The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Chester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 17 3 2
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 26 25 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 10.16% 16.56% 17.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.37% 39.68% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £450 £450 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +36.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £330 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £450 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.49 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
95 63 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 37.11% 41.72% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 11 5
Average daily rate £350 £450 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% +41.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £241 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £730 £450 £334
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 7 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £29.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% +107.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Cheshire

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
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 18 April 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Chester region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in Chester

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL
4 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
5 7 (25.00%) AIX
5 7 (25.00%) Cisco
6 6 (21.43%) CSS
6 6 (21.43%) Oracle
6 6 (21.43%) HTML
6 6 (21.43%) SQL
6 6 (21.43%) .NET
7 5 (17.86%) Project Management
7 5 (17.86%) Change Management
7 5 (17.86%) MVC
7 5 (17.86%) Scrum
7 5 (17.86%) Information Security
7 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (17.86%) TDD
7 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
7 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
7 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
7 5 (17.86%) C#
7 5 (17.86%) SAP
7 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
7 5 (17.86%) SOAP
7 5 (17.86%) Web Services
7 5 (17.86%) XML
7 5 (17.86%) LAN
7 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (3.57%) NetWeaver
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) SAS
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) LAN
2 4 (14.29%) HTTP
2 4 (14.29%) DNS
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) Firewall
3 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
3 3 (10.71%) OSPF
3 3 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (10.71%) NetScaler
4 2 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (7.14%) WAN
5 1 (3.57%) SSH
5 1 (3.57%) LDAP
5 1 (3.57%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.57%) SAP BW
3 1 (3.57%) MySQL
3 1 (3.57%) DB2
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (7.14%) Local Government
1 2 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Developer
1 6 (21.43%) Analyst
2 5 (17.86%) .NET Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Service Analyst
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Architect
4 2 (7.14%) Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
5 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
5 1 (3.57%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) CSS
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
1 6 (21.43%) .NET
2 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET
2 5 (17.86%) SOAP
2 5 (17.86%) Web Services
2 5 (17.86%) XML
2 5 (17.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (7.14%) Regular Expression
4 1 (3.57%) SAP XI
4 1 (3.57%) XHTML
4 1 (3.57%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Clustering
1 3 (10.71%) Blackberry
1 3 (10.71%) NHS
2 2 (7.14%) PKI
2 2 (7.14%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.57%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 11 (39.29%) Windows
3 7 (25.00%) AIX
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Tru64
6 1 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Project Management
2 5 (17.86%) Change Management
2 5 (17.86%) MVC
2 5 (17.86%) Scrum
2 5 (17.86%) Information Security
2 5 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (17.86%) TDD
2 5 (17.86%) Pair Programming
2 5 (17.86%) Requirements Management
2 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 4 (14.29%) Service Management
4 3 (10.71%) Network Load Balancing
4 3 (10.71%) Release Management
5 2 (7.14%) Analytics
5 2 (7.14%) Resource Management
5 2 (7.14%) Performance Management
5 2 (7.14%) Requirements Engineering
5 2 (7.14%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) SQL
2 5 (17.86%) T-SQL
2 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
2 5 (17.86%) C#
3 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
4 3 (10.71%) Perl
5 2 (7.14%) Java
6 1 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Python
6 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) CCNP
1 4 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (10.71%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (10.71%) CCIP
3 2 (7.14%) CISSP
4 1 (3.57%) CISA
4 1 (3.57%) CISM
4 1 (3.57%) GSEC
4 1 (3.57%) ISEB
4 1 (3.57%) CCNA
4 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (3.57%) RHCE
4 1 (3.57%) MCSE
4 1 (3.57%) GPEN
4 1 (3.57%) OSCP
4 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
2 1 (3.57%) BS7799
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) Active Directory
1 5 (17.86%) PowerHA
2 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (3.57%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 7 (25.00%) Cisco
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle
3 5 (17.86%) SAP
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) McAfee
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.71%) Riverbed
4 3 (10.71%) F5
5 2 (7.14%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.14%) Brocade
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) IBM
5 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) VMware
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) CA