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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 21 12 19
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +7
Contract jobs citing Linux 64 45 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.51% 9.36% 7.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.68% 33.83% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 15 24
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£405 £345 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -18.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £269 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £437
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £38.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -
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
202 133 254
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.71% 27.65% 25.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 48 77
Average daily rate £340 £288 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.26% -32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £140 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 17 32
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.55 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.52% -16.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -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 30 September 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 30 September 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hemel Hempstead -12 8 £350 -12.50% 1
Rickmansworth - 8 £340 -
Watford -6 6 £213 -26.72% 7
St Albans 0 2 £450 -
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 2
Borehamwood - - - -
Hitchin - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 53 (52.48%) SQL
2 51 (50.50%) UNIX
3 38 (37.62%) Java
3 38 (37.62%) Subversion
4 32 (31.68%) Windows
5 30 (29.70%) Ant
6 29 (28.71%) JavaScript
6 29 (28.71%) Finance
7 26 (25.74%) HTML
8 25 (24.75%) MySQL
8 25 (24.75%) Oracle
9 24 (23.76%) Apache
10 23 (22.77%) Eclipse
10 23 (22.77%) Perl
10 23 (22.77%) CSS
10 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
11 22 (21.78%) XML
11 22 (21.78%) SAN
12 21 (20.79%) Web Services
12 21 (20.79%) REST
13 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
13 20 (19.80%) Maven
14 19 (18.81%) SOAP
14 19 (18.81%) Tomcat
15 18 (17.82%) Ajax
15 18 (17.82%) Spring
16 17 (16.83%) TDD
16 17 (16.83%) Internet
16 17 (16.83%) BDD
17 16 (15.84%) IBM

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 24 (23.76%) Apache
2 19 (18.81%) Tomcat
3 12 (11.88%) CMS
4 8 (7.92%) Node.js
4 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
5 7 (6.93%) lighttpd
6 6 (5.94%) MQSeries
7 5 (4.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (4.95%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (3.96%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.97%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.99%) Confluence
10 1 (0.99%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.99%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (10.89%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.99%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.99%) PaaS
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
2 1 (0.99%) GitHub
2 1 (0.99%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.78%) SAN
2 17 (16.83%) Internet
3 11 (10.89%) HTTP
4 9 (8.91%) DNS
5 8 (7.92%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.93%) DHCP
7 5 (4.95%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (4.95%) Firewall
8 4 (3.96%) L2TP
8 4 (3.96%) NAS
8 4 (3.96%) ADSL
8 4 (3.96%) VPN
9 3 (2.97%) SNMP
9 3 (2.97%) LAN
9 3 (2.97%) Ethernet
9 3 (2.97%) WAN
9 3 (2.97%) VRRP
9 3 (2.97%) Network Security
10 2 (1.98%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.98%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (24.75%) MySQL
2 15 (14.85%) Oracle Database
3 13 (12.87%) Relational Database
3 13 (12.87%) RDBMS
3 13 (12.87%) NoSQL
4 10 (9.90%) SQL Server
5 9 (8.91%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (7.92%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2012
7 5 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (3.96%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (2.97%) JasperReports
9 3 (2.97%) Crystal Reports
10 2 (1.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (1.98%) Sybase ASE
10 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (1.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 38 (37.62%) Subversion
2 30 (29.70%) Ant
3 23 (22.77%) Eclipse
3 23 (22.77%) Git (software)
4 20 (19.80%) Maven
5 15 (14.85%) JUnit
6 10 (9.90%) Selenium
7 9 (8.91%) IntelliJ
7 9 (8.91%) Mockito
8 6 (5.94%) Log4j
8 6 (5.94%) Jenkins
8 6 (5.94%) Grunt
9 5 (4.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (3.96%) SoapUI
10 4 (3.96%) WebDriver
11 3 (2.97%) JMeter
12 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 1 (0.99%) JIRA
12 1 (0.99%) GDB
12 1 (0.99%) Yeoman
General
1 29 (28.71%) Finance
2 12 (11.88%) Marketing
3 8 (7.92%) Retail
3 8 (7.92%) Manufacturing
4 5 (4.95%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.98%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.98%) Banking
6 1 (0.99%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 35 (34.65%) Developer
2 18 (17.82%) Java Developer
3 10 (9.90%) Administrator
4 9 (8.91%) Backup Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (6.93%) Architect
6 7 (6.93%) Consultant
6 7 (6.93%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.94%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.94%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Front-End Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Senior Developer
8 5 (4.95%) Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Software Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Tester
9 4 (3.96%) Network Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.74%) HTML
2 23 (22.77%) CSS
3 22 (21.78%) XML
4 21 (20.79%) Web Services
4 21 (20.79%) REST
5 19 (18.81%) SOAP
6 18 (17.82%) Ajax
6 18 (17.82%) Spring
7 16 (15.84%) JSON
8 13 (12.87%) JSP
9 10 (9.90%) JDBC
10 9 (8.91%) J2EE
10 9 (8.91%) XSLT
10 9 (8.91%) CSS3
10 9 (8.91%) HTML5
11 8 (7.92%) Hibernate
12 6 (5.94%) XMLBeans
12 6 (5.94%) Middleware
12 6 (5.94%) JMS
12 6 (5.94%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.88%) Replication
2 9 (8.91%) Open Source
2 9 (8.91%) IBM XIV
3 7 (6.93%) User Experience
3 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.94%) Web 2.0
5 4 (3.96%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.97%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.98%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.98%) Device Driver
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.99%) Clustering
8 1 (0.99%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.99%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.99%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 51 (50.50%) UNIX
2 32 (31.68%) Windows
3 15 (14.85%) HPUX
4 13 (12.87%) Solaris
5 4 (3.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (2.97%) AIX
7 2 (1.98%) Windows 7
7 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.99%) Android
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (0.99%) FreeBSD
8 1 (0.99%) Windows XP
8 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (16.83%) TDD
2 17 (16.83%) BDD
3 14 (13.86%) Scrum
3 14 (13.86%) Unit Testing
3 14 (13.86%) OO
4 12 (11.88%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (9.90%) Waterfall
5 10 (9.90%) MVC
6 8 (7.92%) E-Commerce
6 8 (7.92%) Performance Testing
6 8 (7.92%) Test Automation
7 7 (6.93%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (6.93%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (6.93%) Project Planning
8 6 (5.94%) Content Management
8 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.95%) ITIL
9 5 (4.95%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.95%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (52.48%) SQL
2 38 (37.62%) Java
3 29 (28.71%) JavaScript
4 23 (22.77%) Perl
5 12 (11.88%) Bash Shell
6 9 (8.91%) XPath
6 9 (8.91%) Python
6 9 (8.91%) C
7 7 (6.93%) C++
7 7 (6.93%) PL/SQL
8 6 (5.94%) PowerShell
9 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.95%) VB
10 3 (2.97%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.98%) Ruby
12 1 (0.99%) VC++
12 1 (0.99%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.99%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.92%) Degree
3 5 (4.95%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.98%) CCSE
4 2 (1.98%) CCNP
4 2 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.99%) MCITP
5 1 (0.99%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.98%) QA
1 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.99%) JTAG
System Software
1 11 (10.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.97%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (2.97%) Xen
4 2 (1.98%) ISA Server
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle RMAN
4 2 (1.98%) XenServer
4 2 (1.98%) vSphere
5 1 (0.99%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 9 (8.91%) NetBackup
1 9 (8.91%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.97%) Nagios
2 3 (2.97%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (2.97%) Puppet
2 3 (2.97%) Vagrant
2 3 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.97%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
Vendors
1 25 (24.75%) Oracle
2 16 (15.84%) IBM
3 13 (12.87%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.90%) F5
5 9 (8.91%) Brocade
5 9 (8.91%) VMware
6 6 (5.94%) HP
6 6 (5.94%) Interwoven
7 5 (4.95%) Sun
7 5 (4.95%) Sybase
8 4 (3.96%) CommVault
8 4 (3.96%) NetApp
8 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.96%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.96%) WatchGuard
9 3 (2.97%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.97%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.97%) McAfee
9 3 (2.97%) Intel
10 2 (1.98%) Citrix
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Hertfordshire
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 25 days ago