463 £388 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -6.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £213 £399
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £478 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
135 162 169
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.44% 25.51% 25.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 67 79
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.73% +84.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.35 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 12 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead +11 7 £450 -
Stevenage -6 2 £375 -
St Albans - 1 £475 -
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 27 (43.55%) SQL
2 25 (40.32%) Linux
3 22 (35.48%) Oracle
4 21 (33.87%) IBM
5 20 (32.26%) DB2
6 19 (30.65%) Windows
6 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (27.42%) Java
8 15 (24.19%) XML
8 15 (24.19%) Selenium
9 14 (22.58%) Subversion
9 14 (22.58%) Automated Testing
9 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
9 14 (22.58%) HTML
9 14 (22.58%) TDD
10 13 (20.97%) Retail
10 13 (20.97%) Magento
11 12 (19.35%) QA
12 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
12 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (17.74%) RESTful
12 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
12 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
12 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (17.74%) HP
13 10 (16.13%) PHP
13 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
13 10 (16.13%) Coaching
13 10 (16.13%) Document Management
13 10 (16.13%) WebSphere

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 10 (16.13%) WebSphere
2 7 (11.29%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (4.84%) MQSeries
6 2 (3.23%) Drupal
6 2 (3.23%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.61%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.61%) Kinematics
Applications
1 8 (12.90%) MS Office
1 8 (12.90%) MS Visio
2 7 (11.29%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.61%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Magento
2 7 (11.29%) Maximo
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.13%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (11.29%) 3G
1 7 (11.29%) Radio Access Network
1 7 (11.29%) Wi-Fi
1 7 (11.29%) WLAN
2 6 (9.68%) 4G
2 6 (9.68%) FTP
3 5 (8.06%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) LTE
4 4 (6.45%) Wireless
5 3 (4.84%) 2G
5 3 (4.84%) Internet
5 3 (4.84%) LAN
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
6 2 (3.23%) Firewall
6 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.61%) DHCP
7 1 (1.61%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.61%) SNMP
7 1 (1.61%) SpaceWire
7 1 (1.61%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) DB2
2 9 (14.52%) DbVisualizer
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
3 8 (12.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 8 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (8.06%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 2 (3.23%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (3.23%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.61%) Big Data
7 1 (1.61%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.61%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 15 (24.19%) Selenium
2 14 (22.58%) Subversion
3 11 (17.74%) WebDriver
4 9 (14.52%) Ant
5 8 (12.90%) Git (software)
5 8 (12.90%) PHPUnit
6 6 (9.68%) Jenkins
7 5 (8.06%) Appium
8 4 (6.45%) Maven
9 3 (4.84%) ChangeMan
9 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
9 3 (4.84%) HP UFT
9 3 (4.84%) JIRA
9 3 (4.84%) LoadRunner
9 3 (4.84%) Protractor
9 3 (4.84%) Rational Application Developer
10 1 (1.61%) ClearCase
10 1 (1.61%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.61%) GCC
10 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 13 (20.97%) Retail
2 8 (12.90%) Advertising
3 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Avionics
5 1 (1.61%) Electronics
5 1 (1.61%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Architect
2 11 (17.74%) Automation Tester
2 11 (17.74%) Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 10 (16.13%) Selenium Tester
3 10 (16.13%) Solutions Architect
3 10 (16.13%) Web Tester
4 9 (14.52%) Developer
5 6 (9.68%) Operations Analyst
5 6 (9.68%) Tivoli Analyst
6 5 (8.06%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Administrator
7 4 (6.45%) Database Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle Database Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (6.45%) SQL Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce Architect
8 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
8 3 (4.84%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (24.19%) XML
2 14 (22.58%) HTML
3 11 (17.74%) RESTful
4 9 (14.52%) Flash
4 9 (14.52%) J2EE
5 6 (9.68%) ISPF
6 5 (8.06%) Behat
7 4 (6.45%) .NET
7 4 (6.45%) ASP.NET
7 4 (6.45%) Classic ASP
7 4 (6.45%) Java EE
7 4 (6.45%) Spring
7 4 (6.45%) Struts
7 4 (6.45%) Web Services
8 3 (4.84%) Gherkin
9 1 (1.61%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 1 (1.61%) OpenCV
9 1 (1.61%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (30.65%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.90%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (4.84%) AS400
3 3 (4.84%) HACMP
3 3 (4.84%) iSeries
3 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.61%) Artificial Intelligence
5 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.61%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 1 (1.61%) Mechatronics
5 1 (1.61%) Robotics
5 1 (1.61%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 25 (40.32%) Linux
2 19 (30.65%) Windows
3 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) AIX
6 1 (1.61%) HPUX
6 1 (1.61%) MVS
6 1 (1.61%) Solaris
6 1 (1.61%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.61%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) Automated Testing
1 14 (22.58%) TDD
2 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (17.74%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (17.74%) Test Automation
2 11 (17.74%) Test Scripting
3 10 (16.13%) Coaching
3 10 (16.13%) Document Management
4 9 (14.52%) Change Management
4 9 (14.52%) E-Commerce
4 9 (14.52%) System Testing
5 8 (12.90%) BDD
5 8 (12.90%) Data Protection
6 7 (11.29%) ETL
6 7 (11.29%) Requirements Analysis
6 7 (11.29%) TOGAF
7 6 (9.68%) SDLC
8 5 (8.06%) Asset Management
8 5 (8.06%) ERP
8 5 (8.06%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (43.55%) SQL
2 17 (27.42%) Java
3 14 (22.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (16.13%) PHP
5 6 (9.68%) C++
5 6 (9.68%) JCL
5 6 (9.68%) REXX
6 5 (8.06%) C#
7 4 (6.45%) Perl
7 4 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.84%) Python
9 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.23%) Ruby
10 1 (1.61%) ANSI C
10 1 (1.61%) C
10 1 (1.61%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Degree
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) CCNA
3 2 (3.23%) CCNP
3 2 (3.23%) CISA
3 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.23%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (19.35%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.23%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Time Sharing Option
1 6 (9.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
2 3 (4.84%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.61%) Cygwin
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Clusterware
Systems Management
1 6 (9.68%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.23%) Ansible
3 2 (3.23%) Bacula
3 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.61%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.61%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (35.48%) Oracle
2 21 (33.87%) IBM
3 11 (17.74%) HP
4 8 (12.90%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.29%) Aruba
5 7 (11.29%) Cisco
5 7 (11.29%) Meraki
5 7 (11.29%) VMware
6 3 (4.84%) Cyber-Ark
6 3 (4.84%) Greenplum
7 2 (3.23%) F5
7 2 (3.23%) hybris
7 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.61%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.61%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.61%) Huawei
8 1 (1.61%) Infobright
8 1 (1.61%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 1 (1.61%) Nortel
8 1 (1.61%) Vertica
Hertfordshire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago