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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 32 25 30
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Unix 195 202 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 5.15% 6.18% 5.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.75% 29.19% 25.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 82 84
Average daily rate £400 £375 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +13.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £263 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £49.50 £12.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.59% +283.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
788 692 621
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.79% 21.16% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 333 257
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 83 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.85 £12.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.30 £34.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +3 110 £350 -12.50% 14
Cheshire -10 36 £513 +25.76% 6
Lancashire +2 30 £415 +18.57%
Merseyside -25 9 £475 +26.66% 4
Cumbria -7 2 £300 - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 217 (53.32%) Linux
2 126 (30.96%) Windows
3 107 (26.29%) Oracle
4 103 (25.31%) Java
5 81 (19.90%) SQL
6 80 (19.66%) Finance
7 78 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
8 74 (18.18%) Python
9 69 (16.95%) AIX
10 68 (16.71%) HTML
11 65 (15.97%) Solaris
12 63 (15.48%) .NET
13 62 (15.23%) JavaScript
14 59 (14.50%) CSS
14 59 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
15 58 (14.25%) Middleware
16 55 (13.51%) Migration
17 54 (13.27%) HTTP
17 54 (13.27%) IBM
18 51 (12.53%) Red Hat
19 49 (12.04%) Git (software)
20 48 (11.79%) Mac OS X
21 46 (11.30%) Internet
22 45 (11.06%) Banking
22 45 (11.06%) Subversion
22 45 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
23 44 (10.81%) Ruby
23 44 (10.81%) Microsoft
23 44 (10.81%) SQL Server
24 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 40 (9.83%) WebSphere
2 28 (6.88%) Apache
3 27 (6.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 26 (6.39%) SAS
5 25 (6.14%) JBoss
6 24 (5.90%) WebLogic
7 13 (3.19%) SharePoint
7 13 (3.19%) Tomcat
8 12 (2.95%) OpenStack
9 10 (2.46%) Node.js
10 7 (1.72%) IIS
11 6 (1.47%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.47%) SharePoint 2010
12 5 (1.23%) Confluence
12 5 (1.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 4 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (0.98%) iPlanet
13 4 (0.98%) MQSeries
13 4 (0.98%) Tuxedo
13 4 (0.98%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 16 (3.93%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.21%) MS Office
2 9 (2.21%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.98%) MS Project
4 2 (0.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.23%) BASE24
1 5 (1.23%) Unica
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle 11i
2 3 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.49%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.49%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
4 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.46%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (1.97%) IaaS
4 4 (0.98%) IBM PureFlex
5 3 (0.74%) GitHub
6 2 (0.49%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.25%) Route 53
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (13.27%) HTTP
2 46 (11.30%) Internet
3 25 (6.14%) TCP/IP
4 24 (5.90%) SMTP
5 19 (4.67%) DNS
6 18 (4.42%) SSL
7 16 (3.93%) LAN
7 16 (3.93%) VoIP
8 15 (3.69%) SNMP
9 14 (3.44%) SAN
10 13 (3.19%) FTP
11 12 (2.95%) Firewall
11 12 (2.95%) WAN
12 11 (2.70%) ATM
13 9 (2.21%) DHCP
14 8 (1.97%) Ethernet
15 6 (1.47%) ISDN
15 6 (1.47%) SSH
16 5 (1.23%) OSPF
16 5 (1.23%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (10.81%) SQL Server
2 40 (9.83%) DB2
3 31 (7.62%) MongoDB
4 30 (7.37%) PostgreSQL
5 19 (4.67%) Relational Database
6 18 (4.42%) Oracle Database
7 17 (4.18%) Base SAS
8 14 (3.44%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (3.19%) MySQL
10 12 (2.95%) Neo4j
11 9 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (2.21%) Big Data
11 9 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (2.21%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 8 (1.97%) NoSQL
13 7 (1.72%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.47%) Oracle ODI
14 6 (1.47%) PowerCenter
14 6 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 5 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (12.04%) Git (software)
2 45 (11.06%) Subversion
3 32 (7.86%) Jenkins
4 24 (5.90%) Visual Studio
5 19 (4.67%) Eclipse
6 16 (3.93%) JUnit
7 13 (3.19%) JIRA
8 11 (2.70%) Maven
9 6 (1.47%) Hudson
9 6 (1.47%) NUnit
9 6 (1.47%) PHPUnit
9 6 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 4 (0.98%) FishEye
10 4 (0.98%) Introscope
10 4 (0.98%) Rational DOORS
10 4 (0.98%) TestDirector
10 4 (0.98%) VectorCAST
11 3 (0.74%) Eclipse RCP
11 3 (0.74%) Log4j
11 3 (0.74%) Oracle Forms
General
1 80 (19.66%) Finance
2 45 (11.06%) Banking
3 10 (2.46%) Retail
3 10 (2.46%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.47%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.47%) Marketing
5 3 (0.74%) Military
6 2 (0.49%) Avionics
6 2 (0.49%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.49%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 112 (27.52%) Developer
2 65 (15.97%) Analyst
3 54 (13.27%) Architect
4 31 (7.62%) Java Developer
5 24 (5.90%) Administrator
5 24 (5.90%) Technical Analyst
6 23 (5.65%) Senior Developer
7 20 (4.91%) Consultant
7 20 (4.91%) Digital Developer
7 20 (4.91%) Technical Architect
8 19 (4.67%) .NET Developer
8 19 (4.67%) C# Developer
9 18 (4.42%) C# .NET Developer
10 15 (3.69%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.70%) SAS Developer
12 11 (2.70%) Senior Java Developer
13 10 (2.46%) Analyst Developer
13 10 (2.46%) SAS Analyst
14 9 (2.21%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (16.71%) HTML
2 63 (15.48%) .NET
3 59 (14.50%) CSS
4 58 (14.25%) Middleware
5 31 (7.62%) Web Services
6 29 (7.13%) HTML5
7 25 (6.14%) J2EE
7 25 (6.14%) jQuery
7 25 (6.14%) XML
8 19 (4.67%) LAPP Stack
9 18 (4.42%) WebSphere MQ
10 17 (4.18%) SOAP
11 16 (3.93%) AngularJS
11 16 (3.93%) Silverlight
12 15 (3.69%) ASP.NET
12 15 (3.69%) Hibernate
12 15 (3.69%) REST
13 12 (2.95%) CAML
13 12 (2.95%) Spring
14 11 (2.70%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 59 (14.50%) Analytical Skills
2 37 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 37 (9.09%) Mainframe
3 19 (4.67%) Visualisation
4 18 (4.42%) Computer Science
5 17 (4.18%) Clustering
6 11 (2.70%) HACMP
7 10 (2.46%) IBM Mainframe
7 10 (2.46%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.97%) Data Integration
9 7 (1.72%) Tandem
10 6 (1.47%) DLPAR
10 6 (1.47%) Replication
11 5 (1.23%) EMV
11 5 (1.23%) iPad
11 5 (1.23%) LPAR
11 5 (1.23%) Social Media
12 4 (0.98%) Data Structures
12 4 (0.98%) HP Storage
12 4 (0.98%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 217 (53.32%) Linux
2 126 (30.96%) Windows
3 69 (16.95%) AIX
4 65 (15.97%) Solaris
5 48 (11.79%) Mac OS X
6 41 (10.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (6.63%) HPUX
8 19 (4.67%) MVS
9 15 (3.69%) Windows Server
10 8 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (1.47%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.23%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.98%) VME
14 4 (0.98%) Windows 8
15 3 (0.74%) CentOS
15 3 (0.74%) Debian
15 3 (0.74%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.74%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (19.16%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (13.51%) Migration
3 45 (11.06%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (8.85%) Responsive Web Design
4 36 (8.85%) Web Design
5 31 (7.62%) Configuration Management
6 29 (7.13%) Web Accessibility
7 27 (6.63%) ITIL
7 27 (6.63%) Scrum
8 23 (5.65%) CRM
9 22 (5.41%) Data Modelling
10 21 (5.16%) Project Management
10 21 (5.16%) UML
11 20 (4.91%) Unit Testing
12 19 (4.67%) DevOps
13 18 (4.42%) DSDM
13 18 (4.42%) TDD
13 18 (4.42%) Workflow
14 17 (4.18%) ETL
15 16 (3.93%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 103 (25.31%) Java
2 81 (19.90%) SQL
3 74 (18.18%) Python
4 62 (15.23%) JavaScript
5 44 (10.81%) Ruby
6 40 (9.83%) Shell Script
7 38 (9.34%) C#
8 37 (9.09%) Bash Shell
9 35 (8.60%) Perl
10 23 (5.65%) C++
11 21 (5.16%) C
12 16 (3.93%) PowerShell
12 16 (3.93%) Scala
12 16 (3.93%) VB
12 16 (3.93%) XAML
13 15 (3.69%) AWK
14 14 (3.44%) Korn
15 12 (2.95%) FQL
16 10 (2.46%) PHP
16 10 (2.46%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (10.57%) Security Cleared
2 27 (6.63%) SC Cleared
3 15 (3.69%) Degree
4 4 (0.98%) DV Cleared
4 4 (0.98%) RHCA
4 4 (0.98%) RHCE
5 3 (0.74%) Sun Certification
6 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (0.49%) HND
6 2 (0.49%) ISEB
6 2 (0.49%) ISTQB
6 2 (0.49%) RHCSA
7 1 (0.25%) APMP
7 1 (0.25%) GCFE
7 1 (0.25%) GIAC
7 1 (0.25%) GREM
7 1 (0.25%) OSCP
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.46%) SLA
2 9 (2.21%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (1.47%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (2.46%) Active Directory
3 8 (1.97%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (1.72%) vSphere
5 6 (1.47%) BitLocker
5 6 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (1.47%) Xen
5 6 (1.47%) XenServer
6 4 (0.98%) GPFS
6 4 (0.98%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (0.98%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.74%) KVM
7 3 (0.74%) RACF
7 3 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (0.49%) Docker
8 2 (0.49%) Dovecot
8 2 (0.49%) iptables
8 2 (0.49%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (8.35%) Puppet
2 26 (6.39%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (4.91%) Tivoli
4 13 (3.19%) Cobbler
5 10 (2.46%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.21%) SCCM
7 8 (1.97%) StatsD
7 8 (1.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 6 (1.47%) CA Wily
8 6 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.23%) Ansible
9 5 (1.23%) SCOM
9 5 (1.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 4 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.98%) Legato
10 4 (0.98%) OpenNebula
10 4 (0.98%) Red Hat Satellite
10 4 (0.98%) SCOrch
10 4 (0.98%) Terraform
11 3 (0.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 107 (26.29%) Oracle
2 54 (13.27%) IBM
3 51 (12.53%) Red Hat
4 44 (10.81%) Microsoft
5 40 (9.83%) VMware
6 16 (3.93%) Telerik
7 15 (3.69%) HP
7 15 (3.69%) Sun
8 14 (3.44%) Citrix
9 13 (3.19%) CA
10 12 (2.95%) SAP
11 10 (2.46%) Cisco
11 10 (2.46%) Teradata
12 9 (2.21%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.72%) Apigee
13 7 (1.72%) Informatica
13 7 (1.72%) Mashery
13 7 (1.72%) Siebel
13 7 (1.72%) Tableau
14 6 (1.47%) EMC
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