The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 18 17 16
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 35 11 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.05% 5.05% 7.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.00% 22.92% 28.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 7 21
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£254 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £208 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £350 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.75 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-15.33% -6.25%
Linux
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
125 48 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 28.74% 22.02% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 26 43
Average daily rate £263 £250 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £139 £150 £211
10% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £356 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 14
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £12.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.54 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.73 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.68% -8.57%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 22 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 35 £254 -24.66% 11
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 45 (58.44%) Oracle
2 43 (55.84%) UNIX
3 41 (53.25%) SQL
4 37 (48.05%) Red Hat
5 36 (46.75%) WebLogic
6 34 (44.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (38.96%) Windows
8 21 (27.27%) Oracle Database
9 19 (24.68%) WebSphere
9 19 (24.68%) Java
10 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
10 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
11 17 (22.08%) HP
11 17 (22.08%) Firewall
11 17 (22.08%) VMware
12 15 (19.48%) Informatica
12 15 (19.48%) Perl
12 15 (19.48%) PL/SQL
13 14 (18.18%) JBoss
13 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
13 14 (18.18%) IBM
13 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
13 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (16.88%) DNS
15 11 (14.29%) LDAP
15 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
15 11 (14.29%) AIX
16 10 (12.99%) Middleware
17 9 (11.69%) SAS
17 9 (11.69%) Web Services

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear 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 (46.75%) WebLogic
2 19 (24.68%) WebSphere
3 9 (11.69%) SAS
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.19%) Oracle Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) FileNet
5 3 (3.90%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (3.90%) Documentum
6 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.30%) MS Project
1 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.08%) Firewall
2 13 (16.88%) DNS
3 11 (14.29%) LDAP
4 8 (10.39%) SSH
4 8 (10.39%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (6.49%) SAN
5 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 5 (6.49%) LAN
5 5 (6.49%) WAN
5 5 (6.49%) DHCP
6 3 (3.90%) SSL
7 1 (1.30%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (27.27%) Oracle Database
2 8 (10.39%) SQL Server
3 7 (9.09%) Oracle Database 11g
4 5 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.90%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.60%) OLAP
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.60%) BusinessObjects XI
6 2 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 9 (11.69%) PVCS
2 4 (5.19%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.19%) JUnit
2 4 (5.19%) JMeter
2 4 (5.19%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.90%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.90%) Subversion
4 1 (1.30%) Maven
General
1 1 (1.30%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (18.18%) UNIX Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) UNIX Support
3 9 (11.69%) Applications Support
4 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (9.09%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.79%) Developer
6 6 (7.79%) Linux Support
7 5 (6.49%) Support Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Applications Support Analyst
8 4 (5.19%) Support Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Support Specialist
8 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Consultant
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.99%) Middleware
2 9 (11.69%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) WebSphere MQ
3 4 (5.19%) J2EE
3 4 (5.19%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (5.19%) Java EE
4 2 (2.60%) XML
4 2 (2.60%) Sensu
5 1 (1.30%) Spring Web Flow
5 1 (1.30%) Spring Batch
5 1 (1.30%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.30%) Spring
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Open Source
2 5 (6.49%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.49%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.30%) Informatics
5 1 (1.30%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 43 (55.84%) UNIX
2 34 (44.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 30 (38.96%) Windows
4 11 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 11 (14.29%) AIX
5 7 (9.09%) HPUX
6 5 (6.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.18%) Configuration Management
2 7 (9.09%) Performance Testing
2 7 (9.09%) ETL
3 6 (7.79%) Software Engineering
3 6 (7.79%) Service Management
3 6 (7.79%) Workflow
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL
4 5 (6.49%) SOA
5 4 (5.19%) Project Management
5 4 (5.19%) Change Data Capture
5 4 (5.19%) Analytics
5 4 (5.19%) Load Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Stress Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Volume Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Scalability Testing
6 3 (3.90%) Change Control
6 3 (3.90%) Test Strategy
6 3 (3.90%) Quantitative Analysis
6 3 (3.90%) Automated Testing
7 2 (2.60%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 41 (53.25%) SQL
2 19 (24.68%) Java
3 15 (19.48%) Perl
3 15 (19.48%) PL/SQL
4 8 (10.39%) Korn
5 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.19%) C#
5 4 (5.19%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.60%) C
6 2 (2.60%) Scala
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) Python
Qualifications
1 18 (23.38%) SC Cleared
1 18 (23.38%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Active Directory
1 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.39%) NFS
3 6 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (6.49%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.19%) KVM
5 4 (5.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 8 (10.39%) OpenView
2 2 (2.60%) Nagios
2 2 (2.60%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.60%) Puppet
2 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.60%) collectd
3 1 (1.30%) OVSD
3 1 (1.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.30%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 45 (58.44%) Oracle
2 37 (48.05%) Red Hat
3 17 (22.08%) HP
3 17 (22.08%) VMware
4 15 (19.48%) Informatica
5 14 (18.18%) JBoss
5 14 (18.18%) IBM
6 6 (7.79%) Business Objects
7 5 (6.49%) Siebel
7 5 (6.49%) Citrix
8 4 (5.19%) Axway
9 3 (3.90%) Sun
10 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
10 2 (2.60%) Apple
10 2 (2.60%) SAP