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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 6 18 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing UNIX 32 9 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 11.27% 4.74% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.04% 20.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 4 0
Average daily rate
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£241 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.66% -
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 £36.25 £21.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+72.61% -23.63%
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
94 44 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.10% 23.16% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 14 18
Average daily rate £245 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.18 £14.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.77% +6.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 13 £263 -30.00% 5
UNIX
North West

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (33.33%) Windows
1 16 (33.33%) SAN
2 13 (27.08%) SAP
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 12 (25.00%) HP
3 12 (25.00%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) Remedy
4 10 (20.83%) Oracle
5 9 (18.75%) Java
5 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 9 (18.75%) ITIL
5 9 (18.75%) IBM
6 7 (14.58%) SLA
6 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
6 7 (14.58%) XML
6 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
7 6 (12.50%) EMC
7 6 (12.50%) HPUX
7 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.42%) SCOrch
8 5 (10.42%) Firmware
8 5 (10.42%) SAP Basis
9 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
9 4 (8.33%) Migration
9 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (8.33%) Change Management
9 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 4 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
9 4 (8.33%) Tomcat

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 7 (14.58%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.08%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle Financials
1 4 (8.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (4.17%) Hyperion Planning
3 1 (2.08%) SAP BPC
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle General Ledger
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (2.08%) SAP R/3
3 1 (2.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (2.08%) LAN
2 1 (2.08%) WAN
2 1 (2.08%) SNMP
2 1 (2.08%) MGCP
2 1 (2.08%) H.323
2 1 (2.08%) Cisco ICM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) DB2
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (4.17%) Essbase
3 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.08%) SAP BW
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Selenium
1 1 (2.08%) Ant
1 1 (2.08%) Toad
1 1 (2.08%) JMeter
General
1 12 (25.00%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (6.25%) Automotive
4 2 (4.17%) Banking
4 2 (4.17%) Retail
4 2 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) Analyst
2 8 (16.67%) Administrator
3 7 (14.58%) Architect
4 6 (12.50%) Developer
5 5 (10.42%) HPUX Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (10.42%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) HPUX Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
6 4 (8.33%) DBA
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
7 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.25%) Project Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Perl Developer
8 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) Oracle Consultant
8 2 (4.17%) SAP Basis Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) XML
2 5 (10.42%) SAP Basis
3 3 (6.25%) Middleware
4 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (2.08%) XSD
5 1 (2.08%) XSLT
5 1 (2.08%) WSDL
5 1 (2.08%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.08%) PMI
1 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
1 1 (2.08%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 16 (33.33%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) HPUX
4 4 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.25%) VMS
6 2 (4.17%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000
7 1 (2.08%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Migration
2 4 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 4 (8.33%) Change Management
2 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
3 3 (6.25%) Integration Testing
3 3 (6.25%) Wealth Management
4 2 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.17%) Data Security
4 2 (4.17%) UML
4 2 (4.17%) OO
4 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (4.17%) People Management
4 2 (4.17%) Test Scripting
4 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
4 2 (4.17%) Financial Modelling
4 2 (4.17%) Data Architecture
5 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (18.75%) Java
1 9 (18.75%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
3 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
4 3 (6.25%) AWK
5 2 (4.17%) Perl
6 1 (2.08%) C
6 1 (2.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.08%) PMI Certification
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (14.58%) SLA
2 3 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Firmware
2 2 (4.17%) HDFS
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCOrch
2 2 (4.17%) OpenView
2 2 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (4.17%) Salt
2 2 (4.17%) Puppet
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) SAP
2 12 (25.00%) HP
3 10 (20.83%) Remedy
3 10 (20.83%) Oracle
4 9 (18.75%) IBM
5 6 (12.50%) EMC
6 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Brocade
7 2 (4.17%) Perforce
7 2 (4.17%) Hyperion
7 2 (4.17%) Vertica
8 1 (2.08%) BMC
8 1 (2.08%) Cisco
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