The table below looks at the statistics for Linux skills in IT contracts advertised for the Tyne and Wear region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 6 14 5
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -9
Contract jobs citing Linux 263 83 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 21.14% 11.25% 16.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.87% 47.43% 43.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 53 66
Median daily rate £370 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% +9.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £302 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £529 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 0
Median hourly rate £38.00 £28.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.71% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+9.33% +1.35%
Linux
North East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the Tyne and Wear region.

Operating Systems Category
Tyne and Wear
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
517 175 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 41.56% 23.71% 36.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 367 96 144
Median daily rate £340 £325 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 19 15
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +84.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £15.00 £9.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.40 £27.90 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +3.12%

Linux
Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Tyne and Wear region citing Linux as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Linux Jobs Demand Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region.

Linux Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Linux Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region.

Linux Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linux across the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 December 2016.

Linux Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 2 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 253 £370 -9.75% 11
Sunderland - 4 £275 - 1
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Linux.

1 253 (53.15%) Unix
2 201 (42.23%) Windows
3 182 (38.24%) Oracle
4 170 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 165 (34.66%) ITIL
6 159 (33.40%) Red Hat
7 157 (32.98%) AIX
8 153 (32.14%) HP
9 143 (30.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 128 (26.89%) SQL
11 125 (26.26%) SC Cleared
12 118 (24.79%) TCP/IP
13 115 (24.16%) Windows Server
14 111 (23.32%) DevOps
14 111 (23.32%) Solaris
15 108 (22.69%) Perl
16 98 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
17 91 (19.12%) WebLogic
18 85 (17.86%) Java
19 83 (17.44%) Clustering
20 76 (15.97%) Microsoft
21 74 (15.55%) Open Source
22 73 (15.34%) Shell Script
22 73 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
23 69 (14.50%) High Availability
24 68 (14.29%) Puppet
24 68 (14.29%) HPUX
25 63 (13.24%) IBM
25 63 (13.24%) Change Management
26 62 (13.03%) Configuration Management

Linux
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 91 (19.12%) WebLogic
2 60 (12.61%) JBoss
3 56 (11.76%) Apache
4 55 (11.55%) WebSphere
5 41 (8.61%) Tomcat
6 34 (7.14%) IIS
7 29 (6.09%) Oracle Application Server
8 28 (5.88%) iPlanet
9 20 (4.20%) Confluence
10 18 (3.78%) WebSphere Application Server
11 12 (2.52%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.89%) FileNet
13 8 (1.68%) Oracle Workflow
13 8 (1.68%) SAS
14 7 (1.47%) nginx
15 6 (1.26%) Jetty
15 6 (1.26%) Mongrel
16 5 (1.05%) CMS
17 4 (0.84%) Drupal
17 4 (0.84%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 47 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 18 (3.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (1.89%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (1.47%) Oracle 11i
4 4 (0.84%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.21%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 50 (10.50%) SaaS
2 45 (9.45%) IaaS
2 45 (9.45%) PaaS
3 15 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (2.94%) HP Helion
5 11 (2.31%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.26%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (1.26%) GitHub
6 6 (1.26%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 5 (1.05%) OpenShift
8 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.42%) DigitalOcean
8 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 118 (24.79%) TCP/IP
2 61 (12.82%) SAN
3 47 (9.87%) DNS
4 46 (9.66%) LDAP
5 44 (9.24%) Firewall
6 32 (6.72%) HTTP
7 24 (5.04%) SSL
8 23 (4.83%) DHCP
9 20 (4.20%) iSCSI
10 19 (3.99%) HTTPS
11 15 (3.15%) WAN
12 12 (2.52%) Internet
13 11 (2.31%) Network Security
14 9 (1.89%) Intrusion Detection
14 9 (1.89%) SSH
15 8 (1.68%) FTP
15 8 (1.68%) OpenLDAP
16 7 (1.47%) IPsec
17 6 (1.26%) NAS
18 4 (0.84%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (10.92%) SQL Server
2 28 (5.88%) MySQL
3 26 (5.46%) DB2
3 26 (5.46%) Oracle Database
4 18 (3.78%) BusinessObjects
5 12 (2.52%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.31%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (1.68%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
9 7 (1.47%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.47%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.05%) BODI
11 3 (0.63%) OLAP
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
11 3 (0.63%) Oracle OLAP
11 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 3 (0.63%) SAS Enterprise Miner
12 2 (0.42%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 34 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 24 (5.04%) GCC
2 24 (5.04%) GDB
3 22 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.20%) JIRA
5 14 (2.94%) StarTeam
6 13 (2.73%) ClearCase
7 12 (2.52%) Travis CI
8 11 (2.31%) Subversion
9 10 (2.10%) Selenium
10 9 (1.89%) Oracle Forms
11 7 (1.47%) JMeter
11 7 (1.47%) LoadRunner
12 5 (1.05%) Oracle APEX
13 4 (0.84%) CA Gen
13 4 (0.84%) Hudson
13 4 (0.84%) LoadUI
13 4 (0.84%) Log4j
13 4 (0.84%) Maven
13 4 (0.84%) SoapUI
General
1 19 (3.99%) Banking
2 9 (1.89%) Finance
3 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.21%) Games
4 1 (0.21%) German Language
4 1 (0.21%) Law
4 1 (0.21%) Marketing
4 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (10.08%) Linux Engineer
2 46 (9.66%) Developer
3 41 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 40 (8.40%) Administrator
5 39 (8.19%) Support Engineer
6 37 (7.77%) Architect
7 30 (6.30%) Unix Engineer
8 26 (5.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 26 (5.46%) Operations Engineer
9 25 (5.25%) Linux Administrator
10 22 (4.62%) Linux Support
11 19 (3.99%) Analyst
11 19 (3.99%) Consultant
12 17 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.36%) Automation Engineer
13 16 (3.36%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Applications Architect
14 14 (2.94%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 14 (2.94%) Operations Analyst
14 14 (2.94%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (7.35%) J2EE
2 26 (5.46%) Middleware
3 23 (4.83%) Software Packaging
4 20 (4.20%) Spring
4 20 (4.20%) Web Services
5 19 (3.99%) REST
6 18 (3.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 17 (3.57%) JSON
8 16 (3.36%) LAMP
9 15 (3.15%) XML
10 14 (2.94%) HTML
11 13 (2.73%) SOAP
12 11 (2.31%) .NET
12 11 (2.31%) OAuth
12 11 (2.31%) OAuth2
12 11 (2.31%) OpenID
13 10 (2.10%) CSS
13 10 (2.10%) CSS3
13 10 (2.10%) HTML5
14 9 (1.89%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.44%) Clustering
2 73 (15.34%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.09%) Mainframe
4 24 (5.04%) Tandem
5 15 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.15%) Public Cloud
6 14 (2.94%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.52%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.52%) IBM Mainframe
8 10 (2.10%) User Experience
9 9 (1.89%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.68%) DataPower
11 7 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.05%) AS400
12 5 (1.05%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.63%) CESG
13 3 (0.63%) PKI
14 2 (0.42%) Mobile App
14 2 (0.42%) Replication
15 1 (0.21%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 253 (53.15%) Unix
2 201 (42.23%) Windows
3 157 (32.98%) AIX
4 143 (30.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (24.16%) Windows Server
6 111 (23.32%) Solaris
7 68 (14.29%) HPUX
8 39 (8.19%) Windows XP
9 31 (6.51%) Windows 2000
10 22 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 17 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (3.36%) zOS
13 14 (2.94%) CentOS
13 14 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (2.31%) SUSE
15 5 (1.05%) MVS
16 4 (0.84%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.63%) Mac OS X
17 3 (0.63%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 165 (34.66%) ITIL
2 111 (23.32%) DevOps
3 98 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
4 74 (15.55%) Open Source
5 69 (14.50%) High Availability
6 63 (13.24%) Change Management
7 62 (13.03%) Configuration Management
8 51 (10.71%) Problem Management
9 41 (8.61%) Service Delivery
10 40 (8.40%) OO
11 38 (7.98%) ITSM
12 37 (7.77%) PRINCE2
12 37 (7.77%) Release Management
13 36 (7.56%) Service Management
14 34 (7.14%) Data Management
15 31 (6.51%) Load Balancing
15 31 (6.51%) Operational Acceptance Testing
16 30 (6.30%) Change Control
17 28 (5.88%) Compliance Management
17 28 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 128 (26.89%) SQL
2 108 (22.69%) Perl
3 85 (17.86%) Java
4 73 (15.34%) Shell Script
5 54 (11.34%) VB
6 34 (7.14%) Python
7 28 (5.88%) C
8 26 (5.46%) C++
9 25 (5.25%) Korn
10 22 (4.62%) PowerShell
11 21 (4.41%) Bash Shell
11 21 (4.41%) Ruby
12 17 (3.57%) JavaScript
13 16 (3.36%) C#
13 16 (3.36%) C-shell
14 14 (2.94%) PHP
15 13 (2.73%) PL/SQL
16 10 (2.10%) Scala
17 8 (1.68%) Jython
18 4 (0.84%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 170 (35.71%) Security Cleared
2 125 (26.26%) SC Cleared
3 57 (11.97%) BPSS Clearance
4 30 (6.30%) RHCE
5 22 (4.62%) Degree
6 20 (4.20%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (3.99%) DV Cleared
8 16 (3.36%) MCSE
9 14 (2.94%) MCSA
10 13 (2.73%) AAT
10 13 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.26%) CCNA
11 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.05%) CCNP
12 5 (1.05%) MCDBA
12 5 (1.05%) MCP
13 1 (0.21%) CCA
13 1 (0.21%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.21%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.21%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (11.76%) SLA
2 16 (3.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (3.15%) QA
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) WAI
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 55 (11.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (7.98%) Active Directory
3 32 (6.72%) KVM
4 26 (5.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 23 (4.83%) Oracle RAC
6 16 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.15%) Samba
7 15 (3.15%) vSphere
8 14 (2.94%) Docker
9 11 (2.31%) NFS
10 10 (2.10%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 9 (1.89%) Hyper-V
12 8 (1.68%) LXC
12 8 (1.68%) Xen
13 7 (1.47%) Firmware
14 2 (0.42%) VirtualBox
15 1 (0.21%) Gluster
15 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 68 (14.29%) Puppet
2 58 (12.18%) Tivoli
3 49 (10.29%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (9.45%) HP SiteScope
5 26 (5.46%) MOM
6 25 (5.25%) EMC NetWorker
7 17 (3.57%) Ansible
8 13 (2.73%) NetBackup
8 13 (2.73%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 11 (2.31%) HP Data Protector
10 9 (1.89%) ZABBIX
11 7 (1.47%) Control-M
12 6 (1.26%) Data Guard
13 5 (1.05%) BladeLogic
13 5 (1.05%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 5 (1.05%) Nagios
13 5 (1.05%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.84%) OpenView
15 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
15 3 (0.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 182 (38.24%) Oracle
2 159 (33.40%) Red Hat
3 153 (32.14%) HP
4 76 (15.97%) Microsoft
5 63 (13.24%) IBM
6 60 (12.61%) VMware
7 45 (9.45%) CA
8 42 (8.82%) Cisco
8 42 (8.82%) Sun
9 34 (7.14%) F5
10 27 (5.67%) BMC
10 27 (5.67%) Veritas
11 26 (5.46%) EMC
12 19 (3.99%) ServiceNow
13 18 (3.78%) Axway
13 18 (3.78%) Informatica
13 18 (3.78%) Siebel
13 18 (3.78%) TIBCO
14 13 (2.73%) PTC
14 13 (2.73%) Symantec
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