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 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 13 15 7
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 58 42 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 9.54% 8.90% 12.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.69% 33.33% 56.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 14
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£325 £269 £266
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% +0.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £495 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £335
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +8.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-5.06% +8.21%
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
183 126 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.10% 26.69% 22.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 84 19
Average daily rate £300 £263 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £425 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 7 8
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.80% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.75 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.61% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
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 56 £313 +16.27% 5
Tyneside - 1 £495 -
Gateshead - 1 - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 66 (66.67%) Java
2 35 (35.35%) Oracle
3 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (32.32%) Red Hat
5 31 (31.31%) WebLogic
5 31 (31.31%) UNIX
6 30 (30.30%) SQL
7 28 (28.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 26 (26.26%) SC Cleared
8 26 (26.26%) J2EE
9 24 (24.24%) LDAP
9 24 (24.24%) Informatica
10 23 (23.23%) Open Source
11 22 (22.22%) JBoss
12 21 (21.21%) Configuration Management
12 21 (21.21%) Relational Database
13 20 (20.20%) HTML
13 20 (20.20%) ITIL
14 19 (19.19%) Web Services
14 19 (19.19%) WebSphere
15 18 (18.18%) Problem Management
15 18 (18.18%) HP
16 17 (17.17%) SOAP
16 17 (17.17%) Puppet
16 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
17 16 (16.16%) Oracle Database
17 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
17 16 (16.16%) AIX
17 16 (16.16%) Ant

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (31.31%) WebLogic
2 22 (22.22%) JBoss
3 19 (19.19%) WebSphere
4 16 (16.16%) Apache
5 14 (14.14%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (11.11%) Confluence
6 11 (11.11%) AquaLogic
7 8 (8.08%) Node.js
8 5 (5.05%) nginx
8 5 (5.05%) Jetty
8 5 (5.05%) IIS
8 5 (5.05%) Tuxedo
8 5 (5.05%) Tomcat
9 4 (4.04%) FileNet
10 3 (3.03%) Oracle Workflow
11 2 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.01%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (3.03%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
2 6 (6.06%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.05%) Google App Engine
3 5 (5.05%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.24%) LDAP
2 15 (15.15%) HTTP
3 10 (10.10%) SSL
4 6 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.06%) DNS
5 5 (5.05%) SAN
5 5 (5.05%) IPsec
5 5 (5.05%) DHCP
5 5 (5.05%) FTP
6 4 (4.04%) Intrusion Detection
7 3 (3.03%) Network Security
8 2 (2.02%) Firewall
9 1 (1.01%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (1.01%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.01%) VLAN
9 1 (1.01%) SSH
9 1 (1.01%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.21%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.16%) Oracle Database
3 11 (11.11%) MongoDB
3 11 (11.11%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (6.06%) MySQL
5 3 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.03%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.02%) Sybase ASE
6 2 (2.02%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.01%) Big Data
7 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 16 (16.16%) Jenkins
1 16 (16.16%) Ant
2 11 (11.11%) JIRA
2 11 (11.11%) Selenium
3 10 (10.10%) Subversion
4 8 (8.08%) Git (software)
5 5 (5.05%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.04%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.02%) ClearCase
7 2 (2.02%) Rational Rose
7 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.02%) NUnit
7 2 (2.02%) GoogleTest
7 2 (2.02%) NeoLoad
7 2 (2.02%) CppUnit
8 1 (1.01%) Rational Performance Tester
8 1 (1.01%) Facilita Forecast
8 1 (1.01%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (15.15%) Finance
2 4 (4.04%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.02%) Games
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (21.21%) Developer
2 13 (13.13%) Administrator
3 12 (12.12%) Architect
4 9 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 9 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 8 (8.08%) Analyst
5 8 (8.08%) Front-End Developer
6 7 (7.07%) Digital Architect
6 7 (7.07%) Digital Technical Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Informatica Developer
7 6 (6.06%) Consultant
8 5 (5.05%) Senior Architect
8 5 (5.05%) Senior Technical Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Programmer
9 4 (4.04%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) Informatica Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) COBOL Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Linux Support
9 4 (4.04%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (26.26%) J2EE
2 20 (20.20%) HTML
3 19 (19.19%) Web Services
4 17 (17.17%) SOAP
5 14 (14.14%) Middleware
6 12 (12.12%) RESTful
7 11 (11.11%) HTML5
7 11 (11.11%) JSON
7 11 (11.11%) Django
7 11 (11.11%) Spring
8 9 (9.09%) JNDI
8 9 (9.09%) JMS
8 9 (9.09%) CSS
8 9 (9.09%) JDBC
9 8 (8.08%) Mustache
9 8 (8.08%) Sass
10 7 (7.07%) Software Packaging
10 7 (7.07%) Java EE
10 7 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (6.06%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.23%) Open Source
2 11 (11.11%) Clustering
3 9 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (7.07%) Private Cloud
5 6 (6.06%) User Experience
5 6 (6.06%) DataPower
6 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
6 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.02%) Derivative
7 2 (2.02%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.01%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
8 1 (1.01%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.01%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 31 (31.31%) UNIX
2 28 (28.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (16.16%) AIX
4 10 (10.10%) VME
5 7 (7.07%) Mac OS X
5 7 (7.07%) Windows
6 4 (4.04%) CentOS
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) OS/2
8 1 (1.01%) HPUX
8 1 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (21.21%) Configuration Management
3 20 (20.20%) ITIL
4 18 (18.18%) Problem Management
5 16 (16.16%) SOA
6 15 (15.15%) Service Management
7 13 (13.13%) Web Development
8 11 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (11.11%) DevOps
9 10 (10.10%) Scrum
9 10 (10.10%) TDD
10 9 (9.09%) High Availability
10 9 (9.09%) Kanban
11 8 (8.08%) Mentoring
11 8 (8.08%) Integration Testing
12 7 (7.07%) Responsive Web Design
12 7 (7.07%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (7.07%) Web Design
13 6 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
13 6 (6.06%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (66.67%) Java
2 30 (30.30%) SQL
3 16 (16.16%) Python
4 14 (14.14%) Shell Script
4 14 (14.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
4 14 (14.14%) Ruby
5 12 (12.12%) JavaScript
5 12 (12.12%) PL/SQL
6 11 (11.11%) Scala
7 10 (10.10%) Bash Shell
8 9 (9.09%) Perl
9 7 (7.07%) COBOL
10 5 (5.05%) PHP
11 4 (4.04%) C
11 4 (4.04%) C++
12 2 (2.02%) VBA
13 1 (1.01%) Korn
Qualifications
1 33 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 26 (26.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.02%) OCP
3 2 (2.02%) OCA
3 2 (2.02%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.02%) OCAJ
3 2 (2.02%) Degree
4 1 (1.01%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.14%) SLA
2 6 (6.06%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.05%) Xen
3 2 (2.02%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.01%) vSphere
4 1 (1.01%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (17.17%) Puppet
1 17 (17.17%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (9.09%) OpenView
3 7 (7.07%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.01%) Ansible
Vendors
1 35 (35.35%) Oracle
2 32 (32.32%) Red Hat
3 24 (24.24%) Informatica
4 18 (18.18%) HP
5 16 (16.16%) IBM
6 7 (7.07%) Axway
6 7 (7.07%) VMware
6 7 (7.07%) Siebel
7 6 (6.06%) Google
8 5 (5.05%) Micro Focus
8 5 (5.05%) Microsoft
9 4 (4.04%) Sun
9 4 (4.04%) Business Objects
10 3 (3.03%) Splunk
11 2 (2.02%) Sybase
11 2 (2.02%) SAP
11 2 (2.02%) EnterpriseDB
12 1 (1.01%) Cisco
12 1 (1.01%) BT