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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 11 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +4
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.77% 2.78% 6.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 6.82% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
32 44 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.04% 40.74% 22.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate £225 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +50.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £266 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016, 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 19 (100.00%) SQL
1 19 (100.00%) DB2
2 14 (73.68%) HTML
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
2 14 (73.68%) XML
2 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
3 13 (68.42%) Retail
3 13 (68.42%) Subversion
3 13 (68.42%) Magento
3 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
4 11 (57.89%) RESTful
4 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
4 11 (57.89%) Selenium
4 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
4 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (57.89%) Java
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (52.63%) TDD
5 10 (52.63%) PHP
5 10 (52.63%) QA
5 10 (52.63%) Document Management
5 10 (52.63%) Coaching
6 9 (47.37%) System Testing
6 9 (47.37%) DbVisualizer
6 9 (47.37%) J2EE
6 9 (47.37%) Flash
6 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
7 8 (42.11%) IBM
7 8 (42.11%) PHPUnit

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.53%) Drupal
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (100.00%) DB2
2 9 (47.37%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (10.53%) MySQL
3 2 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Subversion
2 11 (57.89%) Selenium
2 11 (57.89%) WebDriver
3 8 (42.11%) PHPUnit
4 7 (36.84%) Git (software)
5 5 (26.32%) Ant
5 5 (26.32%) Appium
6 3 (15.79%) Cucumber
6 3 (15.79%) HP UFT
6 3 (15.79%) JIRA
6 3 (15.79%) LoadRunner
6 3 (15.79%) Protractor
6 3 (15.79%) Rational Application Developer
7 2 (10.53%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (68.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Automation Tester
1 11 (57.89%) Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Selenium Tester
2 10 (52.63%) Web Tester
3 3 (15.79%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Architect
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
3 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Java Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Java Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Test Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Unix Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Scripter
4 2 (10.53%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (73.68%) HTML
1 14 (73.68%) XML
2 11 (57.89%) RESTful
3 9 (47.37%) Flash
3 9 (47.37%) J2EE
4 5 (26.32%) Behat
5 3 (15.79%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) AIX
1 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) Automated Testing
2 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (57.89%) Test Automation
2 11 (57.89%) Test Scripting
3 10 (52.63%) Coaching
3 10 (52.63%) Document Management
3 10 (52.63%) TDD
4 9 (47.37%) E-Commerce
4 9 (47.37%) System Testing
5 8 (42.11%) BDD
6 5 (26.32%) User Stories
7 4 (21.05%) Re-Platforming
8 3 (15.79%) Change Management
8 3 (15.79%) Presales
8 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
8 3 (15.79%) Regression Testing
8 3 (15.79%) UML
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) SQL
2 14 (73.68%) JavaScript
3 11 (57.89%) Java
4 10 (52.63%) PHP
5 2 (10.53%) Python
5 2 (10.53%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (52.63%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (10.53%) Ansible
1 2 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (10.53%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) IBM
2 5 (26.32%) Oracle
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) hybris