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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 29 37 32
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 30 37 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 4.59% 3.67% 4.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.43% 17.87% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 20 20
Median daily rate £480 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £421 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £478 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.35%
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
140 207 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.41% 20.52% 20.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 134 75
Median daily rate £425 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 20 18
Median hourly rate £18.58 £17.17 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.24% +6.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £9.98 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +7 15 £575 +41.53% 1
Knutsford +1 5 £413 -5.71%
Chester +3 1 £520 +15.55% 1
Macclesfield - 1 - -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 24 (39.34%) AIX
2 24 (39.34%) Oracle
3 23 (37.70%) Windows
4 17 (27.87%) Middleware
5 16 (26.23%) Finance
5 16 (26.23%) Migration
6 15 (24.59%) SQL
7 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
7 14 (22.95%) Banking
8 13 (21.31%) DB2
8 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
9 11 (18.03%) HPUX
9 11 (18.03%) Mainframe
9 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
10 9 (14.75%) ITIL
10 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
11 8 (13.11%) Java
11 8 (13.11%) Web Services
11 8 (13.11%) Solaris
11 8 (13.11%) JBoss
11 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
11 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
11 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
11 8 (13.11%) Big Data
12 7 (11.48%) SOA
12 7 (11.48%) XML
13 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
13 6 (9.84%) 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 (13.11%) JBoss
2 6 (9.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere
2 6 (9.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (8.20%) Apache
4 4 (6.56%) IIS
4 4 (6.56%) Tomcat
5 3 (4.92%) nginx
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle 10gAS
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Pig
6 2 (3.28%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.92%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.28%) MS Project
3 1 (1.64%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.92%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon EMR
2 2 (3.28%) Amazon S3
2 2 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.64%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.84%) SAN
2 4 (6.56%) DHCP
2 4 (6.56%) SSL
3 3 (4.92%) Internet
3 3 (4.92%) iSCSI
3 3 (4.92%) Kerberos
3 3 (4.92%) LDAP
4 2 (3.28%) DNS
4 2 (3.28%) Firewall
5 1 (1.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.31%) DB2
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
3 8 (13.11%) Big Data
3 8 (13.11%) MongoDB
3 8 (13.11%) NoSQL
4 6 (9.84%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.56%) MySQL
6 3 (4.92%) GIS
7 2 (3.28%) Apache Hive
7 2 (3.28%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (3.28%) DataStage
7 2 (3.28%) Hadoop
7 2 (3.28%) HBase
7 2 (3.28%) OLAP
7 2 (3.28%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (3.28%) Pentaho
7 2 (3.28%) QlikView
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (3.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 5 (8.20%) JIRA
3 3 (4.92%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.92%) Eclipse
3 3 (4.92%) Hudson
3 3 (4.92%) StarTeam
4 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) SonarQube
4 2 (3.28%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.64%) Log4j
General
1 16 (26.23%) Finance
2 14 (22.95%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.95%) Consultant
2 11 (18.03%) Administrator
3 9 (14.75%) Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Unix Administrator
5 6 (9.84%) HPUX Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (8.20%) Project Manager
6 5 (8.20%) Unix Consultant
6 5 (8.20%) Unix Systems Administrator
7 4 (6.56%) Linux Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Principal Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Applications Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Data Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (4.92%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Middleware Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (27.87%) Middleware
2 8 (13.11%) Web Services
3 7 (11.48%) XML
4 6 (9.84%) J2EE
4 6 (9.84%) JSON
4 6 (9.84%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (1.64%) .NET
6 1 (1.64%) JAX-RPC
6 1 (1.64%) REST
6 1 (1.64%) RESTful
6 1 (1.64%) SOAP
6 1 (1.64%) WSDL
6 1 (1.64%) XSL
6 1 (1.64%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.03%) Data Centre
1 11 (18.03%) Mainframe
2 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) Clustering
3 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.28%) Data Integration
3 2 (3.28%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.28%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.64%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.64%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 38 (62.30%) Linux
2 24 (39.34%) AIX
3 23 (37.70%) Windows
4 13 (21.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (18.03%) HPUX
6 8 (13.11%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.23%) Migration
2 9 (14.75%) ITIL
3 7 (11.48%) SOA
4 6 (9.84%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (9.84%) GAP Analysis
4 6 (9.84%) Microservices
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (9.84%) Project Management
5 4 (6.56%) Change Management
5 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.92%) Business Transformation
6 3 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (4.92%) DevOps
6 3 (4.92%) Identity Management
6 3 (4.92%) Information Security
6 3 (4.92%) Mentoring
6 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
6 3 (4.92%) Service Management
6 3 (4.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 3 (4.92%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 15 (24.59%) SQL
2 8 (13.11%) Java
3 6 (9.84%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.84%) Python
4 5 (8.20%) Perl
5 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.92%) Shell Script
6 2 (3.28%) C
7 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.64%) C++
7 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.03%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Degree
3 3 (4.92%) RHCSA
4 2 (3.28%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.28%) PowerHA
3 2 (3.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) Nessus
1 2 (3.28%) Puppet
2 1 (1.64%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (39.34%) Oracle
2 14 (22.95%) Red Hat
3 6 (9.84%) HP
3 6 (9.84%) VMware
4 5 (8.20%) IBM
4 5 (8.20%) Veritas
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix
5 4 (6.56%) EMC
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.92%) Ab Initio
7 2 (3.28%) Actian
7 2 (3.28%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.28%) Informatica
7 2 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (3.28%) ParAccel
7 2 (3.28%) SaltStack
7 2 (3.28%) SAP
7 2 (3.28%) Sybase
7 2 (3.28%) Teradata
8 1 (1.64%) IBM Sterling