Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 74 44
Rank change year-on-year +11 -30 +8
Contract jobs citing Unix 51 21 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.30% 1.81% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.61% 8.68% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 12 27
Wales median daily rate £425 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.97% +10.07% -
10th Percentile £231 £366 £325
90th Percentile £538 £509 £423
UK median daily rate £490 £460 £425
% change year-on-year +6.52% +8.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Wales median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £29.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year +4.31% +3.57% -24.32%

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 307 242 292
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 19.84% 20.86% 25.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 160 148
Wales median daily rate £393 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.77% -13.33% +2.39%
10th Percentile £179 £135 £139
90th Percentile £538 £475 £520
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 35 48
Wales median hourly rate £12.16 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.44% +4.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £9.96
90th Percentile £23.00 £23.57 £17.58
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +0.46%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -2 38 £395 -7.06% 6
West Wales +22 13 £500 +5.26% 4
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 25 September 2018, 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 (43.14%) Linux
2 17 (33.33%) SQL
3 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
4 15 (29.41%) Java
5 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
5 14 (27.45%) CA
5 14 (27.45%) CA Gen
6 12 (23.53%) DevOps
7 11 (21.57%) Technical Analysis
7 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
7 11 (21.57%) C
8 10 (19.61%) Windows
9 9 (17.65%) JBoss
9 9 (17.65%) Oracle
9 9 (17.65%) PL/SQL
9 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
9 9 (17.65%) Ansible
9 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
10 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
10 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
10 8 (15.69%) Apache
10 8 (15.69%) XML
10 8 (15.69%) HTTP
10 8 (15.69%) IBM
11 7 (13.73%) Middleware
11 7 (13.73%) AIX
11 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
11 7 (13.73%) Mentoring

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 9 (17.65%) JBoss
2 8 (15.69%) Apache
3 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) FileNet
4 1 (1.96%) SAS
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (21.57%) TCP/IP
2 8 (15.69%) HTTP
3 6 (11.76%) DNS
4 1 (1.96%) Internet
4 1 (1.96%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
1 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.96%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.96%) SAS Data Integration Studio
2 1 (1.96%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 14 (27.45%) CA Gen
2 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
3 8 (15.69%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) Rational DOORS
5 4 (7.84%) Maven
5 4 (7.84%) SoapUI
5 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (5.88%) Artifactory
6 3 (5.88%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 2 (3.92%) Ant
7 2 (3.92%) ClearCase
7 2 (3.92%) ClearQuest
7 2 (3.92%) Cucumber
7 2 (3.92%) FitNesse
7 2 (3.92%) JIRA
7 2 (3.92%) Selenium
7 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.96%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Electronics
3 4 (7.84%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Games
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) CA Gen Developer
3 8 (15.69%) Analyst
4 7 (13.73%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (9.80%) Test Analyst
5 5 (9.80%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (9.80%) Unix Systems Administrator
6 4 (7.84%) Build Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Deployment Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Verification Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Verification Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.88%) Unix Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Configuration Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) Oracle Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) XML
2 7 (13.73%) Middleware
3 6 (11.76%) J2EE
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 3 (5.88%) HTML
6 2 (3.92%) jQuery
6 2 (3.92%) Nightwatchjs
7 1 (1.96%) CSS
7 1 (1.96%) Laravel
7 1 (1.96%) OAuth
7 1 (1.96%) OpenID
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.96%) REST
7 1 (1.96%) RESTful
7 1 (1.96%) SAML
7 1 (1.96%) Sass
7 1 (1.96%) Twig
7 1 (1.96%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (1.96%) Unreal Engine
7 1 (1.96%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Cyber Defence
1 4 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.88%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.96%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.96%) Cloud Native
3 1 (1.96%) Cyberattack
3 1 (1.96%) Fintech
3 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.96%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (43.14%) Linux
2 10 (19.61%) Windows
3 7 (13.73%) AIX
4 6 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.92%) HPUX
7 1 (1.96%) Android
7 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) DevOps
2 11 (21.57%) Technical Analysis
3 9 (17.65%) Software Testing
4 8 (15.69%) Unit Testing
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (13.73%) Mentoring
5 7 (13.73%) Test Scripting
6 6 (11.76%) Load Balancing
6 6 (11.76%) Project Management
7 5 (9.80%) Data Development
7 5 (9.80%) Requirements Management
7 5 (9.80%) Test Automation
7 5 (9.80%) Validation
8 4 (7.84%) Acceptance Criteria
8 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (7.84%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (7.84%) Digital Marketing
8 4 (7.84%) Exploratory Testing
8 4 (7.84%) Programme Management
8 4 (7.84%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (33.33%) SQL
2 15 (29.41%) Java
3 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
4 11 (21.57%) C
5 9 (17.65%) PL/SQL
6 6 (11.76%) Bash Shell
6 6 (11.76%) Korn
7 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
7 5 (9.80%) Perl
7 5 (9.80%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) C++
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (3.92%) Ruby
9 1 (1.96%) Apple Swift
9 1 (1.96%) C#
9 1 (1.96%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.96%) PHP 5
9 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (31.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.76%) ISTQB
4 5 (9.80%) CCNA
4 5 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) BC Cleared
5 3 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (5.88%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.92%) ISEB
7 1 (1.96%) CEH
7 1 (1.96%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.96%) Degree
7 1 (1.96%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) Docker
1 2 (3.92%) Firmware
2 1 (1.96%) etcd
2 1 (1.96%) flannel
2 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 9 (17.65%) Ansible
2 4 (7.84%) Rundeck
3 2 (3.92%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.96%) Nessus
4 1 (1.96%) Nmap
4 1 (1.96%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) rkt
4 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (27.45%) CA
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) IBM
4 6 (11.76%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.80%) EMC
6 4 (7.84%) Microsoft
6 4 (7.84%) SAP
7 2 (3.92%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.92%) Sonatype
8 1 (1.96%) Google
8 1 (1.96%) Qualys