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 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 6 17 11
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 14 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.05% 3.57% 3.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.84% 22.22% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 0
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£375 £563 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.38 £34.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+6.98% -5.55%
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Hampshire

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
37 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 39.78% 16.07% 19.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 5
Average daily rate £338 £340 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +94.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £286 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.65% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £31.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.69% +103.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £13.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £155.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -13.04%

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 28 January 2015.

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 28 January 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 (36.36%) UNIX
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
3 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 5 (22.73%) Change Management
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
4 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
5 4 (18.18%) PKI
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
5 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (18.18%) CSS
5 4 (18.18%) Migration
5 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (18.18%) IBM
6 3 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Firewall
6 3 (13.64%) Samba
6 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) DB2
6 3 (13.64%) XML
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) C

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 4 (18.18%) WebSphere
1 4 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (9.09%) IIS
3 1 (4.55%) CMS
3 1 (4.55%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Confluence
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) Firewall
2 3 (13.64%) SAN
2 3 (13.64%) LDAP
3 1 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) DataStax
3 1 (4.55%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (4.55%) TeamCity
2 1 (4.55%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.55%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (9.09%) Publishing
1 2 (9.09%) French Language
1 2 (9.09%) German Language
2 1 (4.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Project Manager
1 5 (22.73%) Consultant
1 5 (22.73%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Security Specialist
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) UNIX Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Customer Engineer
3 2 (9.09%) Technical Support
3 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Management Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Consultant
4 1 (4.55%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) HTML
1 4 (18.18%) CSS
2 3 (13.64%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) WSDL
3 1 (4.55%) SOAP
3 1 (4.55%) .NET
3 1 (4.55%) MSMQ
3 1 (4.55%) jQuery
3 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 8 (36.36%) UNIX
2 7 (31.82%) AIX
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (9.09%) Windows
5 1 (4.55%) Solaris
5 1 (4.55%) VMS
5 1 (4.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) Change Management
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
1 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2
2 4 (18.18%) Migration
3 3 (13.64%) Project Management
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 2 (9.09%) CRM
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Scrum
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
5 1 (4.55%) Kanban
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Management
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Content Management
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
2 3 (13.64%) Shell Script
2 3 (13.64%) Perl
2 3 (13.64%) Java
2 3 (13.64%) C
2 3 (13.64%) AWK
3 1 (4.55%) C#
3 1 (4.55%) PHP
3 1 (4.55%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (9.09%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Samba
2 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (13.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
2 4 (18.18%) IBM
3 3 (13.64%) 3PAR
4 2 (9.09%) Tableau
4 2 (9.09%) Oracle
4 2 (9.09%) VMware
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.55%) Intel
5 1 (4.55%) RedPrairie
5 1 (4.55%) Endeca
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Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Portsmouth
Spectrum IT
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago