The median contractor rate for a Unix Consultant was £401 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Consultant
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 155 -
Rank change year-on-year +30 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Unix Consultant 3 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.078% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.082% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £401 £390 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.88% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +13.48% +1.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2454 3648 3409
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.97% 94.29% 94.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1531 2178 1787
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 172 206
Median hourly rate £16.18 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.58% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Unix Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West that featured Unix Consultant in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Unix Consultant in the North West

Unix Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix Consultant in the North West

Unix Consultant
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix Consultant within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 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
Cheshire - 3 £401 -
Unix Consultant
England

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Top 19 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Unix Consultant contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Unix Consultant in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 1 (33.33%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (33.33%) SSH
2 1 (33.33%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) SAN
2 1 (33.33%) Veritas
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Perl

Unix Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) Internet
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) SSH
General
1 1 (33.33%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) AIX
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Customer Requirements
1 1 (33.33%) Data Extraction
1 1 (33.33%) Migration
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Perl
1 1 (33.33%) Python
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Splunk
1 1 (33.33%) Veritas