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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 15 12
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 15.00% 2.27% 2.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.44% 10.53% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 0 1
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£325 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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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
27 19 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Portsmouth 33.75% 21.59% 23.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 7
Average daily rate £290 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.14% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 £31.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.07% +103.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -4.32%

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 3 March 2015.

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 3 March 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 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 9 (33.33%) UNIX
3 8 (29.63%) AIX
4 7 (25.93%) Oracle
5 6 (22.22%) Windows
5 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
6 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
6 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 5 (18.52%) ITIL
6 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
6 5 (18.52%) HTML
6 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 5 (18.52%) Change Management
6 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (14.81%) PKI
7 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
7 4 (14.81%) Project Management
7 4 (14.81%) Migration
7 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (14.81%) CSS
7 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
7 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 4 (14.81%) IBM
7 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (14.81%) CentOS
8 3 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
8 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
8 3 (11.11%) Splunk
8 3 (11.11%) Hyperic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Portsmouth by Category

For the 6 months to 3 March 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 4 (14.81%) WebSphere
1 4 (14.81%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (7.41%) IIS
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Coherence
3 1 (3.70%) Confluence
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 3 (11.11%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Firewall
2 3 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) MySQL
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
1 3 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) RavenDB
2 1 (3.70%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.70%) DataStax
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Eclipse
2 1 (3.70%) JIRA
2 1 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (3.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (7.41%) Publishing
1 2 (7.41%) French Language
1 2 (7.41%) German Language
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Project Manager
1 5 (18.52%) Consultant
1 5 (18.52%) Linux Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Project Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
3 3 (11.11%) Security Specialist
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) UNIX Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Applications DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) HTML
2 4 (14.81%) CSS
3 3 (11.11%) XML
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
5 1 (3.70%) JSP
5 1 (3.70%) MSMQ
5 1 (3.70%) Middleware
5 1 (3.70%) jQuery
5 1 (3.70%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) PKI
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
4 1 (3.70%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (33.33%) UNIX
2 8 (29.63%) AIX
3 6 (22.22%) Windows
4 5 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (14.81%) CentOS
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
6 3 (11.11%) Windows 2000
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (11.11%) Ubuntu
6 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.70%) VMS
7 1 (3.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (18.52%) ITIL
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2
1 5 (18.52%) Change Management
2 4 (14.81%) Project Management
2 4 (14.81%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.11%) CRM
3 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
4 2 (7.41%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.70%) Security Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (3.70%) Kanban
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (3.70%) Scrum
5 1 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.70%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.70%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
2 3 (11.11%) Perl
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (11.11%) C
2 3 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 3 (11.11%) AWK
2 3 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Degree
2 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) VCP4
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
3 1 (3.70%) MCITP
3 1 (3.70%) ISTQB
3 1 (3.70%) ISEB
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 3 (11.11%) Samba
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (11.11%) Nagios
2 3 (11.11%) Hyperic
3 1 (3.70%) Oracle Identity Management
3 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 11 (40.74%) Red Hat
2 7 (25.93%) Oracle
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 3 (11.11%) 3PAR
5 3 (11.11%) Splunk
5 3 (11.11%) SolarWinds
6 2 (7.41%) VMware
6 2 (7.41%) Tableau
7 1 (3.70%) Endeca
7 1 (3.70%) RedPrairie
7 1 (3.70%) HP
7 1 (3.70%) Intel
7 1 (3.70%) Siebel
7 1 (3.70%) Cisco
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