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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Linux
Rank 14 9 21
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 59 45 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 8.99% 11.25% 5.71%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.55% 34.88% 33.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 32 7
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£338 £263 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -19.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £188 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £482 £423 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £356 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -
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
187 129 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 28.51% 32.25% 17.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 88 15
Average daily rate £283 £263 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.80% -4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £390 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 8 10
Average hourly rate £13.50 £10.50 £10.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -1.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £25.00 £12.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.20 £15.00 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.83%

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 1 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
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 1 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
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 -5 57 £338 +28.57% 15
Gateshead - 1 - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 1 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 63 (65.63%) Java
2 36 (37.50%) Oracle
3 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
4 31 (32.29%) WebLogic
4 31 (32.29%) Informatica
5 30 (31.25%) SQL
5 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 28 (29.17%) UNIX
6 28 (29.17%) Red Hat
7 27 (28.13%) J2EE
7 27 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
9 23 (23.96%) Open Source
10 22 (22.92%) HTML
10 22 (22.92%) Web Services
10 22 (22.92%) Configuration Management
11 21 (21.88%) ITIL
11 21 (21.88%) LDAP
11 21 (21.88%) Relational Database
12 20 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
12 20 (20.83%) Jenkins
12 20 (20.83%) Puppet
13 19 (19.79%) Problem Management
13 19 (19.79%) Shell Script
13 19 (19.79%) Python
13 19 (19.79%) SOAP
13 19 (19.79%) Ant
14 18 (18.75%) HP
14 18 (18.75%) Service Management
14 18 (18.75%) Bash Shell

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 31 (32.29%) WebLogic
2 15 (15.63%) JBoss
3 13 (13.54%) WebSphere
4 12 (12.50%) Confluence
5 10 (10.42%) AquaLogic
6 8 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (8.33%) Node.js
7 7 (7.29%) Apache
8 5 (5.21%) Tomcat
8 5 (5.21%) IIS
8 5 (5.21%) FileNet
8 5 (5.21%) Jetty
8 5 (5.21%) nginx
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
10 2 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (1.04%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 3 (3.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.38%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.21%) Google App Engine
4 5 (5.21%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.04%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.88%) LDAP
2 15 (15.63%) HTTP
3 11 (11.46%) TCP/IP
3 11 (11.46%) SSL
4 6 (6.25%) DNS
5 5 (5.21%) Intrusion Detection
5 5 (5.21%) IPsec
5 5 (5.21%) DHCP
5 5 (5.21%) FTP
6 4 (4.17%) Network Security
7 3 (3.13%) SAN
8 1 (1.04%) Firewall
8 1 (1.04%) SSH
8 1 (1.04%) VPN
8 1 (1.04%) OpenLDAP
8 1 (1.04%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.04%) Converged Networks
8 1 (1.04%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.88%) Relational Database
2 16 (16.67%) Oracle Database
3 15 (15.63%) MongoDB
4 12 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 12 (12.50%) Oracle Reports
5 5 (5.21%) MySQL
6 3 (3.13%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.08%) Sybase ASE
7 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.04%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 20 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 19 (19.79%) Ant
3 12 (12.50%) JIRA
3 12 (12.50%) Selenium
4 10 (10.42%) Subversion
5 8 (8.33%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.08%) GoogleTest
6 2 (2.08%) CppUnit
6 2 (2.08%) NeoLoad
6 2 (2.08%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.08%) NUnit
6 2 (2.08%) Visual Studio
6 2 (2.08%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.08%) Rational Rose
7 1 (1.04%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.04%) HP UFT
7 1 (1.04%) Rational Performance Tester
7 1 (1.04%) Facilita Forecast
General
1 14 (14.58%) Finance
2 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
2 3 (3.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 20 (20.83%) Developer
2 13 (13.54%) Architect
3 10 (10.42%) Technical Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Administrator
5 8 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
5 8 (8.33%) Digital Architect
5 8 (8.33%) Digital Technical Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Consultant
6 6 (6.25%) Senior Technical Architect
7 5 (5.21%) Informatica Developer
7 5 (5.21%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.21%) Analyst
7 5 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Informatica Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Linux Support
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Digital Technical Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Senior Digital Architect
8 4 (4.17%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (28.13%) J2EE
2 22 (22.92%) HTML
2 22 (22.92%) Web Services
3 19 (19.79%) SOAP
4 14 (14.58%) Middleware
5 13 (13.54%) JSON
5 13 (13.54%) Django
5 13 (13.54%) RESTful
5 13 (13.54%) HTML5
6 12 (12.50%) Spring
7 10 (10.42%) JNDI
7 10 (10.42%) JMS
7 10 (10.42%) CSS
7 10 (10.42%) JDBC
8 8 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (8.33%) Software Packaging
8 8 (8.33%) Mustache
8 8 (8.33%) Sass
9 6 (6.25%) .NET
10 5 (5.21%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Clustering
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.29%) Private Cloud
2 7 (7.29%) User Experience
2 7 (7.29%) DataPower
3 4 (4.17%) Data Integration
4 3 (3.13%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.13%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.08%) Derivative
5 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.04%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.04%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 28 (29.17%) UNIX
2 27 (28.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (10.42%) AIX
4 9 (9.38%) Windows
5 7 (7.29%) Mac OS X
6 6 (6.25%) VME
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.08%) CentOS
9 1 (1.04%) HPUX
9 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (23.96%) Open Source
3 22 (22.92%) Configuration Management
4 21 (21.88%) ITIL
5 19 (19.79%) Problem Management
6 18 (18.75%) Service Management
7 16 (16.67%) SOA
8 13 (13.54%) Web Development
8 13 (13.54%) DevOps
9 12 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (11.46%) TDD
10 11 (11.46%) Scrum
11 10 (10.42%) High Availability
11 10 (10.42%) Kanban
12 9 (9.38%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (9.38%) Change Control
12 9 (9.38%) Mentoring
13 8 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 8 (8.33%) Web Design
14 6 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 63 (65.63%) Java
2 30 (31.25%) SQL
3 19 (19.79%) Python
3 19 (19.79%) Shell Script
4 18 (18.75%) Bash Shell
5 17 (17.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 15 (15.63%) Ruby
7 14 (14.58%) PL/SQL
8 13 (13.54%) Scala
9 12 (12.50%) JavaScript
10 11 (11.46%) Perl
11 4 (4.17%) C
11 4 (4.17%) C++
12 3 (3.13%) COBOL
12 3 (3.13%) PHP
13 2 (2.08%) VBA
14 1 (1.04%) Go
14 1 (1.04%) Korn
14 1 (1.04%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (31.25%) Security Cleared
2 25 (26.04%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.08%) OCP
3 2 (2.08%) OCA
3 2 (2.08%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (2.08%) Degree
3 2 (2.08%) OCAJ
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) MCSA
4 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) QA
System Software
1 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.21%) Xen
3 3 (3.13%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.13%) vCloud
4 2 (2.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.04%) NFS
5 1 (1.04%) QEMU
5 1 (1.04%) KVM
5 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (20.83%) Puppet
1 20 (20.83%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (7.29%) OpenView
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.04%) MOM
3 1 (1.04%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Ansible
3 1 (1.04%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 36 (37.50%) Oracle
2 31 (32.29%) Informatica
3 28 (29.17%) Red Hat
4 18 (18.75%) HP
5 10 (10.42%) IBM
6 8 (8.33%) Siebel
6 8 (8.33%) VMware
6 8 (8.33%) Axway
7 6 (6.25%) Google
8 5 (5.21%) Microsoft
8 5 (5.21%) Sun
8 5 (5.21%) Business Objects
9 2 (2.08%) SAP
9 2 (2.08%) Sybase
9 2 (2.08%) EnterpriseDB
10 1 (1.04%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.04%) BT
10 1 (1.04%) Cisco
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