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 28 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.

Unix
South East / Oxfordshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 52 36
Rank change year-on-year +10 -16  
Contract jobs citing Unix 15 3 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 2.68% 0.60% 5.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.40% 2.07% 18.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 20
Median daily rate £450 £313 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +44.00% +5.93%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £403 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Oxfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 121 145 195
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 21.61% 29.23% 27.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 111 111
Median daily rate £375 £250 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -26.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 10 46
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

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 28 March 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 28 March 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 -1 5 £475 +31.94% 2
Banbury - 2 £300 - 1
Kidlington - 2 £450 -
Abingdon - 1 - - 2
Unix
South East

For the 6 months to 28 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Unix.

1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Java
3 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 7 (33.33%) Oracle
5 7 (33.33%) Web Services
5 7 (33.33%) Network Design
5 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
6 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
7 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 5 (23.81%) .NET
7 5 (23.81%) C++
7 5 (23.81%) XML
7 5 (23.81%) SOA
7 5 (23.81%) Publishing
7 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
7 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
8 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
8 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (19.05%) Migration
8 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (19.05%) Maven
8 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
8 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
8 4 (19.05%) HTML

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 3 (14.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 3 (14.29%) Tomcat
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (14.29%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (14.29%) SaaS
3 2 (9.52%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) WAN
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
3 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
3 5 (23.81%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) SAN
5 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security
5 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
6 2 (9.52%) NAS
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) DNS
7 1 (4.76%) HTTP
7 1 (4.76%) LDAP
7 1 (4.76%) SSL
7 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (19.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle BI EE
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle OWB
3 2 (9.52%) Redis
3 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.76%) MySQL
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Maven
2 3 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (14.29%) JIRA
2 3 (14.29%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (9.52%) JProfiler
3 2 (9.52%) VisualVM
3 2 (9.52%) YourKit
4 1 (4.76%) Ant
4 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (23.81%) Publishing
2 3 (14.29%) Back Office
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Architect
1 6 (28.57%) Developer
2 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Cloud Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) AWS Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Network Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) OBIEE Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (33.33%) Web Services
2 5 (23.81%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) XML
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
4 3 (14.29%) J2EE
4 3 (14.29%) JSP
5 2 (9.52%) JAX-RS
5 2 (9.52%) REST
5 2 (9.52%) SOAP
6 1 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) Sass
6 1 (4.76%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Computer Science
2 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (4.76%) Freedom of Information Act
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 11 (52.38%) Windows
3 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 2 (9.52%) Solaris
5 1 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Network Design
2 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) SOA
4 4 (19.05%) Migration
4 4 (19.05%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (19.05%) Software Engineering
4 4 (19.05%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (14.29%) Change Management
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) Data Modelling
5 3 (14.29%) Kimball Methodology
5 3 (14.29%) Time Management
5 3 (14.29%) Waterfall
6 2 (9.52%) Business Continuity
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Investment Management
6 2 (9.52%) Project Planning
6 2 (9.52%) TDD
6 2 (9.52%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) C
4 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
5 3 (14.29%) JavaScript
5 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 2 (9.52%) C#
6 2 (9.52%) PHP
7 1 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (4.76%) Ruby
7 1 (4.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (9.52%) vSphere
3 1 (4.76%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) XenApp
3 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
3 1 (4.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
3 3 (14.29%) Juniper
3 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 3 (14.29%) Siebel
3 3 (14.29%) Talend
4 2 (9.52%) HP
4 2 (9.52%) NetApp
4 2 (9.52%) SolarWinds
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix