Period
to 21 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 19 46 58
Rank change year-on-year +27 +12 -34
Contract jobs citing Unix 130 67 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 13.36% 7.91% 2.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.41% 28.63% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 46 13
Essex median daily rate £490 £515 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.81% +46.86% -6.53%
10th Percentile £350 £386 £215
90th Percentile £600 £624 £400
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £358
% change year-on-year - +25.87% -1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Essex median hourly rate - £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.45% -31.56%
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £28.97 £31.25
% change year-on-year +72.59% -7.30% -21.88%

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 357 234 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.69% 27.63% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 134 130
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +29.50% -7.33%
10th Percentile £166 £216 £174
90th Percentile £600 £595 £491
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 95
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +101.50% -43.55%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.66 £14.00
90th Percentile £71.88 £63.75 £34.90
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -4.35%

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 September 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 September 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 79 £463 -14.98% 3
Basildon +4 4 £525 - 2
Brentwood +6 3 £118 -70.63% 2
Harlow - 1 - -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 75 (57.69%) Oracle
2 69 (53.08%) Linux
3 57 (43.85%) Java
3 57 (43.85%) SQL
4 54 (41.54%) Shell Script
4 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (36.92%) WebLogic
6 47 (36.15%) Ansible
7 46 (35.38%) Windows
8 45 (34.62%) Jenkins
9 44 (33.85%) Git (software)
10 43 (33.08%) webMethods
10 43 (33.08%) DevOps
11 36 (27.69%) Configuration Management
12 34 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
13 31 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
13 31 (23.85%) Scrum
14 29 (22.31%) TDD
15 28 (21.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (21.54%) XML
16 27 (20.77%) Solaris
17 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
18 25 (19.23%) PL/SQL
18 25 (19.23%) MySQL
18 25 (19.23%) Informatica
18 25 (19.23%) Test Strategy
18 25 (19.23%) Deployment Automation
19 23 (17.69%) Test Scripting
20 22 (16.92%) J2EE
20 22 (16.92%) 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 48 (36.92%) WebLogic
2 17 (13.08%) Apache
3 14 (10.77%) Confluence
4 12 (9.23%) Tomcat
5 9 (6.92%) JBoss
6 5 (3.85%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.08%) Apache Spark
7 4 (3.08%) WebLogic Portal
8 3 (2.31%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 3 (2.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (1.54%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.77%) AquaLogic
10 1 (0.77%) nginx
10 1 (0.77%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 31 (23.85%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (5.38%) GitHub
3 4 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 16 (12.31%) HTTP
1 16 (12.31%) SSL
1 16 (12.31%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.46%) SAN
3 10 (7.69%) SSH
4 3 (2.31%) Network Security
4 3 (2.31%) VoIP
5 1 (0.77%) Firewall
5 1 (0.77%) FTP
5 1 (0.77%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.23%) MySQL
2 19 (14.62%) Relational Database
3 13 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (7.69%) Hadoop
4 10 (7.69%) Ingres
4 10 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.85%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (3.85%) MongoDB
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 4 (3.08%) Apache Hive
6 4 (3.08%) HBase
6 4 (3.08%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.31%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (2.31%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.54%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.77%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.77%) WebFOCUS
Development Applications
1 45 (34.62%) Jenkins
2 44 (33.85%) Git (software)
3 19 (14.62%) Subversion
4 17 (13.08%) CA Gen
4 17 (13.08%) JIRA
5 16 (12.31%) Toad
6 10 (7.69%) SoapUI
7 9 (6.92%) Maven
8 7 (5.38%) Artifactory
8 7 (5.38%) JUnit
9 6 (4.62%) AccuRev
9 6 (4.62%) Cucumber
9 6 (4.62%) Selenium
10 5 (3.85%) Ant
10 5 (3.85%) Checkstyle
10 5 (3.85%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.85%) JMeter
11 4 (3.08%) GitLab
11 4 (3.08%) Gradle
11 4 (3.08%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (6.15%) Finance
2 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.31%) Marketing
3 2 (1.54%) Legal
4 1 (0.77%) Law
4 1 (0.77%) Retail
Job Titles
1 36 (27.69%) Developer
2 19 (14.62%) Architect
3 18 (13.85%) Analyst
4 13 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
5 12 (9.23%) Java Developer
5 12 (9.23%) Unix Developer
6 11 (8.46%) Test Analyst
7 10 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) ETL Developer
8 7 (5.38%) Tester
9 5 (3.85%) Administrator
9 5 (3.85%) Release Manager
9 5 (3.85%) Unix Administrator
10 4 (3.08%) DBA
10 4 (3.08%) DevOps Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Developer
10 4 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
11 3 (2.31%) Crystal Reports Designer
11 3 (2.31%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (21.54%) XML
2 22 (16.92%) J2EE
3 19 (14.62%) Web Services
4 13 (10.00%) Spring
5 9 (6.92%) Middleware
5 9 (6.92%) SOAP
5 9 (6.92%) Spring Boot
6 7 (5.38%) HTML
6 7 (5.38%) SAML
7 6 (4.62%) CSS
8 5 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
8 5 (3.85%) REST
9 4 (3.08%) AngularJS
9 4 (3.08%) EclipseLink
9 4 (3.08%) JPA
9 4 (3.08%) jQuery
9 4 (3.08%) Spring MVC
9 4 (3.08%) Struts
10 3 (2.31%) Servlets
10 3 (2.31%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.08%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (9.23%) Replication
3 10 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.38%) Clustering
5 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.85%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.31%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.31%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.31%) Freedom of Information
6 3 (2.31%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.54%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.77%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.77%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (53.08%) Linux
2 46 (35.38%) Windows
3 28 (21.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 27 (20.77%) Solaris
5 16 (12.31%) CentOS
6 15 (11.54%) AIX
7 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.77%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.77%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (33.08%) DevOps
3 36 (27.69%) Configuration Management
4 34 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (23.85%) Scrum
6 29 (22.31%) TDD
7 26 (20.00%) Test Automation
8 25 (19.23%) Deployment Automation
8 25 (19.23%) Test Strategy
9 23 (17.69%) Test Scripting
10 22 (16.92%) User Stories
11 21 (16.15%) Kanban
11 21 (16.15%) Problem Management
11 21 (16.15%) Process Improvement
12 19 (14.62%) Data Modelling
13 17 (13.08%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (12.31%) OO
15 15 (11.54%) Analytics
16 14 (10.77%) Waterfall
17 13 (10.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 57 (43.85%) Java
1 57 (43.85%) SQL
2 54 (41.54%) Shell Script
3 25 (19.23%) PL/SQL
4 19 (14.62%) Perl
5 6 (4.62%) C
5 6 (4.62%) Java 8
5 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.54%) Python
7 1 (0.77%) C#
7 1 (0.77%) COBOL
7 1 (0.77%) Dart
7 1 (0.77%) Groovy
7 1 (0.77%) Haskell
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby
7 1 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 21 (16.15%) ISEB
2 20 (15.38%) ISTQB
2 20 (15.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 20 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.31%) MCSA
4 3 (2.31%) MCSE
4 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.54%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
6 1 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) QA
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (13.85%) Docker
2 4 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (2.31%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.77%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 47 (36.15%) Ansible
2 18 (13.85%) Puppet
3 17 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (7.69%) Opsview
5 6 (4.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (3.85%) Terraform
7 4 (3.08%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.54%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 2 (1.54%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.54%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.54%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.54%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.77%) Grafana
9 1 (0.77%) Kibana
Vendors
1 75 (57.69%) Oracle
2 43 (33.08%) webMethods
3 25 (19.23%) Informatica
4 21 (16.15%) BEA
5 13 (10.00%) Pega
6 10 (7.69%) Microsoft
7 8 (6.15%) SAP
8 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
9 5 (3.85%) IBM
10 4 (3.08%) Adobe
11 3 (2.31%) HP
12 2 (1.54%) CA Agile Central
12 2 (1.54%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.54%) Cisco
12 2 (1.54%) Remedy
13 1 (0.77%) Google
13 1 (0.77%) VMware