Period
to 19 February 2020

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 February 2020 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 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 46 51 72
Rank change year-on-year +5 +21 -28
Contract jobs citing Unix 32 54 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.03% 3.17% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.29% 14.59% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 43 20
Wales median daily rate £400 £400 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.25% +1.47%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £350
90th Percentile £600 £548 £533
UK median daily rate £463 £475 £498
% change year-on-year -2.63% -4.52% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £19.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +9.38% -11.11%

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 311 370 319
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 29.48% 21.70% 22.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 249 194
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £379
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -0.99% -10.88%
10th Percentile £130 £179 £140
90th Percentile £575 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -3.53% - +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 47 36
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -10.71% +12.00%
10th Percentile £12.27 £10.13 £10.50
90th Percentile £43.05 £18.30 £37.62
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.07
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.40% +3.44%

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 February 2020.

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 February 2020. 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 +20 26 £400 +14.29% 15
West Wales 0 2 £700 +40.00% 2
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, 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 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 18 (56.25%) Oracle
3 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
4 16 (50.00%) SQL
4 16 (50.00%) Windows
5 15 (46.88%) ISDN
5 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
5 15 (46.88%) EMC
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (46.88%) CCNA
5 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
5 15 (46.88%) Validation
5 15 (46.88%) Software Testing
5 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
5 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
5 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
5 15 (46.88%) Network Management
5 15 (46.88%) Black-Box Testing
5 15 (46.88%) Data Development
6 14 (43.75%) Cyber Defence
6 14 (43.75%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
6 14 (43.75%) Requirements Management
7 9 (28.13%) Project Delivery
8 8 (25.00%) Linux
9 7 (21.88%) Progress 4GL
9 7 (21.88%) Progress
9 7 (21.88%) Manufacturing
9 7 (21.88%) QAD
9 7 (21.88%) MFGPRO

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 1 (3.13%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 7 (21.88%) MFGPRO
2 1 (3.13%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (3.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) AWS
1 1 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (3.13%) Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 15 (46.88%) ISDN
1 15 (46.88%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) InterSystems Cache
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.13%) DB2
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (43.75%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.13%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) JUnit
2 1 (3.13%) Spock
General
1 15 (46.88%) Telecoms
2 7 (21.88%) Manufacturing
3 3 (9.38%) Automotive
4 2 (6.25%) Public Sector
5 1 (3.13%) Local Government
5 1 (3.13%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Validation Engineer
1 12 (37.50%) Verification Engineer
2 7 (21.88%) Analyst
2 7 (21.88%) Systems Analyst
3 4 (12.50%) Test and Validation Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Consultant
5 2 (6.25%) Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Test Leader
6 1 (3.13%) Computer Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Operator
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) AngularJS
1 1 (3.13%) CSS
1 1 (3.13%) HTML
1 1 (3.13%) Node.js
1 1 (3.13%) React
1 1 (3.13%) RESTful
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Basis
1 1 (3.13%) Spring
1 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
1 1 (3.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) Cyber Defence
1 14 (43.75%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) HPUX
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.13%) SUSE
4 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (68.75%) Test Automation
2 15 (46.88%) Black-Box Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Data Development
2 15 (46.88%) Network Management
2 15 (46.88%) Software Testing
2 15 (46.88%) Test Scripting
2 15 (46.88%) Validation
3 14 (43.75%) Requirements Management
4 9 (28.13%) Project Delivery
5 6 (18.75%) ITIL
6 5 (15.63%) Unit Testing
7 4 (12.50%) Service Management
7 4 (12.50%) Storage Management
8 1 (3.13%) Deployment Automation
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure as Code
8 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 1 (3.13%) Problem-Solving
8 1 (3.13%) Project Management
8 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
8 1 (3.13%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) SQL
2 7 (21.88%) Progress 4GL
3 6 (18.75%) Bash Shell
3 6 (18.75%) Korn
4 4 (12.50%) Perl
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (9.38%) C
6 2 (6.25%) Java
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) JCL
6 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.13%) Java 8
7 1 (3.13%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 17 (53.13%) Security Cleared
2 15 (46.88%) CCNA
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (46.88%) ISTQB
2 15 (46.88%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.13%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) GMP
1 2 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.13%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Ansible
2 4 (12.50%) Puppet
3 2 (6.25%) Control-M
4 1 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.13%) Packer
4 1 (3.13%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (56.25%) Oracle
2 15 (46.88%) EMC
3 7 (21.88%) Progress
3 7 (21.88%) QAD
4 5 (15.63%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 4 (12.50%) HP
5 4 (12.50%) VMware
6 2 (6.25%) BMC
6 2 (6.25%) Micro Focus
7 1 (3.13%) BT
7 1 (3.13%) SAP