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 9 February 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.

Location
3 months to
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 19 33 26
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 36 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.27% 5.12% 6.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.28% 19.64% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 21 19
Average daily rate £475 £473 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.52% +50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £33.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.86% +3.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
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
137 168 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 23.87% 26.09% 25.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 69 78
Average daily rate £375 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £200 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £307
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +9.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 31 17
Average hourly rate £15.50 £24.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.73% +84.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.35 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.50 £23.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%

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 9 February 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 9 February 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
Hemel Hempstead +12 9 £469 +20.19% 4
Watford +2 7 - - 1
Stevenage -1 6 - -
St Albans +2 3 £270 -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 29 (37.18%) Oracle
2 27 (34.62%) Windows
3 26 (33.33%) Unix
4 15 (19.23%) MySQL
5 14 (17.95%) IBM
6 13 (16.67%) HP
6 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 13 (16.67%) SQL
6 13 (16.67%) VMware
7 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
7 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
8 11 (14.10%) Cisco
9 10 (12.82%) PHP
9 10 (12.82%) Advertising
9 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
10 9 (11.54%) Web Development
10 9 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
10 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
10 9 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
10 9 (11.54%) .NET
10 9 (11.54%) Apache
10 9 (11.54%) Web Services
10 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
10 9 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 9 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
10 9 (11.54%) Meraki
11 8 (10.26%) Open Source
11 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
11 8 (10.26%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 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 (11.54%) Apache
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 5 (6.41%) WebLogic
3 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) nginx
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.56%) IIS
6 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.28%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.28%) Joomla!
6 1 (1.28%) Kinematics
6 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 9 (11.54%) MS Excel
2 8 (10.26%) MS Office
2 8 (10.26%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Maximo
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle EBS R12
3 2 (2.56%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (10.26%) Firewall
2 8 (10.26%) WLAN
3 7 (8.97%) 3G
3 7 (8.97%) DNS
3 7 (8.97%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (7.69%) 4G
4 6 (7.69%) LAN
4 6 (7.69%) WAN
4 6 (7.69%) Wireless
5 5 (6.41%) Internet
5 5 (6.41%) LTE
6 4 (5.13%) LDAP
6 4 (5.13%) Telnet
7 3 (3.85%) 2G
7 3 (3.85%) DHCP
7 3 (3.85%) Ethernet
7 3 (3.85%) HTTP
7 3 (3.85%) SSH
7 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.23%) MySQL
2 9 (11.54%) Amazon Redshift
2 9 (11.54%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.97%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (7.69%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (6.41%) Big Data
5 5 (6.41%) MongoDB
5 5 (6.41%) Relational Database
5 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
6 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
6 4 (5.13%) Redis
7 3 (3.85%) CouchDB
8 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
8 2 (2.56%) BusinessObjects XI
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (12.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (10.26%) ClearCase
3 7 (8.97%) ClearQuest
4 5 (6.41%) Ant
4 5 (6.41%) Gradle
4 5 (6.41%) Maven
4 5 (6.41%) Subversion
5 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
5 4 (5.13%) Toad
6 3 (3.85%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.56%) Bugzilla
8 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.28%) GCC
8 1 (1.28%) IntelliJ
8 1 (1.28%) JIRA
8 1 (1.28%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (1.28%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 10 (12.82%) Advertising
2 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 5 (6.41%) Finance
4 3 (3.85%) Avionics
5 2 (2.56%) Automotive
6 1 (1.28%) Electronics
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Developer
2 11 (14.10%) Architect
3 9 (11.54%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) PHP Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (7.69%) Software Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Service Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Data Architect
7 4 (5.13%) Database Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Oracle Database Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Linux Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Perl Developer
8 3 (3.85%) PHP Symfony Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Symfony Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (3.85%) Team Leader
8 3 (3.85%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.54%) .NET
1 9 (11.54%) Web Services
2 7 (8.97%) LAMP
3 5 (6.41%) Laravel
4 4 (5.13%) ASP.NET
4 4 (5.13%) Classic ASP
4 4 (5.13%) CSS
4 4 (5.13%) HTML
5 3 (3.85%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.85%) Memcached
5 3 (3.85%) Symfony
5 3 (3.85%) Yii
6 2 (2.56%) Ajax
6 2 (2.56%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) JSON
6 2 (2.56%) RESTful
6 2 (2.56%) XHTML
6 2 (2.56%) XML
6 2 (2.56%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Protection Act
2 5 (6.41%) Device Driver
3 4 (5.13%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 3 (3.85%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.56%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.28%) Artificial Intelligence
6 1 (1.28%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.28%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.28%) Mechatronics
6 1 (1.28%) Robotics
6 1 (1.28%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 27 (34.62%) Windows
2 26 (33.33%) Unix
3 7 (8.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 7 (8.97%) Solaris
3 7 (8.97%) Windows Server
4 6 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.41%) FreeBSD
6 4 (5.13%) NetBSD
6 4 (5.13%) OpenBSD
6 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.56%) HPUX
8 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 9 (11.54%) Data Protection
2 9 (11.54%) Web Development
3 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) ETL
3 8 (10.26%) OO
3 8 (10.26%) Open Source
3 8 (10.26%) Software Engineering
4 7 (8.97%) MVC
4 7 (8.97%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (8.97%) Requirements Analysis
4 7 (8.97%) TOGAF
5 6 (7.69%) Data Architecture
5 6 (7.69%) ERP
5 6 (7.69%) Migration
5 6 (7.69%) Release Management
6 5 (6.41%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (6.41%) Integration Testing
6 5 (6.41%) SDLC
6 5 (6.41%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.67%) SQL
2 10 (12.82%) PHP
3 7 (8.97%) C++
3 7 (8.97%) Java
3 7 (8.97%) Perl
4 6 (7.69%) Embedded C
5 5 (6.41%) Ada
5 5 (6.41%) C
5 5 (6.41%) C#
5 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
6 3 (3.85%) Ada 95
6 3 (3.85%) ANSI C
7 2 (2.56%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.28%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.28%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.28%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Degree
1 6 (7.69%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (2.56%) CCNA
4 2 (2.56%) CCNP
4 2 (2.56%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.56%) MCSE
4 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) OCA
4 2 (2.56%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) QA
2 2 (2.56%) ECSS
2 2 (2.56%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) XenApp
3 4 (5.13%) Docker
4 3 (3.85%) Cygwin
4 3 (3.85%) vSphere
5 2 (2.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 6 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.85%) Ansible
3 3 (3.85%) CA Single Sign-On
3 3 (3.85%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.85%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Bacula
4 1 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.28%) Novell Identity Manager
4 1 (1.28%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 29 (37.18%) Oracle
2 14 (17.95%) IBM
3 13 (16.67%) HP
3 13 (16.67%) VMware
4 12 (15.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (14.10%) Cisco
6 9 (11.54%) Meraki
7 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.97%) Aruba
9 5 (6.41%) Zend
10 4 (5.13%) Cyber-Ark
11 3 (3.85%) Citrix
11 3 (3.85%) F5
11 3 (3.85%) Greenplum
12 2 (2.56%) 3PAR
12 2 (2.56%) Serena
13 1 (1.28%) Brocade
13 1 (1.28%) Huawei
13 1 (1.28%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 1 (1.28%) VocaLink
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