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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 37 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 2.73% 2.62% 7.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.63% 8.22% 28.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 16
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£375 - £388
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 - £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 - £423
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 £31.50 £30.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -13.04%
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
139 73 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 31.66% 31.88% 26.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 13 52
Average daily rate £300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £214 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 10
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.00 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -29.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.48 £11.00 £14.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £16.75 £35.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 - 2 - - 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 (46.43%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 10 (35.71%) Finance
3 10 (35.71%) MVS
3 10 (35.71%) Middleware
4 9 (32.14%) Workflow
4 9 (32.14%) Linux
4 9 (32.14%) CRM
5 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
6 7 (25.00%) Windows
6 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
7 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
8 5 (17.86%) AIX
8 5 (17.86%) Perl
8 5 (17.86%) HP
8 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
8 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (14.29%) Change Control
9 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
9 4 (14.29%) Data Architecture
9 4 (14.29%) Reference Data
9 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
9 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
9 4 (14.29%) Informatica
9 4 (14.29%) SQL
10 3 (10.71%) VB
10 3 (10.71%) HPUX
10 3 (10.71%) Solaris

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 3 (10.71%) WebLogic
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.57%) Apache
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (7.14%) MS Project
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.14%) PuTTY
1 2 (7.14%) Firewall
1 2 (7.14%) FTP
1 2 (7.14%) HTTP
1 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (28.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 2 (7.14%) PowerCenter
4 1 (3.57%) MySQL
4 1 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (3.57%) IMS/DB
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) LoadRunner
1 2 (7.14%) ERwin
1 2 (7.14%) Rational Rose
1 2 (7.14%) Toad
2 1 (3.57%) Selenium
2 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (35.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Architect
2 9 (32.14%) Technical Architect
3 6 (21.43%) Analyst
4 4 (14.29%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) IT Consultant
5 3 (10.71%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Informatica Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
6 2 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 2 (7.14%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Test Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Data Modeller
7 1 (3.57%) QA Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) Middleware
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) Software Packaging
3 2 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (3.57%) CSS
4 1 (3.57%) HTML
4 1 (3.57%) XML
4 1 (3.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.86%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Reference Data
2 4 (14.29%) Data Integration
3 2 (7.14%) DataPower
4 1 (3.57%) Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (3.57%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (35.71%) MVS
2 9 (32.14%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows
4 6 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (17.86%) AIX
6 3 (10.71%) HPUX
6 3 (10.71%) Solaris
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) Workflow
1 9 (32.14%) CRM
2 6 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
4 4 (14.29%) Change Control
4 4 (14.29%) Data Architecture
5 3 (10.71%) Migration
5 3 (10.71%) Server Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (7.14%) Performance Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Project Management
6 2 (7.14%) Validation
7 1 (3.57%) OO
7 1 (3.57%) Service Management
7 1 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 1 (3.57%) Web Development
7 1 (3.57%) Release Management
7 1 (3.57%) Software Engineering
7 1 (3.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 5 (17.86%) Perl
2 4 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (10.71%) VB
3 3 (10.71%) Shell Script
4 2 (7.14%) Python
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) PHP
5 1 (3.57%) C
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) JCL
5 1 (3.57%) PL/1
5 1 (3.57%) AWK
5 1 (3.57%) Ruby
5 1 (3.57%) sed
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Unicenter
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 2 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.57%) Nagios
3 1 (3.57%) CA Endevor
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
3 1 (3.57%) Cacti
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 13 (46.43%) Oracle
2 11 (39.29%) Microsoft
3 7 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 5 (17.86%) HP
5 4 (14.29%) Informatica
6 3 (10.71%) IBM
6 3 (10.71%) JBoss
6 3 (10.71%) CA
7 2 (7.14%) VMware
7 2 (7.14%) Axway
7 2 (7.14%) Siebel
8 1 (3.57%) Aquila
8 1 (3.57%) Syncsort
8 1 (3.57%) Percona