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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 34 44 40
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 161 133 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.12% 3.22% 4.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.37% 17.21% 19.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 72 71
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £326 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.62% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £35.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £34.75 £31.15
% change year-on-year
+3.59% +11.55%
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
689 773 675
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.91% 18.71% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 410 343
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £197 £170 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 87 95
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.42 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.86% +16.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £40.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +26 92 £425 - 16
Cheshire +8 27 £480 +6.66% 3
Merseyside +4 20 £400 +6.66% 2
Lancashire -7 17 £350 -6.66% 1
Cumbria +14 1 - -
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 191 (62.42%) Linux
2 143 (46.73%) Windows
3 109 (35.62%) Oracle
4 65 (21.24%) AIX
5 54 (17.65%) Finance
5 54 (17.65%) Python
6 52 (16.99%) SQL
7 50 (16.34%) Java
8 46 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
9 45 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 45 (14.71%) ITIL
9 45 (14.71%) Firewall
9 45 (14.71%) VMware
10 44 (14.38%) SQL Server
11 43 (14.05%) TCP/IP
12 42 (13.73%) Middleware
12 42 (13.73%) WebSphere
12 42 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
13 41 (13.40%) Microsoft
13 41 (13.40%) Red Hat
13 41 (13.40%) Solaris
14 38 (12.42%) CISSP
14 38 (12.42%) LAN
14 38 (12.42%) WAN
15 36 (11.76%) IBM
16 35 (11.44%) Puppet
17 33 (10.78%) Open Source
17 33 (10.78%) DevOps
17 33 (10.78%) Patch Management
17 33 (10.78%) Data Centre

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 42 (13.73%) WebSphere
2 22 (7.19%) JBoss
3 21 (6.86%) WebLogic
4 19 (6.21%) Apache
4 19 (6.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (3.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 11 (3.59%) IIS
7 10 (3.27%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.94%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.29%) GlassFish
10 6 (1.96%) CloudStack
10 6 (1.96%) nginx
10 6 (1.96%) SAS
11 5 (1.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.31%) Tuxedo
13 3 (0.98%) Oracle 10gAS
14 2 (0.65%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.65%) MS Exchange
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 23 (7.52%) MS Excel
2 17 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.29%) MS Office
3 7 (2.29%) MS Project
4 3 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 6 (1.96%) BASE24
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.33%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.86%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.90%) IaaS
3 10 (3.27%) PaaS
3 10 (3.27%) SaaS
4 8 (2.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.31%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.31%) Heroku
6 2 (0.65%) Amazon EMR
6 2 (0.65%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.33%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 45 (14.71%) Firewall
2 43 (14.05%) TCP/IP
3 38 (12.42%) LAN
3 38 (12.42%) WAN
4 32 (10.46%) VoIP
5 30 (9.80%) VPN
6 20 (6.54%) HTTP
7 16 (5.23%) DNS
7 16 (5.23%) iSCSI
8 14 (4.58%) SAN
9 10 (3.27%) DHCP
9 10 (3.27%) FTP
10 9 (2.94%) SSL
11 8 (2.61%) Network Security
12 7 (2.29%) Internet
12 7 (2.29%) LDAP
12 7 (2.29%) SMTP
13 6 (1.96%) ATM
13 6 (1.96%) Wireless
14 5 (1.63%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (14.38%) SQL Server
2 30 (9.80%) Oracle Database
3 27 (8.82%) DB2
4 23 (7.52%) Relational Database
5 21 (6.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 20 (6.54%) MySQL
7 19 (6.21%) Oracle Database 12c
8 16 (5.23%) NoSQL
9 14 (4.58%) MongoDB
10 12 (3.92%) Big Data
11 9 (2.94%) Redis
12 7 (2.29%) Ingres
12 7 (2.29%) Oracle Database 10g
12 7 (2.29%) Oracle9i Database
12 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 7 (2.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
13 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
13 6 (1.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 23 (7.52%) Jenkins
2 22 (7.19%) JIRA
3 15 (4.90%) Subversion
4 14 (4.58%) Eclipse
5 9 (2.94%) Git (software)
6 7 (2.29%) Eclipse RCP
7 4 (1.31%) Hudson
7 4 (1.31%) Selenium
8 3 (0.98%) ClearCase
8 3 (0.98%) JUnit
8 3 (0.98%) StarTeam
8 3 (0.98%) Visual Studio
9 2 (0.65%) Cucumber
9 2 (0.65%) JMeter
9 2 (0.65%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.65%) Mercurial
9 2 (0.65%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.65%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.65%) Toad
10 1 (0.33%) The Grinder
General
1 54 (17.65%) Finance
2 27 (8.82%) Banking
3 5 (1.63%) Retail
4 3 (0.98%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.33%) Advertising
5 1 (0.33%) Electronics
5 1 (0.33%) Front Office
5 1 (0.33%) Games
5 1 (0.33%) Legal
5 1 (0.33%) Marketing
5 1 (0.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (18.63%) Analyst
2 32 (10.46%) Consultant
2 32 (10.46%) Developer
3 29 (9.48%) Administrator
4 22 (7.19%) Architect
5 20 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (5.56%) DBA
7 15 (4.90%) Senior Analyst
8 14 (4.58%) Java Developer
8 14 (4.58%) Oracle DBA
9 12 (3.92%) Support Analyst
9 12 (3.92%) Technical Support
9 12 (3.92%) Unix Administrator
10 11 (3.59%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (3.59%) Security Analyst
11 10 (3.27%) Infrastructure Manager
11 10 (3.27%) Technical Analyst
11 10 (3.27%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (2.94%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 9 (2.94%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (13.73%) Middleware
2 29 (9.48%) Web Services
3 25 (8.17%) ELK Stack
4 24 (7.84%) J2EE
5 22 (7.19%) XML
6 17 (5.56%) SOAP
6 17 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 16 (5.23%) JSON
8 12 (3.92%) RESTful
9 8 (2.61%) .NET
9 8 (2.61%) REST
10 7 (2.29%) EJB
10 7 (2.29%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (2.29%) Swing
10 7 (2.29%) SWT
11 5 (1.63%) jQuery
11 5 (1.63%) Spring
12 4 (1.31%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.31%) JMS
12 4 (1.31%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.73%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (10.78%) Data Centre
3 29 (9.48%) Mainframe
4 20 (6.54%) Management Information System
5 16 (5.23%) Tandem
6 15 (4.90%) Cyber Attack
7 12 (3.92%) Clustering
8 6 (1.96%) EMV
8 6 (1.96%) IBM Mainframe
9 5 (1.63%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.63%) Computer Science
9 5 (1.63%) Oracle Licensing
10 4 (1.31%) HACMP
10 4 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
11 3 (0.98%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.98%) PKI
11 3 (0.98%) Replication
11 3 (0.98%) Statistics
11 3 (0.98%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 191 (62.42%) Linux
2 143 (46.73%) Windows
3 65 (21.24%) AIX
4 41 (13.40%) Solaris
5 25 (8.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.56%) Windows Server
7 12 (3.92%) Windows 2000
7 12 (3.92%) Windows XP
8 10 (3.27%) HPUX
9 7 (2.29%) CentOS
9 7 (2.29%) Debian
9 7 (2.29%) Ubuntu
10 6 (1.96%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.31%) VME
11 4 (1.31%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.98%) SUSE
13 2 (0.65%) zOS
14 1 (0.33%) Android
14 1 (0.33%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (15.03%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (14.71%) ITIL
3 33 (10.78%) DevOps
3 33 (10.78%) Open Source
3 33 (10.78%) Patch Management
4 32 (10.46%) Vulnerability Management
5 31 (10.13%) Migration
6 29 (9.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 26 (8.50%) Configuration Management
7 26 (8.50%) Cybersecurity
8 24 (7.84%) Service Management
9 23 (7.52%) Change Management
9 23 (7.52%) Network Monitoring
10 20 (6.54%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (6.54%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 19 (6.21%) Information Security
11 19 (6.21%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (5.88%) Project Management
12 18 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 54 (17.65%) Python
2 52 (16.99%) SQL
3 50 (16.34%) Java
4 29 (9.48%) Perl
5 25 (8.17%) Bash Shell
6 22 (7.19%) Shell Script
7 21 (6.86%) Ruby
8 16 (5.23%) C
9 14 (4.58%) COBOL
10 12 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 12 (3.92%) PowerShell
11 9 (2.94%) C++
12 8 (2.61%) C#
13 6 (1.96%) Jython
13 6 (1.96%) PHP
13 6 (1.96%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.63%) Korn
15 3 (0.98%) Scala
16 2 (0.65%) JCL
17 1 (0.33%) Lua
Qualifications
1 45 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.42%) CISSP
3 30 (9.80%) SANS
3 30 (9.80%) SC Cleared
4 29 (9.48%) SSCP
5 12 (3.92%) Degree
6 7 (2.29%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (1.96%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (1.63%) ISEB
9 4 (1.31%) CCDP
9 4 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (1.31%) CISM
9 4 (1.31%) MCP
9 4 (1.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.31%) RHCSA
10 3 (0.98%) CCDA
10 3 (0.98%) CCNA
10 3 (0.98%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 2 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.27%) QA
2 9 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.94%) SLA
3 7 (2.29%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.98%) COBIT
6 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.33%) SDET
System Software
1 23 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (5.56%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.59%) vSphere
4 10 (3.27%) Docker
4 10 (3.27%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (2.29%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (2.29%) Xen
6 6 (1.96%) XenServer
7 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.31%) Dovecot
8 4 (1.31%) iptables
8 4 (1.31%) KVM
8 4 (1.31%) PowerHA
8 4 (1.31%) Sendmail
8 4 (1.31%) Squid
8 4 (1.31%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (0.98%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.98%) XenApp
10 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (11.44%) Puppet
2 25 (8.17%) QRadar
3 23 (7.52%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (3.92%) Ansible
5 10 (3.27%) Nessus
6 9 (2.94%) Kibana
6 9 (2.94%) logstash
6 9 (2.94%) SCOM
7 8 (2.61%) Data Guard
7 8 (2.61%) SCCM
8 7 (2.29%) Nexpose
8 7 (2.29%) Nmap
8 7 (2.29%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (1.96%) Cobbler
9 6 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.96%) NetBackup
9 6 (1.96%) Oracle ZFS
10 5 (1.63%) Nagios
10 5 (1.63%) RSA enVision
11 4 (1.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 109 (35.62%) Oracle
2 45 (14.71%) VMware
3 41 (13.40%) Microsoft
3 41 (13.40%) Red Hat
4 36 (11.76%) IBM
5 31 (10.13%) Apple
6 29 (9.48%) Splunk
7 17 (5.56%) LogRhythm
8 14 (4.58%) Veritas
9 13 (4.25%) Sybase
10 11 (3.59%) ArcSight
10 11 (3.59%) HP
10 11 (3.59%) Intel Security
11 10 (3.27%) Intel
11 10 (3.27%) Qualys
12 8 (2.61%) Citrix
12 8 (2.61%) NetWitness
12 8 (2.61%) Sun
13 6 (1.96%) SaltStack
13 6 (1.96%) SAP