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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 35 23
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -12
Contract jobs citing Linux 105 2 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.54% 0.59% 5.57%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.23% 2.82% 27.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 1 18
Average daily rate
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£368 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £240 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £37.25
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -2.01%
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
282 71 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 33.69% 21.07% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 34 33
Average daily rate £327 £260 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.60% +1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £170 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £402 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.56% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 13 27
Average hourly rate £30.00 £13.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% +8.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £15.70 £23.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 October 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 30 October 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 +16 93 £380 +58.33% 22
Durham +8 12 £225 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 80 (55.94%) Java
2 71 (49.65%) UNIX
3 47 (32.87%) WebLogic
4 44 (30.77%) SQL
4 44 (30.77%) Oracle
5 43 (30.07%) Red Hat
6 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (26.57%) Ruby
7 38 (26.57%) Scala
7 38 (26.57%) HTML
7 38 (26.57%) Python
8 37 (25.87%) Windows
9 34 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 33 (23.08%) Relational Database
11 30 (20.98%) RESTful
12 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
13 28 (19.58%) HTML5
14 27 (18.88%) JSON
14 27 (18.88%) Configuration Management
15 25 (17.48%) PL/SQL
15 25 (17.48%) Web Development
15 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
16 24 (16.78%) Open Source
17 23 (16.08%) SC Cleared
18 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
18 22 (15.38%) Subversion
18 22 (15.38%) CSS
18 22 (15.38%) Mentoring
19 21 (14.69%) LDAP
19 21 (14.69%) Middleware

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 47 (32.87%) WebLogic
2 17 (11.89%) Confluence
3 16 (11.19%) SAS
4 15 (10.49%) JBoss
5 13 (9.09%) AquaLogic
6 6 (4.20%) Apache
7 4 (2.80%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.80%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.10%) Documentum
8 3 (2.10%) MQSeries
8 3 (2.10%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.40%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.70%) Lync
10 1 (0.70%) Tuxedo
10 1 (0.70%) FileNet
Applications
1 2 (1.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.70%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.10%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.70%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.69%) LDAP
1 21 (14.69%) Firewall
2 19 (13.29%) HTTP
3 15 (10.49%) DNS
4 14 (9.79%) SAN
5 8 (5.59%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (4.20%) SSH
6 6 (4.20%) DHCP
7 4 (2.80%) NAS
7 4 (2.80%) LAN
7 4 (2.80%) WAN
7 4 (2.80%) VPN
8 3 (2.10%) SSL
9 2 (1.40%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.70%) 802.11
10 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (23.08%) Relational Database
2 25 (17.48%) Oracle Database
3 15 (10.49%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.49%) NoSQL
4 9 (6.29%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.20%) BusinessObjects XI
5 6 (4.20%) MySQL
6 4 (2.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (2.80%) MariaDB
7 3 (2.10%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.10%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 22 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 22 (15.38%) Subversion
2 19 (13.29%) Jenkins
3 17 (11.89%) JIRA
4 16 (11.19%) PVCS
5 15 (10.49%) Selenium
6 5 (3.50%) Ant
6 5 (3.50%) JUnit
7 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.70%) Maven
General
1 17 (11.89%) Finance
2 4 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.40%) Marketing
3 2 (1.40%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (17.48%) Developer
2 17 (11.89%) Architect
3 14 (9.79%) Analyst
4 12 (8.39%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Support Analyst
5 11 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) UNIX Engineer
6 10 (6.99%) Lead Architect
6 10 (6.99%) Applications Support
6 10 (6.99%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.99%) Digital Architect
7 9 (6.29%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.59%) UNIX Support
8 8 (5.59%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Consultant
9 7 (4.90%) Software Support Engineer
9 7 (4.90%) Java Developer
10 6 (4.20%) Technical Leader
10 6 (4.20%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (26.57%) HTML
2 30 (20.98%) RESTful
3 28 (19.58%) HTML5
4 27 (18.88%) JSON
5 22 (15.38%) CSS
6 21 (14.69%) Middleware
7 18 (12.59%) Django
8 17 (11.89%) Spring
9 13 (9.09%) Java EE
9 13 (9.09%) REST
9 13 (9.09%) CSS3
10 12 (8.39%) Ajax
10 12 (8.39%) Web Services
11 9 (6.29%) J2EE
12 8 (5.59%) SOAP
13 5 (3.50%) JMS
13 5 (3.50%) JDBC
13 5 (3.50%) JNDI
14 4 (2.80%) LAMP
15 3 (2.10%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.78%) Open Source
2 18 (12.59%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.49%) Visualisation
4 10 (6.99%) Clustering
5 5 (3.50%) Statistics
6 4 (2.80%) Fat Client
6 4 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.80%) Thin Client
6 4 (2.80%) iPad
7 2 (1.40%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.70%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.70%) DataPower
8 1 (0.70%) Online Gambling
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.70%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 71 (49.65%) UNIX
2 37 (25.87%) Windows
3 34 (23.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (13.99%) Mac OS X
5 11 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 7 (4.90%) Solaris
6 7 (4.90%) AIX
7 6 (4.20%) HPUX
8 4 (2.80%) Android
8 4 (2.80%) CentOS
9 3 (2.10%) VME
10 2 (1.40%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.40%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (18.88%) Configuration Management
3 25 (17.48%) Web Development
4 22 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 19 (13.29%) Scrum
6 17 (11.89%) Web Design
6 17 (11.89%) Responsive Web Design
7 16 (11.19%) SOA
8 15 (10.49%) ITIL
9 14 (9.79%) Software Engineering
10 13 (9.09%) Service Management
11 12 (8.39%) Automated Testing
12 9 (6.29%) Line Management
12 9 (6.29%) Problem Management
13 8 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (5.59%) High Availability
14 7 (4.90%) Build Automation
14 7 (4.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 6 (4.20%) TDD
15 6 (4.20%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 80 (55.94%) Java
2 44 (30.77%) SQL
3 38 (26.57%) Ruby
3 38 (26.57%) Scala
3 38 (26.57%) Python
4 25 (17.48%) PL/SQL
5 16 (11.19%) JavaScript
6 15 (10.49%) C#
7 13 (9.09%) Perl
8 9 (6.29%) Shell Script
9 6 (4.20%) Korn
9 6 (4.20%) PHP
10 5 (3.50%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 5 (3.50%) C
11 3 (2.10%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 29 (20.28%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.08%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.70%) OCP
4 1 (0.70%) OCA
4 1 (0.70%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.70%) OCAJ
4 1 (0.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.29%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (12.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.90%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (4.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (4.20%) NFS
4 5 (3.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.10%) KVM
5 3 (2.10%) RHEV
5 3 (2.10%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (2.10%) Veritas File System
5 3 (2.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.70%) vSphere
6 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (12.59%) Opscode Chef
1 18 (12.59%) Puppet
2 16 (11.19%) OpenView
3 2 (1.40%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.40%) OVSD
3 2 (1.40%) Nagios
3 2 (1.40%) collectd
4 1 (0.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 44 (30.77%) Oracle
2 43 (30.07%) Red Hat
3 21 (14.69%) HP
4 12 (8.39%) Informatica
5 8 (5.59%) Business Objects
6 6 (4.20%) VMware
7 4 (2.80%) Citrix
8 3 (2.10%) Splunk
8 3 (2.10%) Siebel
8 3 (2.10%) IBM
8 3 (2.10%) Veritas
8 3 (2.10%) Sun
8 3 (2.10%) Axway
9 2 (1.40%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (1.40%) Google
9 2 (1.40%) Microsoft
9 2 (1.40%) SAP
10 1 (0.70%) Micro Focus
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