Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 21 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix
England > East of England
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 55 42
Rank change year-on-year -29 -13 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 126 162 211
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.68% 3.62% 4.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.56% 15.21% 18.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 89 103
East of England median daily rate £475 £313 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +52.00% -21.88% -5.88%
10th Percentile £268 £188 £301
90th Percentile £663 £525 £575
England median daily rate £500 £440 £433
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.73% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 20 28
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.79% +39.80% -40.24%
10th Percentile £32.75 £27.23 £17.00
90th Percentile £47.75 £36.93 £60.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +14.47%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,003 1,065 1,144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.37% 23.79% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 535 549
East of England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £130 £158 £146
90th Percentile £550 £525 £509
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 135 242
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £43.25 £48.63
England median hourly rate £17.30 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.85% - +3.13%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the East of England over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the East of England region over the 6 months to 21 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire -25 46 £475 +84.47% 31
Essex -21 39 £475 +69.64% 9
Cambridgeshire -14 21 £475 +35.71% 37
Bedfordshire +2 12 £525 +56.72% 10
Suffolk - 6 £450 - 4
Norfolk -10 2 £186 -73.39% 4
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 70 (55.56%) Linux
2 56 (44.44%) Java
2 56 (44.44%) Oracle
3 51 (40.48%) SQL
4 45 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
5 43 (34.13%) Jenkins
6 39 (30.95%) Git (software)
7 37 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (27.78%) Solaris
9 34 (26.98%) Relational Database
10 32 (25.40%) DevOps
10 32 (25.40%) JIRA
11 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
11 30 (23.81%) WebLogic
12 29 (23.02%) Python
13 28 (22.22%) Web Services
14 26 (20.63%) Windows
14 26 (20.63%) JBoss
15 25 (19.84%) E-Commerce
15 25 (19.84%) TDD
16 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
16 24 (19.05%) Mentoring
17 23 (18.25%) C
18 22 (17.46%) J2EE
18 22 (17.46%) DB2
19 21 (16.67%) MySQL
19 21 (16.67%) Confluence
20 20 (15.87%) Puppet
20 20 (15.87%) Ansible
20 20 (15.87%) Opscode Chef

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 30 (23.81%) WebLogic
2 26 (20.63%) JBoss
3 21 (16.67%) Confluence
4 16 (12.70%) WebSphere
5 14 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 13 (10.32%) Apache
7 8 (6.35%) OpenStack
8 6 (4.76%) WebLogic Portal
8 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (2.38%) CMS
9 3 (2.38%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.59%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (1.59%) SAS
11 1 (0.79%) Apache Pig
11 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.79%) Mule
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (3.17%) HipChat
2 2 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (11.90%) Magento
2 4 (3.17%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (7.14%) GitHub
4 7 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (4.76%) IaaS
6 5 (3.97%) Google App Engine
7 2 (1.59%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.79%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.79%) PaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Route 53
8 1 (0.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.79%) Serverless
8 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (11.90%) Firewall
2 12 (9.52%) Internet
3 10 (7.94%) HTTP
4 5 (3.97%) VLAN
5 4 (3.17%) Diameter Protocol
5 4 (3.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (3.17%) MVNO
5 4 (3.17%) SS7
5 4 (3.17%) SSL
5 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
5 4 (3.17%) Value-Added Service
5 4 (3.17%) VoLTE
5 4 (3.17%) VoWiFi
6 3 (2.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (2.38%) DHCP
6 3 (2.38%) DNS
7 1 (0.79%) Kerberos
7 1 (0.79%) SAN
7 1 (0.79%) SMS
7 1 (0.79%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (26.98%) Relational Database
2 22 (17.46%) DB2
3 21 (16.67%) MySQL
4 16 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (8.73%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.35%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.35%) Oracle Database
7 7 (5.56%) DbVisualizer
7 7 (5.56%) MongoDB
8 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
9 3 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (2.38%) Big Data
9 3 (2.38%) MariaDB
9 3 (2.38%) Neo4j
10 2 (1.59%) Jackrabbit
10 2 (1.59%) Oracle OWB
10 2 (1.59%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (1.59%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 43 (34.13%) Jenkins
2 39 (30.95%) Git (software)
3 32 (25.40%) JIRA
4 13 (10.32%) Subversion
5 11 (8.73%) JUnit
6 10 (7.94%) Ant
6 10 (7.94%) Maven
6 10 (7.94%) Mockito
6 10 (7.94%) Selenium
7 9 (7.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (5.56%) Gradle
8 7 (5.56%) WebDriver
9 6 (4.76%) Bitbucket
9 6 (4.76%) SoapUI
9 6 (4.76%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (3.97%) AccuRev
11 4 (3.17%) Apache Ivy
12 3 (2.38%) Checkstyle
12 3 (2.38%) Eclipse
13 2 (1.59%) Toad
General
1 14 (11.11%) Retail
2 11 (8.73%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Law
3 6 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 4 (3.17%) Billing
5 2 (1.59%) Banking
5 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.59%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.79%) Automotive
6 1 (0.79%) Games
6 1 (0.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.79%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 33 (26.19%) Developer
2 20 (15.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 19 (15.08%) Java Developer
4 14 (11.11%) Architect
5 8 (6.35%) Tester
6 7 (5.56%) Automation Tester
6 7 (5.56%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Administrator
7 6 (4.76%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Trainee
8 5 (3.97%) Network Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) DBA
9 4 (3.17%) Design Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Network Design Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.17%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.22%) Web Services
2 22 (17.46%) J2EE
3 19 (15.08%) XML
4 14 (11.11%) HTML
5 13 (10.32%) Spring
6 11 (8.73%) Middleware
7 10 (7.94%) CSS
8 9 (7.14%) Hibernate
8 9 (7.14%) JPA
8 9 (7.14%) REST
9 8 (6.35%) JAXB
9 8 (6.35%) RESTful
9 8 (6.35%) Spring MVC
10 7 (5.56%) Gherkin
10 7 (5.56%) JAAS
10 7 (5.56%) JAX-RPC
10 7 (5.56%) LDAP
10 7 (5.56%) RESTEasy
10 7 (5.56%) SOAP
10 7 (5.56%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (6.35%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
3 7 (5.56%) N-Tier
4 5 (3.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 5 (3.97%) Mobile App
5 4 (3.17%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.38%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.59%) Clustering
7 2 (1.59%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
8 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.79%) DataPower
8 1 (0.79%) Replication
8 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 70 (55.56%) Linux
2 35 (27.78%) Solaris
3 26 (20.63%) Windows
4 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.35%) Mac OS X
6 6 (4.76%) AIX
7 5 (3.97%) Android
7 5 (3.97%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.17%) Windows Server
9 3 (2.38%) HPUX
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
3 32 (25.40%) DevOps
4 25 (19.84%) E-Commerce
4 25 (19.84%) TDD
5 24 (19.05%) Mentoring
5 24 (19.05%) Test Automation
6 20 (15.87%) Scrum
7 16 (12.70%) DNA
8 15 (11.90%) Configuration Management
9 13 (10.32%) Project Planning
9 13 (10.32%) SOA
10 11 (8.73%) Business Analysis
10 11 (8.73%) Enterprise Architecture
10 11 (8.73%) OO
10 11 (8.73%) Technical Analysis
10 11 (8.73%) TOGAF
11 10 (7.94%) Continuous Deployment
11 10 (7.94%) Risk Management
12 9 (7.14%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 56 (44.44%) Java
2 51 (40.48%) SQL
3 29 (23.02%) Python
4 23 (18.25%) C
5 17 (13.49%) PL/SQL
5 17 (13.49%) Shell Script
6 15 (11.90%) Perl
7 14 (11.11%) Bash Shell
7 14 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 12 (9.52%) PHP
9 7 (5.56%) Ruby
10 6 (4.76%) C++
11 4 (3.17%) C#
11 4 (3.17%) Groovy
12 3 (2.38%) ES6
13 2 (1.59%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.79%) Korn
14 1 (0.79%) Scala
14 1 (0.79%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (7.94%) Degree
2 9 (7.14%) CISM
3 6 (4.76%) CISSP
4 5 (3.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 4 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (3.17%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.17%) Security Cleared
6 3 (2.38%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.59%) ISEB
7 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (0.79%) AWS Certification
8 1 (0.79%) CISA
8 1 (0.79%) HNC
8 1 (0.79%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.59%) GCP
2 2 (1.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) AS 2805
3 1 (0.79%) ISO 8583
3 1 (0.79%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 18 (14.29%) Docker
2 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.97%) vCloud
3 5 (3.97%) vSphere
4 4 (3.17%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.59%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.79%) RHEV
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (15.87%) Ansible
1 20 (15.87%) Opscode Chef
1 20 (15.87%) Puppet
2 9 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 8 (6.35%) Terraform
4 5 (3.97%) Mesos
5 4 (3.17%) Rancher
6 3 (2.38%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.59%) SCOM
8 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
8 1 (0.79%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (0.79%) HP Fortify
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle RMAN
8 1 (0.79%) SCCM
8 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.79%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (44.44%) Oracle
2 19 (15.08%) IBM
3 15 (11.90%) hybris
3 15 (11.90%) VMware
4 11 (8.73%) Atlassian
5 9 (7.14%) webMethods
6 8 (6.35%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.76%) BEA
7 6 (4.76%) Intershop
8 5 (3.97%) Google
9 4 (3.17%) F5
9 4 (3.17%) Nokia
9 4 (3.17%) Sun
9 4 (3.17%) Tekelec
10 3 (2.38%) CheckPoint
10 3 (2.38%) Cisco
10 3 (2.38%) Microsoft
10 3 (2.38%) SaltStack
10 3 (2.38%) SAP
10 3 (2.38%) Sonatype