The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Merseyside 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 19 10 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +19
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 4.74% 10.55% 3.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.95% 32.39% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 2
Average daily rate £425 £425 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +109.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £293 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £281
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
41 71 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.58% 32.57% 28.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 43 25
Average daily rate £364 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £222 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 18
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.36 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.56% -0.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £14.20 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £28.50 £27.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Merseyside region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Merseyside region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -7 7 £450 +5.88% 1
Southport - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 6 (30.00%) Information Security
3 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (30.00%) Oracle
3 6 (30.00%) Web Services
3 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (25.00%) CISSP
5 4 (20.00%) Security Management
5 4 (20.00%) VMware
5 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
5 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (20.00%) Network Design
5 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (15.00%) Ganglia
6 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (15.00%) Big Data
6 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
6 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
6 3 (15.00%) Java
6 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
6 3 (15.00%) Nagios
6 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
7 2 (10.00%) Oracle 11i

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (5.00%) Apache
1 1 (5.00%) Tomcat
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle 11i
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
1 1 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 3 (15.00%) Big Data
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
3 1 (5.00%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
3 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.00%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Toad
General
1 1 (5.00%) Banking
1 1 (5.00%) Retail
1 1 (5.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Consultant
2 5 (25.00%) Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (10.00%) DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 2 (10.00%) Oracle DBA
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
5 1 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
5 1 (5.00%) Oracle BI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Web Services
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
2 2 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (5.00%) Spring
3 1 (5.00%) Zend Framework
3 1 (5.00%) Spring Security
3 1 (5.00%) Spring MVC
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) XML
3 1 (5.00%) XSLT
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (5.00%) LAMP
3 1 (5.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Windows
2 8 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (5.00%) CentOS
3 1 (5.00%) Solaris
3 1 (5.00%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Information Security
1 6 (30.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 4 (20.00%) Security Management
2 4 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
2 4 (20.00%) Security Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Design
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (10.00%) Data Security
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) Risk Management
3 2 (10.00%) Migration
3 2 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) TDD
4 1 (5.00%) Web Development
4 1 (5.00%) Data Mapping
4 1 (5.00%) MSF
4 1 (5.00%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Java
2 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (15.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (10.00%) C++
3 2 (10.00%) PHP
4 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.00%) C
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CISSP
2 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) OCP
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) VMware ESX
1 2 (10.00%) vCloud
1 2 (10.00%) vSphere
1 2 (10.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
2 1 (5.00%) SpamAssassin
2 1 (5.00%) KVM
2 1 (5.00%) Samba
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Ganglia
1 3 (15.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 6 (30.00%) Oracle
2 4 (20.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Cloudera
4 1 (5.00%) GoldenSource
4 1 (5.00%) Zend
4 1 (5.00%) WSO2
4 1 (5.00%) SAP
4 1 (5.00%) Red Hat