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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
UNIX
Rank 35 26 27
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing UNIX 15 22 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 3.10% 4.66% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.30% 25.00% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 6
Average daily rate
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£406 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £300 £319
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £17.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+127.14% -36.36%
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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
92 88 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.01% 18.64% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 32
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.16 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 -10 8 £444 +18.33% 4
Newport +5 4 £344 -
Bridgend - 1 £500 -
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
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Wales

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 18 (50.00%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) Windows
4 13 (36.11%) AIX
5 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
6 11 (30.56%) Oracle
6 11 (30.56%) Perl
6 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (19.44%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) Ingres
7 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
7 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
7 7 (19.44%) OpenROAD
7 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
8 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 6 (16.67%) MySQL
8 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 5 (13.89%) Degree
9 5 (13.89%) Database Tuning
9 5 (13.89%) Change Management
9 5 (13.89%) Web Services
9 5 (13.89%) OO
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 10g
9 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
9 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
10 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
10 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
10 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 7 (19.44%) OpenROAD
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Workflow
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (11.11%) MS Project
2 3 (8.33%) MS Office
3 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle ERP
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SNMP
1 2 (5.56%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 7 (19.44%) Ingres
2 7 (19.44%) RDBMS
3 6 (16.67%) MySQL
3 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
5 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (11.11%) DB2
5 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
6 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (5.56%) DataStage
7 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.78%) Big Data
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 3 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (5.56%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.78%) Legal
3 1 (2.78%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Developer
2 6 (16.67%) DBA
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (11.11%) OpenROAD Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Perl Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Test Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Designer
6 2 (5.56%) Change Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) ETL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Lead Test Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
2 1 (2.78%) WSDL
2 1 (2.78%) jQuery
2 1 (2.78%) RESTful
2 1 (2.78%) Mojolicious
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.56%) NHS
2 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 2 (5.56%) AS400
2 2 (5.56%) Statistics
2 2 (5.56%) iSeries
3 1 (2.78%) Open Source
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (50.00%) Linux
2 15 (41.67%) Windows
3 13 (36.11%) AIX
4 5 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.56%) OS/400
5 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.78%) CentOS
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 5 (13.89%) Database Tuning
3 5 (13.89%) OO
3 5 (13.89%) Change Management
3 5 (13.89%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.11%) Coaching
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Customer Engagement
5 3 (8.33%) MapReduce
5 3 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) User Stories
5 3 (8.33%) Asset Management
5 3 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (8.33%) Workflow
5 3 (8.33%) Project Management
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.33%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 11 (30.56%) Perl
3 7 (19.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby
4 4 (11.11%) Korn
4 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
4 4 (11.11%) Python
5 3 (8.33%) C++
6 2 (5.56%) COBOL
6 2 (5.56%) RPG
6 2 (5.56%) C
7 1 (2.78%) Java
7 1 (2.78%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) Degree
2 3 (8.33%) ISEB
3 2 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.78%) CISSP
4 1 (2.78%) CISA
4 1 (2.78%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.78%) COBIT
2 1 (2.78%) COSO
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (8.33%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (5.56%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (5.56%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.56%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Oracle
2 6 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 3 (8.33%) HP
3 3 (8.33%) Remedy
4 2 (5.56%) Teradata
4 2 (5.56%) IBM
4 2 (5.56%) BMC
4 2 (5.56%) Sybase
5 1 (2.78%) SAP