The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Preston 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 29 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
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 15 8 16
Rank change year-on-year -7 +8  
Contract jobs citing Unix 22 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 9.28% 9.82% 5.56%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 28.95% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 2
Median daily rate £425 £385 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.38% +13.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £319 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £449 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £27.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +29.09% -29.48%  

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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Preston
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 106 38 14
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 44.73% 33.93% 15.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 45 10
Median daily rate £448 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.33% -11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £309 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £438 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £11.00
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 Preston

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Preston.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Preston

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Preston.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Preston

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Preston

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix in Preston.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Preston

For the 6 months to 29 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 Preston region with a requirement for Unix.

1 18 (66.67%) Migration
2 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 15 (55.56%) Mainframe
3 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
4 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 11 (40.74%) Windows
5 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
6 8 (29.63%) Data Centre Operations
6 8 (29.63%) Project Management
6 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (25.93%) VMware
7 7 (25.93%) Change Management
7 7 (25.93%) AIX
8 6 (22.22%) DB2
8 6 (22.22%) Solaris
8 6 (22.22%) OS/2
8 6 (22.22%) Logistics
8 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
9 5 (18.52%) zOS
9 5 (18.52%) SAN
9 5 (18.52%) HPUX
10 4 (14.81%) SQL
10 4 (14.81%) Oracle
10 4 (14.81%) Citrix
10 4 (14.81%) IBM
10 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 3 (11.11%) Puppet
11 3 (11.11%) PaaS
11 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (11.11%) OpenShift

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Preston 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 6 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 3 (11.11%) Cloud Foundry
2 3 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Bluemix
1 3 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
1 3 (11.11%) IBM Cloud
1 3 (11.11%) OpenShift
1 3 (11.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) DB2
2 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Migration Manager
1 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Data Centre Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Data Migration Manager
2 4 (14.81%) Migration Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Data Centre Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Integration Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Integration Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Integration Project Manager
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (7.41%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) Mainframe
2 13 (48.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (11.11%) AS400
3 3 (11.11%) iSeries
3 3 (11.11%) Replication
4 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (55.56%) Linux
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) AIX
4 6 (22.22%) OS/2
4 6 (22.22%) Solaris
5 5 (18.52%) HPUX
5 5 (18.52%) zOS
6 3 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (66.67%) Migration
2 8 (29.63%) Data Centre Operations
2 8 (29.63%) Project Management
2 8 (29.63%) Stakeholder Management
3 7 (25.93%) Change Management
4 6 (22.22%) Logistics
5 3 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 3 (11.11%) DevOps
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.70%) ETL
6 1 (3.70%) Integration Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
6 1 (3.70%) Procure-to-Pay
Programming Languages
1 4 (14.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 11 (40.74%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (3.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (11.11%) Ansible
1 3 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 3 (11.11%) Puppet
1 3 (11.11%) Salt
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli
1 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 4 (14.81%) Citrix
2 4 (14.81%) IBM
2 4 (14.81%) Oracle
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) SAP
4 1 (3.70%) HP
4 1 (3.70%) PlateSpin