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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Unix
UK / Wales
Rank 52 18 42
Rank change year-on-year -34 +24  
Contract jobs citing Unix 14 86 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.99% 12.57% 2.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.64% 35.83% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 66 10
Median daily rate £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £319 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £400 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £35.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -1.40%  

Unix is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 162 240 133
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 23.04% 35.09% 19.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 158 70
Median daily rate £425 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.42% +27.27%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £152 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £335
% change year-on-year +6.89% +8.20%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 22
Median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.30% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £19.70 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -8.18% +6.45%  

Unix
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wales citing Unix as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Unix in Wales

Unix
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -30 9 £388 +3.33% 3
West Wales - 3 £525 - 3
Unix
UK

Unix
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 52 (85.25%) Linux
2 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (63.93%) Java
4 36 (59.02%) HTML
5 35 (57.38%) JSON
5 35 (57.38%) Dropwizard
6 34 (55.74%) Scrum
7 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
7 33 (54.10%) Cucumber
8 30 (49.18%) WebLogic
9 28 (45.90%) Windows
9 28 (45.90%) SC Cleared
10 23 (37.70%) MongoDB
11 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (34.43%) QA
11 21 (34.43%) Selenium
11 21 (34.43%) CSS
12 20 (32.79%) JUnit
12 20 (32.79%) SQL
12 20 (32.79%) XML
12 20 (32.79%) JBehave
13 19 (31.15%) Configuration Management
13 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
13 19 (31.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 17 (27.87%) Automated Testing
15 16 (26.23%) Hibernate
15 16 (26.23%) Mac OS X
15 16 (26.23%) HTTP
15 16 (26.23%) JAX-RS
15 16 (26.23%) REST

Unix
Top Related 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 30 (49.18%) WebLogic
2 12 (19.67%) Confluence
3 9 (14.75%) Apache
4 8 (13.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (6.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) HTTP
2 1 (1.64%) DHCP
2 1 (1.64%) DNS
2 1 (1.64%) IPsec
2 1 (1.64%) Network Security
2 1 (1.64%) RTP
2 1 (1.64%) SNMP
2 1 (1.64%) SSH
2 1 (1.64%) SSL
2 1 (1.64%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (37.70%) MongoDB
2 16 (26.23%) Neo4j
3 15 (24.59%) Relational Database
4 7 (11.48%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (11.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 33 (54.10%) Cucumber
2 21 (34.43%) Selenium
3 20 (32.79%) JBehave
3 20 (32.79%) JUnit
4 12 (19.67%) Jenkins
4 12 (19.67%) JIRA
4 12 (19.67%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (6.56%) Git (software)
5 4 (6.56%) Maven
6 3 (4.92%) Ant
6 3 (4.92%) Bitbucket
6 3 (4.92%) CA Gen
6 3 (4.92%) ClearQuest
7 2 (3.28%) ClearCase
General
1 12 (19.67%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Electronics
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Advertising
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (63.93%) Developer
1 39 (63.93%) Java Developer
2 9 (14.75%) Architect
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared Java Developer
3 6 (9.84%) Technical Architect
4 3 (4.92%) Agile Developer
4 3 (4.92%) Agile Java Developer
4 3 (4.92%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (4.92%) Unix Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Build and Release Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Build Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (3.28%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (3.28%) Consultant
5 2 (3.28%) Digital Architect
5 2 (3.28%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (3.28%) Release Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) Unix Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (59.02%) HTML
2 35 (57.38%) Dropwizard
2 35 (57.38%) JSON
3 21 (34.43%) CSS
4 20 (32.79%) XML
5 16 (26.23%) Hibernate
5 16 (26.23%) JAX-RS
5 16 (26.23%) REST
6 14 (22.95%) Kafka
6 14 (22.95%) RESTful
6 14 (22.95%) Spring
6 14 (22.95%) Spring Boot
7 13 (21.31%) iXBRL
8 9 (14.75%) MCollective
9 8 (13.11%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (6.56%) Web Services
11 1 (1.64%) ReactiveX
11 1 (1.64%) Spring Cloud
Miscellaneous
1 21 (34.43%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.11%) Clustering
3 6 (9.84%) PKI
4 3 (4.92%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 52 (85.25%) Linux
2 28 (45.90%) Windows
3 16 (26.23%) Mac OS X
4 11 (18.03%) AIX
5 9 (14.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (13.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.64%) CentOS
7 1 (1.64%) Debian
7 1 (1.64%) HPUX
7 1 (1.64%) Solaris
7 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.64%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (67.21%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (55.74%) Scrum
3 19 (31.15%) Configuration Management
3 19 (31.15%) Continuous Improvement
3 19 (31.15%) Mentoring
4 17 (27.87%) Automated Testing
5 16 (26.23%) Continuous Deployment
6 15 (24.59%) Microservices
6 15 (24.59%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (24.59%) Web Design
7 14 (22.95%) Software Delivery
8 13 (21.31%) Software Engineering
9 9 (14.75%) IT Governance
10 7 (11.48%) High Availability
11 6 (9.84%) ITIL
12 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
12 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
12 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
13 3 (4.92%) Open Source
13 3 (4.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 39 (63.93%) Java
2 20 (32.79%) SQL
3 12 (19.67%) Go
4 3 (4.92%) Perl
5 2 (3.28%) JCL
5 2 (3.28%) Korn
5 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 33 (54.10%) Security Cleared
2 28 (45.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.64%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (34.43%) QA
2 4 (6.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
1 7 (11.48%) Hyper-V
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft App-V
1 7 (11.48%) PowerHA
2 1 (1.64%) Docker
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (16.39%) Ansible
2 9 (14.75%) Nessus
2 9 (14.75%) Packer
2 9 (14.75%) Puppet
2 9 (14.75%) Rundeck
2 9 (14.75%) Tivoli
2 9 (14.75%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 9 (14.75%) Zenoss
3 7 (11.48%) SCCM
4 3 (4.92%) Control-M
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Sonatype
2 11 (18.03%) VMware
3 10 (16.39%) Oracle
3 10 (16.39%) Red Hat
4 9 (14.75%) IBM
5 7 (11.48%) Microsoft
5 7 (11.48%) Symantec
6 4 (6.56%) SAP
6 4 (6.56%) ServiceNow
7 3 (4.92%) Atlassian
7 3 (4.92%) CA
8 2 (3.28%) BMC
8 2 (3.28%) Micro Focus
9 1 (1.64%) BT
9 1 (1.64%) Cisco
9 1 (1.64%) Xerox