The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 40 33 19
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 47 53 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.56% 4.38% 7.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.61% 21.81% 32.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 21 20
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -24.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £213 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.21% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.73 £32.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+3.76% -4.41%
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 Manchester region.

Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
301 243 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.80% 20.08% 24.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 123 120
Average daily rate £323 £300 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 43
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Manchester region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Manchester region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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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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
Altrincham - - - - 2
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 3
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 48 (46.60%) Windows
2 37 (35.92%) Banking
3 34 (33.01%) Finance
4 33 (32.04%) Information Security
5 32 (31.07%) Linux
6 24 (23.30%) Mainframe
7 19 (18.45%) Management Information System
7 19 (18.45%) Oracle
8 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
8 14 (13.59%) Shell Script
8 14 (13.59%) Perl
9 13 (12.62%) AIX
9 13 (12.62%) Middleware
9 13 (12.62%) Splunk
9 13 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
10 12 (11.65%) SQL
10 12 (11.65%) HTML
10 12 (11.65%) CSS
10 12 (11.65%) Economics
11 11 (10.68%) Web Development
11 11 (10.68%) ITIL
11 11 (10.68%) Python
12 10 (9.71%) Mac OS X
12 10 (9.71%) Regular Expression
13 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
13 9 (8.74%) Firewall
13 9 (8.74%) PRINCE2
13 9 (8.74%) WebSphere
13 9 (8.74%) Django
13 9 (8.74%) Git (software)

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (8.74%) WebSphere
2 5 (4.85%) WebLogic
3 4 (3.88%) Apache
3 4 (3.88%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.91%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (1.94%) Lync
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.97%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.97%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.97%) CICS
6 1 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Project
1 4 (3.88%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.80%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 9 (8.74%) Firewall
2 6 (5.83%) LDAP
3 4 (3.88%) HTTP
4 3 (2.91%) SAN
5 2 (1.94%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.97%) VPN
6 1 (0.97%) SNA
6 1 (0.97%) ATM
6 1 (0.97%) LAN
6 1 (0.97%) SMS
6 1 (0.97%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.77%) DB2
2 7 (6.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.80%) Relational Database
3 6 (5.83%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.85%) Oracle Database
4 5 (4.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.85%) QlikView
5 4 (3.88%) Data Mining
5 4 (3.88%) RDBMS
6 3 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.97%) CouchDB
7 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.97%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.97%) MSDE
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (0.97%) MySQL
7 1 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 9 (8.74%) Subversion
1 9 (8.74%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.97%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 37 (35.92%) Banking
2 34 (33.01%) Finance
3 4 (3.88%) Billing
4 2 (1.94%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 26 (25.24%) Analyst
2 20 (19.42%) Administrator
3 17 (16.50%) Project Manager
4 15 (14.56%) Developer
5 11 (10.68%) AIX Administrator
6 9 (8.74%) Python Developer
7 7 (6.80%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) Information Analyst
7 7 (6.80%) UNIX Administrator
8 6 (5.83%) IT Auditor
8 6 (5.83%) Consultant
8 6 (5.83%) Auditor
8 6 (5.83%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.83%) IT Project Manager
9 5 (4.85%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (3.88%) Security Analyst
11 3 (2.91%) Security Consultant
11 3 (2.91%) Oracle Developer
11 3 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.62%) Middleware
2 12 (11.65%) CSS
2 12 (11.65%) HTML
3 10 (9.71%) Regular Expression
4 9 (8.74%) Django
5 4 (3.88%) XML
6 3 (2.91%) Spring
6 3 (2.91%) Ajax
7 2 (1.94%) Struts
7 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
7 2 (1.94%) XSLT
7 2 (1.94%) XHTML
7 2 (1.94%) JMS
7 2 (1.94%) .NET
7 2 (1.94%) J2EE
7 2 (1.94%) EJB
7 2 (1.94%) Drools
7 2 (1.94%) RESTful
8 1 (0.97%) Laravel
8 1 (0.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Mainframe
2 19 (18.45%) Management Information System
3 12 (11.65%) Economics
4 7 (6.80%) PMI
5 5 (4.85%) PKI
6 3 (2.91%) Firmware
7 2 (1.94%) HACMP
7 2 (1.94%) Replication
7 2 (1.94%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.94%) iSeries
7 2 (1.94%) DLPAR
7 2 (1.94%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.97%) LPAR
8 1 (0.97%) Data Integration
8 1 (0.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) Tandem
8 1 (0.97%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (46.60%) Windows
2 32 (31.07%) Linux
3 13 (12.62%) AIX
4 10 (9.71%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.91%) zOS
5 3 (2.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (2.91%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (1.94%) Solaris
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
7 1 (0.97%) SUSE
7 1 (0.97%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (32.04%) Information Security
2 14 (13.59%) Stakeholder Management
3 13 (12.62%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (10.68%) Web Development
4 11 (10.68%) ITIL
5 9 (8.74%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.77%) Change Management
6 8 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (6.80%) Performance Management
8 6 (5.83%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.83%) Migration
9 5 (4.85%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.85%) ETL
9 5 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.88%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.88%) Business Continuity
11 3 (2.91%) Data Management
11 3 (2.91%) Performance Improvement
11 3 (2.91%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.59%) Perl
1 14 (13.59%) Shell Script
2 12 (11.65%) SQL
3 11 (10.68%) Python
4 6 (5.83%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.85%) Java
6 4 (3.88%) Ruby
7 3 (2.91%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.91%) PL/SQL
8 2 (1.94%) C
9 1 (0.97%) PHP
9 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.80%) PMP
1 7 (6.80%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.88%) CISA
2 4 (3.88%) CISSP
3 2 (1.94%) CISM
3 2 (1.94%) GIAC
3 2 (1.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.94%) CRISC
3 2 (1.94%) ISEB
4 1 (0.97%) GPEN
4 1 (0.97%) OSCP
4 1 (0.97%) Degree
4 1 (0.97%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.97%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.97%) GSEC
4 1 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.97%) RHCE
4 1 (0.97%) MCP
4 1 (0.97%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.88%) QA
System Software
1 4 (3.88%) VMware ESX
1 4 (3.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (3.88%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.91%) XenApp
2 3 (2.91%) RHEV
3 2 (1.94%) RACF
Systems Management
1 2 (1.94%) Tivoli
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Monitoring
2 1 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (0.97%) OMEGAMON
2 1 (0.97%) SCCM
2 1 (0.97%) SCOM
2 1 (0.97%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (0.97%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (18.45%) Oracle
2 13 (12.62%) Splunk
3 9 (8.74%) Red Hat
4 7 (6.80%) IBM
5 6 (5.83%) VMware
6 5 (4.85%) Sybase
6 5 (4.85%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (3.88%) Ab Initio
7 4 (3.88%) Citrix
7 4 (3.88%) NetApp
8 3 (2.91%) EMC
8 3 (2.91%) McAfee
9 2 (1.94%) Intel
9 2 (1.94%) JBoss
9 2 (1.94%) Microsoft
10 1 (0.97%) HP
10 1 (0.97%) SurfControl
10 1 (0.97%) FatWire
10 1 (0.97%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.97%) Teradata