Period
to 19 July 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 19 July 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 6 5 4
Rank change year-on-year -1 -1 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 9 39 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 14.52% 33.91% 24.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 47.37% 88.64% 65.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 28 13
West Wales median daily rate £533 £481 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.65% -7.45% +17.18%
10th Percentile £475 £423 £450
90th Percentile £574 £583 £617
Wales median daily rate £438 £450 £381
% change year-on-year -2.78% +18.03% +1.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
West Wales median hourly rate - £10.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -69.23% -
Wales median hourly rate - £10.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -50.00% -

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 19 44 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 30.65% 38.26% 37.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 32 17
West Wales median daily rate £500 £475 £520
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -8.65% +26.06%
10th Percentile £410 £325 £250
90th Percentile £563 £575 £594
Wales median daily rate £388 £370 £370
% change year-on-year +4.73% - +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
West Wales median hourly rate £11.25 £10.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -37.50% +17.43%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.00 £11.20
90th Percentile £12.49 £10.00 £30.30
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £14.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.54% -1.89%

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 19 July 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 -2 9 £533 +10.65% 7
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 July 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 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
2 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
3 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
3 7 (77.78%) ClearQuest
3 7 (77.78%) Maven
3 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
3 7 (77.78%) Unix
3 7 (77.78%) ClearCase
3 7 (77.78%) IBM
3 7 (77.78%) Artifactory
3 7 (77.78%) JIRA
3 7 (77.78%) Atlassian
3 7 (77.78%) Sonatype
3 7 (77.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 4 (44.44%) Migration
4 4 (44.44%) Open Source
5 2 (22.22%) VCL
5 2 (22.22%) DevOps
5 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
6 1 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (11.11%) Kibana
6 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
6 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
6 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (11.11%) Terraform
6 1 (11.11%) Ansible

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 7 (77.78%) WebLogic
2 1 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) OpenVPN
1 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 8 (88.89%) Git (software)
1 8 (88.89%) Jenkins
2 7 (77.78%) Artifactory
2 7 (77.78%) ClearCase
2 7 (77.78%) ClearQuest
2 7 (77.78%) JIRA
2 7 (77.78%) Maven
2 7 (77.78%) Sonatype Nexus
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Configuration Specialist
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) ClearCase Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) VCL
2 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Unix
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (11.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) Configuration Management
2 4 (44.44%) Migration
2 4 (44.44%) Open Source
3 2 (22.22%) Dependency Management
3 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 1 (11.11%) Build Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (11.11%) Defect Management
4 1 (11.11%) Deployment Automation
4 1 (11.11%) Process Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Runbook
4 1 (11.11%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 8 (88.89%) Perl
2 7 (77.78%) Shell Script
3 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
3 1 (11.11%) Python
3 1 (11.11%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 9 (100.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) Ansible
1 1 (11.11%) Kibana
1 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
1 1 (11.11%) logstash
1 1 (11.11%) Puppet
1 1 (11.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Atlassian
1 7 (77.78%) IBM
1 7 (77.78%) Sonatype
2 1 (11.11%) Red Hat