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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 20 23 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 22 8 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.28% 3.74% 3.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.80% 17.78% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 5
Average daily rate
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£165 £450 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.33% +8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £445 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £471 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+22.95% -6.15%
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
117 45 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 28.06% 21.03% 17.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 24 19
Average daily rate £175 £200 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -40.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £132 £144 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £447 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 6
Average hourly rate £14.50 £11.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.40% -16.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.10 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £111.30 £15.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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
Liverpool -1 15 £258 -42.77% 1
Wirral - 2 - -
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 14 (31.11%) DB2
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 13 (28.89%) Middleware
3 11 (24.44%) IBM
4 10 (22.22%) Oracle
4 10 (22.22%) SAP
5 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (17.78%) AIX
6 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (17.78%) ETL
6 8 (17.78%) SAN
7 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (15.56%) Migration
7 7 (15.56%) Teradata
7 7 (15.56%) System Testing
8 6 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
8 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
8 6 (13.33%) Tableau
8 6 (13.33%) Data Transformation
8 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
8 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (13.33%) Cognos
8 6 (13.33%) Linux
8 6 (13.33%) MicroStrategy
8 6 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
9 5 (11.11%) HP
9 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
9 5 (11.11%) SDLC

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 (6.67%) Oracle Service Bus
2 2 (4.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (4.44%) MQSeries
2 2 (4.44%) SAS
3 1 (2.22%) CICS
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (2.22%) MS Office
1 1 (2.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.44%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 8 (17.78%) SAN
2 2 (4.44%) Kerberos
2 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.44%) SSL
2 2 (4.44%) SSH
3 1 (2.22%) VLAN
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.22%) NAS
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.22%) Firewall
3 1 (2.22%) Wireless
3 1 (2.22%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (31.11%) DB2
2 8 (17.78%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (13.33%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (13.33%) Oracle Database
4 5 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (8.89%) Hadoop
5 4 (8.89%) MongoDB
6 3 (6.67%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (4.44%) RDBMS
7 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (4.44%) MySQL
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.22%) Ant
General
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Analyst
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 7 (15.56%) DBA
3 6 (13.33%) Teradata Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Test Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (6.67%) DB2 DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Designer
5 3 (6.67%) DB2 Specialist
5 3 (6.67%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.44%) SAP Architect
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Designer
6 2 (4.44%) UNIX Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Team Leader
6 2 (4.44%) Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (28.89%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) SAP Basis
2 3 (6.67%) XML
2 3 (6.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (4.44%) ISPF
3 2 (4.44%) HTML
3 2 (4.44%) .NET
4 1 (2.22%) XSD
4 1 (2.22%) XSLT
4 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Private Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.22%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 8 (17.78%) AIX
2 6 (13.33%) Linux
3 4 (8.89%) HPUX
3 4 (8.89%) Windows
4 2 (4.44%) Solaris
4 2 (4.44%) VMS
4 2 (4.44%) zOS
5 1 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) ETL
3 7 (15.56%) Business Intelligence
3 7 (15.56%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) System Testing
4 6 (13.33%) Data Transformation
4 6 (13.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 6 (13.33%) Waterfall
5 5 (11.11%) SDLC
5 5 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Integration Testing
6 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (8.89%) Change Management
6 4 (8.89%) System Integration Testing
7 3 (6.67%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (6.67%) SOA
7 3 (6.67%) Time Management
8 2 (4.44%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.44%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 13 (28.89%) SQL
2 4 (8.89%) Java
3 2 (4.44%) Assembly Language
3 2 (4.44%) REXX
3 2 (4.44%) JCL
3 2 (4.44%) C#
3 2 (4.44%) CLIST
4 1 (2.22%) AWK
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) Perl
4 1 (2.22%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.22%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (4.44%) ISEB
1 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.44%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.22%) ISTQB
2 1 (2.22%) Degree
2 1 (2.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) HDFS
2 2 (4.44%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (4.44%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 2 (4.44%) RACF
3 1 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Puppet
1 4 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.89%) Salt
2 3 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.44%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (2.22%) zSecure
Vendors
1 11 (24.44%) IBM
2 10 (22.22%) Oracle
2 10 (22.22%) SAP
3 7 (15.56%) Teradata
4 6 (13.33%) Tableau
4 6 (13.33%) MicroStrategy
4 6 (13.33%) Cognos
5 5 (11.11%) HP
6 4 (8.89%) Sybase
6 4 (8.89%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) Vertica
7 2 (4.44%) CA
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco
7 2 (4.44%) Intel
8 1 (2.22%) Citrix
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) BMC
8 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds