Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 36 38
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 191 321 341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.33% 4.71% 3.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.77% 22.42% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 209 228
North West median daily rate £425 £413 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -8.33% +20.00%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £324
90th Percentile £615 £550 £600
England median daily rate £475 £425 £433
% change year-on-year +11.76% -1.79% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
North West median hourly rate £40.25 - £37.00
England median hourly rate £30.38 £32.58 £36.84
% change year-on-year -6.76% -11.56% +22.78%

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 1139 1432 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.86% 21.00% 19.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 700 920 920
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84% +13.08%
10th Percentile £158 £187 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £513
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 91 185
North West median hourly rate £17.43 £14.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.21% -8.05% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.88 £10.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £40.00 £38.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 21 November 2017.

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 21 November 2017. 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 -15 96 £425 - 17
Cheshire -3 56 £400 -5.88% 11
Lancashire -6 21 £610 +82.09%
Merseyside -17 10 £425 +6.25% 2
Cumbria -7 1 £425 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 North West region with a requirement for Unix.

1 103 (53.93%) Linux
2 72 (37.70%) Windows
3 50 (26.18%) Oracle
4 47 (24.61%) Banking
5 44 (23.04%) Finance
6 42 (21.99%) Shell Script
7 40 (20.94%) SQL
7 40 (20.94%) AIX
8 38 (19.90%) ITIL
9 31 (16.23%) Change Management
10 25 (13.09%) Oracle Database
11 24 (12.57%) Migration
11 24 (12.57%) Python
11 24 (12.57%) IBM
12 22 (11.52%) Firewall
12 22 (11.52%) DevOps
12 22 (11.52%) Splunk
12 22 (11.52%) Analytics
13 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
13 21 (10.99%) Java
14 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
15 19 (9.95%) SQL Server
15 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
15 19 (9.95%) Hadoop
16 18 (9.42%) Open Source
16 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
17 17 (8.90%) JavaScript
17 17 (8.90%) Middleware
17 17 (8.90%) Red Hat
18 16 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management

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 12 (6.28%) SAS
2 8 (4.19%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.14%) Apache Pig
4 4 (2.09%) CMS
4 4 (2.09%) ExpressionEngine
4 4 (2.09%) IIS
4 4 (2.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.09%) WordPress
5 3 (1.57%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.57%) JBoss
5 3 (1.57%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.57%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.05%) Confluence
7 1 (0.52%) Apache
7 1 (0.52%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.52%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.52%) TPMS
Applications
1 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (0.52%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.71%) PaaS
2 5 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.62%) Office 365
3 3 (1.57%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (0.52%) GitHub
4 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.52%) OpenShift
4 1 (0.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (11.52%) Firewall
2 14 (7.33%) WAN
3 13 (6.81%) TCP/IP
4 12 (6.28%) SNMP
5 11 (5.76%) LAN
5 11 (5.76%) VPN
6 10 (5.24%) VoIP
7 9 (4.71%) SAN
8 8 (4.19%) DNS
9 7 (3.66%) SSH
10 6 (3.14%) Internet
11 5 (2.62%) LDAP
12 3 (1.57%) FTP
12 3 (1.57%) HTTP
12 3 (1.57%) Network Security
12 3 (1.57%) SSL
13 2 (1.05%) Reverse Proxy
13 2 (1.05%) SMTP
14 1 (0.52%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.09%) Oracle Database
2 19 (9.95%) Hadoop
2 19 (9.95%) SQL Server
3 16 (8.38%) Big Data
4 15 (7.85%) Relational Database
5 12 (6.28%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (4.19%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.19%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (3.66%) MySQL
8 6 (3.14%) Apache Hive
8 6 (3.14%) BusinessObjects
8 6 (3.14%) Data Lake
8 6 (3.14%) DB2
8 6 (3.14%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.14%) HBase
8 6 (3.14%) Pentaho
9 5 (2.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 5 (2.62%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (1.57%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 10 (5.24%) Jenkins
2 9 (4.71%) ERwin
3 8 (4.19%) Git (software)
3 8 (4.19%) JIRA
4 5 (2.62%) gulp
5 4 (2.09%) HP UFT
5 4 (2.09%) JMeter
6 3 (1.57%) Bitbucket
6 3 (1.57%) Mocha
6 3 (1.57%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.57%) Subversion
7 2 (1.05%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.05%) ProC
7 2 (1.05%) webpack
8 1 (0.52%) Ant
8 1 (0.52%) Gradle
8 1 (0.52%) JUnit
8 1 (0.52%) Maven
8 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 47 (24.61%) Banking
2 44 (23.04%) Finance
3 7 (3.66%) Marketing
4 3 (1.57%) Aerospace
4 3 (1.57%) Automotive
4 3 (1.57%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.57%) Law
5 2 (1.05%) Electronics
5 2 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.05%) Retail Banking
5 2 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Back Office
6 1 (0.52%) Front Office
6 1 (0.52%) Local Government
6 1 (0.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (17.80%) Architect
2 27 (14.14%) Administrator
3 22 (11.52%) Developer
4 19 (9.95%) Analyst
4 19 (9.95%) Consultant
4 19 (9.95%) Unix Administrator
5 15 (7.85%) DBA
6 12 (6.28%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (5.76%) Oracle DBA
8 10 (5.24%) Data Architect
8 10 (5.24%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (4.71%) Unix Systems Administrator
10 8 (4.19%) Infrastructure Architect
11 7 (3.66%) Cloud Architect
11 7 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Unix Engineer
11 7 (3.66%) Unix Specialist
12 6 (3.14%) Lead Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Lead Data Architect
12 6 (3.14%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.90%) Middleware
2 15 (7.85%) .NET
3 12 (6.28%) SOAP
3 12 (6.28%) Web Services
4 10 (5.24%) CSS
4 10 (5.24%) Elastic Stack
5 9 (4.71%) HTML
5 9 (4.71%) jQuery
5 9 (4.71%) React
6 8 (4.19%) REST
7 7 (3.66%) MSMQ
7 7 (3.66%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (3.14%) J2EE
8 6 (3.14%) Kafka
8 6 (3.14%) RESTful
8 6 (3.14%) XML
9 5 (2.62%) .NET Framework
9 5 (2.62%) HTML5
9 5 (2.62%) Node.js
9 5 (2.62%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.99%) Mainframe
2 19 (9.95%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.28%) Management Information System
4 11 (5.76%) Data Centre
5 10 (5.24%) Clustering
5 10 (5.24%) Cyber Attack
6 8 (4.19%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (4.19%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.62%) CMDB
9 4 (2.09%) Credit Risk
9 4 (2.09%) HACMP
9 4 (2.09%) PKI
9 4 (2.09%) Security Operations Centre
10 3 (1.57%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.57%) Equities
10 3 (1.57%) Fixed Income
11 2 (1.05%) Online Banking
11 2 (1.05%) Replication
12 1 (0.52%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 103 (53.93%) Linux
2 72 (37.70%) Windows
3 40 (20.94%) AIX
4 20 (10.47%) Windows Server
5 14 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (7.33%) Solaris
6 12 (6.28%) HPUX
7 3 (1.57%) CentOS
7 3 (1.57%) Debian
7 3 (1.57%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.05%) zOS
9 1 (0.52%) OpenVMS
9 1 (0.52%) OS/2
9 1 (0.52%) SUSE
9 1 (0.52%) VME
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (19.90%) ITIL
2 31 (16.23%) Change Management
3 24 (12.57%) Migration
4 22 (11.52%) Analytics
4 22 (11.52%) DevOps
5 18 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (9.42%) Open Source
6 16 (8.38%) Stakeholder Management
7 15 (7.85%) Data Modelling
8 13 (6.81%) Cybersecurity
8 13 (6.81%) Data Integration
8 13 (6.81%) Test Automation
9 11 (5.76%) MVC
9 11 (5.76%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.24%) Case Management
10 10 (5.24%) Patch Management
10 10 (5.24%) TDD
10 10 (5.24%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 10 (5.24%) Vulnerability Management
11 9 (4.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.99%) Shell Script
2 40 (20.94%) SQL
3 24 (12.57%) Python
4 21 (10.99%) Java
5 17 (8.90%) JavaScript
6 12 (6.28%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.76%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.19%) C++
9 7 (3.66%) Go
10 6 (3.14%) C#
10 6 (3.14%) Perl
10 6 (3.14%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.14%) VB
11 5 (2.62%) Scala
12 4 (2.09%) PHP
12 4 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.09%) VBScript
13 3 (1.57%) C
13 3 (1.57%) ECMAScript
13 3 (1.57%) Korn
Qualifications
1 16 (8.38%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.85%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.76%) Degree
4 9 (4.71%) CISSP
4 9 (4.71%) SANS
4 9 (4.71%) SSCP
5 7 (3.66%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (3.14%) ISEB
7 5 (2.62%) MCSA
7 5 (2.62%) MCSE
7 5 (2.62%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (1.57%) OCPJP
9 2 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.05%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.52%) RHCSA
10 1 (0.52%) SAS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.71%) QA
2 6 (3.14%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.05%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.52%) GDPR
5 1 (0.52%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
5 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (4.71%) Docker
2 6 (3.14%) Apache Flume
2 6 (3.14%) Oracle RAC
3 5 (2.62%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.57%) KVM
4 3 (1.57%) LXC
5 2 (1.05%) GPFS
5 2 (1.05%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (0.52%) Firmware
6 1 (0.52%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.52%) NFS
6 1 (0.52%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.52%) PowerHA
6 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (8.38%) Ansible
2 10 (5.24%) QRadar
3 8 (4.19%) Nessus
3 8 (4.19%) Nexpose
3 8 (4.19%) Nmap
4 7 (3.66%) Mesos
4 7 (3.66%) Puppet
5 6 (3.14%) Data Guard
5 6 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (3.14%) Oracle RMAN
6 5 (2.62%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.62%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (2.62%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.57%) Packer
8 2 (1.05%) Kibana
8 2 (1.05%) logstash
8 2 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (1.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.52%) Nagios
9 1 (0.52%) Salt
Vendors
1 50 (26.18%) Oracle
2 24 (12.57%) IBM
3 22 (11.52%) Splunk
4 17 (8.90%) Red Hat
5 15 (7.85%) HP
6 12 (6.28%) ServiceNow
6 12 (6.28%) Snow
7 10 (5.24%) Apple
7 10 (5.24%) Veritas
8 9 (4.71%) Intel
8 9 (4.71%) McAfee
9 8 (4.19%) ArcSight
9 8 (4.19%) Informatica
9 8 (4.19%) Qualys
10 7 (3.66%) SAP
10 7 (3.66%) VMware
11 6 (3.14%) CA
11 6 (3.14%) Cisco
11 6 (3.14%) Microsoft
11 6 (3.14%) Tableau