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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 14 20
Rank change year-on-year
0 +6
Contract jobs citing Linux 97 43 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 10.43% 8.17% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.89% 28.48% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 12
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£400 £280 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -10.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £210 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £368 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
221 151 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.76% 28.71% 20.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 93 29
Average daily rate £300 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £207 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £361
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 16 20
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% +22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.44 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £26.80 £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North East region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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 86 £413 +57.14% 8
Durham -5 5 £175 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 84 (60.43%) Java
2 44 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (30.22%) SQL
3 42 (30.22%) Oracle
3 42 (30.22%) Puppet
4 41 (29.50%) Open Source
4 41 (29.50%) Opscode Chef
5 39 (28.06%) Security Cleared
6 37 (26.62%) UNIX
6 37 (26.62%) Jenkins
7 36 (25.90%) Python
8 35 (25.18%) WebLogic
9 33 (23.74%) HTML
10 32 (23.02%) Informatica
10 32 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 31 (22.30%) Red Hat
11 31 (22.30%) MongoDB
12 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
12 30 (21.58%) Ruby
13 29 (20.86%) J2EE
13 29 (20.86%) ITIL
13 29 (20.86%) Scala
14 28 (20.14%) Relational Database
15 27 (19.42%) Shell Script
16 26 (18.71%) HP
17 25 (17.99%) Web Services
18 24 (17.27%) Windows
18 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
18 24 (17.27%) Service Management
18 24 (17.27%) JSON

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (25.18%) WebLogic
2 23 (16.55%) Confluence
3 14 (10.07%) JBoss
4 12 (8.63%) WebSphere
5 11 (7.91%) AquaLogic
6 9 (6.47%) Apache
7 7 (5.04%) Tomcat
7 7 (5.04%) nginx
8 6 (4.32%) Jetty
8 6 (4.32%) IIS
8 6 (4.32%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (3.60%) FileNet
10 4 (2.88%) Oracle Workflow
11 3 (2.16%) OpenStack
12 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.72%) CMS
13 1 (0.72%) Zope
13 1 (0.72%) Plone
13 1 (0.72%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (2.16%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.79%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (6.47%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.04%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (4.32%) Google App Engine
4 6 (4.32%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (2.88%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.72%) PaaS
6 1 (0.72%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.27%) TCP/IP
2 22 (15.83%) LDAP
3 13 (9.35%) SSL
4 12 (8.63%) HTTP
5 7 (5.04%) DNS
6 6 (4.32%) IPsec
6 6 (4.32%) DHCP
6 6 (4.32%) FTP
7 5 (3.60%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (2.88%) Network Security
9 3 (2.16%) SAN
10 1 (0.72%) Firewall
10 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.72%) VPN
10 1 (0.72%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.72%) Converged Networks
10 1 (0.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (22.30%) MongoDB
2 28 (20.14%) Relational Database
3 23 (16.55%) NoSQL
4 19 (13.67%) Oracle Database
5 13 (9.35%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (5.76%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (5.04%) MySQL
8 5 (3.60%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.44%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.44%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.44%) Sybase ASE
10 1 (0.72%) Big Data
10 1 (0.72%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.72%) dBASE
Development Applications
1 37 (26.62%) Jenkins
2 23 (16.55%) JIRA
2 23 (16.55%) Selenium
3 21 (15.11%) Ant
4 10 (7.19%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.47%) Subversion
6 6 (4.32%) Git (software)
7 4 (2.88%) LoadRunner
7 4 (2.88%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.16%) JMeter
8 3 (2.16%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.16%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (1.44%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.44%) NUnit
9 2 (1.44%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.44%) Rational Rose
9 2 (1.44%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.44%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.44%) GoogleTest
9 2 (1.44%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (11.51%) Finance
2 3 (2.16%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.44%) Games
3 2 (1.44%) Banking
Job Titles
1 28 (20.14%) Architect
2 18 (12.95%) Developer
3 16 (11.51%) Digital Architect
4 15 (10.79%) Administrator
5 14 (10.07%) Technical Architect
6 10 (7.19%) Digital Technical Architect
6 10 (7.19%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Analyst
7 9 (6.47%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Senior Technical Architect
7 9 (6.47%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.76%) Consultant
9 7 (5.04%) Senior Digital Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (4.32%) Systems Administrator
10 6 (4.32%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.32%) Linux Support
11 5 (3.60%) Informatica Developer
11 5 (3.60%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.60%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (23.74%) HTML
2 29 (20.86%) J2EE
3 25 (17.99%) Web Services
4 24 (17.27%) JSON
4 24 (17.27%) Django
4 24 (17.27%) RESTful
4 24 (17.27%) HTML5
5 23 (16.55%) Spring
6 20 (14.39%) SOAP
7 17 (12.23%) Middleware
8 12 (8.63%) JNDI
8 12 (8.63%) JMS
8 12 (8.63%) JDBC
8 12 (8.63%) Play Framework
9 9 (6.47%) .NET
10 8 (5.76%) CSS
11 6 (4.32%) Servlets
11 6 (4.32%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (4.32%) Software Packaging
12 3 (2.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.63%) Clustering
1 12 (8.63%) User Experience
2 8 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.76%) Social Media
3 7 (5.04%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.32%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.60%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.60%) DataPower
5 5 (3.60%) Visualisation
6 4 (2.88%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (2.88%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.16%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.16%) iPad
7 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.44%) Derivative
8 2 (1.44%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.44%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.72%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.72%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 37 (26.62%) UNIX
2 32 (23.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 24 (17.27%) Windows
4 19 (13.67%) AIX
5 9 (6.47%) VME
6 6 (4.32%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.88%) zOS
7 4 (2.88%) Solaris
8 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.16%) Android
8 3 (2.16%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.16%) CentOS
9 1 (0.72%) HPUX
9 1 (0.72%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (29.50%) Open Source
3 29 (20.86%) ITIL
4 24 (17.27%) Service Management
4 24 (17.27%) Problem Management
5 23 (16.55%) Configuration Management
6 17 (12.23%) SOA
7 16 (11.51%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (10.79%) DevOps
9 13 (9.35%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (8.63%) High Availability
10 12 (8.63%) Web Development
11 11 (7.91%) TDD
11 11 (7.91%) Scrum
12 10 (7.19%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.19%) Kanban
13 9 (6.47%) Change Control
14 8 (5.76%) Mentoring
14 8 (5.76%) Microservices
15 7 (5.04%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 84 (60.43%) Java
2 42 (30.22%) SQL
3 36 (25.90%) Python
4 30 (21.58%) Ruby
5 29 (20.86%) Scala
6 27 (19.42%) Shell Script
7 21 (15.11%) Bash Shell
8 19 (13.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 14 (10.07%) PL/SQL
9 14 (10.07%) Perl
10 9 (6.47%) JavaScript
11 8 (5.76%) VB
12 6 (4.32%) C
12 6 (4.32%) C++
12 6 (4.32%) COBOL
13 3 (2.16%) PHP
14 2 (1.44%) C#
14 2 (1.44%) VB.NET
14 2 (1.44%) VBA
14 2 (1.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (28.06%) Security Cleared
2 30 (21.58%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.16%) Degree
4 2 (1.44%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.44%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.72%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.72%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.72%) MCSA
5 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.72%) OCP
5 1 (0.72%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (13.67%) SLA
2 3 (2.16%) QA
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.76%) vCloud
3 6 (4.32%) Xen
4 4 (2.88%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (2.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.44%) QEMU
5 2 (1.44%) KVM
6 1 (0.72%) Docker
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) qmail
6 1 (0.72%) Postfix
6 1 (0.72%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 42 (30.22%) Puppet
2 41 (29.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (5.76%) OpenView
4 6 (4.32%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.44%) MOM
5 2 (1.44%) SCOM
5 2 (1.44%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.44%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.44%) Ansible
6 1 (0.72%) systemd
6 1 (0.72%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 42 (30.22%) Oracle
2 32 (23.02%) Informatica
3 31 (22.30%) Red Hat
4 26 (18.71%) HP
5 16 (11.51%) IBM
6 12 (8.63%) Microsoft
7 11 (7.91%) VMware
8 7 (5.04%) Google
9 6 (4.32%) Axway
9 6 (4.32%) Siebel
10 5 (3.60%) Sun
11 4 (2.88%) CA
11 4 (2.88%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.44%) Sybase
12 2 (1.44%) SAP
13 1 (0.72%) Cisco
13 1 (0.72%) EnterpriseDB
13 1 (0.72%) Micro Focus
13 1 (0.72%) BT