Period
to 16 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 16 December 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 62 40
Rank change year-on-year -7 -22 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 99 88 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.11% 3.02% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.60% 16.00% 22.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 48 111
Manchester median daily rate £418 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £355 £325 £338
90th Percentile £535 £500 £546
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% -7.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £40.25 -
North West median hourly rate £41.50 £40.25 £60.00
% change year-on-year +3.11% -32.92% +62.16%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 678 550 746
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 21.31% 18.89% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 422 342 504
Manchester median daily rate £365 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £153 £178
90th Percentile £525 £550 £500
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 50 34
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £19.63 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +30.83% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.06 £11.31 £11.29
90th Percentile £33.20 £40.03 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Manchester

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Manchester

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Manchester over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Manchester

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Manchester

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford -6 2 £500 +17.65%
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 58 (58.59%) Linux
2 51 (51.52%) Windows
3 30 (30.30%) Java
3 30 (30.30%) Shell Script
4 25 (25.25%) Remedy
4 25 (25.25%) Amazon AWS
5 23 (23.23%) Banking
5 23 (23.23%) IBM
6 21 (21.21%) zOS
7 20 (20.20%) JCL
7 20 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (20.20%) JIRA
8 19 (19.19%) Open Source
8 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
8 19 (19.19%) DevOps
9 18 (18.18%) SQL
9 18 (18.18%) Oracle
10 17 (17.17%) Confluence
11 16 (16.16%) Ansible
12 15 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (15.15%) Finance
13 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
13 14 (14.14%) Python
13 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
13 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
14 13 (13.13%) BMC
15 12 (12.12%) TDD
15 12 (12.12%) Terraform

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 17 (17.17%) Confluence
2 4 (4.04%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.03%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.03%) SAS
3 3 (3.03%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.02%) CICS
4 2 (2.02%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.01%) Apache
5 1 (1.01%) OpenEdge
5 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (25.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (1.01%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
3 1 (1.01%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.01%) IaaS
3 1 (1.01%) OpenShift
3 1 (1.01%) PaaS
3 1 (1.01%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.09%) HTTPS
1 9 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 8 (8.08%) Firewall
3 6 (6.06%) Intrusion Detection
3 6 (6.06%) LAN
3 6 (6.06%) PuTTY
3 6 (6.06%) VoIP
3 6 (6.06%) VPN
3 6 (6.06%) WAN
4 3 (3.03%) SSL
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.02%) HTTP
5 2 (2.02%) Internet
6 1 (1.01%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.11%) Pentaho
2 10 (10.10%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.08%) MongoDB
3 8 (8.08%) MySQL
4 7 (7.07%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.05%) DB2
5 5 (5.05%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.04%) RDBMS
7 3 (3.03%) Apache Hive
7 3 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (3.03%) HBase
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 1 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (1.01%) Big Data
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.01%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.01%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 20 (20.20%) JIRA
2 19 (19.19%) Jenkins
3 14 (14.14%) Git (software)
4 9 (9.09%) Artifactory
5 7 (7.07%) Cucumber
5 7 (7.07%) Selenium
6 6 (6.06%) SoapUI
7 5 (5.05%) JUnit
7 5 (5.05%) Mockito
7 5 (5.05%) TestNG
8 4 (4.04%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.03%) Bitbucket
10 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.01%) IntelliJ
10 1 (1.01%) Octopus Deploy
10 1 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 1 (1.01%) Visual Studio Code
10 1 (1.01%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (23.23%) Banking
2 15 (15.15%) Finance
3 3 (3.03%) Retail
4 1 (1.01%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 27 (27.27%) Analyst
2 18 (18.18%) Developer
3 15 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Support Analyst
5 13 (13.13%) Applications Support
6 11 (11.11%) Applications Support Analyst
7 5 (5.05%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.04%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 4 (4.04%) React Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Architect
9 3 (3.03%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.03%) ETL Developer
9 3 (3.03%) Release Engineer
9 3 (3.03%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (3.03%) Splunk Analyst
10 2 (2.02%) Tester
10 2 (2.02%) Trainer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (10.10%) ISPF
2 10 (10.10%) Node.js
3 9 (9.09%) jQuery
3 9 (9.09%) RESTful
3 9 (9.09%) Spring
4 8 (8.08%) React
4 8 (8.08%) XML
5 6 (6.06%) HTML
5 6 (6.06%) JSON
5 6 (6.06%) SOAP
5 6 (6.06%) Web Services
6 5 (5.05%) CSS
7 4 (4.04%) GraphQL
7 4 (4.04%) Handlebars
8 3 (3.03%) Kafka
8 3 (3.03%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.03%) Sensu
9 2 (2.02%) Middleware
9 2 (2.02%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.11%) Mainframe
2 6 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.06%) Cyberattack
3 4 (4.04%) iPad
3 4 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) User Experience
4 3 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
4 3 (3.03%) EMC VNX
4 3 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.02%) EFT
5 2 (2.02%) IBM Mainframe
5 2 (2.02%) iSeries
5 2 (2.02%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.01%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 58 (58.59%) Linux
2 51 (51.52%) Windows
3 21 (21.21%) zOS
4 11 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.05%) Solaris
6 3 (3.03%) AIX
7 2 (2.02%) HPUX
7 2 (2.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.01%) Android
8 1 (1.01%) CentOS
8 1 (1.01%) Debian
8 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (20.20%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.19%) DevOps
2 19 (19.19%) Open Source
3 14 (14.14%) Configuration Management
4 12 (12.12%) TDD
5 11 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.10%) Continuous Deployment
6 10 (10.10%) ITIL
6 10 (10.10%) Scrum
7 9 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
8 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
9 6 (6.06%) BDD
9 6 (6.06%) Network Monitoring
9 6 (6.06%) Service Management
9 6 (6.06%) SIEM
9 6 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (6.06%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.06%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 6 (6.06%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (30.30%) Java
1 30 (30.30%) Shell Script
2 20 (20.20%) JCL
3 18 (18.18%) SQL
4 14 (14.14%) Python
5 9 (9.09%) ActionScript
5 9 (9.09%) ActionScript 2.0
6 8 (8.08%) Bash Shell
6 8 (8.08%) JavaScript
6 8 (8.08%) Ruby
7 5 (5.05%) PHP
8 4 (4.04%) Groovy
8 4 (4.04%) Perl
8 4 (4.04%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.01%) C++
10 1 (1.01%) SAS Macro
10 1 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 14 (14.14%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.06%) Degree
4 3 (3.03%) CISSP
5 2 (2.02%) CCNA
5 2 (2.02%) CCSA
5 2 (2.02%) CCSE
5 2 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) SANS
5 2 (2.02%) SSCP
6 1 (1.01%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.01%) CISM
6 1 (1.01%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.01%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) QA
2 1 (1.01%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.10%) Time Sharing Option
2 5 (5.05%) Docker
3 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (3.03%) SRDF
5 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 16 (16.16%) Ansible
2 12 (12.12%) Terraform
3 10 (10.10%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.10%) Puppet
4 6 (6.06%) QRadar
5 4 (4.04%) Grafana
5 4 (4.04%) Kubernetes
5 4 (4.04%) Prometheus
5 4 (4.04%) ZABBIX
6 3 (3.03%) SnapMirror
6 3 (3.03%) SnapVault
7 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.02%) Oracle Identity Management
8 1 (1.01%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Remedy
2 23 (23.23%) IBM
3 18 (18.18%) Oracle
4 13 (13.13%) BMC
4 13 (13.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.10%) CA
6 9 (9.09%) IBM Sterling
6 9 (9.09%) OpenText
7 6 (6.06%) AlienVault
7 6 (6.06%) Apple
7 6 (6.06%) HP
7 6 (6.06%) McAfee
7 6 (6.06%) Moogsoft
7 6 (6.06%) Splunk
8 5 (5.05%) Blue Prism
8 5 (5.05%) Cisco
8 5 (5.05%) VMware
9 4 (4.04%) Dynatrace
9 4 (4.04%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.03%) Cloudera