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 27 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 23 18 11
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 58 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 5.87% 9.09% 10.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.88% 30.69% 42.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 18
Average daily rate
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£300 £269 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% +0.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £199 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £474 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
- +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
160 189 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.83% 29.62% 24.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 127 30
Average daily rate £325 £250 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £198 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £400 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £14.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.38 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-3.90% -

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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +3 41 £300 +15.38% 10
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 50 (46.30%) Java
2 35 (32.41%) Oracle
3 34 (31.48%) Red Hat
4 32 (29.63%) UNIX
5 29 (26.85%) SQL
5 29 (26.85%) Security Cleared
6 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.15%) Apache
7 24 (22.22%) LDAP
8 23 (21.30%) Configuration Management
8 23 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 22 (20.37%) SC Cleared
10 21 (19.44%) J2EE
10 21 (19.44%) WebLogic
10 21 (19.44%) Clustering
11 20 (18.52%) JBoss
12 18 (16.67%) HTTP
12 18 (16.67%) WebSphere
12 18 (16.67%) Oracle Database
12 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
13 16 (14.81%) Problem Management
14 15 (13.89%) Windows
14 15 (13.89%) Finance
14 15 (13.89%) Informatica
14 15 (13.89%) HP
15 14 (12.96%) ITIL
15 14 (12.96%) MySQL
15 14 (12.96%) SOA
16 13 (12.04%) SOAP
16 13 (12.04%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 25 (23.15%) Apache
2 21 (19.44%) WebLogic
3 20 (18.52%) JBoss
4 18 (16.67%) WebSphere
5 12 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (9.26%) AquaLogic
7 8 (7.41%) Node.js
8 6 (5.56%) IIS
8 6 (5.56%) Tomcat
8 6 (5.56%) Tuxedo
8 6 (5.56%) Jetty
8 6 (5.56%) nginx
9 4 (3.70%) MS Exchange
9 4 (3.70%) MQSeries
10 2 (1.85%) FileNet
10 2 (1.85%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.93%) iPlanet
11 1 (0.93%) Confluence
11 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (5.56%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 24 (22.22%) LDAP
2 18 (16.67%) HTTP
3 9 (8.33%) SSL
4 8 (7.41%) SAN
4 8 (7.41%) Firewall
5 7 (6.48%) TCP/IP
5 7 (6.48%) DNS
6 6 (5.56%) DHCP
6 6 (5.56%) FTP
6 6 (5.56%) IPsec
7 2 (1.85%) VPN
7 2 (1.85%) NAS
7 2 (1.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.93%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (0.93%) VLAN
8 1 (0.93%) Network Security
8 1 (0.93%) SSH
8 1 (0.93%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 18 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 14 (12.96%) MySQL
3 9 (8.33%) MariaDB
4 8 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (5.56%) SQL Server
6 5 (4.63%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (11.11%) Subversion
2 10 (9.26%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.26%) Ant
3 7 (6.48%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.56%) Eclipse
5 5 (4.63%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.85%) ClearCase
6 2 (1.85%) Rational Rose
6 2 (1.85%) LoadRunner
6 2 (1.85%) NUnit
6 2 (1.85%) NeoLoad
6 2 (1.85%) CppUnit
6 2 (1.85%) GoogleTest
7 1 (0.93%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (0.93%) Facilita Forecast
7 1 (0.93%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (0.93%) JUnit
General
1 15 (13.89%) Finance
2 6 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Games
4 1 (0.93%) Local Government
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (20.37%) Developer
2 13 (12.04%) Analyst
3 9 (8.33%) Administrator
3 9 (8.33%) Technical Leader
4 8 (7.41%) Front-End Developer
5 6 (5.56%) Informatica Developer
5 6 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (4.63%) COBOL Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
7 4 (3.70%) Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) Programmer
7 4 (3.70%) Support Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Service Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Architect
8 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Author
8 3 (2.78%) Technical Author
8 3 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) J2EE
2 13 (12.04%) SOAP
2 13 (12.04%) Web Services
3 12 (11.11%) Middleware
4 11 (10.19%) HTML
4 11 (10.19%) CSS
5 9 (8.33%) LAMP
6 8 (7.41%) JMS
6 8 (7.41%) JNDI
6 8 (7.41%) JDBC
6 8 (7.41%) Mustache
6 8 (7.41%) Sass
7 7 (6.48%) .NET
8 6 (5.56%) Servlets
8 6 (5.56%) Java EE
9 5 (4.63%) JPA
9 5 (4.63%) Software Packaging
9 5 (4.63%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (3.70%) XML
11 3 (2.78%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.44%) Clustering
2 13 (12.04%) Open Source
3 10 (9.26%) Private Cloud
4 7 (6.48%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.70%) DataPower
5 4 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.78%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.78%) iPad
7 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.85%) Derivative
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.93%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 32 (29.63%) UNIX
2 23 (21.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (13.89%) Windows
4 12 (11.11%) AIX
5 11 (10.19%) VME
5 11 (10.19%) CentOS
6 8 (7.41%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.78%) Android
9 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.93%) HPUX
9 1 (0.93%) Solaris
9 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.93%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (21.30%) Configuration Management
3 16 (14.81%) Problem Management
4 14 (12.96%) SOA
4 14 (12.96%) ITIL
5 11 (10.19%) Integration Testing
6 9 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (8.33%) Service Management
6 9 (8.33%) Web Design
6 9 (8.33%) Web Development
7 8 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
7 8 (7.41%) High Availability
7 8 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (6.48%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.48%) DevOps
9 6 (5.56%) Automated Testing
9 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
10 5 (4.63%) Change Management
10 5 (4.63%) OOA/OOD
10 5 (4.63%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 50 (46.30%) Java
2 29 (26.85%) SQL
3 12 (11.11%) JavaScript
4 11 (10.19%) PHP
4 11 (10.19%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.41%) COBOL
5 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 6 (5.56%) Python
6 6 (5.56%) Perl
7 3 (2.78%) Ruby
7 3 (2.78%) Scala
8 2 (1.85%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.85%) VBA
8 2 (1.85%) C++
8 2 (1.85%) C
9 1 (0.93%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) Korn
9 1 (0.93%) LINC
Qualifications
1 29 (26.85%) Security Cleared
2 22 (20.37%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.85%) OCAJ
3 2 (1.85%) OCP
3 2 (1.85%) OCA
3 2 (1.85%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.93%) Degree
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.93%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.33%) SLA
2 6 (5.56%) QA
System Software
1 11 (10.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.41%) Xen
3 5 (4.63%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
4 4 (3.70%) VMware Server
4 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (2.78%) vSphere
6 1 (0.93%) NFS
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.93%) KVM
6 1 (0.93%) iptables
Systems Management
1 7 (6.48%) OpenView
1 7 (6.48%) Tivoli
1 7 (6.48%) Puppet
2 6 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 35 (32.41%) Oracle
2 34 (31.48%) Red Hat
3 15 (13.89%) Informatica
3 15 (13.89%) HP
4 13 (12.04%) VMware
5 12 (11.11%) IBM
6 10 (9.26%) Microsoft
7 8 (7.41%) Google
8 6 (5.56%) Micro Focus
9 5 (4.63%) Axway
9 5 (4.63%) Siebel
10 3 (2.78%) Splunk
11 2 (1.85%) Cisco
11 2 (1.85%) Sun
11 2 (1.85%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (1.85%) Business Objects
12 1 (0.93%) Citrix
12 1 (0.93%) Juniper
12 1 (0.93%) Sybase
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