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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 16 12
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux 279 69 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 17.09% 8.03% 10.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.91% 30.67% 35.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 42 38
Median daily rate £313 £331 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% +26.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £248 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £352
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
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
736 225 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 45.07% 26.19% 28.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 121 98
Median daily rate £280 £295 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.08% +12.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £151 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £500 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £345 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +11.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 31 11
Median hourly rate £28.00 £15.58 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+79.71% +11.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +10.00%

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 1 July 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
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 1 July 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 +4 255 £310 -8.14% 16
Durham +15 13 £318 +81.42% 4
Northumberland - 2 £360 - 1
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 204 (58.12%) Unix
2 157 (44.73%) Windows
3 152 (43.30%) Oracle
4 143 (40.74%) Security Cleared
5 140 (39.89%) HP
6 133 (37.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 131 (37.32%) Red Hat
7 131 (37.32%) ITIL
8 106 (30.20%) AIX
9 102 (29.06%) Perl
9 102 (29.06%) SC Cleared
10 86 (24.50%) SQL
11 84 (23.93%) TCP/IP
11 84 (23.93%) SAN
12 76 (21.65%) Java
13 73 (20.80%) Windows Server
14 72 (20.51%) Solaris
15 71 (20.23%) Tivoli
16 70 (19.94%) Shell Script
17 63 (17.95%) WebLogic
18 60 (17.09%) SLA
19 57 (16.24%) IBM
19 57 (16.24%) VB
20 56 (15.95%) Service Delivery
21 55 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (15.67%) Configuration Management
22 54 (15.38%) CA
23 48 (13.68%) HP SiteScope
23 48 (13.68%) BPSS Clearance
24 47 (13.39%) DevOps

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 63 (17.95%) WebLogic
2 40 (11.40%) JBoss
3 37 (10.54%) Apache
4 18 (5.13%) WebSphere
5 16 (4.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.13%) IIS
7 10 (2.85%) Confluence
8 8 (2.28%) iPlanet
8 8 (2.28%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.99%) Oracle Workflow
10 6 (1.71%) SharePoint
11 5 (1.42%) FileNet
11 5 (1.42%) nginx
12 4 (1.14%) MQSeries
12 4 (1.14%) Tomcat
13 2 (0.57%) Drupal
13 2 (0.57%) Jetty
13 2 (0.57%) MS Exchange
13 2 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.57%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.28%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (3.70%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (1.42%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.28%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.28%) IaaS
2 6 (1.71%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.85%) OpenShift
3 3 (0.85%) PaaS
3 3 (0.85%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.57%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.57%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.28%) GitHub
5 1 (0.28%) Office 365
5 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 84 (23.93%) SAN
1 84 (23.93%) TCP/IP
2 35 (9.97%) DNS
3 34 (9.69%) LDAP
4 28 (7.98%) HTTP
5 23 (6.55%) SSL
6 21 (5.98%) Firewall
6 21 (5.98%) WAN
7 18 (5.13%) iSCSI
8 15 (4.27%) Internet
8 15 (4.27%) SSH
9 9 (2.56%) BIG-IP
9 9 (2.56%) HTTPS
10 8 (2.28%) Network Security
10 8 (2.28%) OpenLDAP
11 7 (1.99%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (1.71%) DHCP
13 5 (1.42%) FTP
14 4 (1.14%) NAS
15 2 (0.57%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.25%) SQL Server
2 41 (11.68%) DB2
3 18 (5.13%) MySQL
4 12 (3.42%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.13%) Oracle Database
6 9 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (1.99%) BusinessObjects
8 5 (1.42%) MongoDB
9 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (0.57%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.57%) MariaDB
10 2 (0.57%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) Big Data
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.28%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.28%) Redis
11 1 (0.28%) SAP HANA
11 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (4.56%) Git (software)
2 15 (4.27%) JIRA
3 12 (3.42%) HP UFT
3 12 (3.42%) LoadRunner
4 11 (3.13%) Facilita Forecast
4 11 (3.13%) Jenkins
4 11 (3.13%) StarTeam
4 11 (3.13%) Visual Studio
5 9 (2.56%) Subversion
6 7 (1.99%) Ant
7 6 (1.71%) ClearCase
8 5 (1.42%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.14%) Selenium
10 3 (0.85%) Travis CI
11 2 (0.57%) Gradle
11 2 (0.57%) Grunt
11 2 (0.57%) JUnit
11 2 (0.57%) Karma Test Runner
11 2 (0.57%) Maven
11 2 (0.57%) Protractor
General
1 8 (2.28%) Banking
2 3 (0.85%) Finance
2 3 (0.85%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.28%) Marketing
3 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 51 (14.53%) Linux Engineer
2 38 (10.83%) Developer
3 36 (10.26%) Administrator
4 32 (9.12%) Linux Administrator
4 32 (9.12%) Unix Engineer
5 31 (8.83%) Support Engineer
6 25 (7.12%) Analyst
6 25 (7.12%) Linux Support
7 21 (5.98%) Consultant
7 21 (5.98%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (5.70%) Java Developer
9 18 (5.13%) Backup Engineer
9 18 (5.13%) Cloud Engineer
10 17 (4.84%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 14 (3.99%) Linux Support Engineer
12 12 (3.42%) Storage Engineer
12 12 (3.42%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (3.42%) Technical Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) 3rd Line Support
14 10 (2.85%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.13%) HTML
2 15 (4.27%) J2EE
2 15 (4.27%) LAMP
2 15 (4.27%) Software Packaging
3 13 (3.70%) JSP
3 13 (3.70%) WebSphere MQ
4 12 (3.42%) Middleware
5 11 (3.13%) CSS
6 10 (2.85%) .NET
6 10 (2.85%) Spring
7 8 (2.28%) HTML5
7 8 (2.28%) OAuth
7 8 (2.28%) OAuth2
7 8 (2.28%) OpenID
8 6 (1.71%) AngularJS
9 5 (1.42%) EJB
9 5 (1.42%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (1.42%) Swing
9 5 (1.42%) TIBCO EMS
9 5 (1.42%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 43 (12.25%) Clustering
2 29 (8.26%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (5.70%) Mainframe
3 20 (5.70%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.13%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.13%) Performance Metrics
6 10 (2.85%) User Experience
7 9 (2.56%) AS400
7 9 (2.56%) Tandem
8 8 (2.28%) IBM Mainframe
9 7 (1.99%) DataPower
10 6 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 6 (1.71%) Private Cloud
11 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.14%) Data Centre
12 3 (0.85%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.85%) Visualisation
13 2 (0.57%) CESG
13 2 (0.57%) Grid Computing
13 2 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 204 (58.12%) Unix
2 157 (44.73%) Windows
3 133 (37.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 106 (30.20%) AIX
5 73 (20.80%) Windows Server
6 72 (20.51%) Solaris
7 34 (9.69%) HPUX
8 20 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.84%) Windows XP
10 14 (3.99%) CentOS
11 11 (3.13%) Mac OS X
12 8 (2.28%) zOS
13 6 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.57%) Debian
14 2 (0.57%) SUSE
14 2 (0.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 7
15 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (37.32%) ITIL
2 56 (15.95%) Service Delivery
3 55 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (15.67%) Configuration Management
4 47 (13.39%) DevOps
5 44 (12.54%) Root Cause Analysis
6 43 (12.25%) High Availability
7 38 (10.83%) Mentoring
7 38 (10.83%) Problem Management
8 32 (9.12%) Change Management
9 30 (8.55%) Incident Management
10 26 (7.41%) Open Source
11 24 (6.84%) Validation
12 23 (6.55%) Release Management
12 23 (6.55%) Server Monitoring
13 21 (5.98%) OO
13 21 (5.98%) Unit Testing
14 17 (4.84%) Project Management
15 15 (4.27%) Automated Testing
15 15 (4.27%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 102 (29.06%) Perl
2 86 (24.50%) SQL
3 76 (21.65%) Java
4 70 (19.94%) Shell Script
5 57 (16.24%) VB
6 37 (10.54%) Bash Shell
7 36 (10.26%) Korn
8 24 (6.84%) Python
9 22 (6.27%) C-shell
10 15 (4.27%) JavaScript
11 14 (3.99%) PL/SQL
12 11 (3.13%) Ruby
13 9 (2.56%) PowerShell
14 7 (1.99%) C#
14 7 (1.99%) PHP
15 6 (1.71%) Scala
16 4 (1.14%) Bourne shell
16 4 (1.14%) C++
16 4 (1.14%) FQL
16 4 (1.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 143 (40.74%) Security Cleared
2 102 (29.06%) SC Cleared
3 48 (13.68%) BPSS Clearance
4 36 (10.26%) RHCE
5 24 (6.84%) AAT
6 16 (4.56%) Degree
7 15 (4.27%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.85%) CCNA
8 10 (2.85%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.85%) MCSE
8 10 (2.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.56%) CCNP
9 9 (2.56%) MCDBA
9 9 (2.56%) MCP
10 6 (1.71%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.28%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.28%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (17.09%) SLA
2 13 (3.70%) QA
3 8 (2.28%) JSP 440
4 7 (1.99%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 40 (11.40%) KVM
2 33 (9.40%) Oracle RAC
3 28 (7.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (6.55%) Active Directory
5 21 (5.98%) Samba
6 10 (2.85%) Firmware
7 9 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 8 (2.28%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 7 (1.99%) Docker
9 7 (1.99%) NFS
10 3 (0.85%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.85%) vSphere
11 2 (0.57%) LXC
11 2 (0.57%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.57%) Xen
12 1 (0.28%) Gluster
12 1 (0.28%) RHEV
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (20.23%) Tivoli
2 48 (13.68%) HP SiteScope
3 43 (12.25%) EMC NetWorker
3 43 (12.25%) Puppet
4 39 (11.11%) MOM
5 34 (9.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 29 (8.26%) Opscode Chef
7 27 (7.69%) NetBackup
8 22 (6.27%) HP Data Protector
9 13 (3.70%) OpenView
10 5 (1.42%) HP Quality Center
10 5 (1.42%) Legato
10 5 (1.42%) SCOM
10 5 (1.42%) Simpana
11 4 (1.14%) Ansible
11 4 (1.14%) PureDisk
12 3 (0.85%) Netcool
12 3 (0.85%) SCCM
13 2 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
13 2 (0.57%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 152 (43.30%) Oracle
2 140 (39.89%) HP
3 131 (37.32%) Red Hat
4 57 (16.24%) IBM
5 54 (15.38%) CA
6 42 (11.97%) ServiceNow
6 42 (11.97%) VMware
7 39 (11.11%) BMC
8 34 (9.69%) Microsoft
9 33 (9.40%) EMC
10 27 (7.69%) Symantec
11 25 (7.12%) Axway
12 16 (4.56%) Informatica
12 16 (4.56%) Siebel
12 16 (4.56%) Sun
13 11 (3.13%) SAP
13 11 (3.13%) TIBCO
14 9 (2.56%) F5
15 8 (2.28%) Cisco
15 8 (2.28%) PTC
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