Period
to 17 June 2019

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £578 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 17 June 2019.

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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 86 94 107
Rank change year-on-year +8 +13 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 5 14 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.43% 1.10% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 1.14% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 12 4
North East median daily rate £578 £445 £443
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.78% +0.56% +38.28%
10th Percentile £530 £303 £305
90th Percentile £684 £652 £540
England median daily rate £480 £500 £485
% change year-on-year -4.00% +3.09% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
North East median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £50.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year -10.89% +18.82% +3.66%

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 1,122 1,225 1,255
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.39% 96.15% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 748 824 811
North East median daily rate £415 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.21% +4.83% +8.21%
10th Percentile £200 £227 £250
90th Percentile £571 £550 £530
England median daily rate £475 £450 £434
% change year-on-year +5.56% +3.69% +2.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 63
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £15.20 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -37.96% -7.68%
10th Percentile £9.49 £10.00 £10.17
90th Percentile £33.48 £43.75 £41.60
England median hourly rate £19.50 £18.64 £18.98
% change year-on-year +4.64% -1.82% -5.10%

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 17 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in the North East

Linux Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 17 June 2019. 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 +13 5 £578 +29.78% 2
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Cloud Computing
2 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Docker
2 4 (80.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (40.00%) User Experience
3 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (40.00%) Ansible
3 2 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
3 2 (40.00%) Release Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Serverless
3 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineering
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
3 2 (40.00%) Confluence
3 2 (40.00%) Puppet
3 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (40.00%) ZABBIX
3 2 (40.00%) Test Automation

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 (40.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (40.00%) OpenShift
2 2 (40.00%) Serverless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (40.00%) JIRA
1 2 (40.00%) Maven
1 2 (40.00%) Sonatype Nexus
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (40.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
3 2 (40.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Application Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Change Management
2 2 (40.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (40.00%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure as Code
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 2 (40.00%) Kanban
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (40.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (40.00%) Release Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) SOA
2 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Task Automation
2 2 (40.00%) Test Automation
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Perl
1 2 (40.00%) Python
1 2 (40.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) IEC 62304
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Docker Swarm
1 2 (40.00%) Kubernetes
1 2 (40.00%) Nagios
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Oracle
1 2 (40.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (40.00%) Riverbed