Period
to 20 May 2018

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 20 May 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
6 months to
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 18 41
Rank change year-on-year -14 +23 -22
Contract jobs citing Unix 52 92 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 7.64% 11.26% 4.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.57% 31.29% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 54 33
Essex median daily rate £475 £449 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.91% +12.13% -
10th Percentile £396 £255 £319
90th Percentile £638 £571 £573
East of England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - +10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 3
Essex median hourly rate £31.75 £34.25 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.30% -0.72% -15.02%
10th Percentile £31.03 £28.75 £27.85
90th Percentile £33.48 £40.33 £39.15
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £33.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year -1.52% -5.04% -14.41%

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 182 294 260
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 26.73% 35.99% 27.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 180 122
Essex median daily rate £450 £420 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +20.00% -
10th Percentile £226 £253 £185
90th Percentile £638 £575 £500
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 42 82
Essex median hourly rate £31.00 £35.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +112.12% -19.51%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £14.00
90th Percentile £75.00 £46.90 £34.98
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -19.74% +8.57% -

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 20 May 2018.

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
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 20 May 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
Southend-on-Sea +16 32 £475 -3.85%
Brentwood -1 1 - -
Basildon -6 1 £525 +106.90% 2
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 Essex region with a requirement for Unix.

1 33 (63.46%) Oracle
2 26 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 26 (50.00%) Java
3 25 (48.08%) SQL
4 22 (42.31%) J2EE
5 16 (30.77%) webMethods
6 14 (26.92%) Shell Script
6 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
6 14 (26.92%) Solaris
6 14 (26.92%) JBoss
6 14 (26.92%) Mentoring
7 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
7 13 (25.00%) Linux
8 12 (23.08%) XML
8 12 (23.08%) Windows
8 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
9 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (19.23%) BEA
10 10 (19.23%) Project Planning
10 10 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
11 9 (17.31%) Deployment Automation
11 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
11 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
11 9 (17.31%) Perl
11 9 (17.31%) C
12 8 (15.38%) Middleware
12 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
12 8 (15.38%) Release Management
12 8 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 26 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 14 (26.92%) JBoss
3 9 (17.31%) WebSphere
4 6 (11.54%) Confluence
4 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
5 5 (9.62%) Apache
6 4 (7.69%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (1.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.92%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) HTTP
2 4 (7.69%) SSL
2 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.54%) MySQL
1 6 (11.54%) Relational Database
2 4 (7.69%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle OWB
3 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (1.92%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.92%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 13 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.46%) Git (software)
2 7 (13.46%) Selenium
3 6 (11.54%) CA Gen
3 6 (11.54%) JIRA
3 6 (11.54%) Toad
4 5 (9.62%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.62%) JUnit
5 4 (7.69%) AccuRev
5 4 (7.69%) SoapUI
6 3 (5.77%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.77%) Mockito
7 2 (3.85%) ClearCase
7 2 (3.85%) ClearQuest
7 2 (3.85%) Gradle
8 1 (1.92%) Ant
8 1 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.92%) Maven
8 1 (1.92%) Subversion
8 1 (1.92%) TestDirector
General
1 6 (11.54%) Law
2 3 (5.77%) Finance
3 2 (3.85%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.00%) Developer
2 7 (13.46%) Analyst
2 7 (13.46%) Java Developer
3 6 (11.54%) Architect
4 5 (9.62%) DBA
4 5 (9.62%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 4 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.69%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (7.69%) SQL Developer
6 3 (5.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (5.77%) Release Manager
7 2 (3.85%) Backend Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Development Manager
7 2 (3.85%) MySQL DBA
7 2 (3.85%) Test Leader
7 2 (3.85%) Web Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Agile Java Developer
8 1 (1.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (42.31%) J2EE
2 12 (23.08%) XML
3 8 (15.38%) Middleware
4 6 (11.54%) HTML
4 6 (11.54%) Web Services
5 5 (9.62%) CSS
5 5 (9.62%) Spring
6 4 (7.69%) Gherkin
6 4 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 4 (7.69%) JPA
6 4 (7.69%) Spring MVC
7 3 (5.77%) JAAS
7 3 (5.77%) JAXB
7 3 (5.77%) JAX-RPC
7 3 (5.77%) LDAP
8 2 (3.85%) JSP
8 2 (3.85%) REST
8 2 (3.85%) Servlets
8 2 (3.85%) Struts
9 1 (1.92%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
1 3 (5.77%) N-Tier
1 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (1.92%) Clustering
2 1 (1.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (26.92%) Solaris
2 13 (25.00%) Linux
3 12 (23.08%) Windows
4 8 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.92%) Mentoring
2 12 (23.08%) Test Automation
3 11 (21.15%) Configuration Management
4 10 (19.23%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (19.23%) Project Planning
5 9 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (17.31%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (17.31%) Test Scripting
6 8 (15.38%) DevOps
6 8 (15.38%) Problem Management
6 8 (15.38%) Release Management
6 8 (15.38%) Test Strategy
7 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (13.46%) Customer Requirements
7 7 (13.46%) Process Improvement
7 7 (13.46%) RUP
7 7 (13.46%) SOA
7 7 (13.46%) Waterfall
8 6 (11.54%) OO
8 6 (11.54%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.00%) Java
2 25 (48.08%) SQL
3 14 (26.92%) PL/SQL
3 14 (26.92%) Shell Script
4 9 (17.31%) C
4 9 (17.31%) Perl
5 2 (3.85%) Groovy
5 2 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (13.46%) ISEB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB
1 7 (13.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 4 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.85%) Docker
3 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) Puppet
2 4 (7.69%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
2 4 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 3 (5.77%) Ansible
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Oracle
2 16 (30.77%) webMethods
3 10 (19.23%) BEA
4 7 (13.46%) Pega
5 6 (11.54%) Informatica
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
7 3 (5.77%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.85%) IBM
9 1 (1.92%) Adobe
9 1 (1.92%) CA Agile Central
9 1 (1.92%) HP
9 1 (1.92%) VMware
9 1 (1.92%) WSO2