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 30 September 2014 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 19 8 7
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 2.38% 6.25% 9.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.11% 10.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 3
Average daily rate
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£388 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+3.27% -11.59%
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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
27 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Blackpool 21.43% 62.50% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 10
Average daily rate £268 £310 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.70% +12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £310 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £11.65 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -11.76%

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
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 30 September 2014, 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 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (60.00%) MVS
1 9 (60.00%) Middleware
2 8 (53.33%) CRM
2 8 (53.33%) Workflow
2 8 (53.33%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 6 (40.00%) Oracle
4 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 4 (26.67%) Perl
5 4 (26.67%) AIX
5 4 (26.67%) Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (26.67%) Reference Data
5 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
5 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Change Control
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (20.00%) Migration
6 3 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
6 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (20.00%) Unicenter
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (20.00%) HP
6 3 (20.00%) CA
6 3 (20.00%) Informatica
6 3 (20.00%) Tivoli
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, 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 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
1 1 (6.67%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (13.33%) PowerCenter
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Rational Rose
1 2 (13.33%) ERwin
General
1 8 (53.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (60.00%) Architect
2 8 (53.33%) Technical Architect
3 3 (20.00%) Consultant
3 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 3 (20.00%) IT Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Informatica Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Data Modeller
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (60.00%) Middleware
2 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Reference Data
1 4 (26.67%) Data Integration
2 1 (6.67%) DataPower
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) MVS
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (26.67%) AIX
2 4 (26.67%) Linux
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (20.00%) HPUX
3 3 (20.00%) Solaris
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) CRM
1 8 (53.33%) Workflow
2 6 (40.00%) Data Modelling
3 4 (26.67%) Configuration Management
3 4 (26.67%) Data Architecture
3 4 (26.67%) Change Control
4 3 (20.00%) Server Monitoring
4 3 (20.00%) Migration
5 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) VB
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) PL/SQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Unicenter
1 3 (20.00%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Oracle
3 4 (26.67%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (20.00%) CA
4 3 (20.00%) Informatica
5 1 (6.67%) JBoss
5 1 (6.67%) Siebel
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) Axway