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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 18 22
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 53 41 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 8.69% 8.37% 4.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.06% 22.28% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 8
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£305 £260 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.30% -2.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £304
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
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
143 184 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 23.44% 37.55% 19.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 114 20
Average daily rate £320 £245 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.61% -7.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £193 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £388 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 12
Average hourly rate £16.16 £22.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.00 £10.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £28.17 £23.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
- -4.32%

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 February 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 February 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +8 43 £325 +30.00% 16
Durham +6 10 £280 -20.00% 2
Teesside - - - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 91 (56.88%) Java
2 62 (38.75%) UNIX
3 52 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (28.75%) HTML
5 43 (26.88%) Oracle
6 42 (26.25%) Relational Database
7 40 (25.00%) Red Hat
8 39 (24.38%) Ruby
9 38 (23.75%) Scala
9 38 (23.75%) Python
10 36 (22.50%) WebLogic
10 36 (22.50%) Security Cleared
11 33 (20.63%) SQL
12 32 (20.00%) Configuration Management
12 32 (20.00%) Web Development
13 30 (18.75%) Subversion
13 30 (18.75%) RESTful
13 30 (18.75%) CSS
14 29 (18.13%) LDAP
14 29 (18.13%) HTTP
14 29 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 28 (17.50%) Git (software)
16 27 (16.88%) HTML5
16 27 (16.88%) SC Cleared
16 27 (16.88%) JSON
16 27 (16.88%) Mac OS X
17 26 (16.25%) Windows
17 26 (16.25%) Mentoring
18 25 (15.63%) Open Source
19 24 (15.00%) Web Design

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 36 (22.50%) WebLogic
2 22 (13.75%) JBoss
3 21 (13.13%) Apache
4 18 (11.25%) AquaLogic
5 17 (10.63%) Confluence
6 10 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (6.25%) WebSphere
7 8 (5.00%) MS Exchange
7 8 (5.00%) Node.js
8 6 (3.75%) SAS
9 5 (3.13%) Tuxedo
10 4 (2.50%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.63%) Lync
12 1 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.63%) iPlanet
Applications
1 3 (1.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.25%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (1.88%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (18.13%) LDAP
1 29 (18.13%) HTTP
2 14 (8.75%) Firewall
3 13 (8.13%) SAN
4 4 (2.50%) DNS
4 4 (2.50%) OpenLDAP
5 3 (1.88%) SSL
5 3 (1.88%) TCP/IP
6 2 (1.25%) VPN
6 2 (1.25%) NAS
6 2 (1.25%) SSH
6 2 (1.25%) iSCSI
7 1 (0.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (26.25%) Relational Database
2 24 (15.00%) Oracle Database
3 16 (10.00%) MongoDB
4 15 (9.38%) NoSQL
5 14 (8.75%) MySQL
6 9 (5.63%) MariaDB
7 8 (5.00%) SQL Server
8 7 (4.38%) RDBMS
9 6 (3.75%) Oracle Reports
10 4 (2.50%) BusinessObjects XI
11 2 (1.25%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (18.75%) Subversion
2 28 (17.50%) Git (software)
3 17 (10.63%) JIRA
4 16 (10.00%) Jenkins
5 15 (9.38%) Selenium
6 10 (6.25%) Ant
7 6 (3.75%) PVCS
8 5 (3.13%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.50%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.25%) NUnit
10 2 (1.25%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.25%) Rational Rose
10 2 (1.25%) JUnit
10 2 (1.25%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.25%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.25%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.63%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (4.38%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.63%) Local Government
3 1 (0.63%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (23.75%) Developer
2 19 (11.88%) Analyst
2 19 (11.88%) Architect
3 14 (8.75%) Administrator
4 12 (7.50%) Technical Leader
4 12 (7.50%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (6.88%) Lead Architect
6 10 (6.25%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (6.25%) Digital Architect
7 9 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 9 (5.63%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.00%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (5.00%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (4.38%) Support Engineer
9 7 (4.38%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 6 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (3.75%) Consultant
10 6 (3.75%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.75%) HTML
2 30 (18.75%) CSS
2 30 (18.75%) RESTful
3 27 (16.88%) HTML5
3 27 (16.88%) JSON
4 18 (11.25%) Middleware
5 17 (10.63%) J2EE
5 17 (10.63%) Django
6 16 (10.00%) Spring
7 15 (9.38%) SOAP
8 13 (8.13%) REST
8 13 (8.13%) Java EE
9 12 (7.50%) CSS3
9 12 (7.50%) Ajax
10 11 (6.88%) Web Services
11 9 (5.63%) LAMP
12 8 (5.00%) JNDI
12 8 (5.00%) JMS
12 8 (5.00%) JDBC
12 8 (5.00%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 25 (15.63%) Open Source
2 20 (12.50%) Clustering
3 15 (9.38%) Visualisation
4 11 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.38%) iPad
6 5 (3.13%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.88%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.88%) DataPower
7 3 (1.88%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.25%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.25%) Derivative
9 1 (0.63%) Online Banking
9 1 (0.63%) Online Gambling
9 1 (0.63%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 62 (38.75%) UNIX
2 29 (18.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (16.88%) Mac OS X
4 26 (16.25%) Windows
5 11 (6.88%) CentOS
6 10 (6.25%) AIX
7 8 (5.00%) VME
8 7 (4.38%) Android
9 5 (3.13%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.25%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.63%) OS/2
11 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (32.50%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Web Development
2 32 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 26 (16.25%) Mentoring
4 24 (15.00%) Responsive Web Design
4 24 (15.00%) Web Design
5 19 (11.88%) Scrum
5 19 (11.88%) ITIL
6 18 (11.25%) SOA
6 18 (11.25%) Problem Management
7 13 (8.13%) Service Management
8 12 (7.50%) Integration Testing
9 11 (6.88%) Automated Testing
10 10 (6.25%) Service Delivery
11 9 (5.63%) Software Engineering
11 9 (5.63%) High Availability
12 8 (5.00%) Line Management
12 8 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.00%) Build Automation
13 7 (4.38%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 91 (56.88%) Java
2 39 (24.38%) Ruby
3 38 (23.75%) Scala
3 38 (23.75%) Python
4 33 (20.63%) SQL
5 24 (15.00%) JavaScript
6 19 (11.88%) PL/SQL
7 15 (9.38%) C#
8 13 (8.13%) PHP
9 8 (5.00%) COBOL
9 8 (5.00%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (4.38%) Shell Script
11 6 (3.75%) C
11 6 (3.75%) Perl
12 2 (1.25%) C++
12 2 (1.25%) VBA
12 2 (1.25%) Korn
13 1 (0.63%) LINC
13 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.13%) VCP4
4 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.25%) OCAJ
4 2 (1.25%) OCP
4 2 (1.25%) OCA
4 2 (1.25%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.63%) Degree
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.88%) SLA
2 6 (3.75%) QA
System Software
1 14 (8.75%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (2.50%) VMware ESX
3 4 (2.50%) VMware Server
4 3 (1.88%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (1.88%) vSphere
5 2 (1.25%) NFS
5 2 (1.25%) Xen
6 1 (0.63%) KVM
Systems Management
1 18 (11.25%) Puppet
2 17 (10.63%) Opscode Chef
2 17 (10.63%) OpenView
3 7 (4.38%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.63%) SCCM
Vendors
1 43 (26.88%) Oracle
2 40 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 21 (13.13%) HP
4 13 (8.13%) Informatica
5 10 (6.25%) IBM
6 8 (5.00%) VMware
7 6 (3.75%) Splunk
7 6 (3.75%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.13%) Micro Focus
9 4 (2.50%) Business Objects
10 3 (1.88%) Siebel
10 3 (1.88%) Axway
10 3 (1.88%) EnterpriseDB
11 2 (1.25%) Google
11 2 (1.25%) Cisco
12 1 (0.63%) Sybase
12 1 (0.63%) Citrix
12 1 (0.63%) Juniper
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