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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 11 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 18 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 12.50% 14.84% 6.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.51% 63.33% 27.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
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£375 £368 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £336 £428
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £400 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
59 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 40.97% 23.44% 21.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 8 3
Average daily rate £400 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £90 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £389 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 2015.

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 27 April 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 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 8 (34.78%) SQL
3 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
4 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
4 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
5 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
6 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (21.74%) Apache
6 5 (21.74%) XHTML
6 5 (21.74%) MySQL
6 5 (21.74%) HTML
6 5 (21.74%) Java
6 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
6 5 (21.74%) C
6 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
6 5 (21.74%) Windows
6 5 (21.74%) AIX
6 5 (21.74%) OO
7 4 (17.39%) HPUX
7 4 (17.39%) Perl
7 4 (17.39%) PHP
7 4 (17.39%) CRM
7 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
7 4 (17.39%) ProC
7 4 (17.39%) MVC
7 4 (17.39%) NetCracker
7 4 (17.39%) Billing
7 4 (17.39%) Zend

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 (21.74%) Apache
2 2 (8.70%) MQSeries
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Magento
2 2 (8.70%) Tridion
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.04%) HTTP
2 2 (8.70%) Internet
2 2 (8.70%) SSH
3 1 (4.35%) LTE
3 1 (4.35%) 4G
3 1 (4.35%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (4.35%) 3G
3 1 (4.35%) 2G
3 1 (4.35%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
3 5 (21.74%) MySQL
4 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
5 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
6 2 (8.70%) DB2
7 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
7 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
7 1 (4.35%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) ProC
2 3 (13.04%) Subversion
2 3 (13.04%) Eclipse
3 2 (8.70%) Gradle
3 2 (8.70%) Log4j
3 2 (8.70%) Ant
3 2 (8.70%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
General
1 4 (17.39%) Billing
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Banking
4 1 (4.35%) Retail
4 1 (4.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Software Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Administrator
2 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C++ Software Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
3 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C++ Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Analyst
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Tester
4 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (4.35%) Perl Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) HTML
1 5 (21.74%) XHTML
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) XML
2 3 (13.04%) XSL
2 3 (13.04%) CSS
2 3 (13.04%) LAMP
3 2 (8.70%) XMLBeans
3 2 (8.70%) Ajax
3 2 (8.70%) JSTL
3 2 (8.70%) JDBC
3 2 (8.70%) JSP
3 2 (8.70%) Servlets
3 2 (8.70%) J2EE
3 2 (8.70%) EJB
3 2 (8.70%) XSLT
3 2 (8.70%) JMS
3 2 (8.70%) Struts
4 1 (4.35%) CGI
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 2 (8.70%) Web 2.0
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 5 (21.74%) Windows
2 5 (21.74%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) HPUX
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.70%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) FreeBSD
4 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (30.43%) E-Commerce
1 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (21.74%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
4 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
4 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) UML
5 2 (8.70%) RAD
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) Content Management
5 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Requirements Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Management
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
1 8 (34.78%) Shell Script
2 5 (21.74%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) JavaScript
2 5 (21.74%) C
2 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
3 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 4 (17.39%) PHP
3 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
4 3 (13.04%) XPath
4 3 (13.04%) C++
5 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.35%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 4 (17.39%) NetCracker
2 4 (17.39%) Zend
3 3 (13.04%) Tealeaf
3 3 (13.04%) IBM
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft
4 2 (8.70%) Dell
4 2 (8.70%) Interwoven
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) ATG
4 2 (8.70%) VMware
4 2 (8.70%) Elastic Path
4 2 (8.70%) Blue Martini
5 1 (4.35%) Huawei
5 1 (4.35%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.35%) Ericsson
5 1 (4.35%) Nortel