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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 46 33 21
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 55 56 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 3.39% 4.47% 6.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.42% 19.79% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 33 28
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £242 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £386 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.29% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
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
335 283 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.63% 22.59% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 153 118
Average daily rate £325 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 22
Average hourly rate £13.69 £15.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.76% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.65 £10.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.35 £25.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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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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
Stockport - 1 - - 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (36.92%) Finance
2 45 (34.62%) Linux
3 31 (23.85%) Windows
4 28 (21.54%) Mainframe
5 25 (19.23%) SAS
5 25 (19.23%) Cisco
6 23 (17.69%) Migration
7 22 (16.92%) Banking
7 22 (16.92%) Oracle
8 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
8 21 (16.15%) Base SAS
8 21 (16.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
9 20 (15.38%) AIX
9 20 (15.38%) IBM
9 20 (15.38%) Firewall
10 18 (13.85%) Telecoms
11 17 (13.08%) BGP
11 17 (13.08%) OSPF
12 16 (12.31%) Solaris
12 16 (12.31%) Data Analysis
13 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (11.54%) Active Directory
13 15 (11.54%) SAN
13 15 (11.54%) Data Centre
14 14 (10.77%) MPLS
14 14 (10.77%) VPN
14 14 (10.77%) VMware
15 13 (10.00%) EMC
15 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 25 (19.23%) SAS
2 7 (5.38%) IIS
3 5 (3.85%) Tomcat
3 5 (3.85%) CICS
4 4 (3.08%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.31%) Apache
6 2 (1.54%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.54%) Confluence
6 2 (1.54%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
7 1 (0.77%) nginx
Applications
1 9 (6.92%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.77%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 4 (3.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.77%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.77%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 2 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.54%) PaaS
3 1 (0.77%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.38%) Firewall
2 17 (13.08%) OSPF
2 17 (13.08%) BGP
3 15 (11.54%) SAN
4 14 (10.77%) VPN
4 14 (10.77%) MPLS
5 11 (8.46%) WAN
6 10 (7.69%) Wireless
6 10 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
6 10 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (6.92%) iSCSI
7 9 (6.92%) Internet
8 7 (5.38%) VRRP
8 7 (5.38%) EIGRP
8 7 (5.38%) L2TP
8 7 (5.38%) RSVP
8 7 (5.38%) BT 21CN
8 7 (5.38%) Network Security
8 7 (5.38%) Broadband
8 7 (5.38%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) Base SAS
1 21 (16.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 13 (10.00%) Oracle Database
3 12 (9.23%) SQL Server
4 11 (8.46%) MySQL
5 8 (6.15%) DB2
6 3 (2.31%) OLAP
6 3 (2.31%) Oracle Discoverer
6 3 (2.31%) DataStage
6 3 (2.31%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.31%) OLAP Cube
7 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.54%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.54%) Big Data
7 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle OWB
7 2 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.54%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.54%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.08%) Subversion
2 3 (2.31%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.54%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.54%) JIRA
3 2 (1.54%) TestDirector
3 2 (1.54%) JUnit
4 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.77%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (0.77%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.77%) Ant
4 1 (0.77%) Maven
4 1 (0.77%) Apache Ivy
4 1 (0.77%) RSpec
4 1 (0.77%) Cucumber
General
1 48 (36.92%) Finance
2 22 (16.92%) Banking
3 18 (13.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (4.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.08%) Marketing
5 4 (3.08%) Retail
5 4 (3.08%) Electronics
6 2 (1.54%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.77%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (20.00%) Developer
2 22 (16.92%) Architect
3 20 (15.38%) Analyst
4 12 (9.23%) SAS Developer
5 11 (8.46%) DBA
6 9 (6.92%) SAS Analyst
7 8 (6.15%) Technical Architect
7 8 (6.15%) Administrator
8 7 (5.38%) Implementation Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) MySQL DBA
8 7 (5.38%) IP Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Designer
9 6 (4.62%) UNIX Administrator
10 5 (3.85%) Technical Analyst
10 5 (3.85%) Consultant
11 4 (3.08%) Solutions Architect
11 4 (3.08%) Project Manager
11 4 (3.08%) Infrastructure Architect
11 4 (3.08%) Citrix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) Middleware
1 9 (6.92%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.62%) HTML
3 5 (3.85%) J2EE
4 4 (3.08%) CSS
5 3 (2.31%) .NET
6 2 (1.54%) JSP
6 2 (1.54%) XML
6 2 (1.54%) XSD
6 2 (1.54%) Spring
6 2 (1.54%) Ajax
6 2 (1.54%) Spring MVC
6 2 (1.54%) WCF
6 2 (1.54%) jQuery
6 2 (1.54%) Akka
7 1 (0.77%) REST
7 1 (0.77%) JAX-RS
7 1 (0.77%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.77%) Ruby on Rails
7 1 (0.77%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.54%) Mainframe
2 15 (11.54%) Data Centre
3 11 (8.46%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (7.69%) Data Extraction
5 9 (6.92%) Clustering
6 7 (5.38%) Data Integration
6 7 (5.38%) Replication
6 7 (5.38%) Celerra
6 7 (5.38%) EMC VNX
7 5 (3.85%) VSAM
8 4 (3.08%) DTV
9 3 (2.31%) Grid Computing
9 3 (2.31%) PKI
9 3 (2.31%) Statistics
10 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.77%) BYOD
11 1 (0.77%) Reference Data
11 1 (0.77%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 45 (34.62%) Linux
2 31 (23.85%) Windows
3 20 (15.38%) AIX
4 16 (12.31%) Solaris
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (2.31%) zOS
7 3 (2.31%) CentOS
7 3 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.54%) OS/2
9 1 (0.77%) Debian
9 1 (0.77%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.77%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.69%) Migration
2 20 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 16 (12.31%) Data Analysis
4 15 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (10.00%) System Testing
6 12 (9.23%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (8.46%) ITIL
8 9 (6.92%) ETL
9 8 (6.15%) Business Continuity
10 7 (5.38%) Scrum
10 7 (5.38%) OO
10 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
10 7 (5.38%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (4.62%) Programme Management
11 6 (4.62%) Change Control
11 6 (4.62%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (4.62%) TDD
12 5 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (3.85%) Load Balancing
13 4 (3.08%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.46%) Java
2 10 (7.69%) Python
3 8 (6.15%) REXX
4 7 (5.38%) Ruby
5 6 (4.62%) C
5 6 (4.62%) SQL
6 5 (3.85%) C++
6 5 (3.85%) COBOL
6 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.08%) Perl
7 4 (3.08%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.08%) Scala
8 3 (2.31%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.54%) Groovy
10 1 (0.77%) Caml Language
10 1 (0.77%) Korn
10 1 (0.77%) Lua
10 1 (0.77%) JCL
10 1 (0.77%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (8.46%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (6.92%) CCIE
3 7 (5.38%) CCNP
3 7 (5.38%) CCIP
3 7 (5.38%) CCNA
3 7 (5.38%) JNCIA
3 7 (5.38%) JNCIP
4 4 (3.08%) ISEB
5 3 (2.31%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) CCEE
6 2 (1.54%) CCAA
6 2 (1.54%) MCSE
6 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.54%) CCA
6 2 (1.54%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.77%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.77%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.77%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.08%) QA
2 2 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.46%) XenApp
3 10 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.38%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.38%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.38%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.38%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 4 (3.08%) MetaFrame
5 4 (3.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (1.54%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.54%) Docker
7 2 (1.54%) RACF
8 1 (0.77%) GPFS
8 1 (0.77%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 3 (2.31%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (2.31%) Puppet
1 3 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.54%) Vagrant
2 2 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.54%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.77%) SCCM
3 1 (0.77%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 25 (19.23%) Cisco
2 22 (16.92%) Oracle
3 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
4 20 (15.38%) IBM
5 14 (10.77%) VMware
6 13 (10.00%) EMC
7 12 (9.23%) Juniper
7 12 (9.23%) Citrix
7 12 (9.23%) CheckPoint
8 7 (5.38%) BT
8 7 (5.38%) Red Hat
8 7 (5.38%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.38%) Nortel
9 4 (3.08%) SAP
9 4 (3.08%) CA
9 4 (3.08%) Percona
9 4 (3.08%) AppSense
10 3 (2.31%) Aruba
10 3 (2.31%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.31%) Avaya
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