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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 44 26 22
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 126 157 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 3.94% 5.39% 7.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.57% 24.72% 32.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 81 109
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£375 £308 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.75% -17.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £226 £323
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £435 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £53.50 £19.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+181.57% -49.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £30.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.76%
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
717 635 758
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.45% 21.81% 22.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 395 265 312
Average daily rate £325 £310 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -8.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 88 87
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +14.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £35.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire -11 45 £430 +34.37% 9
Manchester -19 34 £375 +41.50% 14
Merseyside -3 16 £425 -5.55% 9
Lancashire -16 12 £375 - 2
Cumbria - 4 £234 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 109 (42.41%) Linux
2 104 (40.47%) Windows
3 82 (31.91%) Finance
4 79 (30.74%) Oracle
5 48 (18.68%) Banking
6 46 (17.90%) Red Hat
7 44 (17.12%) Information Security
8 43 (16.73%) SQL
9 40 (15.56%) Middleware
10 34 (13.23%) Shell Script
11 33 (12.84%) AIX
12 32 (12.45%) Perl
13 30 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 28 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (10.89%) Java
14 28 (10.89%) Mainframe
15 26 (10.12%) VMware
16 25 (9.73%) Microsoft
17 24 (9.34%) Management Information System
18 23 (8.95%) Solaris
18 23 (8.95%) Security Cleared
19 22 (8.56%) ITIL
19 22 (8.56%) HP
19 22 (8.56%) Firewall
20 21 (8.17%) SQL Server
21 20 (7.78%) Python
21 20 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
22 19 (7.39%) Splunk
22 19 (7.39%) IBM
23 18 (7.00%) DB2

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (6.23%) WebSphere
2 15 (5.84%) Apache
3 13 (5.06%) WebLogic
4 12 (4.67%) Tomcat
5 6 (2.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 6 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
5 6 (2.33%) MS Exchange
6 5 (1.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (1.95%) SAS
6 5 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (1.56%) IIS
7 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.56%) nginx
8 3 (1.17%) CICS
8 3 (1.17%) iPlanet
9 2 (0.78%) Lync
9 2 (0.78%) NetWeaver
9 2 (0.78%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.39%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 11 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 9 (3.50%) MS Visio
3 7 (2.72%) MS Project
4 2 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.39%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) CSG Singleview
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (1.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 3 (1.17%) Hyperion Planning
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.78%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.39%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.39%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.78%) PaaS
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon S3
1 2 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (8.56%) Firewall
2 16 (6.23%) SAN
3 10 (3.89%) FTP
4 9 (3.50%) HTTP
4 9 (3.50%) TCP/IP
5 6 (2.33%) LDAP
6 4 (1.56%) DNS
6 4 (1.56%) DHCP
7 3 (1.17%) LAN
7 3 (1.17%) WAN
7 3 (1.17%) TACACS
8 2 (0.78%) PuTTY
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (0.78%) VPN
8 2 (0.78%) Network Security
9 1 (0.39%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.39%) SSH
9 1 (0.39%) Cisco ICM
9 1 (0.39%) ATM
9 1 (0.39%) SNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.17%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.00%) DB2
2 18 (7.00%) Oracle Database
3 10 (3.89%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (3.89%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.11%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (2.72%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (2.72%) MySQL
6 6 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (1.95%) CouchDB
7 5 (1.95%) QlikView
7 5 (1.95%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.95%) Couchbase
7 5 (1.95%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.56%) Data Mining
9 3 (1.17%) Essbase
9 3 (1.17%) PowerCenter
9 3 (1.17%) SAP Data Services
10 2 (0.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 2 (0.78%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 14 (5.45%) Subversion
2 12 (4.67%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.33%) Oracle Forms
4 5 (1.95%) Ant
5 4 (1.56%) LoadRunner
5 4 (1.56%) Oracle APEX
6 3 (1.17%) Maven
6 3 (1.17%) Gradle
6 3 (1.17%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.78%) ERwin
7 2 (0.78%) Toad
7 2 (0.78%) Rational Rose
8 1 (0.39%) WebDriver
8 1 (0.39%) Selenium
8 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.39%) JUnit
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 82 (31.91%) Finance
2 48 (18.68%) Banking
3 9 (3.50%) Retail
4 6 (2.33%) Advertising
4 6 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.17%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.78%) Billing
7 1 (0.39%) Games
7 1 (0.39%) Automotive
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Legal
Job Titles
1 46 (17.90%) Developer
2 45 (17.51%) Analyst
3 36 (14.01%) Administrator
4 26 (10.12%) Architect
5 23 (8.95%) Project Manager
6 21 (8.17%) Consultant
7 17 (6.61%) Technical Architect
8 14 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
8 14 (5.45%) AIX Administrator
9 12 (4.67%) UNIX Administrator
10 11 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (3.89%) Python Developer
12 8 (3.11%) Test Analyst
12 8 (3.11%) Security Consultant
13 7 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Security Analyst
14 6 (2.33%) IT Consultant
14 6 (2.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 6 (2.33%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (15.56%) Middleware
2 17 (6.61%) CSS
2 17 (6.61%) HTML
3 14 (5.45%) Regular Expression
4 12 (4.67%) Web Services
4 12 (4.67%) XML
5 9 (3.50%) Django
6 8 (3.11%) Spring
7 7 (2.72%) .NET
8 6 (2.33%) Oracle Fusion
9 5 (1.95%) RESTful
9 5 (1.95%) Spring MVC
9 5 (1.95%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (1.95%) LAMP
10 4 (1.56%) SOAP
10 4 (1.56%) J2EE
10 4 (1.56%) Ajax
11 3 (1.17%) jQuery
11 3 (1.17%) SAP Basis
11 3 (1.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.89%) Mainframe
2 24 (9.34%) Management Information System
3 14 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.28%) Economics
5 8 (3.11%) Reference Data
5 8 (3.11%) Data Integration
6 6 (2.33%) PMI
7 4 (1.56%) HACMP
7 4 (1.56%) Tandem
7 4 (1.56%) PKI
7 4 (1.56%) IBM Mainframe
7 4 (1.56%) Visualisation
8 3 (1.17%) Open Source
8 3 (1.17%) LPAR
8 3 (1.17%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.17%) Statistics
9 2 (0.78%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.78%) AS400
9 2 (0.78%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 109 (42.41%) Linux
2 104 (40.47%) Windows
3 33 (12.84%) AIX
4 30 (11.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (8.95%) Solaris
6 14 (5.45%) MVS
6 14 (5.45%) HPUX
6 14 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (4.28%) Mac OS X
9 7 (2.72%) CentOS
10 4 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.56%) zOS
10 4 (1.56%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.17%) VMS
12 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.39%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.39%) SUSE
12 1 (0.39%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (17.12%) Information Security
2 28 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (8.56%) ITIL
4 20 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (6.61%) Data Modelling
5 17 (6.61%) Stakeholder Management
6 16 (6.23%) Capacity Planning
6 16 (6.23%) CRM
7 15 (5.84%) Migration
7 15 (5.84%) Vulnerability Management
8 14 (5.45%) Workflow
8 14 (5.45%) Change Management
8 14 (5.45%) Configuration Management
9 12 (4.67%) ETL
9 12 (4.67%) Web Development
9 12 (4.67%) Performance Management
10 11 (4.28%) PRINCE2
11 10 (3.89%) Project Management
12 9 (3.50%) Data Analysis
12 9 (3.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.73%) SQL
2 34 (13.23%) Shell Script
3 32 (12.45%) Perl
4 28 (10.89%) Java
5 20 (7.78%) Python
6 15 (5.84%) PL/SQL
7 10 (3.89%) JavaScript
8 7 (2.72%) Ruby
8 7 (2.72%) PHP
9 5 (1.95%) VB
9 5 (1.95%) C
9 5 (1.95%) C++
10 4 (1.56%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.17%) ABAP
12 2 (0.78%) R
12 2 (0.78%) sed
12 2 (0.78%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.78%) AWK
13 1 (0.39%) Scala
13 1 (0.39%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 23 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 17 (6.61%) SC Cleared
3 11 (4.28%) CISSP
4 10 (3.89%) Degree
5 6 (2.33%) PMP
5 6 (2.33%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.56%) CISM
7 3 (1.17%) CEH
7 3 (1.17%) GCIA
7 3 (1.17%) GCIH
7 3 (1.17%) ISEB
7 3 (1.17%) PhD
8 2 (0.78%) CISA
8 2 (0.78%) MCSE
8 2 (0.78%) CCNA
8 2 (0.78%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.50%) QA
2 5 (1.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.39%) BS7799
System Software
1 11 (4.28%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (3.50%) Firmware
3 7 (2.72%) VMware ESX
4 5 (1.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (1.56%) GPFS
6 3 (1.17%) XenApp
6 3 (1.17%) RHEV
7 2 (0.78%) PowerHA
7 2 (0.78%) RACF
8 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (4.28%) Tivoli
2 6 (2.33%) Nagios
3 5 (1.95%) Puppet
4 3 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.17%) YUM
4 3 (1.17%) OMEGAMON
4 3 (1.17%) Unicenter
5 2 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.78%) NetBackup
5 2 (0.78%) Foglight
5 2 (0.78%) SCCM
5 2 (0.78%) Cacti
5 2 (0.78%) Ganglia
5 2 (0.78%) CA Wily
6 1 (0.39%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.39%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.39%) SCOM
6 1 (0.39%) CA Endevor
6 1 (0.39%) Nessus
Vendors
1 79 (30.74%) Oracle
2 46 (17.90%) Red Hat
3 26 (10.12%) VMware
4 25 (9.73%) Microsoft
5 22 (8.56%) HP
6 19 (7.39%) Splunk
6 19 (7.39%) IBM
7 14 (5.45%) Cyber-Ark
8 13 (5.06%) SAP
9 7 (2.72%) Cisco
9 7 (2.72%) JBoss
9 7 (2.72%) Informatica
9 7 (2.72%) NetApp
10 6 (2.33%) McAfee
11 5 (1.95%) Tumbleweed
11 5 (1.95%) Sybase
11 5 (1.95%) TIBCO
12 4 (1.56%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.56%) Sun
12 4 (1.56%) Dell
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