The table below looks at the statistics for Unix skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 40 25 24
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing Unix 2 18 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.68% 5.07% 2.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.13% 22.78% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 9 4
Average daily rate £295 £288 £501
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% -42.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-8.28% +86.90%
Unix
Oxfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Oxford region.

Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
94 79 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 32.08% 22.25% 22.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 31 16
Average daily rate £280 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £185 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 12
Average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.58% -4.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.87
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £130.30 £18.20 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

Unix
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Unix across the Oxford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Unix Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

Unix
Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Unix across the Oxford region.

Unix Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

Unix
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Unix Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Unix also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unix.

1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) Python
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) Puppet
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) RHCT
2 1 (33.33%) LPIC
2 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (33.33%) Nagios
2 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Oxford region citing Unix also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Unix. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Business Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle Database
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Administrator
1 2 (66.67%) Unix Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Production DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Production DBA
2 1 (33.33%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) CentOS
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Solaris
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Perl
1 2 (66.67%) Python
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) LPIC
1 1 (33.33%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Nagios
1 1 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Red Hat