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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 10 13 15
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 81 35 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 12.04% 10.64% 11.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.56% 43.21% 26.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 26 22
Average daily rate £410 £423 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.17% +69.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £451 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.96% +3.92%
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
136 81 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 20.21% 24.62% 43.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 57 80
Average daily rate £365 £320 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.06% +30.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £253 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £308
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +8.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £20.68 £13.83 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.49% -45.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £10.20 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.18 £16.16 £28.19
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016, 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.

1 111 (59.04%) Java
2 86 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (37.23%) .NET
4 68 (36.17%) JavaScript
5 67 (35.64%) Unix
6 55 (29.26%) HTML
7 51 (27.13%) Jenkins
8 49 (26.06%) Configuration Management
9 46 (24.47%) CSS
9 46 (24.47%) FTP
10 45 (23.94%) Oracle
11 42 (22.34%) HTTP
11 42 (22.34%) VMware
11 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
12 40 (21.28%) Windows
12 40 (21.28%) SSL
13 39 (20.74%) TCP/IP
14 38 (20.21%) Apache
14 38 (20.21%) Python
15 37 (19.68%) Mac OS X
15 37 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
16 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
16 36 (19.15%) Servlets
16 36 (19.15%) WebSphere
17 35 (18.62%) J2EE
17 35 (18.62%) IIS
18 33 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
19 31 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 31 (16.49%) DevOps
19 31 (16.49%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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 38 (20.21%) Apache
2 36 (19.15%) WebSphere
3 35 (18.62%) IIS
4 31 (16.49%) WebLogic
5 29 (15.43%) Jetty
5 29 (15.43%) nginx
5 29 (15.43%) Tomcat
6 19 (10.11%) Confluence
7 16 (8.51%) Node.js
8 14 (7.45%) CMS
9 12 (6.38%) JBoss
10 11 (5.85%) Oracle 10gAS
10 11 (5.85%) Oracle Application Server
10 11 (5.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 11 (5.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 10 (5.32%) PowerExchange
11 10 (5.32%) SAS
12 7 (3.72%) Drupal
12 7 (3.72%) SharePoint
13 6 (3.19%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 9 (4.79%) MS Office
2 8 (4.26%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
1 2 (1.06%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.77%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (10.11%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (10.11%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (9.57%) Google App Engine
3 18 (9.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 13 (6.91%) GitHub
5 6 (3.19%) OpenShift
6 3 (1.60%) IaaS
7 2 (1.06%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (0.53%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (24.47%) FTP
2 42 (22.34%) HTTP
3 40 (21.28%) SSL
4 39 (20.74%) TCP/IP
5 27 (14.36%) DHCP
5 27 (14.36%) DNS
6 26 (13.83%) IPsec
7 18 (9.57%) Internet
8 14 (7.45%) 3G
8 14 (7.45%) 4G
8 14 (7.45%) Wi-Fi
9 12 (6.38%) SNMP
9 12 (6.38%) SSH
10 6 (3.19%) WinSCP
11 5 (2.66%) Intranet
12 4 (2.13%) SAN
13 1 (0.53%) LAN
13 1 (0.53%) Skype
13 1 (0.53%) VPN
13 1 (0.53%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.49%) SQL Server
2 18 (9.57%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.51%) MySQL
4 12 (6.38%) BusinessObjects
4 12 (6.38%) Relational Database
5 11 (5.85%) NoSQL
5 11 (5.85%) PowerCenter
6 8 (4.26%) Oracle Database
7 7 (3.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (3.19%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 6 (3.19%) DB2
8 6 (3.19%) Easytrieve
8 6 (3.19%) MS Access
8 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (2.66%) Data Mining
10 4 (2.13%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
11 3 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 51 (27.13%) Jenkins
2 19 (10.11%) JIRA
3 18 (9.57%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.57%) LoadRunner
3 18 (9.57%) Selenium
4 15 (7.98%) CA Gen
4 15 (7.98%) Cucumber
4 15 (7.98%) JMeter
5 14 (7.45%) HP UFT
6 13 (6.91%) Subversion
7 11 (5.85%) Log4j
8 9 (4.79%) Visual Studio
9 8 (4.26%) Eclipse
9 8 (4.26%) GitLab
10 7 (3.72%) Vagrant
11 4 (2.13%) LoadUI
11 4 (2.13%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.60%) Facilita Forecast
13 2 (1.06%) StarTeam
13 2 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (8.51%) Finance
2 6 (3.19%) Banking
3 1 (0.53%) Back Office
3 1 (0.53%) German Language
Job Titles
1 66 (35.11%) Developer
2 27 (14.36%) Analyst
3 26 (13.83%) Java Developer
4 15 (7.98%) Architect
4 15 (7.98%) Business Analyst
5 10 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (5.32%) Technical Architect
6 9 (4.79%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (4.79%) Scala Developer
7 8 (4.26%) Applications Developer
7 8 (4.26%) Tester
7 8 (4.26%) WebOps Engineer
8 7 (3.72%) Linux Support
9 6 (3.19%) Consultant
9 6 (3.19%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 6 (3.19%) Microsoft Developer
9 6 (3.19%) SAS Analyst
9 6 (3.19%) Test Manager
10 5 (2.66%) DevOps Consultant
10 5 (2.66%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (37.23%) .NET
2 55 (29.26%) HTML
3 46 (24.47%) CSS
4 36 (19.15%) Servlets
5 35 (18.62%) J2EE
6 27 (14.36%) HTML5
7 23 (12.23%) jQuery
8 14 (7.45%) RESTful
8 14 (7.45%) RSS
9 12 (6.38%) XML
10 11 (5.85%) Java EE
10 11 (5.85%) XHTML
11 10 (5.32%) ASP.NET
11 10 (5.32%) JSP
12 8 (4.26%) Django
12 8 (4.26%) JSON
12 8 (4.26%) REST
13 7 (3.72%) AngularJS
13 7 (3.72%) Drush
13 7 (3.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (10.11%) Social Media
3 11 (5.85%) PKI
4 10 (5.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 10 (5.32%) Mainframe
5 9 (4.79%) Clustering
5 9 (4.79%) Statistics
6 8 (4.26%) Visualisation
7 7 (3.72%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (3.19%) Data Centre
8 6 (3.19%) VSAM
9 3 (1.60%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.06%) CESG
10 2 (1.06%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.53%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.53%) Replication
11 1 (0.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 67 (35.64%) Unix
2 40 (21.28%) Windows
3 37 (19.68%) Mac OS X
4 31 (16.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (9.04%) AIX
6 15 (7.98%) Mac OS
6 15 (7.98%) Solaris
7 6 (3.19%) MVS
8 5 (2.66%) CentOS
8 5 (2.66%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.13%) SUSE
9 4 (2.13%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.13%) zOS
10 1 (0.53%) Fedora
10 1 (0.53%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (45.74%) Agile Software Development
2 49 (26.06%) Configuration Management
3 33 (17.55%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (16.49%) DevOps
5 27 (14.36%) Open Source
6 26 (13.83%) Web Operations
7 19 (10.11%) Waterfall
8 18 (9.57%) Automated Testing
8 18 (9.57%) TDD
9 15 (7.98%) Continuous Delivery
9 15 (7.98%) Web Design
9 15 (7.98%) Web Development
10 14 (7.45%) Content Management
10 14 (7.45%) Functional Testing
10 14 (7.45%) SDLC
10 14 (7.45%) SEO
10 14 (7.45%) Unit Testing
11 13 (6.91%) BDD
11 13 (6.91%) Business Analysis
11 13 (6.91%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 111 (59.04%) Java
2 68 (36.17%) JavaScript
3 38 (20.21%) Python
4 29 (15.43%) Ruby
5 28 (14.89%) SQL
6 23 (12.23%) C#
7 20 (10.64%) VB
8 18 (9.57%) PHP
9 17 (9.04%) Perl
10 15 (7.98%) ActionScript
10 15 (7.98%) C++
10 15 (7.98%) Scala
11 11 (5.85%) PL/SQL
12 9 (4.79%) PowerShell
12 9 (4.79%) Shell Script
13 7 (3.72%) Bash Shell
13 7 (3.72%) C
14 6 (3.19%) Assembly Language
14 6 (3.19%) JCL
14 6 (3.19%) REXX
Qualifications
1 42 (22.34%) Security Cleared
2 26 (13.83%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.38%) BPSS Clearance
4 7 (3.72%) ISTQB
5 6 (3.19%) RHCE
6 2 (1.06%) ISEB
6 2 (1.06%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.91%) Disclosure Scotland
2 11 (5.85%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) GPG13
3 1 (0.53%) WAI
3 1 (0.53%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (19.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (14.36%) Xen
3 6 (3.19%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.19%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (2.66%) Docker
5 4 (2.13%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 2 (1.06%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.06%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Active Directory
7 1 (0.53%) LXC
7 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (10.11%) Puppet
2 16 (8.51%) Tivoli
3 15 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (3.19%) HP SiteScope
5 3 (1.60%) StatsD
6 2 (1.06%) Ansible
6 2 (1.06%) OpenView
7 1 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.53%) logstash
7 1 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 45 (23.94%) Oracle
2 42 (22.34%) VMware
3 36 (19.15%) Microsoft
4 25 (13.30%) Red Hat
5 22 (11.70%) HP
6 20 (10.64%) Google
7 18 (9.57%) Axway
8 12 (6.38%) IBM
8 12 (6.38%) Informatica
9 11 (5.85%) Genesys
10 10 (5.32%) CA
11 7 (3.72%) SAP
11 7 (3.72%) Sun
12 6 (3.19%) Micro Focus
12 6 (3.19%) Siebel
13 4 (2.13%) ServiceNow
14 3 (1.60%) Rackspace
14 3 (1.60%) SaltStack
14 3 (1.60%) Splunk
15 2 (1.06%) Tableau