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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
UK / Wales
Rank 5 19 30
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 103 71 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 15.30% 10.61% 5.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.31% 28.98% 28.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 56 24
Median daily rate £450 £350 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -16.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
168 245 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.96% 36.62% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 169 82
Median daily rate £403 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £138 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 19 15
Median hourly rate £11.17 £13.00 £12.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.07% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £13.53 £16.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +6.25%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +10 62 £425 +21.42% 8
West Wales +2 31 £494 -1.25% 4
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 89 (44.50%) Security Cleared
2 81 (40.50%) SC Cleared
3 71 (35.50%) Java
4 68 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
6 61 (30.50%) Ansible
6 61 (30.50%) Windows
7 53 (26.50%) Unix
8 50 (25.00%) DevOps
9 47 (23.50%) HTML
10 44 (22.00%) Terraform
11 41 (20.50%) Scrum
12 40 (20.00%) JSON
12 40 (20.00%) Dropwizard
13 37 (18.50%) Software Engineering
14 36 (18.00%) SQL
14 36 (18.00%) Web Services
14 36 (18.00%) AWS CloudFormation
15 35 (17.50%) Cucumber
16 34 (17.00%) Oracle
17 33 (16.50%) WebLogic
18 30 (15.00%) MongoDB
19 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
19 29 (14.50%) CSS
20 28 (14.00%) Selenium
21 27 (13.50%) Puppet
21 27 (13.50%) Git (software)
21 27 (13.50%) VMware
21 27 (13.50%) Python
22 25 (12.50%) HTTP

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 33 (16.50%) WebLogic
2 16 (8.00%) Apache
3 13 (6.50%) Confluence
4 11 (5.50%) Elasticsearch
4 11 (5.50%) PowerExchange
5 7 (3.50%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.50%) JBoss
7 4 (2.00%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.50%) Apache Pig
8 3 (1.50%) Apache Spark
8 3 (1.50%) IIS
8 3 (1.50%) Jetty
8 3 (1.50%) Mongrel
8 3 (1.50%) nginx
8 3 (1.50%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.00%) Tornado
10 1 (0.50%) NetWeaver
10 1 (0.50%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (3.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.50%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 65 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (18.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 8 (4.00%) Amazon S3
3 8 (4.00%) Cloud Computing
4 7 (3.50%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (2.50%) PaaS
6 3 (1.50%) Google App Engine
6 3 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.00%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.50%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.50%) Route 53
8 1 (0.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.50%) HTTP
2 20 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 15 (7.50%) VoIP
4 11 (5.50%) SNMP
5 7 (3.50%) SSL
6 6 (3.00%) DNS
6 6 (3.00%) Firewall
6 6 (3.00%) Network Security
7 5 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (2.50%) DHCP
7 5 (2.50%) DSL
8 4 (2.00%) IPsec
8 4 (2.00%) VPN
9 3 (1.50%) FTP
9 3 (1.50%) Internet
9 3 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.00%) InfiniBand
10 2 (1.00%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.00%) Kerberos
10 2 (1.00%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (15.00%) MongoDB
2 19 (9.50%) Relational Database
3 17 (8.50%) Neo4j
4 15 (7.50%) Oracle Database
5 12 (6.00%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (5.50%) SQL Server
7 7 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (3.00%) MySQL
8 6 (3.00%) PowerCenter
9 5 (2.50%) NoSQL
10 4 (2.00%) Big Data
11 3 (1.50%) Apache Hive
11 3 (1.50%) Hadoop
11 3 (1.50%) HBase
11 3 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Exadata
12 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.00%) Redis
12 2 (1.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (17.50%) Cucumber
2 29 (14.50%) Jenkins
3 28 (14.00%) Selenium
4 27 (13.50%) Git (software)
5 20 (10.00%) JBehave
5 20 (10.00%) JUnit
6 13 (6.50%) JIRA
7 10 (5.00%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (4.50%) Eclipse
8 9 (4.50%) GCC
9 8 (4.00%) JMeter
10 7 (3.50%) LoadRunner
11 5 (2.50%) Rational Performance Tester
12 4 (2.00%) SoapUI
12 4 (2.00%) Travis CI
13 3 (1.50%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.50%) The Grinder
14 2 (1.00%) CA Gen
14 2 (1.00%) ClearQuest
14 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (10.00%) Finance
2 7 (3.50%) Electronics
2 7 (3.50%) Manufacturing
2 7 (3.50%) Marketing
2 7 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.50%) Advertising
3 1 (0.50%) Games
Job Titles
1 56 (28.00%) Developer
2 40 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 28 (14.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 24 (12.00%) Consultant
5 23 (11.50%) DevOps Engineer
6 22 (11.00%) Linux Engineer
7 18 (9.00%) Software Engineer
8 15 (7.50%) AWS Engineer
9 14 (7.00%) Architect
10 12 (6.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (5.50%) C Software Engineer
12 10 (5.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (5.00%) Informatica Consultant
13 9 (4.50%) SC Cleared Java Developer
13 9 (4.50%) Security Consultant
14 8 (4.00%) Cybersecurity Consultant
15 7 (3.50%) AWS DevOps
15 7 (3.50%) Security Engineer
16 6 (3.00%) Administrator
16 6 (3.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (23.50%) HTML
2 40 (20.00%) Dropwizard
2 40 (20.00%) JSON
3 36 (18.00%) Web Services
4 29 (14.50%) CSS
5 22 (11.00%) XML
6 20 (10.00%) REST
7 19 (9.50%) RESTful
8 18 (9.00%) Spring
9 17 (8.50%) Hibernate
10 16 (8.00%) JAX-RS
10 16 (8.00%) Kafka
11 14 (7.00%) Spring Boot
12 13 (6.50%) iXBRL
13 11 (5.50%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (4.00%) J2EE
14 8 (4.00%) MCollective
15 6 (3.00%) Node.js
16 5 (2.50%) Java EE
17 4 (2.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.50%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.50%) Data Centre
3 7 (3.50%) Algorithms
3 7 (3.50%) Clustering
4 6 (3.00%) iSeries
4 6 (3.00%) PKI
5 2 (1.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.00%) Life Science
5 2 (1.00%) Oracle Exalogic
6 1 (0.50%) CLARiiON
6 1 (0.50%) iPad
6 1 (0.50%) LPAR
6 1 (0.50%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.50%) User Experience
6 1 (0.50%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 61 (30.50%) Windows
2 53 (26.50%) Unix
3 24 (12.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (8.00%) Mac OS X
5 15 (7.50%) AIX
6 9 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (4.00%) Debian
8 7 (3.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (2.50%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.50%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.00%) CentOS
11 3 (1.50%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.00%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.50%) HPUX
13 1 (0.50%) Solaris
13 1 (0.50%) SUSE
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 10
13 1 (0.50%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (34.00%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (25.00%) DevOps
3 41 (20.50%) Scrum
4 37 (18.50%) Software Engineering
5 25 (12.50%) Configuration Management
6 21 (10.50%) Mentoring
6 21 (10.50%) Microservices
7 20 (10.00%) Continuous Deployment
7 20 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
8 19 (9.50%) Automated Testing
8 19 (9.50%) Open Source
9 16 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (7.50%) Responsive Web Design
10 15 (7.50%) Web Design
11 12 (6.00%) Continuous Delivery
11 12 (6.00%) Software Delivery
12 11 (5.50%) Change Data Capture
12 11 (5.50%) OWASP
13 10 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
13 10 (5.00%) Secure Coding
Programming Languages
1 71 (35.50%) Java
2 36 (18.00%) SQL
3 27 (13.50%) Python
4 18 (9.00%) C
5 14 (7.00%) Go
6 11 (5.50%) Scala
7 8 (4.00%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.50%) Perl
9 4 (2.00%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.00%) Ruby
10 3 (1.50%) Groovy
10 3 (1.50%) PHP
10 3 (1.50%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.00%) C++
11 2 (1.00%) JCL
11 2 (1.00%) Korn
11 2 (1.00%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 89 (44.50%) Security Cleared
2 81 (40.50%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.00%) CISSP
4 8 (4.00%) CEH
4 8 (4.00%) CREST Certified
5 6 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 5 (2.50%) ISEB
7 2 (1.00%) CISM
7 2 (1.00%) Degree
7 2 (1.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.00%) GIAC
8 1 (0.50%) CESG Certified Professional
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (11.00%) QA
2 16 (8.00%) SLA
3 6 (3.00%) Data Quality
4 4 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (7.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (6.50%) Oracle RAC
3 7 (3.50%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.50%) Docker
4 6 (3.00%) Hyper-V
4 6 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (3.00%) PowerHA
5 5 (2.50%) pfSense
5 5 (2.50%) Snort
6 3 (1.50%) Xen
7 2 (1.00%) HDFS
7 2 (1.00%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (1.00%) vSphere
8 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 61 (30.50%) Ansible
2 44 (22.00%) Terraform
3 27 (13.50%) Puppet
4 14 (7.00%) Rundeck
5 10 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (4.00%) Nessus
6 8 (4.00%) Packer
6 8 (4.00%) Tivoli
6 8 (4.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 8 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 8 (4.00%) Zenoss
7 7 (3.50%) SCCM
8 6 (3.00%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.00%) Kibana
9 4 (2.00%) Marathon
9 4 (2.00%) Mesos
10 3 (1.50%) logstash
10 3 (1.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (1.00%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 34 (17.00%) Oracle
2 27 (13.50%) VMware
3 25 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 14 (7.00%) Informatica
4 14 (7.00%) Teradata
5 11 (5.50%) Cisco
6 10 (5.00%) Microsoft
6 10 (5.00%) Sonatype
7 9 (4.50%) IBM
7 9 (4.50%) SAP
8 6 (3.00%) HP
8 6 (3.00%) SaltStack
8 6 (3.00%) Symantec
9 3 (1.50%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.50%) Google
9 3 (1.50%) Kofax
9 3 (1.50%) Siebel
9 3 (1.50%) Vyatta
10 2 (1.00%) BMC
10 2 (1.00%) EMC
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