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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 16 -
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -
Contract jobs citing Linux 21 12 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 13.82% 11.65% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.59% 44.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 3 0
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£375 £375 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Watford 38.82% 26.21% 14.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 10 4
Average daily rate £375 £248 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.51% -28.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £90 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £18.50 £14.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.42% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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%) E-Commerce
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 9 (39.13%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) Oracle
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
3 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) OO
3 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 7 (30.43%) XHTML
3 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
4 6 (26.09%) Internet
4 6 (26.09%) MySQL
4 6 (26.09%) Windows
5 5 (21.74%) XML
5 5 (21.74%) C
5 5 (21.74%) Perl
5 5 (21.74%) DB2
5 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
5 5 (21.74%) J2EE
5 5 (21.74%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (21.74%) Apache
5 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
5 5 (21.74%) Subversion
5 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
5 5 (21.74%) XPath
6 4 (17.39%) JSTL
6 4 (17.39%) Zend

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Watford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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%) WebSphere Application Server
1 5 (21.74%) Apache
1 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 4 (17.39%) MQSeries
3 1 (4.35%) JBoss
3 1 (4.35%) nginx
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
Business Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Tridion
2 3 (13.04%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (26.09%) Internet
2 3 (13.04%) HTTP
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) SSH
3 2 (8.70%) PuTTY
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
3 2 (8.70%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (30.43%) Relational Database
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle Database
2 6 (26.09%) MySQL
3 5 (21.74%) DB2
4 4 (17.39%) RDBMS
5 3 (13.04%) NoSQL
6 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.35%) CouchDB
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (4.35%) Redis
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Eclipse
1 5 (21.74%) Subversion
2 4 (17.39%) Log4j
2 4 (17.39%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
2 4 (17.39%) ProC
2 4 (17.39%) Ant
2 4 (17.39%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Gradle
3 2 (8.70%) Toad
4 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
General
1 4 (17.39%) Billing
2 1 (4.35%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (56.52%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java/J2EE Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Magento Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Cyber-Ark Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) DBA
5 1 (4.35%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Perl Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Test Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (30.43%) HTML
1 7 (30.43%) XHTML
2 5 (21.74%) XML
2 5 (21.74%) J2EE
3 4 (17.39%) JSTL
3 4 (17.39%) XMLBeans
3 4 (17.39%) Ajax
3 4 (17.39%) JMS
3 4 (17.39%) EJB
3 4 (17.39%) Struts
3 4 (17.39%) JDBC
3 4 (17.39%) JSP
3 4 (17.39%) Servlets
3 4 (17.39%) XSLT
4 3 (13.04%) Web Services
4 3 (13.04%) XSL
4 3 (13.04%) CSS
4 3 (13.04%) LAMP
5 2 (8.70%) .NET
6 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (17.39%) Web 2.0
2 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 3 (13.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 10 (43.48%) UNIX
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) AIX
3 4 (17.39%) HPUX
3 4 (17.39%) Solaris
4 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) E-Commerce
2 7 (30.43%) OO
2 7 (30.43%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Content Management
3 4 (17.39%) MVC
3 4 (17.39%) RAD
3 4 (17.39%) CRM
3 4 (17.39%) UML
4 3 (13.04%) OO PHP
5 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
5 2 (8.70%) Scrum
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) SQL
2 9 (39.13%) Java
3 7 (30.43%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) C
4 5 (21.74%) Perl
4 5 (21.74%) PL/SQL
4 5 (21.74%) XPath
5 4 (17.39%) Bash Shell
5 4 (17.39%) Shell Script
5 4 (17.39%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) OCA
1 1 (4.35%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) CA Single Sign-On
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli
1 2 (8.70%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Novell Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Puppet
2 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Oracle
2 7 (30.43%) IBM
3 4 (17.39%) Zend
3 4 (17.39%) NetCracker
3 4 (17.39%) Blue Martini
3 4 (17.39%) ATG
3 4 (17.39%) Elastic Path
3 4 (17.39%) Interwoven
4 3 (13.04%) Tealeaf
5 2 (8.70%) Cyber-Ark
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
6 1 (4.35%) CA
6 1 (4.35%) Novell
6 1 (4.35%) Sun