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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 28 36 25
Rank change year-on-year +8 -11  
Contract jobs citing Unix 44 17 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 10.30% 3.54% 6.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.12% 11.11% 29.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 12 7
Median daily rate £515 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.82% +1.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £210 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £40.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.26%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £38.25
% change year-on-year +42.34% -27.45%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 137 153 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 32.08% 31.88% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 60 57
Median daily rate £475 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £175 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 62 27
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -13.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £27.50 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.97 £16.16
% change year-on-year -8.66% +5.01%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southend-on-Sea -9 32 £531 +51.42%
Basildon +5 1 - -
Brentwood +2 1 - -
Saffron Walden - 1 - - 1
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Essex region with a requirement for Unix.

1 71 (74.74%) Linux
2 65 (68.42%) Java
3 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (46.32%) XML
4 42 (44.21%) HTML
4 42 (44.21%) SQL
5 40 (42.11%) TDD
6 39 (41.05%) Continuous Integration
7 37 (38.95%) CSS
8 35 (36.84%) Oracle
8 35 (36.84%) Test Automation
8 35 (36.84%) Relational Database
9 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
9 33 (34.74%) Mac OS X
10 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
11 29 (30.53%) SOA
12 27 (28.42%) Windows
13 26 (27.37%) Jenkins
14 25 (26.32%) HTTP
15 24 (25.26%) Mentoring
16 23 (24.21%) PL/SQL
17 22 (23.16%) Web Services
18 21 (22.11%) Web Development
19 20 (21.05%) Spring
19 20 (21.05%) WebLogic
19 20 (21.05%) Middleware
19 20 (21.05%) Configuration Management
20 19 (20.00%) Hibernate
20 19 (20.00%) JBoss
20 19 (20.00%) JSON

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 20 (21.05%) WebLogic
2 19 (20.00%) JBoss
3 9 (9.47%) WebSphere
4 6 (6.32%) Confluence
5 4 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
5 4 (4.21%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.16%) CMS
6 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (2.11%) Mule
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (2.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.05%) Apache
8 1 (1.05%) Oracle Coherence
8 1 (1.05%) WebLogic Portal
Business Applications
1 13 (13.68%) Adobe Campaign
2 11 (11.58%) Unica
3 8 (8.42%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (8.42%) Adobe Analytics
2 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.21%) Office 365
3 4 (4.21%) Yammer
4 3 (3.16%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.11%) IaaS
5 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 2 (2.11%) SaaS
6 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (26.32%) HTTP
2 16 (16.84%) SSL
3 14 (14.74%) TCP/IP
4 13 (13.68%) LDAP
5 2 (2.11%) Internet
6 1 (1.05%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (36.84%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.84%) MySQL
3 15 (15.79%) MariaDB
4 13 (13.68%) BusinessObjects
5 8 (8.42%) Hadoop
6 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database
6 7 (7.37%) Oracle Database 10g
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
8 4 (4.21%) MongoDB
8 4 (4.21%) Neo4j
8 4 (4.21%) NoSQL
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.16%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (3.16%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (3.16%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (3.16%) Pentaho
9 3 (3.16%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 31 (32.63%) Git (software)
2 26 (27.37%) Jenkins
3 15 (15.79%) JUnit
3 15 (15.79%) Subversion
4 13 (13.68%) Mockito
5 9 (9.47%) Ant
5 9 (9.47%) Maven
6 7 (7.37%) SoapUI
7 6 (6.32%) JIRA
8 3 (3.16%) CA Gen
9 2 (2.11%) AccuRev
9 2 (2.11%) Cucumber
9 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
9 2 (2.11%) Gradle
9 2 (2.11%) Selenium
10 1 (1.05%) GitLab
10 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Manufacturing
3 5 (5.26%) Automotive
3 5 (5.26%) Retail
4 4 (4.21%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Electronics
5 2 (2.11%) Law
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (62.11%) Developer
2 39 (41.05%) Java Developer
3 14 (14.74%) Architect
4 13 (13.68%) Analyst
4 13 (13.68%) Security Analyst
5 12 (12.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) CRM Developer
6 9 (9.47%) Incident Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) Security Incident Analyst
6 9 (9.47%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Architect
9 3 (3.16%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Java Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Middleware Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Pentaho Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.16%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (46.32%) XML
2 42 (44.21%) HTML
3 37 (38.95%) CSS
4 22 (23.16%) Web Services
5 20 (21.05%) Middleware
5 20 (21.05%) Spring
6 19 (20.00%) Hibernate
6 19 (20.00%) JPA
6 19 (20.00%) JSON
7 18 (18.95%) REST
8 17 (17.89%) EclipseLink
9 15 (15.79%) Spring MVC
10 14 (14.74%) J2EE
11 13 (13.68%) JAAS
11 13 (13.68%) JAXB
12 12 (12.63%) SOAP
13 10 (10.53%) Struts
14 9 (9.47%) Ajax
14 9 (9.47%) XHTML
15 8 (8.42%) Struts2
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Enterprise Software
2 7 (7.37%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.16%) Replication
3 3 (3.16%) Virtual Team
3 3 (3.16%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.11%) Clustering
4 2 (2.11%) RIA
5 1 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 71 (74.74%) Linux
2 33 (34.74%) Mac OS X
3 27 (28.42%) Windows
4 12 (12.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (12.63%) Solaris
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) CentOS
5 2 (2.11%) Fedora
5 2 (2.11%) HPUX
6 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (46.32%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (42.11%) TDD
3 39 (41.05%) Continuous Integration
4 35 (36.84%) Test Automation
5 29 (30.53%) SOA
6 24 (25.26%) Mentoring
7 21 (22.11%) Web Development
8 20 (21.05%) Configuration Management
9 18 (18.95%) Scrum
10 15 (15.79%) B2C
10 15 (15.79%) Coaching
10 15 (15.79%) DevOps
10 15 (15.79%) Kanban
10 15 (15.79%) MVC
11 14 (14.74%) Continuous Deployment
12 13 (13.68%) CRM
12 13 (13.68%) Cybersecurity
12 13 (13.68%) OO
12 13 (13.68%) Software Engineering
13 12 (12.63%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 65 (68.42%) Java
2 42 (44.21%) SQL
3 33 (34.74%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.21%) PL/SQL
5 11 (11.58%) PHP
6 9 (9.47%) Perl
7 7 (7.37%) Shell Script
8 6 (6.32%) Python
9 5 (5.26%) C
10 4 (4.21%) XPath
11 2 (2.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (13.68%) Degree
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.68%) VMware ESXi
1 13 (13.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) Ansible
2 6 (6.32%) Puppet
3 5 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.05%) Nagios
4 1 (1.05%) OpenView
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 35 (36.84%) Oracle
2 15 (15.79%) Adobe
3 13 (13.68%) VMware
4 9 (9.47%) IBM
5 8 (8.42%) Salesforce.com
6 6 (6.32%) SAP
6 6 (6.32%) webMethods
6 6 (6.32%) WSO2
7 5 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 4 (4.21%) BEA
8 4 (4.21%) Infor
9 3 (3.16%) FatWire
9 3 (3.16%) Google
9 3 (3.16%) Informatica
9 3 (3.16%) Omniture
9 3 (3.16%) Pega
9 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.05%) HP