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 11 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 47 31 29
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -2
Contract jobs citing UNIX 16 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.47% 3.07% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.40% 10.00% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 8 6
Average daily rate
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£450 £285 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -15.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £356 £258 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £339 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.78% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.75 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+11.30% -2.54%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
129 120 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.94% 30.69% 18.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 68 31
Average daily rate £313 £305 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.45% +1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £124 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 7
Average hourly rate £13.25 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.62% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £16.20 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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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 11 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 11 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
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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 -13 7 £400 +45.45% 5
Caerphilly - - - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 11 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 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
3 21 (37.50%) Windows
4 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
5 16 (28.57%) AIX
6 15 (26.79%) Linux
7 14 (25.00%) Oracle
7 14 (25.00%) Java
8 13 (23.21%) IBM
8 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
9 12 (21.43%) OO
9 12 (21.43%) TDD
10 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (19.64%) RESTful
10 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
10 11 (19.64%) Finance
11 10 (17.86%) Project Management
11 10 (17.86%) HP
11 10 (17.86%) Perl
12 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
12 9 (16.07%) iSeries
13 8 (14.29%) OAuth
13 8 (14.29%) Scala
13 8 (14.29%) jQuery
13 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
13 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
13 8 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (14.29%) Mojolicious
13 8 (14.29%) Legal
13 8 (14.29%) COBOL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 11 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 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.36%) OpenROAD
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
4 2 (3.57%) Apache
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Office
2 5 (8.93%) MS Excel
3 4 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (1.79%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.71%) SAN
1 6 (10.71%) Internet
2 5 (8.93%) TCP/IP
2 5 (8.93%) SSL
3 4 (7.14%) Wireless
4 3 (5.36%) Firewall
4 3 (5.36%) HTTP
5 2 (3.57%) SMTP
5 2 (3.57%) DNS
5 2 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.79%) LAN
6 1 (1.79%) WAN
6 1 (1.79%) MPLS
6 1 (1.79%) OSPF
6 1 (1.79%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) MongoDB
2 7 (12.50%) Ingres
3 6 (10.71%) DB2
4 4 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (7.14%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.57%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.79%) MySQL
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Subversion
2 4 (7.14%) Maven
2 4 (7.14%) JIRA
2 4 (7.14%) Selenium
2 4 (7.14%) Ant
2 4 (7.14%) JUnit
2 4 (7.14%) TestDirector
2 4 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.14%) WebDriver
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (5.36%) JBehave
3 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
3 3 (5.36%) Hudson
3 3 (5.36%) SoapUI
3 3 (5.36%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.36%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.79%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.79%) JMeter
4 1 (1.79%) Bugzilla
General
1 11 (19.64%) Finance
2 8 (14.29%) Legal
3 7 (12.50%) Telecoms
4 5 (8.93%) Banking
5 2 (3.57%) Local Government
5 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 20 (35.71%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Analyst
2 9 (16.07%) Applications Support
3 8 (14.29%) Perl Developer
4 5 (8.93%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Operations Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Security Operations Analyst
5 3 (5.36%) Automated Test Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Security Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) UNIX Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Developer
6 2 (3.57%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Windows Support Analyst
6 2 (3.57%) UNIX Support
6 2 (3.57%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) RESTful
2 8 (14.29%) jQuery
2 8 (14.29%) OAuth
2 8 (14.29%) Mojolicious
3 4 (7.14%) HTML
3 4 (7.14%) J2EE
3 4 (7.14%) SOAP
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) XML
4 3 (5.36%) JSON
5 1 (1.79%) REST
5 1 (1.79%) XHTML
5 1 (1.79%) Middleware
5 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.79%) JDBC
5 1 (1.79%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) iSeries
2 6 (10.71%) AS400
3 3 (5.36%) PKI
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.36%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.79%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 21 (37.50%) Windows
2 16 (28.57%) AIX
3 15 (26.79%) Linux
4 6 (10.71%) OS/400
4 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
5 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) OO
1 12 (21.43%) TDD
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (17.86%) Project Management
4 8 (14.29%) Software Engineering
5 5 (8.93%) Test Automation
5 5 (8.93%) UML
6 4 (7.14%) Scrum
6 4 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (7.14%) BDD
6 4 (7.14%) Automation Testing
6 4 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (7.14%) Test Management
6 4 (7.14%) Automated Testing
7 3 (5.36%) Data Management
7 3 (5.36%) Quality Management
7 3 (5.36%) Change Management
8 2 (3.57%) Service Delivery
8 2 (3.57%) SIEM
8 2 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 30 (53.57%) SQL
2 14 (25.00%) Java
3 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
4 10 (17.86%) Perl
5 9 (16.07%) PL/SQL
6 8 (14.29%) COBOL
6 8 (14.29%) Scala
7 7 (12.50%) RPG
8 5 (8.93%) C
8 5 (8.93%) PowerShell
9 4 (7.14%) Groovy
10 3 (5.36%) XPath
10 3 (5.36%) XQuery
10 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
11 2 (3.57%) MUMPS
11 2 (3.57%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.79%) Korn
12 1 (1.79%) C#
Qualifications
1 23 (41.07%) Security Cleared
2 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (7.14%) Degree
5 3 (5.36%) CISSP
5 3 (5.36%) GIAC
5 3 (5.36%) GCIA
5 3 (5.36%) GCFW
5 3 (5.36%) GCWN
6 2 (3.57%) RHCE
6 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.79%) ISEB
7 1 (1.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) SLA
1 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.79%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) MetaFrame
1 5 (8.93%) Terminal Services
1 5 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
1 5 (8.93%) XenServer
1 5 (8.93%) XenDesktop
1 5 (8.93%) vSphere
1 5 (8.93%) vCloud
2 2 (3.57%) RHEV
2 2 (3.57%) NFS
2 2 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (3.57%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) NetBackup
1 5 (8.93%) Backup Exec
1 5 (8.93%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (7.14%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (3.57%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (3.57%) WSUS
3 2 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.57%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.57%) SCCM
4 1 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (1.79%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (1.79%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Oracle
2 13 (23.21%) IBM
2 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.86%) HP
4 8 (14.29%) Citrix
5 6 (10.71%) Remedy
6 5 (8.93%) VMware
6 5 (8.93%) Symantec
7 4 (7.14%) Cisco
8 3 (5.36%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.36%) Juniper
8 3 (5.36%) Sourcefire
8 3 (5.36%) Trend Micro
9 2 (3.57%) BMC
9 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.57%) McAfee
9 2 (3.57%) Sophos
9 2 (3.57%) Websense
10 1 (1.79%) CA
10 1 (1.79%) Informatica