Period
to 20 August 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 72 70 43
Rank change year-on-year -2 -27 +1
Contract jobs citing Unix 150 192 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.83% 3.15% 4.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.53% 15.69% 21.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 111 137
North West median daily rate £453 £418 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -1.76% +7.59%
10th Percentile £338 £313 £313
90th Percentile £613 £563 £615
England median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
North West median hourly rate - £32.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -
England median hourly rate £42.00 £28.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year +50.00% -11.11% -10.00%

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 1,109 1,224 1,151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.90% 20.11% 20.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 712 707 711
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £135 £155 £180
90th Percentile £575 £551 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 128 94
North West median hourly rate £15.61 £15.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -4.69% +18.52%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.65
90th Percentile £42.70 £40.60 £43.93
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% 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 2019.

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 20 August 2019. 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 +5 71 £450 +6.82% 15
Cheshire -8 30 £450 +21.62% 9
Merseyside +2 23 £450 +15.38% 9
Lancashire -18 18 £550 +17.77% 5
Cumbria +1 3 £475 - 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, 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 92 (61.33%) Linux
2 42 (28.00%) Windows
3 39 (26.00%) Java
4 33 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
5 31 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (19.33%) SQL
6 29 (19.33%) Oracle
7 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 26 (17.33%) Python
9 25 (16.67%) Test Automation
10 24 (16.00%) Docker
11 23 (15.33%) ITIL
11 23 (15.33%) Finance
12 21 (14.00%) Migration
13 20 (13.33%) DevOps
13 20 (13.33%) Bash Shell
13 20 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
14 19 (12.67%) BDD
14 19 (12.67%) Kubernetes
14 19 (12.67%) TDD
14 19 (12.67%) IBM
14 19 (12.67%) Shell Script
15 18 (12.00%) Mac OS X
15 18 (12.00%) Git (software)
16 17 (11.33%) MongoDB
17 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
17 16 (10.67%) Web Services
17 16 (10.67%) Clustering
18 15 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
18 15 (10.00%) 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 8 (5.33%) SAS
2 6 (4.00%) Apache
2 6 (4.00%) Confluence
3 4 (2.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (2.00%) Oracle Service Bus
4 3 (2.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.33%) IIS
5 2 (1.33%) JBoss
5 2 (1.33%) nginx
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Pig
6 1 (0.67%) Apache Solr
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.67%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.67%) SAP EP
6 1 (0.67%) SilverStripe
Applications
1 11 (7.33%) SPSS
1 11 (7.33%) Stata
2 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.67%) Relativity
2 1 (0.67%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 33 (22.00%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (18.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon Glacier
4 4 (2.67%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (2.67%) Datadog
5 3 (2.00%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.67%) Amazon Kinesis
6 1 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.67%) GitHub
6 1 (0.67%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.67%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.67%) PaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.67%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.67%) HTTPS
2 9 (6.00%) HTTP
2 9 (6.00%) SSL
3 8 (5.33%) DMZ
4 6 (4.00%) DNS
5 4 (2.67%) DHCP
5 4 (2.67%) SAN
5 4 (2.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.00%) Internet
7 2 (1.33%) Firewall
7 2 (1.33%) NAS
7 2 (1.33%) SSH
8 1 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.67%) DSL
8 1 (0.67%) FTP
8 1 (0.67%) FWSM
8 1 (0.67%) Intranet
8 1 (0.67%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (0.67%) Network Security
8 1 (0.67%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (11.33%) MongoDB
2 10 (6.67%) Big Data
3 8 (5.33%) GIS
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.33%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (2.67%) Amazon RDS
6 4 (2.67%) DB2
6 4 (2.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.67%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.33%) Apache Hive
7 2 (1.33%) SQL Server
8 1 (0.67%) Base SAS
8 1 (0.67%) HBase
8 1 (0.67%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.67%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.67%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.67%) Pentaho
8 1 (0.67%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 18 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
3 13 (8.67%) JIRA
4 12 (8.00%) Mockito
5 8 (5.33%) Cucumber
5 8 (5.33%) Selenium
6 6 (4.00%) Gatling
7 5 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.33%) JMeter
7 5 (3.33%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.67%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.67%) GitLab
8 4 (2.67%) Robot Framework
9 3 (2.00%) CA Gen
10 2 (1.33%) Maven
10 2 (1.33%) Subversion
10 2 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.67%) FishEye
11 1 (0.67%) Hamcrest
11 1 (0.67%) Hudson
General
1 23 (15.33%) Finance
2 14 (9.33%) Public Sector
3 9 (6.00%) Banking
4 6 (4.00%) Legal
5 4 (2.67%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (25.33%) Developer
2 26 (17.33%) Administrator
3 15 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 14 (9.33%) Analyst
5 12 (8.00%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 8 (5.33%) React Developer
8 7 (4.67%) Platform Engineer
8 7 (4.67%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (4.67%) Unix Administrator
9 6 (4.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (4.00%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.33%) Oracle Developer
11 4 (2.67%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (2.67%) Consultant
11 4 (2.67%) Tester
11 4 (2.67%) Unix Developer
12 3 (2.00%) Applications Support
12 3 (2.00%) Network Engineer
12 3 (2.00%) Service Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (10.67%) Web Services
2 15 (10.00%) ActiveMQ
3 12 (8.00%) Middleware
4 11 (7.33%) JAX-RS
5 10 (6.67%) RESTful
6 9 (6.00%) jQuery
6 9 (6.00%) React
7 8 (5.33%) GraphQL
7 8 (5.33%) Handlebars
8 7 (4.67%) Node.js
9 5 (3.33%) .NET
10 3 (2.00%) .NET Core
10 3 (2.00%) AngularJS
10 3 (2.00%) HTML
10 3 (2.00%) JSON
10 3 (2.00%) JSP
10 3 (2.00%) Oracle Fusion
10 3 (2.00%) REST
10 3 (2.00%) XML
11 2 (1.33%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Clustering
2 12 (8.00%) Mainframe
3 11 (7.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (5.33%) Linux Command Line
5 6 (4.00%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.67%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.33%) LPAR
7 2 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.33%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.67%) CESG
8 1 (0.67%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Equities
8 1 (0.67%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.67%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 92 (61.33%) Linux
2 42 (28.00%) Windows
3 18 (12.00%) Mac OS X
4 15 (10.00%) Solaris
5 13 (8.67%) AIX
6 11 (7.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (6.00%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (4.00%) zOS
10 3 (2.00%) HPUX
10 3 (2.00%) SUSE
11 2 (1.33%) CentOS
11 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (20.67%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (16.67%) Test Automation
3 23 (15.33%) ITIL
4 21 (14.00%) Migration
5 20 (13.33%) DevOps
6 19 (12.67%) BDD
6 19 (12.67%) TDD
7 14 (9.33%) Change Management
7 14 (9.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 13 (8.67%) Microservices
8 13 (8.67%) Project Delivery
8 13 (8.67%) Responsive Web Design
8 13 (8.67%) Web Design
9 12 (8.00%) Web Development
10 11 (7.33%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (7.33%) Pair Programming
11 10 (6.67%) Incident Management
11 10 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.00%) Configuration Management
13 8 (5.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (26.00%) Java
2 29 (19.33%) SQL
3 26 (17.33%) Python
4 20 (13.33%) Bash Shell
5 19 (12.67%) Shell Script
6 13 (8.67%) Java 8
6 13 (8.67%) JavaScript
6 13 (8.67%) Perl
7 8 (5.33%) PowerShell
8 5 (3.33%) ActionScript
8 5 (3.33%) ActionScript 2.0
8 5 (3.33%) Groovy
8 5 (3.33%) JCL
8 5 (3.33%) Scala
9 4 (2.67%) C++
10 3 (2.00%) C#
11 2 (1.33%) Fortran
11 2 (1.33%) Korn
11 2 (1.33%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (8.67%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 12 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.33%) IBM Certification
4 4 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (2.00%) GIAC
6 2 (1.33%) CCNA
6 2 (1.33%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.33%) GCFA
6 2 (1.33%) GCFE
6 2 (1.33%) GREM
7 1 (0.67%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (0.67%) CISM
7 1 (0.67%) CISSP
7 1 (0.67%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.67%) Degree
7 1 (0.67%) EnCE
7 1 (0.67%) ISEB
7 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.67%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.33%) QA
2 4 (2.67%) SLA
3 2 (1.33%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.67%) GDPR
4 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 24 (16.00%) Docker
2 6 (4.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 5 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
4 4 (2.67%) Active Directory
5 3 (2.00%) Firmware
5 3 (2.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.00%) RACF
5 3 (2.00%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.33%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 1 (0.67%) HDFS
7 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (12.67%) Kubernetes
3 14 (9.33%) Puppet
4 12 (8.00%) Terraform
5 8 (5.33%) Ansible
6 6 (4.00%) PowerBroker
7 5 (3.33%) Oracle Identity Management
8 4 (2.67%) Consul
8 4 (2.67%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.00%) Avamar
9 3 (2.00%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.33%) EnCase
10 2 (1.33%) FTK
10 2 (1.33%) SCCM
11 1 (0.67%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
11 1 (0.67%) Mesos
11 1 (0.67%) Salt
11 1 (0.67%) systemd
11 1 (0.67%) vMotion
Vendors
1 29 (19.33%) Oracle
2 19 (12.67%) IBM
3 9 (6.00%) Red Hat
3 9 (6.00%) Veritas
4 7 (4.67%) Tableau
4 7 (4.67%) VMware
5 6 (4.00%) HP
6 5 (3.33%) BMC
6 5 (3.33%) IBM Sterling
6 5 (3.33%) Informatica
6 5 (3.33%) OpenText
6 5 (3.33%) Remedy
7 4 (2.67%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.67%) New Relic
7 4 (2.67%) Sun
8 3 (2.00%) EMC
8 3 (2.00%) Veeam
9 2 (1.33%) Cisco
9 2 (1.33%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.33%) Dell