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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 3.37% 0.85% 10.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.67% 3.70% 34.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Average daily rate
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£300 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £358 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +2.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -20.00%
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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
18 27 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.22% 22.88% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 20
Average daily rate £283 £310 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.87% -15.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £90 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £443 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £30.42 £25.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £23.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £38.00 £35.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.23
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.55%

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 31 July 2015, 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 8 (44.44%) HTML
1 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Subversion
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) PHP
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
2 6 (33.33%) OO
2 6 (33.33%) Drupal
2 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (33.33%) OO PHP
3 5 (27.78%) Ubuntu
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 5 (27.78%) Oracle
4 4 (22.22%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
4 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
4 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 4 (22.22%) CentOS
5 3 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (16.67%) Splunk
5 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
5 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (16.67%) Hyperic
5 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (16.67%) Nagios
5 3 (16.67%) Management Information System

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 6 (33.33%) Drupal
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.56%) HTTP
1 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.56%) Network Security
1 1 (5.56%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (16.67%) MySQL
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Subversion
1 6 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.56%) Juju
2 1 (5.56%) ClearCase
2 1 (5.56%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (5.56%) Back Office
1 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 6 (33.33%) PHP Developer
2 6 (33.33%) Perl Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) DBA
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Test Specialist
4 2 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.56%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle Applications DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Team Leader
5 1 (5.56%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Database Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Software Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (44.44%) HTML
2 6 (33.33%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) JSP
3 2 (11.11%) .NET
3 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Replication
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 5 (27.78%) Ubuntu
2 4 (22.22%) CentOS
2 4 (22.22%) Windows
3 3 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.11%) UNIX
5 1 (5.56%) Scientific Linux
5 1 (5.56%) VxWorks
5 1 (5.56%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) OO
1 6 (33.33%) OO PHP
2 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
3 3 (16.67%) Security Testing
3 3 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (16.67%) UML
4 2 (11.11%) Test Scripting
4 2 (11.11%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (11.11%) SysML
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
4 2 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.56%) SOA
5 1 (5.56%) CRM
5 1 (5.56%) E-business
5 1 (5.56%) Validation
5 1 (5.56%) Open Source
5 1 (5.56%) Software Architecture
5 1 (5.56%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (5.56%) Signal Processing
5 1 (5.56%) Kernel Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 6 (33.33%) Perl
2 6 (33.33%) PHP
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) C
3 3 (16.67%) C++
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
1 4 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (11.11%) ISEB
2 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
2 2 (11.11%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Snort
2 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Nagios
1 3 (16.67%) Hyperic
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Oracle
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 3 (16.67%) Splunk
3 3 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (5.56%) Intel
5 1 (5.56%) Siebel