Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 53 43
Rank change year-on-year -1 -10 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 214 208 197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.21% 4.16% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.03% 19.03% 16.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 93 109
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +35.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £319 £261 £245
90th Percentile £600 £596 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 14 3
East of England median hourly rate £36.25 £31.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.08% -3.08% -10.34%
10th Percentile £24.13 £17.28 £27.25
90th Percentile £47.38 £43.08 £34.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year +20.69% -5.69% -13.38%

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 1,335 1,093 1,172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.24% 21.87% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 691 531 619
East of England median daily rate £400 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.03% +9.86% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £150
90th Percentile £578 £563 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 154 154
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +45.45% -10.81%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.00 £10.66
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £41.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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
Essex +23 133 £475 -8.21% 10
Cambridgeshire +18 35 £413 +50.00% 19
Hertfordshire -35 24 £350 -28.21% 20
Suffolk -11 10 £525 +16.67%
Bedfordshire -1 8 £519 +20.29% 3
Norfolk -14 4 £513 +141.18% 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 117 (54.67%) Linux
2 87 (40.65%) SQL
2 87 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (39.72%) Oracle
4 73 (34.11%) Java
5 67 (31.31%) Windows
6 65 (30.37%) Shell Script
7 62 (28.97%) Jenkins
8 59 (27.57%) DevOps
9 56 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
9 56 (26.17%) WebLogic
10 51 (23.83%) Git (software)
11 50 (23.36%) Ansible
12 48 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
13 46 (21.50%) webMethods
14 43 (20.09%) TDD
15 42 (19.63%) Scrum
15 42 (19.63%) Configuration Management
16 39 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 39 (18.22%) Relational Database
17 36 (16.82%) XML
17 36 (16.82%) Perl
17 36 (16.82%) Solaris
18 31 (14.49%) MySQL
18 31 (14.49%) PL/SQL
18 31 (14.49%) Test Automation
19 30 (14.02%) Python
20 29 (13.55%) Docker
21 28 (13.08%) Puppet
21 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared

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 56 (26.17%) WebLogic
2 25 (11.68%) Apache
3 21 (9.81%) Tomcat
4 18 (8.41%) Confluence
5 11 (5.14%) Apache Spark
6 10 (4.67%) JBoss
7 8 (3.74%) WebSphere
8 7 (3.27%) Cloud Foundry
9 6 (2.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 6 (2.80%) IIS
10 4 (1.87%) GlassFish
10 4 (1.87%) ThingWorx
10 4 (1.87%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.93%) nginx
11 2 (0.93%) SAS
11 2 (0.93%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.47%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.47%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.47%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Windchill
2 2 (0.93%) HipChat
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.47%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.47%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.47%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 56 (26.17%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (6.07%) GitHub
4 3 (1.40%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.93%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.93%) Office 365
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.62%) TCP/IP
2 25 (11.68%) HTTP
3 19 (8.88%) SSL
4 15 (7.01%) SAN
5 11 (5.14%) SSH
6 9 (4.21%) Firewall
7 8 (3.74%) DNS
7 8 (3.74%) VPN
8 6 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.34%) FTP
10 4 (1.87%) Internet
10 4 (1.87%) LAN
11 3 (1.40%) Network Security
11 3 (1.40%) VoIP
11 3 (1.40%) WAN
12 2 (0.93%) OpenVPN
12 2 (0.93%) Wireless
13 1 (0.47%) 802.11
13 1 (0.47%) DHCP
13 1 (0.47%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (18.22%) Relational Database
2 31 (14.49%) MySQL
3 19 (8.88%) Hadoop
4 18 (8.41%) RDBMS
5 17 (7.94%) SQL Server
6 14 (6.54%) BusinessObjects
7 13 (6.07%) Data Warehouse
7 13 (6.07%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (5.61%) Apache Hive
9 10 (4.67%) Ingres
10 9 (4.21%) NoSQL
11 8 (3.74%) Big Data
12 7 (3.27%) Apache Kudu
12 7 (3.27%) Impala
12 7 (3.27%) MongoDB
12 7 (3.27%) OLTP
13 6 (2.80%) Oracle Database
14 4 (1.87%) HBase
14 4 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
15 3 (1.40%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 62 (28.97%) Jenkins
2 51 (23.83%) Git (software)
3 27 (12.62%) JIRA
4 23 (10.75%) Subversion
5 17 (7.94%) CA Gen
6 15 (7.01%) Maven
7 14 (6.54%) Toad
8 13 (6.07%) Selenium
9 12 (5.61%) Cucumber
9 12 (5.61%) SoapUI
10 11 (5.14%) JUnit
11 9 (4.21%) Ant
11 9 (4.21%) Eclipse
12 8 (3.74%) Artifactory
12 8 (3.74%) webpack
13 7 (3.27%) AccuRev
13 7 (3.27%) Checkstyle
13 7 (3.27%) Gradle
14 5 (2.34%) GitLab
14 5 (2.34%) JMeter
General
1 13 (6.07%) Finance
2 9 (4.21%) Retail
3 6 (2.80%) Marketing
4 5 (2.34%) Law
4 5 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.87%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.40%) Legal
7 2 (0.93%) Electronics
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
7 2 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.47%) Banking
Job Titles
1 52 (24.30%) Developer
2 35 (16.36%) Architect
3 29 (13.55%) Analyst
4 18 (8.41%) Infrastructure Architect
4 18 (8.41%) Java Developer
5 15 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.07%) Test Analyst
7 12 (5.61%) Unix Developer
8 11 (5.14%) Administrator
9 10 (4.67%) Unix Engineer
10 8 (3.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (3.74%) Senior Developer
11 7 (3.27%) ETL Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.27%) Unix Administrator
12 6 (2.80%) Python Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.80%) Technical Architect
12 6 (2.80%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (16.82%) XML
2 24 (11.21%) REST
3 22 (10.28%) Web Services
4 21 (9.81%) J2EE
5 19 (8.88%) Spring
6 16 (7.48%) AngularJS
7 15 (7.01%) SOAP
8 14 (6.54%) Middleware
8 14 (6.54%) Spring Boot
9 11 (5.14%) SAML
10 10 (4.67%) CSS
10 10 (4.67%) HTML
10 10 (4.67%) Node.js
11 8 (3.74%) Angular 2
11 8 (3.74%) EclipseLink
11 8 (3.74%) JPA
11 8 (3.74%) Kafka
11 8 (3.74%) Sass
11 8 (3.74%) Spring MVC
12 7 (3.27%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.35%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.01%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.54%) Replication
4 12 (5.61%) Clustering
5 9 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 9 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (3.27%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.80%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.80%) Over-the-Top Content
9 5 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.87%) Mainframe
11 3 (1.40%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
11 3 (1.40%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (1.40%) Life Science
11 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
12 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 117 (54.67%) Linux
2 67 (31.31%) Windows
3 39 (18.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 36 (16.82%) Solaris
5 18 (8.41%) CentOS
6 16 (7.48%) AIX
7 7 (3.27%) Ubuntu
7 7 (3.27%) Windows Server
8 6 (2.80%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.87%) HPUX
10 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.47%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.47%) VME
11 1 (0.47%) VMS
11 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 59 (27.57%) DevOps
3 48 (22.43%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (20.09%) TDD
5 42 (19.63%) Configuration Management
5 42 (19.63%) Scrum
6 31 (14.49%) Test Automation
7 27 (12.62%) Deployment Automation
8 25 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (11.68%) Test Scripting
8 25 (11.68%) Test Strategy
8 25 (11.68%) User Stories
9 24 (11.21%) Analytics
9 24 (11.21%) Kanban
10 23 (10.75%) Data Modelling
11 22 (10.28%) Waterfall
12 21 (9.81%) Process Improvement
13 19 (8.88%) Software Engineering
14 18 (8.41%) Business Intelligence
14 18 (8.41%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 87 (40.65%) SQL
2 73 (34.11%) Java
3 65 (30.37%) Shell Script
4 36 (16.82%) Perl
5 31 (14.49%) PL/SQL
6 30 (14.02%) Python
7 19 (8.88%) JavaScript
8 17 (7.94%) C
9 9 (4.21%) C++
10 8 (3.74%) ES6
10 8 (3.74%) Java 8
10 8 (3.74%) TypeScript
11 6 (2.80%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.34%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.34%) Ruby
13 4 (1.87%) Korn
14 3 (1.40%) C#
15 2 (0.93%) Groovy
15 2 (0.93%) Haskell
15 2 (0.93%) Scala
Qualifications
1 28 (13.08%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.81%) SC Cleared
3 20 (9.35%) ISEB
4 19 (8.88%) ISTQB
4 19 (8.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (2.34%) Degree
5 5 (2.34%) MCSE
5 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.40%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.40%) MCSA
7 3 (1.40%) Numerate Degree
7 3 (1.40%) PhD
8 2 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.93%) CCNP
8 2 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.93%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.47%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.87%) SLA
2 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.93%) CDISC
3 2 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) GCP
System Software
1 29 (13.55%) Docker
2 12 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.27%) Apache Flume
3 7 (3.27%) HDFS
3 7 (3.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 6 (2.80%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.34%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.47%) NFS
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 50 (23.36%) Ansible
2 28 (13.08%) Puppet
3 21 (9.81%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.67%) Opsview
5 7 (3.27%) Kubernetes
5 7 (3.27%) Oozie
6 6 (2.80%) Terraform
7 4 (1.87%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.40%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.93%) Grafana
9 2 (0.93%) HP ALM
9 2 (0.93%) Kibana
9 2 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.47%) CASB
10 1 (0.47%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.47%) Mesos
10 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 1 (0.47%) Rancher
10 1 (0.47%) Salt
Vendors
1 85 (39.72%) Oracle
2 46 (21.50%) webMethods
3 28 (13.08%) Informatica
4 27 (12.62%) Microsoft
5 21 (9.81%) BEA
6 15 (7.01%) Red Hat
7 14 (6.54%) VMware
8 13 (6.07%) IBM
8 13 (6.07%) Pega
9 10 (4.67%) NetApp
9 10 (4.67%) SAP
10 8 (3.74%) Adobe
11 4 (1.87%) HP
11 4 (1.87%) PTC
12 3 (1.40%) Cisco
12 3 (1.40%) Remedy
13 2 (0.93%) CheckPoint
13 2 (0.93%) Dell
13 2 (0.93%) Hyperion
13 2 (0.93%) Sun