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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 28 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 38 70 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.80% 9.30% 9.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.59% 34.15% 38.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 23 39
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -13.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £283 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £490 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
216 205 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.31% 27.22% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 77 92
Average daily rate £280 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £223 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 19
Average hourly rate £15.00 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.27% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £15.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £42.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 25 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 25 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 6 - - 1
Warrington -14 6 £300 -33.33% 1
Knutsford -5 3 £195 -35.00%
Runcorn -4 1 £430 - 1
Crewe - - - - 1
Wilmslow - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 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 41 (50.62%) Linux
2 30 (37.04%) Windows
3 23 (28.40%) Finance
4 19 (23.46%) Banking
5 18 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 18 (22.22%) AIX
6 16 (19.75%) ITIL
7 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
7 15 (18.52%) Oracle
8 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
8 13 (16.05%) Middleware
9 12 (14.81%) Change Management
9 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
9 12 (14.81%) Information Security
9 12 (14.81%) Cyber-Ark
10 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (12.35%) Firewall
11 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
12 9 (11.11%) IBM
12 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (11.11%) Splunk
13 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
13 8 (9.88%) SQL
13 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (8.64%) TDD
14 7 (8.64%) HTML
14 7 (8.64%) .NET
14 7 (8.64%) CSS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 6 (7.41%) WebSphere
2 5 (6.17%) TIBCO EMS
2 5 (6.17%) IIS
2 5 (6.17%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.70%) NetWeaver
5 2 (2.47%) nginx
5 2 (2.47%) Apache
6 1 (1.23%) SAS
6 1 (1.23%) CICS
6 1 (1.23%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (4.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.23%) MS Project
3 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.47%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.23%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.23%) SAP CRM
2 1 (1.23%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.47%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) Firewall
2 7 (8.64%) LAN
2 7 (8.64%) HTTP
3 5 (6.17%) SAN
4 4 (4.94%) WAN
4 4 (4.94%) FTP
5 3 (3.70%) OSPF
5 3 (3.70%) EIGRP
5 3 (3.70%) DNS
5 3 (3.70%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (3.70%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.47%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.47%) Network Security
7 1 (1.23%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.23%) SSH
7 1 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.23%) SSL
7 1 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.05%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.94%) DB2
2 4 (4.94%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.70%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.47%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.47%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.47%) MySQL
5 1 (1.23%) Adabas
5 1 (1.23%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (2.47%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.23%) Maven
2 1 (1.23%) Gradle
2 1 (1.23%) Ant
General
1 23 (28.40%) Finance
2 19 (23.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.17%) Advertising
4 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.94%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Local Government
6 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.23%) Law
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (25.93%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) Administrator
3 12 (14.81%) Developer
4 7 (8.64%) AIX Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) .NET Developer
6 5 (6.17%) Middleware Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 4 (4.94%) SOA Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Oracle Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Operations Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (4.94%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
8 3 (3.70%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.05%) Middleware
2 7 (8.64%) HTML
2 7 (8.64%) .NET
2 7 (8.64%) CSS
3 5 (6.17%) Web Services
3 5 (6.17%) XML
3 5 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (6.17%) Rendezvous
3 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (6.17%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.94%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.94%) SOAP
4 4 (4.94%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (3.70%) SAP XI
6 2 (2.47%) SAP Basis
6 2 (2.47%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.47%) Spring
6 2 (2.47%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.23%) Django
7 1 (1.23%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.94%) NHS
1 4 (4.94%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.70%) HACMP
3 2 (2.47%) Mainframe
3 2 (2.47%) GIS
3 2 (2.47%) LPAR
3 2 (2.47%) Open Source
3 2 (2.47%) Clustering
3 2 (2.47%) CESG
3 2 (2.47%) PKI
3 2 (2.47%) Statistics
3 2 (2.47%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.23%) CMDB
4 1 (1.23%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.23%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.23%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 41 (50.62%) Linux
2 30 (37.04%) Windows
3 18 (22.22%) AIX
4 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (13.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (9.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.17%) Solaris
8 1 (1.23%) MVS
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.23%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (19.75%) ITIL
2 12 (14.81%) Change Management
2 12 (14.81%) Information Security
3 9 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (9.88%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (8.64%) TDD
5 7 (8.64%) MVC
6 5 (6.17%) Pair Programming
6 5 (6.17%) Scrum
6 5 (6.17%) SOA
7 4 (4.94%) Service Delivery
7 4 (4.94%) Project Management
7 4 (4.94%) Requirements Management
7 4 (4.94%) Release Management
7 4 (4.94%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.94%) Performance Management
8 3 (3.70%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.70%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 8 (9.88%) SQL
3 6 (7.41%) Java
3 6 (7.41%) Perl
4 5 (6.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.17%) C#
5 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
6 2 (2.47%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.47%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.23%) PHP
7 1 (1.23%) Ruby
7 1 (1.23%) VB
7 1 (1.23%) Python
7 1 (1.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.17%) CISSP
3 4 (4.94%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.94%) CCNP
3 4 (4.94%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (3.70%) CISM
4 3 (3.70%) CCIP
4 3 (3.70%) ISEB
5 2 (2.47%) Degree
6 1 (1.23%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.23%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.23%) MCSE
6 1 (1.23%) CCNA
6 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.23%) RHCE
6 1 (1.23%) GSEC
6 1 (1.23%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.47%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) BS7799
2 1 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.94%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.70%) PowerHA
6 2 (2.47%) GPFS
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.64%) Tivoli
2 6 (7.41%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.47%) SCOM
4 2 (2.47%) Puppet
4 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.23%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (18.52%) Oracle
1 15 (18.52%) Red Hat
2 12 (14.81%) Cyber-Ark
3 10 (12.35%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.11%) IBM
4 9 (11.11%) Splunk
5 7 (8.64%) Cisco
6 6 (7.41%) TIBCO
6 6 (7.41%) VMware
7 5 (6.17%) Citrix
8 4 (4.94%) McAfee
8 4 (4.94%) SAP
8 4 (4.94%) HP
8 4 (4.94%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.70%) F5
9 3 (3.70%) Dell
9 3 (3.70%) NetApp
9 3 (3.70%) Riverbed
10 2 (2.47%) Brocade
10 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
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