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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 28 10 20
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 54 50 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 6.37% 10.14% 8.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.09% 37.04% 31.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 15 28
Average daily rate
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£409 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £269 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £433 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-10.66% -
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
207 135 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.41% 27.38% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 46 79
Average daily rate £340 £290 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -29.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £141 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
- +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 19 30
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £40.00 £34.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Rickmansworth - 8 £340 -
Hemel Hempstead -12 6 £350 -12.50% 4
Watford -7 5 £213 -26.72% 6
St Albans -3 2 £450 -
Stevenage -4 2 - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - - 2
Hitchin - - - - 1
Hoddesdon - - - - 1
Letchworth - - - - 1
Royston - - - - 3
Bishop's Stortford - - - - 1
Borehamwood - - - -
Linux
East of England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 53 (55.79%) SQL
2 46 (48.42%) UNIX
3 36 (37.89%) Java
4 32 (33.68%) Subversion
5 30 (31.58%) Windows
6 28 (29.47%) Finance
7 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
8 24 (25.26%) Ant
9 23 (24.21%) Perl
10 22 (23.16%) MySQL
10 22 (23.16%) Oracle
10 22 (23.16%) HTML
11 21 (22.11%) Apache
11 21 (22.11%) Git (software)
12 19 (20.00%) CSS
12 19 (20.00%) SAN
13 18 (18.95%) Internet
13 18 (18.95%) Web Services
13 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (17.89%) Spring
14 17 (17.89%) XML
14 17 (17.89%) Eclipse
15 16 (16.84%) Maven
16 15 (15.79%) Tomcat
16 15 (15.79%) SOAP
16 15 (15.79%) REST
17 14 (14.74%) BDD
17 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database
17 14 (14.74%) Ajax
17 14 (14.74%) TDD

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 21 (22.11%) Apache
2 15 (15.79%) Tomcat
3 13 (13.68%) CMS
4 8 (8.42%) Node.js
4 8 (8.42%) MS Exchange
5 7 (7.37%) lighttpd
6 6 (6.32%) MQSeries
7 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (5.26%) Adobe CQ
8 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
9 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
10 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
10 1 (1.05%) Confluence
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.05%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.05%) PaaS
2 1 (1.05%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) GitHub
2 1 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) SAN
2 18 (18.95%) Internet
3 12 (12.63%) HTTP
4 10 (10.53%) DNS
5 8 (8.42%) DHCP
5 8 (8.42%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.26%) Firewall
6 5 (5.26%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (4.21%) NAS
7 4 (4.21%) VPN
7 4 (4.21%) L2TP
7 4 (4.21%) ADSL
7 4 (4.21%) WAN
8 3 (3.16%) LAN
8 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
8 3 (3.16%) SNMP
8 3 (3.16%) VRRP
8 3 (3.16%) Network Security
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.11%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) MySQL
2 14 (14.74%) Oracle Database
3 13 (13.68%) NoSQL
4 11 (11.58%) Relational Database
4 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
4 11 (11.58%) RDBMS
5 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database 10g
5 8 (8.42%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (6.32%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (4.21%) Oracle ODI
8 4 (4.21%) JasperReports
8 4 (4.21%) Crystal Reports
9 2 (2.11%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (1.05%) DB2
10 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (33.68%) Subversion
2 24 (25.26%) Ant
3 21 (22.11%) Git (software)
4 17 (17.89%) Eclipse
5 16 (16.84%) Maven
6 13 (13.68%) JUnit
7 10 (10.53%) Selenium
8 7 (7.37%) IntelliJ
8 7 (7.37%) Mockito
9 6 (6.32%) Log4j
9 6 (6.32%) Jenkins
9 6 (6.32%) Grunt
10 5 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (2.11%) JMeter
11 2 (2.11%) SoapUI
11 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
12 1 (1.05%) GDB
12 1 (1.05%) Yeoman
12 1 (1.05%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
12 1 (1.05%) JIRA
General
1 28 (29.47%) Finance
2 12 (12.63%) Marketing
3 8 (8.42%) Retail
3 8 (8.42%) Manufacturing
4 4 (4.21%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.11%) Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Developer
2 17 (17.89%) Java Developer
3 10 (10.53%) Administrator
4 8 (8.42%) Systems Administrator
4 8 (8.42%) Architect
5 7 (7.37%) Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Front-End Developer
6 6 (6.32%) Backup Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
7 5 (5.26%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (5.26%) Software Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (23.16%) HTML
2 19 (20.00%) CSS
3 18 (18.95%) Web Services
4 17 (17.89%) XML
4 17 (17.89%) Spring
5 15 (15.79%) REST
5 15 (15.79%) SOAP
6 14 (14.74%) Ajax
7 12 (12.63%) JSON
8 10 (10.53%) J2EE
9 9 (9.47%) JSP
9 9 (9.47%) Hibernate
10 8 (8.42%) XSLT
10 8 (8.42%) JDBC
11 7 (7.37%) CSS3
11 7 (7.37%) HTML5
12 6 (6.32%) XMLBeans
12 6 (6.32%) Servlets
12 6 (6.32%) Struts
12 6 (6.32%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Replication
2 9 (9.47%) Open Source
3 7 (7.37%) User Experience
3 7 (7.37%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (6.32%) Web 2.0
4 6 (6.32%) IBM XIV
5 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) EqualLogic
6 2 (2.11%) Digital Media
6 2 (2.11%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.05%) Clustering
7 1 (1.05%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (48.42%) UNIX
2 30 (31.58%) Windows
3 12 (12.63%) HPUX
3 12 (12.63%) Solaris
4 5 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.11%) AIX
5 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.05%) Android
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.05%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (18.95%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.74%) TDD
2 14 (14.74%) BDD
3 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
3 12 (12.63%) OO
4 11 (11.58%) Scrum
4 11 (11.58%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (8.42%) Performance Testing
5 8 (8.42%) E-Commerce
5 8 (8.42%) MVC
6 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
6 7 (7.37%) Waterfall
6 7 (7.37%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.32%) Test Automation
7 6 (6.32%) ITIL
7 6 (6.32%) Project Planning
7 6 (6.32%) Content Management
8 5 (5.26%) Software Engineering
8 5 (5.26%) Web Design
8 5 (5.26%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (55.79%) SQL
2 36 (37.89%) Java
3 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 23 (24.21%) Perl
5 12 (12.63%) Bash Shell
6 9 (9.47%) Python
6 9 (9.47%) C
7 8 (8.42%) XPath
8 7 (7.37%) C++
8 7 (7.37%) PL/SQL
9 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
10 5 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 5 (5.26%) VB
11 4 (4.21%) T-SQL
12 2 (2.11%) Ruby
13 1 (1.05%) VC++
13 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
13 1 (1.05%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Sun Certification
4 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.11%) CCSE
5 2 (2.11%) CCNP
6 1 (1.05%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) QA
1 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) JTAG
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.16%) FreeRADIUS
3 3 (3.16%) Xen
4 2 (2.11%) ISA Server
4 2 (2.11%) XenServer
4 2 (2.11%) vSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) NetBackup
1 6 (6.32%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.16%) Nagios
2 3 (3.16%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (3.16%) Puppet
2 3 (3.16%) Vagrant
2 3 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (3.16%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) Data Guard
3 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 22 (23.16%) Oracle
2 13 (13.68%) IBM
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.53%) F5
4 9 (9.47%) VMware
5 6 (6.32%) Sybase
5 6 (6.32%) HP
5 6 (6.32%) Interwoven
5 6 (6.32%) Brocade
6 5 (5.26%) Sun
6 5 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.21%) NetApp
7 4 (4.21%) CommVault
7 4 (4.21%) WatchGuard
8 3 (3.16%) Tripwire
8 3 (3.16%) ServiceNow
8 3 (3.16%) Intel
8 3 (3.16%) Cisco
8 3 (3.16%) McAfee
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