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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 15 17 17
Rank change year-on-year
+2 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 7 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 7.45% 3.81% 10.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.58% 9.52% 42.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £325 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +4.67%
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
31 42 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 32.98% 40.00% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 10
Average daily rate £225 £475 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.63% +50.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £266 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £525 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £307
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +9.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +6.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £15.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%

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 5 February 2016, 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 (100.00%) Apache
2 7 (87.50%) OO
2 7 (87.50%) PHP
3 6 (75.00%) MySQL
3 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 6 (75.00%) LAMP
3 6 (75.00%) Zend
3 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
4 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (50.00%) Memcached
4 4 (50.00%) Puppet
4 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (50.00%) Yii
4 4 (50.00%) Laravel
4 4 (50.00%) Redis
4 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
4 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (50.00%) Ansible
4 4 (50.00%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (50.00%) Release Management
4 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (50.00%) nginx
4 4 (50.00%) Mercurial
4 4 (50.00%) CouchDB
4 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (50.00%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 8 (100.00%) Apache
2 4 (50.00%) nginx
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) MySQL
1 6 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 4 (50.00%) CouchDB
2 4 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 4 (50.00%) NoSQL
2 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (50.00%) Redis
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (50.00%) PHP Symfony Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Symfony Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Magento Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Perl Developer
4 2 (25.00%) PHP Magento Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (75.00%) LAMP
2 4 (50.00%) LAPP Stack
2 4 (50.00%) Laravel
2 4 (50.00%) LEMP Stack
2 4 (50.00%) Memcached
2 4 (50.00%) Symfony
2 4 (50.00%) Yii
3 2 (25.00%) CGI
3 2 (25.00%) CSS
3 2 (25.00%) HTML
3 2 (25.00%) Web Services
3 2 (25.00%) XHTML
3 2 (25.00%) XSL
4 1 (12.50%) Dancer
4 1 (12.50%) Moose
4 1 (12.50%) REST
4 1 (12.50%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) OO
2 6 (75.00%) MVC
3 4 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (50.00%) Refactoring
3 4 (50.00%) Release Management
3 4 (50.00%) Web Application Development
3 4 (50.00%) Web Development
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (25.00%) OO PHP
4 2 (25.00%) Open Source
5 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) PHP
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (12.50%) PL/SQL
3 1 (12.50%) SQL
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Ansible
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Zend
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle