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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 23 35
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 30 46 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.28% 7.94% 4.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.98% 34.33% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 35 25
Median daily rate £375 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
143 134 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 29.92% 23.14% 19.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 90 83
Median daily rate £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £165 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.45 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.45% -0.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £15.75 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -4 18 £438 +25.00% 9
Newport +13 5 £375 +4.89%
Caerphilly +2 1 - -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 24 (35.29%) Configuration Management
3 21 (30.88%) VMware
3 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
3 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (29.41%) Unix
5 19 (27.94%) .NET
6 18 (26.47%) ITIL
6 18 (26.47%) Red Hat
6 18 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
7 16 (23.53%) Java
7 16 (23.53%) Cisco
8 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
9 14 (20.59%) OO
9 14 (20.59%) Firewall
10 13 (19.12%) Web Services
10 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
10 13 (19.12%) Perl
10 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
10 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
11 12 (17.65%) DevOps
11 12 (17.65%) DNS
11 12 (17.65%) HTML
11 12 (17.65%) Subversion
11 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
12 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
12 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 11 (16.18%) Requirements Engineering
12 11 (16.18%) C#

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.24%) Apache
2 7 (10.29%) IIS
3 4 (5.88%) JBoss
4 3 (4.41%) Jetty
4 3 (4.41%) nginx
4 3 (4.41%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.41%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.47%) OpenStack
Applications
1 7 (10.29%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (10.29%) Amazon S3
3 6 (8.82%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (8.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (7.35%) Google App Engine
4 5 (7.35%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.88%) Route 53
6 1 (1.47%) GitHub
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.59%) Firewall
2 13 (19.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.65%) DNS
4 9 (13.24%) HTTP
5 8 (11.76%) DHCP
6 7 (10.29%) SSL
7 6 (8.82%) FTP
8 5 (7.35%) LAN
9 4 (5.88%) Internet
9 4 (5.88%) SAN
9 4 (5.88%) VPN
10 3 (4.41%) IPsec
10 3 (4.41%) VoIP
10 3 (4.41%) WAN
11 2 (2.94%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (2.94%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.94%) SSH
11 2 (2.94%) TACACS
11 2 (2.94%) VLAN
11 2 (2.94%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) MySQL
2 7 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (4.41%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.41%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.41%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.94%) DB2
6 2 (2.94%) Neo4j
6 2 (2.94%) Redis
7 1 (1.47%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Jenkins
2 12 (17.65%) Subversion
3 5 (7.35%) Maven
4 4 (5.88%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (4.41%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.41%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.41%) IntelliJ
5 3 (4.41%) JUnit
5 3 (4.41%) Selenium
5 3 (4.41%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.94%) JIRA
6 2 (2.94%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.47%) JBehave
7 1 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.47%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (2.94%) Finance
1 2 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (17.65%) Software Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Developer
2 7 (10.29%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (10.29%) Senior Software Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Configuration Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Administrator
5 4 (5.88%) Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Network Support
5 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) Data Centre Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) VMware Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 2 (2.94%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (27.94%) .NET
2 13 (19.12%) Web Services
3 12 (17.65%) HTML
4 11 (16.18%) CSS
5 8 (11.76%) ASP.NET
6 6 (8.82%) Kafka
6 6 (8.82%) LAMP
6 6 (8.82%) REST
7 4 (5.88%) J2EE
7 4 (5.88%) jQuery
8 3 (4.41%) .NET Framework
8 3 (4.41%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (4.41%) Middleware
8 3 (4.41%) Mojolicious
8 3 (4.41%) RESTful
8 3 (4.41%) Servlets
8 3 (4.41%) SOAP
8 3 (4.41%) STL
8 3 (4.41%) WPF
8 3 (4.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.35%) Data Centre
2 4 (5.88%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (5.88%) PKI
3 3 (4.41%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.94%) CMDB
4 2 (2.94%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.94%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.47%) DTV
5 1 (1.47%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.47%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 31 (45.59%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Unix
3 18 (26.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (16.18%) Windows Server
5 5 (7.35%) AIX
6 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.94%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (35.29%) Configuration Management
2 21 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (26.47%) ITIL
4 16 (23.53%) Software Engineering
5 14 (20.59%) OO
6 12 (17.65%) DevOps
7 11 (16.18%) Cross-Platform Development
7 11 (16.18%) Requirements Engineering
7 11 (16.18%) Unit Testing
8 8 (11.76%) Open Source
9 7 (10.29%) TDD
10 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (8.82%) Migration
11 5 (7.35%) SDLC
12 4 (5.88%) Incident Management
12 4 (5.88%) Logistics
12 4 (5.88%) Scrum
12 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
12 4 (5.88%) UML
13 3 (4.41%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.53%) Java
2 13 (19.12%) JavaScript
2 13 (19.12%) Perl
3 11 (16.18%) C#
4 10 (14.71%) SQL
5 8 (11.76%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.82%) PHP
7 5 (7.35%) Python
8 3 (4.41%) C++
8 3 (4.41%) JCL
8 3 (4.41%) Korn
8 3 (4.41%) Scala
9 2 (2.94%) Go
9 2 (2.94%) PL/SQL
9 2 (2.94%) VC++
10 1 (1.47%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (22.06%) Security Cleared
2 12 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.29%) CCNA
3 7 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) ISEB
6 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.88%) SLA
2 3 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (14.71%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (8.82%) VMware ESX
4 5 (7.35%) Xen
5 3 (4.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.47%) NFS
6 1 (1.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) Ansible
2 7 (10.29%) Terraform
3 6 (8.82%) Fluentd
3 6 (8.82%) Puppet
4 5 (7.35%) Mesos
5 4 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (5.88%) Marathon
5 4 (5.88%) Tivoli
5 4 (5.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Control-M
6 3 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.41%) Piwik
6 3 (4.41%) Rundeck
6 3 (4.41%) SCCM
6 3 (4.41%) SCOM
7 2 (2.94%) yum
8 1 (1.47%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 21 (30.88%) Microsoft
1 21 (30.88%) VMware
2 18 (26.47%) Red Hat
3 16 (23.53%) Cisco
4 9 (13.24%) Oracle
5 5 (7.35%) Citrix
5 5 (7.35%) Google
6 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
6 4 (5.88%) HP
7 3 (4.41%) Juniper
7 3 (4.41%) Micro Focus
8 2 (2.94%) BMC
8 2 (2.94%) BT
8 2 (2.94%) CA
8 2 (2.94%) F5
8 2 (2.94%) PlateSpin
8 2 (2.94%) Sybase
8 2 (2.94%) Xerox
9 1 (1.47%) New Relic
9 1 (1.47%) Rackspace