The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Wales region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 48 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 14 15 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.29% 3.65% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.39% 12.10% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 9 8
Average daily rate
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£400 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £261 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £330 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
113 124 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.49% 30.17% 17.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 67 31
Average daily rate £300 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £121 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.10 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -4.41%
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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 29 July 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 29 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -15 6 £381 +38.63% 3
Caerphilly - - - - 3
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
3 19 (38.00%) Windows
3 19 (38.00%) SC Cleared
4 16 (32.00%) Java
4 16 (32.00%) Oracle
5 14 (28.00%) TDD
6 13 (26.00%) Linux
7 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
7 11 (22.00%) RESTful
8 10 (20.00%) AIX
9 9 (18.00%) OO
9 9 (18.00%) IBM
9 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
9 9 (18.00%) Finance
10 8 (16.00%) HP
10 8 (16.00%) Citrix
10 8 (16.00%) Perl
10 8 (16.00%) PL/SQL
10 8 (16.00%) Scala
10 8 (16.00%) OAuth
10 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
10 8 (16.00%) MongoDB
10 8 (16.00%) jQuery
10 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
10 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
10 8 (16.00%) Mojolicious
11 7 (14.00%) Selenium
11 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (14.00%) Ingres

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (6.00%) OpenROAD
3 2 (4.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Office
3 1 (2.00%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (8.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (12.00%) SAN
1 6 (12.00%) Internet
2 4 (8.00%) Wireless
3 3 (6.00%) Firewall
3 3 (6.00%) HTTP
3 3 (6.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.00%) SSL
4 2 (4.00%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (2.00%) LAN
5 1 (2.00%) WAN
5 1 (2.00%) MPLS
5 1 (2.00%) OSPF
5 1 (2.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) MongoDB
2 7 (14.00%) Ingres
3 4 (8.00%) RDBMS
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (8.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (4.00%) DB2
5 1 (2.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Selenium
2 6 (12.00%) WebDriver
3 5 (10.00%) JUnit
3 5 (10.00%) Subversion
3 5 (10.00%) JIRA
4 4 (8.00%) Ant
4 4 (8.00%) Maven
4 4 (8.00%) TestNG
4 4 (8.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (6.00%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (6.00%) JBehave
5 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (6.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (6.00%) Cucumber
5 3 (6.00%) Hudson
5 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (4.00%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (4.00%) JMeter
6 2 (4.00%) Bugzilla
General
1 9 (18.00%) Finance
2 7 (14.00%) Telecoms
3 6 (12.00%) Legal
4 4 (8.00%) Banking
5 2 (4.00%) Local Government
5 2 (4.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (40.00%) Developer
2 8 (16.00%) Perl Developer
3 5 (10.00%) Analyst
3 5 (10.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.00%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (6.00%) Automated Test Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Tester
6 2 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.00%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.00%) Support Specialist
7 1 (2.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) RESTful
2 8 (16.00%) jQuery
2 8 (16.00%) OAuth
2 8 (16.00%) Mojolicious
3 5 (10.00%) SOAP
3 5 (10.00%) Web Services
4 4 (8.00%) XML
4 4 (8.00%) HTML
4 4 (8.00%) .NET
4 4 (8.00%) J2EE
4 4 (8.00%) .NET Framework
5 3 (6.00%) JSON
6 2 (4.00%) REST
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (2.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (2.00%) WCF
7 1 (2.00%) ASP.NET
7 1 (2.00%) XHTML
7 1 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.00%) iSeries
2 5 (10.00%) AS400
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (4.00%) Open Source
4 2 (4.00%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.00%) Windows
2 13 (26.00%) Linux
3 10 (20.00%) AIX
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.00%) OS/400
6 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) TDD
2 11 (22.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (18.00%) OO
4 8 (16.00%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (14.00%) Project Management
6 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
6 6 (12.00%) BDD
6 6 (12.00%) Automation Testing
7 5 (10.00%) Test Management
7 5 (10.00%) Scrum
8 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (8.00%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
9 3 (6.00%) Software Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Load Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Data Management
9 3 (6.00%) Quality Management
10 2 (4.00%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (54.00%) SQL
2 16 (32.00%) Java
3 8 (16.00%) Perl
3 8 (16.00%) PL/SQL
3 8 (16.00%) Scala
4 6 (12.00%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 5 (10.00%) C
6 4 (8.00%) C#
6 4 (8.00%) Groovy
7 3 (6.00%) XQuery
7 3 (6.00%) XPath
7 3 (6.00%) COBOL
7 3 (6.00%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.00%) RPG
8 2 (4.00%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 26 (52.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (38.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.00%) Oracle Certification
4 3 (6.00%) GIAC
4 3 (6.00%) GCIA
4 3 (6.00%) GCFW
4 3 (6.00%) GCWN
4 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
4 3 (6.00%) CISSP
5 2 (4.00%) ISEB
5 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
1 1 (2.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.00%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (10.00%) MetaFrame
1 5 (10.00%) Terminal Services
1 5 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (10.00%) Hyper-V
1 5 (10.00%) XenServer
1 5 (10.00%) XenDesktop
1 5 (10.00%) vSphere
1 5 (10.00%) vCloud
2 2 (4.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (4.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 5 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.00%) WSUS
3 2 (4.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.00%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.00%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (2.00%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 16 (32.00%) Oracle
2 9 (18.00%) IBM
2 9 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (16.00%) HP
3 8 (16.00%) Citrix
4 6 (12.00%) Remedy
5 5 (10.00%) VMware
5 5 (10.00%) Symantec
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco
6 4 (8.00%) Informatica
7 3 (6.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.00%) Juniper
7 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (6.00%) Trend Micro
8 2 (4.00%) McAfee
8 2 (4.00%) Sophos
8 2 (4.00%) Websense
8 2 (4.00%) BMC
9 1 (2.00%) CA