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 7 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 16 14 19
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 42 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.52% 8.45% 6.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.70% 29.58% 28.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 27 12
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £253 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
224 142 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 26.89% 28.57% 21.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 89 24
Average daily rate £282 £263 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.42% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £205 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £398 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 23
Average hourly rate £15.58 £13.75 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.30% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.35 £25.00 £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.25%

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 7 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
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 7 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 60 £350 +25.00% 16
Durham - 5 £175 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 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 72 (60.50%) Java
2 42 (35.29%) Oracle
3 37 (31.09%) SQL
4 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
5 34 (28.57%) WebLogic
6 33 (27.73%) UNIX
6 33 (27.73%) Informatica
6 33 (27.73%) Security Cleared
7 30 (25.21%) Red Hat
7 30 (25.21%) J2EE
8 29 (24.37%) ITIL
8 29 (24.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 29 (24.37%) Open Source
9 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
10 26 (21.85%) Puppet
10 26 (21.85%) Jenkins
10 26 (21.85%) Opscode Chef
11 25 (21.01%) Web Services
11 25 (21.01%) HTML
11 25 (21.01%) Configuration Management
12 24 (20.17%) Service Management
12 24 (20.17%) Relational Database
13 23 (19.33%) LDAP
14 21 (17.65%) Python
14 21 (17.65%) SOAP
14 21 (17.65%) Ant
14 21 (17.65%) Problem Management
15 20 (16.81%) Shell Script
15 20 (16.81%) MongoDB
16 19 (15.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 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 34 (28.57%) WebLogic
2 15 (12.61%) JBoss
3 14 (11.76%) WebSphere
4 13 (10.92%) Confluence
5 11 (9.24%) AquaLogic
6 9 (7.56%) Apache
7 8 (6.72%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (6.72%) Node.js
8 6 (5.04%) Jetty
8 6 (5.04%) nginx
8 6 (5.04%) Tomcat
8 6 (5.04%) IIS
9 5 (4.20%) FileNet
10 4 (3.36%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (1.68%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.84%) Tuxedo
12 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (2.52%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
2 9 (7.56%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (5.88%) Google Cloud Platform
4 6 (5.04%) Google App Engine
4 6 (5.04%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.84%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.84%) PaaS
5 1 (0.84%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (19.33%) LDAP
2 18 (15.13%) TCP/IP
3 17 (14.29%) HTTP
4 12 (10.08%) SSL
5 7 (5.88%) DNS
6 6 (5.04%) DHCP
6 6 (5.04%) FTP
6 6 (5.04%) IPsec
7 5 (4.20%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (3.36%) Network Security
9 3 (2.52%) SAN
10 2 (1.68%) VPN
10 2 (1.68%) Firewall
11 1 (0.84%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.84%) SSH
11 1 (0.84%) OpenLDAP
11 1 (0.84%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.84%) Converged Networks
11 1 (0.84%) Internet
11 1 (0.84%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.17%) Relational Database
2 20 (16.81%) MongoDB
3 19 (15.97%) Oracle Database
4 13 (10.92%) NoSQL
4 13 (10.92%) Oracle Reports
5 8 (6.72%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (5.04%) MySQL
7 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.68%) Sybase ASE
9 1 (0.84%) Big Data
9 1 (0.84%) PowerCenter
9 1 (0.84%) dBASE
9 1 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 26 (21.85%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.65%) Ant
3 13 (10.92%) JIRA
3 13 (10.92%) Selenium
4 11 (9.24%) Subversion
5 9 (7.56%) Git (software)
6 3 (2.52%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.52%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.68%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.68%) NUnit
7 2 (1.68%) ClearCase
7 2 (1.68%) Rational Rose
7 2 (1.68%) CppUnit
7 2 (1.68%) NeoLoad
7 2 (1.68%) Facilita Forecast
7 2 (1.68%) GoogleTest
8 1 (0.84%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.84%) LoadUI
8 1 (0.84%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (0.84%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (13.45%) Finance
2 3 (2.52%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.68%) Games
Job Titles
1 21 (17.65%) Developer
2 15 (12.61%) Architect
3 11 (9.24%) Administrator
4 10 (8.40%) Analyst
4 10 (8.40%) Technical Architect
5 8 (6.72%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (6.72%) Digital Architect
5 8 (6.72%) Digital Technical Architect
6 7 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.88%) Consultant
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Technical Architect
7 6 (5.04%) Linux Support
7 6 (5.04%) Senior Architect
8 5 (4.20%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.20%) Informatica Developer
8 5 (4.20%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (3.36%) Programmer
9 4 (3.36%) Project Manager
9 4 (3.36%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (3.36%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (25.21%) J2EE
2 25 (21.01%) HTML
2 25 (21.01%) Web Services
3 21 (17.65%) SOAP
4 15 (12.61%) Middleware
5 14 (11.76%) JSON
5 14 (11.76%) Django
5 14 (11.76%) RESTful
5 14 (11.76%) HTML5
6 13 (10.92%) Spring
7 12 (10.08%) JNDI
7 12 (10.08%) JMS
7 12 (10.08%) JDBC
8 11 (9.24%) CSS
9 10 (8.40%) .NET
10 8 (6.72%) WebSphere MQ
10 8 (6.72%) Software Packaging
10 8 (6.72%) Mustache
10 8 (6.72%) Sass
11 6 (5.04%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Clustering
2 10 (8.40%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.72%) User Experience
4 7 (5.88%) DataPower
4 7 (5.88%) Private Cloud
5 5 (4.20%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.36%) Data Integration
7 3 (2.52%) iPad
7 3 (2.52%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.68%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.68%) Visualisation
8 2 (1.68%) Derivative
8 2 (1.68%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (0.84%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.84%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.84%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.84%) FlexPod
9 1 (0.84%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.84%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (27.73%) UNIX
2 29 (24.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (15.97%) Windows
4 10 (8.40%) AIX
5 8 (6.72%) Mac OS X
6 6 (5.04%) VME
7 4 (3.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.52%) Android
9 2 (1.68%) CentOS
10 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.84%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.84%) HPUX
10 1 (0.84%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (30.25%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (24.37%) ITIL
2 29 (24.37%) Open Source
3 25 (21.01%) Configuration Management
4 24 (20.17%) Service Management
5 21 (17.65%) Problem Management
6 17 (14.29%) SOA
7 14 (11.76%) Web Development
7 14 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.92%) Root Cause Analysis
8 13 (10.92%) DevOps
9 12 (10.08%) High Availability
10 11 (9.24%) TDD
10 11 (9.24%) Scrum
11 10 (8.40%) Kanban
12 9 (7.56%) Mentoring
12 9 (7.56%) Change Control
12 9 (7.56%) Responsive Web Design
12 9 (7.56%) Web Design
13 7 (5.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 72 (60.50%) Java
2 37 (31.09%) SQL
3 21 (17.65%) Python
4 20 (16.81%) Shell Script
5 19 (15.97%) Bash Shell
5 19 (15.97%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 17 (14.29%) Ruby
7 15 (12.61%) PL/SQL
7 15 (12.61%) Scala
8 13 (10.92%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.24%) Perl
10 5 (4.20%) C
10 5 (4.20%) C++
11 4 (3.36%) PHP
12 3 (2.52%) COBOL
13 2 (1.68%) C#
13 2 (1.68%) VB
13 2 (1.68%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.68%) VBA
13 2 (1.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 33 (27.73%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.68%) Degree
3 2 (1.68%) OCAJ
3 2 (1.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (1.68%) OCP
3 2 (1.68%) OCA
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.84%) PMI Certification
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.84%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (0.84%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.97%) SLA
2 2 (1.68%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.56%) Active Directory
1 9 (7.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (5.88%) Xen
2 7 (5.88%) vCloud
3 2 (1.68%) KVM
3 2 (1.68%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.84%) iptables
4 1 (0.84%) QEMU
4 1 (0.84%) NFS
Systems Management
1 26 (21.85%) Puppet
1 26 (21.85%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (6.72%) OpenView
3 2 (1.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (0.84%) Ansible
4 1 (0.84%) HP SiteScope
4 1 (0.84%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.84%) MOM
4 1 (0.84%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (35.29%) Oracle
2 33 (27.73%) Informatica
3 30 (25.21%) Red Hat
4 19 (15.97%) HP
5 13 (10.92%) Microsoft
6 10 (8.40%) VMware
6 10 (8.40%) IBM
7 8 (6.72%) Axway
7 8 (6.72%) Siebel
8 7 (5.88%) Google
9 5 (4.20%) Sun
9 5 (4.20%) Business Objects
10 3 (2.52%) Sybase
11 2 (1.68%) SAP
11 2 (1.68%) Cisco
11 2 (1.68%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (0.84%) Citrix
12 1 (0.84%) Juniper
12 1 (0.84%) Micro Focus
12 1 (0.84%) BT
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