Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 46 47
Rank change year-on-year -8 +1 -13
Contract jobs citing Unix 196 222 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.91% 4.70% 3.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.04% 20.37% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 116 108
East of England median daily rate £450 £447 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.67% +19.20% -
10th Percentile £260 £259 £239
90th Percentile £600 £575 £525
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.59% +1.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 2
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £28.72 £31.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.16% -8.10% -18.83%
10th Percentile £31.05 £14.93 £27.13
90th Percentile £46.75 £32.25 £34.38
England median hourly rate £29.50 £32.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.81% -8.57% -

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 1,222 1,090 1,217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.37% 23.09% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 630 556 670
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £138 £137 £152
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £402
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.72% +7.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 149 171
East of England median hourly rate £16.17 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.63% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £45.70 £47.60 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.39 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.39% -

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 +23 130 £475 -3.26% 11
Cambridgeshire +7 21 £425 +49.78% 25
Hertfordshire -42 21 £369 -16.19% 24
Suffolk -7 12 £525 +16.67% 1
Norfolk -9 6 £513 - 3
Bedfordshire -15 5 £519 +22.06% 5
East Anglia - 1 - - 12
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 91 (46.43%) Linux
2 88 (44.90%) Oracle
3 71 (36.22%) SQL
4 64 (32.65%) Java
4 64 (32.65%) Windows
5 61 (31.12%) Shell Script
6 57 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
7 56 (28.57%) WebLogic
8 48 (24.49%) webMethods
9 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
10 44 (22.45%) DevOps
11 43 (21.94%) Ansible
12 41 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
12 41 (20.92%) Git (software)
13 37 (18.88%) Solaris
13 37 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
14 35 (17.86%) Configuration Management
15 34 (17.35%) TDD
15 34 (17.35%) Test Automation
15 34 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 33 (16.84%) Perl
17 32 (16.33%) Scrum
18 31 (15.82%) J2EE
18 31 (15.82%) Deployment Automation
19 30 (15.31%) Test Strategy
20 28 (14.29%) Relational Database
20 28 (14.29%) PL/SQL
20 28 (14.29%) XML
21 27 (13.78%) Apache
21 27 (13.78%) BEA

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 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 27 (13.78%) Apache
3 12 (6.12%) JBoss
3 12 (6.12%) Tomcat
3 12 (6.12%) WebSphere
4 9 (4.59%) Confluence
5 8 (4.08%) WebLogic Portal
6 6 (3.06%) Apache Spark
6 6 (3.06%) IIS
7 4 (2.04%) ThingWorx
8 3 (1.53%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (1.02%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.02%) MQSeries
9 2 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) CMS
10 1 (0.51%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.51%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.51%) SAS
10 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.04%) Windchill
3 1 (0.51%) HipChat
3 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.51%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.88%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.55%) GitHub
4 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.51%) Akamai
5 1 (0.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.22%) TCP/IP
2 21 (10.71%) SSL
3 20 (10.20%) HTTP
4 16 (8.16%) SAN
5 8 (4.08%) SSH
6 5 (2.55%) FTP
7 4 (2.04%) Firewall
7 4 (2.04%) Network Security
8 3 (1.53%) DNS
8 3 (1.53%) Internet
8 3 (1.53%) LAN
8 3 (1.53%) VoIP
8 3 (1.53%) VPN
9 2 (1.02%) DHCP
9 2 (1.02%) OpenVPN
9 2 (1.02%) WAN
10 1 (0.51%) DMVPN
10 1 (0.51%) GLBP
10 1 (0.51%) Multicast
10 1 (0.51%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 21 (10.71%) MySQL
3 15 (7.65%) RDBMS
4 14 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 13 (6.63%) BusinessObjects
6 10 (5.10%) SQL Server
7 9 (4.59%) Data Warehouse
7 9 (4.59%) Oracle Database
8 8 (4.08%) Ingres
9 6 (3.06%) Apache Hive
9 6 (3.06%) Big Data
10 5 (2.55%) Apache Kudu
10 5 (2.55%) Impala
10 5 (2.55%) OLTP
10 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2008
11 4 (2.04%) Oracle OWB
12 3 (1.53%) Crystal Reports
12 3 (1.53%) DataStage
12 3 (1.53%) DB2
12 3 (1.53%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 47 (23.98%) Jenkins
2 41 (20.92%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.20%) Subversion
4 19 (9.69%) CA Gen
5 17 (8.67%) Toad
6 15 (7.65%) JIRA
7 10 (5.10%) Selenium
8 9 (4.59%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.08%) Cucumber
9 8 (4.08%) webpack
10 7 (3.57%) Artifactory
10 7 (3.57%) Maven
11 6 (3.06%) AccuRev
12 5 (2.55%) JMeter
12 5 (2.55%) JUnit
13 4 (2.04%) Ant
13 4 (2.04%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.04%) Gradle
13 4 (2.04%) LoadRunner
14 3 (1.53%) Checkstyle
General
1 14 (7.14%) Finance
2 10 (5.10%) Retail
3 6 (3.06%) Law
4 5 (2.55%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.02%) Electronics
5 2 (1.02%) Marketing
6 1 (0.51%) Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Games
6 1 (0.51%) Legal
6 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.51%) Publishing
6 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (20.92%) Developer
2 33 (16.84%) Architect
3 24 (12.24%) Analyst
4 19 (9.69%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 12 (6.12%) Administrator
6 12 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
7 11 (5.61%) Unix Developer
8 10 (5.10%) DBA
9 9 (4.59%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 8 (4.08%) Java Developer
10 8 (4.08%) Tester
11 7 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 7 (3.57%) Oracle DBA
11 7 (3.57%) Unix Administrator
12 6 (3.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 6 (3.06%) Unix Engineer
13 5 (2.55%) DevOps Developer
13 5 (2.55%) Release Manager
14 4 (2.04%) ETL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.82%) J2EE
2 28 (14.29%) XML
3 18 (9.18%) Middleware
4 17 (8.67%) Web Services
5 12 (6.12%) REST
6 10 (5.10%) AngularJS
7 8 (4.08%) Angular 2
7 8 (4.08%) Node.js
7 8 (4.08%) Sass
8 7 (3.57%) HTML
8 7 (3.57%) SAML
8 7 (3.57%) SOAP
9 6 (3.06%) Spring
10 5 (2.55%) Gherkin
10 5 (2.55%) Kafka
11 4 (2.04%) CSS
11 4 (2.04%) Spring Boot
11 4 (2.04%) Struts
12 3 (1.53%) JSP
12 3 (1.53%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.67%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.61%) Replication
4 10 (5.10%) Clustering
5 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.08%) Data Centre
7 6 (3.06%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.06%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.55%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.55%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (2.55%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.53%) Algorithms
9 3 (1.53%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.53%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.53%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.53%) Thin Client
10 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (1.02%) Life Science
10 2 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 91 (46.43%) Linux
2 64 (32.65%) Windows
3 37 (18.88%) Solaris
4 34 (17.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.14%) AIX
5 14 (7.14%) CentOS
6 6 (3.06%) Windows Server
7 5 (2.55%) HPUX
7 5 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) SUSE
8 1 (0.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.51%) VME
8 1 (0.51%) VMS
8 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (29.08%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (22.45%) DevOps
3 41 (20.92%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 34 (17.35%) TDD
5 34 (17.35%) Test Automation
6 32 (16.33%) Scrum
7 31 (15.82%) Deployment Automation
8 30 (15.31%) Test Strategy
9 25 (12.76%) Data Modelling
9 25 (12.76%) Process Improvement
10 24 (12.24%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (11.22%) Business Intelligence
11 22 (11.22%) Problem Management
11 22 (11.22%) Test Scripting
11 22 (11.22%) User Stories
11 22 (11.22%) Waterfall
12 21 (10.71%) Kanban
13 19 (9.69%) Analytics
14 18 (9.18%) OO
Programming Languages
1 71 (36.22%) SQL
2 64 (32.65%) Java
3 61 (31.12%) Shell Script
4 33 (16.84%) Perl
5 28 (14.29%) PL/SQL
6 15 (7.65%) C
7 13 (6.63%) JavaScript
7 13 (6.63%) Python
8 9 (4.59%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.08%) ES6
9 8 (4.08%) TypeScript
10 7 (3.57%) C++
10 7 (3.57%) PowerShell
11 4 (2.04%) Korn
12 3 (1.53%) Java 8
13 2 (1.02%) Groovy
13 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.51%) C#
14 1 (0.51%) COBOL
14 1 (0.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 27 (13.78%) Security Cleared
2 23 (11.73%) ISEB
3 22 (11.22%) ISTQB
3 22 (11.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 20 (10.20%) SC Cleared
5 6 (3.06%) MCSE
5 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (2.04%) CCNP
6 4 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.04%) Degree
6 4 (2.04%) PhD
7 3 (1.53%) BC Cleared
7 3 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (1.53%) MCSA
8 2 (1.02%) AWS Certification
8 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.02%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (1.02%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (0.51%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.55%) SLA
2 4 (2.04%) QA
3 2 (1.02%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.51%) CDISC
System Software
1 19 (9.69%) Docker
2 11 (5.61%) Active Directory
3 6 (3.06%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.55%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.55%) HDFS
5 4 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) NFS
7 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 43 (21.94%) Ansible
2 24 (12.24%) Puppet
3 18 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.08%) Opsview
5 6 (3.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (3.06%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.55%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 5 (2.55%) Oozie
6 5 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.04%) Tivoli
8 3 (1.53%) Kubernetes
8 3 (1.53%) Terraform
9 2 (1.02%) HP ALM
9 2 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.51%) Mesos
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Identity Manager
10 1 (0.51%) Salt
10 1 (0.51%) SCOM
10 1 (0.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 88 (44.90%) Oracle
2 48 (24.49%) webMethods
3 27 (13.78%) BEA
4 24 (12.24%) Informatica
5 20 (10.20%) Microsoft
6 16 (8.16%) Pega
7 12 (6.12%) IBM
8 11 (5.61%) Red Hat
9 10 (5.10%) VMware
10 8 (4.08%) SAP
11 5 (2.55%) HP
12 4 (2.04%) NetApp
12 4 (2.04%) PTC
13 3 (1.53%) CheckPoint
13 3 (1.53%) Cisco
14 2 (1.02%) Adobe
14 2 (1.02%) Cognos
14 2 (1.02%) Dell
14 2 (1.02%) Netezza
14 2 (1.02%) Remedy