Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 99 98
Rank change year-on-year +17 -1 -37
Contract jobs citing Unix 21 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 1.72% 1.03% 0.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.98% 4.56% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 10
Oxfordshire median daily rate £500 £563 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +50.00% -21.05%
10th Percentile £300 £311 £296
90th Percentile £538 £689 £443
South East median daily rate £438 £400 £403
% change year-on-year +9.44% -0.62% +15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Oxfordshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -
South East median hourly rate £41.50 £37.75 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.93% -5.63% +56.86%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 301 285 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 24.59% 22.58% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 187 214
Oxfordshire median daily rate £400 £400 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +25.00% -11.11%
10th Percentile £144 £128 £150
90th Percentile £605 £508 £463
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 49
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £15.50 £16.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +1.56% +12.68%
10th Percentile £10.00 £10.34 £11.25
90th Percentile £131.55 £36.93 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.06 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.58% -10.21% +20.79%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire.

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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford +1 13 £510 -21.54% 6
Banbury 0 3 £300 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £431 -
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 9 (42.86%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (33.33%) JIRA
4 7 (33.33%) Windows
4 7 (33.33%) Finance
4 7 (33.33%) TDD
5 6 (28.57%) Oracle
5 6 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (28.57%) Maven
5 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
5 6 (28.57%) JProfiler
5 6 (28.57%) BDD
5 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
5 6 (28.57%) GitHub
5 6 (28.57%) JAX-RS
5 6 (28.57%) VisualVM
5 6 (28.57%) YourKit
6 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
6 5 (23.81%) Degree
6 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
6 5 (23.81%) Web Services
6 5 (23.81%) ITIL
6 5 (23.81%) VMware
6 5 (23.81%) Nagios
7 4 (19.05%) BGP
7 4 (19.05%) Migration

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 4 (19.05%) Tomcat
2 3 (14.29%) Confluence
2 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
3 2 (9.52%) Apache Solr
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (28.57%) GitHub
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 4 (19.05%) BGP
2 4 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security
2 4 (19.05%) SAN
2 4 (19.05%) TCP/IP
2 4 (19.05%) VPN
3 3 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (9.52%) Intranet
5 1 (4.76%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Redis
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) JProfiler
2 6 (28.57%) Maven
2 6 (28.57%) VisualVM
2 6 (28.57%) YourKit
3 2 (9.52%) FrontPage
3 2 (9.52%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (4.76%) GitLab
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
1 9 (42.86%) Java Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Network Security Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) ASP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) AWS Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Migration Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Java Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Migration Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Project Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Solr Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) JAX-RS
2 5 (23.81%) Web Services
3 4 (19.05%) REST
3 4 (19.05%) SOAP
4 2 (9.52%) Classic ASP
5 1 (4.76%) Flash
5 1 (4.76%) RESTful
5 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) PMI
1 2 (9.52%) Wiki
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 1 (4.76%) Driving Licence
2 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (28.57%) BDD
2 6 (28.57%) Functional Testing
3 5 (23.81%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Problem Management
4 4 (19.05%) Change Management
4 4 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (19.05%) High Availability
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Service Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) Workflow
5 3 (14.29%) Business Continuity
5 3 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (14.29%) Network Design
5 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
5 3 (14.29%) Storage Virtualisation
5 3 (14.29%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) C-shell
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Degree
2 3 (14.29%) MCSE
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMI Certification
3 2 (9.52%) PMP
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (4.76%) RHCE
4 1 (4.76%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 3 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 3 (14.29%) vSphere
2 3 (14.29%) XenApp
2 3 (14.29%) XenDesktop
2 3 (14.29%) XenServer
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Nagios
2 4 (19.05%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (4.76%) Packer
3 1 (4.76%) Puppet
3 1 (4.76%) SCCM
3 1 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Terraform
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle
3 5 (23.81%) SolarWinds
3 5 (23.81%) VMware
4 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (14.29%) HP
4 3 (14.29%) NetApp
5 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
5 1 (4.76%) EMC
5 1 (4.76%) Juniper
5 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Sun
5 1 (4.76%) Veritas