The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Watford region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 17 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 5 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.49% 5.62% 24.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 23.81% 54.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.96% 23.60% 44.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 6
Average daily rate £248 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £266 £267
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 2
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -27.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
UNIX
Hertfordshire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Watford region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Watford

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Watford region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 24 (85.71%) E-Commerce
1 24 (85.71%) Finance
1 24 (85.71%) Manufacturing
1 24 (85.71%) Retail
2 23 (82.14%) IBM
3 22 (78.57%) SQL
4 21 (75.00%) Java
4 21 (75.00%) MQSeries
5 20 (71.43%) HTML
5 20 (71.43%) XML
6 19 (67.86%) J2EE
7 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
7 18 (64.29%) DB2
7 18 (64.29%) Linux
8 17 (60.71%) Oracle
8 17 (60.71%) WebSphere
9 14 (50.00%) Degree
9 14 (50.00%) HP
10 13 (46.43%) Tomcat
11 12 (42.86%) Solaris
12 11 (39.29%) OO
12 11 (39.29%) XSLT
12 11 (39.29%) Struts
12 11 (39.29%) Servlets
12 11 (39.29%) Ant
12 11 (39.29%) JUnit
12 11 (39.29%) Eclipse
12 11 (39.29%) HTTP
12 11 (39.29%) Internet
12 11 (39.29%) XPath

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 (75.00%) MQSeries
2 17 (60.71%) WebSphere
3 13 (46.43%) Tomcat
4 10 (35.71%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (21.43%) IIS
5 6 (21.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (21.43%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (10.71%) Alfresco
6 3 (10.71%) Apache
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Tridion
2 3 (10.71%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (39.29%) HTTP
1 11 (39.29%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (64.29%) DB2
2 10 (35.71%) RDBMS
2 10 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 7 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
3 7 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 6 (21.43%) MySQL
5 4 (14.29%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (10.71%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
6 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Ant
1 11 (39.29%) JUnit
1 11 (39.29%) Eclipse
1 11 (39.29%) Log4j
1 11 (39.29%) Subversion
2 7 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
3 6 (21.43%) LoadRunner
4 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Maven
General
1 24 (85.71%) Finance
1 24 (85.71%) Manufacturing
1 24 (85.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Developer
1 11 (39.29%) Java Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Tester
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Services Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Delivery Project Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (21.43%) Service Manager
4 3 (10.71%) J2EE Developer
5 2 (7.14%) Test Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (71.43%) HTML
1 20 (71.43%) XML
2 19 (67.86%) J2EE
3 11 (39.29%) Servlets
3 11 (39.29%) Struts
3 11 (39.29%) XSLT
3 11 (39.29%) XMLBeans
3 11 (39.29%) Ajax
4 8 (28.57%) JMS
5 7 (25.00%) Hibernate
5 7 (25.00%) Spring
5 7 (25.00%) Flash
5 7 (25.00%) CSS
5 7 (25.00%) jQuery
5 7 (25.00%) JSP
6 6 (21.43%) REST
6 6 (21.43%) SOAP
7 4 (14.29%) Web Services
7 4 (14.29%) JDBC
7 4 (14.29%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Web 2.0
2 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 18 (64.29%) Linux
2 12 (42.86%) Solaris
3 9 (32.14%) HPUX
4 8 (28.57%) Windows
5 7 (25.00%) AIX
6 6 (21.43%) SUSE
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 11 (39.29%) OO
3 10 (35.71%) Content Management
4 9 (32.14%) System Testing
5 7 (25.00%) Regression Testing
5 7 (25.00%) ITIL
6 6 (21.43%) Project Management
6 6 (21.43%) Service Delivery
6 6 (21.43%) Automated Testing
6 6 (21.43%) Web Development
7 4 (14.29%) UML
7 4 (14.29%) RAD
8 2 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Integration Testing
9 1 (3.57%) Time Management
9 1 (3.57%) BCP
9 1 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.57%) Systems Analysis
9 1 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (3.57%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 22 (78.57%) SQL
2 21 (75.00%) Java
3 18 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 11 (39.29%) XPath
5 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 4 (14.29%) Perl
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (50.00%) Degree
2 9 (32.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 9 (32.14%) ISEB
3 4 (14.29%) Sun Certification
4 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
5 1 (3.57%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) IBM
2 17 (60.71%) Oracle
3 14 (50.00%) HP
4 10 (35.71%) Sun
5 8 (28.57%) Interwoven
6 7 (25.00%) Dell
7 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
8 4 (14.29%) ATG
8 4 (14.29%) Blue Martini
8 4 (14.29%) Elastic Path
9 1 (3.57%) VMware
9 1 (3.57%) Symantec
9 1 (3.57%) EMC
9 1 (3.57%) Juniper
9 1 (3.57%) Hitachi
9 1 (3.57%) Sybase
9 1 (3.57%) Cisco