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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 14 27
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 23 22 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.13% 8.12% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.82% 30.14% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 0
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£350 £275 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -
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 £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
68 73 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 18.13% 26.94% 18.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 7
Average daily rate £325 £250 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.87 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% -30.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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
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 19 September 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 22 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 21 (47.73%) Red Hat
3 19 (43.18%) VMware
4 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (27.27%) RHCE
5 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
6 9 (20.45%) Oracle
6 9 (20.45%) Windows
6 9 (20.45%) AIX
7 8 (18.18%) Hadoop
7 8 (18.18%) Cyber Security
8 7 (15.91%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (15.91%) CSS
8 7 (15.91%) HTML
8 7 (15.91%) SQL
9 6 (13.64%) Java
9 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
9 6 (13.64%) JBoss
9 6 (13.64%) Visualisation
9 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
9 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
9 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (11.36%) Puppet
10 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
10 5 (11.36%) .NET
10 5 (11.36%) Finance
10 5 (11.36%) EMC
10 5 (11.36%) Ansible

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 7 (15.91%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (9.09%) WebLogic
2 4 (9.09%) Apache
2 4 (9.09%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.27%) nginx
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
4 1 (2.27%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) SaaS
1 3 (6.82%) IaaS
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.27%) SSH
1 1 (2.27%) LDAP
1 1 (2.27%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.36%) MongoDB
3 4 (9.09%) Pentaho
4 3 (6.82%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.55%) MySQL
6 1 (2.27%) Big Data
6 1 (2.27%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.09%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
4 1 (2.27%) CMake
General
1 5 (11.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (20.45%) Developer
3 8 (18.18%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Software Engineer
4 7 (15.91%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Lead Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Perl Developer
5 3 (6.82%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Java Developer
6 2 (4.55%) Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
6 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Engineer
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.27%) Developer Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) CSS
1 7 (15.91%) HTML
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 4 (9.09%) Middleware
3 4 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.09%) Apache Camel
4 3 (6.82%) Software Packaging
4 3 (6.82%) Memcached
4 3 (6.82%) Mojolicious
5 2 (4.55%) XML
5 2 (4.55%) J2EE
5 2 (4.55%) RESTful
5 2 (4.55%) OAuth
5 2 (4.55%) jQuery
5 2 (4.55%) JSON
6 1 (2.27%) REST
6 1 (2.27%) SOAP
6 1 (2.27%) Web Services
6 1 (2.27%) WSDL
6 1 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Visualisation
2 4 (9.09%) LPAR
2 4 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.82%) Open Source
4 1 (2.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 22 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (20.45%) Windows
2 9 (20.45%) AIX
3 4 (9.09%) UNIX
3 4 (9.09%) CentOS
4 2 (4.55%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (2.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.45%) Software Engineering
2 8 (18.18%) Cyber Security
3 6 (13.64%) Unit Testing
3 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (11.36%) DevOps
5 4 (9.09%) Coaching
6 3 (6.82%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.82%) OO
6 3 (6.82%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.82%) Migration
7 2 (4.55%) Scrum
7 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (4.55%) OOP
7 2 (4.55%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.55%) RAD
7 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
8 1 (2.27%) Web Development
8 1 (2.27%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (15.91%) SQL
2 6 (13.64%) Java
2 6 (13.64%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
3 4 (9.09%) Python
3 4 (9.09%) Ruby
4 3 (6.82%) Shell Script
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) Scala
5 2 (4.55%) Korn
6 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.27%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) RHCE
2 10 (22.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (9.09%) VCP5
4 2 (4.55%) RHCT
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.09%) NFS
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (11.36%) Puppet
1 5 (11.36%) Ansible
2 4 (9.09%) Kibana
2 4 (9.09%) Tivoli
2 4 (9.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (6.82%) StatsD
4 2 (4.55%) Nagios
4 2 (4.55%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (47.73%) Red Hat
2 19 (43.18%) VMware
3 9 (20.45%) Oracle
4 6 (13.64%) JBoss
5 5 (11.36%) EMC
6 4 (9.09%) Talend
7 2 (4.55%) IBM
7 2 (4.55%) Dell
7 2 (4.55%) Rackspace
7 2 (4.55%) Google
8 1 (2.27%) Guidewire
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