Period
to 21 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £395 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 84 84 107
Rank change year-on-year 0 +23 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 14 18 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.16% 1.47% 2.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.22% 1.57% 2.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 29 45
North East median daily rate £395 £625 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.80% +100.00% +15.85%
10th Percentile £290 £221 £225
90th Percentile £467 £638 £373
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North East median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £51.00 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +12.50% +6.67%

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

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
North East
Contract vacancies in the North East with a recognized job title 1,151 1,149 2,660
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.52% 93.87% 91.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 735 740 1,784
North East median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -12.50%
10th Percentile £250 £219 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £520
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 60 138
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -35.19% +70.24%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.50 £10.16
90th Percentile £22.85 £47.50 £36.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.50
% change year-on-year -3.74% +1.08% +4.11%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018.

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 6 months to 21 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear -2 14 £395 -36.80% 3
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North East region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 8 (57.14%) DevOps
3 7 (50.00%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Python
4 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
4 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
4 5 (35.71%) Ansible
4 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
5 4 (28.57%) Puppet
5 4 (28.57%) Docker
5 4 (28.57%) Perl
5 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Clustering
6 3 (21.43%) Solaris
6 3 (21.43%) Veritas
6 3 (21.43%) Korn
6 3 (21.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 3 (21.43%) Terraform
7 2 (14.29%) Consul
7 2 (14.29%) Zuul
7 2 (14.29%) VMware
7 2 (14.29%) nginx
7 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
7 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
7 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing

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 2 (14.29%) Apache
1 2 (14.29%) nginx
2 1 (7.14%) Confluence
2 1 (7.14%) iPlanet
2 1 (7.14%) JBoss
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (7.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) DNS
1 2 (14.29%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) SSL
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
1 5 (35.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
2 1 (7.14%) GitLab
2 1 (7.14%) JIRA
2 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
2 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) RabbitMQ
1 2 (14.29%) Spring Boot
1 2 (14.29%) Zuul
2 1 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 5 (35.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Solaris
5 2 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 4 (28.57%) Configuration Management
3 2 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (14.29%) ITIL
3 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.14%) Business Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.14%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.14%) Kanban
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Microservices
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
4 1 (7.14%) Static Code Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
4 1 (7.14%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Python
2 4 (28.57%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Java
3 3 (21.43%) Korn
4 2 (14.29%) Bash Shell
5 1 (7.14%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Docker
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
3 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 4 (28.57%) Puppet
3 3 (21.43%) Terraform
4 2 (14.29%) Consul
5 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
5 1 (7.14%) Kibana
5 1 (7.14%) logstash
5 1 (7.14%) SCCM
5 1 (7.14%) SCOM
5 1 (7.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 3 (21.43%) Veritas
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Sun