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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 15 17 9
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing Linux 42 49 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 7.53% 9.19% 12.32%
As % of the Operating Systems category 30.22% 28.32% 48.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 16
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£313 £260 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.19% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £199 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £495 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £328
% change year-on-year
- +14.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.47%
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
139 173 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 24.91% 32.46% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 123 22
Average daily rate £325 £245 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.65% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £198 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £395 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £320
% change year-on-year
+7.81% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 8
Average hourly rate £12.00 £10.50 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -20.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.02 £14.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 41 £300 +17.64% 9
Tyneside - 1 £495 -
Gateshead - 1 - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 48 (53.33%) Java
2 32 (35.56%) Oracle
3 31 (34.44%) UNIX
4 29 (32.22%) Security Cleared
5 28 (31.11%) Red Hat
6 27 (30.00%) SQL
7 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
8 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
8 22 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (24.44%) Configuration Management
9 21 (23.33%) WebLogic
10 20 (22.22%) J2EE
10 20 (22.22%) JBoss
11 19 (21.11%) LDAP
11 19 (21.11%) Relational Database
12 18 (20.00%) Apache
12 18 (20.00%) HTTP
12 18 (20.00%) Oracle Database
13 17 (18.89%) WebSphere
14 15 (16.67%) Informatica
14 15 (16.67%) HP
14 15 (16.67%) Finance
15 14 (15.56%) SOA
16 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
16 13 (14.44%) SOAP
16 13 (14.44%) Web Services
16 13 (14.44%) ITIL
16 13 (14.44%) Subversion
17 12 (13.33%) Problem Management
17 12 (13.33%) Open Source

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (23.33%) WebLogic
2 20 (22.22%) JBoss
3 18 (20.00%) Apache
4 17 (18.89%) WebSphere
5 12 (13.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (11.11%) AquaLogic
7 8 (8.89%) Node.js
8 6 (6.67%) Tuxedo
9 5 (5.56%) Jetty
9 5 (5.56%) nginx
9 5 (5.56%) IIS
9 5 (5.56%) Tomcat
10 4 (4.44%) MQSeries
11 2 (2.22%) FileNet
11 2 (2.22%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.11%) Confluence
12 1 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (5.56%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.11%) LDAP
2 18 (20.00%) HTTP
3 8 (8.89%) SSL
4 7 (7.78%) Firewall
5 6 (6.67%) SAN
5 6 (6.67%) TCP/IP
5 6 (6.67%) DNS
6 5 (5.56%) DHCP
6 5 (5.56%) FTP
6 5 (5.56%) IPsec
7 2 (2.22%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.11%) SSH
8 1 (1.11%) VLAN
8 1 (1.11%) Network Security
8 1 (1.11%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.11%) Relational Database
2 18 (20.00%) Oracle Database
3 8 (8.89%) MySQL
3 8 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (5.56%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.56%) RDBMS
5 4 (4.44%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 13 (14.44%) Subversion
2 11 (12.22%) Git (software)
3 10 (11.11%) Ant
4 6 (6.67%) Eclipse
4 6 (6.67%) Jenkins
5 5 (5.56%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.22%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.22%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.22%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.22%) Rational Rose
6 2 (2.22%) CppUnit
6 2 (2.22%) GoogleTest
6 2 (2.22%) NUnit
7 1 (1.11%) JIRA
7 1 (1.11%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.11%) JUnit
7 1 (1.11%) QuickTest Pro
7 1 (1.11%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 15 (16.67%) Finance
2 6 (6.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Games
4 1 (1.11%) Local Government
4 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (25.56%) Developer
2 9 (10.00%) Administrator
3 8 (8.89%) Analyst
3 8 (8.89%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Informatica Developer
4 6 (6.67%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (5.56%) COBOL Analyst
5 5 (5.56%) Technical Leader
5 5 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.44%) Programmer
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Design Leader
7 3 (3.33%) Consultant
7 3 (3.33%) Author
7 3 (3.33%) Technical Author
7 3 (3.33%) Architect
7 3 (3.33%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) DevOps Specialist
8 2 (2.22%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.22%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.22%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (22.22%) J2EE
2 13 (14.44%) SOAP
2 13 (14.44%) Web Services
3 12 (13.33%) CSS
3 12 (13.33%) HTML
3 12 (13.33%) Middleware
4 8 (8.89%) JDBC
4 8 (8.89%) JMS
4 8 (8.89%) Mustache
4 8 (8.89%) Sass
4 8 (8.89%) JNDI
5 6 (6.67%) Java EE
6 5 (5.56%) Software Packaging
6 5 (5.56%) JPA
6 5 (5.56%) .NET
6 5 (5.56%) Servlets
6 5 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (4.44%) LAMP
7 4 (4.44%) XML
8 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Open Source
1 12 (13.33%) Clustering
2 10 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.44%) DataPower
5 3 (3.33%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.22%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.22%) Derivative
7 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 31 (34.44%) UNIX
2 22 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (13.33%) AIX
4 11 (12.22%) VME
5 9 (10.00%) Mac OS X
6 6 (6.67%) Windows
6 6 (6.67%) CentOS
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.11%) HPUX
8 1 (1.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.11%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (25.56%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (24.44%) Configuration Management
3 14 (15.56%) SOA
4 13 (14.44%) ITIL
5 12 (13.33%) Problem Management
6 11 (12.22%) Integration Testing
7 10 (11.11%) Web Development
7 10 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (11.11%) Web Design
8 8 (8.89%) Service Management
8 8 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (8.89%) High Availability
9 7 (7.78%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.78%) DevOps
10 6 (6.67%) Automated Testing
11 5 (5.56%) Test Scripting
11 5 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (5.56%) OOA/OOD
11 5 (5.56%) Migration
11 5 (5.56%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (53.33%) Java
2 27 (30.00%) SQL
3 13 (14.44%) JavaScript
4 11 (12.22%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.89%) Shell Script
5 8 (8.89%) COBOL
5 8 (8.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 7 (7.78%) Python
7 6 (6.67%) Perl
8 5 (5.56%) PHP
9 4 (4.44%) Ruby
10 3 (3.33%) Scala
11 2 (2.22%) VBA
11 2 (2.22%) C++
11 2 (2.22%) C
11 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.11%) Korn
12 1 (1.11%) C#
Qualifications
1 29 (32.22%) Security Cleared
2 22 (24.44%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.22%) OCP
3 2 (2.22%) OCA
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.22%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.11%) Degree
4 1 (1.11%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) SLA
2 6 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.56%) Xen
3 1 (1.11%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.11%) vSphere
3 1 (1.11%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.11%) NFS
Systems Management
1 7 (7.78%) Tivoli
1 7 (7.78%) OpenView
2 5 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (35.56%) Oracle
2 28 (31.11%) Red Hat
3 15 (16.67%) Informatica
3 15 (16.67%) HP
4 12 (13.33%) IBM
5 7 (7.78%) Google
5 7 (7.78%) VMware
6 6 (6.67%) Micro Focus
7 5 (5.56%) Axway
7 5 (5.56%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.56%) Siebel
8 3 (3.33%) Splunk
9 2 (2.22%) Sun
9 2 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.22%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (1.11%) Cisco
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