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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 5 6
Rank change year-on-year -17 +1  
Contract jobs citing Linux 8 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Portsmouth 5.10% 18.54% 11.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.81% 37.33% 37.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 20 6
Median daily rate £438 £419 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.47% +39.58%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Median hourly rate £53.85 £49.46 £46.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.86% +6.94%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.57 £46.48 £45.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.12 £55.00 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 31 75 29
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Portsmouth 19.75% 49.67% 31.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 48 16
Median daily rate £300 £413 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +37.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £288 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £513 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 6
Median hourly rate £50.00 £47.83 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.53% +267.92%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £35.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.01 £55.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Portsmouth

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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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Portsmouth

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Portsmouth over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Linux in Portsmouth

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) C++
2 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 8 (44.44%) MySQL
3 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
3 7 (38.89%) XML
3 7 (38.89%) .NET
3 7 (38.89%) MFC
3 7 (38.89%) Java
3 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
3 7 (38.89%) MVC
3 7 (38.89%) XML Messaging
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
4 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 6 (33.33%) C#
4 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 6 (33.33%) JIRA
4 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
5 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (27.78%) LAN
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (22.22%) Task Automation
6 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
6 4 (22.22%) CA
6 4 (22.22%) Replication
6 4 (22.22%) Workflow
6 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP

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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 1 (5.56%) Apache
1 1 (5.56%) CMS
1 1 (5.56%) Confluence
1 1 (5.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) IaaS
1 4 (22.22%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) LAN
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) VPN
4 1 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (44.44%) MySQL
2 6 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (38.89%) Eclipse
1 7 (38.89%) Visual Studio
2 6 (33.33%) JIRA
3 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (5.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (5.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (5.56%) Gradle
4 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
4 1 (5.56%) Maven
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.56%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) C++ Developer
3 7 (38.89%) C++/Java Developer
3 7 (38.89%) Java Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C++ Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Java Software Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Software Developer
5 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) C Developer
5 2 (11.11%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Consultant
5 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Telecoms Java Developer
6 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (5.56%) Administrator
6 1 (5.56%) Project Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Solaris Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (38.89%) .NET
1 7 (38.89%) MFC
1 7 (38.89%) XML
1 7 (38.89%) XML Messaging
2 4 (22.22%) RESTful
2 4 (22.22%) SOAP
3 3 (16.67%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) CSS
4 1 (5.56%) HTML
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) LAMP
4 1 (5.56%) REST
4 1 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Client/Server
2 4 (22.22%) Replication
3 1 (5.56%) Clustering
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Exalytics
3 1 (5.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Unix
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Linux
3 1 (5.56%) Solaris
3 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) MVC
2 6 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (27.78%) Customer Requirements
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Data Modelling
4 4 (22.22%) Data Transformation
4 4 (22.22%) ITIL
4 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (22.22%) SDLC
4 4 (22.22%) Task Automation
4 4 (22.22%) Workflow
5 3 (16.67%) Code Coverage
5 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (16.67%) Validation
6 1 (5.56%) BCP
6 1 (5.56%) CRM
6 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (5.56%) Project Management
6 1 (5.56%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (44.44%) C++
1 8 (44.44%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) Java
3 6 (33.33%) C#
4 2 (11.11%) C
4 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) MCITP
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) OCP
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Firmware
1 1 (5.56%) NFS
1 1 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle ZFS
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli
1 1 (5.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 4 (22.22%) CA
4 3 (16.67%) Oracle
4 3 (16.67%) Telerik
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Meraki
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam