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 28 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
Hertfordshire / Watford
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 19 14 9
Rank change year-on-year -5 -5  
Contract jobs citing Unix 8 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 4.82% 5.19% 15.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.18% 31.82% 43.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Median daily rate £406 £258 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +57.76% -6.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £226 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £279 £368
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 £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 44 22 55
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Watford 26.51% 16.30% 35.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 26 41
Median daily rate £350 £245 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -30.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £105 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.50 - £13.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 - £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 - £13.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.82% +3.03%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Watford over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 28 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 Watford region with a requirement for Unix.

1 6 (60.00%) SQL
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) Java
2 5 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) J2EE
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 4 (40.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) DevOps
4 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
4 3 (30.00%) Solaris
4 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 3 (30.00%) Games
5 2 (20.00%) Log4j
5 2 (20.00%) Scrum
5 2 (20.00%) Retail
5 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
5 2 (20.00%) Subversion
5 2 (20.00%) Internet
5 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 2 (20.00%) JSON
5 2 (20.00%) JIRA
5 2 (20.00%) QA
5 2 (20.00%) Selenium
5 2 (20.00%) Spring Security
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting

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 2 (20.00%) Apache
1 2 (20.00%) MQSeries
1 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Assets
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Cash Management
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Payables
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle ODI
2 1 (10.00%) DB2
2 1 (10.00%) DbVisualizer
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (20.00%) Appium
2 2 (20.00%) Cucumber
2 2 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (20.00%) JIRA
2 2 (20.00%) JUnit
2 2 (20.00%) Log4j
2 2 (20.00%) Maven
2 2 (20.00%) Mockito
2 2 (20.00%) Selenium
2 2 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (20.00%) Talend Open Studio
2 2 (20.00%) WebDriver
3 1 (10.00%) Gatling
3 1 (10.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (10.00%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Games
2 2 (20.00%) Retail
3 1 (10.00%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Automation Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Java Automation Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium Automation Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Selenium Tester
1 2 (20.00%) Technical Leader
1 2 (20.00%) Tester
2 1 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) AWS Expert
2 1 (10.00%) Data Migration Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Developer
2 1 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Junior
2 1 (10.00%) Junior DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Junior DevOps Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 1 (10.00%) Migration Specialist
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
2 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) J2EE
2 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 2 (20.00%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (20.00%) Apache Camel
3 2 (20.00%) EJB
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
3 2 (20.00%) JDBC
3 2 (20.00%) JMS
3 2 (20.00%) JSON
3 2 (20.00%) JSP
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 2 (20.00%) REST
3 2 (20.00%) SOAP
3 2 (20.00%) Spring
3 2 (20.00%) Spring Boot
3 2 (20.00%) Spring Security
3 2 (20.00%) XSD
3 2 (20.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Solaris
3 2 (20.00%) HPUX
3 2 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) ETL
3 3 (30.00%) DevOps
3 3 (30.00%) E-Commerce
3 3 (30.00%) TDD
4 2 (20.00%) BDD
4 2 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (20.00%) Data Cleansing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Conversion
4 2 (20.00%) Data Deduplication
4 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 2 (20.00%) Dependency Management
4 2 (20.00%) Kanban
4 2 (20.00%) Migration
4 2 (20.00%) RAD
4 2 (20.00%) Scenario Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Scrum
4 2 (20.00%) System Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (20.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Talend
3 1 (10.00%) hybris
3 1 (10.00%) VMware