Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 50 34
Rank change year-on-year -18 -16 -19
Contract jobs citing Unix 27 40 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.88% 3.24% 3.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.96% 14.93% 18.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 27
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £390 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +16.67%
10th Percentile £227 £254 £246
90th Percentile £810 £575 £530
East of England median daily rate £450 £428 £375
% change year-on-year +5.26% +14.00% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £31.50 -
East of England median hourly rate £32.50 £31.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year +3.17% +0.80% -14.50%

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 339 268 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 23.64% 21.72% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 139 129
Hertfordshire median daily rate £360 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £148 £130 £156
90th Percentile £516 £575 £503
East of England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 35 30
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.34% -12.12% +10.00%
10th Percentile £10.15 £11.06 £12.49
90th Percentile £26.25 £28.25 £42.35
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% - -4.11%

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 18 June 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 18 June 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
Watford +1 12 £500 +90.48% 1
Stevenage -9 6 £260 -
Welwyn Garden City -4 2 £407 +25.23% 3
Hatfield -10 1 £400 -27.27% 7
Hemel Hempstead -10 1 £170 -49.25% 2
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 16 (59.26%) Java
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 14 (51.85%) Oracle
3 12 (44.44%) DB2
4 11 (40.74%) Linux
4 11 (40.74%) IBM
4 11 (40.74%) E-Commerce
4 11 (40.74%) JIRA
5 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
5 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
5 10 (37.04%) DNA
6 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
7 8 (29.63%) hybris
7 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (29.63%) Magento
7 8 (29.63%) Windows
7 8 (29.63%) Scrum
7 8 (29.63%) VMware
8 7 (25.93%) MySQL
8 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
8 7 (25.93%) Retail
8 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
8 7 (25.93%) DevOps
8 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
9 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (22.22%) BDD

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 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 6 (22.22%) IIS
3 5 (18.52%) WebLogic
4 4 (14.81%) Confluence
4 4 (14.81%) ThingWorx
4 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (11.11%) MQSeries
6 2 (7.41%) CMS
7 1 (3.70%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) Windchill
2 3 (11.11%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 8 (29.63%) Magento
2 1 (3.70%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) Firewall
1 3 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (7.41%) HTTP
3 1 (3.70%) 802.11
3 1 (3.70%) BGP
3 1 (3.70%) DHCP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
3 1 (3.70%) DWDM
3 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
3 1 (3.70%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.70%) IGRP
3 1 (3.70%) LAN
3 1 (3.70%) MPLS
3 1 (3.70%) OSPF
3 1 (3.70%) SAN
3 1 (3.70%) SNMP
3 1 (3.70%) SSL
3 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.70%) VPN
3 1 (3.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (44.44%) DB2
2 7 (25.93%) MySQL
2 7 (25.93%) Relational Database
3 5 (18.52%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
3 5 (18.52%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (18.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.70%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) JIRA
2 10 (37.04%) Jenkins
3 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (22.22%) Selenium
5 5 (18.52%) Cucumber
6 4 (14.81%) Maven
6 4 (14.81%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (14.81%) WebDriver
7 3 (11.11%) Ant
7 3 (11.11%) Apache Ivy
7 3 (11.11%) Bitbucket
7 3 (11.11%) Gradle
7 3 (11.11%) Subversion
8 2 (7.41%) Checkstyle
8 2 (7.41%) SoapUI
9 1 (3.70%) JBehave
9 1 (3.70%) JUnit
9 1 (3.70%) Mockito
9 1 (3.70%) SonarQube
9 1 (3.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 7 (25.93%) Retail
2 3 (11.11%) Finance
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Tester
2 5 (18.52%) Automation Tester
3 3 (11.11%) Developer
3 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (3.70%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.70%) Java Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.70%) QA Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium Tester
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Tester
5 1 (3.70%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Web Services
2 5 (18.52%) Gherkin
2 5 (18.52%) Middleware
2 5 (18.52%) RESTEasy
2 5 (18.52%) RESTful
3 4 (14.81%) HTML
3 4 (14.81%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) J2EE
4 2 (7.41%) JSON
4 2 (7.41%) SOAP
5 1 (3.70%) Ajax
5 1 (3.70%) EJB
5 1 (3.70%) Flash
5 1 (3.70%) JMS
5 1 (3.70%) JSTL
5 1 (3.70%) Struts
5 1 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (3.70%) XHTML
5 1 (3.70%) XSD
5 1 (3.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (7.41%) Wiki
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Linux
2 8 (29.63%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Solaris
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server
4 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) HPUX
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) AIX
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE
6 1 (3.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) E-Commerce
2 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (37.04%) DNA
3 8 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (29.63%) Scrum
3 8 (29.63%) Test Automation
4 7 (25.93%) DevOps
4 7 (25.93%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (22.22%) BDD
5 6 (22.22%) System Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Kanban
7 3 (11.11%) TDD
8 2 (7.41%) Collaborative Working
8 2 (7.41%) Integration Testing
8 2 (7.41%) Mentoring
8 2 (7.41%) SDLC
8 2 (7.41%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) Java
1 16 (59.26%) SQL
2 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
3 6 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (11.11%) PHP
4 3 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
5 2 (7.41%) Perl
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.41%) Ruby
5 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.70%) Java 8
6 1 (3.70%) Korn
6 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CCNP
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Docker
4 1 (3.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (22.22%) Puppet
2 5 (18.52%) Ansible
3 3 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 3 (11.11%) Rancher
3 3 (11.11%) Terraform
4 2 (7.41%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (7.41%) Mesos
5 1 (3.70%) HP Fortify
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (3.70%) SCOM
5 1 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (3.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Oracle
2 11 (40.74%) IBM
3 8 (29.63%) hybris
3 8 (29.63%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) Microsoft
5 4 (14.81%) Atlassian
5 4 (14.81%) PTC
6 2 (7.41%) Intershop
6 2 (7.41%) Sonatype
6 2 (7.41%) Sun
7 1 (3.70%) ATG
7 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Dell
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Juniper
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas