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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 8 13 25
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +12
Contract jobs citing Unix 10 9 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 8.85% 8.57% 5.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.48% 42.86% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 3 5
Median daily rate £349 £415 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.92% +27.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £293 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £485 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £358
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +8.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.84% +8.33%
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
29 21 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Preston 25.66% 20.00% 32.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 16
Median daily rate £360 £420 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.23% +86.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £331 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £514 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.04% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Median hourly rate £12.00 £11.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) MS Office
3 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (27.78%) Java
3 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
4 4 (22.22%) SCCM
4 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
4 4 (22.22%) AppSense
4 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
4 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 4 (22.22%) AIX
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (22.22%) Lumension
4 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (16.67%) IBM
6 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.11%) Informatica
6 2 (11.11%) Middleware
6 2 (11.11%) Oracle
6 2 (11.11%) PaaS
6 2 (11.11%) Puppet

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 (11.11%) OpenStack
1 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
2 1 (5.56%) AquaLogic
2 1 (5.56%) MQSeries
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Tuxedo
2 1 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
1 5 (27.78%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) OpenShift
1 2 (11.11%) PaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) LoadRunner
2 2 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 1 (5.56%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (5.56%) VectorCAST
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Analyst
1 4 (22.22%) Desktop Engineer
1 4 (22.22%) Test Analyst
2 3 (16.67%) AIX Specialist
2 3 (16.67%) Unix Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tester
3 2 (11.11%) Tester
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Developer
4 1 (5.56%) ETL Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Test Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Middleware
2 1 (5.56%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.11%) DataPower
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 6 (33.33%) Windows
2 4 (22.22%) AIX
2 4 (22.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) OS/390
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) Test Scripting
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Defect Management
3 1 (5.56%) Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Migration
3 1 (5.56%) Non-Functional Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) QMS
3 1 (5.56%) Release Management
3 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.56%) SDLC
3 1 (5.56%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (5.56%) Test Management
3 1 (5.56%) Test Planning
3 1 (5.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
2 5 (27.78%) Java
3 1 (5.56%) Ada
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) BC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (11.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) Puppet
3 1 (5.56%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (22.22%) AppSense
1 4 (22.22%) Lumension
2 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Informatica
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.56%) Axway
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Sun