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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 6 15 14
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 27 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.88% 10.87% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.55% 41.67% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Average daily rate
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£356 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £355 £362
% change year-on-year
+8.45% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -
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
62 24 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 38.75% 26.09% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 4
Average daily rate £375 £248 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -28.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £90 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 27 May 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 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
3 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 14 (43.75%) HTML
4 14 (43.75%) DB2
4 14 (43.75%) XML
5 13 (40.63%) Subversion
6 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (34.38%) RESTful
7 11 (34.38%) J2EE
8 10 (31.25%) Linux
8 10 (31.25%) Oracle
8 10 (31.25%) Retail
8 10 (31.25%) WebSphere
9 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
9 9 (28.13%) Flash
9 9 (28.13%) IBM
9 9 (28.13%) System Testing
9 9 (28.13%) DbVisualizer
10 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
10 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
10 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
10 8 (25.00%) Windows
10 8 (25.00%) QA
10 8 (25.00%) Selenium
10 8 (25.00%) TDD
11 7 (21.88%) Document Management

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 10 (31.25%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.75%) MQSeries
3 5 (15.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (9.38%) WebLogic
5 2 (6.25%) Apache
6 1 (3.13%) JBoss
6 1 (3.13%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (12.50%) Tridion
1 4 (12.50%) Magento
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.63%) SAN
1 5 (15.63%) Internet
2 3 (9.38%) NAS
3 2 (6.25%) Firewall
3 2 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (3.13%) LDAP
4 1 (3.13%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (43.75%) DB2
2 9 (28.13%) DbVisualizer
3 8 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (21.88%) Relational Database
5 4 (12.50%) RDBMS
6 3 (9.38%) MySQL
7 1 (3.13%) DataStage
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (3.13%) MongoDB
7 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 13 (40.63%) Subversion
2 8 (25.00%) Selenium
2 8 (25.00%) WebDriver
3 6 (18.75%) Cucumber
4 5 (15.63%) Eclipse
5 4 (12.50%) Ant
5 4 (12.50%) JUnit
5 4 (12.50%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 4 (12.50%) ProC
5 4 (12.50%) Log4j
5 4 (12.50%) PHPUnit
6 3 (9.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (6.25%) Maven
7 2 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
7 2 (6.25%) LoadRunner
8 1 (3.13%) CruiseControl
8 1 (3.13%) InstallShield
General
1 10 (31.25%) Retail
2 4 (12.50%) Billing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (3.13%) Legal
3 1 (3.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Developer
2 8 (25.00%) Tester
3 7 (21.88%) Java Developer
3 7 (21.88%) Automation Tester
4 4 (12.50%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Selenium Tester
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Architect
6 2 (6.25%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Senior Java Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Consultant
7 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (3.13%) DBA
7 1 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) HTML
1 14 (43.75%) XML
2 11 (34.38%) J2EE
2 11 (34.38%) RESTful
3 9 (28.13%) Flash
4 7 (21.88%) JMS
4 7 (21.88%) Struts
5 5 (15.63%) XHTML
6 4 (12.50%) Web Services
6 4 (12.50%) XSLT
6 4 (12.50%) EJB
6 4 (12.50%) JDBC
6 4 (12.50%) JSP
6 4 (12.50%) Servlets
6 4 (12.50%) XMLBeans
6 4 (12.50%) Ajax
6 4 (12.50%) JSTL
7 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
7 3 (9.38%) Java EE
7 3 (9.38%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Web 2.0
3 3 (9.38%) Clustering
4 2 (6.25%) Replication
5 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.13%) DataPower
5 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) Linux
2 8 (25.00%) Windows
3 5 (15.63%) HPUX
4 4 (12.50%) Solaris
5 1 (3.13%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (28.13%) Automated Testing
2 9 (28.13%) System Testing
3 8 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 8 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (25.00%) TDD
3 8 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 7 (21.88%) Coaching
4 7 (21.88%) Document Management
4 7 (21.88%) Test Scripting
5 5 (15.63%) Scrum
6 4 (12.50%) Content Management
6 4 (12.50%) UML
6 4 (12.50%) OO
6 4 (12.50%) RAD
6 4 (12.50%) CRM
7 3 (9.38%) OWASP
7 3 (9.38%) Open Source
8 2 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 2 (6.25%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (65.63%) SQL
2 16 (50.00%) Java
3 14 (43.75%) JavaScript
4 6 (18.75%) C
5 5 (15.63%) Shell Script
5 5 (15.63%) XPath
6 4 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 4 (12.50%) Perl
6 4 (12.50%) PHP
6 4 (12.50%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.13%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 2 (6.25%) CISSP
1 2 (6.25%) CISM
1 2 (6.25%) Degree
1 2 (6.25%) HP ASE
2 1 (3.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (3.13%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (25.00%) QA
2 2 (6.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli
1 2 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 2 (6.25%) NetBackup
1 2 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) IBM
3 7 (21.88%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Interwoven
4 4 (12.50%) ATG
4 4 (12.50%) NetCracker
4 4 (12.50%) Blue Martini
4 4 (12.50%) Brocade
4 4 (12.50%) Cisco
4 4 (12.50%) Elastic Path
5 3 (9.38%) Atlassian
6 2 (6.25%) SAP
6 2 (6.25%) CommVault
6 2 (6.25%) NetApp
6 2 (6.25%) Veritas
7 1 (3.13%) Macrovision