Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £390 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 86 104
Rank change year-on-year -2 +18 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 14 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 1.31% 1.16% 2.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.36% 1.22% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 32
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £310 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.81% -0.80% -14.62%
10th Percentile £300 £178 £225
90th Percentile £510 £510 £367
North East median daily rate £390 £310 £300
% change year-on-year +25.81% +3.33% -18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 - -
North East median hourly rate £42.50 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear. 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
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies in Tyne and Wear with a recognized job title 1,028 901 2,015
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 96.16% 94.64% 90.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 610 1,325
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -11.26%
10th Percentile £234 £249 £222
90th Percentile £556 £528 £500
North East median daily rate £375 £366 £325
% change year-on-year +2.39% +12.69% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 51 102
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £15.49 £24.50 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.78% -9.26% +100.00%
10th Percentile £8.69 £10.15 £11.95
90th Percentile £40.75 £40.00 £35.00
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £20.57 £27.00
% change year-on-year -26.09% -23.83% +80.00%

Linux Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings that featured Linux Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Linux Engineer in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Linux Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux Engineer in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux Engineer in Tyne and Wear

Linux Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

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 Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 13 £390 +25.81% 2
Gateshead - 1 - -
Linux Engineer
North East

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, Linux Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Tyne and Wear region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 9 (64.29%) DevOps
3 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 7 (50.00%) Puppet
4 7 (50.00%) Unix
5 6 (42.86%) Python
5 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
6 5 (35.71%) Java
6 5 (35.71%) Perl
6 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (35.71%) Ansible
6 5 (35.71%) Terraform
7 4 (28.57%) nginx
7 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
7 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (28.57%) Apache
7 4 (28.57%) HTTP
8 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
8 3 (21.43%) DNS
8 3 (21.43%) SSL
8 3 (21.43%) Veritas
8 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
8 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (21.43%) VMware
8 3 (21.43%) Korn
8 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (21.43%) Solaris
8 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
8 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Linux Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) nginx
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (14.29%) Jetty
3 2 (14.29%) Mongrel
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Confluence
4 1 (7.14%) iPlanet
4 1 (7.14%) JBoss
4 1 (7.14%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (14.29%) Google App Engine
2 2 (14.29%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (7.14%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (7.14%) Datadog
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) HTTP
2 3 (21.43%) DNS
2 3 (21.43%) SSL
2 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
3 2 (14.29%) DHCP
3 2 (14.29%) FTP
3 2 (14.29%) IPsec
4 1 (7.14%) Firewall
4 1 (7.14%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (7.14%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (57.14%) Jenkins
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) Travis CI
3 1 (7.14%) Artifactory
3 1 (7.14%) JIRA
3 1 (7.14%) SonarQube
3 1 (7.14%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (7.14%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) .NET
1 2 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
1 2 (14.29%) J2EE
1 2 (14.29%) Servlets
2 1 (7.14%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (7.14%) OpenEmbedded
2 1 (7.14%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (7.14%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (21.43%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Embedded Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) DevOps
2 6 (42.86%) Configuration Management
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (21.43%) Open Source
6 2 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
6 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
6 2 (14.29%) Test Automation
7 1 (7.14%) BDD
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
7 1 (7.14%) Decision-Making
7 1 (7.14%) High Availability
7 1 (7.14%) ITIL
7 1 (7.14%) Kanban
7 1 (7.14%) Microservices
7 1 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 1 (7.14%) Tech Ops
7 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) Python
2 5 (35.71%) Java
2 5 (35.71%) Perl
3 3 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 3 (21.43%) Korn
4 2 (14.29%) Ruby
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
5 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
1 3 (21.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
1 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
2 5 (35.71%) Ansible
2 5 (35.71%) Terraform
3 3 (21.43%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (7.14%) HAProxy
4 1 (7.14%) Kibana
4 1 (7.14%) Kubernetes
4 1 (7.14%) logstash
4 1 (7.14%) Nagios
4 1 (7.14%) Packer
4 1 (7.14%) systemd
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Veritas
1 3 (21.43%) VMware
2 2 (14.29%) Google
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) Atlassian
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) New Relic
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle
3 1 (7.14%) Splunk
3 1 (7.14%) Sun