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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 33 25 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 3.64% 3.29% 2.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.08% 12.50% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 4
Average daily rate
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£338 £275 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -13.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £264 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £330 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.63 £32.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+10.46% -10.41%
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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
52 64 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 15.76% 26.34% 21.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 32 24
Average daily rate £275 £300 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £205 £136
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £399 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.69% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £18.97 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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 18 December 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 18 December 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 (62.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 21 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 18 (51.43%) VMware
4 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (34.29%) RHCE
6 11 (31.43%) UNIX
7 10 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (25.71%) Ruby
8 9 (25.71%) DevOps
8 9 (25.71%) AIX
8 9 (25.71%) Python
9 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (20.00%) Windows
10 6 (17.14%) Perl
10 6 (17.14%) MySQL
10 6 (17.14%) Ansible
10 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (17.14%) Puppet
11 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
11 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
11 5 (14.29%) CentOS
11 5 (14.29%) Finance
11 5 (14.29%) EMC
12 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
12 4 (11.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
12 4 (11.43%) NFS
12 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (11.43%) Software Packaging
12 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 4 (11.43%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (8.57%) Apache
3 2 (5.71%) JBoss
3 2 (5.71%) WebLogic
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.86%) nginx
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (2.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) SaaS
1 4 (11.43%) IaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) DNS
2 1 (2.86%) SSH
2 1 (2.86%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (2.86%) LDAP
2 1 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.14%) MySQL
2 5 (14.29%) MongoDB
3 4 (11.43%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.57%) Hadoop
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.43%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (2.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (22.86%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 7 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Developer
4 4 (11.43%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Analyst
6 2 (5.71%) Perl Developer
7 1 (2.86%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.86%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.43%) Software Packaging
1 4 (11.43%) Memcached
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) OAuth
3 1 (2.86%) jQuery
3 1 (2.86%) JSON
3 1 (2.86%) Mojolicious
3 1 (2.86%) RESTful
3 1 (2.86%) XML
3 1 (2.86%) .NET
3 1 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (2.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) LPAR
1 4 (11.43%) Open Source
2 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.86%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (62.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (31.43%) UNIX
3 9 (25.71%) AIX
4 7 (20.00%) Windows
5 5 (14.29%) CentOS
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.86%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) DevOps
2 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (11.43%) Configuration Management
3 4 (11.43%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
3 4 (11.43%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.57%) Coaching
4 3 (8.57%) OO
5 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 2 (5.71%) MapReduce
5 2 (5.71%) Analytics
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.86%) Video Analytics
6 1 (2.86%) OOD
6 1 (2.86%) SOA
6 1 (2.86%) OOP
6 1 (2.86%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Ruby
1 9 (25.71%) Python
2 6 (17.14%) Perl
3 3 (8.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.71%) C++
4 2 (5.71%) Bash Shell
4 2 (5.71%) Korn
5 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.86%) Scala
5 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (34.29%) RHCE
2 10 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.43%) VCP5
4 2 (5.71%) RHCSA
4 2 (5.71%) Degree
4 2 (5.71%) RHCT
5 1 (2.86%) ISEB
System Software
1 13 (37.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.43%) NFS
3 3 (8.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Ansible
1 6 (17.14%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (17.14%) Puppet
2 4 (11.43%) Tivoli
2 4 (11.43%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (11.43%) Graphite
2 4 (11.43%) StatsD
3 2 (5.71%) Nagios
3 2 (5.71%) ZABBIX
3 2 (5.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (51.43%) VMware
3 5 (14.29%) EMC
4 2 (5.71%) Apple
4 2 (5.71%) Dell
4 2 (5.71%) IBM
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Oracle
4 2 (5.71%) Sybase
4 2 (5.71%) Rackspace
4 2 (5.71%) Google
5 1 (2.86%) NETGEAR