Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 99 41 69
Rank change year-on-year -58 +28 -21
Contract jobs citing Unix 46 52 122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 1.81% 3.91% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.11% 16.05% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 31 68
10th Percentile £310 £305 £247
25th Percentile £427 £356 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £425 £405
Median % change year-on-year +14.12% +4.94% -12.43%
75th Percentile £543 £459 £468
90th Percentile £582 £530 £564
England median daily rate £550 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Median hourly rate - - £21.00
England median hourly rate £40.00 £38.25 £28.75
% change year-on-year +4.58% +33.04% -10.85%

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 567 324 1,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.27% 24.36% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 202 602
10th Percentile £137 £145 £140
25th Percentile £200 £251 £219
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £360
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% -7.69%
75th Percentile £500 £450 £450
90th Percentile £588 £525 £550
England median daily rate £488 £438 £420
% change year-on-year +11.43% +4.17% -1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 27 111
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.67 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year - +10.94% -3.03%
75th Percentile £24.75 £24.88 £18.46
90th Percentile £49.28 £44.45 £46.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +0.72%

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 5 December 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 5 December 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 -29 22 £495 +21.03% 1
Hertfordshire -22 16 £463 +2.78% 8
Norfolk -13 5 £325 -10.34%
Cambridgeshire -20 3 £625 +25.00% 4
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 23 (50.00%) Oracle
2 21 (45.65%) Linux
3 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (34.78%) SQL
5 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
5 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
6 13 (28.26%) AWS
6 13 (28.26%) Java
7 12 (26.09%) Windows
7 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
7 12 (26.09%) Selenium
8 11 (23.91%) XML
8 11 (23.91%) Informatica
9 10 (21.74%) Solaris
10 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
10 9 (19.57%) JIRA
10 9 (19.57%) Confluence
10 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
10 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
10 9 (19.57%) Public Sector
11 8 (17.39%) Terraform
11 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 8 (17.39%) Ansible
11 8 (17.39%) Azure
11 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
11 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
12 7 (15.22%) ETL
12 7 (15.22%) Python
12 7 (15.22%) Finance

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 9 (19.57%) Confluence
2 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
3 3 (6.52%) Apache Spark
4 2 (4.35%) Apache
4 2 (4.35%) SAS
5 1 (2.17%) Apache Pig
5 1 (2.17%) CMS
5 1 (2.17%) IBM Domino
5 1 (2.17%) JBoss
5 1 (2.17%) MQSeries
5 1 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (28.26%) AWS
2 8 (17.39%) Azure
3 6 (13.04%) Amazon S3
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon EMR
4 3 (6.52%) SuccessFactors
5 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft 365
6 1 (2.17%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.87%) SAN
2 4 (8.70%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.52%) DNS
4 1 (2.17%) Extranet
4 1 (2.17%) Firewall
4 1 (2.17%) Internet
4 1 (2.17%) Intranet
4 1 (2.17%) LAN
4 1 (2.17%) VPN
4 1 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Pentaho
2 6 (13.04%) Apache Hive
2 6 (13.04%) Hadoop
2 6 (13.04%) MySQL
2 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 5 (10.87%) HBase
4 4 (8.70%) Cloudera CDH
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (6.52%) Big Data
5 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
5 3 (6.52%) Impala
6 2 (4.35%) Data Lake
6 2 (4.35%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (4.35%) PowerCenter
7 1 (2.17%) DbVisualizer
7 1 (2.17%) Ingres
7 1 (2.17%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (32.61%) Git (software)
1 15 (32.61%) Jenkins
2 12 (26.09%) Selenium
3 9 (19.57%) Cucumber
3 9 (19.57%) JIRA
4 7 (15.22%) SoapUI
5 6 (13.04%) REST Assured
6 4 (8.70%) SonarQube
6 4 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (6.52%) Gatling
7 3 (6.52%) Maven
7 3 (6.52%) Postman
8 2 (4.35%) Bitbucket
8 2 (4.35%) JMeter
8 2 (4.35%) WebDriver
9 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
9 1 (2.17%) JUnit
9 1 (2.17%) Mockito
9 1 (2.17%) Subversion
General
1 9 (19.57%) Public Sector
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Finance
2 7 (15.22%) Social Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Influencing Skills
3 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 3 (6.52%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.17%) Organisational Skills
4 1 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Tester
2 8 (17.39%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Senior Tester
5 4 (8.70%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Business Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) DevOps Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Hyperion Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) QA Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Senior QA Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Server Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (23.91%) XML
2 6 (13.04%) REST
2 6 (13.04%) SOAP
2 6 (13.04%) Spring
2 6 (13.04%) WireMock
3 5 (10.87%) J2EE
3 5 (10.87%) Spring Boot
4 4 (8.70%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (8.70%) Kafka
5 3 (6.52%) JSON
5 3 (6.52%) Web Services
6 2 (4.35%) Apache Camel
6 2 (4.35%) HTML
6 2 (4.35%) Middleware
6 2 (4.35%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (2.17%) EclipseLink
7 1 (2.17%) Hibernate
7 1 (2.17%) JPA
7 1 (2.17%) RESTful
7 1 (2.17%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Legacy Systems
2 2 (4.35%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.17%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.17%) Legacy Applications
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.17%) Social Media
3 1 (2.17%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Linux
2 12 (26.09%) Windows
3 10 (21.74%) Solaris
4 2 (4.35%) Debian
4 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.35%) SUSE
4 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.35%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) CentOS
5 1 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.17%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (26.09%) Test Automation
3 9 (19.57%) Test Strategy
4 8 (17.39%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.22%) API Testing
5 7 (15.22%) BDD
5 7 (15.22%) ETL
6 6 (13.04%) Data-Driven Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Process Improvement
6 6 (13.04%) Scenario Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (10.87%) Open Source
8 4 (8.70%) Functional Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Software Engineering
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Test Scripting
8 4 (8.70%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 16 (34.78%) SQL
2 13 (28.26%) Java
3 9 (19.57%) Shell Script
4 7 (15.22%) Python
5 6 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 5 (10.87%) PL/SQL
7 4 (8.70%) Groovy
7 4 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.52%) Java 8
8 3 (6.52%) Perl
9 2 (4.35%) HiveQL
9 2 (4.35%) R
9 2 (4.35%) Scala
9 2 (4.35%) VBA
10 1 (2.17%) C++
10 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.52%) ISEB
1 3 (6.52%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.17%) Degree
2 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.70%) Docker
2 4 (8.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 4 (8.70%) Virtual Servers
3 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.52%) HDFS
4 2 (4.35%) KVM
5 1 (2.17%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 8 (17.39%) Ansible
1 8 (17.39%) Terraform
2 4 (8.70%) Kibana
2 4 (8.70%) Prometheus
3 2 (4.35%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.17%) Puppet
4 1 (2.17%) SCCM
4 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 23 (50.00%) Oracle
2 11 (23.91%) Informatica
3 8 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
4 6 (13.04%) VMware
5 4 (8.70%) BEA
5 4 (8.70%) Cloudera
5 4 (8.70%) Splunk
6 3 (6.52%) Hyperion
6 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 3 (6.52%) webMethods
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) Talend
7 2 (4.35%) WSO2
8 1 (2.17%) Apple
8 1 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.17%) StreamSets
8 1 (2.17%) Xerox
8 1 (2.17%) Zoomdata