The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 26 November 2014 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 12 14 10
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 9.56% 3.36% 7.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.81% 21.05% 26.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 3
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£388 £563 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +46.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -9.72%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Portsmouth region.

Operating Systems Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
57 19 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 41.91% 15.97% 27.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 11 13
Average daily rate £325 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £100 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.76% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £18.08 £15.88 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -3.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.91 £14.75 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.05 £17.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Portsmouth region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Portsmouth region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Portsmouth region over the 3 months to 26 November 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

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

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 6 (40.00%) UNIX
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (33.33%) AIX
3 4 (26.67%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) HTML
3 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (26.67%) CSS
3 4 (26.67%) IBM
3 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 4 (26.67%) PKI
3 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
4 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
4 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (20.00%) Change Management
4 3 (20.00%) Firewall
4 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (20.00%) AWK
4 3 (20.00%) DB2
4 3 (20.00%) XML
4 3 (20.00%) Perl
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) C
4 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) LDAP
4 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
5 2 (13.33%) CRM
5 2 (13.33%) IIS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Portsmouth 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 4 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (26.67%) WebSphere
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
3 1 (6.67%) CMS
3 1 (6.67%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) LDAP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
2 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) RavenDB
3 1 (6.67%) DataStax
3 1 (6.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (13.33%) Publishing
1 2 (13.33%) French Language
1 2 (13.33%) German Language
2 1 (6.67%) Retail
2 1 (6.67%) Legal
2 1 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (20.00%) Security Specialist
1 3 (20.00%) Project Manager
1 3 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Customer Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
3 1 (6.67%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) IT Operations Manager
3 1 (6.67%) Operations Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) HTML
1 4 (26.67%) CSS
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 1 (6.67%) jQuery
3 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 1 (6.67%) SOAP
3 1 (6.67%) .NET
3 1 (6.67%) WSDL
3 1 (6.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) UNIX
2 5 (33.33%) AIX
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (6.67%) CentOS
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (6.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (20.00%) Change Management
2 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Operations Management
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Content Management
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Kanban
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
4 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 1 (6.67%) MVC
4 1 (6.67%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (20.00%) AWK
2 3 (20.00%) Perl
2 3 (20.00%) Java
2 3 (20.00%) C
3 1 (6.67%) C#
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (6.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 4 (26.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) IBM
2 3 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle
3 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) Endeca
4 1 (6.67%) RedPrairie
4 1 (6.67%) Tableau
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) Intel
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco
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