The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 14 28 25
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 68 35 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.51% 6.09% 6.44%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.20% 21.34% 23.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 10 17
Average daily rate
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£425 £300 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.66% -31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £274 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
Linux
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Hertfordshire region.

Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
178 164 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.90% 28.52% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 69 94
Average daily rate £355 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.41% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £138 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £438 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 39
Average hourly rate £15.29 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £90.00 £34.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Hertfordshire region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford +4 11 £425 +46.55% 7
Hemel Hempstead +5 10 £355 +29.09% 4
Rickmansworth - 5 £340 -
Stevenage -3 3 £510 - 1
St Albans -6 1 - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Royston - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 55 (50.93%) UNIX
2 41 (37.96%) SQL
2 41 (37.96%) Subversion
3 36 (33.33%) Oracle
4 34 (31.48%) Windows
5 33 (30.56%) Ant
6 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
6 30 (27.78%) Finance
7 29 (26.85%) Java
8 27 (25.00%) HTML
8 27 (25.00%) REST
9 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
10 25 (23.15%) CSS
10 25 (23.15%) Apache
10 25 (23.15%) Eclipse
11 23 (21.30%) SOAP
11 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (20.37%) XML
12 22 (20.37%) MySQL
13 21 (19.44%) Tomcat
13 21 (19.44%) Web Services
13 21 (19.44%) TDD
13 21 (19.44%) Maven
13 21 (19.44%) BDD
14 20 (18.52%) Perl
15 18 (16.67%) SAN
15 18 (16.67%) Ajax
15 18 (16.67%) Unit Testing
16 17 (15.74%) JSON
16 17 (15.74%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 25 (23.15%) Apache
2 21 (19.44%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.33%) lighttpd
3 9 (8.33%) Node.js
4 7 (6.48%) CMS
5 4 (3.70%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.78%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.78%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.78%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.78%) Adobe CQ
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (10.19%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.85%) MS Office
2 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.85%) Route 53
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
3 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.67%) SAN
2 12 (11.11%) Internet
3 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.48%) VPN
4 6 (5.56%) DNS
5 5 (4.63%) BIG-IP
6 4 (3.70%) L2TP
6 4 (3.70%) HTTP
6 4 (3.70%) ADSL
6 4 (3.70%) Firewall
7 3 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.78%) LTE
7 3 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (2.78%) LDAP
7 3 (2.78%) VRRP
7 3 (2.78%) MPLS
7 3 (2.78%) NetScaler
8 2 (1.85%) 4G
8 2 (1.85%) Radio Access Network
8 2 (1.85%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.37%) MySQL
2 17 (15.74%) Oracle Database
3 14 (12.96%) RDBMS
3 14 (12.96%) Relational Database
4 13 (12.04%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (7.41%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.70%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 41 (37.96%) Subversion
2 33 (30.56%) Ant
3 26 (24.07%) Git (software)
4 25 (23.15%) Eclipse
5 21 (19.44%) Maven
6 14 (12.96%) JUnit
7 11 (10.19%) IntelliJ
7 11 (10.19%) Mockito
8 10 (9.26%) Selenium
9 7 (6.48%) Grunt
10 5 (4.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.63%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.63%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.63%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.78%) JMeter
11 3 (2.78%) Log4j
12 1 (0.93%) JIRA
12 1 (0.93%) GDB
General
1 30 (27.78%) Finance
2 14 (12.96%) Marketing
3 7 (6.48%) Retail
4 6 (5.56%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.63%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.70%) Banking
7 3 (2.78%) Legal
7 3 (2.78%) Games
8 2 (1.85%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (35.19%) Developer
2 14 (12.96%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (10.19%) Architect
5 9 (8.33%) Backup Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) Senior Front-End Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.48%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.48%) Administrator
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.56%) Consultant
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.56%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.63%) Tester
9 4 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) HTML
1 27 (25.00%) REST
2 25 (23.15%) CSS
3 23 (21.30%) SOAP
4 22 (20.37%) XML
5 21 (19.44%) Web Services
6 18 (16.67%) Ajax
7 17 (15.74%) JSON
8 15 (13.89%) JSP
8 15 (13.89%) Spring
9 12 (11.11%) HTML5
9 12 (11.11%) CSS3
10 11 (10.19%) JDBC
11 9 (8.33%) Middleware
12 6 (5.56%) XSLT
13 4 (3.70%) jQuery
14 3 (2.78%) XMLBeans
14 3 (2.78%) Hibernate
14 3 (2.78%) JMS
14 3 (2.78%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.11%) Replication
2 11 (10.19%) Open Source
2 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.33%) IBM XIV
4 7 (6.48%) User Experience
5 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.78%) Online Games
7 3 (2.78%) Web 2.0
7 3 (2.78%) Clustering
8 2 (1.85%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.85%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.93%) Statistics
9 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.93%) UNIX
2 34 (31.48%) Windows
3 16 (14.81%) Solaris
4 14 (12.96%) HPUX
5 10 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.70%) AIX
9 3 (2.78%) VMS
9 3 (2.78%) FreeBSD
10 2 (1.85%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.85%) CentOS
10 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.44%) TDD
2 21 (19.44%) BDD
3 18 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 16 (14.81%) Scrum
5 15 (13.89%) OO
6 13 (12.04%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.11%) MVC
8 11 (10.19%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (10.19%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.33%) Project Management
9 9 (8.33%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.41%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.41%) Performance Testing
11 7 (6.48%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.48%) Web Design
12 6 (5.56%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.56%) Web Development
12 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.63%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 41 (37.96%) SQL
2 30 (27.78%) JavaScript
3 29 (26.85%) Java
4 20 (18.52%) Perl
5 11 (10.19%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.33%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.33%) C++
6 9 (8.33%) Bash Shell
7 7 (6.48%) C
7 7 (6.48%) Python
8 6 (5.56%) XPath
9 4 (3.70%) Ruby
9 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
10 2 (1.85%) C#
10 2 (1.85%) Korn
11 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.93%) VBScript
11 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.41%) Degree
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.78%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.85%) CCNP
4 2 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.85%) CCSE
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) MCDBA
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.41%) vSphere
3 4 (3.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.70%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.78%) Xen
4 3 (2.78%) NFS
4 3 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.78%) vCloud
4 3 (2.78%) FreeRADIUS
5 2 (1.85%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.26%) Puppet
2 9 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 9 (8.33%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.48%) SCOM
4 5 (4.63%) Nagios
5 3 (2.78%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (2.78%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.78%) Vagrant
6 2 (1.85%) SCCM
7 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 36 (33.33%) Oracle
2 15 (13.89%) VMware
3 12 (11.11%) IBM
4 11 (10.19%) F5
5 9 (8.33%) Brocade
5 9 (8.33%) Microsoft
6 6 (5.56%) Cisco
7 5 (4.63%) HP
7 5 (4.63%) Dell
8 4 (3.70%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.70%) Citrix
9 3 (2.78%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.78%) McAfee
9 3 (2.78%) Interwoven
9 3 (2.78%) NetApp
9 3 (2.78%) BMC
9 3 (2.78%) JDA
9 3 (2.78%) EMC
9 3 (2.78%) Sun
9 3 (2.78%) ServiceNow