The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Portsmouth region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 24 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 3 18 19
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 20.86% 4.84% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 62.90% 18.18% 5.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 3 0
Median daily rate £464 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.17% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 1
Median hourly rate £45.00 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.35%
Linux
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
62 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 33.16% 26.61% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 17 23
Median daily rate £375 £425 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +63.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £325 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £600 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 5
Median hourly rate £44.46 £47.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.04% +83.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £47.83 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.83 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Portsmouth

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Portsmouth region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 September 2016.

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 24 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Portsmouth region with a requirement for Linux.

1 33 (49.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 32 (47.76%) VMware
3 28 (41.79%) Unix
4 24 (35.82%) Windows
4 24 (35.82%) SQL
5 20 (29.85%) Red Hat
5 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
5 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (28.36%) MySQL
7 17 (25.37%) XML
7 17 (25.37%) vSphere
8 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
8 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
9 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 15 (22.39%) jQuery
9 15 (22.39%) Subversion
9 15 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (20.90%) Scrum
10 14 (20.90%) CentOS
10 14 (20.90%) SDLC
11 13 (19.40%) CCNP
12 12 (17.91%) Apache
12 12 (17.91%) PHP
12 12 (17.91%) LAMP
12 12 (17.91%) OO PHP
12 12 (17.91%) PHPUnit
12 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
12 12 (17.91%) QA
12 12 (17.91%) CakePHP
13 11 (16.42%) JSON

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 12 (17.91%) Apache
2 5 (7.46%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.48%) GlassFish
3 3 (4.48%) JBoss
4 2 (2.99%) Apache ServiceMix
4 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.49%) IaaS
2 1 (1.49%) PaaS
2 1 (1.49%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.94%) LDAP
2 6 (8.96%) Structured Cabling
3 5 (7.46%) PCoIP
4 4 (5.97%) Firewall
5 3 (4.48%) LAN
5 3 (4.48%) SAN
5 3 (4.48%) SNMP
6 2 (2.99%) DVB
6 2 (2.99%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.99%) VPN
7 1 (1.49%) DHCP
7 1 (1.49%) DNS
7 1 (1.49%) VLAN
7 1 (1.49%) VoIP
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.36%) MySQL
2 11 (16.42%) MongoDB
2 11 (16.42%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.99%) DB2
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 15 (22.39%) Subversion
2 12 (17.91%) PHPUnit
3 7 (10.45%) Eclipse
4 3 (4.48%) JUnit
4 3 (4.48%) NetBeans
5 2 (2.99%) Git (software)
5 2 (2.99%) JIRA
5 2 (2.99%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (8.96%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.99%) Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Electronics
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (32.84%) Developer
2 14 (20.90%) Architect
3 12 (17.91%) Infrastructure Architect
3 12 (17.91%) PHP Developer
4 6 (8.96%) Software Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
5 5 (7.46%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 4 (5.97%) Java Software Developer
6 4 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (4.48%) AIX Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Linux Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Technical Architect
7 3 (4.48%) Test Specialist
7 3 (4.48%) Unix Architect
7 3 (4.48%) VMware Architect
8 2 (2.99%) Developer/Software Engineer
8 2 (2.99%) Scala Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (25.37%) XML
2 15 (22.39%) jQuery
3 12 (17.91%) CakePHP
3 12 (17.91%) LAMP
4 11 (16.42%) JSON
4 11 (16.42%) REST
4 11 (16.42%) SOAP
5 8 (11.94%) HTML
6 6 (8.96%) CSS
7 5 (7.46%) .NET
8 4 (5.97%) Middleware
9 3 (4.48%) Hibernate
9 3 (4.48%) JSP
9 3 (4.48%) MFC
9 3 (4.48%) Servlets
9 3 (4.48%) Swing
9 3 (4.48%) Web Services
9 3 (4.48%) XML Messaging
9 3 (4.48%) XSL
9 3 (4.48%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.48%) Client/Server
1 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
1 3 (4.48%) Replication
2 2 (2.99%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.49%) Clustering
3 1 (1.49%) LPAR
3 1 (1.49%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 33 (49.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 28 (41.79%) Unix
3 24 (35.82%) Windows
4 14 (20.90%) CentOS
5 9 (13.43%) AIX
6 4 (5.97%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.49%) HPUX
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.49%) Solaris
8 1 (1.49%) SUSE
8 1 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.49%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.85%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) Scrum
2 14 (20.90%) SDLC
3 12 (17.91%) OO PHP
3 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
4 10 (14.93%) Test Strategy
5 7 (10.45%) Project Management
6 5 (7.46%) ITIL
6 5 (7.46%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (7.46%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (5.97%) MVC
7 4 (5.97%) OO
7 4 (5.97%) Security Testing
8 3 (4.48%) Code Coverage
8 3 (4.48%) Data Modelling
8 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
8 3 (4.48%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.48%) Service Management
8 3 (4.48%) UML
8 3 (4.48%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 24 (35.82%) SQL
2 20 (29.85%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.91%) PHP
4 9 (13.43%) Java
5 6 (8.96%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) Python
7 4 (5.97%) PowerShell
8 3 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.48%) Tcl
9 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
9 2 (2.99%) C#
9 2 (2.99%) Scala
10 1 (1.49%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (23.88%) SC Cleared
1 16 (23.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (19.40%) CCNP
4 3 (4.48%) Degree
4 3 (4.48%) MCITP
4 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISEB
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.49%) CCNA
6 1 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (1.49%) CLAS
6 1 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.49%) MCSE
6 1 (1.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (17.91%) QA
System Software
1 17 (25.37%) vSphere
2 15 (22.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) Active Directory
3 8 (11.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 5 (7.46%) NFS
4 5 (7.46%) Samba
4 5 (7.46%) VMware Server
4 5 (7.46%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (4.48%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.49%) GPFS
6 1 (1.49%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.49%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (8.96%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.99%) Network Intrusion Detection System
3 1 (1.49%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (47.76%) VMware
2 20 (29.85%) Red Hat
3 11 (16.42%) Veritas
4 9 (13.43%) IBM
5 8 (11.94%) HP
6 7 (10.45%) Citrix
6 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
7 5 (7.46%) Cisco
7 5 (7.46%) NETGEAR
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle
8 3 (4.48%) Intel
9 2 (2.99%) SAP
9 2 (2.99%) Telerik
10 1 (1.49%) Juniper
10 1 (1.49%) Meraki
10 1 (1.49%) Veeam