Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 50 75 49
Rank change year-on-year +25 -26 +34
Contract jobs citing Unix 45 86 196
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.12% 2.39% 4.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 9.07% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 55 96
Median daily rate £406 £393 £466
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.50% -15.82% -1.84%
10th Percentile £286 £191 £325
90th Percentile £498 £602 £600
England median daily rate £475 £473 £495
% change year-on-year +0.53% -4.55% -1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 3
Median hourly rate - £21.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -40.00% -2.78%
England median hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +12.36%

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 345 948 1,185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.89% 26.32% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 585 624
Median daily rate £350 £370 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.41% -2.63% +8.57%
10th Percentile £135 £143 £136
90th Percentile £525 £550 £575
England median daily rate £428 £413 £428
% change year-on-year +3.76% -3.51% +0.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 111 121
Median hourly rate £17.75 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.94% - -11.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.25
90th Percentile £37.80 £46.00 £44.25
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.10 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.80% +0.59% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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
Essex +3 24 £375 -4.46% 3
Hertfordshire +23 11 £450 +12.50%
Cambridgeshire +31 7 £500 +49.81% 16
Norfolk +10 3 £338 -44.90%
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (35.56%) Linux
4 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
5 13 (28.89%) Scrum
6 12 (26.67%) Migration
6 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (24.44%) Pentaho
7 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
7 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
7 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
7 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
7 11 (24.44%) Data Modelling
7 11 (24.44%) ETL
7 11 (24.44%) Windows
7 11 (24.44%) Java
8 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
9 9 (20.00%) DevOps
9 9 (20.00%) JIRA
10 8 (17.78%) MySQL
10 8 (17.78%) SOAP
10 8 (17.78%) Python
10 8 (17.78%) IBM
11 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
11 7 (15.56%) Docker
12 6 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
12 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
12 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
12 6 (13.33%) Perl

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 5 (11.11%) WebLogic
1 5 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) IBM Domino
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
3 2 (4.44%) CMS
3 2 (4.44%) JBoss
3 2 (4.44%) SAS
4 1 (2.22%) Anypoint
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (8.89%) Magento
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon ECS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EKS
2 3 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (4.44%) Azure
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.22%) GCP
4 1 (2.22%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) SNMP
2 2 (4.44%) 802.11
2 2 (4.44%) HTTP
2 2 (4.44%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (2.22%) Internet
3 1 (2.22%) SAN
3 1 (2.22%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) Pentaho
2 8 (17.78%) MySQL
3 3 (6.67%) DB2
3 3 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.44%) DbVisualizer
4 2 (4.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (4.44%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.44%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (4.44%) SAS EBI
4 2 (4.44%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.22%) Big Data
5 1 (2.22%) Ingres
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 11 (24.44%) Jenkins
3 9 (20.00%) JIRA
4 5 (11.11%) Bitbucket
4 5 (11.11%) REST Assured
5 3 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.67%) GitLab
5 3 (6.67%) Selenium
5 3 (6.67%) SoapUI
5 3 (6.67%) WebDriver
6 2 (4.44%) JMeter
7 1 (2.22%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.22%) CA Gen
7 1 (2.22%) JUnit
7 1 (2.22%) Log4j
7 1 (2.22%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.22%) Mockito
7 1 (2.22%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.89%) Retail
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
2 3 (6.67%) Games
3 2 (4.44%) Finance
3 2 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 1 (2.22%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Pentaho Developer
4 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Automation Tester
5 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) DBA
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Manager
6 2 (4.44%) E-Commerce Tester
6 2 (4.44%) ETL Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Machine Learning Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Test Manager
6 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.78%) SOAP
2 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 5 (11.11%) XML
3 4 (8.89%) CSS
3 4 (8.89%) HTML
4 3 (6.67%) JSON
4 3 (6.67%) REST
4 3 (6.67%) RESTful
4 3 (6.67%) Spring
5 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
5 2 (4.44%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.44%) Gherkin
5 2 (4.44%) J2EE
5 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 2 (4.44%) React
5 2 (4.44%) RESTEasy
5 2 (4.44%) Spring Boot
6 1 (2.22%) .NET
6 1 (2.22%) JAXB
6 1 (2.22%) Struts
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.22%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 16 (35.56%) Linux
2 11 (24.44%) Windows
3 3 (6.67%) AIX
3 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.44%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.44%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (28.89%) Scrum
3 12 (26.67%) Migration
3 12 (26.67%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (24.44%) Configuration Management
4 11 (24.44%) Data Modelling
4 11 (24.44%) ETL
5 9 (20.00%) DevOps
6 7 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 6 (13.33%) Data Migration
7 6 (13.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (11.11%) Process Improvement
8 5 (11.11%) SDLC
8 5 (11.11%) Test Strategy
9 4 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.89%) Cybersecurity
9 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
9 4 (8.89%) System Testing
9 4 (8.89%) Test Scripting
10 3 (6.67%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 26 (57.78%) SQL
2 11 (24.44%) Java
2 11 (24.44%) Shell Script
3 8 (17.78%) Python
4 6 (13.33%) Perl
5 3 (6.67%) Go
5 3 (6.67%) PL/SQL
6 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
6 2 (4.44%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) C#
7 1 (2.22%) COBOL
7 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) ISEB
3 4 (8.89%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.67%) DV Cleared
4 3 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) HP ALM
1 5 (11.11%) Netcool
1 5 (11.11%) Netcool/OMNIbus
1 5 (11.11%) Netcool/Webtop
1 5 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 4 (8.89%) Kubernetes
3 3 (6.67%) Ansible
3 3 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (6.67%) Puppet
3 3 (6.67%) Terraform
4 2 (4.44%) Iperf
4 2 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 1 (2.22%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (2.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (42.22%) Oracle
2 8 (17.78%) IBM
3 6 (13.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.11%) HP
4 5 (11.11%) Splunk
5 4 (8.89%) hybris
6 3 (6.67%) VMware
6 3 (6.67%) Xerox
7 2 (4.44%) Informatica
8 1 (2.22%) BEA
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) MuleSoft
8 1 (2.22%) Pega
8 1 (2.22%) webMethods