Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 44 38
Rank change year-on-year -22 -6 +6
Contract jobs citing Unix 91 111 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.87% 3.80% 4.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.02% 20.48% 22.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 89
Manchester median daily rate £400 £419 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.48% +4.69% -5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £320 £333
90th Percentile £538 £544 £518
North West median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.82% +6.25% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Manchester median hourly rate - £19.50 -
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £15.36 -
% change year-on-year +111.55% - -

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 606 542 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 19.08% 18.57% 19.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 321 433
Manchester median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £131 £163 £205
90th Percentile £538 £538 £508
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 48 39
Manchester median hourly rate £20.50 £16.34 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.50% +7.11% +9.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.93 £10.05
90th Percentile £34.40 £45.03 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £16.00 £14.17
% change year-on-year -0.88% +12.91% -5.53%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -10 1 - - 1
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 42 (46.15%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Linux
3 26 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 25 (27.47%) Java
5 23 (25.27%) Remedy
6 20 (21.98%) SQL
6 20 (21.98%) Oracle
6 20 (21.98%) IBM
7 19 (20.88%) zOS
7 19 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (19.78%) Banking
8 18 (19.78%) JCL
9 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
9 16 (17.58%) DevOps
9 16 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
10 15 (16.48%) MongoDB
10 15 (16.48%) Finance
11 14 (15.38%) CA
11 14 (15.38%) Python
11 14 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
12 13 (14.29%) BMC
12 13 (14.29%) TDD
12 13 (14.29%) VMware
12 13 (14.29%) JIRA
13 12 (13.19%) Open Source
13 12 (13.19%) XML
13 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
14 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management

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 10 (10.99%) Confluence
2 6 (6.59%) SAS
3 5 (5.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.40%) Apache
5 3 (3.30%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (3.30%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) WebLogic
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.20%) Apache Spark
6 2 (2.20%) CICS
6 2 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.20%) nginx
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.10%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (4.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (4.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.10%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 19 (20.88%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.10%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.89%) HTTPS
2 7 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 6 (6.59%) PuTTY
3 6 (6.59%) SSL
4 5 (5.49%) HTTP
5 4 (4.40%) DNS
5 4 (4.40%) Firewall
5 4 (4.40%) Internet
5 4 (4.40%) SNMP
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.20%) BGP
7 2 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.20%) Junos
7 2 (2.20%) MPLS
7 2 (2.20%) MRTG
7 2 (2.20%) OSPF
7 2 (2.20%) SAN
7 2 (2.20%) SMTP
7 2 (2.20%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.48%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (10.99%) SQL Server
4 8 (8.79%) Apache Hive
4 8 (8.79%) Data Warehouse
4 8 (8.79%) HBase
5 7 (7.69%) Hadoop
5 7 (7.69%) Pentaho
6 6 (6.59%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.59%) MySQL
7 5 (5.49%) Big Data
7 5 (5.49%) Relational Database
8 4 (4.40%) Data Lake
8 4 (4.40%) DB2
9 3 (3.30%) RDBMS
10 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
10 2 (2.20%) SQLite
11 1 (1.10%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 16 (17.58%) Jenkins
2 13 (14.29%) JIRA
3 11 (12.09%) Git (software)
4 7 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 7 (7.69%) Selenium
4 7 (7.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 6 (6.59%) ERwin
5 6 (6.59%) SoapUI
6 5 (5.49%) JUnit
6 5 (5.49%) Mockito
6 5 (5.49%) TestNG
7 3 (3.30%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.20%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.20%) Robot Framework
9 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
9 1 (1.10%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (1.10%) Subversion
9 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio Code
9 1 (1.10%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (19.78%) Banking
2 15 (16.48%) Finance
3 4 (4.40%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.10%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.10%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (29.67%) Analyst
2 15 (16.48%) Developer
2 15 (16.48%) DevOps Engineer
3 11 (12.09%) Support Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Applications Support
5 8 (8.79%) Applications Support Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) Architect
7 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Operations Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Data Architect
8 4 (4.40%) ICT Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.40%) Storage Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.30%) Consultant
9 3 (3.30%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Developer in Test
9 3 (3.30%) Release Engineer
10 2 (2.20%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 2 (2.20%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.19%) XML
2 10 (10.99%) Spring
3 9 (9.89%) Node.js
4 8 (8.79%) HTML
4 8 (8.79%) ISPF
4 8 (8.79%) JSON
4 8 (8.79%) Middleware
5 7 (7.69%) CSS
5 7 (7.69%) RESTful
5 7 (7.69%) Web Services
6 6 (6.59%) jQuery
6 6 (6.59%) React
6 6 (6.59%) SOAP
7 4 (4.40%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (4.40%) Kafka
8 3 (3.30%) J2EE
8 3 (3.30%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (3.30%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (2.20%) .NET
9 2 (2.20%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.99%) Mainframe
3 7 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.59%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (6.59%) Management Information System
5 5 (5.49%) iPad
5 5 (5.49%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (5.49%) User Experience
6 4 (4.40%) Life Science
7 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.30%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (3.30%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (3.30%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.20%) EFT
8 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.20%) IBM Mainframe
8 2 (2.20%) iSeries
8 2 (2.20%) Robotics
8 2 (2.20%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 42 (46.15%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Linux
3 19 (20.88%) zOS
4 8 (8.79%) Windows Server
5 4 (4.40%) CentOS
5 4 (4.40%) Debian
5 4 (4.40%) Solaris
5 4 (4.40%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.30%) AIX
7 2 (2.20%) Android
7 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.58%) Agile Software Development
1 16 (17.58%) DevOps
1 16 (17.58%) Problem-Solving
2 13 (14.29%) TDD
3 12 (13.19%) Open Source
4 11 (12.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 10 (10.99%) Data Management
5 10 (10.99%) E-Commerce
6 9 (9.89%) Data Modelling
7 8 (8.79%) Data Integration
7 8 (8.79%) Migration
8 7 (7.69%) BDD
8 7 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (7.69%) ITIL
8 7 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 6 (6.59%) Data Visualisation
9 6 (6.59%) Metadata Management
9 6 (6.59%) Microservices
9 6 (6.59%) SDLC
9 6 (6.59%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 25 (27.47%) Java
3 20 (21.98%) SQL
4 18 (19.78%) JCL
5 14 (15.38%) Python
6 9 (9.89%) ActionScript
6 9 (9.89%) ActionScript 2.0
7 8 (8.79%) Perl
8 7 (7.69%) JavaScript
8 7 (7.69%) Ruby
9 6 (6.59%) Bash Shell
9 6 (6.59%) PHP
10 5 (5.49%) Groovy
10 5 (5.49%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.20%) Bourne shell
11 2 (2.20%) C++
11 2 (2.20%) Jython
11 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.10%) C#
12 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (7.69%) Degree
2 5 (5.49%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.40%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.20%) CCNA
4 2 (2.20%) CCSA
4 2 (2.20%) CCSE
4 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.10%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.69%) QA
2 6 (6.59%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Docker
2 9 (9.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.79%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (3.30%) EMC RecoverPoint
4 3 (3.30%) SRDF
5 2 (2.20%) KVM
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Ansible
1 10 (10.99%) Puppet
2 9 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.69%) Kubernetes
4 6 (6.59%) Grafana
4 6 (6.59%) Prometheus
4 6 (6.59%) ZABBIX
5 4 (4.40%) Kibana
5 4 (4.40%) logstash
6 3 (3.30%) Netcool
6 3 (3.30%) SnapMirror
6 3 (3.30%) SnapVault
6 3 (3.30%) Terraform
7 2 (2.20%) Cacti
7 2 (2.20%) collectd
7 2 (2.20%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.20%) Nagios
7 2 (2.20%) OpenNMS
7 2 (2.20%) Salt
Vendors
1 23 (25.27%) Remedy
2 20 (21.98%) IBM
2 20 (21.98%) Oracle
3 14 (15.38%) CA
4 13 (14.29%) BMC
4 13 (14.29%) VMware
5 12 (13.19%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.89%) EMC
6 9 (9.89%) IBM Sterling
6 9 (9.89%) OpenText
7 7 (7.69%) Cisco
7 7 (7.69%) Informatica
7 7 (7.69%) Tableau
8 6 (6.59%) Blue Prism
8 6 (6.59%) HP
8 6 (6.59%) Moogsoft
9 5 (5.49%) SAP
10 4 (4.40%) Citrix
10 4 (4.40%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.40%) Wyse