The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
Oxfordshire / Oxford
Rank 37 32 26
Rank change year-on-year -5 -6  
Contract jobs citing Unix 4 2 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 1.43% 0.84% 5.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.16% 2.44% 19.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 15
Median daily rate £500 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.88% +10.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -10.00% -  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Oxford with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxford
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 49 82 105
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 17.50% 34.60% 28.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 64
Median daily rate £375 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £130 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 19
Median hourly rate £14.20 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.06% -9.37%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxford

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxford citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Oxford

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Oxford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Oxford

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Unix in Oxford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Oxford

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Oxford region with a requirement for Unix.

1 8 (80.00%) Linux
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 6 (60.00%) Java
3 6 (60.00%) Windows
4 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
4 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 5 (50.00%) Oracle
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) SOA
4 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (50.00%) Network Design
5 4 (40.00%) Migration
6 3 (30.00%) Change Management
6 3 (30.00%) .NET
6 3 (30.00%) C++
6 3 (30.00%) Perl
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (30.00%) Back Office
6 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
6 3 (30.00%) SaaS
7 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) Time Management
7 2 (20.00%) Publishing
7 2 (20.00%) Project Planning

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (10.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (30.00%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (30.00%) SaaS
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (70.00%) WAN
2 5 (50.00%) LAN
3 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 2 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (20.00%) VoIP
3 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 1 (10.00%) BGP
4 1 (10.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (10.00%) Oracle OWB
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Maven
1 1 (10.00%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
2 2 (20.00%) Publishing
3 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Cloud Architect
2 3 (30.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (20.00%) AWS Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Data Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Java Technical Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Migration Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Siebel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (30.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (10.00%) J2EE
4 1 (10.00%) JSP
4 1 (10.00%) Sass
4 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 5 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Network Design
1 5 (50.00%) SOA
2 4 (40.00%) Migration
3 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 2 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (20.00%) Project Planning
4 2 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (10.00%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (10.00%) Security Operations
5 1 (10.00%) Service Design
5 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
5 1 (10.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (30.00%) C++
2 3 (30.00%) Perl
3 2 (20.00%) C
3 2 (20.00%) C#
3 2 (20.00%) PHP
3 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 2 (20.00%) SQL
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (10.00%) Python
4 1 (10.00%) Ruby
4 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Nagios
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (20.00%) Juniper
2 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Siebel
3 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
3 1 (10.00%) Talend