The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 20 10 14
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.88% 13.73% 11.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 35.59% 44.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 3
Median daily rate £270 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £313 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £430 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
25 59 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 19.38% 38.56% 25.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 18 10
Median daily rate £245 £381 £248
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.73% +54.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £293 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.75 £18.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.67% +32.14%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
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 24 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 7 (58.33%) Apache
2 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 6 (50.00%) LAMP
2 6 (50.00%) OO
3 5 (41.67%) Zend
3 5 (41.67%) MySQL
3 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
4 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Windows
4 4 (33.33%) Puppet
5 3 (25.00%) Memcached
5 3 (25.00%) nginx
5 3 (25.00%) Mercurial
5 3 (25.00%) CouchDB
5 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
5 3 (25.00%) Release Management
5 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
5 3 (25.00%) Symfony
5 3 (25.00%) Subversion
5 3 (25.00%) Web Development
5 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (25.00%) Perl
5 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
5 3 (25.00%) HTTP
5 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (58.33%) Apache
2 3 (25.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) HTTP
2 2 (16.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) SSL
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (25.00%) CouchDB
2 3 (25.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (25.00%) Redis
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
4 1 (8.33%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (25.00%) Subversion
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) PHP Developer
3 3 (25.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 3 (25.00%) Symfony Developer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (16.67%) Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Support
4 2 (16.67%) Applications Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Magento Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Perl Developer
4 2 (16.67%) PHP Magento Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Production Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
4 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Linux Specialist
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 1 (8.33%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) LAMP
2 3 (25.00%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (25.00%) Laravel
2 3 (25.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (25.00%) Memcached
2 3 (25.00%) Symfony
2 3 (25.00%) Yii
3 2 (16.67%) CGI
3 2 (16.67%) CSS
3 2 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (16.67%) Web Services
3 2 (16.67%) XHTML
3 2 (16.67%) XSL
4 1 (8.33%) Dancer
4 1 (8.33%) Moose
4 1 (8.33%) REST
4 1 (8.33%) XML
Operating Systems
1 4 (33.33%) Unix
1 4 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Debian
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) OO
2 5 (41.67%) MVC
3 3 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (25.00%) Refactoring
3 3 (25.00%) Release Management
3 3 (25.00%) Web Application Development
3 3 (25.00%) Web Development
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) OO PHP
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 1 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PHP
2 4 (33.33%) Shell Script
3 3 (25.00%) Perl
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (8.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Zend
2 2 (16.67%) 3PAR
2 2 (16.67%) Avaya
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) VMware