Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 75 58 28
Rank change year-on-year -17 -30 -6
Contract jobs citing Unix 18 46 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.27% 2.98% 5.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.04% 14.51% 28.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 48
Hertfordshire median daily rate £363 £450 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% +74.76% -42.78%
10th Percentile £319 £236 £146
90th Percentile £589 £598 £499
East of England median daily rate £463 £475 £300
% change year-on-year -2.63% +58.33% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £35.00 £34.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% - -
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -2.78% +5.11% -0.72%

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 357 317 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.12% 20.53% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 157 140
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £138 £154 £150
90th Percentile £475 £557 £525
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +13.73% -17.74%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.78 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.35 £47.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -28.26% +39.39% -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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -4 3 £425 -10.53% 1
Stevenage -9 3 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City +1 1 £350 +23.89%
Hemel Hempstead 0 1 - - 2
Hatfield -2 1 - - 5
Potters Bar - 1 £475 -
Unix
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 9 (50.00%) Python
3 6 (33.33%) ITIL
3 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (33.33%) Puppet
4 5 (27.78%) DevOps
4 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 5 (27.78%) Tomcat
4 5 (27.78%) NetApp
5 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (22.22%) GlassFish
6 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
6 3 (16.67%) LAN
6 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (11.11%) Maven
7 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
7 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 2 (11.11%) WAN
7 2 (11.11%) DNS
7 2 (11.11%) Java
7 2 (11.11%) MySQL
7 2 (11.11%) Oracle
7 2 (11.11%) HP
7 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
7 2 (11.11%) Project Management
7 2 (11.11%) Aerospace

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 (27.78%) Tomcat
2 4 (22.22%) GlassFish
3 1 (5.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (5.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (5.56%) Mimecast
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) 5G
3 1 (5.56%) BGP
3 1 (5.56%) DHCP
3 1 (5.56%) DKIM
3 1 (5.56%) DMARC
3 1 (5.56%) LTE
3 1 (5.56%) MPLS
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) SpaceWire
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (5.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Maven
2 1 (5.56%) Artifactory
2 1 (5.56%) Bitbucket
2 1 (5.56%) Checkstyle
2 1 (5.56%) Cobertura
2 1 (5.56%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.56%) Gradle
2 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.56%) JIRA
2 1 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (5.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 2 (11.11%) Aerospace
2 1 (5.56%) Back Office
2 1 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Python Engineer
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Unix Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Unix Support
2 4 (22.22%) Unix Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Support
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (5.56%) IP Designer
5 1 (5.56%) PostgreSQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Unix DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.56%) boto
1 1 (5.56%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Cloud Native
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) CMDB
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Fintech
2 1 (5.56%) FMCG
2 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (5.56%) HP Superdome
2 1 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (5.56%) Machine to Machine
2 1 (5.56%) PKI
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.56%) HPUX
4 1 (5.56%) Solaris
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
3 4 (22.22%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 2 (11.11%) Functional Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (5.56%) Business Continuity
5 1 (5.56%) Data Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.56%) Migration
5 1 (5.56%) Network Design
5 1 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (5.56%) Scrum
5 1 (5.56%) Statistics
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) C
3 1 (5.56%) Java 8
3 1 (5.56%) Perl
3 1 (5.56%) R
3 1 (5.56%) Tcl
3 1 (5.56%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) CISSP
1 1 (5.56%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (5.56%) GIAC
1 1 (5.56%) SANS
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) CDISC
1 1 (5.56%) Data Quality
1 1 (5.56%) GCP
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.56%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
3 1 (5.56%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (5.56%) CASB
3 1 (5.56%) Docker Swarm
3 1 (5.56%) Hyperic
3 1 (5.56%) Mesos
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.56%) Rancher
3 1 (5.56%) Terraform
3 1 (5.56%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) NetApp
3 2 (11.11%) HP
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.56%) CA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) Forcepoint
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Remedy
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Sonatype
4 1 (5.56%) Sophos