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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
North West / Cheshire
Rank 30 44 31
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -13
Contract jobs citing Unix 17 37 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.40% 3.92% 5.15%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.89% 20.33% 25.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 15
Median daily rate £423 £500 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £425 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £595 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £23.58 £39.75
% change year-on-year
+65.42% -40.69%

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
95 182 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.00% 19.28% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 69
Median daily rate £373 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.42% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £250 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £550 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £353 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.54% +4.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 26 27
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.18 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.78% +1.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Knutsford +7 8 £331 -33.75% 2
Crewe - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £450 - 1
Warrington +17 1 - -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 28 (60.87%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 20 (43.48%) Oracle
4 17 (36.96%) AIX
5 14 (30.43%) SQL
6 13 (28.26%) Middleware
6 13 (28.26%) Finance
6 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (23.91%) Banking
7 11 (23.91%) Big Data
8 10 (21.74%) Python
8 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
9 9 (19.57%) ITIL
9 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
9 9 (19.57%) Project Management
10 8 (17.39%) XML
10 8 (17.39%) JBoss
10 8 (17.39%) SOA
10 8 (17.39%) MongoDB
10 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
10 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (15.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (15.22%) ETL
11 7 (15.22%) Java
11 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
11 7 (15.22%) Perl
11 7 (15.22%) DB2
11 7 (15.22%) Web Services
12 6 (13.04%) J2EE

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 (17.39%) JBoss
2 7 (15.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (10.87%) Apache
3 5 (10.87%) WebLogic
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere
3 5 (10.87%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (8.70%) IIS
4 4 (8.70%) Tomcat
5 3 (6.52%) nginx
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle 10gAS
6 2 (4.35%) Apache Pig
6 2 (4.35%) Apache Spark
7 1 (2.17%) SAS
7 1 (2.17%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.52%) MS Project
2 2 (4.35%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (2.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (2.17%) SAP MDG
1 1 (2.17%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (4.35%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.35%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (2.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (13.04%) SSL
2 4 (8.70%) Internet
3 3 (6.52%) Kerberos
3 3 (6.52%) LDAP
3 3 (6.52%) SAN
4 2 (4.35%) Firewall
5 1 (2.17%) Anycast
5 1 (2.17%) DNS
5 1 (2.17%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.17%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (23.91%) Big Data
2 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
3 8 (17.39%) MongoDB
3 8 (17.39%) NoSQL
4 7 (15.22%) DB2
5 6 (13.04%) Relational Database
6 4 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (8.70%) GIS
7 3 (6.52%) Apache Hive
7 3 (6.52%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (6.52%) Hadoop
8 2 (4.35%) DataStage
8 2 (4.35%) HBase
8 2 (4.35%) OLAP
8 2 (4.35%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (4.35%) Pentaho
8 2 (4.35%) QlikView
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (10.87%) JIRA
2 3 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
3 2 (4.35%) Hudson
4 1 (2.17%) GitLab
4 1 (2.17%) Log4j
4 1 (2.17%) MSI
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 13 (28.26%) Finance
2 11 (23.91%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 9 (19.57%) Administrator
1 9 (19.57%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Consultant
3 6 (13.04%) Unix Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (10.87%) Linux Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Principal Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (8.70%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) AIX Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Applications Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Data Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Manager
6 3 (6.52%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Unix Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Unix Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Middleware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.26%) Middleware
2 8 (17.39%) XML
3 7 (15.22%) Web Services
4 6 (13.04%) J2EE
4 6 (13.04%) JSON
5 5 (10.87%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (4.35%) REST
8 1 (2.17%) JAX-RPC
8 1 (2.17%) RESTful
8 1 (2.17%) SOAP
8 1 (2.17%) WSDL
8 1 (2.17%) XSL
8 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Clustering
2 4 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) PMI
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) HACMP
4 1 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.17%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (60.87%) Linux
2 21 (45.65%) Windows
3 17 (36.96%) AIX
4 8 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.26%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 8 (17.39%) SOA
4 7 (15.22%) ETL
4 7 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (13.04%) Microservices
5 6 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (10.87%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (10.87%) Change Management
6 5 (10.87%) Migration
7 4 (8.70%) Data Management
8 3 (6.52%) Analytics
8 3 (6.52%) Business Transformation
8 3 (6.52%) Data Visualisation
8 3 (6.52%) Identity Management
8 3 (6.52%) MapReduce
8 3 (6.52%) Risk Management
8 3 (6.52%) Use Case
8 3 (6.52%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (30.43%) SQL
2 10 (21.74%) Python
3 7 (15.22%) Java
3 7 (15.22%) JavaScript
3 7 (15.22%) Perl
4 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) RHCSA
1 4 (8.70%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.35%) CISSP
2 2 (4.35%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) PMI Certification
2 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.52%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.35%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 2 (4.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (2.17%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Control-M
1 2 (4.35%) Nessus
1 2 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (2.17%) yum
Vendors
1 20 (43.48%) Oracle
2 10 (21.74%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.04%) Veritas
4 4 (8.70%) Ab Initio
4 4 (8.70%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.70%) Teradata
5 3 (6.52%) Informatica
5 3 (6.52%) SAP
6 2 (4.35%) Actian
6 2 (4.35%) ArcSight
6 2 (4.35%) MicroStrategy
6 2 (4.35%) ParAccel
6 2 (4.35%) SaltStack
6 2 (4.35%) Sybase
6 2 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (2.17%) Hyperion
7 1 (2.17%) IBM
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Splunk