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 1 May 2015 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 38 40
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 31 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.54% 4.16% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.18% 20.39% 7.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 3
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£375 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £291 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £415 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +12.67%
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
186 152 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.19% 20.40% 23.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 89 57
Average daily rate £305 £283 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.96% -8.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £135 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.58% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 12 14
Average hourly rate £12.35 £16.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.81% +10.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.63 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+0.94% -0.93%

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 1 May 2015.

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 1 May 2015. 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 +8 28 £350 - 10
West Wales +4 9 £438 +25.00% 2
North Wales - 2 £275 -
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 36 (40.91%) Red Hat
2 30 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (32.95%) Windows
4 22 (25.00%) UNIX
5 21 (23.86%) DevOps
6 20 (22.73%) JBoss
6 20 (22.73%) Puppet
7 17 (19.32%) Relational Database
8 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 16 (18.18%) VMware
9 15 (17.05%) Java
9 15 (17.05%) Line Management
10 14 (15.91%) MySQL
10 14 (15.91%) SQL
11 13 (14.77%) Perl
12 12 (13.64%) DNS
12 12 (13.64%) Ruby
13 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
13 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
13 11 (12.50%) Python
14 10 (11.36%) Middleware
14 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
14 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 10 (11.36%) Scrum
14 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
15 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
15 9 (10.23%) Finance
15 9 (10.23%) Tomcat

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, 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 20 (22.73%) JBoss
2 9 (10.23%) Tomcat
3 7 (7.95%) WildFly
3 7 (7.95%) Apache
4 6 (6.82%) nginx
5 5 (5.68%) OpenROAD
6 4 (4.55%) OpenStack
7 3 (3.41%) WebSphere
8 2 (2.27%) ArcGIS
8 2 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (2.27%) WebLogic
8 2 (2.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.27%) MS Exchange
8 2 (2.27%) ArcSDE
8 2 (2.27%) Confluence
8 2 (2.27%) Node.js
9 1 (1.14%) SAS
9 1 (1.14%) CMS
9 1 (1.14%) Zope
Applications
1 6 (6.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) FrameMaker
2 2 (2.27%) MS Project
3 1 (1.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.41%) IaaS
3 2 (2.27%) SaaS
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.14%) Office 365
4 1 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (13.64%) DNS
2 8 (9.09%) HTTP
3 5 (5.68%) TCP/IP
3 5 (5.68%) Firewall
3 5 (5.68%) Internet
4 4 (4.55%) DHCP
5 2 (2.27%) SAN
5 2 (2.27%) SNMP
5 2 (2.27%) SSL
5 2 (2.27%) IPv4
5 2 (2.27%) FTP
6 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 1 (1.14%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.14%) LAN
6 1 (1.14%) WAN
6 1 (1.14%) RIP
6 1 (1.14%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (19.32%) Relational Database
2 14 (15.91%) MySQL
3 7 (7.95%) Hadoop
3 7 (7.95%) Ingres
3 7 (7.95%) SQL Server
4 6 (6.82%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.68%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database
6 3 (3.41%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.14%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 1 (1.14%) Redis
7 1 (1.14%) Neo4j
7 1 (1.14%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (11.36%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.68%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.41%) Subversion
3 3 (3.41%) Maven
4 2 (2.27%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.27%) JIRA
4 2 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (2.27%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.14%) RSpec
5 1 (1.14%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (10.23%) Finance
2 4 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.41%) Marketing
3 3 (3.41%) Electronics
3 3 (3.41%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.27%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (11.36%) Developer
3 7 (7.95%) Architect
4 6 (6.82%) Administrator
5 5 (5.68%) Software Engineer
5 5 (5.68%) Consultant
5 5 (5.68%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Analyst
6 4 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Middleware Architect
7 3 (3.41%) Java Developer
7 3 (3.41%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (3.41%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.41%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (2.27%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.36%) Middleware
2 8 (9.09%) XML
3 7 (7.95%) Web Services
4 6 (6.82%) SOAP
5 5 (5.68%) jQuery
5 5 (5.68%) JSON
6 3 (3.41%) RESTful
6 3 (3.41%) Spring
6 3 (3.41%) J2EE
6 3 (3.41%) HTML
6 3 (3.41%) LAMP
6 3 (3.41%) VXML
7 2 (2.27%) .NET
7 2 (2.27%) CSS
7 2 (2.27%) JSP
7 2 (2.27%) XSLT
7 2 (2.27%) Ajax
7 2 (2.27%) Java EE
7 2 (2.27%) Dojo
7 2 (2.27%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.09%) Open Source
1 8 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 4 (4.55%) User Experience
3 3 (3.41%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.41%) IVR
3 3 (3.41%) DTV
4 2 (2.27%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.27%) GIS
5 1 (1.14%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.14%) Statistics
5 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 30 (34.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 29 (32.95%) Windows
3 22 (25.00%) UNIX
4 9 (10.23%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.23%) AIX
5 6 (6.82%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.27%) Fedora
9 2 (2.27%) CentOS
9 2 (2.27%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.14%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (32.95%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.86%) DevOps
3 15 (17.05%) Line Management
4 11 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 11 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (11.36%) Configuration Management
5 10 (11.36%) Scrum
6 7 (7.95%) ITIL
7 6 (6.82%) SOA
7 6 (6.82%) TDD
7 6 (6.82%) Analytics
8 5 (5.68%) Use Case
9 4 (4.55%) Project Management
9 4 (4.55%) PRINCE2
9 4 (4.55%) RUP
9 4 (4.55%) Test Strategy
9 4 (4.55%) MapReduce
10 3 (3.41%) Mentoring
10 3 (3.41%) Coaching
10 3 (3.41%) JVM Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) Java
2 14 (15.91%) SQL
3 13 (14.77%) Perl
4 12 (13.64%) Ruby
5 11 (12.50%) Python
6 6 (6.82%) PHP
6 6 (6.82%) Bash Shell
7 5 (5.68%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.41%) C
8 3 (3.41%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.27%) C++
9 2 (2.27%) Scala
10 1 (1.14%) Groovy
10 1 (1.14%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Degree
3 7 (7.95%) RHCE
4 3 (3.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (2.27%) CCNA
5 2 (2.27%) ISEB
5 2 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.14%) CCSE
6 1 (1.14%) JNCIS
6 1 (1.14%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.68%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.41%) vSphere
3 2 (2.27%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.14%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 20 (22.73%) Puppet
2 7 (7.95%) Ansible
2 7 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (4.55%) SCCM
4 3 (3.41%) Vagrant
5 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (2.27%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.27%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.27%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (2.27%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.27%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) Salt
6 1 (1.14%) SELinux
Vendors
1 36 (40.91%) Red Hat
2 16 (18.18%) VMware
3 9 (10.23%) Oracle
4 7 (7.95%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.55%) Apple
6 3 (3.41%) Cisco
6 3 (3.41%) SAP
6 3 (3.41%) Avaya
6 3 (3.41%) Citrix
7 2 (2.27%) Mapinfo
7 2 (2.27%) HP
7 2 (2.27%) BMC
7 2 (2.27%) ESRI
7 2 (2.27%) Sybase
7 2 (2.27%) Adobe
8 1 (1.14%) Lumension
8 1 (1.14%) F5
8 1 (1.14%) Aruba
8 1 (1.14%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.14%) Zend
Wales
Stott & May
Rate: £350 - £425 Per Day N/A
Posted: 4 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Salt
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newport
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 23 days ago