Period
to 21 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 21 July 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 89 97
Rank change year-on-year +9 +8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 15 9 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 1.13% 0.74% 0.86%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 0.75% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 5
Wales median daily rate £450 £485 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% -3.00% +42.86%
10th Percentile £290 £403 £409
90th Percentile £600 £520 £533
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Wales. 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
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1277 1197 1569
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.45% 97.95% 96.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 879 778 1003
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £210 £188
90th Percentile £538 £525 £488
UK median daily rate £427 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +0.47% +6.25% +1.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 83 84
Wales median hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.67% +11.11% -10.00%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.15 £10.08
90th Percentile £77.50 £67.70 £21.93
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% +8.57% +2.94%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Wales

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Wales

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Wales over the 6 months to 21 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Wales

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux Engineer in Wales

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the Wales region over the 6 months to 21 July 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
West Wales -12 7 £550 +5.77%
South Wales +10 5 £450 +7.46% 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 Wales region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 6 (40.00%) C
4 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (40.00%) Ansible
4 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (40.00%) Terraform
5 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
5 4 (26.67%) Puppet
5 4 (26.67%) SLA
6 3 (20.00%) SNMP
6 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (20.00%) VoIP
6 3 (20.00%) UML
6 3 (20.00%) Requirements Management
6 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
6 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (20.00%) GCC
7 2 (13.33%) Splunk
7 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (6.67%) Confluence
2 1 (6.67%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (40.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) SNMP
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 3 (20.00%) GCC
2 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Ant
3 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
3 1 (6.67%) CA Gen
3 1 (6.67%) ClearCase
3 1 (6.67%) ClearQuest
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (6.67%) Sonatype Nexus
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Debian
4 1 (6.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 4 (26.67%) DevOps
2 4 (26.67%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (20.00%) Requirements Management
3 3 (20.00%) UML
4 2 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.67%) Open Source
5 1 (6.67%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) C
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Ansible
1 6 (40.00%) Terraform
2 4 (26.67%) Puppet
3 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
1 2 (13.33%) Splunk
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian
2 1 (6.67%) CA
2 1 (6.67%) Sonatype