Period
to 22 May 2018

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 22 May 2018 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 80 42 36
Rank change year-on-year -38 -6 -7
Contract jobs citing Unix 163 232 372
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.81% 4.28% 4.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.37% 21.66% 23.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 135 218
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.59% -9.87%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £263
90th Percentile £605 £575 £500
England median daily rate £500 £470 £430
% change year-on-year +6.38% +9.30% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 13
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +56.25% -59.60%
England median hourly rate £32.00 £42.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -23.81% +22.63% +14.17%

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 1,134 1,071 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.51% 19.77% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 687 861
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £157 £200 £220
90th Percentile £563 £544 £510
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 89 131
North West median hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.12 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.60 £43.75 £40.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%

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 22 May 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in the North West over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 May 2018. 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 -43 68 £433 +1.76% 21
Cheshire -24 47 £365 -8.81% 9
Lancashire -14 26 £450 -2.17%
Merseyside +16 16 £400 +6.31% 9
Cumbria - 2 £400 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, 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 81 (49.69%) Linux
2 59 (36.20%) Windows
3 45 (27.61%) Oracle
4 38 (23.31%) IBM
5 34 (20.86%) SQL
6 33 (20.25%) Finance
7 32 (19.63%) Shell Script
7 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
8 29 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
9 28 (17.18%) Java
9 28 (17.18%) Web Services
10 27 (16.56%) SC Cleared
11 26 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
11 26 (15.95%) Migration
11 26 (15.95%) AIX
12 25 (15.34%) ITIL
12 25 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
13 22 (13.50%) Change Management
13 22 (13.50%) Python
13 22 (13.50%) Red Hat
14 21 (12.88%) Apache
14 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
15 20 (12.27%) Middleware
15 20 (12.27%) DevOps
16 19 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
16 19 (11.66%) SAP
16 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
17 18 (11.04%) Solaris
17 18 (11.04%) EMC

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 21 (12.88%) Apache
2 17 (10.43%) WebSphere
3 13 (7.98%) WebLogic
4 12 (7.36%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.36%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (6.13%) JBoss
6 9 (5.52%) SAS
7 8 (4.91%) IIS
8 5 (3.07%) Confluence
9 4 (2.45%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.45%) TPMS
10 3 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.84%) Jupyter
10 3 (1.84%) NetWeaver
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle BPEL
10 3 (1.84%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 2 (1.23%) CMS
11 2 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.23%) nginx
11 2 (1.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.23%) HipChat
3 2 (1.23%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.45%) SAP Hybris
1 4 (2.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.61%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.20%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.07%) PaaS
4 4 (2.45%) GitHub
5 2 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.23%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.61%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.61%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.61%) Route 53
6 1 (0.61%) Serverless
6 1 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.43%) Firewall
1 17 (10.43%) SAN
2 13 (7.98%) DNS
3 11 (6.75%) DMZ
4 8 (4.91%) TCP/IP
4 8 (4.91%) VLAN
5 7 (4.29%) HTTP
6 6 (3.68%) SNMP
7 5 (3.07%) VPN
8 4 (2.45%) FTP
8 4 (2.45%) Internet
8 4 (2.45%) SSL
9 3 (1.84%) Network Security
10 2 (1.23%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.23%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.23%) NAS
10 2 (1.23%) SMTP
10 2 (1.23%) SSH
11 1 (0.61%) ATM
11 1 (0.61%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.36%) Big Data
2 12 (7.36%) Data Warehouse
2 12 (7.36%) Hadoop
2 12 (7.36%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (6.13%) BusinessObjects
3 10 (6.13%) MongoDB
4 9 (5.52%) HBase
4 9 (5.52%) Oracle Database
4 9 (5.52%) Relational Database
5 7 (4.29%) Apache Hive
5 7 (4.29%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 7 (4.29%) MySQL
5 7 (4.29%) Pentaho
6 6 (3.68%) SAP HANA
7 5 (3.07%) Data Lake
7 5 (3.07%) DB2
7 5 (3.07%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (2.45%) DataStage
8 4 (2.45%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 12 (7.36%) Jenkins
2 10 (6.13%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.91%) JIRA
4 7 (4.29%) ERwin
4 7 (4.29%) Oracle APEX
5 6 (3.68%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.45%) Ant
7 3 (1.84%) ER Studio
7 3 (1.84%) IntelliJ
7 3 (1.84%) JDeveloper
7 3 (1.84%) Maven
7 3 (1.84%) Subversion
8 2 (1.23%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.23%) GitLab
8 2 (1.23%) MSI
8 2 (1.23%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.23%) Toad
8 2 (1.23%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.61%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.61%) JUnit
General
1 33 (20.25%) Finance
2 11 (6.75%) Banking
3 10 (6.13%) Manufacturing
4 7 (4.29%) Marketing
4 7 (4.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.68%) Electronics
6 5 (3.07%) Retail
7 2 (1.23%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.61%) Automotive
8 1 (0.61%) Games
8 1 (0.61%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Legal
8 1 (0.61%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (17.18%) Analyst
2 25 (15.34%) Developer
3 17 (10.43%) Architect
4 13 (7.98%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (7.36%) Consultant
6 10 (6.13%) Administrator
6 10 (6.13%) Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (5.52%) Java Developer
8 7 (4.29%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (4.29%) Technical Architect
9 6 (3.68%) Applications Support
9 6 (3.68%) Designer
9 6 (3.68%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.68%) Software Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) Applications Support Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) Data Analyst
10 5 (3.07%) Data Architect
10 5 (3.07%) Middleware Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (17.18%) Web Services
2 20 (12.27%) Middleware
3 11 (6.75%) CSS
4 10 (6.13%) HTML
4 10 (6.13%) REST
5 8 (4.91%) Node.js
6 7 (4.29%) Ajax
6 7 (4.29%) XML
7 6 (3.68%) ISPF
7 6 (3.68%) J2EE
7 6 (3.68%) RESTful
7 6 (3.68%) SOAP
8 5 (3.07%) Anaconda
8 5 (3.07%) jQuery
9 4 (2.45%) .NET
9 4 (2.45%) GraphQL
9 4 (2.45%) IBM Integration Bus
9 4 (2.45%) JSON
9 4 (2.45%) Spring
9 4 (2.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 26 (15.95%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (9.20%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (9.20%) Mainframe
3 14 (8.59%) Computer Science
4 11 (6.75%) Management Information System
5 7 (4.29%) Client/Server
6 6 (3.68%) Clustering
6 6 (3.68%) Data Centre
6 6 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (3.07%) PMI
8 4 (2.45%) IBM Mainframe
8 4 (2.45%) Life Science
8 4 (2.45%) User Experience
9 3 (1.84%) CMDB
10 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Public Cloud
10 2 (1.23%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.61%) Analytical Mindset
11 1 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 81 (49.69%) Linux
2 59 (36.20%) Windows
3 26 (15.95%) AIX
4 19 (11.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (11.04%) Solaris
6 12 (7.36%) Windows Server
7 8 (4.91%) Windows 2000
7 8 (4.91%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 8 (4.91%) Windows NT
7 8 (4.91%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.45%) Android
8 4 (2.45%) VME
9 3 (1.84%) CentOS
9 3 (1.84%) Debian
9 3 (1.84%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.23%) HPUX
10 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.23%) SUSE
10 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.61%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (17.79%) Problem-Solving
2 26 (15.95%) Migration
3 25 (15.34%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.34%) ITIL
4 22 (13.50%) Change Management
5 20 (12.27%) DevOps
6 19 (11.66%) Business Intelligence
6 19 (11.66%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (9.20%) Data Modelling
7 15 (9.20%) Open Source
8 11 (6.75%) Analytics
8 11 (6.75%) E-Commerce
9 10 (6.13%) Data Integration
9 10 (6.13%) SDLC
10 9 (5.52%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.52%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (5.52%) Data Management
11 8 (4.91%) Project Management
11 8 (4.91%) Software Engineering
11 8 (4.91%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 34 (20.86%) SQL
2 32 (19.63%) Shell Script
3 28 (17.18%) Java
4 22 (13.50%) Python
5 21 (12.88%) JavaScript
6 17 (10.43%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.36%) Perl
8 11 (6.75%) Ruby
9 10 (6.13%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.29%) COBOL
10 7 (4.29%) JCL
11 6 (3.68%) C#
11 6 (3.68%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.07%) C++
13 4 (2.45%) C
14 2 (1.23%) Jython
14 2 (1.23%) PHP
14 2 (1.23%) VBA
15 1 (0.61%) Bourne shell
15 1 (0.61%) Scala
Qualifications
1 32 (19.63%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.56%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.13%) Degree
4 7 (4.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (3.07%) PMI Certification
5 5 (3.07%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.61%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.61%) CEH
6 1 (0.61%) CISSP
6 1 (0.61%) EnCE
6 1 (0.61%) GCFA
6 1 (0.61%) GISP
6 1 (0.61%) GPEN
6 1 (0.61%) GSEC
6 1 (0.61%) GWAPT
6 1 (0.61%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.61%) MCSE
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.52%) Data Quality
2 6 (3.68%) QA
3 4 (2.45%) GCP
4 2 (1.23%) GDPR
4 2 (1.23%) SLA
5 1 (0.61%) GxP
5 1 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (8.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.68%) Docker
3 6 (3.68%) Time Sharing Option
4 3 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.84%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (1.84%) vSphere
5 2 (1.23%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 2 (1.23%) HDFS
5 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.23%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.61%) KVM
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.61%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (7.36%) Ansible
2 10 (6.13%) SCCM
3 9 (5.52%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (5.52%) Puppet
4 8 (4.91%) CA Single Sign-On
4 8 (4.91%) Kubernetes
5 4 (2.45%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.84%) Kibana
6 3 (1.84%) logstash
6 3 (1.84%) Terraform
6 3 (1.84%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.23%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (1.23%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (1.23%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.61%) Cacti
8 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.61%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (0.61%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 45 (27.61%) Oracle
2 38 (23.31%) IBM
3 22 (13.50%) Red Hat
4 19 (11.66%) SAP
5 18 (11.04%) EMC
6 16 (9.82%) CA
7 15 (9.20%) VMware
8 11 (6.75%) Sun
9 8 (4.91%) Google
9 8 (4.91%) Hitachi
9 8 (4.91%) Palo Alto
10 7 (4.29%) Informatica
10 7 (4.29%) SOASTA, Inc
10 7 (4.29%) Tableau
11 6 (3.68%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.07%) Citrix
13 4 (2.45%) Fujitsu
13 4 (2.45%) HP
13 4 (2.45%) hybris
13 4 (2.45%) Wyse