Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 36 75
Rank change year-on-year -40 +39 -20
Contract jobs citing Unix 50 217 129
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.17% 5.31% 2.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.06% 22.53% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 96 69
Median daily rate £460 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% - +6.89%
10th Percentile £315 £358 £272
90th Percentile £632 £575 £638
England median daily rate £475 £495 £500
% change year-on-year -4.04% -1.00% +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 3
Median hourly rate £66.00 £22.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +193.33% -30.77% +3.17%
England median hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +7.14% +7.69% -18.75%

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 552 963 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 24.00% 23.56% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 493 521
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £131 £125 £135
90th Percentile £538 £544 £550
England median daily rate £425 £442 £440
% change year-on-year -3.90% +0.51% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 120 141
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +0.88% -9.37%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £45.25
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%

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 3 June 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Unix in the East of England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -25 28 £485 +3.19% 2
Hertfordshire -6 12 £513 +5.13% 5
Cambridgeshire -1 5 £375 -21.05% 6
Bedfordshire +21 4 £265 -36.90%
Suffolk +2 1 - -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 28 (56.00%) Oracle
2 24 (48.00%) Windows
3 22 (44.00%) SQL
4 21 (42.00%) Java
5 19 (38.00%) Linux
6 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
8 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
9 10 (20.00%) TDD
9 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
9 10 (20.00%) DevOps
10 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
10 9 (18.00%) SoapUI
10 9 (18.00%) Python
11 8 (16.00%) J2SE
11 8 (16.00%) BDD
11 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
11 8 (16.00%) QA
11 8 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (16.00%) Spring
11 8 (16.00%) Microservices
11 8 (16.00%) Spring Boot
11 8 (16.00%) REST Assured
12 7 (14.00%) Puppet
12 7 (14.00%) Azure
12 7 (14.00%) PL/SQL
12 7 (14.00%) XML
12 7 (14.00%) Middleware
12 7 (14.00%) Scrum
13 6 (12.00%) Shell Script

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 6 (12.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (2.00%) Confluence
3 1 (2.00%) SAS
3 1 (2.00%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.00%) Azure
2 5 (10.00%) AWS
3 2 (4.00%) Akamai
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.00%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (2.00%) AWS Step Functions
4 1 (2.00%) Office 365
4 1 (2.00%) OpenShift
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Power Platform
4 1 (2.00%) Serverless
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.00%) Internet
2 4 (8.00%) 802.11
2 4 (8.00%) BGP
2 4 (8.00%) EIGRP
2 4 (8.00%) IPsec
2 4 (8.00%) MPLS
2 4 (8.00%) Multicast
2 4 (8.00%) OSPF
2 4 (8.00%) SSL
2 4 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) FTP
3 3 (6.00%) HTTP
3 3 (6.00%) SNMP
4 2 (4.00%) DHCP
4 2 (4.00%) DNS
4 2 (4.00%) Firewall
4 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 2 (4.00%) RIP
4 2 (4.00%) VPN
4 2 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 4 (8.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
3 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (2.00%) Base SAS
5 1 (2.00%) Big Data
5 1 (2.00%) BusinessObjects XI
5 1 (2.00%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.00%) MariaDB
5 1 (2.00%) MySQL
5 1 (2.00%) OLTP
5 1 (2.00%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (18.00%) SoapUI
2 8 (16.00%) REST Assured
3 6 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (12.00%) Selenium
4 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 4 (8.00%) Subversion
6 3 (6.00%) Toad
7 2 (4.00%) JIRA
8 1 (2.00%) Bitbucket
8 1 (2.00%) GCC
8 1 (2.00%) GitLab
8 1 (2.00%) JMeter
8 1 (2.00%) LoadUI
8 1 (2.00%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (2.00%) ProC
8 1 (2.00%) Zephyr
General
1 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (6.00%) Banking
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Games
2 3 (6.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.00%) Automotive
3 2 (4.00%) Electronics
4 1 (2.00%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.00%) Marketing
4 1 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Tester
2 7 (14.00%) Analyst
2 7 (14.00%) DBA
2 7 (14.00%) Oracle DBA
3 6 (12.00%) QA Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Senior QA Tester
4 5 (10.00%) Senior Tester
5 4 (8.00%) Architect
5 4 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Administrator
6 3 (6.00%) Applications Support
6 3 (6.00%) Consultant
6 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.00%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
7 2 (4.00%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 2 (4.00%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) J2SE
1 8 (16.00%) Spring
1 8 (16.00%) Spring Boot
2 7 (14.00%) Middleware
2 7 (14.00%) XML
3 4 (8.00%) 802.1X
4 2 (4.00%) SAML
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (2.00%) HTML
5 1 (2.00%) J2EE
5 1 (2.00%) Kafka
5 1 (2.00%) Node.js
5 1 (2.00%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.00%) REST
5 1 (2.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) Swagger
5 1 (2.00%) Web Services
5 1 (2.00%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Clustering
3 2 (4.00%) Cyber Defence
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (2.00%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.00%) Windows
2 19 (38.00%) Linux
3 6 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.00%) AIX
5 3 (6.00%) CentOS
5 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 1 (2.00%) HPUX
6 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.00%) OS/390
6 1 (2.00%) OS/400
6 1 (2.00%) Windows NT
6 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (28.00%) Test Automation
3 11 (22.00%) Software Engineering
4 10 (20.00%) DevOps
4 10 (20.00%) TDD
5 9 (18.00%) Performance Testing
6 8 (16.00%) BDD
6 8 (16.00%) Integration Testing
6 8 (16.00%) Microservices
7 7 (14.00%) Scrum
8 6 (12.00%) Mentoring
9 5 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (10.00%) Validation
10 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (8.00%) Machine Learning
10 4 (8.00%) Network Management
10 4 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 22 (44.00%) SQL
2 21 (42.00%) Java
3 9 (18.00%) Python
4 7 (14.00%) PL/SQL
5 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (8.00%) C
6 4 (8.00%) C++
7 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
8 2 (4.00%) C#
8 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.00%) Go
9 1 (2.00%) Perl
9 1 (2.00%) SAS Macro
9 1 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (12.00%) ISEB
2 5 (10.00%) ISTQB
2 5 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (8.00%) CCNP
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (4.00%) CCDP
5 2 (4.00%) CCIE
6 1 (2.00%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (2.00%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (2.00%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (2.00%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.00%) QA
2 3 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (16.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Firmware
3 2 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.00%) HDFS
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 5 (10.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (6.00%) Ansible
3 3 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.00%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (4.00%) Terraform
4 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (4.00%) vRealize
5 1 (2.00%) Grafana
5 1 (2.00%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.00%) Oozie
5 1 (2.00%) Prometheus
5 1 (2.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Oracle
2 5 (10.00%) SAP
2 5 (10.00%) VMware
2 5 (10.00%) webMethods
3 4 (8.00%) CheckPoint
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco
3 4 (8.00%) IBM
3 4 (8.00%) Juniper
3 4 (8.00%) Remedy
3 4 (8.00%) Splunk
4 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.00%) Aruba
5 2 (4.00%) Blue Coat
5 2 (4.00%) Citrix
5 2 (4.00%) F5
5 2 (4.00%) Fortinet
5 2 (4.00%) Meraki
5 2 (4.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.00%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.00%) Tufin