Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 18 21
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +11
Contract jobs citing Unix 14 5 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 6.67% 3.76% 3.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.38% 16.67% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 2
Preston median daily rate £425 £327 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.97% -29.30% -
10th Percentile £388 £313 £451
90th Percentile £519 £386 £484
Lancashire median daily rate £610 £335 £525
% change year-on-year +82.09% -36.19% +35.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Preston median hourly rate - - £37.00
Lancashire median hourly rate - - £37.00

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 Preston with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Preston
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 91 30 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 43.33% 22.56% 10.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 17 7
Preston median daily rate £450 £320 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.63% -24.71% -15.00%
10th Percentile £360 £93 £262
90th Percentile £550 £438 £625
Lancashire median daily rate £425 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Preston median hourly rate £42.50 £36.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -1.35% +94.74%
10th Percentile £38.05 £11.30 £33.33
90th Percentile £44.90 £44.05 £39.10
Lancashire median hourly rate £42.50 £14.57 £35.00
% change year-on-year +191.80% -58.39% +94.44%

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 18 November 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 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) DNS
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
4 4 (28.57%) AIX
4 4 (28.57%) SQL
4 4 (28.57%) DB2
4 4 (28.57%) Solaris
5 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (21.43%) zOS
5 3 (21.43%) VMware
6 2 (14.29%) Change Management
6 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) HPUX
6 2 (14.29%) IBM
6 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
7 1 (7.14%) Ansible
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Salt
7 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
7 1 (7.14%) Sun
7 1 (7.14%) HP
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix
7 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (7.14%) SAN
7 1 (7.14%) OS/2

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 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) DB2
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Project Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) AIX Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) DB2 DBA
2 2 (14.29%) DBA
2 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Unix Specialist
2 2 (14.29%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Solaris Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.14%) AS400
3 1 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (7.14%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) AIX
3 4 (28.57%) Solaris
4 3 (21.43%) zOS
5 2 (14.29%) HPUX
6 1 (7.14%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Migration
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Operations
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Testing
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Project Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Runbook
4 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 1 (7.14%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) Ansible
1 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Puppet
1 1 (7.14%) Salt
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli
1 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) IBM
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) SAP
3 1 (7.14%) Sun