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 1 April 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 19 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 47 52 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.92% 6.69% 6.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.68% 32.91% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 20 25
Average daily rate
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£381 £375 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £295 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £440 £524
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £32.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
183 158 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 26.95% 20.33% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 60 86
Average daily rate £375 £320 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -24.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £133 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £440 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 13 15
Average hourly rate £14.85 £14.00 £14.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.07% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £32.50 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 1 April 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 1 April 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 0 12 £375 +9.48% 2
Welwyn Garden City +12 8 £350 +27.27% 2
Rickmansworth - 4 £424 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £390 - 8
Stevenage - 2 - - 1
St Albans +1 1 - - 2
Welwyn - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - -
Letchworth - - - - 1
Potters Bar - - - -
Royston - - - - 2
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - - 1
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 (47.19%) Oracle
2 37 (41.57%) UNIX
3 24 (26.97%) Windows
4 23 (25.84%) Cisco
5 19 (21.35%) SQL
5 19 (21.35%) Finance
6 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (20.22%) Solaris
7 16 (17.98%) VMware
8 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (15.73%) Shell Script
10 13 (14.61%) EMC
10 13 (14.61%) Red Hat
11 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (13.48%) BMC
11 12 (13.48%) BMC PATROL
11 12 (13.48%) Middleware
11 12 (13.48%) Project Management
11 12 (13.48%) Perl
11 12 (13.48%) Web Services
11 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
11 12 (13.48%) F5
12 11 (12.36%) REST
12 11 (12.36%) vSphere
12 11 (12.36%) C
12 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
12 11 (12.36%) MySQL
12 11 (12.36%) Apache
12 11 (12.36%) SOAP
12 11 (12.36%) Microsoft

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 12 (13.48%) WebLogic
2 11 (12.36%) Apache
3 4 (4.49%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.25%) Node.js
4 2 (2.25%) lighttpd
4 2 (2.25%) Apache Solr
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.25%) IIS
4 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.12%) CMS
5 1 (1.12%) nginx
5 1 (1.12%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (7.87%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
3 4 (4.49%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (6.74%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 2 (2.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 2 (2.25%) Route 53
4 2 (2.25%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (10.11%) DNS
2 7 (7.87%) MPLS
2 7 (7.87%) VPN
3 6 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (6.74%) LDAP
3 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.62%) Internet
4 5 (5.62%) Ethernet
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
4 5 (5.62%) SSH
4 5 (5.62%) Radio Access Network
5 4 (4.49%) Firewall
5 4 (4.49%) LAN
6 3 (3.37%) 3G
6 3 (3.37%) 3GPP
6 3 (3.37%) 2G
6 3 (3.37%) BIG-IP
6 3 (3.37%) LTE
6 3 (3.37%) iSCSI
6 3 (3.37%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.36%) SQL Server
1 11 (12.36%) MySQL
2 9 (10.11%) Oracle Database
3 5 (5.62%) RDBMS
3 5 (5.62%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.49%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (3.37%) MongoDB
5 3 (3.37%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.25%) Big Data
6 2 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.25%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.12%) DB2
7 1 (1.12%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (11.24%) Subversion
2 8 (8.99%) Ant
2 8 (8.99%) Eclipse
3 7 (7.87%) LoadRunner
3 7 (7.87%) Git (software)
4 5 (5.62%) ProC
4 5 (5.62%) Maven
5 4 (4.49%) WebDriver
6 3 (3.37%) IntelliJ
6 3 (3.37%) JUnit
6 3 (3.37%) Selenium
6 3 (3.37%) Mockito
7 2 (2.25%) Grunt
7 2 (2.25%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.12%) JMeter
8 1 (1.12%) JIRA
8 1 (1.12%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.12%) Gradle
General
1 19 (21.35%) Finance
2 10 (11.24%) Retail
3 5 (5.62%) Billing
3 5 (5.62%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.49%) Legal
5 3 (3.37%) Games
5 3 (3.37%) Banking
5 3 (3.37%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (23.60%) Developer
2 16 (17.98%) Project Manager
3 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Manager
4 10 (11.24%) Architect
5 8 (8.99%) Administrator
6 6 (6.74%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.62%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.62%) Software Developer
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Tester
8 4 (4.49%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.37%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Consultant
9 3 (3.37%) Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Programme Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.48%) Middleware
1 12 (13.48%) Web Services
2 11 (12.36%) REST
2 11 (12.36%) SOAP
3 9 (10.11%) HTML
4 6 (6.74%) HTML5
4 6 (6.74%) .NET
4 6 (6.74%) CSS
4 6 (6.74%) XML
5 4 (4.49%) CSS3
6 3 (3.37%) JDBC
6 3 (3.37%) JSP
6 3 (3.37%) Spring
6 3 (3.37%) Ajax
6 3 (3.37%) JSON
7 2 (2.25%) OpenGL
8 1 (1.12%) CGI
8 1 (1.12%) ASP.NET
8 1 (1.12%) XSD
8 1 (1.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (4.49%) Open Source
2 4 (4.49%) Clustering
3 3 (3.37%) Replication
3 3 (3.37%) Online Games
4 2 (2.25%) Data Integration
4 2 (2.25%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (2.25%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.25%) PKI
4 2 (2.25%) IPTV
4 2 (2.25%) STB
4 2 (2.25%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.12%) DTV
5 1 (1.12%) CMDB
5 1 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (41.57%) UNIX
2 24 (26.97%) Windows
3 18 (20.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (20.22%) Solaris
4 7 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.62%) AIX
5 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.37%) VMS
6 3 (3.37%) HPUX
6 3 (3.37%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (3.37%) Ubuntu
6 3 (3.37%) CentOS
7 2 (2.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.25%) Android
7 2 (2.25%) FreeBSD
7 2 (2.25%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.12%) SUSE
8 1 (1.12%) Debian
8 1 (1.12%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (13.48%) Project Management
3 9 (10.11%) Scrum
4 6 (6.74%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.74%) TDD
4 6 (6.74%) Configuration Management
4 6 (6.74%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.62%) CRM
5 5 (5.62%) E-Commerce
5 5 (5.62%) OO
5 5 (5.62%) MVC
5 5 (5.62%) Migration
5 5 (5.62%) Requirements Analysis
5 5 (5.62%) Network Load Balancing
5 5 (5.62%) Unit Testing
5 5 (5.62%) BDD
6 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.49%) Test Automation
6 4 (4.49%) Web Development
6 4 (4.49%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (21.35%) SQL
2 14 (15.73%) Shell Script
3 12 (13.48%) Perl
4 11 (12.36%) C
5 9 (10.11%) C++
5 9 (10.11%) Java
6 8 (8.99%) PL/SQL
7 7 (7.87%) Python
7 7 (7.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (5.62%) Bash Shell
9 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
9 4 (4.49%) C#
10 3 (3.37%) Korn
10 3 (3.37%) XPath
10 3 (3.37%) Bourne shell
10 3 (3.37%) C-shell
11 2 (2.25%) Ruby
11 2 (2.25%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
12 1 (1.12%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.25%) Degree
2 2 (2.25%) MCSE
2 2 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.12%) CCNP
3 1 (1.12%) CCNA
3 1 (1.12%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (12.36%) vSphere
3 7 (7.87%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.62%) NFS
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.49%) Active Directory
6 3 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.37%) vCloud
7 2 (2.25%) XenApp
7 2 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (2.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.12%) Firmware
8 1 (1.12%) Samba
8 1 (1.12%) Xen
8 1 (1.12%) iptables
Systems Management
1 12 (13.48%) BMC PATROL
2 9 (10.11%) Puppet
3 4 (4.49%) SCOM
4 2 (2.25%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.25%) Nagios
5 1 (1.12%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.12%) OpenView
5 1 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.12%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.12%) SCCM
5 1 (1.12%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 42 (47.19%) Oracle
2 23 (25.84%) Cisco
3 16 (17.98%) VMware
4 13 (14.61%) EMC
4 13 (14.61%) Red Hat
5 12 (13.48%) BMC
5 12 (13.48%) F5
6 11 (12.36%) Microsoft
7 10 (11.24%) HP
8 6 (6.74%) NetApp
8 6 (6.74%) JDA
9 5 (5.62%) Citrix
9 5 (5.62%) Dell
9 5 (5.62%) Sun
9 5 (5.62%) NetCracker
10 3 (3.37%) Tealeaf
11 2 (2.25%) Vertica
11 2 (2.25%) Infobright
11 2 (2.25%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 2 (2.25%) Greenplum
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