The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Watford region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 14 8
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 19 6 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.87% 6.90% 13.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.29% 31.58% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £368 £438 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +34.61%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £355
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -8.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+13.57% -
Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
31 19 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 22.63% 21.84% 30.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 12
Average daily rate £325 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £100 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £440 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £314 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.91% -3.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £14.00 £11.00 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Linux
Hertfordshire

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 17 April 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 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 21 (77.78%) Java
2 21 (77.78%) SQL
3 20 (74.07%) UNIX
4 19 (70.37%) Oracle
5 17 (62.96%) J2EE
6 15 (55.56%) Manufacturing
6 15 (55.56%) E-Commerce
6 15 (55.56%) Retail
7 14 (51.85%) DB2
7 14 (51.85%) Windows
8 13 (48.15%) Ant
8 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Application Server
8 13 (48.15%) IBM
8 13 (48.15%) Internet
8 13 (48.15%) Hibernate
8 13 (48.15%) Spring
8 13 (48.15%) WebSphere
9 12 (44.44%) MQSeries
9 12 (44.44%) Tomcat
9 12 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
10 11 (40.74%) JUnit
10 11 (40.74%) HTML
10 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
10 11 (40.74%) Solaris
10 11 (40.74%) OO
10 11 (40.74%) Servlets
10 11 (40.74%) Struts
10 11 (40.74%) XML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (48.15%) WebSphere Application Server
1 13 (48.15%) WebSphere
2 12 (44.44%) Tomcat
2 12 (44.44%) MQSeries
3 6 (22.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (22.22%) IIS
4 5 (18.52%) Apache
4 5 (18.52%) Alfresco
5 1 (3.70%) Adobe CQ
Business Applications
1 5 (18.52%) Tridion
1 5 (18.52%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) Internet
2 8 (29.63%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (51.85%) DB2
2 12 (44.44%) Crystal Reports
2 12 (44.44%) SQL Server
3 11 (40.74%) RDBMS
3 11 (40.74%) Relational Database
4 9 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (25.93%) JasperReports
5 7 (25.93%) Oracle Database
6 5 (18.52%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 13 (48.15%) Ant
2 11 (40.74%) JUnit
2 11 (40.74%) Eclipse
2 11 (40.74%) Log4j
2 11 (40.74%) Subversion
3 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Rational Application Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Maven
General
1 22 (81.48%) Finance
2 15 (55.56%) Manufacturing
2 15 (55.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) Developer
1 18 (66.67%) Java Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Services Delivery Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Service Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Delivery Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Delivery Project Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Services Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
2 6 (22.22%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 5 (18.52%) J2EE Developer
4 2 (7.41%) Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (62.96%) J2EE
2 13 (48.15%) Hibernate
2 13 (48.15%) Spring
3 11 (40.74%) XMLBeans
3 11 (40.74%) Ajax
3 11 (40.74%) Struts
3 11 (40.74%) XML
3 11 (40.74%) XSLT
3 11 (40.74%) HTML
3 11 (40.74%) Servlets
4 10 (37.04%) JSP
5 8 (29.63%) Web Services
6 6 (22.22%) CSS
6 6 (22.22%) JMS
6 6 (22.22%) jQuery
7 5 (18.52%) JSTL
7 5 (18.52%) JDBC
7 5 (18.52%) EJB
7 5 (18.52%) XHTML
7 5 (18.52%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Web 2.0
2 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) UNIX
2 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 11 (40.74%) Solaris
4 6 (22.22%) SUSE
4 6 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (22.22%) AIX
4 6 (22.22%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) E-Commerce
2 11 (40.74%) OO
3 7 (25.93%) ITIL
3 7 (25.93%) UML
4 6 (22.22%) Project Management
4 6 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 6 (22.22%) Content Management
4 6 (22.22%) Web Development
5 5 (18.52%) RAD
6 2 (7.41%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
6 2 (7.41%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.70%) Time Management
7 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (77.78%) Java
1 21 (77.78%) SQL
2 11 (40.74%) XPath
2 11 (40.74%) JavaScript
3 7 (25.93%) T-SQL
4 5 (18.52%) Bash Shell
4 5 (18.52%) Perl
5 1 (3.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Sun Certification
1 3 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) SLA
Vendors
1 19 (70.37%) Oracle
2 13 (48.15%) IBM
3 9 (33.33%) Sun
4 7 (25.93%) Sybase
5 6 (22.22%) HP
5 6 (22.22%) Dell
5 6 (22.22%) Interwoven
5 6 (22.22%) Red Hat
6 5 (18.52%) ATG
6 5 (18.52%) Blue Martini
6 5 (18.52%) Elastic Path