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 25 July 2016 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 44 36
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 38 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.92% 2.84% 4.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.31% 13.20% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 24 18
Median daily rate £400 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.22% +46.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £350 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £800 £466
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +9.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £36.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-13.10% +18.85%
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
163 197 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.11% 21.48% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 101 109
Median daily rate £413 £375 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £215 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 25 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £15.77 £14.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.39% +9.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 25 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +5 14 £400 -50.00% 3
Knutsford +4 9 £375 +2.04%
Chester -2 8 £450 +28.57% 1
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 47 (57.32%) Linux
2 30 (36.59%) Windows
3 29 (35.37%) AIX
4 27 (32.93%) Finance
5 24 (29.27%) Oracle
6 23 (28.05%) Banking
7 20 (24.39%) Migration
8 17 (20.73%) SQL
9 15 (18.29%) Solaris
9 15 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (18.29%) Data Centre
10 14 (17.07%) ITIL
10 14 (17.07%) HPUX
10 14 (17.07%) Red Hat
10 14 (17.07%) Mainframe
11 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
12 12 (14.63%) Middleware
12 12 (14.63%) VMware
13 11 (13.41%) Shell Script
13 11 (13.41%) IBM
13 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
14 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
15 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
15 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
15 8 (9.76%) Service Management
15 8 (9.76%) Change Management
15 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
15 8 (9.76%) Citrix
15 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
16 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills

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 6 (7.32%) IIS
1 6 (7.32%) JBoss
2 5 (6.10%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.88%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.66%) Apache
5 2 (2.44%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.22%) Confluence
6 1 (1.22%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.22%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (6.10%) MS Office
2 4 (4.88%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Project
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.10%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.44%) Engine Yard
3 2 (2.44%) GitHub
3 2 (2.44%) Heroku
3 2 (2.44%) IaaS
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) Firewall
2 5 (6.10%) DHCP
2 5 (6.10%) Internet
2 5 (6.10%) SAN
2 5 (6.10%) TCP/IP
2 5 (6.10%) VPN
3 4 (4.88%) DNS
3 4 (4.88%) LAN
3 4 (4.88%) WAN
4 2 (2.44%) DMZ
4 2 (2.44%) LDAP
4 2 (2.44%) SSL
4 2 (2.44%) Wireless
5 1 (1.22%) HTTP
5 1 (1.22%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.22%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.22%) NAS
5 1 (1.22%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.54%) DB2
3 3 (3.66%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.44%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.44%) GIS
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (1.22%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.22%) MySQL
5 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Jenkins
2 5 (6.10%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.88%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) SonarQube
4 2 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.44%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.22%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.22%) StarTeam
General
1 27 (32.93%) Finance
2 23 (28.05%) Banking
3 3 (3.66%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
2 9 (10.98%) Architect
3 8 (9.76%) Analyst
4 7 (8.54%) Administrator
4 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (8.54%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (7.32%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (6.10%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.10%) Consultant
6 5 (6.10%) Unix Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) DBA
7 4 (4.88%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.66%) Applications Support Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.66%) Technical Architect
8 3 (3.66%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (14.63%) Middleware
2 4 (4.88%) Web Services
3 2 (2.44%) .NET
3 2 (2.44%) AngularJS
3 2 (2.44%) MCollective
3 2 (2.44%) Node.js
3 2 (2.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (2.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (2.44%) XML
4 1 (1.22%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.22%) J2EE
4 1 (1.22%) JSON
4 1 (1.22%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.22%) SOAP
4 1 (1.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Data Centre
2 14 (17.07%) Mainframe
3 7 (8.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.66%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.44%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.44%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) Social Media
5 2 (2.44%) Tandem
6 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.22%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) HACMP
6 1 (1.22%) Health Informatics
6 1 (1.22%) Informatics
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 47 (57.32%) Linux
2 30 (36.59%) Windows
3 29 (35.37%) AIX
4 15 (18.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (18.29%) Solaris
5 14 (17.07%) HPUX
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.44%) CentOS
7 2 (2.44%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.44%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.39%) Migration
2 14 (17.07%) ITIL
3 8 (9.76%) Change Management
3 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
3 8 (9.76%) Service Management
3 8 (9.76%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.32%) Supplier Management
5 5 (6.10%) Incident Management
5 5 (6.10%) Risk Management
6 4 (4.88%) DevOps
6 4 (4.88%) Project Management
7 3 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (3.66%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (3.66%) Demand Forecasting
7 3 (3.66%) ITSM
7 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
7 3 (3.66%) SOA
8 2 (2.44%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (20.73%) SQL
2 11 (13.41%) Shell Script
3 5 (6.10%) Java
4 3 (3.66%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.66%) Perl
4 3 (3.66%) Python
4 3 (3.66%) Ruby
5 1 (1.22%) AWK
5 1 (1.22%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (15.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.32%) MCSE
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.88%) Degree
5 2 (2.44%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.44%) CCNP
5 2 (2.44%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.44%) CLAS
6 1 (1.22%) CCIE
6 1 (1.22%) CCNA
6 1 (1.22%) CCSP
6 1 (1.22%) GCFA
6 1 (1.22%) GCFE
6 1 (1.22%) GIAC
6 1 (1.22%) GREM
6 1 (1.22%) IBM AIX Certification
6 1 (1.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 2 (2.44%) JSP 440
2 2 (2.44%) RMADS
2 2 (2.44%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (9.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.66%) PowerHA
4 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.44%) vCloud
4 2 (2.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.22%) GPFS
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas File System
5 1 (1.22%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (7.32%) Puppet
1 6 (7.32%) Tivoli
2 4 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) Nagios
3 3 (3.66%) yum
4 2 (2.44%) Ansible
4 2 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.44%) Cobbler
4 2 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.44%) SmoothWall
4 2 (2.44%) StatsD
4 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.22%) Graylog
5 1 (1.22%) Legato
5 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) Oracle
2 14 (17.07%) Red Hat
3 12 (14.63%) VMware
4 11 (13.41%) IBM
5 8 (9.76%) Citrix
6 6 (7.32%) EMC
6 6 (7.32%) HP
6 6 (7.32%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.66%) Ab Initio
7 3 (3.66%) ATG
7 3 (3.66%) Cisco
7 3 (3.66%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.66%) ServiceNow
8 2 (2.44%) Apigee
8 2 (2.44%) BMC
8 2 (2.44%) Juniper
8 2 (2.44%) Kofax
8 2 (2.44%) Mashery
8 2 (2.44%) NetApp
8 2 (2.44%) PlateSpin