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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 10 11 16
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs citing Linux 86 38 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 11.91% 10.35% 5.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.24% 30.65% 27.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 7
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£413 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £199 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £359 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £30.10 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+24.58% -19.73%
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
186 124 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 25.76% 33.79% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 82 22
Average daily rate £350 £264 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.70% +5.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £392 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £311 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -4.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 5
Average hourly rate £30.50 £13.00 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+134.61% +22.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £25.00 £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.40%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 81 £400 +52.38% 8
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 80 (63.49%) Java
2 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (31.75%) Oracle
3 40 (31.75%) Puppet
4 39 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
4 39 (30.95%) SQL
4 39 (30.95%) Open Source
5 37 (29.37%) Security Cleared
6 35 (27.78%) WebLogic
6 35 (27.78%) Python
6 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
7 34 (26.98%) UNIX
8 32 (25.40%) HTML
8 32 (25.40%) Informatica
9 31 (24.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 30 (23.81%) Red Hat
10 30 (23.81%) MongoDB
11 29 (23.02%) SC Cleared
11 29 (23.02%) Ruby
12 28 (22.22%) Scala
12 28 (22.22%) J2EE
13 27 (21.43%) Shell Script
13 27 (21.43%) Relational Database
14 26 (20.63%) HP
15 25 (19.84%) Web Services
16 24 (19.05%) Problem Management
17 23 (18.25%) Django
17 23 (18.25%) JSON
17 23 (18.25%) RESTful
17 23 (18.25%) ITIL

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 35 (27.78%) WebLogic
2 22 (17.46%) Confluence
3 14 (11.11%) JBoss
4 11 (8.73%) AquaLogic
4 11 (8.73%) WebSphere
5 8 (6.35%) Apache
6 6 (4.76%) Tomcat
6 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
6 6 (4.76%) nginx
7 5 (3.97%) IIS
7 5 (3.97%) Jetty
7 5 (3.97%) FileNet
8 4 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
9 3 (2.38%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.79%) CMS
11 1 (0.79%) Zope
11 1 (0.79%) Plone
11 1 (0.79%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (6.35%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (3.97%) Google App Engine
4 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (3.17%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.79%) PaaS
6 1 (0.79%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (17.46%) LDAP
2 21 (16.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (9.52%) SSL
4 11 (8.73%) HTTP
5 6 (4.76%) DNS
6 5 (3.97%) DHCP
6 5 (3.97%) FTP
6 5 (3.97%) IPsec
6 5 (3.97%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (3.17%) Network Security
8 3 (2.38%) SAN
9 1 (0.79%) Firewall
9 1 (0.79%) VPN
9 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.79%) Converged Networks
9 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.81%) MongoDB
2 27 (21.43%) Relational Database
3 22 (17.46%) NoSQL
4 18 (14.29%) Oracle Database
5 13 (10.32%) Oracle Reports
6 8 (6.35%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (5.56%) MySQL
8 5 (3.97%) BusinessObjects
9 2 (1.59%) PowerCenter
9 2 (1.59%) Sybase ASE
9 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.79%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.79%) Big Data
10 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 35 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 22 (17.46%) JIRA
2 22 (17.46%) Selenium
3 21 (16.67%) Ant
4 10 (7.94%) Cucumber
5 9 (7.14%) Subversion
6 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
7 4 (3.17%) LoadRunner
7 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.38%) JMeter
8 3 (2.38%) HP UFT
8 3 (2.38%) Facilita Forecast
9 2 (1.59%) LoadUI
9 2 (1.59%) NUnit
9 2 (1.59%) ClearCase
9 2 (1.59%) Rational Rose
9 2 (1.59%) CppUnit
9 2 (1.59%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.59%) GoogleTest
9 2 (1.59%) NeoLoad
General
1 16 (12.70%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.59%) Games
3 2 (1.59%) Banking
Job Titles
1 26 (20.63%) Architect
2 18 (14.29%) Developer
3 16 (12.70%) Digital Architect
4 14 (11.11%) Technical Architect
5 13 (10.32%) Administrator
6 10 (7.94%) Senior Architect
6 10 (7.94%) Digital Technical Architect
7 9 (7.14%) Senior Technical Architect
8 8 (6.35%) Consultant
9 7 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (5.56%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (5.56%) Senior Digital Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
10 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
10 6 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (3.97%) Informatica Developer
11 5 (3.97%) Digital Solutions Architect
11 5 (3.97%) Scala Developer
12 4 (3.17%) Lead Solutions Architect
12 4 (3.17%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (25.40%) HTML
2 28 (22.22%) J2EE
3 25 (19.84%) Web Services
4 23 (18.25%) JSON
4 23 (18.25%) Django
4 23 (18.25%) RESTful
4 23 (18.25%) HTML5
5 22 (17.46%) Spring
6 20 (15.87%) SOAP
7 17 (13.49%) Middleware
8 12 (9.52%) JNDI
8 12 (9.52%) JMS
8 12 (9.52%) JDBC
8 12 (9.52%) Play Framework
9 8 (6.35%) CSS
10 6 (4.76%) .NET
10 6 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (4.76%) Software Packaging
11 5 (3.97%) Servlets
12 3 (2.38%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Clustering
2 11 (8.73%) User Experience
3 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.35%) Social Media
4 7 (5.56%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.97%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.97%) Data Integration
5 5 (3.97%) DataPower
5 5 (3.97%) Visualisation
6 4 (3.17%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (3.17%) Private Cloud
7 3 (2.38%) Performance Metrics
7 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.59%) Data Structures
8 2 (1.59%) Derivative
9 1 (0.79%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.79%) PMI
9 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 34 (26.98%) UNIX
2 31 (24.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (15.08%) AIX
4 16 (12.70%) Windows
5 9 (7.14%) VME
6 6 (4.76%) Mac OS X
7 4 (3.17%) zOS
7 4 (3.17%) Solaris
8 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.38%) CentOS
9 1 (0.79%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (30.95%) Open Source
3 24 (19.05%) Problem Management
4 23 (18.25%) ITIL
5 22 (17.46%) Configuration Management
6 21 (16.67%) Service Management
7 17 (13.49%) SOA
8 15 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (11.90%) DevOps
9 13 (10.32%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (9.52%) High Availability
10 12 (9.52%) Web Development
11 11 (8.73%) TDD
11 11 (8.73%) Scrum
12 10 (7.94%) Business Analysis
12 10 (7.94%) Kanban
13 9 (7.14%) Change Control
14 8 (6.35%) Mentoring
14 8 (6.35%) Microservices
15 6 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 80 (63.49%) Java
2 39 (30.95%) SQL
3 35 (27.78%) Python
4 29 (23.02%) Ruby
5 28 (22.22%) Scala
6 27 (21.43%) Shell Script
7 21 (16.67%) Bash Shell
8 19 (15.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
9 14 (11.11%) Perl
9 14 (11.11%) PL/SQL
10 9 (7.14%) JavaScript
11 8 (6.35%) VB
12 6 (4.76%) COBOL
13 5 (3.97%) C
13 5 (3.97%) C++
14 3 (2.38%) PHP
15 2 (1.59%) VBA
16 1 (0.79%) Go
Qualifications
1 37 (29.37%) Security Cleared
2 29 (23.02%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
3 3 (2.38%) Degree
4 2 (1.59%) Oracle Certification
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) OCAJ
5 1 (0.79%) MCSA
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.79%) OCP
5 1 (0.79%) OCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (15.08%) SLA
2 3 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.35%) vCloud
3 5 (3.97%) Xen
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (3.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.59%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.59%) QEMU
5 2 (1.59%) KVM
6 1 (0.79%) Docker
6 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.79%) qmail
6 1 (0.79%) Postfix
6 1 (0.79%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 40 (31.75%) Puppet
2 39 (30.95%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.35%) OpenView
4 6 (4.76%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.59%) MOM
5 2 (1.59%) SCOM
5 2 (1.59%) Data Guard
5 2 (1.59%) HP SiteScope
5 2 (1.59%) Ansible
6 1 (0.79%) systemd
6 1 (0.79%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 40 (31.75%) Oracle
2 32 (25.40%) Informatica
3 30 (23.81%) Red Hat
4 26 (20.63%) HP
5 16 (12.70%) IBM
6 10 (7.94%) VMware
7 6 (4.76%) Google
7 6 (4.76%) Axway
7 6 (4.76%) Siebel
8 5 (3.97%) Microsoft
8 5 (3.97%) Sun
9 4 (3.17%) CA
9 4 (3.17%) 3PAR
10 2 (1.59%) Sybase
10 2 (1.59%) SAP
11 1 (0.79%) Cisco
11 1 (0.79%) EnterpriseDB
11 1 (0.79%) Micro Focus
11 1 (0.79%) BT