Period
to 25 May 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 25 May 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
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 53 47
Rank change year-on-year -19 -6 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 127 166 171
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.86% 3.86% 3.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.09% 15.98% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 98 105
East of England median daily rate £454 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.67% +2.50% +12.68%
10th Percentile £268 £250 £264
90th Percentile £638 £575 £559
England median daily rate £500 £474 £430
% change year-on-year +5.54% +10.17% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 11
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -3.57% -13.79%
10th Percentile £31.05 £30.53 £20.75
90th Percentile £40.75 £40.88 £60.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £41.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year -21.21% +21.32% +13.33%

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 970 1,039 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.86% 24.15% 22.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 542 588
East of England median daily rate £375 £356 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.79% +1.45%
10th Percentile £135 £150 £152
90th Percentile £550 £562 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 132 198
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £18.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.57% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.18 £12.50
90th Percentile £46.00 £43.75 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.75 £16.91
% change year-on-year +4.48% -0.92% +3.02%

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 25 May 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
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 25 May 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 -13 52 £475 +5.56% 9
Hertfordshire -15 32 £400 +23.08% 16
Cambridgeshire +14 26 £475 +35.71% 19
Suffolk +7 12 £488 - 3
Bedfordshire -5 2 £425 +6.25% 12
Norfolk -12 2 £375 - 3
East Anglia - 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 56 (44.09%) Oracle
2 54 (42.52%) SQL
3 49 (38.58%) Linux
4 48 (37.80%) Java
5 39 (30.71%) Jenkins
6 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (25.20%) WebLogic
7 32 (25.20%) Relational Database
8 29 (22.83%) Git (software)
8 29 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
9 28 (22.05%) DevOps
10 25 (19.69%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (19.69%) Windows
11 24 (18.90%) Perl
11 24 (18.90%) J2EE
12 23 (18.11%) Python
13 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
13 22 (17.32%) Puppet
13 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (16.54%) TDD
15 20 (15.75%) Docker
16 19 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
16 19 (14.96%) WebSphere
16 19 (14.96%) JIRA
16 19 (14.96%) Solaris
17 18 (14.17%) IBM
17 18 (14.17%) Shell Script
18 17 (13.39%) Apache
18 17 (13.39%) PL/SQL
18 17 (13.39%) Ansible

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 32 (25.20%) WebLogic
2 19 (14.96%) WebSphere
3 17 (13.39%) Apache
4 14 (11.02%) JBoss
5 12 (9.45%) Confluence
6 7 (5.51%) Tomcat
7 6 (4.72%) IIS
8 4 (3.15%) ThingWorx
8 4 (3.15%) WebLogic Portal
8 4 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (2.36%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.57%) Apache Spark
10 2 (1.57%) CMS
11 1 (0.79%) Cloud Foundry
11 1 (0.79%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (3.15%) Windchill
2 3 (2.36%) HipChat
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (7.87%) Magento
2 2 (1.57%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 29 (22.83%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (11.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (7.87%) GitHub
4 1 (0.79%) Akamai
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.79%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (0.79%) CloudFront
4 1 (0.79%) Route 53
4 1 (0.79%) Serverless
4 1 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (7.09%) HTTP
2 8 (6.30%) Firewall
3 6 (4.72%) SSL
4 4 (3.15%) Internet
4 4 (3.15%) SAN
4 4 (3.15%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.36%) DHCP
5 3 (2.36%) DNS
6 2 (1.57%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (1.57%) VPN
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.79%) DMVPN
7 1 (0.79%) GLBP
7 1 (0.79%) Multicast
7 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
7 1 (0.79%) Network Security
7 1 (0.79%) OpenVPN
7 1 (0.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (25.20%) Relational Database
2 16 (12.60%) MySQL
3 15 (11.81%) DB2
4 11 (8.66%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.09%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (6.30%) RDBMS
6 8 (6.30%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.94%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (3.94%) DbVisualizer
7 5 (3.94%) MongoDB
8 4 (3.15%) Big Data
8 4 (3.15%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (3.15%) Oracle OWB
9 3 (2.36%) DataStage
9 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.36%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.36%) IBM InfoSphere
9 3 (2.36%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.36%) QualityStage
9 3 (2.36%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 39 (30.71%) Jenkins
2 29 (22.83%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.96%) JIRA
4 13 (10.24%) Selenium
5 10 (7.87%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.72%) Ant
6 6 (4.72%) CA Gen
6 6 (4.72%) JUnit
6 6 (4.72%) SoapUI
6 6 (4.72%) Subversion
6 6 (4.72%) Toad
6 6 (4.72%) webpack
7 5 (3.94%) Gradle
7 5 (3.94%) Maven
8 4 (3.15%) AccuRev
8 4 (3.15%) Mockito
8 4 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (3.15%) WebDriver
9 3 (2.36%) Artifactory
9 3 (2.36%) Bitbucket
General
1 13 (10.24%) Retail
2 8 (6.30%) Law
3 7 (5.51%) Finance
4 2 (1.57%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Games
5 1 (0.79%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (24.41%) Developer
2 16 (12.60%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) Architect
4 11 (8.66%) DBA
5 9 (7.09%) Analyst
5 9 (7.09%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (5.51%) Oracle DBA
6 7 (5.51%) Tester
7 6 (4.72%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.94%) Automation Tester
8 5 (3.94%) Solutions Architect
8 5 (3.94%) SQL DBA
9 4 (3.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.15%) Senior Developer
9 4 (3.15%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.15%) SQL Developer
10 3 (2.36%) Administrator
10 3 (2.36%) Release Manager
10 3 (2.36%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (18.90%) J2EE
2 16 (12.60%) XML
3 14 (11.02%) Web Services
4 13 (10.24%) Middleware
5 11 (8.66%) REST
6 10 (7.87%) HTML
7 9 (7.09%) Gherkin
7 9 (7.09%) Node.js
8 8 (6.30%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.72%) Angular 2
9 6 (4.72%) CSS
9 6 (4.72%) Sass
10 5 (3.94%) RESTEasy
10 5 (3.94%) RESTful
10 5 (3.94%) Spring
11 4 (3.15%) Hibernate
11 4 (3.15%) JPA
11 4 (3.15%) Spring MVC
12 3 (2.36%) JSP
12 3 (2.36%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.60%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.51%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (4.72%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.72%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.36%) N-Tier
4 3 (2.36%) Public Cloud
4 3 (2.36%) Replication
5 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.57%) Wiki
6 1 (0.79%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.79%) Analytical Mindset
6 1 (0.79%) Cloud Native
6 1 (0.79%) Clustering
6 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.79%) Learning Management System
6 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 49 (38.58%) Linux
2 25 (19.69%) Windows
3 19 (14.96%) Solaris
4 9 (7.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.94%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.36%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.79%) AIX
7 1 (0.79%) HPUX
7 1 (0.79%) SUSE
7 1 (0.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (27.56%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (22.05%) DevOps
3 25 (19.69%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (17.32%) Test Automation
5 21 (16.54%) TDD
6 16 (12.60%) Configuration Management
6 16 (12.60%) Mentoring
6 16 (12.60%) Scrum
7 14 (11.02%) E-Commerce
8 12 (9.45%) DNA
9 11 (8.66%) Migration
9 11 (8.66%) OO
10 10 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (7.87%) Project Planning
10 10 (7.87%) Test Scripting
10 10 (7.87%) Waterfall
11 9 (7.09%) Data Modelling
11 9 (7.09%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (7.09%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 54 (42.52%) SQL
2 48 (37.80%) Java
3 24 (18.90%) Perl
4 23 (18.11%) Python
5 18 (14.17%) Shell Script
6 17 (13.39%) PL/SQL
7 13 (10.24%) Bash Shell
7 13 (10.24%) C
7 13 (10.24%) JavaScript
8 8 (6.30%) ES6
9 6 (4.72%) PHP
9 6 (4.72%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.72%) TypeScript
10 4 (3.15%) Ruby
11 2 (1.57%) C++
11 2 (1.57%) Groovy
11 2 (1.57%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.79%) C#
12 1 (0.79%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (5.51%) ISEB
2 7 (5.51%) ISTQB
2 7 (5.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 7 (5.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.15%) CCNP
3 4 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (3.15%) Degree
4 3 (2.36%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.36%) MCSE
4 3 (2.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.57%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.36%) QA
2 2 (1.57%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.57%) GDPR
2 2 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.57%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (15.75%) Docker
2 10 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.51%) Active Directory
4 6 (4.72%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.57%) Apache Flume
5 2 (1.57%) HDFS
6 1 (0.79%) RHEV
6 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.79%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 22 (17.32%) Puppet
2 19 (14.96%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (13.39%) Ansible
4 10 (7.87%) Kubernetes
5 8 (6.30%) Terraform
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (3.94%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 4 (3.15%) Mesos
8 4 (3.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (3.15%) Tivoli
9 3 (2.36%) Rancher
10 2 (1.57%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.57%) Oozie
11 1 (0.79%) CFEngine
11 1 (0.79%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.79%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.79%) Oracle Identity Manager
11 1 (0.79%) SCOM
11 1 (0.79%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (44.09%) Oracle
2 18 (14.17%) IBM
3 16 (12.60%) webMethods
4 12 (9.45%) Microsoft
5 11 (8.66%) VMware
6 10 (7.87%) BEA
6 10 (7.87%) hybris
7 7 (5.51%) Pega
8 6 (4.72%) Informatica
9 5 (3.94%) Atlassian
9 5 (3.94%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.15%) Intershop
10 4 (3.15%) PTC
11 3 (2.36%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.36%) Cisco
11 3 (2.36%) F5
11 3 (2.36%) Sun
12 2 (1.57%) Cognos
12 2 (1.57%) HP
12 2 (1.57%) SAP