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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 23 17 10
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 5 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.62% 8.54% 18.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.15% 33.33% 60.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
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£213 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.72% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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
33 21 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 23.91% 25.61% 30.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate £160 £225 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% -26.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £167 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £327 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -28.57%
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 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
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 19 September 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) SQL
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 9 (75.00%) Java
2 9 (75.00%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) Ant
3 7 (58.33%) JUnit
3 7 (58.33%) Struts
3 7 (58.33%) Web Services
3 7 (58.33%) XML
3 7 (58.33%) XSLT
3 7 (58.33%) UNIX
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) HPUX
3 7 (58.33%) Solaris
3 7 (58.33%) OO
3 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
3 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
3 7 (58.33%) JMS
3 7 (58.33%) Manufacturing
3 7 (58.33%) Log4j
3 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
3 7 (58.33%) Retail
3 7 (58.33%) Subversion
3 7 (58.33%) Content Management
3 7 (58.33%) Spring
3 7 (58.33%) XMLBeans
3 7 (58.33%) Ajax
3 7 (58.33%) Interwoven
3 7 (58.33%) Eclipse

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 7 (58.33%) MQSeries
2 5 (41.67%) Adobe CQ
2 5 (41.67%) Tomcat
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Internet
2 5 (41.67%) HTTP
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) Relational Database
1 5 (41.67%) RDBMS
1 5 (41.67%) MySQL
2 2 (16.67%) DB2
2 2 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (16.67%) JasperReports
3 1 (8.33%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Ant
1 7 (58.33%) JUnit
1 7 (58.33%) Log4j
1 7 (58.33%) Subversion
1 7 (58.33%) Eclipse
2 5 (41.67%) Maven
3 2 (16.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 10 (83.33%) Finance
2 7 (58.33%) Manufacturing
2 7 (58.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 9 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 5 (41.67%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 2 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Administrator
4 2 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (8.33%) DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase DBA
5 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
5 1 (8.33%) Sybase Developer
5 1 (8.33%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) J2EE
2 7 (58.33%) Struts
2 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) XML
2 7 (58.33%) XSLT
2 7 (58.33%) Servlets
2 7 (58.33%) JMS
2 7 (58.33%) Hibernate
2 7 (58.33%) Spring
2 7 (58.33%) XMLBeans
2 7 (58.33%) Ajax
2 7 (58.33%) HTML
3 5 (41.67%) JSON
3 5 (41.67%) jQuery
3 5 (41.67%) REST
3 5 (41.67%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) CSS
4 2 (16.67%) JSTL
4 2 (16.67%) JDBC
4 2 (16.67%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Web 2.0
2 2 (16.67%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) UNIX
1 7 (58.33%) HPUX
1 7 (58.33%) Solaris
2 4 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) OO
1 7 (58.33%) E-Commerce
1 7 (58.33%) Content Management
2 3 (25.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 2 (16.67%) UML
3 2 (16.67%) RAD
3 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) SQL
2 9 (75.00%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
3 7 (58.33%) XPath
4 3 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 2 (16.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (41.67%) Degree
1 5 (41.67%) Sun Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (16.67%) vSphere
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Interwoven
1 7 (58.33%) IBM
2 5 (41.67%) Sun
2 5 (41.67%) Oracle
3 3 (25.00%) Sybase
4 2 (16.67%) Elastic Path
4 2 (16.67%) Blue Martini
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) ATG
4 2 (16.67%) Microsoft