The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 36 39 40
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 12 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.20% 2.39% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.77% 13.95% 9.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £281 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £9.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +382.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
122 86 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 17.66% 17.10% 20.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 39 46
Average daily rate £325 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 17
Average hourly rate £12.75 £15.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.75 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Wales region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Wales region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
South Wales -2 21 £250 -16.66% 13
West Wales -2 3 £500 +25.00% 1
North Wales - - - - 3
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 27 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 26 (28.89%) Puppet
4 25 (27.78%) UNIX
4 25 (27.78%) Configuration Management
5 24 (26.67%) Windows
6 23 (25.56%) Jenkins
7 22 (24.44%) Ansible
8 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
8 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (22.22%) DevOps
9 20 (22.22%) IaaS
10 19 (21.11%) AIX
11 18 (20.00%) VMware
12 17 (18.89%) SOA
13 16 (17.78%) Relational Database
13 16 (17.78%) PaaS
13 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
14 15 (16.67%) Mentoring
14 15 (16.67%) SaaS
15 14 (15.56%) Ruby
15 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
15 14 (15.56%) Web Services
15 14 (15.56%) Java
15 14 (15.56%) SQL
16 13 (14.44%) Clustering
16 13 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
17 12 (13.33%) Python

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 10 (11.11%) OpenROAD
2 5 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.44%) Apache
4 2 (2.22%) nginx
4 2 (2.22%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.22%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.22%) JBoss
4 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.11%) IIS
5 1 (1.11%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.22%) FrameMaker
3 1 (1.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (22.22%) IaaS
2 16 (17.78%) PaaS
3 15 (16.67%) SaaS
4 4 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.44%) Internet
1 4 (4.44%) DNS
2 2 (2.22%) SAN
2 2 (2.22%) SSL
2 2 (2.22%) SNMP
2 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 1 (1.11%) RIP
3 1 (1.11%) LAN
3 1 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (1.11%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.11%) IPv4
3 1 (1.11%) LDAP
3 1 (1.11%) Firewall
3 1 (1.11%) OSPF
3 1 (1.11%) BGP
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.11%) SSH
3 1 (1.11%) AMQP
3 1 (1.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.33%) MongoDB
2 16 (17.78%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.56%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (12.22%) RDBMS
5 10 (11.11%) Ingres
6 8 (8.89%) MySQL
7 4 (4.44%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Server
9 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (25.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.67%) Selenium
4 4 (4.44%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.22%) GitLab
5 2 (2.22%) Maven
6 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.11%) RSpec
6 1 (1.11%) WebDriver
6 1 (1.11%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.11%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (11.11%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Developer
2 14 (15.56%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 6 (6.67%) Technical Architect
4 6 (6.67%) Architect
5 5 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.44%) OpenROAD Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.33%) Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.33%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.33%) Analyst
7 3 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Database Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Web Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) ScrumMaster
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.56%) Web Services
2 4 (4.44%) Memcached
2 4 (4.44%) Software Packaging
3 3 (3.33%) XML
3 3 (3.33%) Gherkin
4 2 (2.22%) JSON
4 2 (2.22%) SOAP
4 2 (2.22%) Catalyst
5 1 (1.11%) WSDL
5 1 (1.11%) .NET
5 1 (1.11%) CPAN
5 1 (1.11%) jQuery
5 1 (1.11%) Django
5 1 (1.11%) OAuth
5 1 (1.11%) Mason
5 1 (1.11%) Spring
5 1 (1.11%) REST
5 1 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (1.11%) RESTful
5 1 (1.11%) Mojolicious
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.44%) Clustering
2 7 (7.78%) Open Source
3 4 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.44%) LPAR
4 3 (3.33%) Statistics
5 2 (2.22%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.22%) DTV
6 1 (1.11%) NHS
6 1 (1.11%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 27 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 25 (27.78%) UNIX
3 24 (26.67%) Windows
4 19 (21.11%) AIX
5 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.78%) CentOS
7 5 (5.56%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.33%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.22%) Fedora
10 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (27.78%) Configuration Management
3 21 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (22.22%) DevOps
5 17 (18.89%) SOA
6 16 (17.78%) Software Engineering
7 15 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 9 (10.00%) Scrum
8 9 (10.00%) Coaching
9 8 (8.89%) Service Delivery
10 7 (7.78%) BDD
11 6 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
11 6 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (6.67%) Change Management
11 6 (6.67%) Pair Programming
12 5 (5.56%) ITIL
12 5 (5.56%) User Stories
13 4 (4.44%) Analytics
13 4 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
14 3 (3.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) Ruby
1 14 (15.56%) Java
1 14 (15.56%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) Python
3 10 (11.11%) Scala
4 8 (8.89%) Perl
5 4 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.33%) PHP
6 3 (3.33%) C
6 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.22%) Korn
7 2 (2.22%) C++
8 1 (1.11%) C#
8 1 (1.11%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) RHCE
2 8 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.44%) VCP5
5 3 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.33%) Degree
6 2 (2.22%) RHCSA
6 2 (2.22%) RHCT
7 1 (1.11%) CCNP
7 1 (1.11%) ISEB
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.11%) CCSE
7 1 (1.11%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 13 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.44%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.44%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (28.89%) Puppet
2 22 (24.44%) Ansible
3 11 (12.22%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (5.56%) Graphite
5 4 (4.44%) StatsD
5 4 (4.44%) SCCM
5 4 (4.44%) Tivoli
5 4 (4.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (3.33%) ZABBIX
7 2 (2.22%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.22%) SCOM
7 2 (2.22%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (2.22%) Nagios
7 2 (2.22%) BMC PATROL
8 1 (1.11%) Nessus
8 1 (1.11%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (1.11%) logstash
Vendors
1 27 (30.00%) Red Hat
2 18 (20.00%) VMware
3 6 (6.67%) Oracle
4 5 (5.56%) EMC
5 4 (4.44%) Apple
5 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
6 2 (2.22%) Rackspace
6 2 (2.22%) Google
6 2 (2.22%) SAP
6 2 (2.22%) Sybase
6 2 (2.22%) BMC
6 2 (2.22%) IBM
6 2 (2.22%) Dell
6 2 (2.22%) Adobe
7 1 (1.11%) Cisco
7 1 (1.11%) HP
7 1 (1.11%) Juniper
7 1 (1.11%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.11%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.11%) Websense
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