The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
North West / Lancashire
Rank 24 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 19 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.48% 4.47% 4.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.65% 18.09% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 16
Median daily rate £450 £341 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.86% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £280 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £436 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £30.58
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +22.64%

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
62 94 91
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.41% 24.74% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 55 58
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 18 9
Median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -38.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Blackpool +19 16 £375 -
Preston -5 2 £525 +50.00%
Lancaster - 1 £335 -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Lancashire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Linux
3 20 (60.61%) Oracle
4 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (48.48%) AIX
6 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (42.42%) WebSphere
7 13 (39.39%) MS PowerPoint
7 13 (39.39%) Open Source
7 13 (39.39%) IaaS
7 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
8 12 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
9 11 (33.33%) Data Management
10 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
10 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
10 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
10 10 (30.30%) Windows 2000
11 9 (27.27%) ITIL
11 9 (27.27%) Service Management
11 9 (27.27%) Change Management
11 9 (27.27%) ITSM
11 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
11 9 (27.27%) SaaS
11 9 (27.27%) PaaS
12 8 (24.24%) DevOps
12 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
12 8 (24.24%) Release Management
12 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
12 8 (24.24%) Tandem
12 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (42.42%) WebSphere
2 6 (18.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 5 (15.15%) Apache
4 4 (12.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 13 (39.39%) MS Excel
1 13 (39.39%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (9.09%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) IaaS
2 9 (27.27%) PaaS
2 9 (27.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) Firewall
1 5 (15.15%) iSCSI
2 4 (12.12%) FTP
2 4 (12.12%) HTTP
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (30.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) DB2
3 6 (18.18%) Big Data
3 6 (18.18%) MongoDB
3 6 (18.18%) NoSQL
3 6 (18.18%) Relational Database
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) JIRA
2 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.03%) Selenium
2 1 (3.03%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (3.03%) Banking
1 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (42.42%) Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Operational Support Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Operations Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Operations Support Analyst
2 6 (18.18%) Solutions Architect
2 6 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Business Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Operations Engineer
4 4 (12.12%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 3 (9.09%) Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) OAT Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) OAT Test Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Senior Business Analyst
5 3 (9.09%) Solaris Administrator
5 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 2 (6.06%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Data Migration Project Manager
6 2 (6.06%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (18.18%) J2EE
1 6 (18.18%) JSON
1 6 (18.18%) Middleware
1 6 (18.18%) Web Services
1 6 (18.18%) XML
2 4 (12.12%) SOAP
3 3 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.03%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (51.52%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (24.24%) Tandem
3 2 (6.06%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 27 (81.82%) Windows
2 23 (69.70%) Linux
3 16 (48.48%) AIX
4 10 (30.30%) Windows 2000
4 10 (30.30%) Windows XP
5 5 (15.15%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (42.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (39.39%) Open Source
3 12 (36.36%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 11 (33.33%) Data Management
5 9 (27.27%) Change Management
5 9 (27.27%) ITIL
5 9 (27.27%) ITSM
5 9 (27.27%) Service Management
6 8 (24.24%) Data Analysis
6 8 (24.24%) DevOps
6 8 (24.24%) PRINCE2
6 8 (24.24%) Problem Management
6 8 (24.24%) Release Management
7 7 (21.21%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (18.18%) Microservices
8 6 (18.18%) SOA
9 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
9 5 (15.15%) Use Case
10 4 (12.12%) Agile Project Management
10 4 (12.12%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
1 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
1 6 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (12.12%) Bash Shell
2 4 (12.12%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 6 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (9.09%) Degree
3 3 (9.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.18%) SLA
2 3 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (6.06%) QA
4 1 (3.03%) SDET
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (12.12%) Puppet
Vendors
1 20 (60.61%) Oracle
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 4 (12.12%) SaltStack
3 4 (12.12%) VMware
4 1 (3.03%) HP
4 1 (3.03%) IBM