Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 62 50
Rank change year-on-year +18 -12 -5
Contract jobs citing Unix 30 30 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 4.08% 2.53% 3.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.29% 12.30% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 24
Cheshire median daily rate £368 £369 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.20% +3.87% -17.68%
10th Percentile £119 £302 £280
90th Percentile £408 £525 £450
North West median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Cheshire median hourly rate - - £32.50
North West median hourly rate - £41.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year - +5.06% -34.17%

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 164 244 241
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 22.31% 20.56% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 158 127
Cheshire median daily rate £325 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -4.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £123 £157 £225
90th Percentile £614 £475 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 30 38
Cheshire median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +34.62% -13.33%
10th Percentile £14.75 £15.70 £11.12
90th Percentile £23.25 £17.69 £22.50
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +21 9 £244 -26.06% 1
Crewe +10 5 £325 -21.21%
Warrington - 4 - -
Chester -2 2 £338 - 2
Wilmslow -5 1 - -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 12 (40.00%) Python
3 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 10 (33.33%) Java
3 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 9 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (26.67%) Docker
5 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (23.33%) Apache
6 7 (23.33%) Project Delivery
7 6 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 6 (20.00%) Dell
7 6 (20.00%) Intel
7 6 (20.00%) Dell Certification
7 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (20.00%) Workflow
7 6 (20.00%) VMware
7 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (16.67%) Google
8 5 (16.67%) JIRA
8 5 (16.67%) Scrum

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 (23.33%) Apache
2 5 (16.67%) Confluence
2 5 (16.67%) JBoss
2 5 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (6.67%) nginx
5 1 (3.33%) NetWeaver
5 1 (3.33%) SAP EP
Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) AWS
1 5 (16.67%) GCP
1 5 (16.67%) GitHub
1 5 (16.67%) PaaS
2 3 (10.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) HTTP
2 4 (13.33%) FTP
2 4 (13.33%) Internet
2 4 (13.33%) SSH
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
4 2 (6.67%) Wireless
5 1 (3.33%) LAN
5 1 (3.33%) WAN
5 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) MySQL
1 2 (6.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.33%) SAP BW
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (16.67%) GitLab
2 5 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 5 (16.67%) JIRA
3 3 (10.00%) Gradle
3 3 (10.00%) JUnit
3 3 (10.00%) Spock
General
1 6 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 4 (13.33%) Retail
3 3 (10.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Public Sector
4 1 (3.33%) Back Office
4 1 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (20.00%) Administrator
1 6 (20.00%) Developer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Support Technician
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Support Technician
3 3 (10.00%) Desktop Technician
3 3 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Deskside Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Junior
5 1 (3.33%) Junior Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Python Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Server Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (16.67%) React
1 5 (16.67%) Web Services
2 4 (13.33%) AngularJS
2 4 (13.33%) CSS
2 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 4 (13.33%) REST
2 4 (13.33%) RESTful
3 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (10.00%) Middleware
3 3 (10.00%) Node.js
3 3 (10.00%) Spring
3 3 (10.00%) Spring Boot
3 3 (10.00%) Vue.js
4 2 (6.67%) Django
4 2 (6.67%) jQuery
4 2 (6.67%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (6.67%) LAMP
4 2 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
1 6 (20.00%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 10 (33.33%) Windows
3 5 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (13.33%) AIX
4 4 (13.33%) Solaris
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) zOS
5 2 (6.67%) Debian
5 2 (6.67%) Mac OS
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Project Delivery
2 6 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (20.00%) Workflow
3 5 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 5 (16.67%) Scrum
4 4 (13.33%) B2B
4 4 (13.33%) High Availability
4 4 (13.33%) Migration
4 4 (13.33%) Performance Metrics
4 4 (13.33%) Process Improvement
5 3 (10.00%) Asynchronous Programming
5 3 (10.00%) DevOps
5 3 (10.00%) ITIL
5 3 (10.00%) Microservices
5 3 (10.00%) Pair Programming
5 3 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (10.00%) TDD
5 3 (10.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.67%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (40.00%) Python
2 10 (33.33%) Java
3 8 (26.67%) Bash Shell
4 7 (23.33%) JavaScript
5 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
6 4 (13.33%) C
7 3 (10.00%) ES6
7 3 (10.00%) Groovy
7 3 (10.00%) Java 8
7 3 (10.00%) Ruby
8 2 (6.67%) Perl
8 2 (6.67%) SQL
9 1 (3.33%) ABAP
9 1 (3.33%) C#
9 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 9 (30.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) Dell Certification
4 2 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) Docker
2 6 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (16.67%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.33%) Firmware
4 1 (3.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.33%) Puppet
2 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 10 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.00%) Dell
3 6 (20.00%) Intel
3 6 (20.00%) VMware
4 5 (16.67%) Google
5 4 (13.33%) IBM
5 4 (13.33%) TIBCO
6 3 (10.00%) AppDynamics
7 2 (6.67%) Remedy
8 1 (3.33%) Oracle
8 1 (3.33%) SAP
8 1 (3.33%) ServiceNow
8 1 (3.33%) Veritas