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 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 30 26 37
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +11
Contract jobs citing Linux 33 39 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 5.05% 6.26% 4.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.76% 23.35% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 18 18
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£465 £315 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -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
167 167 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.57% 26.81% 24.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 81 101
Average daily rate £425 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £138 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £439 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 16
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.07% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.90 £23.50 £35.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 29 January 2015.

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 29 January 2015. 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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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 +8 6 £373 - 2
Watford +1 4 £425 +34.92% 14
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 - 2
St Albans -10 2 - - 7
Stevenage - 2 £510 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Welwyn - - - -
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 50 (48.08%) UNIX
2 41 (39.42%) Oracle
3 34 (32.69%) Windows
3 34 (32.69%) Subversion
4 31 (29.81%) SQL
5 30 (28.85%) Ant
6 29 (27.88%) Finance
7 27 (25.96%) JavaScript
8 26 (25.00%) HTML
9 25 (24.04%) Java
10 24 (23.08%) Apache
10 24 (23.08%) REST
11 23 (22.12%) Git (software)
12 22 (21.15%) CSS
13 21 (20.19%) Eclipse
13 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (19.23%) TDD
14 20 (19.23%) BDD
14 20 (19.23%) SOAP
14 20 (19.23%) Perl
15 19 (18.27%) MySQL
15 19 (18.27%) XML
16 18 (17.31%) Web Services
16 18 (17.31%) Tomcat
16 18 (17.31%) Maven
17 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
17 17 (16.35%) Solaris
18 15 (14.42%) Ajax
18 15 (14.42%) Oracle Database
19 14 (13.46%) Scrum

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, 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 (23.08%) Apache
2 18 (17.31%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.65%) Node.js
3 9 (8.65%) WebLogic
3 9 (8.65%) lighttpd
4 6 (5.77%) CMS
5 3 (2.88%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.92%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.96%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.96%) Confluence
7 1 (0.96%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.96%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 12 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.92%) MS Office
2 2 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (5.77%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.92%) Route 53
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (13.46%) SAN
2 10 (9.62%) Internet
3 9 (8.65%) VPN
4 6 (5.77%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (5.77%) MPLS
5 4 (3.85%) DNS
6 3 (2.88%) LDAP
6 3 (2.88%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.88%) 3GPP
6 3 (2.88%) VRRP
6 3 (2.88%) 3G
6 3 (2.88%) 2G
6 3 (2.88%) Firewall
6 3 (2.88%) BIG-IP
6 3 (2.88%) iSCSI
6 3 (2.88%) LTE
6 3 (2.88%) 4G
6 3 (2.88%) NetScaler
6 3 (2.88%) Radio Access Network
7 2 (1.92%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.27%) MySQL
2 15 (14.42%) Oracle Database
3 12 (11.54%) RDBMS
3 12 (11.54%) Relational Database
4 9 (8.65%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.65%) Oracle Database 10g
4 9 (8.65%) SQL Server
5 8 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (3.85%) Oracle ODI
7 2 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 34 (32.69%) Subversion
2 30 (28.85%) Ant
3 23 (22.12%) Git (software)
4 21 (20.19%) Eclipse
5 18 (17.31%) Maven
6 11 (10.58%) JUnit
7 10 (9.62%) Mockito
7 10 (9.62%) IntelliJ
8 9 (8.65%) Selenium
9 7 (6.73%) Grunt
10 5 (4.81%) LoadRunner
10 5 (4.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (4.81%) WebDriver
10 5 (4.81%) Jenkins
10 5 (4.81%) SoapUI
11 3 (2.88%) JMeter
12 1 (0.96%) Log4j
12 1 (0.96%) JIRA
General
1 29 (27.88%) Finance
2 13 (12.50%) Marketing
3 8 (7.69%) Retail
4 7 (6.73%) Telecoms
5 4 (3.85%) Banking
6 3 (2.88%) Legal
6 3 (2.88%) Games
7 2 (1.92%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.92%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 35 (33.65%) Developer
2 14 (13.46%) Project Manager
3 12 (11.54%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.54%) Front-End Developer
4 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 11 (10.58%) Infrastructure Manager
5 10 (9.62%) Architect
6 9 (8.65%) Backup Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.73%) Senior Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 7 (6.73%) Oracle Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.81%) Tester
8 5 (4.81%) Technical Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.85%) Administrator
10 3 (2.88%) Support Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Programme Manager
10 3 (2.88%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (25.00%) HTML
2 24 (23.08%) REST
3 22 (21.15%) CSS
4 20 (19.23%) SOAP
5 19 (18.27%) XML
6 18 (17.31%) Web Services
7 15 (14.42%) Ajax
8 14 (13.46%) JSON
8 14 (13.46%) HTML5
8 14 (13.46%) JSP
9 12 (11.54%) Spring
9 12 (11.54%) CSS3
10 11 (10.58%) Middleware
11 10 (9.62%) JDBC
12 4 (3.85%) XSLT
13 3 (2.88%) XSD
13 3 (2.88%) .NET
14 2 (1.92%) jQuery
15 1 (0.96%) JMS
15 1 (0.96%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.54%) Replication
2 11 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.65%) IBM XIV
4 8 (7.69%) Open Source
5 6 (5.77%) User Experience
6 4 (3.85%) Algorithms
6 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.88%) Clustering
7 3 (2.88%) Online Games
8 2 (1.92%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.96%) Web 2.0
9 1 (0.96%) Statistics
9 1 (0.96%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.08%) UNIX
2 34 (32.69%) Windows
3 17 (16.35%) Solaris
4 12 (11.54%) HPUX
5 11 (10.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (4.81%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.85%) AIX
9 3 (2.88%) VMS
9 3 (2.88%) CentOS
10 2 (1.92%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.92%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.92%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.96%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (19.23%) TDD
2 20 (19.23%) BDD
3 17 (16.35%) Unit Testing
4 14 (13.46%) Scrum
5 13 (12.50%) OO
6 12 (11.54%) Waterfall
7 11 (10.58%) Responsive Web Design
7 11 (10.58%) MVC
8 10 (9.62%) Project Management
9 9 (8.65%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (7.69%) Web Development
10 8 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 8 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
11 7 (6.73%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.73%) Project Planning
11 7 (6.73%) Web Design
11 7 (6.73%) Migration
12 5 (4.81%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.81%) SQL
2 27 (25.96%) JavaScript
3 25 (24.04%) Java
4 20 (19.23%) Perl
5 11 (10.58%) C++
6 9 (8.65%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.65%) PL/SQL
7 6 (5.77%) C
8 4 (3.85%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.85%) XPath
8 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 4 (3.85%) Ruby
8 4 (3.85%) Python
9 3 (2.88%) C#
10 2 (1.92%) Korn
11 1 (0.96%) VBScript
11 1 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (8.65%) SC Cleared
1 9 (8.65%) Security Cleared
2 5 (4.81%) Degree
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.96%) CCNA
4 1 (0.96%) ISEB
4 1 (0.96%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (0.96%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.96%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
2 2 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 13 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.73%) vSphere
3 4 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.88%) NFS
4 3 (2.88%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.88%) Xen
4 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.88%) vCloud
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.96%) Firmware
6 1 (0.96%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.96%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (9.62%) Puppet
2 9 (8.65%) NetBackup
2 9 (8.65%) Backup Exec
3 8 (7.69%) BMC PATROL
4 7 (6.73%) SCOM
5 5 (4.81%) Nagios
6 3 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.88%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.92%) SCCM
8 1 (0.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.96%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.96%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 41 (39.42%) Oracle
2 14 (13.46%) VMware
3 12 (11.54%) Cisco
4 11 (10.58%) F5
5 10 (9.62%) IBM
6 9 (8.65%) Microsoft
6 9 (8.65%) Brocade
7 8 (7.69%) BMC
7 8 (7.69%) EMC
8 6 (5.77%) JDA
9 5 (4.81%) HP
9 5 (4.81%) Dell
10 4 (3.85%) Citrix
10 4 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.88%) McAfee
11 3 (2.88%) NetApp
11 3 (2.88%) Tripwire
11 3 (2.88%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.92%) Splunk
12 2 (1.92%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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