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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 21 27
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 6.55% 6.58% 4.36%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.90% 27.91% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £249 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £400 £400
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 £31.64 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.63% -
Linux
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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
155 129 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.90% 23.58% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 73 34
Average daily rate £350 £275 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -11.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £203 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.35% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £12.63 £9.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.23 £18.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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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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 -14 31 £360 +20.00% 12
West Wales +3 19 £450 - 6
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (27.91%) Red Hat
2 24 (27.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 24 (27.91%) Puppet
3 21 (24.42%) VMware
3 21 (24.42%) Configuration Management
4 18 (20.93%) Java
4 18 (20.93%) MongoDB
5 17 (19.77%) DevOps
5 17 (19.77%) Windows
6 16 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (17.44%) IaaS
7 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
8 14 (16.28%) AIX
8 14 (16.28%) SQL
8 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
8 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
9 13 (15.12%) Ruby
9 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (15.12%) Ansible
9 13 (15.12%) UNIX
9 13 (15.12%) SOA
10 12 (13.95%) RHCE
10 12 (13.95%) Web Services
10 12 (13.95%) PaaS
11 11 (12.79%) Scala
11 11 (12.79%) Oracle
12 10 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (11.63%) SaaS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 7 (8.14%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.98%) Apache
3 5 (5.81%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.81%) OpenROAD
4 4 (4.65%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.49%) nginx
6 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.16%) IIS
7 1 (1.16%) Confluence
7 1 (1.16%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.16%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.44%) IaaS
2 12 (13.95%) PaaS
3 10 (11.63%) SaaS
4 5 (5.81%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (2.33%) Route 53
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.65%) Internet
1 4 (4.65%) Firewall
2 3 (3.49%) Wireless
2 3 (3.49%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.33%) LDAP
3 2 (2.33%) HTTP
3 2 (2.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.16%) VLAN
4 1 (1.16%) Network Security
4 1 (1.16%) xDSL
4 1 (1.16%) GPON
4 1 (1.16%) SNMP
4 1 (1.16%) LAN
4 1 (1.16%) WAN
4 1 (1.16%) VPN
4 1 (1.16%) SSL
4 1 (1.16%) IPv4
4 1 (1.16%) IPv6
4 1 (1.16%) IPsec
4 1 (1.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (20.93%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (9.30%) Hadoop
3 7 (8.14%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.81%) Ingres
4 5 (5.81%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.65%) MySQL
5 4 (4.65%) Pentaho
6 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.16%) Big Data
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 14 (16.28%) Jenkins
2 13 (15.12%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.81%) RSpec
4 4 (4.65%) Talend Open Studio
5 3 (3.49%) Selenium
5 3 (3.49%) Hudson
6 2 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.16%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.16%) Subversion
7 1 (1.16%) JIRA
7 1 (1.16%) CMake
General
1 7 (8.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.49%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Games
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (20.93%) Developer
2 16 (18.60%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (13.95%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Software Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Perl Developer
9 3 (3.49%) Senior Software Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Lead Software Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Java Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.95%) Web Services
2 7 (8.14%) HTML
2 7 (8.14%) CSS
3 5 (5.81%) .NET
3 5 (5.81%) Middleware
3 5 (5.81%) LAMP
4 4 (4.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.65%) Apache Camel
4 4 (4.65%) Mojolicious
5 3 (3.49%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.49%) XML
5 3 (3.49%) J2EE
5 3 (3.49%) JSON
5 3 (3.49%) Software Packaging
5 3 (3.49%) jQuery
5 3 (3.49%) OAuth
5 3 (3.49%) RESTful
5 3 (3.49%) Memcached
6 2 (2.33%) REST
6 2 (2.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Clustering
2 6 (6.98%) Visualisation
3 4 (4.65%) Open Source
3 4 (4.65%) Data Integration
3 4 (4.65%) LPAR
4 3 (3.49%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) Statistics
6 1 (1.16%) Wiki
6 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.16%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 24 (27.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 17 (19.77%) Windows
3 14 (16.28%) AIX
4 13 (15.12%) UNIX
5 6 (6.98%) CentOS
6 4 (4.65%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.49%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.33%) Solaris
9 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.16%) Debian
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (40.70%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (24.42%) Configuration Management
3 17 (19.77%) DevOps
4 15 (17.44%) Software Engineering
5 13 (15.12%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (15.12%) SOA
6 8 (9.30%) Mentoring
6 8 (9.30%) Coaching
6 8 (9.30%) Cyber Security
7 7 (8.14%) BDD
8 6 (6.98%) Unit Testing
9 5 (5.81%) OO
9 5 (5.81%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.49%) Change Management
10 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (3.49%) Migration
10 3 (3.49%) TDD
10 3 (3.49%) Pair Programming
10 3 (3.49%) OOP
10 3 (3.49%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) Java
2 14 (16.28%) SQL
3 13 (15.12%) Ruby
4 11 (12.79%) Scala
5 7 (8.14%) Python
6 6 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 6 (6.98%) Perl
7 4 (4.65%) PHP
8 3 (3.49%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.33%) Korn
10 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.16%) C
10 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 12 (13.95%) RHCE
2 10 (11.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (6.98%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.65%) VCP5
4 4 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.49%) CISSP
5 3 (3.49%) GIAC
5 3 (3.49%) GCIA
5 3 (3.49%) GCFW
5 3 (3.49%) GCWN
6 2 (2.33%) RHCT
7 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.65%) NFS
3 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.16%) Samba
3 1 (1.16%) Postfix
3 1 (1.16%) XenServer
3 1 (1.16%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 24 (27.91%) Puppet
2 16 (18.60%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (15.12%) Ansible
4 4 (4.65%) Kibana
4 4 (4.65%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.49%) Nagios
5 3 (3.49%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.49%) StatsD
6 1 (1.16%) Cacti
Vendors
1 24 (27.91%) Red Hat
2 21 (24.42%) VMware
3 11 (12.79%) Oracle
4 6 (6.98%) JBoss
5 5 (5.81%) IBM
5 5 (5.81%) EMC
6 4 (4.65%) Talend
7 3 (3.49%) Juniper
7 3 (3.49%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.49%) Trend Micro
7 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.49%) Cisco
8 2 (2.33%) Dell
8 2 (2.33%) Google
8 2 (2.33%) Rackspace
9 1 (1.16%) Guidewire
9 1 (1.16%) Percona
9 1 (1.16%) Citrix
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