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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 27 45 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 39 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.64% 2.83% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.16% 10.40% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 11
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£405 £369 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.83% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £350 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £439 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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
176 173 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.43% 27.24% 25.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 82 103
Average daily rate £375 £340 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £598
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 32
Average hourly rate £29.75 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.95 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.35 £34.00 £17.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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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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 +8 7 £315 - 3
Rickmansworth - 5 £425 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +4 4 £325 -16.12%
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Royston - - - - 2
St Albans - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 56 (60.87%) SQL
1 56 (60.87%) Oracle
1 56 (60.87%) Linux
2 39 (42.39%) Java
3 35 (38.04%) Finance
4 34 (36.96%) Oracle Database
5 31 (33.70%) XML
6 30 (32.61%) Eclipse
7 29 (31.52%) Subversion
8 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
9 27 (29.35%) MySQL
9 27 (29.35%) Web Services
10 26 (28.26%) Ant
11 25 (27.17%) PL/SQL
11 25 (27.17%) REST
12 24 (26.09%) HTML
13 21 (22.83%) SOAP
13 21 (22.83%) Tomcat
13 21 (22.83%) Spring
13 21 (22.83%) Maven
14 20 (21.74%) JUnit
15 18 (19.57%) Apache
16 17 (18.48%) CSS
16 17 (18.48%) Ajax
16 17 (18.48%) JSON
17 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
17 16 (17.39%) Perl
17 16 (17.39%) Windows
18 15 (16.30%) Scrum
19 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 21 (22.83%) Tomcat
2 18 (19.57%) Apache
3 7 (7.61%) MQSeries
3 7 (7.61%) CMS
4 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
5 4 (4.35%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.17%) lighttpd
7 2 (2.17%) Node.js
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 7 (7.61%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.78%) SAN
2 5 (5.43%) Internet
2 5 (5.43%) LTE
3 4 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
4 3 (3.26%) VRRP
4 3 (3.26%) 3G
4 3 (3.26%) 2G
4 3 (3.26%) HTTP
4 3 (3.26%) 3GPP
4 3 (3.26%) 4G
5 2 (2.17%) Wireshark
5 2 (2.17%) UMTS
5 2 (2.17%) SMS
5 2 (2.17%) VPN
5 2 (2.17%) Firewall
5 2 (2.17%) INAP
6 1 (1.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (36.96%) Oracle Database
2 27 (29.35%) MySQL
3 14 (15.22%) RDBMS
3 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
4 13 (14.13%) NoSQL
5 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (8.70%) Oracle ODI
8 6 (6.52%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (4.35%) DbVisualizer
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle BI EE
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
9 4 (4.35%) SAP Data Services
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 4 (4.35%) Data Mart
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 4 (4.35%) DB2
9 4 (4.35%) OLAP
9 4 (4.35%) MS Access
9 4 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 30 (32.61%) Eclipse
2 29 (31.52%) Subversion
3 26 (28.26%) Ant
4 21 (22.83%) Maven
5 20 (21.74%) JUnit
6 16 (17.39%) Git (software)
7 13 (14.13%) QuickTest Pro
8 11 (11.96%) IntelliJ
8 11 (11.96%) Mockito
9 10 (10.87%) Selenium
10 5 (5.43%) ClearQuest
10 5 (5.43%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.43%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.43%) JIRA
10 5 (5.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.43%) Jenkins
11 4 (4.35%) LoadRunner
12 3 (3.26%) Toad
12 3 (3.26%) JDeveloper
12 3 (3.26%) TestDirector
General
1 35 (38.04%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Telecoms
3 9 (9.78%) Retail
4 8 (8.70%) Manufacturing
5 7 (7.61%) Marketing
6 4 (4.35%) Banking
7 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.17%) Billing
Job Titles
1 37 (40.22%) Developer
2 18 (19.57%) Tester
3 16 (17.39%) Architect
4 14 (15.22%) Java Developer
5 13 (14.13%) Oracle Developer
6 7 (7.61%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.52%) Technical Architect
8 5 (5.43%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.43%) Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Front-End Developer
9 4 (4.35%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (4.35%) Senior Tester
9 4 (4.35%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.26%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 3 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.17%) Platform Architect
11 2 (2.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (33.70%) XML
2 27 (29.35%) Web Services
3 25 (27.17%) REST
4 24 (26.09%) HTML
5 21 (22.83%) SOAP
5 21 (22.83%) Spring
6 17 (18.48%) CSS
6 17 (18.48%) Ajax
6 17 (18.48%) JSON
7 14 (15.22%) JSP
8 11 (11.96%) JDBC
9 9 (9.78%) Hibernate
10 7 (7.61%) J2EE
11 6 (6.52%) XSLT
11 6 (6.52%) Middleware
12 4 (4.35%) CSS3
12 4 (4.35%) jQuery
12 4 (4.35%) HTML5
12 4 (4.35%) Flash
13 3 (3.26%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.61%) User Experience
2 7 (7.61%) Replication
3 5 (5.43%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.43%) PKI
4 4 (4.35%) Algorithms
4 4 (4.35%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.35%) HP Superdome
5 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.26%) Web 2.0
6 2 (2.17%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 56 (60.87%) Linux
2 16 (17.39%) Windows
3 14 (15.22%) Solaris
4 9 (9.78%) HPUX
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.26%) VMS
7 2 (2.17%) AIX
8 1 (1.09%) GCOS
8 1 (1.09%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.09%) CentOS
8 1 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Scrum
2 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
3 13 (14.13%) TDD
3 13 (14.13%) Waterfall
3 13 (14.13%) BDD
4 12 (13.04%) Test Automation
4 12 (13.04%) MVC
5 11 (11.96%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.70%) V-Model
6 8 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 8 (8.70%) ETL
6 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
6 8 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (7.61%) OO
7 7 (7.61%) Manual Testing
8 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.43%) UML
8 5 (5.43%) ITIL
8 5 (5.43%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (60.87%) SQL
2 39 (42.39%) Java
3 28 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 25 (27.17%) PL/SQL
5 16 (17.39%) Perl
6 7 (7.61%) C++
7 6 (6.52%) XPath
8 5 (5.43%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.26%) C#
10 2 (2.17%) Erlang
10 2 (2.17%) C
11 1 (1.09%) Korn
11 1 (1.09%) Ruby
11 1 (1.09%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (10.87%) Degree
2 9 (9.78%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.78%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.43%) ISEB
3 5 (5.43%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 3 (3.26%) Sun Certification
5 2 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) QA
2 4 (4.35%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) Xen
2 3 (3.26%) vSphere
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.17%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (5.43%) Nagios
1 5 (5.43%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.35%) Puppet
3 3 (3.26%) Vagrant
3 3 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.17%) HP UCMDB
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 56 (60.87%) Oracle
2 14 (15.22%) HP
3 11 (11.96%) IBM
4 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
5 6 (6.52%) F5
6 4 (4.35%) VMware
6 4 (4.35%) Teradata
6 4 (4.35%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.35%) SAP
6 4 (4.35%) Cognos
6 4 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (4.35%) Informatica
7 3 (3.26%) Sun
7 3 (3.26%) Interwoven
7 3 (3.26%) Serena
8 2 (2.17%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 2 (2.17%) Agilent
8 2 (2.17%) Huawei
8 2 (2.17%) Progress
8 2 (2.17%) Siemens
Rickmansworth
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £200 - £230 per day
Posted: 4 days ago