Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Linux
Tyne and Wear > Newcastle upon Tyne
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 6 6
Rank change year-on-year +3 0 +4
Contract jobs citing Linux 184 481 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 21.35% 21.26% 14.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 59.35% 46.34% 54.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 371 164
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £375 £340 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -27.31% +33.64%
10th Percentile £300 £250 £307
90th Percentile £638 £500 £631
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £468
% change year-on-year +10.29% -27.31% +33.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 15
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate - £28.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -22.22% -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £25.25 £36.50
% change year-on-year - -30.82% -

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Newcastle upon Tyne
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 310 1038 382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 35.96% 45.89% 27.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 734 214
Newcastle upon Tyne median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +7.84%
10th Percentile £223 £216 £231
90th Percentile £538 £476 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 77 36
Newcastle upon Tyne median hourly rate £12.75 £28.00 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.46% +4.67% +66.36%
10th Percentile £9.23 £15.40 £11.71
90th Percentile £45.50 £36.40 £43.38
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.25 £28.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -56.25% +7.69% +72.87%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Linux.

1 93 (50.54%) Unix
2 90 (48.91%) Oracle
3 80 (43.48%) AIX
4 79 (42.93%) Red Hat
5 76 (41.30%) Security Cleared
6 75 (40.76%) Windows
7 74 (40.22%) DevOps
8 73 (39.67%) WebLogic
9 68 (36.96%) Solaris
9 68 (36.96%) HP
10 66 (35.87%) JBoss
10 66 (35.87%) SC Cleared
11 59 (32.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 53 (28.80%) Cisco
13 48 (26.09%) ITIL
13 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
14 47 (25.54%) Perl
15 45 (24.46%) Puppet
16 44 (23.91%) Sun
16 44 (23.91%) Firewall
17 41 (22.28%) SQL
18 40 (21.74%) Veritas
19 39 (21.20%) SAN
20 38 (20.65%) Opscode Chef
21 37 (20.11%) IBM
21 37 (20.11%) Clustering
22 36 (19.57%) Korn
23 35 (19.02%) TCP/IP
23 35 (19.02%) High Availability
24 34 (18.48%) Jenkins

Linux
Co-occurring IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne 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 73 (39.67%) WebLogic
2 66 (35.87%) JBoss
3 33 (17.93%) Tomcat
4 32 (17.39%) Apache
5 31 (16.85%) iPlanet
6 29 (15.76%) Oracle Application Server
7 21 (11.41%) Confluence
8 13 (7.07%) WebSphere
8 13 (7.07%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (4.89%) OpenStack
10 8 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (4.35%) MQSeries
10 8 (4.35%) SharePoint
11 7 (3.80%) nginx
11 7 (3.80%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (2.72%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (2.17%) FileNet
14 3 (1.63%) Tuxedo
15 2 (1.09%) CMS
15 2 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (4.35%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (7.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (3.80%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.54%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.98%) Slack
4 3 (1.63%) PaaS
5 2 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.09%) Boomi
5 2 (1.09%) Datadog
5 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 2 (1.09%) npm
5 2 (1.09%) Serverless
6 1 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.54%) Linode
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (23.91%) Firewall
2 39 (21.20%) SAN
3 35 (19.02%) TCP/IP
4 33 (17.93%) LDAP
5 29 (15.76%) DNS
6 26 (14.13%) Fibre Channel
7 20 (10.87%) OpenLDAP
8 19 (10.33%) SSH
9 16 (8.70%) HTTP
10 12 (6.52%) SSL
11 8 (4.35%) FCoE
11 8 (4.35%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.35%) NAS
11 8 (4.35%) X.21
12 7 (3.80%) WAN
13 5 (2.72%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.72%) Network Security
14 2 (1.09%) VLAN
15 1 (0.54%) LAN
15 1 (0.54%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.07%) MySQL
2 11 (5.98%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.43%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.43%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.43%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
4 8 (4.35%) Oracle Database
5 6 (3.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (1.63%) SQL Server
8 2 (1.09%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (1.09%) OLTP
8 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.09%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.54%) DataStage
9 1 (0.54%) GIS
9 1 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 34 (18.48%) Git (software)
1 34 (18.48%) Jenkins
2 23 (12.50%) JIRA
3 8 (4.35%) Selenium
3 8 (4.35%) Subversion
4 7 (3.80%) SonarQube
5 5 (2.72%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (2.17%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.63%) Maven
8 2 (1.09%) Grunt
8 2 (1.09%) gulp
8 2 (1.09%) JUnit
8 2 (1.09%) Selenium IDE
8 2 (1.09%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.09%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.09%) WebDriver
8 2 (1.09%) webpack
9 1 (0.54%) GitLab
9 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 11 (5.98%) Finance
2 7 (3.80%) Banking
3 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (23.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (15.22%) Unix Engineer
3 24 (13.04%) Backup Engineer
4 21 (11.41%) Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) AIX Engineer
5 20 (10.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 19 (10.33%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 15 (8.15%) Storage Engineer
8 13 (7.07%) Solaris Engineer
9 11 (5.98%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.98%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.89%) Scala Developer
10 9 (4.89%) Support Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Administrator
11 7 (3.80%) Java Scala Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Lead DevOps
11 7 (3.80%) Software Developer
11 7 (3.80%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (15.76%) J2EE
2 20 (10.87%) JSON
3 17 (9.24%) RESTful
4 16 (8.70%) Web Services
5 15 (8.15%) Software Packaging
6 14 (7.61%) REST
7 13 (7.07%) CSS
7 13 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (6.52%) HTML
9 10 (5.43%) CSS3
9 10 (5.43%) HTML5
9 10 (5.43%) SOAP
10 9 (4.89%) Middleware
10 9 (4.89%) Spring
11 8 (4.35%) Ajax
11 8 (4.35%) Django
12 6 (3.26%) XML
13 4 (2.17%) Node.js
13 4 (2.17%) Play Framework
13 4 (2.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 37 (20.11%) Clustering
2 18 (9.78%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.24%) Replication
4 14 (7.61%) Data Centre
5 13 (7.07%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.89%) HP Storage
6 9 (4.89%) User Experience
7 7 (3.80%) CMDB
8 5 (2.72%) DataPower
8 5 (2.72%) Grid Computing
8 5 (2.72%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.63%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.09%) Tandem
12 1 (0.54%) CCTV
12 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 93 (50.54%) Unix
2 80 (43.48%) AIX
3 75 (40.76%) Windows
4 68 (36.96%) Solaris
5 59 (32.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (17.93%) HPUX
7 30 (16.30%) SUSE
8 22 (11.96%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.35%) Windows Server
10 4 (2.17%) Debian
11 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (40.22%) DevOps
2 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (26.09%) ITIL
3 35 (19.02%) High Availability
4 31 (16.85%) Load Balancing
5 24 (13.04%) Configuration Management
6 21 (11.41%) Open Source
7 20 (10.87%) Mentoring
8 19 (10.33%) OO
9 17 (9.24%) Coaching
9 17 (9.24%) Continuous Delivery
10 16 (8.70%) Scrum
10 16 (8.70%) Software Engineering
11 15 (8.15%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (7.61%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (7.61%) Quality Management
13 13 (7.07%) Unit Testing
14 12 (6.52%) Operational Acceptance Testing
14 12 (6.52%) QMS
14 12 (6.52%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 47 (25.54%) Perl
2 41 (22.28%) SQL
3 36 (19.57%) Korn
4 33 (17.93%) Java
5 29 (15.76%) Python
6 27 (14.67%) PL/SQL
6 27 (14.67%) Shell Script
7 22 (11.96%) Bash Shell
8 17 (9.24%) Scala
9 13 (7.07%) C-shell
10 11 (5.98%) Ruby
11 9 (4.89%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.72%) C++
12 5 (2.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.63%) C#
13 3 (1.63%) COBOL
14 2 (1.09%) C
14 2 (1.09%) Groovy
14 2 (1.09%) VB
14 2 (1.09%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 76 (41.30%) Security Cleared
2 66 (35.87%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (2.17%) Degree
5 2 (1.09%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) CCDP
6 1 (0.54%) CCIE
6 1 (0.54%) CCNP
6 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 21 (11.41%) Docker
3 20 (10.87%) NFS
4 17 (9.24%) VMware Infrastructure
5 16 (8.70%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 15 (8.15%) Hyper-V
7 13 (7.07%) KVM
8 10 (5.43%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.89%) Samba
10 8 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (3.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 6 (3.26%) LXC
12 6 (3.26%) Xen
13 1 (0.54%) Firmware
13 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 45 (24.46%) Puppet
2 38 (20.65%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (14.67%) HP Data Protector
3 27 (14.67%) NetBackup
4 26 (14.13%) EMC NetWorker
5 19 (10.33%) Backup Exec
6 17 (9.24%) Ansible
6 17 (9.24%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 16 (8.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (4.35%) OpenView
9 5 (2.72%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (1.63%) Nagios
11 2 (1.09%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (1.09%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.09%) Packer
11 2 (1.09%) Terraform
11 2 (1.09%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.54%) OpenNMS
12 1 (0.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 90 (48.91%) Oracle
2 79 (42.93%) Red Hat
3 68 (36.96%) HP
4 53 (28.80%) Cisco
5 44 (23.91%) Sun
6 40 (21.74%) Veritas
7 37 (20.11%) IBM
8 27 (14.67%) Symantec
9 26 (14.13%) Brocade
9 26 (14.13%) EMC
10 24 (13.04%) F5
11 18 (9.78%) VMware
12 17 (9.24%) Veeam
13 15 (8.15%) PlateSpin
14 13 (7.07%) Axway
14 13 (7.07%) Informatica
14 13 (7.07%) Siebel
15 8 (4.35%) Cognos
15 8 (4.35%) Opsware
16 7 (3.80%) SAP