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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 13 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 16 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.11% 13.28% 7.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.12% 56.67% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
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
59 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.97% 23.44% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Watford region over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 April 2015, 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 12 (60.00%) SQL
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) Linux
3 9 (45.00%) Java
3 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database
4 8 (40.00%) Subversion
4 8 (40.00%) RESTful
5 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
5 7 (35.00%) HTML
5 7 (35.00%) XML
5 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
6 6 (30.00%) DB2
6 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
7 5 (25.00%) JMS
7 5 (25.00%) Struts
7 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
7 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (25.00%) QA
7 5 (25.00%) Selenium
7 5 (25.00%) TDD
7 5 (25.00%) Retail
7 5 (25.00%) Scrum
7 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
8 4 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
8 4 (20.00%) Coaching
8 4 (20.00%) NetCracker
8 4 (20.00%) Billing
8 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) MQSeries
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Magento
2 2 (10.00%) Tridion
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) 3G
2 1 (5.00%) 2G
2 1 (5.00%) LTE
2 1 (5.00%) 4G
2 1 (5.00%) Radio Access Network
2 1 (5.00%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (40.00%) Oracle Database
2 7 (35.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (30.00%) DB2
4 4 (20.00%) RDBMS
4 4 (20.00%) DbVisualizer
5 2 (10.00%) MySQL
6 1 (5.00%) DataStage
6 1 (5.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (40.00%) Subversion
2 5 (25.00%) Selenium
2 5 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 4 (20.00%) PHPUnit
3 4 (20.00%) ProC
4 3 (15.00%) Cucumber
4 3 (15.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (15.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (10.00%) Ant
5 2 (10.00%) JUnit
5 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Maven
5 2 (10.00%) Log4j
6 1 (5.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (5.00%) InstallShield
General
1 5 (25.00%) Retail
2 4 (20.00%) Billing
3 3 (15.00%) Finance
4 2 (10.00%) Banking
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (5.00%) Legal
5 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (25.00%) Tester
2 5 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Architect
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (20.00%) Automation Tester
4 3 (15.00%) Java Architect
4 3 (15.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Developer
5 2 (10.00%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Java Architect
5 2 (10.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (10.00%) Senior Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (5.00%) .NET Architect
6 1 (5.00%) Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (40.00%) RESTful
2 7 (35.00%) HTML
2 7 (35.00%) XML
3 5 (25.00%) Struts
3 5 (25.00%) JMS
4 4 (20.00%) Web Services
4 4 (20.00%) Flash
5 3 (15.00%) XHTML
5 3 (15.00%) Java EE
5 3 (15.00%) Struts2
5 3 (15.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (15.00%) Spring
5 3 (15.00%) J2EE
6 2 (10.00%) EJB
6 2 (10.00%) .NET
6 2 (10.00%) JDBC
6 2 (10.00%) JSP
6 2 (10.00%) Servlets
6 2 (10.00%) XMLBeans
6 2 (10.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 9 (45.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Open Source
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) DataPower
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 10 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) HPUX
3 2 (10.00%) Solaris
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
3 2 (10.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (25.00%) TDD
2 5 (25.00%) Scrum
2 5 (25.00%) Test Automation
2 5 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (20.00%) System Testing
3 4 (20.00%) Coaching
3 4 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 4 (20.00%) Document Management
3 4 (20.00%) Automated Testing
3 4 (20.00%) CRM
4 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (15.00%) OWASP
5 2 (10.00%) SOA
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) Content Management
5 2 (10.00%) UML
5 2 (10.00%) OO
5 2 (10.00%) RAD
5 2 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (60.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) JavaScript
4 6 (30.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (20.00%) C
5 4 (20.00%) PHP
5 4 (20.00%) PL/SQL
6 3 (15.00%) C++
6 3 (15.00%) Perl
6 3 (15.00%) XPath
7 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (5.00%) Clojure
8 1 (5.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) NetCracker
3 3 (15.00%) Atlassian
4 2 (10.00%) Blue Martini
4 2 (10.00%) Elastic Path
4 2 (10.00%) IBM
4 2 (10.00%) Interwoven
4 2 (10.00%) ATG
5 1 (5.00%) Macrovision
5 1 (5.00%) Ericsson
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Nortel
5 1 (5.00%) Huawei
5 1 (5.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks