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 31 August 2015 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 39 30 11
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 41 45 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.70% 5.47% 10.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.75% 21.43% 39.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 21 43
Average daily rate
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£419 £430 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% +32.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £300 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £463 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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
231 210 223
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.83% 25.55% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 100 92
Average daily rate £375 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £218 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 36 34
Average hourly rate £14.35 £16.16 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% -48.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £8.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.75 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 2015. 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
Warrington +5 21 £485 +61.66% 2
Knutsford +5 13 £365 +12.30% 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 75 (75.00%) Linux
2 50 (50.00%) Java
3 40 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (38.00%) Oracle
5 32 (32.00%) Python
6 31 (31.00%) .NET
7 30 (30.00%) SQL
8 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
9 27 (27.00%) Finance
10 24 (24.00%) Windows
11 23 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
12 21 (21.00%) HTML
13 20 (20.00%) Internet
13 20 (20.00%) MongoDB
13 20 (20.00%) Ruby
14 19 (19.00%) Opscode Chef
15 18 (18.00%) Big Data
15 18 (18.00%) AngularJS
15 18 (18.00%) Node.js
15 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
16 17 (17.00%) Citrix
16 17 (17.00%) Teradata
17 16 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
18 15 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (15.00%) Visualisation
18 15 (15.00%) Banking
18 15 (15.00%) IaaS
18 15 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 15 (15.00%) StatsD
19 14 (14.00%) Tableau

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 18 (18.00%) Node.js
2 4 (4.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.00%) JBoss
3 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.00%) SAS
3 1 (1.00%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Office
2 1 (1.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.00%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (3.00%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.00%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.00%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (16.00%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (15.00%) IaaS
4 4 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (4.00%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) Internet
2 13 (13.00%) HTTP
3 5 (5.00%) SMTP
3 5 (5.00%) FTP
4 4 (4.00%) Unified Communications
4 4 (4.00%) Converged Networks
5 3 (3.00%) Network Security
5 3 (3.00%) NAS
5 3 (3.00%) SAN
6 2 (2.00%) SMS
6 2 (2.00%) Firewall
6 2 (2.00%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 18 (18.00%) Data Warehouse
2 18 (18.00%) Big Data
3 15 (15.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (14.00%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.00%) Oracle Database
5 7 (7.00%) Relational Database
6 5 (5.00%) Neo4j
6 5 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
7 4 (4.00%) NoSQL
7 4 (4.00%) DB2
8 3 (3.00%) DTS
8 3 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.00%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (2.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.00%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (2.00%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (2.00%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.00%) Cognos Powerplay
Development Applications
1 12 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.00%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.00%) Maven
4 3 (3.00%) FishEye
5 2 (2.00%) Subversion
5 2 (2.00%) JIRA
6 1 (1.00%) JUnit
6 1 (1.00%) CruiseControl
6 1 (1.00%) Hudson
General
1 27 (27.00%) Finance
2 15 (15.00%) Banking
3 3 (3.00%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 2 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.00%) Marketing
5 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 34 (34.00%) Architect
2 30 (30.00%) Developer
3 22 (22.00%) Technical Architect
4 15 (15.00%) Java Developer
5 11 (11.00%) Analyst
6 10 (10.00%) Digital Architect
6 10 (10.00%) Digital Technical Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Architect
7 7 (7.00%) Senior Technical Architect
8 6 (6.00%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.00%) Oracle DBA
9 5 (5.00%) DBA
9 5 (5.00%) Java Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
9 5 (5.00%) Senior Digital Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Incident & Problem Manager
10 4 (4.00%) AWS Developer
10 4 (4.00%) Problem Manager
10 4 (4.00%) Systems Architect
10 4 (4.00%) Incident Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (31.00%) .NET
2 21 (21.00%) HTML
3 18 (18.00%) AngularJS
4 15 (15.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 10 (10.00%) Middleware
6 8 (8.00%) CSS
7 7 (7.00%) HTML5
7 7 (7.00%) jQuery
8 6 (6.00%) XML
8 6 (6.00%) Hibernate
9 5 (5.00%) SAP XI
9 5 (5.00%) Spring
9 5 (5.00%) JDBC
9 5 (5.00%) REST
9 5 (5.00%) JAX-RS
10 4 (4.00%) CSS3
10 4 (4.00%) RESTful
11 3 (3.00%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.00%) J2EE
11 3 (3.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) Visualisation
2 13 (13.00%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.00%) User Experience
4 4 (4.00%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.00%) CMDB
5 3 (3.00%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (3.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.00%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.00%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.00%) Replication
7 1 (1.00%) Tandem
7 1 (1.00%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.00%) GIS
7 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 75 (75.00%) Linux
2 24 (24.00%) Windows
3 13 (13.00%) Mac OS X
4 9 (9.00%) Solaris
5 6 (6.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.00%) AIX
8 2 (2.00%) HPUX
8 2 (2.00%) MVS
9 1 (1.00%) SUSE
9 1 (1.00%) Debian
9 1 (1.00%) VME
9 1 (1.00%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.00%) Web Accessibility
2 14 (14.00%) Machine Learning
3 10 (10.00%) Open Source
3 10 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.00%) ITIL
4 9 (9.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (9.00%) Unit Testing
5 8 (8.00%) Problem Management
5 8 (8.00%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.00%) OO
6 7 (7.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (6.00%) TDD
7 6 (6.00%) Change Management
7 6 (6.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 6 (6.00%) Web Design
8 5 (5.00%) Integration Testing
8 5 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (5.00%) System Integration Testing
8 5 (5.00%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 50 (50.00%) Java
2 32 (32.00%) Python
3 30 (30.00%) SQL
4 29 (29.00%) JavaScript
5 20 (20.00%) Ruby
6 14 (14.00%) R
7 12 (12.00%) C++
8 8 (8.00%) Bash Shell
8 8 (8.00%) Perl
8 8 (8.00%) C#
9 7 (7.00%) PHP
10 4 (4.00%) PL/SQL
10 4 (4.00%) C
10 4 (4.00%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.00%) VB
12 2 (2.00%) Jython
13 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
13 1 (1.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 10 (10.00%) Degree
2 4 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
Systems Management
1 19 (19.00%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (15.00%) StatsD
3 8 (8.00%) Puppet
4 4 (4.00%) CFEngine
4 4 (4.00%) Vagrant
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 4 (4.00%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 38 (38.00%) Oracle
2 17 (17.00%) Citrix
2 17 (17.00%) Teradata
3 14 (14.00%) Tableau
4 12 (12.00%) Apigee
4 12 (12.00%) Mashery
5 6 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.00%) SAP
6 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.00%) webMethods
7 4 (4.00%) Remedy
7 4 (4.00%) NetApp
7 4 (4.00%) IBM
7 4 (4.00%) SaltStack
7 4 (4.00%) Google
8 3 (3.00%) Ab Initio
8 3 (3.00%) VMware
8 3 (3.00%) Cognos
8 3 (3.00%) BMC
9 2 (2.00%) HP
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