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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 102 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.98% 6.81% 7.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.25% 31.79% 28.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 39 23
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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 £300 £295 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £478 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
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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
203 151 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 21.85% 21.42% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 98 81
Average daily rate £375 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £135 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 13 17
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.87
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +11.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.63 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £20.85 £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +11 79 £375 +20.96% 25
West Wales -2 13 £444 -6.57%
Mid Wales - 3 £275 -
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UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 67 (40.36%) Red Hat
2 57 (34.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 53 (31.93%) JBoss
4 51 (30.72%) Oracle
5 46 (27.71%) Java
6 44 (26.51%) DevOps
7 43 (25.90%) VMware
8 42 (25.30%) Puppet
9 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
10 39 (23.49%) UNIX
10 39 (23.49%) HTTP
10 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
11 27 (16.27%) TCP/IP
11 27 (16.27%) J2EE
11 27 (16.27%) Middleware
12 26 (15.66%) DNS
13 25 (15.06%) Tomcat
13 25 (15.06%) MySQL
13 25 (15.06%) Windows
13 25 (15.06%) Maven
13 25 (15.06%) Oracle Database
14 23 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (13.86%) Python
15 22 (13.25%) Perl
15 22 (13.25%) Ruby
16 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
16 21 (12.65%) Apache
17 20 (12.05%) Finance
17 20 (12.05%) Performance Testing
17 20 (12.05%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 53 (31.93%) JBoss
2 25 (15.06%) Tomcat
3 21 (12.65%) Apache
4 18 (10.84%) nginx
5 15 (9.04%) WebSphere
6 8 (4.82%) WebLogic
7 7 (4.22%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (3.61%) IBM Notes
8 6 (3.61%) WildFly
9 5 (3.01%) IIS
9 5 (3.01%) Jetty
9 5 (3.01%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.20%) Node.js
10 2 (1.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (1.20%) OpenROAD
10 2 (1.20%) ArcGIS
10 2 (1.20%) ArcSDE
11 1 (0.60%) Liferay
Applications
1 5 (3.01%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.41%) MS Office
3 3 (1.81%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.61%) Office 365
3 4 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.81%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.81%) Google App Engine
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.20%) IaaS
6 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.60%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (23.49%) HTTP
2 27 (16.27%) TCP/IP
3 26 (15.66%) DNS
4 12 (7.23%) SSL
5 10 (6.02%) Firewall
6 7 (4.22%) DHCP
7 6 (3.61%) Internet
8 5 (3.01%) VLAN
8 5 (3.01%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (3.01%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 5 (3.01%) LAN
9 4 (2.41%) VoIP
10 3 (1.81%) FTP
10 3 (1.81%) Network Security
10 3 (1.81%) NAS
10 3 (1.81%) SAN
10 3 (1.81%) IPsec
11 2 (1.20%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.06%) MySQL
1 25 (15.06%) Oracle Database
2 20 (12.05%) Relational Database
3 16 (9.64%) Oracle Database 12c
3 16 (9.64%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (8.43%) Hadoop
5 7 (4.22%) Ingres
5 7 (4.22%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.01%) SQL Server
7 4 (2.41%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.81%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.20%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.60%) Redis
10 1 (0.60%) Neo4j
10 1 (0.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 39 (23.49%) Jenkins
2 25 (15.06%) Maven
3 18 (10.84%) JMeter
4 12 (7.23%) Subversion
5 10 (6.02%) Selenium
6 9 (5.42%) Git (software)
7 8 (4.82%) Hudson
8 7 (4.22%) SoapUI
8 7 (4.22%) MSBuild
8 7 (4.22%) Cucumber
9 6 (3.61%) Artifactory
10 5 (3.01%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (1.81%) JIRA
11 3 (1.81%) Visual Studio
12 2 (1.20%) JSUnit
12 2 (1.20%) WebDriver
13 1 (0.60%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.60%) JUnit
General
1 20 (12.05%) Finance
2 4 (2.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.81%) Electronics
3 3 (1.81%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.81%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 20 (12.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (10.84%) Architect
3 17 (10.24%) Analyst
4 13 (7.83%) Developer
5 11 (6.63%) Test Analyst
5 11 (6.63%) Middleware Engineer
6 8 (4.82%) Tester
6 8 (4.82%) Systems Administrator
6 8 (4.82%) Administrator
7 7 (4.22%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.61%) Project Manager
8 6 (3.61%) Performance Tester
8 6 (3.61%) Senior Software Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (3.01%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 5 (3.01%) Middleware Architect
10 4 (2.41%) Implementation Engineer
10 4 (2.41%) Enterprise Architect
10 4 (2.41%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (16.27%) J2EE
1 27 (16.27%) Middleware
2 14 (8.43%) HTML
3 13 (7.83%) Web Services
4 11 (6.63%) .NET
5 6 (3.61%) CSS
6 5 (3.01%) SOAP
6 5 (3.01%) XML
7 4 (2.41%) LAMP
7 4 (2.41%) Servlets
7 4 (2.41%) jQuery
8 3 (1.81%) Ajax
8 3 (1.81%) JSON
9 2 (1.20%) Dojo
9 2 (1.20%) PostGIS
9 2 (1.20%) AngularJS
9 2 (1.20%) Java EE
9 2 (1.20%) Spring
9 2 (1.20%) JSF
9 2 (1.20%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (3.61%) Digital Media
3 5 (3.01%) PKI
4 4 (2.41%) Video on Demand
5 3 (1.81%) EMC VNX
5 3 (1.81%) DTV
5 3 (1.81%) Clustering
6 2 (1.20%) NHS
6 2 (1.20%) GIS
6 2 (1.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.20%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.20%) User Experience
7 1 (0.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (0.60%) CMDB
7 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 57 (34.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 39 (23.49%) UNIX
3 25 (15.06%) Windows
4 13 (7.83%) AIX
5 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (2.41%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.81%) CentOS
8 2 (1.20%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.60%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (26.51%) DevOps
2 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (12.05%) Performance Testing
4 17 (10.24%) Configuration Management
4 17 (10.24%) Performance Tuning
5 16 (9.64%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (9.64%) JVM Tuning
5 16 (9.64%) Software Engineering
6 13 (7.83%) Scrum
6 13 (7.83%) ITIL
6 13 (7.83%) Line Management
7 12 (7.23%) Project Planning
8 10 (6.02%) MapReduce
9 9 (5.42%) Open Source
9 9 (5.42%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (5.42%) PRINCE2
9 9 (5.42%) Migration
10 6 (3.61%) Project Management
10 6 (3.61%) Data Modelling
10 6 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.71%) Java
2 23 (13.86%) Python
3 22 (13.25%) Perl
3 22 (13.25%) Ruby
4 19 (11.45%) SQL
5 16 (9.64%) Shell Script
6 14 (8.43%) Bash Shell
7 10 (6.02%) JavaScript
8 9 (5.42%) BeanShell
9 5 (3.01%) Jython
9 5 (3.01%) PowerShell
9 5 (3.01%) PHP
10 1 (0.60%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.60%) C
10 1 (0.60%) C#
10 1 (0.60%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 21 (12.65%) Security Cleared
2 18 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 9 (5.42%) Degree
5 6 (3.61%) CCNA
5 6 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (3.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (3.01%) RHCE
7 2 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.20%) MCITP
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.20%) OCP
7 2 (1.20%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (1.20%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (13.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.41%) Xen
3 3 (1.81%) Hyper-V
3 3 (1.81%) vSphere
4 2 (1.20%) vCloud
5 1 (0.60%) Docker
5 1 (0.60%) Postfix
5 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 42 (25.30%) Puppet
2 16 (9.64%) Ansible
3 12 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (4.82%) Vagrant
5 6 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 6 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (3.61%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.20%) Salt
7 1 (0.60%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 67 (40.36%) Red Hat
2 51 (30.72%) Oracle
3 43 (25.90%) VMware
4 19 (11.45%) Microsoft
5 10 (6.02%) Cisco
6 6 (3.61%) Lotus
6 6 (3.61%) HP
7 5 (3.01%) F5
8 4 (2.41%) Google
9 3 (1.81%) SaltStack
9 3 (1.81%) EMC
9 3 (1.81%) Citrix
9 3 (1.81%) SAP
10 2 (1.20%) Mapinfo
10 2 (1.20%) ESRI
11 1 (0.60%) Rackspace
11 1 (0.60%) ServiceNow
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