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 22 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
North West / Lancashire
Rank 23 22 25
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3  
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 34 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 3.45% 7.80% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.59% 21.66% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 24 6
Median daily rate £425 £375 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +28.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.00% -  
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 Lancashire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 34 157 99
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 16.75% 36.01% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 99 54
Median daily rate £500 £375 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -0.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £265 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £465 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £336
% change year-on-year +6.37% +8.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 14
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% +53.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £12.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.95 £42.55 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -10.29% +9.67%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 22 March 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 -2 5 £525 +40.00%
Blackpool +7 1 £400 +14.28%
Fleetwood -4 1 £400 -7.51%
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 22 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) AIX
4 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (45.83%) Change Management
6 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
6 10 (41.67%) ITIL
6 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
6 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
6 10 (41.67%) Windows 2000
6 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
6 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
6 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
7 9 (37.50%) Open Source
7 9 (37.50%) SaaS
7 9 (37.50%) PaaS
7 9 (37.50%) IaaS
7 9 (37.50%) Oracle
7 9 (37.50%) Data Analysis
7 9 (37.50%) Data Management
7 9 (37.50%) ITSM
7 9 (37.50%) Service Management
8 8 (33.33%) Tandem
8 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
8 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
8 8 (33.33%) Release Management
8 8 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
8 8 (33.33%) DevOps

Unix
Top Related 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 10 (41.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 10 (41.67%) MS Excel
1 10 (41.67%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) IaaS
1 9 (37.50%) PaaS
1 9 (37.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.17%) Firewall
1 1 (4.17%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (25.00%) Big Data
1 6 (25.00%) DB2
1 6 (25.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (25.00%) NoSQL
1 6 (25.00%) Relational Database
1 6 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 1 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Forms
1 1 (4.17%) Selenium
1 1 (4.17%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 6 (25.00%) Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Operational Support Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Operations Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Operations Support Analyst
1 6 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
1 6 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 5 (20.83%) Migration Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Migration Project Manager
2 5 (20.83%) Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 4 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
3 4 (16.67%) Senior Operations Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) DBA
4 2 (8.33%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (25.00%) J2EE
1 6 (25.00%) JSON
1 6 (25.00%) Middleware
1 6 (25.00%) Web Services
1 6 (25.00%) XML
2 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (58.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (33.33%) Tandem
3 5 (20.83%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Linux
2 19 (79.17%) Windows
3 16 (66.67%) AIX
4 10 (41.67%) Windows 2000
4 10 (41.67%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) OS/2
6 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) Change Management
2 10 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (41.67%) ITIL
3 9 (37.50%) Data Analysis
3 9 (37.50%) Data Management
3 9 (37.50%) ITSM
3 9 (37.50%) Open Source
3 9 (37.50%) Service Management
4 8 (33.33%) DevOps
4 8 (33.33%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 8 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 8 (33.33%) Problem Management
4 8 (33.33%) Release Management
5 7 (29.17%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (25.00%) Microservices
6 6 (25.00%) SOA
7 5 (20.83%) Migration
8 3 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 6 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 10 (41.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (25.00%) SLA
2 2 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (8.33%) QA
3 1 (4.17%) SDET
System Software
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle RAC
1 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (37.50%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) IBM