Period
to 18 June 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 18 June 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 43 37
Rank change year-on-year -46 -6 -2
Contract jobs citing Unix 65 98 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.13% 3.70% 4.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.87% 20.33% 24.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 60 88
Manchester median daily rate £433 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +8.21% -1.81%
10th Percentile £321 £318 £270
90th Percentile £610 £600 £466
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £19.50 -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% -2.50% -51.22%

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 598 482 696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.57% 18.20% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 315 365
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +13.64%
10th Percentile £150 £178 £175
90th Percentile £575 £541 £510
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 31
Manchester median hourly rate £21.22 £15.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.70% +16.67% +3.85%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.78 £9.27
90th Percentile £42.00 £40.00 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -

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 18 June 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 18 June 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 -13 1 - -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 18 June 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 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
2 17 (26.15%) Shell Script
3 16 (24.62%) Java
4 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (21.54%) DevOps
5 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
5 14 (21.54%) SQL
5 14 (21.54%) SAP
6 13 (20.00%) Oracle
6 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
6 13 (20.00%) Open Source
7 12 (18.46%) Windows
7 12 (18.46%) Python
7 12 (18.46%) Finance
7 12 (18.46%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
8 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (16.92%) Ansible
9 10 (15.38%) Data Integration
9 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
9 10 (15.38%) Data Modelling
9 10 (15.38%) Middleware
10 9 (13.85%) VMware
10 9 (13.85%) Management Information System
10 9 (13.85%) Apache
10 9 (13.85%) CSS
10 9 (13.85%) Big Data
10 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell

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 9 (13.85%) Apache
2 7 (10.77%) SAS
2 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
3 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
4 3 (4.62%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.62%) NetWeaver
4 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.08%) Cloud Foundry
5 2 (3.08%) CMS
5 2 (3.08%) Confluence
5 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.08%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (3.08%) nginx
5 2 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (6.15%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (6.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.08%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) SNMP
2 6 (9.23%) VPN
3 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 4 (6.15%) HTTP
3 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) SAN
4 3 (4.62%) SSL
5 2 (3.08%) BGP
5 2 (3.08%) Firewall
5 2 (3.08%) FTP
5 2 (3.08%) Internet
5 2 (3.08%) IPFIX
5 2 (3.08%) Junos
5 2 (3.08%) MPLS
5 2 (3.08%) MRTG
5 2 (3.08%) OSPF
5 2 (3.08%) SMTP
5 2 (3.08%) TACACS
6 1 (1.54%) Broadband
6 1 (1.54%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (15.38%) MongoDB
3 9 (13.85%) Big Data
4 8 (12.31%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (12.31%) Hadoop
5 7 (10.77%) Apache Hive
5 7 (10.77%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 7 (10.77%) HBase
5 7 (10.77%) Pentaho
6 5 (7.69%) Data Lake
6 5 (7.69%) DB2
7 4 (6.15%) MySQL
7 4 (6.15%) Oracle Database
7 4 (6.15%) SAP HANA
8 3 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 2 (3.08%) SQL Server
9 2 (3.08%) SQLite
10 1 (1.54%) Redis
Development Applications
1 8 (12.31%) Git (software)
2 7 (10.77%) ERwin
2 7 (10.77%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.15%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (3.08%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.08%) JIRA
4 2 (3.08%) Robot Framework
4 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.54%) Maven
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 12 (18.46%) Finance
2 7 (10.77%) Manufacturing
3 4 (6.15%) Marketing
3 4 (6.15%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.62%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Banking
5 1 (1.54%) Games
5 1 (1.54%) Law
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (26.15%) Developer
2 15 (23.08%) Analyst
3 13 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (12.31%) Java Developer
5 7 (10.77%) Consultant
6 6 (9.23%) Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Data Architect
7 5 (7.69%) Kubernetes Engineer
8 4 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 4 (6.15%) ICT Analyst
8 4 (6.15%) React Developer
8 4 (6.15%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (4.62%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Cloud Software Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow Consultant
9 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow Developer
9 3 (4.62%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.38%) Middleware
2 9 (13.85%) CSS
3 8 (12.31%) HTML
3 8 (12.31%) Node.js
4 7 (10.77%) Ajax
5 6 (9.23%) J2EE
5 6 (9.23%) React
6 5 (7.69%) jQuery
6 5 (7.69%) RESTful
6 5 (7.69%) XML
7 4 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (6.15%) GraphQL
7 4 (6.15%) Handlebars
7 4 (6.15%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (6.15%) REST
7 4 (6.15%) SOAP
7 4 (6.15%) Spring
7 4 (6.15%) Web Services
8 3 (4.62%) ISPF
8 3 (4.62%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.85%) Management Information System
3 7 (10.77%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (9.23%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (7.69%) Data Centre
6 4 (6.15%) Life Science
6 4 (6.15%) User Experience
7 3 (4.62%) CMDB
7 3 (4.62%) Mainframe
7 3 (4.62%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (3.08%) iPad
9 1 (1.54%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 23 (35.38%) Linux
2 12 (18.46%) Windows
3 6 (9.23%) AIX
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 4 (6.15%) Android
5 4 (6.15%) CentOS
5 4 (6.15%) Debian
5 4 (6.15%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.62%) Solaris
7 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.54%) DevOps
1 14 (21.54%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 13 (20.00%) Open Source
3 11 (16.92%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.92%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (15.38%) Data Integration
4 10 (15.38%) Data Modelling
5 9 (13.85%) Data Management
6 8 (12.31%) ITIL
7 7 (10.77%) Data Architecture
7 7 (10.77%) Data Security
7 7 (10.77%) Data Strategy
7 7 (10.77%) Data Visualisation
7 7 (10.77%) Metadata Management
7 7 (10.77%) Performance Testing
7 7 (10.77%) Reverse Engineering
7 7 (10.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (10.77%) Visualisation
8 6 (9.23%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 17 (26.15%) JavaScript
1 17 (26.15%) Shell Script
2 16 (24.62%) Java
3 14 (21.54%) SQL
4 12 (18.46%) Python
5 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
6 7 (10.77%) Perl
7 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
7 6 (9.23%) Ruby
8 3 (4.62%) C#
8 3 (4.62%) JCL
8 3 (4.62%) PHP
9 2 (3.08%) Bourne shell
9 2 (3.08%) C++
9 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.08%) Jython
9 2 (3.08%) VBA
10 1 (1.54%) Go
10 1 (1.54%) Scala
10 1 (1.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.62%) Degree
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) Data Quality
1 7 (10.77%) QA
2 3 (4.62%) GCP
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.62%) Time Sharing Option
4 2 (3.08%) KVM
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) Ansible
2 7 (10.77%) Kubernetes
2 7 (10.77%) Puppet
3 5 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (6.15%) Kibana
4 4 (6.15%) logstash
5 3 (4.62%) Netcool
6 2 (3.08%) Cacti
6 2 (3.08%) collectd
6 2 (3.08%) Grafana
6 2 (3.08%) Graphite
6 2 (3.08%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.08%) Icinga
6 2 (3.08%) Nagios
6 2 (3.08%) Observium
6 2 (3.08%) OpenNMS
6 2 (3.08%) Prometheus
6 2 (3.08%) Salt
6 2 (3.08%) Terraform
6 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 14 (21.54%) SAP
2 13 (20.00%) Oracle
3 9 (13.85%) VMware
4 8 (12.31%) IBM
5 7 (10.77%) CA
5 7 (10.77%) Informatica
5 7 (10.77%) SOASTA, Inc
5 7 (10.77%) Tableau
6 6 (9.23%) EMC
7 4 (6.15%) Citrix
7 4 (6.15%) hybris
7 4 (6.15%) Red Hat
7 4 (6.15%) Wyse
8 3 (4.62%) Google
8 3 (4.62%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.62%) Snow
9 2 (3.08%) Cisco
9 2 (3.08%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.08%) Huawei
9 2 (3.08%) Juniper