The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 30 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.

Unix
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 41 32
Rank change year-on-year +19 -9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 31 46 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 5.66% 4.54% 4.93%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.00% 20.26% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 23 29
Median daily rate £400 £425 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £255 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £570 £700
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 £32.50 £24.15 £35.00
% change year-on-year +34.57% -31.00%  

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 Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 100 227 158
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 18.25% 22.41% 18.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 110 78
Median daily rate £360 £425 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £265 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 23 27
Median hourly rate £15.33 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.46% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.93 £25.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Cheshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Cheshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Cheshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Cheshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +6 9 £375 -11.76%
Chester +9 4 £295 +7.27% 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £450 -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 27 (52.94%) Linux
2 23 (45.10%) Windows
3 21 (41.18%) AIX
4 15 (29.41%) Oracle
5 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (21.57%) Banking
6 11 (21.57%) SQL
6 11 (21.57%) Middleware
6 11 (21.57%) Finance
7 10 (19.61%) SSL
8 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
8 9 (17.65%) ITIL
8 9 (17.65%) Python
8 9 (17.65%) Migration
9 8 (15.69%) Clustering
9 8 (15.69%) Veritas
9 8 (15.69%) XML
9 8 (15.69%) SAN
9 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (15.69%) Big Data
10 7 (13.73%) Linux Command Line
10 7 (13.73%) PKI
10 7 (13.73%) SOA
10 7 (13.73%) JBoss
10 7 (13.73%) Java
10 7 (13.73%) IIS
10 7 (13.73%) Internet
11 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
11 6 (11.76%) Project Management
11 6 (11.76%) Firewall

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 7 (13.73%) IIS
1 7 (13.73%) JBoss
2 6 (11.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (7.84%) Apache
3 4 (7.84%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.84%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.88%) nginx
4 3 (5.88%) Oracle 10gAS
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.96%) SAS
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.92%) MS Project
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MDG
1 1 (1.96%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (19.61%) SSL
2 8 (15.69%) SAN
3 7 (13.73%) Internet
4 6 (11.76%) Firewall
4 6 (11.76%) LDAP
4 6 (11.76%) SSH
5 3 (5.88%) Kerberos
5 3 (5.88%) LAN
5 3 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (5.88%) WAN
6 1 (1.96%) DMZ
6 1 (1.96%) FTP
6 1 (1.96%) HTTP
6 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.96%) PuTTY
6 1 (1.96%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.69%) Big Data
3 6 (11.76%) DB2
4 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
4 5 (9.80%) NoSQL
4 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
5 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (5.88%) GIS
7 2 (3.92%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.96%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.96%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.96%) Hadoop
8 1 (1.96%) MySQL
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.96%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.96%) SAP HANA
8 1 (1.96%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) JIRA
2 2 (3.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.96%) GitLab
3 1 (1.96%) Hudson
3 1 (1.96%) Log4j
3 1 (1.96%) MSI
3 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
General
1 11 (21.57%) Banking
1 11 (21.57%) Finance
2 4 (7.84%) Local Government
3 1 (1.96%) Front Office
3 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Consultant
2 8 (15.69%) Administrator
3 6 (11.76%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Architect
4 4 (7.84%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Linux Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Unix Administrator
4 4 (7.84%) Unix Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) AIX Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Developer
5 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Manager
5 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Principal Architect
5 3 (5.88%) Security Officer
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (5.88%) Systems Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
5 3 (5.88%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (21.57%) Middleware
2 8 (15.69%) XML
3 6 (11.76%) Web Services
4 5 (9.80%) J2EE
4 5 (9.80%) JSON
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (3.92%) REST
6 2 (3.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (1.96%) JAX-RPC
7 1 (1.96%) RESTful
7 1 (1.96%) SOAP
7 1 (1.96%) WSDL
7 1 (1.96%) XSL
7 1 (1.96%) XSLT
7 1 (1.96%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) Clustering
2 7 (13.73%) Linux Command Line
2 7 (13.73%) PKI
3 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.92%) CESG
4 2 (3.92%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.92%) PMI
5 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.96%) Derivative
5 1 (1.96%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (1.96%) HACMP
5 1 (1.96%) OTC Derivatives
5 1 (1.96%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Linux
2 23 (45.10%) Windows
3 21 (41.18%) AIX
4 8 (15.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.96%) Solaris
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) ITIL
2 9 (17.65%) Migration
3 7 (13.73%) SOA
4 6 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (11.76%) Project Management
5 5 (9.80%) Change Management
5 5 (9.80%) ETL
5 5 (9.80%) Microservices
5 5 (9.80%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (7.84%) Data Management
6 4 (7.84%) Statistics
7 3 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (5.88%) Business Transformation
7 3 (5.88%) Identity Management
7 3 (5.88%) Incident Management
7 3 (5.88%) Information Security Management
7 3 (5.88%) SDLC
7 3 (5.88%) Security Management
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Python
3 7 (13.73%) Java
4 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
5 5 (9.80%) Perl
6 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
7 3 (5.88%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) JCL
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) ISEB
1 3 (5.88%) RHCSA
2 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
2 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.96%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.88%) Data Quality
1 3 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (1.96%) EMIR
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (3.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.96%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) Control-M
1 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (3.92%) SCOM
1 2 (3.92%) SmoothWall
2 1 (1.96%) Puppet
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (1.96%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (29.41%) Oracle
2 8 (15.69%) Veritas
3 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
3 5 (9.80%) Red Hat
4 4 (7.84%) IBM
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Juniper
6 2 (3.92%) Ab Initio
6 2 (3.92%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.92%) Teradata
7 1 (1.96%) Hyperion
7 1 (1.96%) Informatica
7 1 (1.96%) Kofax
7 1 (1.96%) NetApp
7 1 (1.96%) Remedy
7 1 (1.96%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.96%) SAP
7 1 (1.96%) Splunk
7 1 (1.96%) VMware
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