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 5 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 32 38 31
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.81% 3.87% 2.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.97% 17.56% 8.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 3
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£350 £356 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £239 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £428 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £372 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.80% +14.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
121 131 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 24.25% 22.02% 25.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 75 52
Average daily rate £320 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.79% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 12
Average hourly rate £12.45 £16.00 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.21% +18.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.58 £16.16 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.78% -0.78%

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 5 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 5 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 15 £350 - 7
Newport -13 6 £400 +17.64% 4
Bridgend +8 1 £388 -13.88%
Caerphilly - 1 £165 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 5 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 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) UNIX
2 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (29.17%) Relational Database
5 11 (22.92%) DevOps
6 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
6 10 (20.83%) Perl
6 10 (20.83%) MySQL
7 9 (18.75%) SQL
7 9 (18.75%) DNS
7 9 (18.75%) VMware
8 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 8 (16.67%) Python
8 8 (16.67%) AIX
9 7 (14.58%) JBoss
9 7 (14.58%) ITIL
9 7 (14.58%) Java
9 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
9 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
10 6 (12.50%) Ruby
10 6 (12.50%) Analytics
10 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
10 6 (12.50%) Ingres
11 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
11 5 (10.42%) SLA

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 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 7 (14.58%) JBoss
2 4 (8.33%) OpenStack
3 3 (6.25%) OpenROAD
3 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
4 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.17%) Apache
5 1 (2.08%) nginx
5 1 (2.08%) Node.js
5 1 (2.08%) WildFly
5 1 (2.08%) ArcGIS
5 1 (2.08%) CMS
5 1 (2.08%) Zope
5 1 (2.08%) ArcSDE
5 1 (2.08%) SAS
5 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) FrameMaker
2 2 (4.17%) MS Project
3 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.17%) SaaS
1 2 (4.17%) Office 365
1 2 (4.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) Internet
3 4 (8.33%) DHCP
4 3 (6.25%) HTTP
4 3 (6.25%) Firewall
5 2 (4.17%) IPv4
5 2 (4.17%) SAN
5 2 (4.17%) SNMP
6 1 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.08%) RIP
6 1 (2.08%) LAN
6 1 (2.08%) WAN
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (2.08%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.08%) OSPF
6 1 (2.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (29.17%) Relational Database
2 10 (20.83%) MySQL
3 7 (14.58%) Hadoop
4 6 (12.50%) Ingres
5 4 (8.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
7 2 (4.17%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.08%) Neo4j
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
8 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.08%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.17%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.17%) Subversion
2 2 (4.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.08%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Support Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) Architect
5 3 (6.25%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.25%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Lead Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
6 2 (4.17%) Author
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Author
6 2 (4.17%) Software Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
6 2 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.33%) SOAP
1 4 (8.33%) Web Services
1 4 (8.33%) XML
2 3 (6.25%) Spring
3 2 (4.17%) HTML
3 2 (4.17%) RESTful
3 2 (4.17%) Middleware
3 2 (4.17%) LAMP
4 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.08%) CPAN
4 1 (2.08%) HTML5
4 1 (2.08%) REST
4 1 (2.08%) CSS3
4 1 (2.08%) JAX-RS
4 1 (2.08%) PostGIS
4 1 (2.08%) MyBatis
4 1 (2.08%) Catalyst
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Digital Media
3 2 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Open Source
4 1 (2.08%) NHS
4 1 (2.08%) GIS
4 1 (2.08%) Statistics
4 1 (2.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 16 (33.33%) UNIX
3 14 (29.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (16.67%) AIX
5 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (8.33%) Mac OS X
9 3 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (22.92%) DevOps
3 8 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 7 (14.58%) ITIL
5 6 (12.50%) Analytics
6 5 (10.42%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.42%) Use Case
7 4 (8.33%) Project Planning
7 4 (8.33%) MapReduce
8 3 (6.25%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.25%) Migration
8 3 (6.25%) RUP
8 3 (6.25%) Project Management
8 3 (6.25%) Video Analytics
9 2 (4.17%) Coaching
9 2 (4.17%) User Stories
9 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (4.17%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (4.17%) Change Management
9 2 (4.17%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Perl
2 9 (18.75%) SQL
3 8 (16.67%) Python
4 7 (14.58%) Java
5 6 (12.50%) Ruby
6 2 (4.17%) C
6 2 (4.17%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.08%) C#
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Degree
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
5 2 (4.17%) ISEB
5 2 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.08%) CCNP
6 1 (2.08%) CCSE
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.42%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.25%) vSphere
3 2 (4.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
3 2 (4.17%) BladeLogic
3 2 (4.17%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 9 (18.75%) VMware
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle
5 4 (8.33%) Apple
6 3 (6.25%) Citrix
6 3 (6.25%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) BMC
7 2 (4.17%) Adobe
7 2 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (2.08%) Sybase
8 1 (2.08%) Lotus
8 1 (2.08%) Juniper
8 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.08%) Mapinfo
8 1 (2.08%) McAfee
8 1 (2.08%) Websense
8 1 (2.08%) ESRI
8 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.08%) Zend
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