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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Rank 15 36 13
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23  
Contract jobs citing Unix 51 18 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 12.03% 3.96% 11.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.82% 14.88% 39.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 30
Median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £350 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £33.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 171 121 132
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 40.33% 26.65% 29.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 60 72
Median daily rate £335 £348 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.59% -9.74%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £177 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 13
Median hourly rate £32.50 £16.50 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.96% -29.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £19.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Essex

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Essex over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 March 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 -16 11 £490 +34.24%
Basildon +1 5 £250 +108.33%
Brentwood +7 2 - -
Unix
East of England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 56 (62.92%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) SQL
3 49 (55.06%) Oracle
4 47 (52.81%) Linux
5 41 (46.07%) XML
5 41 (46.07%) HTML
6 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
7 38 (42.70%) CSS
8 31 (34.83%) Windows
9 26 (29.21%) Adobe
10 24 (26.97%) CRM
10 24 (26.97%) JSON
10 24 (26.97%) Adobe Campaign
11 23 (25.84%) B2C
12 22 (24.72%) PHP
12 22 (24.72%) Unica
13 21 (23.60%) Web Development
13 21 (23.60%) BusinessObjects
14 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
15 18 (20.22%) PL/SQL
16 17 (19.10%) VMware
16 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
16 17 (19.10%) Degree
16 17 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 17 (19.10%) Analytics
16 17 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
17 15 (16.85%) Relational Database
17 15 (16.85%) Forensic Analysis
17 15 (16.85%) Vulnerability Management
17 15 (16.85%) TDD

Unix
Top Related 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 9 (10.11%) WebSphere
2 8 (8.99%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.74%) BizTalk Server
3 6 (6.74%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.74%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.62%) JBoss
5 3 (3.37%) Confluence
6 2 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.25%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.12%) CMS
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 9 (10.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.12%) MS Office
2 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.12%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 24 (26.97%) Adobe Campaign
2 22 (24.72%) Unica
3 10 (11.24%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (2.25%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (2.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (1.12%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) Adobe Analytics
2 6 (6.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (6.74%) Office 365
2 6 (6.74%) Yammer
3 1 (1.12%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) LDAP
2 7 (7.87%) Internet
2 7 (7.87%) VoIP
3 6 (6.74%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) Firewall
4 5 (5.62%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) Network Security
4 5 (5.62%) SSL
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
5 4 (4.49%) BGP
5 4 (4.49%) FTP
5 4 (4.49%) HTTP
5 4 (4.49%) IMAP
5 4 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (4.49%) IPsec
5 4 (4.49%) MPLS
5 4 (4.49%) OSPF
5 4 (4.49%) SMTP
5 4 (4.49%) TCP/IP
6 3 (3.37%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.60%) BusinessObjects
2 15 (16.85%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.73%) SQL Server
4 12 (13.48%) Hadoop
5 9 (10.11%) MySQL
6 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database
6 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (6.74%) MariaDB
8 4 (4.49%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (4.49%) DataStage
8 4 (4.49%) DB2
8 4 (4.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (3.37%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
9 3 (3.37%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (3.37%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (3.37%) Pentaho
9 3 (3.37%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (2.25%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
1 10 (11.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.11%) Ant
3 7 (7.87%) JUnit
4 5 (5.62%) AccuRev
4 5 (5.62%) Maven
4 5 (5.62%) Mockito
4 5 (5.62%) PVCS
4 5 (5.62%) Subversion
5 3 (3.37%) CA Gen
5 3 (3.37%) JIRA
6 2 (2.25%) Cucumber
6 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.25%) Gradle
6 2 (2.25%) Selenium
6 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
General
1 10 (11.24%) Automotive
2 9 (10.11%) Manufacturing
3 7 (7.87%) Retail
4 4 (4.49%) Finance
4 4 (4.49%) Marketing
5 2 (2.25%) Electronics
5 2 (2.25%) Legal
5 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (64.04%) Developer
2 30 (33.71%) Java Developer
3 23 (25.84%) Analyst
4 17 (19.10%) Security Analyst
5 15 (16.85%) CRM Developer
5 15 (16.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) Incident Analyst
6 8 (8.99%) SOC Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Data Analyst
7 4 (4.49%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.49%) PL/SQL Developer
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Developer
8 3 (3.37%) ETL Developer
8 3 (3.37%) HTML Developer
8 3 (3.37%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.37%) PHP Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Senior Developer
8 3 (3.37%) Technical Analyst
8 3 (3.37%) Web Developer
8 3 (3.37%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (46.07%) HTML
1 41 (46.07%) XML
2 38 (42.70%) CSS
3 24 (26.97%) JSON
4 14 (15.73%) Web Services
5 11 (12.36%) J2EE
6 10 (11.24%) Ajax
6 10 (11.24%) JPA
6 10 (11.24%) Spring
7 9 (10.11%) EclipseLink
7 9 (10.11%) Hibernate
7 9 (10.11%) XHTML
8 8 (8.99%) REST
9 7 (7.87%) HTML5
9 7 (7.87%) JSP
9 7 (7.87%) LESS
9 7 (7.87%) Sass
9 7 (7.87%) Spring MVC
10 6 (6.74%) COM
11 5 (5.62%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.99%) Computer Science
2 6 (6.74%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (5.62%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.37%) Replication
5 2 (2.25%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 2 (2.25%) Life Science
5 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.25%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.12%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.12%) RIA
6 1 (1.12%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.12%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 47 (52.81%) Linux
2 31 (34.83%) Windows
3 8 (8.99%) Mac OS X
4 6 (6.74%) Solaris
5 3 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.25%) CentOS
6 2 (2.25%) Fedora
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.25%) Windows Vista
6 2 (2.25%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.12%) AIX
7 1 (1.12%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) CRM
2 23 (25.84%) B2C
3 21 (23.60%) Web Development
4 20 (22.47%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (19.10%) Analytics
5 17 (19.10%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (16.85%) Forensic Analysis
6 15 (16.85%) TDD
6 15 (16.85%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (14.61%) Digital Forensics
8 12 (13.48%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (13.48%) Ethical Hacking
8 12 (13.48%) OO
9 11 (12.36%) Business Intelligence
9 11 (12.36%) Unit Testing
10 10 (11.24%) Configuration Management
10 10 (11.24%) Mentoring
11 9 (10.11%) Coaching
11 9 (10.11%) Network Packet Analysis
11 9 (10.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 56 (62.92%) Java
2 51 (57.30%) SQL
3 40 (44.94%) JavaScript
4 22 (24.72%) PHP
5 18 (20.22%) PL/SQL
6 12 (13.48%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.99%) Perl
8 6 (6.74%) C++
9 5 (5.62%) Python
10 2 (2.25%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.12%) C
Qualifications
1 17 (19.10%) Degree
2 5 (5.62%) Sun Certification
3 4 (4.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.25%) MCSA
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.25%) MOS
4 2 (2.25%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) CCNP
5 1 (1.12%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.12%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 17 (19.10%) VMware ESX
1 17 (19.10%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.12%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (2.25%) Puppet
2 1 (1.12%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.12%) Nagios
2 1 (1.12%) OpenView
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (1.12%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 49 (55.06%) Oracle
2 26 (29.21%) Adobe
3 17 (19.10%) VMware
4 10 (11.24%) IBM
4 10 (11.24%) Salesforce.com
5 9 (10.11%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.11%) SAP
6 6 (6.74%) Infor
7 5 (5.62%) Sun
8 4 (4.49%) Teradata
9 3 (3.37%) BEA
9 3 (3.37%) Informatica
9 3 (3.37%) Pega
9 3 (3.37%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.37%) webMethods
10 1 (1.12%) FatWire
10 1 (1.12%) Google
10 1 (1.12%) HP
10 1 (1.12%) Omniture
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