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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 21 23 32
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 8 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 3.74% 3.93% 1.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.39% 21.95% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 1
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£450 £408 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.42% +35.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Operating Systems Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
46 41 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 21.50% 17.90% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 15
Average daily rate £200 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £447 £425 £368
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 13
Average hourly rate £11.75 £13.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.61% -21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.90 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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
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 22 July 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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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 -3 8 £450 +10.42% 4
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (52.94%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
3 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle
3 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (29.41%) CISSP
4 5 (29.41%) Security Management
4 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
4 5 (29.41%) Network Design
4 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
4 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
5 4 (23.53%) Java
5 4 (23.53%) XML
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Forms
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Financials
5 4 (23.53%) Finance
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
6 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
7 2 (11.76%) Linux
7 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
7 2 (11.76%) CRM
7 2 (11.76%) Siebel
7 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (5.88%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (11.76%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (11.76%) Siebel EIM
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (11.76%) Hadoop
2 2 (11.76%) Big Data
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
1 6 (35.29%) Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Security Consultant
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle Financials Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Technical Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Security Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Operations Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Architect
4 2 (11.76%) Security Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Project Manager
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Information Security Consultant
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) Web Services
2 4 (23.53%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 2 (11.76%) Linux
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 7 (41.18%) Information Security
2 5 (29.41%) Network Design
2 5 (29.41%) Risk Assessment
2 5 (29.41%) Security Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Penetration Testing
2 5 (29.41%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (29.41%) Security Management
3 2 (11.76%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (11.76%) Problem Management
3 2 (11.76%) CRM
3 2 (11.76%) E-Commerce
3 2 (11.76%) Data Modelling
3 2 (11.76%) ETL
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Data Security
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
3 2 (11.76%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) PL/SQL
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 4 (23.53%) Java
3 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) CISSP
2 3 (17.65%) SC Cleared
2 3 (17.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 7 (41.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Nagios
1 2 (11.76%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 2 (11.76%) Siebel
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 2 (11.76%) Informatica
2 2 (11.76%) Cloudera
3 1 (5.88%) SAP