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 3 months to 26 April 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
Wales / West Wales
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 17
Rank change year-on-year +3 +10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 29 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 46.03% 12.50% 7.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 93.55% 55.56% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 3 4
Median daily rate £494 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +2.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £480 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £520 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £10.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.23% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £42.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -7.73% +13.51%  

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 West Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
West Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 31 9 24
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 49.21% 22.50% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 6 9
Median daily rate £500 £275 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +81.81% -29.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £100 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £10.00 £16.00 £13.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +22.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.06% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in West Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West 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 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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

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

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 months to 26 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
Swansea +4 28 £494 -1.25% 2
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 West Wales region with a requirement for Linux.

1 42 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (81.63%) SC Cleared
2 40 (81.63%) Amazon AWS
3 37 (75.51%) Web Services
4 36 (73.47%) Ansible
5 34 (69.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 34 (69.39%) Terraform
6 21 (42.86%) SLA
7 17 (34.69%) DevOps
8 13 (26.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
10 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.29%) Unix
11 7 (14.29%) Windows
11 7 (14.29%) Puppet
12 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (10.20%) Network Security
13 5 (10.20%) VoIP
13 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
13 5 (10.20%) Cisco
13 5 (10.20%) Debian
13 5 (10.20%) VMware
13 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (8.16%) Snort
14 4 (8.16%) Java
14 4 (8.16%) Perl
14 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
14 4 (8.16%) Web Operations
14 4 (8.16%) Docker

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 5 (10.20%) WebLogic
2 3 (6.12%) Confluence
3 1 (2.04%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 40 (81.63%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (69.39%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (10.20%) Network Security
1 5 (10.20%) VoIP
2 4 (8.16%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (6.12%) VPN
4 1 (2.04%) DHCP
4 1 (2.04%) DNS
4 1 (2.04%) Firewall
4 1 (2.04%) Internet
4 1 (2.04%) IPsec
4 1 (2.04%) IPv6
4 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.04%) RTP
4 1 (2.04%) SNMP
4 1 (2.04%) SSH
4 1 (2.04%) SSL
4 1 (2.04%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MariaDB
1 1 (2.04%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 12 (24.49%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.12%) Ant
2 3 (6.12%) Bitbucket
2 3 (6.12%) CA Gen
2 3 (6.12%) ClearQuest
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.12%) JIRA
2 3 (6.12%) Maven
2 3 (6.12%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (4.08%) ClearCase
3 2 (4.08%) Cucumber
3 2 (4.08%) JBehave
3 2 (4.08%) JUnit
3 2 (4.08%) Selenium
4 1 (2.04%) Hudson
4 1 (2.04%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.04%) Advertising
1 1 (2.04%) Back Office
1 1 (2.04%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 29 (59.18%) Cloud Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) AWS Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (16.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (12.24%) AWS DevOps
6 3 (6.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (6.12%) Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (6.12%) Network Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Network Security Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Network Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Release Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Security Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (75.51%) Web Services
2 2 (4.08%) CSS
2 2 (4.08%) Dropwizard
2 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 2 (4.08%) JSON
2 2 (4.08%) XML
3 1 (2.04%) Node.js
3 1 (2.04%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.29%) Unix
1 7 (14.29%) Windows
2 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Debian
4 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.04%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.69%) DevOps
2 13 (26.53%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (8.16%) Web Operations
5 3 (6.12%) Configuration Management
5 3 (6.12%) Open Source
5 3 (6.12%) Scrum
6 2 (4.08%) Automated Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Software Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.08%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.04%) ITIL
7 1 (2.04%) ITSM
7 1 (2.04%) Kanban
7 1 (2.04%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) Java
1 4 (8.16%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) SQL
3 1 (2.04%) Go
3 1 (2.04%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.04%) Python
3 1 (2.04%) Ruby
3 1 (2.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 42 (85.71%) Security Cleared
2 40 (81.63%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (42.86%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) Docker
1 4 (8.16%) pfSense
1 4 (8.16%) Snort
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.04%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 36 (73.47%) Ansible
2 34 (69.39%) Terraform
3 7 (14.29%) Puppet
4 3 (6.12%) HAProxy
5 2 (4.08%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (2.04%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.04%) Nagios
6 1 (2.04%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 3 (6.12%) Atlassian
3 3 (6.12%) CA
3 3 (6.12%) Sonatype
3 3 (6.12%) Vyatta
4 1 (2.04%) BMC
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.04%) SaltStack
4 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow