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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 19 13 33
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +20
Contract jobs citing Unix 28 41 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 6.90% 9.49% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.23% 32.80% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 23 13
Median daily rate £410 £550 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.45% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £327 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £625 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £31.30 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +3.17%
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
111 125 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 27.34% 28.94% 26.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 83 73
Median daily rate £390 £396 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.57% +58.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £307 £265 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £586 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 13 24
Median hourly rate £12.00 £13.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -52.72%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +4.25%

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 31 May 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 31 May 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 -6 11 £450 -22.74%
Preston +4 10 £349 -15.92% 4
Skelmersdale - 3 - -
Lytham St Annes -5 2 £195 -38.89%
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 44 (67.69%) Linux
2 32 (49.23%) Java
3 22 (33.85%) Windows
4 18 (27.69%) Oracle
5 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.08%) HTML
6 15 (23.08%) HTTP
7 14 (21.54%) Mac OS X
7 14 (21.54%) MongoDB
8 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
8 12 (18.46%) Puppet
8 12 (18.46%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (18.46%) IaaS
8 12 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
8 12 (18.46%) Web Design
8 12 (18.46%) Apache
8 12 (18.46%) Python
9 11 (16.92%) C
9 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
9 11 (16.92%) Finance
9 11 (16.92%) Hibernate
9 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
9 11 (16.92%) REST
9 11 (16.92%) Neo4j
9 11 (16.92%) Dropwizard
10 10 (15.38%) JAX-RS
10 10 (15.38%) SaltStack
10 10 (15.38%) JIRA
10 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
10 10 (15.38%) Business Analysis

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 (18.46%) Apache
2 9 (13.85%) Tuxedo
3 6 (9.23%) TPMS
4 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
5 3 (4.62%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.08%) IIS
6 2 (3.08%) Node.js
6 2 (3.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (3.08%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.54%) AquaLogic
7 1 (1.54%) MQSeries
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (10.77%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (3.08%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.46%) IaaS
2 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.08%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) HTTP
2 5 (7.69%) Internet
3 3 (4.62%) FTP
3 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.08%) SMTP
5 1 (1.54%) Intranet
5 1 (1.54%) Network Security
5 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.54%) MongoDB
2 11 (16.92%) Neo4j
2 11 (16.92%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.08%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (3.08%) Big Data
5 2 (3.08%) DB2
5 2 (3.08%) Hadoop
5 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.54%) MySQL
6 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (15.38%) JIRA
2 8 (12.31%) Eclipse
2 8 (12.31%) Subversion
2 8 (12.31%) Visual Studio
3 5 (7.69%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.15%) LoadRunner
5 3 (4.62%) Travis CI
6 2 (3.08%) JUnit
6 2 (3.08%) NUnit
6 2 (3.08%) PHPUnit
7 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.54%) VectorCAST
General
1 11 (16.92%) Finance
2 2 (3.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (38.46%) Developer
2 17 (26.15%) Analyst
3 14 (21.54%) Java Developer
4 10 (15.38%) Business Analyst
5 8 (12.31%) Senior Developer
5 8 (12.31%) Senior Java Developer
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Senior Business Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Technical Business Analyst
6 7 (10.77%) Test Analyst
7 6 (9.23%) Digital Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Architect
8 4 (6.15%) COBOL Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Technical Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) Senior Technical Business Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) C Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Technical Architect
9 3 (4.62%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.08%) HTML
2 11 (16.92%) Dropwizard
2 11 (16.92%) Hibernate
2 11 (16.92%) REST
3 10 (15.38%) JAX-RS
3 10 (15.38%) Middleware
4 3 (4.62%) .NET
4 3 (4.62%) CSS
4 3 (4.62%) SOAP
4 3 (4.62%) Web Services
5 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.08%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.08%) HTML5
5 2 (3.08%) jQuery
5 2 (3.08%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.54%) CAML
6 1 (1.54%) CSS3
6 1 (1.54%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.54%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.31%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) DataPower
2 2 (3.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
3 1 (1.54%) Social Media
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 44 (67.69%) Linux
2 22 (33.85%) Windows
3 14 (21.54%) Mac OS X
4 10 (15.38%) AIX
5 8 (12.31%) VME
6 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server
7 5 (7.69%) Windows 7
7 5 (7.69%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.62%) Solaris
10 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.54%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (18.46%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (18.46%) Web Design
3 11 (16.92%) Configuration Management
4 10 (15.38%) Business Analysis
4 10 (15.38%) UML
5 9 (13.85%) Agile Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) OO
5 9 (13.85%) OOA/OOD
5 9 (13.85%) Open Source
5 9 (13.85%) Project Management
5 9 (13.85%) Service Design
5 9 (13.85%) Use Case
5 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
6 8 (12.31%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 6 (9.23%) Scrum
7 6 (9.23%) SEO
8 5 (7.69%) Test Scripting
9 4 (6.15%) Data Analysis
10 3 (4.62%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 32 (49.23%) Java
2 12 (18.46%) Python
3 11 (16.92%) C
4 10 (15.38%) Bash Shell
4 10 (15.38%) COBOL
5 8 (12.31%) SQL
6 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.08%) R
8 1 (1.54%) Ada
8 1 (1.54%) C#
8 1 (1.54%) FQL
8 1 (1.54%) PHP
8 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.54%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.54%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.54%) Degree
4 1 (1.54%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.62%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) QA
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) Opscode Chef
1 12 (18.46%) Puppet
2 5 (7.69%) SCCM
3 4 (6.15%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (3.08%) StatsD
Vendors
1 18 (27.69%) Oracle
2 10 (15.38%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.38%) SaltStack
3 8 (12.31%) Micro Focus
4 6 (9.23%) ICL
4 6 (9.23%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) AppSense
5 4 (6.15%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Lumension
6 3 (4.62%) IBM
6 3 (4.62%) VMware
7 2 (3.08%) Apigee
7 2 (3.08%) Citrix
7 2 (3.08%) Informatica
7 2 (3.08%) Mashery
7 2 (3.08%) Tableau
7 2 (3.08%) Teradata
8 1 (1.54%) Axway
8 1 (1.54%) SAP
8 1 (1.54%) Sun