The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 15 16
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 8.40% 14.19% 10.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.75% 64.71% 45.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £343 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.48% -23.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £360 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.55% +10.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
Linux
Hertfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Watford region.

Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
53 34 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.46% 21.94% 22.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 6
Average daily rate £388 £331 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.98% -22.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £295 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £309
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £23.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.27% +113.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Watford region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Watford region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Watford

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Watford region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Watford region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Watford

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 9 (42.86%) Oracle
1 9 (42.86%) UNIX
1 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
3 5 (23.81%) Puppet
3 5 (23.81%) Perl
3 5 (23.81%) AIX
3 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (19.05%) VMware
4 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
4 4 (19.05%) C
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
4 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (14.29%) Billing
5 3 (14.29%) Tealeaf
5 3 (14.29%) CRM
5 3 (14.29%) ProC
5 3 (14.29%) Finance
5 3 (14.29%) Validation
5 3 (14.29%) NetCracker
6 2 (9.52%) SSH

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Watford 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (9.52%) Route 53
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 2 (9.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 2 (9.52%) 3G
1 2 (9.52%) 2G
1 2 (9.52%) SSH
1 2 (9.52%) LTE
1 2 (9.52%) 4G
1 2 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (9.52%) 3GPP
2 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (9.52%) Relational Database
2 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
2 2 (9.52%) MySQL
2 2 (9.52%) RDBMS
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (4.76%) CouchDB
3 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.76%) Redis
Development Applications
1 3 (14.29%) ProC
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.76%) Gradle
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (14.29%) Finance
1 3 (14.29%) Billing
2 2 (9.52%) Banking
3 1 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Administrator
3 4 (19.05%) Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Applications Support Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Developer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Web Services
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) XML
2 1 (4.76%) CGI
2 1 (4.76%) Symfony
2 1 (4.76%) Memcached
2 1 (4.76%) Yii
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) Laravel
2 1 (4.76%) Catalyst
2 1 (4.76%) Moose
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Clustering
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 9 (42.86%) UNIX
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (23.81%) AIX
4 2 (9.52%) HPUX
4 2 (9.52%) FreeBSD
4 2 (9.52%) Ubuntu
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (9.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) Configuration Management
1 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (14.29%) Validation
2 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 2 (9.52%) HOOD
3 2 (9.52%) Scrum
3 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
3 2 (9.52%) Requirements Analysis
3 2 (9.52%) Web Development
3 2 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (9.52%) Performance Management
3 2 (9.52%) DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Auto-Scaling
4 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.76%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (4.76%) TDD
4 1 (4.76%) MVC
4 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Shell Script
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 5 (23.81%) Perl
4 4 (19.05%) PL/SQL
4 4 (19.05%) C
4 4 (19.05%) C++
4 4 (19.05%) Bash Shell
5 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.52%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) Korn
5 2 (9.52%) Java
5 2 (9.52%) C#
6 1 (4.76%) PHP
6 1 (4.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
2 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Oracle
2 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
2 4 (19.05%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) NetCracker
3 3 (14.29%) Tealeaf
4 2 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (9.52%) Huawei
4 2 (9.52%) Dell
4 2 (9.52%) Nortel
4 2 (9.52%) Ericsson
4 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.76%) Zend
5 1 (4.76%) IBM