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 26 June 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.

Unix
England / East of England
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 45 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -20  
Contract jobs citing Unix 125 95 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 5.37% 3.80% 6.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.59% 15.37% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 57 76
Median daily rate £450 £351 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.38% +1.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 6
Median hourly rate £17.50 £31.25 £36.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% -14.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £28.25 £25.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.70 £34.25 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 579 618 822
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 24.88% 24.73% 26.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 341 433
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 99 101
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.78 £13.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £35.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 26 June 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 26 June 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 +12 44 £515 +46.89% 2
Norfolk +6 30 - - 1
Hertfordshire -1 25 £430 +14.66% 8
Bedfordshire +4 14 £413 +65.00% 5
Cambridgeshire -13 10 £193 -43.38% 4
Suffolk +8 2 £450 -10.00% 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 145 (72.50%) Linux
2 102 (51.00%) Java
3 66 (33.00%) SQL
4 61 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
5 58 (29.00%) Windows
6 56 (28.00%) XML
7 52 (26.00%) Oracle
7 52 (26.00%) TDD
8 44 (22.00%) HTML
9 43 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
10 40 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 38 (19.00%) Hadoop
11 38 (19.00%) JavaScript
11 38 (19.00%) CSS
12 36 (18.00%) Relational Database
13 35 (17.50%) Git (software)
14 33 (16.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 33 (16.50%) Mentoring
14 33 (16.50%) Mac OS X
14 33 (16.50%) Spring
15 30 (15.00%) Kerberos
15 30 (15.00%) Cloudera
16 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
16 29 (14.50%) DevOps
16 29 (14.50%) Solaris
16 29 (14.50%) SOA
16 29 (14.50%) VMware
17 28 (14.00%) PL/SQL
18 27 (13.50%) HTTP
18 27 (13.50%) Active Directory

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 22 (11.00%) WebLogic
2 20 (10.00%) JBoss
3 18 (9.00%) Apache Spark
4 16 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 10 (5.00%) BizTalk Server
6 8 (4.00%) Confluence
7 6 (3.00%) Apache
7 6 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (2.50%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2000
9 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.00%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 4 (2.00%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 4 (2.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (2.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.00%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.50%) CMS
10 3 (1.50%) Mule
10 3 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.50%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 13 (6.50%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (5.50%) Unica
3 8 (4.00%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (1.00%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.50%) Magento
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Assets
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 13 (6.50%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (4.00%) Adobe Analytics
4 4 (2.00%) Office 365
4 4 (2.00%) SaaS
4 4 (2.00%) Yammer
5 3 (1.50%) Google Analytics
5 3 (1.50%) IaaS
5 3 (1.50%) PaaS
6 1 (0.50%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 30 (15.00%) Kerberos
2 27 (13.50%) HTTP
3 19 (9.50%) LDAP
4 18 (9.00%) SSL
4 18 (9.00%) TCP/IP
5 9 (4.50%) LAN
6 6 (3.00%) SAN
6 6 (3.00%) WAN
7 4 (2.00%) Firewall
7 4 (2.00%) X.500
8 3 (1.50%) Internet
8 3 (1.50%) Wireless
9 2 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.00%) OpenLDAP
9 2 (1.00%) WLAN
10 1 (0.50%) DHCP
10 1 (0.50%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.50%) NAS
10 1 (0.50%) Network Security
10 1 (0.50%) SIGTRAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (19.00%) Hadoop
2 36 (18.00%) Relational Database
3 21 (10.50%) MySQL
4 18 (9.00%) Apache Hive
4 18 (9.00%) Impala
5 17 (8.50%) NoSQL
6 15 (7.50%) MariaDB
7 13 (6.50%) BusinessObjects
8 11 (5.50%) Oracle Database
9 10 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
10 8 (4.00%) Big Data
10 8 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
11 7 (3.50%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (3.50%) SQL Server
12 5 (2.50%) MongoDB
13 4 (2.00%) Neo4j
13 4 (2.00%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (1.50%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (1.50%) DB2
Development Applications
1 35 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
3 17 (8.50%) JUnit
4 16 (8.00%) Subversion
5 15 (7.50%) Mockito
6 13 (6.50%) Maven
7 10 (5.00%) JIRA
8 9 (4.50%) SoapUI
9 8 (4.00%) Ant
10 5 (2.50%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.50%) Selenium
11 3 (1.50%) CA Gen
11 3 (1.50%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.50%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.00%) AccuRev
12 2 (1.00%) Appium
12 2 (1.00%) Gradle
12 2 (1.00%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.50%) Gatling
13 1 (0.50%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (8.00%) Finance
2 9 (4.50%) Retail
3 8 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.50%) Automotive
6 4 (2.00%) Marketing
7 2 (1.00%) Electronics
7 2 (1.00%) Games
7 2 (1.00%) Law
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.50%) Banking
8 1 (0.50%) Billing
8 1 (0.50%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.50%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (38.00%) Developer
2 47 (23.50%) Java Developer
3 23 (11.50%) Administrator
4 21 (10.50%) Architect
5 20 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 18 (9.00%) Cloud Engineer
7 16 (8.00%) Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Security Analyst
8 13 (6.50%) Senior Developer
9 12 (6.00%) Cloud Administrator
9 12 (6.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 11 (5.50%) Senior Java Developer
11 10 (5.00%) Technical Architect
12 9 (4.50%) CRM Developer
12 9 (4.50%) Incident Analyst
12 9 (4.50%) Security Incident Analyst
12 9 (4.50%) SOC Analyst
13 7 (3.50%) Consultant
13 7 (3.50%) Systems Administrator
14 6 (3.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (28.00%) XML
2 44 (22.00%) HTML
3 38 (19.00%) CSS
4 33 (16.50%) Spring
5 26 (13.00%) Web Services
6 24 (12.00%) JSON
6 24 (12.00%) Middleware
7 22 (11.00%) REST
8 20 (10.00%) Hibernate
9 19 (9.50%) JPA
10 17 (8.50%) EclipseLink
10 17 (8.50%) J2EE
11 15 (7.50%) Spring MVC
12 14 (7.00%) SOAP
13 13 (6.50%) JAAS
13 13 (6.50%) JAXB
14 10 (5.00%) Struts
15 9 (4.50%) XSD
15 9 (4.50%) XSLT
16 8 (4.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 11 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.50%) Client/Server
3 9 (4.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.50%) Clustering
6 3 (1.50%) Replication
6 3 (1.50%) Virtual Team
6 3 (1.50%) Web 2.0
7 2 (1.00%) EPoS
7 2 (1.00%) NHS
7 2 (1.00%) RIA
7 2 (1.00%) User Experience
8 1 (0.50%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.50%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (0.50%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.50%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 145 (72.50%) Linux
2 58 (29.00%) Windows
3 33 (16.50%) Mac OS X
3 33 (16.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 29 (14.50%) Solaris
5 9 (4.50%) HPUX
6 7 (3.50%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.00%) CentOS
8 5 (2.50%) AIX
9 4 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.50%) Debian
10 3 (1.50%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.00%) Fedora
11 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.50%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (30.50%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (26.00%) TDD
3 43 (21.50%) Continuous Integration
4 40 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 33 (16.50%) Mentoring
6 29 (14.50%) DevOps
6 29 (14.50%) SOA
7 23 (11.50%) Configuration Management
7 23 (11.50%) Scrum
8 21 (10.50%) OO
8 21 (10.50%) Web Development
9 20 (10.00%) Open Source
10 19 (9.50%) Kanban
11 17 (8.50%) MVC
12 16 (8.00%) Coaching
13 15 (7.50%) B2C
13 15 (7.50%) High Availability
14 14 (7.00%) Continuous Deployment
15 13 (6.50%) CRM
15 13 (6.50%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 102 (51.00%) Java
2 66 (33.00%) SQL
3 38 (19.00%) JavaScript
4 28 (14.00%) PL/SQL
5 22 (11.00%) Shell Script
6 18 (9.00%) R
7 17 (8.50%) Python
8 16 (8.00%) Perl
9 13 (6.50%) PHP
10 9 (4.50%) C
11 5 (2.50%) XPath
12 3 (1.50%) C++
12 3 (1.50%) Groovy
13 2 (1.00%) Bash Shell
13 2 (1.00%) C#
13 2 (1.00%) Ruby
14 1 (0.50%) AWK
14 1 (0.50%) Korn
14 1 (0.50%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.50%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (10.00%) Degree
2 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 5 (2.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (2.50%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.50%) HNC
5 2 (1.00%) MCP
5 2 (1.00%) PhD
6 1 (0.50%) ISEB
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.50%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 4 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.00%) QA
2 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (13.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (11.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.00%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (2.00%) Samba
5 2 (1.00%) Docker
5 2 (1.00%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.50%) SRDF
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (9.00%) Ansible
2 16 (8.00%) Puppet
3 15 (7.50%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (1.00%) OpenView
6 1 (0.50%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.50%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.50%) EMC TimeFinder
6 1 (0.50%) Nagios
6 1 (0.50%) NetApp OnCommand
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.50%) SCCM
6 1 (0.50%) SnapMirror
6 1 (0.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.50%) yum
6 1 (0.50%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (26.00%) Oracle
2 30 (15.00%) Cloudera
3 29 (14.50%) VMware
4 25 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 19 (9.50%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.00%) IBM
7 15 (7.50%) Adobe
7 15 (7.50%) Cisco
8 10 (5.00%) HP
9 8 (4.00%) Salesforce.com
10 7 (3.50%) Dell
10 7 (3.50%) SAP
10 7 (3.50%) webMethods
10 7 (3.50%) WSO2
11 6 (3.00%) Citrix
12 5 (2.50%) Sun
13 4 (2.00%) BEA
13 4 (2.00%) Google
13 4 (2.00%) Infor
14 3 (1.50%) Pega
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