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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 57 46 28
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing UNIX 12 4 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.64% 0.79% 4.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.22% 3.33% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 16
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £375 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+26.98% +8.62%
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
193 120 116
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 26.33% 23.76% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 53 72
Average daily rate £375 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 25 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £8.50 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £17.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 July 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
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 7 July 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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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 -17 5 £450 +20.00% 8
Banbury - 3 £300 -
UNIX
South East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Windows
3 18 (38.30%) PHP
4 17 (36.17%) Network Security
5 15 (31.91%) SAN
6 14 (29.79%) Python
7 13 (27.66%) WAN
7 13 (27.66%) DNS
7 13 (27.66%) Cisco
7 13 (27.66%) Juniper
7 13 (27.66%) Load Balancing
7 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (27.66%) VMware
8 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (25.53%) ADSL
9 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
9 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
10 8 (17.02%) Project Management
11 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
11 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
12 6 (12.77%) Perl
12 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
12 6 (12.77%) Finance
13 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
13 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
13 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
14 4 (8.51%) MCSE
14 4 (8.51%) Red Hat

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 5 (10.64%) MS Exchange
2 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.26%) uWSGI
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
4 1 (2.13%) CMS
4 1 (2.13%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (23.40%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (36.17%) Network Security
2 15 (31.91%) SAN
3 13 (27.66%) WAN
3 13 (27.66%) DNS
4 12 (25.53%) ADSL
5 7 (14.89%) TCP/IP
6 3 (6.38%) Firewall
7 2 (4.26%) SMTP
7 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) OSPF
7 2 (4.26%) BGP
8 1 (2.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.26%) MySQL
1 2 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Subversion
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (29.79%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.53%) Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Development Engineer
4 8 (17.02%) Analyst
5 7 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) Administrator
6 4 (8.51%) PHP Developer
6 4 (8.51%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Cyber Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (6.38%) Linux Administrator
8 2 (4.26%) Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Support Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Desktop Analyst
8 2 (4.26%) Senior Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.26%) Web Services
1 2 (4.26%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.26%) JSF
1 2 (4.26%) J2EE
1 2 (4.26%) EJB
1 2 (4.26%) Regular Expression
1 2 (4.26%) WSGI
2 1 (2.13%) Apache Cordova
2 1 (2.13%) CSS
2 1 (2.13%) HTML
2 1 (2.13%) Ajax
2 1 (2.13%) Django
2 1 (2.13%) XML
2 1 (2.13%) ODBC
2 1 (2.13%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) Freedom of Information
2 2 (4.26%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 32 (68.09%) Linux
2 19 (40.43%) Windows
3 3 (6.38%) Solaris
4 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.13%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Load Balancing
2 12 (25.53%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (23.40%) Software Engineering
4 8 (17.02%) Project Management
5 7 (14.89%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (8.51%) Configuration Management
7 3 (6.38%) Patch Management
7 3 (6.38%) Cyber Security
7 3 (6.38%) Data Mapping
7 3 (6.38%) Validation
7 3 (6.38%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (4.26%) Network Design
8 2 (4.26%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.26%) Requirements Analysis
8 2 (4.26%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.26%) Business Continuity
8 2 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.26%) Risk Management
8 2 (4.26%) UML
8 2 (4.26%) OO
Programming Languages
1 18 (38.30%) PHP
2 14 (29.79%) Python
3 6 (12.77%) Shell Script
3 6 (12.77%) Perl
4 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
4 3 (6.38%) SQL
4 3 (6.38%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) MCSE
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) QA
System Software
1 13 (27.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (10.64%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) XenDesktop
3 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.51%) XenApp
4 3 (6.38%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (6.38%) Snort
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 2 (4.26%) Shibboleth
6 1 (2.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (6.38%) SCCM
1 3 (6.38%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.26%) Puppet
3 1 (2.13%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (27.66%) Cisco
1 13 (27.66%) Juniper
1 13 (27.66%) VMware
2 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
3 4 (8.51%) Citrix
3 4 (8.51%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.38%) McAfee
5 2 (4.26%) NetApp
5 2 (4.26%) Oracle
5 2 (4.26%) HP