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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 15 26 17
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 54 1 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.42% 0.55% 6.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.73% 2.56% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 1 20
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£325 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.41% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £240 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £240 £270
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 £34.75 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-7.33% -
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
165 39 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 31.85% 21.43% 22.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 25 36
Average daily rate £310 £240 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £150 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £363 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 1 19
Average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% +12.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £15.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £15.50 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - 54 £325 - 22
North Shields - - - -
South Shields - - - -
Sunderland - - - -
Gateshead - - - - 1
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (56.48%) UNIX
2 58 (53.70%) Oracle
3 52 (48.15%) Red Hat
4 51 (47.22%) WebLogic
5 49 (45.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (44.44%) SQL
7 45 (41.67%) Java
8 35 (32.41%) Windows
9 31 (28.70%) Oracle Database
10 28 (25.93%) HP
11 25 (23.15%) SC Cleared
11 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
12 24 (22.22%) Configuration Management
13 23 (21.30%) PL/SQL
14 21 (19.44%) Middleware
15 20 (18.52%) Informatica
16 19 (17.59%) OpenView
16 19 (17.59%) WebSphere
17 17 (15.74%) Firewall
17 17 (15.74%) VMware
17 17 (15.74%) LDAP
17 17 (15.74%) JBoss
18 16 (14.81%) Active Directory
19 15 (13.89%) DNS
19 15 (13.89%) SOA
19 15 (13.89%) Perl
19 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
19 15 (13.89%) Subversion
19 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
19 15 (13.89%) Git (software)

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 51 (47.22%) WebLogic
2 19 (17.59%) WebSphere
3 12 (11.11%) AquaLogic
4 11 (10.19%) SAS
5 4 (3.70%) Oracle Application Server
5 4 (3.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.78%) Documentum
6 3 (2.78%) FileNet
6 3 (2.78%) Oracle Workflow
7 2 (1.85%) Apache
7 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MS Project
1 1 (0.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle Financials
1 3 (2.78%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) LDAP
1 17 (15.74%) Firewall
2 15 (13.89%) DNS
3 10 (9.26%) HTTP
3 10 (9.26%) OpenLDAP
4 9 (8.33%) SAN
5 8 (7.41%) SSH
6 5 (4.63%) VPN
6 5 (4.63%) LAN
6 5 (4.63%) WAN
6 5 (4.63%) DHCP
7 3 (2.78%) SSL
8 1 (0.93%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (28.70%) Oracle Database
2 13 (12.04%) Relational Database
3 7 (6.48%) SQL Server
4 6 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.56%) BusinessObjects XI
5 5 (4.63%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.85%) MySQL
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (1.85%) OLAP
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.85%) Oracle OLAP
Development Applications
1 15 (13.89%) Subversion
1 15 (13.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (10.19%) PVCS
3 4 (3.70%) LoadRunner
3 4 (3.70%) JMeter
3 4 (3.70%) Ant
3 4 (3.70%) JUnit
3 4 (3.70%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.93%) Maven
General
1 12 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (16.67%) Developer
2 14 (12.96%) UNIX Engineer
3 11 (10.19%) Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) UNIX Support
5 9 (8.33%) Applications Support
6 8 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 8 (7.41%) Infrastructure Manager
7 7 (6.48%) Support Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Project Manager
7 7 (6.48%) Consultant
8 6 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Senior Developer
8 6 (5.56%) Linux Support
9 5 (4.63%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (4.63%) UNIX Support Engineer
9 5 (4.63%) Support Specialist
9 5 (4.63%) Administrator
10 4 (3.70%) Team Leader
10 4 (3.70%) Support Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.44%) Middleware
2 13 (12.04%) HTML
2 13 (12.04%) CSS
2 13 (12.04%) Web Services
3 12 (11.11%) Java EE
4 11 (10.19%) RESTful
5 9 (8.33%) J2EE
6 8 (7.41%) JSON
6 8 (7.41%) Ajax
6 8 (7.41%) HTML5
6 8 (7.41%) REST
6 8 (7.41%) CSS3
7 4 (3.70%) JNDI
7 4 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (3.70%) JMS
7 4 (3.70%) JDBC
7 4 (3.70%) SOAP
8 3 (2.78%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.85%) Sensu
9 2 (1.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (13.89%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (12.04%) Visualisation
3 7 (6.48%) Open Source
4 5 (4.63%) Fat Client
4 5 (4.63%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.63%) Clustering
5 4 (3.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.93%) Informatics
6 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (56.48%) UNIX
2 49 (45.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (32.41%) Windows
4 14 (12.96%) Windows XP
5 13 (12.04%) Mac OS X
6 10 (9.26%) AIX
7 7 (6.48%) HPUX
8 5 (4.63%) Solaris
9 2 (1.85%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.22%) Configuration Management
2 15 (13.89%) SOA
2 15 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.19%) Web Development
4 10 (9.26%) ITIL
4 10 (9.26%) Web Design
4 10 (9.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (8.33%) Service Management
5 9 (8.33%) Automated Testing
6 8 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 8 (7.41%) Scrum
6 8 (7.41%) Line Management
7 7 (6.48%) Mentoring
7 7 (6.48%) ETL
7 7 (6.48%) Performance Testing
8 6 (5.56%) Problem Management
8 6 (5.56%) Workflow
8 6 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (4.63%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.63%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.44%) SQL
2 45 (41.67%) Java
3 23 (21.30%) PL/SQL
4 15 (13.89%) Perl
4 15 (13.89%) Scala
5 14 (12.96%) Ruby
5 14 (12.96%) Python
5 14 (12.96%) C#
6 11 (10.19%) JavaScript
7 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
7 8 (7.41%) Korn
8 5 (4.63%) C
9 4 (3.70%) PowerShell
9 4 (3.70%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 25 (23.15%) SC Cleared
1 25 (23.15%) Security Cleared
2 1 (0.93%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) NFS
3 8 (7.41%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (4.63%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.70%) KVM
5 4 (3.70%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 19 (17.59%) OpenView
2 2 (1.85%) Nagios
2 2 (1.85%) OVSD
2 2 (1.85%) Ganglia
2 2 (1.85%) Puppet
2 2 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.85%) collectd
Vendors
1 58 (53.70%) Oracle
2 52 (48.15%) Red Hat
3 28 (25.93%) HP
4 20 (18.52%) Informatica
5 17 (15.74%) VMware
5 17 (15.74%) JBoss
6 13 (12.04%) IBM
7 10 (9.26%) Business Objects
8 5 (4.63%) Siebel
8 5 (4.63%) Citrix
9 4 (3.70%) Axway
10 3 (2.78%) Splunk
10 3 (2.78%) Sun
11 2 (1.85%) SAP
11 2 (1.85%) Apple
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