The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 19 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 42 28 20
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -8
Contract jobs citing UNIX 22 16 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.09% 3.85% 7.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.45% 13.79% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.44% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £351 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
98 116 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.22% 27.88% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 50 45
Average daily rate £300 £298 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -4.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £169 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £365 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 12
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £21.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -11.76%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UNIX within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -9 16 £350 +28.44% 5
Newport - 3 £363 -
Bridgend - 1 £500 - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Neath Port Talbot - - - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (41.46%) Windows
4 15 (36.59%) AIX
5 14 (34.15%) Oracle
5 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
6 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
6 10 (24.39%) Perl
7 9 (21.95%) Ingres
7 9 (21.95%) OpenROAD
7 9 (21.95%) Finance
7 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
7 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
8 7 (17.07%) Coaching
8 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
8 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
8 7 (17.07%) IBM
8 7 (17.07%) .NET
9 6 (14.63%) MySQL
9 6 (14.63%) Web Services
9 6 (14.63%) C#
9 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
10 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
10 5 (12.20%) Database Tuning
10 5 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (12.20%) DevOps
10 5 (12.20%) Python

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 9 (21.95%) OpenROAD
2 3 (7.32%) SAS
3 2 (4.88%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.44%) nginx
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.88%) Wireless
1 2 (4.88%) Firewall
1 2 (4.88%) Internet
1 2 (4.88%) SAN
1 2 (4.88%) SNMP
1 2 (4.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.44%) LDAP
2 1 (2.44%) SSH
2 1 (2.44%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (34.15%) Relational Database
2 10 (24.39%) RDBMS
3 9 (21.95%) Ingres
4 6 (14.63%) MySQL
4 6 (14.63%) SQL Server
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 10g
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (9.76%) Oracle Database
6 3 (7.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 3 (7.32%) Hadoop
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (4.88%) DB2
7 2 (4.88%) DataStage
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (4.88%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.44%) Big Data
8 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (7.32%) Selenium
1 3 (7.32%) TestNG
1 3 (7.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.88%) WebDriver
3 1 (2.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.44%) TortoiseSVN
3 1 (2.44%) JIRA
3 1 (2.44%) Ant
3 1 (2.44%) JUnit
3 1 (2.44%) Bugzilla
3 1 (2.44%) JMeter
3 1 (2.44%) Subversion
3 1 (2.44%) Maven
General
1 9 (21.95%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (31.71%) Developer
2 5 (12.20%) DBA
3 4 (9.76%) Oracle DBA
3 4 (9.76%) OpenROAD Developer
4 3 (7.32%) Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Perl Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Operations Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Change Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) ETL Developer
5 2 (4.88%) Consultant
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.88%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Architect
5 2 (4.88%) Tester
5 2 (4.88%) Designer
5 2 (4.88%) Security Operations Analyst
6 1 (2.44%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (17.07%) .NET
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 3 (7.32%) .NET Framework
4 2 (4.88%) SOAP
4 2 (4.88%) XML
5 1 (2.44%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (2.44%) REST
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC 3
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (2.44%) jQuery
5 1 (2.44%) WCF
5 1 (2.44%) RESTful
5 1 (2.44%) Mojolicious
5 1 (2.44%) WSDL
5 1 (2.44%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.32%) iSeries
2 3 (7.32%) AS400
2 3 (7.32%) Management Information System
2 3 (7.32%) Statistics
3 2 (4.88%) PKI
3 2 (4.88%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.88%) LPAR
3 2 (4.88%) Open Source
4 1 (2.44%) Digital Media
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) NHS
4 1 (2.44%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (56.10%) Linux
2 17 (41.46%) Windows
3 15 (36.59%) AIX
4 6 (14.63%) Windows 7
5 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.88%) CentOS
6 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (43.90%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (21.95%) Mentoring
3 7 (17.07%) Coaching
3 7 (17.07%) Service Delivery
4 5 (12.20%) Database Tuning
4 5 (12.20%) Customer Engagement
4 5 (12.20%) DevOps
4 5 (12.20%) Change Management
4 5 (12.20%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.76%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (7.32%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (7.32%) User Stories
6 3 (7.32%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.32%) Test Automation
6 3 (7.32%) Software Asset Management
6 3 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (7.32%) OO
6 3 (7.32%) E-Commerce
6 3 (7.32%) Workflow
6 3 (7.32%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) SQL
2 10 (24.39%) Perl
3 7 (17.07%) Shell Script
4 6 (14.63%) C#
5 5 (12.20%) Python
5 5 (12.20%) Ruby
6 4 (9.76%) Korn
6 4 (9.76%) PL/SQL
6 4 (9.76%) Java
7 3 (7.32%) SAS Macro
8 2 (4.88%) C++
9 1 (2.44%) Scala
9 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (21.95%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
3 2 (4.88%) GCIA
3 2 (4.88%) GCFW
3 2 (4.88%) GCWN
3 2 (4.88%) GIAC
3 2 (4.88%) ISEB
3 2 (4.88%) CISSP
3 2 (4.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.32%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (4.88%) NFS
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (9.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (7.32%) HP UCMDB
2 3 (7.32%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.88%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.88%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.88%) Ansible
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
3 2 (4.88%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.88%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (34.15%) Oracle
2 7 (17.07%) IBM
3 3 (7.32%) HP
3 3 (7.32%) Remedy
3 3 (7.32%) Informatica
4 2 (4.88%) Google
4 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
4 2 (4.88%) Teradata
4 2 (4.88%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Sybase
4 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (4.88%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.88%) EMC
4 2 (4.88%) Juniper
4 2 (4.88%) BMC
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Rackspace
4 2 (4.88%) Trend Micro
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft