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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 13 17 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 5 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 6.94% 3.16% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.78% 23.08% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £350 £300 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -32.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.10% +86.90%
Unix
Lancashire

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 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.00% 13.68% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 1
Average daily rate £255 £391 £445
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.82% -12.07%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 14
Average hourly rate £20.00 £29.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.02% +93.30%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) UML
2 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 4 (40.00%) Ada
3 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
3 4 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (40.00%) VectorCAST
4 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SQL
5 2 (20.00%) MS Office
5 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
5 2 (20.00%) Informatica
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (20.00%) AppSense
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Lumension
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) SCCM
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (10.00%) Avionics
6 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
6 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (10.00%) sed

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects XI
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Rational DOORS
1 4 (40.00%) VectorCAST
General
1 1 (10.00%) Avionics
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (10.00%) Military
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Ada Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Ada Software Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Database Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Developer
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) SAS Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Software Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) SAP XI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 5 (50.00%) UML
2 4 (40.00%) Integration Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Unit Testing
3 1 (10.00%) ETL
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Ada
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) AWK
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C
3 1 (10.00%) Korn
3 1 (10.00%) sed
3 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) HND
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) AppSense
2 2 (20.00%) Informatica
2 2 (20.00%) Lumension
3 1 (10.00%) SAP