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 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 26 36 30
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 41 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.68% 2.62% 3.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.93% 15.63% 19.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 6
Average daily rate
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£444 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.48% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £258 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £536 £378 £400
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 £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
137 96 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 18.98% 16.78% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 54 39
Average daily rate £300 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £170 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.60 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £16.16 £24.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 March 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 2 March 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 +10 20 £155 -52.30% 21
North Wales - 2 £275 - 2
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (32.94%) Windows
3 26 (30.59%) Puppet
4 24 (28.24%) Configuration Management
5 22 (25.88%) Jenkins
5 22 (25.88%) Ansible
6 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (24.71%) UNIX
6 21 (24.71%) Red Hat
7 20 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
8 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
8 19 (22.35%) SOA
9 18 (21.18%) DevOps
9 18 (21.18%) IaaS
10 16 (18.82%) PaaS
10 16 (18.82%) SQL
11 15 (17.65%) Java
11 15 (17.65%) Web Services
11 15 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
12 13 (15.29%) Clustering
12 13 (15.29%) SaaS
12 13 (15.29%) Relational Database
13 12 (14.12%) Ruby
13 12 (14.12%) Scrum
13 12 (14.12%) AIX
14 11 (12.94%) VMware
15 10 (11.76%) Finance
15 10 (11.76%) MySQL
15 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 6 (7.06%) OpenROAD
2 5 (5.88%) JBoss
2 5 (5.88%) Apache
3 3 (3.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.53%) nginx
3 3 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (2.35%) Confluence
4 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.35%) WebLogic
4 2 (2.35%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.18%) CMS
5 1 (1.18%) Zope
5 1 (1.18%) SAS
5 1 (1.18%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) FrameMaker
2 2 (2.35%) MS Project
3 1 (1.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.18%) IaaS
2 16 (18.82%) PaaS
3 13 (15.29%) SaaS
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon S3
4 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.18%) Office 365
5 1 (1.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.71%) DNS
2 3 (3.53%) Internet
2 3 (3.53%) Firewall
3 2 (2.35%) SSL
3 2 (2.35%) SAN
3 2 (2.35%) SNMP
3 2 (2.35%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.35%) FTP
3 2 (2.35%) HTTP
4 1 (1.18%) RIP
4 1 (1.18%) LAN
4 1 (1.18%) WAN
4 1 (1.18%) HTTPS
4 1 (1.18%) OSPF
4 1 (1.18%) BGP
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco PIX
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (1.18%) AMQP
4 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.18%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.35%) MongoDB
2 15 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (15.29%) Relational Database
4 10 (11.76%) MySQL
5 8 (9.41%) Ingres
6 7 (8.24%) RDBMS
7 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
8 4 (4.71%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.18%) SAS Enterprise Guide
9 1 (1.18%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Jenkins
2 6 (7.06%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (3.53%) Selenium
3 3 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.53%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.35%) GitLab
4 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 2 (2.35%) Maven
4 2 (2.35%) JIRA
4 2 (2.35%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.18%) RSpec
5 1 (1.18%) NeoLoad
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.35%) Marketing
3 2 (2.35%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.35%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (16.47%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Software Engineer
3 6 (7.06%) Architect
4 5 (5.88%) Analyst
4 5 (5.88%) Technical Architect
4 5 (5.88%) Support Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (4.71%) Deployment Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) OpenROAD Developer
6 3 (3.53%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.53%) Consultant
6 3 (3.53%) Test Analyst
7 2 (2.35%) Project Manager
7 2 (2.35%) Author
7 2 (2.35%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) Web Services
2 6 (7.06%) XML
3 5 (5.88%) JSON
4 4 (4.71%) jQuery
4 4 (4.71%) SOAP
5 3 (3.53%) VXML
6 2 (2.35%) Spring
6 2 (2.35%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.35%) RESTful
6 2 (2.35%) Memcached
6 2 (2.35%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (2.35%) REST
6 2 (2.35%) Catalyst
7 1 (1.18%) Mojolicious
7 1 (1.18%) JavaFX
7 1 (1.18%) Mason
7 1 (1.18%) OAuth
7 1 (1.18%) Django
7 1 (1.18%) WSDL
7 1 (1.18%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.29%) Clustering
2 8 (9.41%) Open Source
3 6 (7.06%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.53%) IVR
5 2 (2.35%) Statistics
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.35%) User Experience
5 2 (2.35%) NHS
5 2 (2.35%) DTV
5 2 (2.35%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.18%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 28 (32.94%) Windows
2 21 (24.71%) UNIX
3 20 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (14.12%) AIX
5 10 (11.76%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.06%) Windows XP
7 4 (4.71%) CentOS
8 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.35%) Fedora
9 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (52.94%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (28.24%) Configuration Management
3 21 (24.71%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (22.35%) Software Engineering
4 19 (22.35%) SOA
5 18 (21.18%) DevOps
6 12 (14.12%) Scrum
7 8 (9.41%) Mentoring
8 5 (5.88%) Coaching
8 5 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.88%) ITIL
8 5 (5.88%) BDD
8 5 (5.88%) TDD
8 5 (5.88%) Pair Programming
8 5 (5.88%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.71%) Change Management
9 4 (4.71%) Project Management
9 4 (4.71%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.71%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.82%) SQL
2 15 (17.65%) Java
3 12 (14.12%) Ruby
4 9 (10.59%) Python
5 8 (9.41%) Perl
6 7 (8.24%) Scala
7 5 (5.88%) Bash Shell
8 4 (4.71%) PHP
8 4 (4.71%) C
9 3 (3.53%) JavaScript
10 2 (2.35%) Korn
10 2 (2.35%) C++
11 1 (1.18%) Groovy
11 1 (1.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) RHCE
3 5 (5.88%) Degree
3 5 (5.88%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) ISEB
5 2 (2.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.35%) RHCT
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.35%) RHCSA
6 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) VCP5
6 1 (1.18%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.18%) CCSE
6 1 (1.18%) CCNP
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.53%) QA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (30.59%) Puppet
2 22 (25.88%) Ansible
3 9 (10.59%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.71%) SCCM
5 3 (3.53%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.53%) Graphite
6 2 (2.35%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.35%) StatsD
6 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.35%) BMC Performance Manager
6 2 (2.35%) BMC PATROL
6 2 (2.35%) Nagios
7 1 (1.18%) Nessus
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.18%) SELinux
7 1 (1.18%) logstash
7 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 21 (24.71%) Red Hat
2 11 (12.94%) VMware
3 6 (7.06%) Microsoft
4 4 (4.71%) Oracle
4 4 (4.71%) Apple
5 3 (3.53%) Avaya
6 2 (2.35%) BMC
6 2 (2.35%) Sybase
6 2 (2.35%) SAP
6 2 (2.35%) Adobe
6 2 (2.35%) Dell
7 1 (1.18%) EMC
7 1 (1.18%) Citrix
7 1 (1.18%) HP
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco
7 1 (1.18%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.18%) Zend
7 1 (1.18%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.18%) NETGEAR
7 1 (1.18%) Aruba