Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 69 44
Rank change year-on-year +23 -25 -11
Contract jobs citing Unix 231 159 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.70% 3.16% 3.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.36% 15.20% 16.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 77 99
East of England median daily rate £450 £475 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +43.94% -17.50%
10th Percentile £325 £272 £150
90th Percentile £593 £638 £501
England median daily rate £495 £485 £438
% change year-on-year +2.06% +10.86% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 15
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.97% -6.94%
10th Percentile £23.50 £26.00 £21.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £36.30
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +16.67% -16.67% +2.86%

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 1,331 1,046 1,116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.09% 20.80% 23.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 667 554 564
East of England median daily rate £390 £350 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% +0.72% -0.71%
10th Percentile £135 £130 £158
90th Percentile £582 £550 £515
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 145 143
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £26.44 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.59% +60.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.35 £10.63
90th Percentile £46.83 £53.25 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 +42 164 £475 -8.65% 6
Cambridgeshire +31 33 £413 -8.33% 15
Hertfordshire -49 19 £363 -30.95% 16
Bedfordshire -5 7 £465 +6.23% 2
Norfolk +13 6 £438 +134.90% 1
Suffolk -8 2 - - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 136 (58.87%) Linux
2 100 (43.29%) Oracle
3 96 (41.56%) SQL
3 96 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
4 89 (38.53%) Java
5 75 (32.47%) Shell Script
6 68 (29.44%) DevOps
7 65 (28.14%) Windows
8 62 (26.84%) Jenkins
9 61 (26.41%) Ansible
10 59 (25.54%) Git (software)
11 57 (24.68%) WebLogic
12 53 (22.94%) Scrum
13 51 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
14 50 (21.65%) webMethods
15 49 (21.21%) Configuration Management
16 47 (20.35%) MySQL
16 47 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
17 43 (18.61%) Relational Database
18 42 (18.18%) JIRA
19 41 (17.75%) XML
19 41 (17.75%) TDD
20 39 (16.88%) Solaris
21 37 (16.02%) PL/SQL
21 37 (16.02%) Test Automation
22 35 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 35 (15.15%) Test Scripting
22 35 (15.15%) Puppet
22 35 (15.15%) Test Strategy
22 35 (15.15%) 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 57 (24.68%) WebLogic
2 32 (13.85%) Confluence
3 18 (7.79%) Apache
4 17 (7.36%) Tomcat
5 16 (6.93%) Apache Spark
6 9 (3.90%) JBoss
7 8 (3.46%) Cloud Foundry
7 8 (3.46%) WebSphere
8 7 (3.03%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 4 (1.73%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.73%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.87%) nginx
10 2 (0.87%) SAS
10 2 (0.87%) Tuxedo
11 1 (0.43%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.43%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (2.16%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.87%) HipChat
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) SAP FI-CA
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP PSCD
Cloud Services
1 51 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (5.63%) GitHub
3 10 (4.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (0.87%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.87%) Office 365
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.43%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (10.82%) TCP/IP
2 23 (9.96%) HTTP
3 17 (7.36%) SSL
4 11 (4.76%) Firewall
5 10 (4.33%) DNS
5 10 (4.33%) SAN
6 9 (3.90%) SSH
6 9 (3.90%) VPN
7 6 (2.60%) LAN
7 6 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (2.16%) Internet
9 4 (1.73%) FTP
9 4 (1.73%) WAN
10 3 (1.30%) BGP
10 3 (1.30%) Network Security
10 3 (1.30%) VoIP
11 2 (0.87%) L2TP
11 2 (0.87%) OpenVPN
11 2 (0.87%) Software-Defined Networking
11 2 (0.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.35%) MySQL
2 43 (18.61%) Relational Database
3 22 (9.52%) BusinessObjects
4 21 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 19 (8.23%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (7.36%) Apache Hive
7 16 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (6.93%) MongoDB
8 15 (6.49%) Hadoop
8 15 (6.49%) Pentaho
9 14 (6.06%) SQL Server
10 11 (4.76%) HBase
11 10 (4.33%) NoSQL
11 10 (4.33%) Oracle Database
12 8 (3.46%) Ingres
13 6 (2.60%) Big Data
13 6 (2.60%) Oracle OWB
14 5 (2.16%) Apache Kudu
14 5 (2.16%) Impala
14 5 (2.16%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 62 (26.84%) Jenkins
2 59 (25.54%) Git (software)
3 42 (18.18%) JIRA
4 23 (9.96%) Subversion
5 18 (7.79%) CA Gen
6 16 (6.93%) Maven
6 16 (6.93%) Selenium
7 15 (6.49%) SoapUI
8 14 (6.06%) Artifactory
9 13 (5.63%) Cucumber
9 13 (5.63%) JUnit
9 13 (5.63%) Toad
10 9 (3.90%) Ant
10 9 (3.90%) Eclipse
11 8 (3.46%) Checkstyle
11 8 (3.46%) Gradle
12 7 (3.03%) AccuRev
12 7 (3.03%) JMeter
13 6 (2.60%) LoadRunner
14 4 (1.73%) GitLab
General
1 15 (6.49%) Finance
2 7 (3.03%) Marketing
2 7 (3.03%) Retail
3 6 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 4 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 2 (0.87%) Electronics
5 2 (0.87%) Law
5 2 (0.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.43%) Back Office
6 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (26.41%) Developer
2 31 (13.42%) Analyst
3 26 (11.26%) Architect
4 22 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 22 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 19 (8.23%) ETL Developer
6 15 (6.49%) Infrastructure Architect
6 15 (6.49%) Test Analyst
7 11 (4.76%) Administrator
7 11 (4.76%) Unix Developer
8 10 (4.33%) Unix Engineer
9 9 (3.90%) Senior Developer
10 8 (3.46%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Python Engineer
11 7 (3.03%) Senior Java Developer
11 7 (3.03%) Support Analyst
11 7 (3.03%) Test Manager
12 6 (2.60%) Support Engineer
12 6 (2.60%) Tester
12 6 (2.60%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (17.75%) XML
2 23 (9.96%) Spring
3 21 (9.09%) J2EE
4 19 (8.23%) Web Services
5 17 (7.36%) REST
5 17 (7.36%) SOAP
5 17 (7.36%) Spring Boot
6 12 (5.19%) Middleware
7 11 (4.76%) SAML
8 10 (4.33%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.33%) EclipseLink
8 10 (4.33%) JPA
8 10 (4.33%) Spring MVC
9 9 (3.90%) CSS
9 9 (3.90%) HTML
9 9 (3.90%) RabbitMQ
10 7 (3.03%) JAX-WS
10 7 (3.03%) jQuery
10 7 (3.03%) Struts
10 7 (3.03%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.49%) Self-Motivation
3 13 (5.63%) Replication
4 12 (5.19%) Clustering
5 8 (3.46%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 7 (3.03%) Data Centre
7 6 (2.60%) Over-the-Top Content
8 5 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.16%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.30%) Fat Client
9 3 (1.30%) Freedom of Information
9 3 (1.30%) Life Science
9 3 (1.30%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.30%) Wiki
10 2 (0.87%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.87%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.87%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.87%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 136 (58.87%) Linux
2 65 (28.14%) Windows
3 39 (16.88%) Solaris
4 35 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (7.36%) CentOS
6 14 (6.06%) AIX
7 7 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.30%) HPUX
8 3 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 3 (1.30%) Windows Server
9 2 (0.87%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.43%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (41.56%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (29.44%) DevOps
3 53 (22.94%) Scrum
4 49 (21.21%) Configuration Management
5 47 (20.35%) Continuous Integration
6 41 (17.75%) TDD
7 37 (16.02%) Test Automation
8 35 (15.15%) Test Scripting
8 35 (15.15%) Test Strategy
9 30 (12.99%) Problem-Solving
10 28 (12.12%) Data Modelling
10 28 (12.12%) User Stories
11 27 (11.69%) Customer Requirements
11 27 (11.69%) Kanban
11 27 (11.69%) Waterfall
12 26 (11.26%) ETL
13 25 (10.82%) Deployment Automation
13 25 (10.82%) Process Improvement
14 23 (9.96%) Microservices
15 21 (9.09%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 96 (41.56%) SQL
2 89 (38.53%) Java
3 75 (32.47%) Shell Script
4 37 (16.02%) PL/SQL
5 35 (15.15%) Perl
6 34 (14.72%) Python
7 14 (6.06%) C
8 13 (5.63%) JavaScript
9 8 (3.46%) C++
9 8 (3.46%) Java 8
9 8 (3.46%) Ruby
10 5 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 4 (1.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 3 (1.30%) C#
12 3 (1.30%) Korn
12 3 (1.30%) PowerShell
13 2 (0.87%) Groovy
13 2 (0.87%) Haskell
13 2 (0.87%) Scala
14 1 (0.43%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 26 (11.26%) ISEB
3 24 (10.39%) ISTQB
4 21 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 18 (7.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 8 (3.46%) Degree
7 6 (2.60%) ISEB Practitioner
8 5 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (1.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 4 (1.73%) Numerate Degree
10 3 (1.30%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.30%) MCSA
10 3 (1.30%) MCSE
10 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (0.87%) CCNA
11 2 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.87%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.87%) OCPJP
11 2 (0.87%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.16%) QA
2 4 (1.73%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.30%) SLA
4 2 (0.87%) CDISC
4 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.43%) GCP
5 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 27 (11.69%) Docker
2 9 (3.90%) Active Directory
3 6 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 6 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.16%) Apache Flume
4 5 (2.16%) HDFS
4 5 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.73%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.87%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.43%) NFS
7 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 61 (26.41%) Ansible
2 35 (15.15%) Puppet
3 28 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (3.46%) Kubernetes
4 8 (3.46%) Opsview
5 6 (2.60%) Terraform
6 5 (2.16%) Oozie
7 4 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.30%) Kibana
9 2 (0.87%) Grafana
9 2 (0.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.87%) Salt
9 2 (0.87%) Tivoli
10 1 (0.43%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.43%) Mesos
10 1 (0.43%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.43%) WSUS
10 1 (0.43%) yum
Vendors
1 100 (43.29%) Oracle
2 50 (21.65%) webMethods
3 35 (15.15%) Informatica
4 28 (12.12%) Microsoft
5 22 (9.52%) BEA
5 22 (9.52%) Red Hat
6 15 (6.49%) IBM
7 14 (6.06%) Pega
8 10 (4.33%) SAP
8 10 (4.33%) VMware
9 9 (3.90%) Adobe
9 9 (3.90%) NetApp
10 6 (2.60%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.60%) Cisco
11 3 (1.30%) Google
11 3 (1.30%) Remedy
11 3 (1.30%) ServiceNow
11 3 (1.30%) Wonderware
12 2 (0.87%) HP
12 2 (0.87%) Sun