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 28 June 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.

Unix
Lancashire / Blackpool
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 2 21 8
Rank change year-on-year +19 -13  
Contract jobs citing Unix 4 13 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Blackpool 44.44% 8.50% 13.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 80.00% 21.31% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 15
Median daily rate £450 £450 £575
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £384 £542
10% offered a daily rate of more than £684 £478 £625
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 £39.50 £27.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% -28.84%  

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 5 61 72
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Blackpool 55.56% 39.87% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 47 58
Median daily rate £450 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +17.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £330 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £577 £501 £590
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -27.27%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Blackpool

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Blackpool over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Blackpool

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Blackpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Blackpool

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 4 (80.00%) Oracle
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
1 4 (80.00%) SAS
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
1 4 (80.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (40.00%) IBM
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) QA
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Architecture

Unix
Co-occurring 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 4 (80.00%) SAS
2 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle Reports
1 3 (60.00%) SAS Data Integration Studio
1 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 3 (60.00%) SAS Enterprise Miner
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Hive
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (20.00%) Data Lake
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) HBase
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Pentaho
2 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) ERwin
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (20.00%) Selenium
1 1 (20.00%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Developer in Test
2 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Lead Data Architect
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) SAS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (20.00%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Data Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) High Availability
2 3 (60.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) ITSM
3 2 (40.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (40.00%) Service Management
4 1 (20.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (20.00%) Data Architecture
4 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (20.00%) Data Security
4 1 (20.00%) Information Assurance
4 1 (20.00%) Process Management
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
2 1 (20.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Oracle
2 2 (40.00%) IBM
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) CA
3 1 (20.00%) Capita
3 1 (20.00%) Informatica
3 1 (20.00%) Tableau