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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 20 22 29
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Unix 30 27 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 7.46% 6.28% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.39% 29.03% 8.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 15 2
Average daily rate £415 £350 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.57% -11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £285 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £375 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
123 93 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 30.60% 21.63% 23.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 58 11
Average daily rate £375 £375 £215
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +74.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £279 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 7 20
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +37.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Fleetwood - 8 £433 -
Chorley +2 7 £338 -
Blackpool -11 7 £383 +2.00%
Preston +5 6 £350 +16.66%
Skelmersdale -3 1 - -
Lytham St Annes -5 1 £308 +0.98%
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 44 (52.38%) Linux
2 35 (41.67%) Java
3 29 (34.52%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (33.33%) Mac OS X
5 25 (29.76%) HTML
6 24 (28.57%) Internet
7 23 (27.38%) .NET
8 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
8 22 (26.19%) Middleware
8 22 (26.19%) MongoDB
9 21 (25.00%) Windows
9 21 (25.00%) HTTP
10 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
11 18 (21.43%) MVS
11 18 (21.43%) Web Design
11 18 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
11 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (20.24%) Workflow
12 17 (20.24%) Finance
12 17 (20.24%) CRM
13 16 (19.05%) Python
13 16 (19.05%) C#
13 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
14 15 (17.86%) CSS
15 14 (16.67%) UML
15 14 (16.67%) REST
16 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
17 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
17 12 (14.29%) CAML
17 12 (14.29%) TDD

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 12 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Apache
2 6 (7.14%) IIS
2 6 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
3 4 (4.76%) Tuxedo
4 3 (3.57%) Node.js
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.38%) Sonic ESB
5 2 (2.38%) TPMS
6 1 (1.19%) SAS
6 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.95%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
3 2 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.38%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (3.57%) GitHub
1 3 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (28.57%) Internet
2 21 (25.00%) HTTP
3 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.14%) SMTP
4 6 (7.14%) VoIP
5 5 (5.95%) ATM
5 5 (5.95%) Ethernet
5 5 (5.95%) ISDN
6 3 (3.57%) FTP
7 2 (2.38%) SAN
8 1 (1.19%) Intranet
8 1 (1.19%) LAN
8 1 (1.19%) Skype
8 1 (1.19%) WAN
8 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (26.19%) MongoDB
2 16 (19.05%) SQL Server
3 12 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
4 11 (13.10%) Neo4j
4 11 (13.10%) Relational Database
5 8 (9.52%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (5.95%) Big Data
6 5 (5.95%) MySQL
6 5 (5.95%) SQLite
7 4 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (4.76%) DB2
8 3 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 3 (3.57%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.38%) Data Mining
9 2 (2.38%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects XI
10 1 (1.19%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 11 (13.10%) Eclipse
1 11 (13.10%) Git (software)
2 9 (10.71%) Jenkins
2 9 (10.71%) Subversion
3 8 (9.52%) Visual Studio
4 6 (7.14%) JUnit
4 6 (7.14%) NUnit
4 6 (7.14%) PHPUnit
5 4 (4.76%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (4.76%) VectorCAST
6 3 (3.57%) Hudson
6 3 (3.57%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.57%) Maven
7 2 (2.38%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (20.24%) Finance
2 2 (2.38%) Avionics
3 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.19%) Military
3 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (36.90%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) Architect
3 18 (21.43%) Java Developer
4 16 (19.05%) Digital Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Senior Developer
5 11 (13.10%) Technical Architect
6 9 (10.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (8.33%) Systems Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Data Manager
8 5 (5.95%) Software Engineer
8 5 (5.95%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Data Architect
9 4 (4.76%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) .NET Developer
10 3 (3.57%) C# Developer
10 3 (3.57%) Desktop Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) HTML Developer
10 3 (3.57%) OAT Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.76%) HTML
2 23 (27.38%) .NET
3 22 (26.19%) Middleware
4 15 (17.86%) CSS
5 14 (16.67%) REST
6 12 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 12 (14.29%) CAML
7 11 (13.10%) Hibernate
8 10 (11.90%) JAX-RS
9 9 (10.71%) jQuery
9 9 (10.71%) Web Services
10 6 (7.14%) SOAP
11 5 (5.95%) .NET Framework
11 5 (5.95%) AngularJS
11 5 (5.95%) Django
11 5 (5.95%) LAMP
11 5 (5.95%) LAPP Stack
11 5 (5.95%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (4.76%) HTML5
13 3 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 29 (34.52%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.90%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.95%) Data Integration
4 4 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.57%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.38%) Reference Data
6 2 (2.38%) Replication
7 1 (1.19%) Clustering
7 1 (1.19%) HACMP
7 1 (1.19%) Social Media
7 1 (1.19%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (52.38%) Linux
2 28 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 21 (25.00%) Windows
4 18 (21.43%) MVS
5 9 (10.71%) Windows Server
6 7 (8.33%) Solaris
7 5 (5.95%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.76%) VME
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.38%) AIX
10 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (21.43%) Responsive Web Design
1 18 (21.43%) Web Design
2 17 (20.24%) CRM
2 17 (20.24%) Workflow
3 14 (16.67%) UML
4 12 (14.29%) TDD
5 10 (11.90%) Configuration Management
5 10 (11.90%) Web Accessibility
6 9 (10.71%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (10.71%) Data Management
7 8 (9.52%) DSDM
7 8 (9.52%) ITIL
7 8 (9.52%) SSADM
8 6 (7.14%) Automated Testing
8 6 (7.14%) Scrum
8 6 (7.14%) Software Engineering
9 5 (5.95%) RAD
10 4 (4.76%) Integration Testing
10 4 (4.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 35 (41.67%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) JavaScript
3 16 (19.05%) C#
3 16 (19.05%) Python
4 12 (14.29%) FQL
4 12 (14.29%) PowerShell
4 12 (14.29%) VB
5 11 (13.10%) C
6 9 (10.71%) C++
6 9 (10.71%) Ruby
6 9 (10.71%) SQL
7 5 (5.95%) PHP
7 5 (5.95%) VB.NET
7 5 (5.95%) VBA
7 5 (5.95%) VBScript
8 4 (4.76%) Ada
8 4 (4.76%) COBOL
9 3 (3.57%) R
10 2 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.38%) sed
Qualifications
1 13 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.71%) Degree
3 8 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.38%) HND
5 1 (1.19%) APMP
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (8.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) BitLocker
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.19%) GPFS
5 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 4 (4.76%) SCCM
2 3 (3.57%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.57%) StatsD
3 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle ZFS
3 1 (1.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.29%) Oracle
3 5 (5.95%) VMware
4 4 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 3 (3.57%) Apigee
5 3 (3.57%) AppSense
5 3 (3.57%) Citrix
5 3 (3.57%) HP
5 3 (3.57%) Lumension
5 3 (3.57%) Mashery
5 3 (3.57%) Tableau
5 3 (3.57%) Teradata
6 2 (2.38%) Cognizant
6 2 (2.38%) ICL
6 2 (2.38%) Informatica
6 2 (2.38%) Micro Focus
6 2 (2.38%) Pega
6 2 (2.38%) Tumbleweed
7 1 (1.19%) SAP
7 1 (1.19%) Sun