Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 2020 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
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 15 12 7
Rank change year-on-year -3 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Linux 71 106 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 10.77% 11.28% 14.76%
As % of the Operating Systems category 36.22% 48.85% 47.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 72 112
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £368 £325 £275
90th Percentile £649 £575 £638
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.14% - -
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £48.00 £43.50 -
% change year-on-year +10.34% - -

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 196 217 297
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Newcastle upon Tyne 29.74% 23.09% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 147 209
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £157 £153 £202
90th Percentile £528 £530 £550
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £380 £325
% change year-on-year +5.26% +16.92% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 17
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.11% +42.31% -51.08%
10th Percentile £14.36 £9.26 £8.38
90th Percentile £54.50 £45.00 £54.10
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £13.00
% change year-on-year +3.90% +48.08% -42.22%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

Job postings citing Linux as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Daily rate trend for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Daily Rate Histogram in Newcastle upon Tyne

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Hourly rate trend for Linux in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 1 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Newcastle upon Tyne region with a requirement for Linux.

1 38 (53.52%) Java
2 37 (52.11%) Jenkins
3 30 (42.25%) DevOps
4 28 (39.44%) Git (software)
4 28 (39.44%) AWS
5 27 (38.03%) Docker
5 27 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (35.21%) HTTP
6 25 (35.21%) Kubernetes
7 23 (32.39%) Oracle
7 23 (32.39%) Scrum
7 23 (32.39%) Microservices
8 21 (29.58%) Kanban
9 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
9 20 (28.17%) Python
9 20 (28.17%) Problem-Solving
10 19 (26.76%) SOAP
10 19 (26.76%) SQL
10 19 (26.76%) Shell Script
10 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
11 18 (25.35%) Maven
12 17 (23.94%) Web Services
12 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
12 17 (23.94%) Build Automation
13 16 (22.54%) Puppet
13 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
13 16 (22.54%) Serverless
14 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (21.13%) Ansible
14 15 (21.13%) Unix

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 10 (14.08%) nginx
2 5 (7.04%) Apache
2 5 (7.04%) IIS
2 5 (7.04%) Jetty
2 5 (7.04%) Mongrel
2 5 (7.04%) Tomcat
2 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
3 3 (4.23%) Confluence
3 3 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (4.23%) JBoss
4 1 (1.41%) Tuxedo
Business Applications
1 11 (15.49%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 28 (39.44%) AWS
2 16 (22.54%) Serverless
3 8 (11.27%) OpenShift
4 7 (9.86%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (8.45%) GCP
6 5 (7.04%) Azure
6 5 (7.04%) Google App Engine
7 2 (2.82%) Amazon S3
7 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.82%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.82%) BrowserStack
7 2 (2.82%) IaaS
7 2 (2.82%) PaaS
7 2 (2.82%) SaaS
7 2 (2.82%) Slack
7 2 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (35.21%) HTTP
2 11 (15.49%) SSL
3 7 (9.86%) HTTPS
4 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (7.04%) DHCP
5 5 (7.04%) DNS
5 5 (7.04%) FTP
5 5 (7.04%) IPsec
6 3 (4.23%) OpenLDAP
7 2 (2.82%) Firewall
7 2 (2.82%) VPN
8 1 (1.41%) RS-232
8 1 (1.41%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (16.90%) RDBMS
2 12 (16.90%) Relational Database
3 8 (11.27%) Spotfire
4 7 (9.86%) MongoDB
5 6 (8.45%) NoSQL
6 5 (7.04%) MySQL
7 3 (4.23%) GIS
7 3 (4.23%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.82%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
8 2 (2.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 37 (52.11%) Jenkins
2 28 (39.44%) Git (software)
3 18 (25.35%) Maven
4 5 (7.04%) JIRA
4 5 (7.04%) MSI
4 5 (7.04%) Travis CI
5 4 (5.63%) Eclipse
5 4 (5.63%) SonarQube
6 3 (4.23%) GitLab
6 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (2.82%) Burp Suite
7 2 (2.82%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.82%) Gatling
7 2 (2.82%) HP UFT
7 2 (2.82%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.82%) JMeter
7 2 (2.82%) LoadRunner
7 2 (2.82%) Selenium
7 2 (2.82%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.41%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (5.63%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
Job Titles
1 31 (43.66%) Developer
2 11 (15.49%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Java Developer
3 10 (14.08%) TIBCO Developer
4 6 (8.45%) Software Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) C# Software Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Test Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) TIBCO BusinessWorks Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Lead Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Python Developer
6 3 (4.23%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Developer
6 3 (4.23%) Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Lead Java Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Tester
7 2 (2.82%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (26.76%) SOAP
2 17 (23.94%) Web Services
3 14 (19.72%) JMS
4 13 (18.31%) .NET
5 11 (15.49%) JDBC
5 11 (15.49%) TIBCO EMS
5 11 (15.49%) XML
6 10 (14.08%) Spring
7 8 (11.27%) REST
8 7 (9.86%) Spring Boot
8 7 (9.86%) Spring Cloud
9 6 (8.45%) .NET Core
9 6 (8.45%) AngularJS
9 6 (8.45%) jQuery
9 6 (8.45%) React
9 6 (8.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 5 (7.04%) J2EE
10 5 (7.04%) Servlets
11 4 (5.63%) Middleware
11 4 (5.63%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (21.13%) Enterprise Software
3 11 (15.49%) Algorithms
4 4 (5.63%) Public Cloud
5 3 (4.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.82%) Clustering
7 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.41%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Life Science
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.41%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 15 (21.13%) Unix
2 11 (15.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (15.49%) Windows
3 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 10
5 5 (7.04%) Windows 7
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (7.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.04%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.63%) CentOS
6 4 (5.63%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (4.23%) VME
8 2 (2.82%) AIX
8 2 (2.82%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.41%) FreeRTOS
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) DevOps
2 27 (38.03%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (32.39%) Microservices
3 23 (32.39%) Scrum
4 21 (29.58%) Kanban
5 20 (28.17%) Problem-Solving
5 20 (28.17%) Test Automation
6 17 (23.94%) Build Automation
7 15 (21.13%) TDD
8 14 (19.72%) Configuration Management
8 14 (19.72%) Integration Testing
8 14 (19.72%) ITIL
9 12 (16.90%) Project Management
10 11 (15.49%) Software Engineering
11 9 (12.68%) Architectural Design
12 8 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (8.45%) MVC
13 6 (8.45%) OO
13 6 (8.45%) Open Source
13 6 (8.45%) Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 38 (53.52%) Java
2 20 (28.17%) Python
3 19 (26.76%) Shell Script
3 19 (26.76%) SQL
4 13 (18.31%) JavaScript
4 13 (18.31%) PowerShell
5 11 (15.49%) XPath
6 9 (12.68%) C#
7 7 (9.86%) Bash Shell
7 7 (9.86%) TypeScript
8 5 (7.04%) Perl
8 5 (7.04%) REXX
8 5 (7.04%) Tcl
8 5 (7.04%) VB
9 4 (5.63%) C++
10 3 (4.23%) COBOL
11 2 (2.82%) C
11 2 (2.82%) Groovy
12 1 (1.41%) Go
12 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (26.76%) Security Cleared
2 16 (22.54%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.49%) Degree
4 6 (8.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.82%) AWS Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 2 (2.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.82%) WCAG
2 1 (1.41%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 27 (38.03%) Docker
2 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) Xen
5 1 (1.41%) Firmware
5 1 (1.41%) LXC
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 25 (35.21%) Kubernetes
2 16 (22.54%) Puppet
3 15 (21.13%) Ansible
4 9 (12.68%) Terraform
5 7 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (7.04%) HAProxy
7 3 (4.23%) Tivoli
8 2 (2.82%) Nessus
9 1 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
9 1 (1.41%) Fluentd
9 1 (1.41%) Kibana
9 1 (1.41%) logstash
9 1 (1.41%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.41%) SCCM
9 1 (1.41%) SCOM
9 1 (1.41%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Oracle
2 11 (15.49%) TIBCO
3 8 (11.27%) VMware
4 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.45%) Google
5 6 (8.45%) Red Hat
6 4 (5.63%) IBM
7 3 (4.23%) Micro Focus
8 2 (2.82%) HP
9 1 (1.41%) BMC
9 1 (1.41%) EMC
9 1 (1.41%) Splunk