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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / North West
Rank 41 40 30
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -10
Contract jobs citing Unix 114 158 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.35% 4.06% 4.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.65% 21.21% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 83 69
Median daily rate £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £309 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £37.50 £30.58
% change year-on-year
-2.00% +22.64%

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
552 745 674
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.08% 19.17% 21.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 398 343
Median daily rate £371 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £185 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £328
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 82 98
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.88 £40.00 £29.30
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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 61 £419 +19.64% 17
Lancashire +8 19 £525 +53.84%
Cheshire +5 15 £413 -8.33% 5
Merseyside +3 10 £350 -25.33% 2
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 191 (69.96%) Linux
2 139 (50.92%) Windows
3 101 (37.00%) Oracle
4 57 (20.88%) Python
5 56 (20.51%) AIX
6 54 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
7 50 (18.32%) SQL
8 47 (17.22%) SQL Server
8 47 (17.22%) Java
9 46 (16.85%) Firewall
10 44 (16.12%) Microsoft
11 43 (15.75%) TCP/IP
12 41 (15.02%) WAN
12 41 (15.02%) LAN
12 41 (15.02%) Finance
13 40 (14.65%) VMware
14 39 (14.29%) Security Cleared
14 39 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
15 37 (13.55%) Puppet
15 37 (13.55%) CISSP
16 36 (13.19%) IBM
16 36 (13.19%) ITIL
16 36 (13.19%) WebSphere
17 35 (12.82%) Solaris
17 35 (12.82%) Red Hat
17 35 (12.82%) Middleware
18 34 (12.45%) Open Source
18 34 (12.45%) DevOps
19 33 (12.09%) Web Services
20 32 (11.72%) VoIP

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 36 (13.19%) WebSphere
2 19 (6.96%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (6.59%) Apache
4 17 (6.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 16 (5.86%) JBoss
5 16 (5.86%) WebLogic
6 12 (4.40%) OpenStack
7 11 (4.03%) IIS
8 8 (2.93%) Tomcat
9 7 (2.56%) CloudStack
9 7 (2.56%) SAS
10 6 (2.20%) nginx
11 5 (1.83%) IBM HTTP Server
11 5 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.47%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
13 3 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
13 3 (1.10%) Oracle 10gAS
14 2 (0.73%) Apache Pig
14 2 (0.73%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 23 (8.42%) MS Excel
2 17 (6.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 7 (2.56%) MS Office
3 7 (2.56%) MS Project
4 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.37%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 5 (1.83%) BASE24
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.37%) SAP MDM
2 1 (0.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 23 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (5.49%) IaaS
3 12 (4.40%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.66%) PaaS
4 10 (3.66%) SaaS
5 5 (1.83%) Heroku
6 4 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.73%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.37%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (16.85%) Firewall
2 43 (15.75%) TCP/IP
3 41 (15.02%) LAN
3 41 (15.02%) WAN
4 32 (11.72%) VoIP
5 30 (10.99%) VPN
6 20 (7.33%) HTTP
7 17 (6.23%) DNS
8 14 (5.13%) iSCSI
9 12 (4.40%) SAN
10 11 (4.03%) SSL
11 10 (3.66%) FTP
12 8 (2.93%) DHCP
12 8 (2.93%) LDAP
12 8 (2.93%) Network Security
13 7 (2.56%) SMTP
14 6 (2.20%) Internet
14 6 (2.20%) Wireless
15 5 (1.83%) ATM
15 5 (1.83%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (17.22%) SQL Server
2 29 (10.62%) Oracle Database
3 27 (9.89%) DB2
4 26 (9.52%) Relational Database
5 23 (8.42%) NoSQL
6 20 (7.33%) Big Data
6 20 (7.33%) MongoDB
7 19 (6.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 19 (6.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 18 (6.59%) MySQL
9 9 (3.30%) Redis
10 7 (2.56%) Ingres
10 7 (2.56%) Oracle Database 10g
10 7 (2.56%) Oracle9i Database
10 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 6 (2.20%) Hadoop
11 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
11 6 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (6.23%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.13%) JIRA
3 12 (4.40%) Subversion
4 8 (2.93%) Eclipse
5 7 (2.56%) Git (software)
6 4 (1.47%) Eclipse RCP
7 3 (1.10%) Hudson
7 3 (1.10%) JUnit
8 2 (0.73%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.73%) JMeter
8 2 (0.73%) LoadRunner
8 2 (0.73%) Mercurial
8 2 (0.73%) Oracle APEX
8 2 (0.73%) Selenium
8 2 (0.73%) StarTeam
8 2 (0.73%) Toad
9 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.37%) Firebug
9 1 (0.37%) Rational Functional Tester
9 1 (0.37%) WebDriver
General
1 41 (15.02%) Finance
2 24 (8.79%) Banking
3 4 (1.47%) Retail
4 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Electronics
5 1 (0.37%) Front Office
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Marketing
5 1 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (18.32%) Analyst
2 25 (9.16%) Architect
3 24 (8.79%) Developer
4 22 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 20 (7.33%) Consultant
6 19 (6.96%) Administrator
7 18 (6.59%) DBA
8 16 (5.86%) Oracle DBA
9 13 (4.76%) Java Developer
10 11 (4.03%) Linux Engineer
10 11 (4.03%) Security Analyst
10 11 (4.03%) Support Analyst
10 11 (4.03%) Technical Support
11 10 (3.66%) Project Manager
11 10 (3.66%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.66%) Technical Specialist
12 9 (3.30%) Cybersecurity Analyst
12 9 (3.30%) Systems Administrator
13 8 (2.93%) Unix Administrator
14 7 (2.56%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.82%) Middleware
2 33 (12.09%) Web Services
3 28 (10.26%) J2EE
3 28 (10.26%) XML
4 26 (9.52%) ELK Stack
5 22 (8.06%) JSON
6 17 (6.23%) SOAP
6 17 (6.23%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (4.40%) RESTful
8 11 (4.03%) .NET
9 9 (3.30%) REST
10 8 (2.93%) Spring
11 5 (1.83%) jQuery
11 5 (1.83%) Oracle Fusion
12 4 (1.47%) EJB
12 4 (1.47%) Hibernate
12 4 (1.47%) JMS
12 4 (1.47%) Swing
12 4 (1.47%) SWT
12 4 (1.47%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (10.62%) Data Centre
3 20 (7.33%) Management Information System
4 15 (5.49%) Cyber Attack
4 15 (5.49%) Tandem
5 14 (5.13%) Mainframe
6 9 (3.30%) Clustering
7 6 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.83%) EMV
8 5 (1.83%) IBM Mainframe
8 5 (1.83%) Oracle Licensing
9 4 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.10%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.10%) Replication
10 3 (1.10%) Statistics
10 3 (1.10%) User Experience
10 3 (1.10%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.73%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 191 (69.96%) Linux
2 139 (50.92%) Windows
3 56 (20.51%) AIX
4 35 (12.82%) Solaris
5 18 (6.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (5.13%) Windows Server
7 12 (4.40%) Windows 2000
7 12 (4.40%) Windows XP
8 7 (2.56%) CentOS
8 7 (2.56%) Debian
8 7 (2.56%) Ubuntu
9 6 (2.20%) HPUX
10 5 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (0.73%) SUSE
13 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.37%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.37%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (19.78%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (13.19%) ITIL
3 34 (12.45%) DevOps
3 34 (12.45%) Open Source
4 30 (10.99%) Vulnerability Management
5 29 (10.62%) Patch Management
5 29 (10.62%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 25 (9.16%) Change Management
6 25 (9.16%) Migration
7 24 (8.79%) Cybersecurity
8 23 (8.42%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
10 18 (6.59%) SOA
11 17 (6.23%) Case Management
11 17 (6.23%) Configuration Management
11 17 (6.23%) Information Security
11 17 (6.23%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 17 (6.23%) Project Management
12 16 (5.86%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (20.88%) Python
2 50 (18.32%) SQL
3 47 (17.22%) Java
4 30 (10.99%) Perl
5 28 (10.26%) Bash Shell
6 24 (8.79%) Shell Script
7 19 (6.96%) Ruby
8 18 (6.59%) JavaScript
9 13 (4.76%) PowerShell
10 9 (3.30%) C
11 8 (2.93%) C++
12 6 (2.20%) C#
12 6 (2.20%) COBOL
12 6 (2.20%) Jython
12 6 (2.20%) PHP
12 6 (2.20%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.83%) Korn
14 3 (1.10%) Scala
15 2 (0.73%) JCL
16 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 39 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 37 (13.55%) CISSP
3 30 (10.99%) SANS
4 29 (10.62%) SC Cleared
4 29 (10.62%) SSCP
5 13 (4.76%) Degree
6 6 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (1.83%) CCDP
7 5 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (1.83%) ISEB
8 4 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (1.47%) CCDA
8 4 (1.47%) CCNA
8 4 (1.47%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.10%) CISM
9 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.73%) Sun Certification
11 1 (0.37%) CCIE
11 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.66%) SLA
2 6 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 4 (1.47%) QA
5 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.37%) COBIT
7 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.37%) SDET
System Software
1 19 (6.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (4.40%) vSphere
3 11 (4.03%) Docker
4 9 (3.30%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.93%) Xen
6 7 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.56%) XenServer
7 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.83%) Virtual Servers
8 4 (1.47%) Dovecot
8 4 (1.47%) iptables
8 4 (1.47%) KVM
8 4 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.47%) Sendmail
8 4 (1.47%) Squid
8 4 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 4 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 3 (1.10%) PowerHA
9 3 (1.10%) XenApp
10 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (13.55%) Puppet
2 27 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (9.16%) QRadar
4 12 (4.40%) Ansible
5 10 (3.66%) Kibana
5 10 (3.66%) logstash
5 10 (3.66%) Nessus
6 9 (3.30%) Data Guard
6 9 (3.30%) Oracle RMAN
7 8 (2.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 7 (2.56%) Cobbler
8 7 (2.56%) Nexpose
8 7 (2.56%) Nmap
8 7 (2.56%) SCOM
9 6 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.83%) Nagios
10 5 (1.83%) RSA enVision
11 4 (1.47%) HAProxy
11 4 (1.47%) OpenNebula
11 4 (1.47%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 101 (37.00%) Oracle
2 44 (16.12%) Microsoft
3 40 (14.65%) VMware
4 36 (13.19%) IBM
5 35 (12.82%) Red Hat
6 31 (11.36%) Apple
7 28 (10.26%) Splunk
8 17 (6.23%) LogRhythm
9 14 (5.13%) Veritas
10 11 (4.03%) ArcSight
11 10 (3.66%) Sybase
12 9 (3.30%) Intel
12 9 (3.30%) Intel Security
13 8 (2.93%) NetWitness
13 8 (2.93%) Qualys
14 7 (2.56%) HP
14 7 (2.56%) Sun
15 6 (2.20%) Cisco
15 6 (2.20%) SaltStack
15 6 (2.20%) SAP
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