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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Wales / South Wales
Rank 11 29 31
Rank change year-on-year +18 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 51 47 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 9.07% 8.16% 3.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.54% 22.82% 18.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 37 5
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £138 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £375 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.88 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.59% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 112 206 91
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 19.93% 35.76% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 135 54
Median daily rate £375 £350 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +11.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £422 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +7.58% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 17 8
Median hourly rate £19.50 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £20.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +25 37 £450 +38.46% 6
Linux
Wales

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 41 (32.03%) Java
1 41 (32.03%) DevOps
2 40 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 39 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
4 38 (29.69%) SC Cleared
5 31 (24.22%) Software Engineering
6 30 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
6 30 (23.44%) Windows
7 29 (22.66%) Oracle
8 27 (21.09%) Git (software)
9 25 (19.53%) Ansible
10 21 (16.41%) HTTP
10 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
11 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
11 20 (15.63%) Terraform
12 19 (14.84%) Dropwizard
12 19 (14.84%) Microservices
12 19 (14.84%) Python
12 19 (14.84%) HTML
12 19 (14.84%) Unix
13 18 (14.06%) Scrum
14 17 (13.28%) MongoDB
14 17 (13.28%) REST
14 17 (13.28%) Continuous Deployment
14 17 (13.28%) C
14 17 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 17 (13.28%) JSON
15 16 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (12.50%) Spring
15 16 (12.50%) Informatica

Linux
Top Related 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 11 (8.59%) PowerExchange
2 9 (7.03%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (5.47%) Apache
4 5 (3.91%) JBoss
4 5 (3.91%) WebLogic
5 4 (3.13%) Confluence
5 4 (3.13%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.34%) IIS
6 3 (2.34%) Jetty
6 3 (2.34%) Mongrel
6 3 (2.34%) nginx
6 3 (2.34%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.56%) Apache Pig
7 2 (1.56%) Tornado
8 1 (0.78%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (2.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.78%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 30 (23.44%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (10.94%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (4.69%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.91%) PaaS
5 3 (2.34%) Google App Engine
5 3 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.78%) Route 53
7 1 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.41%) HTTP
1 21 (16.41%) TCP/IP
2 11 (8.59%) VoIP
3 10 (7.81%) SNMP
4 7 (5.47%) DNS
5 5 (3.91%) Firewall
5 5 (3.91%) SSL
6 4 (3.13%) DHCP
6 4 (3.13%) DSL
7 3 (2.34%) FTP
7 3 (2.34%) IPsec
7 3 (2.34%) SSH
7 3 (2.34%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (1.56%) InfiniBand
8 2 (1.56%) Internet
8 2 (1.56%) Kerberos
8 2 (1.56%) LDAP
8 2 (1.56%) SAN
8 2 (1.56%) tcpdump
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.28%) MongoDB
2 16 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 14 (10.94%) Neo4j
3 14 (10.94%) Oracle Database
4 12 (9.38%) Data Warehouse
5 9 (7.03%) PowerCenter
6 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
7 5 (3.91%) MySQL
8 3 (2.34%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (1.56%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.56%) Big Data
9 2 (1.56%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.56%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.56%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (1.56%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.56%) SQLite
10 1 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.78%) HBase
10 1 (0.78%) Redis
Development Applications
1 27 (21.09%) Git (software)
2 16 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.94%) Cucumber
4 10 (7.81%) Eclipse
4 10 (7.81%) GCC
5 9 (7.03%) Selenium
6 8 (6.25%) JMeter
7 7 (5.47%) LoadRunner
8 5 (3.91%) Rational Performance Tester
9 4 (3.13%) JIRA
9 4 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 4 (3.13%) Vagrant
10 3 (2.34%) Ant
10 3 (2.34%) Hudson
10 3 (2.34%) Maven
10 3 (2.34%) The Grinder
10 3 (2.34%) Travis CI
11 2 (1.56%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.56%) JUnit
11 2 (1.56%) WinRunner
General
1 16 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.34%) Electronics
2 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.34%) Marketing
2 3 (2.34%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Games
Job Titles
1 27 (21.09%) Developer
2 21 (16.41%) Consultant
3 18 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
4 17 (13.28%) Software Engineer
5 16 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 14 (10.94%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (8.59%) C Software Engineer
8 10 (7.81%) Informatica Consultant
9 8 (6.25%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (5.47%) Security Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (4.69%) VoIP Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Administrator
12 5 (3.91%) Analyst
12 5 (3.91%) Architect
12 5 (3.91%) AWS Engineer
12 5 (3.91%) Performance Tester
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Performance Tester
12 5 (3.91%) Senior Tester
12 5 (3.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) Dropwizard
1 19 (14.84%) HTML
2 17 (13.28%) JSON
2 17 (13.28%) REST
3 16 (12.50%) Spring
4 15 (11.72%) RESTful
5 14 (10.94%) Hibernate
6 13 (10.16%) JAX-RS
6 13 (10.16%) Kafka
7 12 (9.38%) Spring Boot
8 11 (8.59%) iXBRL
8 11 (8.59%) Web Services
9 7 (5.47%) J2EE
10 6 (4.69%) CSS
11 5 (3.91%) Java EE
11 5 (3.91%) Node.js
12 4 (3.13%) SOAP
13 3 (2.34%) .NET
13 3 (2.34%) LAMP
13 3 (2.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.69%) iSeries
3 5 (3.91%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.56%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.56%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.56%) Life Science
4 2 (1.56%) Oracle Exalogic
5 1 (0.78%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.78%) Clustering
5 1 (0.78%) iPad
5 1 (0.78%) LPAR
5 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.78%) User Experience
5 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (23.44%) Windows
2 19 (14.84%) Unix
3 17 (13.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 13 (10.16%) Mac OS X
5 7 (5.47%) AIX
6 6 (4.69%) Debian
7 3 (2.34%) CentOS
7 3 (2.34%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.34%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.78%) HPUX
9 1 (0.78%) Solaris
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) DevOps
2 39 (30.47%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (24.22%) Software Engineering
4 20 (15.63%) Configuration Management
5 19 (14.84%) Microservices
6 18 (14.06%) Scrum
7 17 (13.28%) Continuous Deployment
8 16 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (11.72%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (9.38%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (9.38%) Web Design
11 11 (8.59%) Change Data Capture
12 10 (7.81%) Requirements Management
13 9 (7.03%) Open Source
14 8 (6.25%) OWASP
14 8 (6.25%) Performance Testing
14 8 (6.25%) Secure Coding
15 7 (5.47%) Load Testing
15 7 (5.47%) TDD
15 7 (5.47%) UML
Programming Languages
1 41 (32.03%) Java
2 19 (14.84%) Python
3 17 (13.28%) C
4 15 (11.72%) SQL
5 11 (8.59%) Go
6 6 (4.69%) JCL
6 6 (4.69%) Scala
7 4 (3.13%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.34%) Groovy
8 3 (2.34%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.34%) Perl
8 3 (2.34%) PHP
8 3 (2.34%) Ruby
9 2 (1.56%) C++
9 2 (1.56%) Korn
9 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
9 2 (1.56%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 40 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 38 (29.69%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.47%) CISSP
4 5 (3.91%) BPSS Clearance
4 5 (3.91%) CEH
4 5 (3.91%) CREST Certified
4 5 (3.91%) ISEB
5 2 (1.56%) CISM
5 2 (1.56%) Degree
5 2 (1.56%) GIAC
6 1 (0.78%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.69%) Data Quality
2 4 (3.13%) QA
3 3 (2.34%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (10.16%) Oracle RAC
2 10 (7.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.69%) Docker
4 3 (2.34%) Xen
5 2 (1.56%) HDFS
5 2 (1.56%) iptables
5 2 (1.56%) NFS
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (1.56%) vSphere
6 1 (0.78%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) pfSense
6 1 (0.78%) Snort
6 1 (0.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 25 (19.53%) Ansible
2 20 (15.63%) Terraform
3 15 (11.72%) Puppet
4 7 (5.47%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.69%) Control-M
5 6 (4.69%) Rundeck
6 4 (3.13%) Kibana
6 4 (3.13%) Marathon
6 4 (3.13%) Mesos
7 3 (2.34%) HAProxy
7 3 (2.34%) logstash
7 3 (2.34%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
8 2 (1.56%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.56%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.56%) Salt
9 1 (0.78%) Fluentd
9 1 (0.78%) Grafana
9 1 (0.78%) SCCM
9 1 (0.78%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (22.66%) Oracle
2 16 (12.50%) Informatica
2 16 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 14 (10.94%) VMware
4 13 (10.16%) Teradata
5 6 (4.69%) Cisco
5 6 (4.69%) HP
5 6 (4.69%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.91%) BMC
6 5 (3.91%) SaltStack
7 4 (3.13%) Microsoft
7 4 (3.13%) Remedy
7 4 (3.13%) Thunderhead
8 3 (2.34%) Google
8 3 (2.34%) Kofax
8 3 (2.34%) SAP
8 3 (2.34%) Siebel
9 2 (1.56%) Clearswift
9 2 (1.56%) Fujitsu
9 2 (1.56%) Hitachi
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