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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 22 20
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 129 176 247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.04% 6.05% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.65% 26.39% 33.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 74 92
Average daily rate
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£388 £320 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.09% -14.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £231 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £454
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
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
775 667 733
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.26% 22.91% 22.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 289 288
Average daily rate £313 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.34% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 87 88
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.54 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the North West region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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 -6 53 £375 +41.50% 16
Cheshire -13 46 £375 +15.38% 16
Merseyside +3 14 £450 -4.25% 10
Lancashire -11 7 £375 -11.76% 2
Cumbria - 3 £400 - 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 108 (40.91%) Windows
2 102 (38.64%) Linux
3 90 (34.09%) Finance
4 66 (25.00%) Oracle
5 57 (21.59%) Banking
6 52 (19.70%) Information Security
7 40 (15.15%) Middleware
7 40 (15.15%) Red Hat
8 39 (14.77%) AIX
9 38 (14.39%) SQL
10 33 (12.50%) Shell Script
11 31 (11.74%) Microsoft
12 30 (11.36%) Perl
13 29 (10.98%) Mainframe
14 26 (9.85%) Splunk
15 25 (9.47%) Management Information System
15 25 (9.47%) SQL Server
16 24 (9.09%) Firewall
17 23 (8.71%) ITIL
17 23 (8.71%) Java
17 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
17 23 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 21 (7.95%) Solaris
18 21 (7.95%) VMware
19 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
19 20 (7.58%) Oracle Database
20 19 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
20 19 (7.20%) Python
20 19 (7.20%) HTML
20 19 (7.20%) CSS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 14 (5.30%) Apache
2 13 (4.92%) WebSphere
3 10 (3.79%) Tomcat
4 9 (3.41%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.27%) SAS
5 6 (2.27%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 5 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.89%) IIS
7 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.52%) nginx
7 4 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.14%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.76%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.76%) CICS
9 2 (0.76%) Lync
9 2 (0.76%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 8 (3.03%) MS Project
4 5 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.65%) CSG Singleview
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (0.76%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.76%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.38%) Hyperion Planning
4 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.76%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (9.09%) Firewall
2 15 (5.68%) SAN
3 12 (4.55%) HTTP
4 9 (3.41%) LDAP
5 8 (3.03%) LAN
5 8 (3.03%) FTP
6 6 (2.27%) TCP/IP
7 5 (1.89%) WAN
7 5 (1.89%) DNS
8 3 (1.14%) NetScaler
8 3 (1.14%) DHCP
9 2 (0.76%) OSPF
9 2 (0.76%) EIGRP
9 2 (0.76%) VPN
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (0.76%) Network Security
9 2 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (0.76%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.38%) Cisco ICM
10 1 (0.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.58%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.44%) DB2
4 10 (3.79%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (3.79%) Relational Database
5 8 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.65%) QlikView
6 7 (2.65%) MySQL
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.89%) Couchbase
8 5 (1.89%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.89%) CouchDB
8 5 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.52%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.76%) SAP BW
10 2 (0.76%) Siebel EIM
10 2 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
10 2 (0.76%) PowerCenter
10 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (3.79%) Subversion
1 10 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.27%) Oracle Forms
3 4 (1.52%) LoadRunner
3 4 (1.52%) Oracle APEX
4 3 (1.14%) Gradle
4 3 (1.14%) Maven
4 3 (1.14%) WebDriver
4 3 (1.14%) Selenium
4 3 (1.14%) Ant
5 2 (0.76%) ERwin
5 2 (0.76%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.76%) Toad
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (0.38%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 90 (34.09%) Finance
2 57 (21.59%) Banking
3 7 (2.65%) Retail
4 6 (2.27%) Advertising
5 5 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.52%) Billing
7 2 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.76%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.76%) Local Government
8 1 (0.38%) Automotive
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Legal
8 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (17.80%) Analyst
2 43 (16.29%) Developer
2 43 (16.29%) Administrator
3 27 (10.23%) Architect
4 24 (9.09%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.82%) Consultant
5 18 (6.82%) AIX Administrator
6 16 (6.06%) Technical Architect
7 14 (5.30%) UNIX Administrator
8 13 (4.92%) Oracle Developer
9 12 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
10 11 (4.17%) Python Developer
11 10 (3.79%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (3.41%) Security Consultant
13 8 (3.03%) Test Analyst
13 8 (3.03%) Security Analyst
14 7 (2.65%) Information Analyst
14 7 (2.65%) Operations Analyst
15 6 (2.27%) IT Consultant
15 6 (2.27%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.15%) Middleware
2 19 (7.20%) HTML
2 19 (7.20%) CSS
3 16 (6.06%) Regular Expression
4 14 (5.30%) Web Services
5 12 (4.55%) XML
6 10 (3.79%) .NET
6 10 (3.79%) Django
7 7 (2.65%) Spring
8 5 (1.89%) ActiveMQ
8 5 (1.89%) RESTful
8 5 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
8 5 (1.89%) Spring MVC
8 5 (1.89%) ASP.NET
9 4 (1.52%) SOAP
10 3 (1.14%) Ajax
10 3 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 3 (1.14%) XHTML
10 3 (1.14%) J2EE
10 3 (1.14%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.98%) Mainframe
2 25 (9.47%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.55%) Economics
4 8 (3.03%) Data Integration
4 8 (3.03%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.65%) PKI
5 7 (2.65%) PMI
6 6 (2.27%) Firmware
7 5 (1.89%) HACMP
8 4 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.52%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.52%) Open Source
8 4 (1.52%) Tandem
9 3 (1.14%) Statistics
9 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.14%) LPAR
9 3 (1.14%) Clustering
10 2 (0.76%) Replication
10 2 (0.76%) GIS
10 2 (0.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 108 (40.91%) Windows
2 102 (38.64%) Linux
3 39 (14.77%) AIX
4 23 (8.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 21 (7.95%) Solaris
6 16 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.30%) MVS
8 11 (4.17%) Mac OS X
9 10 (3.79%) HPUX
10 6 (2.27%) CentOS
10 6 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.52%) zOS
12 3 (1.14%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.14%) VMS
13 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.38%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.38%) OS/390
14 1 (0.38%) SUSE
14 1 (0.38%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.70%) Information Security
2 23 (8.71%) ITIL
3 20 (7.58%) Stakeholder Management
4 19 (7.20%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (6.44%) Vulnerability Management
5 17 (6.44%) Data Modelling
6 16 (6.06%) CRM
6 16 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
7 14 (5.30%) Workflow
7 14 (5.30%) Change Management
8 13 (4.92%) Performance Management
8 13 (4.92%) Migration
8 13 (4.92%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 12 (4.55%) Web Development
9 12 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.79%) Data Analysis
11 9 (3.41%) ETL
11 9 (3.41%) Project Management
12 8 (3.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.39%) SQL
2 33 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 30 (11.36%) Perl
4 23 (8.71%) Java
5 19 (7.20%) Python
6 14 (5.30%) PL/SQL
7 12 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.65%) Ruby
9 6 (2.27%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.89%) VB
10 5 (1.89%) PHP
11 4 (1.52%) C++
11 4 (1.52%) C
12 3 (1.14%) C#
12 3 (1.14%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.76%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.76%) ABAP
13 2 (0.76%) R
14 1 (0.38%) sed
14 1 (0.38%) PL/1
Qualifications
1 23 (8.71%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.82%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.17%) CISSP
4 8 (3.03%) Degree
5 7 (2.65%) PMP
5 7 (2.65%) PMI Certification
5 7 (2.65%) ISEB
6 6 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (1.52%) CISA
7 4 (1.52%) CISM
8 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.14%) ISTQB
8 3 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.14%) CCNP
9 2 (0.76%) GIAC
9 2 (0.76%) CCIP
9 2 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.76%) PhD
9 2 (0.76%) CRISC
10 1 (0.38%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.79%) QA
2 6 (2.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.38%) BS7799
System Software
1 12 (4.55%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.03%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.89%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.52%) GPFS
6 3 (1.14%) RHEV
6 3 (1.14%) PowerHA
6 3 (1.14%) XenApp
7 2 (0.76%) RACF
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (5.30%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.89%) Puppet
3 4 (1.52%) Nagios
3 4 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.14%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (1.14%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.14%) SCOM
4 3 (1.14%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.76%) Foglight
5 2 (0.76%) SCCM
5 2 (0.76%) Cacti
5 2 (0.76%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (0.76%) YUM
5 2 (0.76%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.38%) SCSM
6 1 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.38%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.38%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 66 (25.00%) Oracle
2 40 (15.15%) Red Hat
3 31 (11.74%) Microsoft
4 26 (9.85%) Splunk
5 21 (7.95%) VMware
6 18 (6.82%) IBM
7 17 (6.44%) HP
8 14 (5.30%) Cyber-Ark
9 9 (3.41%) SAP
9 9 (3.41%) McAfee
10 8 (3.03%) Cisco
10 8 (3.03%) Citrix
11 7 (2.65%) NetApp
12 6 (2.27%) Ab Initio
13 5 (1.89%) Tumbleweed
13 5 (1.89%) Sybase
13 5 (1.89%) EMC
13 5 (1.89%) TIBCO
14 4 (1.52%) Informatica
14 4 (1.52%) JBoss
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