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 8 December 2016 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 28 28
Rank change year-on-year
+18 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 109 54 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 13.49% 7.85% 7.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 52.91% 34.62% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 43 34
Median daily rate £450 £375 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £311 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +7.14%
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
206 156 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 25.50% 22.67% 23.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 119 81
Median daily rate £425 £338 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% +20.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £245 £133
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 20
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.00 £24.38 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 8 December 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Wales region over the 3 months to 8 December 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +21 76 £425 +13.33% 12
West Wales -5 22 £525 +5.00% 2
North Wales - 1 £375 - 2
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 8 December 2016, 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 60 (42.55%) Java
1 60 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 53 (37.59%) Windows
3 52 (36.88%) Security Cleared
4 44 (31.21%) SC Cleared
5 42 (29.79%) Unix
6 41 (29.08%) SQL
7 39 (27.66%) HTML
8 34 (24.11%) JSON
8 34 (24.11%) Scrum
9 33 (23.40%) Oracle
10 30 (21.28%) Python
11 29 (20.57%) WebLogic
11 29 (20.57%) CSS
12 28 (19.86%) Software Engineering
13 27 (19.15%) DevOps
13 27 (19.15%) Dropwizard
14 26 (18.44%) Cucumber
14 26 (18.44%) Puppet
14 26 (18.44%) Selenium
15 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
15 25 (17.73%) Ansible
16 24 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 23 (16.31%) Red Hat
18 22 (15.60%) XML
18 22 (15.60%) QA
19 20 (14.18%) VMware
19 20 (14.18%) JUnit
19 20 (14.18%) Finance
19 20 (14.18%) JBehave

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 29 (20.57%) WebLogic
2 14 (9.93%) Apache
3 11 (7.80%) Confluence
3 11 (7.80%) PowerExchange
4 9 (6.38%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (4.26%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.55%) Apache Spark
6 5 (3.55%) JBoss
7 4 (2.84%) OpenStack
8 3 (2.13%) Apache Pig
9 1 (0.71%) CloudStack
9 1 (0.71%) Mule
9 1 (0.71%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.71%) nginx
9 1 (0.71%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.71%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (4.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.42%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 25 (17.73%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (5.67%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.26%) PaaS
4 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.42%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.42%) Office 365
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.71%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 11 (7.80%) HTTP
2 7 (4.96%) SNMP
2 7 (4.96%) TCP/IP
2 7 (4.96%) VoIP
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco IPT
3 4 (2.84%) Cisco ISE
3 4 (2.84%) Firewall
3 4 (2.84%) NetScaler
3 4 (2.84%) TACACS
4 3 (2.13%) LAN
4 3 (2.13%) Network Security
4 3 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (1.42%) DNS
5 2 (1.42%) InfiniBand
5 2 (1.42%) Internet
5 2 (1.42%) Kerberos
5 2 (1.42%) VPN
5 2 (1.42%) Wireless
6 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.71%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (14.18%) MongoDB
2 16 (11.35%) Oracle Database
3 12 (8.51%) Data Warehouse
4 11 (7.80%) Relational Database
4 11 (7.80%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.38%) Neo4j
6 8 (5.67%) Big Data
7 6 (4.26%) NoSQL
7 6 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (4.26%) PowerCenter
8 5 (3.55%) HBase
9 3 (2.13%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.13%) Hadoop
9 3 (2.13%) MySQL
9 3 (2.13%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (1.42%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.71%) HPCC
11 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.71%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (18.44%) Cucumber
1 26 (18.44%) Selenium
2 20 (14.18%) JBehave
2 20 (14.18%) JUnit
3 19 (13.48%) Git (software)
4 18 (12.77%) Jenkins
5 12 (8.51%) JIRA
6 8 (5.67%) JMeter
6 8 (5.67%) Sonatype Nexus
7 7 (4.96%) Eclipse
7 7 (4.96%) LoadRunner
8 6 (4.26%) GCC
9 5 (3.55%) Rational Performance Tester
10 4 (2.84%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.13%) The Grinder
12 2 (1.42%) HP UFT
12 2 (1.42%) Subversion
12 2 (1.42%) TeamCity
12 2 (1.42%) Vagrant
12 2 (1.42%) WinRunner
General
1 20 (14.18%) Finance
2 8 (5.67%) Telecoms
3 7 (4.96%) Electronics
3 7 (4.96%) Manufacturing
3 7 (4.96%) Marketing
4 1 (0.71%) Games
4 1 (0.71%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (33.33%) Developer
2 31 (21.99%) Java Developer
3 24 (17.02%) Consultant
4 14 (9.93%) Software Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Architect
6 12 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
7 10 (7.09%) Informatica Consultant
8 9 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 7 (4.96%) Cybersecurity Consultant
10 7 (4.96%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.26%) Administrator
11 6 (4.26%) C Software Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 6 (4.26%) Security Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Senior Software Engineer
11 6 (4.26%) Technical Architect
12 5 (3.55%) Agile Developer
12 5 (3.55%) Performance Tester
12 5 (3.55%) SC Cleared Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.66%) HTML
2 34 (24.11%) JSON
3 29 (20.57%) CSS
4 27 (19.15%) Dropwizard
5 22 (15.60%) XML
6 12 (8.51%) ELK Stack
7 11 (7.80%) RESTful
8 10 (7.09%) Kafka
9 9 (6.38%) REST
10 8 (5.67%) Hibernate
10 8 (5.67%) JAX-RS
10 8 (5.67%) MCollective
11 7 (4.96%) Spring
12 6 (4.26%) iXBRL
12 6 (4.26%) Spring Boot
13 5 (3.55%) Node.js
14 4 (2.84%) HTML5
14 4 (2.84%) SOAP
15 3 (2.13%) J2EE
15 3 (2.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.09%) Algorithms
3 7 (4.96%) Clustering
4 6 (4.26%) iSeries
4 6 (4.26%) PKI
5 4 (2.84%) Cryptography
5 4 (2.84%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Exalogic
7 1 (0.71%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.71%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.71%) Data Integration
7 1 (0.71%) Digital TV
7 1 (0.71%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.71%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.71%) LPAR
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 53 (37.59%) Windows
2 42 (29.79%) Unix
3 24 (17.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (6.38%) AIX
4 9 (6.38%) Mac OS X
5 8 (5.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.26%) Ubuntu
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.55%) CentOS
8 3 (2.13%) Debian
8 3 (2.13%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.71%) Fedora
10 1 (0.71%) HPUX
10 1 (0.71%) Solaris
10 1 (0.71%) SUSE
10 1 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (42.55%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (24.11%) Scrum
3 28 (19.86%) Software Engineering
4 27 (19.15%) DevOps
5 19 (13.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 18 (12.77%) Automated Testing
6 18 (12.77%) Mentoring
7 15 (10.64%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (10.64%) Open Source
8 14 (9.93%) Configuration Management
8 14 (9.93%) OWASP
8 14 (9.93%) Software Delivery
9 13 (9.22%) Secure Coding
10 11 (7.80%) Continuous Delivery
10 11 (7.80%) Ethical Hacking
10 11 (7.80%) ETL
10 11 (7.80%) Fuzz Testing
10 11 (7.80%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (7.80%) Social Engineering
10 11 (7.80%) Static Program Analysis
Programming Languages
1 60 (42.55%) Java
2 41 (29.08%) SQL
3 30 (21.28%) Python
4 14 (9.93%) C
5 11 (7.80%) Scala
6 9 (6.38%) JavaScript
7 8 (5.67%) Go
8 7 (4.96%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.26%) Ruby
10 3 (2.13%) Groovy
10 3 (2.13%) PHP
10 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.71%) C#
12 1 (0.71%) Perl
12 1 (0.71%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 52 (36.88%) Security Cleared
2 44 (31.21%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.51%) CISSP
4 11 (7.80%) CEH
4 11 (7.80%) CREST Certified
5 5 (3.55%) ISEB
6 3 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.71%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.71%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (15.60%) QA
2 6 (4.26%) Data Quality
3 3 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 13 (9.22%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (7.80%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.26%) Hyper-V
3 6 (4.26%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (4.26%) PowerHA
3 6 (4.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.84%) Docker
4 4 (2.84%) vSphere
5 3 (2.13%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.42%) HDFS
6 2 (1.42%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.71%) NFS
7 1 (0.71%) Xen
7 1 (0.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.71%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 26 (18.44%) Puppet
2 25 (17.73%) Ansible
3 14 (9.93%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (6.38%) Tivoli
5 8 (5.67%) Nessus
5 8 (5.67%) Packer
5 8 (5.67%) Rundeck
5 8 (5.67%) SCCM
5 8 (5.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 8 (5.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 8 (5.67%) Zenoss
6 5 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.13%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.13%) Kibana
7 3 (2.13%) logstash
8 2 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.42%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.42%) Pingdom
8 2 (1.42%) Terraform
9 1 (0.71%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (23.40%) Oracle
2 23 (16.31%) Red Hat
3 20 (14.18%) VMware
4 14 (9.93%) Informatica
4 14 (9.93%) Teradata
5 9 (6.38%) SAP
6 8 (5.67%) IBM
6 8 (5.67%) Microsoft
6 8 (5.67%) Sonatype
7 7 (4.96%) Cisco
7 7 (4.96%) Symantec
8 6 (4.26%) HP
9 5 (3.55%) Cloudera
9 5 (3.55%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.84%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.13%) Google
11 3 (2.13%) Juniper
11 3 (2.13%) Siebel
12 1 (0.71%) Fujitsu
12 1 (0.71%) Zend
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