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 2 March 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 37 35 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.44% 9.33% 4.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 38.14% 22.15% 23.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 5
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £282
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 £36.13 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-3.66% +7.14%
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
97 158 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.74% 42.13% 20.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 101 10
Average daily rate £328 £245 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.67% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £190 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 7
Average hourly rate £16.16 £25.25 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% +102.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.00 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £26.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.13 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
-2.41% -4.32%

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 2 March 2015.

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 2 March 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 33 £430 +72.00% 17
Sunderland -4 3 £275 +5.76%
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 89 (64.96%) Java
2 60 (43.80%) UNIX
3 51 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
4 46 (33.58%) HTML
5 42 (30.66%) Relational Database
6 41 (29.93%) Oracle
7 39 (28.47%) Ruby
8 38 (27.74%) Python
9 37 (27.01%) Scala
10 36 (26.28%) Security Cleared
10 36 (26.28%) WebLogic
11 35 (25.55%) Red Hat
12 32 (23.36%) Web Development
13 31 (22.63%) Configuration Management
13 31 (22.63%) SQL
14 30 (21.90%) CSS
14 30 (21.90%) Subversion
14 30 (21.90%) RESTful
15 29 (21.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 29 (21.17%) HTTP
16 28 (20.44%) Git (software)
17 27 (19.71%) HTML5
17 27 (19.71%) JSON
17 27 (19.71%) SC Cleared
17 27 (19.71%) Mac OS X
18 26 (18.98%) Mentoring
19 25 (18.25%) Open Source
20 24 (17.52%) Responsive Web Design
20 24 (17.52%) Oracle Database
20 24 (17.52%) Web Design

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 (26.28%) WebLogic
2 22 (16.06%) JBoss
3 18 (13.14%) AquaLogic
4 17 (12.41%) Confluence
5 15 (10.95%) Apache
6 10 (7.30%) WebSphere
6 10 (7.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (5.84%) Node.js
8 6 (4.38%) SAS
9 5 (3.65%) Tuxedo
10 4 (2.92%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.19%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (21.17%) HTTP
2 20 (14.60%) LDAP
3 13 (9.49%) Firewall
4 11 (8.03%) SAN
5 4 (2.92%) DNS
5 4 (2.92%) OpenLDAP
6 3 (2.19%) SSL
6 3 (2.19%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.46%) SSH
8 1 (0.73%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (30.66%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.52%) Oracle Database
3 15 (10.95%) MongoDB
3 15 (10.95%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.84%) MySQL
5 7 (5.11%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.11%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.38%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (2.92%) BusinessObjects XI
7 4 (2.92%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 30 (21.90%) Subversion
2 28 (20.44%) Git (software)
3 17 (12.41%) JIRA
4 16 (11.68%) Jenkins
5 15 (10.95%) Selenium
6 10 (7.30%) Ant
7 6 (4.38%) PVCS
8 5 (3.65%) Eclipse
9 4 (2.92%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.46%) NUnit
10 2 (1.46%) ClearCase
10 2 (1.46%) Rational Rose
10 2 (1.46%) JUnit
10 2 (1.46%) CppUnit
10 2 (1.46%) NeoLoad
10 2 (1.46%) GoogleTest
11 1 (0.73%) Facilita Forecast
11 1 (0.73%) QuickTest Pro
11 1 (0.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (17.52%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.73%) Banking
3 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 38 (27.74%) Developer
2 18 (13.14%) Architect
3 14 (10.22%) Administrator
4 12 (8.76%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.03%) Analyst
5 11 (8.03%) Lead Architect
6 10 (7.30%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.30%) Digital Architect
7 9 (6.57%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Front-End Developer
8 8 (5.84%) Linux Administrator
8 8 (5.84%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.11%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Scala Developer
10 6 (4.38%) Software Support Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Lead Software Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Support Analyst
10 6 (4.38%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (33.58%) HTML
2 30 (21.90%) CSS
2 30 (21.90%) RESTful
3 27 (19.71%) HTML5
3 27 (19.71%) JSON
4 18 (13.14%) Middleware
5 17 (12.41%) J2EE
5 17 (12.41%) Django
6 16 (11.68%) Spring
7 15 (10.95%) SOAP
8 13 (9.49%) Java EE
8 13 (9.49%) REST
9 12 (8.76%) CSS3
9 12 (8.76%) Ajax
10 11 (8.03%) Web Services
11 8 (5.84%) JMS
11 8 (5.84%) JDBC
11 8 (5.84%) Mustache
11 8 (5.84%) Sass
11 8 (5.84%) JNDI
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.25%) Open Source
2 15 (10.95%) Visualisation
3 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (8.03%) Clustering
4 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.19%) DataPower
4 3 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.46%) Derivative
6 1 (0.73%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.73%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 60 (43.80%) UNIX
2 29 (21.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (19.71%) Mac OS X
4 13 (9.49%) Windows
5 10 (7.30%) AIX
6 8 (5.84%) VME
7 6 (4.38%) CentOS
8 5 (3.65%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.46%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.46%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.73%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (23.36%) Web Development
3 31 (22.63%) Configuration Management
4 26 (18.98%) Mentoring
5 24 (17.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (17.52%) Web Design
6 19 (13.87%) Scrum
7 18 (13.14%) SOA
8 14 (10.22%) ITIL
8 14 (10.22%) Problem Management
9 12 (8.76%) Integration Testing
10 11 (8.03%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.57%) Software Engineering
11 9 (6.57%) High Availability
12 8 (5.84%) Build Automation
12 8 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.84%) Line Management
12 8 (5.84%) Service Management
13 7 (5.11%) Change Management
13 7 (5.11%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 89 (64.96%) Java
2 39 (28.47%) Ruby
3 38 (27.74%) Python
4 37 (27.01%) Scala
5 31 (22.63%) SQL
6 24 (17.52%) JavaScript
7 19 (13.87%) PL/SQL
8 15 (10.95%) C#
9 8 (5.84%) COBOL
9 8 (5.84%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 7 (5.11%) PHP
10 7 (5.11%) Shell Script
11 6 (4.38%) Perl
11 6 (4.38%) C
12 2 (1.46%) C++
12 2 (1.46%) VBA
12 2 (1.46%) Korn
13 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (26.28%) Security Cleared
2 27 (19.71%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.65%) VCP4
4 2 (1.46%) OCAJ
4 2 (1.46%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.46%) OCP
4 2 (1.46%) OCA
4 2 (1.46%) Oracle Certification
5 1 (0.73%) Degree
5 1 (0.73%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) SLA
2 6 (4.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (2.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.46%) NFS
4 1 (0.73%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (12.41%) OpenView
1 17 (12.41%) Puppet
1 17 (12.41%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 41 (29.93%) Oracle
2 35 (25.55%) Red Hat
3 21 (15.33%) HP
4 13 (9.49%) Informatica
5 10 (7.30%) IBM
6 6 (4.38%) Splunk
7 5 (3.65%) Micro Focus
8 4 (2.92%) Business Objects
9 3 (2.19%) Siebel
9 3 (2.19%) VMware
9 3 (2.19%) Axway
9 3 (2.19%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (1.46%) Google
11 1 (0.73%) Cisco
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