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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 10 8
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 0.93% 5.26% 11.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 15.38% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 7
Average daily rate
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£300 £445 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% +10.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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
18 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 16.82% 34.21% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 11
Average daily rate £350 £445 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.34% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £445 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 1
Average hourly rate £32.54 £15.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+116.93% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 21 Related IT Skills in Preston

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (100.00%) SQL
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 2 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (66.67%) MS Project
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
3 1 (33.33%) Syncsort
3 1 (33.33%) Finance
3 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
3 1 (33.33%) Aquila
3 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
3 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) PL/1
3 1 (33.33%) JCL
3 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 1 (33.33%) DB2

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 2 (66.67%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) DB2
2 1 (33.33%) IMS/DB
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Mainframe Developer
2 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 1 (33.33%) IBM Mainframe
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/1
2 1 (33.33%) JCL
2 1 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) CA Endevor
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) IBM
2 1 (33.33%) Aquila
2 1 (33.33%) Syncsort