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 July 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 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 39 43 42
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 158 139 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.32% 3.68% 4.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.01% 17.33% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 84 73
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £242
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +9.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £27.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +83.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £36.25 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% +18.85%
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
752 802 693
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.55% 21.23% 23.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 418 362
Median daily rate £400 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £305
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 82 77
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £22.15 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
- +10.00%

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 July 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 July 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 +9 74 £388 +3.33% 18
Cheshire +13 36 £400 -27.27% 6
Lancashire -8 28 £405 -26.36% 2
Merseyside -10 16 £400 +16.78% 7
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 176 (50.72%) Linux
2 129 (37.18%) Windows
3 113 (32.56%) Oracle
4 73 (21.04%) Finance
5 71 (20.46%) AIX
6 67 (19.31%) Red Hat
7 62 (17.87%) Solaris
8 59 (17.00%) SQL
9 55 (15.85%) Migration
9 55 (15.85%) Data Centre
10 54 (15.56%) Java
11 53 (15.27%) Security Cleared
12 46 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 44 (12.68%) Middleware
14 43 (12.39%) Configuration Management
14 43 (12.39%) ITIL
15 40 (11.53%) VMware
15 40 (11.53%) Banking
16 39 (11.24%) Shell Script
17 38 (10.95%) Puppet
18 37 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
19 36 (10.37%) SC Cleared
19 36 (10.37%) Active Directory
20 34 (9.80%) IBM
20 34 (9.80%) Apache
21 33 (9.51%) JIRA
22 32 (9.22%) Windows Server
23 31 (8.93%) Mainframe
23 31 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
24 29 (8.36%) Clustering

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 34 (9.80%) Apache
2 27 (7.78%) WebSphere
3 22 (6.34%) JBoss
3 22 (6.34%) WebLogic
4 13 (3.75%) OpenStack
4 13 (3.75%) Tuxedo
5 12 (3.46%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.17%) IIS
7 7 (2.02%) Oracle Application Server
7 7 (2.02%) TPMS
8 6 (1.73%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.44%) Confluence
9 5 (1.44%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.44%) SAS
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.58%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.58%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 11 (3.17%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.88%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) Mingle
3 2 (0.58%) MS Project
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (2.88%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (2.02%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.44%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.58%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.58%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.29%) BASE24
6 1 (0.29%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.29%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.61%) IaaS
3 7 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.58%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.58%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.58%) GitHub
5 2 (0.58%) Heroku
5 2 (0.58%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.58%) PaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 22 (6.34%) Firewall
2 21 (6.05%) HTTP
3 19 (5.48%) Network Security
4 18 (5.19%) SAN
5 16 (4.61%) DNS
5 16 (4.61%) TCP/IP
6 12 (3.46%) Internet
7 10 (2.88%) DHCP
8 8 (2.31%) FTP
8 8 (2.31%) SMTP
9 7 (2.02%) LAN
9 7 (2.02%) WAN
10 6 (1.73%) iSCSI
10 6 (1.73%) VPN
11 5 (1.44%) SSH
11 5 (1.44%) SSL
12 4 (1.15%) LDAP
12 4 (1.15%) MRTG
12 4 (1.15%) SNMP
13 3 (0.86%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (8.07%) DB2
2 27 (7.78%) SQL Server
3 24 (6.92%) Oracle Database
4 20 (5.76%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 18 (5.19%) MongoDB
7 11 (3.17%) Oracle Database 10g
8 9 (2.59%) Neo4j
9 8 (2.31%) MySQL
9 8 (2.31%) Oracle Database 12c
10 7 (2.02%) Oracle Discoverer
11 6 (1.73%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (1.44%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (1.44%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.15%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (1.15%) Oracle ODI
14 3 (0.86%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.86%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.86%) PowerCenter
14 3 (0.86%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 33 (9.51%) JIRA
2 26 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 19 (5.48%) Subversion
4 16 (4.61%) Git (software)
5 13 (3.75%) Eclipse
6 11 (3.17%) Visual Studio
7 7 (2.02%) LoadRunner
8 5 (1.44%) Selenium
9 4 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (0.86%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.86%) Eclipse RCP
10 3 (0.86%) JUnit
10 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
11 2 (0.58%) Gradle
11 2 (0.58%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.58%) Introscope
11 2 (0.58%) Maven
11 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
11 2 (0.58%) Toad
11 2 (0.58%) Vagrant
General
1 73 (21.04%) Finance
2 40 (11.53%) Banking
3 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.73%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.15%) Retail
6 3 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.86%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Billing
7 2 (0.58%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 1 (0.29%) Electronics
8 1 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (14.41%) Analyst
2 44 (12.68%) Administrator
3 43 (12.39%) Developer
4 37 (10.66%) Consultant
5 26 (7.49%) Linux Engineer
6 25 (7.20%) Architect
6 25 (7.20%) Project Manager
6 25 (7.20%) Technical Analyst
7 23 (6.63%) Unix Engineer
8 18 (5.19%) Infrastructure Manager
8 18 (5.19%) Unix Administrator
9 16 (4.61%) Senior Analyst
9 16 (4.61%) Systems Administrator
10 14 (4.03%) DBA
10 14 (4.03%) Java Developer
11 13 (3.75%) Oracle DBA
11 13 (3.75%) Security Consultant
12 12 (3.46%) Infrastructure Project Manager
12 12 (3.46%) Senior Developer
12 12 (3.46%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (12.68%) Middleware
2 16 (4.61%) HTML
2 16 (4.61%) Web Services
3 11 (3.17%) Hibernate
3 11 (3.17%) XML
4 10 (2.88%) REST
5 9 (2.59%) Dropwizard
5 9 (2.59%) J2EE
5 9 (2.59%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (2.31%) .NET
6 8 (2.31%) JAX-RS
6 8 (2.31%) SOAP
7 7 (2.02%) IBM Integration Bus
7 7 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
8 6 (1.73%) jQuery
9 5 (1.44%) .NET Framework
9 5 (1.44%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.44%) CSS
9 5 (1.44%) Spring
9 5 (1.44%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (15.85%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.93%) Mainframe
3 29 (8.36%) Clustering
4 28 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 16 (4.61%) PKI
6 6 (1.73%) HACMP
7 5 (1.44%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.44%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.44%) Life Science
8 4 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.15%) Tandem
8 4 (1.15%) User Experience
9 3 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (0.86%) Social Media
10 2 (0.58%) Credit Risk
10 2 (0.58%) Data Extraction
10 2 (0.58%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.58%) iPad
10 2 (0.58%) LPAR
10 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 176 (50.72%) Linux
2 129 (37.18%) Windows
3 71 (20.46%) AIX
4 62 (17.87%) Solaris
5 46 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (9.22%) Windows Server
7 25 (7.20%) HPUX
8 12 (3.46%) VME
9 11 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.88%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.73%) CentOS
12 6 (1.73%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.44%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.44%) SUSE
13 5 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.15%) Debian
14 4 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.86%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (15.85%) Migration
2 43 (12.39%) Configuration Management
2 43 (12.39%) ITIL
3 37 (10.66%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (8.93%) Stakeholder Management
5 26 (7.49%) Project Management
6 22 (6.34%) Change Management
7 20 (5.76%) DevOps
7 20 (5.76%) Service Management
8 17 (4.90%) Open Source
9 16 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (4.61%) High Availability
9 16 (4.61%) Incident Management
10 15 (4.32%) SIEM
10 15 (4.32%) Supplier Management
10 15 (4.32%) Threat Management
11 14 (4.03%) Scrum
11 14 (4.03%) Vulnerability Management
12 13 (3.75%) Business Analysis
12 13 (3.75%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.00%) SQL
2 54 (15.56%) Java
3 39 (11.24%) Shell Script
4 26 (7.49%) Python
5 24 (6.92%) Bash Shell
6 22 (6.34%) C
7 18 (5.19%) COBOL
8 12 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.46%) PL/SQL
9 9 (2.59%) Ruby
10 8 (2.31%) Perl
11 6 (1.73%) PowerShell
12 5 (1.44%) C++
12 5 (1.44%) Korn
12 5 (1.44%) PHP
13 4 (1.15%) C#
14 2 (0.58%) R
14 2 (0.58%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.29%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.29%) JCL
Qualifications
1 53 (15.27%) Security Cleared
2 36 (10.37%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (3.75%) CISM
4 13 (3.75%) CISSP
5 8 (2.31%) Degree
6 7 (2.02%) BPSS Clearance
6 7 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (2.02%) MCP
6 7 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 6 (1.73%) MCSE
8 4 (1.15%) DBS Check
8 4 (1.15%) EMCSA
9 3 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.58%) CCNP
10 2 (0.58%) CESG Certified Professional
10 2 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.58%) CLAS
11 1 (0.29%) GCFE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.61%) PCI DSS
3 12 (3.46%) COBIT
4 10 (2.88%) QA
5 3 (0.86%) SLA
6 2 (0.58%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.58%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.58%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (10.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (4.03%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
4 10 (2.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 5 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (1.15%) GPFS
6 4 (1.15%) KVM
6 4 (1.15%) vCloud
6 4 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.86%) Dovecot
7 3 (0.86%) Firmware
7 3 (0.86%) iptables
7 3 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.86%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.86%) Sendmail
7 3 (0.86%) Squid
8 2 (0.58%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.58%) Veritas File System
8 2 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 38 (10.95%) Puppet
2 25 (7.20%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (4.61%) SCCM
4 14 (4.03%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (3.17%) Tivoli
6 10 (2.88%) Nagios
6 10 (2.88%) NetBackup
7 9 (2.59%) SCOM
8 8 (2.31%) Ansible
8 8 (2.31%) Oracle ZFS
9 7 (2.02%) WSUS
10 6 (1.73%) Data Guard
10 6 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (1.73%) yum
11 5 (1.44%) EMC NetWorker
11 5 (1.44%) OpenNebula
11 5 (1.44%) StatsD
12 4 (1.15%) Graylog
12 4 (1.15%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 113 (32.56%) Oracle
2 67 (19.31%) Red Hat
3 40 (11.53%) VMware
4 34 (9.80%) IBM
5 28 (8.07%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.48%) Citrix
6 19 (5.48%) HP
7 16 (4.61%) EMC
7 16 (4.61%) Splunk
8 14 (4.03%) Intel Security
8 14 (4.03%) Symantec
9 13 (3.75%) Micro Focus
10 11 (3.17%) SaltStack
11 10 (2.88%) ICL
11 10 (2.88%) Informatica
12 9 (2.59%) Cisco
13 8 (2.31%) ServiceNow
13 8 (2.31%) Veritas
14 7 (2.02%) Qualys
15 6 (1.73%) SAP
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