The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Cardiff region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 39 28 8
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -20
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.95% 0.60% 12.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.72% 2.94% 41.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 9
Average daily rate £350 £200 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
72 34 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.06% 20.48% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 22 30
Average daily rate £250 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £138 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.16 £11.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+46.90% -24.13%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
South Wales

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 April 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 April 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 9 (69.23%) UNIX
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
3 5 (38.46%) Apache
4 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 4 (30.77%) Perl
4 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
4 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) SSL
4 4 (30.77%) IBM
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) RHCE
4 4 (30.77%) SMTP
4 4 (30.77%) NFS
4 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
5 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (23.08%) Ruby
5 3 (23.08%) IaaS
5 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
5 3 (23.08%) Open Source
5 3 (23.08%) CentOS
5 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
5 3 (23.08%) Software Packaging
5 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (38.46%) Apache
2 3 (23.08%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (7.69%) Joomla!
3 1 (7.69%) Tuxedo
3 1 (7.69%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) IaaS
1 3 (23.08%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) SSL
2 4 (30.77%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MongoDB
2 1 (7.69%) MySQL
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (23.08%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX Support
2 2 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.69%) UNIX Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support
3 1 (7.69%) Web Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Programmer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Software Packaging
1 3 (23.08%) Memcached
2 1 (7.69%) Ajax
2 1 (7.69%) jQuery
2 1 (7.69%) CSS
2 1 (7.69%) XML
2 1 (7.69%) HTML
2 1 (7.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) UNIX
2 7 (53.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Solaris
4 3 (23.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
1 3 (23.08%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Workflow
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) Perl
1 4 (30.77%) PL/SQL
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
1 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 3 (23.08%) Ruby
2 3 (23.08%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) ActionScript 3.0
3 1 (7.69%) ActionScript
3 1 (7.69%) PHP
3 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) RHCE
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (30.77%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Satellite
2 3 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (23.08%) StatsD
2 3 (23.08%) Ansible
2 3 (23.08%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Red Hat
2 4 (30.77%) IBM
2 4 (30.77%) HP
3 1 (7.69%) Zend
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle