Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 58 46
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 210 194 214
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.96% 3.88% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.83% 15.14% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 93 102
East of England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +21.62%
10th Percentile £314 £284 £260
90th Percentile £548 £600 £588
England median daily rate £488 £500 £475
% change year-on-year -2.50% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 13
East of England median hourly rate £57.50 £50.00 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% +58.73% +0.80%
10th Percentile £52.88 £50.00 £16.10
90th Percentile £61.25 £50.00 £43.25
England median hourly rate £42.00 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year +46.09% -4.17% -11.31%

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 1,059 1,281 1,066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.00% 25.64% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 583 652 529
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £130
90th Percentile £550 £588 £573
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 156 150
East of England median hourly rate £15.93 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -8.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.34 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.63 £47.50 £51.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 +9 99 £450 -6.74% 2
Hertfordshire +31 53 £398 +13.57% 12
Cambridgeshire -9 31 £425 - 25
Norfolk +6 16 £463 -9.76% 1
Bedfordshire +12 8 £350 -32.53% 5
Suffolk +4 3 £400 -23.81% 5
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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.

1 118 (56.19%) Linux
2 108 (51.43%) Oracle
3 85 (40.48%) Java
4 77 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (36.19%) SQL
6 69 (32.86%) AWS
7 54 (25.71%) Git (software)
8 53 (25.24%) Jenkins
9 52 (24.76%) JIRA
10 49 (23.33%) Microservices
10 49 (23.33%) BDD
10 49 (23.33%) TDD
10 49 (23.33%) Shell Script
11 48 (22.86%) Oracle Database
12 45 (21.43%) MySQL
13 44 (20.95%) Spring
14 42 (20.00%) CentOS
15 38 (18.10%) Red Hat
16 37 (17.62%) Windows
17 36 (17.14%) Security Cleared
17 36 (17.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 34 (16.19%) Scrum
18 34 (16.19%) DevOps
19 33 (15.71%) SoapUI
19 33 (15.71%) SC Cleared
19 33 (15.71%) ETL
20 32 (15.24%) JUnit
21 31 (14.76%) Spring Boot
22 30 (14.29%) Configuration Management
23 29 (13.81%) SOAP

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 23 (10.95%) Confluence
2 16 (7.62%) WebLogic
3 11 (5.24%) Apache
3 11 (5.24%) SAS
3 11 (5.24%) WebSphere
4 6 (2.86%) Apache Spark
4 6 (2.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (2.38%) nginx
5 5 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 4 (1.90%) JBoss
7 3 (1.43%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.95%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (0.95%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.48%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.48%) Jetty
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.48%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.48%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.95%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.90%) Magento
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.95%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 69 (32.86%) AWS
2 16 (7.62%) GitHub
3 9 (4.29%) Azure
4 7 (3.33%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (2.38%) Office 365
5 5 (2.38%) Serverless
6 4 (1.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.90%) Amazon ECS
6 4 (1.90%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.90%) GCP
6 4 (1.90%) Route 53
6 4 (1.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.43%) IaaS
7 3 (1.43%) PaaS
8 2 (0.95%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.48%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (0.48%) AWS Data Pipeline
9 1 (0.48%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 22 (10.48%) TCP/IP
2 15 (7.14%) SAN
3 13 (6.19%) Firewall
4 8 (3.81%) LAN
4 8 (3.81%) WAN
5 6 (2.86%) SSL
6 5 (2.38%) Internet
7 4 (1.90%) DNS
7 4 (1.90%) HTTP
7 4 (1.90%) NAS
8 3 (1.43%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.43%) Wireless
9 2 (0.95%) BGP
9 2 (0.95%) Frame Relay
9 2 (0.95%) IPsec
9 2 (0.95%) MPLS
9 2 (0.95%) OSPF
9 2 (0.95%) RIP
9 2 (0.95%) SNMP
9 2 (0.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (22.86%) Oracle Database
2 45 (21.43%) MySQL
3 17 (8.10%) Relational Database
4 15 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 13 (6.19%) Pentaho
6 10 (4.76%) DB2
7 9 (4.29%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (4.29%) Oracle OWB
8 7 (3.33%) Big Data
8 7 (3.33%) BODI
8 7 (3.33%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 7 (3.33%) DbVisualizer
8 7 (3.33%) MongoDB
9 6 (2.86%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (2.86%) Apache Hive
9 6 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (2.38%) Oracle Exadata
11 4 (1.90%) HBase
12 3 (1.43%) Oracle ODI
12 3 (1.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 54 (25.71%) Git (software)
2 53 (25.24%) Jenkins
3 52 (24.76%) JIRA
4 33 (15.71%) SoapUI
5 32 (15.24%) JUnit
6 12 (5.71%) Selenium
7 8 (3.81%) Artifactory
7 8 (3.81%) Cucumber
8 6 (2.86%) WebDriver
9 5 (2.38%) Bitbucket
9 5 (2.38%) Subversion
10 4 (1.90%) CA Gen
10 4 (1.90%) Checkstyle
10 4 (1.90%) Gradle
10 4 (1.90%) Maven
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Forms
10 4 (1.90%) Toad
11 3 (1.43%) Ant
11 3 (1.43%) CMake
12 2 (0.95%) JBehave
General
1 13 (6.19%) Retail
2 8 (3.81%) Public Sector
3 7 (3.33%) Back Office
3 7 (3.33%) Games
4 6 (2.86%) Banking
4 6 (2.86%) Finance
5 3 (1.43%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (33.81%) Developer
2 35 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 24 (11.43%) Analyst
4 16 (7.62%) Administrator
5 15 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 14 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (6.67%) Lead Developer
7 12 (5.71%) Lead Java Developer
7 12 (5.71%) Tester
8 10 (4.76%) ETL Developer
8 10 (4.76%) Unix Developer
9 8 (3.81%) Consultant
9 8 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.81%) Oracle Developer
10 7 (3.33%) Architect
10 7 (3.33%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.33%) Unix Engineer
11 6 (2.86%) Software Developer
11 6 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.86%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (20.95%) Spring
2 31 (14.76%) Spring Boot
3 29 (13.81%) SOAP
4 17 (8.10%) Web Services
5 16 (7.62%) Middleware
6 11 (5.24%) J2EE
7 8 (3.81%) Elastic Stack
8 7 (3.33%) RESTful
8 7 (3.33%) XML
9 5 (2.38%) .NET
9 5 (2.38%) Gherkin
9 5 (2.38%) HTML
10 4 (1.90%) LDAP
10 4 (1.90%) Node.js
11 3 (1.43%) Flash
11 3 (1.43%) JDBC
11 3 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
12 2 (0.95%) CSS
12 2 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
12 2 (0.95%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 20 (9.52%) Linux Command Line
2 18 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.71%) Clustering
4 8 (3.81%) Algorithms
4 8 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.33%) Client/Server
6 5 (2.38%) Data Centre
6 5 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.90%) Life Science
7 4 (1.90%) PKI
7 4 (1.90%) Wiki
8 3 (1.43%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle Exalogic
8 3 (1.43%) Replication
9 2 (0.95%) EMC Centera
9 2 (0.95%) EMC VMAX
9 2 (0.95%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.95%) HACMP
9 2 (0.95%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 118 (56.19%) Linux
2 42 (20.00%) CentOS
3 37 (17.62%) Windows
4 28 (13.33%) Solaris
5 20 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (7.62%) AIX
7 12 (5.71%) Windows Server
8 8 (3.81%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.43%) SUSE
11 2 (0.95%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.48%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.48%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.48%) Debian
12 1 (0.48%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.48%) OpenBSD
12 1 (0.48%) VMS
12 1 (0.48%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (36.67%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (23.33%) BDD
2 49 (23.33%) Microservices
2 49 (23.33%) TDD
3 36 (17.14%) Scaled Agile Framework
4 34 (16.19%) DevOps
4 34 (16.19%) Scrum
5 33 (15.71%) ETL
6 30 (14.29%) Configuration Management
7 25 (11.90%) Test Scripting
8 24 (11.43%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (11.43%) Test Automation
9 22 (10.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 20 (9.52%) Analytics
11 19 (9.05%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (9.05%) Data Modelling
11 19 (9.05%) Migration
12 18 (8.57%) Open Source
12 18 (8.57%) User Stories
13 17 (8.10%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 85 (40.48%) Java
2 76 (36.19%) SQL
3 49 (23.33%) Shell Script
4 27 (12.86%) Python
5 21 (10.00%) Perl
6 18 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 15 (7.14%) Java 8
8 14 (6.67%) Bash Shell
8 14 (6.67%) C
9 8 (3.81%) Ruby
10 7 (3.33%) C++
10 7 (3.33%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.90%) C#
11 4 (1.90%) Korn
12 3 (1.43%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.95%) R
13 2 (0.95%) SAS Macro
13 2 (0.95%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 1 (0.48%) Go
14 1 (0.48%) Scala
Qualifications
1 36 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.71%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.05%) Degree
4 17 (8.10%) ISTQB
4 17 (8.10%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 14 (6.67%) ISEB
6 13 (6.19%) Sun Certification
7 12 (5.71%) OCPJP
8 8 (3.81%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (3.33%) Master's Degree
10 5 (2.38%) PhD
11 4 (1.90%) AWS Certification
11 4 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.43%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.95%) CCDP
13 2 (0.95%) CCIE
13 2 (0.95%) CCNA
13 2 (0.95%) CCNP
14 1 (0.48%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (1.90%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.95%) GDPR
4 1 (0.48%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (6.19%) Active Directory
1 13 (6.19%) Docker
2 12 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.29%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.33%) vSphere
5 6 (2.86%) ISA Server
6 5 (2.38%) SRDF
7 4 (1.90%) NFS
7 4 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.43%) Firmware
8 3 (1.43%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (1.43%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 2 (0.95%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.95%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.48%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (12.38%) Ansible
2 22 (10.48%) Terraform
3 8 (3.81%) vCenter Server
4 7 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (3.33%) Puppet
4 7 (3.33%) Tivoli
5 4 (1.90%) Data Guard
5 4 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.90%) Packer
6 3 (1.43%) Kubernetes
6 3 (1.43%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.95%) Avamar
7 2 (0.95%) Backup Exec
7 2 (0.95%) EMC TimeFinder
7 2 (0.95%) Grafana
7 2 (0.95%) Nagios
7 2 (0.95%) NetApp OnCommand
7 2 (0.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.95%) Prometheus
7 2 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 108 (51.43%) Oracle
2 38 (18.10%) Red Hat
3 18 (8.57%) IBM
3 18 (8.57%) Sun
4 17 (8.10%) NetApp
5 16 (7.62%) VMware
6 12 (5.71%) Microsoft
7 11 (5.24%) HP
8 10 (4.76%) EMC
8 10 (4.76%) Veritas
9 9 (4.29%) Remedy
10 8 (3.81%) Atlassian
10 8 (3.81%) Cisco
10 8 (3.81%) Informatica
11 7 (3.33%) Symantec
11 7 (3.33%) Teradata
11 7 (3.33%) webMethods
12 6 (2.86%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.90%) CyberArk
13 4 (1.90%) hybris