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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 55 36 21
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -15
Contract jobs citing UNIX 34 43 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.52% 3.63% 7.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.64% 20.87% 30.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 30
Average daily rate
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£375 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £209 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £348 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Average hourly rate - £14.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -61.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.76%
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
269 206 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.93% 17.40% 24.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 106 127
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £220 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 24 41
Average hourly rate £14.75 £12.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% -19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £22.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 October 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 October 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 - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Rochdale - - - -
Sale - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 32 (34.78%) Linux
3 31 (33.70%) Banking
4 28 (30.43%) Finance
5 27 (29.35%) Information Security
6 24 (26.09%) Mainframe
7 19 (20.65%) Oracle
8 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
9 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
10 14 (15.22%) Shell Script
11 13 (14.13%) Perl
11 13 (14.13%) HTML
11 13 (14.13%) CSS
12 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
13 11 (11.96%) Economics
13 11 (11.96%) Web Development
13 11 (11.96%) ITIL
13 11 (11.96%) AIX
13 11 (11.96%) Python
13 11 (11.96%) Middleware
14 10 (10.87%) Red Hat
14 10 (10.87%) Mac OS X
15 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
15 9 (9.78%) SQL
15 9 (9.78%) WebSphere
15 9 (9.78%) Django
15 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
15 9 (9.78%) Subversion
15 9 (9.78%) Regular Expression

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (9.78%) WebSphere
2 5 (5.43%) WebLogic
2 5 (5.43%) Apache
3 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (2.17%) Lync
5 2 (2.17%) CICS
6 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Project
1 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (5.43%) CSG Singleview
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.61%) Firewall
2 4 (4.35%) LDAP
2 4 (4.35%) HTTP
2 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 4 (4.35%) SAN
3 1 (1.09%) VPN
3 1 (1.09%) SNA
3 1 (1.09%) DNS
3 1 (1.09%) ATM
3 1 (1.09%) SMS
3 1 (1.09%) DHCP
3 1 (1.09%) FTP
3 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.70%) DB2
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) Relational Database
3 5 (5.43%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (5.43%) Oracle Database
4 4 (4.35%) Data Mining
4 4 (4.35%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.26%) QlikView
6 2 (2.17%) MySQL
7 1 (1.09%) DataStage
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.09%) Oracle Discoverer
7 1 (1.09%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.09%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
1 9 (9.78%) Subversion
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle APEX
3 2 (2.17%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.09%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 31 (33.70%) Banking
2 28 (30.43%) Finance
3 2 (2.17%) Billing
3 2 (2.17%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 17 (18.48%) Developer
3 16 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 15 (16.30%) Administrator
5 9 (9.78%) Python Developer
5 9 (9.78%) AIX Administrator
6 6 (6.52%) IT Project Manager
6 6 (6.52%) Information Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) UNIX Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Test Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) IT Auditor
7 5 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (5.43%) Risk Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Auditor
8 4 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 3 (3.26%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Security Consultant
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.13%) HTML
1 13 (14.13%) CSS
2 11 (11.96%) Middleware
3 9 (9.78%) Django
3 9 (9.78%) Regular Expression
4 4 (4.35%) Ajax
4 4 (4.35%) XML
5 3 (3.26%) Spring
6 2 (2.17%) RESTful
6 2 (2.17%) Drools
6 2 (2.17%) jQuery
6 2 (2.17%) Hibernate
6 2 (2.17%) JMS
6 2 (2.17%) XHTML
6 2 (2.17%) EJB
6 2 (2.17%) .NET
6 2 (2.17%) J2EE
6 2 (2.17%) XSLT
6 2 (2.17%) Struts
7 1 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.09%) Mainframe
2 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
3 11 (11.96%) Economics
4 6 (6.52%) PMI
5 4 (4.35%) PKI
6 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
7 2 (2.17%) DLPAR
7 2 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (2.17%) iSeries
7 2 (2.17%) HACMP
8 1 (1.09%) Replication
8 1 (1.09%) Tandem
8 1 (1.09%) VSAM
8 1 (1.09%) Derivative
8 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
8 1 (1.09%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 44 (47.83%) Windows
2 32 (34.78%) Linux
3 11 (11.96%) AIX
4 10 (10.87%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.35%) Solaris
6 3 (3.26%) zOS
6 3 (3.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) OS/390
8 1 (1.09%) HPUX
8 1 (1.09%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (29.35%) Information Security
2 18 (19.57%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
3 12 (13.04%) Vulnerability Management
4 11 (11.96%) Web Development
4 11 (11.96%) ITIL
5 9 (9.78%) PRINCE2
6 8 (8.70%) Change Management
7 7 (7.61%) Migration
7 7 (7.61%) Performance Management
8 5 (5.43%) Risk Analysis
8 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (4.35%) Business Continuity
9 4 (4.35%) ETL
10 3 (3.26%) Project Management
10 3 (3.26%) Data Management
10 3 (3.26%) TDD
10 3 (3.26%) Data Analysis
10 3 (3.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.22%) Shell Script
2 13 (14.13%) Perl
3 11 (11.96%) Python
4 9 (9.78%) SQL
5 8 (8.70%) Java
6 6 (6.52%) JavaScript
7 5 (5.43%) Ruby
8 4 (4.35%) PHP
9 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.17%) C
11 1 (1.09%) C++
11 1 (1.09%) COBOL
11 1 (1.09%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 6 (6.52%) PMP
1 6 (6.52%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.17%) MCSE
2 2 (2.17%) CISSP
2 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.17%) CCNA
2 2 (2.17%) CISA
2 2 (2.17%) CISM
3 1 (1.09%) ISEB
3 1 (1.09%) MCP
3 1 (1.09%) RHCE
3 1 (1.09%) CCNP
3 1 (1.09%) GSEC
3 1 (1.09%) Degree
3 1 (1.09%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 1 (1.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.09%) GPEN
3 1 (1.09%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (3.26%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.26%) Firmware
2 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
2 3 (3.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.26%) XenApp
2 3 (3.26%) RHEV
3 2 (2.17%) RACF
4 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
1 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (1.09%) SCCM
1 1 (1.09%) SCOM
1 1 (1.09%) OMEGAMON
1 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
1 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle Identity Manager
1 1 (1.09%) SCSM
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Oracle
2 10 (10.87%) Red Hat
3 8 (8.70%) Splunk
4 7 (7.61%) IBM
5 6 (6.52%) VMware
6 5 (5.43%) Sybase
6 5 (5.43%) Cyber-Ark
7 4 (4.35%) NetApp
8 3 (3.26%) EMC
8 3 (3.26%) McAfee
8 3 (3.26%) HP
8 3 (3.26%) Citrix
9 2 (2.17%) JBoss
9 2 (2.17%) Intel
10 1 (1.09%) CA
10 1 (1.09%) StorageTek
10 1 (1.09%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.09%) Dell
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft
10 1 (1.09%) Sun