Period
to 24 January 2019

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 24 January 2019 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
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 48 72 48
Rank change year-on-year +24 -24 -9
Contract jobs citing Unix 62 31 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.65% 2.39% 4.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.08% 11.19% 19.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 44
Wales median daily rate £444 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.93% -2.35% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £350 £329
90th Percentile £539 £521 £621
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £438
% change year-on-year -2.56% +11.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Wales median hourly rate - - £18.00
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £31.15 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.36% -13.47% -2.70%

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 343 277 334
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.21% 21.39% 23.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 161 212
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -11.76% +21.43%
10th Percentile £168 £134 £158
90th Percentile £536 £488 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 50
Wales median hourly rate £12.50 £14.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.71% +12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £22.25 £36.24 £24.80
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.43% +6.06% -2.02%

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 24 January 2019.

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 24 January 2019. 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 -7 39 £395 -4.82% 7
West Wales - 23 £500 - 1
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, 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 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 32 (51.61%) SQL
3 31 (50.00%) Java
4 21 (33.87%) CA
4 21 (33.87%) HTTP
5 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
6 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
7 18 (29.03%) PL/SQL
7 18 (29.03%) Oracle
8 16 (25.81%) Ansible
8 16 (25.81%) DevOps
9 15 (24.19%) Shell Script
9 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
10 14 (22.58%) JBoss
10 14 (22.58%) XML
10 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
11 13 (20.97%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (20.97%) CA Gen
11 13 (20.97%) Relational Database
12 12 (19.35%) AIX
12 12 (19.35%) Mac OS X
12 12 (19.35%) Rundeck
13 11 (17.74%) IBM
13 11 (17.74%) SOAP
14 10 (16.13%) Python
14 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
14 10 (16.13%) Web Design
14 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
14 10 (16.13%) MongoDB

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 14 (22.58%) JBoss
2 6 (9.68%) WebLogic
3 3 (4.84%) Apache
4 1 (1.61%) FileNet
4 1 (1.61%) SAS
4 1 (1.61%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.61%) LongView
1 1 (1.61%) MFGPRO
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) HTTP
2 5 (8.06%) SSL
2 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
3 3 (4.84%) DNS
4 2 (3.23%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.97%) Relational Database
2 10 (16.13%) MongoDB
2 10 (16.13%) Neo4j
3 9 (14.52%) Oracle Database
4 5 (8.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.61%) SAS Data Integration Studio
5 1 (1.61%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 20 (32.26%) Jenkins
2 14 (22.58%) Git (software)
3 13 (20.97%) CA Gen
3 13 (20.97%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (14.52%) Ant
4 9 (14.52%) Maven
5 8 (12.90%) Bitbucket
5 8 (12.90%) ClearCase
6 7 (11.29%) Sonatype Nexus
7 6 (9.68%) Subversion
8 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
9 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
9 3 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (3.23%) Cucumber
10 2 (3.23%) FitNesse
10 2 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
10 2 (3.23%) Selenium
11 1 (1.61%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.61%) Gradle
11 1 (1.61%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (12.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.29%) Finance
3 5 (8.06%) Manufacturing
4 4 (6.45%) Electronics
4 4 (6.45%) Marketing
5 1 (1.61%) Automotive
5 1 (1.61%) Banking
5 1 (1.61%) Games
Job Titles
1 28 (45.16%) Developer
2 13 (20.97%) Java Developer
3 11 (17.74%) CA Gen Developer
4 10 (16.13%) Analyst
5 8 (12.90%) Build Engineer
6 7 (11.29%) Digital Developer
7 6 (9.68%) Deployment Engineer
7 6 (9.68%) Test Analyst
8 5 (8.06%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Applications Support
9 4 (6.45%) Linux Build Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
9 4 (6.45%) SQL Developer
9 4 (6.45%) Unix Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle DBA
10 3 (4.84%) Oracle Developer
10 3 (4.84%) Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
10 3 (4.84%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (22.58%) XML
2 11 (17.74%) SOAP
3 10 (16.13%) Dropwizard
3 10 (16.13%) Hibernate
4 8 (12.90%) HTML
5 6 (9.68%) JSON
5 6 (9.68%) WSDL
6 4 (6.45%) JAX-RS
6 4 (6.45%) Middleware
6 4 (6.45%) REST
7 3 (4.84%) J2EE
8 2 (3.23%) CSS
8 2 (3.23%) Nightwatchjs
9 1 (1.61%) Apache FOP
9 1 (1.61%) Play Framework
9 1 (1.61%) React
9 1 (1.61%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (1.61%) Unreal Engine
9 1 (1.61%) Web Services
9 1 (1.61%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.84%) NHS
2 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.23%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (1.61%) Augmented Reality
3 1 (1.61%) Cyber Defence
3 1 (1.61%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.61%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (54.84%) Linux
2 12 (19.35%) AIX
2 12 (19.35%) Mac OS X
3 7 (11.29%) Windows
4 5 (8.06%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.61%) Android
6 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (25.81%) DevOps
3 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
4 10 (16.13%) Responsive Web Design
4 10 (16.13%) Test Automation
4 10 (16.13%) Web Design
5 9 (14.52%) Unit Testing
6 8 (12.90%) Technical Analysis
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (11.29%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (11.29%) SOA
7 7 (11.29%) Software Testing
8 6 (9.68%) Test Scripting
9 5 (8.06%) ITIL
9 5 (8.06%) Regression Testing
10 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (6.45%) Mentoring
10 4 (6.45%) Programme Management
10 4 (6.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 32 (51.61%) SQL
2 31 (50.00%) Java
3 18 (29.03%) PL/SQL
4 15 (24.19%) Shell Script
5 10 (16.13%) Python
6 8 (12.90%) C
7 7 (11.29%) Bash Shell
8 6 (9.68%) Korn
9 3 (4.84%) JavaScript
9 3 (4.84%) Perl
10 2 (3.23%) Scala
11 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
11 1 (1.61%) C#
11 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
11 1 (1.61%) PHP
11 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.61%) Progress 4GL
11 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
2 8 (12.90%) SC Cleared
3 7 (11.29%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (4.84%) BC Cleared
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB
4 3 (4.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.23%) CCNA
5 2 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (3.23%) ISEB
6 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.84%) QA
2 2 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Postfix
2 1 (1.61%) Docker
2 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 16 (25.81%) Ansible
2 12 (19.35%) Rundeck
3 1 (1.61%) Terraform
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (33.87%) CA
2 18 (29.03%) Oracle
3 11 (17.74%) IBM
4 8 (12.90%) Atlassian
5 5 (8.06%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.45%) SAP
7 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.23%) EMC
9 1 (1.61%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.61%) Progress
9 1 (1.61%) QAD