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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 18 14
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 2.63% 1.60% 5.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.71% 5.56% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 5
Average daily rate
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£425 - £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £26.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+10.14% -8.00%
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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
28 36 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 24.56% 28.80% 28.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 23 17
Average daily rate £390 £260 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £100 £90
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £410 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £47.83 £25.00 £46.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.32% -45.65%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £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 31 August 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 7 (50.00%) HTML
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) Subversion
2 6 (42.86%) Drupal
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) PHP
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
2 6 (42.86%) OO
2 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 6 (42.86%) OO PHP
3 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
4 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) UML
5 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (21.43%) C
5 3 (21.43%) C++
5 3 (21.43%) .NET
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (14.29%) Oracle
6 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 (42.86%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
1 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.14%) Network Security
1 1 (7.14%) Software-Defined Radio
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database 12c
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Subversion
1 6 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.14%) Juju
2 1 (7.14%) ClearCase
2 1 (7.14%) ClearQuest
General
1 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
1 1 (7.14%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Perl Developer
2 6 (42.86%) PHP Developer
3 3 (21.43%) Software Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (7.14%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Test Specialist
5 1 (7.14%) Software Team Leader
5 1 (7.14%) Lead Software Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (42.86%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) .NET
4 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
4 1 (7.14%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) UNIX
2 2 (14.29%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) HPUX
2 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Scientific Linux
3 1 (7.14%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) OO
1 6 (42.86%) OO PHP
2 4 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 3 (21.43%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) SysML
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (14.29%) Security Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Test Scripting
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Digital Signal Processing
5 1 (7.14%) Signal Processing
5 1 (7.14%) Kernel Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Low Latency
5 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.14%) Coaching
5 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (7.14%) Project Management
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (42.86%) Perl
2 6 (42.86%) PHP
3 3 (21.43%) C
3 3 (21.43%) C++
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded C++
4 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) ISEB
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCITP
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) Degree
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Snort
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Intel
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat