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 4 May 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
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 18 3
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -15
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 44 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 8.11% 9.07% 15.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.00% 29.73% 56.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 39 16
Average daily rate
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£300 £263 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £495 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
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
150 148 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.96% 30.52% 26.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 110 20
Average daily rate £325 £260 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -0.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £195 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £409 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 7
Average hourly rate £12.68 £10.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.73% -19.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £12.40 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.88 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.15% -0.78%

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 4 May 2015.

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 4 May 2015, 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 50 (63.29%) Java
2 34 (43.04%) Oracle
3 31 (39.24%) Red Hat
4 30 (37.97%) UNIX
5 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
6 27 (34.18%) SQL
7 26 (32.91%) WebLogic
7 26 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 24 (30.38%) J2EE
9 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
9 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (26.58%) Configuration Management
11 20 (25.32%) Informatica
12 17 (21.52%) HP
12 17 (21.52%) LDAP
13 16 (20.25%) JBoss
13 16 (20.25%) SOAP
13 16 (20.25%) ITIL
13 16 (20.25%) Finance
13 16 (20.25%) Oracle Database
14 15 (18.99%) Relational Database
14 15 (18.99%) Problem Management
14 15 (18.99%) Web Services
14 15 (18.99%) HTTP
15 14 (17.72%) SOA
16 13 (16.46%) Ant
16 13 (16.46%) Middleware
17 12 (15.19%) Clustering
17 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
17 12 (15.19%) WebSphere

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 2015, 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 26 (32.91%) WebLogic
2 16 (20.25%) JBoss
3 12 (15.19%) WebSphere
4 11 (13.92%) AquaLogic
5 10 (12.66%) Apache
6 8 (10.13%) Node.js
7 7 (8.86%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (6.33%) nginx
8 5 (6.33%) Jetty
8 5 (6.33%) IIS
8 5 (6.33%) Tuxedo
8 5 (6.33%) Tomcat
9 4 (5.06%) FileNet
10 3 (3.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (2.53%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.27%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.59%) Google Cloud Platform
1 6 (7.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.33%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.33%) Google App Engine
2 5 (6.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.52%) LDAP
2 15 (18.99%) HTTP
3 10 (12.66%) SSL
4 6 (7.59%) TCP/IP
4 6 (7.59%) DNS
4 6 (7.59%) SAN
5 5 (6.33%) Firewall
5 5 (6.33%) IPsec
5 5 (6.33%) DHCP
5 5 (6.33%) FTP
6 4 (5.06%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.80%) Network Security
8 1 (1.27%) VLAN
8 1 (1.27%) SSH
8 1 (1.27%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.25%) Oracle Database
2 15 (18.99%) Relational Database
3 11 (13.92%) Oracle Reports
4 7 (8.86%) MySQL
5 5 (6.33%) SQL Server
5 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.80%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.27%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 13 (16.46%) Ant
2 10 (12.66%) Subversion
3 8 (10.13%) Git (software)
4 5 (6.33%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.33%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.53%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.53%) Rational Rose
6 2 (2.53%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.53%) CppUnit
6 2 (2.53%) GoogleTest
6 2 (2.53%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.53%) NUnit
7 1 (1.27%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.27%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (1.27%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 16 (20.25%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Developer
2 8 (10.13%) Analyst
2 8 (10.13%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (8.86%) Administrator
4 6 (7.59%) Informatica Developer
4 6 (7.59%) Linux Administrator
5 4 (5.06%) COBOL Analyst
5 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
6 3 (3.80%) Informatica Consultant
6 3 (3.80%) DevOps Specialist
6 3 (3.80%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Build Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Author
6 3 (3.80%) Technical Author
6 3 (3.80%) Consultant
6 3 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (3.80%) Programmer
6 3 (3.80%) Java Developer
7 2 (2.53%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.38%) J2EE
2 16 (20.25%) SOAP
3 15 (18.99%) Web Services
4 13 (16.46%) Middleware
5 9 (11.39%) JNDI
5 9 (11.39%) JMS
5 9 (11.39%) HTML
5 9 (11.39%) CSS
5 9 (11.39%) JDBC
6 8 (10.13%) Mustache
6 8 (10.13%) Sass
7 7 (8.86%) Software Packaging
7 7 (8.86%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (7.59%) Java EE
9 5 (6.33%) JPA
9 5 (6.33%) Servlets
9 5 (6.33%) .NET
10 3 (3.80%) LAMP
11 2 (2.53%) AngularJS
11 2 (2.53%) Java EE 5
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Clustering
2 11 (13.92%) Private Cloud
3 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (7.59%) DataPower
4 6 (7.59%) Open Source
5 4 (5.06%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.80%) Mainframe
7 2 (2.53%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.53%) Derivative
8 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.27%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (37.97%) UNIX
2 26 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (12.66%) VME
4 8 (10.13%) AIX
5 7 (8.86%) Mac OS X
6 6 (7.59%) Windows
7 5 (6.33%) CentOS
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.27%) OS/2
9 1 (1.27%) HPUX
9 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (27.85%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (26.58%) Configuration Management
3 16 (20.25%) ITIL
4 15 (18.99%) Problem Management
5 14 (17.72%) SOA
6 11 (13.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 11 (13.92%) Service Management
7 10 (12.66%) Integration Testing
8 9 (11.39%) High Availability
8 9 (11.39%) DevOps
9 7 (8.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 7 (8.86%) Web Development
9 7 (8.86%) Web Design
10 6 (7.59%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.59%) Change Control
11 5 (6.33%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.33%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (6.33%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.33%) Test Scripting
11 5 (6.33%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (63.29%) Java
2 27 (34.18%) SQL
3 12 (15.19%) PL/SQL
4 11 (13.92%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 11 (13.92%) JavaScript
4 11 (13.92%) Shell Script
5 8 (10.13%) Perl
6 7 (8.86%) COBOL
7 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.06%) PHP
9 3 (3.80%) C
9 3 (3.80%) C++
9 3 (3.80%) Python
10 2 (2.53%) VBA
11 1 (1.27%) Korn
11 1 (1.27%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 28 (35.44%) Security Cleared
2 22 (27.85%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) OCP
3 2 (2.53%) OCA
3 2 (2.53%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.53%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.53%) Degree
4 1 (1.27%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 7 (8.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.33%) Xen
3 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.27%) vSphere
3 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (10.13%) OpenView
2 5 (6.33%) Puppet
2 5 (6.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Oracle
2 31 (39.24%) Red Hat
3 20 (25.32%) Informatica
4 17 (21.52%) HP
5 8 (10.13%) IBM
6 7 (8.86%) Axway
6 7 (8.86%) VMware
6 7 (8.86%) Siebel
7 6 (7.59%) Google
8 5 (6.33%) Microsoft
8 5 (6.33%) Micro Focus
9 4 (5.06%) Business Objects
9 4 (5.06%) Sun
10 3 (3.80%) Splunk
11 2 (2.53%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (1.27%) Sybase
12 1 (1.27%) SAP
12 1 (1.27%) Cisco
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