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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 9 8 18
Rank change year-on-year -1 +10  
Contract jobs citing Linux 62 277 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.90% 16.99% 8.28%
As % of the Operating Systems category 46.27% 38.26% 31.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 185 42
Median daily rate £350 £315 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -4.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £230 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.70% -36.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

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 134 724 213
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 23.55% 44.42% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 464 117
Median daily rate £330 £283 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.62% -5.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 51 29
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +104.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £31.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.42% +6.06%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +1 52 £350 +12.44% 22
Durham -6 5 £500 +57.48% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 72 (40.45%) DevOps
2 70 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
2 70 (39.33%) Security Cleared
2 70 (39.33%) Git (software)
3 69 (38.76%) Windows
4 66 (37.08%) Unix
5 64 (35.96%) Jenkins
6 61 (34.27%) Oracle
7 58 (32.58%) SC Cleared
8 57 (32.02%) Red Hat
9 55 (30.90%) Configuration Management
10 54 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
11 46 (25.84%) WebLogic
12 45 (25.28%) HP
12 45 (25.28%) JIRA
13 44 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
13 44 (24.72%) Open Source
14 42 (23.60%) Ansible
14 42 (23.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 41 (23.03%) Confluence
16 40 (22.47%) Java
17 39 (21.91%) Spring
17 39 (21.91%) Sonatype Nexus
17 39 (21.91%) Windows Server
18 37 (20.79%) Solaris
19 36 (20.22%) AIX
19 36 (20.22%) Ruby
19 36 (20.22%) Scala
20 34 (19.10%) Cisco

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 46 (25.84%) WebLogic
2 41 (23.03%) Confluence
3 20 (11.24%) JBoss
4 19 (10.67%) Tomcat
5 16 (8.99%) Apache
6 14 (7.87%) iPlanet
7 13 (7.30%) Oracle Application Server
8 7 (3.93%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.25%) Apache Spark
9 4 (2.25%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (2.25%) MQSeries
9 4 (2.25%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.25%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.56%) IIS
12 1 (0.56%) Jetty
12 1 (0.56%) Mongrel
12 1 (0.56%) nginx
12 1 (0.56%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (2.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (2.81%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (1.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 46 (25.84%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (24.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (10.11%) Trello
4 7 (3.93%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (3.37%) Amazon S3
6 4 (2.25%) Amazon EMR
7 3 (1.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
7 3 (1.69%) GitHub
8 2 (1.12%) Route 53
9 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.56%) Google App Engine
9 1 (0.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 22 (12.36%) HTTP
1 22 (12.36%) TCP/IP
2 18 (10.11%) SAN
3 14 (7.87%) Firewall
4 12 (6.74%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (2.81%) DNS
5 5 (2.81%) LDAP
5 5 (2.81%) SSL
6 4 (2.25%) NAS
7 3 (1.69%) AMQP
7 3 (1.69%) FCoE
7 3 (1.69%) IP Telephony
7 3 (1.69%) iSCSI
7 3 (1.69%) WAN
8 2 (1.12%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.12%) VLAN
9 1 (0.56%) DHCP
9 1 (0.56%) FTP
9 1 (0.56%) LAN
9 1 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (15.73%) BusinessObjects
2 19 (10.67%) Relational Database
3 16 (8.99%) MongoDB
3 16 (8.99%) Oracle Database
4 12 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (6.74%) MySQL
4 12 (6.74%) NoSQL
4 12 (6.74%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.37%) BODI
6 4 (2.25%) Hadoop
6 4 (2.25%) HBase
6 4 (2.25%) Mahout
7 3 (1.69%) Big Data
7 3 (1.69%) Neo4j
8 2 (1.12%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 70 (39.33%) Git (software)
2 64 (35.96%) Jenkins
3 45 (25.28%) JIRA
4 39 (21.91%) Sonatype Nexus
5 23 (12.92%) GitLab
6 16 (8.99%) Subversion
7 13 (7.30%) Cucumber
8 12 (6.74%) JUnit
9 9 (5.06%) Selenium
10 6 (3.37%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (3.37%) Oracle Forms
11 5 (2.81%) SonarQube
12 4 (2.25%) Maven
12 4 (2.25%) TeamCity
13 2 (1.12%) MSI
14 1 (0.56%) Eclipse
14 1 (0.56%) git-flow
14 1 (0.56%) IntelliJ
14 1 (0.56%) Mercurial
14 1 (0.56%) Xcode
General
1 6 (3.37%) Finance
2 1 (0.56%) Electronics
2 1 (0.56%) Games
2 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.56%) Marketing
2 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (25.84%) DevOps Engineer
2 44 (24.72%) Developer
3 21 (11.80%) Java Developer
4 18 (10.11%) Architect
4 18 (10.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 17 (9.55%) Scala Developer
6 13 (7.30%) Administrator
7 12 (6.74%) Backup Engineer
7 12 (6.74%) Java Scala Developer
8 11 (6.18%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 10 (5.62%) AWS DevOps
9 10 (5.62%) Support Engineer
9 10 (5.62%) Unix Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (4.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Azure DevOps
11 8 (4.49%) Azure DevOps Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Azure Engineer
11 8 (4.49%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (21.91%) Spring
2 30 (16.85%) Software Packaging
3 29 (16.29%) Spring MVC
4 28 (15.73%) HTML
4 28 (15.73%) Play Framework
5 27 (15.17%) CSS
5 27 (15.17%) REST
6 26 (14.61%) JSON
7 25 (14.04%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (12.92%) Ajax
9 22 (12.36%) Django
10 21 (11.80%) HTML5
11 20 (11.24%) CSS3
12 17 (9.55%) .NET
13 16 (8.99%) ASP.NET
13 16 (8.99%) ASP.NET MVC
13 16 (8.99%) RESTful
14 14 (7.87%) J2EE
14 14 (7.87%) Web Services
15 13 (7.30%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.04%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.43%) Clustering
3 10 (5.62%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.49%) Replication
5 6 (3.37%) Data Centre
5 6 (3.37%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (3.37%) HP Storage
6 5 (2.81%) User Experience
7 4 (2.25%) Grid Computing
8 2 (1.12%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (1.12%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.12%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.56%) Fintech
9 1 (0.56%) iPad
9 1 (0.56%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.56%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 69 (38.76%) Windows
2 66 (37.08%) Unix
3 42 (23.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 39 (21.91%) Windows Server
5 37 (20.79%) Solaris
6 36 (20.22%) AIX
7 22 (12.36%) HPUX
8 16 (8.99%) SUSE
9 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.81%) Android
10 5 (2.81%) Ubuntu
11 4 (2.25%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.25%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (1.12%) Debian
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 10
13 2 (1.12%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.12%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (40.45%) DevOps
2 70 (39.33%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (30.90%) Configuration Management
4 54 (30.34%) Continuous Integration
5 44 (24.72%) Open Source
6 31 (17.42%) MVC
7 29 (16.29%) Test Automation
8 26 (14.61%) Change Control
9 23 (12.92%) ITIL
10 21 (11.80%) TDD
11 19 (10.67%) Scrum
12 18 (10.11%) Microservices
13 17 (9.55%) High Availability
13 17 (9.55%) Responsive Web Design
13 17 (9.55%) Web Design
14 15 (8.43%) Migration
14 15 (8.43%) OWASP
15 14 (7.87%) Unit Testing
16 13 (7.30%) Load Balancing
16 13 (7.30%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 40 (22.47%) Java
2 36 (20.22%) Ruby
2 36 (20.22%) Scala
3 32 (17.98%) PowerShell
4 24 (13.48%) C#
4 24 (13.48%) Python
5 18 (10.11%) Shell Script
6 16 (8.99%) Perl
7 15 (8.43%) SQL
8 14 (7.87%) JavaScript
9 8 (4.49%) VB
10 7 (3.93%) Bash Shell
11 6 (3.37%) PHP
12 4 (2.25%) C++
12 4 (2.25%) R
13 3 (1.69%) C-shell
13 3 (1.69%) Korn
13 3 (1.69%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.12%) REXX
14 2 (1.12%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 70 (39.33%) Security Cleared
2 58 (32.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.81%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.12%) QA
System Software
1 24 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (8.43%) Docker
3 14 (7.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 13 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (5.06%) LXC
6 5 (2.81%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.81%) KVM
7 4 (2.25%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.69%) Samba
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) PowerHA
9 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (23.60%) Ansible
2 33 (18.54%) Puppet
3 23 (12.92%) Dollar Universe
4 22 (12.36%) Opscode Chef
5 13 (7.30%) EMC NetWorker
6 12 (6.74%) HP Data Protector
6 12 (6.74%) NetBackup
7 10 (5.62%) Backup Exec
8 9 (5.06%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (4.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (3.37%) HP SiteScope
11 4 (2.25%) OpenView
12 3 (1.69%) Terraform
12 3 (1.69%) Tivoli
13 2 (1.12%) Kubernetes
13 2 (1.12%) Mesos
13 2 (1.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 1 (0.56%) MOM
14 1 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
14 1 (0.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 61 (34.27%) Oracle
2 57 (32.02%) Red Hat
3 45 (25.28%) HP
4 34 (19.10%) Cisco
5 29 (16.29%) TIBCO
6 22 (12.36%) Veritas
7 20 (11.24%) Atlassian
8 19 (10.67%) F5
9 15 (8.43%) Sun
10 14 (7.87%) EMC
10 14 (7.87%) Google
10 14 (7.87%) VMware
11 13 (7.30%) IBM
12 12 (6.74%) Brocade
12 12 (6.74%) Symantec
13 8 (4.49%) Veeam
14 5 (2.81%) PlateSpin
14 5 (2.81%) Siebel
15 4 (2.25%) Cognos
15 4 (2.25%) Opsware
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