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 29 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 40 41
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 24 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.48% 3.76% 0.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.52% 19.35% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 1
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£350 £363 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +81.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
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
132 124 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.44% 19.44% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 75 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 12
Average hourly rate £12.45 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £19.20 £15.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +17 17 £350 -1.75% 11
Newport -11 9 £345 +1.47% 3
Bridgend +10 3 £388 -13.88% 1
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 19 (34.55%) Windows
1 19 (34.55%) Red Hat
2 17 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (29.09%) UNIX
4 15 (27.27%) DevOps
5 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
5 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
6 12 (21.82%) Java
7 11 (20.00%) Perl
7 11 (20.00%) DNS
7 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
8 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
8 10 (18.18%) Python
8 10 (18.18%) MySQL
8 10 (18.18%) JBoss
8 10 (18.18%) VMware
9 9 (16.36%) AIX
9 9 (16.36%) Oracle
10 8 (14.55%) SQL
10 8 (14.55%) ITIL
10 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
11 7 (12.73%) Ruby
11 7 (12.73%) Maven
11 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
12 6 (10.91%) Analytics
12 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (10.91%) Internet
12 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
12 6 (10.91%) Ingres

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 10 (18.18%) JBoss
2 5 (9.09%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.27%) OpenStack
3 4 (7.27%) Apache
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.64%) nginx
4 2 (3.64%) OpenROAD
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.82%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.82%) SAS
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.82%) ArcGIS
5 1 (1.82%) CMS
5 1 (1.82%) Zope
5 1 (1.82%) ArcSDE
5 1 (1.82%) Node.js
5 1 (1.82%) WildFly
5 1 (1.82%) Liferay
Applications
1 4 (7.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.64%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
2 2 (3.64%) IaaS
3 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 11 (20.00%) DNS
2 6 (10.91%) Internet
2 6 (10.91%) HTTP
3 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
3 4 (7.27%) DHCP
4 3 (5.45%) Firewall
5 2 (3.64%) SNMP
5 2 (3.64%) IPv4
5 2 (3.64%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.64%) Relational Database
2 10 (18.18%) MySQL
3 7 (12.73%) Hadoop
4 6 (10.91%) Ingres
5 3 (5.45%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.64%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.82%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.82%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.73%) Maven
3 4 (7.27%) Subversion
4 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.64%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.64%) Hudson
4 2 (3.64%) MSBuild
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.82%) Artifactory
General
1 4 (7.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Developer
3 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Project Manager
3 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (7.27%) Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (5.45%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (5.45%) Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Architect
4 3 (5.45%) Release Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (5.45%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.45%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (3.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (3.64%) Lead Test Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.27%) Middleware
1 4 (7.27%) SOAP
1 4 (7.27%) Web Services
1 4 (7.27%) XML
1 4 (7.27%) .NET
1 4 (7.27%) J2EE
2 3 (5.45%) HTML
2 3 (5.45%) LAMP
2 3 (5.45%) Spring
3 2 (3.64%) RESTful
4 1 (1.82%) WSDL
4 1 (1.82%) CSS
4 1 (1.82%) JSP
4 1 (1.82%) XSLT
4 1 (1.82%) CPAN
4 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
4 1 (1.82%) HTML5
4 1 (1.82%) REST
4 1 (1.82%) CSS3
4 1 (1.82%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (5.45%) Digital Media
3 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.82%) GIS
4 1 (1.82%) NHS
4 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.82%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (34.55%) Windows
2 17 (30.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (29.09%) UNIX
4 9 (16.36%) AIX
5 5 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 5 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (7.27%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (1.82%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (27.27%) DevOps
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL
3 8 (14.55%) Software Engineering
4 6 (10.91%) Analytics
4 6 (10.91%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) Scrum
5 5 (9.09%) Project Planning
6 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.27%) MapReduce
6 4 (7.27%) Project Management
7 3 (5.45%) RUP
7 3 (5.45%) Configuration Management
7 3 (5.45%) Migration
7 3 (5.45%) TDD
7 3 (5.45%) Change Control
7 3 (5.45%) Video Analytics
7 3 (5.45%) JVM Tuning
7 3 (5.45%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (5.45%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.82%) Java
2 11 (20.00%) Perl
3 10 (18.18%) Python
4 8 (14.55%) SQL
5 7 (12.73%) Ruby
6 3 (5.45%) PHP
6 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.64%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.64%) Jython
7 2 (3.64%) C
7 2 (3.64%) C#
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.82%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.82%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 13 (23.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 4 (7.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.45%) CCNA
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (3.64%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) vSphere
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.82%) vCloud
4 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (9.09%) Puppet
2 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (5.45%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (3.64%) BMC Performance Manager
4 2 (3.64%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.64%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (1.82%) Ansible
Vendors
1 19 (34.55%) Red Hat
2 10 (18.18%) VMware
3 9 (16.36%) Oracle
4 6 (10.91%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.27%) Apple
6 3 (5.45%) HP
6 3 (5.45%) Citrix
6 3 (5.45%) Cisco
7 2 (3.64%) BMC
7 2 (3.64%) Lotus
8 1 (1.82%) Sybase
8 1 (1.82%) ESRI
8 1 (1.82%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.82%) Zend
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