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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 32 45 46
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 31 19 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.75% 3.05% 2.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.56% 11.38% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 13
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£388 £405 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% +8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £396 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £451 £486
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
167 167 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.57% 26.81% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 101
Average daily rate £425 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £439 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.07% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £23.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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
Rickmansworth - 8 £425 - 1
Watford +4 4 - - 6
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 4
Hitchin - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 59 (62.77%) Oracle
2 53 (56.38%) SQL
3 50 (53.19%) Linux
4 35 (37.23%) Oracle Database
5 32 (34.04%) Java
6 29 (30.85%) Finance
7 27 (28.72%) Subversion
7 27 (28.72%) PL/SQL
7 27 (28.72%) XML
7 27 (28.72%) Eclipse
8 24 (25.53%) Web Services
9 23 (24.47%) MySQL
9 23 (24.47%) Ant
9 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
10 21 (22.34%) REST
11 19 (20.21%) Perl
11 19 (20.21%) Maven
12 18 (19.15%) Spring
12 18 (19.15%) Tomcat
13 17 (18.09%) Apache
13 17 (18.09%) JUnit
13 17 (18.09%) Windows
13 17 (18.09%) SOAP
14 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (17.02%) HTML
15 15 (15.96%) HP
15 15 (15.96%) Git (software)
16 14 (14.89%) JSON
16 14 (14.89%) Ajax
16 14 (14.89%) Scrum

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 18 (19.15%) Tomcat
2 17 (18.09%) Apache
3 6 (6.38%) CMS
4 5 (5.32%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.19%) OpenStack
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle 10gAS
5 3 (3.19%) Oracle Application Server
6 2 (2.13%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.13%) lighttpd
6 2 (2.13%) Node.js
7 1 (1.06%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (1.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.06%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.13%) MS Office
2 2 (2.13%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.38%) SAN
2 4 (4.26%) LTE
3 3 (3.19%) Radio Access Network
3 3 (3.19%) 4G
3 3 (3.19%) 2G
3 3 (3.19%) 3G
3 3 (3.19%) VRRP
3 3 (3.19%) Internet
3 3 (3.19%) 3GPP
4 2 (2.13%) SMS
4 2 (2.13%) VPN
4 2 (2.13%) Firewall
5 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.06%) INAP
5 1 (1.06%) UMTS
5 1 (1.06%) HTTP
5 1 (1.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (37.23%) Oracle Database
2 23 (24.47%) MySQL
3 14 (14.89%) RDBMS
3 14 (14.89%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.70%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (10.64%) Oracle Database 10g
6 9 (9.57%) NoSQL
7 8 (8.51%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (7.45%) SQL Server
9 6 (6.38%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (4.26%) OLAP
10 4 (4.26%) MS Access
10 4 (4.26%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.26%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (4.26%) DataStage
10 4 (4.26%) OLTP
10 4 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (4.26%) Data Mart
10 4 (4.26%) Oracle BI EE
10 4 (4.26%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 27 (28.72%) Subversion
1 27 (28.72%) Eclipse
2 23 (24.47%) Ant
3 19 (20.21%) Maven
4 17 (18.09%) JUnit
5 15 (15.96%) Git (software)
6 12 (12.77%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (10.64%) IntelliJ
7 10 (10.64%) Mockito
8 9 (9.57%) Selenium
9 8 (8.51%) JIRA
10 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.32%) SoapUI
10 5 (5.32%) WebDriver
10 5 (5.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (5.32%) ClearQuest
11 3 (3.19%) JMeter
11 3 (3.19%) Toad
11 3 (3.19%) JDeveloper
11 3 (3.19%) TestDirector
General
1 29 (30.85%) Finance
2 9 (9.57%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.45%) Banking
4 6 (6.38%) Marketing
5 3 (3.19%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.06%) Publishing
6 1 (1.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.06%) Billing
6 1 (1.06%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 39 (41.49%) Developer
2 17 (18.09%) Tester
2 17 (18.09%) Oracle Developer
3 16 (17.02%) Architect
4 12 (12.77%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.57%) Technical Architect
6 6 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (5.32%) Software Developer
7 5 (5.32%) Analyst
7 5 (5.32%) Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.26%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.26%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (4.26%) Senior Tester
8 4 (4.26%) XML Developer
8 4 (4.26%) Front-End Developer
9 3 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.19%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.72%) XML
2 24 (25.53%) Web Services
3 21 (22.34%) REST
4 18 (19.15%) Spring
5 17 (18.09%) SOAP
6 16 (17.02%) HTML
7 14 (14.89%) JSON
7 14 (14.89%) Ajax
7 14 (14.89%) CSS
8 13 (13.83%) JSP
9 10 (10.64%) JDBC
10 7 (7.45%) Hibernate
11 6 (6.38%) XSLT
12 4 (4.26%) HTML5
12 4 (4.26%) CSS3
13 3 (3.19%) Oracle ADF
13 3 (3.19%) Middleware
13 3 (3.19%) .NET
13 3 (3.19%) XSD
14 2 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Replication
2 8 (8.51%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.38%) User Experience
4 5 (5.32%) PKI
4 5 (5.32%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.26%) Data Integration
5 4 (4.26%) HP Superdome
5 4 (4.26%) Algorithms
6 3 (3.19%) SWIFT
7 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.06%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Open Source
8 1 (1.06%) Clustering
8 1 (1.06%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 50 (53.19%) Linux
2 17 (18.09%) Windows
3 9 (9.57%) Solaris
4 7 (7.45%) HPUX
5 5 (5.32%) AIX
6 4 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.19%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.19%) VMS
8 1 (1.06%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.06%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.06%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.06%) CentOS
8 1 (1.06%) GCOS
8 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.02%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.89%) Scrum
2 14 (14.89%) Performance Tuning
3 12 (12.77%) TDD
3 12 (12.77%) Test Automation
3 12 (12.77%) Waterfall
3 12 (12.77%) BDD
4 11 (11.70%) MVC
4 11 (11.70%) ETL
5 10 (10.64%) Unit Testing
6 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence
6 8 (8.51%) V-Model
7 7 (7.45%) Test Scripting
7 7 (7.45%) Manual Testing
7 7 (7.45%) Performance Testing
7 7 (7.45%) ITIL
8 6 (6.38%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.38%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (5.32%) Software Deployment
9 5 (5.32%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 53 (56.38%) SQL
2 32 (34.04%) Java
3 27 (28.72%) PL/SQL
4 23 (24.47%) JavaScript
5 19 (20.21%) Perl
6 10 (10.64%) Shell Script
7 7 (7.45%) C++
8 4 (4.26%) XPath
9 3 (3.19%) C#
10 2 (2.13%) C
10 2 (2.13%) XQuery
11 1 (1.06%) Bash Shell
11 1 (1.06%) Erlang
11 1 (1.06%) Ruby
11 1 (1.06%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (11.70%) SC Cleared
1 11 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.19%) Degree
3 2 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.06%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (11.70%) QA
2 4 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (3.19%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (7.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.19%) PowerHA
2 3 (3.19%) SRDF
2 3 (3.19%) vSphere
2 3 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (3.19%) Xen
2 3 (3.19%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.13%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.06%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.51%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (5.32%) Nagios
3 4 (4.26%) Puppet
4 3 (3.19%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.19%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.13%) HP UCMDB
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 59 (62.77%) Oracle
2 15 (15.96%) HP
3 8 (8.51%) IBM
3 8 (8.51%) Microsoft
4 7 (7.45%) VMware
5 5 (5.32%) Informatica
6 4 (4.26%) SAP
6 4 (4.26%) Business Objects
6 4 (4.26%) Cognos
6 4 (4.26%) MicroStrategy
6 4 (4.26%) Teradata
7 3 (3.19%) F5
7 3 (3.19%) Serena
7 3 (3.19%) EMC
7 3 (3.19%) NetApp
8 2 (2.13%) Progress
8 2 (2.13%) Ericsson
8 2 (2.13%) Nortel
8 2 (2.13%) Huawei
8 2 (2.13%) Nokia Solutions and Networks