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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 20 - 13
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 1.96% - 12.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% - 84.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 15
Average daily rate
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- - £400
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 £31.50 £29.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
+8.62% -13.43%
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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
30 10 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 29.41% 17.54% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 3 18
Average daily rate £500 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -21.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.73 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) QA
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) Oracle
2 2 (28.57%) MS Project
2 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) Finance
3 1 (14.29%) Degree

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (28.57%) MS Project
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
1 2 (28.57%) MS Visio
1 2 (28.57%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (28.57%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Selenium
1 3 (42.86%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) QA Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Architect
2 2 (28.57%) Project Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior QA Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (14.29%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
1 3 (42.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Performance Testing
2 2 (28.57%) Security Testing
2 2 (28.57%) OO
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
1 3 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (28.57%) ISEB
2 2 (28.57%) ISTQB
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Oracle
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft