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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 19 15
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 67 29 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.06% 7.65% 8.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.04% 35.80% 31.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 25 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -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
108 81 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.27% 21.37% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 56 46
Average daily rate £375 £310 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +21.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 9
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 39 (45.35%) Red Hat
2 38 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 34 (39.53%) JBoss
4 31 (36.05%) UNIX
5 30 (34.88%) Oracle
6 26 (30.23%) Java
7 23 (26.74%) HTTP
8 22 (25.58%) DevOps
9 20 (23.26%) Oracle Database
9 20 (23.26%) MySQL
10 18 (20.93%) Perl
10 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (19.77%) JMeter
11 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
12 16 (18.60%) Middleware
12 16 (18.60%) Maven
12 16 (18.60%) VMware
13 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
13 15 (17.44%) TCP/IP
13 15 (17.44%) J2EE
14 14 (16.28%) Hadoop
14 14 (16.28%) Performance Testing
15 13 (15.12%) Jenkins
16 12 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (13.95%) Oracle Database 12c
17 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
17 11 (12.79%) SQL
17 11 (12.79%) ITIL
17 11 (12.79%) Tomcat
17 11 (12.79%) Oracle Database 11g

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 34 (39.53%) JBoss
2 11 (12.79%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.81%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.33%) Apache
6 1 (1.16%) nginx
6 1 (1.16%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (26.74%) HTTP
2 15 (17.44%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.63%) DNS
4 5 (5.81%) SSL
4 5 (5.81%) Internet
4 5 (5.81%) Firewall
4 5 (5.81%) VLAN
4 5 (5.81%) LAN
4 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 4 (4.65%) VoIP
6 3 (3.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (23.26%) MySQL
1 20 (23.26%) Oracle Database
2 17 (19.77%) Relational Database
3 14 (16.28%) Hadoop
4 12 (13.95%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (12.79%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.49%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle9i Database
7 1 (1.16%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (19.77%) JMeter
2 16 (18.60%) Maven
3 13 (15.12%) Jenkins
4 9 (10.47%) Selenium
5 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
6 6 (6.98%) Cucumber
7 4 (4.65%) Subversion
8 3 (3.49%) Eclipse
8 3 (3.49%) JIRA
9 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
9 2 (2.33%) WebDriver
10 1 (1.16%) Mercurial
10 1 (1.16%) JUnit
General
1 10 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (15.12%) Architect
2 12 (13.95%) Analyst
3 11 (12.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Test Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Tester
5 7 (8.14%) Software Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Middleware Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Senior Software Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Performance Tester
8 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Performance Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Enterprise Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Performance Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Middleware Architect
9 3 (3.49%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (18.60%) Middleware
2 15 (17.44%) J2EE
3 8 (9.30%) Web Services
4 7 (8.14%) HTML
5 3 (3.49%) LAMP
6 2 (2.33%) SOAP
6 2 (2.33%) XML
7 1 (1.16%) JMS
7 1 (1.16%) WSDL
7 1 (1.16%) CSS
7 1 (1.16%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (1.16%) Ajax
7 1 (1.16%) JSON
7 1 (1.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.30%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.98%) Digital Media
3 5 (5.81%) PKI
4 4 (4.65%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.16%) CMDB
5 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 38 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 31 (36.05%) UNIX
3 10 (11.63%) Windows
4 5 (5.81%) AIX
5 4 (4.65%) Mac OS X
5 4 (4.65%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.33%) CentOS
7 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) DevOps
2 18 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
4 14 (16.28%) Performance Testing
5 12 (13.95%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (12.79%) JVM Tuning
6 11 (12.79%) ITIL
7 10 (11.63%) MapReduce
8 6 (6.98%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (6.98%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.98%) Data Modelling
9 5 (5.81%) ITSM
9 5 (5.81%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.81%) Analytics
10 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
10 4 (4.65%) Load Balancing
11 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
11 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
12 2 (2.33%) Scrum
12 2 (2.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.23%) Java
2 18 (20.93%) Perl
3 11 (12.79%) Shell Script
3 11 (12.79%) SQL
4 9 (10.47%) BeanShell
4 9 (10.47%) Ruby
5 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
5 6 (6.98%) Python
6 1 (1.16%) PHP
6 1 (1.16%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (5.81%) CCNA
2 5 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.65%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) Puppet
2 5 (5.81%) Tivoli
2 5 (5.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 5 (5.81%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.49%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.33%) Ansible
5 1 (1.16%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 39 (45.35%) Red Hat
2 30 (34.88%) Oracle
3 16 (18.60%) VMware
4 7 (8.14%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.81%) HP
5 5 (5.81%) Cisco
5 5 (5.81%) F5
6 2 (2.33%) Citrix
7 1 (1.16%) ServiceNow
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