The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Lancashire / Blackpool
Rank 9 19 19
Rank change year-on-year +10 0  
Contract jobs citing Unix 1 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 4.76% 9.26% 1.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 100.00% 21.28% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 1
Median daily rate £400 £350 £700
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% -50.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Blackpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Blackpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1 47 30
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 4.76% 43.52% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 37 25
Median daily rate £400 £326 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.69% -15.87%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £11.75 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Blackpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Blackpool citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Blackpool

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Blackpool.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Blackpool

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Blackpool.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Blackpool

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Blackpool region with a requirement for Unix.

1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 16 (94.12%) AIX
3 14 (82.35%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (58.82%) Windows 2000
4 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
4 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (58.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (58.82%) WebSphere
5 9 (52.94%) Data Management
5 9 (52.94%) Open Source
5 9 (52.94%) SaaS
5 9 (52.94%) PaaS
5 9 (52.94%) Service Management
5 9 (52.94%) Change Management
5 9 (52.94%) ITSM
5 9 (52.94%) ITIL
5 9 (52.94%) IaaS
6 8 (47.06%) DevOps
6 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
6 8 (47.06%) Problem Management
6 8 (47.06%) Release Management
6 8 (47.06%) Data Analysis
6 8 (47.06%) Tandem
7 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (35.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 6 (35.29%) Big Data

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Blackpool 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 10 (58.82%) WebSphere
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (58.82%) MS Excel
1 10 (58.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) IaaS
1 9 (52.94%) PaaS
1 9 (52.94%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (35.29%) Big Data
1 6 (35.29%) DB2
1 6 (35.29%) MongoDB
1 6 (35.29%) NoSQL
1 6 (35.29%) Relational Database
1 6 (35.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.88%) Selenium
1 1 (5.88%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Operational Support Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Operations Support Analyst
1 6 (35.29%) Solutions Architect
1 6 (35.29%) Support Analyst
2 4 (23.53%) Operations Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Java Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Java Developer
3 1 (5.88%) Java Solutions Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Linux Support
3 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Support
3 1 (5.88%) Unix Support Analyst
3 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) J2EE
1 6 (35.29%) JSON
1 6 (35.29%) Middleware
1 6 (35.29%) Web Services
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (82.35%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (47.06%) Tandem
3 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 17 (100.00%) Linux
2 16 (94.12%) AIX
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 10 (58.82%) Windows 2000
3 10 (58.82%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (52.94%) Change Management
2 9 (52.94%) Data Management
2 9 (52.94%) ITIL
2 9 (52.94%) ITSM
2 9 (52.94%) Open Source
2 9 (52.94%) Service Management
3 8 (47.06%) Data Analysis
3 8 (47.06%) DevOps
3 8 (47.06%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 8 (47.06%) PRINCE2
3 8 (47.06%) Problem Management
3 8 (47.06%) Release Management
4 7 (41.18%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (35.29%) Microservices
5 6 (35.29%) SOA
6 1 (5.88%) Business Continuity
6 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
6 1 (5.88%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
2 2 (11.76%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (35.29%) SLA
2 2 (11.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (11.76%) QA
3 1 (5.88%) SDET
Vendors
1 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (35.29%) Oracle