The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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
UK / Wales
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 17 15
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 40 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 6.45% 7.99% 9.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.16% 25.58% 42.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 32 53
Median daily rate £393 £431 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.98% +15.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £280 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £548 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 - -
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 Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 159 172 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.65% 31.22% 22.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 97 114
Median daily rate £344 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.71% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £127 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £520 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £345
% change year-on-year +3.44% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 17
Median hourly rate £13.00 £12.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +0.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £19.00 £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 Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 Wales

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Wales over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Wales

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Wales

Linux
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 within the 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
South Wales -5 29 £288 -24.59% 5
West Wales -7 7 £475 -8.65% 4
Mid Wales +1 2 £401 -
North Wales -3 1 £110 -
Linux
UK

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 Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 65 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 60 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 60 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 60 (44.44%) Ansible
3 53 (39.26%) DevOps
3 53 (39.26%) Terraform
4 45 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
4 45 (33.33%) Web Services
5 32 (23.70%) Puppet
6 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (22.96%) Jenkins
7 27 (20.00%) Java
8 25 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (17.78%) Software Engineering
10 22 (16.30%) Red Hat
10 22 (16.30%) Configuration Management
11 21 (15.56%) SLA
12 19 (14.07%) HTTP
12 19 (14.07%) Windows
13 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
13 17 (12.59%) Unix
13 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
14 16 (11.85%) VMware
14 16 (11.85%) MongoDB
15 15 (11.11%) Microservices
15 15 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
16 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
16 14 (10.37%) Kafka
16 14 (10.37%) ITIL
16 14 (10.37%) Continuous Integration

Linux
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 12 (8.89%) Apache
2 9 (6.67%) Confluence
3 6 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.96%) WebLogic
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Solr
5 3 (2.22%) Apache Spark
5 3 (2.22%) IIS
5 3 (2.22%) Jetty
5 3 (2.22%) Mongrel
5 3 (2.22%) nginx
5 3 (2.22%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.22%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.48%) Tornado
7 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.74%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 60 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 45 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
3 7 (5.19%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (5.19%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.22%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.22%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.48%) GitHub
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.74%) Office 365
6 1 (0.74%) Route 53
6 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) HTTP
2 17 (12.59%) TCP/IP
3 12 (8.89%) DNS
4 10 (7.41%) Firewall
5 9 (6.67%) VoIP
6 8 (5.93%) Cisco IOS
7 6 (4.44%) SSL
8 5 (3.70%) DSL
8 5 (3.70%) Internet
8 5 (3.70%) Network Security
9 4 (2.96%) DHCP
9 4 (2.96%) SNMP
9 4 (2.96%) tcpdump
9 4 (2.96%) VPN
10 3 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.22%) FTP
10 3 (2.22%) IPsec
11 2 (1.48%) IPv6
11 2 (1.48%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.85%) MongoDB
2 10 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 8 (5.93%) Neo4j
4 6 (4.44%) MySQL
5 5 (3.70%) Big Data
5 5 (3.70%) HBase
6 4 (2.96%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.96%) PowerCenter
6 4 (2.96%) SQL Server
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle Database
7 3 (2.22%) Redis
8 2 (1.48%) Apache Hive
8 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.48%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.48%) SQLite
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.74%) Impala
9 1 (0.74%) Pentaho
9 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (22.96%) Jenkins
2 17 (12.59%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.67%) Ant
3 9 (6.67%) JIRA
3 9 (6.67%) Maven
4 8 (5.93%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.44%) Hudson
6 5 (3.70%) Vagrant
7 4 (2.96%) Eclipse
7 4 (2.96%) GCC
7 4 (2.96%) Travis CI
8 3 (2.22%) Bitbucket
8 3 (2.22%) CA Gen
8 3 (2.22%) ClearQuest
8 3 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.22%) Subversion
9 2 (1.48%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.48%) Gradle
9 2 (1.48%) NuGet
10 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (5.19%) Finance
2 3 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.74%) Back Office
3 1 (0.74%) Front Office
3 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (25.93%) Cloud Engineer
2 32 (23.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (13.33%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
4 15 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 13 (9.63%) Developer
6 11 (8.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.67%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.19%) C Software Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) AWS DevOps
9 6 (4.44%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Network Engineer
9 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Senior Software Engineer
10 5 (3.70%) Technical Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) 1st Line Support
11 4 (2.96%) 1st Line Support Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) Technical Support
11 4 (2.96%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (2.96%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.33%) Web Services
2 14 (10.37%) Kafka
3 13 (9.63%) REST
4 12 (8.89%) Dropwizard
4 12 (8.89%) Spring
5 11 (8.15%) JSON
6 9 (6.67%) Hibernate
7 8 (5.93%) HTML
7 8 (5.93%) JAX-RS
7 8 (5.93%) RESTful
7 8 (5.93%) Spring Boot
8 7 (5.19%) iXBRL
9 5 (3.70%) J2EE
9 5 (3.70%) Java EE
10 4 (2.96%) .NET
10 4 (2.96%) Middleware
10 4 (2.96%) OpenGL
11 3 (2.22%) Servlets
12 2 (1.48%) LAMP
12 2 (1.48%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.37%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.93%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.96%) Device Driver
4 2 (1.48%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.48%) Life Science
5 1 (0.74%) Clustering
5 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (0.74%) EMC VNX
5 1 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.74%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 25 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 19 (14.07%) Windows
3 17 (12.59%) Unix
4 11 (8.15%) AIX
4 11 (8.15%) Debian
5 9 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 3 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (39.26%) DevOps
2 31 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (17.78%) Software Engineering
4 22 (16.30%) Configuration Management
5 15 (11.11%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 15 (11.11%) Microservices
6 14 (10.37%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (10.37%) ITIL
7 12 (8.89%) Continuous Delivery
7 12 (8.89%) Continuous Deployment
8 11 (8.15%) Scrum
9 10 (7.41%) Open Source
10 9 (6.67%) Test Automation
11 7 (5.19%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.19%) Web Design
11 7 (5.19%) Web Operations
12 6 (4.44%) Server Hardening
13 5 (3.70%) Data Centre Operations
14 4 (2.96%) API Design
14 4 (2.96%) CQRS
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.00%) Java
2 11 (8.15%) C
3 9 (6.67%) Perl
3 9 (6.67%) Python
4 8 (5.93%) SQL
5 6 (4.44%) Go
5 6 (4.44%) JCL
6 5 (3.70%) Bash Shell
6 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.96%) PHP
8 3 (2.22%) C++
8 3 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.48%) Korn
10 1 (0.74%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.74%) Scala
Qualifications
1 65 (48.15%) Security Cleared
2 60 (44.44%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.96%) CCNA
4 4 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.74%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (15.56%) SLA
2 4 (2.96%) Def Stans
3 2 (1.48%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.74%) MISRA
4 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
System Software
1 12 (8.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (6.67%) Docker
3 5 (3.70%) pfSense
3 5 (3.70%) Snort
4 4 (2.96%) iptables
5 3 (2.22%) Xen
6 2 (1.48%) Active Directory
6 2 (1.48%) Apache Flume
6 2 (1.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.48%) NFS
7 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (44.44%) Ansible
2 53 (39.26%) Terraform
3 32 (23.70%) Puppet
4 12 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (4.44%) Control-M
5 6 (4.44%) Rundeck
6 5 (3.70%) Tivoli
6 5 (3.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.96%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (2.96%) Marathon
7 4 (2.96%) Mesos
8 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.22%) Nagios
8 3 (2.22%) Salt
9 2 (1.48%) Kibana
10 1 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) Fluentd
10 1 (0.74%) Grafana
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Clustering
10 1 (0.74%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 22 (16.30%) Red Hat
2 16 (11.85%) VMware
3 13 (9.63%) Cisco
3 13 (9.63%) Oracle
4 10 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 6 (4.44%) BMC
5 6 (4.44%) Micro Focus
6 5 (3.70%) Informatica
6 5 (3.70%) Remedy
6 5 (3.70%) Splunk
7 4 (2.96%) Citrix
7 4 (2.96%) Cloudera
7 4 (2.96%) Green Hills
7 4 (2.96%) HP
7 4 (2.96%) Intel
7 4 (2.96%) Juniper
7 4 (2.96%) Thunderhead
8 3 (2.22%) Kofax
8 3 (2.22%) Sonatype
8 3 (2.22%) Vyatta
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