The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 35 16 22
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 96 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.29% 11.12% 8.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.95% 48.98% 40.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 81 43
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +7.85%
Linux
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
123 196 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.52% 22.71% 20.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 142 93
Median daily rate £413 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £280 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 11
Median hourly rate £12.50 £11.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.58 £9.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £21.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Wales region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wales region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
South Wales -13 22 £413 +10.00% 25
West Wales -3 5 £556 +18.35% 5
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 28 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 26 (35.62%) Windows
3 25 (34.25%) Ansible
4 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
5 23 (31.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (31.51%) Red Hat
6 22 (30.14%) Java
7 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
7 21 (28.77%) Puppet
8 20 (27.40%) Open Source
8 20 (27.40%) DevOps
9 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
10 17 (23.29%) VMware
11 15 (20.55%) SQL
12 14 (19.18%) Python
12 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
13 12 (16.44%) Oracle
13 12 (16.44%) Unix
13 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
14 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (15.07%) Apache
14 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
14 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
14 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
15 10 (13.70%) Cisco
15 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
16 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
16 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
16 9 (12.33%) .NET
16 9 (12.33%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in 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 11 (15.07%) Apache
2 5 (6.85%) nginx
2 5 (6.85%) OpenStack
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.11%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) Jetty
4 3 (4.11%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.74%) Confluence
5 2 (2.74%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.74%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.37%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.37%) Mule
6 1 (1.37%) NetWeaver
6 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.74%) assyst
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (1.37%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (28.77%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.96%) Amazon S3
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (9.59%) Amazon ELB
4 6 (8.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 6 (8.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (6.85%) Google App Engine
5 5 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (5.48%) Office 365
6 4 (5.48%) Route 53
7 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (4.11%) PaaS
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (1.37%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.37%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 9 (12.33%) TCP/IP
2 8 (10.96%) DHCP
2 8 (10.96%) DNS
3 7 (9.59%) Firewall
3 7 (9.59%) HTTP
3 7 (9.59%) SSL
4 6 (8.22%) FTP
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco IPT
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco ISE
5 5 (6.85%) LAN
5 5 (6.85%) NetScaler
5 5 (6.85%) TACACS
6 3 (4.11%) IPsec
6 3 (4.11%) Network Security
6 3 (4.11%) WAN
7 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 2 (2.74%) VLAN
7 2 (2.74%) VoIP
7 2 (2.74%) VPN
7 2 (2.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) Oracle Database
2 7 (9.59%) MySQL
3 6 (8.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 6 (8.22%) Big Data
4 4 (5.48%) HBase
4 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
4 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.37%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.37%) DataStage
6 1 (1.37%) DB2
6 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.37%) OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Exadata
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle OLAP
6 1 (1.37%) Pentaho
6 1 (1.37%) QlikView
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 9 (12.33%) Git (software)
3 8 (10.96%) Subversion
4 4 (5.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.11%) JIRA
5 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.74%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.74%) JUnit
6 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.37%) GCC
7 1 (1.37%) Hudson
7 1 (1.37%) JBehave
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (12.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.37%) Marketing
3 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.70%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (12.33%) Developer
4 6 (8.22%) Architect
4 6 (8.22%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) SQL Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Unix Analyst
6 4 (5.48%) Unix Support
6 4 (5.48%) Unix Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) Kafka
3 6 (8.22%) HTML
3 6 (8.22%) JSON
4 5 (6.85%) LAMP
4 5 (6.85%) Web Services
5 4 (5.48%) CSS
5 4 (5.48%) REST
6 3 (4.11%) HTML5
6 3 (4.11%) J2EE
6 3 (4.11%) LEMP Stack
6 3 (4.11%) Middleware
6 3 (4.11%) Servlets
6 3 (4.11%) SOAP
7 2 (2.74%) Play Framework
7 2 (2.74%) RESTful
7 2 (2.74%) XML
8 1 (1.37%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.37%) ELK Stack
8 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Cryptography
1 5 (6.85%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (4.11%) Algorithms
2 3 (4.11%) Enterprise Cloud
2 3 (4.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 3 (4.11%) Mobile App
2 3 (4.11%) PKI
2 3 (4.11%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.37%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.37%) CLARiiON
3 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.37%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.37%) Data Integration
3 1 (1.37%) Digital TV
3 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
3 1 (1.37%) Oracle Exalogic
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.62%) Windows
2 23 (31.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (16.44%) Unix
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.48%) CentOS
5 4 (5.48%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) Fedora
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Debian
8 1 (1.37%) HPUX
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) SUSE
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) DevOps
2 20 (27.40%) Open Source
3 12 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (15.07%) Configuration Management
5 10 (13.70%) Software Engineering
6 7 (9.59%) OO
6 7 (9.59%) Scrum
7 6 (8.22%) ITIL
8 5 (6.85%) BDD
8 5 (6.85%) ETL
8 5 (6.85%) TDD
9 4 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (5.48%) Ethical Hacking
9 4 (5.48%) Fuzz Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Penetration Testing
9 4 (5.48%) Secure Coding
9 4 (5.48%) Social Engineering
9 4 (5.48%) Static Code Analysis
9 4 (5.48%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (30.14%) Java
2 15 (20.55%) SQL
3 14 (19.18%) Python
4 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
5 8 (10.96%) Perl
6 6 (8.22%) PHP
7 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
7 4 (5.48%) Scala
7 4 (5.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.11%) Ruby
9 2 (2.74%) C
9 2 (2.74%) C#
10 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 19 (26.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.85%) CISSP
4 4 (5.48%) CEH
4 4 (5.48%) CREST Certified
5 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) QA
2 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 6 (8.22%) VMware ESX
3 6 (8.22%) Xen
4 2 (2.74%) vSphere
5 1 (1.37%) NFS
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle Clusterware
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.37%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (34.25%) Ansible
2 21 (28.77%) Puppet
3 11 (15.07%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (10.96%) Terraform
5 7 (9.59%) Cisco Prime
6 6 (8.22%) Fluentd
7 5 (6.85%) Mesos
8 4 (5.48%) Marathon
8 4 (5.48%) SCCM
9 3 (4.11%) Piwik
9 3 (4.11%) Salt
9 3 (4.11%) SCOM
10 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
10 1 (1.37%) Cobbler
10 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle ZFS
10 1 (1.37%) Pingdom
10 1 (1.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (1.37%) yum
10 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Red Hat
2 17 (23.29%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Oracle
4 11 (15.07%) Microsoft
5 10 (13.70%) Cisco
6 8 (10.96%) Google
7 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.85%) Juniper
9 4 (5.48%) Cloudera
10 3 (4.11%) SAP
11 2 (2.74%) F5
12 1 (1.37%) Actian
12 1 (1.37%) Citrix
12 1 (1.37%) Hitachi
12 1 (1.37%) IBM
12 1 (1.37%) Informatica
12 1 (1.37%) MicroStrategy
12 1 (1.37%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.37%) ParAccel
12 1 (1.37%) Sybase
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