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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 39 35 34
Rank change year-on-year -4 -1  
Contract jobs citing Unix 53 81 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.82% 4.46% 4.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.87% 23.08% 24.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 49 30
Median daily rate £425 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £289 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £450 £476
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 £33.25 £20.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year +66.25% -42.85%  

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 222 351 305
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 15.98% 19.32% 18.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 182 139
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £175 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £476 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 31
Median hourly rate £15.50 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.81% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £12.00 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £122.00 £19.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 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 3 months to 26 April 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 3 months to 26 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Salford +6 12 £488 +14.70%
Altrincham - 1 £250 - 1
Oldham - 1 £400 -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 90 (78.26%) Linux
2 62 (53.91%) Windows
3 36 (31.30%) WAN
4 34 (29.57%) Firewall
5 33 (28.70%) LAN
6 31 (26.96%) Python
6 31 (26.96%) DevOps
7 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
8 29 (25.22%) CISSP
8 29 (25.22%) Puppet
9 28 (24.35%) Apple
9 28 (24.35%) IBM
9 28 (24.35%) VoIP
10 27 (23.48%) VPN
10 27 (23.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 27 (23.48%) Patch Management
10 27 (23.48%) SANS
11 26 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
11 26 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
11 26 (22.61%) SSCP
12 25 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
13 24 (20.87%) Splunk
14 23 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
15 22 (19.13%) QRadar
15 22 (19.13%) Shell Script
16 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
17 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
17 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
17 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
18 18 (15.65%) Finance

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 8 (6.96%) OpenStack
2 7 (6.09%) CloudStack
3 6 (5.22%) Tomcat
4 5 (4.35%) Apache
4 5 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 3 (2.61%) IIS
5 3 (2.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.74%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.74%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.74%) Jetty
6 2 (1.74%) Mongrel
6 2 (1.74%) nginx
6 2 (1.74%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.87%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.87%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.87%) CMS
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.87%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle Retail
1 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (18.26%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.35%) Heroku
4 3 (2.61%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.74%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.74%) PaaS
6 1 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 36 (31.30%) WAN
2 34 (29.57%) Firewall
3 33 (28.70%) LAN
4 30 (26.09%) TCP/IP
5 28 (24.35%) VoIP
6 27 (23.48%) VPN
7 11 (9.57%) SSL
8 9 (7.83%) HTTP
9 8 (6.96%) FTP
9 8 (6.96%) Network Security
10 6 (5.22%) DNS
10 6 (5.22%) HTTPS
10 6 (5.22%) Wireless
11 4 (3.48%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (3.48%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.61%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (2.61%) MPLS
12 3 (2.61%) NX-OS
12 3 (2.61%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.70%) Redis
2 9 (7.83%) MySQL
3 8 (6.96%) SQL Server
4 7 (6.09%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.61%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.74%) Big Data
7 2 (1.74%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.74%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.87%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.87%) DB2
8 1 (0.87%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.87%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.87%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.87%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (0.87%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.87%) SAS Visual Analytics
Development Applications
1 10 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.74%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.74%) GitLab
2 2 (1.74%) MSI
2 2 (1.74%) Subversion
2 2 (1.74%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.87%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.87%) Hudson
3 1 (0.87%) JUnit
3 1 (0.87%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.87%) ProC
3 1 (0.87%) Selenium
3 1 (0.87%) WebDriver
General
1 18 (15.65%) Finance
2 9 (7.83%) Banking
3 5 (4.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.74%) Marketing
5 1 (0.87%) Advertising
5 1 (0.87%) Electronics
5 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.39%) Analyst
1 20 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (9.57%) Technical Specialist
3 8 (6.96%) Architect
3 8 (6.96%) Security Specialist
4 7 (6.09%) Administrator
4 7 (6.09%) Network Analyst
4 7 (6.09%) Network Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) Network Specialist
4 7 (6.09%) Platform Engineer
4 7 (6.09%) Security Analyst
5 6 (5.22%) Developer
5 6 (5.22%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (5.22%) Technical Architect
5 6 (5.22%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (4.35%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 4 (3.48%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (3.48%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
7 4 (3.48%) Technical Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (6.96%) Middleware
2 8 (6.96%) Web Services
3 7 (6.09%) RESTful
4 5 (4.35%) .NET
4 5 (4.35%) JMS
4 5 (4.35%) XML
5 4 (3.48%) EDIFACT
5 4 (3.48%) JDBC
5 4 (3.48%) ODBC
6 3 (2.61%) J2EE
7 2 (1.74%) Ajax
7 2 (1.74%) CSS
7 2 (1.74%) HTML
7 2 (1.74%) REST
7 2 (1.74%) Servlets
7 2 (1.74%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (0.87%) ActiveMQ
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Integration Bus
8 1 (0.87%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.43%) Greenfield Project
2 11 (9.57%) Cyber Attack
2 11 (9.57%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.09%) Security Operations Centre
4 5 (4.35%) Mainframe
5 4 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.61%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.61%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.74%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.74%) User Experience
7 2 (1.74%) Wiki
8 1 (0.87%) Clustering
8 1 (0.87%) Credit Risk
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Mainframe
8 1 (0.87%) RIA
8 1 (0.87%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 90 (78.26%) Linux
2 62 (53.91%) Windows
3 11 (9.57%) AIX
3 11 (9.57%) Windows Server
4 7 (6.09%) Solaris
5 5 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (1.74%) Android
6 2 (1.74%) HPUX
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.87%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.96%) DevOps
2 27 (23.48%) Patch Management
2 27 (23.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 26 (22.61%) Vulnerability Management
4 25 (21.74%) Network Monitoring
5 19 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (15.65%) Cybersecurity
7 16 (13.91%) Case Management
7 16 (13.91%) ITIL
7 16 (13.91%) Open Source
7 16 (13.91%) Security Operations
8 15 (13.04%) Information Security
9 12 (10.43%) Configuration Management
10 11 (9.57%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (9.57%) SIEM
11 10 (8.70%) Security Monitoring
12 8 (6.96%) Analytics
12 8 (6.96%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (5.22%) Change Management
13 6 (5.22%) Data Analytics
Programming Languages
1 31 (26.96%) Python
2 22 (19.13%) Shell Script
3 17 (14.78%) Ruby
4 16 (13.91%) Bash Shell
4 16 (13.91%) Java
5 9 (7.83%) Perl
6 8 (6.96%) SQL
7 5 (4.35%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.48%) ActionScript
8 4 (3.48%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (3.48%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (3.48%) Scala
9 3 (2.61%) C
10 2 (1.74%) C++
10 2 (1.74%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.74%) JCL
10 2 (1.74%) Jython
10 2 (1.74%) PL/SQL
10 2 (1.74%) VB
11 1 (0.87%) Korn
Qualifications
1 29 (25.22%) CISSP
2 27 (23.48%) SANS
3 26 (22.61%) SSCP
4 19 (16.52%) SC Cleared
4 19 (16.52%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.48%) CCDA
7 4 (3.48%) CCDP
7 4 (3.48%) CCNA
8 3 (2.61%) CCNP
8 3 (2.61%) Degree
9 2 (1.74%) CISM
10 1 (0.87%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.87%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.74%) PCI DSS
1 2 (1.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) QA
2 1 (0.87%) SDET
System Software
1 10 (8.70%) Docker
2 9 (7.83%) Xen
3 7 (6.09%) vSphere
3 7 (6.09%) XenServer
4 4 (3.48%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.61%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.61%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.87%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.87%) Snort
6 1 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 29 (25.22%) Puppet
2 26 (22.61%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (19.13%) QRadar
4 16 (13.91%) Ansible
5 11 (9.57%) Kibana
6 10 (8.70%) logstash
7 7 (6.09%) Cobbler
8 5 (4.35%) Nessus
8 5 (4.35%) Nexpose
8 5 (4.35%) Nmap
9 3 (2.61%) RSA enVision
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.74%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (1.74%) SCOM
10 2 (1.74%) yum
11 1 (0.87%) Control-M
11 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.87%) Netcool
11 1 (0.87%) OpenView
11 1 (0.87%) Packer
Vendors
1 28 (24.35%) Apple
1 28 (24.35%) IBM
2 24 (20.87%) Splunk
3 16 (13.91%) LogRhythm
4 14 (12.17%) Oracle
5 11 (9.57%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.70%) VMware
7 7 (6.09%) Cisco
7 7 (6.09%) Intel
8 6 (5.22%) ArcSight
8 6 (5.22%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.22%) NetWitness
9 5 (4.35%) HP
9 5 (4.35%) Qualys
9 5 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.35%) Snow
10 4 (3.48%) Axway
10 4 (3.48%) CyberArk
10 4 (3.48%) Juniper
10 4 (3.48%) Veritas
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