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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 42 45
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 36 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 8.14% 4.46% 0.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.51% 24.00% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 1
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£375 £356 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +78.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
188 150 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 24.29% 18.59% 23.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 87 61
Average daily rate £350 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 11 15
Average hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.04% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.11 £20.50 £16.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 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 22 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +12 35 £350 -3.44% 15
West Wales +11 9 £425 +21.42% 4
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 22 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 41 (38.68%) Red Hat
2 34 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.25%) DevOps
4 30 (28.30%) Windows
5 28 (26.42%) Puppet
6 24 (22.64%) JBoss
7 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
8 22 (20.75%) UNIX
8 22 (20.75%) Java
8 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
9 20 (18.87%) VMware
10 18 (16.98%) Oracle
10 18 (16.98%) Python
10 18 (16.98%) DNS
11 17 (16.04%) MySQL
11 17 (16.04%) Ruby
12 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
12 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (15.09%) HTTP
12 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
12 16 (15.09%) Line Management
13 14 (13.21%) Relational Database
13 14 (13.21%) Apache
13 14 (13.21%) Tomcat
13 14 (13.21%) Perl
13 14 (13.21%) SQL
13 14 (13.21%) Scrum
14 13 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (12.26%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 24 (22.64%) JBoss
2 14 (13.21%) Apache
2 14 (13.21%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.32%) nginx
4 7 (6.60%) WildFly
5 5 (4.72%) WebSphere
6 4 (3.77%) OpenStack
7 3 (2.83%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.89%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.89%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.89%) IIS
8 2 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.89%) ArcGIS
8 2 (1.89%) OpenROAD
8 2 (1.89%) Confluence
8 2 (1.89%) Jetty
8 2 (1.89%) ArcSDE
8 2 (1.89%) Node.js
9 1 (0.94%) Liferay
Applications
1 7 (6.60%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.72%) MS Project
3 1 (0.94%) FrameMaker
3 1 (0.94%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.60%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.77%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (2.83%) Office 365
3 3 (2.83%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.83%) IaaS
4 2 (1.89%) Google App Engine
4 2 (1.89%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.94%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) SaaS
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) DNS
2 16 (15.09%) HTTP
3 12 (11.32%) TCP/IP
4 8 (7.55%) Firewall
5 6 (5.66%) DHCP
5 6 (5.66%) SSL
5 6 (5.66%) Internet
6 4 (3.77%) FTP
7 2 (1.89%) IPv4
7 2 (1.89%) SNMP
7 2 (1.89%) IPsec
7 2 (1.89%) SAN
8 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (0.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (0.94%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (0.94%) OSPF
8 1 (0.94%) BGP
8 1 (0.94%) LAN
8 1 (0.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) MySQL
2 14 (13.21%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.43%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.55%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (6.60%) Hadoop
6 6 (5.66%) Ingres
6 6 (5.66%) MongoDB
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database 12c
6 6 (5.66%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.83%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.94%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.94%) Redis
8 1 (0.94%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 1 (0.94%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
2 10 (9.43%) Maven
3 6 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.66%) Subversion
4 5 (4.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
5 4 (3.77%) MSBuild
5 4 (3.77%) Hudson
6 3 (2.83%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.89%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.89%) JIRA
8 1 (0.94%) RSpec
8 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
General
1 9 (8.49%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Marketing
2 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.83%) Electronics
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (18.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (9.43%) Developer
3 7 (6.60%) Analyst
3 7 (6.60%) Administrator
4 6 (5.66%) Architect
5 5 (4.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Support Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Software Engineer
5 5 (4.72%) Test Analyst
5 5 (4.72%) Consultant
6 4 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (3.77%) Project Manager
6 4 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.77%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Middleware Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Middleware Architect
7 3 (2.83%) Java Developer
7 3 (2.83%) Release Manager
7 3 (2.83%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (2.83%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (12.26%) Middleware
2 9 (8.49%) J2EE
3 8 (7.55%) XML
4 7 (6.60%) .NET
5 6 (5.66%) SOAP
5 6 (5.66%) Web Services
6 5 (4.72%) JSON
6 5 (4.72%) jQuery
6 5 (4.72%) HTML
7 4 (3.77%) LAMP
8 3 (2.83%) Spring
8 3 (2.83%) RESTful
8 3 (2.83%) VXML
8 3 (2.83%) CSS
9 2 (1.89%) JSP
9 2 (1.89%) Servlets
9 2 (1.89%) XSLT
9 2 (1.89%) HTML5
9 2 (1.89%) Dojo
9 2 (1.89%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.32%) Open Source
2 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.77%) User Experience
4 3 (2.83%) Digital Media
4 3 (2.83%) IVR
4 3 (2.83%) NHS
4 3 (2.83%) DTV
5 2 (1.89%) GIS
5 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.94%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.94%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.94%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 34 (32.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 30 (28.30%) Windows
3 22 (20.75%) UNIX
4 9 (8.49%) AIX
5 6 (5.66%) Windows XP
5 6 (5.66%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.72%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.77%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.83%) CentOS
8 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.89%) Fedora
10 1 (0.94%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.94%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.94%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (29.25%) Agile Software Development
1 31 (29.25%) DevOps
2 16 (15.09%) Continuous Integration
2 16 (15.09%) Configuration Management
2 16 (15.09%) Line Management
3 14 (13.21%) Scrum
4 11 (10.38%) Software Engineering
5 9 (8.49%) PRINCE2
6 8 (7.55%) ITIL
7 7 (6.60%) Test Strategy
7 7 (6.60%) TDD
7 7 (6.60%) RUP
8 6 (5.66%) Project Management
8 6 (5.66%) Migration
8 6 (5.66%) Integration Testing
8 6 (5.66%) Analytics
8 6 (5.66%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (5.66%) JVM Tuning
9 5 (4.72%) Project Planning
9 5 (4.72%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (20.75%) Java
2 18 (16.98%) Python
3 17 (16.04%) Ruby
4 14 (13.21%) Perl
4 14 (13.21%) SQL
5 11 (10.38%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.60%) PHP
7 6 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.72%) JavaScript
9 4 (3.77%) C
10 2 (1.89%) C#
10 2 (1.89%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.89%) Jython
11 1 (0.94%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.94%) Groovy
11 1 (0.94%) Scala
11 1 (0.94%) C++
Qualifications
1 22 (20.75%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.55%) Degree
4 7 (6.60%) RHCE
5 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 3 (2.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.83%) CCNA
7 2 (1.89%) ISEB
7 2 (1.89%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.94%) CCSE
8 1 (0.94%) JNCIS
8 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.94%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.72%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (2.83%) vSphere
3 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.89%) Xen
3 2 (1.89%) vCloud
4 1 (0.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 28 (26.42%) Puppet
2 13 (12.26%) Ansible
3 11 (10.38%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (4.72%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.77%) SCCM
6 3 (2.83%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.83%) Tivoli
6 3 (2.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.89%) BMC PATROL
7 2 (1.89%) SCOM
7 2 (1.89%) BMC Performance Manager
7 2 (1.89%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.89%) Salt
8 1 (0.94%) SELinux
Vendors
1 41 (38.68%) Red Hat
2 20 (18.87%) VMware
3 18 (16.98%) Oracle
4 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (4.72%) Cisco
6 4 (3.77%) Apple
7 3 (2.83%) Google
7 3 (2.83%) Avaya
7 3 (2.83%) HP
7 3 (2.83%) Citrix
7 3 (2.83%) SAP
8 2 (1.89%) ESRI
8 2 (1.89%) BMC
8 2 (1.89%) Lotus
8 2 (1.89%) Mapinfo
9 1 (0.94%) Lumension
9 1 (0.94%) F5
9 1 (0.94%) Blue Coat
9 1 (0.94%) Zend
9 1 (0.94%) SonicWALL
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