The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 38 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -10
Contract jobs citing Unix 34 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.49% 3.75% 5.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.38% 17.54% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 21
Median daily rate £400 £425 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £327 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £535 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +19.04%
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
159 228 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.00% 21.39% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 125 104
Median daily rate £401 £375 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £214 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 31 36
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -13.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.15 £11.01 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 12 £400 -17.52% 1
Knutsford 0 7 £375 +2.73% 1
Chester - 5 £450 - 1
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 40 (55.56%) Linux
2 24 (33.33%) Windows
3 23 (31.94%) Finance
4 21 (29.17%) AIX
4 21 (29.17%) Banking
5 20 (27.78%) Oracle
6 17 (23.61%) Migration
7 16 (22.22%) SQL
8 15 (20.83%) Mainframe
9 14 (19.44%) HPUX
10 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
11 12 (16.67%) Solaris
11 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
11 12 (16.67%) VMware
11 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 11 (15.28%) ITIL
13 10 (13.89%) Middleware
13 10 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
14 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
14 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
14 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
14 9 (12.50%) HP
14 9 (12.50%) IBM
15 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
15 8 (11.11%) JBoss
15 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
16 7 (9.72%) DB2
16 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
17 6 (8.33%) WebSphere

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.11%) JBoss
2 6 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) OpenStack
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.78%) Apache
5 2 (2.78%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.39%) Confluence
6 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.17%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS Project
3 1 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (2.78%) Engine Yard
2 2 (2.78%) GitHub
2 2 (2.78%) Heroku
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.94%) DHCP
1 5 (6.94%) Firewall
1 5 (6.94%) SAN
1 5 (6.94%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.56%) DNS
2 4 (5.56%) VPN
3 3 (4.17%) Internet
3 3 (4.17%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.17%) LAN
3 3 (4.17%) WAN
4 2 (2.78%) LDAP
4 2 (2.78%) SSL
4 2 (2.78%) Wireless
5 1 (1.39%) HTTP
5 1 (1.39%) NAS
5 1 (1.39%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) DB2
3 3 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (2.78%) GIS
5 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.39%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.56%) JIRA
4 3 (4.17%) ClearCase
4 3 (4.17%) StarTeam
5 2 (2.78%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.78%) Hudson
5 2 (2.78%) SonarQube
5 2 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 2 (2.78%) Vagrant
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 21 (29.17%) Banking
3 2 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (13.89%) Consultant
1 10 (13.89%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.11%) Administrator
3 7 (9.72%) Infrastructure Manager
3 7 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.33%) HPUX Consultant
4 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 5 (6.94%) Architect
5 5 (6.94%) Unix Administrator
5 5 (6.94%) Unix Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Unix Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Analyst
6 4 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 3 (4.17%) Environment Manager
7 3 (4.17%) Network Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Unix Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) Unix Support
7 3 (4.17%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Middleware
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
3 3 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (2.78%) .NET
4 2 (2.78%) MCollective
4 2 (2.78%) XML
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
5 1 (1.39%) JSON
5 1 (1.39%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (20.83%) Mainframe
2 13 (18.06%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.94%) Clustering
4 3 (4.17%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.78%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.78%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.78%) PKI
5 2 (2.78%) Tandem
6 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.39%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.39%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.39%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.39%) Informatics
6 1 (1.39%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (55.56%) Linux
2 24 (33.33%) Windows
3 21 (29.17%) AIX
4 14 (19.44%) HPUX
5 12 (16.67%) Solaris
6 10 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (8.33%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.78%) CentOS
8 2 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.78%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.61%) Migration
2 11 (15.28%) ITIL
3 9 (12.50%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (8.33%) Service Management
4 6 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.94%) Change Management
5 5 (6.94%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.94%) Risk Management
6 4 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.56%) DevOps
6 4 (5.56%) Project Management
6 4 (5.56%) Supplier Management
7 3 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (4.17%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (4.17%) ITSM
7 3 (4.17%) SOA
8 2 (2.78%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 4 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (4.17%) Ruby
5 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.78%) Python
6 1 (1.39%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.39%) C++
6 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.39%) Perl
6 1 (1.39%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (2.78%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CCNP
5 2 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.78%) CLAS
6 1 (1.39%) CCIE
6 1 (1.39%) CCNA
6 1 (1.39%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (4.17%) QA
2 2 (2.78%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.78%) RMADS
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.17%) PowerHA
4 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.78%) vCloud
5 1 (1.39%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.39%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Puppet
2 4 (5.56%) Tivoli
3 3 (4.17%) Nagios
3 3 (4.17%) yum
4 2 (2.78%) Ansible
4 2 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.78%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.78%) SmoothWall
5 1 (1.39%) Graylog
5 1 (1.39%) Legato
5 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 20 (27.78%) Oracle
2 12 (16.67%) Red Hat
2 12 (16.67%) VMware
3 9 (12.50%) HP
3 9 (12.50%) IBM
4 6 (8.33%) Citrix
4 6 (8.33%) EMC
5 4 (5.56%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.17%) Ab Initio
6 3 (4.17%) ATG
6 3 (4.17%) Cisco
6 3 (4.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
7 2 (2.78%) BMC
7 2 (2.78%) Juniper
8 1 (1.39%) Dell
8 1 (1.39%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.39%) Sun
8 1 (1.39%) Veritas