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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 25 25 19
Rank change year-on-year
0 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 39 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 6.53% 3.99% 5.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 26.53% 20.55% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 22
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£238 £325 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.76% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £224 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-8.00% -6.25%
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
147 73 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 24.62% 19.41% 22.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 35 51
Average daily rate £273 £250 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.00% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 20
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.20 £11.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +6.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.09 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 31 £246 -24.30% 16
Durham 0 6 £156 -47.91% 6
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 50 (54.95%) UNIX
2 47 (51.65%) Oracle
3 42 (46.15%) SQL
3 42 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 37 (40.66%) WebLogic
5 36 (39.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (36.26%) Windows
7 23 (25.27%) Oracle Database
8 21 (23.08%) Java
9 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
9 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
10 19 (20.88%) WebSphere
11 18 (19.78%) HP
12 17 (18.68%) Perl
12 17 (18.68%) Firewall
12 17 (18.68%) VMware
13 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
13 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
13 16 (17.58%) LDAP
13 16 (17.58%) DNS
14 15 (16.48%) Informatica
15 14 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.38%) IBM
15 14 (15.38%) JBoss
15 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
16 11 (12.09%) Middleware
16 11 (12.09%) AIX
16 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
17 10 (10.99%) SAS
17 10 (10.99%) PVCS

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 37 (40.66%) WebLogic
2 19 (20.88%) WebSphere
3 10 (10.99%) SAS
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.30%) FileNet
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.30%) Documentum
6 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.10%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 17 (18.68%) Firewall
2 16 (17.58%) LDAP
2 16 (17.58%) DNS
3 8 (8.79%) SAN
3 8 (8.79%) SSH
3 8 (8.79%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (7.69%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) LAN
5 5 (5.49%) WAN
5 5 (5.49%) VPN
6 3 (3.30%) NAS
6 3 (3.30%) SSL
7 1 (1.10%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (25.27%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
3 7 (7.69%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.20%) OLAP
6 2 (2.20%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.20%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.99%) PVCS
2 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
2 4 (4.40%) JUnit
2 4 (4.40%) JMeter
2 4 (4.40%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.30%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.30%) Subversion
4 1 (1.10%) Maven
General
1 2 (2.20%) Finance
1 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
1 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
1 2 (2.20%) Marketing
2 1 (1.10%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) UNIX Engineer
2 10 (10.99%) Analyst
2 10 (10.99%) Applications Support
2 10 (10.99%) UNIX Support
3 8 (8.79%) Developer
3 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Manager
4 7 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.59%) Linux Support
6 5 (5.49%) UNIX Support Engineer
6 5 (5.49%) Applications Support Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.40%) Support Specialist
7 4 (4.40%) Support Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Team Leader
7 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 4 (4.40%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.09%) Middleware
2 9 (9.89%) Web Services
3 5 (5.49%) Java EE
4 4 (4.40%) J2EE
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (2.20%) CSS
5 2 (2.20%) XML
5 2 (2.20%) HTML
5 2 (2.20%) Django
5 2 (2.20%) HTML5
5 2 (2.20%) CSS3
5 2 (2.20%) Flask
5 2 (2.20%) Sensu
5 2 (2.20%) Pyramid
6 1 (1.10%) Spring Batch
6 1 (1.10%) Spring
6 1 (1.10%) Spring Web Flow
6 1 (1.10%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.10%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.69%) Open Source
2 5 (5.49%) Statistics
2 5 (5.49%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.49%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.20%) Clustering
3 2 (2.20%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
3 2 (2.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.10%) Informatics
4 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.95%) UNIX
2 36 (39.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 33 (36.26%) Windows
4 11 (12.09%) AIX
4 11 (12.09%) Windows XP
5 9 (9.89%) Solaris
6 7 (7.69%) HPUX
7 2 (2.20%) Android
8 1 (1.10%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.38%) Configuration Management
2 8 (8.79%) Service Management
3 7 (7.69%) Software Engineering
3 7 (7.69%) Performance Testing
3 7 (7.69%) ITIL
3 7 (7.69%) ETL
4 6 (6.59%) Workflow
5 5 (5.49%) SOA
6 4 (4.40%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (4.40%) Project Management
6 4 (4.40%) Load Testing
6 4 (4.40%) Stress Testing
6 4 (4.40%) Volume Testing
6 4 (4.40%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (4.40%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (4.40%) Analytics
7 3 (3.30%) Change Control
7 3 (3.30%) Test Strategy
7 3 (3.30%) Automated Testing
7 3 (3.30%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (46.15%) SQL
2 21 (23.08%) Java
3 17 (18.68%) Perl
4 16 (17.58%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.79%) Korn
6 7 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.40%) C#
7 4 (4.40%) PowerShell
8 3 (3.30%) Python
9 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.20%) C
9 2 (2.20%) Scala
10 1 (1.10%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (21.98%) SC Cleared
1 20 (21.98%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.10%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (17.58%) Active Directory
2 14 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.79%) NFS
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle RAC
5 5 (5.49%) VMware ESX
6 4 (4.40%) KVM
6 4 (4.40%) RHEV
7 3 (3.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 3 (3.30%) Veritas File System
7 3 (3.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 9 (9.89%) OpenView
2 2 (2.20%) Nagios
2 2 (2.20%) OVSD
2 2 (2.20%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.20%) Puppet
2 2 (2.20%) collectd
2 2 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 47 (51.65%) Oracle
2 42 (46.15%) Red Hat
3 18 (19.78%) HP
4 17 (18.68%) VMware
5 15 (16.48%) Informatica
6 14 (15.38%) IBM
6 14 (15.38%) JBoss
7 6 (6.59%) Business Objects
8 5 (5.49%) Sun
8 5 (5.49%) Citrix
8 5 (5.49%) Siebel
9 4 (4.40%) SAP
9 4 (4.40%) Axway
10 3 (3.30%) Veritas
10 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
11 2 (2.20%) Apple
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