The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 17 12 15
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 31 10 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.27% 6.17% 7.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.96% 34.48% 40.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 20
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£246 £338 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.11% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £205 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £350 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
Linux
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Operating Systems Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
97 29 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 25.87% 17.90% 18.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 16 35
Average daily rate £280 £268 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +4.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £150 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 4
Average hourly rate £11.00 £11.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £12.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Newcastle upon Tyne region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 45 (58.44%) Oracle
2 42 (54.55%) UNIX
3 40 (51.95%) SQL
4 38 (49.35%) Red Hat
5 36 (46.75%) WebLogic
6 35 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (38.96%) Windows
8 22 (28.57%) Oracle Database
9 20 (25.97%) Java
10 19 (24.68%) WebSphere
11 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
11 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
11 18 (23.38%) HP
12 17 (22.08%) Firewall
12 17 (22.08%) VMware
13 15 (19.48%) Informatica
13 15 (19.48%) Perl
13 15 (19.48%) PL/SQL
14 14 (18.18%) JBoss
14 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
14 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
14 14 (18.18%) IBM
14 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
15 13 (16.88%) DNS
16 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
16 11 (14.29%) Middleware
16 11 (14.29%) AIX
16 11 (14.29%) LDAP
17 9 (11.69%) SAS
17 9 (11.69%) PVCS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 36 (46.75%) WebLogic
2 19 (24.68%) WebSphere
3 9 (11.69%) SAS
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Application Server
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) Documentum
5 3 (3.90%) FileNet
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Firewall
2 13 (16.88%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) LDAP
4 8 (10.39%) SSH
4 8 (10.39%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) WAN
5 5 (6.49%) DHCP
5 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 5 (6.49%) SAN
6 3 (3.90%) SSL
7 1 (1.30%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (28.57%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) PVCS
2 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.19%) JMeter
2 4 (5.19%) JUnit
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.90%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) UNIX Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) UNIX Support
3 9 (11.69%) Applications Support
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Manager
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Developer
5 6 (7.79%) Project Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Linux Support
6 5 (6.49%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Analyst
7 4 (5.19%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.19%) Support Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Support Specialist
7 4 (5.19%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.29%) Middleware
2 9 (11.69%) Web Services
3 5 (6.49%) Java EE
4 4 (5.19%) J2EE
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Fusion
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.60%) Sensu
5 2 (2.60%) XML
6 1 (1.30%) JAXB
6 1 (1.30%) .NET
6 1 (1.30%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
6 1 (1.30%) Spring
6 1 (1.30%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Open Source
2 5 (6.49%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.49%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 42 (54.55%) UNIX
2 35 (45.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (38.96%) Windows
4 11 (14.29%) AIX
4 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.09%) HPUX
6 5 (6.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (9.09%) ETL
2 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
3 6 (7.79%) Service Management
3 6 (7.79%) Workflow
4 5 (6.49%) SOA
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL
5 4 (5.19%) Load Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Stress Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Volume Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Scalability Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (5.19%) Analytics
6 3 (3.90%) Automated Testing
6 3 (3.90%) Quantitative Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.90%) Project Management
6 3 (3.90%) Change Control
6 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 40 (51.95%) SQL
2 20 (25.97%) Java
3 15 (19.48%) Perl
3 15 (19.48%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.39%) Korn
5 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.19%) C#
5 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.60%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Scala
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.39%) NFS
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.19%) KVM
5 4 (5.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) OpenView
2 2 (2.60%) Nagios
2 2 (2.60%) OVSD
2 2 (2.60%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.60%) collectd
3 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Oracle
2 38 (49.35%) Red Hat
3 18 (23.38%) HP
4 17 (22.08%) VMware
5 15 (19.48%) Informatica
6 14 (18.18%) IBM
6 14 (18.18%) JBoss
7 6 (7.79%) Business Objects
8 5 (6.49%) Siebel
8 5 (6.49%) Citrix
9 4 (5.19%) Axway
10 3 (3.90%) Sun
11 2 (2.60%) Apple
11 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.60%) SAP
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