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 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 44 27 40
Rank change year-on-year -17 +13  
Contract jobs citing Unix 15 32 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.43% 5.78% 4.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.55% 18.29% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 27
Median daily rate £450 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £350 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £27.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +42.34% -28.84%  

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 157 175 188
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.45% 31.59% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 97 111
Median daily rate £350 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £126 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.60 £19.00 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 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 3 months to 28 June 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 -16 10 £450 +20.00% 4
Mid Wales - 2 £401 -
West Wales - 2 £475 - 2
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (51.72%) Relational Database
3 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
4 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
5 12 (41.38%) Java
6 10 (34.48%) AIX
6 10 (34.48%) Spring Boot
7 9 (31.03%) SQL
7 9 (31.03%) Mac OS X
7 9 (31.03%) Spring
7 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
8 8 (27.59%) Neo4j
8 8 (27.59%) REST
8 8 (27.59%) Kafka
8 8 (27.59%) JAX-RS
8 8 (27.59%) JSON
8 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
8 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
8 8 (27.59%) RESTful
8 8 (27.59%) OpenROAD
8 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
8 8 (27.59%) Scrum
8 8 (27.59%) C
8 8 (27.59%) HTML
8 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
8 8 (27.59%) Ingres
8 8 (27.59%) HTTP
8 8 (27.59%) Microservices
8 8 (27.59%) Ingres ABF

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 8 (27.59%) OpenROAD
2 3 (10.34%) Confluence
2 3 (10.34%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.90%) JBoss
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) HTTP
2 1 (3.45%) DHCP
2 1 (3.45%) DNS
2 1 (3.45%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (51.72%) Relational Database
2 9 (31.03%) MongoDB
3 8 (27.59%) Ingres
3 8 (27.59%) Neo4j
3 8 (27.59%) RDBMS
4 3 (10.34%) Oracle Database
5 2 (6.90%) MySQL
5 2 (6.90%) Redis
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (3.45%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Cucumber
2 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.34%) Ant
3 3 (10.34%) Bitbucket
3 3 (10.34%) CA Gen
3 3 (10.34%) ClearQuest
3 3 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
3 3 (10.34%) Maven
3 3 (10.34%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (6.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (6.90%) JUnit
5 1 (3.45%) TestDirector
General
1 5 (17.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Developer
2 10 (34.48%) Java Developer
3 6 (20.69%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Build and Release Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Build Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Release Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Unix Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operator
5 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Ingres ABF Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Ingres Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) Spring Boot
2 9 (31.03%) Spring
3 8 (27.59%) Dropwizard
3 8 (27.59%) Hibernate
3 8 (27.59%) HTML
3 8 (27.59%) JAX-RS
3 8 (27.59%) JSON
3 8 (27.59%) Kafka
3 8 (27.59%) REST
3 8 (27.59%) RESTful
4 7 (24.14%) iXBRL
5 3 (10.34%) Web Services
6 2 (6.90%) PrimeFaces
6 2 (6.90%) Spring MVC
7 1 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.45%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 17 (58.62%) Linux
2 10 (34.48%) AIX
3 9 (31.03%) Mac OS X
4 1 (3.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (48.28%) Software Engineering
3 13 (44.83%) Configuration Management
4 8 (27.59%) Continuous Deployment
4 8 (27.59%) Microservices
4 8 (27.59%) Scrum
4 8 (27.59%) Test Automation
5 7 (24.14%) Coaching
5 7 (24.14%) Mentoring
5 7 (24.14%) Responsive Web Design
5 7 (24.14%) Web Design
6 4 (13.79%) DevOps
6 4 (13.79%) Open Source
6 4 (13.79%) Service Delivery
7 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Operations
7 2 (6.90%) ITIL
7 2 (6.90%) MVC
7 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
8 1 (3.45%) OO
8 1 (3.45%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 12 (41.38%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) SQL
3 8 (27.59%) C
3 8 (27.59%) Ingres ABF
4 6 (20.69%) Go
5 3 (10.34%) Perl
6 2 (6.90%) JCL
6 2 (6.90%) Korn
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.79%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
2 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Control-M
1 3 (10.34%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.45%) Ansible
3 1 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (3.45%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 3 (10.34%) Atlassian
2 3 (10.34%) CA
2 3 (10.34%) Sonatype
3 2 (6.90%) BMC
3 2 (6.90%) Micro Focus
3 2 (6.90%) VMware
4 1 (3.45%) Apple
4 1 (3.45%) BT
4 1 (3.45%) IBM
4 1 (3.45%) McAfee
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.45%) ServiceNow
4 1 (3.45%) Veritas
4 1 (3.45%) Xerox