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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 25 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 49 66 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 6.33% 6.72% 7.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.82% 29.73% 29.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 36 26
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£400 £338 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -14.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £335
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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
170 222 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.96% 22.61% 23.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 94 93
Average daily rate £388 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.81% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £565 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 24
Average hourly rate £16.21 £31.56 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.64% +68.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £44.90 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 15 £400 - 1
Knutsford -2 9 £244 -25.31% 3
Chester +10 2 £438 - 1
Crewe - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 57 (62.64%) Linux
2 43 (47.25%) Windows
3 39 (42.86%) Oracle
4 30 (32.97%) Finance
5 23 (25.27%) Solaris
6 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
7 16 (17.58%) SQL
7 16 (17.58%) Java
7 16 (17.58%) Firewall
8 15 (16.48%) VMware
9 14 (15.38%) Shell Script
9 14 (15.38%) CISSP
9 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (14.29%) ITIL
11 12 (13.19%) Retail
12 11 (12.09%) Information Security
12 11 (12.09%) Cisco
12 11 (12.09%) AIX
13 10 (10.99%) Perl
13 10 (10.99%) MySQL
13 10 (10.99%) Middleware
13 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
13 10 (10.99%) Root Cause Analysis
14 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
14 9 (9.89%) .NET
15 8 (8.79%) DB2
15 8 (8.79%) IIS
15 8 (8.79%) Python

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 8 (8.79%) IIS
1 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
2 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.59%) SAS
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.49%) Apache
5 4 (4.40%) iPlanet
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.30%) Confluence
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.20%) JBoss
7 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
7 2 (2.20%) Documentum
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.20%) nginx
8 1 (1.10%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.10%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Firewall
2 5 (5.49%) TACACS
2 5 (5.49%) TCP/IP
3 4 (4.40%) LDAP
3 4 (4.40%) WAN
4 3 (3.30%) DHCP
4 3 (3.30%) HTTP
4 3 (3.30%) DNS
5 2 (2.20%) SAN
5 2 (2.20%) Intranet
5 2 (2.20%) Network Security
5 2 (2.20%) FTP
5 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 1 (1.10%) SMTP
6 1 (1.10%) VPN
6 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.10%) NAS
6 1 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.10%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.99%) MySQL
2 8 (8.79%) DB2
3 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
4 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Discoverer
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.20%) BODI
6 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.20%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.20%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.20%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) DTS
7 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.10%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.10%) PowerCenter
7 1 (1.10%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Subversion
2 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.40%) JUnit
4 3 (3.30%) Ant
4 3 (3.30%) JIRA
4 3 (3.30%) Jenkins
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.10%) Maven
6 1 (1.10%) RSpec
6 1 (1.10%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.10%) Gradle
General
1 30 (32.97%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Retail
3 7 (7.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (5.49%) Advertising
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
5 4 (4.40%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.10%) Law
6 1 (1.10%) Legal
6 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (20.88%) Developer
2 13 (14.29%) Consultant
3 12 (13.19%) Architect
4 10 (10.99%) Administrator
5 8 (8.79%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (6.59%) UNIX Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Firewall Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Oracle SOA Developer
7 5 (5.49%) SOA Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Technical Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.30%) UNIX Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.30%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.99%) Middleware
2 9 (9.89%) .NET
3 6 (6.59%) HTML
3 6 (6.59%) Web Services
3 6 (6.59%) CSS
3 6 (6.59%) Spring
4 5 (5.49%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (5.49%) XML
4 5 (5.49%) Spring MVC
5 4 (4.40%) JSP
5 4 (4.40%) .NET Framework
6 3 (3.30%) ActiveMQ
6 3 (3.30%) Ajax
6 3 (3.30%) ASP.NET
6 3 (3.30%) XSD
6 3 (3.30%) jQuery
7 2 (2.20%) LAMP
8 1 (1.10%) TopLink
8 1 (1.10%) SAP XI
8 1 (1.10%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.59%) Mainframe
3 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.30%) iPad
5 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.20%) LPAR
5 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.20%) Open Source
5 2 (2.20%) Clustering
5 2 (2.20%) Tandem
5 2 (2.20%) Chemistry
5 2 (2.20%) Biology
5 2 (2.20%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.20%) HACMP
6 1 (1.10%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.10%) Life Science
6 1 (1.10%) Wiki
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.10%) Statistics
6 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 57 (62.64%) Linux
2 43 (47.25%) Windows
3 23 (25.27%) Solaris
4 14 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (12.09%) AIX
6 6 (6.59%) CentOS
7 5 (5.49%) HPUX
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.10%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) Information Security
3 10 (10.99%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (8.79%) SIEM
4 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (7.69%) Use Case
5 7 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.59%) Technical Analysis
6 6 (6.59%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (6.59%) IT Governance
6 6 (6.59%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (6.59%) MVC
6 6 (6.59%) SOA
7 5 (5.49%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.49%) E-Commerce
7 5 (5.49%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (4.40%) B2C
8 4 (4.40%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.58%) Java
1 16 (17.58%) SQL
2 14 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 10 (10.99%) Perl
4 8 (8.79%) Python
5 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
6 4 (4.40%) C++
7 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.20%) Ruby
8 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.10%) R
9 1 (1.10%) sed
9 1 (1.10%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.10%) AWK
9 1 (1.10%) Jython
9 1 (1.10%) C
9 1 (1.10%) C#
9 1 (1.10%) PHP
9 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (15.38%) CISSP
2 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.79%) Degree
5 5 (5.49%) GCIA
5 5 (5.49%) GCIH
5 5 (5.49%) CEH
6 4 (4.40%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.20%) PhD
8 1 (1.10%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.10%) CISM
8 1 (1.10%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) QA
2 2 (2.20%) SLA
3 1 (1.10%) BS7799
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.30%) GPFS
3 2 (2.20%) VMware ESX
3 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.10%) Varnish
4 1 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.10%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.10%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 6 (6.59%) Nessus
2 4 (4.40%) Puppet
3 3 (3.30%) yum
3 3 (3.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (3.30%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (2.20%) Nagios
4 2 (2.20%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.20%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.10%) CA Wily
5 1 (1.10%) OMEGAMON
5 1 (1.10%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (1.10%) Foglight
5 1 (1.10%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 39 (42.86%) Oracle
2 22 (24.18%) Red Hat
3 15 (16.48%) VMware
4 11 (12.09%) Cisco
5 8 (8.79%) IBM
5 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.69%) HP
6 7 (7.69%) F5
6 7 (7.69%) ArcSight
7 6 (6.59%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (5.49%) Fortinet
8 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
8 5 (5.49%) Juniper
9 4 (4.40%) Sun
10 3 (3.30%) Business Objects
10 3 (3.30%) Dell
10 3 (3.30%) Websense
10 3 (3.30%) hybris
11 2 (2.20%) McAfee
11 2 (2.20%) TIBCO
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