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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 15 23 24
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 5.15% 2.13% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.92% 9.52% 14.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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
37 21 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 27.21% 22.34% 32.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 18
Average daily rate £375 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 5
Average hourly rate £18.25 £12.00 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+52.08% +26.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

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 December 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 10 (66.67%) SQL
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) HTML
3 8 (53.33%) Java
3 8 (53.33%) XML
3 8 (53.33%) Linux
3 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
3 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
3 8 (53.33%) Retail
4 7 (46.67%) IBM
4 7 (46.67%) MQSeries
4 7 (46.67%) J2EE
5 6 (40.00%) HP
5 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (33.33%) System Testing
6 5 (33.33%) ISEB
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (33.33%) HPUX
7 4 (26.67%) SOAP
7 4 (26.67%) Flash
7 4 (26.67%) MySQL
7 4 (26.67%) DB2
7 4 (26.67%) C++
7 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
7 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
7 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 7 (46.67%) MQSeries
2 4 (26.67%) Adobe CQ
2 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
3 3 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (13.33%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
1 3 (20.00%) HTTP
2 2 (13.33%) SMS
2 2 (13.33%) 3GPP
2 2 (13.33%) 3G
2 2 (13.33%) 2G
2 2 (13.33%) Radio Access Network
2 2 (13.33%) LTE
2 2 (13.33%) 4G
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) MySQL
1 4 (26.67%) DB2
1 4 (26.67%) DbVisualizer
2 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (20.00%) RDBMS
3 2 (13.33%) Crystal Reports
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 4 (26.67%) LoadRunner
2 3 (20.00%) Maven
2 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 3 (20.00%) Log4j
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) Ant
2 3 (20.00%) JUnit
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 8 (53.33%) Manufacturing
2 8 (53.33%) Retail
3 2 (13.33%) Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Tester
3 3 (20.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
4 2 (13.33%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (53.33%) HTML
1 8 (53.33%) XML
2 7 (46.67%) J2EE
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
4 4 (26.67%) SOAP
4 4 (26.67%) Flash
4 4 (26.67%) REST
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) JSON
5 3 (20.00%) XMLBeans
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) Spring
5 3 (20.00%) Hibernate
5 3 (20.00%) CSS
5 3 (20.00%) Servlets
5 3 (20.00%) JMS
5 3 (20.00%) Struts
5 3 (20.00%) XSLT
6 2 (13.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (20.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) HPUX
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
5 1 (6.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.67%) CentOS
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) E-Commerce
2 5 (33.33%) System Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Regression Testing
3 4 (26.67%) Content Management
3 4 (26.67%) Automated Testing
4 3 (20.00%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (13.33%) BCP
5 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
5 2 (13.33%) Workflow
5 2 (13.33%) Validation
5 2 (13.33%) Migration
5 2 (13.33%) High Availability
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) Service Management
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
5 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) SQL
2 9 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (53.33%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) XPath
5 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 3 (20.00%) Perl
6 2 (13.33%) C#
7 1 (6.67%) Korn
7 1 (6.67%) Ruby
7 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Degree
2 5 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (33.33%) ISEB
3 3 (20.00%) Sun Certification
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (6.67%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Oracle
2 7 (46.67%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) Interwoven
4 3 (20.00%) Sun
5 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (13.33%) Nortel
5 2 (13.33%) Ericsson
5 2 (13.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 2 (13.33%) Huawei
6 1 (6.67%) VMware