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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 17 18
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 10.19% 4.40% 1.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.67% 14.29% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £388 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.89% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
60 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 38.22% 30.77% 19.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 11 4
Average daily rate £420 £248 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+69.69% -28.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £95 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £380 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.25 £15.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.51% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%

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 3 July 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 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 11 (39.29%) Windows
4 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
4 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 10 (35.71%) Oracle
4 10 (35.71%) UNIX
5 8 (28.57%) C
5 8 (28.57%) J2EE
5 8 (28.57%) IBM
5 8 (28.57%) Internet
6 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (25.00%) XHTML
6 7 (25.00%) OO
6 7 (25.00%) HTML
6 7 (25.00%) JSP
6 7 (25.00%) .NET
6 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
7 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
7 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (21.43%) Web Services
7 6 (21.43%) MySQL
8 5 (17.86%) DB2
8 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
8 5 (17.86%) Perl
8 5 (17.86%) XML
8 5 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (17.86%) Apache
8 5 (17.86%) CRM
8 5 (17.86%) Eclipse

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 5 (17.86%) Apache
1 5 (17.86%) WebSphere
1 5 (17.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (14.29%) MQSeries
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.57%) LiveLink
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
3 1 (3.57%) nginx
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.57%) Lync
3 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.57%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Tridion
2 3 (10.71%) Magento
3 1 (3.57%) Agresso
3 1 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) Internet
2 3 (10.71%) Telnet
2 3 (10.71%) Firewall
2 3 (10.71%) SSH
2 3 (10.71%) PuTTY
2 3 (10.71%) LDAP
2 3 (10.71%) HTTP
3 1 (3.57%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.00%) Relational Database
2 6 (21.43%) Oracle Database
2 6 (21.43%) MySQL
3 5 (17.86%) DB2
4 4 (14.29%) RDBMS
4 4 (14.29%) MongoDB
5 3 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (10.71%) Crystal Reports
5 3 (10.71%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (3.57%) CouchDB
6 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (3.57%) Redis
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Eclipse
1 5 (17.86%) Subversion
2 4 (14.29%) Ant
2 4 (14.29%) JUnit
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 4 (14.29%) ProC
2 4 (14.29%) Log4j
3 3 (10.71%) Toad
4 2 (7.14%) Gradle
5 1 (3.57%) Selenium
5 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) WebDriver
General
1 5 (17.86%) Finance
2 4 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (57.14%) Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java Developer
2 7 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Magento Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Perl Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) PHP Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DBA
5 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (28.57%) J2EE
2 7 (25.00%) HTML
2 7 (25.00%) .NET
2 7 (25.00%) JSP
2 7 (25.00%) XHTML
3 6 (21.43%) Web Services
4 5 (17.86%) XML
5 4 (14.29%) JMS
5 4 (14.29%) XSLT
5 4 (14.29%) Servlets
5 4 (14.29%) JDBC
5 4 (14.29%) Struts
5 4 (14.29%) EJB
5 4 (14.29%) XMLBeans
5 4 (14.29%) Ajax
5 4 (14.29%) JSTL
6 3 (10.71%) CSS
6 3 (10.71%) LAMP
6 3 (10.71%) Hibernate
6 3 (10.71%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (14.29%) Web 2.0
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (39.29%) Windows
2 10 (35.71%) UNIX
3 4 (14.29%) AIX
3 4 (14.29%) HPUX
3 4 (14.29%) Solaris
4 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (35.71%) E-Commerce
2 7 (25.00%) OO
2 7 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (17.86%) CRM
4 4 (14.29%) RAD
4 4 (14.29%) UML
4 4 (14.29%) Content Management
4 4 (14.29%) MVC
5 3 (10.71%) Identity Management
5 3 (10.71%) Open Source
5 3 (10.71%) OO PHP
6 2 (7.14%) DevOps
6 2 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.14%) Scrum
7 1 (3.57%) Test Automation
7 1 (3.57%) Information Architecture
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
7 1 (3.57%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (3.57%) Project Management
7 1 (3.57%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 14 (50.00%) SQL
2 13 (46.43%) Java
3 10 (35.71%) JavaScript
4 8 (28.57%) C
5 5 (17.86%) Perl
5 5 (17.86%) PL/SQL
5 5 (17.86%) XPath
6 4 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 4 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 4 (14.29%) PHP
7 3 (10.71%) C#
7 3 (10.71%) T-SQL
8 1 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.57%) OCA
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Certification
1 1 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Identity Manager
1 3 (10.71%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (7.14%) Novell Identity Manager
2 2 (7.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Oracle
2 8 (28.57%) IBM
3 4 (14.29%) Interwoven
3 4 (14.29%) ATG
3 4 (14.29%) NetCracker
3 4 (14.29%) Blue Martini
3 4 (14.29%) Zend
3 4 (14.29%) Elastic Path
4 3 (10.71%) Tealeaf
4 3 (10.71%) Cyber-Ark
4 3 (10.71%) Sybase
5 2 (7.14%) CA
5 2 (7.14%) Novell
5 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Sun
6 1 (3.57%) Microsoft
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