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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 2022 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 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 89 83 74
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 -37
Contract jobs citing Unix 53 37 56
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.10% 2.08% 2.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.62% 9.76% 9.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 19 30
10th Percentile £400 £287 £332
25th Percentile £413 £413 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £450 £439
Median % change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
75th Percentile £514 £538 £527
90th Percentile £550 £748 £623
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
10th Percentile £40.44 - £43.50
25th Percentile £41.76 - £59.25
Median hourly rate £65.00 - £59.76
75th Percentile £85.00 - £66.00
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £70.00 £40.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -11.11% +25.04%

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 551 379 592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.81% 21.29% 24.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 222 346
10th Percentile £163 £150 £132
25th Percentile £224 £221 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £363 £375
Median % change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
75th Percentile £495 £488 £488
90th Percentile £626 £538 £528
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 36 69
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.84 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.63 £13.04 £14.50
Median hourly rate £21.75 £17.13 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +27.01% -2.14% +16.67%
75th Percentile £55.00 £24.00 £21.00
90th Percentile £60.00 £37.31 £48.75
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +22.86% +1.45% +1.77%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Unix in the East of England

Unix
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Unix in the East of England over the 6 months to 25 May 2022.

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 25 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Essex +2 22 £428 +0.71% 2
Cambridgeshire -18 19 £500 - 4
Hertfordshire -13 9 £509 -18.56% 6
Bedfordshire - 2 - - 2
Suffolk - 1 £250 - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2022, 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 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 22 (41.51%) Oracle
3 19 (35.85%) AWS
3 19 (35.85%) Analytics
4 18 (33.96%) JIRA
4 18 (33.96%) PL/SQL
5 17 (32.08%) Azure
5 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
6 16 (30.19%) Linux
6 16 (30.19%) CI/CD
7 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
7 15 (28.30%) Confluence
8 14 (26.42%) QA
8 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
8 14 (26.42%) Ansible
8 14 (26.42%) Python
8 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
8 14 (26.42%) ETL
8 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
9 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
9 13 (24.53%) SAS
9 13 (24.53%) MySQL
9 13 (24.53%) C++
9 13 (24.53%) Amazon RDS
9 13 (24.53%) Data Virtualisation
9 13 (24.53%) Data Analytics
9 13 (24.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 13 (24.53%) GCP
9 13 (24.53%) GitLab
9 13 (24.53%) Pentaho

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 15 (28.30%) Confluence
2 13 (24.53%) SAS
3 2 (3.77%) JBoss
3 2 (3.77%) WebLogic
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.89%) SAP FI-CA
1 1 (1.89%) SAP PSCD
1 1 (1.89%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) AWS
2 17 (32.08%) Azure
3 13 (24.53%) GCP
4 12 (22.64%) Power Platform
5 11 (20.75%) Tricentis Tosca
6 3 (5.66%) Azure Monitor
7 2 (3.77%) Snowflake
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (1.89%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.89%) GitHub
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.89%) AMQP
1 1 (1.89%) DNS
1 1 (1.89%) Firewall
1 1 (1.89%) HTTP
1 1 (1.89%) Internet
1 1 (1.89%) NetScaler
1 1 (1.89%) SNMP
1 1 (1.89%) SpaceWire
1 1 (1.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) Data Warehouse
2 13 (24.53%) Amazon RDS
2 13 (24.53%) MySQL
2 13 (24.53%) Pentaho
3 12 (22.64%) Amazon Redshift
3 12 (22.64%) BusinessObjects
3 12 (22.64%) Power BI
4 9 (16.98%) Impala
5 5 (9.43%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.89%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (1.89%) DB2
7 1 (1.89%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.89%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (33.96%) JIRA
2 17 (32.08%) Jenkins
3 13 (24.53%) GitLab
4 12 (22.64%) Bitbucket
5 11 (20.75%) Zephyr
6 5 (9.43%) Git (software)
7 4 (7.55%) Selenium
8 3 (5.66%) Cucumber
8 3 (5.66%) SoapUI
9 2 (3.77%) Postman
9 2 (3.77%) REST Assured
10 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
10 1 (1.89%) Gerrit
10 1 (1.89%) JMeter
10 1 (1.89%) MLflow
10 1 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (1.89%) Toad
10 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (22.64%) Social Skills
2 7 (13.21%) Public Sector
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (26.42%) Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) QA Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) QA Test Analyst
2 9 (16.98%) Test Analyst
3 8 (15.09%) Developer
4 4 (7.55%) QA Leader
4 4 (7.55%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.66%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
5 3 (5.66%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Verification Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) C++ Software Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Data Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Hardware Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.77%) Technical Leader
7 1 (1.89%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (1.89%) Senior Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) JSON
1 4 (7.55%) Web Services
2 3 (5.66%) REST
2 3 (5.66%) SOAP
2 3 (5.66%) Spring
2 3 (5.66%) XML
2 3 (5.66%) YAML
3 2 (3.77%) HTML
3 2 (3.77%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (3.77%) WireMock
4 1 (1.89%) Dask
4 1 (1.89%) FHIR
4 1 (1.89%) J2EE
4 1 (1.89%) jQuery
4 1 (1.89%) Pandas
4 1 (1.89%) PySpark
4 1 (1.89%) scikit-learn
4 1 (1.89%) Spring Boot
4 1 (1.89%) Spring MVC
4 1 (1.89%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) FPGA
1 3 (5.66%) Virtual Team
2 2 (3.77%) Machine to Machine
2 2 (3.77%) PCIe
3 1 (1.89%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.89%) NHS
3 1 (1.89%) PACS
3 1 (1.89%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.89%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Linux
2 9 (16.98%) Windows
3 1 (1.89%) AIX
3 1 (1.89%) CentOS
3 1 (1.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (1.89%) Solaris
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
3 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (35.85%) Analytics
2 16 (30.19%) CI/CD
3 15 (28.30%) Test Automation
4 14 (26.42%) Business Intelligence
4 14 (26.42%) ETL
4 14 (26.42%) Test Scripting
5 13 (24.53%) Data Analytics
5 13 (24.53%) Data Virtualisation
6 12 (22.64%) Agile
6 12 (22.64%) Data Modelling
7 11 (20.75%) Data Migration
7 11 (20.75%) Data Reconciliation
7 11 (20.75%) Migration
8 10 (18.87%) DevOps
8 10 (18.87%) Scrum
8 10 (18.87%) User Stories
9 9 (16.98%) Coaching
9 9 (16.98%) Software Delivery
10 8 (15.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 7 (13.21%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 25 (47.17%) SQL
2 18 (33.96%) PL/SQL
3 14 (26.42%) Python
4 13 (24.53%) C++
5 12 (22.64%) Java
6 9 (16.98%) C
7 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
8 4 (7.55%) Perl
9 3 (5.66%) Scala
10 2 (3.77%) Bash
10 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.89%) C#
11 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.89%) PHP
11 1 (1.89%) Tcl
11 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB
1 13 (24.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.66%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.89%) CISM
5 1 (1.89%) CISMP
5 1 (1.89%) CISSP
5 1 (1.89%) Degree
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.42%) QA
2 1 (1.89%) DICOM
2 1 (1.89%) HL7
2 1 (1.89%) LOINC
2 1 (1.89%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 2 (3.77%) Docker
2 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) Ansible
2 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.77%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Control-M
3 1 (1.89%) Grafana
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (1.89%) Terraform
3 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.89%) vRealize
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Oracle
2 12 (22.64%) Informatica
2 12 (22.64%) Talend
3 5 (9.43%) AppDynamics
4 4 (7.55%) Splunk
5 3 (5.66%) Dynatrace
6 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.77%) SAP
6 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
6 2 (3.77%) Xilinx
7 1 (1.89%) Adobe
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco
7 1 (1.89%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
7 1 (1.89%) InterSystems
7 1 (1.89%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.89%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.89%) Veritas
7 1 (1.89%) webMethods