Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 68 51 38
Rank change year-on-year -17 -13 +2
Contract jobs citing Unix 194 192 322
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.31% 3.38% 4.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.34% 16.93% 22.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 130 208
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.72% -8.06%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £559 £615 £550
England median daily rate £500 £475 £429
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.85% -0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £47.50 £40.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.01% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £30.38 £32.50
% change year-on-year +15.23% -6.54% -12.16%

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 1,265 1,134 1,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.57% 19.94% 20.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 698 926
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £141 £160 £187
90th Percentile £538 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 100 93
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +20.21% -8.05%
10th Percentile £11.05 £11.25 £10.95
90th Percentile £33.50 £43.78 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +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 18 November 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
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 18 November 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 -16 88 £413 -2.94% 26
Cheshire +5 55 £375 -6.25% 12
Lancashire -17 22 £475 -22.21% 9
Merseyside +2 17 £438 +2.94% 8
Cumbria +2 4 £425 - 1
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 97 (50.00%) Linux
2 86 (44.33%) Windows
3 57 (29.38%) Oracle
4 56 (28.87%) SQL
5 54 (27.84%) Java
6 44 (22.68%) Python
7 43 (22.16%) Shell Script
8 35 (18.04%) IBM
9 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
9 30 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
10 28 (14.43%) Security Cleared
11 27 (13.92%) Jenkins
11 27 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
11 27 (13.92%) Finance
12 26 (13.40%) Banking
12 26 (13.40%) TDD
12 26 (13.40%) DevOps
13 25 (12.89%) SC Cleared
14 24 (12.37%) Remedy
15 23 (11.86%) ITIL
15 23 (11.86%) Web Services
16 22 (11.34%) SQL Server
16 22 (11.34%) Git (software)
17 21 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
18 20 (10.31%) JIRA
18 20 (10.31%) zOS
19 19 (9.79%) JCL
19 19 (9.79%) XML
19 19 (9.79%) Ansible
19 19 (9.79%) SDLC

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 17 (8.76%) Confluence
2 10 (5.15%) WebSphere
3 6 (3.09%) IIS
4 5 (2.58%) Apache
4 5 (2.58%) Cloud Foundry
4 5 (2.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (2.58%) SAS
4 5 (2.58%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.06%) Oracle BPEL
5 4 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 3 (1.55%) JBoss
6 3 (1.55%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.03%) CICS
7 2 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.52%) OpenEdge
8 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 6 (3.09%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.52%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (4.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.52%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 30 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.58%) GitHub
4 4 (2.06%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.03%) npm
5 2 (1.03%) Yarn
6 1 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.52%) Azure Functions
6 1 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (7.22%) SAN
2 11 (5.67%) Firewall
3 9 (4.64%) HTTPS
4 8 (4.12%) HTTP
5 7 (3.61%) DMZ
6 6 (3.09%) DNS
6 6 (3.09%) NAS
6 6 (3.09%) PuTTY
7 5 (2.58%) TCP/IP
7 5 (2.58%) VLAN
8 4 (2.06%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.55%) SNMP
9 3 (1.55%) SSL
10 2 (1.03%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.03%) IPFIX
10 2 (1.03%) Junos
10 2 (1.03%) MRTG
10 2 (1.03%) Unified Communications
10 2 (1.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.34%) SQL Server
2 16 (8.25%) MySQL
3 14 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 11 (5.67%) Pentaho
5 9 (4.64%) Hadoop
5 9 (4.64%) Relational Database
6 8 (4.12%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.61%) Apache Hive
7 7 (3.61%) Big Data
7 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.09%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.58%) Amazon Redshift
9 5 (2.58%) HBase
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle Database 11g
10 4 (2.06%) Amazon Aurora
10 4 (2.06%) DB2
10 4 (2.06%) Oracle ODI
10 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
11 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 27 (13.92%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.34%) Git (software)
3 20 (10.31%) JIRA
4 10 (5.15%) Cucumber
5 9 (4.64%) Selenium
6 8 (4.12%) Artifactory
6 8 (4.12%) JUnit
7 7 (3.61%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.58%) JDeveloper
8 5 (2.58%) Mockito
8 5 (2.58%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.58%) TestNG
9 4 (2.06%) Ant
9 4 (2.06%) Maven
9 4 (2.06%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.55%) Bitbucket
10 3 (1.55%) Subversion
11 2 (1.03%) ERwin
11 2 (1.03%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.03%) Robot Framework
General
1 27 (13.92%) Finance
2 26 (13.40%) Banking
3 12 (6.19%) Retail
4 6 (3.09%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.03%) Front Office
5 2 (1.03%) Law
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (22.16%) Developer
2 36 (18.56%) Analyst
3 20 (10.31%) Architect
3 20 (10.31%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (8.76%) Applications Support
5 16 (8.25%) Java Developer
6 13 (6.70%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.15%) Applications Support Analyst
7 10 (5.15%) Technical Architect
8 9 (4.64%) Storage Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Automation Engineer
9 8 (4.12%) Consultant
10 7 (3.61%) Applications Developer
10 7 (3.61%) Operations Analyst
11 6 (3.09%) Support Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) Kubernetes Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) SAN Engineer
12 5 (2.58%) SAN Storage Engineer
13 4 (2.06%) NAS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.86%) Web Services
2 19 (9.79%) XML
3 15 (7.73%) HTML
3 15 (7.73%) Node.js
4 14 (7.22%) Spring
5 12 (6.19%) SOAP
6 11 (5.67%) JSON
7 10 (5.15%) React
7 10 (5.15%) RESTful
8 9 (4.64%) Elastic Stack
8 9 (4.64%) ISPF
9 8 (4.12%) .NET
9 8 (4.12%) CSS
9 8 (4.12%) jQuery
10 7 (3.61%) Kafka
10 7 (3.61%) Middleware
11 5 (2.58%) .NET Core
11 5 (2.58%) Spring Boot
11 5 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
12 4 (2.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 17 (8.76%) Mainframe
2 13 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.64%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.12%) IBM Mainframe
4 8 (4.12%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.58%) Client/Server
5 5 (2.58%) iPad
5 5 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.58%) User Experience
6 4 (2.06%) Data Structures
6 4 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (2.06%) Taxonomies
7 3 (1.55%) Clustering
7 3 (1.55%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.55%) EMC VNX
7 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
8 2 (1.03%) EFT
8 2 (1.03%) Equities
8 2 (1.03%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 97 (50.00%) Linux
2 86 (44.33%) Windows
3 20 (10.31%) zOS
4 16 (8.25%) AIX
5 15 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (7.22%) Solaris
7 12 (6.19%) Windows Server
8 6 (3.09%) Windows NT
9 5 (2.58%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 4 (2.06%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (2.06%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.55%) CentOS
11 3 (1.55%) Debian
11 3 (1.55%) HPUX
11 3 (1.55%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.03%) Android
12 2 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.40%) DevOps
2 26 (13.40%) TDD
3 23 (11.86%) ITIL
4 21 (10.82%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (9.79%) SDLC
6 17 (8.76%) Migration
7 15 (7.73%) Configuration Management
8 13 (6.70%) E-Commerce
8 13 (6.70%) Open Source
9 12 (6.19%) Continuous Integration
10 11 (5.67%) Scrum
10 11 (5.67%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (5.15%) Service Management
11 10 (5.15%) SOA
11 10 (5.15%) Test Automation
12 9 (4.64%) Continuous Deployment
12 9 (4.64%) Data Protection
12 9 (4.64%) Microservices
12 9 (4.64%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 56 (28.87%) SQL
2 54 (27.84%) Java
3 44 (22.68%) Python
4 43 (22.16%) Shell Script
5 19 (9.79%) JCL
6 18 (9.28%) JavaScript
6 18 (9.28%) PL/SQL
7 17 (8.76%) Perl
8 11 (5.67%) C#
8 11 (5.67%) Ruby
9 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
10 9 (4.64%) ActionScript
10 9 (4.64%) ActionScript 2.0
10 9 (4.64%) PHP
10 9 (4.64%) Scala
11 6 (3.09%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.58%) Groovy
13 2 (1.03%) C++
13 2 (1.03%) Tcl
13 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.89%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.61%) Degree
4 3 (1.55%) ISEB
5 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.03%) CCNA
5 2 (1.03%) CCSA
5 2 (1.03%) CCSE
5 2 (1.03%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.03%) MCSE
5 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.03%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.52%) IBM Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.52%) MCSA
6 1 (0.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.52%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.58%) QA
2 3 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.03%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.03%) PMO
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.52%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (7.73%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.67%) Docker
3 9 (4.64%) Time Sharing Option
4 7 (3.61%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.06%) NFS
5 4 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.55%) SRDF
7 2 (1.03%) KVM
7 2 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.52%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 27 (13.92%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (9.79%) Ansible
3 13 (6.70%) Terraform
4 12 (6.19%) Puppet
4 12 (6.19%) Salt
5 6 (3.09%) Grafana
5 6 (3.09%) Kubernetes
5 6 (3.09%) NetBackup
5 6 (3.09%) Prometheus
5 6 (3.09%) ZABBIX
6 5 (2.58%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (2.58%) SCCM
7 4 (2.06%) Nagios
7 4 (2.06%) NetApp OnCommand
7 4 (2.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (1.55%) Netcool
8 3 (1.55%) SnapMirror
8 3 (1.55%) SnapVault
9 2 (1.03%) CA Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.03%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 57 (29.38%) Oracle
2 35 (18.04%) IBM
3 24 (12.37%) Remedy
4 17 (8.76%) Microsoft
4 17 (8.76%) VMware
5 13 (6.70%) BMC
5 13 (6.70%) CA
5 13 (6.70%) HP
5 13 (6.70%) NetApp
6 11 (5.67%) EMC
6 11 (5.67%) Red Hat
6 11 (5.67%) SaltStack
7 9 (4.64%) IBM Sterling
7 9 (4.64%) OpenText
8 8 (4.12%) Cisco
9 7 (3.61%) Brocade
9 7 (3.61%) Sun
10 6 (3.09%) Blue Prism
10 6 (3.09%) Moogsoft
11 5 (2.58%) ServiceNow