The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Preston region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 9 13 23
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +10
Contract jobs citing Unix 11 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 9.82% 5.75% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.95% 38.46% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 2
Median daily rate £385 £339 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.73% +4.15%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.75 £39.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.74% +12.85%
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
38 13 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 33.93% 14.94% 22.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 4 6
Median daily rate £375 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +41.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £369 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Preston

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Preston region citing Unix as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Preston region with a requirement for Unix.

1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 5 (31.25%) AIX
3 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
3 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
4 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (18.75%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Linux
5 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
5 3 (18.75%) Windows
5 3 (18.75%) MS Office
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (12.50%) AppSense
6 2 (12.50%) Migration
6 2 (12.50%) SCCM
6 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
6 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
6 2 (12.50%) Solaris
6 2 (12.50%) Informatica
6 2 (12.50%) Middleware
6 2 (12.50%) PaaS
6 2 (12.50%) Puppet
6 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
6 2 (12.50%) Lumension
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) DataPower

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Preston by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) OpenStack
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) AquaLogic
2 1 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.25%) Tuxedo
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (18.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) OpenShift
1 2 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) LoadRunner
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) AIX Specialist
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Test Analyst
1 3 (18.75%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Tester
2 2 (12.50%) Test Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) ETL Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) DataPower
1 2 (12.50%) Mainframe
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (31.25%) AIX
2 3 (18.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
3 2 (12.50%) Solaris
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) HPUX
4 1 (6.25%) OS/390
4 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Test Scripting
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Defect Management
3 1 (6.25%) ETL
3 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.25%) QMS
3 1 (6.25%) Release Management
3 1 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) SDLC
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Management
3 1 (6.25%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) SQL
2 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) BC Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
1 2 (12.50%) XenServer
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Puppet
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (18.75%) IBM
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle
2 2 (12.50%) AppSense
2 2 (12.50%) Informatica
2 2 (12.50%) Lumension
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.25%) Axway
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) Sun