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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 42 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 168 203 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.32% 5.54% 4.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.46% 25.60% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 127 76
Median daily rate £375 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £315 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £650 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £360
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +7.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £31.90 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +5.69%
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
821 793 684
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.13% 21.63% 22.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 421 330
Median daily rate £375 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £188 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £563 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 94 101
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.56 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -5 78 £375 -8.59% 27
Cheshire -19 41 £400 -22.89% 2
Lancashire +1 26 £430 -24.56% 8
Merseyside +2 21 £350 +62.79% 9
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 217 (58.02%) Linux
2 138 (36.90%) Windows
3 100 (26.74%) Oracle
4 72 (19.25%) Java
5 71 (18.98%) Red Hat
6 69 (18.45%) AIX
7 66 (17.65%) Finance
8 63 (16.84%) Solaris
9 60 (16.04%) SQL
10 59 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
11 57 (15.24%) Python
12 55 (14.71%) Shell Script
13 52 (13.90%) Puppet
14 51 (13.64%) Migration
15 50 (13.37%) Apache
15 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell
16 49 (13.10%) IBM
17 48 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 46 (12.30%) Data Centre
19 44 (11.76%) VMware
19 44 (11.76%) Configuration Management
20 43 (11.50%) HTTP
20 43 (11.50%) Banking
21 42 (11.23%) Security Cleared
22 40 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
23 38 (10.16%) HTML
24 37 (9.89%) SQL Server
24 37 (9.89%) Subversion
25 35 (9.36%) Middleware
26 33 (8.82%) .NET

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 50 (13.37%) Apache
2 31 (8.29%) WebSphere
3 26 (6.95%) WebLogic
4 22 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
5 21 (5.61%) JBoss
6 19 (5.08%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.94%) IIS
7 11 (2.94%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.41%) Tuxedo
9 8 (2.14%) Confluence
9 8 (2.14%) Node.js
10 7 (1.87%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (1.60%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 6 (1.60%) TPMS
12 5 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
12 5 (1.34%) SAS
13 4 (1.07%) iPlanet
14 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
15 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
Applications
1 13 (3.48%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.94%) MS Office
3 6 (1.60%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.87%) Oracle 11i
2 7 (1.87%) Oracle EBS R12
3 6 (1.60%) Oracle Applications
4 5 (1.34%) BASE24
5 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.27%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
1 19 (5.08%) IaaS
2 10 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.53%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.53%) Engine Yard
4 2 (0.53%) GitHub
4 2 (0.53%) Heroku
4 2 (0.53%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.53%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 43 (11.50%) HTTP
2 24 (6.42%) DNS
2 24 (6.42%) Firewall
3 22 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.61%) Internet
5 15 (4.01%) SMTP
5 15 (4.01%) SSL
6 14 (3.74%) Network Security
7 13 (3.48%) SAN
8 11 (2.94%) SNMP
9 10 (2.67%) FTP
9 10 (2.67%) LAN
9 10 (2.67%) WAN
10 8 (2.14%) DHCP
10 8 (2.14%) VPN
11 7 (1.87%) SSH
12 6 (1.60%) ATM
12 6 (1.60%) Wireless
13 5 (1.34%) BGP
13 5 (1.34%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.89%) SQL Server
2 24 (6.42%) DB2
2 24 (6.42%) MongoDB
3 20 (5.35%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.08%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.28%) Oracle Database 11g
6 15 (4.01%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (3.21%) Neo4j
8 11 (2.94%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.41%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.41%) MySQL
10 8 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.34%) Oracle Database 12c
12 5 (1.34%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (1.07%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.07%) Siebel EIM
14 3 (0.80%) Big Data
14 3 (0.80%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 37 (9.89%) Subversion
2 30 (8.02%) Git (software)
3 27 (7.22%) JIRA
4 25 (6.68%) Visual Studio
5 21 (5.61%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.41%) Eclipse
7 7 (1.87%) JUnit
8 6 (1.60%) LoadRunner
9 5 (1.34%) Introscope
9 5 (1.34%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.80%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.80%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.80%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.53%) Bugzilla
11 2 (0.53%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.53%) Maven
11 2 (0.53%) NUnit
11 2 (0.53%) PeopleTools
11 2 (0.53%) Selenium
11 2 (0.53%) TestDirector
General
1 66 (17.65%) Finance
2 43 (11.50%) Banking
3 8 (2.14%) Investment Banking
3 8 (2.14%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.34%) Retail
6 3 (0.80%) Law
6 3 (0.80%) Marketing
7 2 (0.53%) Billing
7 2 (0.53%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.53%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 66 (17.65%) Analyst
2 57 (15.24%) Developer
3 39 (10.43%) Technical Analyst
4 30 (8.02%) Linux Engineer
5 28 (7.49%) Architect
6 27 (7.22%) Administrator
7 26 (6.95%) Consultant
8 25 (6.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 23 (6.15%) Unix Engineer
10 20 (5.35%) Project Manager
11 16 (4.28%) .NET Developer
11 16 (4.28%) C# Developer
11 16 (4.28%) Java Developer
12 15 (4.01%) C# .NET Developer
13 14 (3.74%) Senior Developer
14 12 (3.21%) DBA
14 12 (3.21%) Oracle DBA
14 12 (3.21%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.21%) Unix Administrator
15 11 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (10.16%) HTML
2 35 (9.36%) Middleware
3 33 (8.82%) .NET
4 25 (6.68%) CSS
5 21 (5.61%) Web Services
6 17 (4.55%) HTML5
6 17 (4.55%) XML
7 16 (4.28%) Silverlight
7 16 (4.28%) WebSphere MQ
8 14 (3.74%) Hibernate
8 14 (3.74%) LAPP Stack
8 14 (3.74%) REST
9 13 (3.48%) SOAP
10 12 (3.21%) Dropwizard
10 12 (3.21%) IBM Integration Bus
11 11 (2.94%) JAX-RS
11 11 (2.94%) jQuery
12 10 (2.67%) J2EE
13 8 (2.14%) JSON
13 8 (2.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.68%) Clustering
4 24 (6.42%) Mainframe
5 17 (4.55%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.94%) PKI
7 8 (2.14%) Tandem
8 7 (1.87%) Computer Science
8 7 (1.87%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.60%) Social Media
10 5 (1.34%) EMC VNX
10 5 (1.34%) EMV
10 5 (1.34%) iPad
10 5 (1.34%) User Experience
11 4 (1.07%) EMC VMAX
11 4 (1.07%) HACMP
11 4 (1.07%) HP Storage
11 4 (1.07%) Life Science
12 3 (0.80%) Management Information System
12 3 (0.80%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 217 (58.02%) Linux
2 138 (36.90%) Windows
3 69 (18.45%) AIX
4 63 (16.84%) Solaris
5 48 (12.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (8.02%) Mac OS X
7 26 (6.95%) Windows Server
8 22 (5.88%) HPUX
9 11 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.14%) VME
10 8 (2.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.60%) CentOS
11 6 (1.60%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.34%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.34%) Windows 7
12 5 (1.34%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.07%) Debian
14 3 (0.80%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.80%) SUSE
14 3 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (15.78%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (13.64%) Migration
3 44 (11.76%) Configuration Management
4 32 (8.56%) DevOps
4 32 (8.56%) ITIL
5 27 (7.22%) Continuous Integration
6 26 (6.95%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (6.95%) Scrum
6 26 (6.95%) Web Design
7 25 (6.68%) Project Management
8 21 (5.61%) Change Management
8 21 (5.61%) Open Source
8 21 (5.61%) Stakeholder Management
9 19 (5.08%) High Availability
9 19 (5.08%) Web Development
10 13 (3.48%) Business Analysis
10 13 (3.48%) OO
10 13 (3.48%) Service Management
10 13 (3.48%) Supplier Management
10 13 (3.48%) UML
Programming Languages
1 72 (19.25%) Java
2 60 (16.04%) SQL
3 57 (15.24%) Python
4 55 (14.71%) Shell Script
5 50 (13.37%) Bash Shell
6 33 (8.82%) Ruby
7 31 (8.29%) Perl
8 29 (7.75%) JavaScript
9 19 (5.08%) C#
10 16 (4.28%) Scala
10 16 (4.28%) XAML
11 14 (3.74%) C
12 13 (3.48%) AWK
12 13 (3.48%) COBOL
13 11 (2.94%) Korn
13 11 (2.94%) PL/SQL
14 8 (2.14%) PowerShell
15 7 (1.87%) PHP
16 5 (1.34%) Jython
17 4 (1.07%) C++
Qualifications
1 42 (11.23%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (2.14%) CISM
4 8 (2.14%) CISSP
5 7 (1.87%) Degree
5 7 (1.87%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.60%) MCSE
7 4 (1.07%) EMCSA
7 4 (1.07%) RHCA
7 4 (1.07%) RHCE
8 3 (0.80%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.80%) MCP
9 2 (0.53%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.53%) CCNP
9 2 (0.53%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.53%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (2.67%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.87%) COBIT
4 5 (1.34%) SLA
5 3 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.80%) QA
6 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.53%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.53%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (6.42%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (5.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.14%) Oracle RAC
3 8 (2.14%) XenServer
4 7 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (1.87%) vSphere
5 6 (1.60%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 6 (1.60%) Xen
6 5 (1.34%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.07%) KVM
7 4 (1.07%) vCloud
8 3 (0.80%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.80%) GPFS
8 3 (0.80%) iptables
8 3 (0.80%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.80%) Squid
8 3 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (0.53%) Firmware
9 2 (0.53%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 52 (13.90%) Puppet
2 40 (10.70%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.88%) Tivoli
4 15 (4.01%) Cobbler
4 15 (4.01%) SCCM
5 10 (2.67%) Nagios
6 9 (2.41%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.41%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.14%) Ansible
7 8 (2.14%) SCOM
7 8 (2.14%) StatsD
8 7 (1.87%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.60%) yum
10 5 (1.34%) CA Wily
10 5 (1.34%) Data Guard
10 5 (1.34%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.34%) OpenNebula
10 5 (1.34%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 4 (1.07%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.07%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 100 (26.74%) Oracle
2 71 (18.98%) Red Hat
3 49 (13.10%) IBM
4 44 (11.76%) VMware
5 27 (7.22%) Microsoft
6 21 (5.61%) HP
7 16 (4.28%) Citrix
7 16 (4.28%) Telerik
8 13 (3.48%) Cisco
9 12 (3.21%) CA
9 12 (3.21%) EMC
10 11 (2.94%) SaltStack
10 11 (2.94%) Sun
11 9 (2.41%) Intel Security
11 9 (2.41%) Splunk
11 9 (2.41%) Symantec
12 8 (2.14%) Apigee
12 8 (2.14%) Mashery
13 7 (1.87%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.87%) ServiceNow
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