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 10 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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 44 36 33
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -3
Contract jobs citing UNIX 26 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.26% 3.17% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.35% 11.19% 23.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 10
Average daily rate
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£450 £295 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.54% -30.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £268 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £315 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £28.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
+12.28% -3.38%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
159 143 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.92% 28.37% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 80 47
Average daily rate £350 £305 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £16.14
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 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 10 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 10 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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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 -21 17 £450 +57.89% 6
West Wales -6 9 £480 -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 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 32 (47.06%) SQL
2 30 (44.12%) Security Cleared
3 24 (35.29%) Windows
4 22 (32.35%) Oracle
4 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
5 17 (25.00%) AIX
6 16 (23.53%) Linux
7 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
8 14 (20.59%) IBM
8 14 (20.59%) Java
9 12 (17.65%) OO
9 12 (17.65%) TDD
10 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (16.18%) RESTful
10 11 (16.18%) Finance
10 11 (16.18%) Shell Script
11 10 (14.71%) Project Management
11 10 (14.71%) Perl
11 10 (14.71%) HP
12 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
12 9 (13.24%) iSeries
12 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
13 8 (11.76%) jQuery
13 8 (11.76%) OAuth
13 8 (11.76%) Scala
13 8 (11.76%) MongoDB
13 8 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
13 8 (11.76%) Mojolicious
13 8 (11.76%) Legal
13 8 (11.76%) COBOL

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 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 (11.76%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (10.29%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.41%) OpenROAD
3 3 (4.41%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) CICS
5 1 (1.47%) nginx
5 1 (1.47%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Office
2 5 (7.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (5.88%) MS Project
4 1 (1.47%) FastStats
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) SAN
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
2 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
2 5 (7.35%) SSL
3 4 (5.88%) Wireless
4 3 (4.41%) Firewall
4 3 (4.41%) WAN
4 3 (4.41%) HTTP
5 2 (2.94%) SMTP
5 2 (2.94%) DNS
5 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (1.47%) LAN
6 1 (1.47%) MPLS
6 1 (1.47%) OSPF
6 1 (1.47%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MongoDB
2 7 (10.29%) Ingres
3 6 (8.82%) DB2
4 4 (5.88%) RDBMS
4 4 (5.88%) Oracle ODI
4 4 (5.88%) Relational Database
5 3 (4.41%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.94%) MySQL
6 2 (2.94%) Adabas
6 2 (2.94%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (1.47%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.47%) SQLPlus
7 1 (1.47%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Subversion
1 5 (7.35%) CA Gen
2 4 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
2 4 (5.88%) Maven
2 4 (5.88%) JIRA
2 4 (5.88%) Selenium
2 4 (5.88%) Ant
2 4 (5.88%) JUnit
2 4 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (5.88%) TestDirector
2 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.88%) WebDriver
3 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
3 3 (4.41%) Hudson
3 3 (4.41%) SoapUI
3 3 (4.41%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.41%) Mercurial
3 3 (4.41%) JBehave
4 1 (1.47%) TortoiseSVN
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 11 (16.18%) Finance
2 8 (11.76%) Legal
3 7 (10.29%) Telecoms
4 5 (7.35%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Local Government
5 2 (2.94%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 25 (36.76%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) Analyst
3 9 (13.24%) Applications Support
4 8 (11.76%) Perl Developer
5 5 (7.35%) Applications Support Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Support Analyst
5 5 (7.35%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Consultant
7 3 (4.41%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Security Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Security Operations Analyst
7 3 (4.41%) Automated Test Developer
7 3 (4.41%) CA Gen Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX Support
8 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Developer
8 2 (2.94%) Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) UNIX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) RESTful
2 8 (11.76%) Mojolicious
2 8 (11.76%) jQuery
2 8 (11.76%) OAuth
3 5 (7.35%) Web Services
4 4 (5.88%) HTML
4 4 (5.88%) J2EE
4 4 (5.88%) SOAP
5 3 (4.41%) JSON
5 3 (4.41%) XML
6 2 (2.94%) .NET
7 1 (1.47%) JDBC
7 1 (1.47%) XHTML
7 1 (1.47%) Middleware
7 1 (1.47%) LAMP
7 1 (1.47%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.47%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) iSeries
2 6 (8.82%) AS400
3 3 (4.41%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (2.94%) Open Source
4 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 24 (35.29%) Windows
2 17 (25.00%) AIX
3 16 (23.53%) Linux
4 6 (8.82%) OS/400
4 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.41%) Solaris
7 1 (1.47%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) OO
1 12 (17.65%) TDD
2 11 (16.18%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (14.71%) Project Management
4 9 (13.24%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.35%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.35%) UML
6 4 (5.88%) Scrum
6 4 (5.88%) BDD
6 4 (5.88%) Automation Testing
6 4 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
6 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.88%) Test Management
6 4 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.41%) Change Management
7 3 (4.41%) Data Management
7 3 (4.41%) Quality Management
8 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
8 2 (2.94%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 32 (47.06%) SQL
2 14 (20.59%) Java
3 11 (16.18%) Shell Script
4 10 (14.71%) Perl
5 9 (13.24%) PL/SQL
6 8 (11.76%) COBOL
6 8 (11.76%) Scala
7 7 (10.29%) RPG
7 7 (10.29%) C
8 5 (7.35%) PowerShell
9 4 (5.88%) Groovy
10 3 (4.41%) JavaScript
10 3 (4.41%) XQuery
10 3 (4.41%) XPath
11 2 (2.94%) MUMPS
11 2 (2.94%) VB
11 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.47%) Python
12 1 (1.47%) Ruby
12 1 (1.47%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (44.12%) Security Cleared
2 22 (32.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.35%) Oracle Certification
4 4 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (4.41%) ISEB
5 3 (4.41%) CISSP
5 3 (4.41%) GIAC
5 3 (4.41%) GCIA
5 3 (4.41%) GCFW
5 3 (4.41%) GCWN
5 3 (4.41%) ISTQB
6 2 (2.94%) RHCE
6 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.47%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.47%) HL7
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) MetaFrame
1 5 (7.35%) Terminal Services
1 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (7.35%) Hyper-V
1 5 (7.35%) XenServer
1 5 (7.35%) XenDesktop
1 5 (7.35%) vSphere
1 5 (7.35%) vCloud
2 2 (2.94%) RHEV
2 2 (2.94%) NFS
2 2 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (2.94%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
1 5 (7.35%) Backup Exec
1 5 (7.35%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (4.41%) BMC Performance Manager
3 3 (4.41%) BMC PATROL
4 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.94%) SCCM
4 2 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.47%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.47%) Puppet
5 1 (1.47%) Cacti
5 1 (1.47%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (32.35%) Oracle
2 15 (22.06%) Microsoft
3 14 (20.59%) IBM
4 10 (14.71%) HP
5 8 (11.76%) Citrix
6 6 (8.82%) CA
6 6 (8.82%) Remedy
7 5 (7.35%) VMware
7 5 (7.35%) Symantec
8 4 (5.88%) BMC
8 4 (5.88%) Cisco
9 3 (4.41%) Juniper
9 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.41%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.41%) Sourcefire
9 3 (4.41%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.94%) McAfee
10 2 (2.94%) Sophos
10 2 (2.94%) Websense
11 1 (1.47%) Informatica