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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 15 11
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 13 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 10.83% 3.09% 4.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.21% 9.09% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £363 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +26.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £313 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £413 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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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
38 33 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 31.67% 34.02% 20.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 15 10
Average daily rate £290 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £118 £169 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £435 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.63 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.96% -31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.12% -

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 24 April 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 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 8 (28.57%) UNIX
3 7 (25.00%) Oracle
4 6 (21.43%) HTML
4 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 5 (17.86%) Project Management
5 5 (17.86%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) ITIL
5 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
6 4 (14.29%) Migration
6 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
6 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
6 4 (14.29%) Windows
6 4 (14.29%) AIX
6 4 (14.29%) CSS
6 4 (14.29%) C
6 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (10.71%) Hyperic
7 3 (10.71%) OO PHP
7 3 (10.71%) Splunk
7 3 (10.71%) SAN
7 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
7 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (10.71%) Nagios

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 3 (10.71%) Drupal
2 2 (7.14%) IIS
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (3.57%) Confluence
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 5 (17.86%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) SAN
1 3 (10.71%) TCP/IP
2 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (3.57%) Software-Defined Radio
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) MySQL
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
1 3 (10.71%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.57%) DataStax
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.57%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (10.71%) Subversion
3 1 (3.57%) Bitbucket
3 1 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (3.57%) ClearQuest
3 1 (3.57%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.57%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.57%) JIRA
General
1 1 (3.57%) Back Office
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (17.86%) Project Manager
1 5 (17.86%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.29%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Consultant
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (10.71%) PHP Developer
3 3 (10.71%) Perl Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Test Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) DBA
4 2 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Operations Consultant
5 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (21.43%) HTML
2 4 (14.29%) CSS
3 3 (10.71%) .NET
4 2 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 2 (7.14%) JSP
5 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (3.57%) Middleware
5 1 (3.57%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.57%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.71%) Management Information System
2 2 (7.14%) Clustering
3 1 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (28.57%) UNIX
2 4 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (14.29%) Windows
2 4 (14.29%) AIX
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (10.71%) Windows 2000
3 3 (10.71%) CentOS
3 3 (10.71%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (10.71%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.57%) VxWorks
4 1 (3.57%) Solaris
4 1 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Project Management
1 5 (17.86%) Change Management
1 5 (17.86%) ITIL
1 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2
2 4 (14.29%) Migration
2 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (10.71%) OO PHP
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
3 3 (10.71%) OO
3 3 (10.71%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
4 2 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
4 2 (7.14%) SysML
4 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
4 2 (7.14%) Test Scripting
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
4 2 (7.14%) UML
4 2 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (3.57%) Coaching
5 1 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (21.43%) JavaScript
2 4 (14.29%) C
3 3 (10.71%) Perl
3 3 (10.71%) PHP
3 3 (10.71%) SQL
4 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 2 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded C
5 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
5 1 (3.57%) VB.NET
5 1 (3.57%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (17.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 4 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 4 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) MCITP
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB
3 2 (7.14%) ISEB
3 2 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Active Directory
1 3 (10.71%) Samba
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Hyperic
1 3 (10.71%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (10.71%) Nagios
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle Identity Management
2 1 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (35.71%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.00%) Oracle
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (10.71%) Splunk
4 3 (10.71%) SolarWinds
4 3 (10.71%) 3PAR
5 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 2 (7.14%) HP
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) Tableau
6 1 (3.57%) Siebel
6 1 (3.57%) RedPrairie
6 1 (3.57%) Endeca