Period
to 23 October 2018

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 6 months to 23 October 2018 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
Cheshire > Chester
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 23 25 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 +13 -4
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 5.69% 3.85% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.00% 20.45% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 8
Chester median daily rate £445 £320 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.06% -34.02% +38.57%
10th Percentile £370 £278 £352
90th Percentile £469 £448 £549
Cheshire median daily rate £370 £404 £425
% change year-on-year -8.42% -4.94% -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Chester median hourly rate - - -
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -

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 Chester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Chester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 48 44 71
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 22.75% 18.80% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 54
Chester median daily rate £400 £300 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -27.49% +3.44%
10th Percentile £280 £276 £300
90th Percentile £469 £484 £530
Cheshire median daily rate £365 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -2.78% -11.76% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 9
Chester median hourly rate £17.47 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.35% -3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £13.45 £11.00 £12.86
90th Percentile £42.50 £17.00 £14.50
Cheshire median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year +34.62% -3.70% -18.18%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Chester

For the 6 months to 23 October 2018, 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 Chester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Python
3 9 (75.00%) TDD
3 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (75.00%) SaltStack
3 9 (75.00%) Salt
4 8 (66.67%) Scala
5 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (16.67%) Banking
5 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 2 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (16.67%) OO
5 2 (16.67%) OOD
5 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 1 (8.33%) VBScript
6 1 (8.33%) VB
6 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
6 1 (8.33%) .NET
6 1 (8.33%) Oracle
6 1 (8.33%) JUnit
6 1 (8.33%) XML
6 1 (8.33%) HTTP
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) ISEB
6 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification

Unix
Co-occurring 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) NAS
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Cucumber
2 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) HP UFT
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JMeter
2 1 (8.33%) JUnit
2 1 (8.33%) Mercurial
2 1 (8.33%) Selenium
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (8.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
1 10 (83.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Java Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
1 1 (8.33%) RESTful
1 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (16.67%) Linux
2 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) TDD
2 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) OO
2 2 (16.67%) OOD
2 2 (16.67%) Unit Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Front End Development
3 1 (8.33%) Performance Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (8.33%) Procure-to-Pay
3 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (8.33%) System Integration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Task Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Time Management
3 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (91.67%) Java
2 10 (83.33%) Python
3 8 (66.67%) Scala
4 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) VB
5 1 (8.33%) VB.NET
5 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (8.33%) MCSA
1 1 (8.33%) MCSE
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Systems Management
1 9 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (75.00%) Salt
2 1 (8.33%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) SaltStack
2 1 (8.33%) Fortinet
2 1 (8.33%) HP
2 1 (8.33%) Oracle