Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West 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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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 > West Wales
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 25 23 9
Rank change year-on-year -2 -14 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 16 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 3.28% 14.16% 22.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.05% 80.00% 65.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 21
West Wales median daily rate £513 £463 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -11.90% +20.00%
10th Percentile £456 £424 £456
90th Percentile £549 £553 £638
Wales median daily rate £425 £435 £475
% change year-on-year -2.30% -8.42% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Wales median hourly rate - £10.00 -
Wales median hourly rate - £10.00 -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in West Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 21 20 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 17.21% 17.70% 33.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 14 26
West Wales median daily rate £500 £450 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -13.46% +34.19%
10th Percentile £228 £348 £406
90th Percentile £548 £543 £631
Wales median daily rate £393 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +12.14% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 4
West Wales median hourly rate £11.25 £10.00 £11.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -12.09% -12.16%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £10.04
90th Percentile £12.45 £10.00 £13.34
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £13.00 £12.63
% change year-on-year -5.19% +2.97% +8.84%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in West Wales

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in West Wales

Linux
Contract Job Locations in West 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 West Wales region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
Swansea -1 4 £513 +10.81% 7
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 2 (50.00%) ClearQuest
3 2 (50.00%) Maven
3 2 (50.00%) WebLogic
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) ClearCase
3 2 (50.00%) IBM
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 2 (50.00%) Sonatype
3 2 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (50.00%) Artifactory
4 1 (25.00%) Runbook
4 1 (25.00%) Server Management
4 1 (25.00%) Ansible
4 1 (25.00%) Docker
4 1 (25.00%) logstash
4 1 (25.00%) Kibana
4 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (25.00%) Terraform
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in West 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 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) OpenVPN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Artifactory
2 2 (50.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (50.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Maven
2 2 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Configuration Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (25.00%) VCL
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
3 1 (25.00%) Build Automation
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (25.00%) Open Source
3 1 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 1 (25.00%) Runbook
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 1 (25.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Ansible
1 1 (25.00%) Kibana
1 1 (25.00%) Kubernetes
1 1 (25.00%) logstash
1 1 (25.00%) Puppet
1 1 (25.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Sonatype
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat