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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 37 29 38
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +9
Contract jobs citing Unix 185 226 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.57% 5.78% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.36% 26.84% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 119 68
Median daily rate £375 £450 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £300 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 6
Median hourly rate £20.00 £49.50 £12.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.59% +296.31%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.08 £32.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-22.84% +15.04%
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
866 842 729
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.41% 21.55% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 471 417 317
Median daily rate £375 £366 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +33.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £342 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +6.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 107 122
Median hourly rate £16.25 £14.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.07% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.32 £11.00 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £20.19 £37.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -

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 4 May 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 4 May 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 -2 81 £375 -11.76% 24
Cheshire -14 44 £425 -12.82% 2
Lancashire -2 33 £390 -29.09% 4
Merseyside +1 21 £400 +1.28% 10
Cumbria -11 1 £250 -50.49%
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 215 (58.42%) Linux
2 141 (38.32%) Windows
3 100 (27.17%) Oracle
4 77 (20.92%) Red Hat
5 73 (19.84%) AIX
6 71 (19.29%) Solaris
6 71 (19.29%) Java
7 67 (18.21%) Finance
8 58 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
9 56 (15.22%) Python
10 55 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 54 (14.67%) Shell Script
12 53 (14.40%) Migration
12 53 (14.40%) SQL
13 51 (13.86%) IBM
14 49 (13.32%) Apache
14 49 (13.32%) Bash Shell
14 49 (13.32%) Data Centre
15 47 (12.77%) Puppet
16 46 (12.50%) Security Cleared
17 45 (12.23%) Banking
18 44 (11.96%) VMware
19 42 (11.41%) HTTP
20 40 (10.87%) HTML
21 39 (10.60%) Opscode Chef
22 38 (10.33%) Subversion
23 37 (10.05%) Configuration Management
24 35 (9.51%) Middleware
24 35 (9.51%) SQL Server
25 33 (8.97%) WebSphere

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 49 (13.32%) Apache
2 33 (8.97%) WebSphere
3 26 (7.07%) WebLogic
4 24 (6.52%) WebSphere Application Server
5 22 (5.98%) JBoss
6 18 (4.89%) OpenStack
7 11 (2.99%) IIS
8 10 (2.72%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.45%) Tuxedo
10 8 (2.17%) Node.js
11 6 (1.63%) CloudStack
11 6 (1.63%) Oracle Application Server
11 6 (1.63%) SAS
11 6 (1.63%) TPMS
12 5 (1.36%) Confluence
12 5 (1.36%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
13 4 (1.09%) iPlanet
14 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
14 2 (0.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 13 (3.53%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.99%) MS Office
3 6 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) MS Project
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (2.45%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (1.63%) Oracle 11i
2 6 (1.63%) Oracle EBS R12
3 5 (1.36%) BASE24
3 5 (1.36%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.54%) SAP BPC
4 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.27%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.27%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.16%) IaaS
2 18 (4.89%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.54%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.54%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.54%) PaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.27%) Engine Yard
5 1 (0.27%) GitHub
5 1 (0.27%) Heroku
5 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 42 (11.41%) HTTP
2 25 (6.79%) DNS
3 22 (5.98%) TCP/IP
4 21 (5.71%) Firewall
4 21 (5.71%) Internet
5 17 (4.62%) SSL
6 16 (4.35%) SMTP
7 14 (3.80%) SAN
8 12 (3.26%) SNMP
9 10 (2.72%) FTP
9 10 (2.72%) LAN
9 10 (2.72%) WAN
10 9 (2.45%) Network Security
11 8 (2.17%) VPN
12 7 (1.90%) DHCP
12 7 (1.90%) SSH
13 6 (1.63%) ATM
13 6 (1.63%) Wireless
14 5 (1.36%) BGP
14 5 (1.36%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (9.51%) SQL Server
2 27 (7.34%) DB2
3 24 (6.52%) MongoDB
4 18 (4.89%) Oracle Database
4 18 (4.89%) Relational Database
5 15 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (3.80%) Oracle Database 11g
7 12 (3.26%) Neo4j
8 10 (2.72%) Oracle Database 10g
9 9 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
9 9 (2.45%) MySQL
10 8 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
11 7 (1.90%) Oracle Discoverer
12 5 (1.36%) Oracle Database 12c
13 4 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
13 4 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
13 4 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 4 (1.09%) Siebel EIM
14 3 (0.82%) Oracle Reports
14 3 (0.82%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 38 (10.33%) Subversion
2 26 (7.07%) Git (software)
3 25 (6.79%) Visual Studio
4 23 (6.25%) JIRA
5 19 (5.16%) Jenkins
6 9 (2.45%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.17%) JUnit
8 5 (1.36%) SoapUI
9 4 (1.09%) Introscope
10 3 (0.82%) LoadRunner
10 3 (0.82%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.82%) Toad
10 3 (0.82%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.54%) Gradle
11 2 (0.54%) HP UFT
11 2 (0.54%) Hudson
11 2 (0.54%) PHPUnit
11 2 (0.54%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (0.54%) TestDirector
11 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 67 (18.21%) Finance
2 45 (12.23%) Banking
3 8 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 8 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 6 (1.63%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.36%) Retail
6 3 (0.82%) Law
6 3 (0.82%) Marketing
7 2 (0.54%) Billing
7 2 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
8 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 65 (17.66%) Analyst
2 58 (15.76%) Developer
3 40 (10.87%) Technical Analyst
4 29 (7.88%) Linux Engineer
5 28 (7.61%) Architect
6 24 (6.52%) Consultant
7 23 (6.25%) Administrator
7 23 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
8 20 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
9 19 (5.16%) Project Manager
10 18 (4.89%) Java Developer
11 16 (4.35%) .NET Developer
11 16 (4.35%) C# Developer
12 15 (4.08%) C# .NET Developer
12 15 (4.08%) Senior Developer
13 11 (2.99%) Business Analyst
13 11 (2.99%) DBA
13 11 (2.99%) Oracle DBA
13 11 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
14 10 (2.72%) Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (10.87%) HTML
2 35 (9.51%) Middleware
3 32 (8.70%) .NET
4 26 (7.07%) CSS
5 22 (5.98%) Web Services
6 19 (5.16%) XML
7 18 (4.89%) WebSphere MQ
8 17 (4.62%) HTML5
9 16 (4.35%) Silverlight
10 15 (4.08%) Hibernate
11 14 (3.80%) LAPP Stack
11 14 (3.80%) REST
11 14 (3.80%) SOAP
12 13 (3.53%) IBM Integration Bus
13 11 (2.99%) JAX-RS
13 11 (2.99%) jQuery
14 10 (2.72%) J2EE
15 8 (2.17%) AngularJS
15 8 (2.17%) JSON
15 8 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 49 (13.32%) Data Centre
2 29 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (7.07%) Clustering
3 26 (7.07%) Mainframe
4 17 (4.62%) Visualisation
5 8 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.17%) IBM Mainframe
5 8 (2.17%) PKI
5 8 (2.17%) Tandem
6 6 (1.63%) Social Media
7 5 (1.36%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.36%) EMV
7 5 (1.36%) HACMP
7 5 (1.36%) iPad
7 5 (1.36%) User Experience
8 4 (1.09%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (1.09%) HP Storage
8 4 (1.09%) Life Science
9 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (0.82%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 215 (58.42%) Linux
2 141 (38.32%) Windows
3 73 (19.84%) AIX
4 71 (19.29%) Solaris
5 55 (14.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 30 (8.15%) Mac OS X
7 26 (7.07%) HPUX
8 25 (6.79%) Windows Server
9 11 (2.99%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (2.17%) VME
10 8 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.36%) CentOS
11 5 (1.36%) Mac OS
11 5 (1.36%) Ubuntu
11 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
11 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.09%) Debian
13 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.54%) Scientific Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (15.76%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (14.40%) Migration
3 37 (10.05%) Configuration Management
4 31 (8.42%) ITIL
5 27 (7.34%) DevOps
6 26 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
6 26 (7.07%) Scrum
6 26 (7.07%) Web Design
7 25 (6.79%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (6.52%) Project Management
9 22 (5.98%) Open Source
10 20 (5.43%) Change Management
11 19 (5.16%) High Availability
11 19 (5.16%) Web Development
12 18 (4.89%) Stakeholder Management
13 14 (3.80%) OO
14 13 (3.53%) Business Analysis
14 13 (3.53%) Service Management
14 13 (3.53%) Supplier Management
14 13 (3.53%) UML
Programming Languages
1 71 (19.29%) Java
2 56 (15.22%) Python
3 54 (14.67%) Shell Script
4 53 (14.40%) SQL
5 49 (13.32%) Bash Shell
6 32 (8.70%) Ruby
7 31 (8.42%) Perl
8 30 (8.15%) JavaScript
9 19 (5.16%) C#
10 16 (4.35%) Scala
10 16 (4.35%) XAML
11 14 (3.80%) C
12 13 (3.53%) AWK
12 13 (3.53%) COBOL
13 12 (3.26%) Korn
14 11 (2.99%) PL/SQL
15 8 (2.17%) PowerShell
16 7 (1.90%) PHP
17 5 (1.36%) Jython
18 4 (1.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 46 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 31 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 10 (2.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 6 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (1.63%) Degree
5 6 (1.63%) MCSE
6 5 (1.36%) CISM
6 5 (1.36%) CISSP
7 4 (1.09%) EMCSA
7 4 (1.09%) RHCA
7 4 (1.09%) RHCE
8 3 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.82%) MCP
9 2 (0.54%) CCNP
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) DBS Check
9 2 (0.54%) ISEB
9 2 (0.54%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.63%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.36%) SLA
4 4 (1.09%) COBIT
5 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.54%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.54%) RMADS
7 1 (0.27%) QA
System Software
1 23 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (4.35%) Active Directory
3 8 (2.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 8 (2.17%) XenServer
4 7 (1.90%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 7 (1.90%) vSphere
5 6 (1.63%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.63%) Xen
6 5 (1.36%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.09%) GPFS
7 4 (1.09%) KVM
7 4 (1.09%) vCloud
7 4 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 3 (0.82%) Dovecot
8 3 (0.82%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.82%) iptables
8 3 (0.82%) Sendmail
8 3 (0.82%) Squid
9 2 (0.54%) PowerHA
9 2 (0.54%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 47 (12.77%) Puppet
2 39 (10.60%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.98%) Tivoli
4 15 (4.08%) SCCM
5 14 (3.80%) Cobbler
6 9 (2.45%) NetBackup
7 8 (2.17%) SCOM
7 8 (2.17%) StatsD
8 7 (1.90%) Ansible
9 6 (1.63%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (1.63%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.36%) Nagios
10 5 (1.36%) OpenNebula
10 5 (1.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (1.36%) WebSphere Cast Iron
11 4 (1.09%) CA Wily
11 4 (1.09%) Cacti
11 4 (1.09%) Oracle ZFS
11 4 (1.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 100 (27.17%) Oracle
2 77 (20.92%) Red Hat
3 51 (13.86%) IBM
4 44 (11.96%) VMware
5 26 (7.07%) Microsoft
6 16 (4.35%) Citrix
6 16 (4.35%) HP
6 16 (4.35%) Telerik
7 12 (3.26%) CA
7 12 (3.26%) Cisco
8 11 (2.99%) EMC
8 11 (2.99%) SaltStack
8 11 (2.99%) Sun
9 8 (2.17%) Apigee
9 8 (2.17%) Mashery
10 7 (1.90%) 3PAR
10 7 (1.90%) Informatica
10 7 (1.90%) ServiceNow
11 6 (1.63%) Symantec
11 6 (1.63%) Veritas
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