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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 22 20 7
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -13
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 2.75% 2.25% 26.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.33% 9.52% 60.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Watford
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
36 21 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 33.03% 23.60% 44.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 6 7
Average daily rate £248 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £266 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 4
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.50 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.61% -35.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.10 £12.50 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
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
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 25 July 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 25 July 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 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 17 (73.91%) UNIX
3 16 (69.57%) SQL
4 15 (65.22%) Java
5 14 (60.87%) E-Commerce
5 14 (60.87%) IBM
5 14 (60.87%) J2EE
5 14 (60.87%) Oracle
5 14 (60.87%) Manufacturing
5 14 (60.87%) Retail
6 13 (56.52%) MQSeries
7 12 (52.17%) Tomcat
7 12 (52.17%) Windows
8 11 (47.83%) DB2
9 10 (43.48%) Ant
9 10 (43.48%) JUnit
9 10 (43.48%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
9 10 (43.48%) XML
9 10 (43.48%) XSLT
9 10 (43.48%) OO
9 10 (43.48%) HTML
9 10 (43.48%) Servlets
9 10 (43.48%) Struts
9 10 (43.48%) Solaris
9 10 (43.48%) Eclipse
9 10 (43.48%) HTTP
9 10 (43.48%) RDBMS
9 10 (43.48%) Internet
9 10 (43.48%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (56.52%) MQSeries
2 12 (52.17%) Tomcat
3 10 (43.48%) WebSphere
3 10 (43.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 6 (26.09%) IIS
4 6 (26.09%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (13.04%) Alfresco
5 3 (13.04%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (13.04%) Apache
6 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Tridion
2 3 (13.04%) RiskWrite
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) HTTP
1 10 (43.48%) Internet
2 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (47.83%) DB2
2 10 (43.48%) RDBMS
2 10 (43.48%) Relational Database
3 7 (30.43%) Oracle Database
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Server
3 7 (30.43%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (17.39%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (17.39%) JasperReports
5 3 (13.04%) MySQL
5 3 (13.04%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (4.35%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Eclipse
1 10 (43.48%) Log4j
1 10 (43.48%) Subversion
1 10 (43.48%) Ant
1 10 (43.48%) JUnit
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Maven
General
1 19 (82.61%) Finance
2 14 (60.87%) Manufacturing
2 14 (60.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (65.22%) Developer
2 14 (60.87%) Java Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Delivery Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Delivery Project Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Services Delivery Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Service Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Services Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 6 (26.09%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) J2EE Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Sybase DBA
5 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Sybase Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) J2EE
2 10 (43.48%) HTML
2 10 (43.48%) Servlets
2 10 (43.48%) Struts
2 10 (43.48%) XML
2 10 (43.48%) XSLT
2 10 (43.48%) Hibernate
2 10 (43.48%) Spring
2 10 (43.48%) XMLBeans
2 10 (43.48%) Ajax
3 7 (30.43%) Web Services
3 7 (30.43%) JSP
3 7 (30.43%) JMS
4 6 (26.09%) jQuery
4 6 (26.09%) CSS
5 4 (17.39%) JDBC
5 4 (17.39%) EJB
5 4 (17.39%) XHTML
5 4 (17.39%) JSTL
6 3 (13.04%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Web 2.0
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) UNIX
2 12 (52.17%) Windows
3 10 (43.48%) Solaris
4 7 (30.43%) HPUX
5 6 (26.09%) SUSE
5 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (26.09%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) E-Commerce
2 10 (43.48%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) ITIL
3 7 (30.43%) Content Management
4 6 (26.09%) Web Development
4 6 (26.09%) Project Management
4 6 (26.09%) Service Delivery
5 4 (17.39%) UML
5 4 (17.39%) RAD
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (4.35%) Time Management
7 1 (4.35%) Change Management
7 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) SQL
2 15 (65.22%) Java
3 10 (43.48%) JavaScript
3 10 (43.48%) XPath
4 5 (21.74%) T-SQL
5 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Sun Certification
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Vendors
1 14 (60.87%) Oracle
1 14 (60.87%) IBM
2 9 (39.13%) Sun
3 7 (30.43%) Interwoven
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) HP
4 6 (26.09%) Dell
5 5 (21.74%) Sybase
6 4 (17.39%) ATG
6 4 (17.39%) Blue Martini
6 4 (17.39%) Elastic Path
7 1 (4.35%) VMware
7 1 (4.35%) Microsoft