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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 39 25
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -14
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 10.11% 4.33% 5.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.62% 23.21% 18.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 22 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £257 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £444 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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
133 112 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.70% 18.67% 29.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 77 71
Average daily rate £365 £300 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -1.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +15 45 £375 +25.00% 18
Newport +18 12 £360 - 2
Bridgend +4 2 £399 -11.38% 1
Linux
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 28 (30.77%) Java
1 28 (30.77%) Oracle
1 28 (30.77%) DevOps
2 27 (29.67%) UNIX
2 27 (29.67%) Red Hat
3 26 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (28.57%) JBoss
3 26 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (21.98%) Relational Database
4 20 (21.98%) HTTP
5 19 (20.88%) MySQL
5 19 (20.88%) Perl
5 19 (20.88%) VMware
5 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
6 17 (18.68%) Oracle Database
6 17 (18.68%) Maven
6 17 (18.68%) J2EE
7 15 (16.48%) Tomcat
7 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
8 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
8 14 (15.38%) AIX
8 14 (15.38%) Hadoop
9 13 (14.29%) DNS
9 13 (14.29%) Windows
10 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
10 12 (13.19%) JMeter
10 12 (13.19%) Finance
10 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
11 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
11 10 (10.99%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 26 (28.57%) JBoss
2 15 (16.48%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.79%) Apache
4 6 (6.59%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.49%) nginx
5 5 (5.49%) IBM Notes
6 4 (4.40%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.30%) IIS
7 3 (3.30%) Jetty
8 2 (2.20%) OpenROAD
8 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
9 1 (1.10%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.10%) SAS
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (1.10%) ArcGIS
9 1 (1.10%) CMS
9 1 (1.10%) ArcSDE
9 1 (1.10%) Liferay
9 1 (1.10%) Node.js
9 1 (1.10%) WildFly
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.20%) MS Project
3 1 (1.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.49%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.10%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 20 (21.98%) HTTP
2 14 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 13 (14.29%) DNS
4 6 (6.59%) SSL
5 5 (5.49%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) Internet
5 5 (5.49%) Firewall
6 2 (2.20%) VLAN
6 2 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (2.20%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (2.20%) LAN
6 2 (2.20%) IPv4
7 1 (1.10%) VoIP
7 1 (1.10%) FTP
7 1 (1.10%) Network Security
7 1 (1.10%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) Relational Database
2 19 (20.88%) MySQL
3 17 (18.68%) Oracle Database
4 14 (15.38%) Hadoop
5 9 (9.89%) Oracle Database 12c
5 9 (9.89%) Ingres
5 9 (9.89%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.30%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.30%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.20%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.10%) Neo4j
8 1 (1.10%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (1.10%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 19 (20.88%) Jenkins
2 17 (18.68%) Maven
3 12 (13.19%) JMeter
4 8 (8.79%) Subversion
5 7 (7.69%) Selenium
6 4 (4.40%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.40%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.40%) Hudson
6 4 (4.40%) MSBuild
7 3 (3.30%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.30%) SoapUI
7 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
8 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (2.20%) Visual Studio
8 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
9 1 (1.10%) JIRA
9 1 (1.10%) JUnit
9 1 (1.10%) Mercurial
General
1 12 (13.19%) Finance
2 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (10.99%) Developer
3 9 (9.89%) Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
4 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Middleware Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Tester
6 5 (5.49%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 5 (5.49%) Administrator
7 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Performance Tester
7 3 (3.30%) Release Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.30%) Network Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) IT Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (18.68%) J2EE
2 9 (9.89%) Middleware
3 7 (7.69%) Web Services
3 7 (7.69%) .NET
4 6 (6.59%) HTML
5 5 (5.49%) SOAP
6 4 (4.40%) XML
7 3 (3.30%) LAMP
7 3 (3.30%) Spring
8 2 (2.20%) Ajax
8 2 (2.20%) JSON
8 2 (2.20%) REST
8 2 (2.20%) RESTful
8 2 (2.20%) Servlets
8 2 (2.20%) CSS
9 1 (1.10%) JSP
9 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET
9 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
9 1 (1.10%) ActiveMQ
9 1 (1.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.89%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (6.59%) Digital Media
3 4 (4.40%) Video on Demand
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
5 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.10%) CMDB
5 1 (1.10%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) GIS
5 1 (1.10%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 27 (29.67%) UNIX
2 26 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (15.38%) AIX
4 13 (14.29%) Windows
5 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.20%) CentOS
7 2 (2.20%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.10%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (30.77%) DevOps
2 26 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (16.48%) Software Engineering
4 12 (13.19%) Performance Testing
5 10 (10.99%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (10.99%) MapReduce
6 9 (9.89%) JVM Tuning
6 9 (9.89%) PRINCE2
6 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
7 8 (8.79%) Project Management
7 8 (8.79%) Project Planning
7 8 (8.79%) Scrum
7 8 (8.79%) ITIL
8 5 (5.49%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.49%) Open Source
8 5 (5.49%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 5 (5.49%) Protective Monitoring
8 5 (5.49%) Change Control
8 5 (5.49%) Analytics
9 4 (4.40%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.77%) Java
2 19 (20.88%) Perl
3 10 (10.99%) SQL
3 10 (10.99%) Python
4 9 (9.89%) Shell Script
4 9 (9.89%) Ruby
5 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.40%) Jython
6 3 (3.30%) BeanShell
6 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.20%) PHP
8 1 (1.10%) SPARQL
8 1 (1.10%) C
8 1 (1.10%) C#
8 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 12 (13.19%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.99%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 6 (6.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (5.49%) CCNA
6 4 (4.40%) Degree
7 2 (2.20%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.59%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.30%) vSphere
3 2 (2.20%) Xen
4 1 (1.10%) vCloud
4 1 (1.10%) Docker
4 1 (1.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Puppet
2 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.49%) Tivoli
3 5 (5.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 5 (5.49%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.20%) Ansible
5 1 (1.10%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 28 (30.77%) Oracle
2 27 (29.67%) Red Hat
3 19 (20.88%) VMware
4 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
5 5 (5.49%) HP
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco
5 5 (5.49%) Lotus
6 3 (3.30%) Citrix
7 2 (2.20%) F5
8 1 (1.10%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.10%) Google
8 1 (1.10%) Mapinfo
8 1 (1.10%) ESRI
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