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 27 August 2016 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 36 37 41
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing Unix 152 196 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.42% 4.63% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.38% 22.25% 16.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 127 65
Median daily rate £400 £450 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.05% +16.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £334 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £483
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Median hourly rate - £37.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +146.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +17.18%
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
711 881 768
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 20.66% 20.82% 24.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 473 394
Median daily rate £388 £350 £311
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% +12.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £171 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £488 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 95 99
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.00 £31.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 0 77 £425 -4.49% 19
Cheshire +3 33 £400 -4.41% 4
Lancashire -5 20 £333 -35.74% 2
Merseyside +8 16 £413 +68.36% 6
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, 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.

1 150 (46.58%) Linux
2 126 (39.13%) Windows
3 116 (36.02%) Oracle
4 77 (23.91%) Finance
5 63 (19.57%) SQL
5 63 (19.57%) Solaris
6 58 (18.01%) AIX
7 56 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 52 (16.15%) Data Centre
9 50 (15.53%) Migration
10 47 (14.60%) VMware
10 47 (14.60%) Security Cleared
11 42 (13.04%) Banking
12 41 (12.73%) ITIL
12 41 (12.73%) Java
13 38 (11.80%) Mainframe
14 37 (11.49%) IBM
15 36 (11.18%) Configuration Management
15 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
16 35 (10.87%) Active Directory
16 35 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 35 (10.87%) Puppet
17 34 (10.56%) Middleware
18 33 (10.25%) JIRA
19 32 (9.94%) SC Cleared
20 31 (9.63%) Shell Script
21 30 (9.32%) SQL Server
21 30 (9.32%) Apache
21 30 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
21 30 (9.32%) Windows Server

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 30 (9.32%) Apache
2 29 (9.01%) WebSphere
3 21 (6.52%) JBoss
4 17 (5.28%) WebLogic
4 17 (5.28%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (3.73%) IIS
6 8 (2.48%) OpenStack
7 6 (1.86%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (1.55%) GlassFish
8 5 (1.55%) SAS
8 5 (1.55%) Tuxedo
9 4 (1.24%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (0.93%) Confluence
10 3 (0.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.93%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.93%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.62%) Cloud Foundry
11 2 (0.62%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.62%) TPMS
Applications
1 18 (5.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.11%) MS Office
3 7 (2.17%) MS Project
4 5 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.62%) Mingle
6 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.48%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.86%) BASE24
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
3 5 (1.55%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.93%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.62%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.31%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (3.42%) IaaS
3 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.62%) AWS CloudTrail
4 2 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.62%) Engine Yard
4 2 (0.62%) GitHub
4 2 (0.62%) Heroku
4 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.62%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 26 (8.07%) Firewall
2 22 (6.83%) TCP/IP
3 20 (6.21%) HTTP
3 20 (6.21%) Network Security
4 16 (4.97%) SAN
5 15 (4.66%) DNS
5 15 (4.66%) FTP
6 12 (3.73%) iSCSI
7 11 (3.42%) DHCP
8 8 (2.48%) LAN
8 8 (2.48%) WAN
9 7 (2.17%) ATM
10 5 (1.55%) Internet
10 5 (1.55%) LDAP
10 5 (1.55%) SSH
10 5 (1.55%) VPN
11 4 (1.24%) SMTP
11 4 (1.24%) SNMP
11 4 (1.24%) VoIP
11 4 (1.24%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (9.32%) SQL Server
2 28 (8.70%) DB2
3 27 (8.39%) Oracle Database
4 21 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (4.66%) Relational Database
6 11 (3.42%) MySQL
6 11 (3.42%) Oracle Database 10g
6 11 (3.42%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.86%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.86%) NoSQL
8 5 (1.55%) Oracle Discoverer
8 5 (1.55%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.93%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.62%) GIS
10 2 (0.62%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 2 (0.62%) SAP HANA
10 2 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 33 (10.25%) JIRA
2 21 (6.52%) Jenkins
3 12 (3.73%) Git (software)
4 9 (2.80%) Subversion
5 8 (2.48%) Eclipse
6 7 (2.17%) LoadRunner
7 5 (1.55%) Visual Studio
8 4 (1.24%) Selenium
9 3 (0.93%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.93%) Eclipse RCP
9 3 (0.93%) StarTeam
9 3 (0.93%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.62%) Gradle
10 2 (0.62%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.62%) Hudson
10 2 (0.62%) Introscope
10 2 (0.62%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.62%) Toad
10 2 (0.62%) Vagrant
General
1 77 (23.91%) Finance
2 42 (13.04%) Banking
3 7 (2.17%) Retail
4 6 (1.86%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.62%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.62%) Law
6 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 1 (0.31%) Billing
7 1 (0.31%) Electronics
7 1 (0.31%) Games
7 1 (0.31%) Legal
Job Titles
1 55 (17.08%) Analyst
2 41 (12.73%) Administrator
2 41 (12.73%) Consultant
3 29 (9.01%) Developer
4 26 (8.07%) Technical Analyst
5 24 (7.45%) Project Manager
6 23 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
6 23 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
7 19 (5.90%) Architect
8 18 (5.59%) Infrastructure Manager
9 17 (5.28%) Unix Administrator
10 16 (4.97%) DBA
10 16 (4.97%) Senior Analyst
11 15 (4.66%) Security Consultant
11 15 (4.66%) Systems Administrator
12 14 (4.35%) Oracle DBA
12 14 (4.35%) Test Analyst
13 12 (3.73%) DevOps Engineer
13 12 (3.73%) Infrastructure Project Manager
13 12 (3.73%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (10.56%) Middleware
2 18 (5.59%) SOAP
3 14 (4.35%) Web Services
4 13 (4.04%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (3.73%) J2EE
6 11 (3.42%) XML
7 10 (3.11%) .NET
8 7 (2.17%) jQuery
8 7 (2.17%) Oracle Fusion
9 6 (1.86%) JSON
10 5 (1.55%) .NET Framework
10 5 (1.55%) Autofac
10 5 (1.55%) Hibernate
10 5 (1.55%) REST
10 5 (1.55%) SAML
10 5 (1.55%) Spring
10 5 (1.55%) XSD
11 4 (1.24%) HTML
12 3 (0.93%) JAAS
12 3 (0.93%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 52 (16.15%) Data Centre
2 38 (11.80%) Mainframe
3 29 (9.01%) Clustering
4 26 (8.07%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (5.28%) PKI
6 12 (3.73%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.11%) Tandem
8 8 (2.48%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (1.86%) EMV
10 5 (1.55%) Cryptography
10 5 (1.55%) Life Science
11 4 (1.24%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.24%) HACMP
11 4 (1.24%) Replication
12 3 (0.93%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.62%) Credit Risk
13 2 (0.62%) Data Extraction
13 2 (0.62%) DataPower
13 2 (0.62%) FMCG
13 2 (0.62%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 150 (46.58%) Linux
2 126 (39.13%) Windows
3 63 (19.57%) Solaris
4 58 (18.01%) AIX
5 35 (10.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (9.32%) Windows Server
7 27 (8.39%) HPUX
8 9 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.55%) CentOS
10 5 (1.55%) SUSE
10 5 (1.55%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.55%) VME
11 4 (1.24%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.93%) Debian
12 3 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (0.93%) zOS
13 2 (0.62%) Scientific Linux
14 1 (0.31%) Android
14 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (15.53%) Migration
2 41 (12.73%) ITIL
3 36 (11.18%) Configuration Management
3 36 (11.18%) Stakeholder Management
4 29 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.39%) Project Management
6 21 (6.52%) Change Management
7 19 (5.90%) Service Management
8 18 (5.59%) Cybersecurity
8 18 (5.59%) Incident Management
8 18 (5.59%) SIEM
8 18 (5.59%) Supplier Management
9 17 (5.28%) DevOps
10 16 (4.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 16 (4.97%) Performance Tuning
10 16 (4.97%) Threat Management
11 15 (4.66%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.35%) High Availability
13 13 (4.04%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 63 (19.57%) SQL
2 41 (12.73%) Java
3 31 (9.63%) Shell Script
4 19 (5.90%) Bash Shell
4 19 (5.90%) Python
5 16 (4.97%) COBOL
6 13 (4.04%) C
7 11 (3.42%) PL/SQL
8 7 (2.17%) C#
8 7 (2.17%) C++
8 7 (2.17%) Perl
8 7 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 7 (2.17%) Ruby
9 5 (1.55%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.24%) PHP
11 2 (0.62%) JCL
11 2 (0.62%) Jython
11 2 (0.62%) Korn
11 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.31%) Lua
Qualifications
1 47 (14.60%) Security Cleared
2 32 (9.94%) SC Cleared
3 16 (4.97%) CISSP
4 15 (4.66%) Degree
5 14 (4.35%) CISM
6 13 (4.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.17%) MCP
7 7 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (1.55%) ISEB
8 5 (1.55%) MCSE
9 4 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.24%) DBS Check
9 4 (1.24%) EMCSA
10 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.62%) AWS Certification
11 2 (0.62%) CCNP
11 2 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
11 2 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (0.62%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 22 (6.83%) PCI DSS
3 13 (4.04%) COBIT
4 11 (3.42%) QA
5 2 (0.62%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.62%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.62%) RMADS
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.31%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 28 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (4.97%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (3.42%) Oracle RAC
5 9 (2.80%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (1.24%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.93%) Firmware
7 3 (0.93%) GPFS
7 3 (0.93%) PowerHA
7 3 (0.93%) vCloud
8 2 (0.62%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.62%) iptables
8 2 (0.62%) KVM
8 2 (0.62%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.62%) Squid
8 2 (0.62%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.62%) XenApp
8 2 (0.62%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.62%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (10.87%) Puppet
2 17 (5.28%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (4.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 12 (3.73%) HP Quality Center
5 11 (3.42%) SCCM
6 9 (2.80%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.80%) Oracle ZFS
6 9 (2.80%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.48%) Nagios
7 8 (2.48%) SCOM
8 7 (2.17%) Ansible
8 7 (2.17%) Data Guard
8 7 (2.17%) WSUS
9 6 (1.86%) yum
10 4 (1.24%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.24%) Graylog
10 4 (1.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.93%) Oracle RMAN
12 2 (0.62%) DameWare
12 2 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 116 (36.02%) Oracle
2 56 (17.39%) Red Hat
3 47 (14.60%) VMware
4 37 (11.49%) IBM
5 28 (8.70%) Microsoft
6 22 (6.83%) HP
7 17 (5.28%) Splunk
8 16 (4.97%) Citrix
9 15 (4.66%) Intel Security
9 15 (4.66%) Symantec
10 14 (4.35%) EMC
11 11 (3.42%) SaltStack
12 10 (3.11%) Cisco
13 9 (2.80%) Veritas
14 8 (2.48%) Informatica
14 8 (2.48%) Micro Focus
14 8 (2.48%) Qualys
14 8 (2.48%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.17%) Sun
16 6 (1.86%) SAP
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