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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 78 57 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 5.09% 4.67% 5.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.61% 22.62% 23.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 27
Average daily rate
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£400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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
317 252 217
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.71% 20.66% 23.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 120 93
Average daily rate £350 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £135 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 29 39
Average hourly rate £13.44 £14.12 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% -19.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.75 £30.00 £31.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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
Altrincham - - - - 1
Oldham - - - -
Sale - - - -
Stockport - - - - 4
Wigan - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 68 (54.40%) Linux
2 47 (37.60%) Windows
3 32 (25.60%) Solaris
4 28 (22.40%) Cisco
4 28 (22.40%) Finance
5 27 (21.60%) Telecoms
5 27 (21.60%) MPLS
5 27 (21.60%) OSPF
5 27 (21.60%) BGP
6 24 (19.20%) Migration
7 23 (18.40%) VMware
7 23 (18.40%) AIX
8 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
9 21 (16.80%) Mainframe
9 21 (16.80%) Oracle
9 21 (16.80%) SQL Server
10 20 (16.00%) Java
10 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
11 19 (15.20%) CCNA
11 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
11 19 (15.20%) SAN
12 18 (14.40%) IIS
13 17 (13.60%) VPN
13 17 (13.60%) Ethernet
13 17 (13.60%) Broadband
13 17 (13.60%) Juniper
13 17 (13.60%) Citrix
13 17 (13.60%) IPv4
13 17 (13.60%) IPv6
13 17 (13.60%) CCIE

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 18 (14.40%) IIS
2 9 (7.20%) CICS
3 7 (5.60%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.00%) Apache
5 2 (1.60%) nginx
6 1 (0.80%) Confluence
6 1 (0.80%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
6 1 (0.80%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.80%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.80%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (5.60%) Doxygen
2 4 (3.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.80%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 5 (4.00%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.40%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.80%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.40%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.80%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 27 (21.60%) MPLS
1 27 (21.60%) OSPF
1 27 (21.60%) BGP
2 19 (15.20%) SAN
3 17 (13.60%) L2TP
3 17 (13.60%) RSVP
3 17 (13.60%) VRRP
3 17 (13.60%) Cisco IOS
3 17 (13.60%) Broadband
3 17 (13.60%) Ethernet
3 17 (13.60%) VPN
3 17 (13.60%) IPv4
3 17 (13.60%) IPv6
3 17 (13.60%) BT 21CN
3 17 (13.60%) NAS
3 17 (13.60%) Junos
3 17 (13.60%) Fibre Channel
3 17 (13.60%) HSRP
4 15 (12.00%) Firewall
5 13 (10.40%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.80%) SQL Server
2 10 (8.00%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.60%) MySQL
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle Discoverer
4 6 (4.80%) DataStage
4 6 (4.80%) Oracle OWB
5 5 (4.00%) Relational Database
6 4 (3.20%) DB2
7 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.80%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.80%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.80%) Neo4j
7 1 (0.80%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (5.60%) GoogleTest
2 5 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (3.20%) Maven
4 3 (2.40%) Hudson
5 1 (0.80%) RSpec
5 1 (0.80%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.80%) JIRA
5 1 (0.80%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.80%) Ant
5 1 (0.80%) JUnit
5 1 (0.80%) Subversion
General
1 28 (22.40%) Finance
2 27 (21.60%) Telecoms
3 15 (12.00%) Banking
4 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.80%) Electronics
5 1 (0.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.80%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Developer
2 20 (16.00%) Architect
3 17 (13.60%) Implementation Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (13.60%) IP Engineer
4 9 (7.20%) Technical Architect
5 7 (5.60%) Administrator
6 6 (4.80%) Oracle DBA
6 6 (4.80%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (4.80%) DBA
6 6 (4.80%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (4.80%) Technical Design Leader
7 5 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
7 5 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (4.00%) Software Engineer
7 5 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 4 (3.20%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (3.20%) Project Leader
8 4 (3.20%) Software Developer
8 4 (3.20%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.20%) HTML
2 13 (10.40%) CSS
3 9 (7.20%) XML
4 8 (6.40%) XSLT
4 8 (6.40%) Middleware
4 8 (6.40%) Saxon XSLT
4 8 (6.40%) XML Schema
4 8 (6.40%) Web Services
5 7 (5.60%) Software Packaging
6 4 (3.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 4 (3.20%) Django
7 3 (2.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 3 (2.40%) LAMP
8 2 (1.60%) Ajax
8 2 (1.60%) jQuery
8 2 (1.60%) JSON
9 1 (0.80%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.80%) Spring MVC
9 1 (0.80%) Memcached
9 1 (0.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (16.80%) Mainframe
2 15 (12.00%) Replication
3 14 (11.20%) Clustering
4 13 (10.40%) Celerra
5 10 (8.00%) VSAM
6 9 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (4.00%) Raspberry Pi
7 5 (4.00%) BeagleBone
8 4 (3.20%) Life Science
8 4 (3.20%) Digital Media
9 3 (2.40%) Visualisation
10 2 (1.60%) Open Source
10 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.60%) Blog
10 2 (1.60%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.60%) Cryptography
11 1 (0.80%) DTV
11 1 (0.80%) PKI
11 1 (0.80%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 68 (54.40%) Linux
2 47 (37.60%) Windows
3 32 (25.60%) Solaris
4 23 (18.40%) AIX
5 6 (4.80%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.40%) CentOS
6 3 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.60%) HPUX
8 1 (0.80%) OS/2
8 1 (0.80%) zOS
8 1 (0.80%) Debian
8 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (19.20%) Migration
2 13 (10.40%) ITIL
3 12 (9.60%) OO
3 12 (9.60%) Configuration Management
4 11 (8.80%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (8.80%) Change Control
5 10 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (7.20%) Unit Testing
6 9 (7.20%) OOP
6 9 (7.20%) TDD
6 9 (7.20%) DevOps
7 8 (6.40%) Regression Testing
8 7 (5.60%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (5.60%) Software Testing
9 6 (4.80%) Software Engineering
9 6 (4.80%) Business Continuity
10 5 (4.00%) Web Design
10 5 (4.00%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (2.40%) Line Management
11 3 (2.40%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (16.00%) Java
2 12 (9.60%) JavaScript
3 11 (8.80%) C++
4 9 (7.20%) COBOL
4 9 (7.20%) Python
4 9 (7.20%) Ruby
5 8 (6.40%) XQuery
5 8 (6.40%) PHP
5 8 (6.40%) C
6 7 (5.60%) Scala
7 3 (2.40%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.40%) SQL
7 3 (2.40%) Perl
8 2 (1.60%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.80%) PHP5
9 1 (0.80%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (15.20%) CCNA
1 19 (15.20%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (13.60%) CCIE
2 17 (13.60%) CCNP
2 17 (13.60%) CCIP
2 17 (13.60%) JNCIA
2 17 (13.60%) JNCIP
3 7 (5.60%) VCP4
4 3 (2.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 2 (1.60%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.60%) MCP
5 2 (1.60%) MCSE
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.20%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (17.60%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (11.20%) VMware ESX
4 13 (10.40%) Terminal Services
4 13 (10.40%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.40%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (6.40%) XenApp
6 3 (2.40%) vSphere
7 1 (0.80%) Varnish
7 1 (0.80%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.80%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.80%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.20%) CA Single Sign-On
1 4 (3.20%) Puppet
1 4 (3.20%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (3.20%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (2.40%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.60%) Cacti
3 2 (1.60%) Salt
3 2 (1.60%) Ansible
3 2 (1.60%) Nagios
4 1 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.80%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 28 (22.40%) Cisco
2 23 (18.40%) VMware
3 21 (16.80%) Oracle
4 20 (16.00%) Microsoft
5 17 (13.60%) Citrix
5 17 (13.60%) Juniper
5 17 (13.60%) BT
6 13 (10.40%) EMC
7 11 (8.80%) IBM
8 10 (8.00%) Nortel
8 10 (8.00%) CheckPoint
8 10 (8.00%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.20%) CA
10 8 (6.40%) HP
11 7 (5.60%) Google
12 5 (4.00%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.40%) Sun
13 3 (2.40%) Avaya
14 2 (1.60%) StorageTek
14 2 (1.60%) Dell
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