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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 39 36 22
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 137 130 177
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.72% 4.33% 7.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.89% 19.46% 29.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 75 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £244 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £525 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £365
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.30 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.42% +18.64%
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
811 668 598
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.00% 22.27% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 431 330 258
Average daily rate £350 £290 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 70 69
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.27 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £31.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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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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 -12 46 £375 -3.22% 24
Lancashire +20 32 £560 +6.66% 5
Cheshire -11 29 £488 +39.28% 7
Merseyside +2 23 £165 -63.12% 6
Cumbria - 1 £505 - 1
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 173 (45.77%) Linux
2 99 (26.19%) Windows
3 95 (25.13%) Finance
4 94 (24.87%) Oracle
5 68 (17.99%) Java
6 55 (14.55%) Migration
6 55 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
7 53 (14.02%) Microsoft
8 52 (13.76%) Middleware
9 51 (13.49%) IBM
10 49 (12.96%) Configuration Management
10 49 (12.96%) Mainframe
11 48 (12.70%) SQL
11 48 (12.70%) Security Cleared
12 44 (11.64%) AIX
13 43 (11.38%) Python
14 42 (11.11%) SAP
15 39 (10.32%) SC Cleared
16 37 (9.79%) JavaScript
17 36 (9.52%) Solaris
17 36 (9.52%) Citrix
18 34 (8.99%) SQL Server
19 33 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
19 33 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
20 31 (8.20%) Banking
21 30 (7.94%) VMware
21 30 (7.94%) .NET
21 30 (7.94%) Cisco
22 29 (7.67%) SAN
22 29 (7.67%) SAS

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 29 (7.67%) SAS
2 21 (5.56%) Node.js
3 15 (3.97%) NetWeaver
3 15 (3.97%) IIS
4 14 (3.70%) WebSphere
5 10 (2.65%) CICS
5 10 (2.65%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.59%) Apache
7 6 (1.59%) WebLogic
7 6 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
8 4 (1.06%) nginx
9 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
9 3 (0.79%) MQSeries
9 3 (0.79%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.53%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.53%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 2 (0.53%) Confluence
Applications
1 16 (4.23%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.38%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.12%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (1.32%) Doxygen
6 4 (1.06%) MS Office
7 1 (0.26%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 8 (2.12%) Oracle EBS R12
2 7 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
2 7 (1.85%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (1.06%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.79%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.26%) Exstream
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 33 (8.73%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (4.23%) IaaS
4 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 6 (1.59%) PaaS
6 4 (1.06%) Office 365
6 4 (1.06%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.06%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.06%) AWS CloudTrail
6 4 (1.06%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (0.79%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.79%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.53%) SaaS
8 2 (0.53%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 29 (7.67%) SAN
2 24 (6.35%) Firewall
3 20 (5.29%) OSPF
3 20 (5.29%) BGP
4 18 (4.76%) Internet
4 18 (4.76%) MPLS
5 16 (4.23%) VPN
6 15 (3.97%) HTTP
7 13 (3.44%) Cisco IOS
7 13 (3.44%) NAS
8 12 (3.17%) WAN
9 11 (2.91%) Wireless
10 10 (2.65%) VRRP
10 10 (2.65%) iSCSI
10 10 (2.65%) BT 21CN
10 10 (2.65%) Cisco ASA
10 10 (2.65%) Junos
10 10 (2.65%) HSRP
10 10 (2.65%) IOS XR
10 10 (2.65%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (8.99%) SQL Server
2 29 (7.67%) DB2
2 29 (7.67%) MongoDB
3 26 (6.88%) Data Warehouse
3 26 (6.88%) Oracle Database
4 25 (6.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 22 (5.82%) Base SAS
6 21 (5.56%) Hadoop
6 21 (5.56%) Big Data
7 18 (4.76%) Relational Database
7 18 (4.76%) Apache Cassandra
8 15 (3.97%) MySQL
9 14 (3.70%) SAP HANA
9 14 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
10 11 (2.91%) NoSQL
11 9 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (2.38%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (1.85%) Oracle ODI
13 6 (1.59%) Neo4j
14 5 (1.32%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 11 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.59%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.59%) Ant
2 6 (1.59%) HP UFT
2 6 (1.59%) LoadRunner
2 6 (1.59%) Facilita Forecast
3 5 (1.32%) GoogleTest
3 5 (1.32%) Subversion
3 5 (1.32%) Maven
4 2 (0.53%) JIRA
4 2 (0.53%) JUnit
4 2 (0.53%) Gradle
4 2 (0.53%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.53%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.26%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (0.26%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
5 1 (0.26%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
General
1 95 (25.13%) Finance
2 31 (8.20%) Banking
3 26 (6.88%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.91%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.32%) Marketing
5 5 (1.32%) Electronics
5 5 (1.32%) Retail
6 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.26%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 123 (32.54%) Architect
2 62 (16.40%) Technical Architect
3 61 (16.14%) Developer
4 33 (8.73%) Analyst
5 22 (5.82%) DBA
5 22 (5.82%) SAP Architect
6 16 (4.23%) Administrator
7 14 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (3.17%) SAS Developer
9 11 (2.91%) Designer
9 11 (2.91%) Digital Architect
9 11 (2.91%) Digital Technical Architect
10 10 (2.65%) Operations Engineer
10 10 (2.65%) IP Engineer
10 10 (2.65%) Implementation Engineer
10 10 (2.65%) Java Developer
10 10 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (2.65%) Consultant
11 9 (2.38%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.38%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (13.76%) Middleware
2 30 (7.94%) .NET
3 21 (5.56%) HTML
4 17 (4.50%) AngularJS
5 16 (4.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 13 (3.44%) XML
7 12 (3.17%) SAP Basis
8 11 (2.91%) CSS
9 8 (2.12%) Hibernate
10 7 (1.85%) Web Services
10 7 (1.85%) REST
11 6 (1.59%) JAX-RS
11 6 (1.59%) RESTful
11 6 (1.59%) Spring
12 5 (1.32%) Software Packaging
12 5 (1.32%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.32%) J2EE
13 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.06%) Django
13 4 (1.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 49 (12.96%) Mainframe
2 27 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.29%) IBM Mainframe
3 20 (5.29%) Visualisation
4 17 (4.50%) Data Extraction
5 15 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (2.91%) Data Structures
7 10 (2.65%) VSAM
8 9 (2.38%) Replication
8 9 (2.38%) Clustering
9 8 (2.12%) Celerra
9 8 (2.12%) EMC VNX
10 6 (1.59%) Performance Metrics
10 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.32%) DTV
11 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.32%) CMDB
11 5 (1.32%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
11 5 (1.32%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 173 (45.77%) Linux
2 99 (26.19%) Windows
3 44 (11.64%) AIX
4 36 (9.52%) Solaris
5 18 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (3.44%) Mac OS X
8 11 (2.91%) MVS
9 8 (2.12%) VME
10 7 (1.85%) HPUX
11 6 (1.59%) CentOS
12 5 (1.32%) zOS
13 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.79%) VMS
15 2 (0.53%) OS/2
15 2 (0.53%) Debian
15 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.26%) SUSE
16 1 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.55%) Migration
1 55 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (12.96%) Configuration Management
3 25 (6.61%) ITIL
3 25 (6.61%) Disaster Recovery
4 21 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
4 21 (5.56%) System Testing
5 20 (5.29%) Technical Architecture
6 19 (5.03%) Open Source
7 17 (4.50%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (4.50%) Data Analysis
7 17 (4.50%) OO
7 17 (4.50%) ERP
8 16 (4.23%) Service Management
8 16 (4.23%) TDD
8 16 (4.23%) SDLC
9 15 (3.97%) Machine Learning
9 15 (3.97%) ETL
9 15 (3.97%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (3.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 68 (17.99%) Java
2 48 (12.70%) SQL
3 43 (11.38%) Python
4 37 (9.79%) JavaScript
5 25 (6.61%) Ruby
6 18 (4.76%) C
7 16 (4.23%) Perl
8 15 (3.97%) C++
8 15 (3.97%) R
9 13 (3.44%) Scala
9 13 (3.44%) Bash Shell
9 13 (3.44%) Shell Script
10 12 (3.17%) PHP
11 10 (2.65%) COBOL
12 8 (2.12%) PL/SQL
12 8 (2.12%) REXX
13 5 (1.32%) VB
14 4 (1.06%) JCL
14 4 (1.06%) AWK
14 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.32%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (3.17%) CCIE
5 11 (2.91%) CCNA
6 10 (2.65%) CCNP
6 10 (2.65%) CCIP
6 10 (2.65%) JNCIA
6 10 (2.65%) JNCIP
7 9 (2.38%) Degree
8 6 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (1.59%) ISEB
9 5 (1.32%) CCA
9 5 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.32%) MCSE
9 5 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.06%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.79%) MCSD
11 3 (0.79%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.70%) QA
2 9 (2.38%) SLA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (5.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (3.97%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.17%) XenApp
4 8 (2.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 8 (2.12%) Terminal Services
4 8 (2.12%) Hyper-V
4 8 (2.12%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.06%) RACF
5 4 (1.06%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (0.79%) HDFS
7 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.53%) Docker
8 1 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.76%) Puppet
3 16 (4.23%) StatsD
4 8 (2.12%) Salt
5 7 (1.85%) SCOrch
6 6 (1.59%) Vagrant
6 6 (1.59%) CA Single Sign-On
7 5 (1.32%) Oracle RMAN
8 4 (1.06%) CFEngine
8 4 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (1.06%) Ansible
9 3 (0.79%) SCOM
9 3 (0.79%) Cacti
9 3 (0.79%) Nagios
9 3 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.53%) TIBCO Hawk
10 2 (0.53%) CA Endevor
10 2 (0.53%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 94 (24.87%) Oracle
2 53 (14.02%) Microsoft
3 51 (13.49%) IBM
4 42 (11.11%) SAP
5 36 (9.52%) Citrix
6 30 (7.94%) Cisco
6 30 (7.94%) VMware
7 24 (6.35%) Teradata
8 19 (5.03%) EMC
9 18 (4.76%) HP
9 18 (4.76%) Tableau
10 17 (4.50%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.97%) CheckPoint
11 15 (3.97%) Juniper
12 14 (3.70%) CA
13 13 (3.44%) Apigee
13 13 (3.44%) Mashery
14 12 (3.17%) Remedy
15 10 (2.65%) BT
16 9 (2.38%) Google
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