The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Manchester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 35 21 19
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 55 72 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.45% 6.36% 6.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.57% 29.51% 30.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 28 18
Average daily rate
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£375 £270 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £207 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
281 244 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 22.73% 21.55% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 118 99
Average daily rate £320 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £9.30 £10.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £36.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
UNIX
North West

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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
Bolton - 1 - -
Cheadle - - - -
Stockport - - - - 1
Altrincham - - - - 2
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 39 (33.91%) Banking
3 36 (31.30%) Finance
4 35 (30.43%) Linux
5 33 (28.70%) Information Security
6 30 (26.09%) Oracle
7 27 (23.48%) Mainframe
8 19 (16.52%) Shell Script
8 19 (16.52%) ITIL
8 19 (16.52%) Management Information System
9 17 (14.78%) SQL
10 15 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
10 15 (13.04%) Firewall
11 14 (12.17%) Perl
12 13 (11.30%) AIX
12 13 (11.30%) VMware
12 13 (11.30%) Splunk
12 13 (11.30%) Vulnerability Management
13 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
13 12 (10.43%) Economics
13 12 (10.43%) PRINCE2
13 12 (10.43%) Middleware
14 11 (9.57%) WebSphere
14 11 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
15 10 (8.70%) IBM
15 10 (8.70%) Regular Expression
16 9 (7.83%) CheckPoint
16 9 (7.83%) Red Hat
16 9 (7.83%) Change Management
17 8 (6.96%) Citrix

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 11 (9.57%) WebSphere
2 7 (6.09%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.48%) IBM Notes
3 4 (3.48%) Apache
4 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (2.61%) WebLogic
5 2 (1.74%) Lync
6 1 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.87%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.87%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.87%) CICS
6 1 (0.87%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (3.48%) MS Project
1 4 (3.48%) MS Excel
1 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (6.09%) CSG Singleview
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.48%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.04%) Firewall
2 6 (5.22%) SAN
2 6 (5.22%) LDAP
3 3 (2.61%) LAN
3 3 (2.61%) HTTP
3 3 (2.61%) SSL
4 2 (1.74%) WAN
4 2 (1.74%) CTI
4 2 (1.74%) Internet
4 2 (1.74%) NAS
4 2 (1.74%) VPN
5 1 (0.87%) SNA
5 1 (0.87%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.87%) SMS
5 1 (0.87%) ATM
5 1 (0.87%) NetScaler
5 1 (0.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.43%) Oracle Database
2 8 (6.96%) Relational Database
2 8 (6.96%) DB2
3 7 (6.09%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.22%) RDBMS
4 6 (5.22%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (4.35%) QlikView
5 5 (4.35%) Oracle Discoverer
6 4 (3.48%) Ingres
6 4 (3.48%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 10g
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (0.87%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Subversion
1 6 (5.22%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.48%) Oracle Forms
3 3 (2.61%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.87%) WebLogic Workshop
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 39 (33.91%) Banking
2 36 (31.30%) Finance
3 4 (3.48%) Billing
4 2 (1.74%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (25.22%) Analyst
2 23 (20.00%) Administrator
3 20 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 12 (10.43%) Developer
5 11 (9.57%) AIX Administrator
6 8 (6.96%) Security Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Test Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) UNIX Administrator
7 7 (6.09%) Python Developer
8 6 (5.22%) Risk Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) Technical Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Auditor
8 6 (5.22%) Consultant
8 6 (5.22%) IT Auditor
8 6 (5.22%) IT Project Manager
8 6 (5.22%) Information Analyst
9 5 (4.35%) Oracle Developer
9 5 (4.35%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
11 3 (2.61%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) Middleware
2 10 (8.70%) Regular Expression
3 7 (6.09%) HTML
3 7 (6.09%) CSS
4 5 (4.35%) Django
5 2 (1.74%) .NET
5 2 (1.74%) Ajax
5 2 (1.74%) XML
5 2 (1.74%) XHTML
5 2 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (23.48%) Mainframe
2 19 (16.52%) Management Information System
3 12 (10.43%) Economics
4 7 (6.09%) PMI
5 5 (4.35%) PKI
5 5 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
6 3 (2.61%) Firmware
7 2 (1.74%) HACMP
7 2 (1.74%) Replication
7 2 (1.74%) DLPAR
7 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.87%) iSeries
8 1 (0.87%) LPAR
8 1 (0.87%) Clustering
8 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (52.17%) Windows
2 35 (30.43%) Linux
3 13 (11.30%) AIX
4 6 (5.22%) Mac OS X
4 6 (5.22%) Windows 7
5 5 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (4.35%) Solaris
6 4 (3.48%) zOS
7 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.87%) SUSE
9 1 (0.87%) OS/390
9 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.70%) Information Security
2 19 (16.52%) ITIL
3 15 (13.04%) Stakeholder Management
4 13 (11.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 12 (10.43%) PRINCE2
6 9 (7.83%) Change Management
7 7 (6.09%) Web Development
7 7 (6.09%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.09%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.22%) Migration
9 5 (4.35%) ETL
9 5 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (4.35%) Project Management
9 5 (4.35%) Service Management
9 5 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
9 5 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 5 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (3.48%) Waterfall
10 4 (3.48%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.52%) Shell Script
2 17 (14.78%) SQL
3 14 (12.17%) Perl
4 7 (6.09%) Python
5 5 (4.35%) PL/SQL
6 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.48%) Ruby
7 3 (2.61%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.74%) C
8 2 (1.74%) Java
9 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (6.09%) PMP
1 7 (6.09%) PMI Certification
2 4 (3.48%) CISSP
2 4 (3.48%) CISA
3 2 (1.74%) CISM
3 2 (1.74%) GIAC
3 2 (1.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (1.74%) ISEB
3 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.74%) CRISC
4 1 (0.87%) GPEN
4 1 (0.87%) OSCP
4 1 (0.87%) IBM Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Degree
4 1 (0.87%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.87%) GSEC
4 1 (0.87%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.87%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (3.48%) QA
System Software
1 11 (9.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.09%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.48%) VMware ESX
4 3 (2.61%) XenApp
4 3 (2.61%) RHEV
5 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.87%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (3.48%) Data Guard
2 2 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (1.74%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Monitoring
3 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.87%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.87%) SCCM
3 1 (0.87%) SCOM
3 1 (0.87%) Legato
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (0.87%) SCSM
Vendors
1 30 (26.09%) Oracle
2 13 (11.30%) VMware
2 13 (11.30%) Splunk
3 10 (8.70%) IBM
4 9 (7.83%) Red Hat
4 9 (7.83%) CheckPoint
5 8 (6.96%) Citrix
6 7 (6.09%) McAfee
7 6 (5.22%) Ab Initio
8 5 (4.35%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (4.35%) SurfControl
8 5 (4.35%) Sybase
9 4 (3.48%) Cisco
9 4 (3.48%) Avaya
9 4 (3.48%) NetApp
9 4 (3.48%) Lotus
9 4 (3.48%) Symantec
9 4 (3.48%) EMC
9 4 (3.48%) Nortel
10 3 (2.61%) Kaspersky