The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills 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 over the 3 months to 9 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 of the Operating Systems category 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 11 11
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 37 84 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.71% 11.29% 9.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.52% 37.50% 37.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 36
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £279 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+10.52% -3.38%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
224 224 202
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.50% 30.11% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 92 87
Average daily rate £265 £333 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.42% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £226 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 18
Average hourly rate £14.35 £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.83% +37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £14.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £42.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 9 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester -1 10 £730 +124.61% 4
Warrington -13 5 £300 -33.33% 4
Knutsford -11 3 £195 -35.53%
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Crewe - - - - 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 42 (46.67%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) Windows
3 28 (31.11%) Finance
4 27 (30.00%) AIX
5 22 (24.44%) ITIL
5 22 (24.44%) Banking
6 18 (20.00%) Oracle
7 17 (18.89%) Shell Script
7 17 (18.89%) Middleware
8 13 (14.44%) Change Management
9 12 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
9 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
10 11 (12.22%) SQL
10 11 (12.22%) Information Security
10 11 (12.22%) Cyber-Ark
11 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (11.11%) IBM
11 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (11.11%) Firewall
12 9 (10.00%) Splunk
13 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
13 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
13 8 (8.89%) Service Management
13 8 (8.89%) Tivoli
13 8 (8.89%) .NET
13 8 (8.89%) SAP
13 8 (8.89%) WebSphere
13 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (8.89%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.56%) TIBCO EMS
3 4 (4.44%) IIS
3 4 (4.44%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.33%) NetWeaver
4 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.22%) Tuxedo
5 2 (2.22%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.11%) SAS
6 1 (1.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.11%) CICS
6 1 (1.11%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.11%) MS Project
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.11%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.11%) CA Clarity
2 1 (1.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (11.11%) Firewall
2 6 (6.67%) HTTP
2 6 (6.67%) LAN
3 4 (4.44%) SAN
3 4 (4.44%) FTP
4 3 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (3.33%) WAN
4 3 (3.33%) DNS
4 3 (3.33%) OSPF
4 3 (3.33%) EIGRP
4 3 (3.33%) NetScaler
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (2.22%) Network Security
6 1 (1.11%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.11%) SSH
6 1 (1.11%) LDAP
6 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.11%) VPN
6 1 (1.11%) SSL
6 1 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database
3 6 (6.67%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.44%) DB2
6 3 (3.33%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (3.33%) SAP BW
7 2 (2.22%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.11%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.11%) QlikView
8 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.11%) Adabas
8 1 (1.11%) MySQL
8 1 (1.11%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.11%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) LoadRunner
General
1 28 (31.11%) Finance
2 22 (24.44%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.44%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.33%) Advertising
5 2 (2.22%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Legal
6 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Analyst
2 14 (15.56%) Administrator
3 10 (11.11%) Developer
4 7 (7.78%) AIX Administrator
5 5 (5.56%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.56%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Middleware Analyst
6 4 (4.44%) Tester
6 4 (4.44%) Architect
6 4 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) Performance Tester
6 4 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.44%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.89%) Middleware
2 8 (8.89%) .NET
3 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 6 (6.67%) CSS
3 6 (6.67%) HTML
4 5 (5.56%) SOAP
4 5 (5.56%) Web Services
4 5 (5.56%) XML
4 5 (5.56%) Rendezvous
5 4 (4.44%) Regular Expression
6 3 (3.33%) SAP XI
7 2 (2.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (2.22%) SAP Basis
8 1 (1.11%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (1.11%) Django
8 1 (1.11%) jQuery
8 1 (1.11%) Spring
8 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.56%) NHS
1 5 (5.56%) Blackberry
2 4 (4.44%) Mainframe
2 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.44%) Statistics
3 3 (3.33%) HACMP
4 2 (2.22%) Open Source
4 2 (2.22%) GIS
4 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.22%) PKI
4 2 (2.22%) LPAR
4 2 (2.22%) Clustering
4 2 (2.22%) CESG
5 1 (1.11%) Reference Data
5 1 (1.11%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.11%) CMDB
5 1 (1.11%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.67%) Linux
2 32 (35.56%) Windows
3 27 (30.00%) AIX
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.22%) Solaris
8 1 (1.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.11%) MVS
8 1 (1.11%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.44%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Change Management
3 11 (12.22%) Information Security
4 8 (8.89%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (8.89%) Service Management
4 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.78%) TDD
5 7 (7.78%) MVC
5 7 (7.78%) Project Management
5 7 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.67%) Scrum
6 6 (6.67%) Pair Programming
7 5 (5.56%) Release Management
7 5 (5.56%) Unit Testing
7 5 (5.56%) Requirements Management
8 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.44%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.89%) Shell Script
2 11 (12.22%) SQL
3 6 (6.67%) C#
3 6 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (6.67%) Perl
4 5 (5.56%) Java
4 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) Python
6 1 (1.11%) VB
6 1 (1.11%) C++
6 1 (1.11%) PHP
6 1 (1.11%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (7.78%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (4.44%) CISSP
2 4 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.44%) CCNP
3 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.33%) CCIP
3 3 (3.33%) CISM
3 3 (3.33%) ISEB
4 2 (2.22%) Degree
5 1 (1.11%) ISSAP
5 1 (1.11%) GSEC
5 1 (1.11%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.11%) CCNA
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.11%) RHCE
5 1 (1.11%) MCSE
5 1 (1.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.22%) QA
1 2 (2.22%) COBIT
1 2 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.11%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.78%) PowerHA
3 5 (5.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.33%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 6 (6.67%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.22%) nmon
4 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.22%) Puppet
4 2 (2.22%) CA Wily
4 2 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (20.00%) Oracle
2 12 (13.33%) Red Hat
3 11 (12.22%) Cyber-Ark
4 10 (11.11%) IBM
4 10 (11.11%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.00%) Splunk
6 8 (8.89%) SAP
7 6 (6.67%) TIBCO
7 6 (6.67%) Cisco
8 5 (5.56%) HP
8 5 (5.56%) Citrix
9 4 (4.44%) McAfee
9 4 (4.44%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.44%) VMware
10 3 (3.33%) Riverbed
10 3 (3.33%) F5
11 2 (2.22%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.22%) NetApp
11 2 (2.22%) Dell
11 2 (2.22%) Brocade
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