Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 22 November 2017 with a comparison to the 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
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 24 20 23
Rank change year-on-year -4 +3 +13
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 86 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 6.12% 7.60% 8.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.33% 33.59% 44.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 66 97
South Wales median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% +13.46%
10th Percentile £177 £325 £275
90th Percentile £528 £563 £475
Wales median daily rate £435 £475 £375
% change year-on-year -8.42% +26.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
South Wales median hourly rate - - £30.00
Wales median hourly rate - - £30.00

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 229 256 247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 24.16% 22.61% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 150 197
South Wales median daily rate £322 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.54% +8.93% +7.69%
10th Percentile £130 £144 £263
90th Percentile £475 £550 £475
Wales median daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 35 21
South Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £12.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -10.71% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £9.72 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.36 £61.25 £23.75
Wales median hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year +12.00% +7.76% -14.07%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in South Wales over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in South Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -5 38 £375 -11.24% 7
Caerphilly - 6 £405 - 1
Newport +1 5 £475 -7.32% 1
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 16 (27.59%) Unix
3 16 (27.59%) Windows
4 15 (25.86%) Java
5 14 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
5 14 (24.14%) Relational Database
5 14 (24.14%) Ansible
6 13 (22.41%) Perl
7 12 (20.69%) Oracle
7 12 (20.69%) Web Services
8 11 (18.97%) Mac OS X
8 11 (18.97%) Terraform
9 10 (17.24%) Microservices
9 10 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (17.24%) Go
9 10 (17.24%) Kafka
9 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
9 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
9 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
9 10 (17.24%) SQL
9 10 (17.24%) HTTP
10 9 (15.52%) Spring
10 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
10 9 (15.52%) DevOps
11 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (13.79%) Spring Boot
11 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
11 8 (13.79%) ITIL

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 3 (5.17%) Apache
1 3 (5.17%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (3.45%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.72%) Confluence
3 1 (1.72%) PowerExchange
3 1 (1.72%) SAS
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 14 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (17.24%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.24%) HTTP
2 7 (12.07%) Firewall
3 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 5 (8.62%) SAN
5 4 (6.90%) Internet
6 3 (5.17%) DHCP
6 3 (5.17%) VLAN
7 1 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.14%) Relational Database
2 10 (17.24%) MongoDB
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle Database
4 8 (13.79%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (8.62%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (8.62%) SQL Server
6 4 (6.90%) Oracle Database 12c
7 3 (5.17%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (5.17%) Big Data
7 3 (5.17%) HBase
7 3 (5.17%) MySQL
7 3 (5.17%) Neo4j
7 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
9 1 (1.72%) Apache Hive
9 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (1.72%) PowerCenter
9 1 (1.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Cucumber
2 4 (6.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Ant
4 1 (1.72%) JIRA
4 1 (1.72%) Maven
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle APEX
4 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 2 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Banking
2 1 (1.72%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (27.59%) Developer
2 12 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.52%) Support Engineer
4 8 (13.79%) DBA
5 7 (12.07%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (8.62%) SQL DBA
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) 1st Line Technical Support
7 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
7 4 (6.90%) Consultant
7 4 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Support
7 4 (6.90%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) Web Services
2 10 (17.24%) Kafka
3 9 (15.52%) Spring
4 8 (13.79%) Spring Boot
5 7 (12.07%) HTML
6 4 (6.90%) REST
6 4 (6.90%) XML
7 3 (5.17%) CSS
7 3 (5.17%) Dropwizard
7 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
7 3 (5.17%) JAX-RS
7 3 (5.17%) LAMP
8 2 (3.45%) AngularJS
8 2 (3.45%) jQuery
8 2 (3.45%) Middleware
8 2 (3.45%) OpenGL
8 2 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (3.45%) SOAP
9 1 (1.72%) Angular 2
9 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Clustering
3 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.45%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.45%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.45%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.72%) Replication
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.59%) Unix
1 16 (27.59%) Windows
2 11 (18.97%) Mac OS X
3 10 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.34%) AIX
5 5 (8.62%) CentOS
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.72%) Amazon Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.24%) Configuration Management
1 10 (17.24%) Microservices
2 9 (15.52%) DevOps
3 8 (13.79%) ITIL
4 5 (8.62%) ETL
5 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.90%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (6.90%) High Availability
5 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.17%) Continuous Deployment
6 3 (5.17%) Database Tuning
6 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.17%) Network Virtualisation
6 3 (5.17%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.17%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.45%) Change Control
7 2 (3.45%) Change Management
7 2 (3.45%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.45%) Web Design
7 2 (3.45%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) Java
2 13 (22.41%) Perl
3 10 (17.24%) Go
3 10 (17.24%) SQL
4 6 (10.34%) Python
5 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
5 4 (6.90%) PowerShell
5 4 (6.90%) T-SQL
6 3 (5.17%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) PL/SQL
6 3 (5.17%) Ruby
6 3 (5.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.72%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (31.03%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.31%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (6.90%) CCNA
3 4 (6.90%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSE
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) Def Stans
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (5.17%) iptables
1 3 (5.17%) NFS
1 3 (5.17%) Oracle RAC
1 3 (5.17%) Postfix
1 3 (5.17%) Sendmail
1 3 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.45%) Oracle Clusterware
3 1 (1.72%) Apache Flume
3 1 (1.72%) Docker
3 1 (1.72%) KVM
3 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Ansible
2 11 (18.97%) Terraform
3 5 (8.62%) Puppet
3 5 (8.62%) Tivoli
4 4 (6.90%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (6.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Data Guard
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Flashback
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (3.45%) Oracle Statspack
6 1 (1.72%) Nagios
6 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.72%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (20.69%) Oracle
2 10 (17.24%) Red Hat
3 8 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 7 (12.07%) Cisco
4 7 (12.07%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix
5 4 (6.90%) HP
6 3 (5.17%) Cloudera
6 3 (5.17%) Juniper
6 3 (5.17%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.45%) EMC
7 2 (3.45%) Fujitsu
7 2 (3.45%) Green Hills
7 2 (3.45%) Hitachi
7 2 (3.45%) Informatica
7 2 (3.45%) Intel
7 2 (3.45%) Teradata
8 1 (1.72%) MikroTik
8 1 (1.72%) Remedy