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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Linux
Rank 7 5 15
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +10
Contract jobs citing Linux 215 146 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 18.44% 17.04% 10.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 43.43% 62.93% 32.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 91 33
Median daily rate £365 £483 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.35% +48.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £320 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £625 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 0
Median hourly rate £24.00 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.24% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +8.57%
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
495 232 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Tyne and Wear 42.45% 27.07% 31.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 127 97
Median daily rate £320 £425 £301
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% +41.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 24 17
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +159.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.93 £13.95 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £43.00 £29.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 209 £365 -23.75% 17
Sunderland - 2 - -
Linux
North East

Linux
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 25 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Linux.

1 239 (51.73%) Unix
2 204 (44.16%) Security Cleared
3 200 (43.29%) Windows
4 193 (41.77%) Oracle
5 185 (40.04%) HP
6 183 (39.61%) ITIL
7 174 (37.66%) Red Hat
8 159 (34.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 149 (32.25%) AIX
10 146 (31.60%) SC Cleared
11 127 (27.49%) SQL
12 123 (26.62%) Perl
13 118 (25.54%) Windows Server
14 115 (24.89%) Solaris
14 115 (24.89%) TCP/IP
15 109 (23.59%) SAN
16 89 (19.26%) Shell Script
16 89 (19.26%) Java
17 87 (18.83%) Tivoli
18 85 (18.40%) Clustering
19 82 (17.75%) DevOps
20 80 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
21 76 (16.45%) SLA
21 76 (16.45%) WebLogic
22 71 (15.37%) SQL Server
23 70 (15.15%) HPUX
23 70 (15.15%) Service Delivery
24 69 (14.94%) IBM
25 68 (14.72%) CA
25 68 (14.72%) 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 76 (16.45%) WebLogic
2 52 (11.26%) Apache
3 38 (8.23%) JBoss
4 32 (6.93%) IIS
5 24 (5.19%) WebSphere
6 21 (4.55%) Tomcat
7 18 (3.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 17 (3.68%) iPlanet
9 15 (3.25%) OpenStack
10 12 (2.60%) Confluence
11 10 (2.16%) Oracle Application Server
12 9 (1.95%) Oracle Workflow
13 7 (1.52%) FileNet
13 7 (1.52%) nginx
14 5 (1.08%) Jetty
14 5 (1.08%) Mongrel
15 4 (0.87%) MQSeries
16 2 (0.43%) MS Exchange
16 2 (0.43%) WebLogic Portal
17 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 31 (6.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 17 (3.68%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.76%) IaaS
2 19 (4.11%) PaaS
2 19 (4.11%) SaaS
3 12 (2.60%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.60%) HP Helion
3 12 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.30%) GitHub
5 5 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.08%) Google App Engine
5 5 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (0.65%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.43%) DigitalOcean
7 2 (0.43%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.43%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 115 (24.89%) TCP/IP
2 109 (23.59%) SAN
3 54 (11.69%) DNS
4 47 (10.17%) LDAP
5 35 (7.58%) HTTP
6 32 (6.93%) Firewall
7 31 (6.71%) iSCSI
8 28 (6.06%) WAN
9 21 (4.55%) DHCP
10 20 (4.33%) SSL
11 19 (4.11%) HTTPS
12 12 (2.60%) Network Security
13 11 (2.38%) Internet
14 10 (2.16%) SSH
15 9 (1.95%) BIG-IP
15 9 (1.95%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.95%) NAS
16 8 (1.73%) FTP
17 6 (1.30%) OpenLDAP
18 5 (1.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (15.37%) SQL Server
2 51 (11.04%) DB2
3 22 (4.76%) MySQL
4 15 (3.25%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.95%) BusinessObjects
6 8 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 5 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.65%) OLAP
8 3 (0.65%) Oracle OLAP
9 2 (0.43%) DataStage
9 2 (0.43%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 1 (0.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.22%) Redis
10 1 (0.22%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 30 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.76%) GCC
2 22 (4.76%) GDB
3 20 (4.33%) Git (software)
4 16 (3.46%) JIRA
5 15 (3.25%) LoadRunner
5 15 (3.25%) Subversion
6 13 (2.81%) ClearCase
6 13 (2.81%) StarTeam
7 11 (2.38%) HP UFT
7 11 (2.38%) Travis CI
8 8 (1.73%) Facilita Forecast
8 8 (1.73%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.52%) JMeter
10 6 (1.30%) Maven
10 6 (1.30%) Selenium
11 4 (0.87%) Hudson
11 4 (0.87%) LoadUI
11 4 (0.87%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.65%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (3.25%) Banking
2 6 (1.30%) Finance
3 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.43%) Marketing
5 1 (0.22%) Games
5 1 (0.22%) German Language
5 1 (0.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 61 (13.20%) Linux Engineer
2 57 (12.34%) Administrator
3 45 (9.74%) Developer
3 45 (9.74%) Linux Administrator
4 41 (8.87%) Support Engineer
5 39 (8.44%) Unix Engineer
6 32 (6.93%) Linux Support
7 28 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
8 27 (5.84%) Architect
8 27 (5.84%) Consultant
9 23 (4.98%) Backup Engineer
10 20 (4.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 19 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
11 19 (4.11%) Unix Linux Engineer
12 17 (3.68%) Linux Support Engineer
13 16 (3.46%) Storage Engineer
14 15 (3.25%) Storage and Backup Engineer
15 14 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
15 14 (3.03%) Operations Engineer
16 13 (2.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (5.19%) Middleware
2 23 (4.98%) J2EE
3 19 (4.11%) Software Packaging
4 17 (3.68%) LAMP
4 17 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 16 (3.46%) Spring
6 14 (3.03%) OAuth
6 14 (3.03%) OAuth2
6 14 (3.03%) OpenID
7 13 (2.81%) Web Services
8 11 (2.38%) HTML
8 11 (2.38%) JSON
9 10 (2.16%) .NET
10 9 (1.95%) JSP
10 9 (1.95%) XML
11 7 (1.52%) REST
11 7 (1.52%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (1.30%) CSS
13 5 (1.08%) Regular Expression
13 5 (1.08%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 85 (18.40%) Clustering
2 38 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (5.41%) Mainframe
4 22 (4.76%) Management Information System
5 20 (4.33%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.68%) Public Cloud
7 12 (2.60%) Performance Metrics
7 12 (2.60%) Tandem
8 10 (2.16%) User Experience
9 9 (1.95%) DataPower
9 9 (1.95%) Private Cloud
10 8 (1.73%) AS400
11 7 (1.52%) IBM Mainframe
12 6 (1.30%) Data Centre
13 5 (1.08%) Data Structures
14 3 (0.65%) Client/Server
14 3 (0.65%) PKI
15 2 (0.43%) CESG
15 2 (0.43%) Grid Computing
15 2 (0.43%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 239 (51.73%) Unix
2 200 (43.29%) Windows
3 159 (34.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 149 (32.25%) AIX
5 118 (25.54%) Windows Server
6 115 (24.89%) Solaris
7 70 (15.15%) HPUX
8 21 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (3.68%) CentOS
11 11 (2.38%) Windows XP
12 10 (2.16%) SUSE
13 8 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.52%) zOS
15 5 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.43%) Android
17 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
17 2 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 2 (0.43%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (39.61%) ITIL
2 82 (17.75%) DevOps
3 80 (17.32%) Agile Software Development
4 70 (15.15%) Service Delivery
5 68 (14.72%) High Availability
6 60 (12.99%) Configuration Management
7 53 (11.47%) Problem Management
8 49 (10.61%) Compliance Management
9 47 (10.17%) Change Management
10 45 (9.74%) Open Source
10 45 (9.74%) Root Cause Analysis
11 41 (8.87%) Mentoring
12 33 (7.14%) Incident Management
13 31 (6.71%) OO
14 29 (6.28%) Server Monitoring
14 29 (6.28%) Unit Testing
15 28 (6.06%) Release Management
16 25 (5.41%) Multithreading
17 21 (4.55%) ITSM
18 18 (3.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 127 (27.49%) SQL
2 123 (26.62%) Perl
3 89 (19.26%) Java
3 89 (19.26%) Shell Script
4 64 (13.85%) VB
5 41 (8.87%) Bash Shell
6 40 (8.66%) Korn
7 36 (7.79%) Python
8 29 (6.28%) C-shell
9 27 (5.84%) C
10 26 (5.63%) C++
11 18 (3.90%) JavaScript
12 15 (3.25%) C#
12 15 (3.25%) PowerShell
12 15 (3.25%) Ruby
13 10 (2.16%) PHP
14 8 (1.73%) Jython
14 8 (1.73%) PL/SQL
15 5 (1.08%) VBScript
16 4 (0.87%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 204 (44.16%) Security Cleared
2 146 (31.60%) SC Cleared
3 63 (13.64%) BPSS Clearance
4 51 (11.04%) RHCE
5 27 (5.84%) AAT
6 23 (4.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (4.11%) Degree
7 19 (4.11%) DV Cleared
7 19 (4.11%) MCSE
8 15 (3.25%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (3.03%) MCSA
10 9 (1.95%) CCNA
10 9 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
11 8 (1.73%) CCNP
11 8 (1.73%) MCDBA
11 8 (1.73%) MCP
12 4 (0.87%) ISTQB
12 4 (0.87%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 1 (0.22%) IBM Certification
13 1 (0.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (16.45%) SLA
2 21 (4.55%) QA
3 14 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.73%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) WAI
5 1 (0.22%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (12.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 55 (11.90%) KVM
3 43 (9.31%) Oracle RAC
4 36 (7.79%) Active Directory
5 27 (5.84%) Samba
6 18 (3.90%) vSphere
7 16 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (2.38%) Firmware
9 8 (1.73%) Hyper-V
10 7 (1.52%) Docker
10 7 (1.52%) NFS
10 7 (1.52%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 7 (1.52%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 7 (1.52%) Xen
11 4 (0.87%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.43%) LXC
12 2 (0.43%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.22%) Gluster
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.22%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 87 (18.83%) Tivoli
2 64 (13.85%) HP SiteScope
3 60 (12.99%) Puppet
4 52 (11.26%) EMC NetWorker
5 51 (11.04%) MOM
6 41 (8.87%) Opscode Chef
7 38 (8.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 32 (6.93%) NetBackup
9 27 (5.84%) HP Data Protector
10 17 (3.68%) Ansible
11 12 (2.60%) OpenView
12 9 (1.95%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.08%) BladeLogic
13 5 (1.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 5 (1.08%) Nagios
13 5 (1.08%) SCOM
13 5 (1.08%) SCOrch
14 4 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
14 4 (0.87%) Legato
14 4 (0.87%) Simpana
Vendors
1 193 (41.77%) Oracle
2 185 (40.04%) HP
3 174 (37.66%) Red Hat
4 69 (14.94%) IBM
5 68 (14.72%) CA
6 66 (14.29%) Microsoft
7 63 (13.64%) VMware
8 54 (11.69%) BMC
9 47 (10.17%) ServiceNow
10 42 (9.09%) EMC
11 32 (6.93%) Symantec
12 27 (5.84%) Sun
13 21 (4.55%) Axway
14 19 (4.11%) Cisco
15 18 (3.90%) F5
15 18 (3.90%) Informatica
15 18 (3.90%) Siebel
16 13 (2.81%) PTC
17 12 (2.60%) SaltStack
18 11 (2.38%) SAP
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