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 8 July 2015 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 23 17 12
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 8 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 4.19% 6.62% 11.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.20% 19.23% 37.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate
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£350 £730 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.05% +147.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £730 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £730 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
+19.04% +9.56%
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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
87 52 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 45.55% 34.44% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 10 12
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £730 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.82% -5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £21.67 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.39% -25.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 8 July 2015.

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 8 July 2015, 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 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Perl
3 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 5 (41.67%) Finance
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 4 (33.33%) Google
4 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (25.00%) Remedy
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) SAN
5 3 (25.00%) PHP
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Jython
5 3 (25.00%) NAS
5 3 (25.00%) CMDB
5 3 (25.00%) Network Security
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 2015, 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 (8.33%) JBoss
1 1 (8.33%) iPlanet
1 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (25.00%) SAN
1 3 (25.00%) Network Security
1 3 (25.00%) NAS
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) RDBMS
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 2 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) CruiseControl
1 1 (8.33%) Hudson
General
1 5 (41.67%) Finance
2 2 (16.67%) Banking
3 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Administrator
1 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Junior
4 1 (8.33%) Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Data Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) SOAP
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
1 1 (8.33%) WSDL
1 1 (8.33%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (8.33%) Hibernate
1 1 (8.33%) Spring
1 1 (8.33%) Ajax
1 1 (8.33%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CMDB
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (16.67%) AIX
5 1 (8.33%) Solaris
5 1 (8.33%) SUSE
5 1 (8.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 4 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (16.67%) Service Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITSM
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Web Development
4 1 (8.33%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (8.33%) Open Source
4 1 (8.33%) SDLC
4 1 (8.33%) Extreme Programming
4 1 (8.33%) Data Modelling
4 1 (8.33%) ETL
4 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Perl
2 5 (41.67%) SQL
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
3 4 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) PHP
4 3 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (25.00%) Jython
5 1 (8.33%) C++
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
1 4 (33.33%) Google
2 3 (25.00%) Remedy
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (16.67%) BMC
3 2 (16.67%) Sun
3 2 (16.67%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Teradata