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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 37 26 31
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing UNIX 143 164 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.40% 5.78% 5.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.55% 26.62% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 85 85
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -13.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £236 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £352 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.60% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Average hourly rate - £20.78 £79.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -73.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -21.42%
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
696 616 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.41% 21.71% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 269 324
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 86 84
Average hourly rate £14.50 £18.71 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.48% +0.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £34.06 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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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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 -5 54 £380 +12.59% 15
Cheshire -11 42 £400 +18.51% 10
Lancashire -9 21 £350 -11.94% 2
Merseyside 0 17 £195 -48.00% 5
Cumbria - 1 £67 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 126 (47.19%) Linux
2 101 (37.83%) Windows
3 96 (35.96%) Oracle
4 66 (24.72%) Finance
5 56 (20.97%) Java
6 48 (17.98%) SQL
7 43 (16.10%) Solaris
8 41 (15.36%) VMware
9 38 (14.23%) Red Hat
10 34 (12.73%) IBM
11 32 (11.99%) SAN
12 31 (11.61%) Firewall
12 31 (11.61%) HTML
13 30 (11.24%) HP
13 30 (11.24%) Shell Script
14 29 (10.86%) SQL Server
14 29 (10.86%) AIX
15 28 (10.49%) Mainframe
15 28 (10.49%) Migration
15 28 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
16 27 (10.11%) Microsoft
17 26 (9.74%) ITIL
17 26 (9.74%) XML
17 26 (9.74%) DB2
17 26 (9.74%) Perl
17 26 (9.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (8.99%) Information Security
18 24 (8.99%) Cisco
18 24 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
19 22 (8.24%) Relational Database

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (6.74%) WebSphere
2 13 (4.87%) WebLogic
2 13 (4.87%) Tomcat
3 12 (4.49%) Apache
4 11 (4.12%) IIS
5 8 (3.00%) SAS
5 8 (3.00%) JBoss
6 7 (2.62%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (2.62%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 4 (1.50%) CICS
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (1.12%) iPlanet
9 3 (1.12%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (1.12%) Confluence
10 2 (0.75%) Documentum
10 2 (0.75%) NetWeaver
10 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.75%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.75%) MS Project
4 1 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (2.25%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (2.25%) Oracle EBS R12
2 3 (1.12%) Hyperion Planning
2 3 (1.12%) Oracle Financials
3 2 (0.75%) SAP BPC
3 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle General Ledger
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
4 1 (0.37%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.37%) SaaS
2 1 (0.37%) Amazon EMR
Communications & Networking
1 32 (11.99%) SAN
2 31 (11.61%) Firewall
3 21 (7.87%) HTTP
4 13 (4.87%) TCP/IP
5 12 (4.49%) NAS
6 11 (4.12%) BGP
6 11 (4.12%) MPLS
6 11 (4.12%) OSPF
6 11 (4.12%) Fibre Channel
7 9 (3.37%) WAN
8 8 (3.00%) VPN
8 8 (3.00%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.62%) BT 21CN
9 7 (2.62%) Cisco IOS
9 7 (2.62%) VRRP
9 7 (2.62%) L2TP
9 7 (2.62%) RSVP
9 7 (2.62%) Ethernet
9 7 (2.62%) FTP
9 7 (2.62%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 26 (9.74%) DB2
3 22 (8.24%) Relational Database
4 18 (6.74%) Oracle Database
5 15 (5.62%) MySQL
6 12 (4.49%) MongoDB
6 12 (4.49%) Neo4j
7 8 (3.00%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (2.62%) IMS/DB
8 7 (2.62%) Data Warehouse
9 5 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
9 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.12%) Essbase
11 3 (1.12%) DataStage
11 3 (1.12%) PowerCenter
11 3 (1.12%) SAP Data Services
11 3 (1.12%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 14 (5.24%) Subversion
2 11 (4.12%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.87%) Maven
3 5 (1.87%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.50%) Toad
4 4 (1.50%) JUnit
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle Forms
4 4 (1.50%) JIRA
4 4 (1.50%) Oracle APEX
5 3 (1.12%) LoadRunner
5 3 (1.12%) Ant
5 3 (1.12%) Hudson
5 3 (1.12%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.75%) RSpec
6 2 (0.75%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.75%) ERwin
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) Selenium
7 1 (0.37%) JMeter
7 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 66 (24.72%) Finance
2 22 (8.24%) Banking
3 15 (5.62%) Retail
4 14 (5.24%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.37%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.50%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.75%) Automotive
8 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Marketing
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 70 (26.22%) Developer
2 34 (12.73%) Administrator
3 26 (9.74%) Analyst
4 21 (7.87%) Consultant
5 20 (7.49%) Architect
6 16 (5.99%) Java Developer
7 15 (5.62%) Oracle Developer
8 13 (4.87%) Linux Administrator
9 11 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
9 11 (4.12%) Technical Architect
10 10 (3.75%) Project Manager
11 8 (3.00%) UNIX Administrator
11 8 (3.00%) Server Specialist
12 7 (2.62%) Implementation Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) Mainframe Developer
12 7 (2.62%) UNIX Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) DBA
12 7 (2.62%) Operations Engineer
12 7 (2.62%) IP Engineer
13 6 (2.25%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (11.61%) HTML
2 26 (9.74%) XML
3 22 (8.24%) Middleware
4 18 (6.74%) CSS
5 15 (5.62%) Web Services
6 14 (5.24%) Hibernate
7 12 (4.49%) REST
7 12 (4.49%) JAX-RS
8 10 (3.75%) .NET
8 10 (3.75%) XSLT
8 10 (3.75%) Spring
9 8 (3.00%) SOAP
10 6 (2.25%) Regular Expression
10 6 (2.25%) XML Schema
10 6 (2.25%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (2.25%) SAP Basis
10 6 (2.25%) Saxon XSLT
10 6 (2.25%) jQuery
10 6 (2.25%) Spring MVC
10 6 (2.25%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.49%) Mainframe
2 13 (4.87%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (4.12%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.75%) Clustering
5 9 (3.37%) IBM Mainframe
5 9 (3.37%) Replication
6 7 (2.62%) Celerra
7 4 (1.50%) HACMP
7 4 (1.50%) VSAM
7 4 (1.50%) Economics
7 4 (1.50%) Life Science
8 3 (1.12%) LPAR
8 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.12%) Tandem
8 3 (1.12%) PMI
8 3 (1.12%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.12%) iPad
8 3 (1.12%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 126 (47.19%) Linux
2 101 (37.83%) Windows
3 43 (16.10%) Solaris
4 29 (10.86%) AIX
5 26 (9.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (5.99%) HPUX
6 16 (5.99%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (2.62%) CentOS
9 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.12%) VMS
11 2 (0.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.75%) zOS
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) OS/390
12 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (10.49%) Migration
1 28 (10.49%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (9.74%) ITIL
3 24 (8.99%) Information Security
3 24 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (7.12%) Configuration Management
5 17 (6.37%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (5.62%) TDD
7 13 (4.87%) Capacity Planning
8 12 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (4.49%) Change Management
8 12 (4.49%) Web Design
8 12 (4.49%) Unit Testing
9 11 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
10 10 (3.75%) DevOps
10 10 (3.75%) Data Modelling
10 10 (3.75%) Project Management
11 9 (3.37%) ETL
11 9 (3.37%) E-Commerce
11 9 (3.37%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 56 (20.97%) Java
2 48 (17.98%) SQL
3 30 (11.24%) Shell Script
4 26 (9.74%) Perl
5 17 (6.37%) PL/SQL
6 15 (5.62%) Python
7 11 (4.12%) JavaScript
8 10 (3.75%) C++
9 8 (3.00%) PHP
10 7 (2.62%) JCL
10 7 (2.62%) PL/1
10 7 (2.62%) XQuery
11 6 (2.25%) Ruby
11 6 (2.25%) Scala
12 5 (1.87%) PowerShell
13 4 (1.50%) COBOL
13 4 (1.50%) C
14 3 (1.12%) ABAP
15 2 (0.75%) sed
15 2 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 22 (8.24%) Security Cleared
2 16 (5.99%) CISSP
3 14 (5.24%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.75%) Degree
5 9 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (3.37%) CCNA
6 7 (2.62%) JNCIA
6 7 (2.62%) JNCIP
6 7 (2.62%) CCIE
6 7 (2.62%) CCNP
6 7 (2.62%) CCIP
7 5 (1.87%) CEH
7 5 (1.87%) GCIA
7 5 (1.87%) GCIH
8 3 (1.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 3 (1.12%) PhD
9 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.37%) QA
2 6 (2.25%) SLA
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.37%) BS7799
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 21 (7.87%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (4.12%) VMware ESX
4 9 (3.37%) Hyper-V
5 8 (3.00%) Firmware
6 7 (2.62%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 7 (2.62%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.50%) GPFS
8 3 (1.12%) XenApp
8 3 (1.12%) RHEV
8 3 (1.12%) vSphere
9 2 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.75%) Varnish
9 2 (0.75%) RACF
10 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.37%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.37%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 8 (3.00%) Puppet
2 7 (2.62%) CA Endevor
3 6 (2.25%) Nessus
4 5 (1.87%) Nagios
5 4 (1.50%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (1.50%) yum
5 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.50%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.12%) Ganglia
6 3 (1.12%) OMEGAMON
6 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.12%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.75%) Ansible
7 2 (0.75%) Salt
7 2 (0.75%) CA Wily
7 2 (0.75%) Foglight
7 2 (0.75%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.37%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 96 (35.96%) Oracle
2 41 (15.36%) VMware
3 38 (14.23%) Red Hat
4 34 (12.73%) IBM
5 30 (11.24%) HP
6 27 (10.11%) Microsoft
7 24 (8.99%) Cisco
8 16 (5.99%) EMC
9 14 (5.24%) SAP
10 13 (4.87%) Citrix
11 12 (4.49%) Juniper
12 9 (3.37%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.00%) Cyber-Ark
13 8 (3.00%) Syncsort
14 7 (2.62%) Aquila
14 7 (2.62%) BT
14 7 (2.62%) Informatica
14 7 (2.62%) F5
14 7 (2.62%) ArcSight
15 6 (2.25%) Splunk
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