Period
to 15 July 2020

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 15 July 2020 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
15 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 47 76
Rank change year-on-year 0 +29 -34
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 52 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.95% 3.61% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.96% 17.87% 7.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 18 16
Median daily rate £513 £430 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.19% +27.41% -20.59%
10th Percentile £393 £311 £223
90th Percentile £688 £590 £800
East of England median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £66.00 £57.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.78% - -
East of England median hourly rate £66.00 £22.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +193.33% -30.77% +3.17%

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 134 291 355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 21.82% 20.19% 22.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 132 179
Median daily rate £330 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +2.86%
10th Percentile £150 £125 £143
90th Percentile £538 £569 £509
East of England median daily rate £388 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +3.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 42 61
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.75 £13.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.94% +14.96% -5.52%
10th Percentile £13.23 £11.17 £10.34
90th Percentile £54.75 £51.45 £30.00
Median hourly rate £18.88 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +17.97% +0.88% -9.37%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 15 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in Hertfordshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in Hertfordshire.

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 15 July 2020. 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
Hatfield +14 3 - -
Welwyn Garden City +3 2 £675 +22.73%
Hemel Hempstead -5 2 - - 1
Stevenage +13 1 £383 -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 July 2020, 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 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 5 (41.67%) Puppet
3 4 (33.33%) Network Management
3 4 (33.33%) Splunk
3 4 (33.33%) Multicast
3 4 (33.33%) IPsec
3 4 (33.33%) 802.11
3 4 (33.33%) MPLS
3 4 (33.33%) OSPF
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (33.33%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) BGP
3 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
3 4 (33.33%) CCNP
3 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
3 4 (33.33%) DevOps
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 3 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (25.00%) SQL
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering

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:

Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Akamai
1 2 (16.67%) Azure
1 2 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (8.33%) AWS
2 1 (8.33%) Office 365
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Internet
2 4 (33.33%) 802.11
2 4 (33.33%) BGP
2 4 (33.33%) EIGRP
2 4 (33.33%) IPsec
2 4 (33.33%) MPLS
2 4 (33.33%) Multicast
2 4 (33.33%) OSPF
3 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 2 (16.67%) DHCP
4 2 (16.67%) DNS
4 2 (16.67%) DWDM
4 2 (16.67%) Firewall
4 2 (16.67%) IGRP
4 2 (16.67%) LAN
4 2 (16.67%) RIP
4 2 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Exadata
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 2 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Applications DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle DBA
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Splunk Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) Middleware
2 4 (33.33%) 802.1X
3 1 (8.33%) .NET
3 1 (8.33%) .NET Core
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
3 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (8.33%) WinForms
3 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 1 (8.33%) AIX
3 1 (8.33%) HPUX
3 1 (8.33%) OS/390
3 1 (8.33%) OS/400
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (8.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps
1 4 (33.33%) Network Management
2 2 (16.67%) B2B
2 2 (16.67%) Backlog Management
2 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Management
2 2 (16.67%) Demand Management
2 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (16.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (16.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 2 (16.67%) Product Roadmap
2 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (16.67%) Technical Leadership
2 2 (16.67%) Technology Roadmap
2 2 (16.67%) The Twelve-Factor App
2 2 (16.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 2 (16.67%) Validation
2 2 (16.67%) WAN Optimisation
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Python
1 3 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) C#
3 1 (8.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) CCNP
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (16.67%) CCDP
2 2 (16.67%) CCIE
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Firmware
1 2 (16.67%) VMware NSX
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (16.67%) vCenter Server
2 2 (16.67%) vRealize
3 1 (8.33%) Ansible
3 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Cisco
1 4 (33.33%) Juniper
1 4 (33.33%) Splunk
2 3 (25.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (16.67%) Aerohive Networks
3 2 (16.67%) Arista
3 2 (16.67%) Aruba
3 2 (16.67%) Blue Coat
3 2 (16.67%) CheckPoint
3 2 (16.67%) F5
3 2 (16.67%) Fortinet
3 2 (16.67%) Meraki
3 2 (16.67%) MikroTik
3 2 (16.67%) Palo Alto
3 2 (16.67%) Riverbed
3 2 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 2 (16.67%) Tanium
3 2 (16.67%) Tufin
3 2 (16.67%) Zscaler