The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 39 26 13
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing UNIX 151 144 272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.76% 5.98% 8.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.94% 25.67% 38.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 73 113
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £206 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.49 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.36% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.11 £30.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £30.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
721 561 700
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.30% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 245 298
Average daily rate £280 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 75 70
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £9.30 £10.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
England

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 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +7 65 £318 -7.97% 23
Cheshire -13 51 £350 -6.66% 22
Lancashire -19 12 £395 -11.04% 4
Merseyside -6 10 £413 -2.94% 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 153 (49.68%) Windows
2 102 (33.12%) Linux
3 87 (28.25%) Finance
4 82 (26.62%) Middleware
5 81 (26.30%) Oracle
6 66 (21.43%) AIX
7 63 (20.45%) Mainframe
8 59 (19.16%) Banking
9 58 (18.83%) ITIL
10 53 (17.21%) Shell Script
11 51 (16.56%) Oracle Database
12 44 (14.29%) Information Security
13 43 (13.96%) SQL
14 42 (13.64%) IBM
15 38 (12.34%) WebSphere
16 37 (12.01%) Change Management
17 27 (8.77%) SSL
18 26 (8.44%) Firewall
18 26 (8.44%) Oracle Database 11g
19 25 (8.12%) Security Cleared
20 23 (7.47%) Tivoli
20 23 (7.47%) Java
21 22 (7.14%) Perl
21 22 (7.14%) Web Services
21 22 (7.14%) Solaris
21 22 (7.14%) VMware
22 21 (6.82%) Clustering
22 21 (6.82%) FTP
22 21 (6.82%) Data Guard
22 21 (6.82%) Oracle RAC

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 38 (12.34%) WebSphere
2 18 (5.84%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (4.55%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 6 (1.95%) Gentran
6 5 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (1.62%) TIBCO EMS
7 4 (1.30%) Tuxedo
7 4 (1.30%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.30%) SAS
8 3 (0.97%) Apache
9 2 (0.65%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (0.65%) IIS
10 1 (0.32%) FileNet
10 1 (0.32%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.32%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.32%) CICS
10 1 (0.32%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.22%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.60%) MS Office
4 7 (2.27%) MS Project
5 6 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.62%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.25%) Oracle EBS R12
1 10 (3.25%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (2.92%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (1.62%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.97%) CSG Singleview
5 1 (0.32%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.32%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.32%) CA Clarity
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.30%) Office 365
2 2 (0.65%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.65%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (8.77%) SSL
2 26 (8.44%) Firewall
3 21 (6.82%) FTP
4 14 (4.55%) HTTP
5 13 (4.22%) SAN
6 12 (3.90%) LDAP
6 12 (3.90%) Internet
7 11 (3.57%) DMZ
8 8 (2.60%) LAN
9 7 (2.27%) HTTPS
9 7 (2.27%) DNS
10 5 (1.62%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.30%) VPN
11 4 (1.30%) WAN
12 3 (0.97%) NetScaler
12 3 (0.97%) EIGRP
12 3 (0.97%) OSPF
12 3 (0.97%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.97%) NAS
13 2 (0.65%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (16.56%) Oracle Database
2 26 (8.44%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (6.17%) SQL Server
4 18 (5.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (4.55%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.22%) RDBMS
7 12 (3.90%) Oracle Discoverer
7 12 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
8 9 (2.92%) DB2
9 8 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
10 7 (2.27%) QlikView
10 7 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (1.62%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.30%) MySQL
12 4 (1.30%) Ingres
13 3 (0.97%) Big Data
13 3 (0.97%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.97%) Informix
13 3 (0.97%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.65%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 7 (2.27%) LoadRunner
1 7 (2.27%) Toad
2 5 (1.62%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (0.65%) Subversion
3 2 (0.65%) JIRA
3 2 (0.65%) WebDriver
3 2 (0.65%) Selenium
3 2 (0.65%) Ant
4 1 (0.32%) Gradle
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.32%) TestDirector
4 1 (0.32%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (0.32%) Maven
General
1 87 (28.25%) Finance
2 59 (19.16%) Banking
3 9 (2.92%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.62%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.62%) Local Government
4 5 (1.62%) Retail
5 4 (1.30%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.97%) Billing
7 2 (0.65%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Publishing
8 1 (0.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 55 (17.86%) Analyst
2 33 (10.71%) DBA
3 32 (10.39%) Administrator
4 31 (10.06%) Oracle DBA
5 30 (9.74%) Consultant
6 26 (8.44%) Developer
7 18 (5.84%) Project Manager
7 18 (5.84%) Middleware Specialist
8 16 (5.19%) Architect
9 13 (4.22%) Security Analyst
10 10 (3.25%) Designer
11 9 (2.92%) Test Analyst
11 9 (2.92%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (2.92%) Technical Manager
12 8 (2.60%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (1.95%) AIX Administrator
13 6 (1.95%) Operations Analyst
13 6 (1.95%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 6 (1.95%) Java Developer
13 6 (1.95%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (26.62%) Middleware
2 22 (7.14%) Web Services
3 16 (5.19%) WebSphere MQ
4 14 (4.55%) CSS
5 11 (3.57%) SOAP
5 11 (3.57%) HTML
6 10 (3.25%) ISPF
7 9 (2.92%) .NET
7 9 (2.92%) Regular Expression
8 8 (2.60%) Spring
8 8 (2.60%) XML
9 7 (2.27%) ASP.NET
10 6 (1.95%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (1.62%) Rendezvous
11 5 (1.62%) J2EE
12 3 (0.97%) Hibernate
12 3 (0.97%) JMS
12 3 (0.97%) JDBC
12 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
12 3 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 63 (20.45%) Mainframe
2 21 (6.82%) Clustering
3 16 (5.19%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (4.55%) GIS
5 13 (4.22%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.60%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.27%) AS400
7 7 (2.27%) Tandem
8 6 (1.95%) Economics
8 6 (1.95%) PMI
9 5 (1.62%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.62%) NHS
10 4 (1.30%) PKI
11 3 (0.97%) Replication
11 3 (0.97%) Online Banking
12 2 (0.65%) CESG
12 2 (0.65%) Statistics
12 2 (0.65%) LPAR
12 2 (0.65%) Open Source
12 2 (0.65%) HP Superdome
Operating Systems
1 153 (49.68%) Windows
2 102 (33.12%) Linux
3 66 (21.43%) AIX
4 22 (7.14%) Solaris
5 15 (4.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.27%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.95%) HPUX
9 3 (0.97%) zOS
10 2 (0.65%) Tru64
10 2 (0.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.32%) MVS
11 1 (0.32%) VMS
11 1 (0.32%) OS/400
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.32%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (18.83%) ITIL
2 44 (14.29%) Information Security
3 37 (12.01%) Change Management
4 19 (6.17%) Service Management
5 15 (4.87%) Project Management
6 14 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 13 (4.22%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.22%) Performance Testing
7 13 (4.22%) Unit Testing
8 12 (3.90%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.57%) Problem Management
9 11 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.25%) Migration
10 10 (3.25%) Scrum
10 10 (3.25%) Security Management
10 10 (3.25%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (2.60%) TDD
11 8 (2.60%) Performance Management
11 8 (2.60%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.21%) Shell Script
2 43 (13.96%) SQL
3 23 (7.47%) Java
4 22 (7.14%) Perl
5 12 (3.90%) PL/SQL
6 11 (3.57%) JCL
6 11 (3.57%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.27%) C#
8 6 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.62%) Python
9 5 (1.62%) C
10 4 (1.30%) C++
10 4 (1.30%) PHP
11 3 (0.97%) PowerShell
11 3 (0.97%) R
12 2 (0.65%) VB
12 2 (0.65%) COBOL
13 1 (0.32%) sed
13 1 (0.32%) AWK
13 1 (0.32%) Uniface
Qualifications
1 25 (8.12%) Security Cleared
2 20 (6.49%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.87%) CISSP
4 8 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (2.27%) CISA
6 6 (1.95%) PMP
6 6 (1.95%) PMI Certification
6 6 (1.95%) ISEB
7 5 (1.62%) GIAC
7 5 (1.62%) Degree
8 4 (1.30%) CCNP
8 4 (1.30%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (0.97%) OCP
9 3 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
9 3 (0.97%) CCIP
10 2 (0.65%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.65%) CRISC
10 2 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.65%) CISM
11 1 (0.32%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.90%) QA
2 8 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.65%) COBIT
4 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.32%) BS7799
5 1 (0.32%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (6.82%) Oracle RAC
2 18 (5.84%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.92%) Oracle RMAN
5 8 (2.60%) PowerHA
6 5 (1.62%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 3 (0.97%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.65%) vSphere
8 2 (0.65%) vCloud
8 2 (0.65%) XenApp
8 2 (0.65%) Samba
9 1 (0.32%) KVM
9 1 (0.32%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
9 1 (0.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (7.47%) Tivoli
2 21 (6.82%) Data Guard
3 8 (2.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.27%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (2.27%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.95%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (1.95%) CA Wily
5 6 (1.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.97%) Nagios
7 3 (0.97%) Unicenter
7 3 (0.97%) Ganglia
8 2 (0.65%) Puppet
8 2 (0.65%) SCOM
8 2 (0.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.65%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.65%) nmon
9 1 (0.32%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.32%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.32%) Control-M
Vendors
1 81 (26.30%) Oracle
2 42 (13.64%) IBM
3 22 (7.14%) VMware
4 21 (6.82%) Splunk
5 18 (5.84%) HP
6 15 (4.87%) Cisco
6 15 (4.87%) Microsoft
7 14 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 14 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 12 (3.90%) Citrix
9 11 (3.57%) JBoss
10 10 (3.25%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (2.92%) McAfee
11 9 (2.92%) SAP
12 8 (2.60%) Kaspersky
12 8 (2.60%) SurfControl
13 7 (2.27%) Clearswift
13 7 (2.27%) Tumbleweed
13 7 (2.27%) Axway
14 6 (1.95%) TIBCO
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