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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 16 39 38
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 48 27 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 7.08% 4.22% 4.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.43% 15.43% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 17
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £33.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -11.11%
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
175 175 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.81% 27.34% 25.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 85 105
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £138 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £450 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.20% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 20 30
Average hourly rate £26.88 £14.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.96% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.45 £34.00 £19.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -14.28%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +8 11 £425 - 8
Hemel Hempstead +7 4 £355 - 3
Stevenage -1 3 £510 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £475 -
St Albans -7 2 - - 1
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Royston - - - -
Hitchin - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 56 (52.34%) UNIX
2 40 (37.38%) Oracle
3 38 (35.51%) SQL
3 38 (35.51%) Subversion
4 33 (30.84%) Ant
5 32 (29.91%) Windows
5 32 (29.91%) Finance
6 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
7 29 (27.10%) HTML
8 28 (26.17%) Java
9 27 (25.23%) REST
10 25 (23.36%) CSS
10 25 (23.36%) Apache
11 24 (22.43%) Eclipse
11 24 (22.43%) Git (software)
12 23 (21.50%) SOAP
13 22 (20.56%) XML
13 22 (20.56%) MySQL
13 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
14 21 (19.63%) TDD
14 21 (19.63%) Maven
14 21 (19.63%) BDD
14 21 (19.63%) Web Services
14 21 (19.63%) Tomcat
15 20 (18.69%) Perl
16 19 (17.76%) Solaris
17 18 (16.82%) SAN
17 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
17 18 (16.82%) Ajax
17 18 (16.82%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 25 (23.36%) Apache
2 21 (19.63%) Tomcat
3 9 (8.41%) lighttpd
3 9 (8.41%) Node.js
4 7 (6.54%) WebLogic
4 7 (6.54%) CMS
5 3 (2.80%) OpenStack
5 3 (2.80%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (2.80%) MQSeries
5 3 (2.80%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.93%) Confluence
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (11.21%) 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
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.82%) SAN
2 12 (11.21%) Internet
3 6 (5.61%) VPN
4 4 (3.74%) DNS
4 4 (3.74%) HTTP
5 3 (2.80%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.80%) 3G
5 3 (2.80%) MPLS
5 3 (2.80%) LDAP
5 3 (2.80%) 3GPP
5 3 (2.80%) BIG-IP
5 3 (2.80%) VRRP
5 3 (2.80%) Firewall
5 3 (2.80%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.80%) 2G
5 3 (2.80%) iSCSI
5 3 (2.80%) LTE
5 3 (2.80%) 4G
5 3 (2.80%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (2.80%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.56%) MySQL
2 18 (16.82%) 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%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle8/8i Database
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 38 (35.51%) Subversion
2 33 (30.84%) Ant
3 24 (22.43%) Eclipse
3 24 (22.43%) Git (software)
4 21 (19.63%) Maven
5 14 (13.08%) JUnit
6 11 (10.28%) IntelliJ
6 11 (10.28%) Mockito
7 10 (9.35%) Selenium
8 7 (6.54%) Grunt
9 5 (4.67%) SoapUI
9 5 (4.67%) Jenkins
9 5 (4.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (4.67%) WebDriver
10 3 (2.80%) LoadRunner
10 3 (2.80%) JMeter
10 3 (2.80%) Log4j
11 1 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 32 (29.91%) Finance
2 14 (13.08%) Marketing
3 7 (6.54%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.54%) Retail
4 5 (4.67%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.74%) Banking
6 3 (2.80%) Games
6 3 (2.80%) Legal
7 2 (1.87%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 38 (35.51%) Developer
2 14 (13.08%) Java Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Architect
3 12 (11.21%) Front-End Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Backup Engineer
4 9 (8.41%) Project Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (7.48%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.54%) Oracle Developer
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%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.61%) Administrator
7 6 (5.61%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.67%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.67%) Tester
8 5 (4.67%) Technical Architect
9 3 (2.80%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.10%) HTML
2 27 (25.23%) REST
3 25 (23.36%) CSS
4 23 (21.50%) SOAP
5 22 (20.56%) XML
6 21 (19.63%) Web Services
7 18 (16.82%) Ajax
8 17 (15.89%) JSON
9 15 (14.02%) Spring
9 15 (14.02%) JSP
10 14 (13.08%) HTML5
11 12 (11.21%) CSS3
11 12 (11.21%) Middleware
12 11 (10.28%) JDBC
13 6 (5.61%) XSLT
14 4 (3.74%) jQuery
15 3 (2.80%) JMS
15 3 (2.80%) XSD
15 3 (2.80%) Hibernate
15 3 (2.80%) XMLBeans
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.21%) Replication
2 11 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.41%) IBM XIV
3 9 (8.41%) Open Source
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
Operating Systems
1 56 (52.34%) UNIX
2 32 (29.91%) Windows
3 19 (17.76%) Solaris
4 14 (13.08%) HPUX
5 11 (10.28%) 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%) VMS
9 3 (2.80%) CentOS
10 2 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.87%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (1.87%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (20.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (19.63%) TDD
2 21 (19.63%) BDD
3 18 (16.82%) Unit Testing
4 15 (14.02%) Scrum
4 15 (14.02%) OO
5 13 (12.15%) Waterfall
6 12 (11.21%) MVC
7 11 (10.28%) Responsive Web Design
8 9 (8.41%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (8.41%) Project Management
9 8 (7.48%) Configuration Management
9 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
9 8 (7.48%) Web Development
9 8 (7.48%) Performance Testing
9 8 (7.48%) Test Automation
10 7 (6.54%) Project Planning
10 7 (6.54%) Web Design
11 5 (4.67%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (4.67%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (35.51%) SQL
2 30 (28.04%) JavaScript
3 28 (26.17%) Java
4 20 (18.69%) Perl
5 12 (11.21%) C++
6 9 (8.41%) PL/SQL
6 9 (8.41%) Shell Script
7 7 (6.54%) C
8 6 (5.61%) XPath
9 5 (4.67%) Python
9 5 (4.67%) Bash Shell
10 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
10 4 (3.74%) Ruby
11 3 (2.80%) C#
12 2 (1.87%) Korn
13 1 (0.93%) VBScript
13 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%) Sun Certification
3 3 (2.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (0.93%) MCITP
4 1 (0.93%) MCDBA
4 1 (0.93%) CCNA
4 1 (0.93%) ISEB
4 1 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 14 (13.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.48%) vSphere
3 4 (3.74%) Hyper-V
3 4 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.80%) Xen
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.80%) NFS
4 3 (2.80%) vCloud
5 2 (1.87%) ISA Server
5 2 (1.87%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (0.93%) Firmware
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
6 1 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 10 (9.35%) Puppet
2 9 (8.41%) NetBackup
2 9 (8.41%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.54%) SCOM
4 6 (5.61%) BMC PATROL
5 5 (4.67%) Nagios
6 3 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.80%) Vagrant
6 3 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.87%) SCCM
8 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (0.93%) Data Guard
8 1 (0.93%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 40 (37.38%) Oracle
2 15 (14.02%) VMware
3 12 (11.21%) F5
3 12 (11.21%) IBM
4 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (9.35%) Cisco
5 9 (8.41%) Brocade
6 6 (5.61%) EMC
6 6 (5.61%) BMC
7 5 (4.67%) HP
7 5 (4.67%) Dell
8 4 (3.74%) Citrix
8 4 (3.74%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.80%) McAfee
9 3 (2.80%) Tripwire
9 3 (2.80%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.80%) Interwoven
9 3 (2.80%) JDA
9 3 (2.80%) NetApp
9 3 (2.80%) Sun