Period
to 20 August 2019

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 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 13 18 45
Rank change year-on-year +5 +27 +7
Contract jobs citing Unix 101 131 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.22% 13.19% 8.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.20% 36.59% 28.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 61 54
Essex median daily rate £450 £475 £491
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -3.26% +34.52%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £265
90th Percentile £540 £600 £612
East of England median daily rate £438 £450 £447
% change year-on-year -2.78% +0.67% +19.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
Essex median hourly rate - £31.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.23% -5.45%
East of England median hourly rate £57.50 £40.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year +41.98% +41.02% -8.10%

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 279 358 267
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.52% 36.05% 30.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 189 166
Essex median daily rate £375 £475 £447
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.05% +6.26% +38.60%
10th Percentile £161 £173 £201
90th Percentile £540 £600 £587
East of England median daily rate £375 £400 £375
% change year-on-year -6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 18 34
Essex median hourly rate £17.50 £16.88 £26.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -35.64% +58.91%
10th Percentile £13.10 £15.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £26.00 £75.00 £63.75
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -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 20 August 2019.

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 August 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
Southend-on-Sea +3 69 £450 -
Chelmsford - 1 - - 1
Unix
East of England

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

1 70 (69.31%) Oracle
2 62 (61.39%) Java
3 59 (58.42%) Linux
4 57 (56.44%) Amazon AWS
5 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (51.49%) TDD
7 51 (50.50%) Microservices
8 48 (47.52%) BDD
9 47 (46.53%) MySQL
10 46 (45.54%) Git (software)
10 46 (45.54%) Jenkins
11 41 (40.59%) Oracle Database
11 41 (40.59%) Spring
12 39 (38.61%) Scaled Agile Framework
13 38 (37.62%) JIRA
14 37 (36.63%) CentOS
15 35 (34.65%) JUnit
15 35 (34.65%) Red Hat
16 32 (31.68%) Spring Boot
16 32 (31.68%) SoapUI
17 31 (30.69%) SQL
18 30 (29.70%) SOAP
19 28 (27.72%) Scrum
20 25 (24.75%) ETL
21 23 (22.77%) Shell Script
22 22 (21.78%) Test Scripting
22 22 (21.78%) Continuous Improvement
23 20 (19.80%) Configuration Management
24 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
24 19 (18.81%) DevOps

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 13 (12.87%) Confluence
2 9 (8.91%) SAS
3 8 (7.92%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.95%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.97%) Apache
5 3 (2.97%) JBoss
5 3 (2.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 57 (56.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (5.94%) GitHub
3 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.93%) Firewall
2 3 (2.97%) HTTP
2 3 (2.97%) SAN
2 3 (2.97%) SSL
2 3 (2.97%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (46.53%) MySQL
2 41 (40.59%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.87%) Pentaho
4 11 (10.89%) Relational Database
5 9 (8.91%) BusinessObjects
5 9 (8.91%) Oracle OWB
6 8 (7.92%) MongoDB
7 7 (6.93%) BODI
7 7 (6.93%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
7 7 (6.93%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (4.95%) Apache Hive
8 5 (4.95%) HBase
8 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.98%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.98%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.98%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.98%) SAP Data Services
9 2 (1.98%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 2 (1.98%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 46 (45.54%) Git (software)
1 46 (45.54%) Jenkins
2 38 (37.62%) JIRA
3 35 (34.65%) JUnit
4 32 (31.68%) SoapUI
5 7 (6.93%) Artifactory
6 5 (4.95%) Checkstyle
7 4 (3.96%) CA Gen
7 4 (3.96%) Subversion
7 4 (3.96%) Toad
8 3 (2.97%) Selenium
9 2 (1.98%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.99%) JMeter
10 1 (0.99%) LoadUI
10 1 (0.99%) Maven
10 1 (0.99%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (6.93%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 57 (56.44%) Developer
2 35 (34.65%) Java Developer
3 15 (14.85%) Lead Developer
4 14 (13.86%) Analyst
4 14 (13.86%) Test Analyst
5 13 (12.87%) Lead Java Developer
6 11 (10.89%) ETL Developer
7 10 (9.90%) Unix Developer
8 8 (7.92%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Tester
9 5 (4.95%) Unix Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Java Team Leader
10 4 (3.96%) QA Tester
10 4 (3.96%) Team Leader
11 3 (2.97%) Automation Test Analyst
11 3 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Java Engineer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Developer
11 3 (2.97%) Senior QA Tester
11 3 (2.97%) Senior Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (40.59%) Spring
2 32 (31.68%) Spring Boot
3 30 (29.70%) SOAP
4 8 (7.92%) J2EE
5 7 (6.93%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (6.93%) Web Services
6 4 (3.96%) Middleware
6 4 (3.96%) XML
7 2 (1.98%) AngularJS
7 2 (1.98%) CSS
7 2 (1.98%) HTML
7 2 (1.98%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.99%) JSON
8 1 (0.99%) REST
8 1 (0.99%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.91%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (4.95%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (1.98%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.99%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.99%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 59 (58.42%) Linux
2 37 (36.63%) CentOS
3 9 (8.91%) Solaris
4 8 (7.92%) Windows
5 6 (5.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.98%) AIX
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (55.45%) Agile Software Development
2 52 (51.49%) TDD
3 51 (50.50%) Microservices
4 48 (47.52%) BDD
5 39 (38.61%) Scaled Agile Framework
6 28 (27.72%) Scrum
7 25 (24.75%) ETL
8 22 (21.78%) Continuous Improvement
8 22 (21.78%) Test Scripting
9 20 (19.80%) Configuration Management
10 19 (18.81%) DevOps
11 17 (16.83%) User Stories
12 16 (15.84%) Test Strategy
13 15 (14.85%) Customer Requirements
13 15 (14.85%) Process Improvement
13 15 (14.85%) Test Automation
14 14 (13.86%) Epics
15 12 (11.88%) Continuous Improvement Process
16 11 (10.89%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 62 (61.39%) Java
2 31 (30.69%) SQL
3 23 (22.77%) Shell Script
4 15 (14.85%) Java 8
5 9 (8.91%) PL/SQL
6 7 (6.93%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.93%) Ruby
7 4 (3.96%) C
7 4 (3.96%) Perl
8 2 (1.98%) SAS Macro
9 1 (0.99%) C#
Qualifications
1 19 (18.81%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.82%) SC Cleared
3 17 (16.83%) ISTQB
3 17 (16.83%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (13.86%) ISEB
5 13 (12.87%) OCPJP
5 13 (12.87%) Sun Certification
6 1 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.99%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.90%) QA
2 2 (1.98%) GDPR
System Software
1 8 (7.92%) Docker
2 1 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (15.84%) Ansible
1 16 (15.84%) Terraform
2 4 (3.96%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.96%) Puppet
3 1 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (69.31%) Oracle
2 35 (34.65%) Red Hat
3 13 (12.87%) Sun
4 9 (8.91%) Informatica
5 8 (7.92%) Remedy
6 7 (6.93%) webMethods
7 4 (3.96%) BEA
7 4 (3.96%) Pega
8 3 (2.97%) WSO2
9 2 (1.98%) Microsoft