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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 8 7 19
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 250 161 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 18.27% 14.65% 8.90%
As % of the Operating Systems category 44.64% 60.30% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 101 40
Median daily rate £350 £475 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +50.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £310 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £620 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 0
Median hourly rate £13.35 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.91% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
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
560 267 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 40.94% 24.29% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 147 124
Median daily rate £320 £415 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.89% +50.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £226 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 29
Median hourly rate £28.00 £26.75 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.67% +59.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-6.06% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -3 231 £350 -26.31% 18
Durham - 7 £300 -
Northumberland - 1 £300 -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 270 (51.33%) Unix
2 228 (43.35%) Security Cleared
3 216 (41.06%) Windows
4 211 (40.11%) Oracle
5 207 (39.35%) ITIL
6 190 (36.12%) HP
7 188 (35.74%) Red Hat
8 173 (32.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 162 (30.80%) SC Cleared
10 153 (29.09%) AIX
11 139 (26.43%) Solaris
12 137 (26.05%) TCP/IP
13 132 (25.10%) SQL
13 132 (25.10%) Perl
14 127 (24.14%) Windows Server
15 112 (21.29%) SAN
16 108 (20.53%) Clustering
17 95 (18.06%) Java
18 94 (17.87%) Shell Script
19 93 (17.68%) Tivoli
20 87 (16.54%) WebLogic
20 87 (16.54%) DevOps
21 85 (16.16%) High Availability
22 84 (15.97%) VMware
23 82 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
24 76 (14.45%) SLA
25 74 (14.07%) Service Delivery
26 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
26 73 (13.88%) SQL Server
27 72 (13.69%) HPUX

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 87 (16.54%) WebLogic
2 72 (13.69%) Apache
3 50 (9.51%) JBoss
4 37 (7.03%) Tomcat
5 34 (6.46%) IIS
6 33 (6.27%) iPlanet
7 26 (4.94%) Oracle Application Server
8 21 (3.99%) WebSphere
9 16 (3.04%) OpenStack
10 15 (2.85%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (1.71%) Confluence
11 9 (1.71%) Oracle Workflow
12 8 (1.52%) FileNet
13 7 (1.33%) nginx
14 5 (0.95%) Jetty
14 5 (0.95%) Mongrel
15 4 (0.76%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.38%) Drupal
16 2 (0.38%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 35 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.19%) MS Office
2 1 (0.19%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 14 (2.66%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.19%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.75%) IaaS
2 21 (3.99%) PaaS
2 21 (3.99%) SaaS
3 13 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.47%) HP Helion
3 13 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.14%) GitHub
5 5 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.95%) Google App Engine
5 5 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (0.38%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.38%) DigitalOcean
6 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
6 2 (0.38%) Linode
6 2 (0.38%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.19%) Office 365
7 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 137 (26.05%) TCP/IP
2 112 (21.29%) SAN
3 56 (10.65%) DNS
4 49 (9.32%) Firewall
5 46 (8.75%) LDAP
6 35 (6.65%) HTTP
7 31 (5.89%) iSCSI
8 28 (5.32%) WAN
9 23 (4.37%) DHCP
10 20 (3.80%) SSL
11 19 (3.61%) HTTPS
12 12 (2.28%) Network Security
13 11 (2.09%) Internet
14 10 (1.90%) NAS
15 9 (1.71%) BIG-IP
15 9 (1.71%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.71%) SSH
16 8 (1.52%) FTP
17 5 (0.95%) IPsec
17 5 (0.95%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (13.88%) SQL Server
2 53 (10.08%) DB2
3 25 (4.75%) MySQL
4 16 (3.04%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.71%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.52%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.76%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.57%) OLAP
10 3 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
11 2 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
11 2 (0.38%) DataStage
11 2 (0.38%) IBM InfoSphere
11 2 (0.38%) MariaDB
11 2 (0.38%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 1 (0.19%) SAP HANA
12 1 (0.19%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 32 (6.08%) Jenkins
2 24 (4.56%) GCC
2 24 (4.56%) GDB
3 17 (3.23%) Git (software)
4 15 (2.85%) Subversion
5 14 (2.66%) JIRA
6 13 (2.47%) ClearCase
6 13 (2.47%) StarTeam
7 12 (2.28%) LoadRunner
8 11 (2.09%) Travis CI
9 8 (1.52%) HP UFT
10 7 (1.33%) JMeter
10 7 (1.33%) Selenium
11 6 (1.14%) Maven
12 5 (0.95%) Facilita Forecast
12 5 (0.95%) Visual Studio
13 4 (0.76%) GitLab
13 4 (0.76%) Hudson
13 4 (0.76%) LoadUI
13 4 (0.76%) SoapUI
General
1 15 (2.85%) Banking
2 6 (1.14%) Finance
3 3 (0.57%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.38%) Marketing
5 1 (0.19%) Games
5 1 (0.19%) German Language
5 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 74 (14.07%) Linux Engineer
2 61 (11.60%) Administrator
3 50 (9.51%) Developer
4 45 (8.56%) Linux Administrator
5 42 (7.98%) Support Engineer
5 42 (7.98%) Unix Engineer
6 31 (5.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 31 (5.89%) Linux Support
7 30 (5.70%) Architect
8 27 (5.13%) Consultant
9 24 (4.56%) Backup Engineer
10 22 (4.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 22 (4.18%) Systems Administrator
11 21 (3.99%) Analyst
12 20 (3.80%) Unix Linux Engineer
13 17 (3.23%) Linux Support Engineer
13 17 (3.23%) Storage Engineer
14 16 (3.04%) Operations Engineer
15 15 (2.85%) Storage and Backup Engineer
16 14 (2.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (7.41%) J2EE
2 25 (4.75%) Middleware
3 19 (3.61%) LAMP
4 17 (3.23%) Spring
5 16 (3.04%) Software Packaging
6 14 (2.66%) OAuth
6 14 (2.66%) OAuth2
6 14 (2.66%) OpenID
6 14 (2.66%) Web Services
6 14 (2.66%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (2.28%) JSON
8 11 (2.09%) HTML
9 10 (1.90%) .NET
10 9 (1.71%) JSP
10 9 (1.71%) XML
11 8 (1.52%) REST
12 7 (1.33%) CSS
12 7 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
13 5 (0.95%) CSS3
13 5 (0.95%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 108 (20.53%) Clustering
2 35 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (5.13%) Mainframe
4 24 (4.56%) Management Information System
5 20 (3.80%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.23%) Public Cloud
7 15 (2.85%) Tandem
8 12 (2.28%) Data Centre
9 11 (2.09%) Private Cloud
9 11 (2.09%) User Experience
10 9 (1.71%) DataPower
10 9 (1.71%) Performance Metrics
11 8 (1.52%) AS400
11 8 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
12 4 (0.76%) Data Structures
13 3 (0.57%) HP Storage
13 3 (0.57%) PKI
13 3 (0.57%) Replication
13 3 (0.57%) Smartphone
14 2 (0.38%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 270 (51.33%) Unix
2 216 (41.06%) Windows
3 173 (32.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 153 (29.09%) AIX
5 139 (26.43%) Solaris
6 127 (24.14%) Windows Server
7 72 (13.69%) HPUX
8 23 (4.37%) CentOS
8 23 (4.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (3.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (1.90%) SUSE
10 10 (1.90%) Windows XP
11 9 (1.71%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.52%) zOS
13 4 (0.76%) Android
14 3 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.38%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.38%) Debian
15 2 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (39.35%) ITIL
2 87 (16.54%) DevOps
3 85 (16.16%) High Availability
4 82 (15.59%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (14.07%) Service Delivery
6 59 (11.22%) Configuration Management
7 51 (9.70%) Problem Management
8 49 (9.32%) Change Management
8 49 (9.32%) Compliance Management
8 49 (9.32%) Root Cause Analysis
9 48 (9.13%) Open Source
10 42 (7.98%) Mentoring
11 34 (6.46%) Incident Management
12 29 (5.51%) OO
12 29 (5.51%) Server Monitoring
12 29 (5.51%) Unit Testing
13 28 (5.32%) Load Balancing
13 28 (5.32%) Release Management
14 27 (5.13%) Multithreading
15 23 (4.37%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 132 (25.10%) Perl
1 132 (25.10%) SQL
2 95 (18.06%) Java
3 94 (17.87%) Shell Script
4 68 (12.93%) VB
5 48 (9.13%) Bash Shell
6 46 (8.75%) Python
7 40 (7.60%) Korn
8 30 (5.70%) C-shell
9 29 (5.51%) C
9 29 (5.51%) C++
10 24 (4.56%) Ruby
11 18 (3.42%) JavaScript
12 15 (2.85%) C#
12 15 (2.85%) PHP
12 15 (2.85%) PowerShell
13 8 (1.52%) Jython
13 8 (1.52%) Scala
14 7 (1.33%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.95%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 228 (43.35%) Security Cleared
2 162 (30.80%) SC Cleared
3 67 (12.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 51 (9.70%) RHCE
5 27 (5.13%) AAT
6 25 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
7 21 (3.99%) MCSE
8 19 (3.61%) Degree
8 19 (3.61%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.04%) ITIL Certification
9 16 (3.04%) MCSA
10 9 (1.71%) CCNA
10 9 (1.71%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.52%) CCNP
11 8 (1.52%) MCDBA
11 8 (1.52%) MCP
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.19%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.19%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (14.45%) SLA
2 18 (3.42%) QA
3 14 (2.66%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.52%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.19%) WAI
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 63 (11.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (10.46%) KVM
3 43 (8.17%) Oracle RAC
4 39 (7.41%) Active Directory
5 28 (5.32%) Samba
6 23 (4.37%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 20 (3.80%) vSphere
8 18 (3.42%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.28%) Hyper-V
10 11 (2.09%) Firmware
11 8 (1.52%) Docker
11 8 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 7 (1.33%) Xen
13 6 (1.14%) NFS
14 4 (0.76%) VMware ESX
15 3 (0.57%) LXC
16 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
17 1 (0.19%) Gluster
17 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
17 1 (0.19%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 93 (17.68%) Tivoli
2 65 (12.36%) HP SiteScope
3 64 (12.17%) Puppet
4 53 (10.08%) EMC NetWorker
4 53 (10.08%) MOM
5 40 (7.60%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (7.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 33 (6.27%) NetBackup
8 27 (5.13%) HP Data Protector
9 18 (3.42%) Ansible
10 12 (2.28%) OpenView
11 9 (1.71%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.95%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.95%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 5 (0.95%) Legato
12 5 (0.95%) Nagios
12 5 (0.95%) SCOM
12 5 (0.95%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.95%) Simpana
13 4 (0.76%) PureDisk
Vendors
1 211 (40.11%) Oracle
2 190 (36.12%) HP
3 188 (35.74%) Red Hat
4 84 (15.97%) VMware
5 73 (13.88%) Microsoft
6 72 (13.69%) CA
7 68 (12.93%) IBM
8 56 (10.65%) BMC
9 49 (9.32%) ServiceNow
10 43 (8.17%) EMC
10 43 (8.17%) Sun
11 35 (6.65%) Cisco
12 34 (6.46%) F5
13 33 (6.27%) Symantec
14 25 (4.75%) Veritas
15 18 (3.42%) Axway
16 15 (2.85%) Informatica
16 15 (2.85%) Siebel
17 13 (2.47%) PTC
17 13 (2.47%) SaltStack
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