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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 30 37 28
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 224 151 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.79% 4.78% 5.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.92% 21.15% 24.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 66 69
Average daily rate
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£450 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £250 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £614 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 2
Average hourly rate £49.50 £12.49 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+296.31% -58.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+29.09% -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
832 714 547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.51% 22.61% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 298 238
Average daily rate £375 £280 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £135 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £314
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +1.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 134 75
Average hourly rate £13.69 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.97% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.49 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 20 April 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 20 April 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 0 75 £425 +33.85% 23
Cheshire -9 43 £500 +42.85% 11
Lancashire +20 34 £503 +27.29% 2
Merseyside +4 32 £415 +0.56% 3
Cumbria - 13 - -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 191 (49.35%) Linux
2 116 (29.97%) Windows
3 112 (28.94%) Oracle
4 95 (24.55%) Finance
5 80 (20.67%) Java
6 62 (16.02%) IBM
7 59 (15.25%) Mainframe
8 55 (14.21%) Configuration Management
8 55 (14.21%) Migration
9 52 (13.44%) SQL
10 50 (12.92%) Microsoft
11 48 (12.40%) AIX
11 48 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
11 48 (12.40%) Security Cleared
12 47 (12.14%) Solaris
13 42 (10.85%) HTML
14 41 (10.59%) Citrix
14 41 (10.59%) MongoDB
15 39 (10.08%) ITIL
15 39 (10.08%) VMware
15 39 (10.08%) SC Cleared
16 38 (9.82%) JavaScript
17 37 (9.56%) SQL Server
17 37 (9.56%) Cisco
18 36 (9.30%) SAP
18 36 (9.30%) Telecoms
18 36 (9.30%) Middleware
19 35 (9.04%) Banking
20 33 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
21 32 (8.27%) XML

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 31 (8.01%) IIS
2 27 (6.98%) SAS
3 23 (5.94%) WebSphere
4 21 (5.43%) Node.js
5 17 (4.39%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.13%) Tomcat
7 15 (3.88%) NetWeaver
8 11 (2.84%) CICS
9 8 (2.07%) Apache
10 6 (1.55%) TIBCO EMS
10 6 (1.55%) WebLogic
10 6 (1.55%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 5 (1.29%) Oracle Service Bus
11 5 (1.29%) iPlanet
11 5 (1.29%) nginx
11 5 (1.29%) Confluence
12 4 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.78%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.78%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.81%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.81%) Spreadsheet
2 7 (1.81%) MS PowerPoint
2 7 (1.81%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 14 (3.62%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.84%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.58%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.81%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (1.55%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 5 (1.29%) Oracle Applications
7 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
8 3 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
2 16 (4.13%) IaaS
3 8 (2.07%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.03%) PaaS
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (1.03%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.03%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.03%) Office 365
5 2 (0.52%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.52%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 30 (7.75%) SAN
2 28 (7.24%) MPLS
2 28 (7.24%) OSPF
2 28 (7.24%) BGP
3 27 (6.98%) HTTP
4 24 (6.20%) Firewall
5 23 (5.94%) VPN
6 20 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (4.91%) Junos
7 19 (4.91%) HSRP
7 19 (4.91%) IOS XR
7 19 (4.91%) VRRP
7 19 (4.91%) L2TP
7 19 (4.91%) RSVP
7 19 (4.91%) IPv4
7 19 (4.91%) IPv6
7 19 (4.91%) Ethernet
7 19 (4.91%) Broadband
7 19 (4.91%) BT 21CN
8 18 (4.65%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (10.59%) MongoDB
2 37 (9.56%) SQL Server
3 31 (8.01%) DB2
4 30 (7.75%) Relational Database
5 24 (6.20%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 24 (6.20%) Oracle Database
6 21 (5.43%) Base SAS
7 20 (5.17%) Hadoop
7 20 (5.17%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (4.65%) Neo4j
8 18 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
9 16 (4.13%) MySQL
10 15 (3.88%) Big Data
11 14 (3.62%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (3.62%) SAP HANA
12 11 (2.84%) NoSQL
13 10 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
14 9 (2.33%) Oracle Discoverer
14 9 (2.33%) IMS/DB
15 7 (1.81%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 15 (3.88%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.58%) Subversion
3 8 (2.07%) Maven
4 7 (1.81%) GoogleTest
4 7 (1.81%) Ant
5 6 (1.55%) JIRA
6 5 (1.29%) JUnit
7 4 (1.03%) Jenkins
7 4 (1.03%) Hudson
7 4 (1.03%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.78%) RSpec
9 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.52%) Gradle
10 1 (0.26%) Mockito
10 1 (0.26%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
10 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
10 1 (0.26%) Toad
10 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
General
1 95 (24.55%) Finance
2 36 (9.30%) Telecoms
3 35 (9.04%) Banking
4 15 (3.88%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.81%) Retail
6 4 (1.03%) Marketing
7 3 (0.78%) Electronics
7 3 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.78%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.52%) Automotive
8 2 (0.52%) Law
8 2 (0.52%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 100 (25.84%) Architect
2 91 (23.51%) Developer
3 52 (13.44%) Technical Architect
4 23 (5.94%) Analyst
4 23 (5.94%) Java Developer
5 22 (5.68%) SAP Architect
6 19 (4.91%) Administrator
6 19 (4.91%) Operations Engineer
6 19 (4.91%) IP Engineer
6 19 (4.91%) Implementation Engineer
7 18 (4.65%) Technical Specialist
7 18 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
8 14 (3.62%) DBA
9 12 (3.10%) Solutions Architect
9 12 (3.10%) Consultant
10 11 (2.84%) SAS Developer
10 11 (2.84%) Digital Technical Architect
10 11 (2.84%) Digital Architect
11 10 (2.58%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (2.58%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (10.85%) HTML
2 36 (9.30%) Middleware
3 32 (8.27%) XML
4 22 (5.68%) .NET
5 21 (5.43%) CSS
6 20 (5.17%) Hibernate
7 19 (4.91%) REST
8 18 (4.65%) Web Services
8 18 (4.65%) JAX-RS
9 17 (4.39%) AngularJS
10 16 (4.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 12 (3.10%) SAP Basis
12 10 (2.58%) Spring
12 10 (2.58%) XSLT
13 8 (2.07%) Saxon XSLT
13 8 (2.07%) XML Schema
14 7 (1.81%) Spring MVC
14 7 (1.81%) Software Packaging
15 6 (1.55%) Ajax
15 6 (1.55%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 59 (15.25%) Mainframe
2 26 (6.72%) IBM Mainframe
3 24 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.39%) Data Extraction
4 17 (4.39%) Visualisation
5 13 (3.36%) Open Source
5 13 (3.36%) Clustering
6 12 (3.10%) VSAM
6 12 (3.10%) Replication
7 10 (2.58%) Celerra
8 7 (1.81%) BYOD
9 5 (1.29%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.29%) BeagleBone
9 5 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.29%) Private Cloud
9 5 (1.29%) Inversion of Control
9 5 (1.29%) CMDB
10 4 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.03%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 191 (49.35%) Linux
2 116 (29.97%) Windows
3 48 (12.40%) AIX
4 47 (12.14%) Solaris
5 25 (6.46%) Mac OS X
6 20 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (3.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (2.58%) HPUX
10 7 (1.81%) MVS
10 7 (1.81%) CentOS
10 7 (1.81%) VME
11 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (0.78%) zOS
12 3 (0.78%) VMS
13 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.52%) Debian
14 1 (0.26%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.26%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (14.21%) Configuration Management
1 55 (14.21%) Migration
2 48 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (10.08%) ITIL
4 26 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (5.68%) Web Design
6 22 (5.68%) Responsive Web Design
7 20 (5.17%) TDD
8 19 (4.91%) OO
8 19 (4.91%) Technical Architecture
8 19 (4.91%) System Testing
9 16 (4.13%) ERP
9 16 (4.13%) Service Management
9 16 (4.13%) High Availability
9 16 (4.13%) DevOps
10 15 (3.88%) Machine Learning
10 15 (3.88%) Unit Testing
11 14 (3.62%) Mentoring
12 13 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 80 (20.67%) Java
2 52 (13.44%) SQL
3 38 (9.82%) JavaScript
4 31 (8.01%) Python
5 27 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 18 (4.65%) Ruby
7 16 (4.13%) C++
8 15 (3.88%) R
8 15 (3.88%) Scala
9 14 (3.62%) C
9 14 (3.62%) PL/SQL
10 12 (3.10%) COBOL
11 11 (2.84%) Perl
12 10 (2.58%) JCL
13 9 (2.33%) PL/1
13 9 (2.33%) XQuery
14 7 (1.81%) REXX
14 7 (1.81%) PHP
15 4 (1.03%) AWK
16 3 (0.78%) Jython
Qualifications
1 48 (12.40%) Security Cleared
2 39 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 22 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.43%) CCIE
5 20 (5.17%) CCNA
6 19 (4.91%) CCNP
6 19 (4.91%) CCIP
6 19 (4.91%) JNCIA
6 19 (4.91%) JNCIP
7 11 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.33%) Degree
9 5 (1.29%) CISSP
9 5 (1.29%) MCSE
9 5 (1.29%) CCA
9 5 (1.29%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.03%) ISEB
11 3 (0.78%) MCSD
11 3 (0.78%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.39%) SLA
2 11 (2.84%) QA
3 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (7.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (4.91%) Active Directory
3 12 (3.10%) XenApp
3 12 (3.10%) Hyper-V
4 10 (2.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 10 (2.58%) Terminal Services
4 10 (2.58%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 4 (1.03%) vSphere
5 4 (1.03%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.78%) VirtualBox
6 3 (0.78%) HDFS
7 2 (0.52%) RACF
7 2 (0.52%) Docker
7 2 (0.52%) GPFS
7 2 (0.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.52%) Varnish
8 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 33 (8.53%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (5.17%) Puppet
3 16 (4.13%) StatsD
4 15 (3.88%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.58%) Salt
6 9 (2.33%) CA Endevor
7 7 (1.81%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.55%) TIBCO Hawk
8 6 (1.55%) Ansible
9 5 (1.29%) Nagios
10 4 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.03%) Cacti
11 3 (0.78%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (0.78%) BladeLogic
11 3 (0.78%) Nessus
11 3 (0.78%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.52%) SCCM
12 2 (0.52%) SCOM
12 2 (0.52%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 2 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 112 (28.94%) Oracle
2 62 (16.02%) IBM
3 50 (12.92%) Microsoft
4 41 (10.59%) Citrix
5 39 (10.08%) VMware
6 37 (9.56%) Cisco
7 36 (9.30%) SAP
8 23 (5.94%) HP
8 23 (5.94%) EMC
9 22 (5.68%) Red Hat
10 21 (5.43%) Juniper
11 19 (4.91%) BT
12 18 (4.65%) Teradata
13 17 (4.39%) CA
14 16 (4.13%) Remedy
15 15 (3.88%) Tableau
16 13 (3.36%) Apigee
16 13 (3.36%) Mashery
16 13 (3.36%) CheckPoint
16 13 (3.36%) Sun
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