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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 37 28 29
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 27 48 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 4.21% 6.68% 5.49%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 31.58% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 19
Average daily rate
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£390 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £440 £503
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +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
162 152 156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 25.23% 21.14% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 68 80
Average daily rate £389 £325 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.61% -19.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £163 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £440 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 15 12
Average hourly rate £14.85 £13.00 £12.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.23% +7.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.50 £23.50 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -2 4 £325 +3.17% 4
Hemel Hempstead +2 3 £390 - 3
Rickmansworth - 3 £525 -
Welwyn Garden City +4 2 £375 +36.36% 1
St Albans -4 2 - - 4
Stevenage - 1 - -
Welwyn - - - -
Royston - - - -
Bishop's Stortford - - - -
Borehamwood - - - -
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - -
Potters Bar - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 39 (40.63%) UNIX
2 37 (38.54%) Oracle
3 35 (36.46%) Windows
4 26 (27.08%) Subversion
5 24 (25.00%) Finance
6 23 (23.96%) Ant
7 22 (22.92%) SQL
7 22 (22.92%) HTML
7 22 (22.92%) REST
8 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
9 19 (19.79%) Eclipse
10 18 (18.75%) Apache
10 18 (18.75%) Java
10 18 (18.75%) SOAP
11 17 (17.71%) CSS
11 17 (17.71%) MySQL
11 17 (17.71%) XML
11 17 (17.71%) Cisco
12 16 (16.67%) Web Services
12 16 (16.67%) Solaris
12 16 (16.67%) TDD
12 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
13 15 (15.63%) BDD
14 14 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (14.58%) Maven
15 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.54%) VMware
15 13 (13.54%) Tomcat
15 13 (13.54%) Perl
16 12 (12.50%) Project Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 18 (18.75%) Apache
2 13 (13.54%) Tomcat
3 10 (10.42%) WebLogic
4 4 (4.17%) CMS
4 4 (4.17%) lighttpd
4 4 (4.17%) Node.js
5 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.08%) IIS
6 2 (2.08%) JBoss
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.04%) nginx
7 1 (1.04%) Confluence
7 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.08%) Route 53
1 2 (2.08%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.42%) SAN
2 8 (8.33%) Internet
3 7 (7.29%) VPN
3 7 (7.29%) MPLS
4 6 (6.25%) DNS
4 6 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
5 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.17%) WAN
6 4 (4.17%) Ethernet
6 4 (4.17%) Radio Access Network
7 3 (3.13%) NetScaler
7 3 (3.13%) 2G
7 3 (3.13%) BIG-IP
7 3 (3.13%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.13%) LTE
7 3 (3.13%) 4G
7 3 (3.13%) DHCP
7 3 (3.13%) LDAP
7 3 (3.13%) LAN
7 3 (3.13%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (17.71%) MySQL
2 11 (11.46%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.42%) RDBMS
3 10 (10.42%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.33%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.21%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.21%) NoSQL
6 4 (4.17%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (1.04%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle8/8i Database
8 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.04%) Redis
Development Applications
1 26 (27.08%) Subversion
2 23 (23.96%) Ant
3 19 (19.79%) Eclipse
4 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 14 (14.58%) Maven
6 8 (8.33%) JUnit
6 8 (8.33%) IntelliJ
6 8 (8.33%) Mockito
7 7 (7.29%) LoadRunner
8 6 (6.25%) WebDriver
8 6 (6.25%) Selenium
9 4 (4.17%) SoapUI
9 4 (4.17%) Grunt
10 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
10 2 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 2 (2.08%) JMeter
11 1 (1.04%) JIRA
General
1 24 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.38%) Retail
3 8 (8.33%) Marketing
3 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 4 (4.17%) Legal
5 3 (3.13%) Games
6 2 (2.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (29.17%) Developer
2 16 (16.67%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 13 (13.54%) Infrastructure Manager
4 9 (9.38%) Java Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Backup Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Software Engineer
5 8 (8.33%) Architect
6 7 (7.29%) Administrator
7 6 (6.25%) Tester
8 5 (5.21%) Software Developer
8 5 (5.21%) Technical Architect
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
9 4 (4.17%) Senior Front-End Developer
10 3 (3.13%) Senior Programme Manager
10 3 (3.13%) Monitoring Engineer
10 3 (3.13%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.13%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) HTML
1 22 (22.92%) REST
2 18 (18.75%) SOAP
3 17 (17.71%) CSS
3 17 (17.71%) XML
4 16 (16.67%) Web Services
5 12 (12.50%) Ajax
5 12 (12.50%) HTML5
5 12 (12.50%) JSP
6 11 (11.46%) JSON
7 10 (10.42%) Middleware
7 10 (10.42%) CSS3
8 9 (9.38%) Spring
9 8 (8.33%) JDBC
10 5 (5.21%) .NET
11 4 (4.17%) Oracle GoldenGate
12 2 (2.08%) XSD
12 2 (2.08%) XSLT
12 2 (2.08%) OpenGL
13 1 (1.04%) Symfony
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.33%) Replication
1 8 (8.33%) IBM XIV
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.21%) Open Source
3 5 (5.21%) Clustering
4 4 (4.17%) User Experience
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Online Games
6 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.08%) STB
6 2 (2.08%) IPTV
7 1 (1.04%) Statistics
7 1 (1.04%) DTV
7 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 39 (40.63%) UNIX
2 35 (36.46%) Windows
3 16 (16.67%) Solaris
4 14 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.42%) HPUX
6 7 (7.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.21%) AIX
9 3 (3.13%) VMS
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.13%) CentOS
10 2 (2.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.08%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.08%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.08%) Android
10 2 (2.08%) FreeBSD
11 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.04%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.67%) TDD
2 15 (15.63%) BDD
3 13 (13.54%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (12.50%) Project Management
4 12 (12.50%) Unit Testing
5 11 (11.46%) OO
6 10 (10.42%) MVC
6 10 (10.42%) Scrum
6 10 (10.42%) Waterfall
7 8 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 8 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 8 (8.33%) Configuration Management
8 6 (6.25%) Project Planning
8 6 (6.25%) Test Automation
9 5 (5.21%) Performance Testing
9 5 (5.21%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.21%) Web Development
9 5 (5.21%) Network Load Balancing
10 4 (4.17%) Requirements Analysis
10 4 (4.17%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.92%) SQL
2 20 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 18 (18.75%) Java
4 13 (13.54%) Perl
5 9 (9.38%) C++
5 9 (9.38%) Shell Script
6 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
7 4 (4.17%) Ruby
7 4 (4.17%) XPath
7 4 (4.17%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.17%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.17%) C
7 4 (4.17%) Python
8 3 (3.13%) C#
9 2 (2.08%) Korn
9 2 (2.08%) ActionScript
10 1 (1.04%) R
10 1 (1.04%) PHP
10 1 (1.04%) VBScript
10 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (8.33%) SC Cleared
1 8 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) VCP4
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
4 2 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.08%) MCSE
5 1 (1.04%) MCDBA
5 1 (1.04%) CCNP
5 1 (1.04%) CCNA
5 1 (1.04%) ISEB
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (1.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.04%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 2 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.33%) vSphere
3 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.13%) vCloud
4 3 (3.13%) NFS
5 2 (2.08%) XenApp
5 2 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.08%) Oracle RMAN
5 2 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.04%) XenServer
6 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 10 (10.42%) BMC PATROL
2 8 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 8 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 8 (8.33%) Puppet
3 7 (7.29%) SCOM
4 3 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.08%) SCCM
5 2 (2.08%) Nagios
6 1 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.04%) OpenView
6 1 (1.04%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.04%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) Oracle
2 17 (17.71%) Cisco
3 13 (13.54%) VMware
4 11 (11.46%) F5
4 11 (11.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (10.42%) EMC
5 10 (10.42%) BMC
6 9 (9.38%) IBM
7 8 (8.33%) Brocade
8 7 (7.29%) Red Hat
8 7 (7.29%) HP
9 6 (6.25%) JDA
10 5 (5.21%) Citrix
10 5 (5.21%) NetApp
10 5 (5.21%) Dell
11 3 (3.13%) Tripwire
11 3 (3.13%) McAfee
11 3 (3.13%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.08%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 2 (2.08%) Tealeaf
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