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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 6 24
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +18
Contract jobs citing Linux 233 146 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 19.02% 13.98% 6.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 42.99% 54.48% 26.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 90 22
Median daily rate £318 £473 £271
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.80% +74.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £621 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+7.09% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 0
Median hourly rate £20.00 £37.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.94% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £38.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +16.92%
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
542 268 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 44.24% 25.67% 25.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 353 141 93
Median daily rate £295 £400 £273
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.25% +46.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £575 £382
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 30 16
Median hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +128.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £12.90 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £32.38
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 27 August 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -4 207 £315 -32.33% 30
Durham +20 15 £305 -35.78% 1
Northumberland - 2 £330 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 27 August 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.

1 244 (57.28%) Unix
2 191 (44.84%) Windows
3 188 (44.13%) Oracle
4 182 (42.72%) Security Cleared
5 171 (40.14%) HP
6 162 (38.03%) Red Hat
6 162 (38.03%) ITIL
7 161 (37.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 132 (30.99%) AIX
9 131 (30.75%) SC Cleared
10 126 (29.58%) Perl
11 114 (26.76%) SQL
12 107 (25.12%) Solaris
13 104 (24.41%) SAN
14 101 (23.71%) TCP/IP
15 97 (22.77%) Windows Server
16 88 (20.66%) Tivoli
17 86 (20.19%) Java
18 83 (19.48%) Shell Script
19 72 (16.90%) SLA
20 68 (15.96%) WebLogic
20 68 (15.96%) Service Delivery
21 65 (15.26%) IBM
22 64 (15.02%) CA
23 63 (14.79%) HP SiteScope
23 63 (14.79%) VB
24 60 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
25 58 (13.62%) VMware
25 58 (13.62%) BPSS Clearance
26 57 (13.38%) 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 68 (15.96%) WebLogic
2 45 (10.56%) Apache
3 31 (7.28%) JBoss
4 19 (4.46%) WebSphere
5 17 (3.99%) IIS
6 16 (3.76%) OpenStack
6 16 (3.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (2.35%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.11%) Confluence
9 8 (1.88%) iPlanet
10 7 (1.64%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.17%) FileNet
12 4 (0.94%) MQSeries
12 4 (0.94%) nginx
13 2 (0.47%) Drupal
13 2 (0.47%) Jetty
13 2 (0.47%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.47%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.23%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 20 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.05%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.23%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.64%) IaaS
3 5 (1.17%) GitHub
4 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.70%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.70%) PaaS
4 3 (0.70%) SaaS
5 2 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.47%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.47%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.47%) Linode
6 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.23%) Office 365
6 1 (0.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 104 (24.41%) SAN
2 101 (23.71%) TCP/IP
3 47 (11.03%) LDAP
4 41 (9.62%) DNS
5 28 (6.57%) WAN
6 25 (5.87%) HTTP
6 25 (5.87%) iSCSI
7 21 (4.93%) Firewall
8 15 (3.52%) SSH
9 14 (3.29%) HTTPS
10 13 (3.05%) SSL
11 11 (2.58%) Internet
12 9 (2.11%) BIG-IP
12 9 (2.11%) Network Security
13 8 (1.88%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.17%) DHCP
15 5 (1.17%) FTP
16 4 (0.94%) NAS
17 3 (0.70%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (12.44%) SQL Server
2 50 (11.74%) DB2
3 24 (5.63%) MySQL
4 12 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.88%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.64%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.70%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.47%) DataStage
9 2 (0.47%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.47%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.23%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.23%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.23%) Redis
10 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.23%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 21 (4.93%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.69%) Git (software)
3 16 (3.76%) GCC
3 16 (3.76%) GDB
4 14 (3.29%) JIRA
4 14 (3.29%) Subversion
5 13 (3.05%) ClearCase
5 13 (3.05%) StarTeam
6 12 (2.82%) LoadRunner
7 8 (1.88%) Facilita Forecast
7 8 (1.88%) HP UFT
7 8 (1.88%) Travis CI
7 8 (1.88%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.17%) Maven
9 4 (0.94%) JMeter
9 4 (0.94%) LoadUI
9 4 (0.94%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.70%) GitLab
10 3 (0.70%) Hudson
10 3 (0.70%) Selenium
General
1 14 (3.29%) Banking
2 3 (0.70%) Finance
2 3 (0.70%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.23%) Marketing
3 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 64 (15.02%) Linux Engineer
2 53 (12.44%) Administrator
3 45 (10.56%) Developer
4 43 (10.09%) Linux Administrator
5 39 (9.15%) Support Engineer
6 38 (8.92%) Unix Engineer
7 31 (7.28%) Linux Support
8 25 (5.87%) Analyst
8 25 (5.87%) Consultant
9 24 (5.63%) Backup Engineer
10 20 (4.69%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 17 (3.99%) Cloud Engineer
11 17 (3.99%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (3.99%) Linux Support Engineer
11 17 (3.99%) Storage Engineer
12 15 (3.52%) Storage and Backup Engineer
12 15 (3.52%) Systems Administrator
13 13 (3.05%) Integration Developer
14 12 (2.82%) Server Support
14 12 (2.82%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.46%) LAMP
2 15 (3.52%) Software Packaging
2 15 (3.52%) Spring
3 14 (3.29%) OAuth
3 14 (3.29%) OAuth2
3 14 (3.29%) OpenID
4 13 (3.05%) Middleware
4 13 (3.05%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (2.82%) Web Services
6 11 (2.58%) HTML
7 10 (2.35%) J2EE
7 10 (2.35%) JSON
8 9 (2.11%) JSP
9 7 (1.64%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.41%) CSS
10 6 (1.41%) REST
10 6 (1.41%) XML
11 5 (1.17%) Regular Expression
12 4 (0.94%) CSS3
12 4 (0.94%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 57 (13.38%) Clustering
2 35 (8.22%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.93%) Management Information System
4 20 (4.69%) Computer Science
4 20 (4.69%) Mainframe
5 12 (2.82%) Performance Metrics
6 10 (2.35%) Tandem
6 10 (2.35%) User Experience
7 9 (2.11%) AS400
8 8 (1.88%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.64%) DataPower
9 7 (1.64%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.17%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.17%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.94%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.70%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.70%) HP Storage
13 2 (0.47%) CESG
13 2 (0.47%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.47%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 244 (57.28%) Unix
2 191 (44.84%) Windows
3 161 (37.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 132 (30.99%) AIX
5 107 (25.12%) Solaris
6 97 (22.77%) Windows Server
7 52 (12.21%) HPUX
8 22 (5.16%) CentOS
8 22 (5.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (3.99%) Windows XP
10 8 (1.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.88%) zOS
11 6 (1.41%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.47%) Android
13 2 (0.47%) Debian
13 2 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.47%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.47%) Windows 7
13 2 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 162 (38.03%) ITIL
2 68 (15.96%) Service Delivery
3 60 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (12.91%) DevOps
4 55 (12.91%) High Availability
5 54 (12.68%) Configuration Management
6 50 (11.74%) Root Cause Analysis
7 45 (10.56%) Compliance Management
8 40 (9.39%) Mentoring
8 40 (9.39%) Problem Management
9 34 (7.98%) Change Management
10 33 (7.75%) Incident Management
11 29 (6.81%) Unit Testing
12 28 (6.57%) Server Monitoring
13 25 (5.87%) Release Management
13 25 (5.87%) Validation
14 24 (5.63%) OO
15 19 (4.46%) Multithreading
16 18 (4.23%) Open Source
17 17 (3.99%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 126 (29.58%) Perl
2 114 (26.76%) SQL
3 86 (20.19%) Java
4 83 (19.48%) Shell Script
5 63 (14.79%) VB
6 48 (11.27%) Bash Shell
7 44 (10.33%) Korn
8 38 (8.92%) Python
9 30 (7.04%) C-shell
10 21 (4.93%) C++
11 20 (4.69%) Ruby
12 19 (4.46%) C
13 14 (3.29%) PHP
13 14 (3.29%) PL/SQL
14 10 (2.35%) C#
14 10 (2.35%) PowerShell
15 8 (1.88%) JavaScript
16 7 (1.64%) Scala
17 5 (1.17%) VBScript
18 4 (0.94%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 182 (42.72%) Security Cleared
2 131 (30.75%) SC Cleared
3 58 (13.62%) BPSS Clearance
4 47 (11.03%) RHCE
5 27 (6.34%) AAT
6 18 (4.23%) Degree
7 17 (3.99%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.35%) CCNA
8 10 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.35%) MCSE
8 10 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.11%) CCNP
9 9 (2.11%) MCDBA
9 9 (2.11%) MCP
10 4 (0.94%) ISTQB
10 4 (0.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.23%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.23%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (16.90%) SLA
2 14 (3.29%) QA
3 9 (2.11%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.88%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (11.97%) KVM
2 41 (9.62%) Oracle RAC
3 40 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (6.57%) Samba
5 23 (5.40%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.58%) Firmware
6 11 (2.58%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 7 (1.64%) Docker
8 7 (1.64%) NFS
9 4 (0.94%) Xen
10 3 (0.70%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.70%) vSphere
11 2 (0.47%) LXC
11 2 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.47%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.23%) Gluster
12 1 (0.23%) RHEV
12 1 (0.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 88 (20.66%) Tivoli
2 63 (14.79%) HP SiteScope
3 52 (12.21%) Puppet
4 51 (11.97%) EMC NetWorker
5 50 (11.74%) MOM
6 39 (9.15%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (9.15%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 33 (7.75%) NetBackup
8 27 (6.34%) HP Data Protector
9 16 (3.76%) Ansible
10 13 (3.05%) OpenView
11 8 (1.88%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.17%) Legato
12 5 (1.17%) Nagios
12 5 (1.17%) SCOM
12 5 (1.17%) Simpana
13 4 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (0.94%) PureDisk
14 3 (0.70%) OpenNMS
14 3 (0.70%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 188 (44.13%) Oracle
2 171 (40.14%) HP
3 162 (38.03%) Red Hat
4 65 (15.26%) IBM
5 64 (15.02%) CA
6 58 (13.62%) VMware
7 48 (11.27%) BMC
8 46 (10.80%) ServiceNow
9 45 (10.56%) Microsoft
10 41 (9.62%) EMC
11 33 (7.75%) Symantec
12 20 (4.69%) Axway
13 16 (3.76%) Informatica
13 16 (3.76%) Siebel
13 16 (3.76%) Sun
14 13 (3.05%) PTC
14 13 (3.05%) SaltStack
15 12 (2.82%) SAP
16 11 (2.58%) TIBCO
17 9 (2.11%) F5
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