Period
to 20 November 2017

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 6 months to 20 November 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
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 4 7 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 +5 +2
Contract jobs citing Linux 204 533 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 16.74% 19.78% 11.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 54.69% 45.91% 49.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 402 185
North East median daily rate £375 £340 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -27.66% +34.29%
10th Percentile £300 £258 £302
90th Percentile £638 £500 £629
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 15 17
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% -37.50% -
10th Percentile £44.50 £12.07 £25.95
90th Percentile £45.50 £49.95 £44.25
England median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +10.29%

Linux is in the Operating Systems category. The following 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.

All Operating Systems
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 373 1161 483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.60% 43.10% 23.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 790 258
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -11.86% +13.46%
10th Percentile £195 £215 £214
90th Percentile £538 £475 £550
England median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 94 61
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +57.57% +6.09%
10th Percentile £9.00 £11.52 £11.68
90th Percentile £47.50 £36.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

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 6 months to 20 November 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 6 months to 20 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 +3 184 £375 +10.29% 9
Durham -1 13 £419 +37.30% 1
Linux
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 103 (50.49%) Unix
2 96 (47.06%) Oracle
3 87 (42.65%) Windows
4 85 (41.67%) DevOps
5 81 (39.71%) Red Hat
6 80 (39.22%) AIX
6 80 (39.22%) Security Cleared
7 74 (36.27%) WebLogic
8 68 (33.33%) Solaris
9 67 (32.84%) HP
9 67 (32.84%) SC Cleared
10 66 (32.35%) JBoss
11 61 (29.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 52 (25.49%) Perl
12 52 (25.49%) Cisco
13 51 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 49 (24.02%) ITIL
15 48 (23.53%) Puppet
16 47 (23.04%) Git (software)
16 47 (23.04%) SQL
17 45 (22.06%) Jenkins
18 44 (21.57%) Firewall
19 43 (21.08%) Sun
20 40 (19.61%) Shell Script
21 39 (19.12%) SAN
21 39 (19.12%) Veritas
21 39 (19.12%) Opscode Chef
22 37 (18.14%) IBM
22 37 (18.14%) Korn
23 36 (17.65%) Clustering

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 74 (36.27%) WebLogic
2 66 (32.35%) JBoss
3 33 (16.18%) Tomcat
4 32 (15.69%) Apache
5 30 (14.71%) iPlanet
6 29 (14.22%) Confluence
7 28 (13.73%) Oracle Application Server
8 13 (6.37%) WebSphere
8 13 (6.37%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (4.41%) OpenStack
10 8 (3.92%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (3.92%) MQSeries
10 8 (3.92%) SharePoint
11 7 (3.43%) nginx
11 7 (3.43%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (2.45%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (1.96%) FileNet
14 3 (1.47%) CMS
14 3 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (1.47%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (7.35%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (6.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (3.43%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.98%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 23 (11.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (5.39%) Slack
4 4 (1.96%) PaaS
5 3 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (1.47%) IaaS
5 3 (1.47%) Serverless
6 2 (0.98%) Boomi
6 2 (0.98%) Datadog
6 2 (0.98%) npm
7 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.49%) DigitalOcean
7 1 (0.49%) Linode
7 1 (0.49%) SaaS
7 1 (0.49%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.57%) Firewall
2 39 (19.12%) SAN
3 35 (17.16%) LDAP
4 34 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 31 (15.20%) DNS
6 26 (12.75%) Fibre Channel
7 21 (10.29%) OpenLDAP
8 20 (9.80%) SSH
9 16 (7.84%) HTTP
10 13 (6.37%) SSL
11 8 (3.92%) FCoE
11 8 (3.92%) iSCSI
11 8 (3.92%) NAS
11 8 (3.92%) X.21
12 7 (3.43%) WAN
13 5 (2.45%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (2.45%) Network Security
14 2 (0.98%) VLAN
15 1 (0.49%) LAN
15 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (8.33%) MySQL
2 12 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 11 (5.39%) Oracle Database
3 11 (5.39%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (4.90%) MongoDB
4 10 (4.90%) NoSQL
5 8 (3.92%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (2.94%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.98%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.98%) OLTP
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 2 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.98%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.49%) DataStage
8 1 (0.49%) GIS
8 1 (0.49%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.49%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 47 (23.04%) Git (software)
2 45 (22.06%) Jenkins
3 31 (15.20%) JIRA
4 19 (9.31%) Subversion
5 9 (4.41%) Octopus Deploy
5 9 (4.41%) Selenium
6 8 (3.92%) Visual Studio
7 7 (3.43%) SonarQube
7 7 (3.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (2.45%) Maven
9 4 (1.96%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.47%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.47%) GitLab
10 3 (1.47%) Selenium IDE
10 3 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 3 (1.47%) WebDriver
11 2 (0.98%) gulp
11 2 (0.98%) JUnit
11 2 (0.98%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (0.98%) webpack
General
1 11 (5.39%) Finance
2 7 (3.43%) Banking
3 1 (0.49%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 54 (26.47%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (14.22%) Unix Engineer
3 24 (11.76%) Backup Engineer
4 23 (11.27%) Developer
5 21 (10.29%) Linux Engineer
6 20 (9.80%) AIX Engineer
6 20 (9.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 19 (9.31%) Cloud Engineer
8 15 (7.35%) Storage and Backup Engineer
8 15 (7.35%) Storage Engineer
9 14 (6.86%) Solaris Engineer
10 12 (5.88%) Support Engineer
11 11 (5.39%) Java Developer
11 11 (5.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.41%) Scala Developer
13 8 (3.92%) Azure DevOps
13 8 (3.92%) Azure DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Azure Engineer
13 8 (3.92%) Senior DevOps
13 8 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (13.73%) J2EE
1 28 (13.73%) JSON
2 18 (8.82%) RESTful
3 17 (8.33%) Web Services
4 15 (7.35%) Software Packaging
5 14 (6.86%) CSS
5 14 (6.86%) REST
6 13 (6.37%) HTML
6 13 (6.37%) WebSphere MQ
7 11 (5.39%) SOAP
8 10 (4.90%) .NET
8 10 (4.90%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.90%) CSS3
8 10 (4.90%) HTML5
8 10 (4.90%) Middleware
9 9 (4.41%) Django
9 9 (4.41%) Spring
9 9 (4.41%) XML
10 8 (3.92%) Ajax
10 8 (3.92%) Angular 2
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.65%) Clustering
2 18 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (8.33%) Replication
4 14 (6.86%) Data Centre
5 13 (6.37%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.41%) HP Storage
6 9 (4.41%) User Experience
7 7 (3.43%) CMDB
7 7 (3.43%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.45%) DataPower
8 5 (2.45%) Grid Computing
8 5 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (2.45%) Public Cloud
8 5 (2.45%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
9 2 (0.98%) Tandem
10 1 (0.49%) CCTV
10 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.49%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.49%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 103 (50.49%) Unix
2 87 (42.65%) Windows
3 80 (39.22%) AIX
4 68 (33.33%) Solaris
5 61 (29.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 32 (15.69%) HPUX
7 30 (14.71%) SUSE
8 23 (11.27%) Windows XP
9 8 (3.92%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.96%) Debian
11 2 (0.98%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.49%) CentOS
12 1 (0.49%) VMS
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (41.67%) DevOps
2 51 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (24.02%) ITIL
4 34 (16.67%) High Availability
5 31 (15.20%) Configuration Management
6 30 (14.71%) Load Balancing
7 25 (12.25%) Continuous Delivery
8 23 (11.27%) Continuous Integration
8 23 (11.27%) Open Source
9 21 (10.29%) Software Engineering
9 21 (10.29%) Test Automation
10 20 (9.80%) Mentoring
11 19 (9.31%) OO
12 17 (8.33%) Coaching
12 17 (8.33%) Scrum
13 15 (7.35%) Performance Tuning
14 14 (6.86%) Quality Management
14 14 (6.86%) TDD
15 13 (6.37%) Operational Acceptance Testing
15 13 (6.37%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.49%) Perl
2 47 (23.04%) SQL
3 40 (19.61%) Shell Script
4 37 (18.14%) Korn
5 36 (17.65%) Java
6 32 (15.69%) Python
7 29 (14.22%) PL/SQL
8 22 (10.78%) Bash Shell
9 17 (8.33%) Scala
10 13 (6.37%) C-shell
10 13 (6.37%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.88%) C#
11 12 (5.88%) JavaScript
12 11 (5.39%) Ruby
13 6 (2.94%) C++
14 4 (1.96%) PHP
15 3 (1.47%) COBOL
15 3 (1.47%) Groovy
16 2 (0.98%) C
16 2 (0.98%) VB
Qualifications
1 80 (39.22%) Security Cleared
2 67 (32.84%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.92%) Degree
4 6 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.98%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CCDP
7 1 (0.49%) CCIE
7 1 (0.49%) CCNP
7 1 (0.49%) Chartered Engineer
7 1 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.49%) CISM
7 1 (0.49%) CISSP
7 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.49%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.49%) QA
System Software
1 24 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 23 (11.27%) Docker
3 21 (10.29%) NFS
4 17 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 15 (7.35%) Hyper-V
5 15 (7.35%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 13 (6.37%) KVM
7 10 (4.90%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.41%) Samba
9 8 (3.92%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (3.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (2.94%) LXC
11 6 (2.94%) Xen
12 1 (0.49%) Firmware
12 1 (0.49%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.49%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (23.53%) Puppet
2 39 (19.12%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (13.24%) HP Data Protector
3 27 (13.24%) NetBackup
4 26 (12.75%) EMC NetWorker
5 19 (9.31%) Backup Exec
6 18 (8.82%) Ansible
7 17 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 16 (7.84%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 8 (3.92%) OpenView
10 5 (2.45%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (1.47%) Nagios
12 2 (0.98%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.98%) HP SiteScope
12 2 (0.98%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.98%) Packer
12 2 (0.98%) Terraform
12 2 (0.98%) Tivoli
12 2 (0.98%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.49%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 96 (47.06%) Oracle
2 81 (39.71%) Red Hat
3 67 (32.84%) HP
4 52 (25.49%) Cisco
5 43 (21.08%) Sun
6 39 (19.12%) Veritas
7 37 (18.14%) IBM
8 27 (13.24%) Symantec
9 26 (12.75%) Brocade
9 26 (12.75%) EMC
10 23 (11.27%) F5
11 19 (9.31%) VMware
12 17 (8.33%) Veeam
13 15 (7.35%) PlateSpin
14 13 (6.37%) Axway
14 13 (6.37%) Informatica
14 13 (6.37%) Microsoft
14 13 (6.37%) Siebel
15 8 (3.92%) Cognos
15 8 (3.92%) Opsware