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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 23 28
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 19 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 7.49% 6.38% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.28% 21.84% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 2
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£350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
Linux
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
72 87 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.60% 29.19% 16.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 52 13
Average daily rate £325 £255 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £200 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £385 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 3
Average hourly rate £9.00 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.11% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014, 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 23 (45.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (43.14%) Red Hat
3 20 (39.22%) VMware
4 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 12 (23.53%) RHCE
6 11 (21.57%) Windows
6 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
7 10 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (17.65%) Ruby
8 9 (17.65%) AIX
8 9 (17.65%) UNIX
8 9 (17.65%) Python
8 9 (17.65%) Oracle
8 9 (17.65%) DevOps
9 8 (15.69%) Cyber Security
9 8 (15.69%) Elasticsearch
9 8 (15.69%) Perl
9 8 (15.69%) SQL
10 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
10 7 (13.73%) HTML
10 7 (13.73%) CSS
11 6 (11.76%) Java
11 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
11 6 (11.76%) JBoss
11 6 (11.76%) Visualisation
11 6 (11.76%) Puppet
11 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
11 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 8 (15.69%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (11.76%) JBoss
3 4 (7.84%) Apache
3 4 (7.84%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) nginx
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) SaaS
1 4 (7.84%) IaaS
2 2 (3.92%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.96%) LDAP
1 1 (1.96%) HTTP
1 1 (1.96%) SSH
1 1 (1.96%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) Hadoop
2 6 (11.76%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.80%) MySQL
4 4 (7.84%) Pentaho
4 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
5 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
6 2 (3.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.84%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.96%) CMake
General
1 5 (9.80%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (29.41%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (21.57%) Developer
3 9 (17.65%) Software Engineer
4 8 (15.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Perl Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Lead Software Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) WebSphere Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 2 (3.92%) Administrator
8 2 (3.92%) Java Developer
8 2 (3.92%) Analyst
8 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
9 1 (1.96%) Software Developer
9 1 (1.96%) Test Analyst
9 1 (1.96%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) HTML
1 7 (13.73%) CSS
2 5 (9.80%) .NET
3 4 (7.84%) Middleware
3 4 (7.84%) Software Packaging
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.84%) Memcached
3 4 (7.84%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.88%) Mojolicious
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) jQuery
5 2 (3.92%) OAuth
5 2 (3.92%) RESTful
5 2 (3.92%) XML
5 2 (3.92%) J2EE
6 1 (1.96%) SOAP
6 1 (1.96%) Web Services
6 1 (1.96%) WSDL
6 1 (1.96%) LAMP
6 1 (1.96%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) Visualisation
2 4 (7.84%) Open Source
2 4 (7.84%) Data Integration
2 4 (7.84%) LPAR
3 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.96%) NHS
4 1 (1.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (45.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (21.57%) Windows
3 9 (17.65%) AIX
3 9 (17.65%) UNIX
4 5 (9.80%) CentOS
5 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.96%) Solaris
6 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Software Engineering
2 9 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (17.65%) DevOps
3 8 (15.69%) Cyber Security
4 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
5 4 (7.84%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
5 4 (7.84%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (7.84%) Coaching
6 3 (5.88%) Migration
6 3 (5.88%) OO
7 2 (3.92%) RAD
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.92%) OOP
7 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.92%) Scrum
7 2 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
7 2 (3.92%) MapReduce
7 2 (3.92%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.65%) Python
1 9 (17.65%) Ruby
2 8 (15.69%) Perl
2 8 (15.69%) SQL
3 6 (11.76%) Java
3 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.92%) Korn
5 2 (3.92%) Scala
5 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (23.53%) RHCE
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (7.84%) VCP5
4 2 (3.92%) RHCT
5 1 (1.96%) ISEB
5 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.84%) NFS
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
1 6 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (11.76%) Ansible
2 4 (7.84%) Kibana
2 4 (7.84%) StatsD
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (3.92%) Nagios
3 2 (3.92%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Red Hat
2 20 (39.22%) VMware
3 9 (17.65%) Oracle
4 5 (9.80%) EMC
5 4 (7.84%) Talend
6 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
6 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 2 (3.92%) IBM
6 2 (3.92%) Google
7 1 (1.96%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.96%) Microsoft
7 1 (1.96%) Guidewire