The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 13 12
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 63 52 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.13% 8.81% 10.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.50% 32.91% 43.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 41 18
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£300 £280 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £495 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +6.75%
Linux
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
200 158 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 25.81% 26.78% 23.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 99 25
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £400 £303
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 11 16
Average hourly rate £13.61 £14.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.82% +31.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.45 £25.00 £18.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the North East region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the North East region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +1 56 £300 +14.28% 5
Durham - 3 £150 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 68 (64.15%) Java
2 40 (37.74%) Oracle
3 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (32.08%) WebLogic
5 31 (29.25%) SQL
5 31 (29.25%) Red Hat
6 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
7 29 (27.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (27.36%) UNIX
8 28 (26.42%) J2EE
9 27 (25.47%) ITIL
9 27 (25.47%) LDAP
9 27 (25.47%) Informatica
10 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
11 24 (22.64%) Configuration Management
12 23 (21.70%) Open Source
13 21 (19.81%) Puppet
13 21 (19.81%) Service Management
13 21 (19.81%) Web Services
13 21 (19.81%) HTML
13 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
14 20 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
14 20 (18.87%) Problem Management
15 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
16 18 (16.98%) HP
16 18 (16.98%) Ant
16 18 (16.98%) SOAP
17 17 (16.04%) JBoss
17 17 (16.04%) Python
17 17 (16.04%) Oracle Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 34 (32.08%) WebLogic
2 17 (16.04%) JBoss
3 16 (15.09%) WebSphere
4 12 (11.32%) Confluence
5 11 (10.38%) Apache
5 11 (10.38%) AquaLogic
6 10 (9.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (7.55%) Node.js
8 6 (5.66%) Jetty
8 6 (5.66%) nginx
8 6 (5.66%) Tomcat
8 6 (5.66%) IIS
9 5 (4.72%) FileNet
10 4 (3.77%) MS Exchange
10 4 (3.77%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.94%) iPlanet
12 1 (0.94%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (2.83%) MS Visio
1 3 (2.83%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.49%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.55%) Cloud Computing
3 7 (6.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (5.66%) Google App Engine
4 6 (5.66%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.47%) LDAP
2 16 (15.09%) HTTP
3 12 (11.32%) SSL
4 8 (7.55%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.60%) DNS
6 6 (5.66%) DHCP
6 6 (5.66%) FTP
6 6 (5.66%) IPsec
7 5 (4.72%) SAN
7 5 (4.72%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security
9 3 (2.83%) Firewall
10 2 (1.89%) VPN
11 1 (0.94%) Converged Networks
11 1 (0.94%) Internet
11 1 (0.94%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.94%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.94%) SSH
11 1 (0.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.81%) Relational Database
2 17 (16.04%) Oracle Database
3 14 (13.21%) MongoDB
4 12 (11.32%) NoSQL
5 11 (10.38%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (4.72%) MySQL
7 3 (2.83%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (2.83%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.89%) Sybase ASE
8 2 (1.89%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.94%) Big Data
9 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.94%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 19 (17.92%) Jenkins
2 18 (16.98%) Ant
3 12 (11.32%) JIRA
3 12 (11.32%) Selenium
4 10 (9.43%) Subversion
5 8 (7.55%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.89%) NUnit
6 2 (1.89%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.89%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.89%) Rational Rose
6 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.89%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.89%) GoogleTest
6 2 (1.89%) NeoLoad
7 1 (0.94%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.94%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.94%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.94%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 14 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (2.83%) Telecoms
2 3 (2.83%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.89%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (18.87%) Developer
2 14 (13.21%) Architect
3 13 (12.26%) Administrator
4 12 (11.32%) Analyst
5 10 (9.43%) Technical Architect
6 9 (8.49%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (7.55%) Front-End Developer
8 7 (6.60%) Digital Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Digital Technical Architect
8 7 (6.60%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.60%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.66%) Informatica Developer
9 6 (5.66%) Consultant
10 5 (4.72%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (4.72%) Senior Architect
10 5 (4.72%) Senior Technical Architect
11 4 (3.77%) Linux Support
11 4 (3.77%) Informatica Consultant
11 4 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (3.77%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (26.42%) J2EE
2 21 (19.81%) Web Services
2 21 (19.81%) HTML
3 18 (16.98%) SOAP
4 14 (13.21%) Middleware
5 13 (12.26%) RESTful
6 12 (11.32%) JSON
6 12 (11.32%) Spring
6 12 (11.32%) HTML5
6 12 (11.32%) Django
7 9 (8.49%) CSS
7 9 (8.49%) JDBC
7 9 (8.49%) JMS
7 9 (8.49%) JNDI
8 8 (7.55%) Software Packaging
8 8 (7.55%) .NET
8 8 (7.55%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (7.55%) Mustache
8 8 (7.55%) Sass
9 7 (6.60%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Clustering
1 10 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.60%) User Experience
2 7 (6.60%) Private Cloud
2 7 (6.60%) DataPower
3 6 (5.66%) iPad
4 4 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.83%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Derivative
6 2 (1.89%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.89%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.94%) Performance Metrics
7 1 (0.94%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.94%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
7 1 (0.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (27.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 29 (27.36%) UNIX
2 16 (15.09%) Windows
3 12 (11.32%) AIX
4 7 (6.60%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.66%) Android
5 6 (5.66%) VME
6 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (2.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.89%) CentOS
9 1 (0.94%) OS/2
9 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.94%) HPUX
9 1 (0.94%) Solaris
9 1 (0.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.96%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.47%) ITIL
3 24 (22.64%) Configuration Management
4 23 (21.70%) Open Source
5 21 (19.81%) Service Management
6 20 (18.87%) Problem Management
7 16 (15.09%) SOA
8 13 (12.26%) Web Development
9 12 (11.32%) DevOps
10 11 (10.38%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (9.43%) TDD
11 10 (9.43%) Scrum
12 9 (8.49%) High Availability
12 9 (8.49%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (8.49%) Kanban
13 7 (6.60%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (6.60%) Mentoring
13 7 (6.60%) Change Control
13 7 (6.60%) Web Design
14 6 (5.66%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 68 (64.15%) Java
2 31 (29.25%) SQL
3 17 (16.04%) Python
4 16 (15.09%) Shell Script
4 16 (15.09%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 15 (14.15%) Ruby
6 13 (12.26%) Scala
7 12 (11.32%) PL/SQL
7 12 (11.32%) JavaScript
8 10 (9.43%) Bash Shell
8 10 (9.43%) Perl
9 4 (3.77%) PHP
9 4 (3.77%) C
9 4 (3.77%) C++
10 3 (2.83%) COBOL
11 2 (1.89%) VBA
12 1 (0.94%) Korn
Qualifications
1 30 (28.30%) Security Cleared
2 26 (24.53%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.89%) OCAJ
3 2 (1.89%) Degree
3 2 (1.89%) OCP
3 2 (1.89%) OCA
3 2 (1.89%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (15.09%) SLA
2 3 (2.83%) QA
System Software
1 10 (9.43%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.60%) Xen
3 1 (0.94%) KVM
3 1 (0.94%) vCloud
3 1 (0.94%) iptables
3 1 (0.94%) NFS
3 1 (0.94%) VMware Server
3 1 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.94%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.94%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (19.81%) Puppet
2 20 (18.87%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (8.49%) OpenView
4 2 (1.89%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 40 (37.74%) Oracle
2 31 (29.25%) Red Hat
3 27 (25.47%) Informatica
4 18 (16.98%) HP
5 14 (13.21%) Microsoft
6 12 (11.32%) IBM
7 8 (7.55%) Axway
7 8 (7.55%) VMware
7 8 (7.55%) Siebel
8 7 (6.60%) Google
9 5 (4.72%) Sun
9 5 (4.72%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.83%) Sybase
10 3 (2.83%) Splunk
11 2 (1.89%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (1.89%) SAP
11 2 (1.89%) Cisco
12 1 (0.94%) BT
12 1 (0.94%) Citrix
12 1 (0.94%) Juniper