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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 42 33 13
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -20
Contract jobs citing UNIX 29 37 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.13% 4.73% 10.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.22% 16.59% 36.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 19 25
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£488 £350 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% -9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £235 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £800 £546 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +20.68%
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
204 223 219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.03% 28.48% 30.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 108 90
Average daily rate £375 £268 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.18% -23.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £157 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.56% -47.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.10 £9.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.47 £35.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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
Chester -5 8 £350 -52.05% 3
Knutsford 0 7 £368 +41.34%
Warrington +4 6 £800 +166.66% 3
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 63 (80.77%) Linux
2 35 (44.87%) Java
3 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 26 (33.33%) Oracle
4 26 (33.33%) Python
5 24 (30.77%) .NET
6 23 (29.49%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (25.64%) Windows
7 20 (25.64%) MongoDB
8 19 (24.36%) Node.js
8 19 (24.36%) Opscode Chef
9 18 (23.08%) Big Data
9 18 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (23.08%) Citrix
9 18 (23.08%) Finance
10 17 (21.79%) Teradata
11 16 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
12 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
12 15 (19.23%) IaaS
12 15 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 15 (19.23%) StatsD
12 15 (19.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 15 (19.23%) Visualisation
13 14 (17.95%) Hadoop
13 14 (17.95%) Tableau
13 14 (17.95%) R
13 14 (17.95%) Machine Learning
14 13 (16.67%) Ruby
15 12 (15.38%) SQL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 19 (24.36%) Node.js
2 3 (3.85%) IIS
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (2.56%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) SAS
4 1 (1.28%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.28%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (1.28%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 23 (29.49%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (20.51%) Cloud Computing
3 15 (19.23%) IaaS
4 4 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (5.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (5.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (5.13%) AWS CloudTrail
4 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.28%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) Internet
2 7 (8.97%) HTTP
3 4 (5.13%) SAN
3 4 (5.13%) NAS
3 4 (5.13%) Unified Communications
3 4 (5.13%) Converged Networks
4 3 (3.85%) LDAP
4 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.85%) Network Security
5 2 (2.56%) Firewall
6 1 (1.28%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (25.64%) MongoDB
2 18 (23.08%) Big Data
2 18 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
3 15 (19.23%) Apache Cassandra
4 14 (17.95%) Hadoop
5 9 (11.54%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.41%) Neo4j
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.85%) DTS
8 3 (3.85%) Cognos Transformer
9 2 (2.56%) Cognos Report Studio
9 2 (2.56%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 2 (2.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
9 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.56%) Couchbase
9 2 (2.56%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.85%) Ant
3 2 (2.56%) Maven
3 2 (2.56%) Gradle
4 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 8 (10.26%) Banking
3 2 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.28%) Retail
4 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (41.03%) Architect
2 21 (26.92%) Technical Architect
3 17 (21.79%) Developer
4 10 (12.82%) Digital Architect
4 10 (12.82%) Digital Technical Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Senior Architect
5 7 (8.97%) Java Developer
5 7 (8.97%) Senior Technical Architect
6 6 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Digital Architect
7 5 (6.41%) Java Architect
8 4 (5.13%) Incident & Problem Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Incident Manager
8 4 (5.13%) Analyst
8 4 (5.13%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) .NET
2 15 (19.23%) AngularJS
2 15 (19.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 9 (11.54%) Middleware
4 7 (8.97%) HTML
5 6 (7.69%) RESTful
5 6 (7.69%) Hibernate
6 5 (6.41%) REST
6 5 (6.41%) JAX-RS
7 3 (3.85%) Spring
7 3 (3.85%) .NET Framework
7 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
7 3 (3.85%) Web Services
8 2 (2.56%) CSS
8 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (2.56%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.28%) Ajax
9 1 (1.28%) TIBCO EMS
9 1 (1.28%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.23%) Visualisation
2 8 (10.26%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.41%) CMDB
4 4 (5.13%) Computer Science
4 4 (5.13%) Inversion of Control
4 4 (5.13%) User Experience
5 3 (3.85%) Data Structures
6 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.28%) GIS
7 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 63 (80.77%) Linux
2 20 (25.64%) Windows
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.69%) AIX
5 5 (6.41%) Mac OS X
5 5 (6.41%) Solaris
6 2 (2.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.28%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (1.28%) MVS
7 1 (1.28%) SUSE
7 1 (1.28%) Debian
7 1 (1.28%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (38.46%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (17.95%) Machine Learning
3 11 (14.10%) Configuration Management
4 10 (12.82%) Open Source
5 9 (11.54%) Mentoring
6 8 (10.26%) ITIL
7 7 (8.97%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (8.97%) Web Accessibility
7 7 (8.97%) TDD
7 7 (8.97%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (8.97%) SDLC
8 6 (7.69%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.41%) Waterfall
10 4 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (5.13%) Big Data Analytics
10 4 (5.13%) Analytics
10 4 (5.13%) DevOps
10 4 (5.13%) OOD
10 4 (5.13%) OO
10 4 (5.13%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 35 (44.87%) Java
2 26 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 26 (33.33%) Python
3 14 (17.95%) R
4 13 (16.67%) Ruby
5 12 (15.38%) SQL
6 10 (12.82%) Perl
7 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
8 8 (10.26%) PHP
9 5 (6.41%) C
9 5 (6.41%) C++
10 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.85%) Jython
11 3 (3.85%) VB
12 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
12 1 (1.28%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
2 2 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.28%) SLA
Systems Management
1 19 (24.36%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (19.23%) StatsD
3 4 (5.13%) Puppet
3 4 (5.13%) CFEngine
3 4 (5.13%) Vagrant
4 3 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.28%) TIBCO Hawk
5 1 (1.28%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Oracle
2 18 (23.08%) Citrix
3 17 (21.79%) Teradata
4 14 (17.95%) Tableau
5 12 (15.38%) Apigee
5 12 (15.38%) Mashery
6 7 (8.97%) Red Hat
7 5 (6.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.41%) Sun
8 4 (5.13%) BMC
8 4 (5.13%) NetApp
8 4 (5.13%) Google
8 4 (5.13%) SaltStack
8 4 (5.13%) Remedy
9 3 (3.85%) VMware
9 3 (3.85%) HP
9 3 (3.85%) Cognos
10 1 (1.28%) Cisco
10 1 (1.28%) IBM
10 1 (1.28%) Sybase