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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 31 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -7
Contract jobs citing UNIX 39 14 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.42% 3.29% 6.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.71% 15.05% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 9 10
Average daily rate £375 £387 £409
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% -5.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £365 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £404 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £15.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £30.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-5.83% -7.69%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 93 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.31% 21.88% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 56 56
Average daily rate £300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +8 37 £375 - 6
UNIX
UK

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 28 (53.85%) SQL
2 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
3 18 (34.62%) Windows
4 17 (32.69%) AIX
5 15 (28.85%) Linux
6 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
7 12 (23.08%) OO
7 12 (23.08%) Perl
7 12 (23.08%) IBM
8 11 (21.15%) Shell Script
8 11 (21.15%) Java
8 11 (21.15%) Oracle
9 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 10 (19.23%) Finance
9 10 (19.23%) TDD
10 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (17.31%) Project Management
10 9 (17.31%) HP
10 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
10 9 (17.31%) RESTful
11 8 (15.38%) Mojolicious
11 8 (15.38%) OAuth
11 8 (15.38%) iSeries
11 8 (15.38%) Scala
11 8 (15.38%) MongoDB
11 8 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (15.38%) COBOL
11 8 (15.38%) Legal
11 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
11 8 (15.38%) jQuery

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (13.46%) WebSphere
3 4 (7.69%) Apache
4 3 (5.77%) OpenROAD
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Tuxedo
6 1 (1.92%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) MS Office
2 4 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.69%) MS Project
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) FastStats
Communications & Networking
1 6 (11.54%) SAN
2 5 (9.62%) SSL
3 4 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.69%) DNS
3 4 (7.69%) SMTP
4 3 (5.77%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) HTTP
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) MPLS
5 1 (1.92%) OSPF
5 1 (1.92%) BGP
5 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (15.38%) MongoDB
2 7 (13.46%) Ingres
3 6 (11.54%) DB2
4 4 (7.69%) RDBMS
4 4 (7.69%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (7.69%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.92%) MySQL
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (1.92%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) TestDirector
2 2 (3.85%) Subversion
2 2 (3.85%) Maven
2 2 (3.85%) Ant
2 2 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
2 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.92%) Mercurial
3 1 (1.92%) JBehave
3 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.92%) Hudson
3 1 (1.92%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.92%) JUnit
3 1 (1.92%) JIRA
3 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 10 (19.23%) Finance
2 8 (15.38%) Legal
3 7 (13.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.77%) Banking
5 1 (1.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Developer
2 9 (17.31%) Applications Support
3 8 (15.38%) Perl Developer
4 6 (11.54%) Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Support Analyst
5 5 (9.62%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (7.69%) Architect
6 4 (7.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Support
7 3 (5.77%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) UNIX Administrator
7 3 (5.77%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.85%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Change Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.31%) RESTful
2 8 (15.38%) Mojolicious
2 8 (15.38%) jQuery
2 8 (15.38%) OAuth
3 2 (3.85%) SOAP
3 2 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (1.92%) XML
4 1 (1.92%) JSON
4 1 (1.92%) HTML
4 1 (1.92%) J2EE
4 1 (1.92%) JDBC
4 1 (1.92%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) iSeries
2 5 (9.62%) AS400
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.92%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 18 (34.62%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) AIX
3 15 (28.85%) Linux
4 6 (11.54%) OS/400
4 6 (11.54%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.62%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.08%) OO
2 10 (19.23%) TDD
3 9 (17.31%) Project Management
3 9 (17.31%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (15.38%) Software Engineering
5 4 (7.69%) Server Monitoring
5 4 (7.69%) UML
6 3 (5.77%) Quality Management
6 3 (5.77%) Data Management
6 3 (5.77%) Change Management
7 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.85%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (3.85%) BDD
7 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL
8 1 (1.92%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.92%) SOA
8 1 (1.92%) Code Coverage
8 1 (1.92%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (53.85%) SQL
2 12 (23.08%) Perl
3 11 (21.15%) Java
3 11 (21.15%) Shell Script
4 9 (17.31%) PL/SQL
5 8 (15.38%) COBOL
5 8 (15.38%) Scala
6 7 (13.46%) RPG
7 5 (9.62%) C
8 4 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.85%) Groovy
10 1 (1.92%) Korn
10 1 (1.92%) XPath
10 1 (1.92%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.92%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (36.54%) Security Cleared
2 14 (26.92%) SC Cleared
3 4 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (7.69%) RHCE
3 4 (7.69%) Degree
4 1 (1.92%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) SLA
1 1 (1.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (7.69%) Hyper-V
1 4 (7.69%) XenServer
1 4 (7.69%) XenDesktop
1 4 (7.69%) vSphere
1 4 (7.69%) vCloud
1 4 (7.69%) RHEV
1 4 (7.69%) NFS
2 2 (3.85%) MetaFrame
2 2 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
1 4 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (7.69%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (5.77%) BMC Performance Manager
2 3 (5.77%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.92%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 12 (23.08%) IBM
2 11 (21.15%) Oracle
3 10 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.31%) HP
5 5 (9.62%) Citrix
5 5 (9.62%) Remedy
6 4 (7.69%) VMware
6 4 (7.69%) BMC
6 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 4 (7.69%) Symantec
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco
7 1 (1.92%) CA