Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 59 67 24
Rank change year-on-year +8 -43 +29
Contract jobs citing Unix 45 24 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.01% 1.84% 8.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.96% 7.62% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 15 73
Wales median daily rate £450 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +20.00% +2.74%
10th Percentile £275 £340 £313
90th Percentile £560 £538 £410
UK median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Wales median hourly rate - - £19.00
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £38.25 £26.75
% change year-on-year -18.95% +42.99% -17.69%

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 282 315 394
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 18.86% 24.16% 32.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 217 224
Wales median daily rate £393 £363 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.28% -2.03% +4.96%
10th Percentile £187 £145 £150
90th Percentile £538 £515 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 47
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% -
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £10.08
90th Percentile £40.00 £77.50 £19.70
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +1.85%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +3 32 £410 +9.33% 11
West Wales +19 13 £500 -4.76% 1
Unix
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
3 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
4 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
5 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
6 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
6 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 10 (22.22%) Windows
6 10 (22.22%) Java
6 10 (22.22%) Perl
7 9 (20.00%) WebLogic
7 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
7 9 (20.00%) Maven
7 9 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (17.78%) Artifactory
8 8 (17.78%) Sonatype
8 8 (17.78%) Migration
8 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
8 8 (17.78%) JIRA
8 8 (17.78%) ClearQuest
8 8 (17.78%) IBM
8 8 (17.78%) ClearCase
9 7 (15.56%) SQL
9 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (15.56%) CA
9 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
9 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
9 7 (15.56%) CA Gen
9 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
10 6 (13.33%) DevOps

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 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 5 (11.11%) Apache
3 4 (8.89%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Staffware
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (8.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) Office 365
4 1 (2.22%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (2.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (6.67%) DNS
2 3 (6.67%) HTTP
3 2 (4.44%) DHCP
3 2 (4.44%) Firewall
3 2 (4.44%) SAN
3 2 (4.44%) VLAN
4 1 (2.22%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) Relational Database
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) MariaDB
2 1 (2.22%) MySQL
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 10 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 9 (20.00%) Maven
3 9 (20.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 8 (17.78%) Artifactory
4 8 (17.78%) ClearCase
4 8 (17.78%) ClearQuest
4 8 (17.78%) JIRA
5 7 (15.56%) CA Gen
6 5 (11.11%) Rational DOORS
7 2 (4.44%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (4.44%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (2.22%) Ant
8 1 (2.22%) Grunt
8 1 (2.22%) gulp
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (2.22%) webpack
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
1 3 (6.67%) Marketing
2 2 (4.44%) Electronics
2 2 (4.44%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (28.89%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) CA Gen Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.11%) Verification Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Administrator
4 4 (8.89%) Analyst
4 4 (8.89%) Configuration Specialist
4 4 (8.89%) Senior Verification Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) HPUX Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 3 (6.67%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.44%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Tester
6 2 (4.44%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) J2EE
2 3 (6.67%) Middleware
2 3 (6.67%) SOAP
2 3 (6.67%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) LAMP
3 2 (4.44%) Spring
3 2 (4.44%) VCL
4 1 (2.22%) Java EE
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) JSON
4 1 (2.22%) Laravel
4 1 (2.22%) OAuth
4 1 (2.22%) OpenID
4 1 (2.22%) REST
4 1 (2.22%) RESTful
4 1 (2.22%) SAML
4 1 (2.22%) Sass
4 1 (2.22%) Symfony
4 1 (2.22%) Twig
4 1 (2.22%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Cyber Defence
1 5 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.22%) Cloud Native
2 1 (2.22%) Cyberattack
2 1 (2.22%) Fintech
2 1 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (2.22%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (57.78%) Linux
2 10 (22.22%) Windows
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.67%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) CentOS
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 7 (15.56%) Software Testing
3 7 (15.56%) Technical Analysis
3 7 (15.56%) Test Scripting
4 6 (13.33%) DevOps
4 6 (13.33%) Open Source
4 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 5 (11.11%) Acceptance Criteria
5 5 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (11.11%) Data Development
5 5 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 5 (11.11%) Unit Testing
5 5 (11.11%) Validation
6 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
7 3 (6.67%) SIEM
7 3 (6.67%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) Shell Script
2 10 (22.22%) Java
2 10 (22.22%) Perl
3 7 (15.56%) SQL
4 6 (13.33%) Python
5 5 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 5 (11.11%) C
6 4 (8.89%) PL/SQL
6 4 (8.89%) Ruby
7 2 (4.44%) C++
7 2 (4.44%) JavaScript
8 1 (2.22%) PHP
8 1 (2.22%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 22 (48.89%) Security Cleared
2 20 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (13.33%) ISTQB
5 5 (11.11%) CCNA
6 3 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (4.44%) CCNP
8 1 (2.22%) BC Cleared
8 1 (2.22%) CEH
8 1 (2.22%) CREST Certified
8 1 (2.22%) Degree
8 1 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (2.22%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.67%) Firmware
2 2 (4.44%) Docker
2 2 (4.44%) NFS
2 2 (4.44%) Postfix
3 1 (2.22%) etcd
3 1 (2.22%) flannel
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Ansible
2 3 (6.67%) Nessus
3 2 (4.44%) Kubernetes
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.44%) Rundeck
4 1 (2.22%) Nmap
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) rkt
Vendors
1 8 (17.78%) Atlassian
1 8 (17.78%) IBM
1 8 (17.78%) Sonatype
2 7 (15.56%) CA
3 5 (11.11%) EMC
3 5 (11.11%) Red Hat
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (4.44%) Cisco
5 2 (4.44%) Darktrace
5 2 (4.44%) FireEye
5 2 (4.44%) McAfee
5 2 (4.44%) Microsoft
5 2 (4.44%) SAP
5 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
5 2 (4.44%) Splunk
5 2 (4.44%) Tripwire
6 1 (2.22%) Google
6 1 (2.22%) Qualys
6 1 (2.22%) TIBCO