Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 50 69
Rank change year-on-year -7 +19 -19
Contract jobs citing Unix 36 58 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.02% 4.10% 2.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.00% 16.86% 12.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 36
Wales median daily rate £401 £475 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.68% +26.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £350 £325 £300
90th Percentile £458 £635 £481
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +11.76% - +0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £32.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% -12.16% +23.33%

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 277 344 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 23.20% 24.33% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 195 238
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +10.34% +10.60%
10th Percentile £130 £157 £263
90th Percentile £480 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 47 40
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +8.23% -12.83%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.15 £9.00
90th Percentile £20.00 £37.40 £22.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.26 £16.50
% change year-on-year +7.66% -1.48% +6.45%

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 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 18 November 2017. 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 +21 31 £400 -5.88% 3
West Wales -14 2 - -
Mid Wales - 2 £401 -
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 24 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 21 (58.33%) Linux
3 18 (50.00%) SQL
4 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (44.44%) Java
6 14 (38.89%) AIX
7 13 (36.11%) Ingres
7 13 (36.11%) RDBMS
7 13 (36.11%) OpenROAD
7 13 (36.11%) Perl
7 13 (36.11%) Configuration Management
7 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
8 12 (33.33%) Ingres ABF
8 12 (33.33%) C
9 11 (30.56%) HTTP
9 11 (30.56%) Mac OS X
9 11 (30.56%) Coaching
10 10 (27.78%) Microservices
10 10 (27.78%) Go
10 10 (27.78%) MongoDB
10 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
11 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
11 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
12 8 (22.22%) Spring
12 8 (22.22%) Kafka
12 8 (22.22%) Spring Boot
13 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
13 6 (16.67%) HTML
14 5 (13.89%) Oracle
14 5 (13.89%) WebLogic

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 13 (36.11%) OpenROAD
2 5 (13.89%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.56%) Apache
4 1 (2.78%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) DHCP
2 3 (8.33%) SAN
2 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) VLAN
3 1 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (66.67%) Relational Database
2 13 (36.11%) Ingres
2 13 (36.11%) RDBMS
3 10 (27.78%) MongoDB
4 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
5 4 (11.11%) MySQL
6 3 (8.33%) Neo4j
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (5.56%) Redis
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (2.78%) SAS Data Integration Studio
8 1 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.56%) JBehave
2 2 (5.56%) JUnit
2 2 (5.56%) Selenium
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Banking
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (36.11%) Java Developer
3 7 (19.44%) Software Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Ingres Developer
4 4 (11.11%) OpenROAD Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Ingres ABF Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Unix Support
6 2 (5.56%) Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) DBA
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
6 2 (5.56%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Unix Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.78%) Release Management Support
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Unix Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) Kafka
1 8 (22.22%) Spring
1 8 (22.22%) Spring Boot
2 6 (16.67%) HTML
3 5 (13.89%) Dropwizard
4 3 (8.33%) CSS
4 3 (8.33%) Hibernate
4 3 (8.33%) JAX-RS
4 3 (8.33%) LAMP
4 3 (8.33%) REST
4 3 (8.33%) XML
5 2 (5.56%) JSON
6 1 (2.78%) Apache FOP
6 1 (2.78%) jQuery
6 1 (2.78%) Middleware
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (58.33%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) AIX
3 11 (30.56%) Mac OS X
4 5 (13.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) CentOS
6 2 (5.56%) Windows
7 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (36.11%) Configuration Management
2 13 (36.11%) Mentoring
3 11 (30.56%) Coaching
4 10 (27.78%) Microservices
5 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (16.67%) Service Delivery
7 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
8 3 (8.33%) Continuous Deployment
8 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
9 2 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (5.56%) Database Tuning
9 2 (5.56%) DevOps
9 2 (5.56%) Open Source
9 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
9 2 (5.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 2 (5.56%) Scrum
9 2 (5.56%) Software Delivery
9 2 (5.56%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (50.00%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) Java
3 13 (36.11%) Perl
4 12 (33.33%) C
4 12 (33.33%) Ingres ABF
5 10 (27.78%) Go
6 5 (13.89%) Python
7 4 (11.11%) PHP
7 4 (11.11%) PL/SQL
8 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
8 3 (8.33%) Ruby
8 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) QA
2 1 (2.78%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) iptables
1 3 (8.33%) NFS
1 3 (8.33%) Postfix
1 3 (8.33%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle Clusterware
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) Data Guard
1 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Flashback
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle RMAN
1 2 (5.56%) Oracle Statspack
1 2 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle
1 5 (13.89%) Red Hat
2 3 (8.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (2.78%) BT