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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 14 15
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 2 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 1.60% 5.22% 3.67%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.56% 18.18% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
Average daily rate
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- £338 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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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
36 33 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 28.80% 28.70% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 10
Average daily rate £260 £325 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +4.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £90 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £475 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 11
Average hourly rate £25.00 £46.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.65% +217.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £15.45 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £46.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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
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 28 August 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 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) CMS
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (25.00%) Content Management
3 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Endeca
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
3 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Apache
3 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
3 1 (25.00%) PHP
3 1 (25.00%) SQL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
1 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) PHP Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) SOAP
1 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (25.00%) WSDL
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Content Management
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PHP
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Endeca
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
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Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Competitive (Negotiable)
Posted: 8 hours ago