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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 27 36 29
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 6.97% 2.56% 2.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.48% 19.05% 10.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 6 4
Average daily rate £338 £153 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+121.31% -53.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £419 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +5.03%
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
129 42 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 31.01% 13.42% 19.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 26 28
Average daily rate £338 £200 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+68.75% -42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £148 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £11.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.68 £17.50 £16.16
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
1 28 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 24 (37.50%) JBoss
3 23 (35.94%) Unix
4 22 (34.38%) Java
5 19 (29.69%) DevOps
6 17 (26.56%) Perl
7 16 (25.00%) ITIL
8 15 (23.44%) MySQL
9 14 (21.88%) VMware
9 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (20.31%) SQL
10 13 (20.31%) Windows
10 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
11 12 (18.75%) HTTP
12 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
12 11 (17.19%) Middleware
12 11 (17.19%) Oracle
12 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
12 11 (17.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 9 (14.06%) Hadoop
13 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
14 8 (12.50%) Firewall
14 8 (12.50%) WebLogic
14 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
14 8 (12.50%) Cisco
14 8 (12.50%) Puppet
14 8 (12.50%) MapReduce
15 7 (10.94%) Analytics
15 7 (10.94%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 24 (37.50%) JBoss
2 9 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 8 (12.50%) WebLogic
4 7 (10.94%) Apache
5 6 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.69%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.13%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.56%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (10.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (9.38%) MS Office
3 1 (1.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.69%) GitHub
2 2 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) HTTP
2 8 (12.50%) Firewall
2 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 6 (9.38%) Internet
4 5 (7.81%) VoIP
5 4 (6.25%) DNS
6 3 (4.69%) LAN
7 2 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 2 (3.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (3.13%) Network Security
7 2 (3.13%) SSL
7 2 (3.13%) VLAN
8 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.56%) SAN
8 1 (1.56%) SSH
8 1 (1.56%) WAN
8 1 (1.56%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.44%) MySQL
2 13 (20.31%) Relational Database
3 9 (14.06%) Hadoop
4 6 (9.38%) Oracle Database
5 4 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
6 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.69%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (3.13%) Neo4j
7 2 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (3.13%) Redis
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (1.56%) Big Data
8 1 (1.56%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.56%) HPCC
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 7 (10.94%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.81%) Maven
3 4 (6.25%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.25%) JIRA
3 4 (6.25%) JMeter
3 4 (6.25%) Selenium
3 4 (6.25%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (4.69%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (3.13%) Subversion
5 2 (3.13%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.56%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.56%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.56%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.56%) JUnit
6 1 (1.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (3.13%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Legal
2 1 (1.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.19%) Analyst
2 8 (12.50%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 7 (10.94%) Architect
3 7 (10.94%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Enterprise Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Administrator
5 5 (7.81%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (7.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Software Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.25%) DBA
6 4 (6.25%) Developer
6 4 (6.25%) DevOps Specialist
6 4 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
7 3 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.69%) Middleware Analyst
7 3 (4.69%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (17.19%) Middleware
2 7 (10.94%) J2EE
3 5 (7.81%) HTML
4 4 (6.25%) Web Services
5 3 (4.69%) Mojolicious
5 3 (4.69%) RESTful
6 2 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.13%) JAX-RS
6 2 (3.13%) jQuery
6 2 (3.13%) Kafka
6 2 (3.13%) LAMP
6 2 (3.13%) REST
7 1 (1.56%) Java EE
7 1 (1.56%) OAuth2
7 1 (1.56%) SAML
7 1 (1.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.69%) PKI
2 2 (3.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.56%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 23 (35.94%) Unix
3 13 (20.31%) Windows
4 7 (10.94%) Mac OS X
5 6 (9.38%) AIX
6 5 (7.81%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.56%) CentOS
8 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (29.69%) DevOps
2 16 (25.00%) ITIL
3 14 (21.88%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (17.19%) Software Engineering
5 8 (12.50%) MapReduce
6 7 (10.94%) Analytics
6 7 (10.94%) Project Planning
7 6 (9.38%) Video Analytics
8 5 (7.81%) ITSM
8 5 (7.81%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 4 (6.25%) Incident Management
9 4 (6.25%) JVM Tuning
9 4 (6.25%) Logistics
9 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 3 (4.69%) Mentoring
10 3 (4.69%) OO
10 3 (4.69%) Scrum
10 3 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (4.69%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.38%) Java
2 17 (26.56%) Perl
3 13 (20.31%) SQL
4 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.25%) BeanShell
6 3 (4.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.69%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.69%) Scala
7 2 (3.13%) Go
7 2 (3.13%) PHP
7 2 (3.13%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.13%) Python
8 1 (1.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (17.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 6 (9.38%) CCNA
2 6 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (7.81%) Degree
4 1 (1.56%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.56%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (3.13%) vSphere
2 1 (1.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.56%) KVM
2 1 (1.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (12.50%) Puppet
2 6 (9.38%) HP Data Protector
2 6 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 6 (9.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.69%) Ansible
5 2 (3.13%) Nagios
5 2 (3.13%) yum
6 1 (1.56%) Cacti
6 1 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.56%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.56%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (43.75%) Red Hat
2 14 (21.88%) VMware
3 11 (17.19%) Microsoft
3 11 (17.19%) Oracle
4 8 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (9.38%) HP
6 4 (6.25%) Citrix
7 3 (4.69%) Atlassian
8 2 (3.13%) AppDynamics
8 2 (3.13%) Dell
8 2 (3.13%) F5
8 2 (3.13%) New Relic
8 2 (3.13%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.56%) CA
9 1 (1.56%) Informatica
9 1 (1.56%) PlateSpin
9 1 (1.56%) Teradata
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