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 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.

Unix
Lancashire / Preston
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 14 15 11
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4  
Contract jobs citing Unix 5 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Preston 5.75% 5.21% 7.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.74% 23.81% 42.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
Median daily rate £445 £338 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.85% -15.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £308 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £368 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -  

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 23 21 19
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Preston 26.44% 21.88% 17.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 8
Median daily rate £431 £375 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.80% -2.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £234 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 £19.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% +1.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.45 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Preston

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Preston 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 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 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 Preston region with a requirement for Unix.

1 7 (100.00%) Migration
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) OS/2
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
3 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
4 3 (42.86%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) Linux
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) Logistics
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
6 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
6 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (14.29%) ETL
6 1 (14.29%) IBM

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:

Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Forms
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Migration Manager
1 6 (85.71%) Migration Project Manager
1 6 (85.71%) Project Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Data Centre Project Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Data Migration Manager
2 5 (71.43%) Data Migration Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Data Centre Specialist
4 1 (14.29%) Data Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Server Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (57.14%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) OS/2
2 3 (42.86%) Linux
2 3 (42.86%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Migration
2 5 (71.43%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (57.14%) Change Management
3 4 (57.14%) Data Centre Operations
3 4 (57.14%) Project Management
4 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (28.57%) Logistics
5 1 (14.29%) Data Migration
5 1 (14.29%) ETL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 7 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) IBM
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle