The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Oxford region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank - 24 31
Contract jobs citing UNIX 0 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford - 4.44% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category - 16.18% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate - £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Oxford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
56 68 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 23.24% 27.42% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 26
Average daily rate £130 £340 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-61.76% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 11
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.63 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.98% -16.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.09 £10.43 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.50 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
Oxfordshire

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 18 April 2014, 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 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 1 (25.00%) Publishing
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Clustering
3 1 (25.00%) Korn
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) Degree
3 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
3 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) C-shell
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) Veritas
3 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (25.00%) MarkLogic

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SMTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) MarkLogic
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Support
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Middleware Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
2 1 (25.00%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) SOA
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Korn
1 1 (25.00%) C-shell
1 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Identity Management
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat