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 21 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 24 27
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 72 36 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 9.52% 6.34% 6.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.50% 22.78% 23.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 10 12
Average daily rate
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£415 £300 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.33% -31.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £274 £425
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 £37.25 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+9.55% -5.55%
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
192 158 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.40% 27.82% 27.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 66 83
Average daily rate £350 £290 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.68% -31.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £133 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £438 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 16 38
Average hourly rate £15.29 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.43% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.05 £10.50 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.15 £34.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 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 21 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% 5
Hemel Hempstead 0 11 £355 +29.09% 4
Rickmansworth - 7 £333 - 1
Stevenage -2 4 £510 - 1
St Albans -3 1 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 1
Hitchin - - - - 2
Letchworth - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 21 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 54 (50.47%) UNIX
2 42 (39.25%) SQL
3 41 (38.32%) Subversion
4 36 (33.64%) Oracle
5 33 (30.84%) Ant
5 33 (30.84%) Windows
6 30 (28.04%) Java
6 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
6 30 (28.04%) Finance
7 27 (25.23%) HTML
7 27 (25.23%) REST
8 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
8 26 (24.30%) Apache
9 25 (23.36%) Eclipse
9 25 (23.36%) CSS
10 23 (21.50%) SOAP
10 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (20.56%) MySQL
11 22 (20.56%) XML
12 21 (19.63%) Web Services
12 21 (19.63%) Tomcat
12 21 (19.63%) TDD
12 21 (19.63%) Maven
12 21 (19.63%) BDD
13 20 (18.69%) Perl
14 18 (16.82%) SAN
14 18 (16.82%) Ajax
14 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
15 17 (15.89%) JSON
15 17 (15.89%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 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 26 (24.30%) Apache
2 21 (19.63%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.41%) lighttpd
3 9 (8.41%) Node.js
4 8 (7.48%) CMS
5 4 (3.74%) WebLogic
6 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.80%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (2.80%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.93%) Confluence
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.87%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.80%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Route 53
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.93%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.93%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) SAN
2 13 (12.15%) Internet
3 7 (6.54%) TCP/IP
3 7 (6.54%) VPN
3 7 (6.54%) DNS
4 5 (4.67%) HTTP
4 5 (4.67%) BIG-IP
5 4 (3.74%) L2TP
5 4 (3.74%) Firewall
5 4 (3.74%) ADSL
6 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (2.80%) VRRP
6 3 (2.80%) LDAP
6 3 (2.80%) MPLS
6 3 (2.80%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.80%) LTE
6 3 (2.80%) NetScaler
7 2 (1.87%) Network Security
7 2 (1.87%) 4G
7 2 (1.87%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.56%) MySQL
2 17 (15.89%) Oracle Database
3 14 (13.08%) Relational Database
3 14 (13.08%) RDBMS
4 13 (12.15%) NoSQL
5 9 (8.41%) Oracle Database 10g
6 8 (7.48%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (5.61%) SQL Server
8 4 (3.74%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.93%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 41 (38.32%) Subversion
2 33 (30.84%) Ant
3 26 (24.30%) Git (software)
4 25 (23.36%) Eclipse
5 21 (19.63%) Maven
6 14 (13.08%) JUnit
7 11 (10.28%) IntelliJ
7 11 (10.28%) Mockito
8 10 (9.35%) Selenium
9 7 (6.54%) Grunt
10 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.67%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.67%) SoapUI
10 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
11 3 (2.80%) JMeter
11 3 (2.80%) Log4j
12 1 (0.93%) JIRA
12 1 (0.93%) GDB
General
1 30 (28.04%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Marketing
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 6 (5.61%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
6 4 (3.74%) Banking
7 3 (2.80%) Games
7 3 (2.80%) Legal
8 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.93%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 38 (35.51%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Front-End Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Backup Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Architect
5 8 (7.48%) Administrator
6 7 (6.54%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.54%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 6 (5.61%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Software Engineer
7 6 (5.61%) Consultant
7 6 (5.61%) Oracle Developer
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.67%) Tester
9 4 (3.74%) Software Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.23%) HTML
1 27 (25.23%) REST
2 25 (23.36%) CSS
3 23 (21.50%) SOAP
4 22 (20.56%) XML
5 21 (19.63%) Web Services
6 18 (16.82%) Ajax
7 17 (15.89%) JSON
8 15 (14.02%) Spring
8 15 (14.02%) JSP
9 12 (11.21%) CSS3
9 12 (11.21%) HTML5
10 11 (10.28%) JDBC
11 9 (8.41%) Middleware
12 6 (5.61%) XSLT
13 4 (3.74%) jQuery
14 3 (2.80%) XMLBeans
14 3 (2.80%) JMS
14 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
14 3 (2.80%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Replication
2 11 (10.28%) Open Source
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) IBM XIV
4 7 (6.54%) User Experience
5 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.74%) Algorithms
7 3 (2.80%) Online Games
7 3 (2.80%) Clustering
7 3 (2.80%) Web 2.0
8 2 (1.87%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.87%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.93%) Statistics
9 1 (0.93%) Cryptography
9 1 (0.93%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.47%) UNIX
2 33 (30.84%) Windows
3 16 (14.95%) Solaris
4 14 (13.08%) HPUX
5 10 (9.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.74%) AIX
9 3 (2.80%) FreeBSD
9 3 (2.80%) VMS
10 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.87%) CentOS
10 2 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Android
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) TDD
2 21 (19.63%) BDD
3 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
4 16 (14.95%) Scrum
5 15 (14.02%) OO
6 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
7 12 (11.21%) MVC
8 11 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
8 11 (10.28%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (8.41%) Test Automation
9 9 (8.41%) Project Management
10 8 (7.48%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
11 7 (6.54%) Web Design
11 7 (6.54%) Project Planning
12 6 (5.61%) Web Development
12 6 (5.61%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (4.67%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (39.25%) SQL
2 30 (28.04%) Java
2 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 20 (18.69%) Perl
4 11 (10.28%) Shell Script
5 9 (8.41%) C++
5 9 (8.41%) PL/SQL
5 9 (8.41%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.54%) Python
6 7 (6.54%) C
7 6 (5.61%) XPath
8 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.74%) Ruby
9 2 (1.87%) Korn
9 2 (1.87%) C#
10 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.93%) VBScript
10 1 (0.93%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.41%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.41%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.48%) Degree
3 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (2.80%) Sun Certification
4 2 (1.87%) CCSE
4 2 (1.87%) CCNP
4 2 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (0.93%) ISEB
5 1 (0.93%) MCITP
5 1 (0.93%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) QA
2 2 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) JTAG
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) vSphere
3 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) NFS
4 3 (2.80%) Xen
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.80%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (2.80%) vCloud
5 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Puppet
2 9 (8.41%) NetBackup
2 9 (8.41%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.54%) SCOM
4 5 (4.67%) Nagios
5 3 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (2.80%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (2.80%) Vagrant
5 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.87%) SCCM
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 36 (33.64%) Oracle
2 15 (14.02%) VMware
3 12 (11.21%) IBM
4 11 (10.28%) F5
5 9 (8.41%) Brocade
6 8 (7.48%) Microsoft
7 6 (5.61%) Cisco
8 5 (4.67%) HP
8 5 (4.67%) Dell
9 4 (3.74%) Citrix
9 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.80%) NetApp
10 3 (2.80%) Tripwire
10 3 (2.80%) McAfee
10 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.80%) Interwoven
10 3 (2.80%) BMC
10 3 (2.80%) Sun
10 3 (2.80%) JDA
10 3 (2.80%) EMC
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