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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 21 11 16
Rank change year-on-year -10 +5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 2 11 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 1.65% 11.34% 8.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.14% 44.00% 22.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 6
Median daily rate £265 £413 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.75% +8.19%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Watford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 28 25 50
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 23.14% 25.77% 40.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 7 14
Median daily rate £308 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £192 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 7
Median hourly rate £14.50 £26.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.23% +40.54%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Watford 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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Watford

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Watford region with a requirement for Unix.

1 3 (75.00%) Java
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) Selenium
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) XML
2 2 (50.00%) DB2
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Magento
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (50.00%) hybris
2 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
2 2 (50.00%) DbVisualizer

Unix
Top Related 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 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Magento
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) DB2
1 2 (50.00%) DbVisualizer
2 1 (25.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Appium
1 2 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (50.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Architect
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Java Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
2 1 (25.00%) Junior DevOps
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Web Automation Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) J2EE
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) JMS
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) Automated Testing
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
2 2 (50.00%) Coaching
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) Document Management
2 2 (50.00%) System Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 2 (50.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (25.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Python
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) hybris
1 2 (50.00%) IBM