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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linux
Rank 11 18 8
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -10
Contract jobs citing Linux 38 12 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 10.58% 5.97% 10.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.20% 30.77% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 7 29
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£263 £325 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.23% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £199 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £350 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -6.25%
Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
118 39 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.87% 19.40% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 19 48
Average daily rate £263 £250 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £160 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £363 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 11
Average hourly rate £13.00 £10.56 £13.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -20.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £11.90 £22.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -7.24%
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 22 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 22 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 +6 38 £263 -19.23% 16
Sunderland - - - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 22 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 60 (67.42%) UNIX
2 55 (61.80%) Oracle
3 41 (46.07%) Red Hat
4 38 (42.70%) SQL
4 38 (42.70%) WebLogic
4 38 (42.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 36 (40.45%) WebSphere
6 29 (32.58%) Java
7 28 (31.46%) SC Cleared
7 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
8 27 (30.34%) Windows
9 21 (23.60%) IBM
10 20 (22.47%) JBoss
11 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
11 19 (21.35%) Middleware
12 18 (20.22%) HP
12 18 (20.22%) VMware
12 18 (20.22%) Oracle Database
13 17 (19.10%) AIX
13 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
13 17 (19.10%) Firewall
14 16 (17.98%) Perl
14 16 (17.98%) SOA
14 16 (17.98%) Informatica
15 14 (15.73%) PL/SQL
15 14 (15.73%) RDBMS
15 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
15 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
15 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
16 13 (14.61%) LDAP

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 38 (42.70%) WebLogic
2 36 (40.45%) WebSphere
3 10 (11.24%) Tuxedo
3 10 (11.24%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (8.99%) SAS
5 4 (4.49%) FileNet
5 4 (4.49%) Oracle Application Server
6 3 (3.37%) Oracle Workflow
6 3 (3.37%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.25%) Documentum
8 1 (1.12%) Apache
8 1 (1.12%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.12%) MS Project
1 1 (1.12%) MS Office
1 1 (1.12%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.10%) Firewall
2 13 (14.61%) LDAP
2 13 (14.61%) DNS
3 8 (8.99%) SSH
3 8 (8.99%) OpenLDAP
4 5 (5.62%) SAN
4 5 (5.62%) LAN
4 5 (5.62%) WAN
4 5 (5.62%) DHCP
4 5 (5.62%) VPN
5 4 (4.49%) SSL
6 1 (1.12%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (21.35%) SQL Server
2 18 (20.22%) Oracle Database
3 14 (15.73%) Relational Database
3 14 (15.73%) RDBMS
4 7 (7.87%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (5.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle BI EE
6 2 (2.25%) Oracle OLAP
6 2 (2.25%) OLAP
7 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 8 (8.99%) PVCS
2 4 (4.49%) LoadRunner
2 4 (4.49%) JMeter
3 3 (3.37%) JUnit
4 2 (2.25%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.12%) Subversion
5 1 (1.12%) Maven
5 1 (1.12%) Git (software)
General
1 10 (11.24%) Finance
1 10 (11.24%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 18 (20.22%) Developer
2 15 (16.85%) UNIX Engineer
3 10 (11.24%) UNIX Support
4 8 (8.99%) SOA Developer
4 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (7.87%) Project Manager
6 6 (6.74%) Analyst
6 6 (6.74%) Linux Support
7 5 (5.62%) UNIX Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Applications Support
8 4 (4.49%) Support Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Linux Specialist
8 4 (4.49%) Build Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
9 3 (3.37%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.37%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (21.35%) Middleware
2 13 (14.61%) Oracle Fusion
3 12 (13.48%) .NET
4 9 (10.11%) Web Services
4 9 (10.11%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.49%) J2EE
6 3 (3.37%) XML
6 3 (3.37%) Software Packaging
7 2 (2.25%) Java EE
8 1 (1.12%) JSON
8 1 (1.12%) Hibernate
8 1 (1.12%) Spring
8 1 (1.12%) JAXB
8 1 (1.12%) Spring Web Flow
8 1 (1.12%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.87%) Open Source
2 5 (5.62%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.62%) Thin Client
3 4 (4.49%) Statistics
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
4 2 (2.25%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.12%) Informatics
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 60 (67.42%) UNIX
2 38 (42.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 27 (30.34%) Windows
4 17 (19.10%) AIX
5 11 (12.36%) Windows XP
6 5 (5.62%) Solaris
7 4 (4.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.10%) Configuration Management
2 16 (17.98%) SOA
3 12 (13.48%) Integration Testing
3 12 (13.48%) Test Scripting
4 7 (7.87%) Performance Testing
4 7 (7.87%) ETL
4 7 (7.87%) Change Control
5 6 (6.74%) Service Management
6 5 (5.62%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.49%) Load Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Stress Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Volume Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Scalability Testing
7 4 (4.49%) Workflow
7 4 (4.49%) Project Management
7 4 (4.49%) ITIL
7 4 (4.49%) Change Data Capture
7 4 (4.49%) Analytics
7 4 (4.49%) DevOps
8 3 (3.37%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 38 (42.70%) SQL
2 29 (32.58%) Java
3 16 (17.98%) Perl
4 14 (15.73%) PL/SQL
5 8 (8.99%) Korn
6 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
6 4 (4.49%) C#
6 4 (4.49%) Shell Script
7 3 (3.37%) C
8 2 (2.25%) Scala
9 1 (1.12%) Ruby
9 1 (1.12%) Python
9 1 (1.12%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (31.46%) SC Cleared
1 28 (31.46%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) Degree
3 1 (1.12%) MCT
3 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.12%) SLA
1 1 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 14 (15.73%) Active Directory
1 14 (15.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (8.99%) NFS
3 6 (6.74%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (5.62%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.49%) KVM
5 4 (4.49%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 6 (6.74%) OpenView
2 1 (1.12%) Tivoli
2 1 (1.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 55 (61.80%) Oracle
2 41 (46.07%) Red Hat
3 21 (23.60%) IBM
4 20 (22.47%) JBoss
5 18 (20.22%) HP
5 18 (20.22%) VMware
6 16 (17.98%) Informatica
7 11 (12.36%) TIBCO
8 9 (10.11%) Siebel
9 7 (7.87%) Axway
10 6 (6.74%) Citrix
11 5 (5.62%) Microsoft
12 4 (4.49%) Sun
12 4 (4.49%) Business Objects
13 2 (2.25%) SAP
13 2 (2.25%) Apple
14 1 (1.12%) AppSense
14 1 (1.12%) Cisco