The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
North West / Manchester
Rank 33 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Unix 66 93 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.72% 4.74% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.09% 23.19% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 45 15
Median daily rate £425 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -7.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £304 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £434 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £30.58
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +22.64%

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
313 401 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.41% 20.46% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 197 153
Median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £170 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £430 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 35 45
Median hourly rate £13.50 £16.13 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.27% +15.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 18 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Salford - 11 £450 - 1
Stockport - 1 £380 - 2
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 112 (71.79%) Linux
2 67 (42.95%) Windows
3 43 (27.56%) Oracle
4 38 (24.36%) Python
5 32 (20.51%) TCP/IP
6 30 (19.23%) WAN
6 30 (19.23%) LAN
6 30 (19.23%) Firewall
6 30 (19.23%) Puppet
7 28 (17.95%) CISSP
8 27 (17.31%) Java
9 26 (16.67%) IBM
9 26 (16.67%) VMware
10 25 (16.03%) Apple
10 25 (16.03%) VoIP
10 25 (16.03%) Vulnerability Management
11 24 (15.38%) DevOps
11 24 (15.38%) Patch Management
11 24 (15.38%) VPN
11 24 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 24 (15.38%) SANS
12 23 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (14.74%) Finance
12 23 (14.74%) SQL
12 23 (14.74%) SSCP
13 22 (14.10%) Splunk
13 22 (14.10%) Bash Shell
14 20 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
14 20 (12.82%) ELK Stack
14 20 (12.82%) Microsoft

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester 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 (9.62%) WebSphere
2 12 (7.69%) OpenStack
3 11 (7.05%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (4.49%) CloudStack
6 6 (3.85%) SAS
7 5 (3.21%) Apache
7 5 (3.21%) GlassFish
7 5 (3.21%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.21%) JBoss
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (1.92%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.28%) IIS
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.64%) CICS
10 1 (0.64%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.64%) CMS
10 1 (0.64%) Drupal
10 1 (0.64%) Jetty
10 1 (0.64%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.92%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (1.28%) MS Project
3 1 (0.64%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (3.21%) BASE24
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.64%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.21%) Heroku
4 2 (1.28%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.64%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 32 (20.51%) TCP/IP
2 30 (19.23%) Firewall
2 30 (19.23%) LAN
2 30 (19.23%) WAN
3 25 (16.03%) VoIP
4 24 (15.38%) VPN
5 16 (10.26%) HTTP
6 12 (7.69%) DNS
7 8 (5.13%) Network Security
8 7 (4.49%) iSCSI
8 7 (4.49%) SMTP
9 6 (3.85%) FTP
10 5 (3.21%) ATM
10 5 (3.21%) DHCP
10 5 (3.21%) Fibre Channel
10 5 (3.21%) LDAP
11 4 (2.56%) IMAP
11 4 (2.56%) MRTG
11 4 (2.56%) SSL
11 4 (2.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.54%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.62%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (5.77%) MySQL
4 9 (5.77%) Relational Database
5 8 (5.13%) Oracle Database 10g
6 7 (4.49%) DB2
6 7 (4.49%) Ingres
6 7 (4.49%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (3.85%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (3.85%) Redis
8 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (2.56%) NoSQL
10 3 (1.92%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 6 (3.85%) Eclipse
2 6 (3.85%) Subversion
3 5 (3.21%) Eclipse RCP
4 4 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.28%) JIRA
5 2 (1.28%) JMeter
5 2 (1.28%) JUnit
5 2 (1.28%) LoadRunner
5 2 (1.28%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.28%) Selenium
5 2 (1.28%) Toad
6 1 (0.64%) Ant
6 1 (0.64%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.64%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.64%) Firebug
6 1 (0.64%) Rational Functional Tester
6 1 (0.64%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.64%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.64%) Zephyr
General
1 23 (14.74%) Finance
2 11 (7.05%) Banking
3 3 (1.92%) Retail
4 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.64%) Advertising
5 1 (0.64%) Electronics
5 1 (0.64%) Games
5 1 (0.64%) Marketing
5 1 (0.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (17.95%) Analyst
2 21 (13.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (8.33%) Developer
4 10 (6.41%) Consultant
4 10 (6.41%) Technical Specialist
5 9 (5.77%) DBA
5 9 (5.77%) Linux Engineer
5 9 (5.77%) Oracle DBA
6 8 (5.13%) Administrator
6 8 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 8 (5.13%) Technical Support
7 7 (4.49%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.49%) Platform Engineer
8 6 (3.85%) Architect
8 6 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) BASE24 Analyst
9 5 (3.21%) Network Specialist
9 5 (3.21%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.56%) BASE24 Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (12.82%) ELK Stack
2 12 (7.69%) J2EE
2 12 (7.69%) Middleware
2 12 (7.69%) Web Services
3 9 (5.77%) RESTful
4 8 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (3.21%) EJB
5 5 (3.21%) SOAP
5 5 (3.21%) Swing
5 5 (3.21%) SWT
5 5 (3.21%) XML
6 4 (2.56%) REST
7 3 (1.92%) .NET
7 3 (1.92%) CSS
7 3 (1.92%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (1.92%) JMS
7 3 (1.92%) Node.js
8 2 (1.28%) ActiveMQ
8 2 (1.28%) HTML
8 2 (1.28%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.90%) Data Centre
2 16 (10.26%) Management Information System
3 15 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (8.33%) Mainframe
5 12 (7.69%) Cyber Attack
6 6 (3.85%) Tandem
7 5 (3.21%) EMV
7 5 (3.21%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (3.21%) Oracle Licensing
8 3 (1.92%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.92%) Replication
8 3 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
8 3 (1.92%) User Experience
9 2 (1.28%) Clustering
9 2 (1.28%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.28%) VCE vBlock
10 1 (0.64%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 112 (71.79%) Linux
2 67 (42.95%) Windows
3 19 (12.18%) AIX
4 14 (8.97%) Solaris
5 8 (5.13%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.49%) CentOS
6 7 (4.49%) Debian
6 7 (4.49%) Ubuntu
7 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.28%) HPUX
9 1 (0.64%) Android
9 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.64%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (16.03%) Vulnerability Management
2 24 (15.38%) DevOps
2 24 (15.38%) Patch Management
2 24 (15.38%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 23 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (11.54%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (11.54%) Network Monitoring
5 16 (10.26%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (9.62%) Open Source
7 14 (8.97%) Case Management
7 14 (8.97%) Configuration Management
8 13 (8.33%) ITIL
8 13 (8.33%) Security Monitoring
9 12 (7.69%) Information Security
9 12 (7.69%) Migration
10 11 (7.05%) Analytics
11 9 (5.77%) Performance Tuning
11 9 (5.77%) Security Operations
11 9 (5.77%) SIEM
11 9 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (24.36%) Python
2 27 (17.31%) Java
3 23 (14.74%) SQL
4 22 (14.10%) Bash Shell
5 20 (12.82%) Ruby
6 19 (12.18%) Perl
7 18 (11.54%) Shell Script
8 8 (5.13%) C++
9 7 (4.49%) C
10 6 (3.85%) COBOL
10 6 (3.85%) Jython
10 6 (3.85%) PHP
11 5 (3.21%) Korn
12 4 (2.56%) C#
12 4 (2.56%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.92%) JavaScript
14 2 (1.28%) JCL
15 1 (0.64%) Lua
15 1 (0.64%) PowerShell
15 1 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (17.95%) CISSP
2 24 (15.38%) SANS
3 23 (14.74%) SSCP
4 17 (10.90%) Security Cleared
5 13 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.21%) CCDP
7 5 (3.21%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.56%) CCDA
8 4 (2.56%) CCNA
8 4 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.92%) CISM
9 3 (1.92%) Degree
9 3 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (1.28%) ISEB
10 2 (1.28%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.64%) CCIE
11 1 (0.64%) CCNP
11 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.92%) PCI DSS
1 3 (1.92%) QA
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) COBIT
3 1 (0.64%) SDET
3 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (7.05%) Docker
3 10 (6.41%) vSphere
4 8 (5.13%) Xen
5 7 (4.49%) Active Directory
5 7 (4.49%) XenServer
6 5 (3.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (2.56%) Dovecot
7 4 (2.56%) iptables
7 4 (2.56%) KVM
7 4 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.56%) Sendmail
7 4 (2.56%) Squid
8 2 (1.28%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.64%) Ceph
9 1 (0.64%) GPFS
9 1 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.64%) vCloud
9 1 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 30 (19.23%) Puppet
2 20 (12.82%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (12.82%) QRadar
3 12 (7.69%) Ansible
4 9 (5.77%) Data Guard
4 9 (5.77%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (5.13%) Nessus
6 7 (4.49%) Cobbler
6 7 (4.49%) Kibana
6 7 (4.49%) logstash
6 7 (4.49%) Nexpose
6 7 (4.49%) Nmap
7 6 (3.85%) SCOM
8 4 (2.56%) Cacti
8 4 (2.56%) HAProxy
8 4 (2.56%) Nagios
8 4 (2.56%) OpenNebula
8 4 (2.56%) RSA enVision
9 2 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 43 (27.56%) Oracle
2 26 (16.67%) IBM
2 26 (16.67%) VMware
3 25 (16.03%) Apple
4 22 (14.10%) Splunk
5 20 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 17 (10.90%) Red Hat
7 12 (7.69%) LogRhythm
8 9 (5.77%) ArcSight
8 9 (5.77%) Intel
8 9 (5.77%) Intel Security
9 8 (5.13%) NetWitness
9 8 (5.13%) Qualys
10 6 (3.85%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (3.85%) Veritas
11 5 (3.21%) Cisco
11 5 (3.21%) Sybase
12 4 (2.56%) HP
12 4 (2.56%) Juniper
13 3 (1.92%) Sun
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