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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 19 24 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 20 15 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 6.54% 4.18% 4.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 25.42% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 9
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £373 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £455 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.35%
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
72 59 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 23.53% 16.43% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 24
Median daily rate £375 £375 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 13
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £17.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Liverpool +4 12 £375 - 3
Southport - 7 £425 - 1
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (63.64%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Linux
3 15 (45.45%) Oracle
4 11 (33.33%) LAN
4 11 (33.33%) WAN
5 10 (30.30%) SQL
6 9 (27.27%) Firewall
6 9 (27.27%) Web Services
6 9 (27.27%) VoIP
6 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
6 9 (27.27%) CISSP
7 8 (24.24%) IBM
7 8 (24.24%) VPN
7 8 (24.24%) XML
7 8 (24.24%) Python
7 8 (24.24%) SSCP
7 8 (24.24%) Apple
7 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
7 8 (24.24%) Splunk
7 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (24.24%) ELK Stack
7 8 (24.24%) SANS
8 7 (21.21%) QRadar
8 7 (21.21%) LogRhythm
8 7 (21.21%) Patch Management
8 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
8 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (21.21%) SIEM
8 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development

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 4 (12.12%) IIS
2 2 (6.06%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.03%) ColdFusion
3 1 (3.03%) Confluence
3 1 (3.03%) JBoss
3 1 (3.03%) Jetty
3 1 (3.03%) Liferay
3 1 (3.03%) Mongrel
3 1 (3.03%) nginx
3 1 (3.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (15.15%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
3 1 (3.03%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (6.06%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.03%) Google App Engine
2 1 (3.03%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) LAN
1 11 (33.33%) WAN
2 9 (27.27%) Firewall
2 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 9 (27.27%) VoIP
3 8 (24.24%) VPN
4 4 (12.12%) DHCP
4 4 (12.12%) DNS
4 4 (12.12%) Wireless
5 3 (9.09%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (6.06%) BIG-IP
6 2 (6.06%) SAN
6 2 (6.06%) SNMP
7 1 (3.03%) FTP
7 1 (3.03%) HTTP
7 1 (3.03%) Internet
7 1 (3.03%) IPsec
7 1 (3.03%) NAS
7 1 (3.03%) SSL
7 1 (3.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (18.18%) DB2
1 6 (18.18%) MySQL
1 6 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 5 (15.15%) Redis
2 5 (15.15%) Relational Database
3 4 (12.12%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (9.09%) Informix
4 3 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 3 (9.09%) NoSQL
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (6.06%) SAP BW
5 2 (6.06%) SAP HANA
6 1 (3.03%) PowerCenter
6 1 (3.03%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (18.18%) Subversion
2 5 (15.15%) JIRA
3 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.03%) JUnit
4 1 (3.03%) Selenium
4 1 (3.03%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (21.21%) Finance
2 3 (9.09%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Front Office
3 1 (3.03%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Architect
3 5 (15.15%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Security Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (15.15%) Senior Security Analyst
4 4 (12.12%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.12%) Python Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Developer
5 3 (9.09%) C# Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (9.09%) Software Developer
5 3 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (9.09%) Technical Support
6 2 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Architect
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (27.27%) Web Services
2 8 (24.24%) ELK Stack
2 8 (24.24%) XML
3 7 (21.21%) JSON
3 7 (21.21%) SOAP
4 4 (12.12%) .NET
4 4 (12.12%) RESTful
4 4 (12.12%) Spring
4 4 (12.12%) XML Messaging
5 3 (9.09%) .NET Framework
5 3 (9.09%) Autofac
5 3 (9.09%) Hibernate
5 3 (9.09%) jQuery
5 3 (9.09%) REST
5 3 (9.09%) SAML
5 3 (9.09%) XSD
6 2 (6.06%) FIX Protocol
6 2 (6.06%) J2EE
6 2 (6.06%) SAP Basis
7 1 (3.03%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Cyber Attack
1 5 (15.15%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.12%) Client/Server
3 3 (9.09%) Clustering
3 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 3 (9.09%) Statistics
4 2 (6.06%) IVR
5 1 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.03%) HACMP
5 1 (3.03%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 21 (63.64%) Windows
2 19 (57.58%) Linux
3 5 (15.15%) Windows Server
4 4 (12.12%) Solaris
5 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.03%) AIX
6 1 (3.03%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) Cybersecurity
2 7 (21.21%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (21.21%) Network Monitoring
2 7 (21.21%) Patch Management
2 7 (21.21%) SIEM
2 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 7 (21.21%) Vulnerability Management
3 6 (18.18%) Open Source
4 5 (15.15%) Case Management
4 5 (15.15%) Information Security
4 5 (15.15%) OO
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
5 4 (12.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (12.12%) Migration
5 4 (12.12%) Security Operations
6 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (9.09%) Process Improvement
6 3 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (30.30%) SQL
2 8 (24.24%) Python
3 7 (21.21%) Java
4 6 (18.18%) PowerShell
5 3 (9.09%) C#
5 3 (9.09%) Scala
6 2 (6.06%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.03%) Perl
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) CISSP
2 8 (24.24%) SANS
2 8 (24.24%) SC Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) Security Cleared
2 8 (24.24%) SSCP
3 4 (12.12%) Degree
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (9.09%) XenApp
2 2 (6.06%) VMware Workstation
2 2 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.03%) Active Directory
3 1 (3.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (3.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) QRadar
2 5 (15.15%) Kibana
2 5 (15.15%) logstash
3 3 (9.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (9.09%) RSA enVision
4 2 (6.06%) Control-M
5 1 (3.03%) Nagios
5 1 (3.03%) Puppet
5 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Oracle
2 8 (24.24%) Apple
2 8 (24.24%) IBM
2 8 (24.24%) Splunk
3 7 (21.21%) LogRhythm
3 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.12%) Sybase
5 3 (9.09%) Citrix
5 3 (9.09%) IDERA
5 3 (9.09%) Perforce
5 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 3 (9.09%) VMware
6 2 (6.06%) BMC
6 2 (6.06%) F5
6 2 (6.06%) NetApp
6 2 (6.06%) Remedy
6 2 (6.06%) SAP
6 2 (6.06%) Sun
7 1 (3.03%) Google
7 1 (3.03%) Sourcefire