The table below looks at the statistics 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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 19 23 26
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.84% 4.76% 1.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.32% 21.43% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 2
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£438 £525 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +53.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £385 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £357
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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 Merseyside region.

Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
57 56 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.18% 22.22% 9.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 4
Average daily rate £200 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% -9.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £201 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.88 £13.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.65% -16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £20.00 £17.01
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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
Liverpool +6 11 £450 +2.85% 5
St Helens - - - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 9 (40.91%) Finance
3 8 (36.36%) Linux
3 8 (36.36%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
4 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
5 6 (27.27%) Windows
5 6 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (27.27%) SAN
6 5 (22.73%) HP
6 5 (22.73%) HPUX
6 5 (22.73%) Java
6 5 (22.73%) XML
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
7 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
7 4 (18.18%) SAP
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (18.18%) Oracle Financials
7 4 (18.18%) Firmware
7 4 (18.18%) Change Management
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
8 3 (13.64%) Middleware
8 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
8 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
8 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
8 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebLogic
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (4.55%) Lync
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle EBS R12
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Financials
2 2 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning
2 2 (9.09%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (4.55%) SAP R/3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) SAN
2 1 (4.55%) MGCP
2 1 (4.55%) H.323
2 1 (4.55%) LAN
2 1 (4.55%) WAN
2 1 (4.55%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (27.27%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (18.18%) Oracle Database
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (9.09%) Siebel EIM
4 2 (9.09%) Essbase
5 1 (4.55%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (4.55%) Ant
General
1 9 (40.91%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Retail
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Automotive
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (31.82%) Developer
2 5 (22.73%) Oracle Developer
2 5 (22.73%) HPUX Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 4 (18.18%) HPUX Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (18.18%) Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Developer
5 2 (9.09%) Hyperion Planning Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Hyperion Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Service Continuity Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) XML
2 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 1 (4.55%) Web Services
3 1 (4.55%) XSD
3 1 (4.55%) XSLT
3 1 (4.55%) WSDL
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 5 (22.73%) HPUX
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 2000
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
5 1 (4.55%) Windows NT
5 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (18.18%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (18.18%) Change Management
2 3 (13.64%) Data Modelling
2 3 (13.64%) Wealth Management
3 2 (9.09%) Database Tuning
3 2 (9.09%) Financial Modelling
3 2 (9.09%) Test Scripting
3 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Data Mapping
3 2 (9.09%) CRM
3 2 (9.09%) ETL
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL
3 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (9.09%) Migration
3 2 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
4 1 (4.55%) Information Security
4 1 (4.55%) Security Management
4 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) SQL
1 8 (36.36%) Shell Script
2 7 (31.82%) PL/SQL
3 5 (22.73%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
1 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.09%) QA
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Tivoli
1 1 (4.55%) OpenView
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Oracle
2 5 (22.73%) HP
3 4 (18.18%) SAP
4 3 (13.64%) Red Hat
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (9.09%) Siebel
5 2 (9.09%) Hyperion
5 2 (9.09%) Informatica
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Brocade
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