Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 5 3 11
Rank change year-on-year -2 +8 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 16 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Wales 38.14% 21.33% 10.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 88.10% 61.54% 50.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 18
West Wales median daily rate £475 £520 £444
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +17.18% +10.94%
10th Percentile £423 £451 £338
90th Percentile £585 £621 £541
Wales median daily rate £438 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +12.90% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
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 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 42 26 58
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Wales 43.30% 34.67% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 16 30
West Wales median daily rate £475 £520 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.65% +30.00% -
10th Percentile £325 £248 £294
90th Percentile £575 £594 £513
Wales median daily rate £360 £370 £353
% change year-on-year -2.70% +4.96% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
West Wales median hourly rate £10.00 £13.63 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.61% +0.93% +20.00%
Wales median hourly rate £14.50 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +11.54% - -8.77%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in West Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in West Wales over the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 months to 25 July 2017. 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 36 £475 -8.65% 2
Linux
Wales

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 30 (81.08%) Security Cleared
1 30 (81.08%) SC Cleared
2 29 (78.38%) Amazon AWS
3 26 (70.27%) Ansible
3 26 (70.27%) Web Services
4 24 (64.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 24 (64.86%) Terraform
5 13 (35.14%) DevOps
5 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
6 12 (32.43%) SLA
7 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
7 9 (24.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 8 (21.62%) Puppet
8 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (18.92%) Windows
10 6 (16.22%) Unix
10 6 (16.22%) Debian
11 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (13.51%) VMware
11 5 (13.51%) WebLogic
11 5 (13.51%) Web Operations
12 4 (10.81%) Perl
12 4 (10.81%) Cisco
12 4 (10.81%) VoIP
12 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
12 4 (10.81%) Snort
12 4 (10.81%) Network Security
12 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (10.81%) pfSense
13 3 (8.11%) HAProxy

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 (13.51%) WebLogic
2 3 (8.11%) Confluence
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (2.70%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (78.38%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (64.86%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (5.41%) BrowserStack
3 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (10.81%) Network Security
1 4 (10.81%) VoIP
2 3 (8.11%) VPN
3 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) DNS
4 1 (2.70%) Internet
4 1 (2.70%) IPv6
4 1 (2.70%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.70%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (8.11%) Ant
2 3 (8.11%) Bitbucket
2 3 (8.11%) CA Gen
2 3 (8.11%) ClearQuest
2 3 (8.11%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.11%) JIRA
2 3 (8.11%) Maven
2 3 (8.11%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (5.41%) ClearCase
3 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (5.41%) JBehave
3 2 (5.41%) JUnit
3 2 (5.41%) Selenium
4 1 (2.70%) Hudson
4 1 (2.70%) TestDirector
4 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
4 1 (2.70%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (2.70%) Back Office
1 1 (2.70%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 22 (59.46%) Cloud Engineer
2 7 (18.92%) Linux Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) AWS DevOps
4 3 (8.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Build and Release Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Build Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Security Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Network Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Release Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared Java Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) SCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (70.27%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) CSS
2 2 (5.41%) Dropwizard
2 2 (5.41%) HTML
2 2 (5.41%) JSON
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (21.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (18.92%) Windows
3 6 (16.22%) Debian
3 6 (16.22%) Unix
4 2 (5.41%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.70%) AIX
5 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) DevOps
2 9 (24.32%) Digital Transformation Programme
3 5 (13.51%) Web Operations
4 4 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.11%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.11%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (8.11%) Scrum
6 2 (5.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (5.41%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.41%) Open Source
6 2 (5.41%) Software Delivery
6 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.41%) Test Automation
6 2 (5.41%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (2.70%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (2.70%) Defect Management
7 1 (2.70%) High Availability
7 1 (2.70%) Kanban
7 1 (2.70%) Line Management
7 1 (2.70%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Perl
2 3 (8.11%) Java
3 2 (5.41%) SQL
4 1 (2.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 30 (81.08%) SC Cleared
1 30 (81.08%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (32.43%) SLA
2 2 (5.41%) QA
System Software
1 5 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.81%) pfSense
2 4 (10.81%) Snort
3 2 (5.41%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (70.27%) Ansible
2 24 (64.86%) Terraform
3 8 (21.62%) Puppet
4 3 (8.11%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.70%) SCCM
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (24.32%) Red Hat
2 5 (13.51%) VMware
3 4 (10.81%) Cisco
4 3 (8.11%) Atlassian
4 3 (8.11%) CA
4 3 (8.11%) Sonatype
4 3 (8.11%) Vyatta
5 2 (5.41%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.70%) Apple
6 1 (2.70%) BMC
6 1 (2.70%) IBM
6 1 (2.70%) McAfee
6 1 (2.70%) SaltStack
6 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.70%) Veritas