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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 43 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 9 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.08% 3.32% 9.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.57% 10.84% 34.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 19
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£375 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £425 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £425 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
137 83 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.64% 30.63% 26.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 17 49
Average daily rate £300 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £224 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 15 12
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% -31.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £17.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Preston - 2 - - 1
Accrington - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (40.63%) Oracle
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 12 (37.50%) Finance
3 10 (31.25%) Middleware
3 10 (31.25%) MVS
3 10 (31.25%) Windows
3 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 9 (28.13%) CRM
4 9 (28.13%) Workflow
5 8 (25.00%) Linux
5 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
7 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
7 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
7 6 (18.75%) HP
7 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
8 5 (15.63%) Solaris
8 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
9 4 (12.50%) Reference Data
9 4 (12.50%) Data Integration
9 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (12.50%) Data Architecture
9 4 (12.50%) SQL
9 4 (12.50%) Web Services
9 4 (12.50%) Firewall
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
10 3 (9.38%) Unicenter
10 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (3.13%) Apache
1 1 (3.13%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (9.38%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.38%) MS Visio
1 3 (9.38%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (9.38%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (6.25%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.50%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) FTP
2 3 (9.38%) HTTP
2 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.38%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (18.75%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.25%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.13%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) DB2
4 1 (3.13%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.38%) LoadRunner
1 3 (9.38%) Toad
1 3 (9.38%) WebDriver
1 3 (9.38%) Selenium
2 2 (6.25%) Rational Rose
2 2 (6.25%) ERwin
General
1 12 (37.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Architect
2 9 (28.13%) Technical Architect
3 5 (15.63%) Analyst
4 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (9.38%) IT Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) Consultant
5 3 (9.38%) QA Engineer
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.25%) DBA
6 2 (6.25%) Administrator
6 2 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) Performance Test Leader
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (31.25%) Middleware
2 4 (12.50%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) LAMP
4 1 (3.13%) CSS
4 1 (3.13%) XML
4 1 (3.13%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.50%) Reference Data
2 4 (12.50%) Data Integration
3 1 (3.13%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Open Source
3 1 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (3.13%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 10 (31.25%) MVS
1 10 (31.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 5 (15.63%) Solaris
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (9.38%) AIX
4 3 (9.38%) HPUX
4 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.13%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
5 1 (3.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (28.13%) CRM
1 9 (28.13%) Workflow
2 6 (18.75%) Data Modelling
3 5 (15.63%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.50%) Data Architecture
4 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.38%) Service Management
5 3 (9.38%) Validation
5 3 (9.38%) Migration
5 3 (9.38%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (9.38%) Change Control
5 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 2 (6.25%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.25%) Data Management
6 2 (6.25%) Information Management
6 2 (6.25%) OO
6 2 (6.25%) Project Management
7 1 (3.13%) DevOps
7 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 3 (9.38%) Shell Script
2 3 (9.38%) VB
2 3 (9.38%) Perl
3 2 (6.25%) Python
3 2 (6.25%) PL/SQL
4 1 (3.13%) JCL
4 1 (3.13%) PL/1
4 1 (3.13%) PHP
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C++
4 1 (3.13%) sed
4 1 (3.13%) Ruby
4 1 (3.13%) AWK
Qualifications
1 10 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 7 (21.88%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.25%) Degree
3 2 (6.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.25%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
1 2 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (9.38%) Unicenter
1 3 (9.38%) Tivoli
1 3 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.13%) Nagios
3 1 (3.13%) Cacti
3 1 (3.13%) Puppet
3 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.13%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Oracle
1 13 (40.63%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.75%) HP
2 6 (18.75%) Red Hat
3 3 (9.38%) CA
3 3 (9.38%) VMware
4 2 (6.25%) Informatica
5 1 (3.13%) IBM
5 1 (3.13%) Syncsort
5 1 (3.13%) Percona
5 1 (3.13%) Aquila
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