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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 9 15 20
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 20 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.19% 7.75% 4.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.69% 19.23% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 9 4
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£325 £250 £282
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £165 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £286
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 £36.25 £33.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
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
103 104 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.62% 40.31% 17.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 57 10
Average daily rate £320 £240 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -12.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £185 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £284
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £307 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.93% -5.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.08 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.94% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £14.70 £10.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £24.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +8 38 £385 +53.87% 11
Sunderland +2 5 £265 -
Gateshead - - - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 90 (66.67%) Java
2 56 (41.48%) UNIX
3 51 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 45 (33.33%) HTML
5 42 (31.11%) Relational Database
6 41 (30.37%) Oracle
7 39 (28.89%) Ruby
8 37 (27.41%) Scala
8 37 (27.41%) Python
9 35 (25.93%) WebLogic
10 34 (25.19%) Red Hat
11 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
11 31 (22.96%) Web Development
12 30 (22.22%) RESTful
12 30 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (22.22%) SQL
13 29 (21.48%) CSS
13 29 (21.48%) Configuration Management
13 29 (21.48%) Subversion
13 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
14 28 (20.74%) HTTP
15 27 (20.00%) JSON
15 27 (20.00%) HTML5
16 26 (19.26%) Open Source
16 26 (19.26%) Mentoring
16 26 (19.26%) Mac OS X
17 24 (17.78%) Oracle Database
18 23 (17.04%) Responsive Web Design
18 23 (17.04%) Web Design
18 23 (17.04%) JavaScript

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 35 (25.93%) WebLogic
2 22 (16.30%) JBoss
3 17 (12.59%) Confluence
4 16 (11.85%) AquaLogic
5 13 (9.63%) Apache
6 10 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 10 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (5.93%) Node.js
8 7 (5.19%) SAS
9 5 (3.70%) Tuxedo
10 4 (2.96%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.74%) Documentum
11 1 (0.74%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 2 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.22%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.74%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.74%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (20.74%) HTTP
2 17 (12.59%) LDAP
3 13 (9.63%) Firewall
4 10 (7.41%) SAN
5 4 (2.96%) OpenLDAP
5 4 (2.96%) DNS
6 3 (2.22%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.22%) SSL
7 2 (1.48%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (31.11%) Relational Database
2 24 (17.78%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.11%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.93%) SQL Server
5 7 (5.19%) RDBMS
6 6 (4.44%) MySQL
7 5 (3.70%) BusinessObjects XI
8 4 (2.96%) MariaDB
8 4 (2.96%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (21.48%) Subversion
1 29 (21.48%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.33%) Jenkins
3 17 (12.59%) JIRA
4 15 (11.11%) Selenium
5 7 (5.19%) PVCS
6 6 (4.44%) Ant
7 5 (3.70%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.96%) JUnit
9 3 (2.22%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (16.30%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.74%) Banking
3 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 34 (25.19%) Developer
2 18 (13.33%) Architect
3 13 (9.63%) Analyst
4 12 (8.89%) Administrator
4 12 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.15%) Lead Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.41%) Digital Architect
7 9 (6.67%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.93%) Java Developer
8 8 (5.93%) Technical Leader
9 7 (5.19%) Digital Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.19%) Front-End Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Lead Software Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Scala Developer
10 6 (4.44%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 6 (4.44%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.44%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (33.33%) HTML
2 30 (22.22%) RESTful
3 29 (21.48%) CSS
4 27 (20.00%) JSON
4 27 (20.00%) HTML5
5 19 (14.07%) Middleware
6 17 (12.59%) Django
7 16 (11.85%) Java EE
7 16 (11.85%) Spring
8 15 (11.11%) J2EE
9 13 (9.63%) SOAP
9 13 (9.63%) REST
10 12 (8.89%) CSS3
10 12 (8.89%) Ajax
11 9 (6.67%) Web Services
12 8 (5.93%) Mustache
12 8 (5.93%) Sass
13 7 (5.19%) JPA
14 6 (4.44%) JNDI
14 6 (4.44%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.26%) Open Source
2 15 (11.11%) Visualisation
3 10 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.67%) Clustering
5 3 (2.22%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.22%) DataPower
6 2 (1.48%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.74%) Online Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Online Gambling
Operating Systems
1 56 (41.48%) UNIX
2 30 (22.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 26 (19.26%) Mac OS X
4 15 (11.11%) Windows
5 10 (7.41%) AIX
6 8 (5.93%) VME
7 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.96%) CentOS
9 2 (1.48%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.48%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.48%) HPUX
10 1 (0.74%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (22.96%) Web Development
3 29 (21.48%) Configuration Management
4 26 (19.26%) Mentoring
5 23 (17.04%) Responsive Web Design
5 23 (17.04%) Web Design
6 19 (14.07%) Scrum
7 18 (13.33%) SOA
8 14 (10.37%) ITIL
9 12 (8.89%) Problem Management
9 12 (8.89%) Automated Testing
10 10 (7.41%) Integration Testing
11 9 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
12 8 (5.93%) Line Management
12 8 (5.93%) Build Automation
12 8 (5.93%) Software Engineering
13 7 (5.19%) Change Management
13 7 (5.19%) High Availability
13 7 (5.19%) Continuous Improvement
13 7 (5.19%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 90 (66.67%) Java
2 39 (28.89%) Ruby
3 37 (27.41%) Scala
3 37 (27.41%) Python
4 30 (22.22%) SQL
5 23 (17.04%) JavaScript
6 16 (11.85%) PL/SQL
7 15 (11.11%) C#
8 8 (5.93%) COBOL
9 7 (5.19%) PHP
10 6 (4.44%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 5 (3.70%) Perl
11 5 (3.70%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.96%) C
13 2 (1.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 31 (22.96%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.48%) OCAJ
3 2 (1.48%) OCP
3 2 (1.48%) OCA
3 2 (1.48%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.74%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.41%) SLA
2 5 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 5 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.22%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.48%) NFS
4 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 19 (14.07%) OpenView
1 19 (14.07%) Puppet
1 19 (14.07%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (5.19%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.48%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.48%) collectd
3 2 (1.48%) Nagios
3 2 (1.48%) OVSD
Vendors
1 41 (30.37%) Oracle
2 34 (25.19%) Red Hat
3 20 (14.81%) HP
4 13 (9.63%) Informatica
5 10 (7.41%) IBM
6 6 (4.44%) Splunk
6 6 (4.44%) Business Objects
7 5 (3.70%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.22%) Siebel
8 3 (2.22%) Axway
8 3 (2.22%) EnterpriseDB
9 2 (1.48%) Google
9 2 (1.48%) VMware
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