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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 18 29 40
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 65 29 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.17% 4.75% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.95% 16.67% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 5 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +18.64%
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
217 174 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.26% 28.52% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 71 75
Average daily rate £350 £248 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 18
Average hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.93 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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 24 £275 - 6
Welwyn Garden City +3 16 £350 -
Hemel Hempstead - 6 £450 - 2
Stevenage - 3 £325 -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 1
Royston - 1 - -
UNIX
East of England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 48 (46.60%) SQL
2 47 (45.63%) Oracle
3 37 (35.92%) Linux
4 28 (27.18%) Windows
5 25 (24.27%) XML
5 25 (24.27%) HP
6 24 (23.30%) Java
6 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (20.39%) Perl
7 21 (20.39%) Shell Script
8 19 (18.45%) JavaScript
8 19 (18.45%) HTML
8 19 (18.45%) DB2
8 19 (18.45%) Subversion
8 19 (18.45%) Oracle Database
9 18 (17.48%) IBM
10 17 (16.50%) Retail
10 17 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
11 16 (15.53%) RESTful
12 15 (14.56%) Relational Database
12 15 (14.56%) J2EE
13 14 (13.59%) Solaris
13 14 (13.59%) WebSphere
14 13 (12.62%) QA
14 13 (12.62%) System Testing
14 13 (12.62%) DbVisualizer
14 13 (12.62%) Automated Testing
14 13 (12.62%) Flash
15 12 (11.65%) MySQL
15 12 (11.65%) C

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 14 (13.59%) WebSphere
2 9 (8.74%) MQSeries
3 8 (7.77%) Apache
4 7 (6.80%) WebLogic
5 5 (4.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.91%) JBoss
6 3 (2.91%) Apache Solr
7 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.94%) NetWeaver
8 1 (0.97%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.97%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.97%) Confluence
8 1 (0.97%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.97%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (8.74%) MS Office
2 7 (6.80%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.85%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.94%) MS Project
5 1 (0.97%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Tridion
1 4 (3.88%) Magento
2 2 (1.94%) SAP BPC
2 2 (1.94%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.94%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (10.68%) SAN
2 9 (8.74%) LDAP
2 9 (8.74%) NAS
3 6 (5.83%) Radio Access Network
4 5 (4.85%) DNS
4 5 (4.85%) Internet
4 5 (4.85%) 3G
5 4 (3.88%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.88%) 4G
5 4 (3.88%) LTE
5 4 (3.88%) 2G
6 3 (2.91%) SSH
6 3 (2.91%) Network Security
6 3 (2.91%) SNMP
6 3 (2.91%) Firewall
7 2 (1.94%) SS7
7 2 (1.94%) Telnet
7 2 (1.94%) LAN
7 2 (1.94%) 3GPP
7 2 (1.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.45%) DB2
1 19 (18.45%) Oracle Database
2 15 (14.56%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.62%) DbVisualizer
4 12 (11.65%) MySQL
5 10 (9.71%) RDBMS
6 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
7 5 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (3.88%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.88%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (3.88%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.91%) Amazon Redshift
9 3 (2.91%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.91%) Big Data
9 3 (2.91%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
10 1 (0.97%) DataStage
10 1 (0.97%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 19 (18.45%) Subversion
2 12 (11.65%) Selenium
2 12 (11.65%) WebDriver
3 11 (10.68%) Cucumber
4 7 (6.80%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.85%) ProC
5 5 (4.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (3.88%) Git (software)
6 4 (3.88%) PHPUnit
6 4 (3.88%) Maven
6 4 (3.88%) Log4j
6 4 (3.88%) HP UFT
6 4 (3.88%) Ant
6 4 (3.88%) JUnit
6 4 (3.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 3 (2.91%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.94%) JIRA
8 2 (1.94%) GCC
9 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
General
1 17 (16.50%) Retail
2 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.80%) Finance
4 5 (4.85%) Billing
5 2 (1.94%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.97%) Local Government
6 1 (0.97%) Avionics
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
6 1 (0.97%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (22.33%) Developer
2 14 (13.59%) Analyst
3 13 (12.62%) Tester
4 12 (11.65%) Architect
5 11 (10.68%) Automation Tester
6 8 (7.77%) DBA
7 7 (6.80%) Consultant
7 7 (6.80%) Administrator
7 7 (6.80%) Java Developer
8 6 (5.83%) Selenium Tester
9 5 (4.85%) Support Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.85%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.88%) Test Analyst
10 4 (3.88%) UNIX Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.88%) Oracle Developer
10 4 (3.88%) UNIX Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (24.27%) XML
2 19 (18.45%) HTML
3 16 (15.53%) RESTful
4 15 (14.56%) J2EE
5 13 (12.62%) Flash
6 11 (10.68%) Web Services
7 9 (8.74%) Struts
7 9 (8.74%) JMS
8 6 (5.83%) XSLT
8 6 (5.83%) Gherkin
9 5 (4.85%) XHTML
9 5 (4.85%) .NET
9 5 (4.85%) Hibernate
9 5 (4.85%) SAP Basis
9 5 (4.85%) Spring
9 5 (4.85%) Struts2
9 5 (4.85%) Java EE
10 4 (3.88%) JSTL
10 4 (3.88%) XMLBeans
10 4 (3.88%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.74%) Replication
3 8 (7.77%) Clustering
4 4 (3.88%) Web 2.0
4 4 (3.88%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.91%) EMC VMAX
5 3 (2.91%) Data Integration
5 3 (2.91%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.91%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.94%) HACMP
6 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.94%) PKI
6 2 (1.94%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.94%) CMDB
7 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.97%) FMCG
7 1 (0.97%) DataPower
7 1 (0.97%) iSeries
7 1 (0.97%) HP Superdome
7 1 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 37 (35.92%) Linux
2 28 (27.18%) Windows
3 14 (13.59%) Solaris
4 11 (10.68%) HPUX
5 5 (4.85%) AIX
6 4 (3.88%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (1.94%) CentOS
7 2 (1.94%) Tru64
8 1 (0.97%) SUSE
8 1 (0.97%) Fedora
8 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.97%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (12.62%) Automated Testing
2 13 (12.62%) System Testing
3 12 (11.65%) Test Automation
3 12 (11.65%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (10.68%) Test Scripting
4 11 (10.68%) TDD
4 11 (10.68%) ITIL
5 10 (9.71%) E-Commerce
5 10 (9.71%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (9.71%) Document Management
5 10 (9.71%) Coaching
6 9 (8.74%) Scrum
7 8 (7.77%) ETL
7 8 (7.77%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.80%) Open Source
8 7 (6.80%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.80%) Migration
9 6 (5.83%) Requirements Analysis
9 6 (5.83%) UML
Programming Languages
1 48 (46.60%) SQL
2 24 (23.30%) Java
3 21 (20.39%) Perl
3 21 (20.39%) Shell Script
4 19 (18.45%) JavaScript
5 12 (11.65%) C
6 8 (7.77%) PL/SQL
6 8 (7.77%) Python
7 6 (5.83%) C++
7 6 (5.83%) XPath
7 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
8 5 (4.85%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.85%) C#
9 4 (3.88%) PHP
10 3 (2.91%) Bourne shell
10 3 (2.91%) C-shell
11 2 (1.94%) VB
11 2 (1.94%) XQuery
12 1 (0.97%) Assembly Language
12 1 (0.97%) REXX
Qualifications
1 10 (9.71%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.83%) Degree
3 5 (4.85%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.91%) HP ASE
5 2 (1.94%) CISSP
5 2 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.94%) CISM
6 1 (0.97%) HND
6 1 (0.97%) ISEB
6 1 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.62%) QA
2 6 (5.83%) SLA
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.97%) GxP
System Software
1 6 (5.83%) VMware ESX
2 4 (3.88%) Oracle RAC
2 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (3.88%) vSphere
2 4 (3.88%) PowerHA
3 3 (2.91%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.91%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.91%) SRDF
4 1 (0.97%) NFS
4 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.97%) Samba
4 1 (0.97%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.97%) vCloud
4 1 (0.97%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 5 (4.85%) Tivoli
2 3 (2.91%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (2.91%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (2.91%) NetBackup
2 3 (2.91%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.91%) Puppet
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle ZFS
3 2 (1.94%) ZABBIX
3 2 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.97%) OpenView
4 1 (0.97%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.97%) DatAdvantage
4 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 47 (45.63%) Oracle
2 25 (24.27%) HP
3 18 (17.48%) IBM
4 10 (9.71%) Cisco
4 10 (9.71%) NetApp
5 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.77%) VMware
7 7 (6.80%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.80%) SAP
7 7 (6.80%) EMC
8 6 (5.83%) Brocade
8 6 (5.83%) Atlassian
9 5 (4.85%) NetCracker
10 4 (3.88%) Blue Martini
10 4 (3.88%) ReadSoft
10 4 (3.88%) ATG
10 4 (3.88%) Veritas
10 4 (3.88%) Interwoven
10 4 (3.88%) Sun
10 4 (3.88%) Elastic Path
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