The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Cheshire / Chester
Rank 20 24 30
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 3 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.00% 4.64% 1.61%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.65% 18.92% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £295 £275 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.27% -41.33%  
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 £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 17 37 18
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.00% 24.50% 9.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 6
Median daily rate £295 £300 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.66% -40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 6
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +20.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Chester

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Chester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Chester over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Chester

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Chester

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Chester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) CESG
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) SmoothWall
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Chester 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 2 (50.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) Firewall
2 2 (50.00%) LAN
2 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 2 (50.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) Anycast
3 1 (25.00%) DMZ
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Security Officer
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Implementation Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle DBA
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) CESG
1 2 (50.00%) Clustering
1 2 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) AIX
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security
2 2 (50.00%) Information Security Management
2 2 (50.00%) Migration
2 2 (50.00%) Security Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITSM
3 1 (25.00%) Network Design
3 1 (25.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) ISEB
2 1 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
1 2 (50.00%) SmoothWall
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (50.00%) Juniper
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Kofax
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle