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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 20 20 9
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing Linux 6 4 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 4.38% 4.82% 22.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.95% 19.05% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Average daily rate
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£213 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
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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
43 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 31.39% 25.30% 37.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 3 8
Average daily rate £213 £225 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £95 £203 £305
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £338 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 3
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £16.98 £17.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Watford region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram 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 22 August 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 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 13 (72.22%) SQL
3 12 (66.67%) Java
3 12 (66.67%) J2EE
3 12 (66.67%) UNIX
3 12 (66.67%) Manufacturing
3 12 (66.67%) MQSeries
3 12 (66.67%) E-Commerce
3 12 (66.67%) IBM
3 12 (66.67%) Retail
4 9 (50.00%) Subversion
4 9 (50.00%) Content Management
4 9 (50.00%) Log4j
4 9 (50.00%) XMLBeans
4 9 (50.00%) Ajax
4 9 (50.00%) XPath
4 9 (50.00%) Web 2.0
4 9 (50.00%) Eclipse
4 9 (50.00%) JMS
4 9 (50.00%) Interwoven
4 9 (50.00%) Internet
4 9 (50.00%) HPUX
4 9 (50.00%) Solaris
4 9 (50.00%) OO
4 9 (50.00%) Servlets
4 9 (50.00%) Struts
4 9 (50.00%) XML
4 9 (50.00%) XSLT
4 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (50.00%) HTML

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (66.67%) MQSeries
2 8 (44.44%) Tomcat
3 7 (38.89%) WebSphere
3 7 (38.89%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (27.78%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (16.67%) IIS
5 3 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Tridion
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Internet
2 8 (44.44%) HTTP
3 2 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) Relational Database
1 7 (38.89%) RDBMS
1 7 (38.89%) DB2
2 5 (27.78%) MySQL
3 3 (16.67%) Crystal Reports
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (16.67%) JasperReports
4 1 (5.56%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Subversion
1 9 (50.00%) Log4j
1 9 (50.00%) Eclipse
1 9 (50.00%) Ant
1 9 (50.00%) JUnit
2 5 (27.78%) Maven
3 4 (22.22%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 16 (88.89%) Finance
2 12 (66.67%) Manufacturing
2 12 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (72.22%) Developer
2 12 (66.67%) Java Developer
3 5 (27.78%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Delivery Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Services Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Technical Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Services Delivery Manager
4 3 (16.67%) Service Manager
5 2 (11.11%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Administrator
5 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 1 (5.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (66.67%) J2EE
2 9 (50.00%) XMLBeans
2 9 (50.00%) Ajax
2 9 (50.00%) JMS
2 9 (50.00%) Servlets
2 9 (50.00%) Struts
2 9 (50.00%) XML
2 9 (50.00%) XSLT
2 9 (50.00%) HTML
3 8 (44.44%) Web Services
3 8 (44.44%) Hibernate
3 8 (44.44%) Spring
4 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 5 (27.78%) CSS
4 5 (27.78%) REST
4 5 (27.78%) jQuery
4 5 (27.78%) JSON
5 4 (22.22%) JSTL
5 4 (22.22%) JDBC
5 4 (22.22%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (50.00%) Web 2.0
2 2 (11.11%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) UNIX
2 9 (50.00%) HPUX
2 9 (50.00%) Solaris
3 8 (44.44%) Windows
4 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) SUSE
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) E-Commerce
2 9 (50.00%) Content Management
2 9 (50.00%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) UML
3 4 (22.22%) RAD
4 3 (16.67%) ITIL
4 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (16.67%) Project Management
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Web Development
5 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
5 2 (11.11%) Change Management
5 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (72.22%) SQL
2 12 (66.67%) Java
3 9 (50.00%) XPath
3 9 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (22.22%) Bash Shell
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
4 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Sun Certification
1 5 (27.78%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) vSphere
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (66.67%) IBM
2 9 (50.00%) Interwoven
3 8 (44.44%) Oracle
3 8 (44.44%) Sun
4 4 (22.22%) Blue Martini
4 4 (22.22%) Elastic Path
4 4 (22.22%) ATG
4 4 (22.22%) Sybase
5 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 3 (16.67%) HP
5 3 (16.67%) Dell
6 2 (11.11%) VMware
6 2 (11.11%) Microsoft