The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Wales region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 44 34 16
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -18
Contract jobs citing Linux 25 7 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 3.48% 1.65% 7.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.12% 7.53% 31.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 17
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £269 £220 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £380 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £330 £355
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -7.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.47% +0.71%
Operating Systems Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
146 93 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.31% 21.88% 24.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 56 56
Average daily rate £300 £313 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £123 £105
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £14.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -4.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £16.20 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
UK

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
South Wales -7 18 £351 +17.08% 10
Mid Wales - - - -
North Wales - - - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 15 (40.54%) UNIX
2 14 (37.84%) Red Hat
3 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (29.73%) Puppet
4 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (27.03%) Ruby
5 10 (27.03%) SQL
5 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
6 8 (21.62%) Ingres
6 8 (21.62%) Windows
6 8 (21.62%) AIX
6 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
6 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
7 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
7 7 (18.92%) Apache
7 7 (18.92%) Python
8 6 (16.22%) IaaS
8 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
8 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
8 6 (16.22%) SaaS
8 6 (16.22%) Ansible
8 6 (16.22%) DNS
8 6 (16.22%) HP
8 6 (16.22%) Perl
8 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
9 5 (13.51%) Quality Management
9 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (13.51%) C
9 5 (13.51%) Oracle

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 7 (18.92%) Apache
2 5 (13.51%) OpenROAD
2 5 (13.51%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.70%) Joomla!
4 1 (2.70%) Confluence
4 1 (2.70%) Node.js
4 1 (2.70%) Tuxedo
4 1 (2.70%) SAS
4 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (5.41%) SAP SEM
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) SaaS
1 6 (16.22%) IaaS
2 2 (5.41%) PaaS
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (5.41%) Route 53
3 1 (2.70%) Joyent
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) DNS
2 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
3 4 (10.81%) SMTP
3 4 (10.81%) SSL
4 2 (5.41%) VLAN
5 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) xDSL
5 1 (2.70%) GPON
5 1 (2.70%) LDAP
5 1 (2.70%) SAN
5 1 (2.70%) Firewall
5 1 (2.70%) SNMP
5 1 (2.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (21.62%) Ingres
2 6 (16.22%) MongoDB
3 3 (8.11%) MySQL
3 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
3 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
4 2 (5.41%) SAP BW
5 1 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 6 (16.22%) Jenkins
3 2 (5.41%) Mercurial
3 2 (5.41%) RSpec
3 2 (5.41%) Hudson
4 1 (2.70%) FishEye
4 1 (2.70%) RubyMine
4 1 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 4 (10.81%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.70%) Games
2 1 (2.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (18.92%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (10.81%) Developer
2 4 (10.81%) Consultant
2 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (8.11%) UNIX Support
3 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Designer
4 2 (5.41%) Architect
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (5.41%) Migration Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (5.41%) SAP Consultant
4 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.70%) Programmer
5 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Support Consultant
5 1 (2.70%) UNIX Support Engineer
5 1 (2.70%) Network Architect
5 1 (2.70%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.81%) Software Packaging
1 4 (10.81%) Memcached
2 3 (8.11%) CSS
3 2 (5.41%) Web Services
3 2 (5.41%) XML
3 2 (5.41%) HTML
3 2 (5.41%) LAMP
3 2 (5.41%) Ajax
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (2.70%) JSON
4 1 (2.70%) Hibernate
4 1 (2.70%) Spring
4 1 (2.70%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (2.70%) jQuery
4 1 (2.70%) HTML5
4 1 (2.70%) .NET
4 1 (2.70%) J2EE
4 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.70%) Flash
4 1 (2.70%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) Open Source
2 2 (5.41%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 15 (40.54%) UNIX
2 13 (35.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (21.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.62%) Windows
3 8 (21.62%) AIX
4 5 (13.51%) Solaris
5 4 (10.81%) CentOS
6 2 (5.41%) HPUX
7 1 (2.70%) Ubuntu
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (2.70%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.03%) Configuration Management
2 6 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (13.51%) Project Management
3 5 (13.51%) Quality Management
3 5 (13.51%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (8.11%) Migration
4 3 (8.11%) Data Management
5 2 (5.41%) SOA
5 2 (5.41%) Service Delivery
5 2 (5.41%) Change Management
5 2 (5.41%) Customer Engagement
6 1 (2.70%) BDD
6 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
6 1 (2.70%) Workflow
6 1 (2.70%) RAD
6 1 (2.70%) Scrum
6 1 (2.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.70%) Web Development
6 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (27.03%) SQL
1 10 (27.03%) Ruby
2 7 (18.92%) Python
3 6 (16.22%) Perl
4 5 (13.51%) C
4 5 (13.51%) Bash Shell
5 4 (10.81%) PL/SQL
6 3 (8.11%) PHP
6 3 (8.11%) Java
6 3 (8.11%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.70%) C#
7 1 (2.70%) C++
7 1 (2.70%) COBOL
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
7 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript 3.0
7 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.70%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.51%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.81%) RHCE
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) NFS
2 4 (10.81%) RHEV
3 2 (5.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (29.73%) Puppet
1 11 (29.73%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (16.22%) Ansible
3 4 (10.81%) StatsD
3 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) Red Hat
2 6 (16.22%) HP
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) IBM
5 3 (8.11%) VMware
6 2 (5.41%) SAP
6 2 (5.41%) 3PAR
7 1 (2.70%) Rackspace
7 1 (2.70%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.70%) Zend
7 1 (2.70%) Mercator
7 1 (2.70%) Remedy
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Consol Partners
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £300 to £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £200 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South Wales
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wales
Computer Futures
Posted: 16 days ago