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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 11 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 9 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 7.96% 6.06% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.86% 14.29% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£401 £395 £464
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -14.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £308 £439
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £465 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -13.11%
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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
21 42 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 18.58% 42.42% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 12
Average daily rate £341 £225 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.33% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £325 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 15 5
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £27.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -33.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £15.00 £17.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.16 £18.00 £28.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Preston

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Preston region over the 3 months to 1 April 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 1 April 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 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
3 4 (40.00%) Windows
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Middleware
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) PaaS
3 4 (40.00%) Puppet
3 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (40.00%) OpenShift
3 4 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (40.00%) Ansible
3 4 (40.00%) DevOps
3 4 (40.00%) Salt
4 3 (30.00%) OpenStack
4 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
4 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) XML
5 2 (20.00%) Service Management
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Migration
6 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
6 1 (10.00%) QA

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 4 (40.00%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (30.00%) OpenStack
2 3 (30.00%) WebSphere
3 1 (10.00%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (40.00%) PaaS
1 4 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) PowerCenter
1 1 (10.00%) DB2
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) IMS/DB
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Architect
4 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Test Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (10.00%) Mainframe Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Middleware
2 2 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Linux
1 4 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) DevOps
2 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (20.00%) Service Management
4 1 (10.00%) Migration
4 1 (10.00%) Test Management
4 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 1 (10.00%) Non-Functional Testing
4 1 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (10.00%) PL/1
2 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) JCL
2 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) BC Cleared
3 1 (10.00%) ISEB
3 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Puppet
1 4 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (40.00%) Ansible
1 4 (40.00%) Salt
2 1 (10.00%) CA Endevor
2 1 (10.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) Syncsort
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Informatica
4 1 (10.00%) Aquila
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