Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 15 45 33
Rank change year-on-year +30 -12 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 148 42 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.76% 6.13% 6.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.66% 24.85% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 30 17
Essex median daily rate £500 £498 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.50% +91.35% -35.00%
10th Percentile £359 £380 £238
90th Percentile £598 £664 £475
East of England median daily rate £455 £475 £308
% change year-on-year -4.21% +54.22% -23.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 18
Essex median hourly rate - £26.44 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.80% -12.74%
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.11% -6.38%

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 393 169 245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 39.18% 24.67% 31.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 107 131
Essex median daily rate £475 £400 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +18.52% -10.00%
10th Percentile £168 £140 £225
90th Percentile £600 £638 £514
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 35 66
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.33 £23.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.50% +41.50% +23.97%
10th Percentile £12.55 £15.75 £15.75
90th Percentile £17.75 £63.75 £42.88
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £22.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.47% +34.17% -7.04%

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 January 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 17 January 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 +4 85 £475 -15.93% 1
Basildon +4 4 £488 +8.33%
Brentwood +3 1 £118 -70.63%
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 87 (58.78%) Linux
2 86 (58.11%) Oracle
3 79 (53.38%) Java
4 75 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
5 64 (43.24%) SQL
6 57 (38.51%) Shell Script
7 56 (37.84%) Git (software)
8 55 (37.16%) Jenkins
9 53 (35.81%) Ansible
10 48 (32.43%) MySQL
11 45 (30.41%) Scrum
11 45 (30.41%) DevOps
12 43 (29.05%) WebLogic
13 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
13 41 (27.70%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (26.35%) JIRA
15 38 (25.68%) TDD
15 38 (25.68%) Amazon AWS
16 36 (24.32%) webMethods
16 36 (24.32%) Relational Database
17 35 (23.65%) Windows
18 33 (22.30%) Test Scripting
19 32 (21.62%) Test Strategy
20 31 (20.95%) XML
20 31 (20.95%) Solaris
21 30 (20.27%) Confluence
21 30 (20.27%) Customer Requirements
22 29 (19.59%) ETL
23 28 (18.92%) PL/SQL
23 28 (18.92%) Informatica

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 43 (29.05%) WebLogic
2 30 (20.27%) Confluence
3 11 (7.43%) Apache Spark
4 10 (6.76%) Apache
5 8 (5.41%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.05%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 6 (4.05%) Cloud Foundry
6 6 (4.05%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.38%) JBoss
8 3 (2.03%) SAS
9 2 (1.35%) nginx
9 2 (1.35%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.68%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.68%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 38 (25.68%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.41%) GitHub
3 5 (3.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.35%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.14%) HTTP
1 15 (10.14%) SSL
1 15 (10.14%) TCP/IP
2 6 (4.05%) SAN
2 6 (4.05%) SSH
3 2 (1.35%) Internet
4 1 (0.68%) Firewall
4 1 (0.68%) Network Security
4 1 (0.68%) PuTTY
4 1 (0.68%) VoIP
4 1 (0.68%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (32.43%) MySQL
2 36 (24.32%) Relational Database
3 27 (18.24%) BusinessObjects
4 23 (15.54%) Pentaho
5 17 (11.49%) Oracle Database
6 15 (10.14%) RDBMS
7 13 (8.78%) MongoDB
8 11 (7.43%) Apache Hive
8 11 (7.43%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (7.43%) HBase
9 10 (6.76%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (6.08%) BODI
10 9 (6.08%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
11 8 (5.41%) Ingres
11 8 (5.41%) NoSQL
12 7 (4.73%) Hadoop
13 6 (4.05%) Oracle OWB
14 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports
14 3 (2.03%) MariaDB
15 2 (1.35%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 56 (37.84%) Git (software)
2 55 (37.16%) Jenkins
3 39 (26.35%) JIRA
4 20 (13.51%) Subversion
5 16 (10.81%) Artifactory
6 15 (10.14%) CA Gen
7 14 (9.46%) Maven
7 14 (9.46%) SoapUI
8 13 (8.78%) JUnit
9 12 (8.11%) Selenium
10 10 (6.76%) Cucumber
11 8 (5.41%) Ant
11 8 (5.41%) Checkstyle
11 8 (5.41%) Eclipse
12 6 (4.05%) AccuRev
12 6 (4.05%) Gradle
12 6 (4.05%) Toad
13 3 (2.03%) GitLab
13 3 (2.03%) JMeter
14 2 (1.35%) gulp
General
1 7 (4.73%) Finance
2 6 (4.05%) Marketing
3 2 (1.35%) Legal
3 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (38.51%) Developer
2 24 (16.22%) ETL Developer
3 23 (15.54%) Java Developer
4 21 (14.19%) DevOps Engineer
5 19 (12.84%) Architect
6 14 (9.46%) Analyst
7 13 (8.78%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (7.43%) Test Analyst
9 7 (4.73%) Senior Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Senior Java Developer
9 7 (4.73%) Test Manager
10 6 (4.05%) Administrator
10 6 (4.05%) Unix Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Lead Developer
11 5 (3.38%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) Lead Java Developer
12 4 (2.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 4 (2.70%) Unix Administrator
13 3 (2.03%) Crystal Reports Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (20.95%) XML
2 24 (16.22%) Spring
3 19 (12.84%) J2EE
4 18 (12.16%) Spring Boot
5 16 (10.81%) SOAP
6 14 (9.46%) Web Services
7 9 (6.08%) EclipseLink
7 9 (6.08%) JPA
7 9 (6.08%) RabbitMQ
7 9 (6.08%) REST
7 9 (6.08%) SAML
7 9 (6.08%) Spring MVC
8 8 (5.41%) AngularJS
8 8 (5.41%) CSS
8 8 (5.41%) HTML
8 8 (5.41%) Middleware
9 6 (4.05%) JAX-WS
9 6 (4.05%) jQuery
9 6 (4.05%) Struts
9 6 (4.05%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.76%) Replication
3 9 (6.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 7 (4.73%) Clustering
5 3 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.03%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Freedom of Information
7 1 (0.68%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.68%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (58.78%) Linux
2 35 (23.65%) Windows
3 31 (20.95%) Solaris
4 13 (8.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.76%) CentOS
6 6 (4.05%) AIX
7 3 (2.03%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (50.68%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (30.41%) DevOps
2 45 (30.41%) Scrum
3 41 (27.70%) Configuration Management
3 41 (27.70%) Continuous Integration
4 38 (25.68%) TDD
5 33 (22.30%) Test Scripting
6 32 (21.62%) Test Strategy
7 30 (20.27%) Customer Requirements
8 29 (19.59%) ETL
9 27 (18.24%) Test Automation
10 26 (17.57%) Data Modelling
11 25 (16.89%) User Stories
12 24 (16.22%) Continuous Improvement
12 24 (16.22%) Kanban
13 23 (15.54%) Process Improvement
14 20 (13.51%) BDD
14 20 (13.51%) Continuous Deployment
14 20 (13.51%) Microservices
15 19 (12.84%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 79 (53.38%) Java
2 64 (43.24%) SQL
3 57 (38.51%) Shell Script
4 28 (18.92%) PL/SQL
5 21 (14.19%) Perl
6 12 (8.11%) Python
7 9 (6.08%) Ruby
8 8 (5.41%) Java 8
8 8 (5.41%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.70%) C
9 4 (2.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.35%) C#
10 2 (1.35%) Groovy
10 2 (1.35%) Haskell
10 2 (1.35%) Scala
11 1 (0.68%) Dart
Qualifications
1 24 (16.22%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.84%) ISEB
3 18 (12.16%) ISTQB
3 18 (12.16%) SC Cleared
4 12 (8.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (3.38%) ISEB Practitioner
6 4 (2.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
7 3 (2.03%) OCPJP
7 3 (2.03%) Sun Certification
8 2 (1.35%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) MCSA
9 1 (0.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.03%) QA
2 2 (1.35%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (12.84%) Docker
2 4 (2.70%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.68%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 53 (35.81%) Ansible
2 24 (16.22%) Puppet
3 23 (15.54%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (4.73%) Terraform
5 6 (4.05%) Opsview
6 3 (2.03%) Kibana
6 3 (2.03%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.35%) Grafana
7 2 (1.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 86 (58.11%) Oracle
2 36 (24.32%) webMethods
3 28 (18.92%) Informatica
4 16 (10.81%) BEA
5 15 (10.14%) Pega
6 11 (7.43%) IBM
6 11 (7.43%) Microsoft
6 11 (7.43%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.41%) Adobe
7 8 (5.41%) SAP
8 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.03%) Sun
10 2 (1.35%) Cisco
10 2 (1.35%) Google
11 1 (0.68%) Cloudera