The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 21 26 20
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Contract jobs citing Unix 17 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 5.43% 4.76% 6.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.48% 15.52% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 7
Median daily rate £400 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £165 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.54% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
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
54 116 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.25% 30.69% 22.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 56 24
Median daily rate £375 £287 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.54% +43.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £135 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 15 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £12.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +18.81%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Southport - 10 £400 - 3
Liverpool -1 5 £425 +13.33% 3
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for Unix.

1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Linux
3 17 (42.50%) Oracle
4 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (27.50%) SQL
5 11 (27.50%) Web Services
5 11 (27.50%) Migration
6 10 (25.00%) LAN
6 10 (25.00%) VoIP
6 10 (25.00%) WAN
6 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 10 (25.00%) CISSP
7 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 9 (22.50%) Firewall
7 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 8 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (20.00%) Splunk
8 8 (20.00%) JIRA
8 8 (20.00%) SSCP
8 8 (20.00%) IBM
8 8 (20.00%) Apple
8 8 (20.00%) VPN
8 8 (20.00%) XML
8 8 (20.00%) ELK Stack
8 8 (20.00%) SANS
9 7 (17.50%) QRadar
9 7 (17.50%) Finance

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (12.50%) IIS
2 2 (5.00%) ColdFusion
3 1 (2.50%) Apache
3 1 (2.50%) Jetty
3 1 (2.50%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.50%) nginx
3 1 (2.50%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
1 5 (12.50%) MS Office
2 2 (5.00%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (5.00%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (2.50%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.50%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.50%) Google App Engine
2 1 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.00%) LAN
1 10 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 10 (25.00%) VoIP
1 10 (25.00%) WAN
2 9 (22.50%) Firewall
3 8 (20.00%) VPN
4 5 (12.50%) Wireless
5 4 (10.00%) DHCP
5 4 (10.00%) DNS
6 3 (7.50%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (7.50%) SNMP
7 2 (5.00%) BIG-IP
7 2 (5.00%) FTP
7 2 (5.00%) HTTP
7 2 (5.00%) Internet
7 2 (5.00%) SAN
8 1 (2.50%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.50%) IPsec
8 1 (2.50%) SMTP
8 1 (2.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 5 (12.50%) Redis
4 4 (10.00%) DB2
4 4 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (10.00%) MySQL
4 4 (10.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (7.50%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (5.00%) Data Mining
6 2 (5.00%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.00%) SAP BW
6 2 (5.00%) SAP HANA
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (2.50%) PowerCenter
7 1 (2.50%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) JIRA
2 6 (15.00%) Subversion
3 2 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.00%) Selenium
4 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.50%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (17.50%) Finance
2 4 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 9 (22.50%) Analyst
3 6 (15.00%) Architect
4 5 (12.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Senior Security Analyst
5 4 (10.00%) Administrator
5 4 (10.00%) C# Developer
5 4 (10.00%) C# Software Developer
5 4 (10.00%) Consultant
5 4 (10.00%) Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Software Developer
6 3 (7.50%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (7.50%) SQL Developer
6 3 (7.50%) Technical Support
7 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) Web Services
2 8 (20.00%) ELK Stack
2 8 (20.00%) XML
3 6 (15.00%) JSON
3 6 (15.00%) SOAP
4 5 (12.50%) .NET
5 4 (10.00%) .NET Framework
5 4 (10.00%) Autofac
5 4 (10.00%) Hibernate
5 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 4 (10.00%) REST
5 4 (10.00%) RESTful
5 4 (10.00%) SAML
5 4 (10.00%) Spring
5 4 (10.00%) XSD
6 3 (7.50%) J2EE
7 2 (5.00%) HTML
7 2 (5.00%) Middleware
7 2 (5.00%) SAP Basis
7 2 (5.00%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) Clustering
3 2 (5.00%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Data Extraction
3 2 (5.00%) IVR
4 1 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.50%) HACMP
4 1 (2.50%) Mainframe
4 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Windows
2 20 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (15.00%) Solaris
4 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.00%) AIX
5 4 (10.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Migration
2 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Network Monitoring
3 8 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 7 (17.50%) Patch Management
4 7 (17.50%) SIEM
4 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 7 (17.50%) Vulnerability Management
5 6 (15.00%) Data Migration
5 6 (15.00%) Information Security
5 6 (15.00%) Open Source
5 6 (15.00%) Scrum
6 5 (12.50%) Case Management
7 4 (10.00%) Change Management
7 4 (10.00%) CRM
7 4 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (10.00%) ETL
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) SQL
2 6 (15.00%) Python
3 5 (12.50%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) PL/SQL
4 4 (10.00%) C#
4 4 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (5.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 2 (5.00%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.50%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (30.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (30.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (25.00%) CISSP
3 8 (20.00%) SANS
3 8 (20.00%) SSCP
4 5 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) CISM
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (5.00%) XenApp
2 2 (5.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (2.50%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) QRadar
2 5 (12.50%) Kibana
2 5 (12.50%) logstash
3 3 (7.50%) RSA enVision
4 2 (5.00%) Control-M
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.50%) Legato
5 1 (2.50%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (42.50%) Oracle
2 9 (22.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Apple
3 8 (20.00%) IBM
3 8 (20.00%) Splunk
4 7 (17.50%) LogRhythm
5 3 (7.50%) Remedy
5 3 (7.50%) VMware
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
6 2 (5.00%) Citrix
6 2 (5.00%) Informatica
6 2 (5.00%) Perforce
6 2 (5.00%) SAP
6 2 (5.00%) Siebel
6 2 (5.00%) Sony
6 2 (5.00%) Sun
6 2 (5.00%) Sybase
7 1 (2.50%) Cisco
7 1 (2.50%) EMC
7 1 (2.50%) Google