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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 16 14
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 11 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.38% 9.30% 16.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 39.29% 40.00% 44.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £290 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.55% -34.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £290 £385
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £290 £450
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 £37.00 £33.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+11.27% -7.63%
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
28 20 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 18.79% 23.26% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 17
Average daily rate £375 £225 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -47.05%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £26.88 £12.50 £9.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+115.00% +31.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

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 27 November 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 8 (47.06%) Oracle
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 6 (35.29%) Finance
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
3 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (29.41%) Degree
4 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
4 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
4 5 (29.41%) Web Services
4 5 (29.41%) HPUX
5 4 (23.53%) Solaris
5 4 (23.53%) Perl
5 4 (23.53%) C++
5 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
5 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
5 4 (23.53%) Puppet
5 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
6 3 (17.65%) REST
6 3 (17.65%) Adobe CQ
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (17.65%) XPath
6 3 (17.65%) JSON
6 3 (17.65%) jQuery
6 3 (17.65%) Web 2.0

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 3 (17.65%) Adobe CQ
1 3 (17.65%) MQSeries
1 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
2 2 (11.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (11.76%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (11.76%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) Internet
1 3 (17.65%) HTTP
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) 3GPP
2 2 (11.76%) 3G
2 2 (11.76%) SSH
2 2 (11.76%) 2G
2 2 (11.76%) LTE
2 2 (11.76%) 4G
2 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (17.65%) Relational Database
1 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database
1 3 (17.65%) RDBMS
1 3 (17.65%) MySQL
2 2 (11.76%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.88%) Sybase ASE
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle8/8i Database
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Log4j
1 3 (17.65%) Subversion
1 3 (17.65%) Maven
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (17.65%) Ant
1 3 (17.65%) JUnit
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Manufacturing
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Administrator
3 4 (23.53%) Software Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (17.65%) Java Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) C++ Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) C++ Software Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase DBA
6 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 3 (17.65%) REST
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) XMLBeans
2 3 (17.65%) Ajax
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) Servlets
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) Struts
2 3 (17.65%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) XSLT
2 3 (17.65%) JMS
3 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Web 2.0
2 2 (11.76%) Clustering
2 2 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
2 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Statistics
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) UNIX
2 6 (35.29%) Windows
3 5 (29.41%) HPUX
4 4 (23.53%) Solaris
4 4 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (17.65%) AIX
6 2 (11.76%) FreeBSD
6 2 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (11.76%) CentOS
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.76%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Configuration Management
2 4 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (17.65%) Content Management
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) OO
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 2 (11.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (11.76%) HOOD
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 2 (11.76%) Validation
4 2 (11.76%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Web Development
4 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Management
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps
5 1 (5.88%) Coaching
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
5 1 (5.88%) Data Management
5 1 (5.88%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (41.18%) SQL
2 6 (35.29%) Shell Script
3 4 (23.53%) Perl
3 4 (23.53%) C++
3 4 (23.53%) Bash Shell
4 3 (17.65%) XPath
4 3 (17.65%) Java
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) C#
5 2 (11.76%) Ruby
5 2 (11.76%) Korn
5 2 (11.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
2 3 (17.65%) Sun Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCITP
3 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.88%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (5.88%) MCDBA
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) SCOM
Vendors
1 8 (47.06%) Oracle
2 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 6 (35.29%) VMware
4 3 (17.65%) IBM
4 3 (17.65%) Sun
4 3 (17.65%) Interwoven
5 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
5 2 (11.76%) Dell
5 2 (11.76%) Nortel
5 2 (11.76%) Huawei
5 2 (11.76%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 1 (5.88%) Sybase