The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hemel Hempstead region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 5 20
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +15
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 8.51% 12.00% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 46.15% 10.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £513 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hemel Hempstead region.

Operating Systems Category
Hemel Hempstead
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
25 13 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hemel Hempstead 26.60% 26.00% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 2
Average daily rate £350 £500 £170
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +194.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £11.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.73% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Hemel Hempstead region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Hemel Hempstead region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Hemel Hempstead

Linux
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) HPUX
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
1 8 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 8 (100.00%) Backup Exec
1 8 (100.00%) Brocade
1 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) IBM XIV
2 7 (87.50%) Project Planning
3 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
4 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
5 2 (25.00%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hemel Hempstead by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hemel Hempstead region citing Linux also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Linux. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 6 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) HTTP
General
1 5 (62.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Backup Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (100.00%) IBM XIV
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Project Planning
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 8 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (100.00%) NetBackup
1 8 (100.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) IBM
1 8 (100.00%) Brocade
2 2 (25.00%) HP