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 4 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 37 31
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 90 32 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.10% 4.31% 4.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.87% 22.54% 17.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 26 15
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£375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.14% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.20 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.17% -19.46%
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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
188 142 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.10% 19.14% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 86 85
Average daily rate £365 £313 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.80% +2.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 14 16
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.70% +3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.28 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 4 August 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 4 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
South Wales +23 62 £375 +25.00% 25
West Wales +10 19 £438 -5.40%
Mid Wales - 3 £275 -
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 51 (34.46%) Red Hat
2 43 (29.05%) DevOps
3 42 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (28.38%) Oracle
3 42 (28.38%) JBoss
4 41 (27.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 38 (25.68%) Puppet
5 38 (25.68%) Java
6 34 (22.97%) VMware
6 34 (22.97%) Jenkins
7 32 (21.62%) UNIX
8 30 (20.27%) HTTP
9 26 (17.57%) MySQL
10 25 (16.89%) Windows
10 25 (16.89%) Tomcat
10 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
11 23 (15.54%) J2EE
11 23 (15.54%) Perl
12 22 (14.86%) Apache
12 22 (14.86%) Python
12 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
12 22 (14.86%) Maven
12 22 (14.86%) Ruby
12 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (14.86%) Oracle Database
13 21 (14.19%) Relational Database
13 21 (14.19%) DNS
14 19 (12.84%) SQL
14 19 (12.84%) Middleware
14 19 (12.84%) nginx

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 42 (28.38%) JBoss
2 25 (16.89%) Tomcat
3 22 (14.86%) Apache
4 19 (12.84%) nginx
5 9 (6.08%) WebSphere
6 7 (4.73%) WildFly
7 6 (4.05%) IBM Notes
8 5 (3.38%) IIS
8 5 (3.38%) Jetty
8 5 (3.38%) OpenStack
9 3 (2.03%) WebLogic
10 2 (1.35%) WebSphere Application Server
10 2 (1.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.35%) OpenROAD
10 2 (1.35%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.35%) ArcSDE
10 2 (1.35%) Confluence
10 2 (1.35%) Node.js
11 1 (0.68%) CMS
11 1 (0.68%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.38%) MS Project
1 5 (3.38%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (4.05%) Office 365
3 4 (2.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (2.03%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (2.03%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.35%) IaaS
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.68%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (20.27%) HTTP
2 22 (14.86%) TCP/IP
3 21 (14.19%) DNS
4 11 (7.43%) Firewall
5 10 (6.76%) SSL
6 7 (4.73%) DHCP
7 5 (3.38%) FTP
7 5 (3.38%) Internet
8 3 (2.03%) SAN
8 3 (2.03%) IPsec
8 3 (2.03%) NAS
9 2 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 2 (1.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 2 (1.35%) VLAN
9 2 (1.35%) IPv4
9 2 (1.35%) LAN
10 1 (0.68%) VoIP
10 1 (0.68%) HTTPS
10 1 (0.68%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.57%) MySQL
2 22 (14.86%) Oracle Database
3 21 (14.19%) Relational Database
4 14 (9.46%) Hadoop
5 13 (8.78%) Oracle Database 12c
5 13 (8.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (6.76%) SQL Server
7 9 (6.08%) Ingres
8 8 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (2.70%) MongoDB
10 3 (2.03%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.35%) NoSQL
12 1 (0.68%) Redis
12 1 (0.68%) Neo4j
12 1 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
12 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 34 (22.97%) Jenkins
2 22 (14.86%) Maven
3 13 (8.78%) JMeter
4 12 (8.11%) Subversion
5 8 (5.41%) Selenium
5 8 (5.41%) Git (software)
6 7 (4.73%) Hudson
7 6 (4.05%) MSBuild
8 5 (3.38%) Artifactory
8 5 (3.38%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.38%) Visual Studio
8 5 (3.38%) Eclipse
8 5 (3.38%) Cucumber
9 3 (2.03%) JIRA
9 3 (2.03%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.35%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.68%) JUnit
11 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.68%) TeamCity
General
1 17 (11.49%) Finance
2 2 (1.35%) Financial Institution
2 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.68%) Electronics
3 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.68%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (8.78%) Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Developer
4 10 (6.76%) Test Analyst
4 10 (6.76%) Architect
4 10 (6.76%) Software Engineer
5 9 (6.08%) Middleware Engineer
6 8 (5.41%) Project Manager
6 8 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (5.41%) Administrator
7 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (4.05%) Tester
7 6 (4.05%) Senior Software Engineer
7 6 (4.05%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (2.70%) Performance Tester
10 3 (2.03%) Release Manager
10 3 (2.03%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.03%) IT Project Manager
10 3 (2.03%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) J2EE
2 19 (12.84%) Middleware
3 10 (6.76%) Web Services
3 10 (6.76%) .NET
4 8 (5.41%) HTML
4 8 (5.41%) XML
5 7 (4.73%) SOAP
6 6 (4.05%) JSON
7 5 (3.38%) jQuery
8 4 (2.70%) Servlets
8 4 (2.70%) CSS
8 4 (2.70%) LAMP
9 3 (2.03%) VXML
9 3 (2.03%) Spring
9 3 (2.03%) Ajax
9 3 (2.03%) RESTful
9 3 (2.03%) REST
10 2 (1.35%) CSS3
10 2 (1.35%) HTML5
10 2 (1.35%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.43%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.05%) Digital Media
3 4 (2.70%) Video on Demand
3 4 (2.70%) User Experience
4 3 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.03%) NHS
4 3 (2.03%) Clustering
4 3 (2.03%) IVR
4 3 (2.03%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.35%) PKI
5 2 (1.35%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.35%) GIS
5 2 (1.35%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.68%) DTV
6 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 41 (27.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 32 (21.62%) UNIX
3 25 (16.89%) Windows
4 14 (9.46%) AIX
5 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.03%) CentOS
6 3 (2.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (1.35%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.68%) Fedora
8 1 (0.68%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.68%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.05%) DevOps
2 42 (28.38%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (12.84%) Software Engineering
4 18 (12.16%) Configuration Management
5 17 (11.49%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (10.81%) Performance Testing
6 16 (10.81%) Line Management
7 15 (10.14%) Scrum
8 14 (9.46%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (8.78%) JVM Tuning
9 13 (8.78%) PRINCE2
10 12 (8.11%) Open Source
11 10 (6.76%) MapReduce
11 10 (6.76%) Project Management
12 9 (6.08%) Migration
12 9 (6.08%) ITIL
12 9 (6.08%) Project Planning
13 8 (5.41%) Continuous Delivery
14 7 (4.73%) Test Strategy
14 7 (4.73%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.68%) Java
2 23 (15.54%) Perl
3 22 (14.86%) Python
3 22 (14.86%) Ruby
4 19 (12.84%) SQL
5 14 (9.46%) Bash Shell
6 13 (8.78%) Shell Script
7 7 (4.73%) JavaScript
8 4 (2.70%) PHP
8 4 (2.70%) Jython
8 4 (2.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (2.03%) BeanShell
10 2 (1.35%) C
11 1 (0.68%) C#
11 1 (0.68%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.68%) SPARQL
11 1 (0.68%) Scala
Qualifications
1 25 (16.89%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 9 (6.08%) Degree
4 8 (5.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 7 (4.73%) RHCE
6 6 (4.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (3.38%) CCNA
7 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.35%) OCP
8 2 (1.35%) Oracle Certification
8 2 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.35%) MCITP
8 2 (1.35%) ISTQB
8 2 (1.35%) ISEB
8 2 (1.35%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
9 1 (0.68%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.05%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) QA
System Software
1 22 (14.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.70%) Xen
3 3 (2.03%) Hyper-V
3 3 (2.03%) vSphere
4 2 (1.35%) vCloud
5 1 (0.68%) Docker
5 1 (0.68%) Postfix
5 1 (0.68%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (25.68%) Puppet
2 18 (12.16%) Ansible
3 14 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.08%) Vagrant
5 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
5 5 (3.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 5 (3.38%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.35%) Salt
7 1 (0.68%) Rundeck
7 1 (0.68%) SELinux
Vendors
1 51 (34.46%) Red Hat
2 42 (28.38%) Oracle
3 34 (22.97%) VMware
4 17 (11.49%) Microsoft
5 9 (6.08%) Cisco
6 6 (4.05%) Lotus
7 5 (3.38%) HP
8 4 (2.70%) Google
9 3 (2.03%) SaltStack
9 3 (2.03%) EMC
9 3 (2.03%) Citrix
9 3 (2.03%) Avaya
10 2 (1.35%) Mapinfo
10 2 (1.35%) ESRI
10 2 (1.35%) F5
11 1 (0.68%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.68%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.68%) SAP
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