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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 18 19 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 9 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.42% 8.26% 11.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.00% 36.00% 52.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £315 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.92% -30.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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
40 25 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 34.19% 22.94% 22.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 9 10
Average daily rate £433 £315 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.30% -23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £138 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £355 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £23.50 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 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 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
1 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
3 4 (30.77%) Puppet
3 4 (30.77%) C++
3 4 (30.77%) Perl
3 4 (30.77%) SQL
4 3 (23.08%) Finance
4 3 (23.08%) Web Services
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) HPUX
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
4 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
1 1 (7.69%) MQSeries
1 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
1 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (15.38%) MS Visio
2 2 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Route 53
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) 4G
1 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
1 2 (15.38%) LTE
1 2 (15.38%) SSH
1 2 (15.38%) 2G
1 2 (15.38%) 3G
1 2 (15.38%) 3GPP
2 1 (7.69%) HTTP
2 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.69%) SAN
2 1 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) Oracle Database
2 2 (15.38%) Relational Database
2 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (15.38%) RDBMS
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (7.69%) MySQL
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Ant
1 1 (7.69%) JUnit
1 1 (7.69%) Eclipse
1 1 (7.69%) Maven
1 1 (7.69%) Subversion
1 1 (7.69%) Log4j
General
1 3 (23.08%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Software Developer
2 4 (30.77%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Software Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Java/J2EE Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Web Services
2 2 (15.38%) .NET
3 1 (7.69%) CSS
3 1 (7.69%) Servlets
3 1 (7.69%) SOAP
3 1 (7.69%) Struts
3 1 (7.69%) J2EE
3 1 (7.69%) HTML
3 1 (7.69%) JMS
3 1 (7.69%) XML
3 1 (7.69%) XSLT
3 1 (7.69%) Ajax
3 1 (7.69%) XMLBeans
3 1 (7.69%) Spring
3 1 (7.69%) Hibernate
3 1 (7.69%) REST
3 1 (7.69%) jQuery
3 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
1 2 (15.38%) Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Statistics
2 1 (7.69%) Web 2.0
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 6 (46.15%) UNIX
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) AIX
4 3 (23.08%) HPUX
5 2 (15.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (15.38%) CentOS
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (15.38%) Ubuntu
5 2 (15.38%) Solaris
5 2 (15.38%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (15.38%) Requirements Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Web Development
2 2 (15.38%) Performance Management
2 2 (15.38%) Validation
2 2 (15.38%) Software Engineering
2 2 (15.38%) Change Management
2 2 (15.38%) HOOD
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.69%) OO
3 1 (7.69%) Content Management
3 1 (7.69%) Data Management
3 1 (7.69%) Migration
3 1 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) Shell Script
2 4 (30.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (30.77%) C++
2 4 (30.77%) Perl
2 4 (30.77%) SQL
3 2 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (15.38%) Ruby
3 2 (15.38%) Korn
3 2 (15.38%) C#
4 1 (7.69%) Java
4 1 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (7.69%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (7.69%) Sun Certification
2 1 (7.69%) MCDBA
2 1 (7.69%) MCITP
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (7.69%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Oracle
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
3 2 (15.38%) Huawei
3 2 (15.38%) Ericsson
3 2 (15.38%) Dell
3 2 (15.38%) Nortel
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) Sun
4 1 (7.69%) Interwoven