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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 14 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 20 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 14.93% 11.76% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.48% 60.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 12 0 0
Average daily rate
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£438 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
58 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 43.28% 19.61% 24.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 4
Average daily rate £388 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.72 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.68% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in West Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the West Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 28 November 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 3 months to 28 November 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
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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
Swansea -3 20 £438 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (62.50%) Puppet
3 19 (59.38%) Configuration Management
4 17 (53.13%) PaaS
4 17 (53.13%) IaaS
5 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 16 (50.00%) MongoDB
5 16 (50.00%) SOA
6 14 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (40.63%) Ansible
7 13 (40.63%) Web Services
8 12 (37.50%) Java
8 12 (37.50%) Clustering
9 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
9 10 (31.25%) DevOps
9 10 (31.25%) SaaS
10 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
10 9 (28.13%) Scala
11 7 (21.88%) BDD
11 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (18.75%) Selenium
12 6 (18.75%) Pair Programming
12 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (18.75%) Scrum
13 5 (15.63%) Ruby
14 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
15 3 (9.38%) nginx
15 3 (9.38%) Gherkin

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West 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 3 (9.38%) nginx
2 2 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (3.13%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.13%) Confluence
3 1 (3.13%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 17 (53.13%) PaaS
1 17 (53.13%) IaaS
2 10 (31.25%) SaaS
3 1 (3.13%) GitHub
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon S3
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.13%) AMQP
1 1 (3.13%) Network Security
1 1 (3.13%) Firewall
1 1 (3.13%) IPsec
1 1 (3.13%) LAN
1 1 (3.13%) WAN
1 1 (3.13%) HTTP
1 1 (3.13%) VPN
1 1 (3.13%) SSL
1 1 (3.13%) IPv4
1 1 (3.13%) IPv6
1 1 (3.13%) Internet
1 1 (3.13%) OSPF
1 1 (3.13%) BGP
1 1 (3.13%) LDAP
1 1 (3.13%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 14 (43.75%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (6.25%) MySQL
4 1 (3.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (18.75%) Selenium
3 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (12.50%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.38%) RSpec
5 2 (6.25%) Maven
6 1 (3.13%) NeoLoad
6 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
6 1 (3.13%) Hudson
6 1 (3.13%) Subversion
6 1 (3.13%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (21.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (18.75%) Architect
2 6 (18.75%) Developer
2 6 (18.75%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.38%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) Test Specialist
4 2 (6.25%) Web Engineer
4 2 (6.25%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.13%) QA Specialist
5 1 (3.13%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.13%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.13%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.13%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.13%) Java Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (40.63%) Web Services
2 3 (9.38%) Gherkin
3 2 (6.25%) LAMP
4 1 (3.13%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (3.13%) REST
4 1 (3.13%) Spring
4 1 (3.13%) JSON
4 1 (3.13%) SOAP
4 1 (3.13%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Open Source
2 1 (3.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.38%) Windows
2 2 (6.25%) CentOS
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.13%) Debian
3 1 (3.13%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (90.63%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (59.38%) Configuration Management
3 16 (50.00%) SOA
4 14 (43.75%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (31.25%) Software Engineering
5 10 (31.25%) DevOps
6 9 (28.13%) Mentoring
7 7 (21.88%) BDD
8 6 (18.75%) Pair Programming
8 6 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (18.75%) Scrum
9 3 (9.38%) Load Testing
9 3 (9.38%) Service Delivery
10 2 (6.25%) TDD
10 2 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 1 (3.13%) Database Theory
11 1 (3.13%) Relational Database Theory
11 1 (3.13%) ATDD
11 1 (3.13%) User Stories
11 1 (3.13%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 9 (28.13%) Scala
3 5 (15.63%) Ruby
4 2 (6.25%) PHP
5 1 (3.13%) C
5 1 (3.13%) Bash Shell
5 1 (3.13%) SQL
5 1 (3.13%) Perl
5 1 (3.13%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.13%) Postfix
1 1 (3.13%) XenServer
1 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.13%) Samba
Systems Management
1 20 (62.50%) Puppet
2 13 (40.63%) Ansible
3 7 (21.88%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.25%) ZABBIX
5 1 (3.13%) logstash
5 1 (3.13%) Cacti
5 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (3.13%) Nessus
5 1 (3.13%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
2 1 (3.13%) Percona
2 1 (3.13%) VMware
2 1 (3.13%) HP
2 1 (3.13%) Citrix