Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 21 27
Rank change year-on-year -21 +6 -15
Contract jobs citing Unix 39 69 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 6.05% 8.48% 6.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.53% 24.91% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 29 35
Essex median daily rate £475 £280 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.64% -30.00% -6.98%
10th Percentile £380 £250 £274
90th Percentile £667 £510 £575
East of England median daily rate £475 £313 £400
% change year-on-year +52.00% -21.88% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 20 8
Essex median hourly rate £38.75 £34.25 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.14% -13.29% -
10th Percentile £32.53 £27.23 £34.18
90th Percentile £43.08 £36.93 £45.75
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £34.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +16.79% +39.80% -40.24%

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 159 277 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.65% 34.03% 25.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 156 131
Essex median daily rate £413 £335 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.13% -10.67% -6.83%
10th Percentile £158 £220 £175
90th Percentile £638 £525 £550
East of England median daily rate £350 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 62 68
Essex median hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.08% +96.97% -
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £41.88 £40.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - -8.33% +9.09%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 30 £520 +5.96% 1
Basildon -5 3 £450 +73.08% 3
Brentwood -5 2 £290 +11.54% 1
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 28 (71.79%) WebLogic
2 25 (64.10%) JBoss
3 23 (58.97%) Oracle
4 22 (56.41%) Mentoring
5 20 (51.28%) Solaris
6 19 (48.72%) Linux
6 19 (48.72%) SQL
7 18 (46.15%) J2EE
7 18 (46.15%) C
7 18 (46.15%) Java
8 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
9 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
11 13 (33.33%) Project Planning
11 13 (33.33%) PL/SQL
12 12 (30.77%) XML
12 12 (30.77%) Shell Script
12 12 (30.77%) SOA
12 12 (30.77%) JIRA
12 12 (30.77%) TDD
13 11 (28.21%) TOGAF
13 11 (28.21%) Business Analysis
13 11 (28.21%) Law
13 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Architecture
13 11 (28.21%) Tomcat
13 11 (28.21%) Technical Analysis
13 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
13 11 (28.21%) Confluence
14 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
14 10 (25.64%) Web Services

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 28 (71.79%) WebLogic
2 25 (64.10%) JBoss
3 11 (28.21%) Confluence
3 11 (28.21%) Tomcat
4 6 (15.38%) Apache
4 6 (15.38%) WebLogic Portal
5 3 (7.69%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.56%) Mule
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.56%) IaaS
1 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.56%) PaaS
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) HTTP
2 3 (7.69%) SSL
2 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) MariaDB
4 2 (5.13%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.13%) Oracle OWB
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (35.90%) Jenkins
2 12 (30.77%) JIRA
3 9 (23.08%) Git (software)
4 8 (20.51%) JUnit
5 7 (17.95%) Mockito
6 5 (12.82%) AccuRev
7 3 (7.69%) Maven
8 2 (5.13%) Ant
8 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
8 2 (5.13%) Subversion
8 2 (5.13%) Toad
9 1 (2.56%) Cucumber
9 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
9 1 (2.56%) Gradle
9 1 (2.56%) LoadUI
9 1 (2.56%) Selenium
General
1 11 (28.21%) Law
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) Developer
2 14 (35.90%) Java Developer
3 13 (33.33%) Architect
4 6 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.38%) SQL Developer
4 6 (15.38%) Trainee
5 4 (10.26%) Technical Architect
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Java Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Applications Developer
7 2 (5.13%) IT Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Java Applications Developer
7 2 (5.13%) PL/SQL Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 2 (5.13%) Unix Architect
7 2 (5.13%) Unix Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Web Applications Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Java Programmer
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Java Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Systems Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (46.15%) J2EE
2 12 (30.77%) XML
3 10 (25.64%) Middleware
3 10 (25.64%) Spring
3 10 (25.64%) Web Services
4 9 (23.08%) CSS
4 9 (23.08%) HTML
4 9 (23.08%) JPA
5 8 (20.51%) JAXB
5 8 (20.51%) Spring MVC
6 7 (17.95%) Hibernate
6 7 (17.95%) JAAS
6 7 (17.95%) JAX-RPC
6 7 (17.95%) LDAP
7 5 (12.82%) Struts
8 4 (10.26%) EclipseLink
9 3 (7.69%) REST
9 3 (7.69%) SOAP
9 3 (7.69%) Struts2
10 2 (5.13%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (17.95%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.56%) Clustering
3 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (51.28%) Solaris
2 19 (48.72%) Linux
3 8 (20.51%) Mac OS X
3 8 (20.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (15.38%) Windows
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Vista
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) Mentoring
2 16 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (33.33%) Project Planning
5 12 (30.77%) SOA
5 12 (30.77%) TDD
6 11 (28.21%) Business Analysis
6 11 (28.21%) Enterprise Architecture
6 11 (28.21%) Technical Analysis
6 11 (28.21%) TOGAF
7 10 (25.64%) Test Automation
8 9 (23.08%) Configuration Management
9 8 (20.51%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (20.51%) MVC
9 8 (20.51%) Web Development
10 7 (17.95%) Responsive Web Design
10 7 (17.95%) Web Design
11 4 (10.26%) Service Management
11 4 (10.26%) Statistics
11 4 (10.26%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (48.72%) SQL
2 18 (46.15%) C
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 13 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 12 (30.77%) Shell Script
5 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.26%) C++
7 2 (5.13%) Groovy
8 1 (2.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (5.13%) ISEB
1 2 (5.13%) ISTQB
1 2 (5.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (5.13%) Ansible
1 2 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.13%) Puppet
Vendors
1 23 (58.97%) Oracle
2 9 (23.08%) webMethods
3 6 (15.38%) BEA
3 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.56%) CA
4 1 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
4 1 (2.56%) HP
4 1 (2.56%) WSO2