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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 20 19
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 52 2 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 11.35% 1.43% 6.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.24% 8.00% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 2 17
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£325 £350 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +37.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -
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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 25 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 29.69% 17.86% 18.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 17 29
Average daily rate £325 £286 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £363 £312
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 0 7
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £18.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.51% -8.82%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 60 (57.69%) UNIX
2 54 (51.92%) Oracle
3 49 (47.12%) Red Hat
4 48 (46.15%) WebLogic
5 46 (44.23%) SQL
5 46 (44.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (40.38%) Java
7 35 (33.65%) Windows
8 28 (26.92%) Oracle Database
9 25 (24.04%) HP
10 24 (23.08%) Configuration Management
11 22 (21.15%) PL/SQL
11 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
11 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
12 19 (18.27%) WebSphere
12 19 (18.27%) Informatica
13 18 (17.31%) Middleware
14 17 (16.35%) Firewall
14 17 (16.35%) VMware
14 17 (16.35%) JBoss
15 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
15 16 (15.38%) OpenView
15 16 (15.38%) LDAP
16 15 (14.42%) DNS
16 15 (14.42%) Perl
16 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (14.42%) Subversion
16 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
16 15 (14.42%) Scala

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 48 (46.15%) WebLogic
2 19 (18.27%) WebSphere
3 11 (10.58%) SAS
4 9 (8.65%) AquaLogic
5 4 (3.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.88%) FileNet
6 3 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.88%) Documentum
7 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.92%) Apache
Business Applications
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.92%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.35%) Firewall
2 16 (15.38%) LDAP
3 15 (14.42%) DNS
4 10 (9.62%) OpenLDAP
4 10 (9.62%) HTTP
5 8 (7.69%) SSH
5 8 (7.69%) SAN
6 5 (4.81%) VPN
6 5 (4.81%) LAN
6 5 (4.81%) WAN
6 5 (4.81%) DHCP
7 3 (2.88%) SSL
8 1 (0.96%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.92%) Oracle Database
2 13 (12.50%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.77%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.81%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.92%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.92%) OLAP
6 2 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 15 (14.42%) Subversion
1 15 (14.42%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.58%) PVCS
3 4 (3.85%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.85%) JUnit
3 4 (3.85%) JMeter
4 3 (2.88%) Ant
5 1 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 9 (8.65%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (17.31%) Developer
2 14 (13.46%) UNIX Engineer
3 11 (10.58%) Analyst
4 10 (9.62%) UNIX Support
5 9 (8.65%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.73%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Linux Support
8 6 (5.77%) Consultant
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.77%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.77%) Project Manager
9 5 (4.81%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.81%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 5 (4.81%) Support Specialist
10 4 (3.85%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 4 (3.85%) Lead Software Engineer
10 4 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (17.31%) Middleware
2 13 (12.50%) HTML
2 13 (12.50%) CSS
3 12 (11.54%) Web Services
4 11 (10.58%) RESTful
5 10 (9.62%) Java EE
6 8 (7.69%) Ajax
6 8 (7.69%) JSON
6 8 (7.69%) CSS3
6 8 (7.69%) HTML5
6 8 (7.69%) REST
6 8 (7.69%) J2EE
7 4 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
8 3 (2.88%) JDBC
8 3 (2.88%) SOAP
8 3 (2.88%) JMS
8 3 (2.88%) JNDI
8 3 (2.88%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.92%) Sensu
9 2 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (14.42%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.50%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.73%) Open Source
4 5 (4.81%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.81%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.85%) Statistics
5 4 (3.85%) Clustering
6 1 (0.96%) Informatics
6 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.69%) UNIX
2 46 (44.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (33.65%) Windows
4 14 (13.46%) Windows XP
5 13 (12.50%) Mac OS X
6 10 (9.62%) AIX
7 7 (6.73%) HPUX
8 5 (4.81%) Solaris
9 2 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 15 (14.42%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (11.54%) SOA
4 11 (10.58%) Web Development
5 10 (9.62%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (9.62%) Web Design
6 9 (8.65%) ITIL
6 9 (8.65%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.69%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.69%) Line Management
7 8 (7.69%) Scrum
7 8 (7.69%) Service Management
8 7 (6.73%) ETL
8 7 (6.73%) Mentoring
8 7 (6.73%) Performance Testing
9 6 (5.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.77%) Workflow
10 5 (4.81%) Problem Management
10 5 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (3.85%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (44.23%) SQL
2 42 (40.38%) Java
3 22 (21.15%) PL/SQL
4 15 (14.42%) Perl
4 15 (14.42%) Scala
5 14 (13.46%) Ruby
5 14 (13.46%) C#
5 14 (13.46%) Python
6 11 (10.58%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.69%) Korn
8 7 (6.73%) Shell Script
9 5 (4.81%) C
10 4 (3.85%) PowerShell
11 3 (2.88%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (21.15%) SC Cleared
1 22 (21.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.96%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 14 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.69%) NFS
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.81%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.85%) KVM
6 4 (3.85%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 16 (15.38%) OpenView
2 2 (1.92%) OVSD
2 2 (1.92%) Puppet
2 2 (1.92%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.92%) collectd
2 2 (1.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (51.92%) Oracle
2 49 (47.12%) Red Hat
3 25 (24.04%) HP
4 19 (18.27%) Informatica
5 17 (16.35%) VMware
5 17 (16.35%) JBoss
6 13 (12.50%) IBM
7 9 (8.65%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.81%) Citrix
8 5 (4.81%) Siebel
9 4 (3.85%) Axway
10 3 (2.88%) Sun
11 2 (1.92%) Splunk
11 2 (1.92%) Apple
11 2 (1.92%) SAP
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