The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North East
Rank 3 11 10
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -1
Contract jobs citing Linux 203 90 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 21.66% 10.03% 10.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.71% 51.43% 39.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 56 46
Median daily rate £340 £410 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +36.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £320 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £508 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
Median hourly rate £53.50 £27.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.79% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year
+6.49% +6.20%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North East region.

Operating Systems Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
340 175 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 36.29% 19.51% 25.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 94 98
Median daily rate £335 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £533 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 16 12
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.51 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.28% +2.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £14.75 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £47.80 £33.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North East region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the North East region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the North East region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

Linux
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the North East region over the 3 months to 22 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear +7 194 £340 -17.07% 12
Durham +4 1 - - 4
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 229 (51.93%) Unix
2 187 (42.40%) Windows
3 162 (36.73%) DevOps
4 147 (33.33%) Oracle
5 144 (32.65%) ITIL
6 142 (32.20%) AIX
7 137 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
8 134 (30.39%) Security Cleared
9 130 (29.48%) Red Hat
10 127 (28.80%) SQL
11 110 (24.94%) HP
12 109 (24.72%) Open Source
13 104 (23.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 101 (22.90%) SC Cleared
15 98 (22.22%) TCP/IP
16 87 (19.73%) Perl
16 87 (19.73%) Windows Server
17 81 (18.37%) Solaris
17 81 (18.37%) Microsoft
17 81 (18.37%) Change Management
18 80 (18.14%) Java
19 79 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
20 77 (17.46%) SaaS
21 73 (16.55%) Puppet
21 73 (16.55%) WebLogic
22 72 (16.33%) PaaS
22 72 (16.33%) IaaS
23 64 (14.51%) Problem Management
24 63 (14.29%) Configuration Management
24 63 (14.29%) Clustering

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 73 (16.55%) WebLogic
2 62 (14.06%) WebSphere
3 61 (13.83%) JBoss
4 46 (10.43%) Apache
5 39 (8.84%) Tomcat
6 34 (7.71%) Oracle Application Server
7 28 (6.35%) iPlanet
8 25 (5.67%) Confluence
9 20 (4.54%) IIS
9 20 (4.54%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.04%) SAS
11 8 (1.81%) FileNet
11 8 (1.81%) Oracle Workflow
12 6 (1.36%) Jetty
12 6 (1.36%) Mongrel
12 6 (1.36%) nginx
12 6 (1.36%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.13%) Tuxedo
13 5 (1.13%) WildFly
14 4 (0.91%) CMS
Applications
1 62 (14.06%) MS Excel
2 47 (10.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 20 (4.54%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 14 (3.17%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.59%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.13%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.68%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.45%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.46%) SaaS
2 72 (16.33%) IaaS
2 72 (16.33%) PaaS
3 38 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (5.67%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.63%) HP Helion
6 9 (2.04%) GitHub
7 6 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (1.36%) Google App Engine
7 6 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (1.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.45%) DigitalOcean
9 2 (0.45%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.45%) Linode
10 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 98 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 43 (9.75%) Firewall
3 41 (9.30%) DNS
3 41 (9.30%) LDAP
4 28 (6.35%) SAN
5 25 (5.67%) HTTP
6 23 (5.22%) DHCP
6 23 (5.22%) SSL
7 14 (3.17%) iSCSI
8 10 (2.27%) Network Security
9 9 (2.04%) Internet
9 9 (2.04%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.81%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (1.81%) SSH
10 8 (1.81%) WAN
11 7 (1.59%) FTP
11 7 (1.59%) IPsec
12 6 (1.36%) NAS
13 5 (1.13%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.91%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.84%) Oracle Database
3 25 (5.67%) DB2
4 24 (5.44%) MongoDB
5 21 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
6 20 (4.54%) MySQL
6 20 (4.54%) Oracle Reports
7 19 (4.31%) Relational Database
8 14 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (2.49%) Ingres
9 11 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (2.04%) NoSQL
10 9 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
11 8 (1.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 7 (1.59%) Oracle Database 12c
12 7 (1.59%) RDBMS
13 6 (1.36%) BODI
14 3 (0.68%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.68%) SAS Enterprise Miner
Development Applications
1 58 (13.15%) Jenkins
2 52 (11.79%) Git (software)
3 25 (5.67%) JIRA
4 18 (4.08%) GCC
4 18 (4.08%) GDB
5 15 (3.40%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (2.95%) Subversion
7 11 (2.49%) Selenium
7 11 (2.49%) Travis CI
8 10 (2.27%) Cucumber
8 10 (2.27%) GitLab
9 9 (2.04%) Oracle Forms
10 7 (1.59%) StarTeam
11 6 (1.36%) ClearCase
11 6 (1.36%) JUnit
11 6 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (1.13%) CA Gen
13 4 (0.91%) Hudson
13 4 (0.91%) Log4j
14 3 (0.68%) Maven
General
1 8 (1.81%) Banking
2 7 (1.59%) Finance
3 1 (0.23%) Games
3 1 (0.23%) German Language
3 1 (0.23%) Law
3 1 (0.23%) Marketing
3 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 59 (13.38%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (11.34%) Administrator
3 42 (9.52%) Developer
4 39 (8.84%) Architect
5 33 (7.48%) Linux Engineer
6 29 (6.58%) DBA
6 29 (6.58%) Operations Engineer
7 28 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 25 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 23 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (4.76%) Analyst
10 21 (4.76%) Oracle DBA
11 20 (4.54%) Automation Engineer
12 17 (3.85%) Support Analyst
12 17 (3.85%) Unix Engineer
13 16 (3.63%) Cloud Engineer
13 16 (3.63%) Senior Operations Engineer
14 15 (3.40%) Applications Architect
14 15 (3.40%) Linux Administrator
14 15 (3.40%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.94%) J2EE
2 30 (6.80%) Software Packaging
3 27 (6.12%) Middleware
4 26 (5.90%) REST
5 23 (5.22%) HTML
6 20 (4.54%) WebSphere MQ
7 19 (4.31%) JSON
8 18 (4.08%) .NET
8 18 (4.08%) Spring
9 17 (3.85%) CSS
10 14 (3.17%) Ajax
10 14 (3.17%) SOAP
10 14 (3.17%) Web Services
11 11 (2.49%) Ruby on Rails
12 10 (2.27%) CSS3
12 10 (2.27%) Django
12 10 (2.27%) HTML5
12 10 (2.27%) LAMP
12 10 (2.27%) Play Framework
12 10 (2.27%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.91%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (14.29%) Clustering
3 27 (6.12%) Mainframe
4 20 (4.54%) Tandem
5 18 (4.08%) Management Information System
6 15 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.72%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.27%) IBM Mainframe
9 8 (1.81%) DataPower
9 8 (1.81%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
11 5 (1.13%) User Experience
12 4 (0.91%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.68%) iPad
13 3 (0.68%) PKI
13 3 (0.68%) Replication
14 2 (0.45%) EFT
14 2 (0.45%) Smartphone
15 1 (0.23%) AS400
15 1 (0.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 229 (51.93%) Unix
2 187 (42.40%) Windows
3 142 (32.20%) AIX
4 104 (23.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 87 (19.73%) Windows Server
6 81 (18.37%) Solaris
7 50 (11.34%) HPUX
8 43 (9.75%) Windows XP
9 36 (8.16%) Windows 2000
10 23 (5.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (4.31%) zOS
12 16 (3.63%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.49%) MVS
14 11 (2.49%) SUSE
15 10 (2.27%) CentOS
16 7 (1.59%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.13%) Windows 7
18 3 (0.68%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (36.73%) DevOps
2 144 (32.65%) ITIL
3 137 (31.07%) Agile Software Development
4 109 (24.72%) Open Source
5 81 (18.37%) Change Management
6 64 (14.51%) Problem Management
7 63 (14.29%) Configuration Management
8 61 (13.83%) PRINCE2
9 59 (13.38%) Data Management
10 54 (12.24%) High Availability
11 43 (9.75%) Service Management
12 42 (9.52%) ITSM
13 40 (9.07%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 39 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
14 39 (8.84%) OO
15 35 (7.94%) Change Control
16 33 (7.48%) Migration
17 30 (6.80%) Load Balancing
18 28 (6.35%) Release Management
19 26 (5.90%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 127 (28.80%) SQL
2 87 (19.73%) Perl
3 80 (18.14%) Java
4 54 (12.24%) Shell Script
5 43 (9.75%) VB
6 34 (7.71%) Python
7 30 (6.80%) Ruby
8 29 (6.58%) PowerShell
9 26 (5.90%) JavaScript
10 24 (5.44%) C
11 21 (4.76%) C#
12 19 (4.31%) C++
12 19 (4.31%) Scala
13 16 (3.63%) Korn
14 15 (3.40%) PL/SQL
15 12 (2.72%) Bash Shell
16 11 (2.49%) PHP
17 8 (1.81%) C-shell
17 8 (1.81%) Jython
18 3 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 134 (30.39%) Security Cleared
2 101 (22.90%) SC Cleared
3 32 (7.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (4.08%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.63%) MCSA
6 15 (3.40%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.17%) MCSE
8 13 (2.95%) Degree
8 13 (2.95%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.27%) RHCE
10 2 (0.45%) CCNA
10 2 (0.45%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.45%) IBM Certification
11 1 (0.23%) CCA
11 1 (0.23%) CCNP
11 1 (0.23%) CISSP
11 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.23%) ISEB
11 1 (0.23%) MCDBA
11 1 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (8.84%) SLA
2 15 (3.40%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (2.49%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 49 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (9.30%) Active Directory
3 26 (5.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 18 (4.08%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (3.85%) Docker
5 17 (3.85%) vSphere
6 12 (2.72%) NFS
7 11 (2.49%) KVM
8 9 (2.04%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.81%) LXC
9 8 (1.81%) Samba
9 8 (1.81%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (1.81%) Xen
10 5 (1.13%) Hyper-V
11 4 (0.91%) Oracle Clusterware
12 3 (0.68%) Firmware
13 2 (0.45%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.23%) vCloud
14 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 73 (16.55%) Puppet
2 54 (12.24%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (7.71%) Ansible
3 34 (7.71%) HP SiteScope
4 32 (7.26%) Tivoli
5 12 (2.72%) MOM
6 11 (2.49%) Data Guard
7 9 (2.04%) EMC NetWorker
8 8 (1.81%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (1.81%) ZABBIX
9 7 (1.59%) Control-M
10 5 (1.13%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.13%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 5 (1.13%) Nagios
10 5 (1.13%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.13%) Terraform
11 3 (0.68%) OpenNMS
11 3 (0.68%) Zenoss
12 2 (0.45%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.45%) SCOM
Vendors
1 147 (33.33%) Oracle
2 130 (29.48%) Red Hat
3 110 (24.94%) HP
4 81 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 54 (12.24%) VMware
6 52 (11.79%) IBM
7 43 (9.75%) Cisco
8 42 (9.52%) Sun
9 34 (7.71%) F5
10 31 (7.03%) CA
11 27 (6.12%) Veritas
12 20 (4.54%) Axway
12 20 (4.54%) Informatica
12 20 (4.54%) Siebel
13 13 (2.95%) BMC
13 13 (2.95%) TIBCO
14 11 (2.49%) Atlassian
14 11 (2.49%) Citrix
14 11 (2.49%) Google
15 10 (2.27%) EMC
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