The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wales region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 34 35 29
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 17 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 4.64% 3.37% 5.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.27% 11.89% 26.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 12
Average daily rate
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£305 £285 £269
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.01% +6.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £265 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £400 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-5.33% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
159 143 121
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 19.92% 28.37% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 80 47
Average daily rate £350 £305 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +3.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £130 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 13
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £16.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -8.57%
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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 10 July 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 10 July 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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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 -11 29 £300 +5.26% 9
West Wales -8 7 £475 - 2
North Wales - - - -
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 19 (30.16%) SQL
3 16 (25.40%) UNIX
3 16 (25.40%) Red Hat
4 15 (23.81%) Java
4 15 (23.81%) Puppet
5 14 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (20.63%) DevOps
6 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
7 12 (19.05%) Ruby
7 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
8 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
9 10 (15.87%) Oracle
9 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
10 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
10 9 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
11 8 (12.70%) Cyber Security
11 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
11 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
11 8 (12.70%) MongoDB
11 8 (12.70%) CSS
11 8 (12.70%) AIX
11 8 (12.70%) Ingres
11 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
12 7 (11.11%) VMware
12 7 (11.11%) Python
12 7 (11.11%) HTML
12 7 (11.11%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 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 9 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (9.52%) Apache
3 5 (7.94%) OpenROAD
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.17%) nginx
4 2 (3.17%) Confluence
4 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.17%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.17%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.59%) SAS
5 1 (1.59%) Node.js
5 1 (1.59%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) SaaS
1 7 (11.11%) IaaS
2 3 (4.76%) PaaS
2 3 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.17%) Route 53
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 5 (7.94%) TCP/IP
1 5 (7.94%) Firewall
2 3 (4.76%) Wireless
2 3 (4.76%) Internet
2 3 (4.76%) DNS
3 2 (3.17%) SSL
3 2 (3.17%) LDAP
3 2 (3.17%) SMTP
3 2 (3.17%) VPN
3 2 (3.17%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.17%) VLAN
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) iSCSI
4 1 (1.59%) NAS
4 1 (1.59%) xDSL
4 1 (1.59%) GPON
4 1 (1.59%) IPsec
4 1 (1.59%) OSPF
4 1 (1.59%) BGP
4 1 (1.59%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.70%) Ingres
1 8 (12.70%) Hadoop
1 8 (12.70%) MongoDB
2 5 (7.94%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.35%) Pentaho
3 4 (6.35%) MySQL
4 3 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.76%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.59%) Redis
6 1 (1.59%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (15.87%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 3 (4.76%) RSpec
4 3 (4.76%) Hudson
5 2 (3.17%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.17%) Subversion
5 2 (3.17%) JIRA
6 1 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.59%) FishEye
6 1 (1.59%) CMake
General
1 4 (6.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.17%) Games
3 1 (1.59%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (20.63%) Developer
2 11 (17.46%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 4 (6.35%) Administrator
5 4 (6.35%) Analyst
5 4 (6.35%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.76%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Technical Architect
6 3 (4.76%) Security Analyst
6 3 (4.76%) Senior Software Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Lead Software Engineer
6 3 (4.76%) Security Operations Analyst
7 2 (3.17%) UNIX Administrator
7 2 (3.17%) Perl Developer
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.17%) Consultant
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.70%) CSS
2 7 (11.11%) HTML
3 6 (9.52%) Web Services
4 5 (7.94%) LAMP
5 4 (6.35%) Memcached
5 4 (6.35%) Software Packaging
5 4 (6.35%) XML
5 4 (6.35%) ASP.NET
5 4 (6.35%) Middleware
5 4 (6.35%) .NET
5 4 (6.35%) Apache Camel
6 3 (4.76%) J2EE
7 2 (3.17%) SOAP
7 2 (3.17%) WSDL
7 2 (3.17%) XML-RPC
7 2 (3.17%) JSON
7 2 (3.17%) Mojolicious
7 2 (3.17%) REST
8 1 (1.59%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (1.59%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Visualisation
2 5 (7.94%) Open Source
3 4 (6.35%) Data Integration
4 3 (4.76%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Wiki
5 1 (1.59%) iSeries
5 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 20 (31.75%) Windows
2 16 (25.40%) UNIX
3 13 (20.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (12.70%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.70%) AIX
5 6 (9.52%) CentOS
6 5 (7.94%) Solaris
7 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.59%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Debian
8 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.63%) Configuration Management
1 13 (20.63%) DevOps
2 11 (17.46%) Software Engineering
3 8 (12.70%) Cyber Security
3 8 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (12.70%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (9.52%) Unit Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (7.94%) BDD
5 5 (7.94%) Project Management
5 5 (7.94%) Quality Management
6 4 (6.35%) SOA
7 3 (4.76%) Migration
7 3 (4.76%) OO
7 3 (4.76%) Data Management
8 2 (3.17%) TDD
8 2 (3.17%) Pair Programming
8 2 (3.17%) SIEM
8 2 (3.17%) Customer Engagement
8 2 (3.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 19 (30.16%) SQL
2 15 (23.81%) Java
3 12 (19.05%) Ruby
4 7 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 7 (11.11%) Python
5 6 (9.52%) Perl
6 5 (7.94%) Scala
7 4 (6.35%) PHP
7 4 (6.35%) PL/SQL
7 4 (6.35%) C
8 3 (4.76%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.59%) Clojure
9 1 (1.59%) C++
9 1 (1.59%) COBOL
9 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (19.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) CISSP
3 3 (4.76%) RHCE
3 3 (4.76%) GIAC
3 3 (4.76%) GCIA
3 3 (4.76%) GCFW
3 3 (4.76%) GCWN
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (6.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) NFS
3 2 (3.17%) vCloud
3 2 (3.17%) RHEV
4 1 (1.59%) Samba
4 1 (1.59%) Postfix
4 1 (1.59%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (23.81%) Puppet
2 14 (22.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (9.52%) Ansible
4 4 (6.35%) Kibana
4 4 (6.35%) StatsD
5 2 (3.17%) Nagios
5 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (1.59%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.59%) Cacti
6 1 (1.59%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 16 (25.40%) Red Hat
2 10 (15.87%) Oracle
3 7 (11.11%) VMware
4 5 (7.94%) IBM
5 4 (6.35%) JBoss
5 4 (6.35%) Talend
6 3 (4.76%) Juniper
6 3 (4.76%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.76%) Trend Micro
6 3 (4.76%) Cisco
6 3 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.17%) HP
8 1 (1.59%) Citrix
8 1 (1.59%) Mercator
8 1 (1.59%) Remedy
8 1 (1.59%) Percona
8 1 (1.59%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.59%) Guidewire
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Arrows Group
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 6 days ago