The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 30 26 24
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.98% 4.20% 7.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.61% 12.05% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £540
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £555 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
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
51 83 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.37% 34.87% 36.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 49 18
Median daily rate £419 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £730
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Chester region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the Chester region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 May 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 Chester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 10 (71.43%) Windows
1 10 (71.43%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (50.00%) Oracle
3 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
3 6 (42.86%) IIS
3 6 (42.86%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
3 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
3 6 (42.86%) Change Management
3 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 6 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 4 (28.57%) MS Office
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
6 3 (21.43%) SAN
6 3 (21.43%) Middleware
7 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
7 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
7 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (14.29%) NAS
7 2 (14.29%) Java
7 2 (14.29%) Firewall
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) Migration
8 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 (42.86%) IIS
2 1 (7.14%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (28.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) SAN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (7.14%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) Data Mining
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 10 (71.43%) Banking
2 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Applications Support
2 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Risk Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.14%) Credit Risk
1 1 (7.14%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 5 (35.71%) Linux
4 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) AIX
5 1 (7.14%) Solaris
5 1 (7.14%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (42.86%) Change Management
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 6 (42.86%) Supplier Management
3 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
4 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Management
5 1 (7.14%) BPMN
5 1 (7.14%) Data Mapping
5 1 (7.14%) High Availability
5 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
5 1 (7.14%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Threat Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) UML
5 1 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 2 (14.29%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) MCSE
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Data Quality
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Tivoli
2 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (7.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
3 1 (7.14%) IBM
3 1 (7.14%) Kofax
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) PlateSpin
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Sun