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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 20 32
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 38 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.55% 6.68% 3.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.52% 26.57% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 10
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£363 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £400 £338
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 £36.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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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
163 143 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.15% 25.13% 15.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 76 29
Average daily rate £325 £263 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £396 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 7
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -20.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.20 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.42 £18.97 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 October 2014.

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 2 October 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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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 -8 32 £350 +16.66% 18
West Wales -6 20 £450 - 2
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (28.41%) Puppet
3 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
4 22 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 21 (23.86%) VMware
5 21 (23.86%) MongoDB
6 19 (21.59%) IaaS
7 18 (20.45%) Java
7 18 (20.45%) Windows
8 17 (19.32%) Software Engineering
8 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
8 17 (19.32%) Ansible
9 16 (18.18%) SOA
10 15 (17.05%) SQL
10 15 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (17.05%) PaaS
10 15 (17.05%) DevOps
11 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (15.91%) AIX
11 14 (15.91%) Web Services
12 13 (14.77%) UNIX
12 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
13 12 (13.64%) SaaS
13 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
13 12 (13.64%) RHCE
14 11 (12.50%) Oracle
14 11 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (12.50%) Scala
14 11 (12.50%) Ruby

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, 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 8 (9.09%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.82%) Apache
3 5 (5.68%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.68%) OpenROAD
4 4 (4.55%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.41%) nginx
6 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.27%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.14%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.14%) Confluence
7 1 (1.14%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.59%) IaaS
2 15 (17.05%) PaaS
3 12 (13.64%) SaaS
4 3 (3.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.55%) Internet
1 4 (4.55%) Firewall
2 3 (3.41%) Wireless
2 3 (3.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.27%) HTTP
3 2 (2.27%) LDAP
3 2 (2.27%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.14%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.14%) VLAN
4 1 (1.14%) Network Security
4 1 (1.14%) GPON
4 1 (1.14%) xDSL
4 1 (1.14%) SSH
4 1 (1.14%) OSPF
4 1 (1.14%) BGP
4 1 (1.14%) EIGRP
4 1 (1.14%) IPsec
4 1 (1.14%) SNMP
4 1 (1.14%) LAN
4 1 (1.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (23.86%) MongoDB
2 11 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (9.09%) Hadoop
4 7 (7.95%) Relational Database
5 5 (5.68%) Ingres
5 5 (5.68%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.55%) MySQL
6 4 (4.55%) Pentaho
7 3 (3.41%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.41%) SQL Server
8 1 (1.14%) Big Data
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.14%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 17 (19.32%) Jenkins
2 12 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 4 (4.55%) RSpec
3 4 (4.55%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (3.41%) Selenium
5 1 (1.14%) CMake
5 1 (1.14%) Hudson
5 1 (1.14%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.14%) JIRA
5 1 (1.14%) WebDriver
5 1 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.27%) Games
4 1 (1.14%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 20 (22.73%) Developer
2 16 (18.18%) Linux Engineer
3 10 (11.36%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (7.95%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.82%) Architect
7 5 (5.68%) Analyst
8 4 (4.55%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.55%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Perl Developer
8 4 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Lead Software Engineer
9 3 (3.41%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.41%) Senior Software Engineer
10 2 (2.27%) Project Manager
10 2 (2.27%) Systems Administrator
10 2 (2.27%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.91%) Web Services
2 7 (7.95%) HTML
2 7 (7.95%) CSS
3 5 (5.68%) Middleware
3 5 (5.68%) .NET
4 4 (4.55%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.55%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.55%) Memcached
4 4 (4.55%) Mojolicious
4 4 (4.55%) Apache Camel
5 3 (3.41%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.41%) JSON
5 3 (3.41%) jQuery
5 3 (3.41%) RESTful
5 3 (3.41%) OAuth
5 3 (3.41%) LAMP
5 3 (3.41%) XML
5 3 (3.41%) J2EE
6 2 (2.27%) WSDL
6 2 (2.27%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.36%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.68%) Open Source
4 4 (4.55%) LPAR
4 4 (4.55%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.41%) PKI
6 2 (2.27%) Statistics
7 1 (1.14%) Wiki
7 1 (1.14%) iSeries
7 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 18 (20.45%) Windows
3 14 (15.91%) AIX
4 13 (14.77%) UNIX
5 7 (7.95%) CentOS
6 4 (4.55%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.41%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.27%) Solaris
9 1 (1.14%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.14%) Debian
9 1 (1.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (44.32%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (19.32%) Software Engineering
4 16 (18.18%) SOA
5 15 (17.05%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (17.05%) DevOps
6 8 (9.09%) Cyber Security
6 8 (9.09%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.09%) Coaching
7 7 (7.95%) BDD
7 7 (7.95%) Service Delivery
8 6 (6.82%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.68%) OO
10 4 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
11 3 (3.41%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (3.41%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (3.41%) Load Testing
11 3 (3.41%) Customer Engagement
11 3 (3.41%) TDD
11 3 (3.41%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) Java
2 15 (17.05%) SQL
3 11 (12.50%) Scala
3 11 (12.50%) Ruby
4 6 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.82%) Perl
4 6 (6.82%) Python
5 3 (3.41%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.27%) C
6 2 (2.27%) PHP
6 2 (2.27%) Korn
7 1 (1.14%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.64%) RHCE
2 10 (11.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.82%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 4 (4.55%) VCP5
5 3 (3.41%) GCIA
5 3 (3.41%) GCFW
5 3 (3.41%) GCWN
5 3 (3.41%) GIAC
5 3 (3.41%) CISSP
6 2 (2.27%) RHCT
7 1 (1.14%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.55%) NFS
3 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) Postfix
4 1 (1.14%) XenServer
4 1 (1.14%) Samba
Systems Management
1 25 (28.41%) Puppet
2 17 (19.32%) Ansible
3 13 (14.77%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.55%) Kibana
4 4 (4.55%) StatsD
5 3 (3.41%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.41%) Nagios
6 1 (1.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 24 (27.27%) Red Hat
2 21 (23.86%) VMware
3 11 (12.50%) Oracle
4 6 (6.82%) JBoss
5 5 (5.68%) EMC
5 5 (5.68%) IBM
6 4 (4.55%) Talend
7 3 (3.41%) Trend Micro
7 3 (3.41%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.41%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.41%) Juniper
7 3 (3.41%) Cisco
8 2 (2.27%) Dell
8 2 (2.27%) Google
8 2 (2.27%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.14%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.14%) Percona
9 1 (1.14%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.14%) Citrix
Cardiff
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Swansea
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Cardiff
CPS Group
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 28 days ago