The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Hampshire / Portsmouth
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 17 10 7
Rank change year-on-year -7 -3  
Contract jobs citing Linux 10 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 6.02% 9.01% 15.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.81% 35.71% 36.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 9
Median daily rate £500 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +26.92%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £44.50 £10.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +323.80% -77.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Portsmouth
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 42 28 38
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 25.30% 25.23% 40.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 18 22
Median daily rate £425 £365 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.43% +25.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £90 £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £365 £338
% change year-on-year +5.47% +8.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Median hourly rate £14.40 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.57% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Portsmouth

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Portsmouth citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Portsmouth

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Portsmouth.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Portsmouth

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Portsmouth

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Portsmouth.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 24 (63.16%) VMware
3 14 (36.84%) SQL
4 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
4 13 (34.21%) XML
5 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.95%) C++
7 10 (26.32%) Java
7 10 (26.32%) MySQL
7 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
7 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 9 (23.68%) PaaS
8 9 (23.68%) IaaS
8 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
9 8 (21.05%) MVC
9 8 (21.05%) XML Messaging
9 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
9 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
9 8 (21.05%) .NET
9 8 (21.05%) MFC
9 8 (21.05%) C#
9 8 (21.05%) ITIL
9 8 (21.05%) SDLC
10 7 (18.42%) vSphere
10 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
10 7 (18.42%) Client/Server

Linux
Co-occurring 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 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
1 2 (5.26%) JBoss
1 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (18.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (7.89%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (2.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) IaaS
1 9 (23.68%) PaaS
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) LAN
2 4 (10.53%) LDAP
3 2 (5.26%) SNMP
3 2 (5.26%) Structured Cabling
4 1 (2.63%) DNS
4 1 (2.63%) PCoIP
4 1 (2.63%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (26.32%) MySQL
3 4 (10.53%) DB2
4 3 (7.89%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (7.89%) RDBMS
4 3 (7.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (26.32%) Eclipse
2 8 (21.05%) Visual Studio
3 7 (18.42%) JIRA
3 7 (18.42%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (5.26%) JUnit
4 2 (5.26%) NetBeans
4 2 (5.26%) Subversion
5 1 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (13.16%) Finance
2 3 (7.89%) Marketing
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C++ Developer
3 8 (21.05%) C++/Java Developer
4 6 (15.79%) C++ Software Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Java Software Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Software Developer
5 5 (13.16%) Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Automation Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) CRM Consultant
7 3 (7.89%) CRM Developer
7 3 (7.89%) Test Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) VMware Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Automation Consultant
8 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared Java Developer
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Design Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Technical Leader
8 2 (5.26%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) XML
2 8 (21.05%) .NET
2 8 (21.05%) MFC
2 8 (21.05%) XML Messaging
3 6 (15.79%) RESTful
3 6 (15.79%) SOAP
3 6 (15.79%) WCF
4 5 (13.16%) CSS
4 5 (13.16%) HTML
5 3 (7.89%) Middleware
6 2 (5.26%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.26%) HTML5
6 2 (5.26%) JavaFX
6 2 (5.26%) JPA
6 2 (5.26%) jQuery
6 2 (5.26%) JSF
6 2 (5.26%) JSP
6 2 (5.26%) PrimeFaces
6 2 (5.26%) Servlets
6 2 (5.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.42%) Client/Server
2 6 (15.79%) Replication
3 4 (10.53%) SWIFT
4 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.63%) Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (84.21%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (13.16%) AIX
4 4 (10.53%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (7.89%) Android
5 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
5 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (21.05%) ITIL
2 8 (21.05%) MVC
2 8 (21.05%) SDLC
3 7 (18.42%) Customer Requirements
3 7 (18.42%) Scrum
4 6 (15.79%) Code Coverage
4 6 (15.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (15.79%) Data Modelling
4 6 (15.79%) Data Transformation
4 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (15.79%) Project Management
4 6 (15.79%) Validation
4 6 (15.79%) Workflow
5 4 (10.53%) Service Management
6 3 (7.89%) Android Development
6 3 (7.89%) CRM
6 3 (7.89%) Direct Marketing
6 3 (7.89%) iOS Development
6 3 (7.89%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) SQL
2 11 (28.95%) C++
3 10 (26.32%) Java
4 8 (21.05%) C#
5 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.26%) Python
6 2 (5.26%) Tcl
7 1 (2.63%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.68%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Degree
3 2 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) vSphere
2 6 (15.79%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.53%) Docker
4 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.26%) NFS
4 2 (5.26%) Samba
4 2 (5.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Server
4 2 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
2 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.63%) Puppet
2 1 (2.63%) Terraform
Vendors
1 24 (63.16%) VMware
2 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
4 7 (18.42%) Citrix
5 6 (15.79%) CA
5 6 (15.79%) Telerik
6 3 (7.89%) Adobe
6 3 (7.89%) IBM
6 3 (7.89%) Oracle
7 2 (5.26%) Cisco
7 2 (5.26%) HP
7 2 (5.26%) NETGEAR
7 2 (5.26%) Veritas
8 1 (2.63%) BMC
8 1 (2.63%) Intel
8 1 (2.63%) Remedy
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £50 - £56 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago