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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 35 30 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 46 43 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.61% 5.36% 9.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.35% 21.72% 33.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 11 32
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£488 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £290 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £683 £730 £591
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £12.49 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -5.83%
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
197 198 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.74% 24.69% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 72 78
Average daily rate £400 £275 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £132 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £633 £433 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 17
Average hourly rate £14.50 £31.53 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.00% +65.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £14.35 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £44.55 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +4 23 £625 +38.88% 3
Chester -12 6 £425 -21.29% 1
Macclesfield - 4 £375 -
Daresbury - 3 £408 -
Knutsford 0 1 £439 +35.07%
Runcorn - 1 - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 69 (75.82%) Linux
2 36 (39.56%) Oracle
3 32 (35.16%) Windows
4 30 (32.97%) Java
5 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
7 20 (21.98%) Citrix
7 20 (21.98%) .NET
7 20 (21.98%) MongoDB
7 20 (21.98%) Node.js
8 19 (20.88%) Python
9 18 (19.78%) Finance
10 16 (17.58%) SQL
10 16 (17.58%) ITIL
10 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
11 15 (16.48%) Hadoop
11 15 (16.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 15 (16.48%) Teradata
11 15 (16.48%) AngularJS
11 15 (16.48%) IaaS
11 15 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 15 (16.48%) Opscode Chef
11 15 (16.48%) StatsD
12 14 (15.38%) Big Data
12 14 (15.38%) Machine Learning
12 14 (15.38%) R
12 14 (15.38%) Tableau
12 14 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
13 13 (14.29%) IIS
13 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 20 (21.98%) Node.js
2 13 (14.29%) IIS
3 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.99%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.40%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 4 (4.40%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.40%) iPlanet
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.30%) Confluence
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (2.20%) JBoss
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.10%) Documentum
Applications
1 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) BusinessWorks
1 4 (4.40%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (3.30%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (16.48%) IaaS
3 12 (13.19%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.20%) SaaS
5 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.99%) LDAP
2 7 (7.69%) HTTP
2 7 (7.69%) Internet
3 6 (6.59%) Firewall
4 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.30%) SAN
5 3 (3.30%) NAS
6 2 (2.20%) TACACS
6 2 (2.20%) WAN
7 1 (1.10%) SSL
7 1 (1.10%) Intranet
7 1 (1.10%) VLAN
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) MongoDB
2 15 (16.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 15 (16.48%) Hadoop
3 14 (15.38%) Big Data
3 14 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.99%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.49%) Neo4j
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Database
6 4 (4.40%) MySQL
6 4 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (3.30%) DTS
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Discoverer
7 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 3 (3.30%) Cognos Transformer
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos Report Studio
8 2 (2.20%) Cognos Framework Manager
8 2 (2.20%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
2 4 (4.40%) Ant
3 3 (3.30%) JUnit
3 3 (3.30%) Subversion
3 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 2 (2.20%) Gradle
4 2 (2.20%) Maven
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (1.10%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.10%) RSpec
5 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.10%) Hudson
General
1 18 (19.78%) Finance
2 7 (7.69%) Banking
3 6 (6.59%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.20%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.20%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.20%) Retail
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (28.57%) Developer
2 21 (23.08%) Architect
3 16 (17.58%) Technical Architect
4 10 (10.99%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (10.99%) Digital Architect
4 10 (10.99%) Digital Technical Architect
5 8 (8.79%) Java Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Senior Technical Architect
6 7 (7.69%) Senior Architect
7 6 (6.59%) Administrator
7 6 (6.59%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Consultant
8 5 (5.49%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (5.49%) .NET Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 5 (5.49%) Senior Digital Architect
9 4 (4.40%) TIBCO Specialist
9 4 (4.40%) Incident & Problem Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Incident Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (21.98%) .NET
2 15 (16.48%) AngularJS
2 15 (16.48%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 11 (12.09%) HTML
4 7 (7.69%) Middleware
5 6 (6.59%) Hibernate
5 6 (6.59%) Spring
5 6 (6.59%) CSS
5 6 (6.59%) Web Services
6 5 (5.49%) Spring MVC
6 5 (5.49%) REST
6 5 (5.49%) JAX-RS
7 4 (4.40%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (4.40%) Ajax
7 4 (4.40%) Rendezvous
8 3 (3.30%) ActiveMQ
8 3 (3.30%) XML
8 3 (3.30%) XSD
8 3 (3.30%) JSP
8 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.49%) Inversion of Control
3 5 (5.49%) Mainframe
3 5 (5.49%) CMDB
4 4 (4.40%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (3.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.30%) iPad
6 2 (2.20%) Open Source
6 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.20%) Clustering
6 2 (2.20%) FlexPod
6 2 (2.20%) User Experience
7 1 (1.10%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.10%) Chemistry
7 1 (1.10%) Biology
7 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (75.82%) Linux
2 32 (35.16%) Windows
3 12 (13.19%) Solaris
4 10 (10.99%) AIX
5 5 (5.49%) HPUX
5 5 (5.49%) Mac OS X
6 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.20%) CentOS
8 1 (1.10%) MVS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.10%) SUSE
8 1 (1.10%) Debian
8 1 (1.10%) VME
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.67%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (17.58%) ITIL
3 14 (15.38%) Machine Learning
4 11 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (9.89%) Mentoring
6 8 (8.79%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) TDD
7 7 (7.69%) Web Accessibility
8 6 (6.59%) Waterfall
8 6 (6.59%) Process Improvement
8 6 (6.59%) Project Management
8 6 (6.59%) Service Management
8 6 (6.59%) E-Commerce
9 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.49%) OOD
9 5 (5.49%) OO
9 5 (5.49%) CRM
9 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (5.49%) AOP
9 5 (5.49%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 30 (32.97%) Java
2 23 (25.27%) JavaScript
3 19 (20.88%) Python
4 16 (17.58%) SQL
5 14 (15.38%) R
6 12 (13.19%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.79%) Perl
8 7 (7.69%) C++
8 7 (7.69%) Ruby
9 5 (5.49%) C
10 4 (4.40%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.30%) Jython
11 3 (3.30%) VB
11 3 (3.30%) PHP
12 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 1 (1.10%) Scala
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (5.49%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) CISSP
2 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) GCIA
4 2 (2.20%) GCIH
4 2 (2.20%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) Varnish
3 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) Opscode Chef
1 15 (16.48%) StatsD
2 10 (10.99%) CA Single Sign-On
3 4 (4.40%) TIBCO Hawk
4 3 (3.30%) Nessus
4 3 (3.30%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.20%) Puppet
6 1 (1.10%) Nagios
6 1 (1.10%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.10%) yum
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Oracle
2 20 (21.98%) Citrix
3 15 (16.48%) Teradata
4 14 (15.38%) Tableau
5 12 (13.19%) Apigee
5 12 (13.19%) Mashery
6 11 (12.09%) Sun
7 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
8 7 (7.69%) VMware
9 6 (6.59%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.49%) HP
10 5 (5.49%) Cisco
11 4 (4.40%) BMC
11 4 (4.40%) CA
11 4 (4.40%) TIBCO
11 4 (4.40%) Remedy
12 3 (3.30%) hybris
12 3 (3.30%) F5
12 3 (3.30%) ArcSight
12 3 (3.30%) NetApp
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