Period
to 24 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford 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 May 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
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
24 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 33 14
Rank change year-on-year +3 -19 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 14 4 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 5.05% 1.51% 9.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.45% 6.56% 38.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Watford median daily rate £500 £264 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +89.57% -3.21% -27.33%
10th Percentile £438 £257 £234
90th Percentile £543 £268 £471
Hertfordshire median daily rate £400 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +23.08% -23.53% +19.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Watford median hourly rate - - -
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - £31.50 -

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 Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 61 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 18.41% 23.02% 24.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 19
Watford median daily rate £388 £278 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.64% +23.33% -41.94%
10th Percentile £123 £120 £117
90th Percentile £565 £564 £450
Hertfordshire median daily rate £375 £328 £375
% change year-on-year +14.50% -12.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Watford median hourly rate £23.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +58.62% - +16.00%
10th Percentile £15.80 £13.75 £13.10
90th Percentile £134.60 £15.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% -9.38% +3.23%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Watford

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Watford

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Watford

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 Watford region with a requirement for Unix.

1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 12 (85.71%) DNA
2 12 (85.71%) E-Commerce
3 11 (78.57%) IBM
3 11 (78.57%) Oracle
3 11 (78.57%) DB2
4 10 (71.43%) WebSphere
4 10 (71.43%) Magento
4 10 (71.43%) hybris
5 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
6 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
6 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 8 (57.14%) SQL
7 7 (50.00%) JIRA
7 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (42.86%) Retail
8 6 (42.86%) Selenium
8 6 (42.86%) System Testing
8 6 (42.86%) BDD
8 6 (42.86%) Web Services
8 6 (42.86%) Scrum
8 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (35.71%) MySQL
9 5 (35.71%) Ant
9 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
9 5 (35.71%) RESTEasy
9 5 (35.71%) DbVisualizer
9 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
9 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
9 5 (35.71%) Cucumber

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Watford 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 (71.43%) WebSphere
2 4 (28.57%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (21.43%) MQSeries
4 2 (14.29%) CMS
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Apache
5 1 (7.14%) Confluence
5 1 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (7.14%) IIS
5 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 10 (71.43%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) DB2
2 5 (35.71%) DbVisualizer
2 5 (35.71%) MySQL
2 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (7.14%) Jackrabbit
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
4 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Git (software)
2 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
3 7 (50.00%) JIRA
4 6 (42.86%) Selenium
5 5 (35.71%) Ant
5 5 (35.71%) Cucumber
5 5 (35.71%) Subversion
6 4 (28.57%) WebDriver
7 2 (14.29%) SoapUI
8 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
8 1 (7.14%) JBehave
8 1 (7.14%) JUnit
8 1 (7.14%) Log4j
8 1 (7.14%) Mockito
8 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 6 (42.86%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Tester
2 5 (35.71%) Automation Tester
3 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Automation Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Database Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Manual Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Agile Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Automation Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Senior QA Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Web Services
2 5 (35.71%) Gherkin
2 5 (35.71%) RESTEasy
2 5 (35.71%) RESTful
3 3 (21.43%) XML
4 2 (14.29%) HTML
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (14.29%) JSON
4 2 (14.29%) SOAP
5 1 (7.14%) Ajax
5 1 (7.14%) EJB
5 1 (7.14%) JDBC
5 1 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (7.14%) JSTL
5 1 (7.14%) REST
5 1 (7.14%) Servlets
5 1 (7.14%) Struts
5 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (7.14%) XSD
5 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 1 (7.14%) AIX
2 1 (7.14%) HPUX
2 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) Solaris
2 1 (7.14%) SUSE
2 1 (7.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) DNA
1 12 (85.71%) E-Commerce
2 8 (57.14%) Test Automation
3 7 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) BDD
4 6 (42.86%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (42.86%) Scrum
4 6 (42.86%) System Testing
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
6 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) Scenario Testing
6 4 (28.57%) Software Delivery
6 4 (28.57%) Translating Business Requirements
7 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Kanban
7 2 (14.29%) Presales
7 2 (14.29%) TDD
8 1 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
8 1 (7.14%) SDET
8 1 (7.14%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 13 (92.86%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
4 4 (28.57%) PHP
4 4 (28.57%) Python
4 4 (28.57%) Ruby
5 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (7.14%) Perl
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Ansible
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) IBM
1 11 (78.57%) Oracle
2 10 (71.43%) hybris
3 4 (28.57%) Intershop
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) ATG
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Martini
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Demandware
4 1 (7.14%) Elastic Path
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) Sun