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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 55 34 39
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +5
Contract jobs citing Unix 3 29 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.56% 4.50% 1.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.07% 19.21% 7.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 14 5
Average daily rate £304 £281 £513
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.00% -45.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £275 £416
10% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £360 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
145 151 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 27.05% 23.45% 23.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 69 33
Average daily rate £325 £305 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £155 £88
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 35 32
Average hourly rate £14.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.45% +6.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.50 £24.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -15 2 £295 +2.60% 2
Unix
South East

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Python
3 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
3 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) CentOS
4 2 (20.00%) LPIC
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Informatica
4 2 (20.00%) Nagios
4 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) Finance
4 2 (20.00%) Subversion
4 2 (20.00%) RHCT
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 2 (20.00%) JavaScript

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) 802.11
3 1 (10.00%) Broadband
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless
3 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (10.00%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (10.00%) OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle OLAP
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Informatica ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle ETL Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle Production DBA
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Production DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Unix Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) CentOS
2 2 (20.00%) Solaris
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Configuration Management
1 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
1 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) ETL
2 1 (10.00%) Logical Data Model
2 1 (10.00%) Network Design
2 1 (10.00%) Project Management
2 1 (10.00%) RAD
2 1 (10.00%) Risk Management
2 1 (10.00%) SDLC
2 1 (10.00%) Time Management
2 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Python
2 3 (30.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
2 3 (30.00%) SQL
3 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
4 1 (10.00%) Java
4 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) LPIC
1 2 (20.00%) RHCT
2 1 (10.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) MCSE
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
2 2 (20.00%) Nagios
3 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle
1 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (20.00%) Informatica
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) HP
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp