The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 26 June 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 / Lancashire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 16 18 15
Rank change year-on-year +2 -3  
Contract jobs citing Unix 30 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 8.90% 7.53% 8.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.13% 22.76% 25.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 21
Median daily rate £435 £405 £550
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.40% -26.36%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £307 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 142 145 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 42.14% 33.11% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 89 87
Median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £16.00 £31.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Lancashire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Lancashire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Preston -8 24 £445 +15.58%
Blackpool +18 3 £438 -2.77%
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 23 (62.16%) Linux
2 22 (59.46%) Migration
3 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 16 (43.24%) Mainframe
3 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
4 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
4 15 (40.54%) Data Centre
5 9 (24.32%) Oracle
5 9 (24.32%) Change Management
6 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 8 (21.62%) AIX
6 8 (21.62%) Project Management
6 8 (21.62%) Data Centre Operations
7 7 (18.92%) IBM
7 7 (18.92%) Solaris
7 7 (18.92%) VMware
8 6 (16.22%) HPUX
8 6 (16.22%) SQL
8 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.22%) DB2
8 6 (16.22%) SAN
8 6 (16.22%) OS/2
8 6 (16.22%) Logistics
8 6 (16.22%) WebSphere
9 5 (13.51%) DevOps
9 5 (13.51%) zOS
9 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
10 4 (10.81%) DNS
10 4 (10.81%) Citrix
10 4 (10.81%) Replication

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (16.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (8.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) OpenStack
2 3 (8.11%) SAS
2 3 (8.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Bluemix
1 3 (8.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (8.11%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (8.11%) OpenShift
1 3 (8.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) SAN
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.22%) DB2
1 6 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (8.11%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 3 (8.11%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 3 (8.11%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.70%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (2.70%) Selenium
1 1 (2.70%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (2.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) Migration Manager
1 8 (21.62%) Project Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Data Centre Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Data Migration Manager
2 6 (16.22%) Migration Project Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 5 (13.51%) Data Migration Project Manager
4 3 (8.11%) Administrator
4 3 (8.11%) Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Architect
4 3 (8.11%) DBA
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 3 (8.11%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Integration Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Integration Manager
5 2 (5.41%) Test Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) Middleware
2 1 (2.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (43.24%) Mainframe
2 15 (40.54%) Data Centre
3 4 (10.81%) Replication
4 3 (8.11%) AS400
4 3 (8.11%) iSeries
5 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.70%) Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (62.16%) Linux
2 16 (43.24%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) AIX
4 7 (18.92%) Solaris
5 6 (16.22%) HPUX
5 6 (16.22%) OS/2
6 5 (13.51%) zOS
7 3 (8.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (59.46%) Migration
2 9 (24.32%) Change Management
3 8 (21.62%) Data Centre Operations
3 8 (21.62%) Project Management
3 8 (21.62%) Stakeholder Management
4 6 (16.22%) Logistics
5 5 (13.51%) DevOps
6 4 (10.81%) Data Migration
7 3 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.11%) High Availability
7 3 (8.11%) ITIL
7 3 (8.11%) Load Balancing
7 3 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.41%) ITSM
8 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
8 2 (5.41%) Problem Management
8 2 (5.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) SQL
2 3 (8.11%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.70%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 15 (40.54%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (8.11%) Ansible
1 3 (8.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (8.11%) Puppet
1 3 (8.11%) Salt
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli
1 3 (8.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Oracle
2 7 (18.92%) IBM
2 7 (18.92%) VMware
3 5 (13.51%) Microsoft
4 4 (10.81%) Citrix
5 3 (8.11%) SAP
6 1 (2.70%) Capita
6 1 (2.70%) HP
6 1 (2.70%) PlateSpin