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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 18 19
Rank change year-on-year -22 +1  
Contract jobs citing Unix 5 23 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.50% 7.06% 5.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.67% 33.33% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 5
Median daily rate £425 £400 £165
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +142.42%  
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 £39.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +43.63% -29.48%  

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 75 69 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.46% 21.17% 26.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 24 36
Median daily rate £363 £350 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +59.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £260 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £510 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% -6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £12.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.70 £14.34 £18.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 -16 4 £425 +6.25% 2
Southport -2 1 £388 +19.23% 2
Unix
North West

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 7 (58.33%) Linux
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
3 5 (41.67%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
3 5 (41.67%) J2EE
3 5 (41.67%) MySQL
3 5 (41.67%) Python
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (33.33%) React
4 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
4 4 (33.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) Solaris
4 4 (33.33%) Node.js
4 4 (33.33%) Veritas File System
4 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (33.33%) Mocha
4 4 (33.33%) gulp
4 4 (33.33%) ES6
4 4 (33.33%) Redux
4 4 (33.33%) Component Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
4 4 (33.33%) ECMAScript
4 4 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (33.33%) ERwin

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 (8.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (33.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) HTTP
1 1 (8.33%) Internet
1 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (8.33%) NoSQL
2 1 (8.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) ERwin
1 4 (33.33%) gulp
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) Mocha
1 4 (33.33%) SonarQube
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Subversion
2 1 (8.33%) Xcode
General
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Electronics
2 1 (8.33%) Games
2 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (8.33%) Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (66.67%) Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Node.js Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Solaris Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Administrator
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Agile Java Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Developer
4 1 (8.33%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Principal Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Python Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Software Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Storage Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (41.67%) CSS
1 5 (41.67%) HTML
1 5 (41.67%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) Node.js
2 4 (33.33%) React
2 4 (33.33%) Redux
3 3 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) JSON
4 2 (16.67%) SOAP
4 2 (16.67%) Spring
4 2 (16.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (8.33%) Autofac
5 1 (8.33%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (8.33%) HTML5
5 1 (8.33%) jQuery
5 1 (8.33%) REST
5 1 (8.33%) SAML
5 1 (8.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (8.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Linux
2 4 (33.33%) Solaris
3 2 (16.67%) Android
3 2 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 1 (8.33%) Windows
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (50.00%) Scrum
3 5 (41.67%) Mentoring
3 5 (41.67%) MVC
4 4 (33.33%) Component Testing
4 4 (33.33%) Data Modelling
4 4 (33.33%) Migration
4 4 (33.33%) OOA/OOD
4 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 4 (33.33%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) BDD
6 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) OWASP
6 1 (8.33%) Pair Programming
6 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
6 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) TDD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (41.67%) JavaScript
1 5 (41.67%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) ECMAScript
2 4 (33.33%) ES6
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (8.33%) C#
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (8.33%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
4 1 (8.33%) Scala
4 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) OCPJP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas File System
2 2 (16.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) EMC
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (8.33%) IBM
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Xamarin