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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 22 13 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 98 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.61% 10.86% 7.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.65% 49.49% 33.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 79 39
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £450 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £390 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.41% +7.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
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
142 198 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.76% 21.95% 21.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 136 98
Median daily rate £350 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £300 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £556 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 24 13
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.96 £9.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.00 £20.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.66 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.96% +4.12%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -22 21 £350 -6.66% 9
West Wales +2 10 £535 +20.56%
North Wales - 3 - -
Mid Wales +3 1 - - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 August 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%) Windows
2 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
3 23 (31.51%) Ansible
4 22 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (30.14%) Red Hat
5 21 (28.77%) Java
5 21 (28.77%) Puppet
6 20 (27.40%) DevOps
7 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
8 18 (24.66%) Open Source
8 18 (24.66%) SC Cleared
9 17 (23.29%) VMware
10 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
11 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
11 13 (17.81%) SQL
11 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering
12 12 (16.44%) .NET
12 12 (16.44%) Python
12 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
13 11 (15.07%) Cisco
13 11 (15.07%) Unix
13 11 (15.07%) Apache
13 11 (15.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (13.70%) Oracle
14 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
14 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
14 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
14 10 (13.70%) Windows Server

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%) IIS
4 3 (4.11%) Apache Spark
4 3 (4.11%) Jetty
4 3 (4.11%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.11%) Tomcat
4 3 (4.11%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.74%) JBoss
5 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.37%) CloudStack
6 1 (1.37%) Confluence
6 1 (1.37%) Mule
6 1 (1.37%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.74%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.74%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
2 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 19 (26.03%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (9.59%) Amazon S3
3 6 (8.22%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (8.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (6.85%) Google App Engine
4 5 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (5.48%) Office 365
5 4 (5.48%) Route 53
6 3 (4.11%) PaaS
7 2 (2.74%) Google Analytics
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (13.70%) TCP/IP
2 9 (12.33%) DNS
3 8 (10.96%) DHCP
3 8 (10.96%) Firewall
4 7 (9.59%) HTTP
4 7 (9.59%) SSL
5 6 (8.22%) FTP
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco IPT
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco ISE
6 5 (6.85%) LAN
6 5 (6.85%) NetScaler
6 5 (6.85%) TACACS
7 3 (4.11%) IPsec
7 3 (4.11%) Network Security
7 3 (4.11%) VPN
7 3 (4.11%) WAN
8 2 (2.74%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (2.74%) VLAN
8 2 (2.74%) VoIP
8 2 (2.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.59%) MySQL
1 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
2 6 (8.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (6.85%) Big Data
4 3 (4.11%) HBase
4 3 (4.11%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.74%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.37%) HPCC
6 1 (1.37%) Oracle Discoverer
6 1 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.37%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.37%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 14 (19.18%) Jenkins
2 8 (10.96%) Subversion
3 7 (9.59%) Git (software)
4 4 (5.48%) Maven
5 3 (4.11%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.11%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.74%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.74%) JIRA
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 8 (10.96%) Software Engineer
4 7 (9.59%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 6 (8.22%) Developer
5 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Applications Support
6 5 (6.85%) Architect
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Software Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) SQL Support Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Unix Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.44%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) Kafka
2 8 (10.96%) Web Services
3 6 (8.22%) HTML
4 5 (6.85%) CSS
4 5 (6.85%) JSON
4 5 (6.85%) LAMP
5 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
5 4 (5.48%) REST
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%) HTML5
7 2 (2.74%) XML
8 1 (1.37%) Java EE
8 1 (1.37%) jQuery
8 1 (1.37%) RESTful
8 1 (1.37%) Spring
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%) Digital TV
3 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (1.37%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 28 (38.36%) Windows
2 22 (30.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 11 (15.07%) Unix
4 10 (13.70%) Windows Server
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.11%) CentOS
6 3 (4.11%) Fedora
6 3 (4.11%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
7 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) HPUX
8 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (30.14%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (27.40%) DevOps
3 18 (24.66%) Open Source
4 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
4 13 (17.81%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (17.81%) Software Engineering
5 9 (12.33%) OO
6 6 (8.22%) ITIL
6 6 (8.22%) Scrum
7 5 (6.85%) Web Operations
8 4 (5.48%) Continuous Delivery
8 4 (5.48%) Cross-Platform Development
8 4 (5.48%) Fuzz Testing
8 4 (5.48%) Requirements Engineering
8 4 (5.48%) Secure Coding
8 4 (5.48%) Security Architecture
8 4 (5.48%) Social Engineering
8 4 (5.48%) Static Code Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Static Program Analysis
8 4 (5.48%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.77%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) SQL
3 12 (16.44%) Python
4 10 (13.70%) JavaScript
5 7 (9.59%) Perl
6 6 (8.22%) C#
6 6 (8.22%) PHP
7 5 (6.85%) Shell Script
8 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
9 3 (4.11%) Ruby
10 2 (2.74%) C
11 1 (1.37%) C++
11 1 (1.37%) JCL
11 1 (1.37%) Korn
11 1 (1.37%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.37%) Scala
Qualifications
1 27 (36.99%) Security Cleared
2 18 (24.66%) 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%) CCNA
6 1 (1.37%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
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 9 (12.33%) 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%) XenApp
5 1 (1.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (31.51%) Ansible
2 21 (28.77%) Puppet
3 10 (13.70%) 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 2 (2.74%) Pingdom
10 2 (2.74%) ZABBIX
11 1 (1.37%) Cobbler
11 1 (1.37%) Control-M
11 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
11 1 (1.37%) yum
Vendors
1 22 (30.14%) Red Hat
2 17 (23.29%) VMware
3 12 (16.44%) Microsoft
4 11 (15.07%) Cisco
5 10 (13.70%) Oracle
6 9 (12.33%) Google
7 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
8 5 (6.85%) Juniper
9 4 (5.48%) Cloudera
10 2 (2.74%) F5
11 1 (1.37%) Altiris
11 1 (1.37%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (1.37%) Fujitsu
11 1 (1.37%) Hitachi
11 1 (1.37%) IBM
11 1 (1.37%) NetApp
11 1 (1.37%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.37%) Symantec
11 1 (1.37%) Xerox
11 1 (1.37%) Zend