The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Portsmouth region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 11 17
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 1 12 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 0.83% 10.08% 3.51%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 36.36% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Average daily rate
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- £288 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Portsmouth
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
26 33 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 21.67% 27.73% 37.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 19 17
Average daily rate £313 £349 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.39% +7.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £90 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £400 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 13
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +106.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £24.60 £11.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £35.00 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Linux
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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 23 July 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%) SQL
2 2 (50.00%) Oracle
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 2 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Toad
3 1 (25.00%) B2C
3 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (25.00%) Retail
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%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (25.00%) CentOS
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
3 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) Legal
3 1 (25.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
1 1 (25.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 10g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (25.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Toad
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%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Administrator
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst Programmer
1 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Developer Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Team Leader
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
1 1 (25.00%) MSMQ
1 1 (25.00%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) AIX
2 1 (25.00%) CentOS
2 1 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) B2C
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Oracle
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco
1 2 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Endeca
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft