The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £215 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux Engineer
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 38 39 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.61% 0.35% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.64% 0.36% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Median daily rate £215 £450 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -52.22% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £406 £386
% change year-on-year -1.53% +5.17%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 313 279 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 96.01% 96.88% 97.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 192 251
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 12
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.40% +8.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £9.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £19.63 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Cardiff

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cardiff.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cardiff

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Cardiff.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Cardiff

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 27 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cardiff region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
2 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (66.67%) DevOps
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Apache Solr
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (33.33%) Debian
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (33.33%) Terraform
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Jenkins

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cardiff 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Solr
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) Capacity Planning
1 2 (66.67%) DevOps
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Bash Shell
1 2 (66.67%) Java
1 2 (66.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) Puppet
2 2 (66.67%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (33.33%) Ansible
3 1 (33.33%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Splunk
2 1 (33.33%) Red Hat