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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 39 39 21
Rank change year-on-year
0 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 138 122 174
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.61% 3.99% 6.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.12% 17.48% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 74 67
Average daily rate
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£433 £425 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +34.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £243 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.26% +0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+22.95% +1.66%
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
806 698 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.07% 22.86% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 367 278
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 78 76
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £25.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
Manchester -8 55 £400 +4.91% 31
Lancashire +19 28 £550 +4.76% 2
Cheshire -13 26 £550 +51.72% 8
Merseyside +1 23 £258 -42.77% 7
UNIX
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

1 146 (40.33%) Linux
2 99 (27.35%) Finance
3 92 (25.41%) Windows
3 92 (25.41%) Oracle
4 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
5 64 (17.68%) Java
6 59 (16.30%) Middleware
7 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (14.92%) SQL
9 53 (14.64%) Migration
10 51 (14.09%) IBM
11 47 (12.98%) Mainframe
11 47 (12.98%) Configuration Management
12 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
13 40 (11.05%) AIX
14 37 (10.22%) Python
14 37 (10.22%) SAP
14 37 (10.22%) SAS
14 37 (10.22%) SC Cleared
15 36 (9.94%) Citrix
16 34 (9.39%) SQL Server
17 33 (9.12%) Banking
18 32 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
19 31 (8.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
19 31 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
19 31 (8.56%) .NET
19 31 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
19 31 (8.56%) Solaris
20 30 (8.29%) SAN
20 30 (8.29%) VMware

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 37 (10.22%) SAS
2 21 (5.80%) Node.js
3 14 (3.87%) NetWeaver
4 12 (3.31%) WebSphere
5 9 (2.49%) WebLogic
6 8 (2.21%) IIS
7 7 (1.93%) CICS
8 6 (1.66%) Oracle Service Bus
9 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.38%) Apache
9 5 (1.38%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.10%) MQSeries
10 4 (1.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.83%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.83%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.83%) nginx
12 2 (0.55%) Confluence
12 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.28%) iPlanet
Applications
1 17 (4.70%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.49%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.93%) Spreadsheet
5 6 (1.66%) MS Office
6 1 (0.28%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
1 5 (1.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 5 (1.38%) Oracle EBS R12
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Applications
2 4 (1.10%) Oracle Financials
3 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.55%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 1 (0.28%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.28%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.28%) Exstream
Cloud Services
1 31 (8.56%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.80%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (4.42%) IaaS
4 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.66%) PaaS
6 4 (1.10%) Office 365
6 4 (1.10%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.10%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.55%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (8.29%) SAN
2 25 (6.91%) Firewall
3 18 (4.97%) OSPF
3 18 (4.97%) BGP
3 18 (4.97%) Internet
4 15 (4.14%) MPLS
5 14 (3.87%) VPN
6 13 (3.59%) HTTP
6 13 (3.59%) NAS
7 12 (3.31%) WAN
7 12 (3.31%) Wireless
8 11 (3.04%) TCP/IP
8 11 (3.04%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (3.04%) Cisco IOS
9 10 (2.76%) Network Security
9 10 (2.76%) iSCSI
10 8 (2.21%) VPLS
10 8 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
10 8 (2.21%) EIGRP
10 8 (2.21%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.56%) Data Warehouse
2 31 (8.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 29 (8.01%) DB2
3 29 (8.01%) Base SAS
3 29 (8.01%) MongoDB
4 27 (7.46%) Oracle Database
5 21 (5.80%) Hadoop
5 21 (5.80%) Big Data
6 18 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
7 16 (4.42%) Relational Database
8 15 (4.14%) MySQL
9 14 (3.87%) SAP HANA
9 14 (3.87%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (2.76%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
12 7 (1.93%) Oracle BI EE
12 7 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
13 6 (1.66%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.38%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 10 (2.76%) LoadRunner
1 10 (2.76%) Facilita Forecast
2 9 (2.49%) Visual Studio
2 9 (2.49%) HP UFT
3 7 (1.93%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.66%) SoapUI
5 5 (1.38%) Subversion
6 4 (1.10%) JMeter
6 4 (1.10%) LoadUI
7 3 (0.83%) Ant
8 2 (0.55%) JUnit
8 2 (0.55%) TestDirector
8 2 (0.55%) Maven
8 2 (0.55%) JIRA
8 2 (0.55%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.28%) Apache Ivy
9 1 (0.28%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.28%) Selenium
9 1 (0.28%) RSpec
9 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 99 (27.35%) Finance
2 33 (9.12%) Banking
3 20 (5.52%) Telecoms
4 11 (3.04%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.93%) Retail
6 6 (1.66%) Marketing
7 5 (1.38%) Electronics
8 4 (1.10%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.55%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 127 (35.08%) Architect
2 66 (18.23%) Technical Architect
3 53 (14.64%) Developer
4 43 (11.88%) Analyst
5 21 (5.80%) DBA
6 20 (5.52%) SAP Architect
7 15 (4.14%) SAS Developer
8 14 (3.87%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (3.87%) Administrator
9 11 (3.04%) SAS Analyst
9 11 (3.04%) Designer
9 11 (3.04%) Digital Architect
9 11 (3.04%) Digital Technical Architect
10 10 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.76%) Test Analyst
10 10 (2.76%) Consultant
10 10 (2.76%) Tester
11 9 (2.49%) Java Developer
12 8 (2.21%) UNIX Administrator
12 8 (2.21%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (16.30%) Middleware
2 31 (8.56%) .NET
3 17 (4.70%) HTML
3 17 (4.70%) AngularJS
4 16 (4.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (3.04%) SAP Basis
6 9 (2.49%) XML
6 9 (2.49%) 802.1X
7 8 (2.21%) Hibernate
8 7 (1.93%) REST
9 6 (1.66%) JAX-RS
9 6 (1.66%) J2EE
9 6 (1.66%) Web Services
10 5 (1.38%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (1.38%) Spring
11 4 (1.10%) RESTful
11 4 (1.10%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.10%) CSS
12 3 (0.83%) XSD
12 3 (0.83%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 47 (12.98%) Mainframe
2 23 (6.35%) Data Centre
3 21 (5.80%) IBM Mainframe
4 18 (4.97%) Data Extraction
5 17 (4.70%) Visualisation
6 13 (3.59%) Data Structures
7 11 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.76%) Data Integration
8 10 (2.76%) Clustering
9 9 (2.49%) Replication
9 9 (2.49%) Performance Metrics
10 8 (2.21%) Celerra
10 8 (2.21%) EMC VNX
11 7 (1.93%) Management Information System
12 6 (1.66%) VSAM
13 5 (1.38%) PKI
13 5 (1.38%) CMDB
13 5 (1.38%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.38%) DTV
13 5 (1.38%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 146 (40.33%) Linux
2 92 (25.41%) Windows
3 40 (11.05%) AIX
4 31 (8.56%) Solaris
5 20 (5.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (5.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (3.31%) MVS
9 8 (2.21%) Mac OS X
9 8 (2.21%) VME
10 7 (1.93%) HPUX
11 6 (1.66%) zOS
12 5 (1.38%) CentOS
13 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.55%) Debian
14 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.55%) VMS
14 2 (0.55%) OS/2
15 1 (0.28%) OS/390
15 1 (0.28%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.64%) Migration
3 47 (12.98%) Configuration Management
4 26 (7.18%) System Testing
5 25 (6.91%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (6.08%) Data Analysis
6 22 (6.08%) Technical Architecture
7 21 (5.80%) ETL
8 19 (5.25%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.25%) ITIL
9 18 (4.97%) Open Source
10 17 (4.70%) ERP
10 17 (4.70%) Service Management
10 17 (4.70%) Stakeholder Management
11 16 (4.42%) Waterfall
11 16 (4.42%) SDLC
12 15 (4.14%) Test Strategy
12 15 (4.14%) Machine Learning
12 15 (4.14%) Test Scripting
13 14 (3.87%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.68%) Java
2 54 (14.92%) SQL
3 37 (10.22%) Python
4 29 (8.01%) JavaScript
5 21 (5.80%) Ruby
6 16 (4.42%) Perl
7 15 (4.14%) R
8 12 (3.31%) Bash Shell
8 12 (3.31%) C
9 11 (3.04%) PHP
9 11 (3.04%) Scala
10 10 (2.76%) REXX
11 9 (2.49%) Shell Script
11 9 (2.49%) C++
12 8 (2.21%) VB
13 7 (1.93%) COBOL
14 6 (1.66%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.38%) JCL
16 4 (1.10%) PowerShell
17 3 (0.83%) Jython
Qualifications
1 46 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 37 (10.22%) SC Cleared
3 12 (3.31%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.49%) Degree
4 9 (2.49%) CCIE
5 8 (2.21%) CCNA
5 8 (2.21%) ISEB
6 7 (1.93%) CCNP
6 7 (1.93%) CCIP
6 7 (1.93%) JNCIA
6 7 (1.93%) JNCIP
6 7 (1.93%) ISTQB
7 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (1.38%) MCSE
7 5 (1.38%) CCA
7 5 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (1.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (0.83%) BC Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 3 (0.83%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) QA
2 5 (1.38%) SLA
3 4 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (5.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.42%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.31%) XenApp
4 8 (2.21%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (2.21%) Terminal Services
4 8 (2.21%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.21%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.38%) RACF
6 4 (1.10%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 3 (0.83%) HDFS
7 3 (0.83%) Time Sharing Option
7 3 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 2 (0.55%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.55%) Docker
9 1 (0.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.28%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 32 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (4.70%) Puppet
3 16 (4.42%) StatsD
4 8 (2.21%) Salt
5 6 (1.66%) Vagrant
6 5 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 4 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
7 4 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.10%) CFEngine
7 4 (1.10%) Ansible
8 3 (0.83%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.83%) SCOM
8 3 (0.83%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.83%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 3 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.55%) Nagios
9 2 (0.55%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.55%) SCCM
9 2 (0.55%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 92 (25.41%) Oracle
2 65 (17.96%) Microsoft
3 51 (14.09%) IBM
4 37 (10.22%) SAP
5 36 (9.94%) Citrix
6 30 (8.29%) VMware
7 29 (8.01%) Teradata
7 29 (8.01%) Cisco
8 21 (5.80%) Tableau
9 18 (4.97%) HP
9 18 (4.97%) EMC
10 14 (3.87%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.87%) CheckPoint
11 13 (3.59%) Apigee
11 13 (3.59%) Mashery
12 12 (3.31%) Juniper
13 10 (2.76%) CA
13 10 (2.76%) Cognos
14 9 (2.49%) Sybase
14 9 (2.49%) Remedy
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