The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 20 18 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 8 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.80% 7.32% 14.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.24% 28.57% 47.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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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
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
33 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 23.91% 25.61% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate £160 £225 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £167 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £327 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
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 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 19 September 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 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) HTML
2 15 (93.75%) Java
2 15 (93.75%) XML
2 15 (93.75%) E-Commerce
2 15 (93.75%) Finance
2 15 (93.75%) Manufacturing
2 15 (93.75%) Retail
3 14 (87.50%) Degree
3 14 (87.50%) IBM
4 13 (81.25%) MQSeries
4 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
4 13 (81.25%) J2EE
5 9 (56.25%) Content Management
6 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
6 8 (50.00%) System Testing
6 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (50.00%) Oracle
6 8 (50.00%) DB2
6 8 (50.00%) HPUX
6 8 (50.00%) Solaris
6 8 (50.00%) ISEB
7 7 (43.75%) HP
7 7 (43.75%) Interwoven
7 7 (43.75%) JMS
7 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
7 7 (43.75%) Internet
7 7 (43.75%) Linux
7 7 (43.75%) XSLT
7 7 (43.75%) OO

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 13 (81.25%) MQSeries
2 8 (50.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (43.75%) Adobe CQ
4 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
5 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) Internet
2 5 (31.25%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) DB2
2 7 (43.75%) MySQL
3 6 (37.50%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (31.25%) RDBMS
4 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (43.75%) Eclipse
1 7 (43.75%) Ant
1 7 (43.75%) JUnit
1 7 (43.75%) Subversion
1 7 (43.75%) Log4j
2 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
2 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (31.25%) Maven
4 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 15 (93.75%) Finance
1 15 (93.75%) Manufacturing
1 15 (93.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
1 7 (43.75%) Java Developer
2 6 (37.50%) Tester
3 5 (31.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (6.25%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (93.75%) HTML
1 15 (93.75%) XML
2 13 (81.25%) J2EE
3 7 (43.75%) JMS
3 7 (43.75%) XSLT
3 7 (43.75%) Servlets
3 7 (43.75%) SOAP
3 7 (43.75%) Struts
3 7 (43.75%) REST
3 7 (43.75%) XMLBeans
3 7 (43.75%) Ajax
4 6 (37.50%) Flash
5 5 (31.25%) CSS
5 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 5 (31.25%) jQuery
5 5 (31.25%) JSON
5 5 (31.25%) Hibernate
5 5 (31.25%) Spring
6 2 (12.50%) EJB
6 2 (12.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (43.75%) Web 2.0
2 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) HPUX
1 8 (50.00%) Solaris
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 1 (6.25%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) E-Commerce
2 9 (56.25%) Content Management
3 8 (50.00%) System Testing
4 7 (43.75%) OO
5 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
5 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) RAD
6 2 (12.50%) UML
6 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
6 2 (12.50%) People Management
7 1 (6.25%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) BCP
7 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (6.25%) Validation
7 1 (6.25%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) SQL
2 15 (93.75%) Java
3 13 (81.25%) JavaScript
4 7 (43.75%) XPath
5 2 (12.50%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 14 (87.50%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
3 5 (31.25%) Sun Certification
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
5 1 (6.25%) MBA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) IBM
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
3 7 (43.75%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) Interwoven
4 5 (31.25%) Sun
5 2 (12.50%) ATG
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Martini
5 2 (12.50%) Elastic Path
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Sybase
6 1 (6.25%) Juniper
6 1 (6.25%) Hitachi
6 1 (6.25%) Dell
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco
6 1 (6.25%) Symantec