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 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 25 16 24
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 59 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.89% 9.05% 7.21%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.93% 32.60% 33.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 18
Average daily rate £445 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% -3.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
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
121 181 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 16.90% 27.76% 21.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 80 56
Average daily rate £400 £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £220 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+6.79% +6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 20 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £14.85 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% +6.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £9.25 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.75 £18.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £15.85 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+7.25% -0.93%

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 April 2016.

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 April 2016. 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
Stevenage +3 5 £375 - 2
Watford -6 4 £260 -30.66% 3
Hemel Hempstead -6 3 £400 +14.28% 4
Rickmansworth -1 2 - -
Cheshunt - 2 £490 -
St Albans -1 1 £350 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 25 (39.06%) Unix
2 24 (37.50%) Oracle
3 22 (34.38%) Windows
4 14 (21.88%) VMware
5 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (18.75%) Solaris
5 12 (18.75%) IBM
5 12 (18.75%) Meraki
6 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (17.19%) Cisco
6 11 (17.19%) HP
6 11 (17.19%) PHP
7 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (15.63%) Aruba
8 9 (14.06%) Gradle
8 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
8 9 (14.06%) Maven
8 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
8 9 (14.06%) Degree
8 9 (14.06%) Wireless
8 9 (14.06%) MySQL
8 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
8 9 (14.06%) Apache
8 9 (14.06%) ClearCase
9 8 (12.50%) WLAN
9 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 8 (12.50%) OO
9 8 (12.50%) LAMP
10 7 (10.94%) MVC

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (14.06%) Apache
1 9 (14.06%) WebLogic
2 5 (7.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (6.25%) Confluence
4 3 (4.69%) nginx
5 2 (3.13%) Kinematics
5 2 (3.13%) Node.js
6 1 (1.56%) Joomla!
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.56%) MS Office
2 1 (1.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.81%) Maximo
1 5 (7.81%) Oracle EBS R12
2 2 (3.13%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 10 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.75%) Wi-Fi
2 9 (14.06%) Wireless
3 8 (12.50%) WLAN
4 7 (10.94%) 3G
4 7 (10.94%) 4G
4 7 (10.94%) LTE
5 4 (6.25%) DNS
5 4 (6.25%) Firewall
5 4 (6.25%) SpaceWire
6 3 (4.69%) HTTP
6 3 (4.69%) LAN
6 3 (4.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.69%) WAN
7 2 (3.13%) SAN
8 1 (1.56%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.56%) FTP
8 1 (1.56%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.56%) Internet
8 1 (1.56%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.06%) MySQL
2 7 (10.94%) Relational Database
3 5 (7.81%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (7.81%) Amazon Redshift
4 4 (6.25%) SQL Server
5 3 (4.69%) CouchDB
5 3 (4.69%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.69%) NoSQL
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle Database
5 3 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.69%) Redis
6 2 (3.13%) DB2
6 2 (3.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 9 (14.06%) ClearCase
1 9 (14.06%) Gradle
1 9 (14.06%) Jenkins
1 9 (14.06%) Maven
2 7 (10.94%) ClearQuest
2 7 (10.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (7.81%) Ant
3 5 (7.81%) Subversion
4 4 (6.25%) Bitbucket
4 4 (6.25%) JIRA
5 3 (4.69%) Eclipse
5 3 (4.69%) Mercurial
6 2 (3.13%) Bugzilla
6 2 (3.13%) GCC
6 2 (3.13%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (1.56%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.38%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.81%) Advertising
3 4 (6.25%) Avionics
4 3 (4.69%) Finance
4 3 (4.69%) Retail
5 2 (3.13%) Automotive
5 2 (3.13%) Electronics
6 1 (1.56%) Aerospace
6 1 (1.56%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (15.63%) Architect
1 10 (15.63%) Developer
2 9 (14.06%) Analyst
3 7 (10.94%) PHP Developer
3 7 (10.94%) Software Engineer
4 6 (9.38%) Network Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Service Analyst
5 5 (7.81%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Architect
7 3 (4.69%) Administrator
7 3 (4.69%) PHP Symfony Developer
7 3 (4.69%) Symfony Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Applications Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Cloud Specialist
8 2 (3.13%) Consultant
8 2 (3.13%) Magento Developer
8 2 (3.13%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) SQL Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Support Analyst
8 2 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.50%) LAMP
2 6 (9.38%) CSS
2 6 (9.38%) HTML
3 5 (7.81%) Laravel
4 4 (6.25%) Ajax
4 4 (6.25%) jQuery
4 4 (6.25%) JSON
5 3 (4.69%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (4.69%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (4.69%) Memcached
5 3 (4.69%) Symfony
5 3 (4.69%) Web Services
5 3 (4.69%) XML
5 3 (4.69%) Yii
6 2 (3.13%) .NET
6 2 (3.13%) ASP.NET
6 2 (3.13%) CGI
6 2 (3.13%) React
6 2 (3.13%) XSL
6 2 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Data Protection Act
2 4 (6.25%) Algorithms
2 4 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.13%) Artificial Intelligence
3 2 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (3.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (3.13%) iPad
3 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.13%) Mechatronics
3 2 (3.13%) Robotics
3 2 (3.13%) VHDL
4 1 (1.56%) Clustering
4 1 (1.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.56%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.06%) Unix
2 22 (34.38%) Windows
3 12 (18.75%) Solaris
4 10 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.69%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (3.13%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.56%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.56%) HPUX
7 1 (1.56%) NetBSD
7 1 (1.56%) OpenBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.19%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (14.06%) Software Engineering
3 8 (12.50%) OO
4 7 (10.94%) MVC
4 7 (10.94%) SOA
5 6 (9.38%) DevOps
5 6 (9.38%) Migration
6 5 (7.81%) Asset Management
6 5 (7.81%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.81%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (7.81%) Data Architecture
6 5 (7.81%) Data Protection
6 5 (7.81%) ERP
6 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
6 5 (7.81%) Web Development
7 4 (6.25%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.25%) Open Source
7 4 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (6.25%) Release Management
7 4 (6.25%) UML
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.19%) PHP
2 7 (10.94%) Java
2 7 (10.94%) Shell Script
2 7 (10.94%) SQL
3 6 (9.38%) JavaScript
3 6 (9.38%) Perl
4 5 (7.81%) C
4 5 (7.81%) C++
5 4 (6.25%) ANSI C
6 3 (4.69%) Ada
6 3 (4.69%) Ada 95
6 3 (4.69%) C#
6 3 (4.69%) PL/SQL
6 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.69%) Python
7 2 (3.13%) Embedded C
7 2 (3.13%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.13%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.56%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 9 (14.06%) Degree
2 6 (9.38%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.13%) CCNA
4 2 (3.13%) CCNP
4 2 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.56%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.13%) ECSS
2 1 (1.56%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.25%) Cygwin
2 3 (4.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.56%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 7 (10.94%) Puppet
2 3 (4.69%) Ansible
2 3 (4.69%) Bacula
2 3 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 24 (37.50%) Oracle
2 14 (21.88%) VMware
3 12 (18.75%) IBM
3 12 (18.75%) Meraki
4 11 (17.19%) Cisco
4 11 (17.19%) HP
5 10 (15.63%) Aruba
6 8 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.94%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.81%) F5
8 5 (7.81%) Zend
9 4 (6.25%) Atlassian
10 3 (4.69%) VocaLink
11 2 (3.13%) JDA
12 1 (1.56%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.56%) Arqiva
12 1 (1.56%) Avaya
12 1 (1.56%) NetApp
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