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 23 June 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.

Unix
Oxfordshire / Oxford
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 30 39
Rank change year-on-year -10 +9  
Contract jobs citing Unix 7 16 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxford 2.14% 5.46% 1.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.46% 19.51% 6.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 14 5
Median daily rate £600 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +60.00% -16.66%  
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 £39.50 £27.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +42.34% -26.00%  

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 52 82 76
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxford 15.90% 27.99% 22.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 52 53
Median daily rate £395 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% -12.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £535 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 9
Median hourly rate £17.77 £11.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.54% -45.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £8.80 £9.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.55 £22.50 £180.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Oxford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Oxford over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Oxford

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxford

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Oxford

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 8 (72.73%) Java
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (45.45%) TDD
4 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
4 5 (45.45%) Service Design
5 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (36.36%) DevOps
5 4 (36.36%) Open Source
5 4 (36.36%) Puppet
5 4 (36.36%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
5 4 (36.36%) Big Data
5 4 (36.36%) Spring
5 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
5 4 (36.36%) OO
5 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
6 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (18.18%) Solaris
7 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
7 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
7 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (18.18%) NAS
7 2 (18.18%) Degree
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Network Security
7 2 (18.18%) C
7 2 (18.18%) C++
7 2 (18.18%) Tomcat

Unix
Co-occurring 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 2 (18.18%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (27.27%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (9.09%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Ethernet
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (18.18%) NAS
2 2 (18.18%) Network Security
2 2 (18.18%) SAN
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) WAN
3 1 (9.09%) BGP
3 1 (9.09%) DNS
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (36.36%) Big Data
1 4 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle BI EE
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle OWB
2 1 (9.09%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Maven
2 1 (9.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 1 (9.09%) JIRA
2 1 (9.09%) JProfiler
2 1 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
2 1 (9.09%) VisualVM
2 1 (9.09%) YourKit
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 6 (54.55%) Java Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Java Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Security Engineer
4 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (18.18%) Unix Systems Administrator
5 1 (9.09%) Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Data Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Network Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Senior Java Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Siebel Architect
5 1 (9.09%) Siebel Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Spring
2 1 (9.09%) .NET
2 1 (9.09%) HTML
2 1 (9.09%) J2EE
2 1 (9.09%) JAX-RS
2 1 (9.09%) JSP
2 1 (9.09%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) SOAP
2 1 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (9.09%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (9.09%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Linux
2 2 (18.18%) Solaris
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
2 5 (45.45%) Service Design
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 4 (36.36%) DevOps
3 4 (36.36%) OO
3 4 (36.36%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (9.09%) BDD
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Data Protection
5 1 (9.09%) Functional Testing
5 1 (9.09%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (9.09%) Kimball Methodology
5 1 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 1 (9.09%) Task Automation
5 1 (9.09%) Waterfall
5 1 (9.09%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) C
2 2 (18.18%) C++
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
3 1 (9.09%) Python
3 1 (9.09%) Ruby
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) PMO
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
2 1 (9.09%) Nagios
2 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
1 2 (18.18%) Palo Alto
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle
2 1 (9.09%) Siebel
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) Talend