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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 19 32 25
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 5 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.71% 1.43% 5.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.69% 8.06% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 4 21
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£313 £338 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% +32.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £266 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £397 £350 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.51 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-15.96% -
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
189 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 28.38% 17.71% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 32 46
Average daily rate £273 £253 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.92% -0.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £170 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 16 23
Average hourly rate £16.50 £13.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +5 49 £350 +3.70% 18
Durham - 8 £156 - 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 65 (57.02%) UNIX
2 53 (46.49%) Oracle
3 48 (42.11%) Red Hat
4 46 (40.35%) SQL
4 46 (40.35%) WebLogic
5 43 (37.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 40 (35.09%) Java
7 39 (34.21%) Windows
8 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
9 24 (21.05%) Configuration Management
10 23 (20.18%) HP
11 22 (19.30%) LDAP
11 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
11 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
12 21 (18.42%) PL/SQL
13 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
14 19 (16.67%) WebSphere
15 18 (15.79%) Informatica
15 18 (15.79%) DNS
16 17 (14.91%) JBoss
16 17 (14.91%) Firewall
16 17 (14.91%) VMware
17 16 (14.04%) Middleware
17 16 (14.04%) Python
17 16 (14.04%) Perl
18 15 (13.16%) HTML
18 15 (13.16%) CSS
18 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (13.16%) Subversion
18 15 (13.16%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 46 (40.35%) WebLogic
2 19 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 11 (9.65%) SAS
4 7 (6.14%) AquaLogic
5 4 (3.51%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.51%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.63%) Documentum
6 3 (2.63%) FileNet
6 3 (2.63%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.75%) Apache
7 2 (1.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Financials
1 2 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 22 (19.30%) LDAP
2 18 (15.79%) DNS
3 17 (14.91%) Firewall
4 10 (8.77%) OpenLDAP
4 10 (8.77%) SAN
4 10 (8.77%) HTTP
5 8 (7.02%) SSH
6 7 (6.14%) DHCP
7 5 (4.39%) VPN
7 5 (4.39%) LAN
7 5 (4.39%) WAN
8 3 (2.63%) SSL
8 3 (2.63%) NAS
9 1 (0.88%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) Oracle Database
2 13 (11.40%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.39%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (4.39%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.75%) MySQL
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.75%) OLAP
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.75%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.75%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (13.16%) Subversion
1 15 (13.16%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.65%) PVCS
3 4 (3.51%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.51%) JMeter
3 4 (3.51%) JUnit
3 4 (3.51%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.75%) Ant
5 1 (0.88%) Maven
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.75%) Marketing
2 2 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (17.54%) Developer
2 15 (13.16%) UNIX Engineer
3 14 (12.28%) Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Applications Support
4 10 (8.77%) UNIX Support
5 9 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.14%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Project Manager
8 6 (5.26%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.26%) Linux Support
9 5 (4.39%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Consultant
9 5 (4.39%) Support Specialist
9 5 (4.39%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (3.51%) Support Consultant
10 4 (3.51%) Infrastructure Project Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Delivery Manager
10 4 (3.51%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.04%) Middleware
2 15 (13.16%) HTML
2 15 (13.16%) CSS
3 11 (9.65%) Web Services
3 11 (9.65%) RESTful
4 10 (8.77%) HTML5
4 10 (8.77%) CSS3
5 9 (7.89%) Java EE
6 8 (7.02%) JSON
6 8 (7.02%) Ajax
6 8 (7.02%) REST
7 7 (6.14%) J2EE
8 4 (3.51%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Fusion
10 2 (1.75%) Django
10 2 (1.75%) Flask
10 2 (1.75%) Sensu
10 2 (1.75%) Pyramid
10 2 (1.75%) JNDI
10 2 (1.75%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.40%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.14%) Open Source
4 5 (4.39%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.39%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.39%) Statistics
5 4 (3.51%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.51%) Clustering
5 4 (3.51%) iPad
6 1 (0.88%) Informatics
6 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 65 (57.02%) UNIX
2 43 (37.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (34.21%) Windows
4 14 (12.28%) Windows XP
5 13 (11.40%) Mac OS X
6 10 (8.77%) AIX
7 8 (7.02%) Solaris
8 7 (6.14%) HPUX
9 4 (3.51%) Android
10 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) Configuration Management
2 15 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.53%) ITIL
4 11 (9.65%) Service Management
4 11 (9.65%) Web Development
5 10 (8.77%) Web Design
5 10 (8.77%) SOA
5 10 (8.77%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (7.89%) Automated Testing
7 8 (7.02%) Software Engineering
7 8 (7.02%) Scrum
7 8 (7.02%) Line Management
8 7 (6.14%) Mentoring
8 7 (6.14%) Performance Testing
8 7 (6.14%) ETL
9 6 (5.26%) Workflow
9 6 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (4.39%) Continuous Integration
10 5 (4.39%) High Availability
11 4 (3.51%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (40.35%) SQL
2 40 (35.09%) Java
3 21 (18.42%) PL/SQL
4 16 (14.04%) Perl
4 16 (14.04%) Python
5 15 (13.16%) Scala
6 14 (12.28%) Ruby
6 14 (12.28%) C#
7 13 (11.40%) JavaScript
8 9 (7.89%) Shell Script
9 8 (7.02%) Korn
10 5 (4.39%) C
11 4 (3.51%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (19.30%) SC Cleared
1 22 (19.30%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (17.54%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.02%) NFS
4 7 (6.14%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (4.39%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.51%) KVM
6 4 (3.51%) RHEV
7 3 (2.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (2.63%) Veritas File System
7 3 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (12.28%) OpenView
2 2 (1.75%) Nagios
2 2 (1.75%) OVSD
2 2 (1.75%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.75%) Puppet
2 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.75%) collectd
Vendors
1 53 (46.49%) Oracle
2 48 (42.11%) Red Hat
3 23 (20.18%) HP
4 18 (15.79%) Informatica
5 17 (14.91%) VMware
5 17 (14.91%) JBoss
6 13 (11.40%) IBM
7 9 (7.89%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.39%) Siebel
8 5 (4.39%) Citrix
8 5 (4.39%) Sun
9 4 (3.51%) Axway
9 4 (3.51%) SAP
10 3 (2.63%) Veritas
11 2 (1.75%) Apple
11 2 (1.75%) Microsoft
12 1 (0.88%) Splunk
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