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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 21 25
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 32 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.98% 6.75% 4.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.41% 23.70% 27.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 18 7
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£300 £307 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% -1.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £258 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £400 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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
119 135 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.34% 28.48% 15.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 76 23
Average daily rate £300 £293 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -5.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £204 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £400 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.89% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.91 £13.00 £9.36
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +2 27 £300 -3.22% 16
Newport -8 5 £363 -3.33% 2
Bridgend - 2 £450 -
Caerphilly - - - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 23 (39.66%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) SQL
3 18 (31.03%) UNIX
3 18 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (27.59%) Red Hat
4 16 (27.59%) AIX
5 12 (20.69%) Ingres
5 12 (20.69%) VMware
6 11 (18.97%) Oracle
7 10 (17.24%) Java
7 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
7 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
7 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
8 9 (15.52%) OpenROAD
9 8 (13.79%) Hadoop
9 8 (13.79%) Cyber Security
9 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
10 7 (12.07%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
10 7 (12.07%) RHCE
10 7 (12.07%) HTML
10 7 (12.07%) CSS
10 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
11 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
11 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
11 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
12 5 (8.62%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 9 (15.52%) OpenROAD
2 7 (12.07%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.45%) Apache
4 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.72%) nginx
5 1 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) SaaS
1 3 (5.17%) IaaS
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.17%) Internet
1 3 (5.17%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.17%) Firewall
1 3 (5.17%) Wireless
2 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.72%) LDAP
3 1 (1.72%) HTTP
3 1 (1.72%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Ingres
2 8 (13.79%) Hadoop
2 8 (13.79%) Relational Database
3 7 (12.07%) RDBMS
4 5 (8.62%) MongoDB
5 4 (6.90%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.17%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.45%) MySQL
8 1 (1.72%) Big Data
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) Talend Open Studio
3 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) CMake
General
1 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
1 3 (5.17%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Developer
2 9 (15.52%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Software Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.90%) Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Perl Developer
6 3 (5.17%) Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.45%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) HTML
1 7 (12.07%) CSS
2 5 (8.62%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Middleware
3 4 (6.90%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.90%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.17%) Memcached
4 3 (5.17%) Mojolicious
4 3 (5.17%) XML
4 3 (5.17%) J2EE
4 3 (5.17%) Software Packaging
5 2 (3.45%) XML-RPC
5 2 (3.45%) jQuery
5 2 (3.45%) JSON
5 2 (3.45%) WSDL
5 2 (3.45%) SOAP
5 2 (3.45%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) REST
5 2 (3.45%) RESTful
5 2 (3.45%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.90%) Data Integration
3 3 (5.17%) Open Source
3 3 (5.17%) LPAR
3 3 (5.17%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) iSeries
4 1 (1.72%) Statistics
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Windows
2 18 (31.03%) UNIX
2 18 (31.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (27.59%) AIX
4 10 (17.24%) Windows 7
5 4 (6.90%) CentOS
6 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Software Engineering
2 8 (13.79%) Cyber Security
3 6 (10.34%) Unit Testing
3 6 (10.34%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.62%) DevOps
4 5 (8.62%) Project Management
4 5 (8.62%) Quality Management
4 5 (8.62%) Service Delivery
5 4 (6.90%) Change Management
5 4 (6.90%) OO
5 4 (6.90%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (5.17%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (5.17%) Configuration Management
6 3 (5.17%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.17%) Data Management
6 3 (5.17%) Migration
7 2 (3.45%) Scrum
7 2 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.76%) SQL
2 10 (17.24%) Java
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.90%) Ruby
4 4 (6.90%) Perl
4 4 (6.90%) Python
5 3 (5.17%) Scala
5 3 (5.17%) C
5 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.72%) C++
6 1 (1.72%) COBOL
6 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (17.24%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.07%) RHCE
2 7 (12.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (8.62%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) CISSP
4 3 (5.17%) GCIA
4 3 (5.17%) GCFW
4 3 (5.17%) GCWN
4 3 (5.17%) GIAC
5 2 (3.45%) VCP5
6 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (12.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) NFS
3 1 (1.72%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (8.62%) Puppet
1 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
1 5 (8.62%) Ansible
2 4 (6.90%) Kibana
3 3 (5.17%) StatsD
3 3 (5.17%) Tivoli
3 3 (5.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 16 (27.59%) Red Hat
2 12 (20.69%) VMware
3 11 (18.97%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 4 (6.90%) JBoss
5 4 (6.90%) Talend
6 3 (5.17%) Trend Micro
6 3 (5.17%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) Juniper
6 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
6 3 (5.17%) Cisco
6 3 (5.17%) Sourcefire
7 2 (3.45%) Google
7 2 (3.45%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.72%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy
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