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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 14 14 16
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 189 66 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 14.01% 8.51% 8.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 37.72% 31.13% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 43 38
Median daily rate £315 £313 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +11.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £248 £207
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -
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
501 212 143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 37.14% 27.32% 24.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 116 89
Median daily rate £285 £316 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.88% +20.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £125 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £491 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £347 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.32% +11.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 31 10
Median hourly rate £26.50 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.29% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.45 £26.30 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.85 £15.50
% change year-on-year
+4.10% +2.25%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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 -1 178 £314 -3.46% 26
Durham +3 2 £258 +71.66% 4
Northumberland - 1 - -
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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.

1 152 (55.07%) Unix
2 122 (44.20%) Windows
3 117 (42.39%) Oracle
4 103 (37.32%) Java
5 99 (35.87%) Security Cleared
6 96 (34.78%) Red Hat
7 94 (34.06%) HP
7 94 (34.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 86 (31.16%) AIX
9 82 (29.71%) Perl
10 77 (27.90%) TCP/IP
11 73 (26.45%) SQL
12 70 (25.36%) ITIL
13 69 (25.00%) SC Cleared
14 64 (23.19%) Configuration Management
15 63 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
16 56 (20.29%) Solaris
17 51 (18.48%) DevOps
18 50 (18.12%) WebLogic
18 50 (18.12%) Tivoli
18 50 (18.12%) Shell Script
19 48 (17.39%) SAN
20 45 (16.30%) IBM
20 45 (16.30%) Apache
21 44 (15.94%) SSL
21 44 (15.94%) CA
22 43 (15.58%) VB
23 42 (15.22%) JBoss
23 42 (15.22%) Windows Server
24 41 (14.86%) Puppet

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 50 (18.12%) WebLogic
2 45 (16.30%) Apache
3 42 (15.22%) JBoss
4 36 (13.04%) WebSphere
5 27 (9.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 20 (7.25%) IIS
7 16 (5.80%) nginx
7 16 (5.80%) Tomcat
8 15 (5.43%) Confluence
9 14 (5.07%) Jetty
10 13 (4.71%) Oracle Application Server
11 11 (3.99%) Oracle 10gAS
11 11 (3.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 10 (3.62%) PowerExchange
13 8 (2.90%) iPlanet
14 7 (2.54%) Oracle Workflow
15 6 (2.17%) CICS
15 6 (2.17%) Oracle Spatial
15 6 (2.17%) SharePoint
16 4 (1.45%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (6.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) Maple
3 1 (0.36%) Mathematica
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (4.71%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 5 (1.81%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (1.81%) IaaS
2 4 (1.45%) GitHub
3 3 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.09%) OpenShift
4 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.36%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.36%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 77 (27.90%) TCP/IP
2 48 (17.39%) SAN
3 44 (15.94%) SSL
4 37 (13.41%) DNS
5 34 (12.32%) HTTP
6 23 (8.33%) LDAP
7 20 (7.25%) FTP
8 19 (6.88%) Firewall
9 16 (5.80%) DHCP
10 15 (5.43%) SSH
11 12 (4.35%) IPsec
11 12 (4.35%) WAN
12 11 (3.99%) Internet
12 11 (3.99%) iSCSI
13 8 (2.90%) BIG-IP
13 8 (2.90%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
14 7 (2.54%) Network Security
15 6 (2.17%) WinSCP
16 3 (1.09%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.41%) SQL Server
2 35 (12.68%) DB2
3 19 (6.88%) BusinessObjects
3 19 (6.88%) Oracle Database
4 15 (5.43%) Relational Database
5 11 (3.99%) MySQL
5 11 (3.99%) PostgreSQL
5 11 (3.99%) PowerCenter
6 10 (3.62%) MongoDB
7 8 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 8 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
8 6 (2.17%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 6 (2.17%) Easytrieve
8 6 (2.17%) MS Access
8 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.81%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 26 (9.42%) Jenkins
2 20 (7.25%) JIRA
3 18 (6.52%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.16%) Visual Studio
5 15 (5.43%) Travis CI
6 14 (5.07%) HP UFT
6 14 (5.07%) LoadRunner
7 11 (3.99%) Eclipse
7 11 (3.99%) Facilita Forecast
7 11 (3.99%) Log4j
8 8 (2.90%) Selenium
8 8 (2.90%) Subversion
9 6 (2.17%) Ant
9 6 (2.17%) Cucumber
10 5 (1.81%) StarTeam
11 4 (1.45%) Vagrant
12 3 (1.09%) JMeter
13 2 (0.72%) CA Gen
13 2 (0.72%) JUnit
14 1 (0.36%) Gradle
General
1 9 (3.26%) Banking
1 9 (3.26%) Finance
2 2 (0.72%) Billing
3 1 (0.36%) Marketing
3 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (14.86%) Developer
2 32 (11.59%) Linux Engineer
3 27 (9.78%) Administrator
4 24 (8.70%) Java Developer
5 22 (7.97%) Unix Engineer
6 21 (7.61%) Support Engineer
7 20 (7.25%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (7.25%) Linux Administrator
8 18 (6.52%) Analyst
9 17 (6.16%) Cloud Engineer
9 17 (6.16%) Linux Support
10 14 (5.07%) Consultant
10 14 (5.07%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 12 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
12 11 (3.99%) Architect
13 10 (3.62%) Applications Developer
14 9 (3.26%) Backup Engineer
14 9 (3.26%) Linux Support Engineer
15 8 (2.90%) 3rd Line Support
15 8 (2.90%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.32%) .NET
2 32 (11.59%) J2EE
3 24 (8.70%) HTML
4 15 (5.43%) Software Packaging
5 14 (5.07%) CSS
5 14 (5.07%) JSP
5 14 (5.07%) Servlets
6 13 (4.71%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (4.35%) HTML5
8 11 (3.99%) JSON
9 10 (3.62%) ASP.NET
9 10 (3.62%) Spring
10 8 (2.90%) REST
10 8 (2.90%) RESTful
11 7 (2.54%) Django
11 7 (2.54%) Middleware
12 6 (2.17%) ISPF
12 6 (2.17%) Play Framework
12 6 (2.17%) Web Services
13 5 (1.81%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.51%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.88%) Clustering
3 17 (6.16%) Mainframe
4 12 (4.35%) IBM Mainframe
5 11 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.99%) Performance Metrics
6 7 (2.54%) Computer Science
6 7 (2.54%) DataPower
7 6 (2.17%) Data Structures
7 6 (2.17%) VSAM
8 4 (1.45%) AS400
8 4 (1.45%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.45%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.45%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.45%) Social Media
8 4 (1.45%) Tandem
8 4 (1.45%) User Experience
9 3 (1.09%) PKI
9 3 (1.09%) Visualisation
10 2 (0.72%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 152 (55.07%) Unix
2 122 (44.20%) Windows
3 94 (34.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 86 (31.16%) AIX
5 56 (20.29%) Solaris
6 42 (15.22%) Windows Server
7 22 (7.97%) HPUX
8 16 (5.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (5.80%) Windows XP
9 13 (4.71%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.54%) CentOS
11 6 (2.17%) MVS
11 6 (2.17%) zOS
12 5 (1.81%) SUSE
12 5 (1.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.45%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.72%) Debian
14 2 (0.72%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (0.72%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.36%) ITIL
2 64 (23.19%) Configuration Management
3 63 (22.83%) Agile Software Development
4 51 (18.48%) DevOps
5 31 (11.23%) Mentoring
6 28 (10.14%) Open Source
6 28 (10.14%) Problem Management
6 28 (10.14%) Service Delivery
7 27 (9.78%) Automated Testing
8 26 (9.42%) Unit Testing
9 24 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
9 24 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 23 (8.33%) Change Management
11 22 (7.97%) OO
12 20 (7.25%) Incident Management
13 18 (6.52%) High Availability
14 17 (6.16%) Validation
15 16 (5.80%) Server Monitoring
16 15 (5.43%) Project Management
16 15 (5.43%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (37.32%) Java
2 82 (29.71%) Perl
3 73 (26.45%) SQL
4 50 (18.12%) Shell Script
5 43 (15.58%) VB
6 28 (10.14%) Bash Shell
7 27 (9.78%) Korn
8 23 (8.33%) JavaScript
8 23 (8.33%) Python
9 15 (5.43%) C#
9 15 (5.43%) Ruby
10 14 (5.07%) C-shell
10 14 (5.07%) PL/SQL
11 10 (3.62%) Scala
12 8 (2.90%) C++
13 7 (2.54%) PowerShell
14 6 (2.17%) Assembly Language
14 6 (2.17%) COBOL
14 6 (2.17%) REXX
14 6 (2.17%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (35.87%) Security Cleared
2 69 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 32 (11.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 15 (5.43%) RHCE
5 14 (5.07%) AAT
6 9 (3.26%) DV Cleared
7 7 (2.54%) Degree
8 6 (2.17%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (1.81%) CCNA
9 5 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (1.81%) MCSE
9 5 (1.81%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.45%) CCNP
10 4 (1.45%) MCDBA
10 4 (1.45%) MCP
11 2 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.36%) DBS Check
12 1 (0.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (12.68%) SLA
2 14 (5.07%) QA
3 8 (2.90%) JSP 440
4 6 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.36%) GPG13
5 1 (0.36%) WAI
5 1 (0.36%) WCAG
System Software
1 28 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (7.61%) Active Directory
2 21 (7.61%) Oracle RAC
3 15 (5.43%) KVM
4 13 (4.71%) Samba
4 13 (4.71%) Xen
5 9 (3.26%) Docker
6 8 (2.90%) NFS
7 6 (2.17%) Firmware
7 6 (2.17%) Time Sharing Option
7 6 (2.17%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 3 (1.09%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.72%) vSphere
10 1 (0.36%) LXC
10 1 (0.36%) RHEV
10 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 50 (18.12%) Tivoli
2 41 (14.86%) Puppet
3 37 (13.41%) HP SiteScope
4 31 (11.23%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (9.78%) MOM
6 26 (9.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 22 (7.97%) EMC NetWorker
8 19 (6.88%) NetBackup
9 16 (5.80%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (2.90%) OpenView
11 5 (1.81%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.45%) SCOM
13 3 (1.09%) Legato
13 3 (1.09%) PureDisk
13 3 (1.09%) Simpana
14 2 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
14 2 (0.72%) Netcool
14 2 (0.72%) SCCM
14 2 (0.72%) Unicenter
15 1 (0.36%) StatsD
Vendors
1 117 (42.39%) Oracle
2 96 (34.78%) Red Hat
3 94 (34.06%) HP
4 45 (16.30%) IBM
5 44 (15.94%) CA
6 39 (14.13%) Axway
7 37 (13.41%) Microsoft
8 36 (13.04%) VMware
9 32 (11.59%) ServiceNow
10 28 (10.14%) Informatica
11 27 (9.78%) BMC
12 23 (8.33%) Sun
13 22 (7.97%) Siebel
14 19 (6.88%) Symantec
15 13 (4.71%) EMC
16 11 (3.99%) Genesys
16 11 (3.99%) SAP
17 9 (3.26%) Cisco
18 8 (2.90%) BEA
18 8 (2.90%) F5
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