Period
to 18 September 2020

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 September 2020 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 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 37 74 62
Rank change year-on-year +37 -12 -20
Contract jobs citing Unix 92 143 202
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the North West 4.94% 2.67% 3.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.40% 12.30% 16.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 105 123
Median daily rate £431 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.22% +9.09% -2.94%
10th Percentile £308 £330 £313
90th Percentile £550 £610 £538
England median daily rate £488 £486 £500
% change year-on-year +0.26% -2.75% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £35.00 - £32.50
England median hourly rate £36.50 £42.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year -13.10% +46.09% -4.17%

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 377 1,163 1,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 20.25% 21.75% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 748 738
Median daily rate £365 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.75% +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £138 £133
90th Percentile £540 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 82 141
Median hourly rate £17.34 £15.00 £15.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.60% -5.42% +2.32%
10th Percentile £12.34 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £34.10 £42.90 £38.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Unix as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Unix in the North West.

Daily rate trend for Unix in the North West

Unix
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Unix in the North West over the 6 months to 18 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Unix in the North West

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Unix in the North West.

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 September 2020. 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 +39 35 £525 +16.67% 8
Cheshire +30 33 £350 -22.22% 7
Lancashire +23 11 £423 -17.56% 2
Merseyside +11 4 - - 2
Unix
England

For the 6 months to 18 September 2020, 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 62 (67.39%) Linux
2 43 (46.74%) Test Automation
3 35 (38.04%) AWS
3 35 (38.04%) Java
4 27 (29.35%) Git (software)
4 27 (29.35%) Docker
5 26 (28.26%) DevOps
6 24 (26.09%) Oracle
6 24 (26.09%) Python
6 24 (26.09%) Continuous Deployment
7 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (23.91%) SQL
8 22 (23.91%) Shell Script
9 21 (22.83%) Mac OS X
9 21 (22.83%) TDD
9 21 (22.83%) Web Design
9 21 (22.83%) Responsive Web Design
10 19 (20.65%) Azure
11 17 (18.48%) Jenkins
11 17 (18.48%) Maven
11 17 (18.48%) Public Sector
12 16 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
12 16 (17.39%) Kubernetes
12 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
13 15 (16.30%) QA
13 15 (16.30%) Opscode Chef
13 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database
13 15 (16.30%) Subversion
13 15 (16.30%) Finance
14 14 (15.22%) Performance Tuning

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 5 (5.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (4.35%) Apache
2 4 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
2 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
3 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (2.17%) Confluence
5 1 (1.09%) Apache Spark
5 1 (1.09%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (1.09%) CMS
5 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle Workflow
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) assyst
2 1 (1.09%) Cognos Planning
2 1 (1.09%) Magento
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle iSupplier
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payroll
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 35 (38.04%) AWS
2 19 (20.65%) Azure
3 16 (17.39%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (10.87%) Coveralls
5 7 (7.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (7.61%) AWS CloudTrail
5 7 (7.61%) AWS Lambda
5 7 (7.61%) GCP
5 7 (7.61%) Serverless
5 7 (7.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.35%) Office 365
6 4 (4.35%) OpenShift
7 3 (3.26%) Amazon Cognito
8 2 (2.17%) GitHub
9 1 (1.09%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.09%) IaaS
9 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.04%) DNS
1 12 (13.04%) HTTP
2 11 (11.96%) Kerberos
3 4 (4.35%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.09%) BGP
4 1 (1.09%) DHCP
4 1 (1.09%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.09%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.09%) Firewall
4 1 (1.09%) FTP
4 1 (1.09%) IPsec
4 1 (1.09%) Network Security
4 1 (1.09%) RS-232
4 1 (1.09%) SSL
4 1 (1.09%) VoIP
4 1 (1.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.30%) Oracle Database
2 14 (15.22%) Oracle Database 11g
3 13 (14.13%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.96%) MongoDB
4 11 (11.96%) NoSQL
5 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (10.87%) OLTP
5 10 (10.87%) RDBMS
6 6 (6.52%) Big Data
7 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
9 3 (3.26%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (3.26%) Pentaho
10 2 (2.17%) MySQL
11 1 (1.09%) DB2
11 1 (1.09%) Impala
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (1.09%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (1.09%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 27 (29.35%) Git (software)
2 17 (18.48%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.48%) Maven
3 15 (16.30%) Subversion
4 14 (15.22%) SonarQube
5 13 (14.13%) Gradle
6 11 (11.96%) Bitbucket Server
7 10 (10.87%) Grunt
7 10 (10.87%) gulp
7 10 (10.87%) Jasmine
7 10 (10.87%) JUnit
7 10 (10.87%) Mocha
7 10 (10.87%) TeamCity
8 8 (8.70%) Mockito
9 5 (5.43%) Bitbucket
10 3 (3.26%) Ant
10 3 (3.26%) GitLab
10 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
11 2 (2.17%) JIRA
12 1 (1.09%) Oracle Forms
General
1 17 (18.48%) Public Sector
2 15 (16.30%) Finance
3 9 (9.78%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Legal
4 4 (4.35%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
5 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Electronics
6 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
6 1 (1.09%) Local Government
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (30.43%) Developer
2 11 (11.96%) DBA
3 10 (10.87%) AWS Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Cloud Engineer
3 10 (10.87%) Oracle DBA
4 9 (9.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.78%) Java Developer
5 8 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Architect
6 6 (6.52%) Junior
6 6 (6.52%) Junior DBA
6 6 (6.52%) Junior Oracle DBA
7 5 (5.43%) Administrator
8 4 (4.35%) Designer
8 4 (4.35%) DevOps Administrator
9 3 (3.26%) Applications Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
9 3 (3.26%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.04%) HTML
2 11 (11.96%) CSS
3 10 (10.87%) HTML5
3 10 (10.87%) jQuery
3 10 (10.87%) Mustache
3 10 (10.87%) Node.js
3 10 (10.87%) Sass
4 9 (9.78%) JAX-RS
5 8 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
6 7 (7.61%) Middleware
7 4 (4.35%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (3.26%) Web Services
9 1 (1.09%) LAMP
9 1 (1.09%) REST
9 1 (1.09%) RESTful
9 1 (1.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.96%) User Experience
2 7 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.09%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
5 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.09%) LPAR
5 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 62 (67.39%) Linux
2 21 (22.83%) Mac OS X
3 13 (14.13%) Windows
4 5 (5.43%) AIX
5 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.26%) Solaris
7 1 (1.09%) Android
7 1 (1.09%) SUSE
7 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.09%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.74%) Test Automation
2 26 (28.26%) DevOps
3 24 (26.09%) Continuous Deployment
4 23 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (22.83%) Responsive Web Design
5 21 (22.83%) TDD
5 21 (22.83%) Web Design
6 14 (15.22%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (14.13%) Configuration Management
7 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (14.13%) Infrastructure as Code
7 13 (14.13%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (14.13%) Web Development
8 12 (13.04%) Pair Programming
9 11 (11.96%) Web Accessibility
10 10 (10.87%) High Availability
10 10 (10.87%) Load Balancing
10 10 (10.87%) Microservices
10 10 (10.87%) Security Patching
11 9 (9.78%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (38.04%) Java
2 24 (26.09%) Python
3 22 (23.91%) Shell Script
3 22 (23.91%) SQL
4 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.78%) Java 8
7 8 (8.70%) Groovy
8 7 (7.61%) Perl
9 4 (4.35%) R
10 3 (3.26%) C
11 1 (1.09%) C++
11 1 (1.09%) Go
11 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.09%) PHP
11 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.61%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (6.52%) DBS Check
5 5 (5.43%) Degree
6 4 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (1.09%) CCNA
7 1 (1.09%) CCNP
7 1 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (16.30%) QA
2 11 (11.96%) WCAG
3 5 (5.43%) SLA
4 2 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 27 (29.35%) Docker
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle Clusterware
2 10 (10.87%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.09%) Apache Flume
4 1 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 1 (1.09%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.09%) GPFS
4 1 (1.09%) HDFS
4 1 (1.09%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (17.39%) Kubernetes
2 15 (16.30%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (14.13%) Terraform
4 11 (11.96%) Puppet
5 10 (10.87%) Data Guard
5 10 (10.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 4 (4.35%) logstash
7 3 (3.26%) SCCM
8 2 (2.17%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.17%) WSUS
9 1 (1.09%) Ansible
9 1 (1.09%) Grafana
9 1 (1.09%) Oozie
9 1 (1.09%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) Oracle
2 8 (8.70%) IBM
3 7 (7.61%) Cloudera
4 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.43%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) AppDynamics
5 4 (4.35%) Hortonworks
5 4 (4.35%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.35%) Tableau
6 3 (3.26%) Google
6 3 (3.26%) Splunk
7 2 (2.17%) EMC
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix
8 1 (1.09%) Cognos
8 1 (1.09%) Dell
8 1 (1.09%) HP
8 1 (1.09%) SAP