Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Hertfordshire > Watford
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 24 16 24
Rank change year-on-year -8 +8 0
Contract jobs citing Linux 26 19 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 7.07% 8.30% 3.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.14% 32.76% 14.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 7 0
Watford median daily rate £500 £513 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% - -
Hertfordshire median daily rate £380 £325 £425
% change year-on-year +16.92% -23.53% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Watford median hourly rate - - £37.50
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £46.50 £52.50 £41.75
% change year-on-year -11.43% +25.75% +24.63%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Watford with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Watford
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 70 58 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Watford 19.02% 25.33% 27.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 20
Watford median daily rate £380 £375 £120
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +212.50% -69.03%
Hertfordshire median daily rate £373 £325 £360
% change year-on-year +14.62% -9.72% +1.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 7
Watford median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% - +16.00%
10th Percentile £13.40 £13.75 £13.50
90th Percentile £132.80 £15.25 £41.25
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year -10.34% -13.43% +4.69%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Watford

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Watford.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Watford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Watford.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Watford

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Watford

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Watford over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Watford

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Watford

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Watford.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Watford

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Watford region with a requirement for Linux.

1 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 15 (57.69%) SQL
3 14 (53.85%) PHP
3 14 (53.85%) Java
4 13 (50.00%) Perl
4 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (46.15%) Apache
6 11 (42.31%) Oracle
6 11 (42.31%) DB2
6 11 (42.31%) Magento
7 10 (38.46%) JMeter
8 9 (34.62%) MVC
8 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
8 9 (34.62%) Tomcat
8 9 (34.62%) JBoss
8 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
8 9 (34.62%) AIX
8 9 (34.62%) DbVisualizer
8 9 (34.62%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (34.62%) AWK
8 9 (34.62%) Statistics
8 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
8 9 (34.62%) New Relic
8 9 (34.62%) AppDynamics
8 9 (34.62%) Performance Monitoring
8 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
8 9 (34.62%) Dynatrace
8 9 (34.62%) Grafana
8 9 (34.62%) The Grinder

Linux
Co-occurring 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 12 (46.15%) Apache
2 9 (34.62%) JBoss
2 9 (34.62%) Tomcat
3 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
3 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (15.38%) Apache Solr
4 4 (15.38%) CMS
4 4 (15.38%) nginx
5 2 (7.69%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (7.69%) MQSeries
Business Applications
1 11 (42.31%) Magento
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 2 (7.69%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
1 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (3.85%) AWS Lambda
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) Route 53
1 1 (3.85%) Serverless
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) DB2
2 9 (34.62%) DbVisualizer
3 5 (19.23%) MySQL
4 4 (15.38%) Redis
4 4 (15.38%) Relational Database
5 2 (7.69%) Jackrabbit
5 2 (7.69%) MongoDB
5 2 (7.69%) RDBMS
5 2 (7.69%) Sybase ASE
6 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (3.85%) Oracle Database
6 1 (3.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) JMeter
2 9 (34.62%) LoadRunner
2 9 (34.62%) The Grinder
3 4 (15.38%) Firebug
3 4 (15.38%) Vagrant
4 3 (11.54%) JUnit
5 2 (7.69%) Ant
5 2 (7.69%) Eclipse
5 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
5 2 (7.69%) Log4j
5 2 (7.69%) Mockito
5 2 (7.69%) Subversion
5 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
6 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
6 1 (3.85%) jMock
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 6 (23.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (57.69%) Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Consultant
2 5 (19.23%) Lead Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Magento Developer
2 5 (19.23%) Performance Consultant
3 4 (15.38%) Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Performance Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 4 (15.38%) Senior Ruby Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Java Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Ruby on Rails Developer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (3.85%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Hybris Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Hybris Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) HTML
2 5 (19.23%) LAMP
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
2 5 (19.23%) XHTML
3 4 (15.38%) CSS
3 4 (15.38%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (15.38%) Ruby on Rails
4 3 (11.54%) JSP
4 3 (11.54%) REST
4 3 (11.54%) XSL
5 2 (7.69%) Ajax
5 2 (7.69%) JDBC
5 2 (7.69%) JMS
5 2 (7.69%) Servlets
5 2 (7.69%) SOAP
5 2 (7.69%) Struts
5 2 (7.69%) XML
5 2 (7.69%) XSD
5 2 (7.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (15.38%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 9 (34.62%) AIX
2 2 (7.69%) HPUX
2 2 (7.69%) Solaris
2 2 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) DC/OS
3 1 (3.85%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) E-Commerce
2 13 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (34.62%) Continuous Delivery
3 9 (34.62%) MVC
3 9 (34.62%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (34.62%) Performance Testing
3 9 (34.62%) Root Cause Analysis
3 9 (34.62%) Statistics
4 6 (23.08%) DNA
4 6 (23.08%) OO
5 4 (15.38%) Pair Programming
6 3 (11.54%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (11.54%) OO PHP
7 2 (7.69%) B2B
7 2 (7.69%) B2C
7 2 (7.69%) Content Management
7 2 (7.69%) Open Source
7 2 (7.69%) RAD
7 2 (7.69%) UML
7 2 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
2 14 (53.85%) Java
2 14 (53.85%) PHP
3 13 (50.00%) Perl
4 9 (34.62%) AWK
4 9 (34.62%) JavaScript
5 5 (19.23%) Ruby
6 3 (11.54%) Python
7 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
7 2 (7.69%) BeanShell
7 2 (7.69%) PL/SQL
8 1 (3.85%) C#
8 1 (3.85%) Go
8 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) Grafana
2 1 (3.85%) Ansible
2 1 (3.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (3.85%) Marathon
2 1 (3.85%) Mesos
2 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.85%) Puppet
2 1 (3.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Oracle
2 9 (34.62%) AppDynamics
2 9 (34.62%) Dynatrace
2 9 (34.62%) New Relic
3 8 (30.77%) hybris
4 6 (23.08%) IBM
5 4 (15.38%) Intershop
5 4 (15.38%) Zend
6 2 (7.69%) ATG
6 2 (7.69%) Blue Martini
6 2 (7.69%) Demandware
6 2 (7.69%) Elastic Path
6 2 (7.69%) SAP
6 2 (7.69%) Sybase