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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 25 23
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 79 1 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 12.68% 0.52% 6.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.41% 2.86% 29.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 1 14
Average daily rate
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£375 £240 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+56.25% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £240 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+1.39% -4.66%
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
217 35 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.83% 18.32% 20.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 22 25
Average daily rate £348 £270 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +6.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £150 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £358 £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 19
Average hourly rate £13.75 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.29% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.13 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.25 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 - 79 £375 - 23
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - - 1
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 75 (64.10%) Java
2 64 (54.70%) UNIX
3 47 (40.17%) WebLogic
4 42 (35.90%) Oracle
5 40 (34.19%) SQL
6 39 (33.33%) Red Hat
7 37 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
8 36 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 34 (29.06%) Ruby
9 34 (29.06%) Scala
10 33 (28.21%) Python
10 33 (28.21%) HTML
11 32 (27.35%) Windows
12 29 (24.79%) Relational Database
13 28 (23.93%) RESTful
14 26 (22.22%) Security Cleared
15 25 (21.37%) JSON
15 25 (21.37%) HTML5
15 25 (21.37%) Configuration Management
16 23 (19.66%) PL/SQL
16 23 (19.66%) HP
17 22 (18.80%) Open Source
17 22 (18.80%) Oracle Database
18 21 (17.95%) Mentoring
18 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
18 21 (17.95%) Web Development
18 21 (17.95%) Middleware
19 19 (16.24%) Subversion
19 19 (16.24%) Git (software)
20 18 (15.38%) Firewall

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 47 (40.17%) WebLogic
2 17 (14.53%) JBoss
3 15 (12.82%) Confluence
4 14 (11.97%) SAS
5 13 (11.11%) AquaLogic
6 6 (5.13%) WebSphere
7 4 (3.42%) WebSphere Application Server
8 3 (2.56%) Documentum
8 3 (2.56%) FileNet
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
9 2 (1.71%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.56%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.85%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.38%) Firewall
2 16 (13.68%) LDAP
2 16 (13.68%) HTTP
3 12 (10.26%) DNS
4 9 (7.69%) SAN
5 8 (6.84%) OpenLDAP
6 6 (5.13%) SSH
7 5 (4.27%) SSL
8 4 (3.42%) LAN
8 4 (3.42%) WAN
8 4 (3.42%) DHCP
8 4 (3.42%) VPN
9 2 (1.71%) TCP/IP
10 1 (0.85%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (24.79%) Relational Database
2 22 (18.80%) Oracle Database
3 14 (11.97%) MongoDB
3 14 (11.97%) NoSQL
4 9 (7.69%) SQL Server
5 6 (5.13%) BusinessObjects XI
6 4 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.42%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.56%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.56%) RDBMS
8 2 (1.71%) MySQL
8 2 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 19 (16.24%) Subversion
1 19 (16.24%) Git (software)
2 17 (14.53%) Jenkins
3 15 (12.82%) JIRA
4 14 (11.97%) Selenium
4 14 (11.97%) PVCS
5 5 (4.27%) Ant
6 4 (3.42%) JUnit
7 1 (0.85%) Maven
General
1 15 (12.82%) Finance
2 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.85%) Banking
Job Titles
1 25 (21.37%) Developer
2 16 (13.68%) Architect
3 11 (9.40%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (9.40%) UNIX Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Lead Architect
4 10 (8.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Digital Architect
5 9 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Applications Support
6 8 (6.84%) Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) Support Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) UNIX Support
7 7 (5.98%) Lead Software Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Consultant
8 5 (4.27%) Support Specialist
8 5 (4.27%) Administrator
8 5 (4.27%) Java Developer
8 5 (4.27%) Applications Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (28.21%) HTML
2 28 (23.93%) RESTful
3 25 (21.37%) HTML5
3 25 (21.37%) JSON
4 21 (17.95%) Middleware
5 18 (15.38%) CSS
6 15 (12.82%) Spring
6 15 (12.82%) Django
7 13 (11.11%) Java EE
8 12 (10.26%) Web Services
8 12 (10.26%) REST
9 11 (9.40%) CSS3
9 11 (9.40%) Ajax
10 9 (7.69%) J2EE
11 8 (6.84%) SOAP
12 5 (4.27%) JMS
12 5 (4.27%) JDBC
12 5 (4.27%) JNDI
13 4 (3.42%) WebSphere MQ
14 3 (2.56%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 22 (18.80%) Open Source
2 17 (14.53%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.11%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.27%) Clustering
5 4 (3.42%) Statistics
5 4 (3.42%) Thin Client
5 4 (3.42%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.85%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.85%) Online Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 64 (54.70%) UNIX
2 36 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (27.35%) Windows
4 18 (15.38%) Mac OS X
5 12 (10.26%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.69%) AIX
7 6 (5.13%) HPUX
8 4 (3.42%) Solaris
9 2 (1.71%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.71%) VME
9 2 (1.71%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (31.62%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (21.37%) Configuration Management
3 21 (17.95%) Web Development
3 21 (17.95%) Mentoring
4 17 (14.53%) Scrum
5 16 (13.68%) SOA
6 14 (11.97%) Web Design
6 14 (11.97%) Responsive Web Design
7 12 (10.26%) Software Engineering
8 11 (9.40%) Automated Testing
8 11 (9.40%) ITIL
9 9 (7.69%) Service Management
9 9 (7.69%) Line Management
10 7 (5.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.98%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (5.98%) Problem Management
11 6 (5.13%) High Availability
11 6 (5.13%) Workflow
12 4 (3.42%) Change Management
12 4 (3.42%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 75 (64.10%) Java
2 40 (34.19%) SQL
3 34 (29.06%) Ruby
3 34 (29.06%) Scala
4 33 (28.21%) Python
5 23 (19.66%) PL/SQL
6 14 (11.97%) C#
7 13 (11.11%) JavaScript
7 13 (11.11%) Perl
8 6 (5.13%) C
8 6 (5.13%) Shell Script
8 6 (5.13%) Korn
9 5 (4.27%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 2 (1.71%) COBOL
10 2 (1.71%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 21 (17.95%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.85%) OCP
4 1 (0.85%) OCA
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.85%) Degree
4 1 (0.85%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (11.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.98%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (5.13%) NFS
4 5 (4.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.42%) VMware ESX
6 3 (2.56%) KVM
6 3 (2.56%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 17 (14.53%) Puppet
1 17 (14.53%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (13.68%) OpenView
3 2 (1.71%) Nagios
3 2 (1.71%) OVSD
3 2 (1.71%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.71%) collectd
Vendors
1 42 (35.90%) Oracle
2 39 (33.33%) Red Hat
3 23 (19.66%) HP
4 14 (11.97%) Informatica
5 10 (8.55%) Business Objects
6 5 (4.27%) Siebel
6 5 (4.27%) IBM
6 5 (4.27%) VMware
7 4 (3.42%) Citrix
7 4 (3.42%) Axway
8 3 (2.56%) Splunk
8 3 (2.56%) Sun
9 2 (1.71%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (0.85%) Google
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