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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 8 15 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 15.71% 9.26% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.00% 50.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 0
Average daily rate
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£500 - -
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 £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
22 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in West Wales 31.43% 18.52% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 5
Average daily rate £500 - £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
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 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 11 £500 -
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Wales

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Configuration Management
2 19 (61.29%) Puppet
3 17 (54.84%) MongoDB
3 17 (54.84%) PaaS
3 17 (54.84%) IaaS
4 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
4 16 (51.61%) SOA
5 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (41.94%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (41.94%) Ansible
7 12 (38.71%) Clustering
7 12 (38.71%) Web Services
8 11 (35.48%) Java
9 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
9 10 (32.26%) SaaS
10 9 (29.03%) Scala
10 9 (29.03%) DevOps
10 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
11 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
11 7 (22.58%) BDD
12 6 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
12 6 (19.35%) Selenium
12 6 (19.35%) Scrum
12 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
13 4 (12.90%) Ruby
13 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
14 3 (9.68%) RSpec
14 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
14 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in West Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (3.23%) nginx
1 1 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) PaaS
1 17 (54.84%) IaaS
2 10 (32.26%) SaaS
3 1 (3.23%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) SSL
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
2 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.23%) IPv4
2 1 (3.23%) Internet
2 1 (3.23%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) MongoDB
2 13 (41.94%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Jenkins
2 6 (19.35%) Selenium
3 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) RSpec
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
5 2 (6.45%) GitLab
6 1 (3.23%) NeoLoad
6 1 (3.23%) WebDriver
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Architect
2 6 (19.35%) Developer
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Architect
3 3 (9.68%) Deployment Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Test Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) ScrumMaster
4 2 (6.45%) Web Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) QA Specialist
5 1 (3.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Automation Tester
5 1 (3.23%) QA Tester
5 1 (3.23%) QA Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) Java Technical Architect
5 1 (3.23%) QA Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Quality Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Java Architect
5 1 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.23%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) Gherkin
3 1 (3.23%) SOAP
3 1 (3.23%) XML
3 1 (3.23%) Spring
3 1 (3.23%) JSON
3 1 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (38.71%) Clustering
2 1 (3.23%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (6.45%) Windows
2 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (96.77%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (61.29%) Configuration Management
3 16 (51.61%) SOA
4 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (32.26%) Software Engineering
6 9 (29.03%) DevOps
6 9 (29.03%) Mentoring
7 7 (22.58%) BDD
8 6 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (19.35%) Scrum
8 6 (19.35%) Pair Programming
9 3 (9.68%) Service Delivery
9 3 (9.68%) Load Testing
10 2 (6.45%) Automated Testing
10 2 (6.45%) TDD
11 1 (3.23%) Test Scripting
11 1 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
11 1 (3.23%) ATDD
11 1 (3.23%) User Stories
11 1 (3.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) Java
2 9 (29.03%) Scala
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 2 (6.45%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) Degree
1 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) QA
Systems Management
1 19 (61.29%) Puppet
2 13 (41.94%) Ansible
3 7 (22.58%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (3.23%) logstash
4 1 (3.23%) Graphite
4 1 (3.23%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (3.23%) Nessus
4 1 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1 (3.23%) HP
1 1 (3.23%) Red Hat