The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Oxfordshire 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 40 28 44
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 10 23 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 2.07% 4.68% 1.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.00% 20.18% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 18 2
Average daily rate
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£375 £410 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.53% +9.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.21% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £25.00 - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.17%
Operating Systems Category
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 114 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.93% 23.22% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 68 35
Average daily rate £300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £147 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £475 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 10 20
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -15.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.00 £13.21 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.10 £25.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
UNIX
South East

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
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
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 1 August 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -4 5 £375 -16.66% 3
Abingdon - 2 - - 1
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 6 (46.15%) CMS
2 6 (46.15%) PHP
2 6 (46.15%) MySQL
2 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 6 (46.15%) Python
2 6 (46.15%) Puppet
3 5 (38.46%) DevOps
4 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
4 4 (30.77%) uWSGI
4 4 (30.77%) Regular Expression
4 4 (30.77%) WSGI
4 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
4 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
4 4 (30.77%) Linux
4 4 (30.77%) Shibboleth
4 4 (30.77%) ODBC
4 4 (30.77%) Oracle
4 4 (30.77%) Subversion
4 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (23.08%) SQL
5 3 (23.08%) Windows
5 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (15.38%) Change Control
6 2 (15.38%) CSS
6 2 (15.38%) JSP
6 2 (15.38%) HTML
6 2 (15.38%) Java

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (46.15%) CMS
1 6 (46.15%) Apache
2 4 (30.77%) uWSGI
3 1 (7.69%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Academy Housing
1 1 (7.69%) SAP GRC
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LDAP
1 1 (7.69%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (46.15%) MySQL
2 4 (30.77%) Relational Database
2 4 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (7.69%) SQLPlus
5 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 1 (7.69%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (30.77%) Jenkins
1 4 (30.77%) Git (software)
1 4 (30.77%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Development Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Operations Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (30.77%) Regular Expression
1 4 (30.77%) WSGI
1 4 (30.77%) ODBC
2 2 (15.38%) CSS
2 2 (15.38%) JSP
2 2 (15.38%) HTML
2 2 (15.38%) LAMP
2 2 (15.38%) Spring
2 2 (15.38%) Spring MVC
2 2 (15.38%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) SAP Basis
3 1 (7.69%) Flash
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 3 (23.08%) Windows
3 1 (7.69%) AIX
3 1 (7.69%) Solaris
3 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Migration
2 5 (38.46%) DevOps
3 4 (30.77%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (15.38%) Change Control
4 2 (15.38%) Scrum
4 2 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Implementation
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Workflow
5 1 (7.69%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.69%) SAP Security
5 1 (7.69%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
1 6 (46.15%) PHP
1 6 (46.15%) Python
2 3 (23.08%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) MCITP
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.69%) CCNP
1 1 (7.69%) CCNA
1 1 (7.69%) CCA
1 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) Shibboleth
2 1 (7.69%) Cronacle
2 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Oracle
2 1 (7.69%) Northgate
2 1 (7.69%) Capita
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) SAP
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco
2 1 (7.69%) Sun
2 1 (7.69%) EMC
2 1 (7.69%) Citrix
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) Veritas
2 1 (7.69%) Red Hat