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 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 27 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -5 0  
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 29 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 5.45% 6.13% 8.39%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.17% 20.28% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 24 38
Median daily rate £288 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.59% +8.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £223 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £493 £433
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 137 143 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.75% 30.23% 23.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 85 93
Median daily rate £325 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £122 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 15 12
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.75 £12.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% +2.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.88 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.70 £20.40 £15.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year -8.82% +4.93%  

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 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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 +7 25 £218 -50.28% 1
Caerphilly -4 2 £435 - 1
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (40.00%) DevOps
2 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (30.00%) Ansible
4 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
5 21 (26.25%) Puppet
5 21 (26.25%) Java
6 19 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
6 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
6 19 (23.75%) Terraform
7 18 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
8 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
9 16 (20.00%) HTTP
10 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
11 14 (17.50%) ITIL
11 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
11 14 (17.50%) MongoDB
11 14 (17.50%) Git (software)
12 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
12 13 (16.25%) Microservices
12 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
12 13 (16.25%) AWS CloudFormation
12 13 (16.25%) Windows
12 13 (16.25%) Oracle
12 13 (16.25%) Red Hat
13 12 (15.00%) Apache
13 12 (15.00%) Kafka
14 11 (13.75%) REST
14 11 (13.75%) DNS
15 10 (12.50%) Spring

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 12 (15.00%) Apache
2 6 (7.50%) Confluence
2 6 (7.50%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Solr
3 3 (3.75%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.75%) IIS
3 3 (3.75%) Jetty
3 3 (3.75%) Mongrel
3 3 (3.75%) nginx
3 3 (3.75%) Tomcat
3 3 (3.75%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.50%) Tornado
5 1 (1.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.25%) PowerExchange
5 1 (1.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (23.75%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (7.50%) Amazon S3
4 3 (3.75%) Google App Engine
4 3 (3.75%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (2.50%) GitHub
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.25%) Route 53
6 1 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.00%) HTTP
2 15 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.75%) DNS
4 8 (10.00%) Firewall
5 5 (6.25%) SSL
5 5 (6.25%) VoIP
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco IOS
6 4 (5.00%) DSL
6 4 (5.00%) Internet
6 4 (5.00%) SNMP
6 4 (5.00%) tcpdump
7 3 (3.75%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (3.75%) DHCP
7 3 (3.75%) FTP
7 3 (3.75%) IPsec
8 2 (2.50%) LDAP
8 2 (2.50%) SSH
9 1 (1.25%) IPv6
9 1 (1.25%) SAN
9 1 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.50%) MongoDB
2 8 (10.00%) Relational Database
3 6 (7.50%) Neo4j
4 5 (6.25%) Big Data
4 5 (6.25%) HBase
5 4 (5.00%) Hadoop
5 4 (5.00%) MySQL
5 4 (5.00%) PowerCenter
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Database
7 2 (2.50%) Apache Hive
7 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.50%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.50%) SQLite
8 1 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.25%) Impala
8 1 (1.25%) Pentaho
8 1 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 17 (21.25%) Jenkins
2 14 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.50%) Ant
3 6 (7.50%) Cucumber
3 6 (7.50%) JIRA
3 6 (7.50%) Maven
4 5 (6.25%) Hudson
5 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.00%) GCC
5 4 (5.00%) Vagrant
6 3 (3.75%) Subversion
6 3 (3.75%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.50%) Gradle
7 2 (2.50%) NuGet
8 1 (1.25%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.25%) Selenium
8 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (13.75%) Developer
2 11 (13.75%) Software Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) Cloud Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) Java Developer
3 7 (8.75%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) 1st Line Technical Support
5 4 (5.00%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Senior Software Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Technical Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) Technical Support
5 4 (5.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 4 (5.00%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (15.00%) Kafka
2 11 (13.75%) REST
3 10 (12.50%) Dropwizard
3 10 (12.50%) Spring
3 10 (12.50%) Web Services
4 9 (11.25%) JSON
5 7 (8.75%) Hibernate
6 6 (7.50%) HTML
6 6 (7.50%) JAX-RS
6 6 (7.50%) RESTful
6 6 (7.50%) Spring Boot
7 5 (6.25%) iXBRL
7 5 (6.25%) Java EE
8 4 (5.00%) J2EE
8 4 (5.00%) Middleware
8 4 (5.00%) OpenGL
9 3 (3.75%) .NET
9 3 (3.75%) Servlets
10 2 (2.50%) LAMP
10 2 (2.50%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (10.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.00%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.50%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.50%) Life Science
5 1 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.25%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 13 (16.25%) Windows
3 10 (12.50%) AIX
4 8 (10.00%) Unix
5 6 (7.50%) Mac OS X
6 5 (6.25%) Debian
7 1 (1.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (40.00%) DevOps
2 26 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (21.25%) Software Engineering
4 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
4 14 (17.50%) ITIL
5 13 (16.25%) Continuous Integration
5 13 (16.25%) Microservices
6 10 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
6 10 (12.50%) Continuous Deployment
7 8 (10.00%) Scrum
8 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
9 6 (7.50%) Server Hardening
10 5 (6.25%) Data Centre Operations
10 5 (6.25%) Open Source
10 5 (6.25%) Responsive Web Design
10 5 (6.25%) Web Design
11 4 (5.00%) Change Control
11 4 (5.00%) CQRS
11 4 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 4 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (26.25%) Java
2 8 (10.00%) C
3 7 (8.75%) SQL
4 6 (7.50%) JCL
4 6 (7.50%) Python
5 5 (6.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.25%) Perl
5 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
6 4 (5.00%) Go
7 3 (3.75%) C++
8 2 (2.50%) Korn
8 2 (2.50%) PHP
8 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.25%) Scala
Qualifications
1 22 (27.50%) Security Cleared
2 19 (23.75%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.00%) CCNA
3 4 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (3.75%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) Def Stans
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.25%) MISRA
3 1 (1.25%) MISRA C
System Software
1 6 (7.50%) Docker
1 6 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (5.00%) iptables
3 3 (3.75%) Xen
4 2 (2.50%) Apache Flume
4 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) NFS
5 1 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.25%) pfSense
5 1 (1.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 24 (30.00%) Ansible
2 21 (26.25%) Puppet
3 19 (23.75%) Terraform
4 8 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (7.50%) Control-M
5 6 (7.50%) Rundeck
6 4 (5.00%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (5.00%) Marathon
6 4 (5.00%) Mesos
6 4 (5.00%) Tivoli
6 4 (5.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (3.75%) Nagios
7 3 (3.75%) Salt
8 2 (2.50%) Kibana
9 1 (1.25%) Fluentd
9 1 (1.25%) Grafana
9 1 (1.25%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 13 (16.25%) Oracle
1 13 (16.25%) Red Hat
2 10 (12.50%) VMware
3 9 (11.25%) Cisco
4 8 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (7.50%) Micro Focus
6 5 (6.25%) BMC
6 5 (6.25%) Informatica
6 5 (6.25%) Remedy
6 5 (6.25%) Splunk
7 4 (5.00%) Citrix
7 4 (5.00%) Cloudera
7 4 (5.00%) Green Hills
7 4 (5.00%) HP
7 4 (5.00%) Intel
7 4 (5.00%) Juniper
7 4 (5.00%) Thunderhead
8 3 (3.75%) Brocade
8 3 (3.75%) Google
8 3 (3.75%) Kofax
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