Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 75 35 36
Rank change year-on-year -40 +1 +7
Contract jobs citing Unix 64 159 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 2.35% 5.28% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.72% 24.05% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 118 95
Manchester median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +5.26%
10th Percentile £325 £338 £302
90th Percentile £585 £572 £475
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Manchester median hourly rate £40.25 - -
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £60.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -34.17% +200.00% -59.60%

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 546 661 747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 20.02% 21.93% 19.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 458 374
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +0.36%
10th Percentile £157 £163 £176
90th Percentile £565 £527 £475
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 20 67
Manchester median hourly rate £21.00 £14.75 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.37% -3.28% +9.95%
10th Percentile £11.95 £10.38 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.48 £35.25 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.61%

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 23 February 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 23 February 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
Altrincham - 4 - - 1
Stockport +1 3 - - 2
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 32 (50.00%) Linux
2 18 (28.13%) Shell Script
3 17 (26.56%) Windows
4 16 (25.00%) ITIL
5 15 (23.44%) SAP
6 14 (21.88%) Oracle
7 13 (20.31%) SQL
8 12 (18.75%) Change Management
8 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
9 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
10 10 (15.63%) AIX
10 10 (15.63%) SOAP
10 10 (15.63%) Web Services
10 10 (15.63%) SNMP
10 10 (15.63%) Finance
10 10 (15.63%) REST
10 10 (15.63%) DevOps
10 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
11 9 (14.06%) Ansible
11 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
11 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
12 8 (12.50%) Python
12 8 (12.50%) IBM
12 8 (12.50%) ITSM
12 8 (12.50%) Migration
12 8 (12.50%) ITIL V3
12 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow
12 8 (12.50%) CMDB
12 8 (12.50%) Data Integration
12 8 (12.50%) Operations 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 4 (6.25%) Apache Spark
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere
1 4 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (4.69%) NetWeaver
3 2 (3.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.56%) Apache
4 1 (1.56%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.56%) EPiServer
4 1 (1.56%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.56%) IIS
4 1 (1.56%) JBoss
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.56%) TPMS
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.69%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.38%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.63%) SNMP
2 3 (4.69%) Firewall
2 3 (4.69%) FTP
2 3 (4.69%) VPN
3 2 (3.13%) DNS
3 2 (3.13%) SAN
3 2 (3.13%) SSH
3 2 (3.13%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.56%) Broadband
4 1 (1.56%) HTTP
4 1 (1.56%) Internet
4 1 (1.56%) Network Security
4 1 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (1.56%) SMS
4 1 (1.56%) SMTP
4 1 (1.56%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.94%) Oracle Database
2 6 (9.38%) Big Data
3 4 (6.25%) DB2
3 4 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (4.69%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.69%) Hadoop
4 3 (4.69%) SAP HANA
5 2 (3.13%) MySQL
5 2 (3.13%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (3.13%) PowerCenter
5 2 (3.13%) SAP BW
6 1 (1.56%) IDMS
6 1 (1.56%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.56%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.69%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.13%) Subversion
2 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
2 2 (3.13%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.56%) ClearCase
3 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.56%) JIRA
3 1 (1.56%) Maven
General
1 10 (15.63%) Finance
2 7 (10.94%) Marketing
2 7 (10.94%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.38%) Electronics
3 6 (9.38%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.81%) Banking
5 3 (4.69%) Aerospace
5 3 (4.69%) Automotive
6 2 (3.13%) Law
7 1 (1.56%) Legal
7 1 (1.56%) Retail
7 1 (1.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (20.31%) Analyst
2 11 (17.19%) Developer
3 9 (14.06%) Consultant
3 9 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (10.94%) Implementation Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) ServiceNow Consultant
4 7 (10.94%) Software Engineer
5 6 (9.38%) DBA
5 6 (9.38%) ServiceNow Developer
6 5 (7.81%) Administrator
6 5 (7.81%) Architect
7 4 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Cloud Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Kubernetes Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL DBA
8 3 (4.69%) React Developer
8 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.63%) REST
1 10 (15.63%) SOAP
1 10 (15.63%) Web Services
2 6 (9.38%) Middleware
3 4 (6.25%) jQuery
4 3 (4.69%) Handlebars
4 3 (4.69%) ISPF
4 3 (4.69%) Node.js
4 3 (4.69%) React
4 3 (4.69%) RESTful
4 3 (4.69%) SAP Basis
5 2 (3.13%) .NET
5 2 (3.13%) CSS
5 2 (3.13%) DCOM
6 1 (1.56%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.56%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.56%) J2EE
6 1 (1.56%) LDAP
6 1 (1.56%) MSMQ
6 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (12.50%) CMDB
3 7 (10.94%) Mainframe
4 3 (4.69%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (3.13%) Clustering
5 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.13%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.13%) Replication
6 1 (1.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.56%) HACMP
6 1 (1.56%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.56%) Online Banking
6 1 (1.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (50.00%) Linux
2 17 (26.56%) Windows
3 10 (15.63%) AIX
4 7 (10.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.81%) Windows Server
6 4 (6.25%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) CentOS
7 1 (1.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) OpenVMS
7 1 (1.56%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.56%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.00%) ITIL
2 12 (18.75%) Change Management
3 10 (15.63%) DevOps
4 9 (14.06%) Data Modelling
5 8 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.50%) Data Integration
5 8 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 8 (12.50%) ITSM
5 8 (12.50%) Migration
5 8 (12.50%) Operations Management
5 8 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.50%) Workflow
5 8 (12.50%) Workflow Development
6 7 (10.94%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (9.38%) Data Migration
7 6 (9.38%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (9.38%) Open Source
7 6 (9.38%) Programme Management
8 5 (7.81%) Test Automation
9 4 (6.25%) Machine Learning
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.13%) Shell Script
2 13 (20.31%) SQL
3 12 (18.75%) PowerShell
4 11 (17.19%) JavaScript
5 9 (14.06%) Bash Shell
6 8 (12.50%) Python
7 5 (7.81%) Java
8 4 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 3 (4.69%) C
9 3 (4.69%) GraphQL
9 3 (4.69%) JCL
9 3 (4.69%) Perl
10 2 (3.13%) Ada
10 2 (3.13%) C#
10 2 (3.13%) C++
10 2 (3.13%) VBA
11 1 (1.56%) Assembly Language
11 1 (1.56%) Embedded C
11 1 (1.56%) Fortran
11 1 (1.56%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.25%) GCP
2 1 (1.56%) IEC 62304
System Software
1 3 (4.69%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.56%) Docker
2 1 (1.56%) GPFS
2 1 (1.56%) ISA Server
2 1 (1.56%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) LXC
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
2 1 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (1.56%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (14.06%) Ansible
2 4 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.69%) Puppet
4 1 (1.56%) Data Guard
4 1 (1.56%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
4 1 (1.56%) Mesos
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (1.56%) Packer
4 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) SAP
2 14 (21.88%) Oracle
3 8 (12.50%) IBM
3 8 (12.50%) ServiceNow
3 8 (12.50%) Snow
4 6 (9.38%) Google
5 4 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.69%) hybris
7 2 (3.13%) HP
7 2 (3.13%) Informatica
8 1 (1.56%) Axway
8 1 (1.56%) BEA
8 1 (1.56%) Cisco
8 1 (1.56%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.56%) Intel
8 1 (1.56%) Splunk
8 1 (1.56%) Veritas