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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 27 42 28
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 230 129 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 6.38% 4.55% 5.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.53% 20.35% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 59 63
Average daily rate
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£445 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.53% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £248 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £624 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 4
Average hourly rate £49.50 £12.70 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+289.91% -40.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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
779 634 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 22.37% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 259 233
Average daily rate £375 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 74
Average hourly rate £13.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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
Manchester +9 94 £425 +30.76% 24
Cheshire -3 42 £500 +19.04% 5
Merseyside +2 31 £415 -2.30% 3
Lancashire +11 22 £299 -35.68% 1
Cumbria - 13 - - 1
UNIX
England

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 186 (49.08%) Linux
2 133 (35.09%) Windows
3 117 (30.87%) Oracle
4 90 (23.75%) Finance
5 69 (18.21%) Java
6 65 (17.15%) Migration
7 61 (16.09%) IBM
8 58 (15.30%) Mainframe
9 54 (14.25%) Solaris
10 51 (13.46%) AIX
11 48 (12.66%) Microsoft
12 47 (12.40%) Configuration Management
13 45 (11.87%) Citrix
14 44 (11.61%) Security Cleared
15 43 (11.35%) SQL Server
16 42 (11.08%) VMware
17 41 (10.82%) Cisco
18 40 (10.55%) ITIL
19 39 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
20 38 (10.03%) SQL
20 38 (10.03%) JavaScript
21 37 (9.76%) SAN
22 36 (9.50%) IIS
22 36 (9.50%) Telecoms
23 35 (9.23%) SAP
23 35 (9.23%) SC Cleared
24 34 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (8.97%) Banking
24 34 (8.97%) HTML
25 33 (8.71%) Python

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 36 (9.50%) IIS
2 28 (7.39%) SAS
3 21 (5.54%) WebSphere
3 21 (5.54%) Node.js
4 17 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 15 (3.96%) NetWeaver
5 15 (3.96%) Tomcat
6 11 (2.90%) CICS
7 8 (2.11%) Apache
8 6 (1.58%) WebLogic
8 6 (1.58%) TIBCO EMS
8 6 (1.58%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
9 5 (1.32%) nginx
9 5 (1.32%) Confluence
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Service Bus
10 4 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 4 (1.06%) Cloud Foundry
10 4 (1.06%) iPlanet
11 3 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
11 3 (0.79%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.85%) Doxygen
3 6 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (1.58%) Spreadsheet
3 6 (1.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 14 (3.69%) Oracle EBS R12
2 11 (2.90%) Oracle EBS
3 10 (2.64%) Oracle Financials
4 7 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle Financial Analyzer
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Applications
7 3 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle 11i
9 1 (0.26%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.22%) Cloud Computing
1 16 (4.22%) IaaS
2 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.32%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.06%) PaaS
4 4 (1.06%) Office 365
4 4 (1.06%) OpenShift
5 2 (0.53%) HP Helion
5 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.53%) SaaS
6 1 (0.26%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 37 (9.76%) SAN
2 31 (8.18%) MPLS
2 31 (8.18%) OSPF
2 31 (8.18%) BGP
3 30 (7.92%) Firewall
4 23 (6.07%) VPN
5 21 (5.54%) Internet
5 21 (5.54%) NAS
6 20 (5.28%) Cisco IOS
6 20 (5.28%) HTTP
7 19 (5.01%) Ethernet
7 19 (5.01%) IPv4
7 19 (5.01%) IPv6
7 19 (5.01%) Broadband
7 19 (5.01%) VRRP
7 19 (5.01%) L2TP
7 19 (5.01%) RSVP
7 19 (5.01%) BT 21CN
7 19 (5.01%) Junos
7 19 (5.01%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.35%) SQL Server
2 33 (8.71%) MongoDB
3 30 (7.92%) DB2
4 24 (6.33%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 23 (6.07%) Relational Database
6 22 (5.80%) Oracle Database
7 21 (5.54%) Base SAS
7 21 (5.54%) Hadoop
8 19 (5.01%) Data Warehouse
9 17 (4.49%) MySQL
9 17 (4.49%) Apache Cassandra
10 15 (3.96%) Big Data
11 14 (3.69%) SAP HANA
11 14 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
12 12 (3.17%) Neo4j
13 9 (2.37%) IMS/DB
13 9 (2.37%) Oracle Discoverer
14 8 (2.11%) DataStage
14 8 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
15 6 (1.58%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 15 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.64%) Subversion
3 7 (1.85%) Maven
3 7 (1.85%) Ant
3 7 (1.85%) GoogleTest
4 6 (1.58%) JIRA
5 5 (1.32%) JUnit
6 4 (1.06%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.79%) Hudson
7 3 (0.79%) RSpec
7 3 (0.79%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.53%) Gradle
8 2 (0.53%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.53%) Toad
9 1 (0.26%) TestDirector
9 1 (0.26%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.26%) JMeter
9 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.26%) Selenium
9 1 (0.26%) TeamCity
General
1 90 (23.75%) Finance
2 36 (9.50%) Telecoms
3 34 (8.97%) Banking
4 15 (3.96%) Manufacturing
5 8 (2.11%) Retail
6 4 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.53%) Automotive
8 2 (0.53%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
9 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 95 (25.07%) Architect
2 84 (22.16%) Developer
3 47 (12.40%) Technical Architect
4 22 (5.80%) Administrator
5 21 (5.54%) Analyst
5 21 (5.54%) SAP Architect
6 19 (5.01%) IP Engineer
6 19 (5.01%) Implementation Engineer
6 19 (5.01%) Operations Engineer
7 18 (4.75%) Consultant
7 18 (4.75%) Technical Specialist
8 17 (4.49%) Infrastructure Architect
9 16 (4.22%) Java Developer
10 13 (3.43%) DBA
10 13 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (2.90%) SAS Developer
11 11 (2.90%) Digital Architect
12 10 (2.64%) Designer
13 9 (2.37%) Senior Architect
13 9 (2.37%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.97%) HTML
2 31 (8.18%) XML
3 29 (7.65%) Middleware
4 23 (6.07%) .NET
5 21 (5.54%) CSS
6 18 (4.75%) Web Services
7 17 (4.49%) AngularJS
8 16 (4.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 12 (3.17%) REST
9 12 (3.17%) JAX-RS
9 12 (3.17%) Hibernate
9 12 (3.17%) SAP Basis
10 10 (2.64%) XSLT
11 8 (2.11%) XML Schema
11 8 (2.11%) Spring
11 8 (2.11%) Saxon XSLT
12 7 (1.85%) Software Packaging
12 7 (1.85%) Spring MVC
13 6 (1.58%) Rendezvous
13 6 (1.58%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.30%) Mainframe
2 28 (7.39%) IBM Mainframe
3 25 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.01%) Clustering
5 17 (4.49%) Replication
5 17 (4.49%) Data Extraction
5 17 (4.49%) Visualisation
6 15 (3.96%) Celerra
7 12 (3.17%) VSAM
8 11 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.58%) Open Source
10 5 (1.32%) Inversion of Control
10 5 (1.32%) Raspberry Pi
10 5 (1.32%) BeagleBone
11 4 (1.06%) Digital Media
11 4 (1.06%) Life Science
12 3 (0.79%) CMDB
12 3 (0.79%) HACMP
12 3 (0.79%) DTV
12 3 (0.79%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 186 (49.08%) Linux
2 133 (35.09%) Windows
3 54 (14.25%) Solaris
4 51 (13.46%) AIX
5 23 (6.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (4.75%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (4.75%) Mac OS X
7 15 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.11%) HPUX
9 7 (1.85%) CentOS
10 6 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (0.79%) VMS
12 2 (0.53%) zOS
12 2 (0.53%) Debian
13 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.26%) Android
13 1 (0.26%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.26%) SUSE
13 1 (0.26%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (17.15%) Migration
2 47 (12.40%) Configuration Management
3 40 (10.55%) ITIL
4 39 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (6.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 24 (6.33%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (5.01%) OO
6 19 (5.01%) TDD
6 19 (5.01%) System Testing
7 17 (4.49%) Web Design
7 17 (4.49%) Responsive Web Design
7 17 (4.49%) DevOps
8 16 (4.22%) High Availability
8 16 (4.22%) Technical Architecture
8 16 (4.22%) ERP
9 15 (3.96%) Unit Testing
9 15 (3.96%) Change Control
9 15 (3.96%) Machine Learning
10 13 (3.43%) Performance Tuning
10 13 (3.43%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.21%) Java
2 38 (10.03%) JavaScript
2 38 (10.03%) SQL
3 33 (8.71%) Python
4 25 (6.60%) Shell Script
5 19 (5.01%) Ruby
6 17 (4.49%) C++
7 15 (3.96%) C
7 15 (3.96%) R
8 13 (3.43%) COBOL
9 12 (3.17%) PL/SQL
10 11 (2.90%) Perl
11 9 (2.37%) XQuery
11 9 (2.37%) PL/1
11 9 (2.37%) JCL
12 8 (2.11%) Scala
12 8 (2.11%) PHP
13 7 (1.85%) REXX
14 4 (1.06%) AWK
15 2 (0.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (11.61%) Security Cleared
2 35 (9.23%) SC Cleared
3 23 (6.07%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (5.54%) CCIE
4 21 (5.54%) CCNA
5 19 (5.01%) CCNP
5 19 (5.01%) CCIP
5 19 (5.01%) JNCIA
5 19 (5.01%) JNCIP
6 11 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
7 8 (2.11%) CISSP
8 6 (1.58%) MCSE
8 6 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.32%) CCA
9 5 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.06%) Degree
11 3 (0.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.79%) CCEA
11 3 (0.79%) MCSD
12 2 (0.53%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.49%) SLA
2 12 (3.17%) QA
3 4 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (8.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (7.12%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.49%) Hyper-V
4 16 (4.22%) VMware ESX
5 15 (3.96%) Terminal Services
5 15 (3.96%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 13 (3.43%) XenApp
7 4 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 4 (1.06%) MetaFrame
7 4 (1.06%) vSphere
8 3 (0.79%) HDFS
9 2 (0.53%) GPFS
9 2 (0.53%) Varnish
9 2 (0.53%) VirtualBox
9 2 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 2 (0.53%) RACF
10 1 (0.26%) Docker
10 1 (0.26%) PowerHA
10 1 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 32 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (4.75%) Puppet
3 16 (4.22%) StatsD
4 15 (3.96%) CA Single Sign-On
5 10 (2.64%) Salt
6 9 (2.37%) CA Endevor
7 7 (1.85%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.58%) Ansible
8 6 (1.58%) TIBCO Hawk
8 6 (1.58%) Nessus
9 5 (1.32%) Nagios
10 4 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (1.06%) Cacti
10 4 (1.06%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (0.79%) BladeLogic
12 2 (0.53%) Oracle RMAN
13 1 (0.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 1 (0.26%) OpenView
13 1 (0.26%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 117 (30.87%) Oracle
2 61 (16.09%) IBM
3 48 (12.66%) Microsoft
4 45 (11.87%) Citrix
5 42 (11.08%) VMware
6 41 (10.82%) Cisco
7 35 (9.23%) SAP
8 28 (7.39%) EMC
9 24 (6.33%) HP
10 21 (5.54%) Juniper
10 21 (5.54%) Red Hat
11 19 (5.01%) BT
12 18 (4.75%) Teradata
13 17 (4.49%) CA
14 16 (4.22%) CheckPoint
15 15 (3.96%) Tableau
16 14 (3.69%) Sun
17 13 (3.43%) Remedy
17 13 (3.43%) SolarWinds
18 12 (3.17%) Nortel
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