Period
to 19 April 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Unix skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Unix over the 6 months to 19 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Unix
UK > Wales
6 months to
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 69 60 21
Rank change year-on-year -9 -39 +14
Contract jobs citing Unix 38 36 136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.51% 2.69% 10.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.67% 11.54% 33.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 105
Wales median daily rate £488 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +13.33% +2.74%
10th Percentile £328 £359 £309
90th Percentile £593 £533 £406
UK median daily rate £490 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +8.89% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 4
Wales median hourly rate - £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.26% -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -18.75% +45.45% -11.50%

Unix is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 300 312 403
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.83% 23.32% 32.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 210 275
Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +1.82%
10th Percentile £150 £161 £139
90th Percentile £525 £526 £425
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 41 37
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10th Percentile £10.24 £10.75 £10.33
90th Percentile £38.83 £77.50 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +6.25%

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Unix as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Unix in Wales

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Unix in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for Unix in Wales

Unix
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Unix in Wales over the 6 months to 19 April 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Wales

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Unix in Wales

Unix
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Unix within the Wales region over the 6 months to 19 April 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +2 33 £438 +8.70% 10
West Wales +6 5 £540 +8.00%
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Unix.

1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
3 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
4 14 (36.84%) Perl
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
6 11 (28.95%) Shell Script
6 11 (28.95%) SQL
7 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
7 10 (26.32%) CentOS
8 9 (23.68%) Ruby
8 9 (23.68%) Python
9 8 (21.05%) DHCP
9 8 (21.05%) NFS
9 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
9 8 (21.05%) SAN
9 8 (21.05%) VLAN
9 8 (21.05%) LAMP
9 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds
9 8 (21.05%) Postfix
10 7 (18.42%) Migration
10 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
10 7 (18.42%) Oracle
10 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
11 6 (15.79%) Java
11 6 (15.79%) ClearCase
11 6 (15.79%) Apache
11 6 (15.79%) IBM
11 6 (15.79%) ClearQuest

Unix
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
2 6 (15.79%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) OpenROAD
Business Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (2.63%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.26%) Office 365
4 1 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) TCP/IP
2 8 (21.05%) DHCP
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
2 8 (21.05%) VLAN
3 2 (5.26%) Firewall
4 1 (2.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.79%) MySQL
1 6 (15.79%) Oracle Database
2 4 (10.53%) Ingres
2 4 (10.53%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
3 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
5 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (15.79%) Artifactory
1 6 (15.79%) ClearCase
1 6 (15.79%) ClearQuest
1 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 6 (15.79%) Jenkins
1 6 (15.79%) JIRA
1 6 (15.79%) Maven
1 6 (15.79%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (5.26%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (2.63%) Oracle APEX
General
1 3 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Electronics
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 2 (5.26%) Marketing
2 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (21.05%) Administrator
1 8 (21.05%) Unix Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Support Engineer
2 5 (13.16%) Systems Administrator
2 5 (13.16%) Unix Support
2 5 (13.16%) Unix Support Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) DBA
3 4 (10.53%) Oracle DBA
4 3 (7.89%) HPUX Systems Administrator
4 3 (7.89%) Unix Administrator
5 2 (5.26%) Configuration Specialist
5 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Software Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Verification Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) ClearCase Specialist
6 1 (2.63%) Ingres ABF Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Ingres Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Subject Matter Expert
6 1 (2.63%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) LAMP
2 2 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (5.26%) Spring
3 1 (2.63%) Hibernate
3 1 (2.63%) J2EE
3 1 (2.63%) Java EE
3 1 (2.63%) VCL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.26%) Clustering
1 2 (5.26%) Cyber Defence
1 2 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.63%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Linux
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (26.32%) CentOS
4 5 (13.16%) AIX
4 5 (13.16%) HPUX
4 5 (13.16%) Windows
5 4 (10.53%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Debian
6 2 (5.26%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.42%) Configuration Management
1 7 (18.42%) Migration
2 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (13.16%) Open Source
3 4 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (7.89%) Coaching
4 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
4 3 (7.89%) Problem Management
4 3 (7.89%) Software Engineering
5 2 (5.26%) Acceptance Criteria
5 2 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
5 2 (5.26%) Data Development
5 2 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (5.26%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.26%) Project Management
5 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) Perl
2 11 (28.95%) Bash Shell
2 11 (28.95%) Shell Script
2 11 (28.95%) SQL
3 9 (23.68%) Python
3 9 (23.68%) Ruby
4 8 (21.05%) PL/SQL
5 6 (15.79%) Java
6 5 (13.16%) C
6 5 (13.16%) PHP
7 3 (7.89%) Ingres ABF
8 1 (2.63%) C++
8 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (60.53%) Security Cleared
2 21 (55.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.26%) CCNA
5 2 (5.26%) CCNP
5 2 (5.26%) ISTQB
5 2 (5.26%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.05%) NFS
1 8 (21.05%) Postfix
2 6 (15.79%) iptables
2 6 (15.79%) Sendmail
3 3 (7.89%) Docker
3 3 (7.89%) Firmware
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle Clusterware
4 2 (5.26%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.63%) etcd
5 1 (2.63%) flannel
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (5.26%) Data Guard
2 2 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (5.26%) Nessus
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (5.26%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
3 1 (2.63%) rkt
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Red Hat
2 8 (21.05%) SolarWinds
3 7 (18.42%) Oracle
4 6 (15.79%) Atlassian
4 6 (15.79%) IBM
4 6 (15.79%) Sonatype
5 2 (5.26%) Cisco
5 2 (5.26%) Darktrace
5 2 (5.26%) EMC
5 2 (5.26%) FireEye
5 2 (5.26%) McAfee
5 2 (5.26%) SAP
5 2 (5.26%) Splunk
5 2 (5.26%) Tripwire
5 2 (5.26%) VMware
6 1 (2.63%) Remedy
6 1 (2.63%) TIBCO