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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 36 36 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 28 17 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.71% 3.60% 5.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 12.78% 31.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 7
Average daily rate
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£338 £270 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -16.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £246 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £355 £390
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 £30.00 £30.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -14.28%
UNIX
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
105 133 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.68% 28.18% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 73 30
Average daily rate £325 £261 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £15.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £23.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -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 20 October 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 20 October 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 -5 16 £325 +22.64% 3
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 5
Caerphilly - - - -
UNIX
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (40.48%) Windows
2 17 (40.48%) Linux
3 13 (30.95%) Oracle
3 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
4 11 (26.19%) SQL
5 10 (23.81%) IBM
5 10 (23.81%) Finance
5 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
6 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 9 (21.43%) AIX
7 8 (19.05%) .NET
7 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 7 (16.67%) C#
8 7 (16.67%) Java
8 7 (16.67%) HP
8 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
9 6 (14.29%) Ingres
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) Perl
9 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
9 6 (14.29%) Web Services
9 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
9 6 (14.29%) OpenROAD
9 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
9 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
9 6 (14.29%) Selenium
10 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (11.90%) iSeries
10 5 (11.90%) TDD

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 6 (14.29%) OpenROAD
2 3 (7.14%) SAS
3 2 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 2 (4.76%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.38%) IIS
4 1 (2.38%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.38%) MS Project
2 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (9.52%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.90%) Internet
2 3 (7.14%) Firewall
2 3 (7.14%) Wireless
2 3 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.76%) SSL
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) HTTP
3 2 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (2.38%) LDAP
4 1 (2.38%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (23.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 6 (14.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (14.29%) Ingres
4 4 (9.52%) MySQL
5 3 (7.14%) DB2
5 3 (7.14%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (4.76%) DataStage
6 2 (4.76%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (2.38%) Big Data
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (14.29%) Selenium
2 5 (11.90%) WebDriver
3 4 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (9.52%) JUnit
3 4 (9.52%) Subversion
3 4 (9.52%) JIRA
3 4 (9.52%) TestNG
4 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
4 3 (7.14%) Ant
4 3 (7.14%) Maven
5 2 (4.76%) Visual Studio
5 2 (4.76%) JMeter
5 2 (4.76%) Bugzilla
5 2 (4.76%) Mercurial
5 2 (4.76%) TortoiseSVN
5 2 (4.76%) JBehave
5 2 (4.76%) Cucumber
5 2 (4.76%) Hudson
5 2 (4.76%) SoapUI
5 2 (4.76%) Apache Ivy
General
1 10 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (9.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (4.76%) Banking
4 1 (2.38%) Local Government
4 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (35.71%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) OpenROAD Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Tester
4 3 (7.14%) Security Analyst
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Architect
5 2 (4.76%) Automated Test Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Designer
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Perl Developer
5 2 (4.76%) ETL Developer
5 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.05%) .NET
2 6 (14.29%) Web Services
3 4 (9.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (7.14%) RESTful
4 3 (7.14%) XML
4 3 (7.14%) J2EE
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) SOAP
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
6 1 (2.38%) jQuery
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 1 (2.38%) REST
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (2.38%) Mojolicious
6 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
6 1 (2.38%) XHTML
6 1 (2.38%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) AS400
1 5 (11.90%) iSeries
2 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.14%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.14%) Open Source
3 3 (7.14%) PKI
4 2 (4.76%) Statistics
4 2 (4.76%) LPAR
4 2 (4.76%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (4.76%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (2.38%) Digital Media
5 1 (2.38%) NHS
5 1 (2.38%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (40.48%) Windows
1 17 (40.48%) Linux
2 9 (21.43%) AIX
3 5 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 2 (4.76%) CentOS
6 1 (2.38%) OS/400
6 1 (2.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (45.24%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 6 (14.29%) Test Automation
3 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.90%) TDD
4 5 (11.90%) Automated Testing
4 5 (11.90%) Coaching
4 5 (11.90%) Automation Testing
4 5 (11.90%) DevOps
4 5 (11.90%) Kalman Filter
5 4 (9.52%) BDD
5 4 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 4 (9.52%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Test Management
6 3 (7.14%) Test Scripting
6 3 (7.14%) Software Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Load Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
6 3 (7.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (26.19%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) C#
2 7 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
4 5 (11.90%) Ruby
4 5 (11.90%) Python
5 4 (9.52%) Shell Script
6 3 (7.14%) SAS Macro
6 3 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.76%) Groovy
7 2 (4.76%) XPath
7 2 (4.76%) MUMPS
7 2 (4.76%) XQuery
7 2 (4.76%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.38%) COBOL
8 1 (2.38%) RPG
8 1 (2.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 13 (30.95%) Security Cleared
2 9 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (7.14%) CISSP
3 3 (7.14%) GIAC
3 3 (7.14%) GCIA
3 3 (7.14%) GCFW
3 3 (7.14%) GCWN
3 3 (7.14%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
1 1 (2.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.38%) HL7
System Software
1 3 (7.14%) MetaFrame
1 3 (7.14%) Terminal Services
2 2 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.76%) XenServer
2 2 (4.76%) XenDesktop
2 2 (4.76%) vSphere
2 2 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (4.76%) UAG
2 2 (4.76%) vCloud
2 2 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (7.14%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.76%) Puppet
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (4.76%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.76%) WSUS
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
3 2 (4.76%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Oracle
2 10 (23.81%) IBM
3 7 (16.67%) HP
4 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.52%) Citrix
5 4 (9.52%) Informatica
5 4 (9.52%) VMware
6 3 (7.14%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.14%) Juniper
6 3 (7.14%) Cisco
6 3 (7.14%) Sourcefire
6 3 (7.14%) Trend Micro
7 2 (4.76%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.76%) Google
7 2 (4.76%) EMC
7 2 (4.76%) Symantec
7 2 (4.76%) Remedy
7 2 (4.76%) McAfee
7 2 (4.76%) Sophos
7 2 (4.76%) Websense