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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 17 22 3
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -19
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 34 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 9.02% 8.27% 17.58%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.11% 23.13% 55.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 26 18
Average daily rate
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£430 £281 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.88% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £200 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £467 £495 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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
109 147 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 28.09% 35.77% 31.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 101 23
Average daily rate £373 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+52.04% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £196 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £390 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 3
Average hourly rate £12.00 £15.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +19.23%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 69 (65.09%) Java
2 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (37.74%) UNIX
4 34 (32.08%) Relational Database
5 33 (31.13%) Oracle
6 32 (30.19%) HTML
6 32 (30.19%) Security Cleared
7 29 (27.36%) SQL
8 25 (23.58%) Red Hat
8 25 (23.58%) Python
8 25 (23.58%) Ruby
9 23 (21.70%) Scala
10 22 (20.75%) SC Cleared
10 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
11 20 (18.87%) Configuration Management
11 20 (18.87%) Web Development
11 20 (18.87%) Open Source
12 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (17.92%) Mentoring
13 18 (16.98%) RESTful
13 18 (16.98%) HTML5
13 18 (16.98%) JSON
13 18 (16.98%) J2EE
13 18 (16.98%) HTTP
14 17 (16.04%) Finance
14 17 (16.04%) Django
14 17 (16.04%) JIRA
14 17 (16.04%) Subversion
14 17 (16.04%) Confluence
14 17 (16.04%) Puppet

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 22 (20.75%) WebLogic
2 17 (16.04%) Confluence
3 14 (13.21%) JBoss
4 10 (9.43%) AquaLogic
5 8 (7.55%) Node.js
6 6 (5.66%) Apache
6 6 (5.66%) Tuxedo
7 4 (3.77%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.83%) SAS
8 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.83%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.94%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.94%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.98%) HTTP
2 13 (12.26%) Firewall
3 11 (10.38%) LDAP
4 8 (7.55%) SAN
5 3 (2.83%) SSL
5 3 (2.83%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.89%) DNS
6 2 (1.89%) SSH
6 2 (1.89%) OpenLDAP
7 1 (0.94%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (32.08%) Relational Database
2 17 (16.04%) Oracle Database
3 15 (14.15%) MongoDB
3 15 (14.15%) NoSQL
4 8 (7.55%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.55%) Oracle Reports
4 8 (7.55%) RDBMS
5 7 (6.60%) MySQL
6 4 (3.77%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (16.04%) Subversion
1 17 (16.04%) JIRA
2 16 (15.09%) Jenkins
3 15 (14.15%) Selenium
3 15 (14.15%) Git (software)
4 10 (9.43%) Ant
5 6 (5.66%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.72%) Visual Studio
7 3 (2.83%) PVCS
8 2 (1.89%) ClearCase
8 2 (1.89%) Rational Rose
8 2 (1.89%) JUnit
8 2 (1.89%) GoogleTest
8 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.89%) NUnit
8 2 (1.89%) NeoLoad
8 2 (1.89%) CppUnit
9 1 (0.94%) Facilita Forecast
9 1 (0.94%) Rational Performance Tester
9 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 17 (16.04%) Finance
2 8 (7.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.94%) Games
3 1 (0.94%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (26.42%) Developer
2 18 (16.98%) Architect
3 12 (11.32%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (10.38%) Lead Architect
5 10 (9.43%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 10 (9.43%) Digital Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Analyst
7 8 (7.55%) Technical Leader
7 8 (7.55%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Java Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (5.66%) Informatica Developer
10 5 (4.72%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) COBOL Analyst
10 5 (4.72%) Scala Developer
11 4 (3.77%) Data Centre Engineer
12 3 (2.83%) Lead Software Engineer
12 3 (2.83%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (30.19%) HTML
2 18 (16.98%) J2EE
2 18 (16.98%) JSON
2 18 (16.98%) RESTful
2 18 (16.98%) HTML5
3 17 (16.04%) Django
4 16 (15.09%) CSS
4 16 (15.09%) SOAP
4 16 (15.09%) Spring
5 14 (13.21%) Web Services
6 11 (10.38%) Middleware
7 8 (7.55%) JNDI
7 8 (7.55%) JMS
7 8 (7.55%) JDBC
7 8 (7.55%) JPA
7 8 (7.55%) Mustache
7 8 (7.55%) Sass
8 6 (5.66%) Java EE
9 5 (4.72%) REST
10 4 (3.77%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (18.87%) Open Source
2 12 (11.32%) Clustering
3 8 (7.55%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.83%) DataPower
5 3 (2.83%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.83%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.83%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.89%) Derivative
7 1 (0.94%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.94%) Online Gambling
7 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 40 (37.74%) UNIX
2 19 (17.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (12.26%) Mac OS X
4 11 (10.38%) VME
5 8 (7.55%) Windows
6 6 (5.66%) CentOS
7 3 (2.83%) AIX
8 2 (1.89%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.94%) OS/2
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (38.68%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.87%) Web Development
2 20 (18.87%) Configuration Management
3 19 (17.92%) Mentoring
4 14 (13.21%) Integration Testing
5 13 (12.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 13 (12.26%) Web Design
6 12 (11.32%) Problem Management
6 12 (11.32%) SOA
6 12 (11.32%) ITIL
7 11 (10.38%) Scrum
8 8 (7.55%) Service Management
8 8 (7.55%) Build Automation
8 8 (7.55%) High Availability
8 8 (7.55%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (7.55%) Test Scripting
9 6 (5.66%) DevOps
9 6 (5.66%) OOA/OOD
9 6 (5.66%) Software Engineering
9 6 (5.66%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 69 (65.09%) Java
2 29 (27.36%) SQL
3 25 (23.58%) Python
3 25 (23.58%) Ruby
4 23 (21.70%) Scala
5 15 (14.15%) PL/SQL
6 13 (12.26%) JavaScript
7 10 (9.43%) COBOL
8 8 (7.55%) Shell Script
8 8 (7.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 7 (6.60%) PHP
10 6 (5.66%) Perl
11 4 (3.77%) C#
12 3 (2.83%) C
13 2 (1.89%) C++
13 2 (1.89%) VBA
13 2 (1.89%) Korn
14 1 (0.94%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 32 (30.19%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.75%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.83%) OCAJ
3 3 (2.83%) OCP
3 3 (2.83%) OCA
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) BC Cleared
5 1 (0.94%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.89%) NFS
2 2 (1.89%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.94%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) Puppet
1 17 (16.04%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.66%) OpenView
Vendors
1 33 (31.13%) Oracle
2 25 (23.58%) Red Hat
3 14 (13.21%) HP
4 13 (12.26%) Informatica
5 6 (5.66%) Micro Focus
6 4 (3.77%) EnterpriseDB
7 3 (2.83%) Splunk
7 3 (2.83%) IBM
7 3 (2.83%) Axway
7 3 (2.83%) VMware
7 3 (2.83%) Siebel
8 2 (1.89%) Google
9 1 (0.94%) Cisco