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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 47 24 21
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 2 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 0.56% 2.29% 4.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.56% 11.11% 18.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
Average daily rate
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£400 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £475 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £25.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £31.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -3.07%
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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
78 45 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxford 21.79% 20.64% 24.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 14 17
Average daily rate £350 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £214 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.45 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £180.00 £22.50 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 28 August 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 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (25.00%) Subversion
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (25.00%) C
3 2 (25.00%) Solaris
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) Python
3 2 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (25.00%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) EJB
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Web Services
4 1 (12.50%) XML
4 1 (12.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
4 1 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (12.50%) J2EE
4 1 (12.50%) XHTML
4 1 (12.50%) SOA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IPv6
4 1 (12.50%) HP

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 1 (12.50%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) IPv6
1 1 (12.50%) OSPF
1 1 (12.50%) BGP
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
1 1 (12.50%) Junos
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) C Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Software Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) J2EE
1 1 (12.50%) EJB
1 1 (12.50%) CSS
1 1 (12.50%) Web Services
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) XHTML
1 1 (12.50%) Hibernate
1 1 (12.50%) JSF
1 1 (12.50%) Ajax
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (12.50%) Freedom of Information Act
1 1 (12.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Solaris
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Software Testing
2 1 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
2 1 (12.50%) Software Architecture
2 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) SDLC
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) Risk Management
2 1 (12.50%) Network Design
2 1 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 1 (12.50%) UML
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 2 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (25.00%) C
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (12.50%) JavaScript
3 1 (12.50%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle
1 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco
2 1 (12.50%) HP
2 1 (12.50%) Juniper