Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 6 months to 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 107 110
Rank change year-on-year +28 +3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 21 61 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.71% 2.22% 0.40%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.81% 2.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 45 5
North East median daily rate £625 £310 £258
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +101.61% +20.39% -28.97%
10th Percentile £252 £225 £252
90th Percentile £638 £373 £500
England median daily rate £500 £450 £415
% change year-on-year +11.11% +8.43% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
North East median hourly rate - - £31.25
England median hourly rate £43.75 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% +7.14%

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 1160 2519 1901
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.62% 91.67% 94.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 765 1715 1177
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
10th Percentile £225 £225 £239
90th Percentile £547 £523 £575
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 126 120
North East median hourly rate £17.49 £26.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +53.62% +10.12%
10th Percentile £9.50 £10.28 £11.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £33.87 £35.10
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
% change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +30 21 £625 +99.04%
Linux Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (57.14%) DevOps
4 11 (52.38%) Oracle
4 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
5 10 (47.62%) WebLogic
5 10 (47.62%) Unix
6 9 (42.86%) Windows
6 9 (42.86%) JBoss
6 9 (42.86%) Python
6 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (42.86%) Puppet
7 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
7 8 (38.10%) Docker
7 8 (38.10%) OpenLDAP
7 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
7 8 (38.10%) LDAP
7 8 (38.10%) NFS
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) Perl
7 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
7 8 (38.10%) SQL
7 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
7 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
7 8 (38.10%) Clustering
7 8 (38.10%) SSH
8 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (28.57%) HTTP
9 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
9 6 (28.57%) Firewall

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 10 (47.62%) WebLogic
2 9 (42.86%) JBoss
3 6 (28.57%) Confluence
3 6 (28.57%) nginx
4 1 (4.76%) Apache
4 1 (4.76%) iPlanet
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (4.76%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Slack
2 3 (14.29%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (9.52%) Datadog
3 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.76%) PaaS
4 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
1 8 (38.10%) LDAP
1 8 (38.10%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (38.10%) SSH
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) HTTP
3 1 (4.76%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.76%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (38.10%) Jenkins
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) JIRA
2 6 (28.57%) SonarQube
3 2 (9.52%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) J2EE
1 1 (4.76%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.76%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.76%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Linux
2 15 (71.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (47.62%) Unix
4 9 (42.86%) Windows
5 7 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 3 (14.29%) AIX
6 3 (14.29%) Solaris
7 2 (9.52%) HPUX
8 1 (4.76%) Debian
8 1 (4.76%) SUSE
8 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) DevOps
2 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
3 6 (28.57%) Coaching
3 6 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (28.57%) Load Balancing
3 6 (28.57%) Mentoring
3 6 (28.57%) Microservices
3 6 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 6 (28.57%) Static Code Analysis
4 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (23.81%) Operational Acceptance Testing
5 3 (14.29%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (9.52%) Migration
6 2 (9.52%) SFIA
7 1 (4.76%) Contract Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (4.76%) IT Strategy
7 1 (4.76%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Python
2 8 (38.10%) Bash Shell
2 8 (38.10%) Perl
2 8 (38.10%) PL/SQL
2 8 (38.10%) SQL
3 6 (28.57%) Korn
3 6 (28.57%) Shell Script
4 2 (9.52%) C
4 2 (9.52%) C++
4 2 (9.52%) Java
4 2 (9.52%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (4.76%) CCDP
2 1 (4.76%) CCIE
2 1 (4.76%) CCNP
2 1 (4.76%) Chartered Engineer
2 1 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 8 (38.10%) Active Directory
1 8 (38.10%) Docker
1 8 (38.10%) NFS
2 5 (23.81%) Xen
3 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (4.76%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (42.86%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) Kubernetes
2 2 (9.52%) Nagios
2 2 (9.52%) Packer
2 2 (9.52%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Oracle
1 11 (52.38%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) HP
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Capita
4 2 (9.52%) New Relic
4 2 (9.52%) Splunk
4 2 (9.52%) Sun
4 2 (9.52%) Veritas
4 2 (9.52%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Axway
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) Informatica
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.76%) PlateSpin
5 1 (4.76%) SAP
5 1 (4.76%) Siebel