Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 42 20
Rank change year-on-year -6 -22 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 54 37 79
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.83% 4.20% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.34% 12.85% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 17 23
Essex median daily rate £520 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.57% -12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £388 £203 £257
90th Percentile £653 £453 £599
East of England median daily rate £450 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +28.57% -7.89% -10.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 13
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.65% -18.75% +18.61%
10th Percentile £25.80 £26.84 £34.40
90th Percentile £42.40 £35.20 £44.90
East of England median hourly rate £31.50 £33.75 £34.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -0.74% -2.16%

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 205 288 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 25.92% 32.65% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 153 132
Essex median daily rate £425 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £154 £190 £186
90th Percentile £600 £480 £573
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +3.57% - +0.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 81 76
Essex median hourly rate £33.25 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +101.50% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £63.75 £37.02 £40.50
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +7.58% -5.71% +6.06%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Essex over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
Southend-on-Sea -1 40 £545 +94.46%
Basildon +4 5 £450 +73.08%
Brentwood - 5 £400 - 1
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for Unix.

1 41 (75.93%) Linux
2 33 (61.11%) Java
2 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (55.56%) WebLogic
3 30 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (53.70%) TDD
5 28 (51.85%) JBoss
5 28 (51.85%) Middleware
5 28 (51.85%) Relational Database
6 24 (44.44%) HTTP
6 24 (44.44%) Test Automation
7 23 (42.59%) Oracle
7 23 (42.59%) SQL
8 22 (40.74%) Solaris
8 22 (40.74%) Mentoring
9 20 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (37.04%) SOA
9 20 (37.04%) Mac OS X
10 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
11 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
11 18 (33.33%) Scrum
12 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
12 17 (31.48%) SSL
12 17 (31.48%) XML
12 17 (31.48%) Kanban
13 16 (29.63%) PL/SQL
13 16 (29.63%) J2EE
14 15 (27.78%) HTML
14 15 (27.78%) Web Services
14 15 (27.78%) Shell Script

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 30 (55.56%) WebLogic
2 28 (51.85%) JBoss
3 8 (14.81%) Apache
3 8 (14.81%) Confluence
3 8 (14.81%) Tomcat
3 8 (14.81%) WebLogic Portal
4 5 (9.26%) Mule
5 4 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 3 (5.56%) SharePoint
7 2 (3.70%) IIS
8 1 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (20.37%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (9.26%) IaaS
2 5 (9.26%) PaaS
2 5 (9.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (44.44%) HTTP
2 17 (31.48%) SSL
2 17 (31.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (12.96%) LDAP
4 2 (3.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (51.85%) Relational Database
2 8 (14.81%) RDBMS
3 7 (12.96%) MySQL
4 6 (11.11%) MariaDB
4 6 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.85%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 19 (35.19%) Jenkins
2 18 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 11 (20.37%) JIRA
3 11 (20.37%) Subversion
4 9 (16.67%) Maven
5 8 (14.81%) JUnit
6 7 (12.96%) Mockito
7 5 (9.26%) AccuRev
7 5 (9.26%) SoapUI
8 4 (7.41%) Ant
9 3 (5.56%) LoadUI
10 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
10 1 (1.85%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.85%) Gradle
10 1 (1.85%) Selenium
General
1 7 (12.96%) Law
2 5 (9.26%) Manufacturing
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (46.30%) Architect
2 18 (33.33%) Developer
3 17 (31.48%) Java Developer
4 11 (20.37%) Technical Architect
5 7 (12.96%) Trainee
6 4 (7.41%) IT Architect
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (5.56%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Applications Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Java Applications Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Lead Architect
8 2 (3.70%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Senior Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (3.70%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.70%) Unix Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Unix Scripter
9 1 (1.85%) Java Web Applications Developer
9 1 (1.85%) TOGAF Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (51.85%) Middleware
2 17 (31.48%) XML
3 16 (29.63%) J2EE
4 15 (27.78%) HTML
4 15 (27.78%) Web Services
5 14 (25.93%) Spring
6 12 (22.22%) REST
7 11 (20.37%) CSS
7 11 (20.37%) JPA
8 10 (18.52%) JAXB
8 10 (18.52%) SOAP
9 9 (16.67%) Struts
10 8 (14.81%) Hibernate
10 8 (14.81%) Java EE
10 8 (14.81%) Spring MVC
11 7 (12.96%) EclipseLink
11 7 (12.96%) JAAS
12 6 (11.11%) Java SE
12 6 (11.11%) JSON
12 6 (11.11%) JSON Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (7.41%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.85%) Clustering
3 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 41 (75.93%) Linux
2 22 (40.74%) Solaris
3 20 (37.04%) Mac OS X
3 20 (37.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (18.52%) Windows
5 5 (9.26%) AIX
5 5 (9.26%) HPUX
6 3 (5.56%) OpenVMS
6 3 (5.56%) VMS
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (55.56%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (53.70%) TDD
4 24 (44.44%) Test Automation
5 22 (40.74%) Mentoring
6 20 (37.04%) SOA
7 18 (33.33%) Scrum
8 17 (31.48%) Kanban
9 14 (25.93%) DevOps
10 13 (24.07%) User Stories
11 12 (22.22%) API Design
11 12 (22.22%) Configuration Management
11 12 (22.22%) Software Engineering
12 11 (20.37%) Critical Success Factor
13 10 (18.52%) Continuous Deployment
14 9 (16.67%) Software Architecture
15 8 (14.81%) Business Analysis
15 8 (14.81%) Coaching
15 8 (14.81%) Enterprise Architecture
15 8 (14.81%) OO
Programming Languages
1 33 (61.11%) Java
2 23 (42.59%) SQL
3 16 (29.63%) PL/SQL
4 15 (27.78%) Shell Script
5 14 (25.93%) C
6 9 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 8 (14.81%) Groovy
8 6 (11.11%) C++
9 5 (9.26%) XPath
10 3 (5.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (1.85%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
1 1 (1.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 15 (27.78%) Ansible
2 5 (9.26%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (9.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (42.59%) Oracle
2 13 (24.07%) webMethods
3 8 (14.81%) BEA
3 8 (14.81%) Red Hat
4 5 (9.26%) WSO2
5 3 (5.56%) CA
5 3 (5.56%) CA Agile Central
6 2 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) Siemens