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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 38 21 17
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 121 174 265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.02% 6.53% 8.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.56% 27.71% 36.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 67 97
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -16.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £213 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £466
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% -4.76%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
689 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 23.57% 22.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 278 273
Average daily rate £300 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 76 86
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
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 July 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 July 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 July 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
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 -11 54 £381 +41.20% 17
Cheshire -17 34 £375 +15.38% 9
Lancashire -10 17 £525 +39.07% 6
Merseyside +2 8 £450 +10.42% 4
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 113 (43.30%) Windows
2 91 (34.87%) Linux
3 79 (30.27%) Finance
4 68 (26.05%) Oracle
5 61 (23.37%) Banking
6 52 (19.92%) Information Security
7 39 (14.94%) Middleware
8 38 (14.56%) Shell Script
9 36 (13.79%) SQL
9 36 (13.79%) AIX
10 33 (12.64%) ITIL
11 32 (12.26%) Microsoft
12 30 (11.49%) Mainframe
13 29 (11.11%) Red Hat
13 29 (11.11%) SQL Server
14 28 (10.73%) Oracle Database
15 27 (10.34%) Management Information System
15 27 (10.34%) Firewall
15 27 (10.34%) Splunk
16 24 (9.20%) VMware
17 22 (8.43%) IBM
18 20 (7.66%) Active Directory
18 20 (7.66%) Perl
18 20 (7.66%) Web Services
18 20 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
19 19 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
19 19 (7.28%) Cyber-Ark
20 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
20 18 (6.90%) Change Management
20 18 (6.90%) CRM

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 17 (6.51%) WebSphere
2 9 (3.45%) Apache
3 8 (3.07%) Tomcat
4 6 (2.30%) MS Exchange
5 5 (1.92%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.92%) WebLogic
5 5 (1.92%) IIS
5 5 (1.92%) TIBCO EMS
5 5 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.53%) nginx
6 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.15%) SAS
7 3 (1.15%) NetWeaver
7 3 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (0.77%) Lync
8 2 (0.77%) CICS
9 1 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (5.75%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.21%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.30%) MS Project
4 5 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (2.68%) CSG Singleview
2 6 (2.30%) Oracle EBS R12
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle Financials
4 2 (0.77%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.77%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.38%) CA Clarity
5 1 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.38%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.53%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.53%) Office 365
2 2 (0.77%) PaaS
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 27 (10.34%) Firewall
2 15 (5.75%) SAN
3 13 (4.98%) HTTP
4 10 (3.83%) LAN
5 8 (3.07%) LDAP
5 8 (3.07%) FTP
6 6 (2.30%) WAN
6 6 (2.30%) TCP/IP
7 4 (1.53%) SSL
7 4 (1.53%) NetScaler
7 4 (1.53%) PuTTY
8 3 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.15%) Network Security
8 3 (1.15%) DNS
8 3 (1.15%) OSPF
8 3 (1.15%) EIGRP
8 3 (1.15%) VPN
9 2 (0.77%) CTI
9 2 (0.77%) Internet
9 2 (0.77%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (10.73%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.98%) DB2
3 13 (4.98%) Oracle Reports
4 12 (4.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (3.45%) Relational Database
6 7 (2.68%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (2.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (2.68%) QlikView
7 6 (2.30%) Oracle Discoverer
7 6 (2.30%) RDBMS
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (1.53%) Ingres
8 4 (1.53%) MySQL
8 4 (1.53%) Data Mining
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle BI EE
9 3 (1.15%) CouchDB
9 3 (1.15%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.15%) Couchbase
9 3 (1.15%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 9 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
2 6 (2.30%) LoadRunner
2 6 (2.30%) Subversion
2 6 (2.30%) Git (software)
3 4 (1.53%) Oracle APEX
3 4 (1.53%) Toad
4 3 (1.15%) Ant
4 3 (1.15%) Selenium
4 3 (1.15%) WebDriver
5 2 (0.77%) Gradle
5 2 (0.77%) ERwin
5 2 (0.77%) Rational Rose
5 2 (0.77%) Maven
6 1 (0.38%) WebLogic Workshop
6 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 79 (30.27%) Finance
2 61 (23.37%) Banking
3 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.53%) Advertising
4 4 (1.53%) Billing
4 4 (1.53%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.15%) Local Government
6 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.38%) Law
6 1 (0.38%) Legal
6 1 (0.38%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 58 (22.22%) Analyst
2 40 (15.33%) Administrator
3 35 (13.41%) Developer
4 25 (9.58%) Architect
4 25 (9.58%) Project Manager
5 18 (6.90%) AIX Administrator
6 16 (6.13%) Consultant
7 13 (4.98%) Technical Architect
7 13 (4.98%) Security Analyst
7 13 (4.98%) Oracle Developer
8 12 (4.60%) UNIX Administrator
9 10 (3.83%) DBA
10 9 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.45%) Test Analyst
10 9 (3.45%) Operations Analyst
10 9 (3.45%) Python Developer
11 7 (2.68%) Security Consultant
12 6 (2.30%) Solutions Architect
12 6 (2.30%) IT Project Manager
12 6 (2.30%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (14.94%) Middleware
2 20 (7.66%) Web Services
3 14 (5.36%) HTML
3 14 (5.36%) CSS
4 12 (4.60%) Regular Expression
5 10 (3.83%) XML
6 8 (3.07%) .NET
6 8 (3.07%) SOAP
7 7 (2.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (2.30%) Django
9 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET MVC
9 5 (1.92%) Rendezvous
9 5 (1.92%) ASP.NET
10 4 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
11 3 (1.15%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (1.15%) Spring
11 3 (1.15%) Spring MVC
11 3 (1.15%) SAP XI
11 3 (1.15%) XHTML
12 2 (0.77%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.49%) Mainframe
2 27 (10.34%) Management Information System
3 12 (4.60%) Economics
4 8 (3.07%) Reference Data
5 7 (2.68%) Data Integration
5 7 (2.68%) PKI
5 7 (2.68%) PMI
6 6 (2.30%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.92%) HACMP
8 4 (1.53%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.53%) NHS
8 4 (1.53%) Clustering
8 4 (1.53%) LPAR
8 4 (1.53%) Open Source
9 3 (1.15%) Firmware
9 3 (1.15%) GIS
10 2 (0.77%) CESG
10 2 (0.77%) Tandem
10 2 (0.77%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 113 (43.30%) Windows
2 91 (34.87%) Linux
3 36 (13.79%) AIX
4 19 (7.28%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.13%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (5.75%) Solaris
7 14 (5.36%) MVS
8 7 (2.68%) Mac OS X
9 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.92%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.92%) zOS
10 5 (1.92%) HPUX
11 2 (0.77%) CentOS
12 1 (0.38%) Tru64
12 1 (0.38%) SUSE
12 1 (0.38%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.38%) VMS
12 1 (0.38%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (19.92%) Information Security
2 33 (12.64%) ITIL
3 20 (7.66%) Stakeholder Management
4 18 (6.90%) CRM
4 18 (6.90%) Change Management
5 17 (6.51%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (5.75%) Vulnerability Management
6 15 (5.75%) PRINCE2
7 14 (5.36%) Data Modelling
7 14 (5.36%) Workflow
7 14 (5.36%) Capacity Planning
8 13 (4.98%) Migration
8 13 (4.98%) Service Management
9 12 (4.60%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (4.21%) Performance Management
10 11 (4.21%) Project Management
11 10 (3.83%) Configuration Management
11 10 (3.83%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (3.83%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 9 (3.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (14.56%) Shell Script
2 36 (13.79%) SQL
3 20 (7.66%) Perl
4 15 (5.75%) Java
5 14 (5.36%) PL/SQL
6 12 (4.60%) JavaScript
7 11 (4.21%) Python
8 7 (2.68%) Ruby
9 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.92%) C#
10 4 (1.53%) C
10 4 (1.53%) VB
10 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
11 3 (1.15%) PHP
12 2 (0.77%) C++
13 1 (0.38%) sed
13 1 (0.38%) AWK
Qualifications
1 18 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 14 (5.36%) SC Cleared
3 13 (4.98%) CISSP
4 7 (2.68%) ISEB
4 7 (2.68%) PMP
4 7 (2.68%) PMI Certification
5 6 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (2.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (1.53%) Degree
6 4 (1.53%) CISA
6 4 (1.53%) CISM
6 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.53%) CCNP
7 3 (1.15%) CCIP
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB
7 3 (1.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.77%) CRISC
8 2 (0.77%) GIAC
9 1 (0.38%) GSEC
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 10 (3.83%) QA
2 8 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 17799
3 6 (2.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (7.66%) Active Directory
2 17 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.07%) VMware ESX
4 6 (2.30%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 6 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (1.53%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.15%) XenApp
8 2 (0.77%) RHEV
8 2 (0.77%) GPFS
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.38%) RACF
Systems Management
1 13 (4.98%) Tivoli
2 8 (3.07%) Data Guard
3 6 (2.30%) BladeLogic
4 5 (1.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (1.53%) Nagios
5 4 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.53%) Puppet
5 4 (1.53%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.15%) SCOM
6 3 (1.15%) Unicenter
7 2 (0.77%) Cacti
7 2 (0.77%) Ganglia
7 2 (0.77%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 2 (0.77%) SCCM
8 1 (0.38%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.38%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (0.38%) Legato
8 1 (0.38%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 68 (26.05%) Oracle
2 32 (12.26%) Microsoft
3 29 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 27 (10.34%) Splunk
5 24 (9.20%) VMware
6 22 (8.43%) IBM
7 19 (7.28%) Cyber-Ark
8 14 (5.36%) HP
9 13 (4.98%) Citrix
10 11 (4.21%) McAfee
11 10 (3.83%) Cisco
12 9 (3.45%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.07%) TIBCO
14 7 (2.68%) SAP
15 6 (2.30%) NetApp
15 6 (2.30%) Ab Initio
16 5 (1.92%) Informatica
16 5 (1.92%) SurfControl
17 4 (1.53%) Lotus
17 4 (1.53%) Symantec
Cumbria
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 hours ago
Lancashire
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £250 - £320 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Cheshire
JM
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: 25 days ago