Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 19 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 32 30
Rank change year-on-year -52 -2 -13
Contract jobs citing Unix 20 67 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.23% 4.75% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.52% 20.87% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 36
Hertfordshire median daily rate £338 £450 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +46.10% -14.44%
10th Percentile £248 £251 £214
90th Percentile £460 £575 £488
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £363
% change year-on-year - +24.14% -0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £31.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £50.00 £31.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +58.73% +0.80% -20.38%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 362 321 282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.21% 22.77% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 154 139
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £125 £124 £156
90th Percentile £456 £575 £490
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 46 17
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.86 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.32% +6.90% +3.57%
10th Percentile £11.18 £12.09 £10.50
90th Percentile £45.10 £36.75 £20.00
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -1.49%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 19 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
Stevenage -1 8 £260 - 2
Hatfield -10 1 £400 -27.27% 13
Watford -18 1 - - 1
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) VMware
3 8 (40.00%) ITIL
4 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 6 (30.00%) NetApp
5 6 (30.00%) SQL
5 6 (30.00%) IIS
5 6 (30.00%) Solaris
5 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 6 (30.00%) Puppet
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 5 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (25.00%) Apache
6 5 (25.00%) Python
6 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
6 5 (25.00%) Middleware
6 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (20.00%) Korn
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
7 4 (20.00%) Clustering
7 4 (20.00%) PTC
7 4 (20.00%) Windchill
7 4 (20.00%) FTP

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 6 (30.00%) IIS
2 5 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) WebLogic
3 4 (20.00%) ThingWorx
3 4 (20.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (10.00%) GlassFish
5 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (5.00%) Confluence
5 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (5.00%) MQSeries
5 1 (5.00%) SAS
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Windchill
2 1 (5.00%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Akamai
1 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (5.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (5.00%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.00%) Mimecast
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) FTP
1 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (5.00%) 802.11
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) DWDM
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) MPLS
3 1 (5.00%) OSPF
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) SNMP
3 1 (5.00%) SSL
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
3 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (5.00%) DB2
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
1 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (5.00%) Checkstyle
1 1 (5.00%) Cobertura
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) Gradle
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) Maven
1 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Python Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Unix Support
2 3 (15.00%) Unix Support Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Administrator
3 2 (10.00%) Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (25.00%) Middleware
2 1 (5.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (5.00%) boto
2 1 (5.00%) HTML
2 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (5.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (30.00%) Solaris
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (20.00%) HPUX
6 1 (5.00%) AIX
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE
6 1 (5.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) DevOps
2 4 (20.00%) Project Management
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (15.00%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) SDLC
4 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (5.00%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.00%) Network Management
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.00%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (5.00%) Presales
5 1 (5.00%) SIEM
5 1 (5.00%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 5 (25.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 4 (20.00%) Korn
3 4 (20.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) ANSI C
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (35.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) CCNP
2 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (5.00%) CISSP
2 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
2 1 (5.00%) GIAC
2 1 (5.00%) SANS
2 1 (5.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) CDISC
1 1 (5.00%) GCP
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Ansible
4 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (5.00%) CASB
4 1 (5.00%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.00%) Mesos
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (5.00%) Rancher
4 1 (5.00%) Salt
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (5.00%) vRealize
4 1 (5.00%) yum
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) VMware
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) NetApp
4 4 (20.00%) PTC
5 3 (15.00%) IBM
5 3 (15.00%) Oracle
6 2 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.00%) CA
7 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.00%) Cisco
7 1 (5.00%) Citrix
7 1 (5.00%) Dell
7 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.00%) HP
7 1 (5.00%) Juniper
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Sophos
7 1 (5.00%) Sun
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Veritas