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 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 12 11 15
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 96 55 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.46% 9.11% 9.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 53.63% 37.41% 25.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 44 26
Average daily rate £410 £305 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.42% +19.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £250 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
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
179 147 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.50% 24.34% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 85 100
Average daily rate £325 £300 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +22.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £333 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.10% +7.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 13
Average hourly rate £14.25 £16.16 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.81% -28.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £10.20 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.32 £30.50 £28.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £15.18
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +5.40%

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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -2 82 £410 +24.24% 15
Durham -3 8 £538 +91.96%
Northumberland - 1 £315 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 113 (53.81%) Java
2 92 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (38.57%) Unix
4 77 (36.67%) .NET
5 69 (32.86%) JavaScript
6 59 (28.10%) HTML
7 51 (24.29%) Configuration Management
8 50 (23.81%) Oracle
9 49 (23.33%) CSS
10 48 (22.86%) FTP
10 48 (22.86%) Jenkins
11 43 (20.48%) Security Cleared
11 43 (20.48%) HTTP
11 43 (20.48%) SSL
11 43 (20.48%) Windows
12 42 (20.00%) VMware
13 41 (19.52%) TCP/IP
14 40 (19.05%) Apache
15 39 (18.57%) Python
15 39 (18.57%) Open Source
16 37 (17.62%) SQL Server
16 37 (17.62%) Mac OS X
17 36 (17.14%) J2EE
18 35 (16.67%) Microsoft
18 35 (16.67%) WebSphere
19 33 (15.71%) IIS
19 33 (15.71%) HTML5
19 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 33 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 32 (15.24%) WebLogic

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 40 (19.05%) Apache
2 35 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 33 (15.71%) IIS
4 32 (15.24%) WebLogic
5 27 (12.86%) Jetty
5 27 (12.86%) nginx
5 27 (12.86%) Tomcat
6 21 (10.00%) Confluence
7 18 (8.57%) CMS
8 14 (6.67%) JBoss
8 14 (6.67%) Node.js
9 11 (5.24%) Oracle 10gAS
9 11 (5.24%) Oracle Application Server
9 11 (5.24%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 11 (5.24%) WebSphere Application Server
10 10 (4.76%) PowerExchange
10 10 (4.76%) SAS
11 9 (4.29%) SharePoint
12 7 (3.33%) Drupal
13 6 (2.86%) CICS
Applications
1 9 (4.29%) MS Office
2 8 (3.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.95%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.48%) Maple
4 1 (0.48%) Mathematica
4 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.95%) Magento
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Utilities
Cloud Services
1 20 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.10%) Cloud Computing
3 14 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (6.19%) GitHub
4 13 (6.19%) Google App Engine
4 13 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.86%) OpenShift
6 4 (1.90%) IaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.48%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 48 (22.86%) FTP
2 43 (20.48%) HTTP
2 43 (20.48%) SSL
3 41 (19.52%) TCP/IP
4 26 (12.38%) DHCP
4 26 (12.38%) DNS
5 24 (11.43%) IPsec
6 21 (10.00%) Internet
7 18 (8.57%) 3G
7 18 (8.57%) 4G
7 18 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (8.10%) SSH
9 13 (6.19%) SNMP
10 6 (2.86%) WinSCP
11 5 (2.38%) Intranet
12 4 (1.90%) SAN
13 3 (1.43%) VPN
14 1 (0.48%) LAN
14 1 (0.48%) LDAP
14 1 (0.48%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (17.62%) SQL Server
2 18 (8.57%) MySQL
3 17 (8.10%) MongoDB
4 14 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 13 (6.19%) NoSQL
6 12 (5.71%) BusinessObjects
7 11 (5.24%) PowerCenter
8 9 (4.29%) Oracle Database
9 8 (3.81%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (3.33%) DB2
10 7 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (2.86%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
11 6 (2.86%) Easytrieve
11 6 (2.86%) MS Access
11 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 6 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 5 (2.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 5 (2.38%) Data Mining
13 4 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (1.43%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 48 (22.86%) Jenkins
2 21 (10.00%) JIRA
3 19 (9.05%) Git (software)
3 19 (9.05%) LoadRunner
3 19 (9.05%) Selenium
4 18 (8.57%) Cucumber
5 17 (8.10%) JMeter
6 15 (7.14%) CA Gen
6 15 (7.14%) HP UFT
7 14 (6.67%) Subversion
8 12 (5.71%) GitLab
9 11 (5.24%) Log4j
10 9 (4.29%) Eclipse
10 9 (4.29%) Visual Studio
11 5 (2.38%) LoadUI
11 5 (2.38%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.38%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.43%) Ant
12 3 (1.43%) Facilita Forecast
12 3 (1.43%) StarTeam
General
1 17 (8.10%) Finance
2 6 (2.86%) Banking
3 4 (1.90%) Billing
4 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 70 (33.33%) Developer
2 30 (14.29%) Analyst
3 26 (12.38%) Java Developer
4 17 (8.10%) Architect
5 15 (7.14%) Business Analyst
6 10 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 9 (4.29%) Administrator
7 9 (4.29%) Applications Developer
7 9 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
7 9 (4.29%) Linux Support
8 8 (3.81%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (3.81%) Scala Developer
8 8 (3.81%) Tester
9 7 (3.33%) Test Manager
10 6 (2.86%) Consultant
10 6 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (2.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 6 (2.86%) Microsoft Developer
10 6 (2.86%) SAS Analyst
10 6 (2.86%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (36.67%) .NET
2 59 (28.10%) HTML
3 49 (23.33%) CSS
4 36 (17.14%) J2EE
5 33 (15.71%) HTML5
6 31 (14.76%) Servlets
7 28 (13.33%) jQuery
8 18 (8.57%) RSS
9 13 (6.19%) RESTful
10 12 (5.71%) XML
11 11 (5.24%) ASP.NET
12 10 (4.76%) JSON
13 9 (4.29%) Django
13 9 (4.29%) Spring
13 9 (4.29%) XHTML
14 8 (3.81%) AngularJS
14 8 (3.81%) Java EE
14 8 (3.81%) JSP
14 8 (3.81%) REST
14 8 (3.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.90%) Social Media
2 23 (10.95%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.71%) Mainframe
3 12 (5.71%) PKI
4 11 (5.24%) IBM Mainframe
5 10 (4.76%) Clustering
6 9 (4.29%) Statistics
6 9 (4.29%) Visualisation
7 8 (3.81%) Performance Metrics
8 6 (2.86%) Data Centre
8 6 (2.86%) VSAM
9 3 (1.43%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.95%) CESG
10 2 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.48%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.48%) Replication
11 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 81 (38.57%) Unix
2 43 (20.48%) Windows
3 37 (17.62%) Mac OS X
4 33 (15.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (10.95%) AIX
6 20 (9.52%) Solaris
7 19 (9.05%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.86%) MVS
8 6 (2.86%) Windows Server
9 5 (2.38%) CentOS
9 5 (2.38%) Ubuntu
9 5 (2.38%) zOS
10 4 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (1.90%) SUSE
11 1 (0.48%) Fedora
11 1 (0.48%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (43.81%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (24.29%) Configuration Management
3 39 (18.57%) Open Source
4 31 (14.76%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (13.33%) DevOps
6 22 (10.48%) Web Operations
7 20 (9.52%) Web Design
8 19 (9.05%) Waterfall
9 18 (8.57%) Automated Testing
9 18 (8.57%) Content Management
9 18 (8.57%) Continuous Delivery
9 18 (8.57%) SDLC
9 18 (8.57%) SEO
10 17 (8.10%) Change Control
11 16 (7.62%) TDD
12 15 (7.14%) Business Analysis
12 15 (7.14%) Functional Testing
12 15 (7.14%) Web Development
13 14 (6.67%) Unit Testing
14 13 (6.19%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 113 (53.81%) Java
2 69 (32.86%) JavaScript
3 39 (18.57%) Python
4 30 (14.29%) Ruby
5 27 (12.86%) SQL
6 25 (11.90%) C#
6 25 (11.90%) VB
7 22 (10.48%) PHP
8 20 (9.52%) Perl
9 19 (9.05%) ActionScript
10 17 (8.10%) C++
11 16 (7.62%) Scala
12 11 (5.24%) PL/SQL
13 9 (4.29%) Shell Script
14 8 (3.81%) PowerShell
15 7 (3.33%) C
16 6 (2.86%) Assembly Language
16 6 (2.86%) COBOL
16 6 (2.86%) REXX
16 6 (2.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 43 (20.48%) Security Cleared
2 25 (11.90%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.71%) BPSS Clearance
4 8 (3.81%) ISTQB
5 7 (3.33%) RHCE
6 2 (0.95%) ISEB
6 2 (0.95%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (0.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 13 (6.19%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) GPG13
3 1 (0.48%) WAI
3 1 (0.48%) WCAG
System Software
1 33 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (11.90%) Xen
3 6 (2.86%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (2.86%) Time Sharing Option
4 5 (2.38%) Docker
4 5 (2.38%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (0.95%) Active Directory
5 2 (0.95%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.48%) LXC
6 1 (0.48%) NFS
6 1 (0.48%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (8.57%) Tivoli
2 17 (8.10%) Puppet
3 13 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.33%) HP SiteScope
5 4 (1.90%) StatsD
6 2 (0.95%) OpenView
7 1 (0.48%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.48%) logstash
7 1 (0.48%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.48%) yum
Vendors
1 50 (23.81%) Oracle
2 42 (20.00%) VMware
3 35 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 30 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 24 (11.43%) HP
6 19 (9.05%) Axway
7 15 (7.14%) Google
7 15 (7.14%) IBM
8 12 (5.71%) Informatica
9 11 (5.24%) CA
9 11 (5.24%) Genesys
10 7 (3.33%) SAP
10 7 (3.33%) Sun
11 6 (2.86%) Micro Focus
11 6 (2.86%) Siebel
12 5 (2.38%) ServiceNow
13 3 (1.43%) Splunk
13 3 (1.43%) Tableau
13 3 (1.43%) Teradata
13 3 (1.43%) TIBCO