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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 36 36 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 +2  
Contract jobs citing Unix 134 170 145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.54% 4.51% 3.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.81% 21.30% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 88 93
Median daily rate £420 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £275 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £15.36 - £31.30
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 - £24.26
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.67 - £32.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% -28.84%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 644 798 796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 21.81% 21.17% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 376 471 420
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £250 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 48 84
Median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -3.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.12 £12.05 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £21.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +17 50 £413 +2.99% 13
Manchester -2 48 £400 - 24
Lancashire 0 29 £425 +4.93%
Merseyside -20 5 £425 +6.25% 5
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 129 (54.66%) Linux
2 108 (45.76%) Windows
3 56 (23.73%) Finance
4 55 (23.31%) IBM
5 53 (22.46%) AIX
6 45 (19.07%) Shell Script
7 44 (18.64%) Migration
8 43 (18.22%) Oracle
8 43 (18.22%) Banking
9 38 (16.10%) Mainframe
10 37 (15.68%) SQL
11 35 (14.83%) DevOps
12 34 (14.41%) Python
13 33 (13.98%) Firewall
14 30 (12.71%) ITIL
14 30 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
15 27 (11.44%) Java
15 27 (11.44%) SQL Server
16 26 (11.02%) WAN
16 26 (11.02%) Security Cleared
16 26 (11.02%) Puppet
17 25 (10.59%) Middleware
17 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
18 24 (10.17%) Change Management
18 24 (10.17%) Microsoft
18 24 (10.17%) Veritas
18 24 (10.17%) SC Cleared
19 23 (9.75%) Open Source
19 23 (9.75%) LAN
19 23 (9.75%) Opscode Chef

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 15 (6.36%) WebSphere
2 10 (4.24%) Tomcat
3 8 (3.39%) IIS
3 8 (3.39%) SAS
4 7 (2.97%) Apache
4 7 (2.97%) WebLogic
5 6 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 5 (2.12%) JBoss
7 4 (1.69%) Apache Spark
7 4 (1.69%) CMS
8 3 (1.27%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.27%) Cloud Foundry
8 3 (1.27%) ExpressionEngine
8 3 (1.27%) MS Exchange
8 3 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.27%) WordPress
9 2 (0.85%) Jetty
9 2 (0.85%) nginx
9 2 (0.85%) WebLogic Portal
9 2 (0.85%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (2.12%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.42%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Maximo
1 3 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
1 3 (1.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.85%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.42%) SAP MDG
3 1 (0.42%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 18 (7.63%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (4.66%) PaaS
3 7 (2.97%) OpenShift
4 5 (2.12%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (1.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (1.27%) Bluemix
6 3 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.27%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.85%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.42%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (13.98%) Firewall
2 26 (11.02%) WAN
3 23 (9.75%) LAN
4 22 (9.32%) SSL
5 20 (8.47%) TCP/IP
6 17 (7.20%) FTP
6 17 (7.20%) VoIP
6 17 (7.20%) VPN
7 16 (6.78%) SAN
8 15 (6.36%) SSH
9 12 (5.08%) HTTP
10 10 (4.24%) Internet
11 8 (3.39%) DNS
12 7 (2.97%) HTTPS
13 6 (2.54%) LDAP
13 6 (2.54%) Wireless
14 4 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 4 (1.69%) PuTTY
14 4 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
14 4 (1.69%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (11.44%) SQL Server
2 18 (7.63%) Hadoop
3 12 (5.08%) Big Data
4 10 (4.24%) MySQL
4 10 (4.24%) Redis
4 10 (4.24%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.81%) DB2
6 8 (3.39%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (2.54%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 6 (2.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 4 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.27%) Base SAS
9 3 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.27%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.27%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 3 (1.27%) SAS Visual Analytics
10 2 (0.85%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (0.85%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 18 (7.63%) Jenkins
2 7 (2.97%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.54%) JIRA
4 5 (2.12%) ERwin
4 5 (2.12%) gulp
5 4 (1.69%) GitLab
5 4 (1.69%) Mocha
5 4 (1.69%) SonarQube
6 3 (1.27%) MSI
6 3 (1.27%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (1.27%) ProC
7 2 (0.85%) Hudson
7 2 (0.85%) Travis CI
8 1 (0.42%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.42%) Subversion
8 1 (0.42%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.42%) webpack
8 1 (0.42%) Xcode
General
1 56 (23.73%) Finance
2 43 (18.22%) Banking
3 8 (3.39%) Retail
4 6 (2.54%) Local Government
5 5 (2.12%) Marketing
6 4 (1.69%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.27%) Electronics
7 3 (1.27%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Financial Institution
8 2 (0.85%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Front Office
9 1 (0.42%) Games
9 1 (0.42%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (15.25%) Analyst
2 28 (11.86%) Architect
3 26 (11.02%) Consultant
4 23 (9.75%) Administrator
4 23 (9.75%) Developer
5 15 (6.36%) Unix Analyst
6 14 (5.93%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (5.51%) Unix Administrator
7 13 (5.51%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 12 (5.08%) Cloud Architect
9 10 (4.24%) Project Manager
10 9 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.81%) Systems Analyst
10 9 (3.81%) Unix Specialist
11 8 (3.39%) Linux Engineer
11 8 (3.39%) Migration Manager
12 7 (2.97%) DBA
12 7 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
12 7 (2.97%) Technical Architect
12 7 (2.97%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (10.59%) Middleware
2 17 (7.20%) Elastic Stack
3 13 (5.51%) .NET
3 13 (5.51%) CSS
3 13 (5.51%) HTML
4 11 (4.66%) Web Services
5 10 (4.24%) J2EE
6 9 (3.81%) XML
7 7 (2.97%) React
8 6 (2.54%) RESTful
9 5 (2.12%) HTML5
9 5 (2.12%) MSMQ
9 5 (2.12%) Node.js
9 5 (2.12%) RabbitMQ
9 5 (2.12%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (1.69%) CSS3
10 4 (1.69%) JDBC
10 4 (1.69%) JMS
10 4 (1.69%) ODBC
10 4 (1.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 38 (16.10%) Mainframe
2 20 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 15 (6.36%) Clustering
5 14 (5.93%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (5.51%) PKI
7 11 (4.66%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (3.81%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.54%) Cyber Attack
10 5 (2.12%) iSeries
10 5 (2.12%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.69%) IBM Mainframe
11 4 (1.69%) Replication
11 4 (1.69%) User Experience
12 3 (1.27%) AS400
12 3 (1.27%) CESG
12 3 (1.27%) Wiki
13 2 (0.85%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.85%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 129 (54.66%) Linux
2 108 (45.76%) Windows
3 53 (22.46%) AIX
4 22 (9.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (8.05%) Windows Server
6 17 (7.20%) Solaris
7 10 (4.24%) HPUX
8 6 (2.54%) Android
8 6 (2.54%) OS/2
8 6 (2.54%) zOS
9 5 (2.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.85%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.85%) Debian
11 2 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.42%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) NetWare
12 1 (0.42%) SUSE
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (18.64%) Migration
2 35 (14.83%) DevOps
3 30 (12.71%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (12.71%) ITIL
4 25 (10.59%) Stakeholder Management
5 24 (10.17%) Change Management
6 23 (9.75%) Open Source
7 19 (8.05%) Network Monitoring
8 17 (7.20%) Patch Management
8 17 (7.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 16 (6.78%) Vulnerability Management
10 15 (6.36%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (6.36%) Information Security
11 14 (5.93%) Project Management
12 13 (5.51%) Security Operations
13 11 (4.66%) TDD
14 10 (4.24%) Case Management
14 10 (4.24%) Problem Management
14 10 (4.24%) SDLC
14 10 (4.24%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 45 (19.07%) Shell Script
2 37 (15.68%) SQL
3 34 (14.41%) Python
4 27 (11.44%) Java
5 14 (5.93%) JavaScript
6 11 (4.66%) PowerShell
7 10 (4.24%) Perl
8 8 (3.39%) Bash Shell
8 8 (3.39%) Scala
9 7 (2.97%) C++
9 7 (2.97%) PL/SQL
10 6 (2.54%) JCL
10 6 (2.54%) VB
11 5 (2.12%) C
11 5 (2.12%) Go
12 4 (1.69%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.69%) ECMAScript
12 4 (1.69%) ES6
12 4 (1.69%) PHP
12 4 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.78%) CISSP
3 16 (6.78%) SANS
3 16 (6.78%) SSCP
4 10 (4.24%) Degree
5 4 (1.69%) ISEB
5 4 (1.69%) OCPJP
6 3 (1.27%) CCNP
6 3 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PMI Certification
7 2 (0.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.85%) RHCSA
7 2 (0.85%) SAS Certification
8 1 (0.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.42%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.69%) Data Quality
1 4 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (1.69%) QA
2 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 2 (0.85%) SLA
3 1 (0.42%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.42%) EMIR
3 1 (0.42%) GMP
3 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.42%) SEPA
System Software
1 9 (3.81%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 8 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (2.97%) Active Directory
4 6 (2.54%) Docker
5 5 (2.12%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.69%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.27%) Apache Flume
7 3 (1.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (0.85%) Xen
9 1 (0.42%) Firmware
9 1 (0.42%) KVM
9 1 (0.42%) LXC
9 1 (0.42%) NFS
9 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.42%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (11.02%) Puppet
2 23 (9.75%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (8.90%) Ansible
4 16 (6.78%) QRadar
5 10 (4.24%) Kibana
5 10 (4.24%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 9 (3.81%) logstash
7 6 (2.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (2.54%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 5 (2.12%) Mesos
8 5 (2.12%) SCOM
9 4 (1.69%) yum
10 3 (1.27%) RSA enVision
10 3 (1.27%) Salt
10 3 (1.27%) SmoothWall
10 3 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.85%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.85%) Terraform
12 1 (0.42%) IBM BigFix
12 1 (0.42%) Packer
Vendors
1 55 (23.31%) IBM
2 43 (18.22%) Oracle
3 24 (10.17%) Microsoft
3 24 (10.17%) Veritas
4 21 (8.90%) Splunk
5 17 (7.20%) Apple
5 17 (7.20%) VMware
6 16 (6.78%) LogRhythm
7 11 (4.66%) Red Hat
8 10 (4.24%) HP
9 9 (3.81%) Citrix
10 8 (3.39%) SAP
11 7 (2.97%) Cisco
12 5 (2.12%) Google
13 4 (1.69%) Axway
13 4 (1.69%) CyberArk
13 4 (1.69%) EMC
13 4 (1.69%) IBM Sterling
13 4 (1.69%) Juniper
13 4 (1.69%) SOASTA, Inc
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