Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £488 per day in advertised job vacancies in Wales during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 95 102
Rank change year-on-year +4 +7 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 8 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.62% 1.05% 0.50%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 1.08% 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 5
Wales median daily rate £488 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% +5.63%
10th Percentile £471 £397 £331
90th Percentile £525 £486 £395
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +5.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Wales median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% +16.67% +7.14%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Wales
Contract vacancies in Wales with a recognized job title 1,236 1,386 1,350
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.81% 97.13% 96.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 961 973
Wales median daily rate £393 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £178 £181 £213
90th Percentile £550 £550 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 90 78
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -3.57% -1.75%
10th Percentile £10.16 £10.50 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.64 £57.75 £47.09
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +2.78% -5.26% +15.15%

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 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 23 January 2018. 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
South Wales -1 5 £488 +14.71% 1
Linux Engineer
UK

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 10 Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, 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 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
1 8 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
1 8 (100.00%) Terraform
2 5 (62.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 3 (37.50%) DevOps

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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 8 (100.00%) AWS CloudFormation
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Digital Transformation Programme
2 3 (37.50%) DevOps
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) Ansible
1 8 (100.00%) Terraform