Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 42 41
Rank change year-on-year +3 -1 -13
Contract jobs citing Unix 57 63 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.28% 4.35% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.36% 20.86% 17.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 41 59
Cheshire median daily rate £394 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% -5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £280 £331 £322
90th Percentile £468 £663 £540
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.25 - £37.00

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 244 302 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 18.33% 20.86% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 188 257
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +9.68% +10.71%
10th Percentile £180 £179 £213
90th Percentile £543 £600 £513
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 22 51
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -19.83% +12.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £18.00 £21.00 £35.00
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.57 £15.82
% change year-on-year +19.67% -7.90% +5.43%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford -7 19 £420 +6.67% 3
Chester +16 10 £323 -33.51% 3
Warrington -9 3 £450 -10.00%
Crewe - 1 - -
Macclesfield - 1 £500 - 1
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 38 (66.67%) Linux
2 27 (47.37%) Banking
3 23 (40.35%) Finance
4 21 (36.84%) Oracle
5 18 (31.58%) Windows
5 18 (31.58%) Change Management
6 17 (29.82%) ITIL
7 16 (28.07%) AIX
8 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
9 11 (19.30%) SQL
10 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
10 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
11 9 (15.79%) Problem Management
11 9 (15.79%) Java
11 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
12 8 (14.04%) Middleware
12 8 (14.04%) HP
12 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
13 7 (12.28%) Mainframe
13 7 (12.28%) Veritas
13 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
13 7 (12.28%) Clustering
13 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 7 (12.28%) SDLC
14 6 (10.53%) ISEB
14 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (10.53%) SAS
15 5 (8.77%) MCSE
15 5 (8.77%) MCSA
15 5 (8.77%) VB

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 6 (10.53%) SAS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.51%) CMS
3 2 (3.51%) Confluence
3 2 (3.51%) ExpressionEngine
3 2 (3.51%) WordPress
4 1 (1.75%) IIS
4 1 (1.75%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
1 1 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Internet
2 3 (5.26%) SSL
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) LAN
3 1 (1.75%) LDAP
3 1 (1.75%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (1.75%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) Oracle Database
2 8 (14.04%) SQL Server
3 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
4 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (3.51%) Base SAS
5 2 (3.51%) DB2
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 2 (3.51%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
6 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
6 1 (1.75%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.77%) Jenkins
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) HP UFT
2 4 (7.02%) JMeter
3 3 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.51%) gulp
4 2 (3.51%) ProC
4 2 (3.51%) webpack
5 1 (1.75%) Ant
5 1 (1.75%) Gradle
5 1 (1.75%) JUnit
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) Vagrant
General
1 27 (47.37%) Banking
2 23 (40.35%) Finance
3 4 (7.02%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Local Government
5 1 (1.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Administrator
2 13 (22.81%) Unix Administrator
3 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Technical Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Geneos Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) AIX Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) AIX Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.02%) DBA
6 4 (7.02%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (7.02%) Senior Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Developer
7 3 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.04%) Middleware
2 4 (7.02%) .NET
3 3 (5.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.26%) HTML
3 3 (5.26%) Web Services
4 2 (3.51%) CodeIgniter
4 2 (3.51%) CSS3
4 2 (3.51%) HTML5
4 2 (3.51%) ISPF
4 2 (3.51%) jQuery
4 2 (3.51%) LAMP
4 2 (3.51%) Laravel
4 2 (3.51%) React
4 2 (3.51%) Sass
4 2 (3.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.75%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.75%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.75%) RESTful
5 1 (1.75%) SAP PI
5 1 (1.75%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
1 7 (12.28%) Mainframe
2 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.02%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.75%) CESG
3 1 (1.75%) Credit Risk
3 1 (1.75%) Data Structures
3 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.75%) Online Banking
3 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (66.67%) Linux
2 18 (31.58%) Windows
3 16 (28.07%) AIX
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server
5 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.02%) Solaris
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (31.58%) Change Management
2 17 (29.82%) ITIL
3 13 (22.81%) Stakeholder Management
4 9 (15.79%) Problem Management
5 7 (12.28%) SDLC
6 5 (8.77%) Analytics
6 5 (8.77%) DevOps
7 4 (7.02%) Performance Testing
7 4 (7.02%) System Integration Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Test Automation
7 4 (7.02%) Time Management
8 3 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (5.26%) Internal Audit
8 3 (5.26%) Matrix Management
8 3 (5.26%) Migration
8 3 (5.26%) MVC
8 3 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.26%) Service Management
8 3 (5.26%) TDD
8 3 (5.26%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 9 (15.79%) Java
2 9 (15.79%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.77%) VB
4 4 (7.02%) C#
4 4 (7.02%) PL/SQL
4 4 (7.02%) VB.NET
4 4 (7.02%) VBScript
5 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) Korn
6 2 (3.51%) AWK
6 2 (3.51%) JCL
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) PROC SQL
6 2 (3.51%) SAS Macro
6 2 (3.51%) sed
6 2 (3.51%) VBA
7 1 (1.75%) Perl
7 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) ISEB
1 6 (10.53%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (8.77%) MCSA
2 5 (8.77%) MCSE
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.75%) Degree
3 1 (1.75%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.75%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (5.26%) Docker
3 2 (3.51%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (8.77%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (7.02%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.26%) Data Guard
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.75%) Puppet
5 1 (1.75%) SCOM
5 1 (1.75%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 8 (14.04%) HP
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.28%) Veritas
4 5 (8.77%) EMC
4 5 (8.77%) Fortinet
4 5 (8.77%) IBM
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) Cisco
6 3 (5.26%) Splunk
7 2 (3.51%) Capita
7 2 (3.51%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) Veeam
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix
8 1 (1.75%) IBM Sterling
8 1 (1.75%) Juniper
8 1 (1.75%) McAfee
8 1 (1.75%) SaltStack
8 1 (1.75%) SAP
8 1 (1.75%) VMware