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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 28 32 30
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 221 150 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.43% 5.43% 5.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.35% 23.96% 22.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 75 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 4
Average hourly rate £49.50 £12.49 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+296.31% -41.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £19.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -28.18%
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
753 626 548
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.90% 22.68% 22.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 250 230
Average daily rate £350 £310 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +7.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £135 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 117 87
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £11.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 March 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 March 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 +8 88 £425 +30.76% 23
Merseyside +9 41 £375 -9.09% 4
Cheshire -14 38 £423 +25.18% 11
Lancashire +2 21 £285 -28.30% 2
Cumbria - 13 - - 2
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 177 (50.43%) Linux
2 138 (39.32%) Windows
3 116 (33.05%) Oracle
4 80 (22.79%) Finance
5 64 (18.23%) Java
6 61 (17.38%) Migration
7 53 (15.10%) Solaris
8 51 (14.53%) IBM
9 47 (13.39%) AIX
9 47 (13.39%) VMware
9 47 (13.39%) Mainframe
10 44 (12.54%) SQL Server
11 43 (12.25%) ITIL
12 42 (11.97%) SQL
13 41 (11.68%) Cisco
14 40 (11.40%) Microsoft
14 40 (11.40%) Configuration Management
14 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
15 37 (10.54%) SAN
16 36 (10.26%) IIS
16 36 (10.26%) SAP
17 33 (9.40%) HTML
17 33 (9.40%) XML
17 33 (9.40%) Telecoms
18 32 (9.12%) SC Cleared
19 31 (8.83%) Firewall
19 31 (8.83%) HP
20 30 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
21 29 (8.26%) Shell Script
21 29 (8.26%) BGP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 36 (10.26%) IIS
2 24 (6.84%) WebSphere
3 18 (5.13%) SAS
4 17 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.56%) Tomcat
6 15 (4.27%) NetWeaver
7 11 (3.13%) CICS
8 9 (2.56%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.71%) iPlanet
9 6 (1.71%) TIBCO EMS
9 6 (1.71%) Apache
9 6 (1.71%) Oracle Service Bus
9 6 (1.71%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 5 (1.42%) Confluence
10 5 (1.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 5 (1.42%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.42%) JBoss
11 3 (0.85%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.85%) Oracle Workflow
12 2 (0.57%) Node.js
Applications
1 14 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.99%) MS Visio
2 7 (1.99%) Doxygen
3 5 (1.42%) MS PowerPoint
3 5 (1.42%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (3.42%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.85%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
4 6 (1.71%) BusinessWorks
4 6 (1.71%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 3 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.57%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.28%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.28%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.28%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (0.85%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.57%) PaaS
4 2 (0.57%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.57%) HP Helion
5 1 (0.28%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (10.54%) SAN
2 31 (8.83%) Firewall
3 29 (8.26%) MPLS
3 29 (8.26%) OSPF
3 29 (8.26%) BGP
4 23 (6.55%) HTTP
5 21 (5.98%) NAS
6 19 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
7 18 (5.13%) Cisco IOS
8 17 (4.84%) BT 21CN
8 17 (4.84%) Junos
8 17 (4.84%) HSRP
8 17 (4.84%) Ethernet
8 17 (4.84%) VPN
8 17 (4.84%) Broadband
8 17 (4.84%) IPv4
8 17 (4.84%) IPv6
8 17 (4.84%) VRRP
8 17 (4.84%) L2TP
8 17 (4.84%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (12.54%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.55%) DB2
2 23 (6.55%) Oracle Database
3 21 (5.98%) Relational Database
4 16 (4.56%) MySQL
4 16 (4.56%) MongoDB
5 15 (4.27%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 14 (3.99%) SAP HANA
6 14 (3.99%) SQL Server 2008
7 12 (3.42%) Neo4j
8 10 (2.85%) Base SAS
9 9 (2.56%) IMS/DB
9 9 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
10 8 (2.28%) DataStage
11 7 (1.99%) Oracle ODI
12 6 (1.71%) Hadoop
12 6 (1.71%) Oracle OWB
13 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (1.42%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 12 (3.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (3.13%) Subversion
3 8 (2.28%) Ant
4 7 (1.99%) Maven
4 7 (1.99%) GoogleTest
5 6 (1.71%) JIRA
6 5 (1.42%) JUnit
7 4 (1.14%) Toad
7 4 (1.14%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.85%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.85%) Hudson
8 3 (0.85%) LoadRunner
9 2 (0.57%) Oracle Forms
9 2 (0.57%) RSpec
9 2 (0.57%) Gradle
10 1 (0.28%) Mockito
10 1 (0.28%) JMeter
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle APEX
10 1 (0.28%) Selenium
10 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 80 (22.79%) Finance
2 33 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.98%) Banking
4 14 (3.99%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.56%) Retail
6 4 (1.14%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.57%) Automotive
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Advertising
9 1 (0.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 78 (22.22%) Developer
2 72 (20.51%) Architect
3 31 (8.83%) Technical Architect
4 25 (7.12%) Administrator
5 20 (5.70%) Consultant
6 18 (5.13%) Technical Specialist
7 17 (4.84%) Analyst
7 17 (4.84%) SAP Architect
7 17 (4.84%) Implementation Engineer
7 17 (4.84%) Operations Engineer
7 17 (4.84%) IP Engineer
8 16 (4.56%) Java Developer
9 13 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (3.13%) DBA
10 11 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
11 10 (2.85%) Oracle Developer
11 10 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
12 9 (2.56%) Mainframe Developer
13 8 (2.28%) Designer
13 8 (2.28%) Technical Design Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.40%) HTML
1 33 (9.40%) XML
2 28 (7.98%) Middleware
3 20 (5.70%) CSS
4 19 (5.41%) Web Services
5 13 (3.70%) SAP Basis
6 12 (3.42%) Hibernate
6 12 (3.42%) REST
6 12 (3.42%) JAX-RS
7 11 (3.13%) XSLT
8 9 (2.56%) Software Packaging
9 8 (2.28%) Spring
9 8 (2.28%) Saxon XSLT
9 8 (2.28%) XML Schema
9 8 (2.28%) SOAP
10 7 (1.99%) XSD
10 7 (1.99%) Spring MVC
11 6 (1.71%) Ajax
11 6 (1.71%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (1.71%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.39%) Mainframe
2 24 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.41%) IBM Mainframe
3 19 (5.41%) Clustering
4 17 (4.84%) Replication
5 15 (4.27%) Celerra
6 12 (3.42%) VSAM
7 11 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.56%) Data Extraction
9 5 (1.42%) Raspberry Pi
9 5 (1.42%) BeagleBone
10 4 (1.14%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.14%) Digital Media
10 4 (1.14%) Life Science
11 3 (0.85%) DTV
11 3 (0.85%) iPad
11 3 (0.85%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (0.85%) Data Structures
11 3 (0.85%) Open Source
11 3 (0.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 177 (50.43%) Linux
2 138 (39.32%) Windows
3 53 (15.10%) Solaris
4 47 (13.39%) AIX
5 19 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (4.84%) Mac OS X
8 14 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (3.42%) HPUX
10 6 (1.71%) CentOS
11 3 (0.85%) VMS
12 2 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.28%) Debian
13 1 (0.28%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) OS/2
13 1 (0.28%) zOS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.38%) Migration
2 43 (12.25%) ITIL
3 40 (11.40%) Configuration Management
4 25 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (7.12%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (4.84%) TDD
6 17 (4.84%) OO
7 16 (4.56%) Web Design
7 16 (4.56%) Unit Testing
7 16 (4.56%) Technical Architecture
7 16 (4.56%) High Availability
7 16 (4.56%) Change Control
7 16 (4.56%) Responsive Web Design
8 15 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
9 14 (3.99%) DevOps
9 14 (3.99%) ERP
10 12 (3.42%) Service Management
10 12 (3.42%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.42%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 64 (18.23%) Java
2 42 (11.97%) SQL
3 29 (8.26%) Shell Script
4 17 (4.84%) JavaScript
5 16 (4.56%) Python
6 15 (4.27%) C++
7 14 (3.99%) Perl
8 13 (3.70%) PL/SQL
9 12 (3.42%) C
9 12 (3.42%) Ruby
10 11 (3.13%) COBOL
11 10 (2.85%) XQuery
12 9 (2.56%) PL/1
12 9 (2.56%) PHP
12 9 (2.56%) JCL
13 8 (2.28%) Scala
14 5 (1.42%) AWK
15 4 (1.14%) REXX
16 2 (0.57%) Jython
16 2 (0.57%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 40 (11.40%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.12%) SC Cleared
3 20 (5.70%) CCNA
3 20 (5.70%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (4.84%) CCIE
4 17 (4.84%) CCNP
4 17 (4.84%) CCIP
4 17 (4.84%) JNCIA
4 17 (4.84%) JNCIP
5 13 (3.70%) VCP4
6 10 (2.85%) CISSP
6 10 (2.85%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (1.99%) Degree
8 5 (1.42%) MCSE
8 5 (1.42%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (1.14%) GCIA
9 4 (1.14%) GCIH
9 4 (1.14%) CEH
10 3 (0.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.85%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.84%) SLA
2 9 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 30 (8.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 24 (6.84%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.56%) VMware ESX
5 15 (4.27%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 15 (4.27%) Terminal Services
6 10 (2.85%) XenApp
7 4 (1.14%) vSphere
8 3 (0.85%) HDFS
8 3 (0.85%) Firmware
9 2 (0.57%) GPFS
9 2 (0.57%) Varnish
9 2 (0.57%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.28%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.28%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle RMAN
10 1 (0.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.28%) RACF
10 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (4.27%) CA Single Sign-On
2 14 (3.99%) Puppet
3 11 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (2.56%) CA Endevor
5 8 (2.28%) Salt
6 7 (1.99%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.71%) TIBCO Hawk
7 6 (1.71%) Nessus
8 5 (1.42%) Nagios
9 4 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.14%) Ansible
9 4 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (0.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.85%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.57%) yum
11 2 (0.57%) Cacti
12 1 (0.28%) Ganglia
12 1 (0.28%) SCCM
12 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 116 (33.05%) Oracle
2 51 (14.53%) IBM
3 47 (13.39%) VMware
4 41 (11.68%) Cisco
5 40 (11.40%) Microsoft
6 36 (10.26%) SAP
7 31 (8.83%) HP
8 26 (7.41%) Citrix
9 24 (6.84%) EMC
10 23 (6.55%) Red Hat
11 21 (5.98%) Juniper
12 18 (5.13%) CheckPoint
13 17 (4.84%) CA
13 17 (4.84%) BT
14 14 (3.99%) Sun
15 13 (3.70%) SolarWinds
16 12 (3.42%) Nortel
17 11 (3.13%) Remedy
18 9 (2.56%) Syncsort
18 9 (2.56%) Aquila
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