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 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 25 22
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 67 1 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.84% 0.61% 6.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 34.01% 2.94% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 1 19
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£350 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.83% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £240 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £240 £284
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 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-3.33% -
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
197 34 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 34.81% 20.73% 22.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 21 30
Average daily rate £315 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £147 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £325 £327
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 20
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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 2 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 2 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
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Newcastle upon Tyne - 67 £350 - 20
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 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 61 (58.10%) Java
2 58 (55.24%) UNIX
3 47 (44.76%) WebLogic
4 45 (42.86%) Oracle
5 43 (40.95%) Red Hat
6 40 (38.10%) SQL
6 40 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (30.48%) Windows
8 27 (25.71%) Scala
9 25 (23.81%) Python
10 24 (22.86%) HP
10 24 (22.86%) HTML
10 24 (22.86%) Ruby
10 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
11 23 (21.90%) PL/SQL
11 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
12 22 (20.95%) Configuration Management
13 21 (20.00%) Middleware
13 21 (20.00%) RESTful
13 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
13 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 19 (18.10%) HTML5
14 19 (18.10%) JSON
15 18 (17.14%) Relational Database
16 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
16 17 (16.19%) LDAP
17 16 (15.24%) SOA
17 16 (15.24%) OpenView
17 16 (15.24%) Informatica
17 16 (15.24%) Subversion

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 (44.76%) WebLogic
2 13 (12.38%) SAS
2 13 (12.38%) AquaLogic
3 11 (10.48%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.52%) Confluence
5 4 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.86%) Documentum
6 3 (2.86%) FileNet
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (2.86%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (1.90%) Apache
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.86%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) LDAP
2 15 (14.29%) Firewall
3 13 (12.38%) DNS
4 11 (10.48%) HTTP
5 9 (8.57%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (7.62%) SAN
7 7 (6.67%) SSH
8 4 (3.81%) VPN
8 4 (3.81%) LAN
8 4 (3.81%) WAN
8 4 (3.81%) DHCP
9 3 (2.86%) SSL
10 1 (0.95%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (22.86%) Oracle Database
2 18 (17.14%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 9 (8.57%) MongoDB
5 6 (5.71%) BusinessObjects XI
5 6 (5.71%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.90%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 16 (15.24%) Subversion
1 16 (15.24%) Git (software)
2 13 (12.38%) PVCS
2 13 (12.38%) Jenkins
3 10 (9.52%) JIRA
3 10 (9.52%) Selenium
4 5 (4.76%) Ant
5 4 (3.81%) JUnit
6 1 (0.95%) Maven
General
1 13 (12.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Developer
2 12 (11.43%) Architect
3 11 (10.48%) UNIX Engineer
4 9 (8.57%) Applications Support
5 8 (7.62%) UNIX Support
5 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
5 8 (7.62%) Analyst
5 8 (7.62%) Software Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
6 7 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Lead Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Digital Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Lead Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Lead Software Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Administrator
8 5 (4.76%) Support Specialist
8 5 (4.76%) Applications Support Analyst
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (22.86%) HTML
2 21 (20.00%) Middleware
2 21 (20.00%) RESTful
3 19 (18.10%) HTML5
3 19 (18.10%) JSON
4 14 (13.33%) CSS
5 12 (11.43%) Java EE
5 12 (11.43%) Web Services
6 10 (9.52%) Django
6 10 (9.52%) Spring
7 9 (8.57%) REST
7 9 (8.57%) Ajax
7 9 (8.57%) CSS3
8 6 (5.71%) J2EE
9 5 (4.76%) JDBC
9 5 (4.76%) SOAP
9 5 (4.76%) JMS
9 5 (4.76%) JNDI
10 4 (3.81%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (2.86%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (14.29%) Open Source
3 12 (11.43%) Visualisation
4 5 (4.76%) Clustering
5 4 (3.81%) Fat Client
5 4 (3.81%) Statistics
5 4 (3.81%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.95%) Informatics
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 58 (55.24%) UNIX
2 40 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 32 (30.48%) Windows
4 14 (13.33%) Mac OS X
5 13 (12.38%) Windows XP
6 9 (8.57%) AIX
7 6 (5.71%) HPUX
8 4 (3.81%) Solaris
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.90%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.95%) Configuration Management
3 16 (15.24%) SOA
3 16 (15.24%) Web Development
4 15 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 13 (12.38%) Scrum
6 11 (10.48%) ITIL
6 11 (10.48%) Web Design
6 11 (10.48%) Software Engineering
6 11 (10.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (9.52%) Automated Testing
8 9 (8.57%) Service Management
8 9 (8.57%) Line Management
9 7 (6.67%) Problem Management
9 7 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (5.71%) High Availability
10 6 (5.71%) Workflow
11 5 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
12 4 (3.81%) Performance Testing
12 4 (3.81%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 61 (58.10%) Java
2 40 (38.10%) SQL
3 27 (25.71%) Scala
4 25 (23.81%) Python
5 24 (22.86%) Ruby
6 23 (21.90%) PL/SQL
7 14 (13.33%) Perl
8 12 (11.43%) JavaScript
9 11 (10.48%) C#
10 7 (6.67%) Shell Script
10 7 (6.67%) Korn
11 6 (5.71%) C
12 5 (4.76%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 21 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 21 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.95%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.57%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.67%) NFS
2 7 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.81%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.86%) KVM
5 3 (2.86%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) OpenView
2 11 (10.48%) Puppet
2 11 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.90%) collectd
3 2 (1.90%) Ganglia
3 2 (1.90%) OVSD
3 2 (1.90%) Nagios
Vendors
1 45 (42.86%) Oracle
2 43 (40.95%) Red Hat
3 24 (22.86%) HP
4 16 (15.24%) Informatica
5 15 (14.29%) JBoss
6 10 (9.52%) Business Objects
7 8 (7.62%) VMware
8 7 (6.67%) IBM
9 5 (4.76%) Siebel
10 4 (3.81%) Axway
10 4 (3.81%) Citrix
11 3 (2.86%) Sun
11 3 (2.86%) Splunk
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