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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 39 31 14
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 7 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 2.86% 2.17% 7.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.11% 9.86% 32.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 10
Average daily rate £340 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £220 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £380 £432
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -
Operating Systems Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.79% 21.98% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 47 38
Average daily rate £250 £313 £243
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +28.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £160 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £419
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £11.18 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.17% -2.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.46 £15.50 £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newport -7 7 £340 -15.00% 4
Cardiff -11 7 £350 +75.00% 3
Bridgend - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 15 (62.50%) UNIX
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Windows
3 8 (33.33%) AIX
3 8 (33.33%) Ingres
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
5 6 (25.00%) Apache
6 5 (20.83%) Python
6 5 (20.83%) Perl
6 5 (20.83%) OpenROAD
6 5 (20.83%) Project Management
6 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
6 5 (20.83%) DNS
6 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
6 5 (20.83%) Ruby
6 5 (20.83%) Open Source
6 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
7 4 (16.67%) CentOS
7 4 (16.67%) SaaS
7 4 (16.67%) Memcached
7 4 (16.67%) Puppet
7 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
7 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
7 4 (16.67%) IaaS
7 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
7 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (25.00%) Apache
2 5 (20.83%) OpenROAD
3 4 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.17%) IIS
4 1 (4.17%) Tuxedo
4 1 (4.17%) Joomla!
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.67%) SaaS
1 4 (16.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) TCP/IP
1 5 (20.83%) DNS
2 4 (16.67%) SMTP
2 4 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (33.33%) Ingres
2 4 (16.67%) MongoDB
3 3 (12.50%) RDBMS
3 3 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 2 (8.33%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.17%) RubyMine
General
1 4 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX Support
2 3 (12.50%) UNIX Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Designer
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.17%) Programmer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Project Manager
4 1 (4.17%) UNIX Support Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Linux Support
4 1 (4.17%) Web Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Memcached
1 4 (16.67%) Software Packaging
2 2 (8.33%) Ajax
2 2 (8.33%) CSS
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
3 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
3 1 (4.17%) .NET
3 1 (4.17%) JSP
3 1 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (4.17%) Flash
3 1 (4.17%) Spring
3 1 (4.17%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.17%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) Open Source
2 1 (4.17%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (62.50%) UNIX
2 8 (33.33%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) AIX
2 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (16.67%) CentOS
3 4 (16.67%) Solaris
4 1 (4.17%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (20.83%) Project Management
1 5 (20.83%) Quality Management
2 4 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
3 3 (12.50%) Data Management
4 2 (8.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
5 1 (4.17%) Workflow
5 1 (4.17%) Scrum
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Kanban
5 1 (4.17%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 5 (20.83%) Python
2 5 (20.83%) Perl
2 5 (20.83%) Ruby
2 5 (20.83%) Bash Shell
3 4 (16.67%) C
3 4 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (4.17%) Java
5 1 (4.17%) PHP
5 1 (4.17%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C++
5 1 (4.17%) COBOL
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.17%) Embedded C++
5 1 (4.17%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (16.67%) RHCE
System Software
1 4 (16.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Puppet
1 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Satellite
1 4 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (16.67%) StatsD
1 4 (16.67%) Ansible
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) HP
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (4.17%) Oracle
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Remedy
3 1 (4.17%) Zend