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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 18 20 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 4 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.86% 4.26% 13.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 16.00% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.80% +3.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
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
26 25 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.06% 26.60% 36.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 13
Average daily rate £213 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £191 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £299 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
Average hourly rate £13.75 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 23 October 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 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) HTML
2 12 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 12 (75.00%) XML
2 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 12 (75.00%) Finance
2 12 (75.00%) Manufacturing
2 12 (75.00%) Retail
3 11 (68.75%) Degree
4 10 (62.50%) MQSeries
4 10 (62.50%) IBM
4 10 (62.50%) J2EE
5 8 (50.00%) Oracle
5 8 (50.00%) HP
5 8 (50.00%) ISEB
5 8 (50.00%) System Testing
5 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (43.75%) DB2
7 6 (37.50%) Linux
7 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
7 6 (37.50%) Flash
7 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (37.50%) DbVisualizer
7 6 (37.50%) Content Management
7 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
8 5 (31.25%) REST

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 10 (62.50%) MQSeries
2 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
3 5 (31.25%) Adobe CQ
4 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) HTTP
3 2 (12.50%) SMS
4 1 (6.25%) 2G
4 1 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
4 1 (6.25%) 4G
4 1 (6.25%) LTE
4 1 (6.25%) 3GPP
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.25%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (43.75%) DB2
2 6 (37.50%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (31.25%) MySQL
4 2 (12.50%) Crystal Reports
4 2 (12.50%) RDBMS
4 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) QuickTest Pro
1 6 (37.50%) LoadRunner
2 4 (25.00%) Ant
2 4 (25.00%) JUnit
2 4 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 4 (25.00%) Log4j
2 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 3 (18.75%) Maven
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 12 (75.00%) Finance
1 12 (75.00%) Manufacturing
1 12 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Tester
2 5 (31.25%) Developer
3 4 (25.00%) Java Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
6 1 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) HTML
1 12 (75.00%) XML
2 10 (62.50%) J2EE
3 6 (37.50%) Flash
4 5 (31.25%) REST
4 5 (31.25%) SOAP
4 5 (31.25%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) Servlets
5 4 (25.00%) Struts
5 4 (25.00%) XSLT
5 4 (25.00%) JMS
5 4 (25.00%) XMLBeans
5 4 (25.00%) Ajax
6 3 (18.75%) Spring
6 3 (18.75%) Hibernate
6 3 (18.75%) JSON
6 3 (18.75%) jQuery
6 3 (18.75%) CSS
7 1 (6.25%) JSTL
7 1 (6.25%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (25.00%) Web 2.0
3 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Linux
2 4 (25.00%) HPUX
2 4 (25.00%) Solaris
3 3 (18.75%) Windows
4 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) CentOS
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 8 (50.00%) System Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Content Management
3 6 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Regression Testing
4 4 (25.00%) OO
5 2 (12.50%) ITIL
5 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) High Availability
5 2 (12.50%) People Management
5 2 (12.50%) Service Management
5 2 (12.50%) BCP
5 2 (12.50%) Migration
5 2 (12.50%) Workflow
6 1 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (6.25%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.25%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 13 (81.25%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) Java
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (25.00%) XPath
4 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 1 (6.25%) Korn
6 1 (6.25%) Ruby
6 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 1 (6.25%) C#
6 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 8 (50.00%) ISEB
2 8 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (18.75%) Sun Certification
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (12.50%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) HP UCMDB
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) IBM
2 8 (50.00%) Oracle
2 8 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (25.00%) Interwoven
4 3 (18.75%) Sun
5 1 (6.25%) Blue Martini
5 1 (6.25%) Huawei
5 1 (6.25%) ATG
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (6.25%) Elastic Path
5 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
5 1 (6.25%) Nortel
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft