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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 32 31 39
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 6.64% 6.33% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.39% 25.74% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 17
Median daily rate £375 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £440 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+9.58% -2.66%
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
152 136 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 32.55% 24.59% 19.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 93 77
Median daily rate £350 £330 £308
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +7.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £160 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £313
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 8
Median hourly rate £13.35 £12.45 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.27% +3.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.83 £19.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -2 18 £450 +28.57% 7
Newport +17 7 £370 +7.24%
Neath Port Talbot - 2 £240 -
Caerphilly +2 1 - - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 32 (34.78%) Unix
1 32 (34.78%) Configuration Management
2 29 (31.52%) Windows
2 29 (31.52%) DevOps
3 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
3 27 (29.35%) VMware
4 25 (27.17%) Perl
4 25 (27.17%) .NET
4 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 24 (26.09%) Java
6 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 22 (23.91%) ITIL
7 22 (23.91%) Jenkins
8 21 (22.83%) Red Hat
9 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (19.57%) MySQL
10 18 (19.57%) DNS
10 18 (19.57%) Cisco
11 17 (18.48%) Apache
11 17 (18.48%) HTTP
11 17 (18.48%) Firewall
12 15 (16.30%) Web Services
13 14 (15.22%) OO
13 14 (15.22%) J2EE
13 14 (15.22%) Subversion
13 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
14 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (14.13%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (18.48%) Apache
2 13 (14.13%) JBoss
3 10 (10.87%) IIS
4 8 (8.70%) WebSphere
5 6 (6.52%) Jetty
5 6 (6.52%) nginx
5 6 (6.52%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (3.26%) FileNet
7 3 (3.26%) Mule
7 3 (3.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (3.26%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.87%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (8.70%) Google App Engine
3 8 (8.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (7.61%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 7 (7.61%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (7.61%) Amazon S3
5 6 (6.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 6 (6.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (4.35%) Route 53
7 3 (3.26%) GitHub
7 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (19.57%) DNS
3 17 (18.48%) Firewall
3 17 (18.48%) HTTP
4 12 (13.04%) SSL
5 11 (11.96%) DHCP
6 9 (9.78%) FTP
7 8 (8.70%) Internet
8 6 (6.52%) IPsec
9 4 (4.35%) LAN
9 4 (4.35%) SAN
9 4 (4.35%) VPN
10 3 (3.26%) HTTPS
10 3 (3.26%) SSH
10 3 (3.26%) VoIP
10 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
11 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (2.17%) VLAN
11 2 (2.17%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (19.57%) MySQL
2 13 (14.13%) Relational Database
3 9 (9.78%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
8 2 (2.17%) DB2
8 2 (2.17%) Neo4j
8 2 (2.17%) Redis
9 1 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.09%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (1.09%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 22 (23.91%) Jenkins
2 14 (15.22%) Subversion
3 8 (8.70%) Maven
4 7 (7.61%) Team Foundation Server
5 6 (6.52%) Travis CI
6 4 (4.35%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.26%) Cucumber
7 3 (3.26%) Eclipse
7 3 (3.26%) IntelliJ
7 3 (3.26%) JIRA
7 3 (3.26%) JUnit
7 3 (3.26%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (3.26%) Selenium
7 3 (3.26%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.26%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.09%) HP UFT
8 1 (1.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (2.17%) Finance
1 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Software Engineer
2 15 (16.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Senior Software Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Administrator
4 7 (7.61%) Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) Developer
4 7 (7.61%) Network Support
4 7 (7.61%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.43%) Configuration Manager
6 5 (5.43%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (5.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.17%) .NET
2 15 (16.30%) Web Services
3 14 (15.22%) J2EE
4 12 (13.04%) HTML
5 11 (11.96%) CSS
6 9 (9.78%) ASP.NET
7 7 (7.61%) LAMP
8 6 (6.52%) Kafka
8 6 (6.52%) Middleware
8 6 (6.52%) Servlets
9 5 (5.43%) REST
10 4 (4.35%) jQuery
11 3 (3.26%) .NET Framework
11 3 (3.26%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 3 (3.26%) Java EE
11 3 (3.26%) RESTful
11 3 (3.26%) SOAP
11 3 (3.26%) STL
11 3 (3.26%) WPF
11 3 (3.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
1 5 (5.43%) PKI
2 3 (3.26%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.26%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (3.26%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.17%) CMDB
3 2 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
4 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.09%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.09%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.09%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 32 (34.78%) Unix
2 29 (31.52%) Windows
3 20 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (9.78%) AIX
5 8 (8.70%) Windows Server
6 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (34.78%) Configuration Management
2 29 (31.52%) DevOps
3 25 (27.17%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (26.09%) Software Engineering
5 22 (23.91%) ITIL
6 14 (15.22%) OO
7 12 (13.04%) Cross-Platform Development
7 12 (13.04%) Requirements Engineering
7 12 (13.04%) Unit Testing
8 11 (11.96%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.96%) Open Source
9 8 (8.70%) Incident Management
9 8 (8.70%) Logistics
9 8 (8.70%) MapReduce
10 7 (7.61%) Analytics
10 7 (7.61%) TDD
11 6 (6.52%) Migration
11 6 (6.52%) Scrum
11 6 (6.52%) Video Analytics
12 5 (5.43%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) Perl
2 24 (26.09%) Java
3 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
3 13 (14.13%) Shell Script
4 12 (13.04%) C#
5 11 (11.96%) SQL
6 7 (7.61%) PHP
7 6 (6.52%) Python
8 3 (3.26%) C++
8 3 (3.26%) JCL
8 3 (3.26%) Korn
8 3 (3.26%) PL/SQL
8 3 (3.26%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.26%) Scala
9 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.17%) Go
9 2 (2.17%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (15.22%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.96%) CCNA
2 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (11.96%) SC Cleared
3 8 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.09%) ISEB
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (9.78%) Active Directory
3 8 (8.70%) Xen
4 6 (6.52%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 4 (4.35%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Ansible
2 10 (10.87%) Puppet
3 8 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
3 8 (8.70%) Tivoli
3 8 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Terraform
5 6 (6.52%) Fluentd
6 5 (5.43%) Mesos
6 5 (5.43%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (3.26%) Control-M
7 3 (3.26%) Piwik
7 3 (3.26%) Rundeck
7 3 (3.26%) SCCM
7 3 (3.26%) SCOM
7 3 (3.26%) yum
8 2 (2.17%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
9 1 (1.09%) nmon
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 27 (29.35%) Microsoft
1 27 (29.35%) VMware
2 21 (22.83%) Red Hat
3 18 (19.57%) Cisco
4 9 (9.78%) Oracle
5 8 (8.70%) Citrix
5 8 (8.70%) Google
5 8 (8.70%) HP
6 3 (3.26%) AppDynamics
6 3 (3.26%) Atlassian
6 3 (3.26%) Micro Focus
6 3 (3.26%) New Relic
6 3 (3.26%) Rackspace
7 2 (2.17%) BMC
7 2 (2.17%) BT
7 2 (2.17%) CA
7 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.17%) Juniper
7 2 (2.17%) Sybase
7 2 (2.17%) Xerox
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