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 30 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 12 22 21
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 17 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 11.64% 3.74% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.42% 11.11% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
62 36 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 42.47% 33.64% 23.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 14 6
Average daily rate £425 £248 £344
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.71% -28.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +47.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 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 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
3 14 (38.89%) Windows
4 12 (33.33%) J2EE
4 12 (33.33%) OO
4 12 (33.33%) UNIX
4 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
5 11 (30.56%) JSP
5 11 (30.56%) Internet
6 10 (27.78%) Subversion
6 10 (27.78%) Oracle
6 10 (27.78%) IBM
7 9 (25.00%) XHTML
7 9 (25.00%) MySQL
7 9 (25.00%) HTML
7 9 (25.00%) .NET
7 9 (25.00%) C
8 8 (22.22%) Web Services
8 8 (22.22%) Apache
8 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
9 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
9 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
9 7 (19.44%) XML
9 7 (19.44%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (19.44%) Perl
9 7 (19.44%) PHP
9 7 (19.44%) DB2
9 7 (19.44%) XPath

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 8 (22.22%) Apache
2 7 (19.44%) WebSphere
2 7 (19.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (16.67%) MQSeries
4 4 (11.11%) nginx
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (5.56%) Lync
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 2 (5.56%) LiveLink
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (2.78%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Office
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Tridion
2 3 (8.33%) Magento
3 2 (5.56%) Agresso
3 2 (5.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (30.56%) Internet
2 3 (8.33%) Telnet
2 3 (8.33%) Firewall
2 3 (8.33%) SSH
2 3 (8.33%) PuTTY
2 3 (8.33%) LDAP
2 3 (8.33%) HTTP
3 2 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 9 (25.00%) MySQL
3 8 (22.22%) MongoDB
4 7 (19.44%) DB2
4 7 (19.44%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (16.67%) RDBMS
5 6 (16.67%) NoSQL
5 6 (16.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (11.11%) CouchDB
6 4 (11.11%) Redis
6 4 (11.11%) Sybase ASE
6 4 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (5.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 10 (27.78%) Subversion
2 7 (19.44%) Eclipse
3 6 (16.67%) Ant
3 6 (16.67%) JUnit
3 6 (16.67%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
3 6 (16.67%) Log4j
4 4 (11.11%) ProC
4 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
5 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
5 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 3 (8.33%) Toad
6 2 (5.56%) Gradle
7 1 (2.78%) WebDriver
7 1 (2.78%) Selenium
General
1 7 (19.44%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Billing
3 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (63.89%) Developer
2 11 (30.56%) Java Developer
3 9 (25.00%) Java/J2EE Developer
4 4 (11.11%) PHP Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) PHP Symfony Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Magento Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) Test Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) J2EE Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Perl Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (33.33%) J2EE
2 11 (30.56%) JSP
3 9 (25.00%) HTML
3 9 (25.00%) .NET
3 9 (25.00%) XHTML
4 8 (22.22%) Web Services
5 7 (19.44%) XML
6 6 (16.67%) JMS
6 6 (16.67%) XSLT
6 6 (16.67%) EJB
6 6 (16.67%) Servlets
6 6 (16.67%) JDBC
6 6 (16.67%) Struts
6 6 (16.67%) XMLBeans
6 6 (16.67%) Ajax
6 6 (16.67%) JSTL
7 5 (13.89%) Hibernate
7 5 (13.89%) Spring
8 4 (11.11%) Symfony
8 4 (11.11%) Memcached
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (16.67%) Web 2.0
3 2 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 14 (38.89%) Windows
2 12 (33.33%) UNIX
3 6 (16.67%) HPUX
3 6 (16.67%) Solaris
4 4 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) OO
1 12 (33.33%) E-Commerce
2 7 (19.44%) MVC
2 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (16.67%) Content Management
3 6 (16.67%) RAD
3 6 (16.67%) CRM
3 6 (16.67%) UML
4 5 (13.89%) Release Management
4 5 (13.89%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Open Source
5 3 (8.33%) Web Application Development
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) OO PHP
5 3 (8.33%) Identity Management
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Web Development
5 3 (8.33%) Refactoring
6 2 (5.56%) Workflow
6 2 (5.56%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 19 (52.78%) SQL
2 17 (47.22%) Java
3 14 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 9 (25.00%) C
5 7 (19.44%) Perl
5 7 (19.44%) PHP
5 7 (19.44%) XPath
6 6 (16.67%) Bash Shell
7 5 (13.89%) PL/SQL
7 5 (13.89%) T-SQL
8 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
8 4 (11.11%) C#
9 3 (8.33%) PHP5
10 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (5.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.78%) OCA
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (5.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (5.56%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) Puppet
1 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.33%) Ansible
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli
2 3 (8.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (8.33%) CA Single Sign-On
3 2 (5.56%) Novell Identity Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 10 (27.78%) Oracle
1 10 (27.78%) IBM
2 7 (19.44%) Zend
3 6 (16.67%) Elastic Path
3 6 (16.67%) ATG
3 6 (16.67%) Blue Martini
3 6 (16.67%) Interwoven
4 5 (13.89%) Sybase
5 4 (11.11%) NetCracker
6 3 (8.33%) Tealeaf
6 3 (8.33%) Cyber-Ark
7 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.56%) Sun
7 2 (5.56%) CA
7 2 (5.56%) Novell
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
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