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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 29 29
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 34 45 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.31% 5.72% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.28% 22.96% 18.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 5
Average daily rate
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£500 £387 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.24% -22.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £199 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £33.11 £31.03
% change year-on-year
+13.25% +6.71%
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
186 196 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.60% 24.90% 25.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 45
Average daily rate £390 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £115 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 37 24
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £29.75 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +5 14 £375 - 1
Hemel Hempstead +8 5 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 5 £501 -
Stevenage - 2 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 2
St Albans - 1 £550 -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 57 (52.78%) SQL
2 44 (40.74%) Linux
3 38 (35.19%) Oracle
4 35 (32.41%) Windows
5 31 (28.70%) Java
6 30 (27.78%) DB2
7 28 (25.93%) HTML
7 28 (25.93%) XML
8 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 27 (25.00%) Subversion
9 26 (24.07%) HP
10 24 (22.22%) IBM
10 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (22.22%) WebSphere
10 24 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
11 22 (20.37%) Retail
12 21 (19.44%) Perl
12 21 (19.44%) J2EE
12 21 (19.44%) E-Commerce
13 19 (17.59%) Flash
13 19 (17.59%) Shell Script
13 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
13 19 (17.59%) DbVisualizer
13 19 (17.59%) System Testing
14 18 (16.67%) TDD
15 17 (15.74%) Solaris
15 17 (15.74%) Selenium
15 17 (15.74%) QA
16 15 (13.89%) HPUX
16 15 (13.89%) MQSeries

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 24 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 15 (13.89%) MQSeries
3 12 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (7.41%) Apache
5 5 (4.63%) Apache Solr
6 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Portal
7 3 (2.78%) JBoss
7 3 (2.78%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.78%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.85%) IIS
8 2 (1.85%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.85%) Drupal
8 2 (1.85%) Kinematics
9 1 (0.93%) nginx
9 1 (0.93%) Confluence
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 8 (7.41%) MS Office
2 6 (5.56%) MS Visio
3 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
3 4 (3.70%) MS Project
4 2 (1.85%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 9 (8.33%) Magento
2 7 (6.48%) Tridion
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (1.85%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.93%) Maximo
4 1 (0.93%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.19%) SAN
2 9 (8.33%) Internet
2 9 (8.33%) LDAP
2 9 (8.33%) NAS
3 5 (4.63%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (4.63%) DNS
3 5 (4.63%) 3G
4 4 (3.70%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.70%) 4G
4 4 (3.70%) LTE
4 4 (3.70%) 2G
5 3 (2.78%) SSH
5 3 (2.78%) Network Security
5 3 (2.78%) SNMP
5 3 (2.78%) Firewall
6 2 (1.85%) SS7
6 2 (1.85%) Telnet
6 2 (1.85%) LAN
6 2 (1.85%) 3GPP
6 2 (1.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.78%) DB2
2 19 (17.59%) DbVisualizer
3 13 (12.04%) Oracle Database
4 12 (11.11%) Relational Database
5 11 (10.19%) MySQL
5 11 (10.19%) RDBMS
6 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
7 7 (6.48%) Amazon RDS
7 7 (6.48%) Amazon Redshift
8 6 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 6 (5.56%) Big Data
9 5 (4.63%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (4.63%) Hadoop
9 5 (4.63%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (3.70%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
12 1 (0.93%) SAP BI
12 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
12 1 (0.93%) MaxDB
Development Applications
1 27 (25.00%) Subversion
2 17 (15.74%) Selenium
3 13 (12.04%) Ant
3 13 (12.04%) WebDriver
4 9 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 7 (6.48%) JUnit
5 7 (6.48%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 7 (6.48%) Log4j
5 7 (6.48%) PHPUnit
5 7 (6.48%) Cucumber
5 7 (6.48%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.56%) HP UFT
6 6 (5.56%) LoadRunner
7 5 (4.63%) ProC
8 4 (3.70%) Maven
9 3 (2.78%) JIRA
9 3 (2.78%) GCC
10 2 (1.85%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
General
1 22 (20.37%) Retail
2 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.41%) Finance
4 5 (4.63%) Billing
5 3 (2.78%) Electronics
5 3 (2.78%) Advertising
6 2 (1.85%) Avionics
7 1 (0.93%) Local Government
7 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.30%) Developer
2 16 (14.81%) Analyst
3 13 (12.04%) Tester
3 13 (12.04%) Java Developer
3 13 (12.04%) Automation Tester
4 10 (9.26%) Administrator
5 9 (8.33%) DBA
5 9 (8.33%) Selenium Tester
6 8 (7.41%) Architect
7 7 (6.48%) Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.56%) Test Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) Data Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Senior Developer
9 5 (4.63%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (3.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
10 4 (3.70%) UNIX Engineer
11 3 (2.78%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.78%) HPUX Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.78%) SAP Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.93%) HTML
1 28 (25.93%) XML
2 21 (19.44%) J2EE
3 19 (17.59%) Flash
4 15 (13.89%) RESTful
5 12 (11.11%) Struts
6 8 (7.41%) Web Services
6 8 (7.41%) XHTML
6 8 (7.41%) JMS
7 7 (6.48%) XMLBeans
7 7 (6.48%) Ajax
7 7 (6.48%) JSTL
7 7 (6.48%) XSLT
7 7 (6.48%) JDBC
7 7 (6.48%) JSP
7 7 (6.48%) Servlets
7 7 (6.48%) EJB
8 6 (5.56%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.63%) Java EE
9 5 (4.63%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 24 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.48%) Web 2.0
2 7 (6.48%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (5.56%) Replication
3 6 (5.56%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.70%) Clustering
5 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.78%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.85%) CMDB
6 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.85%) VHDL
6 2 (1.85%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.85%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.85%) PKI
6 2 (1.85%) Robotics
6 2 (1.85%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.85%) HACMP
7 1 (0.93%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.93%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.74%) Linux
2 35 (32.41%) Windows
3 17 (15.74%) Solaris
4 15 (13.89%) HPUX
5 4 (3.70%) AIX
5 4 (3.70%) Data ONTAP
6 2 (1.85%) CentOS
6 2 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.85%) Tru64
7 1 (0.93%) SUSE
7 1 (0.93%) Fedora
7 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) E-Commerce
3 19 (17.59%) Automated Testing
3 19 (17.59%) System Testing
4 18 (16.67%) TDD
5 14 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (12.04%) Test Scripting
6 13 (12.04%) Test Automation
6 13 (12.04%) Document Management
6 13 (12.04%) Coaching
7 12 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (9.26%) Migration
8 10 (9.26%) UML
9 9 (8.33%) ITIL
10 8 (7.41%) ETL
10 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.48%) OO
11 7 (6.48%) RAD
11 7 (6.48%) Scrum
11 7 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 57 (52.78%) SQL
2 31 (28.70%) Java
3 27 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 21 (19.44%) Perl
5 19 (17.59%) Shell Script
6 13 (12.04%) C
7 11 (10.19%) Python
8 9 (8.33%) PHP
8 9 (8.33%) Bash Shell
9 7 (6.48%) XPath
9 7 (6.48%) PL/SQL
9 7 (6.48%) C++
10 5 (4.63%) C#
10 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.78%) Bourne shell
11 3 (2.78%) C-shell
12 2 (1.85%) Ruby
12 2 (1.85%) ANSI C
12 2 (1.85%) VB
12 2 (1.85%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 12 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 7 (6.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (2.78%) HP ASE
5 2 (1.85%) CISSP
5 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.93%) HND
6 1 (0.93%) ISEB
6 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (15.74%) QA
2 5 (4.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.93%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.93%) GxP
System Software
1 5 (4.63%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.70%) vSphere
3 3 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.78%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.85%) Cygwin
5 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.93%) vCloud
5 1 (0.93%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.93%) NFS
5 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 1 (0.93%) Samba
5 1 (0.93%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (4.63%) Tivoli
1 5 (4.63%) Puppet
2 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.78%) Oracle ZFS
3 3 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
3 3 (2.78%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.85%) Ansible
4 2 (1.85%) ZABBIX
4 2 (1.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (0.93%) DatAdvantage
5 1 (0.93%) OpenView
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 38 (35.19%) Oracle
2 26 (24.07%) HP
3 24 (22.22%) IBM
4 10 (9.26%) Cisco
5 8 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 8 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.48%) ATG
6 7 (6.48%) Blue Martini
6 7 (6.48%) Brocade
6 7 (6.48%) Elastic Path
6 7 (6.48%) SAP
6 7 (6.48%) Interwoven
6 7 (6.48%) NetApp
7 5 (4.63%) Vertica
7 5 (4.63%) Infobright
7 5 (4.63%) VMware
7 5 (4.63%) NetCracker
8 4 (3.70%) hybris
8 4 (3.70%) Veritas
8 4 (3.70%) EMC
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