The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 28 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 Preston 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank - - 12
Contract jobs citing UNIX 0 0 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston - - 12.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category - - 65.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 19
Average daily rate
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- - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £359 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +6.55%
Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 22.12% 30.00% 19.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 25
Average daily rate £120 £306 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-60.81% -23.43%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.62% -28.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
UNIX
Lancashire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Preston

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Preston

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

UNIX
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) QA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
2 2 (33.33%) OO
2 2 (33.33%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Preston 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.

Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (50.00%) MS Visio
1 3 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
1 3 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
1 3 (50.00%) Solutions Architect
1 3 (50.00%) QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior QA Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Management
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Testing
2 2 (33.33%) Security Testing
2 2 (33.33%) OO
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) ISEB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB
1 2 (33.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft