The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 3 months to 23 April 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
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 15 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.16% - 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.24% - 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 0 2
Median daily rate £450 - £513
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 - £503
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 - £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £355
% change year-on-year +6.25% +12.67%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +0.57% +8.75%  

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 671 640 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 96.41% 98.01% 96.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 418 436
Median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 49 42
Median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.84% +4.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.50 £17.57
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.28 £16.70
% change year-on-year -4.24% +9.43%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

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 3 months to 23 April 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 3 months to 23 April 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
West Wales - 7 £550 -
South Wales - 5 £450 -
Linux Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
3 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
4 14 (50.00%) C
4 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 11 (39.29%) Web Services
5 11 (39.29%) Ansible
5 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
5 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
6 10 (35.71%) Requirements Management
6 10 (35.71%) GCC
6 10 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
6 10 (35.71%) VoIP
6 10 (35.71%) SNMP
6 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
6 10 (35.71%) Terraform
7 8 (28.57%) UML
8 7 (25.00%) DevOps
9 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (21.43%) Puppet
9 6 (21.43%) SLA
10 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
10 5 (17.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (10.71%) Debian
11 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
11 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
12 2 (7.14%) MongoDB

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) Apache Solr
2 1 (3.57%) Confluence
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 11 (39.29%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (35.71%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) SNMP
1 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
1 10 (35.71%) VoIP
2 2 (7.14%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (39.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (35.71%) Eclipse
2 10 (35.71%) GCC
3 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.57%) Ant
4 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
4 1 (3.57%) CA Gen
4 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
4 1 (3.57%) ClearQuest
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
4 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (39.29%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Linux
2 5 (17.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Debian
4 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 10 (35.71%) Requirements Management
3 8 (28.57%) UML
4 7 (25.00%) DevOps
5 5 (17.86%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (7.14%) ITIL
7 2 (7.14%) Open Source
8 1 (3.57%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.57%) Kanban
8 1 (3.57%) Scrum
8 1 (3.57%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) C
2 2 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 2 (7.14%) Java
2 2 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 23 (82.14%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (21.43%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (39.29%) Ansible
2 10 (35.71%) Terraform
3 6 (21.43%) Puppet
4 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
2 2 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
3 1 (3.57%) CA
3 1 (3.57%) Sonatype