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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 33 43
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 78 67 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 4.79% 4.72% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.68% 23.43% 16.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 14
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £232 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -9.83%
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
316 286 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.39% 20.17% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 133 79
Average daily rate £350 £300 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £120 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £320 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.42% +2.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 37 33
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.22% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.01 £10.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £19.36 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Altrincham - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 1
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - - 3
Wigan - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (45.26%) Linux
2 38 (27.74%) Finance
3 36 (26.28%) Windows
4 31 (22.63%) Mainframe
5 30 (21.90%) Telecoms
6 27 (19.71%) BGP
6 27 (19.71%) MPLS
6 27 (19.71%) OSPF
6 27 (19.71%) Cisco
7 25 (18.25%) Solaris
7 25 (18.25%) Configuration Management
8 23 (16.79%) VPN
9 22 (16.06%) Oracle
10 21 (15.33%) CCIE
10 21 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (15.33%) Migration
11 20 (14.60%) Banking
11 20 (14.60%) Microsoft
12 19 (13.87%) L2TP
12 19 (13.87%) RSVP
12 19 (13.87%) VRRP
12 19 (13.87%) IPv4
12 19 (13.87%) IPv6
12 19 (13.87%) CCNP
12 19 (13.87%) CCIP
12 19 (13.87%) CCNA
12 19 (13.87%) Juniper
12 19 (13.87%) IBM
12 19 (13.87%) Broadband
12 19 (13.87%) Ethernet

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 17 (12.41%) SAS
2 14 (10.22%) IIS
3 8 (5.84%) CICS
4 5 (3.65%) Apache
5 4 (2.92%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.92%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.19%) nginx
7 2 (1.46%) Confluence
7 2 (1.46%) MQSeries
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.73%) TIBCO EMS
8 1 (0.73%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
Applications
1 11 (8.03%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.11%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle Financials
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (4.38%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
2 5 (3.65%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (1.46%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.46%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.92%) Office 365
3 2 (1.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.46%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.71%) MPLS
1 27 (19.71%) OSPF
1 27 (19.71%) BGP
2 23 (16.79%) VPN
3 19 (13.87%) IPv4
3 19 (13.87%) IPv6
3 19 (13.87%) Broadband
3 19 (13.87%) Ethernet
3 19 (13.87%) L2TP
3 19 (13.87%) RSVP
3 19 (13.87%) VRRP
3 19 (13.87%) Cisco IOS
3 19 (13.87%) BT 21CN
3 19 (13.87%) Junos
3 19 (13.87%) HSRP
3 19 (13.87%) IOS XR
4 14 (10.22%) Firewall
4 14 (10.22%) SAN
5 12 (8.76%) WAN
6 10 (7.30%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (10.95%) SQL Server
1 15 (10.95%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 13 (9.49%) Base SAS
3 11 (8.03%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.84%) DB2
5 7 (5.11%) Relational Database
5 7 (5.11%) MySQL
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle Discoverer
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle OWB
7 5 (3.65%) DataStage
8 4 (2.92%) MongoDB
9 2 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.46%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.46%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.46%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.73%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (5.11%) Git (software)
1 7 (5.11%) GoogleTest
2 4 (2.92%) Maven
3 3 (2.19%) Subversion
3 3 (2.19%) Hudson
4 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.46%) JUnit
4 2 (1.46%) JIRA
4 2 (1.46%) RSpec
4 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.73%) TestDirector
5 1 (0.73%) Ant
General
1 38 (27.74%) Finance
2 30 (21.90%) Telecoms
3 20 (14.60%) Banking
4 3 (2.19%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.46%) Electronics
5 2 (1.46%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 33 (24.09%) Developer
2 20 (14.60%) Architect
3 19 (13.87%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (13.87%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (13.87%) IP Engineer
4 9 (6.57%) SAS Developer
4 9 (6.57%) Analyst
4 9 (6.57%) Technical Architect
5 6 (4.38%) DBA
5 6 (4.38%) Oracle DBA
5 6 (4.38%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (4.38%) Designer
6 5 (3.65%) Technical Design Leader
6 5 (3.65%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (3.65%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (3.65%) Software Engineer
7 4 (2.92%) Software Developer
7 4 (2.92%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (2.92%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.41%) HTML
2 15 (10.95%) CSS
3 10 (7.30%) XML
4 8 (5.84%) XSLT
4 8 (5.84%) XML Schema
4 8 (5.84%) Saxon XSLT
5 7 (5.11%) Software Packaging
5 7 (5.11%) Web Services
5 7 (5.11%) Middleware
6 4 (2.92%) Django
7 3 (2.19%) J2EE
8 2 (1.46%) JSP
8 2 (1.46%) XSD
8 2 (1.46%) LAMP
8 2 (1.46%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.46%) Spring
8 2 (1.46%) jQuery
8 2 (1.46%) Ajax
8 2 (1.46%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.46%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 31 (22.63%) Mainframe
2 11 (8.03%) Replication
3 10 (7.30%) Clustering
3 10 (7.30%) IBM Mainframe
4 9 (6.57%) Data Extraction
4 9 (6.57%) Celerra
4 9 (6.57%) VSAM
5 5 (3.65%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.65%) Raspberry Pi
5 5 (3.65%) BeagleBone
5 5 (3.65%) BYOD
6 4 (2.92%) Digital Media
6 4 (2.92%) Visualisation
7 3 (2.19%) PKI
8 2 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.46%) DTV
8 2 (1.46%) Open Source
8 2 (1.46%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.46%) Data Integration
8 2 (1.46%) Blog
Operating Systems
1 62 (45.26%) Linux
2 36 (26.28%) Windows
3 25 (18.25%) Solaris
4 18 (13.14%) AIX
5 8 (5.84%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.19%) CentOS
7 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.46%) zOS
9 1 (0.73%) Debian
9 1 (0.73%) OS/2
9 1 (0.73%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.73%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (18.25%) Configuration Management
2 21 (15.33%) Migration
3 14 (10.22%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (9.49%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (9.49%) ITIL
5 12 (8.76%) OO
6 11 (8.03%) System Testing
7 10 (7.30%) Data Analysis
7 10 (7.30%) Unit Testing
8 9 (6.57%) DevOps
9 8 (5.84%) TDD
9 8 (5.84%) Business Continuity
9 8 (5.84%) OOP
9 8 (5.84%) Regression Testing
9 8 (5.84%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (5.11%) Web Design
10 7 (5.11%) Software Testing
10 7 (5.11%) Change Control
10 7 (5.11%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (4.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.68%) Java
2 14 (10.22%) JavaScript
3 10 (7.30%) Ruby
4 9 (6.57%) COBOL
5 8 (5.84%) C
5 8 (5.84%) C++
5 8 (5.84%) Python
5 8 (5.84%) XQuery
5 8 (5.84%) Scala
6 7 (5.11%) REXX
7 5 (3.65%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.92%) SQL
9 2 (1.46%) PHP
9 2 (1.46%) Groovy
9 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.73%) C-shell
10 1 (0.73%) Caml Language
10 1 (0.73%) Korn
10 1 (0.73%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (15.33%) CCIE
1 21 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (13.87%) CCNP
2 19 (13.87%) CCIP
2 19 (13.87%) CCNA
2 19 (13.87%) JNCIA
2 19 (13.87%) JNCIP
3 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
3 2 (1.46%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.46%) CCEE
3 2 (1.46%) CCAA
3 2 (1.46%) CCA
3 2 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
3 2 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (1.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.92%) SLA
1 4 (2.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.92%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.03%) XenApp
4 9 (6.57%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 9 (6.57%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.57%) VMware ESX
4 9 (6.57%) Terminal Services
5 4 (2.92%) MetaFrame
5 4 (2.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (2.19%) vSphere
7 2 (1.46%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.46%) Docker
7 2 (1.46%) RACF
8 1 (0.73%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.73%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 7 (5.11%) Puppet
2 6 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.92%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.19%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (1.46%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.46%) Nagios
5 2 (1.46%) Cacti
5 2 (1.46%) Ansible
5 2 (1.46%) Salt
6 1 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (0.73%) SCCM
6 1 (0.73%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 27 (19.71%) Cisco
2 22 (16.06%) Oracle
3 20 (14.60%) Microsoft
4 19 (13.87%) IBM
4 19 (13.87%) Juniper
4 19 (13.87%) BT
5 18 (13.14%) VMware
6 15 (10.95%) Citrix
7 13 (9.49%) EMC
8 9 (6.57%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.84%) CheckPoint
9 8 (5.84%) SolarWinds
9 8 (5.84%) Nortel
9 8 (5.84%) CA
10 7 (5.11%) Google
11 4 (2.92%) AppSense
12 3 (2.19%) Avaya
13 2 (1.46%) Actimize
13 2 (1.46%) SAP
13 2 (1.46%) HP
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