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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 41 35 19
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -16
Contract jobs citing UNIX 31 16 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.51% 3.14% 7.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.14% 12.40% 36.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 17
Average daily rate
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£356 £273 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.73% -16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £350 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.08 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+20.27% -21.42%
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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
140 129 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.38% 25.34% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 53 48
Average daily rate £300 £288 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -8.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £159 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 28 13
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £28.00 £20.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 December 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 -9 21 £350 +28.44% 7
North Wales - - - -
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UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 35 (51.47%) SQL
2 34 (50.00%) Windows
3 32 (47.06%) Relational Database
4 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (42.65%) Oracle
6 25 (36.76%) RDBMS
7 24 (35.29%) Linux
8 19 (27.94%) Java
8 19 (27.94%) Open Source
9 18 (26.47%) Web Services
10 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (23.53%) MongoDB
11 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
11 15 (22.06%) AIX
12 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
12 12 (17.65%) DevOps
13 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
13 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
13 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (16.18%) Database Tuning
13 11 (16.18%) TDD
13 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
13 11 (16.18%) Perl
14 10 (14.71%) SOAP
14 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (14.71%) Replication
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
15 9 (13.24%) REST

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (13.24%) OpenROAD
2 3 (4.41%) SAS
3 2 (2.94%) Documentum
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle Workflow
4 1 (1.47%) nginx
4 1 (1.47%) IIS
4 1 (1.47%) Apache
4 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.41%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) GitHub
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.76%) AMQP
2 6 (8.82%) HTTP
3 2 (2.94%) SNMP
3 2 (2.94%) SAN
3 2 (2.94%) Internet
4 1 (1.47%) Firewall
4 1 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (1.47%) SSH
4 1 (1.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.47%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.47%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (47.06%) Relational Database
2 25 (36.76%) RDBMS
3 16 (23.53%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (23.53%) MongoDB
4 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 10 (14.71%) Oracle Database
6 9 (13.24%) Ingres
7 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (11.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (10.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (10.29%) MySQL
9 6 (8.82%) Oracle9i Database
10 4 (5.88%) Hadoop
11 3 (4.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 2 (2.94%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (13.24%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.76%) GitLab
3 6 (8.82%) CA Gen
3 6 (8.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (4.41%) Selenium
4 3 (4.41%) TestNG
4 3 (4.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio
5 2 (2.94%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.47%) Ant
6 1 (1.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.47%) TortoiseSVN
6 1 (1.47%) JMeter
6 1 (1.47%) Bugzilla
6 1 (1.47%) Subversion
6 1 (1.47%) Maven
6 1 (1.47%) JIRA
General
1 9 (13.24%) Finance
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 29 (42.65%) Developer
2 13 (19.12%) DBA
3 7 (10.29%) Analyst
4 6 (8.82%) Administrator
5 5 (7.35%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Web Developer
6 4 (5.88%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (5.88%) OpenROAD Developer
7 3 (4.41%) SQL DBA
7 3 (4.41%) Consultant
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Architect
8 2 (2.94%) Tester
8 2 (2.94%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Programmer
8 2 (2.94%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.94%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (2.94%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (26.47%) Web Services
2 10 (14.71%) SOAP
3 9 (13.24%) REST
4 8 (11.76%) Spring
4 8 (11.76%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (11.76%) .NET
4 8 (11.76%) JSON
4 8 (11.76%) Spring MVC
5 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
6 2 (2.94%) XML
7 1 (1.47%) WSDL
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
7 1 (1.47%) WCF
7 1 (1.47%) jQuery
7 1 (1.47%) RESTful
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
7 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.47%) Mojolicious
Miscellaneous
1 19 (27.94%) Open Source
2 10 (14.71%) Replication
3 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.41%) iSeries
4 3 (4.41%) Statistics
4 3 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.41%) AS400
5 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.94%) LPAR
5 2 (2.94%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.47%) NHS
6 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (50.00%) Windows
2 24 (35.29%) Linux
3 15 (22.06%) AIX
4 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.76%) CentOS
6 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.47%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (17.65%) DevOps
3 11 (16.18%) Mentoring
3 11 (16.18%) TDD
3 11 (16.18%) Software Engineering
3 11 (16.18%) Database Tuning
4 10 (14.71%) Data Modelling
5 9 (13.24%) SOA
5 9 (13.24%) MVC
5 9 (13.24%) Scrum
6 8 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (10.29%) Service Delivery
7 7 (10.29%) Coaching
8 5 (7.35%) Change Management
8 5 (7.35%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.41%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.41%) MapReduce
10 3 (4.41%) Analytics
10 3 (4.41%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 35 (51.47%) SQL
2 19 (27.94%) Java
3 11 (16.18%) Perl
4 7 (10.29%) C#
4 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
5 6 (8.82%) PL/SQL
6 5 (7.35%) Ruby
6 5 (7.35%) Python
7 4 (5.88%) Korn
8 3 (4.41%) SAS Macro
8 3 (4.41%) C
9 2 (2.94%) C++
10 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.94%) ISTQB
3 2 (2.94%) ISEB
4 1 (1.47%) CISSP
4 1 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.47%) GIAC
4 1 (1.47%) GCIA
4 1 (1.47%) GCFW
4 1 (1.47%) GCWN
4 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (2.94%) NFS
3 1 (1.47%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.88%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 3 (4.41%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (4.41%) HP UCMDB
3 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.94%) Ansible
3 2 (2.94%) Puppet
3 2 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (2.94%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (2.94%) BladeLogic
3 2 (2.94%) BMC Performance Manager
3 2 (2.94%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (42.65%) Oracle
2 6 (8.82%) IBM
2 6 (8.82%) CA
3 3 (4.41%) Informatica
3 3 (4.41%) Red Hat
3 3 (4.41%) Remedy
3 3 (4.41%) HP
4 2 (2.94%) EMC
4 2 (2.94%) Google
4 2 (2.94%) VMware
4 2 (2.94%) Teradata
4 2 (2.94%) Sybase
4 2 (2.94%) BMC
4 2 (2.94%) Rackspace
5 1 (1.47%) Cisco
5 1 (1.47%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.47%) CheckPoint
5 1 (1.47%) Sourcefire
5 1 (1.47%) Trend Micro
5 1 (1.47%) Juniper
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