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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 36 34
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 40 23 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 5.55% 3.51% 2.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.03% 18.70% 12.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 4
Average daily rate
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£419 £350 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.64% +9.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £248 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.32
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +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
148 123 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 20.53% 18.75% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 76 47
Average daily rate £313 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £163 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 9
Average hourly rate £13.00 £16.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.55 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.11 £16.16 £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +2 19 £350 +2.94% 21
West Wales +1 9 £500 +25.00%
North Wales - 2 £275 - 1
Linux
UK

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (39.47%) Windows
3 24 (31.58%) UNIX
4 23 (30.26%) Red Hat
5 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (22.37%) Puppet
6 17 (22.37%) DevOps
7 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
7 16 (21.05%) Java
8 15 (19.74%) SQL
8 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
9 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (17.11%) MySQL
10 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
10 12 (15.79%) Ruby
11 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
11 11 (14.47%) Scrum
12 10 (13.16%) Perl
13 9 (11.84%) Python
13 9 (11.84%) VMware
13 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
13 9 (11.84%) Ansible
13 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
14 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (10.53%) SOA
14 8 (10.53%) DNS
15 7 (9.21%) Ingres
15 7 (9.21%) AIX
15 7 (9.21%) Finance
15 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 5 (6.58%) OpenROAD
2 4 (5.26%) JBoss
2 4 (5.26%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.95%) nginx
4 2 (2.63%) Confluence
4 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.32%) SAS
5 1 (1.32%) CMS
5 1 (1.32%) Zope
5 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.32%) WildFly
Applications
1 4 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.63%) FrameMaker
2 2 (2.63%) MS Project
3 1 (1.32%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) IaaS
2 5 (6.58%) SaaS
2 5 (6.58%) PaaS
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.63%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.32%) Office 365
4 1 (1.32%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.53%) DNS
2 4 (5.26%) DHCP
3 3 (3.95%) Firewall
3 3 (3.95%) Internet
4 2 (2.63%) SSL
4 2 (2.63%) IPv4
4 2 (2.63%) SAN
4 2 (2.63%) FTP
4 2 (2.63%) HTTP
4 2 (2.63%) SNMP
4 2 (2.63%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.32%) LAN
5 1 (1.32%) WAN
5 1 (1.32%) RIP
5 1 (1.32%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.32%) AMQP
5 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (1.32%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) Relational Database
2 13 (17.11%) MySQL
3 7 (9.21%) Ingres
4 6 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 6 (7.89%) SQL Server
4 6 (7.89%) Hadoop
4 6 (7.89%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.32%) SAS Enterprise Guide
6 1 (1.32%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 9 (11.84%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.95%) Visual Studio
2 3 (3.95%) Selenium
2 3 (3.95%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.95%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (2.63%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
3 2 (2.63%) Maven
3 2 (2.63%) JIRA
3 2 (2.63%) GitLab
4 1 (1.32%) NeoLoad
4 1 (1.32%) RSpec
General
1 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 3 (3.95%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.63%) Marketing
3 2 (2.63%) Financial Institution
3 2 (2.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 11 (14.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (13.16%) Developer
3 7 (9.21%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Technical Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Support Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Lead Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (3.95%) Senior Software Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Consultant
7 3 (3.95%) Test Analyst
8 2 (2.63%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.63%) Author
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Author
8 2 (2.63%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.89%) Web Services
1 6 (7.89%) XML
2 4 (5.26%) SOAP
2 4 (5.26%) JSON
3 3 (3.95%) jQuery
3 3 (3.95%) Spring
3 3 (3.95%) VXML
4 2 (2.63%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.63%) REST
5 1 (1.32%) Catalyst
5 1 (1.32%) Django
5 1 (1.32%) JavaFX
5 1 (1.32%) Mason
5 1 (1.32%) RESTful
5 1 (1.32%) LAMP
5 1 (1.32%) WSDL
5 1 (1.32%) CPAN
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (7.89%) Open Source
3 3 (3.95%) Digital Media
3 3 (3.95%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.95%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) IVR
4 2 (2.63%) NHS
4 2 (2.63%) DTV
4 2 (2.63%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.63%) User Experience
5 1 (1.32%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (39.47%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) UNIX
3 22 (28.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (11.84%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.21%) AIX
6 6 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.95%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.63%) Fedora
9 2 (2.63%) CentOS
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.32%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (46.05%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (22.37%) DevOps
3 16 (21.05%) Software Engineering
4 13 (17.11%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (14.47%) Scrum
5 11 (14.47%) Configuration Management
6 8 (10.53%) SOA
7 7 (9.21%) Line Management
7 7 (9.21%) Mentoring
8 5 (6.58%) Analytics
8 5 (6.58%) ITIL
8 5 (6.58%) TDD
8 5 (6.58%) Pair Programming
8 5 (6.58%) BDD
8 5 (6.58%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (6.58%) Use Case
9 4 (5.26%) MapReduce
9 4 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.26%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.26%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (21.05%) Java
2 15 (19.74%) SQL
3 12 (15.79%) Ruby
4 10 (13.16%) Perl
5 9 (11.84%) Python
6 6 (7.89%) Scala
7 4 (5.26%) PHP
8 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
8 3 (3.95%) C
8 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.63%) C++
10 1 (1.32%) Groovy
10 1 (1.32%) C#
Qualifications
1 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.89%) RHCE
2 6 (7.89%) Degree
2 6 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) ISEB
4 2 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCNP
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.32%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.32%) CCSE
5 1 (1.32%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.95%) SLA
1 3 (3.95%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.95%) vSphere
3 2 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) Puppet
2 9 (11.84%) Ansible
3 7 (9.21%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.26%) SCCM
5 2 (2.63%) SCOM
5 2 (2.63%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (2.63%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.63%) BMC Performance Manager
5 2 (2.63%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.32%) SELinux
6 1 (1.32%) logstash
6 1 (1.32%) Graphite
6 1 (1.32%) Nessus
6 1 (1.32%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.32%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 23 (30.26%) Red Hat
2 9 (11.84%) VMware
3 6 (7.89%) Microsoft
4 4 (5.26%) Oracle
4 4 (5.26%) Apple
5 3 (3.95%) Avaya
6 2 (2.63%) BMC
6 2 (2.63%) Sybase
6 2 (2.63%) SAP
6 2 (2.63%) Adobe
7 1 (1.32%) HP
7 1 (1.32%) Citrix
7 1 (1.32%) Cisco
7 1 (1.32%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.32%) McAfee
7 1 (1.32%) Websense
7 1 (1.32%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.32%) Zend
7 1 (1.32%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.32%) Aruba
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