The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 26 15
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -11
Contract jobs citing UNIX 5 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.33% 3.32% 8.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.35% 12.33% 46.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £29.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+7.75% -14.70%
UNIX
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
68 73 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.13% 26.94% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 7
Average daily rate £325 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Cardiff region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Cardiff region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX.

1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 6 (37.50%) Java
2 6 (37.50%) Oracle
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
3 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 5 (31.25%) TDD
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (25.00%) RESTful
4 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 4 (25.00%) AIX
4 4 (25.00%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) IBM
5 3 (18.75%) Perl
5 3 (18.75%) J2EE
5 3 (18.75%) OO
5 3 (18.75%) SOAP
5 3 (18.75%) Web Services
5 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (18.75%) BDD
5 3 (18.75%) HTML
5 3 (18.75%) Selenium
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Groovy
5 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
5 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (12.50%) Coaching
6 2 (12.50%) Mojolicious
6 2 (12.50%) Ansible

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing UNIX also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (6.25%) WebLogic
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Apache
2 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.25%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Project
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) HTTP
1 2 (12.50%) SSL
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Wireless
2 1 (6.25%) MPLS
2 1 (6.25%) OSPF
2 1 (6.25%) BGP
2 1 (6.25%) LAN
2 1 (6.25%) WAN
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 2 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) DB2
2 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Selenium
1 3 (18.75%) WebDriver
2 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (12.50%) Hudson
2 2 (12.50%) SoapUI
2 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 2 (12.50%) JIRA
2 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 2 (12.50%) Mercurial
2 2 (12.50%) JBehave
2 2 (12.50%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Maven
2 2 (12.50%) Ant
2 2 (12.50%) JUnit
3 1 (6.25%) TestDirector
3 1 (6.25%) TestNG
General
1 6 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Automated Test Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Perl Developer
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
3 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Tester
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) WebLogic Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) RESTful
2 3 (18.75%) J2EE
2 3 (18.75%) SOAP
2 3 (18.75%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) HTML
3 2 (12.50%) Mojolicious
3 2 (12.50%) OAuth
3 2 (12.50%) JSON
3 2 (12.50%) jQuery
3 2 (12.50%) XML
3 2 (12.50%) .NET
4 1 (6.25%) Middleware
4 1 (6.25%) XHTML
4 1 (6.25%) .NET Framework
4 1 (6.25%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile Banking
1 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
1 2 (12.50%) iSeries
1 2 (12.50%) LPAR
1 2 (12.50%) AS400
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (25.00%) AIX
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (6.25%) OS/400
3 1 (6.25%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (31.25%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
4 3 (18.75%) OO
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (18.75%) Automation Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Coaching
5 2 (12.50%) DevOps
5 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
5 2 (12.50%) Test Management
5 2 (12.50%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
5 2 (12.50%) UML
5 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Code Coverage
6 1 (6.25%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) Shell Script
3 3 (18.75%) Perl
3 3 (18.75%) Groovy
4 2 (12.50%) Scala
4 2 (12.50%) XPath
4 2 (12.50%) MUMPS
4 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 2 (12.50%) XQuery
5 1 (6.25%) C#
5 1 (6.25%) COBOL
5 1 (6.25%) PL/SQL
5 1 (6.25%) RPG
5 1 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
1 1 (6.25%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli
2 2 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 4 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (12.50%) Rackspace
3 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Google
3 2 (12.50%) HP
3 2 (12.50%) EMC
3 2 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.25%) BMC
4 1 (6.25%) CA
4 1 (6.25%) Informatica
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco
4 1 (6.25%) Microsoft