The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Runcorn region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 5 4 11
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 6 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 31.58% 17.65% 15.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 60.00% 27.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 3
Average daily rate
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£430 - £363
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 £31.25 £28.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.60% -17.64%
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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 Runcorn region.

Operating Systems Category
Runcorn
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
16 5 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Runcorn 84.21% 29.41% 55.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 0 10
Average daily rate £290 - £363
90% offered a daily rate of more than £106 - £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 - £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Runcorn region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Runcorn

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Runcorn region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Runcorn

UNIX
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Runcorn

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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 6 (100.00%) Linux
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
4 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
4 3 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) IBM
5 2 (33.33%) AIX
5 2 (33.33%) CentOS
6 1 (16.67%) HP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Runcorn by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Runcorn 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (83.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (66.67%) Solaris
4 2 (33.33%) AIX
4 2 (33.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (50.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 3 (50.00%) Performance Analysis
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Red Hat
2 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) HP