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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 21 14 41
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Contract jobs citing Unix 20 56 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.39% 10.14% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 49.12% 7.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 35 3
Median daily rate £395 £525 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.76% +40.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £390 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £635 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
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
80 114 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 25.56% 20.65% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 72 82
Median daily rate £395 £400 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +32.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £185 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £610 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Median hourly rate £36.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.10% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £13.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £22.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -9 7 £420 -20.00%
Lancaster - 6 £325 -
Skelmersdale 0 4 - -
Lytham St Annes -1 3 - -
Fleetwood - 1 £395 -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 26 September 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 29 (54.72%) Oracle
2 26 (49.06%) Linux
3 24 (45.28%) Windows
4 19 (35.85%) Java
5 16 (30.19%) JIRA
5 16 (30.19%) Puppet
6 15 (28.30%) Apache
7 14 (26.42%) Python
7 14 (26.42%) Use Case
7 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
7 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (26.42%) Business Analysis
7 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (26.42%) SaltStack
7 14 (26.42%) IaaS
8 13 (24.53%) Agile Project Management
8 13 (24.53%) Service Design
8 13 (24.53%) Open Source
8 13 (24.53%) Waterfall
8 13 (24.53%) UML
8 13 (24.53%) OOA/OOD
8 13 (24.53%) OO
8 13 (24.53%) Project Management
9 10 (18.87%) Finance
9 10 (18.87%) AIX
9 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
10 9 (16.98%) C
10 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 8 (15.09%) COBOL
11 8 (15.09%) SQL

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 15 (28.30%) Apache
2 7 (13.21%) WebSphere
3 6 (11.32%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (7.55%) Tuxedo
5 2 (3.77%) OpenStack
5 2 (3.77%) TPMS
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (5.66%) MS Project
3 1 (1.89%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (26.42%) IaaS
2 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.77%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) FTP
1 7 (13.21%) HTTP
1 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) iSCSI
3 2 (3.77%) Network Security
4 1 (1.89%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 11g
2 6 (11.32%) Oracle Database 12c
3 4 (7.55%) DB2
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) JIRA
2 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
3 4 (7.55%) Eclipse
3 4 (7.55%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.55%) Subversion
3 4 (7.55%) Visual Studio
4 3 (5.66%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) Selenium
5 1 (1.89%) WebDriver
General
1 10 (18.87%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (49.06%) Analyst
2 15 (28.30%) Business Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Senior Analyst
3 10 (18.87%) Senior Business Analyst
4 9 (16.98%) Test Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) Developer
6 7 (13.21%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (13.21%) Technical Business Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) Administrator
7 6 (11.32%) OAT Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) OAT Test Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Solaris Administrator
9 4 (7.55%) Middleware Developer
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Analyst
9 4 (7.55%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) COBOL Developer
10 3 (5.66%) Digital Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Digital Business Analyst
10 3 (5.66%) Test Manager
10 3 (5.66%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Middleware
1 7 (13.21%) SOAP
2 4 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.89%) CSS
3 1 (1.89%) HTML
3 1 (1.89%) REST
3 1 (1.89%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (7.55%) Mainframe
2 2 (3.77%) DataPower
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (49.06%) Linux
2 24 (45.28%) Windows
3 10 (18.87%) AIX
4 7 (13.21%) Solaris
5 5 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.55%) VME
7 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (26.42%) Business Analysis
1 14 (26.42%) Use Case
2 13 (24.53%) Agile Project Management
2 13 (24.53%) OO
2 13 (24.53%) OOA/OOD
2 13 (24.53%) Open Source
2 13 (24.53%) Project Management
2 13 (24.53%) Service Design
2 13 (24.53%) UML
2 13 (24.53%) Waterfall
3 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 7 (13.21%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (13.21%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 6 (11.32%) Security Patching
5 6 (11.32%) SEO
5 6 (11.32%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
7 4 (7.55%) Data Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) Java
2 14 (26.42%) Bash Shell
2 14 (26.42%) Python
3 9 (16.98%) C
4 8 (15.09%) COBOL
4 8 (15.09%) SQL
5 1 (1.89%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
2 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.66%) Degree
4 3 (5.66%) ISEB
5 1 (1.89%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.55%) QA
2 3 (5.66%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.89%) SDET
System Software
1 6 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (3.77%) XenServer
3 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) Puppet
2 14 (26.42%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (15.09%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (54.72%) Oracle
2 14 (26.42%) SaltStack
3 7 (13.21%) Micro Focus
3 7 (13.21%) VMware
4 6 (11.32%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.43%) HP
6 4 (7.55%) ICL
7 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix
8 1 (1.89%) EMC
8 1 (1.89%) Informatica
8 1 (1.89%) SAP