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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 5 22 16
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -6
Contract jobs citing Linux 142 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 16.92% 6.35% 5.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 60.17% 24.11% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 18 7
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£475 £238 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+99.57% -26.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £163 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £354 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £33.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+13.43% -10.66%
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
236 112 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 28.13% 26.35% 21.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 75 25
Average daily rate £435 £260 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+67.30% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £390 £360
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.52% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 11 4
Average hourly rate £37.00 £13.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+174.07% -1.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £10.00 £10.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £27.50 £15.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 September 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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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 +16 137 £475 +99.57% 6
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 118 (59.60%) Java
2 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
3 67 (33.84%) Oracle
4 63 (31.82%) HTML
5 59 (29.80%) Jenkins
6 55 (27.78%) UNIX
7 54 (27.27%) SQL
7 54 (27.27%) Open Source
8 52 (26.26%) Security Cleared
9 48 (24.24%) Python
10 47 (23.74%) Puppet
11 45 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
12 43 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
12 43 (21.72%) MongoDB
13 41 (20.71%) Configuration Management
14 40 (20.20%) VMware
15 39 (19.70%) WebSphere
15 39 (19.70%) TCP/IP
15 39 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 38 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
16 38 (19.19%) J2EE
16 38 (19.19%) SSL
17 37 (18.69%) JavaScript
17 37 (18.69%) CSS
17 37 (18.69%) Ruby
17 37 (18.69%) JSON
18 36 (18.18%) Red Hat
19 34 (17.17%) WebLogic
20 33 (16.67%) .NET
20 33 (16.67%) HTTP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 39 (19.70%) WebSphere
2 34 (17.17%) WebLogic
3 30 (15.15%) JBoss
4 28 (14.14%) Apache
5 24 (12.12%) Tomcat
5 24 (12.12%) Confluence
5 24 (12.12%) Jetty
6 18 (9.09%) nginx
6 18 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
7 17 (8.59%) IIS
8 15 (7.58%) Node.js
9 9 (4.55%) AquaLogic
10 6 (3.03%) Drupal
11 5 (2.53%) FileNet
12 4 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
12 4 (2.02%) OpenStack
13 3 (1.52%) SAS
14 1 (0.51%) Tuxedo
14 1 (0.51%) CMS
14 1 (0.51%) Zope
Applications
1 3 (1.52%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.01%) MS Office
3 1 (0.51%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (12.63%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (10.10%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (10.10%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (9.60%) Google App Engine
5 6 (3.03%) OpenShift
5 6 (3.03%) GitHub
6 4 (2.02%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
8 2 (1.01%) PaaS
9 1 (0.51%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (19.70%) TCP/IP
2 38 (19.19%) SSL
3 33 (16.67%) HTTP
4 24 (12.12%) FTP
5 19 (9.60%) LDAP
6 17 (8.59%) DNS
7 16 (8.08%) DHCP
7 16 (8.08%) IPsec
8 8 (4.04%) 4G
8 8 (4.04%) Internet
8 8 (4.04%) 3G
8 8 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (3.54%) SNMP
10 6 (3.03%) SSH
11 5 (2.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 5 (2.53%) Network Security
12 4 (2.02%) Intranet
13 3 (1.52%) SAN
14 2 (1.01%) Firewall
15 1 (0.51%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.72%) MongoDB
2 30 (15.15%) NoSQL
3 28 (14.14%) Relational Database
4 26 (13.13%) Oracle Database
5 15 (7.58%) MySQL
6 14 (7.07%) Oracle Reports
7 12 (6.06%) SQL Server
8 8 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (2.53%) BusinessObjects
10 4 (2.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (1.52%) SQLPlus
11 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 12c
12 2 (1.01%) PowerCenter
12 2 (1.01%) Sybase ASE
13 1 (0.51%) Redis
13 1 (0.51%) Big Data
13 1 (0.51%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
13 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 59 (29.80%) Jenkins
2 24 (12.12%) JIRA
2 24 (12.12%) Selenium
3 17 (8.59%) Ant
4 16 (8.08%) Git (software)
5 10 (5.05%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.55%) Subversion
7 7 (3.54%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.53%) GitLab
9 3 (1.52%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.52%) JMeter
9 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.52%) Toad
10 2 (1.01%) HP UFT
10 2 (1.01%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
10 2 (1.01%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.51%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.51%) Maven
11 1 (0.51%) FishEye
General
1 18 (9.09%) Finance
2 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.01%) Games
3 2 (1.01%) Banking
4 1 (0.51%) German Language
4 1 (0.51%) Back Office
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (22.73%) Developer
2 35 (17.68%) Architect
3 22 (11.11%) Technical Architect
4 19 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.08%) Digital Architect
6 12 (6.06%) Senior Architect
7 11 (5.56%) Administrator
7 11 (5.56%) Senior Technical Architect
7 11 (5.56%) Linux Support
8 10 (5.05%) Support Engineer
8 10 (5.05%) Digital Technical Architect
9 8 (4.04%) Scala Developer
9 8 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Digital Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Senior Developer
10 7 (3.54%) Consultant
10 7 (3.54%) Solutions Architect
11 6 (3.03%) Analyst
11 6 (3.03%) AWS Developer
11 6 (3.03%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (31.82%) HTML
2 38 (19.19%) J2EE
3 37 (18.69%) CSS
3 37 (18.69%) JSON
4 33 (16.67%) Django
4 33 (16.67%) .NET
5 32 (16.16%) HTML5
6 31 (15.66%) SOAP
7 30 (15.15%) RESTful
8 29 (14.65%) Web Services
9 24 (12.12%) Servlets
10 22 (11.11%) Spring
11 18 (9.09%) XML
12 15 (7.58%) Middleware
13 12 (6.06%) Play Framework
14 10 (5.05%) REST
14 10 (5.05%) JNDI
14 10 (5.05%) Java EE
14 10 (5.05%) XHTML
14 10 (5.05%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) Clustering
2 16 (8.08%) Social Media
3 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.57%) DataPower
5 11 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 11 (5.56%) User Experience
6 8 (4.04%) IBM Mainframe
7 7 (3.54%) Visualisation
8 6 (3.03%) Data Integration
9 5 (2.53%) Client/Server
10 4 (2.02%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.52%) Statistics
11 3 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 2 (1.01%) Data Centre
12 2 (1.01%) Data Structures
12 2 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
13 1 (0.51%) Replication
13 1 (0.51%) PMI
13 1 (0.51%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (27.78%) UNIX
2 39 (19.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (13.64%) Solaris
4 23 (11.62%) Windows
4 23 (11.62%) AIX
5 17 (8.59%) Mac OS X
6 9 (4.55%) Mac OS
6 9 (4.55%) VME
7 8 (4.04%) zOS
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.01%) CentOS
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.51%) Fedora
10 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.51%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (37.88%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (27.27%) Open Source
3 43 (21.72%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (20.71%) Configuration Management
5 28 (14.14%) DevOps
6 26 (13.13%) Problem Management
7 22 (11.11%) ITIL
8 21 (10.61%) Microservices
9 20 (10.10%) TDD
10 19 (9.60%) Service Management
11 17 (8.59%) Change Control
12 16 (8.08%) Web Development
13 15 (7.58%) SOA
14 13 (6.57%) Scrum
15 12 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
16 11 (5.56%) Web Design
16 11 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
17 10 (5.05%) High Availability
17 10 (5.05%) Kanban
17 10 (5.05%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 118 (59.60%) Java
2 54 (27.27%) SQL
3 48 (24.24%) Python
4 37 (18.69%) JavaScript
4 37 (18.69%) Ruby
5 31 (15.66%) Scala
6 28 (14.14%) Shell Script
7 26 (13.13%) Perl
8 24 (12.12%) Bash Shell
9 18 (9.09%) VB
10 17 (8.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 13 (6.57%) PHP
12 12 (6.06%) PL/SQL
13 9 (4.55%) ActionScript
14 7 (3.54%) Groovy
15 6 (3.03%) C++
15 6 (3.03%) COBOL
16 3 (1.52%) C
16 3 (1.52%) C#
17 2 (1.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 52 (26.26%) Security Cleared
2 32 (16.16%) SC Cleared
3 7 (3.54%) RHCE
4 3 (1.52%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.01%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle Certification
5 2 (1.01%) ISTQB
5 2 (1.01%) Degree
6 1 (0.51%) OCAJ
6 1 (0.51%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.51%) MCSA
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.51%) OCP
6 1 (0.51%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.59%) SLA
2 2 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.01%) QA
System Software
1 38 (19.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (8.08%) Xen
3 10 (5.05%) Hyper-V
4 8 (4.04%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
4 8 (4.04%) vCloud
5 7 (3.54%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.52%) QEMU
6 3 (1.52%) KVM
7 2 (1.01%) vSphere
7 2 (1.01%) Active Directory
8 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.51%) qmail
8 1 (0.51%) Postfix
8 1 (0.51%) Varnish
8 1 (0.51%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 47 (23.74%) Puppet
2 45 (22.73%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (6.57%) Tivoli
4 7 (3.54%) OpenView
5 5 (2.53%) Data Guard
6 4 (2.02%) Ansible
7 3 (1.52%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.01%) HP SiteScope
8 2 (1.01%) SCOM
8 2 (1.01%) MOM
9 1 (0.51%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.51%) yum
9 1 (0.51%) logstash
9 1 (0.51%) systemd
9 1 (0.51%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 67 (33.84%) Oracle
2 40 (20.20%) VMware
3 36 (18.18%) Red Hat
4 32 (16.16%) HP
5 29 (14.65%) Informatica
6 21 (10.61%) Google
7 20 (10.10%) IBM
8 18 (9.09%) Microsoft
9 8 (4.04%) CA
10 6 (3.03%) Axway
10 6 (3.03%) Siebel
11 5 (2.53%) Sun
12 4 (2.02%) 3PAR
13 3 (1.52%) Rackspace
13 3 (1.52%) SaltStack
13 3 (1.52%) SAP
14 2 (1.01%) Sybase
15 1 (0.51%) Cisco
15 1 (0.51%) Dell
15 1 (0.51%) Juniper
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