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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 30 25 14
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 17 13 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.96% 4.68% 10.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.91% 13.83% 41.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 2 17
Average daily rate
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£525 £378 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.07% -5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £340 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £416 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
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 £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Operating Systems Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
114 94 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 26.57% 33.81% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 27 40
Average daily rate £300 £325 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -8.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £365 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 13
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -20.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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 1 August 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 1 August 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 - - 6
Accrington - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Finance
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 10 (32.26%) Middleware
3 10 (32.26%) MVS
4 9 (29.03%) Windows
4 9 (29.03%) CRM
4 9 (29.03%) Workflow
5 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
5 8 (25.81%) Linux
5 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
6 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
6 6 (19.35%) HP
6 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
7 5 (16.13%) Solaris
7 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
7 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
7 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
8 4 (12.90%) Reference Data
8 4 (12.90%) Data Integration
8 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
8 4 (12.90%) Web Services
8 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
9 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
9 3 (9.68%) Validation
9 3 (9.68%) Migration
9 3 (9.68%) Service Management
9 3 (9.68%) Firewall
9 3 (9.68%) Scrum
9 3 (9.68%) VMware

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 (3.23%) Apache
1 1 (3.23%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (9.68%) MS Excel
1 3 (9.68%) MS Visio
1 3 (9.68%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (9.68%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Firewall
1 3 (9.68%) FTP
1 3 (9.68%) HTTP
1 3 (9.68%) TCP/IP
1 3 (9.68%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
3 2 (6.45%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.23%) MySQL
4 1 (3.23%) DB2
4 1 (3.23%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) LoadRunner
1 3 (9.68%) Toad
1 3 (9.68%) Selenium
1 3 (9.68%) WebDriver
2 2 (6.45%) Rational Rose
2 2 (6.45%) ERwin
General
1 12 (38.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (41.94%) Architect
2 9 (29.03%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Developer
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) Consultant
4 3 (9.68%) QA Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Test Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (6.45%) Informatica Developer
5 2 (6.45%) DBA
5 2 (6.45%) Administrator
6 1 (3.23%) Test Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Data Modeller
6 1 (3.23%) Test Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) Middleware
2 4 (12.90%) Web Services
3 3 (9.68%) SOAP
4 1 (3.23%) LAMP
4 1 (3.23%) XML
4 1 (3.23%) HTML
4 1 (3.23%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (12.90%) Reference Data
1 4 (12.90%) Data Integration
2 1 (3.23%) Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (3.23%) Mathematics
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (32.26%) MVS
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 8 (25.81%) Linux
4 5 (16.13%) Solaris
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (9.68%) AIX
5 3 (9.68%) HPUX
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Mac OS X
6 1 (3.23%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) CRM
1 9 (29.03%) Workflow
2 6 (19.35%) Data Modelling
3 5 (16.13%) Performance Testing
4 4 (12.90%) Data Architecture
4 4 (12.90%) Configuration Management
5 3 (9.68%) Validation
5 3 (9.68%) Migration
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) Scrum
5 3 (9.68%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (9.68%) Change Control
6 2 (6.45%) Information Management
6 2 (6.45%) Data Management
6 2 (6.45%) Security Testing
6 2 (6.45%) OO
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.23%) Release Management
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) Shell Script
1 3 (9.68%) SQL
1 3 (9.68%) VB
1 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 2 (6.45%) Python
2 2 (6.45%) PL/SQL
3 1 (3.23%) AWK
3 1 (3.23%) JCL
3 1 (3.23%) PL/1
3 1 (3.23%) PHP
3 1 (3.23%) C
3 1 (3.23%) C++
3 1 (3.23%) Ruby
3 1 (3.23%) sed
Qualifications
1 8 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 5 (16.13%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (6.45%) ISTQB
3 2 (6.45%) Degree
3 2 (6.45%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Unicenter
1 3 (9.68%) Tivoli
1 3 (9.68%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
3 1 (3.23%) Nagios
3 1 (3.23%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.23%) Cacti
3 1 (3.23%) Puppet
3 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 6 (19.35%) HP
3 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) VMware
4 3 (9.68%) CA
5 2 (6.45%) Informatica
6 1 (3.23%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Aquila
6 1 (3.23%) Syncsort
6 1 (3.23%) Percona