The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 19 22 8
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 4 12 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 3.05% 5.53% 11.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 15.38% 45.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 10
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£375 £325 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £31.56 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.76%
UNIX
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
49 78 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.40% 35.94% 25.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 16
Average daily rate £400 £320 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -17.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 20 0
Average hourly rate £26.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.01% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Chester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Chester region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Chester

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Chester region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Information Security
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 4 (28.57%) CISSP
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL
4 4 (28.57%) Change Management
5 3 (21.43%) CISM
5 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) AIX
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
5 3 (21.43%) Regular Expression
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
6 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
6 2 (14.29%) Network Management
6 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
6 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
6 2 (14.29%) PaaS
6 2 (14.29%) SAP BPC
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
6 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
6 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (14.29%) DB2
6 2 (14.29%) SAP
6 2 (14.29%) SAP BW
6 2 (14.29%) NetWeaver

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (14.29%) NetWeaver
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) SAP BPC
2 1 (7.14%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
1 2 (14.29%) SAN
1 2 (14.29%) Network Security
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) DB2
1 2 (14.29%) SAP BW
2 1 (7.14%) RDBMS
2 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Administrator
2 4 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Security Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (14.29%) SAP Basis Administrator
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) IT Risk Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.14%) IT Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Consultant
5 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Regular Expression
2 2 (14.29%) SAP XI
2 2 (14.29%) SAP Basis
3 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Data Protection Act
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 3 (21.43%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Management
3 3 (21.43%) Analytics
4 2 (14.29%) Network Management
4 2 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 2 (14.29%) Requirements Engineering
4 2 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) CRM
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CISSP
2 3 (21.43%) CISM
3 1 (7.14%) CISA
3 1 (7.14%) GSEC
3 1 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) RHCE
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) CCNP
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
3 1 (7.14%) GPEN
3 1 (7.14%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) BS7799
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) 3PAR
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) NetApp
2 2 (14.29%) HP
2 2 (14.29%) Dell
2 2 (14.29%) Brocade
3 1 (7.14%) BMC
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee