The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North East region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 20 13
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 43 19 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 7.99% 5.65% 7.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.86% 27.14% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 12 32
Average daily rate
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£280 £313 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.40% +17.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £228 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £350 £348
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
149 70 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 27.70% 20.83% 24.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 29 65
Average daily rate £265 £275 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.63% +1.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £360 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
-3.84% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 20 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £11.00 £12.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.72% -13.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.13 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £13.95 £23.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
England

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +6 38 £263 -19.23% 17
Durham -5 1 - - 1
Northumberland - - - -
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England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 70 (69.31%) UNIX
2 58 (57.43%) Oracle
3 49 (48.51%) Red Hat
4 40 (39.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 39 (38.61%) SQL
5 39 (38.61%) WebLogic
6 37 (36.63%) WebSphere
7 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
7 34 (33.66%) Security Cleared
8 30 (29.70%) Java
9 29 (28.71%) Windows
10 22 (21.78%) IBM
11 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
12 20 (19.80%) JBoss
12 20 (19.80%) Middleware
12 20 (19.80%) Oracle Database
13 18 (17.82%) VMware
13 18 (17.82%) Perl
13 18 (17.82%) HP
14 17 (16.83%) AIX
14 17 (16.83%) Firewall
14 17 (16.83%) Configuration Management
15 16 (15.84%) Informatica
15 16 (15.84%) SOA
16 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
16 15 (14.85%) RDBMS
16 15 (14.85%) PL/SQL
16 15 (14.85%) Relational Database
16 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (13.86%) Oracle Fusion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 39 (38.61%) WebLogic
2 37 (36.63%) WebSphere
3 11 (10.89%) Tuxedo
4 10 (9.90%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (8.91%) SAS
6 4 (3.96%) FileNet
6 4 (3.96%) Oracle Application Server
7 3 (2.97%) Oracle Workflow
7 3 (2.97%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.97%) Apache
8 2 (1.98%) Documentum
9 1 (0.99%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (0.99%) MS Project
1 1 (0.99%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.83%) Firewall
2 14 (13.86%) LDAP
2 14 (13.86%) DNS
3 8 (7.92%) SSH
3 8 (7.92%) OpenLDAP
4 7 (6.93%) SAN
5 5 (4.95%) LAN
5 5 (4.95%) WAN
5 5 (4.95%) DHCP
5 5 (4.95%) VPN
6 4 (3.96%) SSL
7 1 (0.99%) 802.11
7 1 (0.99%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 20 (19.80%) Oracle Database
3 15 (14.85%) Relational Database
3 15 (14.85%) RDBMS
4 7 (6.93%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (4.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.98%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (1.98%) OLAP
6 2 (1.98%) MySQL
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (8.91%) PVCS
2 4 (3.96%) LoadRunner
2 4 (3.96%) JMeter
3 2 (1.98%) JUnit
3 2 (1.98%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.99%) Subversion
4 1 (0.99%) Maven
4 1 (0.99%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (10.89%) Finance
1 11 (10.89%) Manufacturing
2 2 (1.98%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (19.80%) Developer
2 18 (17.82%) UNIX Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) UNIX Support
4 9 (8.91%) SOA Developer
5 8 (7.92%) Build Engineer
5 8 (7.92%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (6.93%) Linux Support
6 7 (6.93%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (6.93%) Project Manager
6 7 (6.93%) Support Engineer
7 6 (5.94%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.94%) Analyst
8 5 (4.95%) Software Engineer
8 5 (4.95%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 4 (3.96%) Delivery Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Linux Specialist
9 4 (3.96%) Consultant
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 4 (3.96%) Support Specialist
9 4 (3.96%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (19.80%) Middleware
2 14 (13.86%) Oracle Fusion
3 13 (12.87%) .NET
4 9 (8.91%) Web Services
4 9 (8.91%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (6.93%) Software Packaging
6 4 (3.96%) J2EE
7 2 (1.98%) CSS
7 2 (1.98%) XML
7 2 (1.98%) HTML
7 2 (1.98%) Java EE
7 2 (1.98%) Django
7 2 (1.98%) HTML5
7 2 (1.98%) CSS3
7 2 (1.98%) Flask
8 1 (0.99%) Spring Batch
8 1 (0.99%) Spring Web Flow
8 1 (0.99%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.99%) Spring
8 1 (0.99%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.93%) Open Source
2 5 (4.95%) Fat Client
2 5 (4.95%) Thin Client
2 5 (4.95%) Statistics
3 2 (1.98%) Visualisation
3 2 (1.98%) Clustering
4 1 (0.99%) Informatics
4 1 (0.99%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (69.31%) UNIX
2 40 (39.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 29 (28.71%) Windows
4 17 (16.83%) AIX
5 11 (10.89%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.92%) Solaris
7 4 (3.96%) HPUX
8 2 (1.98%) SUSE
9 1 (0.99%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) Configuration Management
2 16 (15.84%) SOA
3 13 (12.87%) Integration Testing
3 13 (12.87%) Test Scripting
4 7 (6.93%) Performance Testing
4 7 (6.93%) ETL
4 7 (6.93%) Change Control
5 6 (5.94%) Service Management
5 6 (5.94%) Software Engineering
6 5 (4.95%) ITIL
6 5 (4.95%) DevOps
7 4 (3.96%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (3.96%) Analytics
7 4 (3.96%) Project Management
7 4 (3.96%) Workflow
7 4 (3.96%) Load Testing
7 4 (3.96%) Stress Testing
7 4 (3.96%) Volume Testing
7 4 (3.96%) Scalability Testing
8 3 (2.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 39 (38.61%) SQL
2 30 (29.70%) Java
3 18 (17.82%) Perl
4 15 (14.85%) PL/SQL
5 8 (7.92%) Korn
6 5 (4.95%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.96%) PowerShell
7 4 (3.96%) C#
8 3 (2.97%) Python
9 2 (1.98%) C
9 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.98%) Scala
10 1 (0.99%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (33.66%) SC Cleared
1 34 (33.66%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.99%) SLA
1 1 (0.99%) QA
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
1 15 (14.85%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.92%) NFS
3 6 (5.94%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (4.95%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.96%) KVM
5 4 (3.96%) RHEV
6 1 (0.99%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.99%) XenApp
6 1 (0.99%) XenServer
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.99%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) OpenView
2 2 (1.98%) Tivoli
3 1 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (0.99%) WSUS
3 1 (0.99%) SCCM
3 1 (0.99%) SCOM
3 1 (0.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 58 (57.43%) Oracle
2 49 (48.51%) Red Hat
3 22 (21.78%) IBM
4 20 (19.80%) JBoss
5 18 (17.82%) HP
5 18 (17.82%) VMware
6 16 (15.84%) Informatica
7 12 (11.88%) TIBCO
8 9 (8.91%) Siebel
9 7 (6.93%) Axway
10 6 (5.94%) Citrix
11 5 (4.95%) Microsoft
12 4 (3.96%) Sun
12 4 (3.96%) Business Objects
13 2 (1.98%) SAP
13 2 (1.98%) Apple
14 1 (0.99%) NetApp
14 1 (0.99%) Veritas
14 1 (0.99%) AppSense
14 1 (0.99%) EMC