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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 17 16 36
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +20
Contract jobs citing Linux 44 82 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 7.99% 9.50% 4.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.58% 41.84% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 53 30
Median daily rate £431 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £304 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £359
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
172 196 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 31.22% 22.71% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 116 97
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £127 £170 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £450 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £348 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.31% +13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 15
Median hourly rate £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.04% -0.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.73 £9.00 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £21.00 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £16.20 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +8.00%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 0 29 £381 +8.92% 13
West Wales +8 9 £520 +22.35% 1
North Wales - 3 - -
Mid Wales - 1 - -
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 35 (35.71%) Windows
2 27 (27.55%) Red Hat
2 27 (27.55%) Configuration Management
2 27 (27.55%) VMware
3 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
4 25 (25.51%) Unix
5 23 (23.47%) DevOps
6 22 (22.45%) ITIL
6 22 (22.45%) Java
7 21 (21.43%) Cisco
7 21 (21.43%) Software Engineering
7 21 (21.43%) Ansible
8 20 (20.41%) Puppet
8 20 (20.41%) Security Cleared
9 19 (19.39%) .NET
9 19 (19.39%) Jenkins
10 18 (18.37%) Firewall
11 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
12 14 (14.29%) DNS
12 14 (14.29%) OO
12 14 (14.29%) Apache
12 14 (14.29%) SQL
12 14 (14.29%) Perl
12 14 (14.29%) C#
12 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
13 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
13 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
13 13 (13.27%) Oracle

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 14 (14.29%) Apache
2 9 (9.18%) JBoss
3 7 (7.14%) IIS
4 5 (5.10%) nginx
5 4 (4.08%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.08%) WebSphere
6 3 (3.06%) Jetty
6 3 (3.06%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.02%) Mule
8 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (11.22%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.06%) MS Office
3 2 (2.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) assyst
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (1.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon ELB
2 7 (7.14%) Amazon S3
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 6 (6.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (5.10%) Google App Engine
4 5 (5.10%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (4.08%) Office 365
5 4 (4.08%) Route 53
6 3 (3.06%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.06%) PaaS
7 1 (1.02%) GitHub
7 1 (1.02%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.37%) Firewall
2 16 (16.33%) TCP/IP
3 14 (14.29%) DNS
4 11 (11.22%) HTTP
5 8 (8.16%) DHCP
5 8 (8.16%) Internet
6 7 (7.14%) LAN
6 7 (7.14%) SSL
7 6 (6.12%) FTP
7 6 (6.12%) VPN
8 5 (5.10%) WAN
9 4 (4.08%) SAN
9 4 (4.08%) VoIP
10 3 (3.06%) IPsec
11 2 (2.04%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (2.04%) HTTPS
11 2 (2.04%) SSH
11 2 (2.04%) TACACS
11 2 (2.04%) VLAN
11 2 (2.04%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.18%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.16%) MySQL
2 8 (8.16%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 5 (5.10%) MongoDB
4 5 (5.10%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
7 2 (2.04%) DB2
7 2 (2.04%) Neo4j
7 2 (2.04%) Redis
8 1 (1.02%) Oracle Discoverer
8 1 (1.02%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 19 (19.39%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.24%) Subversion
3 7 (7.14%) Maven
4 4 (4.08%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (3.06%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.06%) Eclipse
5 3 (3.06%) IntelliJ
5 3 (3.06%) JUnit
5 3 (3.06%) Selenium
5 3 (3.06%) Travis CI
6 2 (2.04%) JIRA
6 2 (2.04%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.04%) TeamCity
6 2 (2.04%) Vagrant
7 1 (1.02%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.02%) JBehave
7 1 (1.02%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.02%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
General
1 7 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (3.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Electronics
3 1 (1.02%) Legal
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
1 14 (14.29%) Software Engineer
2 10 (10.20%) Analyst
3 8 (8.16%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 8 (8.16%) Network Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Senior Software Engineer
3 8 (8.16%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.14%) Administrator
4 7 (7.14%) Developer
4 7 (7.14%) Network Support
4 7 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (5.10%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (5.10%) Applications Support
5 5 (5.10%) Architect
5 5 (5.10%) Configuration Manager
5 5 (5.10%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (5.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 5 (5.10%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (4.08%) 1st Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (19.39%) .NET
2 13 (13.27%) Web Services
3 12 (12.24%) HTML
4 11 (11.22%) CSS
5 8 (8.16%) ASP.NET
5 8 (8.16%) J2EE
6 6 (6.12%) Kafka
6 6 (6.12%) LAMP
6 6 (6.12%) REST
7 5 (5.10%) Middleware
8 4 (4.08%) jQuery
9 3 (3.06%) .NET Framework
9 3 (3.06%) Boost C++ Libraries
9 3 (3.06%) Mojolicious
9 3 (3.06%) RESTful
9 3 (3.06%) Servlets
9 3 (3.06%) SOAP
9 3 (3.06%) STL
9 3 (3.06%) WPF
9 3 (3.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.10%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.08%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (4.08%) PKI
3 3 (3.06%) Enterprise Cloud
3 3 (3.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 3 (3.06%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.06%) Public Cloud
4 2 (2.04%) CMDB
4 2 (2.04%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.04%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.02%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.02%) DTV
5 1 (1.02%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.02%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 35 (35.71%) Windows
2 26 (26.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 25 (25.51%) Unix
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.20%) AIX
6 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.06%) CentOS
7 3 (3.06%) Fedora
7 3 (3.06%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.06%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.02%) HPUX
9 1 (1.02%) Solaris
9 1 (1.02%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (27.55%) Configuration Management
2 26 (26.53%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (23.47%) DevOps
4 22 (22.45%) ITIL
5 21 (21.43%) Software Engineering
6 14 (14.29%) OO
7 12 (12.24%) Open Source
8 11 (11.22%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (11.22%) Cross-Platform Development
8 11 (11.22%) Requirements Engineering
8 11 (11.22%) Unit Testing
9 8 (8.16%) Incident Management
9 8 (8.16%) Logistics
10 7 (7.14%) TDD
11 6 (6.12%) Migration
11 6 (6.12%) Scrum
12 5 (5.10%) Resource Management
12 5 (5.10%) SDLC
13 4 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
13 4 (4.08%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.45%) Java
2 14 (14.29%) C#
2 14 (14.29%) Perl
2 14 (14.29%) SQL
3 13 (13.27%) JavaScript
4 11 (11.22%) Shell Script
5 7 (7.14%) Python
6 6 (6.12%) PHP
7 5 (5.10%) C++
8 4 (4.08%) Bash Shell
9 3 (3.06%) JCL
9 3 (3.06%) Korn
9 3 (3.06%) Scala
10 2 (2.04%) C
10 2 (2.04%) Go
10 2 (2.04%) PL/SQL
10 2 (2.04%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.04%) Ruby
10 2 (2.04%) VC++
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Security Cleared
2 12 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 11 (11.22%) CCNA
3 11 (11.22%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 3 (3.06%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.02%) CISSP
6 1 (1.02%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.02%) ISEB
6 1 (1.02%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 13 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
4 5 (5.10%) Xen
5 3 (3.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.02%) NFS
6 1 (1.02%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (21.43%) Ansible
2 20 (20.41%) Puppet
3 12 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (8.16%) HP Data Protector
4 8 (8.16%) Tivoli
4 8 (8.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 7 (7.14%) Terraform
6 6 (6.12%) Fluentd
7 5 (5.10%) Mesos
8 4 (4.08%) Cisco Prime
8 4 (4.08%) Marathon
8 4 (4.08%) SCCM
9 3 (3.06%) Control-M
9 3 (3.06%) Piwik
9 3 (3.06%) Rundeck
9 3 (3.06%) Salt
9 3 (3.06%) SCOM
10 2 (2.04%) yum
11 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (1.02%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 27 (27.55%) Red Hat
1 27 (27.55%) VMware
2 26 (26.53%) Microsoft
3 21 (21.43%) Cisco
4 13 (13.27%) Oracle
5 9 (9.18%) Citrix
5 9 (9.18%) HP
6 8 (8.16%) Google
7 4 (4.08%) CheckPoint
8 3 (3.06%) Juniper
8 3 (3.06%) Micro Focus
9 2 (2.04%) BMC
9 2 (2.04%) BT
9 2 (2.04%) CA
9 2 (2.04%) F5
9 2 (2.04%) IBM
9 2 (2.04%) PlateSpin
9 2 (2.04%) Sybase
9 2 (2.04%) Xerox
10 1 (1.02%) Rackspace
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