Period
to 20 November 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 November 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 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 18 48 46
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 -19
Contract jobs citing Unix 154 54 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 14.18% 6.81% 4.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.47% 26.47% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 35 17
Essex median daily rate £475 £520 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +48.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £351 £388 £203
90th Percentile £600 £653 £453
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 9
Essex median hourly rate - £26.44 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.65% -18.75%
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.08% -4.41%

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 411 204 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.85% 25.73% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 118 150
Essex median daily rate £475 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £165 £154 £199
90th Percentile £600 £600 £480
East of England median daily rate £400 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 79
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +101.50% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.65 £63.75 £37.37
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -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 20 November 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 November 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 +12 92 £475 -12.76% 7
Basildon +6 6 £488 +8.33%
Brentwood +9 3 £118 -70.63%
Harlow - 1 - -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 92 (59.74%) Linux
2 87 (56.49%) Oracle
3 78 (50.65%) Java
4 72 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
5 70 (45.45%) SQL
6 61 (39.61%) Shell Script
7 57 (37.01%) WebLogic
7 57 (37.01%) Jenkins
7 57 (37.01%) Ansible
8 56 (36.36%) Git (software)
9 55 (35.71%) DevOps
10 53 (34.42%) Windows
11 49 (31.82%) webMethods
12 43 (27.92%) Configuration Management
12 43 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
13 39 (25.32%) XML
14 37 (24.03%) Scrum
15 36 (23.38%) MySQL
15 36 (23.38%) Solaris
15 36 (23.38%) TDD
16 34 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
17 32 (20.78%) Test Automation
17 32 (20.78%) Relational Database
17 32 (20.78%) Test Strategy
18 29 (18.83%) JIRA
18 29 (18.83%) Informatica
19 28 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 27 (17.53%) Test Scripting
21 26 (16.88%) PL/SQL
21 26 (16.88%) User Stories

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 57 (37.01%) WebLogic
2 21 (13.64%) Confluence
3 18 (11.69%) Apache
4 13 (8.44%) Tomcat
5 10 (6.49%) JBoss
6 7 (4.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 7 (4.55%) Cloud Foundry
6 7 (4.55%) WebSphere
7 6 (3.90%) Apache Spark
8 4 (2.60%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (1.30%) nginx
9 2 (1.30%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.65%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 34 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (7.14%) GitHub
3 5 (3.25%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.30%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.04%) HTTP
1 17 (11.04%) SSL
1 17 (11.04%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.14%) SAN
3 10 (6.49%) SSH
4 3 (1.95%) Network Security
4 3 (1.95%) VoIP
5 1 (0.65%) Firewall
5 1 (0.65%) FTP
5 1 (0.65%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (23.38%) MySQL
2 32 (20.78%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.39%) BusinessObjects
4 14 (9.09%) RDBMS
5 10 (6.49%) Hadoop
5 10 (6.49%) Ingres
6 9 (5.84%) NoSQL
6 9 (5.84%) Pentaho
7 8 (5.19%) MongoDB
8 7 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
9 6 (3.90%) Apache Hive
9 6 (3.90%) HBase
9 6 (3.90%) Oracle OWB
9 6 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (3.25%) Oracle Database
11 3 (1.95%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (1.95%) MariaDB
11 3 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.95%) SQL Server
12 2 (1.30%) BODI
Development Applications
1 57 (37.01%) Jenkins
2 56 (36.36%) Git (software)
3 29 (18.83%) JIRA
4 23 (14.94%) Subversion
5 17 (11.04%) CA Gen
6 14 (9.09%) Maven
7 13 (8.44%) Toad
8 12 (7.79%) Artifactory
8 12 (7.79%) JUnit
8 12 (7.79%) SoapUI
9 11 (7.14%) Cucumber
9 11 (7.14%) Selenium
10 10 (6.49%) Ant
10 10 (6.49%) Eclipse
11 8 (5.19%) AccuRev
12 7 (4.55%) Gradle
13 6 (3.90%) Checkstyle
14 5 (3.25%) JMeter
15 4 (2.60%) GitLab
15 4 (2.60%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (4.55%) Finance
1 7 (4.55%) Marketing
2 4 (2.60%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.95%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (30.52%) Developer
2 20 (12.99%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (12.99%) Java Developer
3 19 (12.34%) Architect
4 18 (11.69%) Analyst
5 13 (8.44%) Infrastructure Architect
6 12 (7.79%) ETL Developer
6 12 (7.79%) Test Analyst
6 12 (7.79%) Unix Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Test Manager
8 6 (3.90%) Tester
9 5 (3.25%) Administrator
9 5 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 5 (3.25%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (2.60%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (2.60%) DevOps Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (1.95%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.32%) XML
2 21 (13.64%) J2EE
2 21 (13.64%) Spring
2 21 (13.64%) Web Services
3 15 (9.74%) SOAP
3 15 (9.74%) Spring Boot
4 13 (8.44%) Middleware
5 11 (7.14%) SAML
6 10 (6.49%) CSS
6 10 (6.49%) EclipseLink
6 10 (6.49%) HTML
6 10 (6.49%) JPA
6 10 (6.49%) Spring MVC
7 9 (5.84%) AngularJS
7 9 (5.84%) REST
8 7 (4.55%) Ajax
8 7 (4.55%) JAX-WS
8 7 (4.55%) jQuery
8 7 (4.55%) OSGi
8 7 (4.55%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.74%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (9.09%) Replication
3 9 (5.84%) Clustering
4 6 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.95%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.95%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.95%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (1.95%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.30%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.65%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 92 (59.74%) Linux
2 53 (34.42%) Windows
3 36 (23.38%) Solaris
4 28 (18.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (11.04%) CentOS
6 15 (9.74%) AIX
7 3 (1.95%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.65%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (46.75%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (35.71%) DevOps
3 43 (27.92%) Configuration Management
3 43 (27.92%) Continuous Integration
4 37 (24.03%) Scrum
5 36 (23.38%) TDD
6 32 (20.78%) Test Automation
6 32 (20.78%) Test Strategy
7 27 (17.53%) Test Scripting
8 26 (16.88%) User Stories
9 25 (16.23%) Deployment Automation
10 24 (15.58%) Process Improvement
11 22 (14.29%) Kanban
12 21 (13.64%) Customer Requirements
12 21 (13.64%) Data Modelling
13 19 (12.34%) Problem-Solving
14 18 (11.69%) OO
14 18 (11.69%) Waterfall
15 17 (11.04%) BDD
15 17 (11.04%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (50.65%) Java
2 70 (45.45%) SQL
3 61 (39.61%) Shell Script
4 26 (16.88%) PL/SQL
5 23 (14.94%) Perl
6 10 (6.49%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.49%) Python
7 7 (4.55%) Java 8
8 6 (3.90%) C
8 6 (3.90%) Ruby
9 4 (2.60%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.30%) C#
10 2 (1.30%) Groovy
10 2 (1.30%) Haskell
10 2 (1.30%) Scala
11 1 (0.65%) COBOL
11 1 (0.65%) Dart
Qualifications
1 25 (16.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.58%) ISEB
3 23 (14.94%) ISTQB
4 19 (12.34%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 18 (11.69%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.90%) ISEB Practitioner
7 4 (2.60%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 3 (1.95%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.95%) MCSA
8 3 (1.95%) MCSE
8 3 (1.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.65%) OCPJP
10 1 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.95%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 20 (12.99%) Docker
2 5 (3.25%) Active Directory
3 4 (2.60%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.65%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 57 (37.01%) Ansible
2 25 (16.23%) Puppet
3 24 (15.58%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (6.49%) Opsview
5 5 (3.25%) Terraform
6 4 (2.60%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.30%) Grafana
7 2 (1.30%) HP ALM
7 2 (1.30%) Kibana
7 2 (1.30%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.30%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 87 (56.49%) Oracle
2 49 (31.82%) webMethods
3 29 (18.83%) Informatica
4 21 (13.64%) BEA
5 13 (8.44%) Pega
6 12 (7.79%) IBM
6 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
6 12 (7.79%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.84%) Adobe
8 8 (5.19%) SAP
9 6 (3.90%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.30%) Cisco
10 2 (1.30%) Google
10 2 (1.30%) HP
10 2 (1.30%) Remedy
11 1 (0.65%) CA Agile Central
11 1 (0.65%) Sun