The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Skelmersdale region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Skelmersdale region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 1 2 5
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 3 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Skelmersdale 75.00% 44.44% 26.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 57.14% 61.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.83% -6.15%
Operating Systems Category
Skelmersdale
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
3 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Skelmersdale 75.00% 77.78% 43.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £388 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Lancashire

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Skelmersdale

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Skelmersdale

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Skelmersdale

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Skelmersdale

UNIX
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Skelmersdale

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Skelmersdale 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 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) Toad
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Skelmersdale by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Skelmersdale 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 (100.00%) FTP
1 3 (100.00%) HTTP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Toad
1 3 (100.00%) LoadRunner
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Test Leader
1 2 (66.67%) Performance Test Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Performance Test Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) SOAP
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Validation
1 3 (100.00%) Performance Testing
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Oracle
1 3 (100.00%) HP
1 3 (100.00%) VMware