Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 2021 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
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 61 42
Rank change year-on-year -32 -19 +20
Contract jobs citing Unix 37 57 228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.68% 3.26% 5.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.60% 13.87% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 107
10th Percentile £390 £366 £357
25th Percentile £450 £410 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £491 £480 £450
Median % change year-on-year +2.34% +6.67% -
75th Percentile £547 £538 £525
90th Percentile £753 £650 £550
England median daily rate £520 £498 £500
% change year-on-year +4.52% -0.50% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 7
Median hourly rate - £59.76 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year - +165.60% -30.77%
England median hourly rate £39.50 £42.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -5.95% +20.00% +12.90%

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 430 411 1,042
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 19.52% 23.49% 24.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 246 556
10th Percentile £149 £135 £125
25th Percentile £213 £242 £256
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £398 £375
Median % change year-on-year -11.95% +6.00% -6.25%
75th Percentile £466 £500 £459
90th Percentile £538 £550 £540
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 121
10th Percentile £10.53 £13.57 £11.25
25th Percentile £12.90 £14.50 £13.13
Median hourly rate £16.50 £19.38 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -14.84% +21.09% +0.88%
75th Percentile £27.75 £31.56 £23.75
90th Percentile £49.93 £52.05 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.26 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.14% +2.86% -

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 27 July 2021.

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
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 27 July 2021. 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 -11 21 £513 - 9
Essex -17 11 £450 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 3 £500 +33.33% 3
Norfolk -6 2 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (43.24%) SQL
4 15 (40.54%) Java
4 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (37.84%) Social Skills
5 14 (37.84%) Linux
5 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
6 13 (35.14%) Python
7 12 (32.43%) Retail
8 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
8 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
8 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
9 10 (27.03%) JIRA
9 10 (27.03%) Selenium
9 10 (27.03%) Ansible
9 10 (27.03%) Docker
9 10 (27.03%) DevOps
10 9 (24.32%) Xerox
10 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
10 9 (24.32%) System Testing
10 9 (24.32%) IBM Domino
10 9 (24.32%) J2EE
11 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
11 8 (21.62%) XML
11 8 (21.62%) IBM
11 8 (21.62%) Scrum
11 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
11 8 (21.62%) Azure
11 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills

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 9 (24.32%) IBM Domino
1 9 (24.32%) WebSphere
2 8 (21.62%) WebLogic
3 7 (18.92%) Apache
4 4 (10.81%) CMS
4 4 (10.81%) Confluence
5 3 (8.11%) JBoss
5 3 (8.11%) MQSeries
6 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (2.70%) Apache Pig
7 1 (2.70%) OpenStack
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.70%) SharePoint Server
Business Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Azure
2 4 (10.81%) AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Akamai
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon EKS
3 2 (5.41%) GCP
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CodeCommit
4 1 (2.70%) AWS CodePipeline
4 1 (2.70%) Azure Pipelines
4 1 (2.70%) GitHub
4 1 (2.70%) IaaS
4 1 (2.70%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.70%) PaaS
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Firewall
2 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) LAN
2 3 (8.11%) NetScaler
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) WAN
2 3 (8.11%) Wireshark
3 2 (5.41%) Extranet
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTPS
3 2 (5.41%) Internet
3 2 (5.41%) Intranet
3 2 (5.41%) SNMP
4 1 (2.70%) 2G
4 1 (2.70%) 4G
4 1 (2.70%) 5G
4 1 (2.70%) IPv4
4 1 (2.70%) Kerberos
4 1 (2.70%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) DB2
1 7 (18.92%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (13.51%) MySQL
3 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
4 3 (8.11%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.70%) Apache Hive
6 1 (2.70%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (2.70%) Cloudera CDH
6 1 (2.70%) Hadoop
6 1 (2.70%) MS Access
6 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 1 (2.70%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 14 (37.84%) Git (software)
2 10 (27.03%) JIRA
2 10 (27.03%) Selenium
3 8 (21.62%) Jenkins
4 6 (16.22%) REST Assured
5 5 (13.51%) SoapUI
5 5 (13.51%) SonarQube
6 4 (10.81%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (10.81%) WebDriver
7 3 (8.11%) Eclipse
7 3 (8.11%) IntelliJ
7 3 (8.11%) JUnit
7 3 (8.11%) Postman
8 2 (5.41%) Vagrant
9 1 (2.70%) Gerrit
9 1 (2.70%) git-flow
9 1 (2.70%) GitLab
9 1 (2.70%) Maven
9 1 (2.70%) Robot Framework
General
1 14 (37.84%) Social Skills
2 12 (32.43%) Retail
3 8 (21.62%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (16.22%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (10.81%) Finance
6 3 (8.11%) Telecoms
7 2 (5.41%) Influencing Skills
7 2 (5.41%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (2.70%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) Tester
2 5 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.81%) Automation Tester
3 4 (10.81%) Consultant
3 4 (10.81%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) E-Commerce Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 3 (8.11%) Manual Tester
4 3 (8.11%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) DBA
5 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce Manager
5 2 (5.41%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Test Manager
6 1 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (24.32%) J2EE
2 8 (21.62%) XML
3 7 (18.92%) RESTful
3 7 (18.92%) Web Services
4 6 (16.22%) HTML
4 6 (16.22%) JSON
5 5 (13.51%) SOAP
6 4 (10.81%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (10.81%) Gherkin
6 4 (10.81%) Middleware
7 3 (8.11%) CSS
7 3 (8.11%) EJB
7 3 (8.11%) Flash
7 3 (8.11%) Hibernate
7 3 (8.11%) HTML5
7 3 (8.11%) J2SE
7 3 (8.11%) Play Framework
7 3 (8.11%) REST
7 3 (8.11%) Spring
8 2 (5.41%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.41%) CMDB
1 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
1 2 (5.41%) Social Media
1 2 (5.41%) W3C
2 1 (2.70%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
2 1 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (37.84%) Linux
2 3 (8.11%) Solaris
3 1 (2.70%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.70%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (51.35%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (40.54%) Problem-Solving
3 11 (29.73%) E-Commerce
3 11 (29.73%) Test Automation
4 10 (27.03%) DevOps
5 9 (24.32%) System Testing
6 8 (21.62%) Scrum
7 7 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (16.22%) Infrastructure as Code
9 5 (13.51%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) Open Source
9 5 (13.51%) PRINCE2
10 4 (10.81%) BDD
10 4 (10.81%) Computer Science
10 4 (10.81%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (10.81%) ITIL
10 4 (10.81%) Microservices
10 4 (10.81%) Network Design
10 4 (10.81%) Software Testing
10 4 (10.81%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 16 (43.24%) SQL
2 15 (40.54%) Java
3 13 (35.14%) Python
4 11 (29.73%) Bash Shell
5 8 (21.62%) Shell Script
6 4 (10.81%) Groovy
6 4 (10.81%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
7 3 (8.11%) Perl
7 3 (8.11%) Scala
8 1 (2.70%) C
8 1 (2.70%) C#
8 1 (2.70%) C++
8 1 (2.70%) Java 8
8 1 (2.70%) PHP
8 1 (2.70%) PL/SQL
8 1 (2.70%) Ruby
8 1 (2.70%) VB
8 1 (2.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (13.51%) Degree
1 5 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.41%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.70%) HNC
4 1 (2.70%) HND
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.70%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Docker
2 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.41%) VMware NSX
3 1 (2.70%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 10 (27.03%) Ansible
2 7 (18.92%) Puppet
3 5 (13.51%) Prometheus
3 5 (13.51%) Terraform
4 4 (10.81%) Kibana
5 3 (8.11%) Kubernetes
5 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (5.41%) Avamar
6 2 (5.41%) SCCM
6 2 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (5.41%) vCenter Server
6 2 (5.41%) vRealize
6 2 (5.41%) ZABBIX
7 1 (2.70%) Argo
7 1 (2.70%) Grafana
7 1 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (2.70%) Scalr
7 1 (2.70%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Oracle
2 9 (24.32%) Xerox
3 8 (21.62%) IBM
4 7 (18.92%) Atlassian
4 7 (18.92%) webMethods
5 6 (16.22%) hybris
5 6 (16.22%) Splunk
6 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
7 4 (10.81%) VMware
8 3 (8.11%) Adobe
8 3 (8.11%) BEA
8 3 (8.11%) Cisco
8 3 (8.11%) Citrix
8 3 (8.11%) F5
8 3 (8.11%) Palo Alto
9 2 (5.41%) Apple
9 2 (5.41%) arcserve
9 2 (5.41%) Zscaler
10 1 (2.70%) Alibaba
10 1 (2.70%) Zoomdata