The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 11 July 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 Lancashire 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 20 10
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 18 15 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.81% 5.95% 10.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.36% 17.24% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 17
Average daily rate
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£525 £378 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.07% -0.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £356
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £416 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -2.54%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
110 87 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 23.26% 34.52% 22.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 38
Average daily rate £251 £311 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.51% -17.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £216 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £384 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -6.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £14.50 £16.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Lancashire region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Lancashire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Lancashire region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston - 1 £325 - 1
Accrington - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) Finance
3 10 (33.33%) Middleware
3 10 (33.33%) MVS
3 10 (33.33%) Oracle
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
4 9 (30.00%) CRM
4 9 (30.00%) Workflow
5 8 (26.67%) Linux
5 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
7 6 (20.00%) HP
7 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
7 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (16.67%) Solaris
8 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
9 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
9 4 (13.33%) Reference Data
9 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
9 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
9 4 (13.33%) Web Services
9 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
10 3 (10.00%) Validation
10 3 (10.00%) Migration
10 3 (10.00%) Scrum
10 3 (10.00%) VMware
10 3 (10.00%) Service Management
10 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (3.33%) Apache
1 1 (3.33%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) FTP
1 3 (10.00%) HTTP
1 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (10.00%) PuTTY
2 2 (6.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (13.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.67%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Toad
1 3 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (10.00%) Selenium
1 3 (10.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.67%) ERwin
2 2 (6.67%) Rational Rose
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (43.33%) Architect
2 9 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 4 (13.33%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (10.00%) QA Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 3 (10.00%) Developer
4 3 (10.00%) IT Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) DBA
5 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (6.67%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Test Leader
6 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.33%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.33%) Performance Analyst
6 1 (3.33%) Senior QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (33.33%) Middleware
2 4 (13.33%) Web Services
3 3 (10.00%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) HTML
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Reference Data
1 4 (13.33%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.33%) Open Source
2 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) MVS
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 8 (26.67%) Linux
4 5 (16.67%) Solaris
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) AIX
5 3 (10.00%) HPUX
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) Workflow
1 9 (30.00%) CRM
2 6 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 5 (16.67%) Performance Testing
4 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (13.33%) Data Architecture
5 3 (10.00%) Change Control
5 3 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (10.00%) Service Management
5 3 (10.00%) Validation
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
5 3 (10.00%) Scrum
6 2 (6.67%) Data Management
6 2 (6.67%) Information Management
6 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.67%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.67%) OO
7 1 (3.33%) Web Development
7 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Perl
1 3 (10.00%) VB
1 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.67%) AWK
2 2 (6.67%) sed
2 2 (6.67%) Python
2 2 (6.67%) C
2 2 (6.67%) C++
3 1 (3.33%) PHP
3 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.33%) SQL
3 1 (3.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) ISEB
3 2 (6.67%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Unicenter
1 3 (10.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.67%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.33%) Cacti
3 1 (3.33%) Nagios
3 1 (3.33%) Puppet
3 1 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 6 (20.00%) HP
4 3 (10.00%) CA
4 3 (10.00%) VMware
5 2 (6.67%) Informatica
6 1 (3.33%) Percona