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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 17 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 17 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.41% 8.05% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.84% 36.84% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
Average daily rate - - £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.63% 21.84% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 12
Average daily rate £325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £100 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
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 18 April 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 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 16 (72.73%) SQL
2 16 (72.73%) Oracle
2 16 (72.73%) E-Commerce
2 16 (72.73%) Finance
2 16 (72.73%) Manufacturing
2 16 (72.73%) Retail
3 15 (68.18%) IBM
3 15 (68.18%) J2EE
3 15 (68.18%) Java
3 15 (68.18%) DB2
4 14 (63.64%) WebSphere
5 13 (59.09%) Ant
5 13 (59.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (59.09%) MQSeries
5 13 (59.09%) Internet
6 12 (54.55%) Tomcat
6 12 (54.55%) Solaris
6 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 12 (54.55%) HTML
6 12 (54.55%) XML
7 11 (50.00%) XSLT
7 11 (50.00%) Struts
7 11 (50.00%) Servlets
7 11 (50.00%) OO
7 11 (50.00%) JUnit
7 11 (50.00%) Eclipse
7 11 (50.00%) RDBMS
7 11 (50.00%) XPath
7 11 (50.00%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 14 (63.64%) WebSphere
2 13 (59.09%) WebSphere Application Server
2 13 (59.09%) MQSeries
3 12 (54.55%) Tomcat
4 6 (27.27%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (27.27%) IIS
5 5 (22.73%) Apache
5 5 (22.73%) Alfresco
6 1 (4.55%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Tridion
1 5 (22.73%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (59.09%) Internet
2 8 (36.36%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (68.18%) DB2
2 11 (50.00%) RDBMS
2 11 (50.00%) Relational Database
3 7 (31.82%) Oracle Database
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (22.73%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
5 5 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.55%) DbVisualizer
6 1 (4.55%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (59.09%) Ant
2 11 (50.00%) JUnit
2 11 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 11 (50.00%) Subversion
2 11 (50.00%) Log4j
3 5 (22.73%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Maven
5 1 (4.55%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (72.73%) Finance
1 16 (72.73%) Manufacturing
1 16 (72.73%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (50.00%) Developer
1 11 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Delivery Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Services Delivery Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Service Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Delivery Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Services Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Technical Project Manager
2 6 (27.27%) Project Manager
3 5 (22.73%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (13.64%) Architect
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Support Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (68.18%) J2EE
2 12 (54.55%) HTML
2 12 (54.55%) XML
3 11 (50.00%) XSLT
3 11 (50.00%) Struts
3 11 (50.00%) Servlets
3 11 (50.00%) XMLBeans
3 11 (50.00%) Ajax
4 10 (45.45%) JSP
5 6 (27.27%) jQuery
5 6 (27.27%) Hibernate
5 6 (27.27%) Spring
5 6 (27.27%) JMS
5 6 (27.27%) CSS
6 5 (22.73%) JDBC
6 5 (22.73%) EJB
6 5 (22.73%) XHTML
6 5 (22.73%) JSF
6 5 (22.73%) JSTL
7 1 (4.55%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 5 (22.73%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Linux
2 12 (54.55%) Solaris
3 8 (36.36%) Windows
4 7 (31.82%) AIX
4 7 (31.82%) HPUX
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (27.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) E-Commerce
2 11 (50.00%) OO
3 7 (31.82%) UML
3 7 (31.82%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Web Development
4 6 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 6 (27.27%) Content Management
4 6 (27.27%) Project Management
5 5 (22.73%) RAD
6 2 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.09%) Stress Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (4.55%) Regression Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.55%) Validation
7 1 (4.55%) Migration
7 1 (4.55%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (4.55%) System Testing
7 1 (4.55%) Time Management
7 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (72.73%) SQL
2 15 (68.18%) Java
3 12 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 11 (50.00%) XPath
5 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Degree
2 3 (13.64%) Sun Certification
3 1 (4.55%) MBA
3 1 (4.55%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Oracle
2 15 (68.18%) IBM
3 9 (40.91%) Sun
4 8 (36.36%) HP
5 7 (31.82%) Dell
6 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 6 (27.27%) Interwoven
7 5 (22.73%) Blue Martini
7 5 (22.73%) ATG
7 5 (22.73%) Elastic Path
8 1 (4.55%) VMware
8 1 (4.55%) Symantec
8 1 (4.55%) Juniper
8 1 (4.55%) Hitachi
8 1 (4.55%) EMC
8 1 (4.55%) Cisco
8 1 (4.55%) Sybase
Watford, Hertfordshire
Salmon Limited
Salary: Market Rates (+ Benefits)
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