Period
to 22 January 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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 72 38
Rank change year-on-year +2 -34 -3
Contract jobs citing Unix 172 147 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.04% 2.73% 4.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.90% 13.93% 21.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 102 185
North West median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% - -3.30%
10th Percentile £319 £320 £325
90th Percentile £588 £615 £571
England median daily rate £494 £500 £440
% change year-on-year -1.25% +13.64% +1.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
North West median hourly rate £42.75 £39.50 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.23% -34.17% +124.30%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £31.33 £36.00
% change year-on-year +11.73% -12.99% -2.70%

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 1,237 1,055 1,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.86% 19.58% 21.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 649 840
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £135 £175 £178
90th Percentile £559 £563 £538
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 104 72
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% +7.59% -5.88%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.39 £11.25
90th Percentile £32.90 £40.00 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.94%

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 22 January 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 22 January 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 +11 91 £425 - 23
Cheshire -9 33 £335 -10.67% 6
Merseyside 0 17 £550 +4.76% 1
Lancashire -13 16 £700 +14.75% 6
Cumbria 0 3 £425 - 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 101 (58.72%) Linux
2 86 (50.00%) Windows
3 53 (30.81%) SQL
4 48 (27.91%) Oracle
5 41 (23.84%) Shell Script
6 32 (18.60%) Java
7 31 (18.02%) IBM
8 29 (16.86%) Finance
9 28 (16.28%) Banking
10 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
11 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 24 (13.95%) Remedy
12 23 (13.37%) DevOps
13 22 (12.79%) Open Source
13 22 (12.79%) JIRA
14 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (12.21%) Python
15 20 (11.63%) SQL Server
15 20 (11.63%) MySQL
15 20 (11.63%) JCL
15 20 (11.63%) zOS
15 20 (11.63%) Security Cleared
15 20 (11.63%) Jenkins
16 18 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
16 18 (10.47%) Ansible
16 18 (10.47%) Git (software)
16 18 (10.47%) Configuration Management
16 18 (10.47%) Terraform
17 17 (9.88%) ITIL
17 17 (9.88%) PL/SQL

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 13 (7.56%) Confluence
2 8 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 7 (4.07%) SAS
4 5 (2.91%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.74%) Apache
5 3 (1.74%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.16%) CICS
6 2 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (1.16%) IIS
6 2 (1.16%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.58%) Apache Pig
7 1 (0.58%) nginx
7 1 (0.58%) OpenEdge
7 1 (0.58%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (9.30%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (1.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (5.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 27 (15.70%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (6.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.74%) OpenShift
4 2 (1.16%) GitHub
4 2 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.16%) npm
4 2 (1.16%) Yarn
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Data Factory
5 1 (0.58%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.58%) IaaS
5 1 (0.58%) PaaS
5 1 (0.58%) SaaS
5 1 (0.58%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.40%) TCP/IP
2 9 (5.23%) Firewall
2 9 (5.23%) HTTPS
2 9 (5.23%) SAN
2 9 (5.23%) VPN
3 7 (4.07%) HTTP
3 7 (4.07%) LAN
3 7 (4.07%) WAN
4 6 (3.49%) Intrusion Detection
4 6 (3.49%) SSL
4 6 (3.49%) VoIP
5 5 (2.91%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (2.91%) NAS
5 5 (2.91%) PuTTY
6 4 (2.33%) DNS
6 4 (2.33%) Network Security
7 3 (1.74%) ICMP
8 2 (1.16%) ATM
8 2 (1.16%) FTP
8 2 (1.16%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.63%) MySQL
1 20 (11.63%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.72%) Hadoop
3 14 (8.14%) Pentaho
4 10 (5.81%) Big Data
5 9 (5.23%) Apache Hive
5 9 (5.23%) MongoDB
6 8 (4.65%) Relational Database
7 6 (3.49%) DB2
7 6 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.91%) HBase
8 5 (2.91%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (2.91%) RDBMS
9 4 (2.33%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (2.33%) Impala
10 2 (1.16%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.16%) Informix
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Database 12c
10 2 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.16%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 22 (12.79%) JIRA
2 20 (11.63%) Jenkins
3 18 (10.47%) Git (software)
4 11 (6.40%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.33%) Cucumber
5 4 (2.33%) Maven
5 4 (2.33%) Selenium
5 4 (2.33%) TeamCity
6 3 (1.74%) ERwin
6 3 (1.74%) JUnit
6 3 (1.74%) Subversion
7 2 (1.16%) GitLab
7 2 (1.16%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.16%) PVCS
7 2 (1.16%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.58%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.58%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.58%) Mockito
8 1 (0.58%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.58%) Oracle APEX
General
1 29 (16.86%) Finance
2 28 (16.28%) Banking
3 12 (6.98%) Retail
4 6 (3.49%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.16%) Front Office
5 2 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.16%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Law
6 1 (0.58%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (20.35%) Analyst
2 28 (16.28%) Developer
3 22 (12.79%) Architect
4 17 (9.88%) Applications Support
5 16 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
6 14 (8.14%) Support Analyst
7 11 (6.40%) Applications Support Analyst
8 7 (4.07%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.07%) Data Architect
8 7 (4.07%) Storage Engineer
9 6 (3.49%) Technical Architect
10 5 (2.91%) Administrator
10 5 (2.91%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.91%) Java Developer
10 5 (2.91%) NAS Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Operations Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) SAN Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) SAN Storage Engineer
10 5 (2.91%) Security Analyst
10 5 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.72%) Elastic Stack
2 10 (5.81%) HTML
2 10 (5.81%) ISPF
2 10 (5.81%) Node.js
3 9 (5.23%) Spring
4 8 (4.65%) .NET
5 7 (4.07%) React
5 7 (4.07%) RESTful
5 7 (4.07%) SOAP
5 7 (4.07%) Web Services
6 6 (3.49%) jQuery
6 6 (3.49%) Middleware
7 5 (2.91%) .NET Core
7 5 (2.91%) GraphQL
7 5 (2.91%) Handlebars
7 5 (2.91%) Spring Boot
7 5 (2.91%) WebSphere MQ
8 4 (2.33%) JSON
8 4 (2.33%) Kafka
8 4 (2.33%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (9.30%) Mainframe
2 12 (6.98%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.40%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.23%) Data Centre
5 8 (4.65%) Clustering
5 8 (4.65%) IBM Mainframe
6 6 (3.49%) Cyberattack
7 5 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.91%) User Experience
8 4 (2.33%) Data Structures
8 4 (2.33%) Replication
9 3 (1.74%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.16%) EFT
10 2 (1.16%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.16%) EMC VNX
10 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.16%) Equities
10 2 (1.16%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.58%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 101 (58.72%) Linux
2 86 (50.00%) Windows
3 20 (11.63%) zOS
4 16 (9.30%) Solaris
5 15 (8.72%) Windows Server
6 12 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (5.23%) AIX
8 5 (2.91%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.16%) HPUX
9 2 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.58%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.58%) SUSE
10 1 (0.58%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Embedded Compact
10 1 (0.58%) Windows NT
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.37%) DevOps
2 22 (12.79%) Open Source
3 21 (12.21%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (10.47%) Configuration Management
5 17 (9.88%) ITIL
5 17 (9.88%) SDLC
6 14 (8.14%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (8.14%) Migration
6 14 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.40%) Continuous Deployment
7 11 (6.40%) Cybersecurity
8 10 (5.81%) E-Commerce
9 8 (4.65%) Service Management
9 8 (4.65%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.65%) TDD
10 7 (4.07%) BDD
10 7 (4.07%) Risk Management
10 7 (4.07%) Scrum
11 6 (3.49%) Process Improvement
11 6 (3.49%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 53 (30.81%) SQL
2 41 (23.84%) Shell Script
3 32 (18.60%) Java
4 21 (12.21%) Python
5 20 (11.63%) JCL
6 17 (9.88%) PL/SQL
7 13 (7.56%) C#
7 13 (7.56%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.23%) ActionScript
8 9 (5.23%) ActionScript 2.0
8 9 (5.23%) Bash Shell
8 9 (5.23%) PHP
8 9 (5.23%) Ruby
9 8 (4.65%) PowerShell
10 5 (2.91%) Perl
11 4 (2.33%) C++
12 2 (1.16%) AWK
12 2 (1.16%) C
12 2 (1.16%) SAS Macro
12 2 (1.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.14%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.07%) Degree
4 4 (2.33%) IBM Certification
5 3 (1.74%) CISSP
5 3 (1.74%) ISEB
6 2 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.16%) CCNA
6 2 (1.16%) CCSA
6 2 (1.16%) CCSE
6 2 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.16%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.16%) SANS
6 2 (1.16%) SSCP
7 1 (0.58%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.58%) CISM
7 1 (0.58%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.58%) HND
7 1 (0.58%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.58%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.16%) Data Quality
1 2 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.14%) Active Directory
2 10 (5.81%) Time Sharing Option
3 6 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (2.91%) NFS
5 4 (2.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.74%) Docker
6 3 (1.74%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.16%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.16%) SRDF
8 1 (0.58%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.58%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.58%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 18 (10.47%) Ansible
1 18 (10.47%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (10.47%) Terraform
2 10 (5.81%) Puppet
3 6 (3.49%) QRadar
4 5 (2.91%) NetApp OnCommand
4 5 (2.91%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.33%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (1.74%) Grafana
6 3 (1.74%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.74%) ZABBIX
7 2 (1.16%) Data Guard
7 2 (1.16%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
7 2 (1.16%) Hyperic
7 2 (1.16%) Nagios
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
7 2 (1.16%) Oracle RMAN
7 2 (1.16%) SnapMirror
7 2 (1.16%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 48 (27.91%) Oracle
2 31 (18.02%) IBM
3 24 (13.95%) Microsoft
3 24 (13.95%) Remedy
4 14 (8.14%) VMware
5 13 (7.56%) BMC
5 13 (7.56%) NetApp
6 12 (6.98%) CA
7 11 (6.40%) Cloudera
8 10 (5.81%) HP
9 9 (5.23%) IBM Sterling
9 9 (5.23%) OpenText
10 7 (4.07%) Brocade
11 6 (3.49%) AlienVault
11 6 (3.49%) Apple
11 6 (3.49%) Cisco
11 6 (3.49%) Citrix
11 6 (3.49%) McAfee
11 6 (3.49%) Splunk
12 5 (2.91%) Moogsoft