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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 24 40
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +16
Contract jobs citing Linux 60 31 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.66% 5.84% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.33% 21.99% 16.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 13 7
Average daily rate
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£363 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £248 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £350 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £35.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.36% -2.66%
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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
180 141 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 22.99% 26.55% 16.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 68 30
Average daily rate £325 £255 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -18.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 24 5
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.87 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.14% -15.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.50 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -6 32 £350 +27.27% 18
West Wales -6 26 £450 - 2
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Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (29.03%) Puppet
3 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
4 24 (25.81%) MongoDB
5 23 (24.73%) Software Engineering
6 22 (23.66%) IaaS
6 22 (23.66%) Jenkins
7 21 (22.58%) VMware
7 21 (22.58%) Windows
7 21 (22.58%) Ansible
8 20 (21.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 20 (21.51%) Java
8 20 (21.51%) Red Hat
9 19 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (20.43%) DevOps
10 18 (19.35%) PaaS
10 18 (19.35%) UNIX
10 18 (19.35%) SOA
11 16 (17.20%) Web Services
11 16 (17.20%) SQL
12 15 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (15.05%) AIX
13 14 (15.05%) Ruby
13 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (15.05%) SaaS
14 13 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
14 13 (13.98%) Scala
14 13 (13.98%) Clustering
15 12 (12.90%) RHCE
15 12 (12.90%) Mentoring

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (6.45%) JBoss
3 5 (5.38%) Apache
3 5 (5.38%) OpenROAD
4 4 (4.30%) nginx
5 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.15%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.08%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) Confluence
7 1 (1.08%) MediaWiki
7 1 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 22 (23.66%) IaaS
2 18 (19.35%) PaaS
3 14 (15.05%) SaaS
4 3 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.08%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.30%) Internet
1 4 (4.30%) Firewall
2 3 (3.23%) Wireless
2 3 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.15%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (2.15%) LDAP
3 2 (2.15%) HTTP
4 1 (1.08%) LAN
4 1 (1.08%) WAN
4 1 (1.08%) Network Security
4 1 (1.08%) AMQP
4 1 (1.08%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (1.08%) IPsec
4 1 (1.08%) SSH
4 1 (1.08%) VPN
4 1 (1.08%) SSL
4 1 (1.08%) IPv4
4 1 (1.08%) IPv6
4 1 (1.08%) OSPF
4 1 (1.08%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.81%) MongoDB
2 15 (16.13%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (11.83%) Hadoop
4 10 (10.75%) Relational Database
5 6 (6.45%) MySQL
6 5 (5.38%) Ingres
6 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
7 4 (4.30%) SQL Server
7 4 (4.30%) Pentaho
8 3 (3.23%) NoSQL
9 2 (2.15%) Big Data
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (23.66%) Jenkins
2 11 (11.83%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.45%) Selenium
4 4 (4.30%) Talend Open Studio
4 4 (4.30%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.23%) RSpec
6 2 (2.15%) Maven
7 1 (1.08%) JIRA
7 1 (1.08%) Visual Studio
7 1 (1.08%) Subversion
7 1 (1.08%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.08%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.08%) Hudson
7 1 (1.08%) CMake
7 1 (1.08%) NeoLoad
General
1 7 (7.53%) Finance
2 3 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Developer
2 16 (17.20%) Linux Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Architect
6 7 (7.53%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (6.45%) Analyst
7 6 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Java Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Perl Developer
8 4 (4.30%) Deployment Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (3.23%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Security Operations Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) Lead Software Engineer
10 2 (2.15%) Java Architect
10 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Web Services
2 6 (6.45%) HTML
2 6 (6.45%) CSS
3 5 (5.38%) .NET
3 5 (5.38%) Middleware
4 4 (4.30%) ASP.NET
4 4 (4.30%) JSON
4 4 (4.30%) Software Packaging
4 4 (4.30%) Memcached
4 4 (4.30%) Apache Camel
5 3 (3.23%) Mojolicious
5 3 (3.23%) REST
5 3 (3.23%) Gherkin
5 3 (3.23%) jQuery
5 3 (3.23%) OAuth
5 3 (3.23%) XML
5 3 (3.23%) RESTful
5 3 (3.23%) SOAP
6 2 (2.15%) LAMP
6 2 (2.15%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Clustering
2 6 (6.45%) Visualisation
3 5 (5.38%) Open Source
4 4 (4.30%) LPAR
4 4 (4.30%) Data Integration
5 3 (3.23%) PKI
6 2 (2.15%) Statistics
6 2 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.08%) Wiki
7 1 (1.08%) iSeries
7 1 (1.08%) NHS
7 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 21 (22.58%) Windows
2 20 (21.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (19.35%) UNIX
4 14 (15.05%) AIX
5 7 (7.53%) CentOS
6 4 (4.30%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.23%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.15%) Solaris
9 1 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.08%) Debian
9 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.08%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (48.39%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (26.88%) Configuration Management
3 23 (24.73%) Software Engineering
4 19 (20.43%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (20.43%) DevOps
5 18 (19.35%) SOA
6 12 (12.90%) Mentoring
7 8 (8.60%) Coaching
7 8 (8.60%) Cyber Security
7 8 (8.60%) Scrum
7 8 (8.60%) BDD
8 7 (7.53%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.45%) Technical Architecture
9 6 (6.45%) Pair Programming
9 6 (6.45%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.38%) OO
11 4 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (3.23%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (3.23%) User Stories
12 3 (3.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.51%) Java
2 16 (17.20%) SQL
3 14 (15.05%) Ruby
4 13 (13.98%) Scala
5 10 (10.75%) Python
6 9 (9.68%) Perl
7 6 (6.45%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.23%) Shell Script
8 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.15%) Korn
9 2 (2.15%) PHP
10 1 (1.08%) C
10 1 (1.08%) C++
10 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) RHCE
2 10 (10.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
4 4 (4.30%) VCP5
4 4 (4.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.23%) CISSP
5 3 (3.23%) GIAC
5 3 (3.23%) GCIA
5 3 (3.23%) GCFW
5 3 (3.23%) GCWN
6 2 (2.15%) RHCT
7 1 (1.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.08%) Degree
7 1 (1.08%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (4.30%) NFS
3 2 (2.15%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.08%) Samba
4 1 (1.08%) Postfix
4 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (29.03%) Puppet
2 21 (22.58%) Ansible
3 13 (13.98%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.30%) StatsD
4 4 (4.30%) Kibana
4 4 (4.30%) ZABBIX
4 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.23%) Nagios
6 1 (1.08%) Nessus
6 1 (1.08%) Cacti
6 1 (1.08%) Red Hat Spacewalk
6 1 (1.08%) logstash
Vendors
1 21 (22.58%) VMware
2 20 (21.51%) Red Hat
3 11 (11.83%) Oracle
4 5 (5.38%) IBM
4 5 (5.38%) EMC
5 4 (4.30%) Talend
6 3 (3.23%) Juniper
6 3 (3.23%) Cisco
6 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
6 3 (3.23%) Trend Micro
6 3 (3.23%) Sourcefire
7 2 (2.15%) Google
7 2 (2.15%) Dell
7 2 (2.15%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.08%) Guidewire
8 1 (1.08%) Citrix
8 1 (1.08%) Microsoft
8 1 (1.08%) HP
8 1 (1.08%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.08%) Percona
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