The table below looks at the statistics for UNIX skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UNIX over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 38 40 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing UNIX 44 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.59% 2.85% 5.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.04% 10.71% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 7 7
Average daily rate
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£350 £260 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -22.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £242 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £305 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
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%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
183 140 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 23.25% 26.57% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 30
Average daily rate £325 £255 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 23 5
Average hourly rate £14.44 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.07% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.90 £12.50 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Wales region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Wales

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Wales region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

UNIX
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 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
South Wales -4 25 £350 +34.61% 13
West Wales - 18 £388 -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 32 (47.76%) Windows
2 30 (44.78%) SQL
3 28 (41.79%) Oracle
4 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.30%) Relational Database
5 22 (32.84%) RDBMS
6 21 (31.34%) Open Source
7 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
7 18 (26.87%) Linux
8 17 (25.37%) Java
9 16 (23.88%) PostgreSQL
9 16 (23.88%) MongoDB
10 14 (20.90%) Web Services
11 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
11 13 (19.40%) TDD
12 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.91%) Scrum
12 12 (17.91%) DevOps
13 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
13 11 (16.42%) SOAP
14 10 (14.93%) .NET
14 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
14 10 (14.93%) Replication
14 10 (14.93%) JSON
14 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
14 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (13.43%) CentOS
15 9 (13.43%) REST
15 9 (13.43%) MVC
15 9 (13.43%) IBM

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the 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 (8.96%) OpenROAD
2 3 (4.48%) SAS
3 2 (2.99%) Apache
3 2 (2.99%) Documentum
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) CICS
3 2 (2.99%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (2.99%) nginx
4 1 (1.49%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.94%) GitHub
2 3 (4.48%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) HTTP
1 8 (11.94%) AMQP
2 6 (8.96%) Internet
3 3 (4.48%) Firewall
3 3 (4.48%) Wireless
3 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 2 (2.99%) SSL
4 2 (2.99%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.49%) SSH
5 1 (1.49%) Intranet
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (40.30%) Relational Database
2 22 (32.84%) RDBMS
3 16 (23.88%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (23.88%) MongoDB
4 12 (17.91%) SQL Server
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2012
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (11.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (11.94%) Oracle Database
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (10.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (8.96%) Ingres
7 6 (8.96%) Oracle9i Database
7 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (7.46%) MySQL
9 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
9 3 (4.48%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (2.99%) Adabas
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.96%) Selenium
3 5 (7.46%) WebDriver
3 5 (7.46%) CA Gen
4 4 (5.97%) JUnit
4 4 (5.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (5.97%) TestNG
4 4 (5.97%) JIRA
4 4 (5.97%) Subversion
5 3 (4.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.48%) Ant
6 2 (2.99%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.99%) Bugzilla
6 2 (2.99%) JMeter
6 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
6 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.99%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (2.99%) JBehave
General
1 8 (11.94%) Finance
2 4 (5.97%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.99%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (44.78%) Developer
2 11 (16.42%) Analyst
3 9 (13.43%) DBA
4 6 (8.96%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Test Analyst
5 5 (7.46%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) OpenROAD Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.48%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.48%) Senior Developer
7 3 (4.48%) Tester
7 3 (4.48%) Software Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) CA Gen Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.99%) Software Developer
8 2 (2.99%) Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Web Services
2 11 (16.42%) SOAP
3 10 (14.93%) .NET
3 10 (14.93%) JSON
4 9 (13.43%) REST
5 8 (11.94%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (11.94%) Spring MVC
5 8 (11.94%) Spring
6 4 (5.97%) .NET Framework
7 3 (4.48%) RESTful
7 3 (4.48%) XML
7 3 (4.48%) HTML
8 2 (2.99%) J2EE
9 1 (1.49%) WCF
9 1 (1.49%) jQuery
9 1 (1.49%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (1.49%) LAMP
9 1 (1.49%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 21 (31.34%) Open Source
2 10 (14.93%) Replication
3 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.97%) AS400
3 4 (5.97%) iSeries
4 3 (4.48%) PKI
4 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.99%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.99%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.99%) LPAR
5 2 (2.99%) Statistics
6 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.49%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.76%) Windows
2 18 (26.87%) Linux
3 10 (14.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (13.43%) CentOS
5 8 (11.94%) AIX
6 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (40.30%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (19.40%) TDD
3 12 (17.91%) Scrum
3 12 (17.91%) DevOps
4 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
4 10 (14.93%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (13.43%) MVC
6 8 (11.94%) SOA
6 8 (11.94%) Software Engineering
7 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
7 7 (10.45%) Database Tuning
8 6 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 6 (8.96%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.46%) Automated Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Coaching
9 5 (7.46%) Automation Testing
9 5 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
10 4 (5.97%) BDD
10 4 (5.97%) Test Management
10 4 (5.97%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 30 (44.78%) SQL
2 17 (25.37%) Java
3 7 (10.45%) C#
4 6 (8.96%) Perl
4 6 (8.96%) Python
4 6 (8.96%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) SAS Macro
5 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.99%) MUMPS
6 2 (2.99%) XQuery
6 2 (2.99%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.99%) C
6 2 (2.99%) PL/SQL
6 2 (2.99%) VB
6 2 (2.99%) Groovy
6 2 (2.99%) XPath
7 1 (1.49%) Scala
7 1 (1.49%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.49%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.46%) ISTQB
3 5 (7.46%) ISEB
4 3 (4.48%) GCIA
4 3 (4.48%) GCFW
4 3 (4.48%) GCWN
4 3 (4.48%) GIAC
4 3 (4.48%) CISSP
5 2 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) MetaFrame
1 2 (2.99%) NFS
1 2 (2.99%) Terminal Services
1 2 (2.99%) Forefront TMG
1 2 (2.99%) UAG
2 1 (1.49%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.48%) Puppet
2 3 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.48%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.99%) Ansible
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.99%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.99%) SCCM
3 2 (2.99%) WSUS
4 1 (1.49%) Cacti
4 1 (1.49%) Nagios
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Oracle
2 9 (13.43%) IBM
3 5 (7.46%) CA
3 5 (7.46%) HP
3 5 (7.46%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.97%) Informatica
5 3 (4.48%) Sourcefire
5 3 (4.48%) Trend Micro
5 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.48%) Juniper
5 3 (4.48%) Cisco
5 3 (4.48%) CheckPoint
6 2 (2.99%) Citrix
6 2 (2.99%) EMC
6 2 (2.99%) McAfee
6 2 (2.99%) Sophos
6 2 (2.99%) Websense
6 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.99%) Google
6 2 (2.99%) Teradata
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