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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 34 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 2.88% 2.55% 2.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 13.64% 11.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 2
Average daily rate
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£155 £325 £332
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.30% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £300 £317
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £350 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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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
45 44 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 14.42% 18.72% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 24 23
Average daily rate £194 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.64% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £161 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 10
Average hourly rate £15.25 £13.87 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% +6.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.10 £23.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 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 29 January 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 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 21 (58.33%) Red Hat
3 16 (44.44%) VMware
4 12 (33.33%) UNIX
5 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (30.56%) DevOps
6 10 (27.78%) Ruby
6 10 (27.78%) Python
6 10 (27.78%) RHCE
7 9 (25.00%) Windows
7 9 (25.00%) AIX
8 8 (22.22%) MySQL
8 8 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (19.44%) Perl
10 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
10 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (16.67%) Puppet
10 6 (16.67%) Ansible
11 5 (13.89%) CentOS
11 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (13.89%) Finance
11 5 (13.89%) EMC
12 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
12 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
12 4 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
12 4 (11.11%) ITIL
12 4 (11.11%) Apache

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
1 4 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.56%) JBoss
2 2 (5.56%) WebLogic
2 2 (5.56%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.78%) nginx
3 1 (2.78%) Zope
3 1 (2.78%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) SaaS
1 4 (11.11%) IaaS
2 2 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 2 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (2.78%) SSH
3 1 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.22%) MySQL
2 6 (16.67%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 4 (11.11%) Hadoop
4 2 (5.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (13.89%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Linux Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 6 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Software Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.56%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) UNIX Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Perl Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Software Packaging
1 4 (11.11%) Memcached
2 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 2 (5.56%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) Mason
3 1 (2.78%) Django
3 1 (2.78%) SOAP
3 1 (2.78%) .NET
3 1 (2.78%) WSDL
3 1 (2.78%) CPAN
3 1 (2.78%) Catalyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) LPAR
1 4 (11.11%) Open Source
2 2 (5.56%) Digital Media
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (33.33%) UNIX
3 9 (25.00%) Windows
3 9 (25.00%) AIX
4 5 (13.89%) CentOS
5 3 (8.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (30.56%) DevOps
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
5 4 (11.11%) ITIL
5 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (11.11%) Analytics
6 3 (8.33%) MapReduce
7 2 (5.56%) SOA
7 2 (5.56%) OO
7 2 (5.56%) Performance Management
7 2 (5.56%) Video Analytics
7 2 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.56%) Coaching
8 1 (2.78%) TDD
8 1 (2.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.78%) Ruby
1 10 (27.78%) Python
2 7 (19.44%) Perl
3 3 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 2 (5.56%) C++
4 2 (5.56%) Korn
4 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.78%) Groovy
5 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.78%) Java
5 1 (2.78%) C
5 1 (2.78%) C#
5 1 (2.78%) PHP
5 1 (2.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (27.78%) RHCE
2 8 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 4 (11.11%) VCP5
4 2 (5.56%) Degree
4 2 (5.56%) RHCT
4 2 (5.56%) RHCSA
5 1 (2.78%) ISEB
System Software
1 11 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (16.67%) Puppet
1 6 (16.67%) Ansible
2 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
2 4 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (11.11%) StatsD
2 4 (11.11%) Graphite
3 3 (8.33%) SCCM
4 2 (5.56%) Nagios
4 2 (5.56%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (58.33%) Red Hat
2 16 (44.44%) VMware
3 5 (13.89%) EMC
4 3 (8.33%) Apple
4 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) IBM
5 2 (5.56%) Dell
5 2 (5.56%) Oracle
5 2 (5.56%) Sybase
5 2 (5.56%) Google
5 2 (5.56%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.78%) Zend
6 1 (2.78%) NETGEAR