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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 26 29 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 53 25 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.31% 5.10% 8.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.73% 18.66% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 5 23
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£365 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £260 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £650 £450
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 £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
206 134 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.52% 27.35% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 46 77
Average daily rate £335 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £140 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £461 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £39.25 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 September 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 September 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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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 - 16 £340 -
Watford -2 8 - - 7
Hemel Hempstead -11 4 £425 -15.00% 2
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
St Albans - - - -
Stevenage - - - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 62 (71.26%) SQL
2 54 (62.07%) Oracle
3 48 (55.17%) Java
4 45 (51.72%) Linux
5 39 (44.83%) Finance
6 29 (33.33%) Oracle Database
7 28 (32.18%) IBM
7 28 (32.18%) XML
8 24 (27.59%) JavaScript
9 23 (26.44%) HTML
9 23 (26.44%) Solaris
10 22 (25.29%) Eclipse
10 22 (25.29%) PL/SQL
10 22 (25.29%) MySQL
11 21 (24.14%) Ant
11 21 (24.14%) Subversion
12 19 (21.84%) JUnit
12 19 (21.84%) Web Services
13 18 (20.69%) Perl
13 18 (20.69%) Apache
13 18 (20.69%) Spring
14 17 (19.54%) Retail
15 16 (18.39%) J2EE
15 16 (18.39%) SOAP
15 16 (18.39%) WebSphere
15 16 (18.39%) REST
15 16 (18.39%) Performance Tuning
16 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
16 15 (17.24%) Manufacturing
16 15 (17.24%) HP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 18 (20.69%) Apache
2 16 (18.39%) WebSphere
3 14 (16.09%) Tomcat
3 14 (16.09%) WebLogic
4 13 (14.94%) MQSeries
5 12 (13.79%) CMS
6 7 (8.05%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (8.05%) Oracle Service Bus
7 4 (4.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (4.60%) MS Exchange
7 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (3.45%) OpenStack
8 3 (3.45%) Node.js
8 3 (3.45%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (2.30%) lighttpd
10 1 (1.15%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) Tridion
2 1 (1.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.45%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (16.09%) Internet
1 14 (16.09%) HTTP
2 13 (14.94%) SAN
3 6 (6.90%) DNS
3 6 (6.90%) DHCP
4 4 (4.60%) NAS
4 4 (4.60%) Fibre Channel
5 3 (3.45%) VRRP
6 2 (2.30%) Firewall
6 2 (2.30%) INAP
6 2 (2.30%) UMTS
6 2 (2.30%) VPN
6 2 (2.30%) LTE
6 2 (2.30%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.15%) Radio Access Network
7 1 (1.15%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.15%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 22 (25.29%) MySQL
3 14 (16.09%) Oracle ODI
4 12 (13.79%) NoSQL
5 11 (12.64%) Relational Database
5 11 (12.64%) RDBMS
6 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (10.34%) DB2
6 9 (10.34%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (8.05%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (6.90%) DbVisualizer
9 5 (5.75%) Data Mart
9 5 (5.75%) SQL Server
9 5 (5.75%) DataStage
10 4 (4.60%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (4.60%) OLTP
10 4 (4.60%) MS Access
10 4 (4.60%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 22 (25.29%) Eclipse
2 21 (24.14%) Ant
2 21 (24.14%) Subversion
3 19 (21.84%) JUnit
4 15 (17.24%) QuickTest Pro
5 14 (16.09%) Maven
6 12 (13.79%) Git (software)
7 9 (10.34%) Selenium
8 7 (8.05%) Log4j
9 6 (6.90%) LoadRunner
9 6 (6.90%) IntelliJ
9 6 (6.90%) Mockito
10 5 (5.75%) Jenkins
10 5 (5.75%) JIRA
10 5 (5.75%) ClearQuest
11 4 (4.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 2 (2.30%) JMeter
12 2 (2.30%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 2 (2.30%) WebDriver
12 2 (2.30%) SoapUI
General
1 39 (44.83%) Finance
2 17 (19.54%) Retail
3 15 (17.24%) Manufacturing
4 6 (6.90%) Marketing
5 5 (5.75%) Telecoms
6 3 (3.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.30%) Banking
7 2 (2.30%) Billing
8 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 26 (29.89%) Developer
2 17 (19.54%) Tester
3 16 (18.39%) Architect
4 13 (14.94%) Java Developer
5 10 (11.49%) Administrator
6 9 (10.34%) Oracle Developer
7 8 (9.20%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (8.05%) Technical Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
9 6 (6.90%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (5.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
11 4 (4.60%) Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Technical Analyst
11 4 (4.60%) Senior Tester
11 4 (4.60%) UNIX Administrator
11 4 (4.60%) Technical Services Analyst
12 3 (3.45%) DevOps Engineer
12 3 (3.45%) Middleware Engineer
13 2 (2.30%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (32.18%) XML
2 23 (26.44%) HTML
3 19 (21.84%) Web Services
4 18 (20.69%) Spring
5 16 (18.39%) J2EE
5 16 (18.39%) SOAP
5 16 (18.39%) REST
6 13 (14.94%) Ajax
7 12 (13.79%) CSS
8 11 (12.64%) Hibernate
8 11 (12.64%) JSON
9 9 (10.34%) XSLT
9 9 (10.34%) Middleware
10 8 (9.20%) JDBC
10 8 (9.20%) JSP
11 7 (8.05%) XMLBeans
11 7 (8.05%) Servlets
11 7 (8.05%) Struts
11 7 (8.05%) JMS
12 6 (6.90%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.49%) Replication
3 8 (9.20%) PKI
4 7 (8.05%) Web 2.0
5 6 (6.90%) User Experience
6 5 (5.75%) Management Information System
6 5 (5.75%) Data Integration
6 5 (5.75%) Client/Server
7 4 (4.60%) HP Superdome
8 3 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 2 (2.30%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.15%) Device Driver
10 1 (1.15%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (51.72%) Linux
2 23 (26.44%) Solaris
3 12 (13.79%) HPUX
4 6 (6.90%) Windows
5 2 (2.30%) AIX
6 1 (1.15%) GCOS
6 1 (1.15%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.39%) Performance Tuning
2 15 (17.24%) E-Commerce
3 11 (12.64%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.49%) ETL
5 9 (10.34%) Scrum
5 9 (10.34%) Content Management
5 9 (10.34%) Test Automation
6 8 (9.20%) ITIL
6 8 (9.20%) System Testing
6 8 (9.20%) V-Model
7 7 (8.05%) TDD
7 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
7 7 (8.05%) Performance Testing
7 7 (8.05%) BDD
7 7 (8.05%) OO
7 7 (8.05%) MVC
8 6 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
8 6 (6.90%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.90%) Regression Testing
8 6 (6.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 62 (71.26%) SQL
2 48 (55.17%) Java
3 24 (27.59%) JavaScript
4 22 (25.29%) PL/SQL
5 18 (20.69%) Perl
6 9 (10.34%) XPath
7 7 (8.05%) Bash Shell
8 5 (5.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (4.60%) Python
9 4 (4.60%) VB
9 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
10 3 (3.45%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 2 (2.30%) C
11 2 (2.30%) Erlang
12 1 (1.15%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.15%) C++
Qualifications
1 14 (16.09%) Degree
2 8 (9.20%) ISEB
2 8 (9.20%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 5 (5.75%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.75%) Sun Certification
4 2 (2.30%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.15%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
2 4 (4.60%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (4.60%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.45%) Xen
2 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 2 (2.30%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.15%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) Tivoli
2 7 (8.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (5.75%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (4.60%) Puppet
5 3 (3.45%) Vagrant
5 3 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (3.45%) Nagios
6 1 (1.15%) Oozie
Vendors
1 54 (62.07%) Oracle
2 28 (32.18%) IBM
3 15 (17.24%) HP
4 8 (9.20%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.05%) Interwoven
6 6 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.90%) F5
7 5 (5.75%) VMware
7 5 (5.75%) Teradata
7 5 (5.75%) Sun
7 5 (5.75%) Informatica
8 4 (4.60%) MicroStrategy
8 4 (4.60%) NetApp
8 4 (4.60%) CommVault
8 4 (4.60%) Cognos
8 4 (4.60%) Business Objects
8 4 (4.60%) SAP
8 4 (4.60%) WatchGuard
9 2 (2.30%) Siemens
9 2 (2.30%) Intel
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