The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the Tyne and Wear region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 13 17 13
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 34 10 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.54% 4.93% 9.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 28.33% 25.00% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 6 27
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£280 £338 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% +29.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £205 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.28% +0.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
120 40 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 30.15% 19.70% 25.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 21 48
Average daily rate £273 £251 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.45% -6.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £12.00 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -9.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.50 £22.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -7.42%
Linux
North East

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
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 +4 34 £280 -17.03% 26
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - - 2
Gateshead - - - - 2
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 49 (61.25%) UNIX
2 48 (60.00%) Oracle
3 38 (47.50%) SQL
4 37 (46.25%) Red Hat
5 35 (43.75%) WebLogic
6 34 (42.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 27 (33.75%) WebSphere
7 27 (33.75%) Windows
8 22 (27.50%) Java
9 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 18 (22.50%) Oracle Database
11 17 (21.25%) JBoss
11 17 (21.25%) IBM
11 17 (21.25%) Firewall
11 17 (21.25%) VMware
12 15 (18.75%) HP
12 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
12 15 (18.75%) Perl
13 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
13 14 (17.50%) Informatica
13 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
13 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (16.25%) DNS
14 13 (16.25%) Middleware
14 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
14 13 (16.25%) AIX
15 12 (15.00%) LDAP
16 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
17 9 (11.25%) Relational Database

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 35 (43.75%) WebLogic
2 27 (33.75%) WebSphere
3 8 (10.00%) SAS
4 7 (8.75%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.00%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (5.00%) Tuxedo
6 3 (3.75%) FileNet
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.50%) Documentum
8 1 (1.25%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Project
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) Firewall
2 13 (16.25%) DNS
3 12 (15.00%) LDAP
4 8 (10.00%) SSH
4 8 (10.00%) OpenLDAP
5 5 (6.25%) LAN
5 5 (6.25%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) DHCP
5 5 (6.25%) VPN
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
6 3 (3.75%) SSL
7 1 (1.25%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) Oracle Database
2 13 (16.25%) SQL Server
3 9 (11.25%) Relational Database
4 8 (10.00%) RDBMS
5 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle OLAP
7 2 (2.50%) OLAP
7 2 (2.50%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects XI
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) PVCS
2 4 (5.00%) LoadRunner
2 4 (5.00%) JMeter
2 4 (5.00%) JUnit
2 4 (5.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.75%) Subversion
4 1 (1.25%) Maven
General
1 5 (6.25%) Finance
1 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (17.50%) UNIX Engineer
2 12 (15.00%) Developer
3 10 (12.50%) UNIX Support
4 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (8.75%) Project Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Applications Support
6 6 (7.50%) Linux Support
7 5 (6.25%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Support Specialist
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Support Consultant
8 4 (5.00%) Software Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.00%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.75%) SOA Developer
9 3 (3.75%) Performance Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Applications Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (16.25%) Middleware
2 9 (11.25%) Web Services
3 7 (8.75%) Oracle Fusion
4 6 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
4 6 (7.50%) .NET
5 4 (5.00%) J2EE
6 2 (2.50%) XML
6 2 (2.50%) Java EE
6 2 (2.50%) Sensu
7 1 (1.25%) Spring Batch
7 1 (1.25%) Software Packaging
7 1 (1.25%) Spring Web Flow
7 1 (1.25%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.25%) Spring
7 1 (1.25%) JAXB
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.00%) Open Source
2 5 (6.25%) Fat Client
2 5 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 4 (5.00%) Statistics
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.25%) Informatics
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 49 (61.25%) UNIX
2 34 (42.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (33.75%) Windows
4 13 (16.25%) AIX
5 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
6 5 (6.25%) HPUX
6 5 (6.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 9 (11.25%) SOA
3 7 (8.75%) ETL
3 7 (8.75%) Performance Testing
4 6 (7.50%) Integration Testing
4 6 (7.50%) Test Scripting
4 6 (7.50%) Service Management
5 5 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.00%) Load Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Stress Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Volume Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Scalability Testing
6 4 (5.00%) Workflow
6 4 (5.00%) Project Management
6 4 (5.00%) Change Control
6 4 (5.00%) Change Data Capture
6 4 (5.00%) Analytics
7 3 (3.75%) Test Strategy
7 3 (3.75%) ITIL
7 3 (3.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 38 (47.50%) SQL
2 22 (27.50%) Java
3 15 (18.75%) Perl
4 14 (17.50%) PL/SQL
5 8 (10.00%) Korn
6 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 4 (5.00%) C#
6 4 (5.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.50%) C
7 2 (2.50%) Scala
8 1 (1.25%) Ruby
8 1 (1.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 20 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 20 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) SLA
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 14 (17.50%) Active Directory
1 14 (17.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (10.00%) NFS
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (6.25%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.00%) KVM
5 4 (5.00%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) OpenView
2 2 (2.50%) Nagios
2 2 (2.50%) Ganglia
2 2 (2.50%) Puppet
2 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (2.50%) collectd
3 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) Oracle
2 37 (46.25%) Red Hat
3 17 (21.25%) VMware
3 17 (21.25%) JBoss
3 17 (21.25%) IBM
4 15 (18.75%) HP
5 14 (17.50%) Informatica
6 6 (7.50%) Siebel
7 5 (6.25%) Citrix
7 5 (6.25%) TIBCO
7 5 (6.25%) Axway
8 4 (5.00%) Business Objects
9 3 (3.75%) Microsoft
9 3 (3.75%) Sun
10 2 (2.50%) SAP
10 2 (2.50%) Apple
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