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 3 months to 24 June 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.

Unix
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 36 6
Rank change year-on-year +2 -30  
Contract jobs citing Unix 25 23 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.01% 3.48% 10.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.72% 18.40% 37.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 28
Median daily rate £430 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £276 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 - £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 125 251
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 25.48% 18.94% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 64 110
Median daily rate £400 £370 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +11.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £153 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 24
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.45% +19.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.01 £13.20 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.81 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 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
Watford -6 6 £406 +57.76% 2
Hatfield - 5 £550 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £450 - 1
Rickmansworth +1 2 £525 +23.52%
Welwyn Garden City +4 1 £325 +3.58% 2
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) Windows
3 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (33.33%) Java
4 14 (33.33%) DevOps
5 12 (28.57%) TDD
6 11 (26.19%) Spring
6 11 (26.19%) Solaris
7 10 (23.81%) Open Source
8 9 (21.43%) Puppet
8 9 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
8 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 9 (21.43%) Service Design
8 9 (21.43%) LAN
8 9 (21.43%) SQL
8 9 (21.43%) OO
9 7 (16.67%) HP
9 7 (16.67%) Dell
9 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
9 7 (16.67%) Big Data
10 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
10 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
10 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
10 6 (14.29%) LDAP
10 6 (14.29%) Python
10 6 (14.29%) WAN
10 6 (14.29%) Cisco
10 6 (14.29%) Perl

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 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2000
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
1 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 5.5
1 4 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.76%) Apache
2 2 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (4.76%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.38%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (2.38%) MQSeries
3 1 (2.38%) OpenStack
3 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.38%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Magento
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (2.38%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.38%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (21.43%) LAN
2 6 (14.29%) LDAP
2 6 (14.29%) WAN
3 4 (9.52%) X.500
4 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 3 (7.14%) Wireless
5 2 (4.76%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (4.76%) WLAN
6 1 (2.38%) ATM
6 1 (2.38%) Firewall
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) SNMP
6 1 (2.38%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
1 9 (21.43%) NoSQL
2 7 (16.67%) Big Data
3 3 (7.14%) MySQL
4 2 (4.76%) DB2
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.38%) DbVisualizer
5 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 4 (9.52%) JIRA
2 3 (7.14%) Cucumber
2 3 (7.14%) Maven
2 3 (7.14%) Selenium
2 3 (7.14%) WebDriver
3 2 (4.76%) Appium
3 2 (4.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.76%) JUnit
3 2 (4.76%) Mockito
3 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
4 1 (2.38%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.38%) Checkstyle
4 1 (2.38%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.38%) Gatling
4 1 (2.38%) LoadRunner
4 1 (2.38%) Log4j
4 1 (2.38%) Moq
4 1 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 4 (9.52%) Retail
1 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (4.76%) Games
4 1 (2.38%) General Ledger
4 1 (2.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.81%) Developer
2 9 (21.43%) Java Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 7 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
4 6 (14.29%) Administrator
5 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.52%) AWS DevOps
7 3 (7.14%) Automation Tester
7 3 (7.14%) AWS Developer
7 3 (7.14%) DevOps Developer
7 3 (7.14%) Java Automation Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Selenium Automation Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
7 3 (7.14%) Tester
8 2 (4.76%) Analyst
8 2 (4.76%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
8 2 (4.76%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (26.19%) Spring
2 4 (9.52%) XML
3 3 (7.14%) HTML
3 3 (7.14%) J2EE
3 3 (7.14%) Web Services
4 2 (4.76%) CSS
4 2 (4.76%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.76%) JSON
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 2 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.38%) Apache Camel
5 1 (2.38%) boto
5 1 (2.38%) JMS
5 1 (2.38%) Regular Expression
5 1 (2.38%) REST
5 1 (2.38%) Spring Boot
5 1 (2.38%) Spring Security
5 1 (2.38%) XSD
5 1 (2.38%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.76%) EPoS
3 2 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.38%) Clustering
4 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.38%) EMC VMAX
Operating Systems
1 30 (71.43%) Linux
2 17 (40.48%) Windows
3 11 (26.19%) Solaris
4 5 (11.90%) HPUX
4 5 (11.90%) Windows Server
5 4 (9.52%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.38%) AIX
7 1 (2.38%) CentOS
7 1 (2.38%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (2.38%) Debian
7 1 (2.38%) OpenVMS
7 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (38.10%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (33.33%) DevOps
3 12 (28.57%) TDD
4 10 (23.81%) Open Source
5 9 (21.43%) Mentoring
5 9 (21.43%) OO
5 9 (21.43%) Service Design
6 4 (9.52%) Scrum
6 4 (9.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.52%) Test Scripting
7 3 (7.14%) BDD
7 3 (7.14%) Change Management
7 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (7.14%) ETL
7 3 (7.14%) Kanban
7 3 (7.14%) Migration
7 3 (7.14%) Validation
8 2 (4.76%) Data Deduplication
8 2 (4.76%) Non-Functional Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (33.33%) Java
2 9 (21.43%) SQL
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
3 6 (14.29%) Python
3 6 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.14%) C
4 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.76%) C++
5 2 (4.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.38%) AWK
6 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.38%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.38%) sed
6 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) DV Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) HNC
4 1 (2.38%) ISEB
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) QA
2 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 6 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (9.52%) Samba
3 2 (4.76%) Docker
3 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.38%) SRDF
4 1 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 9 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 1 (2.38%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (2.38%) EMC TimeFinder
3 1 (2.38%) NetApp OnCommand
3 1 (2.38%) OpenView
3 1 (2.38%) SCCM
3 1 (2.38%) SnapMirror
3 1 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (2.38%) yum
3 1 (2.38%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 7 (16.67%) Dell
1 7 (16.67%) HP
2 6 (14.29%) Cisco
3 5 (11.90%) Sun
4 3 (7.14%) EMC
4 3 (7.14%) IBM
4 3 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 3 (7.14%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Atlassian
5 2 (4.76%) Toshiba
5 2 (4.76%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) Brocade
6 1 (2.38%) FireEye
6 1 (2.38%) ForgeRock
6 1 (2.38%) Google
6 1 (2.38%) hybris
6 1 (2.38%) Retalix
6 1 (2.38%) SAP
6 1 (2.38%) Sonatype
6 1 (2.38%) Talend
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