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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 28 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
0 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 17 1 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 4.66% 0.49% 3.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.50% 2.13% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 1 3
Average daily rate
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£313 £478 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.55% +12.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £478 £377
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £478 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £26.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+32.07% -11.66%
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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
103 47 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 28.22% 23.15% 27.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 10 26
Average daily rate £350 £110 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+218.18% -66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £95 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £325 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% -0.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £12.09 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £20.00 £18.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Oxford region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram 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 27 March 2015, 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 21 (70.00%) PHP
2 17 (56.67%) Python
3 15 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (43.33%) Puppet
4 13 (43.33%) DevOps
4 13 (43.33%) Apache
4 13 (43.33%) MySQL
4 13 (43.33%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 11 (36.67%) Shibboleth
6 11 (36.67%) uWSGI
6 11 (36.67%) Regular Expression
6 11 (36.67%) WSGI
6 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
6 11 (36.67%) Subversion
7 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 9 (30.00%) Degree
9 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
10 7 (23.33%) CMS
11 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
11 6 (20.00%) Wiki
12 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
12 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
12 5 (16.67%) Java
12 5 (16.67%) ODBC
13 4 (13.33%) Perl
13 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
13 4 (13.33%) Django
13 4 (13.33%) Drupal

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 13 (43.33%) Apache
2 11 (36.67%) uWSGI
3 7 (23.33%) CMS
4 4 (13.33%) Drupal
5 2 (6.67%) JBoss
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.67%) Network Security
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (43.33%) MySQL
1 13 (43.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (36.67%) Jenkins
2 11 (36.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (26.67%) Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) Developer
2 7 (23.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) Linux Administrator
2 7 (23.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Development Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Engineering Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Development Manager
4 2 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Security Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Cyber Security Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Chief Technology Officer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (36.67%) Regular Expression
1 11 (36.67%) WSGI
2 5 (16.67%) ODBC
3 4 (13.33%) Django
4 2 (6.67%) Hibernate
4 2 (6.67%) JSF
4 2 (6.67%) J2EE
4 2 (6.67%) EJB
4 2 (6.67%) Web Services
5 1 (3.33%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Wiki
2 2 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (3.33%) Mathematics
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (6.67%) Solaris
3 1 (3.33%) Mac OS X
3 1 (3.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (43.33%) DevOps
3 8 (26.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (13.33%) Web Application Development
5 4 (13.33%) Web Development
6 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 3 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.00%) Project Management
7 2 (6.67%) Process Management
7 2 (6.67%) CMMI
7 2 (6.67%) UML
7 2 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
7 2 (6.67%) OO
7 2 (6.67%) RUP
7 2 (6.67%) SOA
7 2 (6.67%) Scrum
7 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.67%) Data Management
7 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
Programming Languages
1 21 (70.00%) PHP
2 17 (56.67%) Python
3 10 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (20.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (16.67%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) Perl
7 3 (10.00%) SQL
8 1 (3.33%) C
8 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (30.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Shibboleth
2 2 (6.67%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (43.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (6.67%) Red Hat