Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 47 61 66
Rank change year-on-year +14 +5 -48
Contract jobs citing Unix 55 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.70% 2.65% 2.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.40% 14.23% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 23 26
Wales median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £315 £363
90th Percentile £567 £593 £525
UK median daily rate £475 £488 £450
% change year-on-year -2.56% +8.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £36.00 - £18.00
10th Percentile £33.00 - £16.10
90th Percentile £39.00 - £19.50
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £32.00 £40.25
% change year-on-year +9.38% -20.50% +46.36%

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 382 274 313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 25.72% 18.59% 23.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 172 213
Wales median daily rate £375 £393 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -5.99% +19.29%
10th Percentile £135 £163 £170
90th Percentile £575 £525 £525
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 39 43
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -3.70% +3.85%
10th Percentile £10.17 £10.16 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.85 £38.90 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +3.03% -2.94%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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
West Wales +9 27 £478 -11.50%
South Wales +2 27 £350 -13.58% 3
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 23 (41.82%) CA
4 20 (36.36%) Oracle
5 18 (32.73%) PL/SQL
6 15 (27.27%) Java
7 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
7 14 (25.45%) Mac OS X
7 14 (25.45%) CA Gen
8 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
8 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
8 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
8 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (21.82%) Hibernate
9 12 (21.82%) Web Design
9 12 (21.82%) MongoDB
9 12 (21.82%) IBM
9 12 (21.82%) HTTP
9 12 (21.82%) AIX
9 12 (21.82%) Neo4j
9 12 (21.82%) Responsive Web Design
9 12 (21.82%) Dropwizard
10 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
11 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
11 10 (18.18%) Windows
11 10 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
12 9 (16.36%) BPSS Clearance
12 9 (16.36%) Bitbucket
12 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database

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 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
2 2 (3.64%) NetWeaver
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) LongView
1 1 (1.82%) MFGPRO
1 1 (1.82%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.82%) HTTP
2 6 (10.91%) SSL
3 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.45%) ISDN
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) Modbus
6 1 (1.82%) OpenVPN
6 1 (1.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
2 12 (21.82%) MongoDB
2 12 (21.82%) Neo4j
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle Database
4 6 (10.91%) SQL Server
5 2 (3.64%) DB2
6 1 (1.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) CA Gen
1 14 (25.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (16.36%) Bitbucket
2 9 (16.36%) ClearCase
3 6 (10.91%) Jenkins
4 5 (9.09%) SoapUI
4 5 (9.09%) Visual Studio
4 5 (9.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (5.45%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 8 (14.55%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.82%) Automotive
4 1 (1.82%) Electronics
4 1 (1.82%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 29 (52.73%) Developer
2 15 (27.27%) Java Developer
3 12 (21.82%) CA Gen Developer
4 9 (16.36%) Digital Developer
5 5 (9.09%) Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) DBA
6 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Oracle DBA
6 4 (7.27%) Test Analyst
6 4 (7.27%) Unix Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.45%) Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Applications DBA
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (5.45%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.45%) Unix Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Validation Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Verification Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Administrator
8 2 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.82%) Dropwizard
1 12 (21.82%) Hibernate
2 6 (10.91%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) JAX-RS
3 5 (9.09%) REST
3 5 (9.09%) SOAP
3 5 (9.09%) XML
4 2 (3.64%) SAP Basis
4 2 (3.64%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) XML Messaging
5 1 (1.82%) CSS
5 1 (1.82%) Node.js
5 1 (1.82%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.82%) React
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (5.45%) Cyber Defence
1 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
1 3 (5.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.64%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 25 (45.45%) Linux
2 14 (25.45%) Mac OS X
3 12 (21.82%) AIX
4 10 (18.18%) Windows
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) SUSE
7 1 (1.82%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (23.64%) Agile Software Development
1 13 (23.64%) Configuration Management
2 12 (21.82%) Responsive Web Design
2 12 (21.82%) Web Design
3 11 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 10 (18.18%) Technical Analysis
5 8 (14.55%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (14.55%) Data Extraction
5 8 (14.55%) Data Management
6 7 (12.73%) Software Testing
7 6 (10.91%) Data Protection
7 6 (10.91%) ITIL
7 6 (10.91%) Test Scripting
7 6 (10.91%) Unit Testing
8 5 (9.09%) Continuous Deployment
8 5 (9.09%) Project Management
9 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (7.27%) Integration Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Regression Testing
9 4 (7.27%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 33 (60.00%) SQL
2 18 (32.73%) PL/SQL
3 15 (27.27%) Java
4 13 (23.64%) Shell Script
5 4 (7.27%) Python
6 3 (5.45%) Scala
7 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.82%) Progress 4GL
8 1 (1.82%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (45.45%) Security Cleared
2 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 9 (16.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 6 (10.91%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.45%) CCNA
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.45%) Degree
5 3 (5.45%) DV Cleared
5 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.64%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (7.27%) QA
2 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Firmware
2 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (3.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 23 (41.82%) CA
2 20 (36.36%) Oracle
3 12 (21.82%) IBM
4 9 (16.36%) Atlassian
5 7 (12.73%) Microsoft
6 3 (5.45%) EMC
6 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
6 3 (5.45%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Progress
7 1 (1.82%) QAD
7 1 (1.82%) VMware