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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 38 27 19
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 125 159 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.93% 5.38% 8.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.34% 24.35% 34.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 113
Average daily rate
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£375 £308 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -18.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £226 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £453 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £53.50 £25.28 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.65% -32.59%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
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
721 653 788
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.67% 22.08% 23.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 287 313
Average daily rate £325 £310 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -10.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 84 91
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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
Cheshire -8 45 £430 +33.33% 11
Manchester -16 37 £375 +50.00% 10
Merseyside +4 15 £438 -16.66% 5
Lancashire -18 9 £375 -11.76% 2
Cumbria - 4 £234 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 112 (41.33%) Windows
2 109 (40.22%) Linux
3 88 (32.47%) Finance
4 76 (28.04%) Oracle
5 52 (19.19%) Banking
6 47 (17.34%) Information Security
7 44 (16.24%) Red Hat
7 44 (16.24%) SQL
8 43 (15.87%) Middleware
9 39 (14.39%) AIX
10 34 (12.55%) Shell Script
11 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
12 32 (11.81%) Perl
13 30 (11.07%) Microsoft
14 29 (10.70%) Mainframe
15 28 (10.33%) VMware
16 26 (9.59%) Security Cleared
16 26 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (9.23%) Management Information System
17 25 (9.23%) Java
17 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
17 25 (9.23%) Solaris
18 24 (8.86%) Splunk
19 23 (8.49%) Firewall
20 22 (8.12%) ITIL
21 21 (7.75%) HP
21 21 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
22 20 (7.38%) Oracle Database
22 20 (7.38%) Python
22 20 (7.38%) SC Cleared

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 16 (5.90%) WebSphere
2 15 (5.54%) Apache
3 11 (4.06%) Tomcat
4 10 (3.69%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.85%) IIS
6 5 (1.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.85%) SAS
6 5 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.48%) nginx
7 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.11%) iPlanet
8 3 (1.11%) CICS
9 2 (0.74%) Lync
9 2 (0.74%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.74%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.37%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 14 (5.17%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.95%) MS Project
4 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.48%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.58%) CSG Singleview
2 4 (1.48%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.48%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.11%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.74%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.37%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.74%) PaaS
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (8.49%) Firewall
2 17 (6.27%) SAN
3 11 (4.06%) FTP
3 11 (4.06%) HTTP
4 10 (3.69%) TCP/IP
5 9 (3.32%) LDAP
6 6 (2.21%) LAN
7 5 (1.85%) WAN
8 4 (1.48%) DHCP
8 4 (1.48%) DNS
9 3 (1.11%) TACACS
9 3 (1.11%) PuTTY
10 2 (0.74%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (0.74%) VPN
10 2 (0.74%) Network Security
11 1 (0.37%) SSH
11 1 (0.37%) Cisco ICM
11 1 (0.37%) Reverse Proxy
11 1 (0.37%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.37%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (9.23%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.38%) Oracle Database
3 19 (7.01%) DB2
4 10 (3.69%) Oracle Reports
4 10 (3.69%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.32%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.58%) MySQL
7 6 (2.21%) QlikView
8 5 (1.85%) CouchDB
8 5 (1.85%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.85%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.85%) Couchbase
9 4 (1.48%) Data Mining
10 3 (1.11%) Essbase
10 3 (1.11%) SAP Data Services
11 2 (0.74%) SAS Data Integration Studio
11 2 (0.74%) PowerCenter
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 14 (5.17%) Subversion
2 12 (4.43%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.21%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.85%) Ant
4 5 (1.85%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.11%) Maven
6 3 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 3 (1.11%) Selenium
6 3 (1.11%) Toad
6 3 (1.11%) Jenkins
6 3 (1.11%) Gradle
7 2 (0.74%) Rational Rose
7 2 (0.74%) ERwin
8 1 (0.37%) WebLogic Workshop
8 1 (0.37%) JUnit
8 1 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 88 (32.47%) Finance
2 52 (19.19%) Banking
3 9 (3.32%) Retail
4 6 (2.21%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.21%) Advertising
5 4 (1.48%) Billing
6 3 (1.11%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Automotive
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Legal
8 1 (0.37%) Games
Job Titles
1 48 (17.71%) Analyst
2 46 (16.97%) Developer
3 41 (15.13%) Administrator
4 27 (9.96%) Architect
5 24 (8.86%) Project Manager
6 19 (7.01%) Consultant
7 18 (6.64%) AIX Administrator
8 17 (6.27%) Technical Architect
9 14 (5.17%) Oracle Developer
9 14 (5.17%) UNIX Administrator
10 13 (4.80%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.69%) Test Analyst
11 10 (3.69%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (3.69%) Python Developer
12 8 (2.95%) Security Consultant
13 7 (2.58%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.58%) Operations Analyst
13 7 (2.58%) Security Analyst
14 6 (2.21%) IT Consultant
14 6 (2.21%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (15.87%) Middleware
2 18 (6.64%) CSS
2 18 (6.64%) HTML
3 15 (5.54%) Regular Expression
4 14 (5.17%) Web Services
5 13 (4.80%) XML
6 9 (3.32%) Django
6 9 (3.32%) .NET
7 8 (2.95%) Spring
8 6 (2.21%) SOAP
8 6 (2.21%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.85%) RESTful
9 5 (1.85%) Spring MVC
10 4 (1.48%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.48%) J2EE
10 4 (1.48%) LAMP
10 4 (1.48%) Ajax
11 3 (1.11%) SAP Basis
11 3 (1.11%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.70%) Mainframe
2 25 (9.23%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.43%) Economics
5 8 (2.95%) Firmware
5 8 (2.95%) Reference Data
5 8 (2.95%) Data Integration
6 7 (2.58%) PKI
6 7 (2.58%) PMI
7 5 (1.85%) HACMP
8 4 (1.48%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (1.48%) Visualisation
8 4 (1.48%) Tandem
9 3 (1.11%) Statistics
9 3 (1.11%) LPAR
9 3 (1.11%) Open Source
9 3 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.11%) Clustering
10 2 (0.74%) Replication
10 2 (0.74%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 112 (41.33%) Windows
2 109 (40.22%) Linux
3 39 (14.39%) AIX
4 26 (9.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 25 (9.23%) Solaris
6 16 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 16 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (5.17%) MVS
8 13 (4.80%) HPUX
9 11 (4.06%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (2.21%) CentOS
11 4 (1.48%) zOS
11 4 (1.48%) Windows 7
12 3 (1.11%) VMS
13 2 (0.74%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.37%) SUSE
14 1 (0.37%) OS/390
14 1 (0.37%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (17.34%) Information Security
2 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.12%) ITIL
4 21 (7.75%) Performance Tuning
5 18 (6.64%) Stakeholder Management
6 17 (6.27%) Data Modelling
6 17 (6.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 16 (5.90%) CRM
7 16 (5.90%) Capacity Planning
8 14 (5.17%) Migration
8 14 (5.17%) Workflow
9 13 (4.80%) Performance Management
9 13 (4.80%) Change Management
9 13 (4.80%) Configuration Management
10 12 (4.43%) ETL
10 12 (4.43%) PRINCE2
10 12 (4.43%) Web Development
11 10 (3.69%) Data Analysis
12 9 (3.32%) Project Management
12 9 (3.32%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 44 (16.24%) SQL
2 34 (12.55%) Shell Script
3 32 (11.81%) Perl
4 25 (9.23%) Java
5 20 (7.38%) Python
6 15 (5.54%) PL/SQL
7 11 (4.06%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.21%) PHP
8 6 (2.21%) PowerShell
8 6 (2.21%) Ruby
9 5 (1.85%) C
9 5 (1.85%) VB
10 4 (1.48%) C++
11 3 (1.11%) ABAP
12 2 (0.74%) R
12 2 (0.74%) sed
12 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.74%) C#
12 2 (0.74%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.74%) AWK
Qualifications
1 26 (9.59%) Security Cleared
2 20 (7.38%) SC Cleared
3 10 (3.69%) CISSP
3 10 (3.69%) Degree
4 7 (2.58%) PMP
4 7 (2.58%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.21%) ISEB
5 6 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.48%) CISM
7 3 (1.11%) CEH
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.11%) GCIH
7 3 (1.11%) GCIA
7 3 (1.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (0.74%) CCNA
8 2 (0.74%) MCP
8 2 (0.74%) MCSE
8 2 (0.74%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.06%) QA
2 5 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.37%) BS7799
5 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (4.80%) Active Directory
2 10 (3.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (2.95%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.85%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.48%) GPFS
6 3 (1.11%) XenApp
6 3 (1.11%) RHEV
6 3 (1.11%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.74%) RACF
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (4.43%) Tivoli
2 5 (1.85%) Nagios
3 4 (1.48%) Puppet
3 4 (1.48%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.11%) Data Guard
4 3 (1.11%) SCOM
4 3 (1.11%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (1.11%) Unicenter
4 3 (1.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.74%) Foglight
5 2 (0.74%) SCCM
5 2 (0.74%) YUM
5 2 (0.74%) CA Wily
5 2 (0.74%) Cacti
5 2 (0.74%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.37%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.37%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.37%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 76 (28.04%) Oracle
2 44 (16.24%) Red Hat
3 30 (11.07%) Microsoft
4 28 (10.33%) VMware
5 24 (8.86%) Splunk
6 21 (7.75%) HP
7 18 (6.64%) IBM
8 14 (5.17%) Cyber-Ark
9 13 (4.80%) SAP
10 9 (3.32%) McAfee
11 8 (2.95%) Cisco
12 7 (2.58%) NetApp
13 6 (2.21%) Citrix
14 5 (1.85%) Tumbleweed
14 5 (1.85%) TIBCO
14 5 (1.85%) Sybase
15 4 (1.48%) Juniper
15 4 (1.48%) Informatica
15 4 (1.48%) CA
15 4 (1.48%) Sun
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