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 24 July 2016 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 22 16 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +17
Contract jobs citing Unix 32 29 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.37% 7.99% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.65% 25.44% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 17 11
Median daily rate £395 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.18% +4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £349 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £383 £351
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +8.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £36.25 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-22.75% +16.93%
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
155 114 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 35.71% 31.40% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 81 56
Median daily rate £410 £375 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £220 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £540 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £22.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 24 July 2016.

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 24 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 14 £450 -20.00%
Preston +7 8 £370 - 1
Lytham St Annes -4 5 £195 -42.37%
Lancaster - 2 £350 -
Skelmersdale - 2 £275 -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, 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 45 (68.18%) Linux
2 29 (43.94%) Java
3 21 (31.82%) Oracle
3 21 (31.82%) Windows
4 16 (24.24%) AIX
4 16 (24.24%) C
5 15 (22.73%) COBOL
6 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
7 13 (19.70%) Middleware
8 12 (18.18%) Micro Focus
8 12 (18.18%) HTTP
8 12 (18.18%) Apache
8 12 (18.18%) Python
8 12 (18.18%) Tuxedo
8 12 (18.18%) JIRA
8 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.18%) Puppet
8 12 (18.18%) IaaS
8 12 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
9 11 (16.67%) VME
9 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
9 11 (16.67%) HTML
9 11 (16.67%) Eclipse
9 11 (16.67%) Subversion
10 10 (15.15%) Business Analysis
10 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
10 10 (15.15%) Mac OS X
10 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 12 (18.18%) Apache
1 12 (18.18%) Tuxedo
2 7 (10.61%) TPMS
3 4 (6.06%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.03%) IIS
5 2 (3.03%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.52%) AquaLogic
6 1 (1.52%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (4.55%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.55%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) IaaS
2 7 (10.61%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) HTTP
2 5 (7.58%) Internet
3 3 (4.55%) FTP
3 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.03%) Firewall
4 2 (3.03%) iSCSI
4 2 (3.03%) Network Security
4 2 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (1.52%) DHCP
5 1 (1.52%) Intranet
5 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (12.12%) Neo4j
3 7 (10.61%) Relational Database
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (4.55%) DB2
6 2 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.03%) Big Data
6 2 (3.03%) Hadoop
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
7 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.52%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) JIRA
2 11 (16.67%) Eclipse
2 11 (16.67%) Subversion
2 11 (16.67%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.61%) Jenkins
4 5 (7.58%) Git (software)
4 5 (7.58%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.55%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.03%) JUnit
6 2 (3.03%) NUnit
6 2 (3.03%) PHPUnit
General
1 9 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (34.85%) Developer
2 18 (27.27%) Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Business Analyst
3 10 (15.15%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Business Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Senior Java Developer
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) Technical Business Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Middleware Developer
5 6 (9.09%) Test Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Digital Developer
7 4 (6.06%) COBOL Developer
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
8 3 (4.55%) Administrator
8 3 (4.55%) AIX Specialist
8 3 (4.55%) C Developer
8 3 (4.55%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (19.70%) Middleware
2 11 (16.67%) HTML
3 8 (12.12%) Dropwizard
3 8 (12.12%) Hibernate
4 7 (10.61%) JAX-RS
4 7 (10.61%) REST
5 3 (4.55%) .NET
5 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) SOAP
5 3 (4.55%) Web Services
6 2 (3.03%) .NET Framework
6 2 (3.03%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.03%) HTML5
6 2 (3.03%) jQuery
6 2 (3.03%) Node.js
6 2 (3.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.52%) CAML
7 1 (1.52%) CSS3
7 1 (1.52%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.06%) Mainframe
3 2 (3.03%) DataPower
3 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.52%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Social Media
4 1 (1.52%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 45 (68.18%) Linux
2 21 (31.82%) Windows
3 16 (24.24%) AIX
4 11 (16.67%) VME
5 10 (15.15%) Mac OS X
5 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (7.58%) Solaris
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.52%) HPUX
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.52%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (15.15%) Business Analysis
2 10 (15.15%) Configuration Management
3 9 (13.64%) Agile Project Management
3 9 (13.64%) OO
3 9 (13.64%) OOA/OOD
3 9 (13.64%) Open Source
3 9 (13.64%) Project Management
3 9 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
3 9 (13.64%) Service Design
3 9 (13.64%) UML
3 9 (13.64%) Use Case
3 9 (13.64%) Waterfall
3 9 (13.64%) Web Design
4 8 (12.12%) Stakeholder Engagement
5 6 (9.09%) SEO
5 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
6 4 (6.06%) Data Analysis
6 4 (6.06%) ITIL
6 4 (6.06%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.94%) Java
2 16 (24.24%) C
3 15 (22.73%) COBOL
4 12 (18.18%) Python
5 10 (15.15%) Bash Shell
6 9 (13.64%) SQL
7 6 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.03%) C#
8 2 (3.03%) PowerShell
8 2 (3.03%) R
9 1 (1.52%) FQL
9 1 (1.52%) PHP
9 1 (1.52%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.52%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) QA
2 2 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (6.06%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.55%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.03%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (18.18%) Puppet
2 4 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.55%) SCCM
4 2 (3.03%) StatsD
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) Oracle
2 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
3 12 (18.18%) Micro Focus
4 10 (15.15%) SaltStack
5 9 (13.64%) ICL
6 4 (6.06%) HP
6 4 (6.06%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.55%) Citrix
7 3 (4.55%) IBM
7 3 (4.55%) VMware
8 2 (3.03%) Apigee
8 2 (3.03%) AppSense
8 2 (3.03%) Informatica
8 2 (3.03%) Lumension
8 2 (3.03%) Mashery
8 2 (3.03%) Tableau
8 2 (3.03%) Teradata
9 1 (1.52%) Axway
9 1 (1.52%) EMC
9 1 (1.52%) Sun