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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 37 40 25
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -15
Contract jobs citing UNIX 201 124 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.65% 4.02% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.48% 16.76% 26.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 63 77
Average daily rate
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£450 £388 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +21.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £286 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £485 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £37.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+146.66% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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
894 740 645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.67% 23.99% 22.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 383 284
Average daily rate £365 £320 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 93 87
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -1 74 £445 +18.66% 18
Lancashire +24 47 £518 +38.00% 6
Cheshire -8 41 £419 -2.61% 12
Merseyside -3 18 £245 -44.94% 5
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 176 (44.11%) Linux
2 121 (30.33%) Finance
3 104 (26.07%) Java
4 92 (23.06%) SQL
5 91 (22.81%) Oracle
5 91 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (19.55%) Middleware
7 75 (18.80%) Windows
8 74 (18.55%) Microsoft
9 68 (17.04%) Python
10 62 (15.54%) .NET
10 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
11 59 (14.79%) IBM
12 53 (13.28%) Mainframe
13 51 (12.78%) HTML
14 48 (12.03%) SAS
15 45 (11.28%) Internet
16 44 (11.03%) Banking
17 42 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
18 41 (10.28%) AIX
19 40 (10.03%) Base SAS
20 38 (9.52%) Ruby
20 38 (9.52%) Configuration Management
20 38 (9.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
21 37 (9.27%) ITIL
22 36 (9.02%) Git (software)
22 36 (9.02%) MongoDB
23 35 (8.77%) DB2
23 35 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
24 34 (8.52%) Data Warehouse

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 48 (12.03%) SAS
2 23 (5.76%) WebSphere
2 23 (5.76%) Node.js
3 13 (3.26%) CICS
4 11 (2.76%) SharePoint
5 8 (2.01%) Apache
5 8 (2.01%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.75%) JBoss
6 7 (1.75%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.25%) IIS
8 4 (1.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
9 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.75%) nginx
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle Service Bus
10 2 (0.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (0.50%) GlassFish
10 2 (0.50%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 22 (5.51%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.01%) MS Office
3 5 (1.25%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Oracle Applications
1 5 (1.25%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (0.75%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
3 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.25%) Maximo
4 1 (0.25%) Exstream
4 1 (0.25%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.27%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (6.02%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (4.26%) IaaS
4 6 (1.50%) PaaS
4 6 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudTrail
5 4 (1.00%) Office 365
5 4 (1.00%) GitHub
5 4 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.00%) OpenShift
5 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (11.28%) Internet
2 26 (6.52%) HTTP
3 24 (6.02%) SAN
4 21 (5.26%) Firewall
5 15 (3.76%) TCP/IP
5 15 (3.76%) SMTP
6 14 (3.51%) FTP
7 10 (2.51%) Network Security
8 9 (2.26%) VoIP
8 9 (2.26%) VPN
9 8 (2.01%) SSL
10 7 (1.75%) NAS
11 6 (1.50%) SMS
11 6 (1.50%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.25%) LAN
12 5 (1.25%) OSPF
12 5 (1.25%) BGP
12 5 (1.25%) SSH
12 5 (1.25%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.03%) Base SAS
2 38 (9.52%) SAS Data Integration Studio
3 36 (9.02%) MongoDB
4 35 (8.77%) DB2
5 34 (8.52%) Data Warehouse
6 29 (7.27%) SQL Server
7 23 (5.76%) Oracle Database
8 22 (5.51%) Big Data
9 21 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 18 (4.51%) Relational Database
10 18 (4.51%) MySQL
10 18 (4.51%) Hadoop
11 17 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (4.01%) NoSQL
13 9 (2.26%) DataStage
13 9 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
14 8 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (2.01%) Oracle Reports
15 7 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
15 7 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 36 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 20 (5.01%) Jenkins
3 14 (3.51%) Maven
4 13 (3.26%) Visual Studio
5 11 (2.76%) Subversion
6 10 (2.51%) Facilita Forecast
6 10 (2.51%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.51%) LoadRunner
7 9 (2.26%) HP UFT
8 7 (1.75%) SoapUI
9 6 (1.50%) TestDirector
9 6 (1.50%) JUnit
10 5 (1.25%) Hudson
11 4 (1.00%) PHPUnit
11 4 (1.00%) LoadUI
11 4 (1.00%) FishEye
11 4 (1.00%) IntelliJ
11 4 (1.00%) JMeter
11 4 (1.00%) NUnit
12 3 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 121 (30.33%) Finance
2 44 (11.03%) Banking
3 12 (3.01%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.51%) Retail
5 6 (1.50%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.00%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.00%) Marketing
8 2 (0.50%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.50%) Electronics
8 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.50%) Military
8 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 1 (0.25%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.25%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 100 (25.06%) Architect
2 99 (24.81%) Developer
3 61 (15.29%) Analyst
4 58 (14.54%) Technical Architect
5 26 (6.52%) DBA
6 25 (6.27%) Java Developer
7 22 (5.51%) SAS Developer
8 20 (5.01%) SAS Analyst
9 15 (3.76%) Administrator
10 13 (3.26%) Test Analyst
11 12 (3.01%) Infrastructure Architect
11 12 (3.01%) Designer
11 12 (3.01%) Digital Architect
11 12 (3.01%) Digital Technical Architect
12 11 (2.76%) Senior Architect
12 11 (2.76%) Oracle DBA
13 10 (2.51%) Analyst Developer
13 10 (2.51%) Tester
13 10 (2.51%) Senior Technical Architect
13 10 (2.51%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (19.55%) Middleware
2 62 (15.54%) .NET
3 51 (12.78%) HTML
4 33 (8.27%) CSS
5 26 (6.52%) AngularJS
6 19 (4.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 19 (4.76%) jQuery
7 15 (3.76%) HTML5
8 14 (3.51%) J2EE
8 14 (3.51%) Web Services
9 13 (3.26%) ASP.NET
10 11 (2.76%) XML
10 11 (2.76%) Spring
10 11 (2.76%) REST
11 10 (2.51%) Django
12 9 (2.26%) CAML
13 8 (2.01%) .NET Framework
13 8 (2.01%) Hibernate
13 8 (2.01%) XHTML
14 7 (1.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 53 (13.28%) Mainframe
2 42 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (6.27%) IBM Mainframe
4 21 (5.26%) Data Extraction
5 18 (4.51%) Visualisation
6 15 (3.76%) Data Centre
7 12 (3.01%) Data Integration
7 12 (3.01%) Computer Science
8 11 (2.76%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.51%) VSAM
9 10 (2.51%) PKI
10 9 (2.26%) Management Information System
10 9 (2.26%) Performance Metrics
11 8 (2.01%) User Experience
12 6 (1.50%) Replication
12 6 (1.50%) Reference Data
13 4 (1.00%) CMDB
13 4 (1.00%) Clustering
13 4 (1.00%) Client/Server
13 4 (1.00%) EFT
Operating Systems
1 176 (44.11%) Linux
2 75 (18.80%) Windows
3 41 (10.28%) AIX
4 32 (8.02%) Mac OS X
5 30 (7.52%) Solaris
6 27 (6.77%) MVS
7 10 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.01%) zOS
8 8 (2.01%) VME
9 7 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (1.50%) HPUX
10 6 (1.50%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.00%) CentOS
12 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.50%) VMS
13 2 (0.50%) OS/2
14 1 (0.25%) OS/390
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (22.81%) Agile Software Development
2 38 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 37 (9.27%) ITIL
4 35 (8.77%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (8.02%) System Testing
6 31 (7.77%) ETL
7 29 (7.27%) TDD
8 27 (6.77%) Web Accessibility
9 26 (6.52%) Migration
9 26 (6.52%) Data Analysis
10 21 (5.26%) CRM
10 21 (5.26%) Workflow
11 18 (4.51%) Open Source
12 17 (4.26%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (4.01%) Waterfall
13 16 (4.01%) Machine Learning
14 15 (3.76%) Test Strategy
14 15 (3.76%) Problem Management
14 15 (3.76%) Unit Testing
14 15 (3.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 104 (26.07%) Java
2 92 (23.06%) SQL
3 68 (17.04%) Python
4 62 (15.54%) JavaScript
5 38 (9.52%) Ruby
6 33 (8.27%) C++
7 28 (7.02%) C#
8 19 (4.76%) C
9 16 (4.01%) VB
9 16 (4.01%) R
10 15 (3.76%) Perl
10 15 (3.76%) Bash Shell
11 14 (3.51%) PHP
11 14 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 13 (3.26%) REXX
13 11 (2.76%) Scala
14 9 (2.26%) FQL
14 9 (2.26%) Shell Script
14 9 (2.26%) COBOL
15 7 (1.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (8.02%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.51%) Degree
3 16 (4.01%) SC Cleared
4 7 (1.75%) ISEB
5 6 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.50%) ISTQB
6 5 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 5 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 4 (1.00%) BC Cleared
7 4 (1.00%) CCIE
8 3 (0.75%) Sun Certification
8 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.50%) JNCIA
9 2 (0.50%) JNCIP
9 2 (0.50%) CCNP
9 2 (0.50%) CCIP
9 2 (0.50%) CCNA
9 2 (0.50%) CCA
9 2 (0.50%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (5.51%) QA
2 8 (2.01%) SLA
3 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 12 (3.01%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.75%) RACF
4 6 (1.50%) Time Sharing Option
5 5 (1.25%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 4 (1.00%) XenApp
6 4 (1.00%) BitLocker
6 4 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.00%) MetaFrame
7 3 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.50%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.50%) Docker
8 2 (0.50%) GPFS
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 29 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (5.01%) Puppet
3 17 (4.26%) StatsD
4 8 (2.01%) Oracle RMAN
5 6 (1.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 6 (1.50%) Vagrant
6 4 (1.00%) zSecure
6 4 (1.00%) CFEngine
6 4 (1.00%) OMEGAMON
6 4 (1.00%) Ansible
6 4 (1.00%) Salt
6 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.75%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.75%) Oracle ZFS
7 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
7 3 (0.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.50%) Nagios
8 2 (0.50%) SCOM
8 2 (0.50%) Cacti
Vendors
1 91 (22.81%) Oracle
2 74 (18.55%) Microsoft
3 59 (14.79%) IBM
4 30 (7.52%) Teradata
5 24 (6.02%) Citrix
6 22 (5.51%) SAP
6 22 (5.51%) Tableau
7 20 (5.01%) VMware
8 15 (3.76%) Cisco
9 14 (3.51%) CA
9 14 (3.51%) Apigee
9 14 (3.51%) Mashery
10 12 (3.01%) HP
10 12 (3.01%) Sybase
10 12 (3.01%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.26%) Cognos
12 8 (2.01%) EMC
13 7 (1.75%) Juniper
13 7 (1.75%) Remedy
13 7 (1.75%) Percona
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