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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 17 21 3
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 7 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.04% 5.81% 17.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.58% 22.22% 64.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 9
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£375 £326 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.94% -31.31%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
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
48 45 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 34.53% 26.16% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 12
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £328 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.95% -20.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 27 August 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 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 8 (36.36%) Information Security
4 6 (27.27%) ITIL
4 6 (27.27%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) AIX
5 5 (22.73%) Perl
5 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
6 4 (18.18%) SQL
6 4 (18.18%) LAN
6 4 (18.18%) SAN
6 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
6 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 4 (18.18%) Citrix
6 4 (18.18%) CISSP
6 4 (18.18%) Change Management
6 4 (18.18%) Firewall
7 3 (13.64%) CISM
7 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.64%) CCNP
7 3 (13.64%) HTTP
7 3 (13.64%) McAfee
7 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (13.64%) HTML
7 3 (13.64%) .NET
7 3 (13.64%) CSS
7 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
7 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 (9.09%) NetWeaver
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (9.09%) SAP BPC
2 1 (4.55%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (18.18%) LAN
1 4 (18.18%) SAN
1 4 (18.18%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) HTTP
3 2 (9.09%) DNS
3 2 (9.09%) WAN
3 2 (9.09%) OSPF
3 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (9.09%) Network Security
3 2 (9.09%) NetScaler
3 2 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.55%) LDAP
4 1 (4.55%) SSH
4 1 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SAP BW
3 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.55%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
1 2 (9.09%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Administrator
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Security Analyst
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Developer
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Architect
5 1 (4.55%) Business Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) IT Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) CSS
1 3 (13.64%) HTML
1 3 (13.64%) .NET
1 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (9.09%) ASP.NET
2 2 (9.09%) SAP XI
2 2 (9.09%) SAP Basis
2 2 (9.09%) SOAP
2 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) XHTML
3 1 (4.55%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
1 2 (9.09%) Clustering
1 2 (9.09%) CESG
1 2 (9.09%) PKI
1 2 (9.09%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.55%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 10 (45.45%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) AIX
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (4.55%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (36.36%) Information Security
2 6 (27.27%) ITIL
3 4 (18.18%) Change Management
4 3 (13.64%) Performance Management
4 3 (13.64%) Analytics
4 3 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Management
5 2 (9.09%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (9.09%) TDD
5 2 (9.09%) Pair Programming
5 2 (9.09%) Security Management
5 2 (9.09%) MVC
5 2 (9.09%) Scrum
5 2 (9.09%) Network Management
5 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 2 (9.09%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Information Security Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) Shell Script
3 2 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (9.09%) C#
3 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.55%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.55%) Python
4 1 (4.55%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) CISSP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) CISM
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.09%) CCIP
4 1 (4.55%) CCNA
4 1 (4.55%) ISEB
4 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.55%) RHCE
4 1 (4.55%) CISA
4 1 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (4.55%) GSEC
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) GPEN
4 1 (4.55%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (4.55%) BS7799
System Software
1 2 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) SCOM
2 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (27.27%) Cisco
2 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Citrix
3 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
3 3 (13.64%) McAfee
4 2 (9.09%) Brocade
4 2 (9.09%) Riverbed
4 2 (9.09%) 3PAR
4 2 (9.09%) F5
4 2 (9.09%) NetApp
4 2 (9.09%) HP
4 2 (9.09%) Dell
4 2 (9.09%) IBM
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (4.55%) Juniper
5 1 (4.55%) BMC