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 28 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 26 31 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -12
Contract jobs citing Unix 11 6 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 5.67% 2.48% 8.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.44% 10.53% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 4
Average daily rate £450 £425 £540
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -21.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 5
Average hourly rate - - £12.49
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £35.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-42.85% +23.89%
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
45 57 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 23.20% 23.55% 37.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 34 18
Average daily rate £413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £313 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £500 £730
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.40% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 28
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -58.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.95 £11.40 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+6.45% -3.12%

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 28 April 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 28 April 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
1 8 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 6 (50.00%) Oracle
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (41.67%) IIS
3 5 (41.67%) ITIL
3 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 5 (41.67%) MCSE
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
3 5 (41.67%) Tivoli
3 5 (41.67%) Change Management
3 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
6 2 (16.67%) VMware
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
6 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (16.67%) Migration
6 2 (16.67%) Middleware
6 2 (16.67%) Java
6 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
6 2 (16.67%) NAS
7 1 (8.33%) vSphere

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 5 (41.67%) IIS
2 1 (8.33%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (16.67%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 8 (66.67%) Banking
2 6 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Applications Support
2 3 (25.00%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Financial Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Java Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Risk Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Security Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Credit Risk
1 1 (8.33%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) AIX
4 1 (8.33%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 5 (41.67%) Change Management
2 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 5 (41.67%) Supplier Management
3 4 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 2 (16.67%) Migration
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Management
5 1 (8.33%) Data Mapping
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) Shell Script
2 2 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) MCSE
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (8.33%) vRealize
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) 3PAR
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Kofax
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (8.33%) NetApp
3 1 (8.33%) PlateSpin
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (8.33%) Sun