Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 42 43
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 192 242 323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.16% 4.21% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.69% 21.03% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 137 184
North West median daily rate £418 £425 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.76% +7.59% -12.22%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £273
90th Percentile £563 £615 £489
England median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +1.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
North West median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -10.00% +1.45%

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 1,224 1,151 1,579
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.12% 20.01% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 707 711 911
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +9.59%
10th Percentile £155 £180 £213
90th Percentile £551 £538 £508
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 94 99
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +18.52% -6.90%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.65 £10.47
90th Percentile £40.60 £43.93 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -25 76 £421 -0.88% 39
Cheshire -23 62 £370 -8.42% 15
Lancashire -10 37 £467 -5.66% 2
Merseyside +21 12 £390 +0.65% 6
Cumbria -4 2 - - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 94 (48.96%) Linux
2 76 (39.58%) Windows
3 62 (32.29%) Oracle
4 49 (25.52%) Java
5 46 (23.96%) SQL
6 44 (22.92%) Python
6 44 (22.92%) IBM
7 43 (22.40%) Security Cleared
8 37 (19.27%) SC Cleared
9 36 (18.75%) Web Services
10 35 (18.23%) Finance
11 34 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
12 31 (16.15%) Shell Script
13 27 (14.06%) Migration
13 27 (14.06%) AIX
13 27 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
13 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
14 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
14 26 (13.54%) Red Hat
15 25 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
15 25 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 24 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
17 23 (11.98%) TDD
18 22 (11.46%) Perl
19 21 (10.94%) XML
19 21 (10.94%) Apache
19 21 (10.94%) EMC
20 20 (10.42%) CA
20 20 (10.42%) ITIL
20 20 (10.42%) Solaris

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 (10.94%) Apache
2 16 (8.33%) WebLogic
3 15 (7.81%) WebSphere
4 13 (6.77%) Confluence
4 13 (6.77%) JBoss
5 12 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (5.73%) IIS
7 10 (5.21%) Tomcat
8 8 (4.17%) SAS
9 7 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 6 (3.13%) Oracle BPEL
11 5 (2.60%) Cloud Foundry
12 3 (1.56%) TPMS
13 2 (1.04%) CICS
13 2 (1.04%) CMS
13 2 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
13 2 (1.04%) IBM HTTP Server
13 2 (1.04%) nginx
13 2 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (1.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Office
1 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Project
2 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.52%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (0.52%) Primavera
3 1 (0.52%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 27 (14.06%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (5.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.13%) GitHub
4 3 (1.56%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.56%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (9.90%) SAN
2 18 (9.38%) Firewall
3 16 (8.33%) DNS
4 15 (7.81%) DMZ
5 11 (5.73%) VLAN
6 7 (3.65%) HTTP
7 6 (3.13%) PuTTY
8 5 (2.60%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.08%) SNMP
10 3 (1.56%) Internet
10 3 (1.56%) NAS
10 3 (1.56%) SSL
10 3 (1.56%) VPN
11 2 (1.04%) BGP
11 2 (1.04%) IPFIX
11 2 (1.04%) Junos
11 2 (1.04%) MPLS
11 2 (1.04%) MRTG
11 2 (1.04%) OSPF
11 2 (1.04%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.85%) MongoDB
2 15 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 14 (7.29%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (6.77%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (6.25%) Oracle Database
6 11 (5.73%) BusinessObjects
7 9 (4.69%) Apache Hive
7 9 (4.69%) Big Data
7 9 (4.69%) HBase
7 9 (4.69%) Relational Database
8 8 (4.17%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 8 (4.17%) Hadoop
8 8 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (4.17%) Pentaho
9 6 (3.13%) Data Lake
9 6 (3.13%) Oracle ODI
10 5 (2.60%) Amazon Redshift
10 5 (2.60%) DB2
10 5 (2.60%) MySQL
11 4 (2.08%) Amazon Aurora
Development Applications
1 20 (10.42%) Jenkins
2 16 (8.33%) JIRA
3 15 (7.81%) Git (software)
4 9 (4.69%) Cucumber
5 8 (4.17%) ERwin
5 8 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
5 8 (4.17%) Selenium
6 7 (3.65%) JDeveloper
6 7 (3.65%) SoapUI
6 7 (3.65%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (3.13%) Ant
7 6 (3.13%) JUnit
8 5 (2.60%) Mockito
8 5 (2.60%) TestNG
9 3 (1.56%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.04%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.04%) ER Studio
10 2 (1.04%) GitLab
10 2 (1.04%) Robot Framework
10 2 (1.04%) Subversion
General
1 35 (18.23%) Finance
2 13 (6.77%) Banking
3 5 (2.60%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.08%) Retail
5 2 (1.04%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.04%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Games
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (20.31%) Developer
2 26 (13.54%) Architect
3 24 (12.50%) Analyst
4 21 (10.94%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.29%) Technical Architect
6 11 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (5.21%) Consultant
7 10 (5.21%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (3.65%) Applications Support
8 7 (3.65%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.65%) Delivery Manager
8 7 (3.65%) Project Manager
8 7 (3.65%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.13%) Administrator
9 6 (3.13%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.13%) Data Architect
9 6 (3.13%) Designer
9 6 (3.13%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 6 (3.13%) Storage Engineer
10 5 (2.60%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (18.75%) Web Services
2 21 (10.94%) XML
3 17 (8.85%) HTML
4 15 (7.81%) CSS
5 14 (7.29%) Node.js
6 13 (6.77%) Middleware
7 11 (5.73%) JSON
7 11 (5.73%) Spring
8 10 (5.21%) RESTful
9 9 (4.69%) J2EE
10 8 (4.17%) Ajax
10 8 (4.17%) jQuery
10 8 (4.17%) React
10 8 (4.17%) SOAP
11 7 (3.65%) .NET
12 5 (2.60%) .NET Core
13 4 (2.08%) Elastic Stack
13 4 (2.08%) IBM Integration Bus
13 4 (2.08%) Kafka
13 4 (2.08%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.85%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 15 (7.81%) Mainframe
4 14 (7.29%) Computer Science
5 11 (5.73%) Management Information System
6 10 (5.21%) Client/Server
7 8 (4.17%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.65%) Clustering
8 7 (3.65%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (3.13%) IBM Mainframe
9 6 (3.13%) User Experience
10 5 (2.60%) iPad
10 5 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (2.60%) PMI
10 5 (2.60%) Virtual Team
11 4 (2.08%) Life Science
11 4 (2.08%) Taxonomies
12 2 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (1.04%) iSeries
12 2 (1.04%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 94 (48.96%) Linux
2 76 (39.58%) Windows
3 27 (14.06%) AIX
4 25 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (10.42%) Solaris
6 13 (6.77%) Windows Server
7 12 (6.25%) Windows NT
8 11 (5.73%) Windows 2000
8 11 (5.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 10 (5.21%) Windows XP
10 6 (3.13%) Android
10 6 (3.13%) zOS
11 5 (2.60%) CentOS
11 5 (2.60%) Debian
11 5 (2.60%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.56%) VME
13 2 (1.04%) HPUX
13 2 (1.04%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.52%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.71%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (14.06%) Migration
2 27 (14.06%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (13.02%) Stakeholder Management
4 23 (11.98%) TDD
5 20 (10.42%) ITIL
6 17 (8.85%) DevOps
6 17 (8.85%) SDLC
7 13 (6.77%) Business Intelligence
7 13 (6.77%) Data Modelling
7 13 (6.77%) E-Commerce
7 13 (6.77%) SOA
8 12 (6.25%) Change Management
8 12 (6.25%) Data Visualisation
8 12 (6.25%) Open Source
8 12 (6.25%) Visualisation
9 11 (5.73%) Project Management
9 11 (5.73%) Test Automation
10 10 (5.21%) Data Management
11 9 (4.69%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 49 (25.52%) Java
2 46 (23.96%) SQL
3 44 (22.92%) Python
4 31 (16.15%) Shell Script
5 26 (13.54%) JavaScript
6 22 (11.46%) Perl
7 13 (6.77%) Ruby
8 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
9 11 (5.73%) Bash Shell
10 10 (5.21%) PL/SQL
11 8 (4.17%) Scala
12 7 (3.65%) C#
12 7 (3.65%) JCL
13 5 (2.60%) COBOL
13 5 (2.60%) Groovy
14 4 (2.08%) C
15 3 (1.56%) C++
15 3 (1.56%) PHP
16 2 (1.04%) ActionScript
16 2 (1.04%) Jython
Qualifications
1 43 (22.40%) Security Cleared
2 37 (19.27%) SC Cleared
3 13 (6.77%) Degree
4 7 (3.65%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (2.60%) PMI Certification
5 5 (2.60%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.04%) CCNA
6 2 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.04%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.04%) MCSE
6 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) ISEB
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.69%) QA
2 8 (4.17%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.04%) PMO
3 2 (1.04%) SLA
4 1 (0.52%) GxP
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.25%) Docker
3 11 (5.73%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.65%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (2.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.04%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.04%) KVM
7 2 (1.04%) SRDF
7 2 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (1.04%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (6.25%) SCCM
3 11 (5.73%) Ansible
3 11 (5.73%) Salt
4 10 (5.21%) CA Single Sign-On
5 9 (4.69%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.69%) Puppet
6 6 (3.13%) NetBackup
7 4 (2.08%) Grafana
7 4 (2.08%) Kibana
7 4 (2.08%) logstash
7 4 (2.08%) Prometheus
7 4 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.56%) Nagios
8 3 (1.56%) Netcool
8 3 (1.56%) Terraform
9 2 (1.04%) Cacti
9 2 (1.04%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 62 (32.29%) Oracle
2 44 (22.92%) IBM
3 26 (13.54%) Red Hat
4 21 (10.94%) EMC
5 20 (10.42%) CA
6 17 (8.85%) VMware
7 12 (6.25%) Remedy
7 12 (6.25%) SaltStack
7 12 (6.25%) Sun
8 11 (5.73%) Hitachi
9 10 (5.21%) Palo Alto
10 9 (4.69%) Informatica
10 9 (4.69%) NetApp
10 9 (4.69%) Tableau
11 8 (4.17%) HP
12 7 (3.65%) SOASTA, Inc
13 6 (3.13%) Moogsoft
14 5 (2.60%) Blue Prism
14 5 (2.60%) Microsoft
14 5 (2.60%) SAP