The first table below looks at the demand for the UNIX Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Cheshire region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX Specialist
Rank 65 66 -
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -
Contract jobs requiring a UNIX Specialist 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.13% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+1.56% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
754 698 789
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 93.90% 91.00% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 283 435
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 46 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £31.56 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.87% +52.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.13 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
UNIX Specialist
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UNIX Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX Specialist in the job title across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

UNIX Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

UNIX Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

UNIX Specialist Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

UNIX Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited UNIX Specialist in their job title 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 with UNIX Specialist in their job title.

1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) IBM
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
2 2 (66.67%) Rendezvous
2 2 (66.67%) Middleware
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
2 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (66.67%) BladeLogic
2 2 (66.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (33.33%) nginx
3 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) Apache

UNIX Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region that cited UNIX Specialist in their job title 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 with UNIX Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere
1 2 (66.67%) TIBCO EMS
2 1 (33.33%) nginx
2 1 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
1 2 (66.67%) Banking
1 2 (66.67%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) WebSphere MQ
1 2 (66.67%) Rendezvous
1 2 (66.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) UNIX
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (66.67%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) IBM
1 2 (66.67%) TIBCO
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
1 2 (66.67%) Cyber-Ark
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp