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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 14 4
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 56 41 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.24% 9.53% 15.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.00% 36.28% 58.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 14
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£313 £269 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £476 £495 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
175 113 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 31.99% 26.28% 26.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 80 19
Average daily rate £300 £261 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.83% -0.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £10.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% +5.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -3.12%

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 22 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 22 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 65 (72.22%) Java
2 35 (38.89%) Oracle
3 33 (36.67%) Security Cleared
4 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (34.44%) UNIX
5 31 (34.44%) Red Hat
6 30 (33.33%) WebLogic
7 29 (32.22%) SQL
8 27 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (28.89%) SC Cleared
10 25 (27.78%) J2EE
11 24 (26.67%) Informatica
12 21 (23.33%) Configuration Management
13 20 (22.22%) HTML
13 20 (22.22%) ITIL
13 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
14 18 (20.00%) Open Source
14 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
14 18 (20.00%) Web Services
14 18 (20.00%) HP
15 17 (18.89%) SOAP
15 17 (18.89%) LDAP
15 17 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
15 17 (18.89%) Puppet
16 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
16 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
16 16 (17.78%) Ant
17 15 (16.67%) Python
17 15 (16.67%) SOA
17 15 (16.67%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 30 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 14 (15.56%) JBoss
3 12 (13.33%) WebSphere
4 11 (12.22%) Confluence
4 11 (12.22%) AquaLogic
5 9 (10.00%) Apache
6 8 (8.89%) Node.js
7 7 (7.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 5 (5.56%) Tuxedo
8 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
8 5 (5.56%) IIS
8 5 (5.56%) nginx
8 5 (5.56%) Jetty
9 4 (4.44%) FileNet
10 3 (3.33%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.56%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.89%) LDAP
2 15 (16.67%) HTTP
3 10 (11.11%) SSL
4 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.67%) DNS
5 5 (5.56%) IPsec
5 5 (5.56%) SAN
5 5 (5.56%) DHCP
5 5 (5.56%) FTP
6 4 (4.44%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.33%) Network Security
8 2 (2.22%) Firewall
9 1 (1.11%) VPN
9 1 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.11%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.11%) SSH
9 1 (1.11%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 16 (17.78%) Oracle Database
3 11 (12.22%) Oracle Reports
3 11 (12.22%) MongoDB
3 11 (12.22%) NoSQL
4 6 (6.67%) MySQL
5 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 3 (3.33%) SQL Server
6 2 (2.22%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
7 1 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 16 (17.78%) Jenkins
1 16 (17.78%) Ant
2 11 (12.22%) JIRA
2 11 (12.22%) Selenium
3 10 (11.11%) Subversion
4 8 (8.89%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.56%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.44%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.22%) NUnit
7 2 (2.22%) GoogleTest
7 2 (2.22%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.22%) CppUnit
7 2 (2.22%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.22%) Rational Rose
7 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
8 1 (1.11%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.11%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 4 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (23.33%) Developer
2 12 (13.33%) Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Technical Architect
3 9 (10.00%) Administrator
4 8 (8.89%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (8.89%) Front-End Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Analyst
5 7 (7.78%) Digital Architect
5 7 (7.78%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (6.67%) Informatica Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
7 5 (5.56%) Senior Architect
8 4 (4.44%) Informatica Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) COBOL Analyst
8 4 (4.44%) Linux Support
8 4 (4.44%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.44%) Consultant
8 4 (4.44%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.33%) Senior Digital Architect
9 3 (3.33%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (27.78%) J2EE
2 20 (22.22%) HTML
3 18 (20.00%) Web Services
4 17 (18.89%) SOAP
5 14 (15.56%) Middleware
6 12 (13.33%) RESTful
7 11 (12.22%) HTML5
7 11 (12.22%) Spring
7 11 (12.22%) JSON
7 11 (12.22%) Django
8 9 (10.00%) JMS
8 9 (10.00%) CSS
8 9 (10.00%) JDBC
8 9 (10.00%) JNDI
9 8 (8.89%) Mustache
9 8 (8.89%) Sass
10 7 (7.78%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (7.78%) Software Packaging
10 7 (7.78%) Java EE
11 6 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 18 (20.00%) Open Source
2 11 (12.22%) Clustering
3 9 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.78%) Private Cloud
5 6 (6.67%) User Experience
5 6 (6.67%) DataPower
6 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.33%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.22%) Derivative
7 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.11%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) UNIX
2 27 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (11.11%) VME
4 8 (8.89%) AIX
5 7 (7.78%) Mac OS X
5 7 (7.78%) Windows
6 4 (4.44%) CentOS
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.11%) OS/2
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (35.56%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (23.33%) Configuration Management
3 20 (22.22%) ITIL
4 18 (20.00%) Problem Management
5 15 (16.67%) SOA
5 15 (16.67%) Service Management
6 13 (14.44%) Web Development
7 11 (12.22%) Root Cause Analysis
7 11 (12.22%) DevOps
8 10 (11.11%) TDD
8 10 (11.11%) Scrum
9 9 (10.00%) High Availability
9 9 (10.00%) Kanban
10 8 (8.89%) Mentoring
10 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
11 7 (7.78%) Web Design
11 7 (7.78%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (6.67%) Change Control
12 6 (6.67%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (72.22%) Java
2 29 (32.22%) SQL
3 15 (16.67%) Python
4 14 (15.56%) Shell Script
4 14 (15.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 14 (15.56%) Ruby
5 12 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 12 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 11 (12.22%) Scala
7 10 (11.11%) Bash Shell
8 9 (10.00%) Perl
9 7 (7.78%) COBOL
10 5 (5.56%) PHP
11 3 (3.33%) C
11 3 (3.33%) C++
12 2 (2.22%) VBA
13 1 (1.11%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (36.67%) Security Cleared
2 26 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) Degree
3 2 (2.22%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.22%) OCP
3 2 (2.22%) OCA
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.56%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.56%) Xen
3 2 (2.22%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) NFS
4 1 (1.11%) vSphere
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (18.89%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (18.89%) Puppet
2 9 (10.00%) OpenView
3 1 (1.11%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (38.89%) Oracle
2 31 (34.44%) Red Hat
3 24 (26.67%) Informatica
4 18 (20.00%) HP
5 8 (8.89%) IBM
6 7 (7.78%) Siebel
6 7 (7.78%) VMware
6 7 (7.78%) Axway
7 6 (6.67%) Google
8 5 (5.56%) Micro Focus
8 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.44%) Business Objects
9 4 (4.44%) Sun
10 3 (3.33%) Splunk
11 2 (2.22%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (1.11%) BT
12 1 (1.11%) Cisco
12 1 (1.11%) Sybase
12 1 (1.11%) SAP