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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 24 34 41
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 9.83% 4.29% 2.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.22% 24.79% 12.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 21 6
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £538 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
219 121 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 33.64% 17.31% 17.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 74 45
Average daily rate £338 £306 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.20% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.25 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.88% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £17.35 £17.59
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wales region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +17 53 £350 +55.55% 23
West Wales +18 6 £500 -4.76% 1
North Wales +5 1 £100 -63.63%
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 46 (36.80%) Java
1 46 (36.80%) DevOps
2 39 (31.20%) VMware
3 36 (28.80%) Red Hat
3 36 (28.80%) Configuration Management
4 35 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
6 32 (25.60%) Puppet
7 31 (24.80%) Unix
7 31 (24.80%) JBoss
8 30 (24.00%) Windows
8 30 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (23.20%) MySQL
9 29 (23.20%) HTTP
9 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
10 27 (21.60%) Apache
11 25 (20.00%) ITIL
12 24 (19.20%) J2EE
13 23 (18.40%) .NET
13 23 (18.40%) WebSphere
13 23 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
14 21 (16.80%) SQL
14 21 (16.80%) DNS
15 20 (16.00%) Tomcat
15 20 (16.00%) Perl
15 20 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
16 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
17 18 (14.40%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 31 (24.80%) JBoss
2 27 (21.60%) Apache
3 23 (18.40%) WebSphere
4 20 (16.00%) Tomcat
5 15 (12.00%) IIS
5 15 (12.00%) Jetty
5 15 (12.00%) nginx
6 8 (6.40%) WebLogic
7 6 (4.80%) OpenStack
7 6 (4.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (3.20%) CMS
9 4 (3.20%) FileNet
9 4 (3.20%) Mule
9 4 (3.20%) Node.js
10 2 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.80%) Confluence
11 1 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.80%) Moodle
11 1 (0.80%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (10.40%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.40%) MS Office
3 3 (2.40%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.60%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (11.20%) Google Cloud Platform
3 13 (10.40%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (10.40%) Google App Engine
4 7 (5.60%) GitHub
5 5 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (23.20%) HTTP
1 29 (23.20%) TCP/IP
2 21 (16.80%) DNS
3 18 (14.40%) Firewall
3 18 (14.40%) SSL
4 12 (9.60%) DHCP
4 12 (9.60%) FTP
4 12 (9.60%) IPsec
5 10 (8.00%) Internet
6 7 (5.60%) VoIP
7 3 (2.40%) HTTPS
7 3 (2.40%) LAN
7 3 (2.40%) Network Security
7 3 (2.40%) SSH
7 3 (2.40%) VPN
7 3 (2.40%) Wireshark
8 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (1.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (1.60%) SAN
8 2 (1.60%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (23.20%) MySQL
2 13 (10.40%) Relational Database
3 10 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (7.20%) Hadoop
4 9 (7.20%) Oracle Database
5 6 (4.80%) NoSQL
5 6 (4.80%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.00%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.40%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (1.60%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.60%) Redis
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.80%) Big Data
9 1 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.80%) HPCC
9 1 (0.80%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) Jenkins
2 14 (11.20%) Git (software)
3 11 (8.80%) JIRA
3 11 (8.80%) Subversion
4 9 (7.20%) Maven
5 7 (5.60%) Team Foundation Server
6 6 (4.80%) Sonatype Nexus
6 6 (4.80%) TeamCity
7 5 (4.00%) Octopus Deploy
7 5 (4.00%) Selenium
8 4 (3.20%) Cucumber
8 4 (3.20%) Eclipse
8 4 (3.20%) JMeter
9 3 (2.40%) IntelliJ
9 3 (2.40%) JUnit
10 2 (1.60%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.60%) Hudson
10 2 (1.60%) JSUnit
10 2 (1.60%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.80%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (5.60%) Finance
2 3 (2.40%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.60%) Electronics
3 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.60%) Marketing
4 1 (0.80%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (12.80%) Developer
2 15 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 13 (10.40%) Analyst
3 13 (10.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 11 (8.80%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.20%) Administrator
5 9 (7.20%) Architect
5 9 (7.20%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Network Support
6 7 (5.60%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (4.80%) Linux Administrator
7 6 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.80%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) Project Manager
7 6 (4.80%) Senior Software Engineer
8 5 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 5 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.20%) J2EE
2 23 (18.40%) .NET
3 17 (13.60%) HTML
4 16 (12.80%) Servlets
5 14 (11.20%) Web Services
6 12 (9.60%) CSS
6 12 (9.60%) Middleware
7 10 (8.00%) jQuery
8 7 (5.60%) Java EE
9 6 (4.80%) AngularJS
9 6 (4.80%) LAMP
9 6 (4.80%) RESTful
10 5 (4.00%) ASP.NET
10 5 (4.00%) CSS3
10 5 (4.00%) HTML5
10 5 (4.00%) REST
11 3 (2.40%) JSP
11 3 (2.40%) Mojolicious
11 3 (2.40%) SAML
11 3 (2.40%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (4.00%) PKI
2 4 (3.20%) Algorithms
2 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
2 4 (3.20%) User Experience
3 3 (2.40%) Cryptography
4 2 (1.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (0.80%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.80%) LPAR
5 1 (0.80%) Tandem
5 1 (0.80%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 35 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 31 (24.80%) Unix
3 30 (24.00%) Windows
4 11 (8.80%) AIX
5 10 (8.00%) Mac OS X
6 7 (5.60%) Windows Server
7 5 (4.00%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.20%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.40%) CentOS
10 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.80%) Solaris
10 1 (0.80%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (36.80%) DevOps
2 36 (28.80%) Configuration Management
3 30 (24.00%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (20.00%) ITIL
5 23 (18.40%) Continuous Integration
6 18 (14.40%) Software Engineering
7 13 (10.40%) Unit Testing
8 12 (9.60%) Open Source
9 11 (8.80%) Analytics
9 11 (8.80%) Scrum
10 9 (7.20%) OO
11 8 (6.40%) Incident Management
11 8 (6.40%) Logistics
11 8 (6.40%) MapReduce
11 8 (6.40%) Project Planning
12 7 (5.60%) MVC
12 7 (5.60%) Requirements Engineering
12 7 (5.60%) TDD
13 6 (4.80%) SEO
13 6 (4.80%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.80%) Java
2 21 (16.80%) SQL
3 20 (16.00%) Perl
4 14 (11.20%) JavaScript
5 12 (9.60%) PHP
6 10 (8.00%) Shell Script
7 7 (5.60%) C#
7 7 (5.60%) PowerShell
7 7 (5.60%) Python
8 6 (4.80%) Scala
9 5 (4.00%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.20%) Go
10 4 (3.20%) Ruby
11 3 (2.40%) BeanShell
11 3 (2.40%) C++
11 3 (2.40%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.80%) Jython
12 1 (0.80%) VC++
Qualifications
1 15 (12.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 14 (11.20%) Security Cleared
3 12 (9.60%) SC Cleared
4 10 (8.00%) CCNA
4 10 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.00%) Degree
6 1 (0.80%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.80%) ISEB
6 1 (0.80%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.40%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (15.20%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (10.40%) Xen
3 4 (3.20%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.20%) vSphere
4 1 (0.80%) Docker
4 1 (0.80%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.80%) KVM
4 1 (0.80%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 32 (25.60%) Puppet
2 16 (12.80%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (8.80%) Ansible
4 10 (8.00%) HP Data Protector
4 10 (8.00%) Tivoli
4 10 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 4 (3.20%) yum
6 3 (2.40%) Nagios
7 2 (1.60%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.80%) Cacti
8 1 (0.80%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.80%) nmon
8 1 (0.80%) OpenNMS
8 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (0.80%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 1 (0.80%) Salt
8 1 (0.80%) SCOM
8 1 (0.80%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 39 (31.20%) VMware
2 36 (28.80%) Red Hat
3 33 (26.40%) Microsoft
4 18 (14.40%) Oracle
5 15 (12.00%) Cisco
5 15 (12.00%) Google
6 12 (9.60%) HP
7 8 (6.40%) Citrix
8 7 (5.60%) Atlassian
9 5 (4.00%) AppDynamics
9 5 (4.00%) New Relic
9 5 (4.00%) Rackspace
10 3 (2.40%) F5
11 2 (1.60%) Dell
11 2 (1.60%) SAP
12 1 (0.80%) CA
12 1 (0.80%) IBM
12 1 (0.80%) Informatica
12 1 (0.80%) Sun
12 1 (0.80%) Sybase
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