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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 24 21 28
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 5.80% 7.40% 3.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.67% 27.05% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 18 6
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£350 £300 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £413
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 £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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
98 122 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 17.22% 27.35% 15.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 68 23
Average daily rate £325 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £398 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.48% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £13.00 £9.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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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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 -3 24 £350 +27.27% 11
Newport -1 5 £363 -3.33%
Bridgend -1 2 £450 +81.81%
Caerphilly - - - - 1
Glamorgan - - - -
Torfaen - - - - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (40.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 22 (37.29%) Red Hat
3 19 (32.20%) VMware
4 16 (27.12%) Windows
5 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (23.73%) AIX
6 14 (23.73%) SQL
7 12 (20.34%) RHCE
7 12 (20.34%) UNIX
7 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (18.64%) Oracle
9 10 (16.95%) Java
9 10 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
10 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
10 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
10 8 (13.56%) Elasticsearch
11 7 (11.86%) Ansible
11 7 (11.86%) Coaching
11 7 (11.86%) Puppet
11 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
11 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
11 7 (11.86%) Finance
11 7 (11.86%) HTML
11 7 (11.86%) CSS
12 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
12 6 (10.17%) JBoss
12 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
12 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
12 6 (10.17%) Visualisation

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 (13.56%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (8.47%) WebLogic
2 5 (8.47%) OpenROAD
3 4 (6.78%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.78%) Apache
4 2 (3.39%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.69%) IIS
5 1 (1.69%) nginx
5 1 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) IaaS
2 4 (6.78%) SaaS
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.69%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.08%) TCP/IP
1 3 (5.08%) Internet
1 3 (5.08%) Firewall
1 3 (5.08%) Wireless
2 2 (3.39%) Intrusion Detection
3 1 (1.69%) LDAP
3 1 (1.69%) HTTP
3 1 (1.69%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) Hadoop
2 7 (11.86%) MongoDB
3 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
4 5 (8.47%) Ingres
4 5 (8.47%) RDBMS
5 4 (6.78%) Pentaho
6 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
7 2 (3.39%) MySQL
8 1 (1.69%) Big Data
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.78%) Talend Open Studio
4 1 (1.69%) CMake
General
1 7 (11.86%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (25.42%) Linux Engineer
2 14 (23.73%) Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.78%) Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Architect
7 2 (3.39%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.39%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.86%) HTML
1 7 (11.86%) CSS
2 5 (8.47%) .NET
2 5 (8.47%) Middleware
3 4 (6.78%) Software Packaging
3 4 (6.78%) Memcached
3 4 (6.78%) Apache Camel
3 4 (6.78%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.08%) Mojolicious
4 3 (5.08%) Web Services
4 3 (5.08%) XML
4 3 (5.08%) J2EE
5 2 (3.39%) SOAP
5 2 (3.39%) WSDL
5 2 (3.39%) jQuery
5 2 (3.39%) OAuth
5 2 (3.39%) XML-RPC
5 2 (3.39%) JSON
5 2 (3.39%) RESTful
5 2 (3.39%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) Visualisation
2 4 (6.78%) Open Source
2 4 (6.78%) Data Integration
2 4 (6.78%) LPAR
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Statistics
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Clustering
5 1 (1.69%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (40.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (27.12%) Windows
3 14 (23.73%) AIX
4 12 (20.34%) UNIX
5 5 (8.47%) CentOS
6 3 (5.08%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.39%) Solaris
8 1 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (16.95%) Software Engineering
3 8 (13.56%) Cyber Security
4 7 (11.86%) Coaching
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps
5 6 (10.17%) Unit Testing
6 5 (8.47%) Configuration Management
7 4 (6.78%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.78%) OO
7 4 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
7 4 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.08%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (5.08%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (5.08%) Change Management
8 3 (5.08%) Migration
9 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.39%) Scrum
9 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.39%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 10 (16.95%) Java
3 6 (10.17%) JavaScript
4 5 (8.47%) Python
4 5 (8.47%) Ruby
5 4 (6.78%) Perl
6 3 (5.08%) Shell Script
6 3 (5.08%) Scala
7 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.39%) Korn
8 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) RHCE
2 10 (16.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.78%) VCP5
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 3 (5.08%) CISSP
5 3 (5.08%) GIAC
5 3 (5.08%) GCIA
5 3 (5.08%) GCFW
5 3 (5.08%) GCWN
6 2 (3.39%) RHCT
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 12 (20.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.78%) NFS
3 1 (1.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Puppet
1 7 (11.86%) Ansible
2 6 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (6.78%) StatsD
3 4 (6.78%) Kibana
3 4 (6.78%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (3.39%) Nagios
4 2 (3.39%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 22 (37.29%) Red Hat
2 19 (32.20%) VMware
3 11 (18.64%) Oracle
4 6 (10.17%) JBoss
5 5 (8.47%) IBM
5 5 (8.47%) EMC
6 4 (6.78%) Talend
7 3 (5.08%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.08%) Trend Micro
7 3 (5.08%) Juniper
7 3 (5.08%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco
8 2 (3.39%) Dell
8 2 (3.39%) Rackspace
8 2 (3.39%) Google
9 1 (1.69%) Guidewire
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