The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Northamptonshire region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 22 27 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -9
Contract jobs citing UNIX 17 8 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 4.78% 2.96% 6.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.91% 20.51% 44.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £330 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £206 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £332 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £28.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+8.77% -9.52%
Operating Systems Category
Northamptonshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
55 39 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 15.45% 14.44% 15.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 24 31
Average daily rate £300 £282 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -12.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.00 £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
UNIX
East Midlands

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Northamptonshire region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Northamptonshire region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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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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
Northampton +5 13 £463 +39.62% 1
Kettering - - - - 2
UNIX
East Midlands

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (50.00%) Finance
3 12 (42.86%) Oracle
4 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
4 8 (28.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (25.00%) Migration
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (21.43%) Perl
6 6 (21.43%) MySQL
6 6 (21.43%) Apache
6 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
6 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
6 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
6 6 (21.43%) CentOS
6 6 (21.43%) XenServer
6 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
7 5 (17.86%) Citrix
7 5 (17.86%) Identity Management
7 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
7 5 (17.86%) Retail
7 5 (17.86%) Information Management
7 5 (17.86%) Open Source
8 4 (14.29%) SQL
8 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
8 4 (14.29%) Banking

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 6 (21.43%) Apache
1 6 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (10.71%) SAS
3 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
1 3 (10.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (21.43%) MySQL
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.57%) Informix
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Toad
1 2 (7.14%) Appcelerator Titanium
2 1 (3.57%) Ant
General
1 14 (50.00%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Retail
3 4 (14.29%) Banking
4 3 (10.71%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (32.14%) Analyst
2 8 (28.57%) Developer
2 8 (28.57%) Risk Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Information Manager
2 8 (28.57%) Information Risk Manager
3 7 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Perl Developer
5 5 (17.86%) Server Support
6 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
6 4 (14.29%) Senior Manager
6 4 (14.29%) Server Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (10.71%) Test Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) Audit Manager
8 2 (7.14%) IT Audit Manager
8 2 (7.14%) Storage Analyst
8 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (7.14%) Storage Support Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) C++ Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Middleware
2 1 (3.57%) OLE
2 1 (3.57%) WinForms
2 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Mainframe
2 5 (17.86%) Management Information System
2 5 (17.86%) Open Source
3 1 (3.57%) Tandem
3 1 (3.57%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Linux
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (21.43%) CentOS
5 1 (3.57%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) Risk Management
2 7 (25.00%) Migration
3 5 (17.86%) Identity Management
3 5 (17.86%) Information Management
4 4 (14.29%) Risk Analysis
4 4 (14.29%) Test Scripting
5 3 (10.71%) Lean Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) Six Sigma
5 3 (10.71%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.71%) System Testing
5 3 (10.71%) Test Strategy
6 2 (7.14%) Change Control
6 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
6 2 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 2 (7.14%) Data Analysis
6 2 (7.14%) Manual Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Logistics
7 1 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (25.00%) Shell Script
2 6 (21.43%) Bash Shell
2 6 (21.43%) Perl
3 4 (14.29%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.57%) C#
5 1 (3.57%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Java
5 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) CISSP
1 3 (10.71%) CISA
1 3 (10.71%) CISM
1 3 (10.71%) CRISC
2 1 (3.57%) ISEB
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (21.43%) XenServer
3 3 (10.71%) RACF
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Oracle
2 6 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 5 (17.86%) Citrix
4 4 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.29%) Google
4 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
5 1 (3.57%) IBM