Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 44 75 49
Rank change year-on-year +31 -26 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 191 135 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 4.66% 3.04% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.45% 13.51% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 112
East of England median daily rate £450 £466 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.49% +33.21% -12.50%
10th Percentile £358 £261 £222
90th Percentile £575 £638 £554
England median daily rate £490 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -2.00% +11.11% +3.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
East of England median hourly rate £28.75 £32.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.54% - +13.04%
10th Percentile £13.75 £31.05 £27.23
90th Percentile £61.50 £40.75 £36.93
England median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% -18.75% +15.94%

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 982 999 1,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.95% 22.49% 24.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 502 537 575
East of England median daily rate £375 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £155
90th Percentile £543 £550 £541
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 136 145
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.92% -27.38% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.19
90th Percentile £49.63 £46.88 £43.25
England median hourly rate £17.47 £17.14 £16.64
% change year-on-year +1.93% +2.97% -2.12%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +21 113 £470 -1.05% 3
Hertfordshire +2 32 £475 -5.00% 3
Cambridgeshire +13 27 £450 -5.26% 14
Norfolk +14 13 £438 +16.67% 9
Suffolk +11 3 £375 -14.29%
Bedfordshire +9 3 £435 -5.95% 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 111 (58.12%) Oracle
2 107 (56.02%) Linux
3 83 (43.46%) Java
3 83 (43.46%) SQL
4 67 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (31.41%) MySQL
6 57 (29.84%) JIRA
7 54 (28.27%) Amazon AWS
8 51 (26.70%) Oracle Database
8 51 (26.70%) ETL
9 47 (24.61%) Shell Script
9 47 (24.61%) Jenkins
9 47 (24.61%) Git (software)
10 45 (23.56%) Test Scripting
11 38 (19.90%) Microservices
11 38 (19.90%) TDD
12 37 (19.37%) BDD
13 35 (18.32%) Scrum
14 34 (17.80%) Red Hat
14 34 (17.80%) Windows
14 34 (17.80%) Confluence
14 34 (17.80%) Pentaho
14 34 (17.80%) SoapUI
15 33 (17.28%) Solaris
15 33 (17.28%) Spring
15 33 (17.28%) Customer Requirements
16 30 (15.71%) Python
16 30 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
17 29 (15.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
18 28 (14.66%) DevOps

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 34 (17.80%) Confluence
2 19 (9.95%) WebLogic
3 15 (7.85%) Apache Spark
4 10 (5.24%) WebSphere
5 9 (4.71%) SAS
6 4 (2.09%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.57%) Apache
7 3 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.05%) IIS
8 2 (1.05%) JBoss
8 2 (1.05%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.05%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.52%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.52%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.52%) Jetty
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.52%) WildFly
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.57%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Magento
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 54 (28.27%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (5.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (5.24%) GitHub
4 8 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (2.62%) Amazon Glacier
5 5 (2.62%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.52%) Akamai
7 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.52%) IaaS
7 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.52%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.24%) Firewall
2 8 (4.19%) DNS
2 8 (4.19%) Internet
2 8 (4.19%) LAN
3 7 (3.66%) SAN
3 7 (3.66%) WAN
4 6 (3.14%) BGP
5 4 (2.09%) DHCP
5 4 (2.09%) HTTP
5 4 (2.09%) VPN
6 3 (1.57%) EIGRP
6 3 (1.57%) GLBP
6 3 (1.57%) HTTPS
6 3 (1.57%) IGRP
6 3 (1.57%) IPsec
6 3 (1.57%) Multicast
6 3 (1.57%) OSPF
6 3 (1.57%) SSL
6 3 (1.57%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.05%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (31.41%) MySQL
2 51 (26.70%) Oracle Database
3 34 (17.80%) Pentaho
4 26 (13.61%) BusinessObjects
5 21 (10.99%) Data Warehouse
6 20 (10.47%) MongoDB
6 20 (10.47%) Relational Database
7 17 (8.90%) PostgreSQL
8 16 (8.38%) BODI
8 16 (8.38%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 15 (7.85%) Apache Hive
9 15 (7.85%) HBase
10 7 (3.66%) Oracle OWB
11 6 (3.14%) Big Data
12 5 (2.62%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (2.62%) RDBMS
13 4 (2.09%) DB2
13 4 (2.09%) SQL Server
14 3 (1.57%) DbVisualizer
14 3 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 57 (29.84%) JIRA
2 47 (24.61%) Git (software)
2 47 (24.61%) Jenkins
3 34 (17.80%) SoapUI
4 27 (14.14%) JUnit
5 18 (9.42%) Selenium
6 14 (7.33%) Maven
7 11 (5.76%) Cucumber
8 10 (5.24%) Artifactory
9 7 (3.66%) Bitbucket
9 7 (3.66%) Oracle Forms
10 6 (3.14%) Checkstyle
10 6 (3.14%) Toad
11 5 (2.62%) CA Gen
11 5 (2.62%) Gradle
11 5 (2.62%) JMeter
12 4 (2.09%) Ant
12 4 (2.09%) LoadRunner
13 3 (1.57%) CMake
13 3 (1.57%) SpecFlow
General
1 7 (3.66%) Retail
2 6 (3.14%) Finance
3 5 (2.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (2.09%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 2 (1.05%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 71 (37.17%) Developer
2 32 (16.75%) Java Developer
3 29 (15.18%) ETL Developer
4 23 (12.04%) Analyst
5 14 (7.33%) Test Analyst
6 13 (6.81%) DevOps Engineer
6 13 (6.81%) Lead Developer
7 12 (6.28%) Administrator
8 11 (5.76%) Consultant
9 10 (5.24%) Architect
9 10 (5.24%) Lead Java Developer
9 10 (5.24%) Tester
10 8 (4.19%) Linux Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Systems Administrator
12 6 (3.14%) Oracle Developer
12 6 (3.14%) QA Tester
13 5 (2.62%) Support Analyst
13 5 (2.62%) Team Leader
14 4 (2.09%) DBA
14 4 (2.09%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (17.28%) Spring
2 25 (13.09%) SOAP
3 24 (12.57%) Spring Boot
4 19 (9.95%) XML
5 12 (6.28%) Web Services
6 11 (5.76%) J2EE
7 9 (4.71%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.14%) HTML
8 6 (3.14%) Middleware
9 5 (2.62%) REST
10 4 (2.09%) LDAP
11 3 (1.57%) 802.1X
11 3 (1.57%) Elastic Stack
11 3 (1.57%) JDBC
11 3 (1.57%) JMS
11 3 (1.57%) JSON
11 3 (1.57%) RESTful
12 2 (1.05%) JPA
12 2 (1.05%) OAuth
12 2 (1.05%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.90%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.24%) Algorithms
2 10 (5.24%) Management Information System
3 8 (4.19%) Data Centre
3 8 (4.19%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (3.66%) Client/Server
4 7 (3.66%) Wiki
5 6 (3.14%) Clustering
5 6 (3.14%) Linux Command Line
6 4 (2.09%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.57%) Mainframe
7 3 (1.57%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.05%) HACMP
8 2 (1.05%) Replication
8 2 (1.05%) User Experience
8 2 (1.05%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.52%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.52%) State Machine
Operating Systems
1 107 (56.02%) Linux
2 34 (17.80%) Windows
3 33 (17.28%) Solaris
4 25 (13.09%) CentOS
5 8 (4.19%) AIX
6 7 (3.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (2.62%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.05%) Debian
8 2 (1.05%) HPUX
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.05%) SUSE
8 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.52%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (35.08%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (26.70%) ETL
3 45 (23.56%) Test Scripting
4 38 (19.90%) Microservices
4 38 (19.90%) TDD
5 37 (19.37%) BDD
6 35 (18.32%) Scrum
7 33 (17.28%) Customer Requirements
8 30 (15.71%) Continuous Improvement
9 29 (15.18%) Scaled Agile Framework
10 28 (14.66%) DevOps
11 25 (13.09%) Data Modelling
12 23 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
13 22 (11.52%) Test Automation
14 21 (10.99%) Problem-Solving
14 21 (10.99%) Test Strategy
15 20 (10.47%) Configuration Management
16 17 (8.90%) Open Source
17 16 (8.38%) Data Integration
18 14 (7.33%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 83 (43.46%) Java
1 83 (43.46%) SQL
2 47 (24.61%) Shell Script
3 30 (15.71%) Python
4 23 (12.04%) PL/SQL
5 20 (10.47%) Perl
6 11 (5.76%) Java 8
7 9 (4.71%) Ruby
8 7 (3.66%) C
9 5 (2.62%) C++
9 5 (2.62%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.09%) Bash Shell
10 4 (2.09%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.57%) VBScript
12 2 (1.05%) Korn
12 2 (1.05%) MATLAB
12 2 (1.05%) R
13 1 (0.52%) Tcl
13 1 (0.52%) VBA
13 1 (0.52%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 25 (13.09%) Security Cleared
2 21 (10.99%) ISTQB
3 18 (9.42%) SC Cleared
4 17 (8.90%) ISEB
5 14 (7.33%) Degree
5 14 (7.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 11 (5.76%) Master's Degree
7 9 (4.71%) Sun Certification
8 8 (4.19%) OCPJP
9 6 (3.14%) PhD
10 4 (2.09%) ISEB Practitioner
10 4 (2.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 4 (2.09%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.05%) CCNA
11 2 (1.05%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.52%) HNC
12 1 (0.52%) OCP
12 1 (0.52%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.76%) QA
2 10 (5.24%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (4.19%) Active Directory
1 8 (4.19%) Docker
2 5 (2.62%) Slurm Workload Manager
3 3 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.05%) Apache Flume
4 2 (1.05%) KVM
4 2 (1.05%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.52%) NFS
5 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.52%) Samba
5 1 (0.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (10.47%) Ansible
2 12 (6.28%) Puppet
3 11 (5.76%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.24%) Terraform
5 3 (1.57%) NetBackup
6 2 (1.05%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.05%) Nagios
6 2 (1.05%) PowerBroker
6 2 (1.05%) Prometheus
6 2 (1.05%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.52%) HP UCMDB
7 1 (0.52%) Hyperic
7 1 (0.52%) Kibana
7 1 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.52%) QRadar
7 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 111 (58.12%) Oracle
2 34 (17.80%) Red Hat
3 17 (8.90%) IBM
3 17 (8.90%) Informatica
3 17 (8.90%) Microsoft
4 12 (6.28%) webMethods
5 9 (4.71%) Sun
6 7 (3.66%) ServiceNow
6 7 (3.66%) VMware
7 6 (3.14%) Cisco
7 6 (3.14%) Google
8 5 (2.62%) BEA
8 5 (2.62%) CheckPoint
8 5 (2.62%) Citrix
8 5 (2.62%) Pega
9 4 (2.09%) NetApp
9 4 (2.09%) Wonderware
10 3 (1.57%) HP
10 3 (1.57%) Symantec
10 3 (1.57%) Veritas