Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 26 33 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 +15 -27
Contract jobs citing Unix 85 87 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.53% 9.95% 3.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.55% 28.52% 10.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 60 18
Essex median daily rate £443 £472 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.27% +30.24% -9.38%
10th Percentile £350 £265 £189
90th Percentile £538 £602 £400
East of England median daily rate £450 £447 £375
% change year-on-year +0.61% +19.27% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Essex median hourly rate £31.75 £31.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.42% +12.73% -31.76%
10th Percentile £31.03 £29.00 £26.25
90th Percentile £33.48 £34.20 £28.75
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +3.17% -10.00% -3.45%

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 246 305 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 30.48% 34.90% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 192 111
Essex median daily rate £450 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +41.67% -22.58%
10th Percentile £189 £241 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £438
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 35 93
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £31.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +87.88% -28.26%
10th Percentile £15.75 £11.79 £14.35
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £32.85
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -5.71%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +13 51 £443 -14.04% 4
Brentwood +9 4 £118 -70.63% 2
Basildon -1 3 £525 +110.00% 2
Harlow - 1 - -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 50 (58.82%) Oracle
2 38 (44.71%) SQL
3 36 (42.35%) Linux
4 34 (40.00%) Java
4 34 (40.00%) WebLogic
5 32 (37.65%) Windows
6 31 (36.47%) webMethods
7 29 (34.12%) Shell Script
8 27 (31.76%) DevOps
9 24 (28.24%) Solaris
9 24 (28.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
11 20 (23.53%) J2EE
12 19 (22.35%) Test Automation
13 18 (21.18%) XML
13 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
13 18 (21.18%) Deployment Automation
14 17 (20.00%) BEA
15 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
16 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
16 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (17.65%) ISTQB
16 15 (17.65%) ISEB
16 15 (17.65%) PL/SQL
16 15 (17.65%) Ansible
16 15 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
17 13 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (15.29%) Middleware
17 13 (15.29%) Perl
17 13 (15.29%) Apache

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 34 (40.00%) WebLogic
2 13 (15.29%) Apache
3 11 (12.94%) JBoss
4 10 (11.76%) WebSphere
5 7 (8.24%) WebLogic Portal
6 5 (5.88%) Tomcat
7 3 (3.53%) Confluence
8 2 (2.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (2.35%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (1.18%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.71%) GitHub
3 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (9.41%) SAN
2 7 (8.24%) HTTP
2 7 (8.24%) SSL
2 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.71%) SSH
4 3 (3.53%) Network Security
4 3 (3.53%) VoIP
5 1 (1.18%) Firewall
5 1 (1.18%) FTP
5 1 (1.18%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) MySQL
2 4 (4.71%) BusinessObjects
2 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
2 4 (4.71%) Ingres
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle Database
2 4 (4.71%) Oracle OWB
2 4 (4.71%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Exadata
5 1 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.18%) Pentaho
5 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.18%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 23 (27.06%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 13 (15.29%) Toad
3 10 (11.76%) CA Gen
4 9 (10.59%) Selenium
5 7 (8.24%) Cucumber
6 6 (7.06%) AccuRev
6 6 (7.06%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.88%) JIRA
7 5 (5.88%) JMeter
7 5 (5.88%) Subversion
8 4 (4.71%) JUnit
8 4 (4.71%) LoadRunner
9 3 (3.53%) Ant
9 3 (3.53%) Artifactory
9 3 (3.53%) Eclipse
9 3 (3.53%) Gradle
9 3 (3.53%) Maven
10 2 (2.35%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.35%) GitLab
General
1 4 (4.71%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.53%) Finance
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Law
4 1 (1.18%) Legal
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (20.00%) Developer
2 15 (17.65%) Analyst
3 8 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (9.41%) Test Analyst
4 7 (8.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.24%) Unix Developer
5 6 (7.06%) DBA
5 6 (7.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 5 (5.88%) Java Developer
6 5 (5.88%) Release Manager
6 5 (5.88%) Tester
7 4 (4.71%) Oracle DBA
8 3 (3.53%) Architect
8 3 (3.53%) Performance Tester
8 3 (3.53%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Support
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (23.53%) J2EE
2 18 (21.18%) XML
3 13 (15.29%) Middleware
4 11 (12.94%) Web Services
5 5 (5.88%) HTML
6 4 (4.71%) CSS
6 4 (4.71%) Gherkin
6 4 (4.71%) SAML
6 4 (4.71%) Spring
7 3 (3.53%) REST
7 3 (3.53%) SOAP
7 3 (3.53%) Struts
8 2 (2.35%) Ext JS
8 2 (2.35%) JAX-WS
8 2 (2.35%) JPA
8 2 (2.35%) JSP
8 2 (2.35%) OAuth
8 2 (2.35%) OSGi
8 2 (2.35%) Servlets
8 2 (2.35%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (5.88%) Replication
1 5 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (4.71%) Clustering
2 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.53%) Freedom of Information
3 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.35%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.18%) Tandem
5 1 (1.18%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (42.35%) Linux
2 32 (37.65%) Windows
3 24 (28.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (28.24%) Solaris
4 9 (10.59%) AIX
4 9 (10.59%) CentOS
5 1 (1.18%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (31.76%) DevOps
2 19 (22.35%) Test Automation
3 18 (21.18%) Configuration Management
3 18 (21.18%) Deployment Automation
4 16 (18.82%) Test Scripting
5 15 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 15 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (15.29%) Problem Management
6 13 (15.29%) Problem-Solving
7 12 (14.12%) Test Strategy
8 10 (11.76%) Process Improvement
8 10 (11.76%) Release Management
9 9 (10.59%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (10.59%) TDD
10 8 (9.41%) Analytics
10 8 (9.41%) Data Modelling
10 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
10 8 (9.41%) OO
10 8 (9.41%) User Stories
10 8 (9.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 38 (44.71%) SQL
2 34 (40.00%) Java
3 29 (34.12%) Shell Script
4 15 (17.65%) PL/SQL
5 13 (15.29%) Perl
6 5 (5.88%) C
7 4 (4.71%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.35%) Groovy
9 1 (1.18%) COBOL
9 1 (1.18%) Java 8
9 1 (1.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (17.65%) ISEB
1 15 (17.65%) ISTQB
1 15 (17.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) MCSA
4 3 (3.53%) MCSE
4 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.35%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.06%) Docker
2 5 (5.88%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (2.35%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.18%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 15 (17.65%) Ansible
2 9 (10.59%) Puppet
3 8 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (7.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (4.71%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
5 4 (4.71%) Opsview
5 4 (4.71%) Oracle RMAN
6 2 (2.35%) HP ALM
6 2 (2.35%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (2.35%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.35%) Terraform
Vendors
1 50 (58.82%) Oracle
2 31 (36.47%) webMethods
3 17 (20.00%) BEA
4 13 (15.29%) Informatica
5 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
6 8 (9.41%) Red Hat
7 7 (8.24%) Pega
8 3 (3.53%) HP
8 3 (3.53%) IBM
9 2 (2.35%) Adobe
9 2 (2.35%) CA Agile Central
9 2 (2.35%) Remedy
10 1 (1.18%) Cisco
10 1 (1.18%) VMware
10 1 (1.18%) WSO2