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 5 August 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
5 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 20 30 17
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 50 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.24% 4.53% 8.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.04% 17.92% 29.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 17 22
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£350 £388 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +7.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £321 £330 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £353 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.51% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.60 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+22.54% -18.40%
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
192 173 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.97% 25.29% 28.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 75 70
Average daily rate £350 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £125 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 20
Average hourly rate £9.50 £15.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.66% -42.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.70 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £25.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 5 August 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 5 August 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 5 August 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
Watford +9 18 £350 +16.66% 3
Welwyn Garden City +5 14 £400 +14.28% 3
Stevenage -3 4 £288 - 1
Rickmansworth +3 1 £390 -5.45% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 1 - -
Letchworth - 1 £338 - 2
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 44 (39.29%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) UNIX
3 38 (33.93%) Oracle
4 37 (33.04%) SQL
5 33 (29.46%) Java
6 25 (22.32%) Internet
7 23 (20.54%) Perl
8 22 (19.64%) C
8 22 (19.64%) .NET
9 21 (18.75%) MySQL
9 21 (18.75%) Finance
10 20 (17.86%) Firewall
10 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
11 19 (16.96%) Apache
12 18 (16.07%) IBM
13 17 (15.18%) LDAP
13 17 (15.18%) Web Services
14 16 (14.29%) Solaris
14 16 (14.29%) OO
14 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
14 16 (14.29%) Subversion
14 16 (14.29%) SSH
14 16 (14.29%) Relational Database
15 15 (13.39%) Telnet
15 15 (13.39%) E-Commerce
15 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
16 14 (12.50%) Python
16 14 (12.50%) JSP
16 14 (12.50%) J2EE
17 13 (11.61%) C++

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 August 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 19 (16.96%) Apache
2 9 (8.04%) MQSeries
2 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (4.46%) JBoss
4 5 (4.46%) nginx
5 4 (3.57%) Apache Solr
6 3 (2.68%) IIS
7 2 (1.79%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.79%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.79%) LiveLink
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.79%) Lync
7 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.79%) Kinematics
8 1 (0.89%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) MS Office
2 7 (6.25%) MS Excel
3 6 (5.36%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.79%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (6.25%) Tridion
2 3 (2.68%) Magento
3 2 (1.79%) Agresso
3 2 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.82%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.68%) Office 365
4 2 (1.79%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) Internet
2 20 (17.86%) Firewall
3 17 (15.18%) LDAP
4 16 (14.29%) SSH
5 15 (13.39%) Telnet
6 13 (11.61%) PuTTY
7 7 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 7 (6.25%) DNS
8 6 (5.36%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (3.57%) SSL
9 4 (3.57%) SAN
9 4 (3.57%) HTTP
10 3 (2.68%) SNMP
10 3 (2.68%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.68%) WAN
10 3 (2.68%) 3G
10 3 (2.68%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (2.68%) 4G
10 3 (2.68%) 2G
11 2 (1.79%) DVB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) MySQL
2 16 (14.29%) Relational Database
3 12 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
3 12 (10.71%) MongoDB
4 9 (8.04%) RDBMS
4 9 (8.04%) DB2
5 8 (7.14%) SQL Server
6 7 (6.25%) Oracle Database
7 6 (5.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (3.57%) Redis
8 4 (3.57%) Big Data
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.57%) Sybase ASE
8 4 (3.57%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
8 4 (3.57%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.57%) CouchDB
9 2 (1.79%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (14.29%) Subversion
2 13 (11.61%) Eclipse
2 13 (11.61%) Toad
3 8 (7.14%) Git (software)
4 7 (6.25%) Log4j
4 7 (6.25%) Ant
4 7 (6.25%) JUnit
4 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
5 5 (4.46%) ProC
6 4 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 4 (3.57%) Jenkins
7 3 (2.68%) GCC
8 2 (1.79%) Gradle
8 2 (1.79%) Selenium
8 2 (1.79%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.79%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (1.79%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.89%) JIRA
9 1 (0.89%) Gerrit
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.36%) Retail
4 5 (4.46%) Billing
5 4 (3.57%) Banking
6 3 (2.68%) Electronics
7 2 (1.79%) Aerospace
7 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.79%) Avionics
8 1 (0.89%) Law
Job Titles
1 39 (34.82%) Developer
2 15 (13.39%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.71%) Consultant
4 10 (8.93%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 9 (8.04%) Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.25%) Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Architect
7 6 (5.36%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (5.36%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
8 5 (4.46%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.46%) PHP Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Linux Consultant
9 4 (3.57%) PHP Symfony Developer
9 4 (3.57%) Data Architect
9 4 (3.57%) DBA
9 4 (3.57%) Applications Support
10 3 (2.68%) Magento Developer
10 3 (2.68%) UNIX Engineer
11 2 (1.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.64%) .NET
2 17 (15.18%) Web Services
3 14 (12.50%) J2EE
3 14 (12.50%) JSP
4 12 (10.71%) HTML
5 11 (9.82%) XML
6 10 (8.93%) XHTML
7 7 (6.25%) JMS
7 7 (6.25%) Servlets
7 7 (6.25%) SOAP
7 7 (6.25%) Struts
7 7 (6.25%) EJB
7 7 (6.25%) JDBC
7 7 (6.25%) Spring
7 7 (6.25%) XMLBeans
7 7 (6.25%) Ajax
7 7 (6.25%) Hibernate
7 7 (6.25%) JSTL
7 7 (6.25%) XSLT
8 4 (3.57%) Yii
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.14%) Device Driver
1 8 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.25%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.25%) Web 2.0
3 5 (4.46%) Computer Science
3 5 (4.46%) Clustering
3 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.57%) Data Integration
4 4 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
5 3 (2.68%) PKI
6 2 (1.79%) IPTV
6 2 (1.79%) CMDB
6 2 (1.79%) Robotics
6 2 (1.79%) Mechatronics
6 2 (1.79%) VHDL
6 2 (1.79%) STB
6 2 (1.79%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (1.79%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (1.79%) Replication
6 2 (1.79%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 44 (39.29%) Windows
2 43 (38.39%) UNIX
3 16 (14.29%) Solaris
4 11 (9.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (8.04%) HPUX
6 5 (4.46%) AIX
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) CentOS
8 2 (1.79%) Debian
8 2 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.79%) Android
9 1 (0.89%) SUSE
9 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
9 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.89%) Fedora
9 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.29%) OO
1 16 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (13.39%) E-Commerce
3 13 (11.61%) Identity Management
4 11 (9.82%) Configuration Management
4 11 (9.82%) Performance Tuning
5 10 (8.93%) ITIL
5 10 (8.93%) UML
5 10 (8.93%) Software Engineering
6 9 (8.04%) MVC
7 7 (6.25%) RAD
7 7 (6.25%) CRM
7 7 (6.25%) Content Management
7 7 (6.25%) Release Management
8 6 (5.36%) Open Source
8 6 (5.36%) Migration
8 6 (5.36%) Web Development
8 6 (5.36%) ETL
9 5 (4.46%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.46%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (33.04%) SQL
2 33 (29.46%) Java
3 23 (20.54%) Perl
4 22 (19.64%) C
5 20 (17.86%) JavaScript
6 14 (12.50%) Python
7 13 (11.61%) C++
7 13 (11.61%) Shell Script
8 10 (8.93%) C#
9 9 (8.04%) XPath
10 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
10 8 (7.14%) T-SQL
10 8 (7.14%) PHP
11 7 (6.25%) PL/SQL
12 6 (5.36%) PowerShell
13 4 (3.57%) PHP5
13 4 (3.57%) Embedded C
14 3 (2.68%) Bourne shell
14 3 (2.68%) C-shell
15 2 (1.79%) ANSI C
Qualifications
1 9 (8.04%) Degree
2 5 (4.46%) OCA
2 5 (4.46%) Oracle Certification
3 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (3.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.79%) MCSE
4 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (1.79%) RHCE
5 1 (0.89%) CCNP
5 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.89%) HND
5 1 (0.89%) VCAP
5 1 (0.89%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) QA
System Software
1 9 (8.04%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 6 (5.36%) vSphere
4 5 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.57%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.68%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.68%) NFS
7 2 (1.79%) XenApp
7 2 (1.79%) Docker
7 2 (1.79%) iptables
7 2 (1.79%) Cygwin
7 2 (1.79%) Xen
7 2 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.79%) Samba
8 1 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.89%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.89%) Postfix
8 1 (0.89%) PowerHA
8 1 (0.89%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (10.71%) Tivoli
2 11 (9.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 11 (9.82%) CA Single Sign-On
3 9 (8.04%) Puppet
4 7 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.36%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (5.36%) Novell Identity Manager
6 4 (3.57%) Ansible
7 3 (2.68%) Oracle ZFS
8 2 (1.79%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.79%) BMC PATROL
9 1 (0.89%) OpenView
9 1 (0.89%) CiscoWorks
9 1 (0.89%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.89%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.89%) SCCM
9 1 (0.89%) WhatsUp Gold
9 1 (0.89%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Satellite
9 1 (0.89%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 38 (33.93%) Oracle
2 18 (16.07%) IBM
3 15 (13.39%) Red Hat
4 13 (11.61%) VMware
4 13 (11.61%) Cyber-Ark
5 12 (10.71%) Microsoft
5 12 (10.71%) Sun
6 10 (8.93%) Cisco
7 7 (6.25%) Sybase
7 7 (6.25%) HP
7 7 (6.25%) Novell
7 7 (6.25%) Interwoven
7 7 (6.25%) CA
7 7 (6.25%) ATG
7 7 (6.25%) Blue Martini
7 7 (6.25%) Zend
7 7 (6.25%) Elastic Path
8 5 (4.46%) NetCracker
9 4 (3.57%) EMC
9 4 (3.57%) Vertica
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
JM
Rate: v. competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £475 - £500 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago