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 7 December 2016 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 6 15 8
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing Linux 258 91 120
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.40% 9.42% 13.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 49.71% 42.72% 39.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 58 78
Median daily rate £350 £410 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.63% +17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £307 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £535 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.04%
Linux
England

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
519 213 301
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 39.02% 22.05% 34.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 356 115 169
Median daily rate £340 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 29 25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.77 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.61% -37.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.11 £11.36 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £27.80 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016.

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 7 December 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +5 242 £350 -14.63% 11
Durham +6 4 - - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 7 December 2016, 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.

1 265 (51.26%) Unix
2 217 (41.97%) Windows
3 187 (36.17%) Oracle
4 181 (35.01%) Security Cleared
5 177 (34.24%) ITIL
6 171 (33.08%) Red Hat
7 168 (32.50%) AIX
8 155 (29.98%) HP
9 152 (29.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 133 (25.73%) SC Cleared
11 131 (25.34%) SQL
12 125 (24.18%) Solaris
13 120 (23.21%) TCP/IP
13 120 (23.21%) DevOps
14 117 (22.63%) Windows Server
15 116 (22.44%) Perl
16 106 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
17 95 (18.38%) WebLogic
18 91 (17.60%) Java
19 85 (16.44%) Microsoft
20 84 (16.25%) Clustering
21 79 (15.28%) Open Source
22 77 (14.89%) VMware
23 76 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
24 71 (13.73%) HPUX
25 70 (13.54%) Shell Script
25 70 (13.54%) Puppet
26 69 (13.35%) High Availability
27 66 (12.77%) Change Management
28 65 (12.57%) SAN

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 95 (18.38%) WebLogic
2 62 (11.99%) JBoss
3 60 (11.61%) Apache
4 59 (11.41%) WebSphere
5 41 (7.93%) Tomcat
6 35 (6.77%) IIS
7 30 (5.80%) Oracle Application Server
8 28 (5.42%) iPlanet
9 21 (4.06%) Confluence
10 19 (3.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 13 (2.51%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.74%) FileNet
12 9 (1.74%) SAS
13 8 (1.55%) Oracle Workflow
14 7 (1.35%) nginx
15 6 (1.16%) Jetty
15 6 (1.16%) Mongrel
16 5 (0.97%) CMS
16 5 (0.97%) Drupal
16 5 (0.97%) WildFly
Applications
1 52 (10.06%) MS Excel
2 29 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 19 (3.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (1.93%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.35%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (0.97%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.58%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.39%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.19%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 55 (10.64%) SaaS
2 50 (9.67%) IaaS
2 50 (9.67%) PaaS
3 18 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (2.90%) HP Helion
5 12 (2.32%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.16%) GitHub
6 6 (1.16%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (0.97%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.39%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.39%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.39%) Linode
9 1 (0.19%) Office 365
9 1 (0.19%) Slack
9 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 120 (23.21%) TCP/IP
2 65 (12.57%) SAN
3 51 (9.86%) DNS
4 48 (9.28%) LDAP
5 44 (8.51%) Firewall
6 34 (6.58%) HTTP
7 24 (4.64%) DHCP
7 24 (4.64%) SSL
8 22 (4.26%) iSCSI
9 19 (3.68%) HTTPS
10 17 (3.29%) WAN
11 12 (2.32%) Internet
12 11 (2.13%) Network Security
13 9 (1.74%) Intrusion Detection
13 9 (1.74%) SSH
14 8 (1.55%) FTP
14 8 (1.55%) OpenLDAP
15 7 (1.35%) IPsec
15 7 (1.35%) NAS
16 4 (0.77%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.06%) SQL Server
2 31 (6.00%) MySQL
3 28 (5.42%) Oracle Database
4 26 (5.03%) DB2
5 19 (3.68%) BusinessObjects
6 13 (2.51%) Relational Database
7 12 (2.32%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (2.13%) Oracle Database 11g
9 9 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (1.55%) MongoDB
11 7 (1.35%) NoSQL
11 7 (1.35%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.16%) BODI
13 4 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
14 3 (0.58%) OLAP
14 3 (0.58%) Oracle OLAP
14 3 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Guide
14 3 (0.58%) SAS Enterprise Miner
15 2 (0.39%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 39 (7.54%) Jenkins
2 29 (5.61%) Git (software)
3 24 (4.64%) GCC
3 24 (4.64%) GDB
4 21 (4.06%) JIRA
5 14 (2.71%) StarTeam
6 13 (2.51%) ClearCase
7 12 (2.32%) Subversion
7 12 (2.32%) Travis CI
8 10 (1.93%) Oracle Forms
9 9 (1.74%) Selenium
10 7 (1.35%) JMeter
10 7 (1.35%) LoadRunner
11 6 (1.16%) Oracle APEX
12 5 (0.97%) CA Gen
13 4 (0.77%) GitLab
13 4 (0.77%) Hudson
13 4 (0.77%) LoadUI
13 4 (0.77%) Maven
13 4 (0.77%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (3.68%) Banking
2 9 (1.74%) Finance
3 3 (0.58%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.19%) Games
4 1 (0.19%) German Language
4 1 (0.19%) Law
4 1 (0.19%) Marketing
4 1 (0.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (10.83%) Linux Engineer
2 53 (10.25%) Developer
3 45 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 44 (8.51%) Administrator
5 40 (7.74%) Support Engineer
6 37 (7.16%) Architect
7 31 (6.00%) Unix Engineer
8 30 (5.80%) Operations Engineer
9 29 (5.61%) Analyst
10 28 (5.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 25 (4.84%) Linux Administrator
12 22 (4.26%) Linux Support
13 19 (3.68%) Systems Administrator
14 18 (3.48%) Consultant
15 17 (3.29%) Automation Engineer
15 17 (3.29%) Support Analyst
16 15 (2.90%) Applications Architect
17 14 (2.71%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 14 (2.71%) Operations Analyst
17 14 (2.71%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (6.77%) J2EE
2 28 (5.42%) Middleware
3 24 (4.64%) Software Packaging
4 20 (3.87%) LAMP
4 20 (3.87%) REST
4 20 (3.87%) Spring
5 19 (3.68%) Web Services
5 19 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
6 17 (3.29%) JSON
7 15 (2.90%) HTML
7 15 (2.90%) XML
8 12 (2.32%) SOAP
9 11 (2.13%) .NET
9 11 (2.13%) CSS
9 11 (2.13%) OAuth
9 11 (2.13%) OAuth2
9 11 (2.13%) OpenID
10 10 (1.93%) CSS3
10 10 (1.93%) HTML5
11 9 (1.74%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 84 (16.25%) Clustering
2 76 (14.70%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.61%) Mainframe
4 23 (4.45%) Tandem
5 16 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 15 (2.90%) Public Cloud
7 13 (2.51%) Computer Science
7 13 (2.51%) Data Centre
8 12 (2.32%) IBM Mainframe
9 10 (1.93%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.74%) User Experience
11 8 (1.55%) DataPower
11 8 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (0.97%) Performance Metrics
13 4 (0.77%) AS400
13 4 (0.77%) Replication
14 3 (0.58%) CESG
14 3 (0.58%) PKI
15 2 (0.39%) iPad
15 2 (0.39%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 265 (51.26%) Unix
2 217 (41.97%) Windows
3 168 (32.50%) AIX
4 152 (29.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 125 (24.18%) Solaris
6 117 (22.63%) Windows Server
7 71 (13.73%) HPUX
8 42 (8.12%) Windows XP
9 34 (6.58%) Windows 2000
10 23 (4.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 18 (3.48%) CentOS
11 18 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
12 17 (3.29%) zOS
13 15 (2.90%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.13%) SUSE
15 8 (1.55%) Mac OS X
16 6 (1.16%) MVS
17 5 (0.97%) Windows 7
18 4 (0.77%) Android
18 4 (0.77%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 177 (34.24%) ITIL
2 120 (23.21%) DevOps
3 106 (20.50%) Agile Software Development
4 79 (15.28%) Open Source
5 69 (13.35%) High Availability
6 66 (12.77%) Change Management
7 64 (12.38%) Configuration Management
8 53 (10.25%) Problem Management
9 43 (8.32%) PRINCE2
9 43 (8.32%) Service Delivery
10 42 (8.12%) ITSM
11 41 (7.93%) OO
12 40 (7.74%) Service Management
13 38 (7.35%) Data Management
14 37 (7.16%) Release Management
15 36 (6.96%) Change Control
16 34 (6.58%) Migration
17 32 (6.19%) Operational Acceptance Testing
18 31 (6.00%) Load Balancing
19 28 (5.42%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 131 (25.34%) SQL
2 116 (22.44%) Perl
3 91 (17.60%) Java
4 70 (13.54%) Shell Script
5 54 (10.44%) VB
6 43 (8.32%) Python
7 31 (6.00%) Ruby
8 28 (5.42%) Bash Shell
8 28 (5.42%) C
9 27 (5.22%) Korn
10 26 (5.03%) C++
11 23 (4.45%) PowerShell
12 19 (3.68%) JavaScript
12 19 (3.68%) PHP
13 18 (3.48%) C-shell
14 17 (3.29%) C#
15 15 (2.90%) PL/SQL
15 15 (2.90%) Scala
16 8 (1.55%) Jython
17 4 (0.77%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 181 (35.01%) Security Cleared
2 133 (25.73%) SC Cleared
3 56 (10.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 29 (5.61%) RHCE
5 21 (4.06%) Degree
5 21 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
6 19 (3.68%) DV Cleared
7 17 (3.29%) MCSE
8 16 (3.09%) MCSA
9 14 (2.71%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (2.51%) AAT
11 5 (0.97%) CCNA
11 5 (0.97%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.77%) CCNP
12 4 (0.77%) MCDBA
12 4 (0.77%) MCP
13 1 (0.19%) CCA
13 1 (0.19%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.19%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.22%) SLA
2 15 (2.90%) QA
3 14 (2.71%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.19%) WAI
4 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (11.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (8.12%) Active Directory
3 29 (5.61%) KVM
4 26 (5.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 24 (4.64%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (3.29%) Samba
7 17 (3.29%) vSphere
8 14 (2.71%) Docker
9 12 (2.32%) NFS
10 11 (2.13%) Hyper-V
11 10 (1.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 8 (1.55%) Xen
13 7 (1.35%) Firmware
13 7 (1.35%) LXC
14 2 (0.39%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.19%) Gluster
15 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 70 (13.54%) Puppet
2 58 (11.22%) Tivoli
3 49 (9.48%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (8.70%) HP SiteScope
5 25 (4.84%) EMC NetWorker
5 25 (4.84%) MOM
6 17 (3.29%) Ansible
7 13 (2.51%) NetBackup
7 13 (2.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 11 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
9 9 (1.74%) ZABBIX
10 7 (1.35%) Control-M
10 7 (1.35%) Data Guard
11 5 (0.97%) BladeLogic
11 5 (0.97%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.97%) Nagios
11 5 (0.97%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
13 3 (0.58%) OpenNMS
13 3 (0.58%) OpenView
Vendors
1 187 (36.17%) Oracle
2 171 (33.08%) Red Hat
3 155 (29.98%) HP
4 85 (16.44%) Microsoft
5 77 (14.89%) VMware
6 63 (12.19%) IBM
7 45 (8.70%) CA
8 43 (8.32%) Cisco
9 42 (8.12%) Sun
10 35 (6.77%) F5
11 27 (5.22%) EMC
11 27 (5.22%) Veritas
12 26 (5.03%) BMC
13 20 (3.87%) TIBCO
14 19 (3.68%) Axway
14 19 (3.68%) Informatica
14 19 (3.68%) Siebel
15 18 (3.48%) ServiceNow
16 13 (2.51%) Citrix
16 13 (2.51%) Symantec
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