Period
to 18 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Linux Engineer was £625 per day in advertised job vacancies in Tyne and Wear during the 6 months to 18 December 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 111 104
Rank change year-on-year +45 -7 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Linux Engineer 24 41 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 2.60% 1.86% 0.51%
As % of the Job Titles category 2.74% 2.02% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 27 6
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £625 £315 £276
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +98.41% +14.03% -
10th Percentile £293 £240 £252
90th Percentile £638 £438 £500
North East median daily rate £625 £311 £295
% change year-on-year +100.80% +5.51% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - - £31.25
North East median hourly rate - - £31.25

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 875 2032 1474
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.80% 91.99% 93.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 616 1455 948
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £390 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £236 £225 £254
90th Percentile £563 £525 £575
North East median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 92 76
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.81 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.11% +32.50% +25.00%
10th Percentile £9.45 £11.12 £10.75
90th Percentile £46.99 £29.50 £36.63
North East median hourly rate £17.48 £22.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year -22.31% +26.62% +10.51%

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 18 December 2017.

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 18 December 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +46 24 £625 +98.41% 1
Linux Engineer
North East

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 Tyne and Wear region featuring Linux Engineer in the job title.

1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (62.50%) DevOps
4 11 (45.83%) Puppet
4 11 (45.83%) Python
4 11 (45.83%) Oracle
4 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
5 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
5 10 (41.67%) Clustering
5 10 (41.67%) WebLogic
5 10 (41.67%) Unix
5 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
5 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
5 10 (41.67%) Docker
6 9 (37.50%) Windows
6 9 (37.50%) Perl
6 9 (37.50%) JBoss
7 8 (33.33%) LDAP
7 8 (33.33%) HTTP
7 8 (33.33%) NFS
7 8 (33.33%) DNS
7 8 (33.33%) PL/SQL
7 8 (33.33%) SQL
7 8 (33.33%) SSH
7 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
7 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
7 8 (33.33%) Coaching
7 8 (33.33%) Microservices

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 10 (41.67%) WebLogic
2 9 (37.50%) JBoss
3 8 (33.33%) Confluence
3 8 (33.33%) nginx
4 1 (4.17%) Apache
4 1 (4.17%) iPlanet
4 1 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
4 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (4.17%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (4.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (4.17%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Slack
2 3 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (8.33%) Datadog
3 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (4.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (4.17%) PaaS
4 1 (4.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
1 8 (33.33%) HTTP
1 8 (33.33%) LDAP
1 8 (33.33%) OpenLDAP
1 8 (33.33%) SSH
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.17%) Unified Communications
3 1 (4.17%) X.21
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) Amazon Redshift
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Jenkins
2 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 8 (33.33%) JIRA
2 8 (33.33%) SonarQube
3 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) J2EE
1 1 (4.17%) Software Packaging
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (4.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Linux
2 17 (70.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (41.67%) Unix
4 9 (37.50%) Windows
5 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.50%) AIX
6 3 (12.50%) Solaris
7 2 (8.33%) HPUX
8 1 (4.17%) Debian
8 1 (4.17%) SUSE
8 1 (4.17%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (62.50%) DevOps
2 10 (41.67%) Configuration Management
3 8 (33.33%) Coaching
3 8 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 8 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 8 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 8 (33.33%) Microservices
3 8 (33.33%) Static Code Analysis
4 7 (29.17%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 5 (20.83%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 3 (12.50%) Network Design
7 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.33%) Migration
7 2 (8.33%) SFIA
8 1 (4.17%) Contract Management
8 1 (4.17%) Data Management
8 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.17%) IT Strategy
8 1 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) Python
2 10 (41.67%) Bash Shell
3 9 (37.50%) Perl
4 8 (33.33%) PL/SQL
4 8 (33.33%) SQL
5 7 (29.17%) Shell Script
6 6 (25.00%) Korn
7 2 (8.33%) C
7 2 (8.33%) C++
7 2 (8.33%) Java
7 2 (8.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 7 (29.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.17%) CCDP
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CCNP
4 1 (4.17%) Chartered Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) Degree
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) Docker
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) NFS
3 6 (25.00%) Xen
4 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 1 (4.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) Puppet
2 10 (41.67%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (12.50%) Ansible
3 3 (12.50%) Terraform
4 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 2 (8.33%) Nagios
4 2 (8.33%) Packer
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Oracle
1 11 (45.83%) Red Hat
2 4 (16.67%) HP
3 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 2 (8.33%) Capita
4 2 (8.33%) New Relic
4 2 (8.33%) Splunk
4 2 (8.33%) Sun
4 2 (8.33%) Veritas
4 2 (8.33%) VMware
5 1 (4.17%) Axway
5 1 (4.17%) Citrix
5 1 (4.17%) IBM
5 1 (4.17%) Informatica
5 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 1 (4.17%) PlateSpin
5 1 (4.17%) SAP
5 1 (4.17%) Siebel