The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West region.

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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 40 23 13
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 140 151 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.43% 6.14% 8.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.44% 26.03% 37.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 76 110
Average daily rate £369 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £488 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 7
Average hourly rate £12.49 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.36% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £30.00 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £30.00 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
720 580 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.78% 23.59% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 252 297
Average daily rate £280 £288 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.61% -11.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
- -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 71 71
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +4.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £9.63 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.53 £30.00 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
England

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +10 62 £325 -7.14% 16
Cheshire -16 44 £338 -10.00% 18
Lancashire -20 12 £395 -11.04% 3
Merseyside -9 9 £425 - 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 147 (49.16%) Windows
2 100 (33.44%) Linux
3 83 (27.76%) Finance
4 78 (26.09%) Middleware
4 78 (26.09%) Oracle
5 62 (20.74%) AIX
6 60 (20.07%) Mainframe
7 58 (19.40%) Banking
8 57 (19.06%) ITIL
9 53 (17.73%) Shell Script
10 48 (16.05%) Oracle Database
11 44 (14.72%) Information Security
12 42 (14.05%) SQL
13 41 (13.71%) IBM
14 36 (12.04%) WebSphere
15 35 (11.71%) Change Management
16 26 (8.70%) Firewall
16 26 (8.70%) SSL
17 24 (8.03%) Oracle Database 11g
17 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
18 23 (7.69%) Java
18 23 (7.69%) Web Services
18 23 (7.69%) Tivoli
19 22 (7.36%) Perl
19 22 (7.36%) Solaris
20 21 (7.02%) Clustering
20 21 (7.02%) VMware
20 21 (7.02%) Data Guard
20 21 (7.02%) Splunk
21 20 (6.69%) Oracle RAC

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 36 (12.04%) WebSphere
2 17 (5.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 14 (4.68%) Tomcat
4 8 (2.68%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.01%) Gentran
6 5 (1.67%) TIBCO EMS
6 5 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (1.34%) Tuxedo
7 4 (1.34%) IBM Notes
7 4 (1.34%) SAS
8 3 (1.00%) Apache
9 2 (0.67%) IIS
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Application Server
10 1 (0.33%) FileNet
10 1 (0.33%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.33%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.33%) CICS
10 1 (0.33%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (5.35%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.35%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.68%) MS Office
4 7 (2.34%) MS Project
5 6 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (3.34%) Oracle Applications
2 9 (3.01%) Oracle EBS R12
3 8 (2.68%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (1.34%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (1.00%) CSG Singleview
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.33%) CA Clarity
6 1 (0.33%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.34%) Office 365
2 2 (0.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (0.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.70%) Firewall
1 26 (8.70%) SSL
2 20 (6.69%) FTP
3 14 (4.68%) HTTP
4 13 (4.35%) SAN
5 12 (4.01%) LDAP
5 12 (4.01%) Internet
6 11 (3.68%) DMZ
7 8 (2.68%) LAN
8 7 (2.34%) DNS
8 7 (2.34%) HTTPS
9 5 (1.67%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.34%) VPN
10 4 (1.34%) WAN
11 3 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.00%) NAS
11 3 (1.00%) OSPF
11 3 (1.00%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.00%) NetScaler
12 2 (0.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (16.05%) Oracle Database
2 24 (8.03%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (6.35%) SQL Server
4 16 (5.35%) Oracle Database 10g
5 14 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 13 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 12 (4.01%) Oracle Discoverer
8 11 (3.68%) Oracle Reports
9 9 (3.01%) DB2
10 8 (2.68%) Oracle BI EE
11 7 (2.34%) QlikView
11 7 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 5 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
13 4 (1.34%) MySQL
13 4 (1.34%) Ingres
14 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 3 (1.00%) Informix
14 3 (1.00%) Oracle BI Publisher
14 3 (1.00%) Big Data
15 2 (0.67%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 7 (2.34%) LoadRunner
2 6 (2.01%) Toad
3 5 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (1.00%) Ant
5 2 (0.67%) Gradle
5 2 (0.67%) JIRA
5 2 (0.67%) Maven
5 2 (0.67%) Selenium
5 2 (0.67%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.33%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (0.33%) Subversion
6 1 (0.33%) TestDirector
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 83 (27.76%) Finance
2 58 (19.40%) Banking
3 7 (2.34%) Financial Institution
4 5 (1.67%) Local Government
4 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.34%) Retail
5 4 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.00%) Billing
7 1 (0.33%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.33%) Publishing
7 1 (0.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 54 (18.06%) Analyst
2 33 (11.04%) Administrator
3 31 (10.37%) DBA
4 29 (9.70%) Oracle DBA
5 27 (9.03%) Developer
5 27 (9.03%) Consultant
6 18 (6.02%) Middleware Specialist
6 18 (6.02%) Project Manager
7 16 (5.35%) Architect
8 12 (4.01%) Security Analyst
9 10 (3.34%) Designer
10 9 (3.01%) Technical Manager
10 9 (3.01%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.68%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.34%) Java Developer
12 7 (2.34%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.01%) Solutions Designer
13 6 (2.01%) AIX Administrator
13 6 (2.01%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (26.09%) Middleware
2 23 (7.69%) Web Services
3 14 (4.68%) CSS
3 14 (4.68%) WebSphere MQ
4 11 (3.68%) SOAP
4 11 (3.68%) HTML
5 10 (3.34%) ISPF
5 10 (3.34%) Regular Expression
6 9 (3.01%) Spring
6 9 (3.01%) .NET
7 8 (2.68%) XML
8 7 (2.34%) ASP.NET
9 6 (2.01%) ASP.NET MVC
10 5 (1.67%) Rendezvous
10 5 (1.67%) J2EE
11 4 (1.34%) ActiveMQ
12 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
12 3 (1.00%) Spring MVC
12 3 (1.00%) Hibernate
12 3 (1.00%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (20.07%) Mainframe
2 21 (7.02%) Clustering
3 16 (5.35%) IBM Mainframe
4 14 (4.68%) GIS
5 13 (4.35%) Management Information System
6 8 (2.68%) Client/Server
7 7 (2.34%) Tandem
7 7 (2.34%) AS400
8 6 (2.01%) PMI
8 6 (2.01%) Economics
9 5 (1.67%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.67%) NHS
10 4 (1.34%) PKI
11 3 (1.00%) Online Banking
11 3 (1.00%) Replication
12 2 (0.67%) HACMP
12 2 (0.67%) CESG
12 2 (0.67%) Statistics
12 2 (0.67%) HP Superdome
12 2 (0.67%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 147 (49.16%) Windows
2 100 (33.44%) Linux
3 62 (20.74%) AIX
4 22 (7.36%) Solaris
5 14 (4.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (2.01%) HPUX
8 6 (2.01%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.00%) zOS
10 2 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.67%) Tru64
11 1 (0.33%) CentOS
11 1 (0.33%) Debian
11 1 (0.33%) MVS
11 1 (0.33%) VMS
11 1 (0.33%) OS/400
11 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (19.06%) ITIL
2 44 (14.72%) Information Security
3 35 (11.71%) Change Management
4 19 (6.35%) Service Management
5 15 (5.02%) Project Management
6 14 (4.68%) PRINCE2
7 13 (4.35%) Performance Testing
7 13 (4.35%) Unit Testing
7 13 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 12 (4.01%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (3.68%) Problem Management
9 11 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (3.34%) Business Intelligence
10 10 (3.34%) Scrum
10 10 (3.34%) Security Management
11 9 (3.01%) Performance Management
11 9 (3.01%) TDD
11 9 (3.01%) MVC
11 9 (3.01%) Migration
12 8 (2.68%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 53 (17.73%) Shell Script
2 42 (14.05%) SQL
3 23 (7.69%) Java
4 22 (7.36%) Perl
5 12 (4.01%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.68%) JCL
6 11 (3.68%) PL/SQL
7 7 (2.34%) C#
8 6 (2.01%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.67%) C
10 4 (1.34%) C++
10 4 (1.34%) PHP
10 4 (1.34%) Python
11 3 (1.00%) R
11 3 (1.00%) PowerShell
12 2 (0.67%) VB
12 2 (0.67%) COBOL
13 1 (0.33%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.33%) Ruby
13 1 (0.33%) AWK
Qualifications
1 24 (8.03%) Security Cleared
2 19 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 14 (4.68%) CISSP
4 7 (2.34%) CISA
4 7 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.01%) PMP
5 6 (2.01%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.01%) ISEB
6 5 (1.67%) Degree
6 5 (1.67%) GIAC
7 4 (1.34%) CCNP
7 4 (1.34%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.00%) CCIP
9 2 (0.67%) OCP
9 2 (0.67%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.67%) CISM
9 2 (0.67%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.67%) CRISC
10 1 (0.33%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.01%) QA
2 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 2 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.67%) COBIT
5 1 (0.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (6.69%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (5.69%) Active Directory
3 10 (3.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (2.68%) Oracle RMAN
4 8 (2.68%) PowerHA
5 5 (1.67%) VMware ESX
5 5 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 3 (1.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (0.67%) Samba
7 2 (0.67%) XenApp
7 2 (0.67%) vSphere
7 2 (0.67%) vCloud
8 1 (0.33%) SpamAssassin
8 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.33%) Xen
8 1 (0.33%) KVM
Systems Management
1 23 (7.69%) Tivoli
2 21 (7.02%) Data Guard
3 8 (2.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 7 (2.34%) BladeLogic
4 7 (2.34%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 6 (2.01%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (2.01%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.01%) CA Wily
6 4 (1.34%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.00%) Ganglia
7 3 (1.00%) Nagios
7 3 (1.00%) Unicenter
8 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.67%) nmon
8 2 (0.67%) Tivoli Monitoring
8 2 (0.67%) SCOM
8 2 (0.67%) Puppet
9 1 (0.33%) Oracle Identity Manager
9 1 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 78 (26.09%) Oracle
2 41 (13.71%) IBM
3 21 (7.02%) VMware
3 21 (7.02%) Splunk
4 18 (6.02%) HP
5 15 (5.02%) Red Hat
5 15 (5.02%) Microsoft
6 14 (4.68%) Cisco
7 13 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 12 (4.01%) Citrix
9 11 (3.68%) JBoss
10 10 (3.34%) Cyber-Ark
11 9 (3.01%) McAfee
11 9 (3.01%) SAP
12 7 (2.34%) Kaspersky
12 7 (2.34%) Tumbleweed
12 7 (2.34%) Axway
12 7 (2.34%) SurfControl
13 6 (2.01%) TIBCO
13 6 (2.01%) Clearswift
Cheshire
E-synergy Solutions
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Posted: 5 days ago
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Manchester
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