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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 65 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 8.64% 6.51% 7.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.95% 26.19% 25.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 24
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £332 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +8.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £32.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £38.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.26% +2.00%
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
217 168 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.86% 24.85% 28.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 65 80
Average daily rate £350 £245 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £146 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £413 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 14
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £33.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

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 26 May 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
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 26 May 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 +4 22 £375 - 8
Welwyn Garden City +7 15 £330 -5.71%
Rickmansworth 0 2 £363 -
St Albans -6 1 - - 2
Stevenage - 1 - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £350 - 4
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 42 (46.15%) Oracle
2 34 (37.36%) UNIX
3 26 (28.57%) Windows
4 21 (23.08%) SQL
5 19 (20.88%) Solaris
6 18 (19.78%) Cisco
7 17 (18.68%) Finance
8 16 (17.58%) Internet
8 16 (17.58%) Java
8 16 (17.58%) Perl
9 15 (16.48%) C
9 15 (16.48%) Firewall
10 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (15.38%) MySQL
10 14 (15.38%) Apache
10 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
10 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
11 12 (13.19%) LDAP
11 12 (13.19%) SSH
11 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (12.09%) .NET
12 11 (12.09%) HTML
12 11 (12.09%) Shell Script
12 11 (12.09%) Telnet
12 11 (12.09%) IBM
12 11 (12.09%) EMC
13 10 (10.99%) Sun
13 10 (10.99%) Python
13 10 (10.99%) F5
14 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 14 (15.38%) Apache
2 9 (9.89%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.59%) MQSeries
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.49%) JBoss
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.40%) IIS
6 3 (3.30%) Apache Solr
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.20%) nginx
7 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.10%) Oracle Application Server
8 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.10%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.40%) Tridion
2 3 (3.30%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (3.30%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.58%) Internet
2 15 (16.48%) Firewall
3 12 (13.19%) SSH
3 12 (13.19%) LDAP
4 11 (12.09%) Telnet
5 9 (9.89%) PuTTY
6 7 (7.69%) DNS
7 6 (6.59%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.59%) Ethernet
8 5 (5.49%) WAN
8 5 (5.49%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (4.40%) LAN
9 4 (4.40%) VPN
9 4 (4.40%) SSL
9 4 (4.40%) MPLS
10 3 (3.30%) 3G
10 3 (3.30%) SAN
10 3 (3.30%) 3GPP
10 3 (3.30%) HTTP
10 3 (3.30%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) MySQL
2 9 (9.89%) SQL Server
3 8 (8.79%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.59%) DB2
5 5 (5.49%) RDBMS
6 4 (4.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.30%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.30%) Big Data
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 3 (3.30%) Hadoop
8 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (1.10%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Toad
2 7 (7.69%) LoadRunner
3 6 (6.59%) Subversion
3 6 (6.59%) Eclipse
4 5 (5.49%) ProC
5 4 (4.40%) Log4j
5 4 (4.40%) Ant
5 4 (4.40%) JUnit
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 2 (2.20%) Gradle
6 2 (2.20%) Selenium
6 2 (2.20%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.20%) WebDriver
7 1 (1.10%) Gerrit
7 1 (1.10%) JIRA
General
1 17 (18.68%) Finance
2 9 (9.89%) Retail
3 8 (8.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.49%) Billing
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
6 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.10%) Electronics
7 1 (1.10%) Law
7 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (23.08%) Developer
2 12 (13.19%) Consultant
3 10 (10.99%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Architect
4 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Administrator
4 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
5 6 (6.59%) Software Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.59%) Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux Consultant
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Programme Manager
8 3 (3.30%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Magento Developer
8 3 (3.30%) Data Architect
8 3 (3.30%) Programme Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) HTML
1 11 (12.09%) .NET
2 9 (9.89%) Middleware
3 8 (8.79%) Web Services
3 8 (8.79%) XML
4 7 (7.69%) XHTML
5 5 (5.49%) J2EE
6 4 (4.40%) EJB
6 4 (4.40%) CSS
6 4 (4.40%) JDBC
6 4 (4.40%) JSP
6 4 (4.40%) Servlets
6 4 (4.40%) JMS
6 4 (4.40%) Struts
6 4 (4.40%) XSLT
6 4 (4.40%) XMLBeans
6 4 (4.40%) Ajax
6 4 (4.40%) JSTL
7 3 (3.30%) HTML5
7 3 (3.30%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (5.49%) Clustering
2 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.40%) Device Driver
2 4 (4.40%) Web 2.0
2 4 (4.40%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.30%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.20%) CMDB
4 2 (2.20%) STB
4 2 (2.20%) PKI
4 2 (2.20%) IPTV
5 1 (1.10%) Replication
5 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.10%) HACMP
5 1 (1.10%) DTV
5 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.10%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 34 (37.36%) UNIX
2 26 (28.57%) Windows
3 19 (20.88%) Solaris
4 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.59%) HPUX
6 5 (5.49%) AIX
7 3 (3.30%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (3.30%) CentOS
8 2 (2.20%) Android
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) Debian
8 2 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.10%) SUSE
9 1 (1.10%) Fedora
9 1 (1.10%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) E-Commerce
1 14 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (9.89%) OO
2 9 (9.89%) Identity Management
3 7 (7.69%) Project Management
4 6 (6.59%) ITIL
4 6 (6.59%) Migration
4 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.59%) Open Source
4 6 (6.59%) Non-Functional Testing
4 6 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.49%) CRM
5 5 (5.49%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (5.49%) Scrum
5 5 (5.49%) MVC
5 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.49%) ETL
6 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.40%) UML
6 4 (4.40%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.08%) SQL
2 16 (17.58%) Java
2 16 (17.58%) Perl
3 15 (16.48%) C
4 11 (12.09%) Shell Script
5 10 (10.99%) Python
6 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
6 9 (9.89%) C++
7 7 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 6 (6.59%) XPath
9 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
10 4 (4.40%) PHP
10 4 (4.40%) C#
11 3 (3.30%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.30%) Bourne shell
11 3 (3.30%) C-shell
12 2 (2.20%) Embedded C
12 2 (2.20%) ActionScript
13 1 (1.10%) R
13 1 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) OCA
1 3 (3.30%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (2.20%) MCSE
2 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.20%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.20%) Degree
3 1 (1.10%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.10%) CCNP
3 1 (1.10%) CCNA
3 1 (1.10%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.59%) vSphere
4 5 (5.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 5 (5.49%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.30%) NFS
5 3 (3.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.30%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.20%) XenApp
6 2 (2.20%) iptables
6 2 (2.20%) Samba
6 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.20%) Xen
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.10%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.10%) Firmware
7 1 (1.10%) PowerHA
7 1 (1.10%) vCloud
7 1 (1.10%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) BMC PATROL
2 8 (8.79%) Tivoli
3 7 (7.69%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 7 (7.69%) CA Single Sign-On
4 4 (4.40%) Novell Identity Manager
4 4 (4.40%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.20%) ZABBIX
7 1 (1.10%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.10%) OpenView
7 1 (1.10%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 42 (46.15%) Oracle
2 18 (19.78%) Cisco
3 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 11 (12.09%) IBM
4 11 (12.09%) EMC
5 10 (10.99%) Sun
5 10 (10.99%) F5
6 9 (9.89%) VMware
6 9 (9.89%) Microsoft
6 9 (9.89%) BMC
6 9 (9.89%) Cyber-Ark
7 7 (7.69%) HP
8 5 (5.49%) CA
8 5 (5.49%) Novell
8 5 (5.49%) NetCracker
9 4 (4.40%) Blue Martini
9 4 (4.40%) Zend
9 4 (4.40%) ATG
9 4 (4.40%) Elastic Path
9 4 (4.40%) Interwoven
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