The first table below looks at the demand for UNIX 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 UNIX over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
UNIX
Rank 8 14 18
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +4
Contract jobs citing UNIX 80 18 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 14.90% 8.65% 6.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.71% 32.73% 27.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 10
Average daily rate £263 £260 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.96% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £280 £295
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.45 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -6.32%
Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
175 55 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 32.59% 26.44% 23.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 24 29
Average daily rate £246 £263 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.28% +0.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £199 £220 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Average hourly rate £14.00 £18.25 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.28% -1.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.00 £12.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
UNIX
North East

UNIX
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Tyne and Wear region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

UNIX Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

UNIX
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UNIX across the Tyne and Wear region.

UNIX Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

UNIX
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UNIX across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

UNIX Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

UNIX
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UNIX across the Tyne and Wear region.

UNIX Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

UNIX
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 UNIX within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 79 £263 +0.96% 10
Prudhoe - - - - 1
Gateshead - - - -
UNIX
North East

UNIX
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing UNIX 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 UNIX.

1 53 (49.53%) Oracle
2 50 (46.73%) Security Cleared
3 42 (39.25%) Linux
4 36 (33.64%) SQL
5 34 (31.78%) SC Cleared
6 33 (30.84%) Java
7 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
8 24 (22.43%) ITIL
8 24 (22.43%) SOA
8 24 (22.43%) VMware
9 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (20.56%) RDBMS
9 22 (20.56%) Solaris
9 22 (20.56%) Oracle Database
9 22 (20.56%) Relational Database
10 20 (18.69%) Windows
11 19 (17.76%) AIX
12 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
12 18 (16.82%) Oracle RAC
13 17 (15.89%) HP
13 17 (15.89%) SAN
14 16 (14.95%) Oracle Database 10g
14 16 (14.95%) Middleware
14 16 (14.95%) Service Management
14 16 (14.95%) PL/SQL
14 16 (14.95%) C++
14 16 (14.95%) Test Scripting
15 15 (14.02%) DV Cleared
15 15 (14.02%) Data Guard
15 15 (14.02%) .NET

UNIX
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing UNIX 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 UNIX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (16.82%) WebSphere
2 10 (9.35%) WebLogic
2 10 (9.35%) Tuxedo
3 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.61%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (4.67%) Oracle Workflow
5 5 (4.67%) MS Exchange
5 5 (4.67%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (3.74%) Oracle 10gAS
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle UPK
7 1 (0.93%) FileNet
7 1 (0.93%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.93%) Documentum
Applications
1 3 (2.80%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (9.35%) Oracle EBS
2 9 (8.41%) Oracle Applications
3 8 (7.48%) Oracle EBS R12
4 4 (3.74%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (2.80%) Oracle Payables
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle General Ledger
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Receivables
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle Internet Expenses
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle iProcurement
7 1 (0.93%) Maximo
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.93%) Oracle Payroll
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.89%) SAN
2 10 (9.35%) LAN
3 9 (8.41%) VPN
4 6 (5.61%) WAN
4 6 (5.61%) Firewall
5 5 (4.67%) VLAN
5 5 (4.67%) TCP/IP
6 4 (3.74%) IPsec
7 3 (2.80%) NAS
7 3 (2.80%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.80%) LDAP
7 3 (2.80%) DNS
8 2 (1.87%) SSH
8 2 (1.87%) OpenLDAP
9 1 (0.93%) Intranet
9 1 (0.93%) Internet
9 1 (0.93%) DHCP
9 1 (0.93%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (26.17%) SQL Server
2 22 (20.56%) RDBMS
2 22 (20.56%) Oracle Database
2 22 (20.56%) Relational Database
3 16 (14.95%) Oracle Database 10g
4 14 (13.08%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (5.61%) Oracle9i Database
6 4 (3.74%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (2.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.87%) OLAP
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle Discoverer
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle OLAP
8 2 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.54%) JUnit
2 4 (3.74%) Oracle Forms
2 4 (3.74%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.87%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.87%) Subversion
3 2 (1.87%) Rational Application Developer
4 1 (0.93%) Rational Functional Tester
General
1 13 (12.15%) Finance
1 13 (12.15%) Manufacturing
2 3 (2.80%) Legal
3 2 (1.87%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.87%) Military
3 2 (1.87%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 29 (27.10%) Developer
2 19 (17.76%) DBA
2 19 (17.76%) Oracle DBA
3 15 (14.02%) Analyst
4 14 (13.08%) Java Developer
5 11 (10.28%) Support Engineer
6 9 (8.41%) Test Analyst
7 8 (7.48%) Applications Support
7 8 (7.48%) UNIX Engineer
7 8 (7.48%) SOA Developer
8 6 (5.61%) J2EE Developer
8 6 (5.61%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 5 (4.67%) Java Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Support Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Applications Support Analyst
10 4 (3.74%) Oracle Applications DBA
10 4 (3.74%) J2EE Architect
10 4 (3.74%) Designer
10 4 (3.74%) C++/Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (14.95%) Middleware
2 15 (14.02%) .NET
3 14 (13.08%) XML
4 11 (10.28%) Oracle Fusion
5 10 (9.35%) J2EE
5 10 (9.35%) JSON
6 5 (4.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (2.80%) Software Packaging
7 3 (2.80%) Web Services
8 2 (1.87%) DOM
8 2 (1.87%) ASP.NET
8 2 (1.87%) EJB
8 2 (1.87%) JSP
8 2 (1.87%) Servlets
8 2 (1.87%) SOAP
8 2 (1.87%) Struts
8 2 (1.87%) DHTML
8 2 (1.87%) HTML
8 2 (1.87%) Hibernate
8 2 (1.87%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.54%) Mainframe
2 4 (3.74%) CLARiiON
2 4 (3.74%) PKI
2 4 (3.74%) Open Source
2 4 (3.74%) Symmetrix DMX
3 3 (2.80%) Celerra
3 3 (2.80%) Clustering
3 3 (2.80%) HACMP
4 2 (1.87%) SWIFT
4 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.93%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (39.25%) Linux
2 22 (20.56%) Solaris
3 20 (18.69%) Windows
4 19 (17.76%) AIX
5 12 (11.21%) HPUX
5 12 (11.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.67%) VME
8 2 (1.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.43%) ITIL
1 24 (22.43%) SOA
2 16 (14.95%) Service Management
2 16 (14.95%) Test Scripting
3 13 (12.15%) Change Control
4 12 (11.21%) Root Cause Analysis
4 12 (11.21%) Integration Testing
5 11 (10.28%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (9.35%) Configuration Management
7 9 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.61%) Regression Testing
8 6 (5.61%) Workflow
8 6 (5.61%) Test Management
9 5 (4.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 5 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (3.74%) OO
10 4 (3.74%) Migration
10 4 (3.74%) Data Management
10 4 (3.74%) Software Engineering
11 3 (2.80%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (33.64%) SQL
2 33 (30.84%) Java
3 16 (14.95%) PL/SQL
3 16 (14.95%) C++
4 12 (11.21%) Shell Script
5 10 (9.35%) C
6 7 (6.54%) Perl
7 5 (4.67%) COBOL
8 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
8 2 (1.87%) Korn
9 1 (0.93%) Scala
9 1 (0.93%) R
9 1 (0.93%) C#
Qualifications
1 50 (46.73%) Security Cleared
2 34 (31.78%) SC Cleared
3 15 (14.02%) DV Cleared
4 9 (8.41%) Degree
5 3 (2.80%) IBM AIX Certification
6 2 (1.87%) MCSE
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.87%) SLA
1 2 (1.87%) QA
System Software
1 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (16.82%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (14.02%) Active Directory
4 8 (7.48%) Oracle RMAN
5 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.87%) NFS
7 1 (0.93%) KVM
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) Data Guard
2 7 (6.54%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 4 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.87%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 53 (49.53%) Oracle
2 24 (22.43%) VMware
3 17 (15.89%) HP
4 15 (14.02%) Red Hat
5 13 (12.15%) IBM
6 11 (10.28%) TIBCO
7 10 (9.35%) Microsoft
7 10 (9.35%) JBoss
8 9 (8.41%) Cisco
8 9 (8.41%) Veritas
9 5 (4.67%) Splunk
10 4 (3.74%) Siebel
10 4 (3.74%) Informatica
10 4 (3.74%) EMC
11 3 (2.80%) Axway
11 3 (2.80%) Sun
12 2 (1.87%) SAP
12 2 (1.87%) Apple
12 2 (1.87%) webMethods
12 2 (1.87%) Northgate