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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
England / North West
Rank 44 30 23
Rank change year-on-year -14 -7  
Contract jobs citing Unix 95 198 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.65% 5.16% 6.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.21% 23.49% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 122 103
Median daily rate £425 £400 £439
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £523 £623
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
Median hourly rate £43.00 £20.00 £49.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +115.00% -59.59%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

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 470 843 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.07% 21.96% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 436 373
Median daily rate £365 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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
Manchester -8 56 £425 +12.58% 16
Cheshire +6 22 £395 -7.00% 7
Merseyside -5 8 £415 -6.47% 1
Lancashire -6 7 £425 +13.33%
Unix
England

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 162 (69.53%) Linux
2 131 (56.22%) Windows
3 65 (27.90%) Oracle
4 54 (23.18%) AIX
5 51 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (20.60%) Python
6 48 (20.60%) WAN
7 46 (19.74%) Firewall
8 45 (19.31%) LAN
9 42 (18.03%) ITIL
10 41 (17.60%) DevOps
11 38 (16.31%) SQL
12 37 (15.88%) TCP/IP
12 37 (15.88%) IBM
13 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
13 36 (15.45%) Java
13 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
14 34 (14.59%) Puppet
15 33 (14.16%) VPN
15 33 (14.16%) VoIP
15 33 (14.16%) CISSP
15 33 (14.16%) Apple
15 33 (14.16%) Finance
16 32 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 32 (13.73%) Patch Management
17 31 (13.30%) Vulnerability Management
17 31 (13.30%) SANS
17 31 (13.30%) Middleware
18 30 (12.88%) SSCP
18 30 (12.88%) Splunk

Unix
Top Related 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 23 (9.87%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 12 (5.15%) IIS
3 12 (5.15%) JBoss
4 11 (4.72%) Tomcat
4 11 (4.72%) WebLogic
5 10 (4.29%) Apache
6 8 (3.43%) OpenStack
6 8 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (3.00%) CloudStack
7 7 (3.00%) nginx
8 4 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (1.72%) MS Exchange
9 3 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (1.29%) Oracle 10gAS
9 3 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.86%) Confluence
10 2 (0.86%) Jetty
10 2 (0.86%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.86%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (6.44%) MS Excel
2 11 (4.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.29%) MS Project
4 1 (0.43%) MS Office
4 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.43%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
1 2 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDG
2 1 (0.43%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.59%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (5.15%) PaaS
4 10 (4.29%) IaaS
4 10 (4.29%) SaaS
5 5 (2.15%) Heroku
6 3 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.86%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 48 (20.60%) WAN
2 46 (19.74%) Firewall
3 45 (19.31%) LAN
4 37 (15.88%) TCP/IP
5 33 (14.16%) VoIP
5 33 (14.16%) VPN
6 20 (8.58%) SSL
7 13 (5.58%) HTTP
7 13 (5.58%) SAN
8 10 (4.29%) DNS
9 8 (3.43%) Internet
9 8 (3.43%) LDAP
10 7 (3.00%) FTP
10 7 (3.00%) HTTPS
10 7 (3.00%) Network Security
10 7 (3.00%) Wireless
11 5 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.15%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.72%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.29%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (15.45%) SQL Server
2 20 (8.58%) Oracle Database
3 17 (7.30%) Big Data
3 17 (7.30%) DB2
3 17 (7.30%) Relational Database
4 16 (6.87%) MySQL
5 15 (6.44%) NoSQL
6 13 (5.58%) Oracle Database 11g
6 13 (5.58%) Oracle Database 12c
7 12 (5.15%) MongoDB
8 11 (4.72%) Redis
9 9 (3.86%) Hadoop
10 6 (2.58%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (2.15%) Ingres
11 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database 10g
12 4 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
12 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 4 (1.72%) Oracle9i Database
12 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 7 (3.00%) JIRA
2 7 (3.00%) Subversion
3 6 (2.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.72%) GitLab
5 3 (1.29%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.29%) JUnit
5 3 (1.29%) MSI
6 2 (0.86%) Mercurial
6 2 (0.86%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (0.86%) Selenium
6 2 (0.86%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.43%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.43%) Eclipse RCP
7 1 (0.43%) Hudson
7 1 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.43%) Rational Functional Tester
7 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.43%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.43%) Zephyr
General
1 33 (14.16%) Finance
2 18 (7.73%) Banking
3 5 (2.15%) Retail
4 4 (1.72%) Local Government
5 3 (1.29%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.29%) Marketing
6 2 (0.86%) Electronics
6 2 (0.86%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.43%) Advertising
7 1 (0.43%) Front Office
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 38 (16.31%) Analyst
2 21 (9.01%) Architect
2 21 (9.01%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (7.73%) Developer
4 14 (6.01%) Administrator
4 14 (6.01%) DBA
5 12 (5.15%) Oracle DBA
5 12 (5.15%) Technical Specialist
6 11 (4.72%) Project Manager
6 11 (4.72%) Unix Administrator
7 10 (4.29%) Java Developer
7 10 (4.29%) Security Specialist
7 10 (4.29%) Systems Administrator
7 10 (4.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 9 (3.86%) Security Analyst
9 8 (3.43%) Consultant
9 8 (3.43%) Network Engineer
9 8 (3.43%) Operations Analyst
9 8 (3.43%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (3.43%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (13.30%) Middleware
2 28 (12.02%) Elastic Stack
3 27 (11.59%) Web Services
4 25 (10.73%) XML
5 19 (8.15%) J2EE
6 15 (6.44%) JSON
7 12 (5.15%) RESTful
8 8 (3.43%) .NET
8 8 (3.43%) JMS
9 6 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 5 (2.15%) Oracle Fusion
10 5 (2.15%) REST
10 5 (2.15%) SOAP
10 5 (2.15%) Spring
11 4 (1.72%) EDIFACT
11 4 (1.72%) JDBC
11 4 (1.72%) ODBC
12 3 (1.29%) CSS
12 3 (1.29%) HTML
12 3 (1.29%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.59%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 15 (6.44%) Management Information System
4 13 (5.58%) Clustering
4 13 (5.58%) Cyber Attack
5 10 (4.29%) Tandem
6 7 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (3.00%) Mainframe
6 7 (3.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 5 (2.15%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.15%) PKI
8 4 (1.72%) Oracle Licensing
9 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.29%) Wiki
10 2 (0.86%) CESG
10 2 (0.86%) HACMP
10 2 (0.86%) IBM Mainframe
10 2 (0.86%) PMI
11 1 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 162 (69.53%) Linux
2 131 (56.22%) Windows
3 54 (23.18%) AIX
4 23 (9.87%) Solaris
5 19 (8.15%) Windows Server
6 18 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (5.15%) Windows 2000
7 12 (5.15%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.29%) Data ONTAP
9 3 (1.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (0.86%) HPUX
10 2 (0.86%) OS/2
10 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.43%) Android
11 1 (0.43%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.43%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.43%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (21.89%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (18.03%) ITIL
3 41 (17.60%) DevOps
4 32 (13.73%) Patch Management
4 32 (13.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 31 (13.30%) Vulnerability Management
6 29 (12.45%) Open Source
7 28 (12.02%) Network Monitoring
8 24 (10.30%) Migration
9 23 (9.87%) Cybersecurity
10 22 (9.44%) Change Management
11 19 (8.15%) Case Management
12 18 (7.73%) Information Security
12 18 (7.73%) Security Operations
13 16 (6.87%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (6.87%) Stakeholder Management
14 15 (6.44%) Data Management
14 15 (6.44%) PRINCE2
15 14 (6.01%) Configuration Management
15 14 (6.01%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.60%) Python
2 38 (16.31%) SQL
3 36 (15.45%) Java
4 26 (11.16%) Shell Script
5 21 (9.01%) Perl
6 20 (8.58%) Bash Shell
7 19 (8.15%) Ruby
8 16 (6.87%) JavaScript
9 14 (6.01%) PowerShell
10 7 (3.00%) PL/SQL
10 7 (3.00%) Scala
11 4 (1.72%) ActionScript
11 4 (1.72%) ActionScript 2.0
11 4 (1.72%) ActionScript 3.0
11 4 (1.72%) Jython
12 3 (1.29%) C
12 3 (1.29%) C++
13 2 (0.86%) C#
13 2 (0.86%) JCL
13 2 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 33 (14.16%) CISSP
2 31 (13.30%) SANS
3 30 (12.88%) Security Cleared
3 30 (12.88%) SSCP
4 26 (11.16%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.43%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (2.58%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.15%) CCDP
8 4 (1.72%) CCDA
8 4 (1.72%) CCNA
8 4 (1.72%) CCNP
8 4 (1.72%) Degree
8 4 (1.72%) RHCSA
9 3 (1.29%) ISEB
9 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.86%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (0.86%) CISM
10 2 (0.86%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.86%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) Disclosure Scotland
2 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.29%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.29%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.29%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) SDET
System Software
1 12 (5.15%) Active Directory
2 11 (4.72%) Docker
3 9 (3.86%) vSphere
3 9 (3.86%) Xen
4 8 (3.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.00%) XenServer
6 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (1.72%) Veritas File System
6 4 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.29%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.29%) PowerHA
7 3 (1.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.29%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 1 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.43%) GPFS
9 1 (0.43%) Snort
9 1 (0.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 34 (14.59%) Puppet
2 30 (12.88%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (11.59%) QRadar
4 18 (7.73%) Ansible
5 12 (5.15%) Kibana
6 11 (4.72%) logstash
7 9 (3.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 9 (3.86%) SCOM
8 7 (3.00%) Cobbler
8 7 (3.00%) Nessus
8 7 (3.00%) Nexpose
8 7 (3.00%) Nmap
8 7 (3.00%) Oracle RMAN
9 6 (2.58%) Data Guard
10 5 (2.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (1.72%) RSA enVision
12 3 (1.29%) Control-M
12 3 (1.29%) yum
13 2 (0.86%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (0.86%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 65 (27.90%) Oracle
2 37 (15.88%) IBM
3 36 (15.45%) Microsoft
4 33 (14.16%) Apple
5 30 (12.88%) Splunk
6 20 (8.58%) Red Hat
6 20 (8.58%) VMware
7 19 (8.15%) LogRhythm
8 15 (6.44%) Veritas
9 11 (4.72%) Cisco
10 10 (4.29%) Intel
10 10 (4.29%) Intel Security
11 8 (3.43%) ArcSight
11 8 (3.43%) NetWitness
12 7 (3.00%) Juniper
12 7 (3.00%) Qualys
13 6 (2.58%) HP
13 6 (2.58%) Snow
14 5 (2.15%) CyberArk
14 5 (2.15%) F5
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