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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 38 37 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 172 149 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.58% 4.01% 4.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.37% 18.22% 19.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 95 75
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £31.30 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +108.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.11% +12.85%
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
805 818 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.43% 22.00% 22.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 435 340
Median daily rate £400 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +20.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £170 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £309
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 84 74
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.25 £20.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 2 July 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 2 July 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 +14 73 £400 +6.66% 22
Cheshire +1 41 £401 -2.90% 4
Lancashire -1 33 £410 -25.45% 3
Merseyside -4 21 £400 +142.42% 11
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 July 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.

1 194 (52.86%) Linux
2 138 (37.60%) Windows
3 109 (29.70%) Oracle
4 79 (21.53%) AIX
5 69 (18.80%) Red Hat
5 69 (18.80%) Finance
6 66 (17.98%) Solaris
7 64 (17.44%) SQL
7 64 (17.44%) Java
8 61 (16.62%) Migration
9 54 (14.71%) Security Cleared
9 54 (14.71%) Data Centre
10 51 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 50 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
12 47 (12.81%) Shell Script
13 46 (12.53%) Configuration Management
13 46 (12.53%) VMware
14 45 (12.26%) Puppet
15 43 (11.72%) Middleware
15 43 (11.72%) ITIL
15 43 (11.72%) Banking
16 42 (11.44%) Apache
17 40 (10.90%) SC Cleared
18 39 (10.63%) IBM
19 37 (10.08%) Bash Shell
20 35 (9.54%) Mainframe
20 35 (9.54%) JIRA
21 34 (9.26%) Active Directory
21 34 (9.26%) Python
22 32 (8.72%) Opscode Chef

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 42 (11.44%) Apache
2 28 (7.63%) WebSphere
3 22 (5.99%) JBoss
3 22 (5.99%) WebLogic
4 17 (4.63%) WebSphere Application Server
5 16 (4.36%) OpenStack
6 11 (3.00%) IIS
6 11 (3.00%) Tuxedo
7 10 (2.72%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.18%) Confluence
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (1.63%) TPMS
11 5 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (1.36%) SAS
12 4 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
13 3 (0.82%) CloudStack
13 3 (0.82%) GlassFish
13 3 (0.82%) SharePoint
13 3 (0.82%) WebLogic Portal
14 2 (0.54%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 10 (2.72%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.45%) MS Office
3 2 (0.54%) Mingle
3 2 (0.54%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (2.72%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.91%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle 11i
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.82%) BASE24
4 3 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.82%) SAP BPC
5 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.27%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 20 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (4.90%) IaaS
3 9 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.82%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.54%) AWS CloudTrail
5 2 (0.54%) Engine Yard
5 2 (0.54%) GitHub
5 2 (0.54%) Heroku
5 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.54%) PaaS
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 24 (6.54%) HTTP
2 23 (6.27%) Firewall
3 19 (5.18%) Network Security
4 18 (4.90%) Internet
4 18 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 17 (4.63%) DNS
5 17 (4.63%) SAN
6 11 (3.00%) DHCP
6 11 (3.00%) SMTP
7 9 (2.45%) FTP
8 8 (2.18%) SSL
9 7 (1.91%) LAN
9 7 (1.91%) VPN
9 7 (1.91%) WAN
10 6 (1.63%) SNMP
11 5 (1.36%) SSH
12 4 (1.09%) ATM
12 4 (1.09%) LDAP
12 4 (1.09%) MRTG
12 4 (1.09%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (7.90%) DB2
2 25 (6.81%) SQL Server
3 20 (5.45%) MongoDB
3 20 (5.45%) Oracle Database
4 19 (5.18%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.09%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.72%) MySQL
6 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
7 9 (2.45%) Neo4j
8 8 (2.18%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
9 7 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.91%) Oracle Discoverer
10 6 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 5 (1.36%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
12 4 (1.09%) PowerCenter
12 4 (1.09%) Siebel EIM
13 3 (0.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 35 (9.54%) JIRA
2 27 (7.36%) Jenkins
3 22 (5.99%) Subversion
4 16 (4.36%) Git (software)
5 11 (3.00%) Eclipse
5 11 (3.00%) Visual Studio
6 7 (1.91%) JUnit
6 7 (1.91%) LoadRunner
7 4 (1.09%) Introscope
7 4 (1.09%) Selenium
8 3 (0.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.82%) Travis CI
8 3 (0.82%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.54%) Bugzilla
9 2 (0.54%) Gradle
9 2 (0.54%) Maven
9 2 (0.54%) NUnit
9 2 (0.54%) PeopleTools
9 2 (0.54%) PHPUnit
General
1 69 (18.80%) Finance
2 43 (11.72%) Banking
3 9 (2.45%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.36%) Retail
7 3 (0.82%) Law
7 3 (0.82%) Marketing
8 2 (0.54%) Billing
8 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (15.80%) Analyst
2 44 (11.99%) Developer
3 37 (10.08%) Administrator
4 32 (8.72%) Technical Analyst
5 30 (8.17%) Architect
5 30 (8.17%) Consultant
6 27 (7.36%) Linux Engineer
7 24 (6.54%) Project Manager
7 24 (6.54%) Unix Engineer
8 20 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
9 16 (4.36%) Unix Administrator
10 15 (4.09%) Infrastructure Manager
10 15 (4.09%) Senior Analyst
10 15 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
11 14 (3.81%) Java Developer
11 14 (3.81%) Senior Developer
12 13 (3.54%) DBA
13 12 (3.27%) Oracle DBA
13 12 (3.27%) Security Consultant
13 12 (3.27%) Senior Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (11.72%) Middleware
2 21 (5.72%) HTML
3 20 (5.45%) Web Services
4 14 (3.81%) XML
5 12 (3.27%) .NET
6 11 (3.00%) Hibernate
6 11 (3.00%) J2EE
6 11 (3.00%) REST
6 11 (3.00%) WebSphere MQ
7 10 (2.72%) jQuery
8 9 (2.45%) CSS
8 9 (2.45%) Dropwizard
9 8 (2.18%) IBM Integration Bus
9 8 (2.18%) JAX-RS
9 8 (2.18%) SOAP
9 8 (2.18%) Spring
10 7 (1.91%) AngularJS
10 7 (1.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 7 (1.91%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 7 (1.91%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 54 (14.71%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.54%) Mainframe
3 29 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.63%) Clustering
5 15 (4.09%) PKI
6 6 (1.63%) HACMP
6 6 (1.63%) Tandem
7 5 (1.36%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.36%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.36%) IBM Mainframe
7 5 (1.36%) iPad
7 5 (1.36%) Life Science
7 5 (1.36%) Social Media
7 5 (1.36%) User Experience
8 3 (0.82%) EMV
8 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.82%) Visualisation
9 2 (0.54%) Credit Risk
9 2 (0.54%) Data Extraction
9 2 (0.54%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 194 (52.86%) Linux
2 138 (37.60%) Windows
3 79 (21.53%) AIX
4 66 (17.98%) Solaris
5 51 (13.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (7.90%) Windows Server
7 27 (7.36%) HPUX
8 12 (3.27%) Mac OS X
9 11 (3.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 10 (2.72%) VME
11 7 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (1.63%) CentOS
12 6 (1.63%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.36%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.36%) SUSE
13 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (1.09%) Debian
14 4 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.82%) Windows 7
15 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (16.62%) Migration
2 50 (13.62%) Agile Software Development
3 46 (12.53%) Configuration Management
4 43 (11.72%) ITIL
5 29 (7.90%) Stakeholder Management
6 28 (7.63%) DevOps
7 27 (7.36%) Project Management
8 22 (5.99%) Change Management
8 22 (5.99%) Scrum
9 21 (5.72%) Continuous Integration
10 20 (5.45%) Service Management
11 18 (4.90%) Open Source
12 16 (4.36%) High Availability
12 16 (4.36%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.09%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (3.81%) SIEM
14 14 (3.81%) Supplier Management
14 14 (3.81%) Threat Management
15 13 (3.54%) Business Analysis
15 13 (3.54%) OO
Programming Languages
1 64 (17.44%) Java
1 64 (17.44%) SQL
2 47 (12.81%) Shell Script
3 37 (10.08%) Bash Shell
4 34 (9.26%) Python
5 19 (5.18%) C
6 17 (4.63%) COBOL
6 17 (4.63%) Perl
7 15 (4.09%) JavaScript
8 13 (3.54%) PL/SQL
8 13 (3.54%) Ruby
9 7 (1.91%) AWK
9 7 (1.91%) Korn
9 7 (1.91%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.36%) PHP
11 4 (1.09%) C#
11 4 (1.09%) C++
12 3 (0.82%) R
13 2 (0.54%) PeopleCode
13 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 54 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (10.90%) SC Cleared
3 14 (3.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (3.27%) CISM
4 12 (3.27%) CISSP
5 7 (1.91%) Degree
5 7 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
5 7 (1.91%) MCP
5 7 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 6 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (1.63%) MCSE
7 4 (1.09%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.09%) EMCSA
8 3 (0.82%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.54%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.54%) CCNP
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) ISEB
9 2 (0.54%) RHCA
9 2 (0.54%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (4.09%) PCI DSS
3 11 (3.00%) COBIT
4 9 (2.45%) QA
5 4 (1.09%) SLA
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
System Software
1 34 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 27 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (3.00%) Virtual Machines
4 9 (2.45%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (2.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 7 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (1.36%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (1.36%) XenServer
7 4 (1.09%) GPFS
7 4 (1.09%) KVM
7 4 (1.09%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.09%) vCloud
7 4 (1.09%) vSphere
8 3 (0.82%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.82%) Firmware
8 3 (0.82%) iptables
8 3 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.82%) PowerHA
8 3 (0.82%) Squid
8 3 (0.82%) Xen
Systems Management
1 45 (12.26%) Puppet
2 32 (8.72%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.90%) Tivoli
4 15 (4.09%) SCCM
5 13 (3.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 10 (2.72%) Nagios
6 10 (2.72%) SCOM
7 9 (2.45%) Ansible
7 9 (2.45%) Cobbler
7 9 (2.45%) NetBackup
8 7 (1.91%) Oracle ZFS
8 7 (1.91%) StatsD
8 7 (1.91%) WSUS
9 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 6 (1.63%) yum
10 5 (1.36%) Data Guard
10 5 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.36%) OpenNebula
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 109 (29.70%) Oracle
2 69 (18.80%) Red Hat
3 46 (12.53%) VMware
4 39 (10.63%) IBM
5 28 (7.63%) Microsoft
6 19 (5.18%) Citrix
7 17 (4.63%) EMC
7 17 (4.63%) HP
8 15 (4.09%) Splunk
9 13 (3.54%) Intel Security
9 13 (3.54%) Symantec
10 11 (3.00%) Micro Focus
10 11 (3.00%) SaltStack
11 10 (2.72%) Cisco
12 8 (2.18%) CA
12 8 (2.18%) ICL
12 8 (2.18%) Informatica
12 8 (2.18%) SAP
12 8 (2.18%) ServiceNow
12 8 (2.18%) Sun
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