The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Hertfordshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 27 23 23
Rank change year-on-year
-4 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 49 44 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.23% 6.78% 5.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.43% 27.85% 24.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 25 22
Average daily rate £405 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.64% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £250 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £524 £489
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
161 158 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 20.48% 24.35% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 78 98
Average daily rate £300 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £250 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.40% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 15 37
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -11.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
East of England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Watford -1 20 £368 -16.00% 9
Letchworth +5 7 - - 1
St Albans - 3 - - 2
Stevenage - - - - 4
Potters Bar - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Harpenden - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hertford - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 43 (50.59%) UNIX
2 40 (47.06%) Java
2 40 (47.06%) SQL
3 32 (37.65%) Oracle
3 32 (37.65%) Windows
4 30 (35.29%) Finance
5 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
6 24 (28.24%) HTML
7 23 (27.06%) Internet
8 22 (25.88%) Subversion
9 20 (23.53%) Red Hat
9 20 (23.53%) Ant
10 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
10 19 (22.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (22.35%) Relational Database
11 18 (21.18%) CSS
11 18 (21.18%) XML
11 18 (21.18%) RDBMS
12 17 (20.00%) Eclipse
12 17 (20.00%) Web Services
12 17 (20.00%) J2EE
12 17 (20.00%) Solaris
12 17 (20.00%) Spring
13 16 (18.82%) Apache
13 16 (18.82%) Tomcat
13 16 (18.82%) E-Commerce
13 16 (18.82%) MySQL
14 15 (17.65%) DB2
14 15 (17.65%) OO
14 15 (17.65%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 16 (18.82%) Apache
1 16 (18.82%) Tomcat
2 14 (16.47%) WebSphere
3 13 (15.29%) WebSphere Application Server
4 12 (14.12%) MQSeries
5 7 (8.24%) CMS
6 6 (7.06%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (7.06%) IIS
6 6 (7.06%) Oracle Service Bus
6 6 (7.06%) Node.js
7 5 (5.88%) Alfresco
8 1 (1.18%) Adobe CQ
8 1 (1.18%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.18%) iPlanet
Applications
1 9 (10.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) Mingle
Business Applications
1 5 (5.88%) RiskWrite
1 5 (5.88%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) Internet
2 15 (17.65%) HTTP
3 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.71%) Ethernet
4 4 (4.71%) SMPP
5 3 (3.53%) DNS
5 3 (3.53%) WAN
5 3 (3.53%) DHCP
6 2 (2.35%) Intranet
6 2 (2.35%) Extranet
6 2 (2.35%) LAN
6 2 (2.35%) SSL
7 1 (1.18%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.18%) LDAP
7 1 (1.18%) Firewall
7 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (1.18%) WLAN
7 1 (1.18%) SAN
7 1 (1.18%) DSL
7 1 (1.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (31.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (22.35%) Relational Database
3 18 (21.18%) RDBMS
4 16 (18.82%) MySQL
5 15 (17.65%) DB2
6 12 (14.12%) Crystal Reports
7 9 (10.59%) Oracle Reports
8 7 (8.24%) Oracle Database
8 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (8.24%) JasperReports
9 5 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
10 4 (4.71%) Neo4j
10 4 (4.71%) RavenDB
11 3 (3.53%) NoSQL
11 3 (3.53%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (25.88%) Subversion
2 20 (23.53%) Ant
3 17 (20.00%) Eclipse
4 14 (16.47%) JUnit
5 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
6 11 (12.94%) Log4j
7 5 (5.88%) Visual Studio
7 5 (5.88%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
7 5 (5.88%) Maven
8 4 (4.71%) MSTest
8 4 (4.71%) TeamCity
8 4 (4.71%) NUnit
9 3 (3.53%) Mockito
9 3 (3.53%) IntelliJ
9 3 (3.53%) Selenium
10 2 (2.35%) ClearQuest
10 2 (2.35%) JMeter
10 2 (2.35%) ClearCase
10 2 (2.35%) Grunt
10 2 (2.35%) Rational Application Developer
General
1 30 (35.29%) Finance
2 15 (17.65%) Retail
2 15 (17.65%) Manufacturing
3 8 (9.41%) Telecoms
4 5 (5.88%) Marketing
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 21 (24.71%) Java Developer
3 13 (15.29%) Project Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Technical Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Technical Project Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Delivery Project Manager
5 7 (8.24%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 6 (7.06%) Technical Services Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Services Delivery Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Service Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Infrastructure Project Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
6 6 (7.06%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.88%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) J2EE Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.24%) HTML
2 18 (21.18%) CSS
2 18 (21.18%) XML
3 17 (20.00%) Web Services
3 17 (20.00%) J2EE
3 17 (20.00%) Spring
4 15 (17.65%) Ajax
5 14 (16.47%) JSP
6 13 (15.29%) Hibernate
7 12 (14.12%) .NET
7 12 (14.12%) XSLT
8 11 (12.94%) Servlets
8 11 (12.94%) Struts
8 11 (12.94%) XMLBeans
9 8 (9.41%) jQuery
9 8 (9.41%) SOAP
9 8 (9.41%) JDBC
10 7 (8.24%) XHTML
11 6 (7.06%) JMS
11 6 (7.06%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.94%) Web 2.0
2 5 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (5.88%) Open Source
3 4 (4.71%) Device Driver
4 1 (1.18%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 43 (50.59%) UNIX
2 32 (37.65%) Windows
3 19 (22.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (20.00%) Solaris
5 7 (8.24%) AIX
6 6 (7.06%) SUSE
6 6 (7.06%) HPUX
7 4 (4.71%) CentOS
7 4 (4.71%) FreeBSD
7 4 (4.71%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.18%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.18%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) E-Commerce
2 15 (17.65%) OO
3 14 (16.47%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.47%) TDD
4 13 (15.29%) Project Management
5 11 (12.94%) Scrum
6 10 (11.76%) Service Delivery
6 10 (11.76%) BDD
7 9 (10.59%) Multithreading
8 8 (9.41%) Web Development
8 8 (9.41%) ITIL
8 8 (9.41%) UML
8 8 (9.41%) MVC
8 8 (9.41%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (8.24%) Memory Management
9 7 (8.24%) Change Management
9 7 (8.24%) PRINCE2
9 7 (8.24%) Unit Testing
10 6 (7.06%) Content Management
10 6 (7.06%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 40 (47.06%) Java
1 40 (47.06%) SQL
2 19 (22.35%) JavaScript
3 14 (16.47%) Bash Shell
4 13 (15.29%) C
5 12 (14.12%) XPath
5 12 (14.12%) Perl
6 7 (8.24%) T-SQL
6 7 (8.24%) Python
7 5 (5.88%) Embedded C
8 4 (4.71%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.71%) Erlang
8 4 (4.71%) C#
9 2 (2.35%) Korn
9 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.35%) PHP
9 2 (2.35%) VB.NET
10 1 (1.18%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.18%) VB
10 1 (1.18%) VB6
Qualifications
1 6 (7.06%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) RHCE
2 3 (3.53%) Sun Certification
2 3 (3.53%) RHCA
2 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) MCSD
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.18%) CCIE
4 1 (1.18%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.18%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (8.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.53%) Samba
3 2 (2.35%) XenServer
3 2 (2.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.18%) Cygwin
4 1 (1.18%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (2.35%) Cobbler
2 1 (1.18%) Business Desktop Deployment
2 1 (1.18%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (37.65%) Oracle
2 20 (23.53%) Red Hat
3 14 (16.47%) IBM
4 10 (11.76%) Sun
5 9 (10.59%) Microsoft
6 7 (8.24%) HP
6 7 (8.24%) Sybase
7 6 (7.06%) Dell
7 6 (7.06%) Interwoven
8 5 (5.88%) Elastic Path
8 5 (5.88%) ATG
8 5 (5.88%) Blue Martini
9 4 (4.71%) Coverity
9 4 (4.71%) VMware
10 3 (3.53%) Intel
10 3 (3.53%) Citrix
11 2 (2.35%) Ab Initio
11 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.35%) Cisco
12 1 (1.18%) SOASTA, Inc