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 25 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
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +25 -2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 56 44 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 8.89% 4.80% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.36% 19.38% 18.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 36
Median daily rate £410 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £283 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £775
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £11.23 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 163 227 224
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.87% 24.75% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 152 126
Median daily rate £360 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 24
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +2 9 £435 +26.54% 2
Chester +15 8 £338 -25.00% 1
Macclesfield - 2 £500 - 1
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 39 (50.00%) Linux
2 28 (35.90%) Windows
3 26 (33.33%) AIX
4 25 (32.05%) Finance
5 23 (29.49%) Banking
6 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
7 15 (19.23%) Oracle
8 14 (17.95%) Veritas
8 14 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (16.67%) PKI
10 12 (15.38%) SSL
10 12 (15.38%) IBM
11 11 (14.10%) SQL
11 11 (14.10%) Mainframe
11 11 (14.10%) SSH
12 10 (12.82%) Linux Command Line
12 10 (12.82%) SDLC
13 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (11.54%) Statistics
13 9 (11.54%) Middleware
14 8 (10.26%) Firewall
14 8 (10.26%) Change Management
14 8 (10.26%) Migration
14 8 (10.26%) Clustering
14 8 (10.26%) Internet
14 8 (10.26%) Python
14 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
14 8 (10.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
15 7 (8.97%) SAN

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 4 (5.13%) IIS
1 4 (5.13%) JBoss
2 3 (3.85%) SAS
2 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 3 (3.85%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.56%) WebLogic Portal
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
4 1 (1.28%) CMS
4 1 (1.28%) ExpressionEngine
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (2.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.28%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MDG
2 1 (1.28%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.13%) OpenShift
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (15.38%) SSL
2 11 (14.10%) SSH
3 8 (10.26%) Firewall
3 8 (10.26%) Internet
4 7 (8.97%) FTP
4 7 (8.97%) SAN
5 4 (5.13%) HTTP
5 4 (5.13%) LAN
5 4 (5.13%) LDAP
5 4 (5.13%) PuTTY
5 4 (5.13%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (5.13%) tcpdump
5 4 (5.13%) WAN
6 2 (2.56%) DMZ
7 1 (1.28%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (3.85%) Big Data
3 3 (3.85%) DB2
4 2 (2.56%) Base SAS
4 2 (2.56%) GIS
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Data Integration Studio
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
4 2 (2.56%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 1 (1.28%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.28%) PowerCenter
5 1 (1.28%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.28%) Spotfire
5 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) JIRA
3 2 (2.56%) ProC
4 1 (1.28%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.28%) GitLab
4 1 (1.28%) gulp
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
4 1 (1.28%) MSI
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.28%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.28%) webpack
General
1 25 (32.05%) Finance
2 23 (29.49%) Banking
3 6 (7.69%) Local Government
4 2 (2.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Front Office
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (30.77%) Consultant
2 14 (17.95%) Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Unix Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Administrator
4 9 (11.54%) Systems Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) Geneos Consultant
5 6 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
6 5 (6.41%) Unix Consultant
7 4 (5.13%) Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Security Officer
7 4 (5.13%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Unix Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) AIX Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Operations Analyst
8 3 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) Middleware
2 4 (5.13%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (5.13%) X-Windows
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
3 2 (2.56%) XML
4 1 (1.28%) CodeIgniter
4 1 (1.28%) CSS
4 1 (1.28%) CSS3
4 1 (1.28%) HTML
4 1 (1.28%) HTML5
4 1 (1.28%) jQuery
4 1 (1.28%) LAMP
4 1 (1.28%) Laravel
4 1 (1.28%) React
4 1 (1.28%) REST
4 1 (1.28%) Sass
4 1 (1.28%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) PKI
2 11 (14.10%) Mainframe
3 10 (12.82%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (10.26%) Clustering
5 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.85%) CESG
8 2 (2.56%) iSeries
8 2 (2.56%) PMI
9 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.28%) Credit Risk
9 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.28%) Derivative
9 1 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.28%) OTC Derivatives
9 1 (1.28%) Taxonomies
9 1 (1.28%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 39 (50.00%) Linux
2 28 (35.90%) Windows
3 26 (33.33%) AIX
4 14 (17.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.82%) SDLC
2 9 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (11.54%) Statistics
3 8 (10.26%) Change Management
3 8 (10.26%) Migration
4 6 (7.69%) ETL
4 6 (7.69%) ITIL
4 6 (7.69%) Problem Management
4 6 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (6.41%) Project Management
6 4 (5.13%) DevOps
6 4 (5.13%) Information Security
6 4 (5.13%) Information Security Management
6 4 (5.13%) Security Management
6 4 (5.13%) Unit Testing
7 3 (3.85%) Analytics
7 3 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.85%) Data Management
7 3 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.56%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.08%) Shell Script
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 8 (10.26%) Python
4 4 (5.13%) JCL
4 4 (5.13%) Perl
4 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.85%) Korn
5 3 (3.85%) PL/SQL
5 3 (3.85%) VB
6 2 (2.56%) AWK
6 2 (2.56%) Java
6 2 (2.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.56%) PROC SQL
6 2 (2.56%) SAS Macro
6 2 (2.56%) sed
6 2 (2.56%) VBA
7 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.28%) C
7 1 (1.28%) PHP
7 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) ISEB
2 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
2 2 (2.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (2.56%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.85%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.56%) QA
4 1 (1.28%) Dodd-Frank
4 1 (1.28%) EMIR
4 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (5.13%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.56%) Docker
3 2 (2.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.28%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (7.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.41%) Puppet
3 3 (3.85%) SCOM
3 3 (3.85%) SmoothWall
4 2 (2.56%) Control-M
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (2.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.28%) yum
Vendors
1 15 (19.23%) Oracle
2 14 (17.95%) Veritas
3 12 (15.38%) IBM
4 8 (10.26%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.41%) Citrix
5 5 (6.41%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.13%) Cisco
6 4 (5.13%) IBM Sterling
6 4 (5.13%) Juniper
7 3 (3.85%) McAfee
8 2 (2.56%) Ab Initio
8 2 (2.56%) Kofax
8 2 (2.56%) NetApp
8 2 (2.56%) Teradata
8 2 (2.56%) VMware
9 1 (1.28%) Hyperion
9 1 (1.28%) Informatica
9 1 (1.28%) SaltStack
9 1 (1.28%) SAP
9 1 (1.28%) Splunk