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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 21 32
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 32 33 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.53% 7.14% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.68% 24.63% 18.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 19 3
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£350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
101 134 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.44% 29.00% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 72 21
Average daily rate £315 £263 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £398 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 4
Average hourly rate £11.25 £13.87 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.88% -24.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £12.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -11.76%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 25 £350 +27.27% 9
Newport -9 5 £363 -3.33%
Torfaen - - - - 1
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 24 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (36.67%) Red Hat
3 20 (33.33%) VMware
4 17 (28.33%) Windows
5 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (23.33%) AIX
6 14 (23.33%) SQL
7 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (20.00%) RHCE
8 12 (20.00%) UNIX
9 11 (18.33%) Oracle
10 10 (16.67%) Java
10 10 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
11 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
11 8 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
12 7 (11.67%) Ansible
12 7 (11.67%) Coaching
12 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
12 7 (11.67%) Puppet
12 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
12 7 (11.67%) Finance
12 7 (11.67%) HTML
12 7 (11.67%) CSS
13 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
13 6 (10.00%) JBoss
13 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
13 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
13 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (13.33%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.33%) OpenROAD
3 4 (6.67%) Apache
3 4 (6.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.67%) nginx
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.33%) IaaS
2 4 (6.67%) SaaS
3 2 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.00%) Firewall
1 3 (5.00%) Wireless
1 3 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.00%) Internet
2 2 (3.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.67%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (1.67%) SSH
3 1 (1.67%) LDAP
3 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 7 (11.67%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.33%) Ingres
4 5 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.67%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
7 2 (3.33%) MySQL
8 1 (1.67%) Big Data
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.67%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.67%) CMake
General
1 7 (11.67%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.67%) Analyst
5 4 (6.67%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Perl Developer
6 3 (5.00%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Lead Software Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Architect
7 2 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (3.33%) Administrator
7 2 (3.33%) OpenROAD Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.67%) HTML
1 7 (11.67%) CSS
2 5 (8.33%) .NET
2 5 (8.33%) Middleware
3 4 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (6.67%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.67%) Memcached
3 4 (6.67%) Apache Camel
4 3 (5.00%) Mojolicious
4 3 (5.00%) J2EE
4 3 (5.00%) Web Services
4 3 (5.00%) XML
5 2 (3.33%) WSDL
5 2 (3.33%) SOAP
5 2 (3.33%) jQuery
5 2 (3.33%) JSON
5 2 (3.33%) XML-RPC
5 2 (3.33%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) RESTful
5 2 (3.33%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.00%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.67%) Data Integration
2 4 (6.67%) Open Source
2 4 (6.67%) LPAR
3 3 (5.00%) PKI
4 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 1 (1.67%) iSeries
5 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (28.33%) Windows
3 14 (23.33%) AIX
4 12 (20.00%) UNIX
5 5 (8.33%) CentOS
6 3 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.33%) Solaris
8 1 (1.67%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 8 (13.33%) Cyber Security
4 7 (11.67%) Coaching
5 6 (10.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (10.00%) DevOps
6 5 (8.33%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.67%) OO
7 4 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.67%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.67%) Mentoring
8 3 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.00%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (5.00%) Change Management
8 3 (5.00%) Migration
9 2 (3.33%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.33%) OOP
9 2 (3.33%) RAD
9 2 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.33%) SQL
2 10 (16.67%) Java
3 6 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.33%) Ruby
4 5 (8.33%) Python
5 4 (6.67%) Perl
6 3 (5.00%) Scala
6 3 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.33%) Korn
7 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (20.00%) RHCE
2 10 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.67%) VCP5
5 3 (5.00%) GCIA
5 3 (5.00%) GCFW
5 3 (5.00%) GCWN
5 3 (5.00%) GIAC
5 3 (5.00%) CISSP
6 2 (3.33%) RHCT
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 13 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.67%) NFS
3 2 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Ansible
1 7 (11.67%) Puppet
2 6 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (6.67%) StatsD
3 4 (6.67%) Kibana
4 2 (3.33%) Nagios
4 2 (3.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (36.67%) Red Hat
2 20 (33.33%) VMware
3 11 (18.33%) Oracle
4 6 (10.00%) JBoss
5 5 (8.33%) EMC
5 5 (8.33%) IBM
6 4 (6.67%) Talend
7 3 (5.00%) Trend Micro
7 3 (5.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.00%) Cisco
7 3 (5.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.00%) Juniper
8 2 (3.33%) Dell
8 2 (3.33%) Google
8 2 (3.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.67%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.67%) NETGEAR
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