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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 28 32 34
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 110 67 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 6.06% 4.72% 4.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.95% 22.79% 21.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 26 29
Average daily rate £350 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-12.65% +113.51%
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
380 294 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 20.93% 20.73% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 144 124
Average daily rate £338 £350 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +23.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 27
Average hourly rate £15.25 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.92% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.01 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Bolton - 2 £284 - 1
Salford - 2 £425 -
Stockport - 2 - - 5
Sale - 1 £450 -
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 90 (54.22%) Linux
2 57 (34.34%) Windows
3 39 (23.49%) Oracle
4 38 (22.89%) Python
4 38 (22.89%) Finance
5 32 (19.28%) AIX
6 31 (18.67%) IBM
7 30 (18.07%) Subversion
7 30 (18.07%) Ruby
7 30 (18.07%) Bash Shell
8 28 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (16.27%) Java
10 26 (15.66%) SQL
11 25 (15.06%) Shell Script
11 25 (15.06%) Migration
12 24 (14.46%) Mainframe
12 24 (14.46%) CSS
12 24 (14.46%) Solaris
13 23 (13.86%) HTML
14 22 (13.25%) Banking
15 21 (12.65%) Perl
15 21 (12.65%) .NET
15 21 (12.65%) SAS
16 20 (12.05%) HTTP
17 19 (11.45%) SQL Server
17 19 (11.45%) DB2
17 19 (11.45%) JavaScript
17 19 (11.45%) Puppet
17 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (10.84%) WebSphere

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (12.65%) SAS
2 18 (10.84%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.04%) WebLogic
4 13 (7.83%) Apache
4 13 (7.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (7.23%) OpenStack
6 9 (5.42%) JBoss
7 6 (3.61%) CloudStack
8 5 (3.01%) Confluence
8 5 (3.01%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.81%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (1.81%) WildFly
10 2 (1.20%) IBM Domino
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.60%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Project
2 4 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.01%) BASE24
1 5 (3.01%) Unica
2 3 (1.81%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (1.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.60%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (12.05%) HTTP
2 17 (10.24%) DNS
3 14 (8.43%) SMTP
4 13 (7.83%) SNMP
4 13 (7.83%) TCP/IP
5 9 (5.42%) Firewall
6 8 (4.82%) SSL
7 7 (4.22%) DHCP
7 7 (4.22%) LAN
7 7 (4.22%) SAN
7 7 (4.22%) WAN
8 6 (3.61%) VoIP
9 5 (3.01%) ATM
9 5 (3.01%) BGP
9 5 (3.01%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (3.01%) Internet
9 5 (3.01%) OSPF
9 5 (3.01%) SSH
9 5 (3.01%) TACACS
9 5 (3.01%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.45%) DB2
1 19 (11.45%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.04%) Base SAS
3 11 (6.63%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (4.82%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 7 (4.22%) MySQL
5 7 (4.22%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.81%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.20%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle Discoverer
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle OWB
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle8/8i Database
9 1 (0.60%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 30 (18.07%) Subversion
2 17 (10.24%) Git (software)
3 15 (9.04%) Visual Studio
4 10 (6.02%) Jenkins
5 9 (5.42%) JIRA
6 8 (4.82%) JUnit
7 5 (3.01%) SoapUI
8 4 (2.41%) TestDirector
9 3 (1.81%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.81%) Log4j
10 2 (1.20%) PeopleTools
10 2 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.60%) ClearCase
11 1 (0.60%) Selenium
11 1 (0.60%) SonarQube
General
1 38 (22.89%) Finance
2 22 (13.25%) Banking
3 7 (4.22%) Retail
4 6 (3.61%) Marketing
4 6 (3.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (3.01%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Billing
7 1 (0.60%) Electronics
7 1 (0.60%) Legal
7 1 (0.60%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 41 (24.70%) Developer
2 36 (21.69%) Analyst
3 20 (12.05%) Technical Analyst
4 16 (9.64%) Architect
5 15 (9.04%) Administrator
6 14 (8.43%) .NET Developer
6 14 (8.43%) C# Developer
6 14 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (7.83%) C# .NET Developer
8 10 (6.02%) SAS Developer
9 8 (4.82%) Platform Engineer
9 8 (4.82%) SAS Analyst
10 7 (4.22%) Linux Engineer
11 6 (3.61%) Digital Analyst
11 6 (3.61%) Java Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.61%) Technical Developer
11 6 (3.61%) Unix Administrator
12 5 (3.01%) Consultant
12 5 (3.01%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (14.46%) CSS
2 23 (13.86%) HTML
3 21 (12.65%) .NET
4 18 (10.84%) XML
5 17 (10.24%) Middleware
5 17 (10.24%) Web Services
6 15 (9.04%) Silverlight
7 14 (8.43%) HTML5
7 14 (8.43%) J2EE
8 11 (6.63%) LAPP Stack
8 11 (6.63%) SOAP
9 9 (5.42%) IBM Integration Bus
9 9 (5.42%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (4.82%) JSP
10 8 (4.82%) RESTful
11 6 (3.61%) JMS
11 6 (3.61%) jQuery
12 5 (3.01%) JSON
12 5 (3.01%) Spring
12 5 (3.01%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (14.46%) Mainframe
2 14 (8.43%) Visualisation
3 12 (7.23%) Data Centre
4 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.42%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (4.82%) Clustering
6 7 (4.22%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.01%) EMV
7 5 (3.01%) iPad
7 5 (3.01%) Tandem
8 4 (2.41%) HACMP
8 4 (2.41%) Statistics
9 2 (1.20%) Replication
9 2 (1.20%) User Experience
10 1 (0.60%) Data Extraction
10 1 (0.60%) Data Integration
10 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.60%) LPAR
10 1 (0.60%) Online Banking
10 1 (0.60%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 90 (54.22%) Linux
2 57 (34.34%) Windows
3 32 (19.28%) AIX
4 24 (14.46%) Solaris
5 14 (8.43%) Mac OS X
6 11 (6.63%) HPUX
6 11 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.81%) CentOS
8 3 (1.81%) Debian
8 3 (1.81%) Mac OS
8 3 (1.81%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.81%) Windows Server
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.20%) OS/2
9 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.60%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (16.87%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (15.06%) Migration
3 19 (11.45%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (10.24%) DevOps
5 16 (9.64%) Configuration Management
5 16 (9.64%) Scrum
6 15 (9.04%) Web Development
7 14 (8.43%) Responsive Web Design
7 14 (8.43%) Web Design
8 13 (7.83%) Project Management
9 11 (6.63%) ITIL
10 9 (5.42%) DSDM
10 9 (5.42%) RUP
11 8 (4.82%) Data Modelling
12 7 (4.22%) ETL
12 7 (4.22%) Load Balancing
12 7 (4.22%) Service Management
12 7 (4.22%) System Testing
13 6 (3.61%) High Availability
13 6 (3.61%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 38 (22.89%) Python
2 30 (18.07%) Bash Shell
2 30 (18.07%) Ruby
3 27 (16.27%) Java
4 26 (15.66%) SQL
5 25 (15.06%) Shell Script
6 21 (12.65%) Perl
7 19 (11.45%) JavaScript
8 15 (9.04%) C#
8 15 (9.04%) Scala
8 15 (9.04%) XAML
9 10 (6.02%) AWK
10 5 (3.01%) C
10 5 (3.01%) COBOL
10 5 (3.01%) PHP
11 4 (2.41%) C++
11 4 (2.41%) Korn
12 2 (1.20%) PeopleCode
12 2 (1.20%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.20%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 5 (3.01%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.20%) ISEB
3 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.41%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (3.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
1 6 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (3.61%) vSphere
1 6 (3.61%) Xen
1 6 (3.61%) XenServer
2 4 (2.41%) Hyper-V
2 4 (2.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (1.81%) GPFS
3 3 (1.81%) KVM
4 2 (1.20%) Docker
4 2 (1.20%) Dovecot
4 2 (1.20%) iptables
4 2 (1.20%) Sendmail
4 2 (1.20%) Squid
4 2 (1.20%) vCloud
4 2 (1.20%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.60%) RACF
Systems Management
1 19 (11.45%) Puppet
2 17 (10.24%) Tivoli
3 15 (9.04%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (7.83%) Cobbler
5 8 (4.82%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.01%) WebSphere Cast Iron
7 4 (2.41%) Ansible
7 4 (2.41%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.41%) OpenNebula
7 4 (2.41%) Terraform
8 3 (1.81%) Cacti
8 3 (1.81%) Nagios
8 3 (1.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.20%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.20%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.20%) Oracle ZFS
9 2 (1.20%) Red Hat Spacewalk
10 1 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (0.60%) Netcool
10 1 (0.60%) SCOM
Vendors
1 39 (23.49%) Oracle
2 31 (18.67%) IBM
3 17 (10.24%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.04%) Telerik
5 9 (5.42%) Cisco
5 9 (5.42%) Microsoft
5 9 (5.42%) VMware
6 7 (4.22%) CA
6 7 (4.22%) HP
7 6 (3.61%) EnterpriseDB
8 5 (3.01%) Aruba
8 5 (3.01%) hybris
8 5 (3.01%) Salesforce.com
9 4 (2.41%) 3PAR
9 4 (2.41%) Citrix
9 4 (2.41%) Fortinet
9 4 (2.41%) Palo Alto
10 3 (1.81%) NetApp
10 3 (1.81%) Sun
11 2 (1.20%) PeopleSoft