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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 29 35 33
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 18 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 4.19% 3.27% 2.92%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.21% 16.07% 13.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 11 3
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£350 £340 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +8.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £213 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £375 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
94 112 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 20.70% 20.36% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 68 44
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £319 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 8
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.38 £12.55 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.16 £19.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 31 March 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 31 March 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 +6 7 £350 +3.70% 9
Newport +2 7 £400 +17.64% 1
Torfaen - 1 - -
Glamorgan - - - -
Bridgend - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - - 2
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) UNIX
3 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
5 12 (30.00%) SQL
6 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
7 10 (25.00%) MySQL
7 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
8 9 (22.50%) Perl
8 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
9 8 (20.00%) DNS
10 7 (17.50%) AIX
10 7 (17.50%) Python
10 7 (17.50%) Ingres
10 7 (17.50%) Ruby
10 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
10 7 (17.50%) DevOps
11 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
11 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
11 6 (15.00%) RDBMS
11 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
12 5 (12.50%) OpenROAD
12 5 (12.50%) ITIL
12 5 (12.50%) Degree
12 5 (12.50%) VMware
12 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (12.50%) Use Case
12 5 (12.50%) Analytics
12 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 5 (12.50%) OpenROAD
2 4 (10.00%) OpenStack
3 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.50%) SAS
4 1 (2.50%) CMS
4 1 (2.50%) Zope
4 1 (2.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (7.50%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.00%) FrameMaker
2 2 (5.00%) MS Project
3 1 (2.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) SaaS
1 2 (5.00%) IaaS
2 1 (2.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (10.00%) DHCP
3 3 (7.50%) Internet
4 2 (5.00%) IPv4
4 2 (5.00%) SAN
4 2 (5.00%) SNMP
5 1 (2.50%) RIP
5 1 (2.50%) LAN
5 1 (2.50%) WAN
5 1 (2.50%) OSPF
5 1 (2.50%) BGP
5 1 (2.50%) Firewall
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (35.00%) Relational Database
2 10 (25.00%) MySQL
3 7 (17.50%) Ingres
4 6 (15.00%) RDBMS
4 6 (15.00%) Hadoop
5 3 (7.50%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.50%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (2.50%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
1 3 (7.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (7.50%) Finance
2 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Developer
2 5 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Software Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (7.50%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Senior Software Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Change Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) IT Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (5.00%) Author
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Author
5 2 (5.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 2 (5.00%) OpenROAD Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Lead Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.50%) Web Services
2 2 (5.00%) XML
2 2 (5.00%) Spring
2 2 (5.00%) SOAP
3 1 (2.50%) Django
3 1 (2.50%) JavaFX
3 1 (2.50%) Mason
3 1 (2.50%) RESTful
3 1 (2.50%) Catalyst
3 1 (2.50%) WSDL
3 1 (2.50%) CPAN
3 1 (2.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.50%) Digital Media
3 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.00%) NHS
4 1 (2.50%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 22 (55.00%) Windows
2 21 (52.50%) UNIX
3 10 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (22.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (17.50%) AIX
6 6 (15.00%) Windows XP
7 5 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.50%) Mac OS X
8 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (22.50%) Software Engineering
3 7 (17.50%) DevOps
4 5 (12.50%) Analytics
4 5 (12.50%) Use Case
4 5 (12.50%) ITIL
5 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 4 (10.00%) MapReduce
6 3 (7.50%) Coaching
6 3 (7.50%) Migration
6 3 (7.50%) Customer Engagement
6 3 (7.50%) Video Analytics
6 3 (7.50%) Change Management
7 2 (5.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (5.00%) SOA
7 2 (5.00%) Project Management
7 2 (5.00%) OO
7 2 (5.00%) RUP
7 2 (5.00%) Performance Testing
7 2 (5.00%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) SQL
2 9 (22.50%) Perl
3 7 (17.50%) Python
3 7 (17.50%) Ruby
4 3 (7.50%) Java
5 2 (5.00%) C++
5 2 (5.00%) C
6 1 (2.50%) C#
6 1 (2.50%) Groovy
6 1 (2.50%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (17.50%) Security Cleared
2 5 (12.50%) Degree
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (7.50%) ISEB
5 2 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCSE
6 1 (2.50%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.50%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (7.50%) vSphere
3 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 2 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (5.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (5.00%) BladeLogic
2 2 (5.00%) BMC Performance Manager
Vendors
1 11 (27.50%) Red Hat
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Apple
5 2 (5.00%) Adobe
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Sybase
5 2 (5.00%) BMC
6 1 (2.50%) Cisco
6 1 (2.50%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.50%) Zend
6 1 (2.50%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.50%) Aruba
6 1 (2.50%) F5
6 1 (2.50%) Lumension
6 1 (2.50%) Citrix
6 1 (2.50%) Juniper
6 1 (2.50%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Websense
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