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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 35 28
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.34% 2.75% 4.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.83% 14.77% 23.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 5
Average daily rate
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£228 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £253 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +382.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
92 88 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 19.01% 18.64% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 50 32
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +3.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £170 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.68% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £13.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.16 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -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 27 February 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 27 February 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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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 0 10 £153 -54.81% 11
Newport +5 4 £450 +71.42% 4
Bridgend - 2 £400 -
Torfaen - 1 - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) UNIX
3 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (30.95%) Red Hat
4 13 (30.95%) SQL
5 12 (28.57%) AIX
5 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (28.57%) Relational Database
6 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 8 (19.05%) Ingres
8 7 (16.67%) VMware
8 7 (16.67%) Ruby
8 7 (16.67%) Python
8 7 (16.67%) MySQL
8 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
8 7 (16.67%) DevOps
9 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
9 6 (14.29%) OpenROAD
9 6 (14.29%) Perl
9 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
9 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 6 (14.29%) Finance
10 5 (11.90%) ITIL
10 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
10 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (9.52%) SCCM
11 4 (9.52%) SaaS
11 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
11 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
11 4 (9.52%) Coaching

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (14.29%) OpenROAD
2 3 (7.14%) Apache
3 2 (4.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.76%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.76%) JBoss
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.38%) CMS
4 1 (2.38%) Zope
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) FrameMaker
2 2 (4.76%) MS Project
3 1 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) SaaS
2 3 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (2.38%) PaaS
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) DNS
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
3 2 (4.76%) SAN
3 2 (4.76%) SNMP
4 1 (2.38%) LAN
4 1 (2.38%) WAN
4 1 (2.38%) RIP
4 1 (2.38%) OSPF
4 1 (2.38%) BGP
4 1 (2.38%) Firewall
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (2.38%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
4 1 (2.38%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (28.57%) Relational Database
2 8 (19.05%) Ingres
3 7 (16.67%) RDBMS
3 7 (16.67%) MySQL
4 4 (9.52%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.14%) MongoDB
5 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.38%) Big Data
6 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.38%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Developer
2 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Analyst
3 4 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) OpenROAD Developer
4 3 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Author
5 2 (4.76%) Technical Author
5 2 (4.76%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
5 2 (4.76%) Change Consultant
5 2 (4.76%) Lead Test Analyst
6 1 (2.38%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) Web Services
2 2 (4.76%) XML
2 2 (4.76%) Software Packaging
2 2 (4.76%) Memcached
2 2 (4.76%) SOAP
3 1 (2.38%) Catalyst
3 1 (2.38%) Django
3 1 (2.38%) JavaFX
3 1 (2.38%) Mason
3 1 (2.38%) RESTful
3 1 (2.38%) WSDL
3 1 (2.38%) CPAN
3 1 (2.38%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.76%) Open Source
2 2 (4.76%) Digital Media
2 2 (4.76%) NHS
2 2 (4.76%) Statistics
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.38%) LPAR
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 20 (47.62%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) UNIX
3 12 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (28.57%) AIX
4 10 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 6 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.14%) Mac OS X
6 3 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.76%) CentOS
7 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (16.67%) DevOps
3 6 (14.29%) Software Engineering
4 5 (11.90%) ITIL
5 4 (9.52%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.52%) Change Management
5 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.52%) Analytics
5 4 (9.52%) Coaching
6 3 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 3 (7.14%) MapReduce
6 3 (7.14%) User Stories
6 3 (7.14%) SOA
6 3 (7.14%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.76%) Project Management
7 2 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 2 (4.76%) OO
7 2 (4.76%) RUP
7 2 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 13 (30.95%) SQL
2 7 (16.67%) Python
2 7 (16.67%) Ruby
3 6 (14.29%) Perl
4 2 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 2 (4.76%) Korn
4 2 (4.76%) C
4 2 (4.76%) C++
4 2 (4.76%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) Groovy
5 1 (2.38%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 4 (9.52%) RHCE
3 3 (7.14%) ISEB
3 3 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.76%) RHCSA
4 2 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (4.76%) RHCT
4 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.38%) CCSE
5 1 (2.38%) CCNP
5 1 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.38%) VCP5
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.38%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) SCCM
2 3 (7.14%) Puppet
2 3 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (4.76%) Graphite
3 2 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (4.76%) StatsD
3 2 (4.76%) SCOM
3 2 (4.76%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.76%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.76%) BMC Performance Manager
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 13 (30.95%) Red Hat
2 7 (16.67%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 4 (9.52%) Apple
5 2 (4.76%) Adobe
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
5 2 (4.76%) Sybase
5 2 (4.76%) BMC
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) Citrix
6 1 (2.38%) Juniper
6 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Websense
6 1 (2.38%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.38%) Zend
6 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.38%) NETGEAR