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 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 8 8 12
Rank change year-on-year
0 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 9.49% 16.67% 4.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.63% 60.00% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 0
Average daily rate
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£444 £475 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.57% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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
32 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 23.36% 27.78% 10.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 2
Average daily rate £368 £425 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.52% +61.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £12.55 £19.90 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 August 2015.

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 August 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
Swansea +1 13 £444 -6.57% 2
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 17 (77.27%) Puppet
2 14 (63.64%) Ansible
3 12 (54.55%) Ruby
3 12 (54.55%) Python
4 11 (50.00%) Bash Shell
5 10 (45.45%) DevOps
5 10 (45.45%) Apache
5 10 (45.45%) nginx
6 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) VMware
7 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
7 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (36.36%) Vagrant
8 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
9 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
10 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
10 5 (22.73%) Oracle
11 4 (18.18%) MySQL
11 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
12 3 (13.64%) SaltStack
12 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
12 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
13 2 (9.09%) NHS
13 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
13 2 (9.09%) HTTP
13 2 (9.09%) UNIX

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 10 (45.45%) Apache
1 10 (45.45%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) OpenStack
2 1 (4.55%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Project
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.55%) PaaS
2 1 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.09%) HTTP
1 2 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
2 1 (4.55%) DNS
2 1 (4.55%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (18.18%) MySQL
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.55%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.55%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (9.09%) Visual Studio
3 1 (4.55%) Subversion
3 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
3 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) LAMP
2 1 (4.55%) HTML
2 1 (4.55%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 1 (4.55%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) UNIX
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
2 1 (4.55%) Fedora
2 1 (4.55%) Ubuntu
2 1 (4.55%) CentOS
2 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) DevOps
2 9 (40.91%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (40.91%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (22.73%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Delivery
5 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Mentoring
5 2 (9.09%) Coaching
5 2 (9.09%) Test Strategy
5 2 (9.09%) RUP
5 2 (9.09%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 2 (9.09%) Software Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Performance Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Integration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Open Source
6 1 (4.55%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (54.55%) Python
1 12 (54.55%) Ruby
2 11 (50.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.09%) Java
3 2 (9.09%) Perl
3 2 (9.09%) SQL
4 1 (4.55%) C
Qualifications
1 8 (36.36%) Security Cleared
2 6 (27.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB
3 2 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (4.55%) Degree
4 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) Puppet
2 14 (63.64%) Ansible
3 8 (36.36%) Vagrant
4 6 (27.27%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (9.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) VMware
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
4 3 (13.64%) SaltStack
5 2 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 1 (4.55%) Lotus
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco
6 1 (4.55%) Google
6 1 (4.55%) Rackspace
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