Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 January 2020 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
England > North West
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 56 77 80
Rank change year-on-year +21 +3 -41
Contract jobs citing Unix 154 165 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.21% 2.93% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.79% 13.50% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 102
North West median daily rate £450 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.93% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £325 £315 £320
90th Percentile £550 £618 £615
England median daily rate £463 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -7.50% - +13.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £42.75 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.23% -34.17%
England median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -11.11%

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,117 1,222 1,061
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 23.30% 21.67% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 674 763 650
North West median daily rate £388 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.97% -5.00% -
10th Percentile £138 £152 £175
90th Percentile £575 £560 £560
England median daily rate £413 £428 £425
% change year-on-year -3.51% +0.59% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 121 102
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £17.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +0.40% +8.94%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £42.45 £31.86 £40.23
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +0.01% -0.01% +6.06%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
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 in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the North West over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in the North West

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
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 within the North West region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. 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
Manchester -13 50 £450 +5.88% 19
Merseyside +22 35 £525 -4.55% 2
Cheshire +12 31 £368 +9.85% 9
Lancashire +29 25 £506 -27.68% 7
Cumbria -8 12 £378 -11.18% 4
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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 North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 78 (50.65%) Linux
2 60 (38.96%) Windows
3 52 (33.77%) Oracle
4 43 (27.92%) Security Cleared
5 37 (24.03%) SC Cleared
6 34 (22.08%) SQL
7 31 (20.13%) Java
8 30 (19.48%) VMware
9 29 (18.83%) Python
9 29 (18.83%) Shell Script
10 24 (15.58%) Perl
11 23 (14.94%) Middleware
12 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
12 21 (13.64%) Git (software)
13 20 (12.99%) NetBackup
13 20 (12.99%) Solaris
13 20 (12.99%) AWS
13 20 (12.99%) Project Delivery
14 19 (12.34%) Oracle Database
14 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
14 19 (12.34%) EMC
14 19 (12.34%) SAN
15 18 (11.69%) SOA
15 18 (11.69%) PL/SQL
15 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
15 18 (11.69%) PowerShell
15 18 (11.69%) Docker
16 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
16 17 (11.04%) Migration
17 16 (10.39%) Finance

Unix
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:

Application Platforms
1 13 (8.44%) Apache
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle Service Bus
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 10 (6.49%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.84%) Tomcat
5 6 (3.90%) Confluence
5 6 (3.90%) JBoss
5 6 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 4 (2.60%) Apache Pig
6 4 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.95%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.30%) IIS
8 2 (1.30%) NetWeaver
8 2 (1.30%) nginx
8 2 (1.30%) SAP EP
Applications
1 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (6.49%) Finacle
2 6 (3.90%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 20 (12.99%) AWS
2 11 (7.14%) Azure
3 9 (5.84%) PaaS
4 8 (5.19%) GCP
5 7 (4.55%) GitHub
6 6 (3.90%) Datadog
7 4 (2.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (2.60%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (2.60%) Amazon Glacier
7 4 (2.60%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.60%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 3 (1.95%) IaaS
8 3 (1.95%) Office 365
8 3 (1.95%) SaaS
9 2 (1.30%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.65%) Amazon Cognito
Communications & Networking
1 19 (12.34%) SAN
2 11 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 9 (5.84%) HTTP
4 7 (4.55%) Firewall
5 6 (3.90%) FTP
5 6 (3.90%) Internet
6 5 (3.25%) SSH
7 4 (2.60%) DMZ
7 4 (2.60%) SSL
8 2 (1.30%) DNS
8 2 (1.30%) Network Security
8 2 (1.30%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.30%) Wireless
9 1 (0.65%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (0.65%) DHCP
9 1 (0.65%) FWSM
9 1 (0.65%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (0.65%) IPsec
9 1 (0.65%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (12.34%) Oracle Database
2 18 (11.69%) SQL Server
3 16 (10.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (3.25%) Big Data
4 5 (3.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 4 (2.60%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (2.60%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.60%) GIS
5 4 (2.60%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.60%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.95%) MySQL
7 2 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
7 2 (1.30%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.30%) SAP BW
8 1 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.65%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 21 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.74%) Jenkins
3 12 (7.79%) GitLab
4 7 (4.55%) JIRA
5 5 (3.25%) Artifactory
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle APEX
6 4 (2.60%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.95%) Buildbot
7 3 (1.95%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.95%) Gerrit
7 3 (1.95%) JUnit
7 3 (1.95%) Robot Framework
7 3 (1.95%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.30%) CA Gen
8 2 (1.30%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.30%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (1.30%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.30%) Spock
8 2 (1.30%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (10.39%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Retail
3 7 (4.55%) Banking
3 7 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 7 (4.55%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.30%) Legal
4 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 40 (25.97%) Developer
2 18 (11.69%) Administrator
3 17 (11.04%) Analyst
4 11 (7.14%) Oracle Developer
4 11 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
5 10 (6.49%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (5.84%) Storage Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Security Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Consultant
9 5 (3.25%) Middleware Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.60%) Applications Support
10 4 (2.60%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.60%) DBA
10 4 (2.60%) DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.60%) Informatica Administrator
10 4 (2.60%) Platform Engineer
10 4 (2.60%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.94%) Middleware
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle Fusion
3 11 (7.14%) J2EE
3 11 (7.14%) Web Services
4 6 (3.90%) React
5 5 (3.25%) .NET
5 5 (3.25%) RESTful
5 5 (3.25%) Spring
6 4 (2.60%) HTML
6 4 (2.60%) jQuery
6 4 (2.60%) Node.js
7 3 (1.95%) AngularJS
7 3 (1.95%) CSS
7 3 (1.95%) JSP
7 3 (1.95%) Spring Boot
8 2 (1.30%) Django
8 2 (1.30%) LAMP
8 2 (1.30%) REST
8 2 (1.30%) SAP PI
8 2 (1.30%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (12.34%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.49%) Clustering
3 9 (5.84%) EMC VNX
4 8 (5.19%) Celerra
4 8 (5.19%) CLARiiON
5 7 (4.55%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (3.25%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.30%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.30%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Blog
9 1 (0.65%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.65%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 78 (50.65%) Linux
2 60 (38.96%) Windows
3 20 (12.99%) Solaris
4 12 (7.79%) Windows Server
5 11 (7.14%) zOS
6 10 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.84%) AIX
8 6 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.95%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.95%) SUSE
11 2 (1.30%) Debian
11 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.65%) CentOS
12 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.65%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (12.99%) Project Delivery
2 18 (11.69%) SOA
3 17 (11.04%) Incident Management
3 17 (11.04%) Migration
4 16 (10.39%) ITIL
5 14 (9.09%) Change Management
6 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (7.14%) DevOps
7 11 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
8 10 (6.49%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.49%) Problem Management
8 10 (6.49%) Translating Business Requirements
9 8 (5.19%) Test Automation
10 7 (4.55%) Change Control
10 7 (4.55%) IT Strategy
10 7 (4.55%) Workflow
11 6 (3.90%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (3.90%) Data Management
11 6 (3.90%) Problem-Solving
11 6 (3.90%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 34 (22.08%) SQL
2 31 (20.13%) Java
3 29 (18.83%) Python
3 29 (18.83%) Shell Script
4 24 (15.58%) Perl
5 18 (11.69%) PL/SQL
5 18 (11.69%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.79%) Bash Shell
7 9 (5.84%) JavaScript
8 6 (3.90%) ActionScript
8 6 (3.90%) ActionScript 2.0
8 6 (3.90%) JCL
9 5 (3.25%) C
10 4 (2.60%) Ruby
11 2 (1.30%) ABAP
11 2 (1.30%) C#
11 2 (1.30%) ES6
11 2 (1.30%) Java 8
11 2 (1.30%) VBA
12 1 (0.65%) Korn
Qualifications
1 43 (27.92%) Security Cleared
2 37 (24.03%) SC Cleared
3 9 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (3.90%) Dell Certification
5 2 (1.30%) CISSP
6 1 (0.65%) CCNA
6 1 (0.65%) CCSA
6 1 (0.65%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Degree
6 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.65%) MCSE
6 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.65%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (0.65%) OCPJP
6 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (7.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (11.69%) Docker
2 13 (8.44%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.84%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 9 (5.84%) Virtual Machines
4 8 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.90%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.90%) VirtualBox
6 2 (1.30%) Firmware
6 2 (1.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.65%) RACF
Systems Management
1 20 (12.99%) NetBackup
2 12 (7.79%) Oracle RMAN
3 11 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.14%) SCCM
4 10 (6.49%) Ansible
5 9 (5.84%) Puppet
5 9 (5.84%) WSUS
6 7 (4.55%) Kubernetes
6 7 (4.55%) Terraform
7 4 (2.60%) Consul
7 4 (2.60%) Oozie
8 3 (1.95%) Avamar
8 3 (1.95%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.95%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
8 3 (1.95%) Nagios
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 2 (1.30%) CSIRT
9 2 (1.30%) Grafana
9 2 (1.30%) Nessus
9 2 (1.30%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 52 (33.77%) Oracle
2 30 (19.48%) VMware
3 21 (13.64%) Microsoft
4 19 (12.34%) EMC
5 16 (10.39%) IBM
6 13 (8.44%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.84%) Brocade
8 8 (5.19%) Dell
8 8 (5.19%) Google
8 8 (5.19%) Remedy
9 7 (4.55%) Citrix
9 7 (4.55%) Veritas
10 6 (3.90%) BMC
10 6 (3.90%) IBM Sterling
10 6 (3.90%) Informatica
10 6 (3.90%) Intel
10 6 (3.90%) New Relic
10 6 (3.90%) OpenText
11 5 (3.25%) TIBCO
12 4 (2.60%) HP