The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 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
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 34 60
Rank change year-on-year -21 +26  
Contract jobs citing Unix 13 30 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.08% 5.00% 1.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.61% 19.87% 7.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 21 9
Median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £335 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £650 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £28.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +41.07% -28.20%  

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 112 151 183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 17.95% 25.17% 24.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 96 117
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 27
Median hourly rate £17.50 £14.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -18.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £8.80 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.30 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 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 Oxfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Oxfordshire

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Oxfordshire over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Oxfordshire

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Oxfordshire

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford -10 8 £563 +50.00% 2
Kidlington - 1 £375 -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 27 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 15 (57.69%) Java
3 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (34.62%) TDD
5 7 (26.92%) Maven
5 7 (26.92%) SAN
5 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
6 6 (23.08%) Windows
6 6 (23.08%) Solaris
6 6 (23.08%) Firewall
6 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
7 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (19.23%) JIRA
7 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
7 5 (19.23%) SQL
7 5 (19.23%) XML
7 5 (19.23%) Spring
7 5 (19.23%) JProfiler
7 5 (19.23%) BDD
7 5 (19.23%) GitHub
7 5 (19.23%) JAX-RS
7 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
7 5 (19.23%) VisualVM
7 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 5 (19.23%) YourKit
7 5 (19.23%) Service Design
8 4 (15.38%) DevOps
8 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 5 (19.23%) Tomcat
2 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
Business Applications
1 3 (11.54%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (19.23%) GitHub
2 4 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Ethernet
1 7 (26.92%) SAN
2 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 4 (15.38%) NAS
4 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 2 (7.69%) LDAP
6 1 (3.85%) BGP
6 1 (3.85%) DNS
6 1 (3.85%) HTTP
6 1 (3.85%) SSL
6 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (15.38%) Big Data
1 4 (15.38%) NoSQL
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle Database
1 4 (15.38%) Redis
2 3 (11.54%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle OWB
2 3 (11.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (3.85%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Maven
2 6 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 5 (19.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (19.23%) JIRA
3 5 (19.23%) JProfiler
3 5 (19.23%) VisualVM
3 5 (19.23%) YourKit
4 3 (11.54%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.85%) Ant
5 1 (3.85%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (15.38%) Publishing
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) Java Developer
3 5 (19.23%) Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Unix Administrator
3 5 (19.23%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Developer
4 4 (15.38%) Lead Java Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Consultant
5 3 (11.54%) Network Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Network Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Security Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) OBIEE Developer
6 2 (7.69%) Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Java Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) OBIEE Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) JAX-RS
1 5 (19.23%) Spring
1 5 (19.23%) XML
2 4 (15.38%) REST
2 4 (15.38%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) .NET
3 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 3 (11.54%) J2EE
3 3 (11.54%) JSP
3 3 (11.54%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) Flash
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Client/Server
1 4 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
2 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information Act
2 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Solaris
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (34.62%) TDD
3 5 (19.23%) BDD
3 5 (19.23%) Functional Testing
3 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
3 5 (19.23%) Service Design
4 4 (15.38%) DevOps
4 4 (15.38%) OO
4 4 (15.38%) Open Source
4 4 (15.38%) Software Engineering
4 4 (15.38%) Workflow
5 3 (11.54%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (11.54%) CRM
5 3 (11.54%) Data Modelling
5 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (11.54%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (11.54%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (11.54%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (11.54%) Waterfall
6 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) SQL
3 4 (15.38%) C
3 4 (15.38%) C++
4 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 3 (11.54%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.85%) Perl
5 1 (3.85%) Python
5 1 (3.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 1 (3.85%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (3.85%) MCSE
2 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) RHCE
2 1 (3.85%) RHCSA
2 1 (3.85%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) PMO
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) vSphere
3 1 (3.85%) Docker
3 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
3 1 (3.85%) XenDesktop
3 1 (3.85%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (15.38%) Puppet
2 3 (11.54%) Nagios
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (3.85%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
1 4 (15.38%) Oracle
2 3 (11.54%) Juniper
2 3 (11.54%) Palo Alto
2 3 (11.54%) Siebel
2 3 (11.54%) Talend
2 3 (11.54%) VMware
3 2 (7.69%) HP
3 2 (7.69%) NetApp
3 2 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
3 2 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Veritas
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