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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 27 11 14
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 46 87 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 5.54% 10.55% 8.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.70% 39.01% 34.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 45
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£403 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.84% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £279 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -4.41%
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
212 223 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.51% 27.03% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 101
Average daily rate £325 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £214 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 34 22
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.56 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.78% +97.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.25 £40.57 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +3 7 £375 +14.94% 2
Runcorn -4 5 £430 - 1
Knutsford -5 4 £325 +7.17% 5
Warrington -14 3 £300 -13.04% 2
Wilmslow - - - - 2
Alderley Edge - - - -
Nantwich - - - -
Crewe - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 41 (47.13%) Windows
3 29 (33.33%) Finance
4 22 (25.29%) AIX
4 22 (25.29%) Red Hat
5 21 (24.14%) Oracle
6 15 (17.24%) Information Security
6 15 (17.24%) Banking
7 13 (14.94%) Perl
7 13 (14.94%) Shell Script
7 13 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (13.79%) Solaris
9 11 (12.64%) ITIL
9 11 (12.64%) SQL
9 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (12.64%) Firewall
9 11 (12.64%) VMware
9 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
10 10 (11.49%) Middleware
11 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
11 9 (10.34%) Java
12 8 (9.20%) .NET
12 8 (9.20%) Tivoli
12 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
12 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
12 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
12 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (8.05%) Cyber-Ark

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (5.75%) IIS
1 5 (5.75%) MS Exchange
1 5 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (4.60%) WebSphere
2 4 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (4.60%) SAS
2 4 (4.60%) Apache
2 4 (4.60%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.30%) NetWeaver
3 2 (2.30%) iPlanet
3 2 (2.30%) nginx
4 1 (1.15%) Lync
4 1 (1.15%) Oracle Coherence
4 1 (1.15%) CICS
4 1 (1.15%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.15%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.60%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.15%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.15%) MS Project
3 1 (1.15%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) SAP BPC
2 1 (1.15%) SAP R/3
2 1 (1.15%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (12.64%) Firewall
2 6 (6.90%) LAN
3 5 (5.75%) DNS
3 5 (5.75%) FTP
3 5 (5.75%) HTTP
3 5 (5.75%) SAN
4 4 (4.60%) WAN
5 3 (3.45%) DHCP
6 2 (2.30%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.30%) OSPF
6 2 (2.30%) EIGRP
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (2.30%) Network Security
6 2 (2.30%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.30%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.30%) LDAP
7 1 (1.15%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.15%) TACACS
7 1 (1.15%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.15%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.05%) DB2
3 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.45%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (2.30%) CouchDB
4 2 (2.30%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.30%) Couchbase
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.30%) SAP BW
4 2 (2.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.15%) QlikView
5 1 (1.15%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.15%) DTS
5 1 (1.15%) Adabas
5 1 (1.15%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.15%) Cognos Report Studio
5 1 (1.15%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (1.15%) Cognos Transformer
Development Applications
1 3 (3.45%) Subversion
2 2 (2.30%) Ant
2 2 (2.30%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.30%) LoadRunner
2 2 (2.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.15%) Gradle
3 1 (1.15%) JUnit
3 1 (1.15%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.15%) Maven
General
1 29 (33.33%) Finance
2 15 (17.24%) Banking
3 6 (6.90%) Retail
3 6 (6.90%) Advertising
4 4 (4.60%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.30%) Local Government
6 1 (1.15%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.15%) Law
6 1 (1.15%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (18.39%) Administrator
2 13 (14.94%) Developer
2 13 (14.94%) Analyst
3 7 (8.05%) Architect
3 7 (8.05%) AIX Administrator
4 6 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle Developer
5 5 (5.75%) Oracle SOA Developer
5 5 (5.75%) SOA Developer
6 4 (4.60%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Operations Analyst
6 4 (4.60%) UNIX Engineer
6 4 (4.60%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (4.60%) Security Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) UNIX Administrator
6 4 (4.60%) Consultant
6 4 (4.60%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (3.45%) Technical Architect
7 3 (3.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.45%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.49%) Middleware
2 8 (9.20%) .NET
3 5 (5.75%) Oracle Fusion
3 5 (5.75%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.60%) HTML
4 4 (4.60%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.60%) CSS
5 3 (3.45%) Web Services
5 3 (3.45%) Spring
6 2 (2.30%) Spring MVC
6 2 (2.30%) SAP XI
6 2 (2.30%) SAP Basis
6 2 (2.30%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (2.30%) XML
6 2 (2.30%) J2EE
6 2 (2.30%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.15%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.15%) RESTful
7 1 (1.15%) XHTML
7 1 (1.15%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.60%) Management Information System
2 3 (3.45%) HACMP
2 3 (3.45%) Mainframe
2 3 (3.45%) Statistics
3 2 (2.30%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.30%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.30%) Clustering
3 2 (2.30%) CESG
3 2 (2.30%) LPAR
3 2 (2.30%) Open Source
3 2 (2.30%) PKI
4 1 (1.15%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.15%) Social Media
4 1 (1.15%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.15%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.15%) Tandem
4 1 (1.15%) Life Science
4 1 (1.15%) CMDB
4 1 (1.15%) Wiki
4 1 (1.15%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (55.17%) Linux
2 41 (47.13%) Windows
3 22 (25.29%) AIX
4 13 (14.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (13.79%) Solaris
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (12.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.45%) CentOS
9 1 (1.15%) Tru64
9 1 (1.15%) HPUX
9 1 (1.15%) VMS
9 1 (1.15%) MVS
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.24%) Information Security
2 11 (12.64%) ITIL
3 10 (11.49%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (6.90%) SOA
5 6 (6.90%) Configuration Management
5 6 (6.90%) Change Management
6 5 (5.75%) Vulnerability Management
7 4 (4.60%) Security Architecture
7 4 (4.60%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.60%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (4.60%) Data Modelling
7 4 (4.60%) MVC
7 4 (4.60%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.60%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.45%) IT Governance
8 3 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.45%) TDD
8 3 (3.45%) Project Management
8 3 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 13 (14.94%) Perl
1 13 (14.94%) Shell Script
2 11 (12.64%) SQL
3 9 (10.34%) Java
4 5 (5.75%) Python
5 4 (4.60%) PowerShell
6 3 (3.45%) PL/SQL
7 2 (2.30%) VB
7 2 (2.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.30%) C#
7 2 (2.30%) C++
7 2 (2.30%) PHP
8 1 (1.15%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.15%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.15%) Ruby
8 1 (1.15%) R
Qualifications
1 8 (9.20%) SC Cleared
1 8 (9.20%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.90%) CISSP
3 5 (5.75%) Degree
4 4 (4.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.45%) CISM
5 3 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.45%) CCNP
5 3 (3.45%) ISEB
6 2 (2.30%) CCIP
6 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.15%) CISA
7 1 (1.15%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.15%) GCIA
7 1 (1.15%) GSEC
7 1 (1.15%) GCIH
7 1 (1.15%) CEH
7 1 (1.15%) CCNA
7 1 (1.15%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.15%) QA
2 1 (1.15%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.15%) BS7799
2 1 (1.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (9.20%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.75%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 4 (4.60%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.45%) PowerHA
5 3 (3.45%) GPFS
6 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.20%) Tivoli
2 3 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.30%) SCOM
3 2 (2.30%) Puppet
4 1 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.15%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.15%) CA Wily
4 1 (1.15%) YUM
4 1 (1.15%) Nagios
4 1 (1.15%) Foglight
4 1 (1.15%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.15%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.15%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (25.29%) Red Hat
2 21 (24.14%) Oracle
3 11 (12.64%) VMware
4 10 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 7 (8.05%) Cisco
5 7 (8.05%) IBM
5 7 (8.05%) Cyber-Ark
6 6 (6.90%) McAfee
7 5 (5.75%) Splunk
7 5 (5.75%) HP
8 4 (4.60%) Citrix
8 4 (4.60%) SolarWinds
9 3 (3.45%) F5
9 3 (3.45%) Dell
9 3 (3.45%) NetApp
9 3 (3.45%) SAP
10 2 (2.30%) Sun
10 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.30%) Juniper
10 2 (2.30%) 3PAR
Knutsford, Cheshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 11 days ago
Runcorn
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 12 days ago