The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 24 12 12
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 47 95 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.95% 10.17% 9.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.97% 35.32% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 53 50
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£430 £325 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.30% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £252 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
UNIX
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
181 269 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 28.80% 26.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 110 108
Average daily rate £325 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 37 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £31.56 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.71% +106.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +5 7 £375 +14.94% 4
Runcorn -1 6 £430 - 1
Knutsford -4 4 £325 +8.78%
Warrington -11 2 £300 -17.80% 1
Wilmslow - - - - 3
Alderley Edge - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 49 (56.32%) Linux
2 40 (45.98%) Windows
3 28 (32.18%) Finance
4 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
5 21 (24.14%) AIX
5 21 (24.14%) Oracle
6 15 (17.24%) Information Security
6 15 (17.24%) Banking
7 14 (16.09%) Perl
7 14 (16.09%) Solaris
7 14 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (13.79%) Shell Script
8 12 (13.79%) VMware
9 11 (12.64%) Firewall
9 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (12.64%) SQL
9 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (11.49%) ITIL
10 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
10 10 (11.49%) Middleware
11 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
11 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
12 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
12 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
12 8 (9.20%) CISSP
12 8 (9.20%) .NET
12 8 (9.20%) Java
12 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
12 8 (9.20%) DB2

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (5.75%) IIS
1 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.60%) Apache
3 3 (3.45%) SAS
3 3 (3.45%) iPlanet
4 2 (2.30%) nginx
4 2 (2.30%) NetWeaver
5 1 (1.15%) CICS
5 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Lync
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
3 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.15%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) Firewall
2 5 (5.75%) SAN
2 5 (5.75%) FTP
3 4 (4.60%) LAN
3 4 (4.60%) WAN
3 4 (4.60%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.45%) DNS
4 3 (3.45%) DHCP
4 3 (3.45%) HTTP
4 3 (3.45%) TACACS
5 2 (2.30%) Network Security
5 2 (2.30%) LDAP
5 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.15%) SSH
6 1 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.15%) SSL
6 1 (1.15%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.20%) SQL Server
1 8 (9.20%) DB2
2 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.30%) CouchDB
3 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
3 2 (2.30%) MySQL
3 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.30%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.15%) QlikView
4 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.15%) DTS
4 1 (1.15%) Adabas
4 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.15%) Cognos Report Studio
4 1 (1.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
4 1 (1.15%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 4 (4.60%) Subversion
2 3 (3.45%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.30%) Ant
4 1 (1.15%) JUnit
4 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.15%) Maven
4 1 (1.15%) Gradle
General
1 28 (32.18%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Advertising
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
6 1 (1.15%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Administrator
2 12 (13.79%) Developer
2 12 (13.79%) Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Architect
3 7 (8.05%) AIX Administrator
4 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Consultant
5 5 (5.75%) UNIX Engineer
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 5 (5.75%) SOA Developer
6 4 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.45%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.45%) Security Analyst
7 3 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) Middleware
2 8 (9.20%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (5.75%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.45%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) HTML
5 3 (3.45%) SAP Basis
5 3 (3.45%) Spring
6 2 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.30%) SAP XI
6 2 (2.30%) XML
6 2 (2.30%) J2EE
6 2 (2.30%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.15%) RESTful
7 1 (1.15%) JSP
7 1 (1.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.45%) HACMP
3 3 (3.45%) Statistics
4 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.30%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.30%) Clustering
4 2 (2.30%) CESG
4 2 (2.30%) LPAR
4 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 2 (2.30%) Open Source
5 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
5 1 (1.15%) Social Media
5 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.15%) Tandem
5 1 (1.15%) Life Science
5 1 (1.15%) CMDB
5 1 (1.15%) Wiki
5 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 49 (56.32%) Linux
2 40 (45.98%) Windows
3 21 (24.14%) AIX
4 14 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (16.09%) Solaris
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.45%) CentOS
8 1 (1.15%) Tru64
8 1 (1.15%) HPUX
8 1 (1.15%) VMS
8 1 (1.15%) MVS
8 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Information Security
2 10 (11.49%) ITIL
2 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (6.90%) SOA
4 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.90%) Change Management
4 6 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (4.60%) Security Architecture
6 4 (4.60%) MVC
6 4 (4.60%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
6 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.45%) Project Management
7 3 (3.45%) Data Protection
7 3 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.45%) TDD
7 3 (3.45%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.09%) Perl
2 12 (13.79%) Shell Script
3 11 (12.64%) SQL
4 8 (9.20%) Java
5 5 (5.75%) Python
6 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
7 2 (2.30%) VB
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
7 2 (2.30%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) R
8 1 (1.15%) sed
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) AWK
8 1 (1.15%) Jython
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (10.34%) SC Cleared
1 9 (10.34%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.20%) CISSP
3 6 (6.90%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.45%) ISEB
5 3 (3.45%) CISM
5 3 (3.45%) GCIA
5 3 (3.45%) GCIH
5 3 (3.45%) CEH
6 1 (1.15%) GSEC
6 1 (1.15%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.15%) RHCE
6 1 (1.15%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.15%) CISA
6 1 (1.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) BS7799
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.45%) PowerHA
5 3 (3.45%) GPFS
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 6 (6.90%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (2.30%) SCOM
2 2 (2.30%) Puppet
3 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.15%) Ganglia
3 1 (1.15%) CA Wily
3 1 (1.15%) YUM
3 1 (1.15%) Nagios
3 1 (1.15%) Foglight
3 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
3 1 (1.15%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Red Hat
2 21 (24.14%) Oracle
3 12 (13.79%) VMware
4 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (6.90%) IBM
6 6 (6.90%) McAfee
7 5 (5.75%) HP
7 5 (5.75%) Splunk
8 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
8 4 (4.60%) Juniper
8 4 (4.60%) SAP
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) Websense
9 3 (3.45%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.45%) NetApp
9 3 (3.45%) F5
9 3 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 2 (2.30%) Tumbleweed
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 27 days ago