Period
to 19 November 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 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 82 43 23
Rank change year-on-year -39 -20 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 20 63 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.23% 4.06% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.39% 18.81% 28.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 30 48
Hertfordshire median daily rate £356 £428 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +38.80% -17.87%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £150
90th Percentile £544 £576 £499
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £350
% change year-on-year - +28.57% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £31.50 -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 371 335 298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 22.87% 21.59% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 160 156
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £366 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.26% +0.69% +8.58%
10th Percentile £130 £120 £169
90th Percentile £475 £553 £510
East of England median daily rate £400 £361 £350
% change year-on-year +10.80% +3.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 52 18
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.00 £14.50 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +5.45% -8.33%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.03 £10.00
90th Percentile £43.85 £45.53 £20.00
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 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 November 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 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
Stevenage -4 4 £240 -7.69% 1
Watford -21 2 £475 - 3
Hatfield -3 1 - - 6
Welwyn Garden City -11 1 £350 +38.61%
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Unix
East of England

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

1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 10 (50.00%) ITIL
3 8 (40.00%) Python
3 8 (40.00%) NetApp
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 7 (35.00%) Puppet
5 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (25.00%) Windows
6 5 (25.00%) Perl
6 5 (25.00%) Solaris
6 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
6 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
6 5 (25.00%) DevOps
6 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (20.00%) GlassFish
7 4 (20.00%) Korn
7 4 (20.00%) HPUX
7 4 (20.00%) FTP
7 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
7 4 (20.00%) Clustering
7 4 (20.00%) Project Management
8 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (15.00%) LAN
8 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
8 3 (15.00%) Data Centre

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 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (20.00%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.00%) Confluence
3 1 (5.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) SAS
3 1 (5.00%) ThingWorx
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) HipChat
1 1 (5.00%) Windchill
Cloud Services
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 3 (15.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) Firewall
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
4 1 (5.00%) 5G
4 1 (5.00%) BGP
4 1 (5.00%) DHCP
4 1 (5.00%) DKIM
4 1 (5.00%) DMARC
4 1 (5.00%) LTE
4 1 (5.00%) MPLS
4 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.00%) MySQL
2 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
2 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
2 1 (5.00%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.00%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.00%) Checkstyle
2 1 (5.00%) Cobertura
2 1 (5.00%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.00%) Gradle
2 1 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.00%) JIRA
2 1 (5.00%) Selenium
2 1 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (10.00%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.00%) Back Office
2 1 (5.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
1 6 (30.00%) Unix Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Python Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Unix Support
2 5 (25.00%) Unix Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Support
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Unix Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) IP Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Unix DBA
5 1 (5.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) boto
1 1 (5.00%) Kafka
1 1 (5.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Native
4 1 (5.00%) CMDB
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.00%) Fintech
4 1 (5.00%) FMCG
4 1 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.00%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Linux
2 5 (25.00%) Solaris
2 5 (25.00%) Windows
3 4 (20.00%) HPUX
3 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (30.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) DevOps
3 5 (25.00%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (20.00%) Project Management
5 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (10.00%) SDLC
5 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (5.00%) Biometrics
6 1 (5.00%) Break/Fix
6 1 (5.00%) Coaching
6 1 (5.00%) Data Loss Prevention
6 1 (5.00%) Decision-Making
6 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.00%) Microservices
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Network Design
6 1 (5.00%) Scrum
6 1 (5.00%) SDET
6 1 (5.00%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
3 4 (20.00%) Korn
3 4 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) ANSI C
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) Java
4 1 (5.00%) Java 8
4 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (5.00%) R
4 1 (5.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
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 2 (10.00%) CDISC
2 1 (5.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (5.00%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Docker
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (35.00%) Puppet
2 2 (10.00%) Ansible
2 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 2 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.00%) CASB
3 1 (5.00%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (5.00%) Mesos
3 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) Rancher
3 1 (5.00%) Salt
3 1 (5.00%) Terraform
3 1 (5.00%) yum
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) NetApp
1 8 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.00%) Atlassian
3 1 (5.00%) CA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco
3 1 (5.00%) F5
3 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
3 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle
3 1 (5.00%) PTC
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (5.00%) Remedy
3 1 (5.00%) Sonatype
3 1 (5.00%) Sophos
3 1 (5.00%) Symantec