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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 7 16 11
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 11.76% 2.02% 5.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 35.29% 7.41% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 1
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£300 £363 £175
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% +107.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £46.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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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
34 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 33.33% 27.27% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 8
Average daily rate £170 £300 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.33% -18.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £21.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.82% -29.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (24.00%) Perl
3 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 6 (24.00%) CSS
3 6 (24.00%) OO
3 6 (24.00%) Subversion
3 6 (24.00%) Drupal
3 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (24.00%) OO PHP
4 5 (20.00%) Oracle
4 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (16.00%) Migration
5 4 (16.00%) UNIX
5 4 (16.00%) Windows
5 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
6 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
6 3 (12.00%) CentOS
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
6 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (12.00%) Hyperic
6 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
6 3 (12.00%) 3PAR
6 3 (12.00%) Oracle Linux

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (24.00%) Drupal
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.00%) SAN
2 1 (4.00%) Network Security
2 1 (4.00%) Software-Defined Radio
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
2 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
1 3 (12.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Subversion
1 6 (24.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
2 1 (4.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (4.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Perl Developer
2 6 (24.00%) PHP Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) DBA
5 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Consultant
5 2 (8.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Test Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Linux Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Lead Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) HTML
2 6 (24.00%) CSS
3 2 (8.00%) .NET
3 2 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (8.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded Systems
2 1 (4.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.00%) Replication
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) UNIX
1 4 (16.00%) Windows
1 4 (16.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (12.00%) CentOS
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (12.00%) Oracle Linux
2 3 (12.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (12.00%) AIX
2 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) OO
1 6 (24.00%) OO PHP
2 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 3 (12.00%) Security Testing
3 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (12.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) UML
4 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (8.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (8.00%) SysML
4 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2
4 2 (8.00%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.00%) Coaching
5 1 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.00%) SOA
5 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (24.00%) Perl
2 6 (24.00%) PHP
3 3 (12.00%) C
3 3 (12.00%) C++
3 3 (12.00%) SQL
4 2 (8.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C
5 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ISEB
2 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.00%) Samba
3 1 (4.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Hyperic
1 3 (12.00%) Nagios
2 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) Oracle
2 5 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (12.00%) 3PAR
3 3 (12.00%) Splunk
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Tableau
5 1 (4.00%) Siebel
5 1 (4.00%) VMware