Period
to 20 October 2018

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 6 months to 20 October 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 37 50 21
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 +3
Contract jobs citing Unix 12 11 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 2.61% 2.06% 6.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 9.82% 31.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 30
Merseyside median daily rate £380 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.59% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £277 £369 £311
90th Percentile £478 £438 £525
North West median daily rate £415 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -2.35% - -5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £39.50 -
% change year-on-year +20.25% - -

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 Merseyside with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 92 112 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.00% 20.93% 19.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 66 62
Merseyside median daily rate £300 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.24% -3.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £127 £156 £207
90th Percentile £500 £488 £512
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 20
Merseyside median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% -7.14% -5.08%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £16.61 £17.05 £16.74
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
% change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.03%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Merseyside.

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 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Merseyside

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 October 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
Liverpool +6 9 £388 -8.82% 5
Bootle - 2 £380 -
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for Unix.

1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 7 (58.33%) JDeveloper
2 7 (58.33%) AIX
2 7 (58.33%) Migration
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle BPEL
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (50.00%) BPEL
3 6 (50.00%) Ant
3 6 (50.00%) SOA
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
3 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 6 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
5 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (25.00%) MySQL
5 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
5 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (16.67%) SQL
6 2 (16.67%) COBOL
6 2 (16.67%) ITIL
6 2 (16.67%) Windows
6 2 (16.67%) Remedy
6 2 (16.67%) Informix
6 2 (16.67%) Change Management
7 1 (8.33%) JMeter
7 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (8.33%) Incident Management

Unix
Co-occurring 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 6 (50.00%) Oracle BPEL
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (8.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) ATM
1 1 (8.33%) LAN
1 1 (8.33%) SAN
1 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 6 (50.00%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (25.00%) MySQL
2 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (16.67%) Informix
4 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) JDeveloper
2 6 (50.00%) Ant
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) eggPlant
3 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (8.33%) JMeter
3 1 (8.33%) Oracle APEX
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 1 (8.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle Developer
3 4 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (33.33%) Oracle SOA Developer
3 4 (33.33%) SOA Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 1 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Cloud Developer
5 1 (8.33%) COBOL Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) IT Operations Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Operations Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Applications Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Consultant
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Performance Test Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) Kafka
1 1 (8.33%) Oracle ADF
1 1 (8.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Mainframe
1 3 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) AIX
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Migration
2 6 (50.00%) BPEL
2 6 (50.00%) Business Activity Monitoring
2 6 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (8.33%) Analytics
4 1 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) COBOL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) C#
2 1 (8.33%) C++
2 1 (8.33%) Java
2 1 (8.33%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) OpenView
1 1 (8.33%) OVSD
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 1 (8.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Oracle
2 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (16.67%) Remedy
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix
4 1 (8.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
4 1 (8.33%) VMware