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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 36 28 21
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -7
Contract jobs citing Unix 38 42 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 3.96% 5.48% 7.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.79% 27.81% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 18 31
Average daily rate £506 £423 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.82% +25.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £346 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £536 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £12.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
192 151 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.02% 19.69% 24.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 73 82
Average daily rate £346 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 26 35
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.35 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -30.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford -3 12 £500 +21.95%
Warrington -9 10 £575 +33.72% 3
Chester +1 2 - -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (53.93%) Linux
2 38 (42.70%) Windows
3 31 (34.83%) AIX
4 25 (28.09%) Red Hat
5 24 (26.97%) Finance
5 24 (26.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 23 (25.84%) SQL
6 23 (25.84%) Oracle
7 22 (24.72%) Solaris
8 21 (23.60%) Banking
9 19 (21.35%) Java
9 19 (21.35%) Data Centre
10 17 (19.10%) Middleware
11 16 (17.98%) HPUX
12 15 (16.85%) IBM
12 15 (16.85%) Migration
13 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
14 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
15 12 (13.48%) VMware
15 12 (13.48%) HTTP
15 12 (13.48%) JBoss
15 12 (13.48%) Perl
16 11 (12.36%) HTML
16 11 (12.36%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (12.36%) Internet
17 10 (11.24%) Mainframe
17 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
17 10 (11.24%) Web Accessibility
18 9 (10.11%) WebSphere MQ
18 9 (10.11%) CSS

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 14 (15.73%) WebSphere
2 12 (13.48%) JBoss
3 11 (12.36%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (8.99%) Apache
5 6 (6.74%) WebLogic
6 4 (4.49%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (4.49%) iPlanet
6 4 (4.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.25%) Node.js
8 1 (1.12%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.12%) SAS
8 1 (1.12%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.12%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 4 (4.49%) MS Office
2 3 (3.37%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.25%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.25%) IaaS
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.12%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.12%) IBM PureFlex
3 1 (1.12%) Route 53
3 1 (1.12%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.48%) HTTP
2 11 (12.36%) Internet
3 9 (10.11%) SSL
4 5 (5.62%) FTP
5 4 (4.49%) SMTP
6 2 (2.25%) Firewall
6 2 (2.25%) LAN
6 2 (2.25%) LDAP
6 2 (2.25%) NAS
6 2 (2.25%) SAN
7 1 (1.12%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.87%) DB2
3 5 (5.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (3.37%) Big Data
4 3 (3.37%) Cognos Impromptu
4 3 (3.37%) Cognos Powerplay
4 3 (3.37%) Cognos Transformer
4 3 (3.37%) DTS
4 3 (3.37%) Hadoop
4 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.37%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.37%) ReportNet
4 3 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.25%) Ingres
5 2 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 1 (1.12%) Base SAS
6 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.12%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (4.49%) Introscope
3 4 (4.49%) Maven
4 3 (3.37%) FishEye
4 3 (3.37%) Hudson
4 3 (3.37%) JIRA
4 3 (3.37%) Subversion
5 2 (2.25%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.12%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (1.12%) JUnit
6 1 (1.12%) Vagrant
General
1 24 (26.97%) Finance
2 21 (23.60%) Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.12%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.12%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (19.10%) Analyst
1 17 (19.10%) Developer
2 7 (7.87%) Architect
3 6 (6.74%) Consultant
3 6 (6.74%) Middleware Specialist
3 6 (6.74%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (5.62%) Analyst Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.62%) Senior Developer
4 5 (5.62%) Technical Manager
5 4 (4.49%) Administrator
5 4 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.49%) HTML Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Java Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Senior Analyst Developer
5 4 (4.49%) Technical Delivery Manager
5 4 (4.49%) WebSphere Specialist
6 3 (3.37%) AIX Consultant
6 3 (3.37%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (3.37%) Security Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (19.10%) Middleware
2 11 (12.36%) HTML
3 9 (10.11%) CSS
3 9 (10.11%) WebSphere MQ
4 8 (8.99%) .NET
5 7 (7.87%) HTML5
6 6 (6.74%) jQuery
7 5 (5.62%) AngularJS
7 5 (5.62%) XML
8 4 (4.49%) CSS3
8 4 (4.49%) D3.js
8 4 (4.49%) JDBC
8 4 (4.49%) SAP XI
8 4 (4.49%) XHTML
9 3 (3.37%) ASP.NET
9 3 (3.37%) J2EE
9 3 (3.37%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (3.37%) Spring
9 3 (3.37%) Struts
10 2 (2.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 19 (21.35%) Data Centre
2 10 (11.24%) Mainframe
3 9 (10.11%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.74%) Clustering
5 4 (4.49%) Data Structures
5 4 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.37%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.37%) DLPAR
6 3 (3.37%) HACMP
7 1 (1.12%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.12%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.12%) LPAR
7 1 (1.12%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.12%) Tandem
7 1 (1.12%) VCE vBlock
7 1 (1.12%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (53.93%) Linux
2 38 (42.70%) Windows
3 31 (34.83%) AIX
4 24 (26.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (24.72%) Solaris
6 16 (17.98%) HPUX
7 4 (4.49%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) Migration
2 10 (11.24%) Web Accessibility
3 8 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.99%) Unit Testing
4 7 (7.87%) ITIL
4 7 (7.87%) SOA
5 6 (6.74%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (6.74%) System Integration Testing
5 6 (6.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.62%) Change Management
6 5 (5.62%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.49%) Integration Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Mentoring
7 4 (4.49%) Microservices
7 4 (4.49%) OO
7 4 (4.49%) OOP
8 3 (3.37%) Coaching
8 3 (3.37%) Data Transformation
8 3 (3.37%) High Availability
8 3 (3.37%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 23 (25.84%) SQL
2 19 (21.35%) Java
3 12 (13.48%) Perl
4 8 (8.99%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.74%) Jython
7 5 (5.62%) Korn
7 5 (5.62%) Python
8 3 (3.37%) AWK
8 3 (3.37%) Bash Shell
8 3 (3.37%) C#
8 3 (3.37%) C++
8 3 (3.37%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.37%) Ruby
8 3 (3.37%) VB
9 1 (1.12%) R
9 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.12%) VBA
Qualifications
1 13 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.74%) Degree
2 6 (6.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.12%) GCFA
3 1 (1.12%) GCFE
3 1 (1.12%) GIAC
3 1 (1.12%) GREM
3 1 (1.12%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (7.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (2.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.12%) PowerHA
3 1 (1.12%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.12%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESX
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.12%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) CA Wily
1 6 (6.74%) Puppet
2 3 (3.37%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.25%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (2.25%) StatsD
3 2 (2.25%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.12%) Legato
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.12%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.12%) vRealize
Vendors
1 25 (28.09%) Red Hat
2 23 (25.84%) Oracle
3 15 (16.85%) IBM
4 12 (13.48%) VMware
5 7 (7.87%) Microsoft
6 6 (6.74%) Sun
6 6 (6.74%) Teradata
7 5 (5.62%) Cognos
7 5 (5.62%) SAP
8 4 (4.49%) CA
8 4 (4.49%) webMethods
9 3 (3.37%) Ab Initio
9 3 (3.37%) Tableau
10 2 (2.25%) Actuate
10 2 (2.25%) PlateSpin
10 2 (2.25%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.12%) 3PAR
11 1 (1.12%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.12%) Informatica
11 1 (1.12%) Sitecore
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