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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 22 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 2 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.69% 1.45% 3.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 11.76% 17.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate - £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £374 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.02% +6.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-4.45% +86.90%
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
25 17 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.19% 12.32% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 9
Average daily rate £300 £330 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £250 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £438 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 8 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -54.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £14.00 £20.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £16.25 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 28 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
2 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (33.33%) SAS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Sun
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) vRealize
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Base SAS
3 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
3 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
3 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 1 (33.33%) SAS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) NAS
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Base SAS
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Enterprise Guide
General
1 3 (100.00%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) SAS Data Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Administrator
1 1 (33.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Load Balancing
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) 3PAR
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) PlateSpin
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Sun