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 24 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 9 4 16
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +12
Contract jobs citing Linux 210 122 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 19.13% 15.42% 8.24%
As % of the Operating Systems category 40.94% 58.10% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 74 19
Median daily rate £310 £448 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.72% +70.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £625 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £37.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+5.33% +18.11%
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
513 210 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 46.72% 26.55% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 111 83
Median daily rate £280 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.11% +61.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £243 £112
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £600 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 21 8
Median hourly rate £28.00 £37.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.32% +184.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £43.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 24 August 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 24 August 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 24 August 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 -6 204 £310 -30.33% 23
Sunderland - 4 - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 August 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.

1 226 (58.25%) Unix
2 180 (46.39%) Oracle
3 178 (45.88%) Windows
4 174 (44.85%) Security Cleared
5 166 (42.78%) HP
6 155 (39.95%) ITIL
7 153 (39.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 150 (38.66%) Red Hat
9 127 (32.73%) AIX
10 125 (32.22%) SC Cleared
11 117 (30.15%) Perl
12 110 (28.35%) SQL
13 99 (25.52%) SAN
14 96 (24.74%) TCP/IP
15 94 (24.23%) Solaris
16 92 (23.71%) Windows Server
17 84 (21.65%) Tivoli
18 80 (20.62%) Shell Script
18 80 (20.62%) Java
19 72 (18.56%) SLA
20 68 (17.53%) WebLogic
21 66 (17.01%) Service Delivery
22 63 (16.24%) IBM
23 61 (15.72%) CA
23 61 (15.72%) HP SiteScope
24 60 (15.46%) VB
25 58 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
26 57 (14.69%) BPSS Clearance
27 56 (14.43%) Clustering
28 55 (14.18%) High Availability

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 68 (17.53%) WebLogic
2 39 (10.05%) Apache
3 31 (7.99%) JBoss
4 18 (4.64%) WebSphere
5 17 (4.38%) IIS
6 16 (4.12%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (3.61%) OpenStack
8 9 (2.32%) Confluence
8 9 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.06%) iPlanet
10 7 (1.80%) Oracle Workflow
11 5 (1.29%) FileNet
11 5 (1.29%) nginx
12 4 (1.03%) MQSeries
13 2 (0.52%) Jetty
13 2 (0.52%) Mongrel
13 2 (0.52%) Oracle Application Server
13 2 (0.52%) WebLogic Portal
14 1 (0.26%) Drupal
14 1 (0.26%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 20 (5.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (3.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.26%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.55%) IaaS
3 5 (1.29%) GitHub
4 3 (0.77%) OpenShift
4 3 (0.77%) PaaS
4 3 (0.77%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.52%) DigitalOcean
5 2 (0.52%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.52%) Google App Engine
5 2 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.52%) Linode
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 99 (25.52%) SAN
2 96 (24.74%) TCP/IP
3 46 (11.86%) LDAP
4 39 (10.05%) DNS
5 27 (6.96%) WAN
6 26 (6.70%) HTTP
7 24 (6.19%) iSCSI
8 19 (4.90%) Firewall
9 15 (3.87%) SSH
10 14 (3.61%) HTTPS
10 14 (3.61%) SSL
11 11 (2.84%) Internet
12 9 (2.32%) BIG-IP
13 8 (2.06%) Network Security
13 8 (2.06%) OpenLDAP
14 7 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (1.29%) DHCP
15 5 (1.29%) FTP
16 3 (0.77%) NAS
16 3 (0.77%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (13.14%) SQL Server
2 49 (12.63%) DB2
3 21 (5.41%) MySQL
4 12 (3.09%) Oracle Database
5 8 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.77%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.52%) DataStage
9 2 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
10 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.26%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.26%) Redis
10 1 (0.26%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.26%) TokuMX
Development Applications
1 20 (5.15%) Jenkins
2 19 (4.90%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.12%) GCC
3 16 (4.12%) GDB
4 14 (3.61%) Subversion
5 13 (3.35%) JIRA
6 12 (3.09%) ClearCase
6 12 (3.09%) LoadRunner
6 12 (3.09%) StarTeam
7 8 (2.06%) Facilita Forecast
7 8 (2.06%) HP UFT
7 8 (2.06%) Travis CI
7 8 (2.06%) Visual Studio
8 5 (1.29%) Maven
9 4 (1.03%) JMeter
9 4 (1.03%) LoadUI
9 4 (1.03%) SoapUI
10 3 (0.77%) Hudson
10 3 (0.77%) Selenium
11 2 (0.52%) Gradle
General
1 14 (3.61%) Banking
2 3 (0.77%) Finance
2 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.26%) Marketing
3 1 (0.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 55 (14.18%) Linux Engineer
2 49 (12.63%) Administrator
3 43 (11.08%) Linux Administrator
4 42 (10.82%) Developer
5 38 (9.79%) Support Engineer
6 37 (9.54%) Unix Engineer
7 31 (7.99%) Linux Support
8 25 (6.44%) Consultant
9 23 (5.93%) Backup Engineer
10 19 (4.90%) Unix Linux Engineer
11 17 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
11 17 (4.38%) Linux Support Engineer
12 16 (4.12%) Analyst
12 16 (4.12%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (4.12%) Storage Engineer
13 15 (3.87%) Storage and Backup Engineer
14 13 (3.35%) Integration Developer
15 12 (3.09%) Server Support
15 12 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
15 12 (3.09%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.12%) LAMP
2 15 (3.87%) Software Packaging
2 15 (3.87%) Spring
3 14 (3.61%) OAuth
3 14 (3.61%) OAuth2
3 14 (3.61%) OpenID
4 13 (3.35%) Middleware
4 13 (3.35%) WebSphere MQ
5 12 (3.09%) HTML
5 12 (3.09%) Web Services
6 11 (2.84%) JSON
7 10 (2.58%) J2EE
8 9 (2.32%) JSP
9 7 (1.80%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.55%) CSS
10 6 (1.55%) REST
10 6 (1.55%) XML
11 5 (1.29%) Regular Expression
12 4 (1.03%) CSS3
12 4 (1.03%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.43%) Clustering
2 35 (9.02%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 20 (5.15%) Computer Science
5 19 (4.90%) Mainframe
6 12 (3.09%) Performance Metrics
7 10 (2.58%) User Experience
8 9 (2.32%) AS400
8 9 (2.32%) Tandem
9 7 (1.80%) DataPower
9 7 (1.80%) IBM Mainframe
10 6 (1.55%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.29%) Data Structures
12 4 (1.03%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.77%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.52%) CESG
14 2 (0.52%) Grid Computing
14 2 (0.52%) HP Storage
14 2 (0.52%) HP StoreVirtual
14 2 (0.52%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 226 (58.25%) Unix
2 178 (45.88%) Windows
3 153 (39.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 127 (32.73%) AIX
5 94 (24.23%) Solaris
6 92 (23.71%) Windows Server
7 50 (12.89%) HPUX
8 19 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 17 (4.38%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.87%) CentOS
11 7 (1.80%) zOS
12 6 (1.55%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.52%) Android
13 2 (0.52%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.52%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (39.95%) ITIL
2 66 (17.01%) Service Delivery
3 58 (14.95%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (14.18%) High Availability
5 54 (13.92%) DevOps
6 53 (13.66%) Configuration Management
7 46 (11.86%) Root Cause Analysis
8 45 (11.60%) Compliance Management
9 40 (10.31%) Mentoring
9 40 (10.31%) Problem Management
10 34 (8.76%) Change Management
11 33 (8.51%) Incident Management
12 28 (7.22%) Unit Testing
13 27 (6.96%) Server Monitoring
14 25 (6.44%) Release Management
15 23 (5.93%) OO
16 21 (5.41%) Validation
17 19 (4.90%) Multithreading
18 18 (4.64%) Open Source
19 16 (4.12%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 117 (30.15%) Perl
2 110 (28.35%) SQL
3 80 (20.62%) Java
3 80 (20.62%) Shell Script
4 60 (15.46%) VB
5 42 (10.82%) Korn
6 40 (10.31%) Bash Shell
7 29 (7.47%) Python
8 28 (7.22%) C-shell
9 20 (5.15%) C++
10 19 (4.90%) C
11 14 (3.61%) PL/SQL
12 12 (3.09%) Ruby
13 10 (2.58%) C#
13 10 (2.58%) PowerShell
14 9 (2.32%) JavaScript
14 9 (2.32%) PHP
15 5 (1.29%) VBScript
16 4 (1.03%) Bourne shell
17 3 (0.77%) Scala
Qualifications
1 174 (44.85%) Security Cleared
2 125 (32.22%) SC Cleared
3 57 (14.69%) BPSS Clearance
4 47 (12.11%) RHCE
5 27 (6.96%) AAT
6 18 (4.64%) Degree
7 17 (4.38%) DV Cleared
8 10 (2.58%) CCNA
8 10 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.58%) MCSE
8 10 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.32%) CCNP
9 9 (2.32%) MCDBA
9 9 (2.32%) MCP
10 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
10 4 (1.03%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Certification
12 1 (0.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 72 (18.56%) SLA
2 14 (3.61%) QA
3 9 (2.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (2.06%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (13.14%) KVM
2 41 (10.57%) Oracle RAC
3 36 (9.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 26 (6.70%) Samba
5 22 (5.67%) Active Directory
6 11 (2.84%) Firmware
7 7 (1.80%) Docker
7 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.80%) NFS
7 7 (1.80%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 4 (1.03%) Xen
9 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
9 3 (0.77%) vSphere
10 2 (0.52%) LXC
10 2 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.52%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.26%) Gluster
11 1 (0.26%) RHEV
11 1 (0.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (21.65%) Tivoli
2 61 (15.72%) HP SiteScope
3 50 (12.89%) EMC NetWorker
4 48 (12.37%) MOM
5 47 (12.11%) Puppet
6 38 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
6 38 (9.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 32 (8.25%) NetBackup
8 27 (6.96%) HP Data Protector
9 16 (4.12%) Ansible
10 13 (3.35%) OpenView
11 8 (2.06%) ZABBIX
12 5 (1.29%) Nagios
12 5 (1.29%) SCOM
13 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
13 4 (1.03%) Legato
13 4 (1.03%) Simpana
14 3 (0.77%) PureDisk
14 3 (0.77%) SCCM
14 3 (0.77%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 180 (46.39%) Oracle
2 166 (42.78%) HP
3 150 (38.66%) Red Hat
4 63 (16.24%) IBM
5 61 (15.72%) CA
6 47 (12.11%) BMC
7 44 (11.34%) ServiceNow
8 41 (10.57%) Microsoft
9 40 (10.31%) EMC
10 39 (10.05%) VMware
11 32 (8.25%) Symantec
12 20 (5.15%) Axway
13 16 (4.12%) Informatica
13 16 (4.12%) Siebel
13 16 (4.12%) Sun
14 13 (3.35%) PTC
15 12 (3.09%) SaltStack
15 12 (3.09%) SAP
16 11 (2.84%) TIBCO
17 9 (2.32%) Cisco
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