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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 31 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 177 143 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 4.87% 4.61% 7.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.24% 19.92% 29.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 83 66
Average daily rate
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£475 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £665 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £31.30 £15.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.66% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £29.25 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+19.65% +6.36%
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
796 718 552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.90% 23.15% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 360 235
Average daily rate £375 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £165 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.09% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 103 63
Average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £33.10 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 2 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Cheshire +4 56 £550 +69.23% 8
Manchester -6 53 £388 +24.00% 26
Lancashire +21 38 £550 +10.00% 3
Merseyside -5 16 £215 -53.26% 2
Cumbria - 1 £505 -
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 193 (48.01%) Linux
2 116 (28.86%) Windows
3 103 (25.62%) Oracle
3 103 (25.62%) Finance
4 79 (19.65%) Java
5 59 (14.68%) IBM
6 58 (14.43%) Mainframe
7 55 (13.68%) Middleware
7 55 (13.68%) Migration
7 55 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
8 54 (13.43%) Microsoft
9 53 (13.18%) AIX
10 51 (12.69%) Security Cleared
11 48 (11.94%) SQL
12 45 (11.19%) Configuration Management
13 43 (10.70%) SAP
13 43 (10.70%) Solaris
14 41 (10.20%) SC Cleared
15 40 (9.95%) JavaScript
16 39 (9.70%) Python
16 39 (9.70%) Citrix
17 37 (9.20%) SQL Server
18 35 (8.71%) VMware
19 34 (8.46%) ITIL
20 33 (8.21%) DB2
20 33 (8.21%) Cisco
20 33 (8.21%) Banking
21 32 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
21 32 (7.96%) Opscode Chef
22 31 (7.71%) Data Centre

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 28 (6.97%) SAS
2 27 (6.72%) IIS
3 23 (5.72%) WebSphere
4 21 (5.22%) Node.js
5 15 (3.73%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.73%) NetWeaver
6 14 (3.48%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.23%) CICS
8 7 (1.74%) Apache
9 6 (1.49%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
10 5 (1.24%) iPlanet
10 5 (1.24%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.24%) nginx
10 5 (1.24%) Oracle Service Bus
11 4 (1.00%) Confluence
11 4 (1.00%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (0.75%) MQSeries
12 3 (0.75%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
Applications
1 19 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 9 (2.24%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.99%) Spreadsheet
3 8 (1.99%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.74%) Doxygen
5 3 (0.75%) MS Office
6 1 (0.25%) PrintSoft PReS
Business Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Oracle EBS R12
2 10 (2.49%) Oracle Financials
3 9 (2.24%) Oracle EBS
4 7 (1.74%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
5 6 (1.49%) Oracle Applications
6 5 (1.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 4 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.25%) Exstream
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle General Ledger
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.25%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (5.22%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (3.98%) IaaS
4 12 (2.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.49%) PaaS
6 4 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.00%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.00%) Office 365
6 4 (1.00%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.00%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.50%) HP Helion
7 2 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (7.71%) SAN
2 26 (6.47%) Firewall
3 22 (5.47%) BGP
3 22 (5.47%) MPLS
3 22 (5.47%) OSPF
4 18 (4.48%) LDAP
4 18 (4.48%) VPN
4 18 (4.48%) Internet
5 15 (3.73%) HTTP
5 15 (3.73%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (3.48%) IOS XR
6 14 (3.48%) HSRP
6 14 (3.48%) Junos
6 14 (3.48%) BT 21CN
6 14 (3.48%) L2TP
6 14 (3.48%) RSVP
6 14 (3.48%) VRRP
6 14 (3.48%) Broadband
6 14 (3.48%) WAN
6 14 (3.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (9.20%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.21%) DB2
3 30 (7.46%) MongoDB
4 25 (6.22%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 24 (5.97%) Data Warehouse
6 23 (5.72%) Oracle Database
7 22 (5.47%) Hadoop
8 21 (5.22%) Base SAS
8 21 (5.22%) Big Data
9 20 (4.98%) Relational Database
10 18 (4.48%) Apache Cassandra
11 14 (3.48%) SAP HANA
11 14 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (3.48%) MySQL
12 11 (2.74%) NoSQL
13 8 (1.99%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
14 7 (1.74%) DataStage
14 7 (1.74%) Neo4j
15 6 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 12 (2.99%) Git (software)
2 8 (1.99%) Subversion
2 8 (1.99%) Ant
3 7 (1.74%) GoogleTest
4 6 (1.49%) Maven
5 4 (1.00%) JIRA
5 4 (1.00%) JUnit
5 4 (1.00%) LoadRunner
6 3 (0.75%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.75%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.75%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.50%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.50%) Gradle
7 2 (0.50%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.25%) TestDirector
8 1 (0.25%) Toad
8 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
8 1 (0.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.25%) CruiseControl
General
1 103 (25.62%) Finance
2 33 (8.21%) Banking
3 31 (7.71%) Telecoms
4 12 (2.99%) Manufacturing
5 5 (1.24%) Electronics
5 5 (1.24%) Retail
5 5 (1.24%) Marketing
6 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (0.50%) Automotive
7 2 (0.50%) Law
8 1 (0.25%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 124 (30.85%) Architect
2 72 (17.91%) Developer
3 66 (16.42%) Technical Architect
4 26 (6.47%) Analyst
5 22 (5.47%) SAP Architect
6 19 (4.73%) Administrator
7 18 (4.48%) Technical Specialist
7 18 (4.48%) Infrastructure Architect
7 18 (4.48%) DBA
8 14 (3.48%) IP Engineer
8 14 (3.48%) Operations Engineer
8 14 (3.48%) Implementation Engineer
9 12 (2.99%) Java Developer
9 12 (2.99%) SAS Developer
10 11 (2.74%) Solutions Architect
10 11 (2.74%) Consultant
10 11 (2.74%) Designer
10 11 (2.74%) Digital Architect
10 11 (2.74%) Digital Technical Architect
11 10 (2.49%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (13.68%) Middleware
2 30 (7.46%) .NET
3 26 (6.47%) HTML
4 23 (5.72%) XML
5 17 (4.23%) AngularJS
6 16 (3.98%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 16 (3.98%) CSS
7 13 (3.23%) Web Services
7 13 (3.23%) SAP Basis
8 8 (1.99%) REST
8 8 (1.99%) Spring
8 8 (1.99%) Hibernate
9 7 (1.74%) Software Packaging
9 7 (1.74%) TIBCO EMS
9 7 (1.74%) JAX-RS
10 6 (1.49%) Spring MVC
10 6 (1.49%) RESTful
10 6 (1.49%) Rendezvous
11 5 (1.24%) XSLT
11 5 (1.24%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (14.43%) Mainframe
2 31 (7.71%) Data Centre
3 24 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (5.47%) IBM Mainframe
5 21 (5.22%) Visualisation
6 17 (4.23%) Data Extraction
7 13 (3.23%) VSAM
8 11 (2.74%) Clustering
9 10 (2.49%) Replication
10 9 (2.24%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.99%) Celerra
12 7 (1.74%) BYOD
13 6 (1.49%) Management Information System
14 5 (1.24%) DTV
14 5 (1.24%) Data Integration
14 5 (1.24%) CMDB
14 5 (1.24%) Inversion of Control
14 5 (1.24%) Private Cloud
14 5 (1.24%) Raspberry Pi
14 5 (1.24%) BeagleBone
Operating Systems
1 193 (48.01%) Linux
2 116 (28.86%) Windows
3 53 (13.18%) AIX
4 43 (10.70%) Solaris
5 18 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (3.48%) Mac OS X
8 11 (2.74%) MVS
9 9 (2.24%) HPUX
9 9 (2.24%) CentOS
10 8 (1.99%) VME
11 5 (1.24%) zOS
12 4 (1.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (0.75%) VMS
14 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.50%) Debian
15 1 (0.25%) SUSE
15 1 (0.25%) OS/2
15 1 (0.25%) OS/390
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (13.68%) Migration
1 55 (13.68%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (11.19%) Configuration Management
3 34 (8.46%) ITIL
4 23 (5.72%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.47%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (5.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 21 (5.22%) OO
7 19 (4.73%) TDD
7 19 (4.73%) Technical Architecture
8 18 (4.48%) System Testing
9 17 (4.23%) ERP
9 17 (4.23%) DevOps
10 16 (3.98%) Open Source
10 16 (3.98%) Data Analysis
11 15 (3.73%) Service Management
11 15 (3.73%) Unit Testing
11 15 (3.73%) High Availability
11 15 (3.73%) Machine Learning
11 15 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 79 (19.65%) Java
2 48 (11.94%) SQL
3 40 (9.95%) JavaScript
4 39 (9.70%) Python
5 26 (6.47%) Ruby
6 19 (4.73%) Shell Script
6 19 (4.73%) C
7 18 (4.48%) C++
8 17 (4.23%) Perl
9 15 (3.73%) Scala
9 15 (3.73%) R
10 13 (3.23%) PHP
10 13 (3.23%) COBOL
11 9 (2.24%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.99%) PL/SQL
12 8 (1.99%) REXX
13 6 (1.49%) JCL
14 5 (1.24%) XQuery
15 4 (1.00%) AWK
15 4 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (12.69%) Security Cleared
2 41 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 17 (4.23%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (3.98%) CCIE
5 15 (3.73%) CCNA
6 14 (3.48%) JNCIA
6 14 (3.48%) JNCIP
6 14 (3.48%) CCNP
6 14 (3.48%) CCIP
7 12 (2.99%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.24%) Degree
9 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.24%) CCA
9 5 (1.24%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (1.24%) MCSE
10 3 (0.75%) CCEA
10 3 (0.75%) ISEB
10 3 (0.75%) MCSD
10 3 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (0.75%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.99%) SLA
2 11 (2.74%) QA
3 4 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (5.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (4.23%) Active Directory
3 12 (2.99%) XenApp
4 10 (2.49%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.99%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 8 (1.99%) Terminal Services
5 8 (1.99%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 4 (1.00%) MetaFrame
6 4 (1.00%) RACF
7 3 (0.75%) HDFS
7 3 (0.75%) vSphere
7 3 (0.75%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.50%) Docker
8 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 32 (7.96%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (4.73%) Puppet
3 16 (3.98%) StatsD
4 15 (3.73%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.49%) Salt
6 7 (1.74%) SCOrch
7 6 (1.49%) Ansible
7 6 (1.49%) TIBCO Hawk
8 5 (1.24%) Nagios
9 4 (1.00%) CA Endevor
9 4 (1.00%) EMC NetWorker
9 4 (1.00%) Cacti
9 4 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (0.75%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.75%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.50%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.50%) SCCM
11 2 (0.50%) SCOM
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 103 (25.62%) Oracle
2 59 (14.68%) IBM
3 54 (13.43%) Microsoft
4 43 (10.70%) SAP
5 39 (9.70%) Citrix
6 35 (8.71%) VMware
7 33 (8.21%) Cisco
8 21 (5.22%) HP
8 21 (5.22%) Teradata
9 20 (4.98%) Red Hat
10 19 (4.73%) CA
10 19 (4.73%) EMC
10 19 (4.73%) Juniper
11 15 (3.73%) CheckPoint
11 15 (3.73%) Tableau
12 14 (3.48%) BT
12 14 (3.48%) Remedy
12 14 (3.48%) Sun
13 13 (3.23%) Apigee
13 13 (3.23%) Mashery
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