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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 36 18 17
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 46 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.71% 8.63% 8.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 31.94% 31.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 19 34
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£450 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.12% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £428 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.63 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.66% -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
182 144 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.50% 27.02% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 59 96
Average daily rate £350 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £180 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 25 25
Average hourly rate £15.00 £26.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.30% +48.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.33 £37.50 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -8.57%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -1 6 £213 - 6
St Albans - 5 £450 - 1
Rickmansworth - 3 £500 -
Welwyn Garden City -1 1 - -
Stevenage -5 1 - -
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 49 (60.49%) SQL
2 43 (53.09%) UNIX
3 38 (46.91%) Java
4 30 (37.04%) Finance
5 29 (35.80%) Subversion
6 25 (30.86%) Windows
7 24 (29.63%) MySQL
8 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
9 22 (27.16%) Ant
10 20 (24.69%) HTML
10 20 (24.69%) Internet
11 19 (23.46%) Oracle
11 19 (23.46%) Eclipse
12 18 (22.22%) Apache
12 18 (22.22%) Web Services
12 18 (22.22%) Spring
13 17 (20.99%) XML
13 17 (20.99%) Tomcat
14 16 (19.75%) CSS
14 16 (19.75%) Ajax
15 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
15 15 (18.52%) Bash Shell
15 15 (18.52%) J2EE
15 15 (18.52%) JUnit
15 15 (18.52%) Perl
15 15 (18.52%) Solaris
15 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
15 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
16 14 (17.28%) E-Commerce
16 14 (17.28%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 18 (22.22%) Apache
2 17 (20.99%) Tomcat
3 13 (16.05%) CMS
4 12 (14.81%) MQSeries
5 7 (8.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (8.64%) MS Exchange
5 7 (8.64%) WebSphere
6 6 (7.41%) Node.js
7 5 (6.17%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (6.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (6.17%) lighttpd
8 4 (4.94%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
9 3 (3.70%) IIS
9 3 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
10 2 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (1.23%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (9.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.23%) OpenShift
2 1 (1.23%) Office 365
2 1 (1.23%) GitHub
2 1 (1.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (24.69%) Internet
2 14 (17.28%) HTTP
3 13 (16.05%) SAN
4 9 (11.11%) DNS
5 7 (8.64%) DHCP
6 6 (7.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.17%) Fibre Channel
7 5 (6.17%) Firewall
8 4 (4.94%) NAS
8 4 (4.94%) VPN
8 4 (4.94%) L2TP
8 4 (4.94%) WAN
8 4 (4.94%) ADSL
9 3 (3.70%) LAN
9 3 (3.70%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.70%) VRRP
9 3 (3.70%) Network Security
10 2 (2.47%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (2.47%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (29.63%) MySQL
2 14 (17.28%) SQL Server
3 13 (16.05%) Relational Database
3 13 (16.05%) RDBMS
4 12 (14.81%) NoSQL
5 9 (11.11%) Oracle Database
6 8 (9.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (8.64%) DB2
8 6 (7.41%) JasperReports
8 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (7.41%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.47%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 29 (35.80%) Subversion
2 22 (27.16%) Ant
3 19 (23.46%) Eclipse
4 15 (18.52%) Git (software)
4 15 (18.52%) JUnit
5 13 (16.05%) Maven
6 9 (11.11%) Log4j
6 9 (11.11%) Selenium
7 6 (7.41%) Mockito
7 6 (7.41%) IntelliJ
8 4 (4.94%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
8 4 (4.94%) Grunt
8 4 (4.94%) Jenkins
9 3 (3.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.47%) WebDriver
10 2 (2.47%) JMeter
10 2 (2.47%) SoapUI
11 1 (1.23%) Yeoman
11 1 (1.23%) GDB
General
1 30 (37.04%) Finance
2 14 (17.28%) Retail
3 13 (16.05%) Manufacturing
4 9 (11.11%) Marketing
5 2 (2.47%) Banking
6 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 27 (33.33%) Developer
2 20 (24.69%) Java Developer
3 10 (12.35%) Administrator
4 8 (9.88%) Architect
4 8 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Infrastructure Architect
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Project Manager
6 5 (6.17%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Services Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.94%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.94%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Technical Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) HTML
2 18 (22.22%) Web Services
2 18 (22.22%) Spring
3 17 (20.99%) XML
4 16 (19.75%) CSS
4 16 (19.75%) Ajax
5 15 (18.52%) J2EE
6 14 (17.28%) SOAP
6 14 (17.28%) REST
7 11 (13.58%) XSLT
7 11 (13.58%) JSP
7 11 (13.58%) Hibernate
7 11 (13.58%) JSON
8 10 (12.35%) JDBC
9 9 (11.11%) Servlets
9 9 (11.11%) Struts
9 9 (11.11%) JMS
9 9 (11.11%) XMLBeans
10 6 (7.41%) Middleware
11 5 (6.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Web 2.0
2 7 (8.64%) Open Source
3 3 (3.70%) Replication
4 2 (2.47%) EqualLogic
4 2 (2.47%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.47%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.23%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.23%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (53.09%) UNIX
2 25 (30.86%) Windows
3 15 (18.52%) Solaris
4 11 (13.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (11.11%) HPUX
6 5 (6.17%) AIX
7 3 (3.70%) SUSE
8 1 (1.23%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.23%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.28%) E-Commerce
2 12 (14.81%) OO
3 11 (13.58%) Scrum
4 10 (12.35%) BDD
4 10 (12.35%) TDD
4 10 (12.35%) Service Delivery
5 9 (11.11%) ITIL
5 9 (11.11%) Content Management
5 9 (11.11%) Unit Testing
6 8 (9.88%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (9.88%) Project Management
7 7 (8.64%) MVC
7 7 (8.64%) Waterfall
8 6 (7.41%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.41%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.41%) Web Development
8 6 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (6.17%) Continuous Integration
10 4 (4.94%) UML
10 4 (4.94%) RAD
Programming Languages
1 49 (60.49%) SQL
2 38 (46.91%) Java
3 23 (28.40%) JavaScript
4 15 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 15 (18.52%) Perl
5 11 (13.58%) XPath
6 7 (8.64%) Python
7 6 (7.41%) C
7 6 (7.41%) T-SQL
8 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
8 4 (4.94%) VB
8 4 (4.94%) C++
9 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.23%) VC++
10 1 (1.23%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (7.41%) Degree
2 5 (6.17%) Sun Certification
3 3 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.47%) CCSE
4 2 (2.47%) CCNP
5 1 (1.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.23%) JTAG
System Software
1 15 (18.52%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (3.70%) Xen
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
4 2 (2.47%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.23%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (3.70%) Vagrant
1 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (3.70%) Puppet
1 3 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (23.46%) Oracle
2 15 (18.52%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.05%) IBM
4 11 (13.58%) Red Hat
5 10 (12.35%) F5
6 9 (11.11%) Interwoven
7 8 (9.88%) VMware
7 8 (9.88%) Sun
7 8 (9.88%) Sybase
8 7 (8.64%) HP
9 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.94%) Elastic Path
10 4 (4.94%) Blue Martini
10 4 (4.94%) WatchGuard
10 4 (4.94%) ATG
10 4 (4.94%) CommVault
10 4 (4.94%) NetApp
11 3 (3.70%) Cisco
11 3 (3.70%) Dell
11 3 (3.70%) Intel
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