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 3 months to 24 March 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / East of England
Rank 53 51 42
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 75 74 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.45% 3.03% 4.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.84% 14.10% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 36 59
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 0
Median hourly rate £32.00 £57.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.34% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 542 525 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.95% 21.50% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 275 281
Median daily rate £350 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 87 110
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £60.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Essex +21 51 £425 +13.33% 3
Hertfordshire -5 17 £370 -16.85% 7
Cambridgeshire -7 6 £350 +26.12% 10
Norfolk -1 1 - - 3
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for Unix.

1 107 (62.94%) Linux
2 76 (44.71%) Java
3 74 (43.53%) SQL
4 65 (38.24%) Windows
5 64 (37.65%) Oracle
6 48 (28.24%) JavaScript
7 46 (27.06%) HTML
7 46 (27.06%) XML
8 39 (22.94%) CSS
9 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
10 28 (16.47%) JSON
11 26 (15.29%) Shell Script
11 26 (15.29%) Adobe
11 26 (15.29%) PHP
12 24 (14.12%) Web Services
12 24 (14.12%) CRM
12 24 (14.12%) Adobe Campaign
13 23 (13.53%) B2C
13 23 (13.53%) VMware
14 22 (12.94%) TDD
14 22 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
14 22 (12.94%) Web Development
14 22 (12.94%) Degree
14 22 (12.94%) Unica
14 22 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
15 21 (12.35%) BusinessObjects
15 21 (12.35%) Python
15 21 (12.35%) PL/SQL
16 20 (11.76%) Perl
16 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure

Unix
Top Related 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 13 (7.65%) WebLogic
1 13 (7.65%) WebSphere
2 8 (4.71%) Apache
3 7 (4.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (3.53%) BizTalk Server
4 6 (3.53%) SharePoint
4 6 (3.53%) Skype for Business
5 5 (2.94%) Confluence
5 5 (2.94%) JBoss
5 5 (2.94%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (1.76%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.18%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.18%) nginx
7 2 (1.18%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.59%) CMS
8 1 (0.59%) IIS
8 1 (0.59%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.59%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (5.29%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.35%) MS Office
3 1 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.59%) MS Project
3 1 (0.59%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (14.12%) Adobe Campaign
2 22 (12.94%) Unica
3 10 (5.88%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.18%) Magento
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle EBS R12
4 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.59%) Cognos Business Intelligence
5 1 (0.59%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.59%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.06%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.12%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.53%) Office 365
4 6 (3.53%) Yammer
5 1 (0.59%) GitHub
5 1 (0.59%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.82%) Internet
1 15 (8.82%) LDAP
2 10 (5.88%) Firewall
2 10 (5.88%) FTP
3 8 (4.71%) DNS
3 8 (4.71%) LAN
4 7 (4.12%) VoIP
5 6 (3.53%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (3.53%) TCP/IP
5 6 (3.53%) WAN
6 5 (2.94%) HTTP
6 5 (2.94%) Network Security
6 5 (2.94%) SSL
7 4 (2.35%) BGP
7 4 (2.35%) DHCP
7 4 (2.35%) Extranet
7 4 (2.35%) IPsec
7 4 (2.35%) MPLS
7 4 (2.35%) OSPF
7 4 (2.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (12.35%) BusinessObjects
2 19 (11.18%) SQL Server
3 18 (10.59%) Relational Database
4 12 (7.06%) Hadoop
4 12 (7.06%) MySQL
5 11 (6.47%) NoSQL
5 11 (6.47%) Oracle Database
6 8 (4.71%) Big Data
6 8 (4.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 7 (4.12%) DB2
8 6 (3.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 6 (3.53%) MariaDB
9 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.94%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (2.35%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (2.35%) DataStage
10 4 (2.35%) MongoDB
10 4 (2.35%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.76%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 14 (8.24%) Git (software)
1 14 (8.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (5.29%) Ant
2 9 (5.29%) JUnit
3 8 (4.71%) Cucumber
3 8 (4.71%) JIRA
4 7 (4.12%) Maven
4 7 (4.12%) Mockito
5 6 (3.53%) Selenium
5 6 (3.53%) SoapUI
6 5 (2.94%) AccuRev
6 5 (2.94%) PVCS
6 5 (2.94%) Subversion
7 4 (2.35%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.76%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.76%) CA Gen
8 3 (1.76%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.18%) Gradle
9 2 (1.18%) HP UFT
9 2 (1.18%) TeamCity
General
1 11 (6.47%) Finance
2 10 (5.88%) Automotive
2 10 (5.88%) Manufacturing
2 10 (5.88%) Retail
3 5 (2.94%) Banking
3 5 (2.94%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.35%) Marketing
5 3 (1.76%) Advertising
5 3 (1.76%) Electronics
6 2 (1.18%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.18%) Legal
7 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.59%) Back Office
7 1 (0.59%) Games
7 1 (0.59%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (40.59%) Developer
2 36 (21.18%) Java Developer
3 31 (18.24%) Analyst
4 17 (10.00%) Security Analyst
5 15 (8.82%) CRM Developer
5 15 (8.82%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (6.47%) Consultant
7 8 (4.71%) Incident Analyst
7 8 (4.71%) SOC Analyst
8 7 (4.12%) Senior Developer
8 7 (4.12%) Service Desk Engineer
8 7 (4.12%) Unix Consultant
9 6 (3.53%) Architect
9 6 (3.53%) Senior Java Developer
10 5 (2.94%) Administrator
10 5 (2.94%) Software Engineer
10 5 (2.94%) SQL Developer
10 5 (2.94%) Support Engineer
11 4 (2.35%) Applications Support
11 4 (2.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (27.06%) HTML
1 46 (27.06%) XML
2 39 (22.94%) CSS
3 28 (16.47%) JSON
4 24 (14.12%) Web Services
5 18 (10.59%) Spring
6 15 (8.82%) REST
7 14 (8.24%) J2EE
8 12 (7.06%) Hibernate
9 11 (6.47%) JPA
10 10 (5.88%) Ajax
11 9 (5.29%) EclipseLink
11 9 (5.29%) XHTML
12 8 (4.71%) HTML5
13 7 (4.12%) JSP
13 7 (4.12%) LESS
13 7 (4.12%) Sass
13 7 (4.12%) SOAP
13 7 (4.12%) Spring MVC
14 6 (3.53%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (6.47%) Computer Science
2 10 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.29%) EFT
4 6 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (2.94%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.76%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.76%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.76%) Replication
6 3 (1.76%) User Experience
7 2 (1.18%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.18%) Clustering
7 2 (1.18%) Life Science
7 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.59%) EPoS
8 1 (0.59%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 107 (62.94%) Linux
2 65 (38.24%) Windows
3 13 (7.65%) Solaris
4 11 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (4.71%) Mac OS X
6 5 (2.94%) Windows Server
7 4 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.18%) CentOS
9 2 (1.18%) Fedora
9 2 (1.18%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.59%) AIX
10 1 (0.59%) Android
10 1 (0.59%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.59%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.59%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (14.12%) CRM
3 23 (13.53%) B2C
4 22 (12.94%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (12.94%) Cybersecurity
4 22 (12.94%) TDD
4 22 (12.94%) Web Development
5 18 (10.59%) Mentoring
6 17 (10.00%) Analytics
6 17 (10.00%) OO
6 17 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (9.41%) DevOps
8 15 (8.82%) Forensic Analysis
8 15 (8.82%) SOA
9 14 (8.24%) Software Engineering
10 13 (7.65%) Business Intelligence
10 13 (7.65%) Digital Forensics
10 13 (7.65%) Unit Testing
11 12 (7.06%) Configuration Management
11 12 (7.06%) Ethical Hacking
Programming Languages
1 76 (44.71%) Java
2 74 (43.53%) SQL
3 48 (28.24%) JavaScript
4 26 (15.29%) PHP
4 26 (15.29%) Shell Script
5 21 (12.35%) PL/SQL
5 21 (12.35%) Python
6 20 (11.76%) Perl
7 10 (5.88%) C
8 9 (5.29%) C++
9 7 (4.12%) C#
10 6 (3.53%) Ruby
11 5 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.35%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.35%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.59%) R
13 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (12.94%) Degree
2 16 (9.41%) Security Cleared
3 11 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 5 (2.94%) Sun Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CCNA
5 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.18%) CISM
5 2 (1.18%) CISSP
5 2 (1.18%) HNC
5 2 (1.18%) MCSA
5 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.18%) MOS
5 2 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.59%) CCSA
6 1 (0.59%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.59%) ISEB
6 1 (0.59%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.59%) JNCIP
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.59%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.47%) QA
2 4 (2.35%) SLA
3 2 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.18%) SDET
4 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 3 (1.76%) Docker
4 2 (1.18%) FreeRADIUS
4 2 (1.18%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.18%) vSphere
5 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.59%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 10 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (4.71%) Puppet
3 3 (1.76%) Nagios
4 2 (1.18%) Ansible
4 2 (1.18%) Data Guard
4 2 (1.18%) OpenView
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (1.18%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.59%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 1 (0.59%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (0.59%) Nessus
5 1 (0.59%) Packer
5 1 (0.59%) SCCM
5 1 (0.59%) Terraform
5 1 (0.59%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 64 (37.65%) Oracle
2 26 (15.29%) Adobe
3 23 (13.53%) VMware
4 17 (10.00%) IBM
5 13 (7.65%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.06%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.47%) SAP
8 10 (5.88%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (4.12%) Sun
10 6 (3.53%) Dell
10 6 (3.53%) HP
10 6 (3.53%) Infor
11 4 (2.35%) Cisco
11 4 (2.35%) Teradata
12 3 (1.76%) BEA
12 3 (1.76%) Informatica
12 3 (1.76%) Pega
12 3 (1.76%) webMethods
13 2 (1.18%) Atlassian
13 2 (1.18%) hybris
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