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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 21 31 9
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 3 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.64% 1.46% 10.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.45% 6.38% 34.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Average daily rate
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£438 - £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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
31 47 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 25.41% 22.82% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 9
Average daily rate £400 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £530 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 21 8
Average hourly rate £16.25 £31.56 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.50% -5.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.35 £14.35 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.80 £42.38 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (16.67%) BS7799
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
2 1 (16.67%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (16.67%) RDBMS
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) IT Risk Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Domain Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mainframe
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
1 2 (33.33%) AIX
1 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 1 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Information Security
2 1 (16.67%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
2 1 (16.67%) Network Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) E-Commerce
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) BS7799
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco