The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 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 West 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 12 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 9.30% 2.44% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.11% 14.29% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 0
Average daily rate
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£475 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
West Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
19 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 22.09% 17.07% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 5
Average daily rate £425 £200 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -54.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £200 £352
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £400 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Swansea - 8 £475 - 1
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 10 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (64.29%) DevOps
4 8 (57.14%) Ruby
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
6 4 (28.57%) RSpec
6 4 (28.57%) PaaS
6 4 (28.57%) LAMP
6 4 (28.57%) Java
6 4 (28.57%) PHP
6 4 (28.57%) Web Services
6 4 (28.57%) SOA
6 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
6 4 (28.57%) IaaS
7 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
7 3 (21.43%) VMware
7 3 (21.43%) Python
7 3 (21.43%) Scala
7 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (21.43%) SaaS
7 3 (21.43%) BDD
7 3 (21.43%) Hudson
7 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
7 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (14.29%) CentOS
8 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (14.29%) nginx
8 2 (14.29%) Mercurial

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) nginx
1 2 (14.29%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) MediaWiki
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) PaaS
1 4 (28.57%) IaaS
2 3 (21.43%) SaaS
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (14.29%) Route 53
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
4 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) LDAP
1 1 (7.14%) LAN
1 1 (7.14%) WAN
1 1 (7.14%) VPN
1 1 (7.14%) IPv6
1 1 (7.14%) OSPF
1 1 (7.14%) BGP
1 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
1 1 (7.14%) Firewall
1 1 (7.14%) IPsec
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) MongoDB
2 2 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) RSpec
2 3 (21.43%) Hudson
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
3 2 (14.29%) Mercurial
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
4 1 (7.14%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 3 (21.43%) Technical Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
1 4 (28.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Wiki
1 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) CentOS
1 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (7.14%) UNIX
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
2 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (7.14%) Debian
2 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Configuration Management
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) SOA
5 3 (21.43%) BDD
6 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
7 1 (7.14%) TDD
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Ruby
2 4 (28.57%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) Scala
3 3 (21.43%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
4 1 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) Perl
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) vCloud
3 1 (7.14%) Samba
3 1 (7.14%) Postfix
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (78.57%) Puppet
2 10 (71.43%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (14.29%) Ansible
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
4 1 (7.14%) Cacti
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Percona
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix