The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 15 6 16
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Contract jobs citing Unix 9 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 6.92% 16.88% 10.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.62% 43.55% 41.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £273 £356 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.50% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £355
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +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
26 62 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 20.00% 38.75% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 18 10
Median daily rate £245 £381 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +54.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £293 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £13.75 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +19.35%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the Watford region over the 3 months to 28 May 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Unix.

1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 15 (75.00%) DB2
3 12 (60.00%) XML
3 12 (60.00%) HTML
3 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
4 11 (55.00%) Retail
4 11 (55.00%) Subversion
4 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (55.00%) Selenium
4 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
4 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
4 11 (55.00%) RESTful
4 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
4 11 (55.00%) Magento
4 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (50.00%) QA
5 10 (50.00%) Coaching
5 10 (50.00%) Document Management
6 8 (40.00%) Java
6 8 (40.00%) J2EE
7 7 (35.00%) PHP
7 7 (35.00%) TDD
7 7 (35.00%) Behat
7 7 (35.00%) BDD
7 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
7 7 (35.00%) PHPUnit
7 7 (35.00%) Appium
7 7 (35.00%) User Stories

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (25.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (10.00%) SAN
2 2 (10.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) DB2
2 5 (25.00%) DbVisualizer
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (55.00%) Selenium
1 11 (55.00%) Subversion
1 11 (55.00%) WebDriver
2 7 (35.00%) Appium
2 7 (35.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (35.00%) PHPUnit
3 4 (20.00%) Cucumber
3 4 (20.00%) JIRA
3 4 (20.00%) Protractor
4 3 (15.00%) Ant
4 3 (15.00%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (5.00%) HP UFT
5 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (55.00%) Retail
2 2 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Automation Tester
1 11 (55.00%) Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
2 10 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
3 6 (30.00%) Web Automation Tester
3 6 (30.00%) Web Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
4 4 (20.00%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Architect
5 3 (15.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Java Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Java Solutions Architect
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Support
6 2 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (60.00%) HTML
1 12 (60.00%) XML
2 11 (55.00%) RESTful
3 8 (40.00%) J2EE
4 7 (35.00%) Behat
5 5 (25.00%) Flash
6 4 (20.00%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (25.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) AIX
4 1 (5.00%) HPUX
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (60.00%) Automated Testing
2 11 (55.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (55.00%) Continuous Integration
2 11 (55.00%) Test Automation
2 11 (55.00%) Test Scripting
3 10 (50.00%) Coaching
3 10 (50.00%) Document Management
4 7 (35.00%) BDD
4 7 (35.00%) TDD
4 7 (35.00%) User Stories
5 6 (30.00%) E-Commerce
5 6 (30.00%) Re-Platforming
6 5 (25.00%) System Testing
7 3 (15.00%) Change Management
7 3 (15.00%) Project Planning
7 3 (15.00%) UML
8 2 (10.00%) ITIL
9 1 (5.00%) BCP
9 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
9 1 (5.00%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (85.00%) SQL
2 12 (60.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (40.00%) Java
4 7 (35.00%) PHP
5 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 2 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
2 1 (5.00%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) IBM
2 4 (20.00%) HP
2 4 (20.00%) Oracle
3 3 (15.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) 3PAR
4 2 (10.00%) Avaya
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (5.00%) Cisco
5 1 (5.00%) Citrix
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) EMC
5 1 (5.00%) Hitachi
5 1 (5.00%) hybris
5 1 (5.00%) Juniper
5 1 (5.00%) Sybase
5 1 (5.00%) Symantec