The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 22 37 30
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 46 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 7.77% 4.18% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.82% 20.93% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 23 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
Linux
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 South Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
136 129 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.97% 19.97% 29.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 83 64
Average daily rate £350 £313 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 16
Average hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £17.20 £15.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the South Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the South Wales region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the South Wales region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 1 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +11 30 £350 +16.66% 10
Newport -6 8 £358 - 2
Bridgend +10 3 £388 -13.88% 2
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 21 (32.31%) Red Hat
2 20 (30.77%) Oracle
2 20 (30.77%) JBoss
2 20 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (26.15%) DevOps
5 16 (24.62%) UNIX
6 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
7 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database
7 13 (20.00%) Relational Database
7 13 (20.00%) Windows
7 13 (20.00%) AIX
7 13 (20.00%) Java
7 13 (20.00%) Perl
7 13 (20.00%) DNS
7 13 (20.00%) Maven
8 11 (16.92%) MySQL
8 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
9 10 (15.38%) Tomcat
9 10 (15.38%) HTTP
9 10 (15.38%) VMware
10 9 (13.85%) Finance
10 9 (13.85%) Python
10 9 (13.85%) Ingres
10 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
10 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
10 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
11 8 (12.31%) Project Planning
11 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (12.31%) Performance Tuning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South Wales 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 20 (30.77%) JBoss
2 10 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 5 (7.69%) IBM Notes
4 4 (6.15%) OpenStack
5 3 (4.62%) Apache
6 2 (3.08%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.08%) OpenROAD
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
6 2 (3.08%) nginx
7 1 (1.54%) Liferay
7 1 (1.54%) Node.js
7 1 (1.54%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.54%) CMS
7 1 (1.54%) ArcSDE
7 1 (1.54%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.54%) SAS
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.54%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (4.62%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.23%) Office 365
2 2 (3.08%) IaaS
3 1 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.00%) DNS
2 10 (15.38%) HTTP
3 8 (12.31%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.23%) Internet
5 4 (6.15%) Firewall
5 4 (6.15%) DHCP
6 2 (3.08%) IPv4
7 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.00%) Oracle Database
1 13 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 11 (16.92%) MySQL
3 9 (13.85%) Ingres
3 9 (13.85%) Hadoop
4 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (12.31%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.08%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (3.08%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.08%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.54%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.54%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
2 13 (20.00%) Maven
3 5 (7.69%) JMeter
4 4 (6.15%) Subversion
4 4 (6.15%) Selenium
5 2 (3.08%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (3.08%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.08%) Hudson
5 2 (3.08%) MSBuild
6 1 (1.54%) Artifactory
6 1 (1.54%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
General
1 9 (13.85%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (16.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.85%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Administrator
4 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
4 5 (7.69%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) IT Project Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Release Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Java Developer
5 3 (4.62%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Architect
6 2 (3.08%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) J2EE
1 8 (12.31%) Middleware
2 4 (6.15%) HTML
2 4 (6.15%) .NET
2 4 (6.15%) SOAP
2 4 (6.15%) Web Services
3 3 (4.62%) XML
3 3 (4.62%) LAMP
3 3 (4.62%) Spring
4 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 2 (3.08%) CSS
4 2 (3.08%) RESTful
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) CSS3
5 1 (1.54%) JAX-RS
5 1 (1.54%) PostGIS
5 1 (1.54%) MyBatis
5 1 (1.54%) JSP
5 1 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Digital Media
3 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
3 1 (1.54%) NHS
3 1 (1.54%) GIS
3 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.54%) CMDB
3 1 (1.54%) Video on Demand
3 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (24.62%) UNIX
3 13 (20.00%) Windows
3 13 (20.00%) AIX
4 5 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
5 3 (4.62%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.62%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.54%) CentOS
6 1 (1.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.69%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (26.15%) DevOps
3 9 (13.85%) PRINCE2
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL
4 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
4 8 (12.31%) Project Planning
4 8 (12.31%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (12.31%) JVM Tuning
5 7 (10.77%) Project Management
6 6 (9.23%) MapReduce
7 5 (7.69%) Change Control
7 5 (7.69%) Scrum
7 5 (7.69%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 5 (7.69%) Analytics
7 5 (7.69%) Protective Monitoring
8 4 (6.15%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.15%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.62%) RUP
9 3 (4.62%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) Java
1 13 (20.00%) Perl
2 9 (13.85%) Python
3 8 (12.31%) Shell Script
4 7 (10.77%) Ruby
5 6 (9.23%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) Jython
6 2 (3.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
6 2 (3.08%) PHP
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.54%) C
7 1 (1.54%) C#
7 1 (1.54%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (6.15%) CCNA
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (4.62%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.62%) vSphere
3 1 (1.54%) vCloud
3 1 (1.54%) Docker
3 1 (1.54%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Puppet
2 4 (6.15%) Tivoli
2 4 (6.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (6.15%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.08%) Ansible
4 2 (3.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Red Hat
2 20 (30.77%) Oracle
3 10 (15.38%) VMware
4 5 (7.69%) Lotus
4 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.15%) HP
5 4 (6.15%) Cisco
6 3 (4.62%) Citrix
7 2 (3.08%) Apple
8 1 (1.54%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.54%) ESRI
8 1 (1.54%) ServiceNow
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