Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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 > Merseyside
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 41 24 31
Rank change year-on-year -17 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 9 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.85% 5.69% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.74% 29.82% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 27 16
Merseyside median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -15.73%
10th Percentile £359 £338 £158
90th Percentile £538 £541 £475
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £40.25 - £37.00

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 103 114 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 21.15% 19.06% 24.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 62 75
Merseyside median daily rate £356 £381 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.62% +22.00% +24.75%
10th Percentile £113 £210 £128
90th Percentile £511 £519 £438
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £369
% change year-on-year - +8.47% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 21
Merseyside median hourly rate £13.00 £14.34 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.34% -4.40% +9.09%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £16.30 £18.16 £18.75
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
% change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%

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 22 November 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 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 22 November 2017. 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 -12 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Southport -2 2 £363 -9.38%
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 5 (55.56%) Python
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) XML
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 3 (33.33%) Equities
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
3 3 (33.33%) Oracle
3 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
4 2 (22.22%) jQuery
4 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Subversion
4 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
4 2 (22.22%) Spring
4 2 (22.22%) Marketing
4 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
4 2 (22.22%) JSON
4 2 (22.22%) JIRA

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 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (11.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (22.22%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) MySQL
2 2 (22.22%) MongoDB
2 2 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) ERwin
1 2 (22.22%) gulp
1 2 (22.22%) Jenkins
1 2 (22.22%) JIRA
1 2 (22.22%) Mocha
1 2 (22.22%) SonarQube
1 2 (22.22%) Subversion
General
1 2 (22.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Python Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Developer
3 2 (22.22%) C# Software Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) Node.js Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (55.56%) SOAP
1 5 (55.56%) XML
2 3 (33.33%) FIX Protocol
3 2 (22.22%) .NET
3 2 (22.22%) .NET Framework
3 2 (22.22%) Autofac
3 2 (22.22%) Hibernate
3 2 (22.22%) HTML
3 2 (22.22%) J2EE
3 2 (22.22%) Jest
3 2 (22.22%) jQuery
3 2 (22.22%) JSON
3 2 (22.22%) Node.js
3 2 (22.22%) React
3 2 (22.22%) Redux
3 2 (22.22%) REST
3 2 (22.22%) SAML
3 2 (22.22%) Spring
3 2 (22.22%) Web Services
3 2 (22.22%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (33.33%) Equities
2 3 (33.33%) Fixed Income
3 2 (22.22%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (55.56%) Test Automation
2 4 (44.44%) MVC
2 4 (44.44%) Scrum
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) SOA
4 2 (22.22%) Component Testing
4 2 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 2 (22.22%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (22.22%) OWASP
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (11.11%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 5 (55.56%) Python
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) C#
3 2 (22.22%) ECMAScript
3 2 (22.22%) ES6
3 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
4 1 (11.11%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) OCPJP
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (33.33%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat