The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 38 26
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 15 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 5.64% 3.17% 0.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.44% 15.19% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 9 1
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£350 £350 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +75.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
64 79 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.06% 20.84% 22.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 45 23
Average daily rate £310 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £407 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 3
Average hourly rate £11.50 £16.16 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.83% +15.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Cardiff region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Cardiff

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Cardiff region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 10 (41.67%) UNIX
2 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 10 (41.67%) DevOps
3 9 (37.50%) Perl
3 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
4 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) Hadoop
5 7 (29.17%) Windows
6 6 (25.00%) Python
6 6 (25.00%) Analytics
6 6 (25.00%) Ruby
7 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (20.83%) ITIL
7 5 (20.83%) JBoss
7 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
8 4 (16.67%) DNS
8 4 (16.67%) Degree
8 4 (16.67%) MapReduce
9 3 (12.50%) Digital Media
9 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
9 3 (12.50%) Video Analytics
9 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (12.50%) SCCM
9 3 (12.50%) VMware
9 3 (12.50%) Internet
9 3 (12.50%) Apple
9 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
9 3 (12.50%) Windows XP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (20.83%) JBoss
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) WildFly
3 1 (4.17%) Zope
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) DNS
2 3 (12.50%) Internet
3 1 (4.17%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) MySQL
2 10 (41.67%) Relational Database
3 7 (29.17%) Hadoop
4 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Analyst
2 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
3 2 (8.33%) Test Analyst
3 2 (8.33%) Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Lead Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Middleware Architect
4 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.33%) Web Services
1 2 (8.33%) XML
1 2 (8.33%) Middleware
1 2 (8.33%) LAMP
2 1 (4.17%) Catalyst
2 1 (4.17%) Django
2 1 (4.17%) Mason
2 1 (4.17%) CPAN
2 1 (4.17%) SOAP
2 1 (4.17%) J2EE
2 1 (4.17%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Digital Media
1 3 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) UNIX
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (29.17%) Windows
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.50%) Windows XP
5 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) DevOps
2 8 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 6 (25.00%) Analytics
4 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL
5 4 (16.67%) MapReduce
6 3 (12.50%) Video Analytics
7 2 (8.33%) SOA
7 2 (8.33%) RUP
7 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 2 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.33%) OO
7 2 (8.33%) Performance Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Integration Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Software Testing
7 2 (8.33%) Test Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (4.17%) JVM Tuning
8 1 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 1 (4.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Perl
2 6 (25.00%) Python
2 6 (25.00%) Ruby
3 2 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (8.33%) C
3 2 (8.33%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Groovy
4 1 (4.17%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) C#
4 1 (4.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) Degree
2 2 (8.33%) ISEB
3 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (4.17%) CCNA
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 2 (8.33%) Puppet
3 1 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 9 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 3 (12.50%) Apple
4 2 (8.33%) Sybase
5 1 (4.17%) Zend
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) Cisco
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle