The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 20 15
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -5
Contract jobs citing Linux 40 18 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.04% 5.17% 7.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.85% 26.09% 31.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 30
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 69 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.23% 19.83% 24.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 28 61
Average daily rate £275 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £363 £417
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 20 17
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.80 £15.50 £24.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
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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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +4 34 £280 -17.03% 29
Durham -7 2 - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 59 (63.44%) UNIX
2 50 (53.76%) Oracle
3 44 (47.31%) Red Hat
4 39 (41.94%) SQL
5 36 (38.71%) WebLogic
5 36 (38.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (31.18%) Windows
7 27 (29.03%) WebSphere
8 24 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
9 23 (24.73%) Java
10 20 (21.51%) Oracle Database
11 18 (19.35%) IBM
11 18 (19.35%) VMware
12 17 (18.28%) Firewall
12 17 (18.28%) Perl
12 17 (18.28%) JBoss
13 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
13 15 (16.13%) PL/SQL
13 15 (16.13%) Active Directory
13 15 (16.13%) HP
13 15 (16.13%) DNS
13 15 (16.13%) Configuration Management
14 14 (15.05%) LDAP
14 14 (15.05%) Informatica
14 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
15 13 (13.98%) AIX
15 13 (13.98%) Middleware
16 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
17 9 (9.68%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 36 (38.71%) WebLogic
2 27 (29.03%) WebSphere
3 9 (9.68%) SAS
4 7 (7.53%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (4.30%) Tuxedo
5 4 (4.30%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.23%) Apache
6 3 (3.23%) FileNet
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.15%) Documentum
8 1 (1.08%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (1.08%) MS Project
1 1 (1.08%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.28%) Firewall
2 15 (16.13%) DNS
3 14 (15.05%) LDAP
4 8 (8.60%) SAN
4 8 (8.60%) SSH
4 8 (8.60%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (6.45%) DHCP
6 5 (5.38%) VPN
6 5 (5.38%) LAN
6 5 (5.38%) WAN
7 3 (3.23%) SSL
8 2 (2.15%) NAS
9 1 (1.08%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.51%) Oracle Database
2 14 (15.05%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.68%) Relational Database
4 8 (8.60%) RDBMS
5 7 (7.53%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.15%) MySQL
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle BI EE
7 2 (2.15%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (2.15%) OLAP
8 1 (1.08%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.08%) BusinessObjects XI
8 1 (1.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (9.68%) PVCS
2 4 (4.30%) LoadRunner
2 4 (4.30%) JMeter
2 4 (4.30%) JUnit
2 4 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.23%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) Maven
General
1 6 (6.45%) Finance
1 6 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.08%) Marketing
2 1 (1.08%) Legal
2 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (18.28%) UNIX Engineer
2 14 (15.05%) Developer
3 10 (10.75%) UNIX Support
4 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Linux Support
5 7 (7.53%) Project Manager
5 7 (7.53%) Applications Support
5 7 (7.53%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 6 (6.45%) Build Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Analyst
7 5 (5.38%) Consultant
7 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Support Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) Middleware
2 9 (9.68%) Web Services
3 7 (7.53%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (6.45%) .NET
4 6 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.30%) J2EE
5 4 (4.30%) Software Packaging
6 2 (2.15%) Java EE
6 2 (2.15%) Django
6 2 (2.15%) HTML5
6 2 (2.15%) CSS3
6 2 (2.15%) CSS
6 2 (2.15%) XML
6 2 (2.15%) HTML
6 2 (2.15%) Flask
6 2 (2.15%) Sensu
7 1 (1.08%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.08%) Spring
7 1 (1.08%) JAXB
7 1 (1.08%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.60%) Open Source
2 5 (5.38%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.38%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.38%) Statistics
3 2 (2.15%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.15%) Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) Informatics
4 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.08%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 59 (63.44%) UNIX
2 36 (38.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (31.18%) Windows
4 13 (13.98%) AIX
5 11 (11.83%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.68%) Solaris
7 5 (5.38%) HPUX
8 2 (2.15%) SUSE
9 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.13%) Configuration Management
2 9 (9.68%) SOA
3 7 (7.53%) ETL
3 7 (7.53%) Performance Testing
4 6 (6.45%) Integration Testing
4 6 (6.45%) Test Scripting
4 6 (6.45%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.45%) Service Management
5 5 (5.38%) ITIL
6 4 (4.30%) Project Management
6 4 (4.30%) Workflow
6 4 (4.30%) Load Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Stress Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Volume Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (4.30%) Change Control
6 4 (4.30%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (4.30%) Analytics
7 3 (3.23%) Test Strategy
7 3 (3.23%) Quantitative Analysis
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) SQL
2 23 (24.73%) Java
3 17 (18.28%) Perl
4 15 (16.13%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.60%) Korn
6 6 (6.45%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.30%) PowerShell
7 4 (4.30%) C#
8 3 (3.23%) Python
9 2 (2.15%) C
9 2 (2.15%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.15%) Scala
10 1 (1.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 24 (25.81%) SC Cleared
1 24 (25.81%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.08%) SLA
1 1 (1.08%) QA
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Active Directory
1 15 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.60%) NFS
3 6 (6.45%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (5.38%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.30%) KVM
5 4 (4.30%) RHEV
6 2 (2.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (2.15%) Veritas File System
6 2 (2.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (1.08%) UAG
7 1 (1.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.08%) XenApp
7 1 (1.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (6.45%) OpenView
2 2 (2.15%) Tivoli
2 2 (2.15%) Nagios
2 2 (2.15%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.15%) Puppet
2 2 (2.15%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.15%) collectd
3 1 (1.08%) WSUS
3 1 (1.08%) SCCM
3 1 (1.08%) SCOM
3 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 50 (53.76%) Oracle
2 44 (47.31%) Red Hat
3 18 (19.35%) VMware
3 18 (19.35%) IBM
4 17 (18.28%) JBoss
5 15 (16.13%) HP
6 14 (15.05%) Informatica
7 6 (6.45%) Citrix
7 6 (6.45%) Siebel
8 5 (5.38%) TIBCO
8 5 (5.38%) Axway
9 4 (4.30%) Business Objects
9 4 (4.30%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.30%) Sun
10 3 (3.23%) SAP
11 2 (2.15%) Veritas
11 2 (2.15%) Apple
12 1 (1.08%) AppSense
12 1 (1.08%) NetApp
12 1 (1.08%) EMC
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