Period
to 20 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 34 36
Rank change year-on-year -50 +2 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 135 281 367
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.51% 4.77% 4.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.89% 23.15% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 202 225
North West median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £311 £325 £300
90th Percentile £615 £575 £540
England median daily rate £500 £440 £433
% change year-on-year +13.64% +1.68% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 19
North West median hourly rate £39.50 £60.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.17% +200.00% -59.60%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +16.67%

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 1,047 1,214 1,612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.47% 20.61% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 631 811 866
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £170 £175 £204
90th Percentile £563 £550 £513
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 77 181
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +17.24%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.73 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.38 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.30% - +3.13%

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 February 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 20 February 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 -45 65 £425 - 34
Cheshire -7 41 £355 -17.68% 20
Merseyside -2 13 £475 +18.75% 8
Lancashire -14 9 £610 +54.43%
Cumbria -4 2 £400 -
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 20 February 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 69 (51.11%) Linux
2 46 (34.07%) Windows
3 39 (28.89%) Shell Script
4 33 (24.44%) ITIL
4 33 (24.44%) Oracle
5 27 (20.00%) Change Management
6 24 (17.78%) SQL
6 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (16.30%) AIX
7 22 (16.30%) IBM
8 21 (15.56%) Java
9 20 (14.81%) Python
9 20 (14.81%) Finance
9 20 (14.81%) Banking
10 18 (13.33%) Windows Server
11 17 (12.59%) SAP
11 17 (12.59%) Web Services
11 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
12 16 (11.85%) Middleware
12 16 (11.85%) Mainframe
13 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
13 15 (11.11%) REST
13 15 (11.11%) Oracle Database
14 14 (10.37%) DevOps
14 14 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (10.37%) Solaris
14 14 (10.37%) Data Modelling
14 14 (10.37%) Migration
15 13 (9.63%) SOAP
15 13 (9.63%) Bash Shell

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 9 (6.67%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.44%) SAS
3 5 (3.70%) Confluence
3 5 (3.70%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.96%) Apache Spark
4 4 (2.96%) IIS
4 4 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.22%) Apache
5 3 (2.22%) Jupyter
5 3 (2.22%) NetWeaver
6 2 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.48%) TPMS
6 2 (1.48%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.74%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.74%) JBoss
7 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) HipChat
1 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.19%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.44%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.22%) PaaS
4 2 (1.48%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (1.48%) GitHub
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.74%) CloudFront
5 1 (0.74%) Route 53
5 1 (0.74%) Serverless
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.89%) Firewall
2 11 (8.15%) SAN
3 10 (7.41%) SNMP
4 6 (4.44%) FTP
5 5 (3.70%) DNS
5 5 (3.70%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.96%) Internet
6 4 (2.96%) Network Security
7 3 (2.22%) DMZ
7 3 (2.22%) HTTP
7 3 (2.22%) SSH
7 3 (2.22%) VPN
8 2 (1.48%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (1.48%) SSL
8 2 (1.48%) VLAN
9 1 (0.74%) NAS
9 1 (0.74%) NetScaler
9 1 (0.74%) SMTP
9 1 (0.74%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 11 (8.15%) SQL Server
3 10 (7.41%) Big Data
4 9 (6.67%) Hadoop
5 7 (5.19%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (4.44%) MySQL
6 6 (4.44%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (3.70%) SAP HANA
8 4 (2.96%) DB2
8 4 (2.96%) HBase
9 3 (2.22%) MongoDB
9 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 3 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (1.48%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.48%) IDMS
10 2 (1.48%) NoSQL
10 2 (1.48%) Oracle BI EE
10 2 (1.48%) Pentaho
10 2 (1.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.89%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.67%) JIRA
3 4 (2.96%) ERwin
3 4 (2.96%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.96%) HP UFT
3 4 (2.96%) JMeter
3 4 (2.96%) Maven
3 4 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.22%) IntelliJ
4 3 (2.22%) Subversion
4 3 (2.22%) TeamCity
5 2 (1.48%) Ant
5 2 (1.48%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.48%) Gradle
5 2 (1.48%) gulp
5 2 (1.48%) JUnit
5 2 (1.48%) Mocha
5 2 (1.48%) MSI
5 2 (1.48%) SonarQube
5 2 (1.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 20 (14.81%) Banking
1 20 (14.81%) Finance
2 7 (5.19%) Marketing
3 6 (4.44%) Electronics
3 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
4 5 (3.70%) Retail
5 4 (2.96%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.96%) Automotive
6 3 (2.22%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.48%) Law
8 1 (0.74%) Front Office
8 1 (0.74%) Legal
8 1 (0.74%) Local Government
8 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (16.30%) Analyst
2 21 (15.56%) Developer
3 17 (12.59%) Administrator
4 15 (11.11%) Consultant
5 12 (8.89%) Architect
5 12 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (6.67%) DBA
7 8 (5.93%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.19%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (5.19%) Implementation Consultant
8 7 (5.19%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 7 (5.19%) Software Engineer
8 7 (5.19%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.44%) Oracle DBA
9 6 (4.44%) Python Developer
9 6 (4.44%) ServiceNow Developer
10 5 (3.70%) React Developer
10 5 (3.70%) Unix Administrator
11 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (12.59%) Web Services
2 16 (11.85%) Middleware
3 15 (11.11%) REST
4 13 (9.63%) SOAP
5 8 (5.93%) .NET
6 7 (5.19%) ISPF
6 7 (5.19%) XML
7 6 (4.44%) CSS
7 6 (4.44%) Node.js
8 5 (3.70%) React
8 5 (3.70%) RESTful
9 4 (2.96%) HTML
9 4 (2.96%) jQuery
10 3 (2.22%) FIX Protocol
10 3 (2.22%) Handlebars
10 3 (2.22%) J2EE
10 3 (2.22%) SAP Basis
11 2 (1.48%) Jest
11 2 (1.48%) JSON
11 2 (1.48%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 24 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (11.85%) Mainframe
3 8 (5.93%) CMDB
4 6 (4.44%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (3.70%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.96%) Clustering
7 3 (2.22%) Data Centre
7 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (2.22%) Equities
7 3 (2.22%) Fixed Income
7 3 (2.22%) Replication
8 2 (1.48%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.48%) Online Banking
8 2 (1.48%) PKI
8 2 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.74%) CESG
9 1 (0.74%) HACMP
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 69 (51.11%) Linux
2 46 (34.07%) Windows
3 22 (16.30%) AIX
4 18 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 14 (10.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (10.37%) Solaris
6 5 (3.70%) HPUX
7 2 (1.48%) Mac OS X
7 2 (1.48%) OpenVMS
7 2 (1.48%) SUSE
7 2 (1.48%) VME
7 2 (1.48%) Windows 2000
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 2 (1.48%) Windows NT
7 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.48%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.74%) CentOS
8 1 (0.74%) Debian
8 1 (0.74%) OS/2
8 1 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (24.44%) ITIL
2 27 (20.00%) Change Management
3 14 (10.37%) Data Modelling
3 14 (10.37%) DevOps
3 14 (10.37%) Migration
4 12 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (8.89%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.15%) Business Intelligence
5 11 (8.15%) Test Automation
6 10 (7.41%) Data Integration
6 10 (7.41%) Open Source
7 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (5.93%) Analytics
8 8 (5.93%) ITIL V3
8 8 (5.93%) ITSM
8 8 (5.93%) Operations Management
8 8 (5.93%) Problem Management
8 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
8 8 (5.93%) Workflow
8 8 (5.93%) Workflow Development
Programming Languages
1 39 (28.89%) Shell Script
2 24 (17.78%) SQL
3 21 (15.56%) Java
4 20 (14.81%) Python
5 17 (12.59%) PowerShell
6 15 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (9.63%) Bash Shell
8 9 (6.67%) C#
9 8 (5.93%) PL/SQL
10 7 (5.19%) JCL
10 7 (5.19%) VB
11 6 (4.44%) Perl
12 5 (3.70%) C
12 5 (3.70%) VBScript
13 4 (2.96%) VB.NET
14 3 (2.22%) Ada
14 3 (2.22%) C++
14 3 (2.22%) COBOL
14 3 (2.22%) GraphQL
15 2 (1.48%) Fortran
Qualifications
1 9 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
1 9 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.44%) ISEB
4 5 (3.70%) MCSA
4 5 (3.70%) MCSE
4 5 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (2.22%) Degree
6 2 (1.48%) OCPJP
7 1 (0.74%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.74%) CEH
7 1 (0.74%) CISSP
7 1 (0.74%) EnCE
7 1 (0.74%) GCFA
7 1 (0.74%) GISP
7 1 (0.74%) GPEN
7 1 (0.74%) GSEC
7 1 (0.74%) IBM Certification
7 1 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.70%) QA
2 4 (2.96%) Data Quality
2 4 (2.96%) GCP
3 3 (2.22%) GDPR
3 3 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.74%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.74%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 7 (5.19%) Active Directory
1 7 (5.19%) Time Sharing Option
2 4 (2.96%) Docker
2 4 (2.96%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.22%) vSphere
4 2 (1.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.48%) GPFS
4 2 (1.48%) HDFS
4 2 (1.48%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 1 (0.74%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.74%) KVM
5 1 (0.74%) LXC
5 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (0.74%) PowerHA
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.41%) Ansible
2 5 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (2.96%) Kubernetes
3 4 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (2.96%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.22%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.22%) Puppet
4 3 (2.22%) SCCM
5 2 (1.48%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.48%) Hadoop YARN
5 2 (1.48%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.48%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (1.48%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.74%) EdgeSight
6 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.74%) Mesos
6 1 (0.74%) Packer
6 1 (0.74%) SmoothWall
6 1 (0.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (24.44%) Oracle
2 22 (16.30%) IBM
3 17 (12.59%) SAP
4 12 (8.89%) Red Hat
5 10 (7.41%) ServiceNow
6 9 (6.67%) HP
7 8 (5.93%) EMC
7 8 (5.93%) Snow
8 6 (4.44%) Google
9 5 (3.70%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.96%) Capita
10 4 (2.96%) Cisco
10 4 (2.96%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.96%) Informatica
10 4 (2.96%) Microsoft
10 4 (2.96%) Splunk
10 4 (2.96%) Sun
10 4 (2.96%) Veritas
11 3 (2.22%) CA
11 3 (2.22%) Remedy