The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Watford region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
Hertfordshire / Watford
Rank 16 19 20
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 4 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 3.39% 6.32% 1.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.00% 20.69% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 2
Median daily rate £550 - £268
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 - £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 - £314
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
- +9.58%

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
20 29 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 16.95% 30.53% 41.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 12
Median daily rate £350 £325 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -21.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £120 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 11
Median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -42.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £17.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year
-10.29% +7.93%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Watford

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Watford region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 February 2017.

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 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 12 (63.16%) Web Services
2 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
3 10 (52.63%) Java
4 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
4 8 (42.11%) J2EE
4 8 (42.11%) MySQL
4 8 (42.11%) Unix
5 7 (36.84%) SQL
5 7 (36.84%) Ansible
6 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
6 6 (31.58%) DevOps
6 6 (31.58%) JSON
6 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
6 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 6 (31.58%) HTML
6 6 (31.58%) SOAP
6 6 (31.58%) JMS
6 6 (31.58%) OO
6 6 (31.58%) Apache
6 6 (31.58%) XHTML
7 5 (26.32%) Subversion
7 5 (26.32%) IBM
7 5 (26.32%) JSP
7 5 (26.32%) PHP
7 5 (26.32%) DB2
7 5 (26.32%) Ant
7 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (26.32%) Magento
7 5 (26.32%) Jenkins

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
2 3 (15.79%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
2 3 (15.79%) CMS
2 3 (15.79%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (15.79%) MQSeries
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (10.53%) Drupal
3 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
4 1 (5.26%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 5 (26.32%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) HTTP
1 3 (15.79%) Internet
2 2 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) MySQL
2 6 (31.58%) Relational Database
3 5 (26.32%) DB2
4 4 (21.05%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (15.79%) Jackrabbit
5 3 (15.79%) RDBMS
6 2 (10.53%) Crystal Reports
6 2 (10.53%) MongoDB
6 2 (10.53%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (5.26%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Git (software)
2 5 (26.32%) Ant
2 5 (26.32%) Jenkins
2 5 (26.32%) Subversion
3 3 (15.79%) Eclipse
3 3 (15.79%) JUnit
3 3 (15.79%) Log4j
3 3 (15.79%) Mockito
3 3 (15.79%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Bitbucket
4 1 (5.26%) Hudson
4 1 (5.26%) JIRA
General
1 3 (15.79%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Architect
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce Developer
4 3 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Architect
4 3 (15.79%) E-Commerce Solution Architect
4 3 (15.79%) J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Java Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Java E-Commerce Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Java Solutions Architect
4 3 (15.79%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Magento Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (10.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Senior Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (63.16%) Web Services
2 8 (42.11%) J2EE
3 6 (31.58%) HTML
3 6 (31.58%) JMS
3 6 (31.58%) JSON
3 6 (31.58%) SOAP
3 6 (31.58%) XHTML
4 5 (26.32%) JSP
5 3 (15.79%) Ajax
5 3 (15.79%) CSS
5 3 (15.79%) EJB
5 3 (15.79%) JDBC
5 3 (15.79%) JSTL
5 3 (15.79%) LAMP
5 3 (15.79%) Servlets
5 3 (15.79%) Struts
5 3 (15.79%) XML
5 3 (15.79%) XSD
5 3 (15.79%) XSL
5 3 (15.79%) XSLT
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Unix
2 4 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) HPUX
3 3 (15.79%) Solaris
4 2 (10.53%) AIX
4 2 (10.53%) CentOS
4 2 (10.53%) Ubuntu
4 2 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) E-Commerce
2 6 (31.58%) DevOps
2 6 (31.58%) OO
3 4 (21.05%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (15.79%) Change Management
4 3 (15.79%) Continuous Delivery
4 3 (15.79%) Database Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) MVC
4 3 (15.79%) OO PHP
4 3 (15.79%) Open Source
4 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.79%) Project Planning
4 3 (15.79%) RAD
4 3 (15.79%) SOA
4 3 (15.79%) TOGAF
4 3 (15.79%) UML
5 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (10.53%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 2 (10.53%) Software Delivery
5 2 (10.53%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 10 (52.63%) Java
2 8 (42.11%) JavaScript
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
4 5 (26.32%) PHP
5 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
5 3 (15.79%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) C
6 2 (10.53%) C#
6 2 (10.53%) Python
6 2 (10.53%) Ruby
6 2 (10.53%) T-SQL
7 1 (5.26%) Shell Script
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Varnish
2 2 (10.53%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) Ansible
2 6 (31.58%) Puppet
3 5 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.26%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 5 (26.32%) IBM
2 3 (15.79%) ATG
2 3 (15.79%) Blue Martini
2 3 (15.79%) Elastic Path
2 3 (15.79%) Interwoven
2 3 (15.79%) Zend
3 2 (10.53%) hybris
3 2 (10.53%) Oracle
3 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 1 (5.26%) AppDynamics
4 1 (5.26%) Atlassian
4 1 (5.26%) PagerDuty