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 24 November 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
24 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 4.42% 3.86% 1.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.59% 13.24% 6.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £265 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.07% -15.20%
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 £37.00 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -5.55%
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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
58 68 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 16.02% 29.18% 19.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 36 21
Average daily rate £331 £270 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.40% -13.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £165 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 5
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.69% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £12.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 24 November 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 24 November 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 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 18 (41.86%) Red Hat
2 18 (41.86%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (27.91%) Software Engineering
4 12 (27.91%) RHCE
5 11 (25.58%) Windows
5 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
6 10 (23.26%) UNIX
6 10 (23.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (20.93%) Python
7 9 (20.93%) AIX
7 9 (20.93%) DevOps
7 9 (20.93%) Ruby
8 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
8 8 (18.60%) Elasticsearch
9 7 (16.28%) SQL
9 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (13.95%) Oracle
10 6 (13.95%) HTML
10 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
10 6 (13.95%) Perl
10 6 (13.95%) CSS
10 6 (13.95%) JBoss
10 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (13.95%) Ansible
10 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
10 6 (13.95%) Puppet
10 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
11 5 (11.63%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 (18.60%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (13.95%) JBoss
3 3 (6.98%) Apache
4 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) SaaS
1 4 (9.30%) IaaS
2 2 (4.65%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.33%) LDAP
1 1 (2.33%) HTTP
1 1 (2.33%) SSH
1 1 (2.33%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.58%) Hadoop
2 5 (11.63%) MongoDB
2 5 (11.63%) MySQL
3 4 (9.30%) Pentaho
3 4 (9.30%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.98%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.65%) Big Data
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.30%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (9.30%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (2.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.33%) CMake
General
1 5 (11.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.88%) Linux Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Software Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Developer
3 8 (18.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (9.30%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (6.98%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (4.65%) Analyst
7 2 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (4.65%) C++ Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Perl Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Developer Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Linux Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (2.33%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.95%) HTML
1 6 (13.95%) CSS
2 5 (11.63%) .NET
3 4 (9.30%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.30%) Software Packaging
3 4 (9.30%) Middleware
3 4 (9.30%) Memcached
3 4 (9.30%) Apache Camel
4 1 (2.33%) Mojolicious
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
4 1 (2.33%) jQuery
4 1 (2.33%) OAuth
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.95%) Visualisation
2 4 (9.30%) Open Source
2 4 (9.30%) Data Integration
2 4 (9.30%) LPAR
3 2 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.33%) NHS
4 1 (2.33%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (44.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (25.58%) Windows
3 10 (23.26%) UNIX
4 9 (20.93%) AIX
5 5 (11.63%) CentOS
6 1 (2.33%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Software Engineering
2 9 (20.93%) DevOps
3 8 (18.60%) Cyber Security
4 7 (16.28%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
6 4 (9.30%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (9.30%) Configuration Management
6 4 (9.30%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (6.98%) Coaching
8 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.65%) MapReduce
8 2 (4.65%) Analytics
9 1 (2.33%) Video Analytics
9 1 (2.33%) Multithreading
9 1 (2.33%) Web Development
9 1 (2.33%) SOA
9 1 (2.33%) TDD
9 1 (2.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Ruby
1 9 (20.93%) Python
2 7 (16.28%) SQL
3 6 (13.95%) JavaScript
3 6 (13.95%) Perl
4 4 (9.30%) Java
5 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.65%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.65%) C++
6 2 (4.65%) Korn
7 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 12 (27.91%) RHCE
2 10 (23.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (9.30%) VCP5
4 2 (4.65%) RHCSA
4 2 (4.65%) RHCT
5 1 (2.33%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) ISEB
System Software
1 13 (30.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (9.30%) NFS
3 2 (4.65%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
1 6 (13.95%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (13.95%) Ansible
2 4 (9.30%) Kibana
2 4 (9.30%) StatsD
2 4 (9.30%) Tivoli
2 4 (9.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.65%) Nagios
3 2 (4.65%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 18 (41.86%) Red Hat
1 18 (41.86%) VMware
2 6 (13.95%) Oracle
3 5 (11.63%) EMC
4 4 (9.30%) Talend
5 2 (4.65%) Rackspace
5 2 (4.65%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) IBM
5 2 (4.65%) Google
6 1 (2.33%) NETGEAR
6 1 (2.33%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.33%) Sybase