The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was - per day in advertised job vacancies in the North East during the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 88 70
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 0 44 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East - 2.71% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category - 3.04% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 29 1
Median daily rate - £315 £282
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.70%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £414 £388
% change year-on-year -3.32% +6.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +6.25% -  

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 534 1446 778
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 94.01% 89.20% 94.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 886 469
Median daily rate £350 £325 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 91 80
Median hourly rate £17.49 £28.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.53% +86.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.00 £18.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Change Control
3 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (60.00%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Software Packaging
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
3 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (60.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) HP

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 3 (60.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (20.00%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (20.00%) Trello
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) GitLab
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) DevOps
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Change Control
2 3 (60.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Ansible
1 3 (60.00%) Dollar Universe
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Oracle
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
1 3 (60.00%) TIBCO
2 2 (40.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Atlassian