The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
North West / Merseyside
Rank 32 23 11
Rank change year-on-year -9 -12  
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.18% 5.03% 8.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.61% 21.25% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 11
Median daily rate £415 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.14% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £335 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
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 £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 66 80 116
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 20.56% 23.67% 32.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 41 46
Median daily rate £310 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.84% +26.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 11
Median hourly rate £16.09 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.92% +7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Merseyside

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Merseyside over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Merseyside

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Merseyside

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 March 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
Liverpool -5 7 £415 -6.47% 1
Unix
North West

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Unix.

1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Solaris
2 8 (40.00%) Java
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 5 (25.00%) Migration
4 5 (25.00%) OO
4 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (20.00%) NetApp
5 4 (20.00%) Veritas
5 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (20.00%) Firewall
5 4 (20.00%) LAN
5 4 (20.00%) WAN
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (20.00%) EMC
5 4 (20.00%) XML
5 4 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (20.00%) SQL
5 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (20.00%) Finance
5 4 (20.00%) Scrum
5 4 (20.00%) Clustering
5 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (20.00%) Spring
5 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (20.00%) Veritas File System
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (20.00%) F5

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Confluence
2 1 (5.00%) JBoss
2 1 (5.00%) Liferay
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (20.00%) Firewall
1 4 (20.00%) LAN
1 4 (20.00%) WAN
2 3 (15.00%) NAS
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) DNS
3 1 (5.00%) HTTP
3 1 (5.00%) Internet
3 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.00%) VLAN
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) Informix
2 3 (15.00%) MySQL
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 12c
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (10.00%) DB2
4 1 (5.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (5.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (5.00%) JIRA
1 1 (5.00%) JUnit
1 1 (5.00%) Subversion
1 1 (5.00%) Xcode
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Front Office
2 1 (5.00%) Games
2 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (5.00%) Marketing
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Developer
2 7 (35.00%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Agile .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Agile Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) DBA
3 3 (15.00%) NetApp Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Principal .NET Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Principal Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Principal Java Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Python Developer
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Storage Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) Spring
1 4 (20.00%) XML
2 3 (15.00%) .NET
2 3 (15.00%) J2EE
2 3 (15.00%) JSON
2 3 (15.00%) SOAP
2 3 (15.00%) XML Messaging
3 2 (10.00%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (5.00%) CSS
4 1 (5.00%) HTML
4 1 (5.00%) HTML5
4 1 (5.00%) J2SE
4 1 (5.00%) JMS
4 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Clustering
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
3 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (45.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Solaris
3 7 (35.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.00%) Data ONTAP
6 1 (5.00%) Android
6 1 (5.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Migration
1 5 (25.00%) OO
2 4 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Data Centre Operations
2 4 (20.00%) Scrum
3 3 (15.00%) BDD
3 3 (15.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (15.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 3 (15.00%) Statistics
3 3 (15.00%) TDD
4 2 (10.00%) OOD
5 1 (5.00%) Android Development
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (5.00%) iOS Development
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Re-Platforming
5 1 (5.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) Java
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.00%) Python
3 3 (15.00%) Scala
4 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.00%) Objective-C
4 1 (5.00%) Perl
4 1 (5.00%) PHP
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) Veritas File System
2 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Oracle
2 5 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 4 (20.00%) EMC
3 4 (20.00%) F5
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) NetApp
3 4 (20.00%) Veritas
4 3 (15.00%) IDERA
5 2 (10.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Sybase
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Perforce
6 1 (5.00%) SAP
6 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
6 1 (5.00%) Sourcefire