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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 28 24
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 9.87% 5.15% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.15% 28.36% 18.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 17 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £228 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £360 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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
81 67 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 20.51% 18.16% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 44 45
Average daily rate £375 £300 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Average hourly rate £16.00 £14.75 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.47% +9.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 22 (40.74%) UNIX
1 22 (40.74%) JBoss
2 19 (35.19%) MySQL
2 19 (35.19%) Oracle
3 18 (33.33%) Perl
3 18 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 18 (33.33%) DevOps
4 17 (31.48%) Oracle Database
4 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
4 17 (31.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
6 14 (25.93%) Maven
6 14 (25.93%) Hadoop
7 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (22.22%) HTTP
8 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
9 10 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
9 10 (18.52%) MapReduce
9 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
9 10 (18.52%) J2EE
9 10 (18.52%) Java
9 10 (18.52%) JMeter
10 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
10 9 (16.67%) Middleware
10 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
10 9 (16.67%) Ruby
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
10 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
11 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 22 (40.74%) JBoss
2 9 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.70%) Apache
4 1 (1.85%) nginx
4 1 (1.85%) WildFly
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Project
1 2 (3.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon EMR
2 1 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) HTTP
2 10 (18.52%) TCP/IP
3 8 (14.81%) DNS
4 4 (7.41%) Internet
4 4 (7.41%) Firewall
5 2 (3.70%) VLAN
5 2 (3.70%) SSL
5 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 2 (3.70%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 2 (3.70%) LAN
6 1 (1.85%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.19%) MySQL
2 17 (31.48%) Oracle Database
2 17 (31.48%) Relational Database
3 14 (25.93%) Hadoop
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.85%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.85%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Maven
2 11 (20.37%) Jenkins
3 10 (18.52%) JMeter
4 7 (12.96%) Selenium
5 4 (7.41%) Subversion
5 4 (7.41%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.70%) WebDriver
7 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
7 2 (3.70%) Git (software)
7 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (1.85%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.85%) JUnit
8 1 (1.85%) JIRA
8 1 (1.85%) SoapUI
General
1 6 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Software Engineer
2 7 (12.96%) Analyst
2 7 (12.96%) Test Analyst
3 6 (11.11%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (11.11%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Tester
5 3 (5.56%) Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Linux Administrator
6 2 (3.70%) Automation Test Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Implementation Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Automation Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.52%) J2EE
2 9 (16.67%) Middleware
3 3 (5.56%) LAMP
4 2 (3.70%) SOAP
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) JMS
5 1 (1.85%) WSDL
5 1 (1.85%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.85%) Ajax
5 1 (1.85%) JSON
5 1 (1.85%) REST
5 1 (1.85%) CSS
5 1 (1.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Digital Media
3 4 (7.41%) Video on Demand
4 2 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (1.85%) CMDB
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) UNIX
2 17 (31.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (7.41%) Windows
3 4 (7.41%) AIX
4 2 (3.70%) CentOS
5 1 (1.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.33%) DevOps
2 15 (27.78%) Software Engineering
3 12 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (18.52%) MapReduce
4 10 (18.52%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (16.67%) JVM Tuning
6 8 (14.81%) Performance Testing
7 6 (11.11%) ITIL
8 5 (9.26%) Test Scripting
8 5 (9.26%) Analytics
9 3 (5.56%) Configuration Management
9 3 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.70%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.70%) TDD
10 2 (3.70%) Scrum
10 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
10 2 (3.70%) Regression Testing
10 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
10 2 (3.70%) RUP
10 2 (3.70%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) Perl
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 9 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 9 (16.67%) Ruby
4 6 (11.11%) Python
5 4 (7.41%) SQL
6 1 (1.85%) C
6 1 (1.85%) SPARQL
6 1 (1.85%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.85%) BeanShell
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.85%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (7.41%) CCNA
1 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (3.70%) Degree
2 2 (3.70%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.85%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 5 (9.26%) Puppet
2 4 (7.41%) Tivoli
2 4 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (7.41%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.70%) Ansible
5 1 (1.85%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 19 (35.19%) Oracle
2 18 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 6 (11.11%) VMware
4 4 (7.41%) Cisco
4 4 (7.41%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.41%) HP
5 2 (3.70%) Citrix
5 2 (3.70%) F5
6 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
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