Period
to 18 July 2019

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 18 July 2019 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
18 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 56 41 24
Rank change year-on-year -15 -17 +23
Contract jobs citing Unix 25 61 80
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 2.53% 4.51% 6.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.38% 19.68% 30.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 39
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £375 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -7.98% +1.88%
10th Percentile £346 £286 £295
90th Percentile £491 £471 £490
North West median daily rate £450 £406 £425
% change year-on-year +10.77% -4.41% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - £17.50 £11.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +55.90% -
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +7.69% +66.67% -2.50%

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 202 310 264
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.47% 22.91% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 153 184
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £360 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.78% -7.10% -8.82%
10th Percentile £116 £213 £180
90th Percentile £485 £499 £534
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £400
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 45 21
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% +7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £13.65 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £27.10 £20.01 £18.68
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +14.29%

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 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 18 July 2019. 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 -14 9 £388 +7.64%
Chester 0 5 £450 +0.22% 4
Wilmslow - 2 £388 -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 18 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (32.00%) Clustering
3 8 (32.00%) Python
4 6 (24.00%) PowerBroker
5 5 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (20.00%) Change Management
5 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
5 5 (20.00%) IBM
5 5 (20.00%) IBM Certification
5 5 (20.00%) Veritas
5 5 (20.00%) Solaris
5 5 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (20.00%) AIX
5 5 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
6 4 (16.00%) Banking
6 4 (16.00%) DHCP
6 4 (16.00%) DNS
7 3 (12.00%) GIS
7 3 (12.00%) DMZ
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Middleware
7 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
7 3 (12.00%) SSL
7 3 (12.00%) Web Services
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) DHCP
1 4 (16.00%) DNS
2 3 (12.00%) DMZ
2 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
2 3 (12.00%) SSL
3 1 (4.00%) Skype
3 1 (4.00%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) GIS
2 1 (4.00%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (8.00%) JIRA
1 2 (8.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (20.00%) Finance
2 4 (16.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Administrator
2 5 (20.00%) Unix Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Unix Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Environment Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (4.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (4.00%) IT Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Python Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Unix Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) Middleware
1 3 (12.00%) Web Services
2 1 (4.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Core
2 1 (4.00%) GraphQL
2 1 (4.00%) Handlebars
2 1 (4.00%) jQuery
2 1 (4.00%) React
2 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Clustering
2 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 5 (20.00%) AIX
2 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (20.00%) Solaris
2 5 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.00%) Change Management
1 5 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (8.00%) Release Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (4.00%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 3 (12.00%) Java
4 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.00%) Perl
4 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 5 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 11 (44.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (24.00%) PowerBroker
Vendors
1 5 (20.00%) IBM
1 5 (20.00%) Veritas
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle
3 1 (4.00%) HP
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (4.00%) Splunk