The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 18 23 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.90% 2.08% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.22% 10.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£463 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Preston region.

Operating Systems Category
Preston
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
9 20 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 8.57% 20.83% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 4
Average daily rate £450 £120 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+275.00% -60.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £120 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £214 £321
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £21.73 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+84.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 4 (44.44%) IBM
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 3 (33.33%) QA
3 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) BC Cleared
4 2 (22.22%) Test Management
4 2 (22.22%) SDLC
4 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (22.22%) OpenShift
4 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (22.22%) Ansible
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) Salt
4 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
4 2 (22.22%) PaaS
4 2 (22.22%) Puppet
4 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
4 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) MS Office

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 2 (22.22%) OpenStack
2 2 (22.22%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (22.22%) PaaS
1 2 (22.22%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) DB2
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (11.11%) PowerCenter
1 1 (11.11%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Selenium
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Tester
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) SAP Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Software Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (11.11%) AWS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Integration Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Test Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Software Tester
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) Middleware
2 1 (11.11%) SAP XI
2 1 (11.11%) HTML
2 1 (11.11%) .NET
2 1 (11.11%) J2EE
2 1 (11.11%) XML
2 1 (11.11%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Mainframe
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 2 (22.22%) Migration
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) SDLC
2 2 (22.22%) Test Management
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Project Management
3 1 (11.11%) Regression Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 2 (22.22%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Perl
3 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) BC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ISEB
3 2 (22.22%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (22.22%) Puppet
2 2 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (22.22%) Ansible
2 2 (22.22%) Salt
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) IBM
2 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) VMware
3 2 (22.22%) SAP
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) Informatica