The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 26 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 42 31 41
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing Unix 155 224 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.38% 5.06% 3.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.80% 25.69% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 149 64
Median daily rate £425 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £350 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £600 £484
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £420 £375
% change year-on-year
-5.95% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 2
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £53.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +20.00%
Unix
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
711 872 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.07% 19.71% 22.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 471 391
Median daily rate £388 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 109 99
Median hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -7.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.65 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the North West region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Unix across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016.

Unix Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the North West region.

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Unix
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester -2 87 £413 -6.51% 24
Cheshire -14 25 £475 +5.55% 5
Lancashire -7 20 £395 -24.76%
Merseyside +7 17 £400 +6.66% 6
Cumbria - 3 - - 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 175 (53.68%) Linux
2 140 (42.94%) Windows
3 127 (38.96%) Oracle
4 69 (21.17%) Finance
5 63 (19.33%) Solaris
6 62 (19.02%) AIX
7 57 (17.48%) Security Cleared
8 56 (17.18%) SQL
9 55 (16.87%) VMware
10 53 (16.26%) Red Hat
11 51 (15.64%) Java
12 47 (14.42%) IBM
12 47 (14.42%) Migration
13 46 (14.11%) Puppet
13 46 (14.11%) Data Centre
14 42 (12.88%) ITIL
15 40 (12.27%) Python
15 40 (12.27%) Firewall
15 40 (12.27%) Mainframe
16 38 (11.66%) Configuration Management
16 38 (11.66%) SQL Server
16 38 (11.66%) JIRA
17 37 (11.35%) SC Cleared
17 37 (11.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 37 (11.35%) Middleware
18 36 (11.04%) TCP/IP
18 36 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
19 35 (10.74%) Banking
20 33 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
20 33 (10.12%) WebSphere

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 33 (10.12%) WebSphere
2 28 (8.59%) Apache
3 19 (5.83%) WebLogic
4 18 (5.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 17 (5.21%) JBoss
6 9 (2.76%) IIS
7 8 (2.45%) GlassFish
7 8 (2.45%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.45%) SAS
8 5 (1.53%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.53%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (1.23%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.92%) Confluence
10 3 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.61%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.61%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.61%) Liferay
Applications
1 16 (4.91%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.76%) MS Office
3 7 (2.15%) MS Project
4 6 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.61%) Mingle
5 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.15%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.84%) BASE24
3 5 (1.53%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.53%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.53%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.61%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 17 (5.21%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.91%) IaaS
3 4 (1.23%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.61%) Amazon EMR
5 2 (0.61%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.61%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.61%) GitHub
5 2 (0.61%) Heroku
5 2 (0.61%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.61%) PaaS
6 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.31%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 40 (12.27%) Firewall
2 36 (11.04%) TCP/IP
3 24 (7.36%) HTTP
4 21 (6.44%) LAN
4 21 (6.44%) WAN
5 18 (5.52%) DNS
5 18 (5.52%) Network Security
5 18 (5.52%) SAN
6 17 (5.21%) FTP
6 17 (5.21%) VoIP
7 16 (4.91%) VPN
8 15 (4.60%) iSCSI
9 14 (4.29%) DHCP
10 8 (2.45%) Wireless
11 7 (2.15%) ATM
11 7 (2.15%) LDAP
12 6 (1.84%) Internet
12 6 (1.84%) SMTP
13 5 (1.53%) SSH
13 5 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.66%) SQL Server
2 29 (8.90%) Oracle Database
3 25 (7.67%) DB2
4 22 (6.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (6.13%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.68%) Oracle Database 10g
6 12 (3.68%) Oracle Database 12c
7 10 (3.07%) MySQL
8 9 (2.76%) MongoDB
8 9 (2.76%) NoSQL
9 7 (2.15%) Redis
10 6 (1.84%) Big Data
11 5 (1.53%) Oracle Discoverer
11 5 (1.53%) RDBMS
11 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (1.23%) DataStage
12 4 (1.23%) Hadoop
12 4 (1.23%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.23%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 38 (11.66%) JIRA
2 28 (8.59%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.60%) Git (software)
4 12 (3.68%) Eclipse
5 10 (3.07%) Subversion
6 7 (2.15%) LoadRunner
7 6 (1.84%) Eclipse RCP
8 5 (1.53%) Selenium
8 5 (1.53%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.92%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.92%) Hudson
9 3 (0.92%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.92%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.92%) Toad
10 2 (0.61%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.61%) Gradle
10 2 (0.61%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.61%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.61%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (21.17%) Finance
2 35 (10.74%) Banking
3 8 (2.45%) Retail
4 4 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.92%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.61%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Law
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
7 1 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 64 (19.63%) Analyst
2 44 (13.50%) Consultant
3 43 (13.19%) Administrator
4 32 (9.82%) Developer
5 26 (7.98%) Technical Analyst
6 25 (7.67%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (7.06%) Architect
8 18 (5.52%) DBA
8 18 (5.52%) Unix Administrator
9 17 (5.21%) Business Analyst
10 16 (4.91%) Oracle DBA
10 16 (4.91%) Security Consultant
10 16 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
11 15 (4.60%) DevOps Engineer
11 15 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
11 15 (4.60%) Project Manager
12 14 (4.29%) Technical Support
12 14 (4.29%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.68%) Infrastructure Manager
13 12 (3.68%) Senior Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (11.35%) Middleware
2 21 (6.44%) Web Services
3 20 (6.13%) SOAP
4 19 (5.83%) J2EE
5 15 (4.60%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (4.29%) ELK Stack
6 14 (4.29%) XML
7 10 (3.07%) .NET
8 9 (2.76%) JSON
9 6 (1.84%) EJB
9 6 (1.84%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (1.84%) REST
9 6 (1.84%) RESTful
9 6 (1.84%) Swing
9 6 (1.84%) SWT
10 5 (1.53%) jQuery
11 4 (1.23%) .NET Framework
11 4 (1.23%) SAML
11 4 (1.23%) Spring
11 4 (1.23%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 46 (14.11%) Data Centre
2 40 (12.27%) Mainframe
3 31 (9.51%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.83%) Clustering
5 18 (5.52%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.99%) PKI
7 8 (2.45%) Tandem
8 7 (2.15%) Cyber Attack
9 6 (1.84%) EMV
9 6 (1.84%) IBM Mainframe
10 4 (1.23%) EMC VNX
10 4 (1.23%) HACMP
10 4 (1.23%) Replication
11 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.92%) Computer Science
11 3 (0.92%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.92%) Life Science
12 2 (0.61%) Credit Risk
12 2 (0.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 175 (53.68%) Linux
2 140 (42.94%) Windows
3 63 (19.33%) Solaris
4 62 (19.02%) AIX
5 37 (11.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (7.98%) HPUX
7 24 (7.36%) Windows Server
8 9 (2.76%) CentOS
8 9 (2.76%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.15%) Debian
9 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (2.15%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.84%) SUSE
11 5 (1.53%) VME
12 3 (0.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.92%) zOS
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.31%) Scientific Linux
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (14.42%) Migration
2 42 (12.88%) ITIL
3 38 (11.66%) Configuration Management
4 36 (11.04%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (9.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 30 (9.20%) Project Management
7 29 (8.90%) Cybersecurity
8 28 (8.59%) Open Source
9 26 (7.98%) Vulnerability Management
10 25 (7.67%) SIEM
11 21 (6.44%) DevOps
11 21 (6.44%) Service Management
12 20 (6.13%) Patch Management
13 19 (5.83%) OO
13 19 (5.83%) Use Case
14 18 (5.52%) Change Management
14 18 (5.52%) Information Security
15 17 (5.21%) Agile Project Management
16 16 (4.91%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 16 (4.91%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (17.18%) SQL
2 51 (15.64%) Java
3 40 (12.27%) Python
4 29 (8.90%) Shell Script
5 27 (8.28%) Bash Shell
6 19 (5.83%) C
7 17 (5.21%) COBOL
8 16 (4.91%) Perl
9 9 (2.76%) PL/SQL
10 8 (2.45%) C++
10 8 (2.45%) Ruby
11 7 (2.15%) C#
12 6 (1.84%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.84%) PHP
12 6 (1.84%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.23%) Korn
14 3 (0.92%) JCL
15 2 (0.61%) Jython
15 2 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.31%) Lua
Qualifications
1 57 (17.48%) Security Cleared
2 37 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.51%) CISSP
4 15 (4.60%) Degree
5 14 (4.29%) SANS
5 14 (4.29%) SSCP
6 13 (3.99%) CISM
7 10 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.15%) ITIL Certification
8 7 (2.15%) MCP
9 5 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.53%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.53%) ISEB
10 4 (1.23%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.23%) EMCSA
11 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.61%) BC Cleared
11 2 (0.61%) CCNP
11 2 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.61%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 19 (5.83%) PCI DSS
3 13 (3.99%) QA
4 12 (3.68%) COBIT
5 3 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.61%) SLA
7 1 (0.31%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.31%) SDET
System Software
1 33 (10.12%) Active Directory
1 33 (10.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (4.60%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (3.37%) Oracle RAC
3 11 (3.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 5 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.23%) Dovecot
5 4 (1.23%) iptables
5 4 (1.23%) KVM
5 4 (1.23%) Sendmail
5 4 (1.23%) Squid
6 3 (0.92%) GPFS
6 3 (0.92%) PowerHA
6 3 (0.92%) vCloud
6 3 (0.92%) vSphere
7 2 (0.61%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.61%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 2 (0.61%) XenApp
7 2 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 46 (14.11%) Puppet
2 23 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (3.99%) Norton AntiVirus
3 13 (3.99%) QRadar
4 12 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (3.37%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.37%) Oracle ZFS
6 10 (3.07%) Nagios
6 10 (3.07%) SCCM
7 9 (2.76%) Data Guard
7 9 (2.76%) SCOM
8 8 (2.45%) Ansible
9 7 (2.15%) Kibana
9 7 (2.15%) logstash
9 7 (2.15%) WSUS
10 6 (1.84%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.84%) yum
11 5 (1.53%) Oracle RMAN
12 4 (1.23%) EMC NetWorker
12 4 (1.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 127 (38.96%) Oracle
2 55 (16.87%) VMware
3 53 (16.26%) Red Hat
4 47 (14.42%) IBM
5 32 (9.82%) Microsoft
6 29 (8.90%) Splunk
7 23 (7.06%) HP
8 16 (4.91%) SaltStack
9 15 (4.60%) Citrix
9 15 (4.60%) EMC
10 14 (4.29%) Apple
11 13 (3.99%) Intel Security
11 13 (3.99%) LogRhythm
11 13 (3.99%) Symantec
12 12 (3.68%) Veritas
13 10 (3.07%) Sun
13 10 (3.07%) Sybase
14 9 (2.76%) SAP
15 8 (2.45%) Cisco
15 8 (2.45%) Informatica
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