The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 40 41 37
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 27 5 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 3.64% 1.03% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.24% 4.27% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 6
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£350 £375 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +63.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £365 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £375 £323
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £358 £354
% change year-on-year
+8.24% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £17.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 - £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 - £18.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £30.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+5.69% +2.50%
UNIX
South East

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

Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
204 117 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.53% 24.12% 22.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 44 48
Average daily rate £375 £290 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% -4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £115 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £492 £425 £397
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 18
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £14.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.35 £10.72 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £19.40 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

UNIX
Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

UNIX Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -5 9 £388 +3.33% 5
Banbury - 3 £300 -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 39 (62.90%) Linux
2 29 (46.77%) PHP
3 25 (40.32%) Python
4 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (29.03%) Windows
6 17 (27.42%) SAN
6 17 (27.42%) Network Security
7 14 (22.58%) DNS
8 13 (20.97%) Cisco
8 13 (20.97%) Juniper
8 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
8 13 (20.97%) MySQL
8 13 (20.97%) Apache
8 13 (20.97%) WAN
8 13 (20.97%) Load Balancing
8 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
8 13 (20.97%) PostgreSQL
8 13 (20.97%) VMware
8 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (20.97%) Puppet
8 13 (20.97%) DevOps
9 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
9 12 (19.35%) Subversion
9 12 (19.35%) ADSL
10 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
10 11 (17.74%) Regular Expression
10 11 (17.74%) Shibboleth
10 11 (17.74%) WSGI
10 11 (17.74%) Jenkins

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (20.97%) Apache
2 11 (17.74%) uWSGI
3 7 (11.29%) CMS
4 4 (6.45%) MS Exchange
4 4 (6.45%) Drupal
5 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (3.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (17.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (27.42%) SAN
1 17 (27.42%) Network Security
2 14 (22.58%) DNS
3 13 (20.97%) WAN
4 12 (19.35%) ADSL
5 7 (11.29%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.84%) Firewall
6 3 (4.84%) Internet
7 2 (3.23%) SMTP
7 2 (3.23%) LDAP
7 2 (3.23%) OSPF
7 2 (3.23%) BGP
8 1 (1.61%) SSH
8 1 (1.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) MySQL
1 13 (20.97%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.61%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Git (software)
1 12 (19.35%) Subversion
2 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.23%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 5 (8.06%) Finance
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (22.58%) Developer
1 14 (22.58%) Network Engineer
2 12 (19.35%) Administrator
3 10 (16.13%) Systems Administrator
4 9 (14.52%) Analyst
4 9 (14.52%) Development Engineer
5 8 (12.90%) Linux Administrator
5 8 (12.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Java Developer
7 4 (6.45%) PHP Developer
7 4 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Cyber Security Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) Cyber Security Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Security Specialist
8 3 (4.84%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.23%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) Regular Expression
1 11 (17.74%) WSGI
2 5 (8.06%) ODBC
3 4 (6.45%) Django
4 2 (3.23%) EJB
4 2 (3.23%) J2EE
4 2 (3.23%) Web Services
4 2 (3.23%) Flash
4 2 (3.23%) Hibernate
4 2 (3.23%) JSF
5 1 (1.61%) Apache Cordova
5 1 (1.61%) Ajax
5 1 (1.61%) XHTML
5 1 (1.61%) XML
5 1 (1.61%) HTML
5 1 (1.61%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) Wiki
2 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
2 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.23%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (3.23%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (1.61%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Linux
2 18 (29.03%) Windows
3 6 (9.68%) Solaris
4 4 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.23%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (33.87%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (20.97%) Load Balancing
2 13 (20.97%) Software Engineering
2 13 (20.97%) DevOps
3 8 (12.90%) Project Management
4 7 (11.29%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (8.06%) Migration
6 4 (6.45%) Configuration Management
6 4 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.45%) Web Development
6 4 (6.45%) Web Application Development
7 3 (4.84%) Cyber Security
7 3 (4.84%) Data Mapping
7 3 (4.84%) Computer Forensics
7 3 (4.84%) Validation
8 2 (3.23%) SOA
8 2 (3.23%) UML
8 2 (3.23%) OO
8 2 (3.23%) Risk Management
8 2 (3.23%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 29 (46.77%) PHP
2 25 (40.32%) Python
3 13 (20.97%) Shell Script
4 8 (12.90%) Bash Shell
5 6 (9.68%) Perl
6 5 (8.06%) Java
7 4 (6.45%) SQL
8 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
8 2 (3.23%) C
8 2 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (12.90%) Degree
2 6 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.84%) MCSE
4 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
System Software
1 13 (20.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (17.74%) Shibboleth
3 4 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 3 (4.84%) Hyper-V
4 3 (4.84%) XenApp
4 3 (4.84%) XenDesktop
4 3 (4.84%) Snort
5 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (3.23%) vSphere
6 1 (1.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Puppet
2 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.23%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (3.23%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (20.97%) Cisco
1 13 (20.97%) Juniper
1 13 (20.97%) VMware
2 7 (11.29%) Red Hat
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.84%) Citrix
4 3 (4.84%) Oracle
5 2 (3.23%) HP
5 2 (3.23%) EMC
5 2 (3.23%) Sun
5 2 (3.23%) NetApp
5 2 (3.23%) Veritas
5 2 (3.23%) McAfee