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 1 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 15 35 18
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -17
Contract jobs citing UNIX 33 17 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.55% 3.41% 6.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.58% 15.04% 18.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 3
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£550 £525 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +35.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £405 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £550 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.30 - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% +16.66%
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
129 113 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 33.42% 22.69% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 62 21
Average daily rate £375 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £210 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £430 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £18.00 £19.04
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -5.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £16.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £26.95 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015. 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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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
Blackpool +13 21 £575 +4.54% 1
Preston +8 4 £339 +4.15% 1
Lytham St Annes - 4 £318 -
Chorley - 3 £475 -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 20 (35.71%) Middleware
3 17 (30.36%) Linux
4 14 (25.00%) SQL
4 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 13 (23.21%) Finance
6 11 (19.64%) Windows
7 10 (17.86%) Java
7 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
7 10 (17.86%) MVS
7 10 (17.86%) Service Management
7 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
8 8 (14.29%) QA
8 8 (14.29%) Mainframe
8 8 (14.29%) Open Source
9 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
9 7 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
9 7 (12.50%) IBM
9 7 (12.50%) Oracle
9 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
9 7 (12.50%) VME
9 7 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
9 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
9 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 6 (10.71%) Migration
10 6 (10.71%) Workflow
10 6 (10.71%) CRM
10 6 (10.71%) DevOps

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.14%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (5.36%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.57%) nginx
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) Tuxedo
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) SAS
5 1 (1.79%) PowerExchange
5 1 (1.79%) Node.js
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 7 (12.50%) MS Visio
1 7 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
1 7 (12.50%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.93%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (7.14%) PaaS
2 4 (7.14%) OpenShift
3 3 (5.36%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.36%) FTP
2 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
2 1 (1.79%) SNA
2 1 (1.79%) Internet
2 1 (1.79%) Firewall
2 1 (1.79%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
2 2 (3.57%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) DB2
2 2 (3.57%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.57%) IMS/DB
3 1 (1.79%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.79%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.79%) Big Data
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Visual Studio
1 5 (8.93%) HP UFT
1 5 (8.93%) LoadRunner
1 5 (8.93%) Facilita Forecast
2 1 (1.79%) Selenium
General
1 13 (23.21%) Finance
Job Titles
1 33 (58.93%) Architect
2 23 (41.07%) Technical Architect
3 8 (14.29%) Tester
4 6 (10.71%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (8.93%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) Performance Tester
6 3 (5.36%) Integration Tester
7 2 (3.57%) Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (3.57%) Mainframe Developer
7 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (1.79%) Digital Architect
8 1 (1.79%) Senior Digital Architect
8 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Test Manager
8 1 (1.79%) AWS Developer
8 1 (1.79%) Digital Technical Architect
8 1 (1.79%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 1 (1.79%) SAS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (35.71%) Middleware
2 4 (7.14%) XML
3 2 (3.57%) LAMP
3 2 (3.57%) Web Services
4 1 (1.79%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (1.79%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.79%) XSL
4 1 (1.79%) .NET
4 1 (1.79%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 5 (8.93%) Data Structures
2 5 (8.93%) Performance Metrics
3 4 (7.14%) Reference Data
4 3 (5.36%) Data Integration
5 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.79%) HP Superdome
6 1 (1.79%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.79%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (30.36%) Linux
2 11 (19.64%) Windows
3 10 (17.86%) MVS
4 7 (12.50%) VME
5 4 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.57%) CentOS
7 1 (1.79%) HPUX
7 1 (1.79%) VMS
7 1 (1.79%) OS/390
7 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.86%) Configuration Management
1 10 (17.86%) Service Management
1 10 (17.86%) Test Scripting
2 8 (14.29%) Open Source
3 7 (12.50%) Test Strategy
4 6 (10.71%) CRM
4 6 (10.71%) Workflow
4 6 (10.71%) Migration
4 6 (10.71%) DevOps
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Software Testing
5 5 (8.93%) Performance Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Problem Management
6 4 (7.14%) Data Architecture
6 4 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 4 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
7 3 (5.36%) SOA
7 3 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
7 3 (5.36%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.00%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) Java
3 6 (10.71%) Scala
4 3 (5.36%) Python
5 2 (3.57%) PL/1
5 2 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.57%) JCL
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
5 2 (3.57%) PHP
5 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) R
6 1 (1.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 20 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) BC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) Degree
4 2 (3.57%) ISEB
4 2 (3.57%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) QA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.79%) vSphere
2 1 (1.79%) RACF
Systems Management
1 7 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (10.71%) Puppet
3 4 (7.14%) Ansible
3 4 (7.14%) Salt
4 3 (5.36%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.57%) Nagios
5 2 (3.57%) CA Endevor
5 2 (3.57%) Cacti
6 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.79%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (1.79%) StatsD
Vendors
1 25 (44.64%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.50%) Oracle
2 7 (12.50%) IBM
3 5 (8.93%) VMware
3 5 (8.93%) HP
4 3 (5.36%) Syncsort
5 2 (3.57%) Percona
5 2 (3.57%) Aquila
5 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.79%) SAP
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco
6 1 (1.79%) Intel
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix
6 1 (1.79%) Informatica
6 1 (1.79%) Teradata
6 1 (1.79%) ICL
6 1 (1.79%) Apigee
6 1 (1.79%) Mashery
6 1 (1.79%) Tableau
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