The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the South Wales region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 29 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 17 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.55% 4.14% 5.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.97% 13.82% 31.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 9 8
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£300 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £261 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
121 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 18.97% 29.93% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 67 29
Average daily rate £310 £300 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -3.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £120 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 5
Average hourly rate £13.50 £14.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.47% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £10.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.20 £14.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -4 22 £300 +9.09% 7
Bridgend - 3 £450 - 2
Newport - 1 - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 2
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) SQL
3 13 (27.08%) UNIX
4 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
4 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
5 10 (20.83%) Java
5 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
6 9 (18.75%) Oracle
7 8 (16.67%) AIX
7 8 (16.67%) Ingres
7 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
7 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
7 8 (16.67%) Cyber Security
7 8 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
8 7 (14.58%) HTML
8 7 (14.58%) CSS
9 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
9 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
9 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (12.50%) Visualisation
9 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
10 5 (10.42%) Project Management
10 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
10 5 (10.42%) OpenROAD
10 5 (10.42%) Middleware
11 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (8.33%) .NET

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 8 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (10.42%) OpenROAD
3 3 (6.25%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (2.08%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.33%) SaaS
1 4 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
1 3 (6.25%) Internet
1 3 (6.25%) Firewall
1 3 (6.25%) Wireless
2 2 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (2.08%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.67%) Ingres
1 8 (16.67%) Hadoop
2 6 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 4 (8.33%) Pentaho
3 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 3 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.08%) MySQL
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (2.08%) Big Data
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Git (software)
2 4 (8.33%) Talend Open Studio
2 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.08%) CMake
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (29.17%) Developer
2 7 (14.58%) Software Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) Analyst
3 4 (8.33%) Java Developer
3 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Lead Software Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Perl Developer
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) Consultant
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 2 (4.17%) WebSphere Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Java Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.58%) HTML
1 7 (14.58%) CSS
2 5 (10.42%) Middleware
3 4 (8.33%) .NET
3 4 (8.33%) Software Packaging
3 4 (8.33%) Memcached
3 4 (8.33%) Apache Camel
3 4 (8.33%) ASP.NET
4 3 (6.25%) Mojolicious
4 3 (6.25%) J2EE
4 3 (6.25%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) WSDL
5 2 (4.17%) SOAP
5 2 (4.17%) Web Services
5 2 (4.17%) jQuery
5 2 (4.17%) OAuth
5 2 (4.17%) XML-RPC
5 2 (4.17%) JSON
5 2 (4.17%) RESTful
5 2 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Visualisation
2 4 (8.33%) Open Source
2 4 (8.33%) Data Integration
3 3 (6.25%) PKI
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 13 (27.08%) UNIX
3 11 (22.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 8 (16.67%) AIX
5 4 (8.33%) CentOS
6 2 (4.17%) Solaris
6 2 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.83%) Software Engineering
2 8 (16.67%) Cyber Security
3 6 (12.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.42%) Project Management
4 5 (10.42%) Quality Management
5 4 (8.33%) OO
5 4 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (8.33%) DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) Data Management
6 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.17%) Scrum
7 2 (4.17%) Web Development
7 2 (4.17%) RAD
7 2 (4.17%) PRINCE2
7 2 (4.17%) OOP
7 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 18 (37.50%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) Java
3 6 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 4 (8.33%) Python
4 4 (8.33%) Ruby
4 4 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.25%) Scala
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) C
6 1 (2.08%) C++
6 1 (2.08%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (22.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) CISSP
3 3 (6.25%) GIAC
3 3 (6.25%) GCIA
3 3 (6.25%) GCFW
3 3 (6.25%) GCWN
4 2 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (4.17%) RHCE
5 1 (2.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) Puppet
1 4 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (8.33%) StatsD
1 4 (8.33%) Ansible
1 4 (8.33%) Kibana
Vendors
1 10 (20.83%) Red Hat
2 9 (18.75%) Oracle
3 4 (8.33%) JBoss
3 4 (8.33%) VMware
3 4 (8.33%) Talend
4 3 (6.25%) Sourcefire
4 3 (6.25%) Trend Micro
4 3 (6.25%) CheckPoint
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco
4 3 (6.25%) IBM
4 3 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (2.08%) Remedy
5 1 (2.08%) Guidewire
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