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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Unix
Rank 11 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -8
Contract jobs citing Unix 69 17 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 12.26% 3.28% 3.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.51% 18.48% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 9 11
Average daily rate £375 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £323 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.25 £39.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-12.73% +86.90%
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
189 92 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 33.57% 17.73% 19.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 57 42
Average daily rate £338 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £145 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 10
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +1.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £17.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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 +31 63 £364 -18.02% 9
Bridgend +12 3 £450 -10.00% 2
Unix
Wales

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 56 (72.73%) Perl
2 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
3 50 (64.94%) Software Engineering
4 43 (55.84%) OO
5 42 (54.55%) SQL
6 41 (53.25%) Java
7 39 (50.65%) Selenium
8 38 (49.35%) jQuery
8 38 (49.35%) TDD
8 38 (49.35%) Cucumber
9 35 (45.45%) MongoDB
10 31 (40.26%) RESTful
11 30 (38.96%) NoSQL
11 30 (38.96%) Mojolicious
12 29 (37.66%) Scala
12 29 (37.66%) Legal
13 28 (36.36%) Go
14 27 (35.06%) Redis
14 27 (35.06%) Kafka
15 23 (29.87%) Linux
16 18 (23.38%) OAuth2
16 18 (23.38%) Elasticsearch
17 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
18 16 (20.78%) XML
19 15 (19.48%) HTML
20 14 (18.18%) Relational Database
21 13 (16.88%) CSS
22 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
23 11 (14.29%) Oracle
24 10 (12.99%) MySQL

Unix
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 18 (23.38%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (7.79%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) SAS
4 3 (3.90%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (9.09%) HTTP
2 3 (3.90%) Firewall
2 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.90%) VLAN
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 2 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 2 (2.60%) LAN
3 2 (2.60%) Network Security
3 2 (2.60%) SSL
4 1 (1.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (45.45%) MongoDB
2 30 (38.96%) NoSQL
3 27 (35.06%) Redis
4 14 (18.18%) Relational Database
5 10 (12.99%) MySQL
6 9 (11.69%) Hadoop
7 6 (7.79%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (3.90%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (2.60%) Neo4j
10 1 (1.30%) DB2
10 1 (1.30%) InterSystems Cache
10 1 (1.30%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 39 (50.65%) Selenium
2 38 (49.35%) Cucumber
3 5 (6.49%) JIRA
4 4 (5.19%) Concordion
4 4 (5.19%) Subversion
5 3 (3.90%) JMeter
5 3 (3.90%) QAComplete
6 2 (2.60%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
7 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
7 1 (1.30%) PowerBuilder
7 1 (1.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 29 (37.66%) Legal
2 6 (7.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 48 (62.34%) Developer
2 17 (22.08%) Perl Developer
3 8 (10.39%) Java Developer
4 7 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Web Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.49%) Unix Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Tester
7 4 (5.19%) Unix Support
7 4 (5.19%) Website Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Unix Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Unix Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (49.35%) jQuery
2 31 (40.26%) RESTful
3 30 (38.96%) Mojolicious
4 27 (35.06%) Kafka
5 18 (23.38%) OAuth2
6 16 (20.78%) XML
7 15 (19.48%) HTML
8 13 (16.88%) CSS
9 7 (9.09%) Ajax
9 7 (9.09%) XHTML
10 6 (7.79%) Web Services
11 4 (5.19%) Middleware
12 3 (3.90%) J2EE
12 3 (3.90%) REST
13 2 (2.60%) Hibernate
13 2 (2.60%) JAX-RS
14 1 (1.30%) .NET
14 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
14 1 (1.30%) Boost C++ Libraries
14 1 (1.30%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.49%) PKI
2 4 (5.19%) N-Tier
3 3 (3.90%) DataPower
4 1 (1.30%) BBC
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 23 (29.87%) Linux
2 4 (5.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (3.90%) Windows
4 2 (2.60%) HPUX
4 2 (2.60%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (66.23%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (64.94%) Software Engineering
3 43 (55.84%) OO
4 38 (49.35%) TDD
5 10 (12.99%) DevOps
6 8 (10.39%) MapReduce
7 7 (9.09%) Analytics
7 7 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
8 6 (7.79%) Video Analytics
8 6 (7.79%) Web Development
9 4 (5.19%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.19%) Scrum
10 3 (3.90%) Defect Management
10 3 (3.90%) Process Management
10 3 (3.90%) Release Management
10 3 (3.90%) SOA
11 2 (2.60%) Data Modelling
11 2 (2.60%) ETL
11 2 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 56 (72.73%) Perl
2 42 (54.55%) SQL
3 41 (53.25%) Java
4 29 (37.66%) Scala
5 28 (36.36%) Go
6 17 (22.08%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.19%) ANSI SQL
8 3 (3.90%) BeanShell
9 2 (2.60%) C++
9 2 (2.60%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.30%) C#
10 1 (1.30%) VC++
Qualifications
1 12 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.90%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.30%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (1.30%) ISEB
3 1 (1.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.79%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.30%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 11 (14.29%) Oracle
2 5 (6.49%) F5
2 5 (6.49%) Informatica
2 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.49%) Teradata
3 4 (5.19%) Microsoft
3 4 (5.19%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (2.60%) HP
5 1 (1.30%) InterSystems
5 1 (1.30%) Sybase
5 1 (1.30%) Symantec
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