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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 20 25 40
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +15
Contract jobs citing UNIX 42 48 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.64% 6.24% 3.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.60% 30.77% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 11
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£375 £440 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.77% -2.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -9.83%
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
178 156 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.12% 20.29% 24.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 58 78
Average daily rate £375 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £150 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 10 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.80% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £21.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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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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 +5 15 £375 - 2
Rickmansworth 0 4 £350 -17.64%
Hemel Hempstead +2 2 £425 - 2
Royston - 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £275 -
St Albans - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 42 (61.76%) Oracle
2 33 (48.53%) Linux
3 30 (44.12%) SQL
4 19 (27.94%) Oracle Database
5 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (22.06%) Shell Script
7 14 (20.59%) Windows
8 13 (19.12%) HP
9 12 (17.65%) Perl
10 11 (16.18%) Java
10 11 (16.18%) XML
11 10 (14.71%) Solaris
11 10 (14.71%) Finance
11 10 (14.71%) RESTful
11 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
12 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
12 9 (13.24%) VMware
12 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
12 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
13 8 (11.76%) Web Services
13 8 (11.76%) ETL
13 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
13 8 (11.76%) Scrum
13 8 (11.76%) Subversion
13 8 (11.76%) Open Source
13 8 (11.76%) QA
14 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (10.29%) Retail
14 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
14 7 (10.29%) HTML

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 7 (10.29%) WebLogic
2 3 (4.41%) Apache Solr
3 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.47%) Confluence
4 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (7.35%) MS Office
2 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
3 3 (4.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.88%) Magento
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (1.47%) Tridion
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.29%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.35%) LDAP
2 4 (5.88%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (4.41%) LTE
3 3 (4.41%) SSH
3 3 (4.41%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.41%) DNS
3 3 (4.41%) 3G
4 2 (2.94%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 2 (2.94%) 2G
4 2 (2.94%) NAS
4 2 (2.94%) 4G
5 1 (1.47%) Network Security
5 1 (1.47%) WAN
5 1 (1.47%) LAN
5 1 (1.47%) SS7
5 1 (1.47%) Firewall
5 1 (1.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (27.94%) Oracle Database
2 10 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.82%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.82%) DB2
4 5 (7.35%) RDBMS
4 5 (7.35%) MySQL
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 4 (5.88%) DbVisualizer
6 3 (4.41%) Big Data
6 3 (4.41%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (4.41%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (4.41%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.47%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (11.76%) Subversion
2 6 (8.82%) Selenium
2 6 (8.82%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.35%) Cucumber
3 5 (7.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (7.35%) ProC
4 4 (5.88%) Maven
4 4 (5.88%) JIRA
4 4 (5.88%) PHPUnit
5 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.41%) QuickTest Pro
6 1 (1.47%) Ant
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (1.47%) InstallShield
6 1 (1.47%) Log4j
6 1 (1.47%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.47%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.47%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (14.71%) Finance
2 7 (10.29%) Retail
3 5 (7.35%) Billing
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
3 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.47%) Legal
4 1 (1.47%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Architect
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 10 (14.71%) Technical Architect
3 9 (13.24%) Tester
4 5 (7.35%) Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (7.35%) Automation Tester
5 4 (5.88%) XML Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Java Architect
5 4 (5.88%) Java Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
5 4 (5.88%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) DBA
6 3 (4.41%) Data Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 3 (4.41%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) XML
2 10 (14.71%) RESTful
3 8 (11.76%) Web Services
4 7 (10.29%) HTML
5 6 (8.82%) Struts
5 6 (8.82%) JMS
6 5 (7.35%) Java EE
6 5 (7.35%) Struts2
6 5 (7.35%) Hibernate
6 5 (7.35%) Spring
7 4 (5.88%) Flash
7 4 (5.88%) .NET
8 3 (4.41%) XSLT
9 2 (2.94%) SOAP
9 2 (2.94%) XHTML
9 2 (2.94%) J2EE
9 2 (2.94%) REST
10 1 (1.47%) KnockoutJS
10 1 (1.47%) XMLBeans
10 1 (1.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.76%) Open Source
3 6 (8.82%) Clustering
4 3 (4.41%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.41%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.41%) SWIFT
4 3 (4.41%) Replication
5 2 (2.94%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 2 (2.94%) PKI
6 1 (1.47%) Web 2.0
6 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.47%) HACMP
6 1 (1.47%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.47%) FMCG
6 1 (1.47%) DataPower
6 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.47%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 33 (48.53%) Linux
2 14 (20.59%) Windows
3 10 (14.71%) Solaris
4 6 (8.82%) AIX
5 5 (7.35%) HPUX
6 3 (4.41%) VMS
6 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.47%) SUSE
7 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.76%) Scrum
2 8 (11.76%) ETL
3 6 (8.82%) Test Scripting
3 6 (8.82%) Test Automation
3 6 (8.82%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (7.35%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.35%) OWASP
4 5 (7.35%) ITIL
4 5 (7.35%) CRM
4 5 (7.35%) Requirements Analysis
4 5 (7.35%) TDD
5 4 (5.88%) Document Management
5 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
5 4 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.88%) Change Management
5 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (5.88%) System Testing
5 4 (5.88%) Coaching
6 3 (4.41%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.12%) SQL
2 15 (22.06%) Shell Script
3 12 (17.65%) Perl
4 11 (16.18%) Java
5 9 (13.24%) JavaScript
5 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.35%) C
7 4 (5.88%) C++
7 4 (5.88%) PHP
7 4 (5.88%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.41%) Bourne shell
8 3 (4.41%) C-shell
8 3 (4.41%) XPath
9 2 (2.94%) XQuery
9 2 (2.94%) C#
9 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) Clojure
10 1 (1.47%) VBScript
10 1 (1.47%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.88%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.76%) QA
2 1 (1.47%) GxP
2 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
1 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (8.82%) vSphere
2 4 (5.88%) PowerHA
2 4 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.41%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.41%) SRDF
4 1 (1.47%) Samba
4 1 (1.47%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.94%) Puppet
2 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (2.94%) Nagios
2 2 (2.94%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.94%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.47%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 42 (61.76%) Oracle
2 13 (19.12%) HP
3 9 (13.24%) VMware
4 8 (11.76%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.82%) EMC
5 6 (8.82%) Atlassian
6 5 (7.35%) NetCracker
6 5 (7.35%) IBM
6 5 (7.35%) NetApp
6 5 (7.35%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.88%) Sun
7 4 (5.88%) Cisco
8 3 (4.41%) Vertica
8 3 (4.41%) Infobright
9 2 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.94%) Greenplum
9 2 (2.94%) BMC
10 1 (1.47%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.47%) Informatica
10 1 (1.47%) NetIQ