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 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 25 22 18
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 37 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.53% 6.07% 7.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.96% 21.26% 26.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 23
Average daily rate
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£350 £363 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +0.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £323 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £446 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Average hourly rate £40.00 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £37.50
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
217 174 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 27.26% 28.52% 29.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 71 75
Average daily rate £350 £248 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.41% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £440 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 29 18
Average hourly rate £9.50 £14.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -46.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.93 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -7.40%

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 June 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 June 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 June 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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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 +2 15 £350 -9.67% 8
Welwyn Garden City -1 13 £356 +1.76% 2
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £350 - 5
Stevenage - 2 £288 - 3
Letchworth +5 1 £338 - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 41 (42.71%) Oracle
2 37 (38.54%) UNIX
3 32 (33.33%) Windows
4 25 (26.04%) SQL
5 21 (21.88%) Java
6 19 (19.79%) Perl
6 19 (19.79%) C
7 18 (18.75%) MySQL
7 18 (18.75%) Solaris
8 17 (17.71%) Internet
9 16 (16.67%) .NET
9 16 (16.67%) Firewall
9 16 (16.67%) Finance
9 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (15.63%) Apache
10 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
11 14 (14.58%) Cisco
11 14 (14.58%) LDAP
11 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
12 13 (13.54%) Web Services
12 13 (13.54%) SSH
13 12 (12.50%) Python
13 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
13 12 (12.50%) IBM
13 12 (12.50%) Shell Script
13 12 (12.50%) Telnet
14 11 (11.46%) Sun
14 11 (11.46%) C++
14 11 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 10 (10.42%) Amazon AWS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 15 (15.63%) Apache
2 6 (6.25%) MQSeries
2 6 (6.25%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (5.21%) JBoss
3 5 (5.21%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.17%) IIS
5 3 (3.13%) Apache Solr
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.08%) nginx
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.04%) Confluence
7 1 (1.04%) Kinematics
Applications
1 7 (7.29%) MS Office
2 5 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.21%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.04%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) Tridion
2 3 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.08%) Office 365
3 2 (2.08%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.71%) Internet
2 16 (16.67%) Firewall
3 14 (14.58%) LDAP
4 13 (13.54%) SSH
5 12 (12.50%) Telnet
6 10 (10.42%) PuTTY
7 7 (7.29%) DNS
7 7 (7.29%) TCP/IP
8 6 (6.25%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (4.17%) Ethernet
9 4 (4.17%) WAN
9 4 (4.17%) SSL
9 4 (4.17%) SAN
9 4 (4.17%) MPLS
10 3 (3.13%) 3G
10 3 (3.13%) LAN
10 3 (3.13%) HTTP
10 3 (3.13%) SNMP
10 3 (3.13%) VPN
10 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.75%) MySQL
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.38%) Relational Database
4 7 (7.29%) Oracle Database
5 6 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 6 (6.25%) DB2
5 6 (6.25%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.13%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 3 (3.13%) Big Data
6 3 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.08%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.08%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.04%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Toad
2 8 (8.33%) Eclipse
2 8 (8.33%) Subversion
3 5 (5.21%) ProC
4 4 (4.17%) Log4j
4 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.17%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 4 (4.17%) LoadRunner
4 4 (4.17%) Ant
4 4 (4.17%) JUnit
5 2 (2.08%) WebDriver
5 2 (2.08%) GCC
5 2 (2.08%) Gradle
5 2 (2.08%) Selenium
6 1 (1.04%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.04%) Gerrit
6 1 (1.04%) JIRA
6 1 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.04%) ClearCase
General
1 16 (16.67%) Finance
2 10 (10.42%) Retail
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.21%) Billing
5 4 (4.17%) Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.08%) Electronics
7 1 (1.04%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.04%) Law
7 1 (1.04%) Legal
7 1 (1.04%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 27 (28.13%) Developer
2 12 (12.50%) Consultant
3 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) Administrator
4 7 (7.29%) Systems Administrator
4 7 (7.29%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.25%) Architect
5 6 (6.25%) Analyst
5 6 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 6 (6.25%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
6 5 (5.21%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.17%) Linux Consultant
7 4 (4.17%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.17%) DBA
8 3 (3.13%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.13%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Senior Manager
8 3 (3.13%) Magento Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) .NET
2 13 (13.54%) Web Services
3 9 (9.38%) HTML
4 8 (8.33%) XML
5 7 (7.29%) XHTML
5 7 (7.29%) J2EE
6 6 (6.25%) JSP
6 6 (6.25%) Middleware
7 4 (4.17%) XSLT
7 4 (4.17%) XMLBeans
7 4 (4.17%) Ajax
7 4 (4.17%) JSTL
7 4 (4.17%) Servlets
7 4 (4.17%) SOAP
7 4 (4.17%) Struts
7 4 (4.17%) JMS
7 4 (4.17%) ASP.NET
7 4 (4.17%) EJB
7 4 (4.17%) CSS
7 4 (4.17%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.29%) Device Driver
2 6 (6.25%) Clustering
3 5 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.17%) Web 2.0
5 3 (3.13%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.08%) CMDB
6 2 (2.08%) PKI
6 2 (2.08%) IPTV
6 2 (2.08%) STB
6 2 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.04%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.04%) HACMP
7 1 (1.04%) DTV
7 1 (1.04%) Artificial Intelligence
7 1 (1.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.04%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) UNIX
2 32 (33.33%) Windows
3 18 (18.75%) Solaris
4 11 (11.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.25%) HPUX
6 5 (5.21%) AIX
7 2 (2.08%) Debian
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.08%) Android
7 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (1.04%) SUSE
8 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.04%) Fedora
8 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.04%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.58%) E-Commerce
3 10 (10.42%) Identity Management
4 9 (9.38%) OO
5 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
6 7 (7.29%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.25%) UML
7 6 (6.25%) MVC
7 6 (6.25%) Migration
7 6 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
8 5 (5.21%) Scrum
8 5 (5.21%) ETL
8 5 (5.21%) ITIL
8 5 (5.21%) CRM
8 5 (5.21%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (5.21%) Open Source
9 4 (4.17%) Performance Management
9 4 (4.17%) Data Management
9 4 (4.17%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.04%) SQL
2 21 (21.88%) Java
3 19 (19.79%) C
3 19 (19.79%) Perl
4 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 12 (12.50%) Python
5 11 (11.46%) C++
6 8 (8.33%) C#
7 7 (7.29%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.25%) XPath
9 5 (5.21%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.21%) PHP
10 4 (4.17%) Embedded C
11 3 (3.13%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.13%) Bourne shell
11 3 (3.13%) C-shell
11 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.08%) ActionScript
13 1 (1.04%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Degree
2 3 (3.13%) OCA
2 3 (3.13%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.08%) MCSE
3 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) HND
4 1 (1.04%) CCNP
4 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.04%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.38%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (8.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.25%) vSphere
3 6 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 5 (5.21%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.13%) Hyper-V
6 3 (3.13%) NFS
6 3 (3.13%) XenApp
7 2 (2.08%) Samba
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (2.08%) Xen
7 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.08%) iptables
8 1 (1.04%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.04%) Postfix
8 1 (1.04%) Cygwin
8 1 (1.04%) PowerHA
8 1 (1.04%) vCloud
8 1 (1.04%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (9.38%) Tivoli
2 8 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 8 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (6.25%) BMC PATROL
4 5 (5.21%) Novell Identity Manager
4 5 (5.21%) Puppet
4 5 (5.21%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle ZFS
7 2 (2.08%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.04%) NetBackup
8 1 (1.04%) OpenView
8 1 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
8 1 (1.04%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 41 (42.71%) Oracle
2 15 (15.63%) Red Hat
3 14 (14.58%) Cisco
4 12 (12.50%) IBM
5 11 (11.46%) Sun
6 10 (10.42%) Microsoft
6 10 (10.42%) VMware
6 10 (10.42%) Cyber-Ark
7 8 (8.33%) EMC
8 7 (7.29%) HP
8 7 (7.29%) F5
9 6 (6.25%) BMC
9 6 (6.25%) CA
9 6 (6.25%) Novell
10 5 (5.21%) NetCracker
11 4 (4.17%) Blue Martini
11 4 (4.17%) ATG
11 4 (4.17%) Zend
11 4 (4.17%) Elastic Path
11 4 (4.17%) NetApp
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