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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 20 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / North West
Rank 42 30 27
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 111 200 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.23% 5.37% 5.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.90% 25.91% 26.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 113 72
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £521 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £60.00 £20.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -59.59%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £30.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+26.82% -23.12%

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
531 772 719
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.23% 20.74% 21.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 403 342
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £250 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 89 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.93 £10.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £32.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 66 £425 +21.42% 20
Cheshire +6 17 £423 -16.54% 4
Merseyside +2 13 £358 -20.55% 4
Lancashire -10 12 £525 +44.82%
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 202 (71.89%) Linux
2 155 (55.16%) Windows
3 89 (31.67%) Oracle
4 66 (23.49%) Python
5 59 (21.00%) Firewall
5 59 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
6 56 (19.93%) WAN
7 55 (19.57%) AIX
8 54 (19.22%) LAN
9 51 (18.15%) TCP/IP
10 49 (17.44%) IBM
10 49 (17.44%) Java
11 48 (17.08%) CISSP
12 47 (16.73%) SQL Server
13 46 (16.37%) SQL
13 46 (16.37%) Apple
14 45 (16.01%) VPN
14 45 (16.01%) VoIP
14 45 (16.01%) Puppet
14 45 (16.01%) DevOps
15 44 (15.66%) Patch Management
15 44 (15.66%) SANS
15 44 (15.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 44 (15.66%) Security Cleared
16 43 (15.30%) SSCP
16 43 (15.30%) Splunk
16 43 (15.30%) Vulnerability Management
17 42 (14.95%) Open Source
18 41 (14.59%) Elastic Stack
19 40 (14.23%) Microsoft

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (11.03%) WebSphere
2 19 (6.76%) Apache
3 17 (6.05%) JBoss
3 17 (6.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 15 (5.34%) WebLogic
5 12 (4.27%) Tomcat
5 12 (4.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (3.56%) IIS
6 10 (3.56%) OpenStack
7 8 (2.85%) nginx
8 7 (2.49%) CloudStack
9 4 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.42%) GlassFish
9 4 (1.42%) MS Exchange
9 4 (1.42%) SAS
10 3 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
10 3 (1.07%) Jetty
10 3 (1.07%) Mongrel
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle 10gAS
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 14 (4.98%) MS Excel
1 14 (4.98%) MS PowerPoint
2 4 (1.42%) MS Project
3 3 (1.07%) MS Office
4 2 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.36%) BASE24
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.36%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.36%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 29 (10.32%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.34%) IaaS
3 13 (4.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (4.27%) PaaS
5 10 (3.56%) SaaS
6 5 (1.78%) Heroku
7 4 (1.42%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (1.07%) Google App Engine
9 2 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
9 2 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.00%) Firewall
2 56 (19.93%) WAN
3 54 (19.22%) LAN
4 51 (18.15%) TCP/IP
5 45 (16.01%) VoIP
5 45 (16.01%) VPN
6 20 (7.12%) SSL
7 18 (6.41%) HTTP
8 13 (4.63%) DNS
9 10 (3.56%) FTP
9 10 (3.56%) SAN
9 10 (3.56%) Wireless
10 8 (2.85%) Internet
10 8 (2.85%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (2.49%) HTTPS
11 7 (2.49%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.49%) LDAP
11 7 (2.49%) Network Security
12 6 (2.14%) DHCP
13 5 (1.78%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.73%) SQL Server
2 25 (8.90%) Oracle Database
3 24 (8.54%) DB2
4 22 (7.83%) Big Data
4 22 (7.83%) Relational Database
5 20 (7.12%) NoSQL
6 17 (6.05%) MongoDB
6 17 (6.05%) MySQL
6 17 (6.05%) Oracle Database 12c
6 17 (6.05%) Redis
7 16 (5.69%) Oracle Database 11g
8 12 (4.27%) Hadoop
9 7 (2.49%) Ingres
9 7 (2.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle Reports
10 6 (2.14%) Oracle9i Database
11 5 (1.78%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 20 (7.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (4.27%) JIRA
3 9 (3.20%) Subversion
4 8 (2.85%) Eclipse
4 8 (2.85%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.42%) Eclipse RCP
6 3 (1.07%) GitLab
6 3 (1.07%) Hudson
6 3 (1.07%) JUnit
6 3 (1.07%) MSI
6 3 (1.07%) Selenium
6 3 (1.07%) Travis CI
7 2 (0.71%) JMeter
7 2 (0.71%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.71%) Mercurial
7 2 (0.71%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.71%) Toad
7 2 (0.71%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.36%) Ant
8 1 (0.36%) Oracle Forms
General
1 37 (13.17%) Finance
2 21 (7.47%) Banking
3 7 (2.49%) Retail
4 3 (1.07%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.71%) Electronics
5 2 (0.71%) Marketing
5 2 (0.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Front Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 49 (17.44%) Analyst
2 27 (9.61%) Architect
3 24 (8.54%) Developer
3 24 (8.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 20 (7.12%) Administrator
5 16 (5.69%) DBA
6 15 (5.34%) Oracle DBA
6 15 (5.34%) Security Analyst
7 14 (4.98%) Consultant
7 14 (4.98%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.63%) Systems Administrator
8 13 (4.63%) Unix Administrator
9 12 (4.27%) Senior Analyst
9 12 (4.27%) Technical Specialist
10 11 (3.91%) Project Manager
10 11 (3.91%) Unix Systems Administrator
11 10 (3.56%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 10 (3.56%) Security Specialist
12 9 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
12 9 (3.20%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (14.59%) Elastic Stack
2 35 (12.46%) Web Services
3 34 (12.10%) Middleware
4 30 (10.68%) XML
5 27 (9.61%) J2EE
6 19 (6.76%) JSON
7 17 (6.05%) RESTful
8 11 (3.91%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (3.20%) .NET
9 9 (3.20%) SOAP
10 8 (2.85%) JMS
11 7 (2.49%) REST
12 5 (1.78%) Oracle Fusion
12 5 (1.78%) Spring
13 4 (1.42%) CSS
13 4 (1.42%) EJB
13 4 (1.42%) JDBC
13 4 (1.42%) ODBC
13 4 (1.42%) Swing
13 4 (1.42%) SWT
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.10%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.12%) Cyber Attack
4 18 (6.41%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.27%) Clustering
6 11 (3.91%) Mainframe
6 11 (3.91%) Tandem
7 9 (3.20%) Security Operations Centre
8 7 (2.49%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.78%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.78%) Oracle Licensing
10 4 (1.42%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.07%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.07%) Wiki
12 2 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.71%) HACMP
12 2 (0.71%) IBM Mainframe
12 2 (0.71%) Replication
12 2 (0.71%) User Experience
13 1 (0.36%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 202 (71.89%) Linux
2 155 (55.16%) Windows
3 55 (19.57%) AIX
4 27 (9.61%) Solaris
5 21 (7.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (4.27%) Windows 2000
6 12 (4.27%) Windows Server
6 12 (4.27%) Windows XP
7 5 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.42%) CentOS
8 4 (1.42%) Debian
8 4 (1.42%) Ubuntu
9 3 (1.07%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (0.71%) HPUX
10 2 (0.71%) OS/2
10 2 (0.71%) SUSE
11 1 (0.36%) Android
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.36%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (16.01%) DevOps
3 44 (15.66%) Patch Management
3 44 (15.66%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 43 (15.30%) Vulnerability Management
5 42 (14.95%) Open Source
6 40 (14.23%) ITIL
7 39 (13.88%) Network Monitoring
8 35 (12.46%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (8.90%) Case Management
9 25 (8.90%) Migration
10 24 (8.54%) Information Security
11 23 (8.19%) Security Operations
12 22 (7.83%) Change Management
13 20 (7.12%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (6.76%) SIEM
15 18 (6.41%) Performance Tuning
15 18 (6.41%) SOA
16 17 (6.05%) Data Management
16 17 (6.05%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (23.49%) Python
2 49 (17.44%) Java
3 46 (16.37%) SQL
4 31 (11.03%) Shell Script
5 29 (10.32%) Perl
6 28 (9.96%) Bash Shell
7 20 (7.12%) Ruby
8 19 (6.76%) JavaScript
9 12 (4.27%) PowerShell
10 8 (2.85%) C
10 8 (2.85%) PL/SQL
11 7 (2.49%) Scala
12 5 (1.78%) C++
12 5 (1.78%) PHP
13 4 (1.42%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.42%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (1.42%) ActionScript 3.0
13 4 (1.42%) Jython
14 3 (1.07%) C#
14 3 (1.07%) Korn
Qualifications
1 48 (17.08%) CISSP
2 44 (15.66%) SANS
2 44 (15.66%) Security Cleared
3 43 (15.30%) SSCP
4 34 (12.10%) SC Cleared
5 7 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.14%) Degree
6 6 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.78%) CCDP
7 5 (1.78%) RHCSA
8 4 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.42%) CCDA
8 4 (1.42%) CCNA
9 3 (1.07%) CCNP
9 3 (1.07%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.07%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.71%) CISM
10 2 (0.71%) ISEB
10 2 (0.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.71%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.56%) SLA
2 5 (1.78%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.42%) QA
4 3 (1.07%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.71%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.71%) SDET
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (4.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.27%) Docker
2 12 (4.27%) vSphere
3 10 (3.56%) Xen
4 8 (2.85%) Active Directory
5 7 (2.49%) XenServer
6 5 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.78%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (1.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 4 (1.42%) Veritas File System
7 4 (1.42%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (1.07%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.71%) Dovecot
9 2 (0.71%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.71%) iptables
9 2 (0.71%) KVM
9 2 (0.71%) Sendmail
9 2 (0.71%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (16.01%) Puppet
2 39 (13.88%) QRadar
3 35 (12.46%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (6.41%) Ansible
4 18 (6.41%) Kibana
5 17 (6.05%) logstash
6 9 (3.20%) Data Guard
6 9 (3.20%) Nessus
6 9 (3.20%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (2.85%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 8 (2.85%) RSA enVision
7 8 (2.85%) SCOM
8 7 (2.49%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.49%) Nexpose
8 7 (2.49%) Nmap
9 4 (1.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (1.07%) Control-M
10 3 (1.07%) Nagios
10 3 (1.07%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.07%) yum
Vendors
1 89 (31.67%) Oracle
2 49 (17.44%) IBM
3 46 (16.37%) Apple
4 43 (15.30%) Splunk
5 40 (14.23%) Microsoft
6 31 (11.03%) LogRhythm
6 31 (11.03%) Red Hat
7 30 (10.68%) VMware
8 19 (6.76%) Veritas
9 10 (3.56%) ArcSight
9 10 (3.56%) Sybase
10 9 (3.20%) Intel
11 8 (2.85%) Intel Security
11 8 (2.85%) NetWitness
11 8 (2.85%) SAP
12 7 (2.49%) Cisco
12 7 (2.49%) Qualys
13 6 (2.14%) EMC
13 6 (2.14%) HP
13 6 (2.14%) Snow
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