The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £443 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Engineer
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 70 57
Rank change year-on-year -8 -13  
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 0.69% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.72% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Median daily rate £443 £333 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.98% -26.05%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North East. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
North East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 685 831 609
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 95.01% 95.52% 94.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 456 555 334
Median daily rate £358 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 35
Median hourly rate £13.13 £15.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.93% +17.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £11.83 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East that featured Linux Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in the North East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in the North East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in the North East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the North East

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Engineer within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 March 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear -10 5 £443 +19.43%
Linux Engineer
England

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
4 6 (42.86%) Software Packaging
4 6 (42.86%) Oracle
4 6 (42.86%) HP
4 6 (42.86%) AIX
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
5 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (28.57%) Puppet
6 4 (28.57%) Windows
6 4 (28.57%) OO
6 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 4 (28.57%) IBM
7 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (21.43%) ITIL
7 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
7 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
7 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
7 3 (21.43%) Change Control
7 3 (21.43%) Jenkins

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 5 (35.71%) WebLogic
2 3 (21.43%) Confluence
3 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) JBoss
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) iPlanet
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (7.14%) IaaS
3 1 (7.14%) PaaS
3 1 (7.14%) SaaS
3 1 (7.14%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) JIRA
2 3 (21.43%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) GitLab
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) Software Packaging
2 1 (7.14%) J2EE
2 1 (7.14%) LAMP
2 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 9 (64.29%) Unix
3 6 (42.86%) AIX
4 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
6 1 (7.14%) Solaris
6 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
6 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (28.57%) OO
4 3 (21.43%) Change Control
4 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (21.43%) ITIL
5 2 (14.29%) API Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Exploratory Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Integration Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
5 2 (14.29%) Open Source
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) System Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) ITSM
6 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.14%) C-shell
2 1 (7.14%) Korn
2 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Samba
2 1 (7.14%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
2 3 (21.43%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Red Hat
2 6 (42.86%) HP
2 6 (42.86%) Oracle
3 4 (28.57%) IBM
4 3 (21.43%) Atlassian
4 3 (21.43%) TIBCO
5 1 (7.14%) Axway
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) F5
5 1 (7.14%) Informatica
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
5 1 (7.14%) Siebel
5 1 (7.14%) Sun
5 1 (7.14%) Veritas
5 1 (7.14%) VMware