The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 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 46 35 25
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing UNIX 24 19 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.19% 3.54% 5.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.14% 12.84% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 13
Average daily rate
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£400 £285 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.35% -24.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £316 £268 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £315 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £28.75
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +13.04%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
140 148 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.62% 27.56% 19.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 48
Average daily rate £313 £300 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -7.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 21 12
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £13.10 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £17.50
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 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 29 July 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 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
South Wales -16 14 £400 +45.45% 7
West Wales +1 9 £480 - 1
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 30 (48.39%) SQL
3 25 (40.32%) Oracle
4 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
5 21 (33.87%) Windows
6 17 (27.42%) Java
7 14 (22.58%) Linux
7 14 (22.58%) TDD
8 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (17.74%) RESTful
8 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
9 10 (16.13%) AIX
10 9 (14.52%) Finance
10 9 (14.52%) OO
10 9 (14.52%) PL/SQL
10 9 (14.52%) IBM
10 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
11 8 (12.90%) OAuth
11 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
11 8 (12.90%) jQuery
11 8 (12.90%) Scala
11 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
11 8 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (12.90%) Mojolicious
11 8 (12.90%) Citrix
11 8 (12.90%) HP
11 8 (12.90%) Perl
12 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
12 7 (11.29%) Project Management
12 7 (11.29%) C

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 8 (12.90%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (4.84%) OpenROAD
3 2 (3.23%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.23%) CICS
3 2 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.61%) Documentum
4 1 (1.61%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.61%) IIS
4 1 (1.61%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (8.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
3 1 (1.61%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.68%) SAN
1 6 (9.68%) Internet
2 4 (6.45%) Wireless
3 3 (4.84%) Firewall
3 3 (4.84%) WAN
3 3 (4.84%) HTTP
3 3 (4.84%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) SSL
4 2 (3.23%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (1.61%) LAN
5 1 (1.61%) MPLS
5 1 (1.61%) OSPF
5 1 (1.61%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
2 7 (11.29%) Ingres
3 4 (6.45%) RDBMS
3 4 (6.45%) Oracle ODI
3 4 (6.45%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.23%) InterSystems Cache
4 2 (3.23%) Adabas
4 2 (3.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (3.23%) DB2
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.61%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.61%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (11.29%) Selenium
2 6 (9.68%) WebDriver
3 5 (8.06%) JUnit
3 5 (8.06%) Subversion
3 5 (8.06%) JIRA
3 5 (8.06%) CA Gen
4 4 (6.45%) Ant
4 4 (6.45%) Jenkins
4 4 (6.45%) Maven
4 4 (6.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 4 (6.45%) TestNG
5 3 (4.84%) Git (software)
5 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.84%) Mercurial
5 3 (4.84%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.84%) Hudson
5 3 (4.84%) SoapUI
5 3 (4.84%) Apache Ivy
5 3 (4.84%) JBehave
6 2 (3.23%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 9 (14.52%) Finance
2 7 (11.29%) Telecoms
3 6 (9.68%) Legal
4 4 (6.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.23%) Local Government
5 2 (3.23%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (40.32%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Analyst
3 8 (12.90%) Perl Developer
4 5 (8.06%) Applications Support
4 5 (8.06%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) Consultant
6 3 (4.84%) Tester
6 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Applications Support Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Automated Test Developer
6 3 (4.84%) CA Gen Developer
7 2 (3.23%) UNIX Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.74%) RESTful
2 8 (12.90%) jQuery
2 8 (12.90%) OAuth
2 8 (12.90%) Mojolicious
3 6 (9.68%) Web Services
4 5 (8.06%) .NET
4 5 (8.06%) SOAP
5 4 (6.45%) HTML
5 4 (6.45%) J2EE
5 4 (6.45%) XML
5 4 (6.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (4.84%) JSON
7 2 (3.23%) REST
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC 3
8 1 (1.61%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (1.61%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (1.61%) WCF
8 1 (1.61%) XHTML
8 1 (1.61%) Middleware
8 1 (1.61%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.68%) iSeries
2 5 (8.06%) AS400
3 3 (4.84%) PKI
3 3 (4.84%) Open Source
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.84%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 21 (33.87%) Windows
2 14 (22.58%) Linux
3 10 (16.13%) AIX
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 7
5 2 (3.23%) OS/400
6 1 (1.61%) CentOS
6 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.58%) TDD
2 11 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (14.52%) Software Engineering
3 9 (14.52%) OO
4 8 (12.90%) Test Automation
5 7 (11.29%) Project Management
6 6 (9.68%) Automated Testing
6 6 (9.68%) BDD
6 6 (9.68%) Automation Testing
7 5 (8.06%) Test Management
7 5 (8.06%) Scrum
8 4 (6.45%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (6.45%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (4.84%) Software Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Load Testing
9 3 (4.84%) Data Management
9 3 (4.84%) Quality Management
10 2 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (48.39%) SQL
2 17 (27.42%) Java
3 9 (14.52%) PL/SQL
4 8 (12.90%) Perl
4 8 (12.90%) Scala
5 7 (11.29%) C
6 6 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 5 (8.06%) PowerShell
8 4 (6.45%) Groovy
8 4 (6.45%) C#
9 3 (4.84%) COBOL
9 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.84%) XPath
9 3 (4.84%) XQuery
10 2 (3.23%) MUMPS
10 2 (3.23%) VB
10 2 (3.23%) RPG
11 1 (1.61%) PHP
11 1 (1.61%) Python
11 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (53.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (38.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.06%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (8.06%) ISTQB
4 4 (6.45%) ISEB
5 3 (4.84%) CISSP
5 3 (4.84%) GIAC
5 3 (4.84%) GCIA
5 3 (4.84%) GCFW
5 3 (4.84%) GCWN
6 2 (3.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.23%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
1 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.61%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (8.06%) MetaFrame
1 5 (8.06%) Terminal Services
1 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (8.06%) Hyper-V
1 5 (8.06%) XenServer
1 5 (8.06%) XenDesktop
1 5 (8.06%) vSphere
1 5 (8.06%) vCloud
2 2 (3.23%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (3.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (8.06%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (8.06%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.06%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (4.84%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.23%) SCCM
4 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.61%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.61%) Cacti
5 1 (1.61%) Nagios
Vendors
1 25 (40.32%) Oracle
2 11 (17.74%) Microsoft
3 9 (14.52%) IBM
4 8 (12.90%) HP
4 8 (12.90%) Citrix
5 6 (9.68%) CA
5 6 (9.68%) Remedy
6 5 (8.06%) Symantec
6 5 (8.06%) VMware
7 4 (6.45%) Informatica
7 4 (6.45%) BMC
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco
8 3 (4.84%) Juniper
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
8 3 (4.84%) Sourcefire
8 3 (4.84%) Trend Micro
9 2 (3.23%) McAfee
9 2 (3.23%) Sophos
9 2 (3.23%) Websense
10 1 (1.61%) Red Hat