The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Blackpool region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 9 22 -
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -
Contract jobs citing UNIX 21 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 13.91% 5.74% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.82% 21.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 0
Average daily rate
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£583 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.90% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £361
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -2.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Blackpool region.

Operating Systems Category
Blackpool
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
66 57 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 43.71% 27.27% 9.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 36 0
Average daily rate £381 £245 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+55.51% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £32.47 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.24% +44.31%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Blackpool region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Blackpool

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Blackpool region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Blackpool region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Blackpool region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 16 (76.19%) Middleware
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 10 (47.62%) MVS
3 8 (38.10%) SQL
4 7 (33.33%) Java
5 6 (28.57%) CRM
5 6 (28.57%) Workflow
5 6 (28.57%) VME
5 6 (28.57%) Scala
5 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
5 6 (28.57%) Open Source
6 5 (23.81%) Finance
6 5 (23.81%) Linux
7 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
7 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
7 4 (19.05%) Reference Data
7 4 (19.05%) Strategic Planning
8 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
8 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
8 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
8 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
9 2 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
9 2 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
9 2 (9.52%) SOA
9 2 (9.52%) FTP
9 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
9 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
9 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
9 2 (9.52%) Windows

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Blackpool region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (9.52%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.76%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) IaaS
1 1 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) FTP
2 1 (4.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Facilita Forecast
1 2 (9.52%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (9.52%) LoadRunner
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (80.95%) Architect
2 16 (76.19%) Technical Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Tester
4 2 (9.52%) Integration Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Enterprise Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Digital Architect
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Digital Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (76.19%) Middleware
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (4.76%) Play Framework
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Reference Data
2 3 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Metrics
3 2 (9.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.76%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (47.62%) MVS
2 6 (28.57%) VME
3 5 (23.81%) Linux
4 2 (9.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) CRM
1 6 (28.57%) Workflow
1 6 (28.57%) Open Source
2 4 (19.05%) Data Modelling
2 4 (19.05%) Data Architecture
2 4 (19.05%) Strategic Planning
3 3 (14.29%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (14.29%) Test Strategy
3 3 (14.29%) Test Scripting
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) SOA
4 2 (9.52%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Risk Analysis
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.76%) Machine Learning
5 1 (4.76%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 6 (28.57%) Scala
4 1 (4.76%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) SC Cleared
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (4.76%) StatsD
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle
2 1 (4.76%) Citrix
2 1 (4.76%) Teradata
2 1 (4.76%) Apigee
2 1 (4.76%) Mashery
2 1 (4.76%) Tableau