The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 2 9 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 15 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 25.71% 11.19% 6.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.00% 57.69% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 5
Median daily rate £520 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.35% +21.42%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £358
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Linux
Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the West Wales region.

Operating Systems Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
15 26 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 42.86% 19.40% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 13 7
Median daily rate £520 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.19% -5.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £495 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Median hourly rate £11.25 £13.50 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Wales region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the West Wales region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the West Wales region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the West Wales region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in West Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 29 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
Swansea +7 9 £520 +22.35%
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 14 (93.33%) Puppet
2 11 (73.33%) Ansible
3 10 (66.67%) DevOps
4 9 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
6 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (33.33%) Open Source
7 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 5 (33.33%) Web Operations
8 4 (26.67%) Software Delivery
8 4 (26.67%) Google
8 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
9 3 (20.00%) Fedora
9 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
9 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (20.00%) Salt
9 3 (20.00%) CentOS
9 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
9 3 (20.00%) PaaS
9 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
9 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
10 2 (13.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
10 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
10 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
10 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West 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 3 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 2 (13.33%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) nginx
3 1 (6.67%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (20.00%) PaaS
3 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (6.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
1 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 2 (13.33%) Vagrant
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Linux Engineer
3 5 (33.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (26.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (20.00%) AWS Engineer
5 3 (20.00%) WebOps Engineer
6 2 (13.33%) Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) C Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) C/C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior C Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Enterprise Cloud
1 3 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (20.00%) CentOS
2 3 (20.00%) Fedora
2 3 (20.00%) Ubuntu
3 2 (13.33%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) DevOps
2 6 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (33.33%) Open Source
3 5 (33.33%) Web Operations
4 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) Software Delivery
4 4 (26.67%) Software Engineering
5 3 (20.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Analytics
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
6 2 (13.33%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (13.33%) Scrum
7 1 (6.67%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (13.33%) Python
1 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 1 (6.67%) C
2 1 (6.67%) C#
2 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) CISSP
2 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (93.33%) Puppet
2 11 (73.33%) Ansible
3 9 (60.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (20.00%) Salt
5 2 (13.33%) Pingdom
5 2 (13.33%) ZABBIX
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (6.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (26.67%) Google
3 2 (13.33%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) Palo Alto