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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 6 4 13
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +9
Contract jobs citing Linux 16 19 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 11.94% 19.00% 4.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 48.48% 50.00% 21.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 16 2
Average daily rate £365 £344 £563
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.18% -38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £283 £513
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £425 £613
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
33 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 24.63% 38.00% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 26 9
Average daily rate £263 £305 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.85% -3.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £260 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £367 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 6
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -56.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £33.75 £155.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 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 14 February 2016, 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 17 (50.00%) Unix
2 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 12 (35.29%) Oracle
4 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
4 11 (32.35%) VMware
4 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
5 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
6 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (20.59%) SUSE
7 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
7 7 (20.59%) ITIL
8 6 (17.65%) LDAP
8 6 (17.65%) Apache
8 6 (17.65%) AIX
8 6 (17.65%) MySQL
8 6 (17.65%) C++
8 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
9 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
9 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
9 5 (14.71%) Korn
9 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
9 5 (14.71%) Citrix
9 5 (14.71%) SAN
9 5 (14.71%) C
9 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
9 5 (14.71%) HPUX
9 5 (14.71%) Solaris

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 (17.65%) Apache
2 4 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (11.76%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.82%) JBoss
4 2 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.94%) GlassFish
5 1 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (2.94%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.94%) MS Office
1 1 (2.94%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.65%) LDAP
2 5 (14.71%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) Kerberos
3 2 (5.88%) Software-Defined Radio
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.94%) Asterisk PBX
4 1 (2.94%) DVB
4 1 (2.94%) Firewall
4 1 (2.94%) Network Security
4 1 (2.94%) SMTP
4 1 (2.94%) SNMP
4 1 (2.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Oracle Database
2 6 (17.65%) MySQL
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 4 (11.76%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (5.88%) MongoDB
5 2 (5.88%) Neo4j
5 2 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (8.82%) Yeoman
2 2 (5.88%) Eclipse
2 2 (5.88%) Subversion
3 1 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (2.94%) NetBeans
General
1 5 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 3 (8.82%) Finance
2 3 (8.82%) Military
2 3 (8.82%) Retail
3 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 9 (26.47%) Analyst
2 6 (17.65%) Administrator
2 6 (17.65%) Architect
3 5 (14.71%) Support Analyst
3 5 (14.71%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Linux Support
4 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Architect
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
5 3 (8.82%) IT Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Java Developer
5 3 (8.82%) Service Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (8.82%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
6 2 (5.88%) Digital Developer
6 2 (5.88%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
2 3 (8.82%) Hibernate
2 3 (8.82%) HTML
2 3 (8.82%) Web Services
2 3 (8.82%) XML
3 2 (5.88%) JAX-RS
3 2 (5.88%) LAMP
3 2 (5.88%) REST
4 1 (2.94%) Ajax
4 1 (2.94%) HTML5
4 1 (2.94%) JavaFX
4 1 (2.94%) JPA
4 1 (2.94%) jQuery
4 1 (2.94%) JSF
4 1 (2.94%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (2.94%) PrimeFaces
4 1 (2.94%) Spring
4 1 (2.94%) Swing
4 1 (2.94%) XSL
4 1 (2.94%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Symmetrix DMX
1 4 (11.76%) Wiki
2 3 (8.82%) Algorithms
2 3 (8.82%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 2 (5.88%) Smart Meter
3 2 (5.88%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Unix
2 16 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (20.59%) SUSE
4 6 (17.65%) AIX
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Server
5 5 (14.71%) HPUX
5 5 (14.71%) Solaris
5 5 (14.71%) Windows 7
6 4 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 3 (8.82%) Embedded Linux
7 3 (8.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (5.88%) Debian
8 2 (5.88%) Fedora
8 2 (5.88%) Mac OS X
8 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
8 2 (5.88%) Windows NT
8 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) ITIL
2 5 (14.71%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (11.76%) Incident Management
3 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
4 3 (8.82%) Digital Signal Processing
4 3 (8.82%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (8.82%) Signal Processing
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (5.88%) Programme Management
5 2 (5.88%) Responsive Web Design
5 2 (5.88%) Web Design
6 1 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) Analytics
6 1 (2.94%) Issue Tracking
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (2.94%) SysML
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (2.94%) UML
6 1 (2.94%) XML Parsing
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.65%) C++
2 5 (14.71%) C
2 5 (14.71%) Korn
2 5 (14.71%) Shell Script
3 4 (11.76%) Java
3 4 (11.76%) Perl
4 3 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 2 (5.88%) Ada
5 2 (5.88%) Ada 83
5 2 (5.88%) Ada 95
5 2 (5.88%) C#
5 2 (5.88%) PHP
5 2 (5.88%) Ruby
5 2 (5.88%) SQL
6 1 (2.94%) MATLAB
6 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
6 1 (2.94%) Python
6 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (23.53%) SC Cleared
3 7 (20.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 3 (8.82%) Degree
5 2 (5.88%) CISSP
6 1 (2.94%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (32.35%) Active Directory
1 11 (32.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.82%) Firmware
3 2 (5.88%) Samba
3 2 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 2 (5.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (2.94%) Oracle Clusterware
4 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 1 (2.94%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Nessus
1 1 (2.94%) Nmap
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
1 1 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Oracle
2 11 (32.35%) VMware
3 7 (20.59%) Red Hat
4 5 (14.71%) Citrix
5 4 (11.76%) EMC
5 4 (11.76%) Veritas
6 2 (5.88%) MathWorks
6 2 (5.88%) Sun
6 2 (5.88%) Xilinx
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Google
7 1 (2.94%) HP
7 1 (2.94%) IBM
7 1 (2.94%) Microsoft