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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 25 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 77 36 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 11.61% 6.39% 8.11%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.85% 29.75% 28.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 29 21
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £279 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
143 121 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 21.57% 21.49% 28.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 83 71
Average daily rate £375 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £130 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £414 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 16
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -2.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £9.91 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.00 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 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 August 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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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 65 £375 +25.00% 18
Newport +3 8 £373 +2.75%
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 42 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 41 (36.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 38 (33.93%) Java
4 37 (33.04%) JBoss
5 36 (32.14%) Oracle
6 34 (30.36%) UNIX
7 32 (28.57%) DevOps
8 29 (25.89%) HTTP
8 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
9 27 (24.11%) VMware
10 22 (19.64%) Jenkins
11 20 (17.86%) Relational Database
11 20 (17.86%) J2EE
12 19 (16.96%) MySQL
12 19 (16.96%) Perl
12 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
12 19 (16.96%) Maven
12 19 (16.96%) Oracle Database
13 17 (15.18%) JMeter
13 17 (15.18%) Windows
13 17 (15.18%) Tomcat
14 15 (13.39%) DNS
14 15 (13.39%) Finance
14 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
14 15 (13.39%) Performance Testing
14 15 (13.39%) Puppet
15 14 (12.50%) Hadoop
15 14 (12.50%) Middleware
16 13 (11.61%) AIX
16 13 (11.61%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 37 (33.04%) JBoss
2 17 (15.18%) Tomcat
3 11 (9.82%) WebSphere
4 8 (7.14%) Apache
5 7 (6.25%) WebLogic
6 6 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (4.46%) IBM Notes
7 5 (4.46%) nginx
8 4 (3.57%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.68%) Jetty
9 3 (2.68%) IIS
10 2 (1.79%) OpenROAD
11 1 (0.89%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.89%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.89%) WildFly
11 1 (0.89%) Liferay
11 1 (0.89%) Node.js
11 1 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 4 (3.57%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.46%) Office 365
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon EMR
4 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.89%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.89%) HTTP
2 19 (16.96%) TCP/IP
3 15 (13.39%) DNS
4 9 (8.04%) SSL
5 6 (5.36%) Internet
5 6 (5.36%) Firewall
6 5 (4.46%) VLAN
6 5 (4.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (4.46%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (4.46%) LAN
6 5 (4.46%) DHCP
7 3 (2.68%) VoIP
7 3 (2.68%) Network Security
8 2 (1.79%) IPv4
9 1 (0.89%) FTP
9 1 (0.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.86%) Relational Database
2 19 (16.96%) Oracle Database
2 19 (16.96%) MySQL
3 14 (12.50%) Hadoop
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database 12c
4 11 (9.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 7 (6.25%) Ingres
6 3 (2.68%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.79%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.79%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.89%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.89%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 22 (19.64%) Jenkins
2 19 (16.96%) Maven
3 17 (15.18%) JMeter
4 9 (8.04%) Selenium
5 8 (7.14%) Subversion
6 7 (6.25%) SoapUI
7 6 (5.36%) Cucumber
8 5 (4.46%) Hudson
8 5 (4.46%) MSBuild
9 4 (3.57%) Artifactory
9 4 (3.57%) Eclipse
10 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
10 3 (2.68%) JIRA
11 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
12 1 (0.89%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.89%) JUnit
General
1 15 (13.39%) Finance
2 1 (0.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (11.61%) Analyst
3 12 (10.71%) Architect
4 9 (8.04%) Developer
5 8 (7.14%) Test Analyst
6 7 (6.25%) Tester
6 7 (6.25%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (5.36%) Middleware Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) Performance Tester
8 5 (4.46%) Project Manager
8 5 (4.46%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (4.46%) Administrator
9 4 (3.57%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Manager
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Performance Test Analyst
9 4 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
9 4 (3.57%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.86%) J2EE
2 14 (12.50%) Middleware
3 10 (8.93%) Web Services
3 10 (8.93%) HTML
4 8 (7.14%) .NET
5 4 (3.57%) SOAP
5 4 (3.57%) XML
6 3 (2.68%) LAMP
7 2 (1.79%) Servlets
7 2 (1.79%) CSS
7 2 (1.79%) Spring
7 2 (1.79%) Ajax
7 2 (1.79%) JSON
7 2 (1.79%) REST
8 1 (0.89%) CSS3
8 1 (0.89%) JAX-RS
8 1 (0.89%) PostGIS
8 1 (0.89%) MyBatis
8 1 (0.89%) Dojo
8 1 (0.89%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (5.36%) Digital Media
3 5 (4.46%) PKI
4 4 (3.57%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.89%) GIS
5 1 (0.89%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.89%) CMDB
5 1 (0.89%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.89%) User Experience
5 1 (0.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (36.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 34 (30.36%) UNIX
3 17 (15.18%) Windows
4 13 (11.61%) AIX
5 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (2.68%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.79%) CentOS
8 1 (0.89%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (28.57%) DevOps
2 29 (25.89%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (13.39%) Software Engineering
3 15 (13.39%) Performance Testing
4 12 (10.71%) Performance Tuning
5 11 (9.82%) JVM Tuning
5 11 (9.82%) ITIL
6 10 (8.93%) Project Planning
6 10 (8.93%) MapReduce
7 9 (8.04%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.04%) Scrum
8 6 (5.36%) Project Management
8 6 (5.36%) Data Modelling
8 6 (5.36%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (4.46%) Test Scripting
9 5 (4.46%) Open Source
9 5 (4.46%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.46%) Protective Monitoring
9 5 (4.46%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 38 (33.93%) Java
2 19 (16.96%) Perl
3 13 (11.61%) SQL
4 11 (9.82%) Shell Script
5 10 (8.93%) Python
6 9 (8.04%) Ruby
6 9 (8.04%) BeanShell
7 7 (6.25%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.46%) PowerShell
8 5 (4.46%) Jython
9 2 (1.79%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.79%) PHP
10 1 (0.89%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.89%) C#
10 1 (0.89%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 11 (9.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (5.36%) CCNA
4 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 4 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (8.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.68%) vSphere
3 2 (1.79%) Xen
4 1 (0.89%) vCloud
4 1 (0.89%) Docker
4 1 (0.89%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 15 (13.39%) Puppet
2 6 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.36%) Tivoli
2 6 (5.36%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 6 (5.36%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
4 1 (0.89%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 42 (37.50%) Red Hat
2 36 (32.14%) Oracle
3 27 (24.11%) VMware
4 10 (8.93%) Microsoft
5 6 (5.36%) HP
5 6 (5.36%) Cisco
6 5 (4.46%) F5
6 5 (4.46%) Lotus
7 3 (2.68%) Citrix
8 1 (0.89%) Google
8 1 (0.89%) Mapinfo
8 1 (0.89%) ESRI
8 1 (0.89%) ServiceNow
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