The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Linux skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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
England / North East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 20 27
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Linux 115 66 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 15.88% 7.56% 5.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.37% 44.59% 26.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 32 24
Median daily rate £410 £309 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.79% -28.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £265 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £485
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 £38.75 £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -9.88% +19.44%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 204 148 135
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 28.18% 16.95% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 68
Median daily rate £390 £290 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.48% -17.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £175 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £405 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 6 18
Median hourly rate £17.00 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.76% -13.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £12.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £15.25 £16.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.57% +6.45%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in the North East

Linux
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 in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in the North East

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in the North East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in the North East

Linux
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 in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in the North East

Linux
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 within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 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 +18 101 £390 +26.31% 19
Durham -2 7 £475 +45.59% 2
Northumberland +5 4 £550 +74.60%
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Linux.

1 189 (54.15%) Unix
2 174 (49.86%) Windows
3 152 (43.55%) DevOps
4 140 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
5 117 (33.52%) Oracle
6 110 (31.52%) Open Source
7 105 (30.09%) AIX
8 97 (27.79%) Git (software)
9 94 (26.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 92 (26.36%) Analytical Skills
10 92 (26.36%) Red Hat
11 90 (25.79%) Security Cleared
12 86 (24.64%) SQL
13 85 (24.36%) HP
14 84 (24.07%) ITIL
15 80 (22.92%) Java
16 79 (22.64%) Configuration Management
16 79 (22.64%) SC Cleared
17 77 (22.06%) Jenkins
18 76 (21.78%) Windows Server
19 69 (19.77%) WebLogic
20 66 (18.91%) Change Management
21 64 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
22 63 (18.05%) Perl
23 61 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
24 59 (16.91%) SaaS
25 54 (15.47%) PaaS
25 54 (15.47%) IaaS
26 53 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
26 53 (15.19%) WebSphere

Linux
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 69 (19.77%) WebLogic
2 53 (15.19%) WebSphere
3 49 (14.04%) Confluence
4 33 (9.46%) JBoss
5 13 (3.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (3.15%) Oracle Application Server
7 10 (2.87%) Tomcat
8 9 (2.58%) Apache
9 7 (2.01%) SAS
10 5 (1.43%) FileNet
10 5 (1.43%) Oracle Workflow
10 5 (1.43%) Tuxedo
10 5 (1.43%) WildFly
11 4 (1.15%) Apache Spark
11 4 (1.15%) CMS
11 4 (1.15%) Drupal
11 4 (1.15%) iPlanet
12 3 (0.86%) IIS
12 3 (0.86%) Jetty
12 3 (0.86%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (13.47%) MS Excel
2 46 (13.18%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (4.01%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (3.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (2.01%) Oracle 11i
4 5 (1.43%) BusinessWorks
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
6 2 (0.57%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 61 (17.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 59 (16.91%) SaaS
3 54 (15.47%) IaaS
3 54 (15.47%) PaaS
4 53 (15.19%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (4.87%) Trello
6 8 (2.29%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (1.43%) Amazon S3
7 5 (1.43%) OpenShift
8 4 (1.15%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.86%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (0.86%) GitHub
9 3 (0.86%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.86%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (0.29%) Route 53
11 1 (0.29%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.47%) TCP/IP
2 32 (9.17%) LDAP
3 27 (7.74%) HTTP
4 16 (4.58%) DNS
4 16 (4.58%) SSL
5 13 (3.72%) Firewall
6 8 (2.29%) OpenLDAP
6 8 (2.29%) SSH
7 6 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
7 6 (1.72%) SAN
8 5 (1.43%) Internet
8 5 (1.43%) Network Security
9 4 (1.15%) DHCP
9 4 (1.15%) FTP
9 4 (1.15%) IPsec
10 3 (0.86%) IP Telephony
10 3 (0.86%) Wireless
11 2 (0.57%) HTTPS
11 2 (0.57%) Intranet
11 2 (0.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (12.89%) BusinessObjects
2 43 (12.32%) Oracle Database
3 28 (8.02%) MongoDB
3 28 (8.02%) Relational Database
4 18 (5.16%) DB2
4 18 (5.16%) Oracle Reports
4 18 (5.16%) SQL Server
5 13 (3.72%) MySQL
5 13 (3.72%) PostgreSQL
6 12 (3.44%) BODI
6 12 (3.44%) NoSQL
7 11 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 11 (3.15%) Ingres
8 9 (2.58%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
9 7 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
9 7 (2.01%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.15%) Big Data
10 4 (1.15%) HBase
10 4 (1.15%) Mahout
Development Applications
1 97 (27.79%) Git (software)
2 77 (22.06%) Jenkins
3 51 (14.61%) JIRA
4 44 (12.61%) Sonatype Nexus
5 25 (7.16%) GitLab
6 17 (4.87%) Cucumber
7 16 (4.58%) Subversion
8 15 (4.30%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (3.72%) JUnit
10 12 (3.44%) Oracle APEX
11 9 (2.58%) Selenium
12 5 (1.43%) CA Gen
12 5 (1.43%) SonarQube
13 4 (1.15%) Log4j
14 3 (0.86%) Maven
14 3 (0.86%) TeamCity
14 3 (0.86%) Travis CI
15 2 (0.57%) GCC
15 2 (0.57%) GDB
15 2 (0.57%) MSI
General
1 8 (2.29%) Finance
2 7 (2.01%) Banking
3 2 (0.57%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.29%) Electronics
4 1 (0.29%) Games
4 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.29%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 72 (20.63%) DevOps Engineer
2 55 (15.76%) Developer
3 29 (8.31%) Administrator
3 29 (8.31%) DBA
4 28 (8.02%) Architect
5 26 (7.45%) Java Developer
5 26 (7.45%) Operations Engineer
6 24 (6.88%) Support Engineer
7 23 (6.59%) Cloud Engineer
8 20 (5.73%) Oracle DBA
8 20 (5.73%) Scala Developer
9 16 (4.58%) Analyst
9 16 (4.58%) Automation Engineer
9 16 (4.58%) Java Scala Developer
10 15 (4.30%) Senior Operations Engineer
10 15 (4.30%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.01%) Linux Engineer
11 14 (4.01%) Operations Analyst
11 14 (4.01%) Unix Engineer
12 13 (3.72%) Operational Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.47%) Software Packaging
2 42 (12.03%) Spring
3 35 (10.03%) REST
4 34 (9.74%) HTML
5 32 (9.17%) Play Framework
5 32 (9.17%) Spring MVC
6 29 (8.31%) CSS
6 29 (8.31%) Ruby on Rails
7 28 (8.02%) JSON
8 24 (6.88%) Ajax
9 23 (6.59%) .NET
10 22 (6.30%) Django
11 21 (6.02%) HTML5
12 20 (5.73%) CSS3
13 19 (5.44%) ASP.NET
13 19 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
13 19 (5.44%) Middleware
13 19 (5.44%) Web Services
14 18 (5.16%) RESTful
15 14 (4.01%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 92 (26.36%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (5.44%) Mainframe
3 15 (4.30%) Tandem
4 14 (4.01%) Linux Command Line
4 14 (4.01%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.72%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (2.87%) IBM Mainframe
7 8 (2.29%) User Experience
8 7 (2.01%) Clustering
9 6 (1.72%) Data Centre
10 5 (1.43%) DataPower
11 4 (1.15%) Private Cloud
12 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
13 2 (0.57%) EFT
13 2 (0.57%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.29%) AS400
14 1 (0.29%) CESG
14 1 (0.29%) CESG CLAS
14 1 (0.29%) Fintech
14 1 (0.29%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 189 (54.15%) Unix
2 174 (49.86%) Windows
3 105 (30.09%) AIX
4 94 (26.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (21.78%) Windows Server
6 45 (12.89%) Windows XP
7 40 (11.46%) Solaris
8 36 (10.32%) Windows 2000
9 26 (7.45%) HPUX
10 20 (5.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 19 (5.44%) zOS
12 18 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (3.15%) MVS
14 7 (2.01%) Windows 7
14 7 (2.01%) Windows Server 2012
15 4 (1.15%) Android
15 4 (1.15%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.86%) VME
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (43.55%) DevOps
2 140 (40.11%) Agile Software Development
3 110 (31.52%) Open Source
4 84 (24.07%) ITIL
5 79 (22.64%) Configuration Management
6 66 (18.91%) Change Management
7 64 (18.34%) Continuous Integration
8 51 (14.61%) Change Control
8 51 (14.61%) Data Management
8 51 (14.61%) Problem Management
9 45 (12.89%) PRINCE2
10 39 (11.17%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 38 (10.89%) MVC
11 38 (10.89%) Service Management
12 32 (9.17%) Automated Testing
13 30 (8.60%) ITSM
14 28 (8.02%) Migration
15 27 (7.74%) OO
16 26 (7.45%) Disaster Recovery
16 26 (7.45%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 86 (24.64%) SQL
2 80 (22.92%) Java
3 63 (18.05%) Perl
4 45 (12.89%) PowerShell
5 44 (12.61%) Ruby
6 41 (11.75%) Scala
7 40 (11.46%) Shell Script
8 35 (10.03%) VB
9 28 (8.02%) C#
10 27 (7.74%) Python
11 24 (6.88%) JavaScript
12 17 (4.87%) PL/SQL
13 10 (2.87%) Korn
14 7 (2.01%) Bash Shell
14 7 (2.01%) PHP
15 6 (1.72%) C
16 4 (1.15%) R
17 3 (0.86%) VBScript
18 2 (0.57%) C++
18 2 (0.57%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 90 (25.79%) Security Cleared
2 79 (22.64%) SC Cleared
3 13 (3.72%) BPSS Clearance
4 11 (3.15%) Degree
4 11 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 2 (0.57%) CCNA
5 2 (0.57%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (0.57%) IBM Certification
5 2 (0.57%) MCSE
5 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.29%) BC Cleared
6 1 (0.29%) CCA
6 1 (0.29%) CCNP
6 1 (0.29%) CISSP
6 1 (0.29%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.29%) CLAS
6 1 (0.29%) ISEB
6 1 (0.29%) MCDBA
6 1 (0.29%) MCP
6 1 (0.29%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.31%) SLA
2 7 (2.01%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (1.43%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (10.60%) Active Directory
2 23 (6.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.73%) Docker
4 11 (3.15%) NFS
5 9 (2.58%) LXC
6 8 (2.29%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 4 (1.15%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.15%) Oracle Clusterware
7 4 (1.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 3 (0.86%) Firmware
8 3 (0.86%) Xen
9 2 (0.57%) Samba
10 1 (0.29%) KVM
10 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.29%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 50 (14.33%) Ansible
1 50 (14.33%) Puppet
2 40 (11.46%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (6.88%) Dollar Universe
3 24 (6.88%) HP SiteScope
4 22 (6.30%) Tivoli
5 11 (3.15%) Data Guard
6 7 (2.01%) Control-M
7 6 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
8 5 (1.43%) Forum Sentry
9 4 (1.15%) Terraform
10 3 (0.86%) MOM
11 2 (0.57%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.57%) SCOM
12 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.29%) Mesos
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Flashback
12 1 (0.29%) PureDisk
12 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 117 (33.52%) Oracle
2 92 (26.36%) Red Hat
3 85 (24.36%) HP
4 49 (14.04%) Microsoft
5 41 (11.75%) TIBCO
6 36 (10.32%) IBM
7 26 (7.45%) Cisco
8 25 (7.16%) Atlassian
9 24 (6.88%) VMware
10 19 (5.44%) CA
11 16 (4.58%) F5
11 16 (4.58%) Google
11 16 (4.58%) Siebel
12 15 (4.30%) Sun
13 13 (3.72%) Axway
13 13 (3.72%) Informatica
14 5 (1.43%) Brocade
14 5 (1.43%) Veritas
15 3 (0.86%) Citrix
15 3 (0.86%) Nortel
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