The table below looks at the statistics 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 30 March 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 23 34 23
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 23 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 5.81% 2.51% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.47% 7.41% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 3
Average daily rate
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£299 £465 £495
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.68% -6.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £333 £445
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £465 £499
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £42.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
UNIX
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 108 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.75% 33.86% 28.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 39 37
Average daily rate £400 £250 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £166 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £325 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 34 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.77% -2.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Burnley - 2 - -
Blackburn - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
3 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
4 13 (30.23%) Java
4 13 (30.23%) Oracle
5 12 (27.91%) IBM
6 11 (25.58%) HTTP
6 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
7 10 (23.26%) REST
7 10 (23.26%) JAX-RS
7 10 (23.26%) Neo4j
7 10 (23.26%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (23.26%) Relational Database
7 10 (23.26%) Mac OS X
7 10 (23.26%) XML
7 10 (23.26%) HTML
7 10 (23.26%) Mainframe
7 10 (23.26%) Web Design
8 9 (20.93%) Aquila
8 9 (20.93%) IMS/DB
8 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
8 9 (20.93%) Syncsort
8 9 (20.93%) Release Management
8 9 (20.93%) CA Endevor
8 9 (20.93%) SQL
8 9 (20.93%) DB2
8 9 (20.93%) JCL
8 9 (20.93%) PL/1
9 8 (18.60%) Service Management
9 8 (18.60%) Finance

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 4 (9.30%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (6.98%) OpenStack
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) nginx
3 2 (4.65%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
4 1 (2.33%) PowerExchange
4 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (13.95%) MS Excel
1 6 (13.95%) MS Visio
1 6 (13.95%) MS PowerPoint
1 6 (13.95%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (2.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.30%) PaaS
1 4 (9.30%) OpenShift
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon S3
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.58%) HTTP
2 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.33%) Internet
2 1 (2.33%) Firewall
2 1 (2.33%) PuTTY
2 1 (2.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) MongoDB
2 10 (23.26%) Neo4j
2 10 (23.26%) Relational Database
3 9 (20.93%) DB2
3 9 (20.93%) IMS/DB
4 2 (4.65%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.65%) MySQL
5 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (2.33%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (2.33%) Big Data
5 1 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.33%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Toad
1 1 (2.33%) LoadRunner
1 1 (2.33%) Subversion
1 1 (2.33%) Maven
1 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
1 1 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.33%) Mockito
1 1 (2.33%) Cucumber
1 1 (2.33%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (18.60%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (46.51%) Developer
2 14 (32.56%) Architect
3 10 (23.26%) Java Developer
4 9 (20.93%) Mainframe Developer
5 8 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe Developer
6 7 (16.28%) Technical Architect
7 6 (13.95%) Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (4.65%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Test Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (2.33%) Analyst Programmer
9 1 (2.33%) Programmer
9 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Performance Tester
9 1 (2.33%) Release Manager
9 1 (2.33%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (2.33%) UNIX Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (23.26%) HTML
1 10 (23.26%) XML
1 10 (23.26%) REST
1 10 (23.26%) JAX-RS
2 9 (20.93%) Hibernate
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
4 3 (6.98%) Web Services
5 2 (4.65%) LAMP
6 1 (2.33%) .NET
6 1 (2.33%) SOAP
6 1 (2.33%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 10 (23.26%) Mainframe
2 8 (18.60%) IBM Mainframe
3 2 (4.65%) Open Source
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.33%) User Experience
4 1 (2.33%) HP Superdome
4 1 (2.33%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Linux
2 10 (23.26%) Mac OS X
3 7 (16.28%) Windows
4 4 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (4.65%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) HPUX
6 1 (2.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
2 10 (23.26%) Web Design
2 10 (23.26%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (20.93%) Release Management
4 8 (18.60%) Service Management
5 7 (16.28%) DevOps
6 5 (11.63%) Migration
7 4 (9.30%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (4.65%) Validation
8 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
9 1 (2.33%) Non-Functional Testing
9 1 (2.33%) Change Data Capture
9 1 (2.33%) TDD
9 1 (2.33%) Web Development
9 1 (2.33%) Mentoring
9 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (2.33%) Change Management
9 1 (2.33%) Project Management
9 1 (2.33%) ETL
9 1 (2.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.23%) Java
2 9 (20.93%) SQL
2 9 (20.93%) PL/1
2 9 (20.93%) JCL
3 3 (6.98%) Python
4 2 (4.65%) PHP
4 2 (4.65%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.65%) Ruby
5 1 (2.33%) R
5 1 (2.33%) COBOL
5 1 (2.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (34.88%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.65%) BC Cleared
4 1 (2.33%) ISEB
4 1 (2.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) CA Endevor
2 8 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (16.28%) Puppet
4 4 (9.30%) Ansible
4 4 (9.30%) Salt
5 2 (4.65%) Nagios
5 2 (4.65%) Cacti
5 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (2.33%) StatsD
Vendors
1 13 (30.23%) Oracle
2 12 (27.91%) IBM
3 9 (20.93%) Aquila
3 9 (20.93%) Syncsort
4 7 (16.28%) Microsoft
5 6 (13.95%) VMware
6 3 (6.98%) HP
7 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.65%) Percona
8 1 (2.33%) Teradata
8 1 (2.33%) Tableau
8 1 (2.33%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.33%) Cisco
8 1 (2.33%) Citrix
8 1 (2.33%) Informatica
Preston, Lancashire
X4 Group
Rate: £250 - 275 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago