The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 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 24 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
Merseyside / Liverpool
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 34 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -14 +3  
Contract jobs citing Unix 4 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Liverpool 1.49% 7.11% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.84% 36.73% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 3
Median daily rate £425 £400 £88
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +357.14%  
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 £39.50 £27.50 £38.25
% change year-on-year +43.63% -28.10%  

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 Liverpool with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Liverpool
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 51 49 75
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Liverpool 18.96% 19.37% 28.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 33
Median daily rate £260 £350 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +62.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £275 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £520 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 6
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.53
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £14.34 £18.46
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 Liverpool

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Liverpool 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 Liverpool

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Liverpool

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Liverpool

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Liverpool

For the 6 months to 24 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 Liverpool region with a requirement for Unix.

1 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
2 6 (50.00%) J2EE
2 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (33.33%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) MySQL
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (33.33%) ERwin
4 4 (33.33%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) ECMAScript
4 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) EMC
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) Clustering
4 4 (33.33%) OCPJP
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas File System
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Mocha
4 4 (33.33%) React
4 4 (33.33%) SonarQube

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Liverpool 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) ERwin
1 4 (33.33%) gulp
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) Mocha
1 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Agile Java Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal .NET Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Principal Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
2 5 (41.67%) CSS
2 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 4 (33.33%) Node.js
3 4 (33.33%) React
3 4 (33.33%) Redux
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) XML
5 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) JSON
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
5 1 (8.33%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 1 (8.33%) Android
3 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Mentoring
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 4 (33.33%) Component Testing
3 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 4 (33.33%) Migration
3 4 (33.33%) MVC
3 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
3 4 (33.33%) Open Source
3 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (16.67%) BDD
4 2 (16.67%) OO
4 2 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 1 (8.33%) Android Development
5 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (8.33%) iOS Development
5 1 (8.33%) OOD
5 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 4 (33.33%) ES6
2 4 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (8.33%) PHP
3 1 (8.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) OCPJP
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas File System
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) EMC
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) SAP