Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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 > Manchester
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 38 41
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 120 158 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 4.28% 4.33% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.39% 22.70% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 87 63
Manchester median daily rate £425 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £327 £287 £280
90th Percentile £600 £488 £500
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Manchester median hourly rate £19.50 - £27.50
10th Percentile £18.75 - £22.00
90th Percentile £20.25 - £35.00
North West median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.50% -51.22% +173.33%

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 Manchester with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 513 696 641
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 18.28% 19.06% 19.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 386 316
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% +2.52%
10th Percentile £163 £175 £161
90th Percentile £545 £510 £500
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +20.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 73
Manchester median hourly rate £16.06 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.98% +3.85% -7.95%
10th Percentile £10.91 £10.15 £10.00
90th Percentile £41.88 £23.28 £21.40
North West median hourly rate £16.13 £13.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year +19.44% -3.57% -15.15%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 +12 18 £450 +5.88%
Altrincham - 1 £250 - 1
Oldham - 1 £400 -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Unix.

1 74 (61.67%) Windows
2 73 (60.83%) Linux
3 38 (31.67%) Firewall
4 36 (30.00%) IBM
5 33 (27.50%) WAN
6 32 (26.67%) Splunk
7 29 (24.17%) DevOps
8 28 (23.33%) LAN
8 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
9 27 (22.50%) VPN
10 26 (21.67%) VoIP
10 26 (21.67%) Apple
10 26 (21.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 26 (21.67%) Patch Management
10 26 (21.67%) Elastic Stack
11 25 (20.83%) QRadar
11 25 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
11 25 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
11 25 (20.83%) Python
11 25 (20.83%) Java
12 24 (20.00%) Shell Script
12 24 (20.00%) SSCP
12 24 (20.00%) CISSP
12 24 (20.00%) SANS
13 22 (18.33%) ITIL
14 21 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
15 20 (16.67%) Ansible
15 20 (16.67%) Finance
16 19 (15.83%) SQL
16 19 (15.83%) Open Source

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 11 (9.17%) Tomcat
2 7 (5.83%) Apache
3 6 (5.00%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.17%) Apache Pig
5 4 (3.33%) Apache Spark
5 4 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.67%) CMS
6 2 (1.67%) IIS
6 2 (1.67%) Jetty
6 2 (1.67%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.67%) nginx
6 2 (1.67%) SAS
7 1 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.83%) ExpressionEngine
7 1 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.83%) JBoss
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.83%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.67%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.33%) PaaS
2 6 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (3.33%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.67%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.67%) Office 365
5 1 (0.83%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (31.67%) Firewall
2 33 (27.50%) WAN
3 28 (23.33%) LAN
3 28 (23.33%) TCP/IP
4 27 (22.50%) VPN
5 26 (21.67%) VoIP
6 10 (8.33%) FTP
7 8 (6.67%) HTTP
7 8 (6.67%) SSL
8 6 (5.00%) SSH
8 6 (5.00%) Wireless
9 5 (4.17%) HTTPS
9 5 (4.17%) SNMP
10 4 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 4 (3.33%) LDAP
11 3 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.50%) DNS
11 3 (2.50%) Network Security
11 3 (2.50%) SAN
11 3 (2.50%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (15.00%) Hadoop
1 18 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.00%) Redis
3 11 (9.17%) Big Data
4 10 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 8 (6.67%) Oracle Database
6 5 (4.17%) MySQL
7 4 (3.33%) Oracle9i Database
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.67%) Base SAS
9 2 (1.67%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 2 (1.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle BI EE
10 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.83%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.83%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.50%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.67%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (1.67%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.83%) GitLab
4 1 (0.83%) Hudson
4 1 (0.83%) MSI
4 1 (0.83%) ProC
4 1 (0.83%) Selenium
4 1 (0.83%) Toad
4 1 (0.83%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (13.33%) Banking
3 6 (5.00%) Retail
4 5 (4.17%) Marketing
5 2 (1.67%) Electronics
5 2 (1.67%) Law
5 2 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (21.67%) Analyst
2 22 (18.33%) Architect
3 12 (10.00%) Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Security Analyst
4 10 (8.33%) Cloud Architect
5 7 (5.83%) Administrator
5 7 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
5 7 (5.83%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Security Specialist
6 6 (5.00%) Technical Architect
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Splunk Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Unix Specialist
8 4 (3.33%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) SOC Analyst
8 4 (3.33%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (21.67%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (10.83%) .NET
3 10 (8.33%) Middleware
4 8 (6.67%) RESTful
4 8 (6.67%) Web Services
5 7 (5.83%) CSS
5 7 (5.83%) HTML
5 7 (5.83%) MSMQ
5 7 (5.83%) RabbitMQ
6 6 (5.00%) J2EE
7 5 (4.17%) Kafka
7 5 (4.17%) XML
8 4 (3.33%) Ajax
8 4 (3.33%) EDIFACT
8 4 (3.33%) JDBC
8 4 (3.33%) JMS
8 4 (3.33%) ODBC
9 3 (2.50%) .NET Framework
9 3 (2.50%) HTML5
10 2 (1.67%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Cyber Attack
2 13 (10.83%) Mainframe
2 13 (10.83%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.67%) Public Cloud
3 8 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.33%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (3.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.67%) Credit Risk
7 2 (1.67%) HACMP
7 2 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
7 2 (1.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.83%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 74 (61.67%) Windows
2 73 (60.83%) Linux
3 17 (14.17%) AIX
4 12 (10.00%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.00%) HPUX
6 5 (4.17%) Solaris
7 4 (3.33%) Android
7 4 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.50%) Debian
9 2 (1.67%) CentOS
9 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.83%) NetWare
10 1 (0.83%) SUSE
10 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (24.17%) DevOps
2 26 (21.67%) Patch Management
2 26 (21.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 25 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (20.83%) Vulnerability Management
4 22 (18.33%) ITIL
5 21 (17.50%) Network Monitoring
6 19 (15.83%) Case Management
6 19 (15.83%) Open Source
7 16 (13.33%) Security Operations
8 14 (11.67%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (11.67%) SIEM
9 13 (10.83%) Information Security
10 11 (9.17%) Security Monitoring
11 10 (8.33%) Analytics
11 10 (8.33%) Migration
12 8 (6.67%) Change Control
12 8 (6.67%) Issue Tracking
13 7 (5.83%) Data Analytics
13 7 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (20.83%) Java
1 25 (20.83%) Python
2 24 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 19 (15.83%) SQL
4 9 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 9 (7.50%) C++
4 9 (7.50%) Scala
5 7 (5.83%) Go
5 7 (5.83%) JavaScript
6 6 (5.00%) Perl
7 5 (4.17%) PL/SQL
8 4 (3.33%) ActionScript
8 4 (3.33%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (3.33%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (3.33%) C
8 4 (3.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.50%) VB
10 2 (1.67%) JCL
10 2 (1.67%) Ruby
11 1 (0.83%) SAS Macro
Qualifications
1 24 (20.00%) CISSP
1 24 (20.00%) SANS
1 24 (20.00%) SSCP
2 19 (15.83%) Security Cleared
3 17 (14.17%) SC Cleared
4 11 (9.17%) Degree
5 3 (2.50%) CCNP
5 3 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.83%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.83%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.83%) GMP
2 1 (0.83%) QA
2 1 (0.83%) SEPA
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (4.17%) Apache Flume
1 5 (4.17%) Docker
2 4 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.67%) KVM
4 2 (1.67%) LXC
4 2 (1.67%) Xen
5 1 (0.83%) Firmware
5 1 (0.83%) NFS
5 1 (0.83%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.83%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.83%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) QRadar
2 20 (16.67%) Ansible
3 16 (13.33%) Puppet
4 12 (10.00%) Kibana
5 11 (9.17%) logstash
5 11 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (5.83%) Mesos
6 7 (5.83%) Nessus
6 7 (5.83%) Nexpose
6 7 (5.83%) Nmap
7 3 (2.50%) RSA enVision
8 2 (1.67%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.67%) Packer
8 2 (1.67%) yum
9 1 (0.83%) IBM BigFix
9 1 (0.83%) Nagios
9 1 (0.83%) Netcool
9 1 (0.83%) SCOM
9 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 36 (30.00%) IBM
2 32 (26.67%) Splunk
3 26 (21.67%) Apple
4 18 (15.00%) LogRhythm
5 17 (14.17%) Oracle
6 9 (7.50%) VMware
7 8 (6.67%) Intel
8 7 (5.83%) ArcSight
8 7 (5.83%) HP
8 7 (5.83%) McAfee
8 7 (5.83%) Qualys
8 7 (5.83%) ServiceNow
9 6 (5.00%) Microsoft
9 6 (5.00%) Snow
10 5 (4.17%) AlienVault
10 5 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.33%) Axway
11 4 (3.33%) Cisco
11 4 (3.33%) Google
11 4 (3.33%) SOASTA, Inc
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