Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 38 36 26
Rank change year-on-year -2 -10 +13
Contract jobs citing Unix 17 12 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 3.36% 2.63% 5.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.28% 12.37% 27.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 30
Merseyside median daily rate £550 £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +31.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £388 £361 £337
90th Percentile £580 £570 £571
North West median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year +8.23% -34.17% +124.30%

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 93 97 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 18.38% 21.27% 20.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 58 81
Merseyside median daily rate £363 £352 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% -6.13% +7.14%
10th Percentile £125 £120 £240
90th Percentile £550 £541 £571
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Merseyside median hourly rate £16.00 £13.38 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.63% -16.41% +6.67%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.20 £14.50
90th Percentile £18.00 £19.75 £19.36
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.38
% change year-on-year +0.40% +13.37% -9.56%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 16 £550 +4.76% 2
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
2 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
2 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 7 (41.18%) SDLC
3 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 5 (29.41%) Linux
4 4 (23.53%) Oracle
4 4 (23.53%) Windows
5 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 3 (17.65%) MySQL
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
6 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
6 2 (11.76%) Ansible
6 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
6 2 (11.76%) Line Management
6 2 (11.76%) Maven
6 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
6 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Strategic Thinking
6 2 (11.76%) Banking
6 2 (11.76%) JSON
6 2 (11.76%) JIRA
6 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
6 2 (11.76%) YAML
6 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
6 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning

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 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) IIS
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Azure Functions
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) ATM
2 1 (5.88%) HTTP
2 1 (5.88%) LAN
2 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
1 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) Informix
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) Git (software)
1 2 (11.76%) JIRA
1 2 (11.76%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Cucumber
2 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.88%) JMeter
2 1 (5.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
General
1 7 (41.18%) Retail
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Systems Architect
3 2 (11.76%) Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Automation Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Technical Test Manager
3 2 (11.76%) Test Manager
4 1 (5.88%) .NET Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Developer
4 1 (5.88%) Implementation Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) IT Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) IT Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Performance Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) JSON
1 2 (11.76%) YAML
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
2 1 (5.88%) Kafka
2 1 (5.88%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) SOAP
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Linux
2 4 (23.53%) Windows
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) E-Commerce
1 7 (41.18%) SDLC
2 2 (11.76%) Build Automation
2 2 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Defect Management
2 2 (11.76%) ITIL
2 2 (11.76%) Line Management
2 2 (11.76%) Operational Acceptance Testing
2 2 (11.76%) Resource Management
2 2 (11.76%) Strategic Thinking
2 2 (11.76%) Test Planning
2 2 (11.76%) Test Strategy
3 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.88%) Data Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.88%) Investment Management
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) MVC
3 1 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (76.47%) SQL
2 7 (41.18%) PL/SQL
3 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 2 (11.76%) C#
4 2 (11.76%) Python
4 2 (11.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (5.88%) C++
5 1 (5.88%) Java
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Ansible
2 1 (5.88%) Nagios
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) OVSD
2 1 (5.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) Cisco
3 2 (11.76%) Juniper
3 2 (11.76%) MuleSoft
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.88%) VMware