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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Linux
England / North East
Rank 5 13 14
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 143 92 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.10% 10.20% 8.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 55.00% 53.18% 37.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 49 43
Median daily rate £350 £405 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.58% +35.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £57.75 £21.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+171.76% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.38
% change year-on-year
+2.50% +9.96%

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
260 173 147
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 29.28% 19.18% 23.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 94 86
Median daily rate £325 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £533 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 8 16
Median hourly rate £22.50 £13.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -16.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.10 £10.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £22.85 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%

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 19 February 2017.

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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +8 134 £350 -13.58% 19
Northumberland +4 4 £550 +74.60%
Durham -10 1 £450 -16.27% 2
Linux
England

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, 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.

1 226 (52.44%) Unix
2 185 (42.92%) Windows
3 170 (39.44%) DevOps
4 149 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
5 143 (33.18%) Oracle
6 131 (30.39%) AIX
7 129 (29.93%) ITIL
8 127 (29.47%) Security Cleared
9 123 (28.54%) Open Source
10 122 (28.31%) Red Hat
11 112 (25.99%) SQL
12 102 (23.67%) HP
12 102 (23.67%) SC Cleared
12 102 (23.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 89 (20.65%) TCP/IP
13 89 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
14 86 (19.95%) Windows Server
15 82 (19.03%) Java
15 82 (19.03%) WebLogic
16 81 (18.79%) Change Management
17 80 (18.56%) Microsoft
18 77 (17.87%) SaaS
19 75 (17.40%) Perl
20 73 (16.94%) Configuration Management
21 72 (16.71%) PaaS
21 72 (16.71%) IaaS
22 69 (16.01%) Git (software)
23 68 (15.78%) Solaris
24 66 (15.31%) Puppet
25 64 (14.85%) WebSphere

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 82 (19.03%) WebLogic
2 64 (14.85%) WebSphere
3 62 (14.39%) JBoss
4 39 (9.05%) Apache
5 37 (8.58%) Confluence
6 35 (8.12%) Tomcat
7 34 (7.89%) Oracle Application Server
8 28 (6.50%) iPlanet
9 21 (4.87%) IIS
9 21 (4.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (2.09%) SAS
11 8 (1.86%) FileNet
11 8 (1.86%) Oracle Workflow
12 7 (1.62%) Jetty
12 7 (1.62%) Mongrel
12 7 (1.62%) nginx
13 5 (1.16%) Tuxedo
13 5 (1.16%) WildFly
14 4 (0.93%) CMS
14 4 (0.93%) Drupal
Applications
1 61 (14.15%) MS Excel
2 47 (10.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.23%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 21 (4.87%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 14 (3.25%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.62%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.16%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.70%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.46%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 77 (17.87%) SaaS
2 72 (16.71%) IaaS
2 72 (16.71%) PaaS
3 47 (10.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 35 (8.12%) Amazon AWS
5 16 (3.71%) HP Helion
6 11 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (1.62%) Google App Engine
7 7 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.62%) Trello
8 5 (1.16%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
9 4 (0.93%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.93%) GitHub
10 3 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.46%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 89 (20.65%) TCP/IP
2 43 (9.98%) Firewall
3 38 (8.82%) DNS
4 37 (8.58%) LDAP
5 32 (7.42%) HTTP
6 24 (5.57%) DHCP
6 24 (5.57%) SSL
7 17 (3.94%) SAN
8 10 (2.32%) iSCSI
8 10 (2.32%) Network Security
9 9 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
10 8 (1.86%) FTP
10 8 (1.86%) IPsec
10 8 (1.86%) OpenLDAP
10 8 (1.86%) SSH
11 7 (1.62%) Internet
12 6 (1.39%) NAS
13 5 (1.16%) HTTPS
14 4 (0.93%) SNMP
14 4 (0.93%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (9.51%) Oracle Database
2 39 (9.05%) SQL Server
3 30 (6.96%) BusinessObjects
4 26 (6.03%) MongoDB
5 23 (5.34%) Relational Database
6 21 (4.87%) DB2
7 20 (4.64%) Oracle Reports
8 15 (3.48%) MySQL
9 13 (3.02%) PostgreSQL
10 11 (2.55%) Ingres
10 11 (2.55%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (2.32%) NoSQL
12 9 (2.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (2.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 7 (1.62%) Oracle Database 12c
13 7 (1.62%) RDBMS
14 6 (1.39%) BODI
15 4 (0.93%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.93%) HBase
15 4 (0.93%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 69 (16.01%) Git (software)
2 64 (14.85%) Jenkins
3 38 (8.82%) JIRA
4 25 (5.80%) Sonatype Nexus
5 15 (3.48%) Cucumber
5 15 (3.48%) GitLab
6 12 (2.78%) Selenium
6 12 (2.78%) Subversion
7 10 (2.32%) GCC
7 10 (2.32%) GDB
8 9 (2.09%) Oracle Forms
8 9 (2.09%) Travis CI
9 8 (1.86%) JUnit
10 6 (1.39%) Oracle APEX
11 5 (1.16%) CA Gen
12 4 (0.93%) Log4j
13 3 (0.70%) HP UFT
13 3 (0.70%) JMeter
13 3 (0.70%) LoadRunner
13 3 (0.70%) StarTeam
General
1 8 (1.86%) Banking
2 7 (1.62%) Finance
3 2 (0.46%) Games
4 1 (0.23%) German Language
4 1 (0.23%) Law
4 1 (0.23%) Marketing
4 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (16.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 50 (11.60%) Developer
3 40 (9.28%) Architect
4 38 (8.82%) Administrator
5 30 (6.96%) DBA
5 30 (6.96%) Operations Engineer
6 29 (6.73%) Linux Engineer
7 28 (6.50%) Support Engineer
8 24 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 21 (4.87%) Oracle DBA
10 20 (4.64%) Automation Engineer
10 20 (4.64%) Cloud Engineer
10 20 (4.64%) Java Developer
11 19 (4.41%) Analyst
12 16 (3.71%) Senior Operations Engineer
13 15 (3.48%) Applications Architect
13 15 (3.48%) Scala Developer
13 15 (3.48%) Support Analyst
13 15 (3.48%) Unix Engineer
14 14 (3.25%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (9.74%) Software Packaging
2 36 (8.35%) J2EE
3 31 (7.19%) REST
3 31 (7.19%) Spring
4 29 (6.73%) HTML
4 29 (6.73%) Middleware
5 25 (5.80%) .NET
6 24 (5.57%) CSS
6 24 (5.57%) JSON
7 21 (4.87%) Play Framework
7 21 (4.87%) WebSphere MQ
8 20 (4.64%) Spring MVC
8 20 (4.64%) Web Services
9 19 (4.41%) Ajax
10 18 (4.18%) Ruby on Rails
11 16 (3.71%) Django
11 16 (3.71%) HTML5
12 15 (3.48%) ASP.NET
12 15 (3.48%) CSS3
12 15 (3.48%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 89 (20.65%) Analytical Skills
2 55 (12.76%) Clustering
3 27 (6.26%) Mainframe
4 20 (4.64%) Tandem
5 18 (4.18%) Management Information System
6 13 (3.02%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.78%) Data Centre
8 10 (2.32%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (2.32%) Linux Command Line
9 8 (1.86%) DataPower
9 8 (1.86%) Private Cloud
10 7 (1.62%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.39%) User Experience
12 4 (0.93%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.70%) iPad
13 3 (0.70%) PKI
13 3 (0.70%) Replication
14 2 (0.46%) EFT
14 2 (0.46%) Smartphone
15 1 (0.23%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 226 (52.44%) Unix
2 185 (42.92%) Windows
3 131 (30.39%) AIX
4 102 (23.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (19.95%) Windows Server
6 68 (15.78%) Solaris
7 44 (10.21%) HPUX
8 43 (9.98%) Windows XP
9 36 (8.35%) Windows 2000
10 23 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (4.41%) zOS
12 15 (3.48%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (3.02%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.55%) MVS
14 11 (2.55%) SUSE
15 7 (1.62%) Mac OS X
16 5 (1.16%) Windows 7
17 4 (0.93%) Android
18 3 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
18 3 (0.70%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (39.44%) DevOps
2 149 (34.57%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (29.93%) ITIL
4 123 (28.54%) Open Source
5 81 (18.79%) Change Management
6 73 (16.94%) Configuration Management
7 64 (14.85%) Problem Management
8 61 (14.15%) PRINCE2
9 59 (13.69%) Data Management
10 48 (11.14%) Continuous Integration
10 48 (11.14%) High Availability
11 43 (9.98%) Change Control
11 43 (9.98%) Service Management
12 41 (9.51%) ITSM
12 41 (9.51%) OO
13 40 (9.28%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 31 (7.19%) Migration
15 30 (6.96%) Load Balancing
16 29 (6.73%) Performance Tuning
17 28 (6.50%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 112 (25.99%) SQL
2 82 (19.03%) Java
3 75 (17.40%) Perl
4 51 (11.83%) Shell Script
5 39 (9.05%) VB
6 38 (8.82%) PowerShell
7 35 (8.12%) Ruby
8 31 (7.19%) JavaScript
9 30 (6.96%) Scala
10 28 (6.50%) Python
11 23 (5.34%) C#
12 16 (3.71%) C
13 15 (3.48%) PL/SQL
14 12 (2.78%) Korn
15 11 (2.55%) C++
16 8 (1.86%) PHP
17 6 (1.39%) Bash Shell
18 5 (1.16%) Jython
19 4 (0.93%) C-shell
19 4 (0.93%) R
Qualifications
1 127 (29.47%) Security Cleared
2 102 (23.67%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (4.18%) Microsoft Certification
5 16 (3.71%) MCSA
6 14 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 14 (3.25%) MCSE
7 13 (3.02%) Degree
7 13 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.93%) RHCE
9 2 (0.46%) CCNA
9 2 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.46%) IBM Certification
10 1 (0.23%) CCA
10 1 (0.23%) CCNP
10 1 (0.23%) CISSP
10 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.23%) CLAS
10 1 (0.23%) ISEB
10 1 (0.23%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (7.66%) SLA
2 13 (3.02%) Disclosure Scotland
3 12 (2.78%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) WAI
4 1 (0.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 50 (11.60%) Active Directory
2 44 (10.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (6.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 19 (4.41%) Docker
5 18 (4.18%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (3.94%) vSphere
7 12 (2.78%) NFS
8 9 (2.09%) LXC
9 8 (1.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (1.62%) Xen
11 5 (1.16%) Hyper-V
11 5 (1.16%) KVM
12 4 (0.93%) Oracle Clusterware
12 4 (0.93%) Samba
13 3 (0.70%) Firmware
13 3 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.23%) vCloud
14 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 66 (15.31%) Puppet
2 47 (10.90%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (7.66%) Ansible
4 29 (6.73%) HP SiteScope
5 27 (6.26%) Tivoli
6 11 (2.55%) Data Guard
6 11 (2.55%) Dollar Universe
7 9 (2.09%) Oracle RMAN
8 8 (1.86%) Forum Sentry
9 7 (1.62%) Control-M
9 7 (1.62%) MOM
10 5 (1.16%) BladeLogic
10 5 (1.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 5 (1.16%) SCOrch
10 5 (1.16%) Terraform
11 3 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
12 2 (0.46%) SCOM
13 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
13 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
13 1 (0.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 143 (33.18%) Oracle
2 122 (28.31%) Red Hat
3 102 (23.67%) HP
4 80 (18.56%) Microsoft
5 48 (11.14%) IBM
5 48 (11.14%) VMware
6 42 (9.74%) Cisco
6 42 (9.74%) Sun
7 34 (7.89%) F5
8 27 (6.26%) CA
8 27 (6.26%) Veritas
9 22 (5.10%) TIBCO
10 21 (4.87%) Axway
10 21 (4.87%) Informatica
10 21 (4.87%) Siebel
11 16 (3.71%) Atlassian
12 15 (3.48%) Google
13 10 (2.32%) Citrix
14 9 (2.09%) BMC
15 5 (1.16%) Dell
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Rullion
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £575.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle, County Down
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 5 days ago