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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 5 20 18
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 82 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.56% 5.06% 5.97%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.57% 18.18% 31.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 5 10
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£368 £250 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.00% -10.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £165 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £517 £400 £331
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 £34.25 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+5.38% -9.72%
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
184 66 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.68% 27.85% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 34 19
Average daily rate £330 £225 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.66% -10.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £165 £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £355 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 14
Average hourly rate £16.00 £25.50 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.25% +104.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.74 £13.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £28.19 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+5.66% -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 19 December 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 19 December 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 +14 76 £411 +64.37% 4
Sunderland - 4 £265 -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 85 (63.43%) Java
2 53 (39.55%) UNIX
3 45 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (32.09%) Oracle
5 40 (29.85%) WebLogic
6 39 (29.10%) Ruby
7 38 (28.36%) SQL
8 37 (27.61%) HTML
8 37 (27.61%) Python
8 37 (27.61%) Scala
9 36 (26.87%) Relational Database
9 36 (26.87%) Red Hat
10 34 (25.37%) Security Cleared
11 31 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 30 (22.39%) RESTful
13 27 (20.15%) HTML5
13 27 (20.15%) JSON
14 26 (19.40%) Open Source
14 26 (19.40%) Oracle Database
15 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
15 25 (18.66%) Web Development
15 25 (18.66%) Mentoring
16 23 (17.16%) Configuration Management
17 22 (16.42%) HP
17 22 (16.42%) Subversion
17 22 (16.42%) Git (software)
18 21 (15.67%) CSS
18 21 (15.67%) Windows
18 21 (15.67%) Middleware
18 21 (15.67%) Finance

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 40 (29.85%) WebLogic
2 19 (14.18%) JBoss
3 17 (12.69%) Confluence
4 16 (11.94%) AquaLogic
5 12 (8.96%) Apache
6 11 (8.21%) SAS
7 8 (5.97%) WebSphere
8 7 (5.22%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (3.73%) Tuxedo
10 4 (2.99%) MQSeries
11 3 (2.24%) Documentum
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.75%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 2 (1.49%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.75%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.93%) HTTP
2 17 (12.69%) LDAP
3 16 (11.94%) Firewall
4 11 (8.21%) SAN
5 6 (4.48%) DNS
6 5 (3.73%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (2.24%) SSL
7 3 (2.24%) TCP/IP
7 3 (2.24%) SSH
8 1 (0.75%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) WAN
8 1 (0.75%) DHCP
8 1 (0.75%) VPN
8 1 (0.75%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.87%) Relational Database
2 26 (19.40%) Oracle Database
3 15 (11.19%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.19%) NoSQL
4 8 (5.97%) SQL Server
5 6 (4.48%) BusinessObjects XI
5 6 (4.48%) RDBMS
5 6 (4.48%) MySQL
6 4 (2.99%) MariaDB
6 4 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 22 (16.42%) Subversion
1 22 (16.42%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.43%) Jenkins
3 17 (12.69%) JIRA
4 15 (11.19%) Selenium
5 11 (8.21%) PVCS
6 6 (4.48%) Ant
7 5 (3.73%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.99%) JUnit
9 3 (2.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (15.67%) Finance
2 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.75%) Local Government
3 1 (0.75%) Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (20.15%) Developer
2 18 (13.43%) Architect
3 13 (9.70%) Analyst
4 12 (8.96%) Solutions Architect
5 11 (8.21%) Administrator
5 11 (8.21%) Lead Architect
6 10 (7.46%) Lead Solutions Architect
6 10 (7.46%) Digital Architect
7 9 (6.72%) Senior Developer
8 8 (5.97%) Technical Leader
8 8 (5.97%) Support Analyst
8 8 (5.97%) Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Java Developer
9 7 (5.22%) Software Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Applications Support
9 7 (5.22%) Lead Software Engineer
9 7 (5.22%) Digital Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.48%) Software Support Engineer
10 6 (4.48%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (4.48%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (27.61%) HTML
2 30 (22.39%) RESTful
3 27 (20.15%) HTML5
3 27 (20.15%) JSON
4 21 (15.67%) CSS
4 21 (15.67%) Middleware
5 17 (12.69%) Django
6 16 (11.94%) Java EE
6 16 (11.94%) Spring
7 14 (10.45%) J2EE
8 13 (9.70%) REST
9 12 (8.96%) CSS3
9 12 (8.96%) Ajax
9 12 (8.96%) SOAP
10 10 (7.46%) Web Services
11 6 (4.48%) JNDI
11 6 (4.48%) JPA
11 6 (4.48%) JMS
11 6 (4.48%) JDBC
12 4 (2.99%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Open Source
2 15 (11.19%) Visualisation
3 12 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (6.72%) Clustering
5 3 (2.24%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.24%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.24%) Statistics
6 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.75%) DataPower
6 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.75%) Online Gambling
6 1 (0.75%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 53 (39.55%) UNIX
2 31 (23.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (15.67%) Windows
4 20 (14.93%) Mac OS X
5 8 (5.97%) AIX
6 7 (5.22%) VME
7 6 (4.48%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.99%) CentOS
8 4 (2.99%) HPUX
9 2 (1.49%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.75%) Solaris
10 1 (0.75%) OS/2
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (33.58%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.66%) Web Development
2 25 (18.66%) Mentoring
3 23 (17.16%) Configuration Management
4 19 (14.18%) SOA
4 19 (14.18%) Scrum
5 17 (12.69%) Web Design
5 17 (12.69%) Responsive Web Design
6 15 (11.19%) ITIL
7 12 (8.96%) Problem Management
7 12 (8.96%) Automated Testing
8 9 (6.72%) Integration Testing
8 9 (6.72%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (6.72%) Software Engineering
8 9 (6.72%) Line Management
9 8 (5.97%) Build Automation
9 8 (5.97%) Change Management
10 7 (5.22%) Service Management
10 7 (5.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (5.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 85 (63.43%) Java
2 39 (29.10%) Ruby
3 38 (28.36%) SQL
4 37 (27.61%) Python
4 37 (27.61%) Scala
5 20 (14.93%) PL/SQL
6 15 (11.19%) JavaScript
6 15 (11.19%) C#
7 7 (5.22%) COBOL
7 7 (5.22%) PHP
8 6 (4.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.73%) Perl
10 4 (2.99%) C
11 3 (2.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (25.37%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.66%) SC Cleared
3 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) OCP
4 1 (0.75%) OCA
4 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (0.75%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.75%) OCAJ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.46%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) QA
System Software
1 7 (5.22%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.99%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (2.24%) NFS
3 3 (2.24%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
4 1 (0.75%) RHEV
4 1 (0.75%) KVM
4 1 (0.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (14.93%) OpenView
2 19 (14.18%) Opscode Chef
2 19 (14.18%) Puppet
3 6 (4.48%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.49%) OVSD
4 2 (1.49%) Ganglia
4 2 (1.49%) Nagios
4 2 (1.49%) collectd
Vendors
1 43 (32.09%) Oracle
2 36 (26.87%) Red Hat
3 22 (16.42%) HP
4 12 (8.96%) Informatica
5 7 (5.22%) Business Objects
5 7 (5.22%) IBM
6 6 (4.48%) Splunk
7 5 (3.73%) Micro Focus
8 3 (2.24%) VMware
9 2 (1.49%) Google
9 2 (1.49%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (0.75%) Siebel
10 1 (0.75%) Citrix
10 1 (0.75%) Axway