Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 62 46 37
Rank change year-on-year -16 -9 0
Contract jobs citing Unix 31 65 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.43% 4.61% 5.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.27% 19.52% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 43 65
Wales median daily rate £415 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +13.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £328 £309
90th Percentile £521 £623 £475
UK median daily rate £488 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Wales median hourly rate - £18.00 -
UK median hourly rate £31.15 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -13.47% -2.70% +18.12%

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 275 333 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 21.53% 23.60% 25.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 209 267
Wales median daily rate £375 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £136 £158 £163
90th Percentile £488 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 50 39
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +13.64% -26.67%
10th Percentile £10.63 £10.50 £9.20
90th Percentile £36.24 £24.80 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.66
% change year-on-year +5.64% -0.96% +4.13%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +12 30 £415 +0.61% 5
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Unix also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Wales region with a requirement for Unix.

1 23 (74.19%) Linux
2 16 (51.61%) Perl
3 15 (48.39%) Java
3 15 (48.39%) Relational Database
4 11 (35.48%) Mac OS X
4 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
4 11 (35.48%) HTTP
4 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
5 10 (32.26%) Go
5 10 (32.26%) Microservices
5 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
6 9 (29.03%) SQL
7 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
7 8 (25.81%) Spring
7 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
7 8 (25.81%) Kafka
7 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
7 8 (25.81%) CentOS
7 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
8 7 (22.58%) AIX
9 6 (19.35%) MySQL
9 6 (19.35%) Oracle
9 6 (19.35%) SAN
9 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
9 6 (19.35%) DHCP
9 6 (19.35%) NFS
9 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
9 6 (19.35%) Python

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 5 (16.13%) Apache
2 4 (12.90%) OpenROAD
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
3 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (35.48%) HTTP
2 6 (19.35%) DHCP
2 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 6 (19.35%) TCP/IP
2 6 (19.35%) VLAN
3 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Relational Database
2 11 (35.48%) MongoDB
3 6 (19.35%) MySQL
3 6 (19.35%) Oracle Database
4 5 (16.13%) Ingres
4 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database 12c
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle Database 11g
5 4 (12.90%) RDBMS
6 3 (9.68%) Neo4j
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (6.45%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (3.23%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (3.23%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Cucumber
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Developer
2 11 (35.48%) Java Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Unix Support
4 5 (16.13%) Unix Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Administrator
5 4 (12.90%) DBA
5 4 (12.90%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (9.68%) Unix Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Ingres Developer
7 2 (6.45%) OpenROAD Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Ingres ABF Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Team Leader
8 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) Kafka
1 8 (25.81%) Spring
1 8 (25.81%) Spring Boot
2 6 (19.35%) LAMP
3 4 (12.90%) HTML
4 3 (9.68%) Dropwizard
4 3 (9.68%) Hibernate
4 3 (9.68%) JAX-RS
4 3 (9.68%) REST
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) Apache FOP
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) jQuery
6 1 (3.23%) Middleware
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (3.23%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 23 (74.19%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Mac OS X
3 10 (32.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (25.81%) CentOS
5 7 (22.58%) AIX
6 2 (6.45%) Debian
6 2 (6.45%) HPUX
6 2 (6.45%) Solaris
6 2 (6.45%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
2 10 (32.26%) Microservices
3 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (9.68%) Coaching
5 3 (9.68%) Continuous Deployment
5 3 (9.68%) Mentoring
5 3 (9.68%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.45%) Database Tuning
6 2 (6.45%) High Availability
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (6.45%) Responsive Web Design
6 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.45%) Web Design
7 1 (3.23%) DevOps
7 1 (3.23%) ITSM
7 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
7 1 (3.23%) Project Management
7 1 (3.23%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Perl
2 15 (48.39%) Java
3 10 (32.26%) Go
4 9 (29.03%) SQL
5 8 (25.81%) Bash Shell
6 6 (19.35%) PL/SQL
6 6 (19.35%) Python
6 6 (19.35%) Ruby
7 5 (16.13%) PHP
8 4 (12.90%) Shell Script
9 3 (9.68%) C
9 3 (9.68%) Ingres ABF
10 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 8 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
4 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.45%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) iptables
1 6 (19.35%) NFS
1 6 (19.35%) Postfix
1 6 (19.35%) Sendmail
2 2 (6.45%) Docker
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (6.45%) Data Guard
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Flashback
2 2 (6.45%) Oracle Statspack
3 1 (3.23%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Red Hat
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 6 (19.35%) SolarWinds
3 2 (6.45%) VMware
4 1 (3.23%) Remedy