Period
to 12 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 12 November 2018 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 3 6
Rank change year-on-year -1 +3 +1
Contract jobs citing Linux 169 183 509
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 18.78% 20.13% 20.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 64.02% 57.01% 45.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 177 388
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £450 £373 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.64% +10.11% -28.68%
10th Percentile £262 £300 £250
90th Percentile £580 £638 £500
North East median daily rate £450 £375 £338
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11% -28.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 11
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £45.00 - £28.00
10th Percentile £37.00 - £17.50
90th Percentile £48.00 - £55.25
North East median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year -11.11% +111.76% -40.97%

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 Tyne and Wear with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Tyne and Wear
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 264 321 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 29.33% 35.31% 45.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 242 779
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £425 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% +7.69% -7.14%
10th Percentile £256 £221 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 23 84
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £12.50 £13.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% -53.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £8.89 £9.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £35.00 £44.50 £36.35
North East median hourly rate £13.72 £14.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -2.00% -50.00% +57.57%

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

Job postings citing Linux as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear.

Job vacancy trend for Linux in Tyne and Wear

Linux
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 in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor daily rate trend for Linux in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 12 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Linux in Tyne and Wear

Linux
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Tyne and Wear

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux in Tyne and Wear.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Linux in Tyne and Wear

Linux
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 within the Tyne and Wear region over the 6 months to 12 November 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 -1 166 £450 +20.64% 36
Gateshead - 2 £550 - 6
South Shields - 1 £515 -
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 12 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Linux also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Linux.

1 114 (67.46%) DevOps
2 103 (60.95%) Puppet
3 95 (56.21%) Ansible
4 86 (50.89%) Jenkins
5 82 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
6 78 (46.15%) Docker
7 74 (43.79%) Amazon AWS
8 69 (40.83%) Configuration Management
9 59 (34.91%) Git (software)
10 55 (32.54%) Windows
11 53 (31.36%) Terraform
12 50 (29.59%) Python
13 49 (28.99%) Open Source
14 48 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 46 (27.22%) Java
16 41 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
17 38 (22.49%) Elastic Stack
18 36 (21.30%) Test Automation
18 36 (21.30%) Opscode Chef
19 35 (20.71%) CentOS
19 35 (20.71%) SQL
20 34 (20.12%) GitLab
20 34 (20.12%) Sonatype Nexus
21 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
21 33 (19.53%) Bash Shell
21 33 (19.53%) BDD
21 33 (19.53%) Unix
22 32 (18.93%) Red Hat
22 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
22 32 (18.93%) JIRA

Linux
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 23 (13.61%) Confluence
2 11 (6.51%) WebLogic
3 10 (5.92%) JBoss
4 8 (4.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 7 (4.14%) WebSphere
6 5 (2.96%) MS Exchange
6 5 (2.96%) nginx
6 5 (2.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (2.37%) Apache
7 4 (2.37%) Jetty
7 4 (2.37%) Tomcat
8 3 (1.78%) CICS
8 3 (1.78%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (1.78%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.78%) WildFly
9 2 (1.18%) FileNet
9 2 (1.18%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.59%) CMS
10 1 (0.59%) IIS
10 1 (0.59%) Mongrel
Business Applications
1 5 (2.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 74 (43.79%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (11.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 18 (10.65%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (9.47%) Amazon S3
6 15 (8.88%) Datadog
7 11 (6.51%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (5.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 10 (5.92%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (5.92%) Slack
9 5 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (2.96%) Route 53
9 5 (2.96%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.78%) GitHub
10 3 (1.78%) Google Analytics
10 3 (1.78%) IaaS
10 3 (1.78%) Office 365
10 3 (1.78%) PaaS
10 3 (1.78%) SaaS
11 2 (1.18%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.51%) HTTP
2 9 (5.33%) Firewall
3 7 (4.14%) VLAN
4 6 (3.55%) SSL
5 5 (2.96%) TCP/IP
6 4 (2.37%) Internet
7 2 (1.18%) DHCP
7 2 (1.18%) DNS
7 2 (1.18%) FTP
7 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (1.18%) Network Security
8 1 (0.59%) IPsec
8 1 (0.59%) LAN
8 1 (0.59%) WAN
8 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) MongoDB
2 19 (11.24%) MySQL
3 16 (9.47%) NoSQL
3 16 (9.47%) Oracle Database
3 16 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (6.51%) Amazon Redshift
5 10 (5.92%) SQL Server
6 6 (3.55%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Database 12c
7 5 (2.96%) Relational Database
8 4 (2.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 4 (2.37%) BusinessObjects
8 4 (2.37%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (1.18%) DB2
11 1 (0.59%) Big Data
11 1 (0.59%) KDB
11 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 86 (50.89%) Jenkins
2 59 (34.91%) Git (software)
3 34 (20.12%) GitLab
3 34 (20.12%) Sonatype Nexus
4 32 (18.93%) JIRA
5 28 (16.57%) Maven
6 16 (9.47%) TeamCity
7 9 (5.33%) JUnit
8 8 (4.73%) Artifactory
9 7 (4.14%) gulp
10 6 (3.55%) Cucumber
10 6 (3.55%) SonarQube
11 5 (2.96%) Eclipse
11 5 (2.96%) Jasmine
12 4 (2.37%) Selenium
12 4 (2.37%) Subversion
13 3 (1.78%) Bitbucket
13 3 (1.78%) Gatling
13 3 (1.78%) Grunt
13 3 (1.78%) IntelliJ
General
1 10 (5.92%) Finance
2 3 (1.78%) Marketing
3 2 (1.18%) Electronics
3 2 (1.18%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.59%) Advertising
4 1 (0.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.59%) Banking
4 1 (0.59%) Law
Job Titles
1 96 (56.80%) DevOps Engineer
2 29 (17.16%) Developer
3 16 (9.47%) Java Developer
4 13 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
5 11 (6.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 11 (6.51%) AWS Engineer
5 11 (6.51%) Linux Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 9 (5.33%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (4.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.55%) Administrator
8 6 (3.55%) DBA
8 6 (3.55%) Oracle DBA
8 6 (3.55%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (2.96%) Full Stack Developer
9 5 (2.96%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.37%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.37%) DevOps Developer
10 4 (2.37%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (22.49%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (13.61%) Node.js
3 20 (11.83%) HTML
4 17 (10.06%) RabbitMQ
4 17 (10.06%) Spring Boot
4 17 (10.06%) Zuul
5 15 (8.88%) J2EE
6 12 (7.10%) CSS
7 10 (5.92%) YAML
8 8 (4.73%) AngularJS
8 8 (4.73%) JDBC
8 8 (4.73%) jQuery
9 7 (4.14%) REST
9 7 (4.14%) RESTful
10 6 (3.55%) JSON
11 5 (2.96%) JSP
11 5 (2.96%) Servlets
11 5 (2.96%) Software Packaging
11 5 (2.96%) Spring
11 5 (2.96%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 17 (10.06%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (9.47%) User Experience
4 12 (7.10%) Private Cloud
5 9 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 7 (4.14%) Clustering
7 6 (3.55%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.37%) Algorithms
8 4 (2.37%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.78%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.78%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.78%) Replication
10 2 (1.18%) DataPower
11 1 (0.59%) Blog
11 1 (0.59%) Cloud Native
11 1 (0.59%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
11 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 55 (32.54%) Windows
2 48 (28.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 35 (20.71%) CentOS
4 33 (19.53%) Unix
5 7 (4.14%) AIX
5 7 (4.14%) Windows Server
6 6 (3.55%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.37%) Debian
8 3 (1.78%) Solaris
8 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
9 2 (1.18%) VME
10 1 (0.59%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (0.59%) HPUX
10 1 (0.59%) MVS
10 1 (0.59%) VMS
10 1 (0.59%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (67.46%) DevOps
2 82 (48.52%) Agile Software Development
3 69 (40.83%) Configuration Management
4 49 (28.99%) Open Source
5 41 (24.26%) Continuous Integration
6 36 (21.30%) Test Automation
7 33 (19.53%) BDD
7 33 (19.53%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (13.61%) Microservices
9 22 (13.02%) Software Engineering
10 21 (12.43%) Continuous Delivery
10 21 (12.43%) Kanban
10 21 (12.43%) TDD
11 20 (11.83%) Scrum
12 19 (11.24%) Deployment Automation
12 19 (11.24%) High Availability
12 19 (11.24%) ITIL
12 19 (11.24%) Technical Architecture
13 15 (8.88%) Coaching
13 15 (8.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 50 (29.59%) Python
2 46 (27.22%) Java
3 35 (20.71%) SQL
4 33 (19.53%) Bash Shell
5 29 (17.16%) JavaScript
5 29 (17.16%) Perl
6 23 (13.61%) Ruby
7 20 (11.83%) C++
7 20 (11.83%) PowerShell
8 19 (11.24%) Shell Script
9 13 (7.69%) C
10 12 (7.10%) C#
11 5 (2.96%) Scala
12 3 (1.78%) Groovy
12 3 (1.78%) Haskell
13 1 (0.59%) COBOL
13 1 (0.59%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.59%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.59%) Korn
13 1 (0.59%) XPath
Qualifications
1 32 (18.93%) Security Cleared
2 24 (14.20%) SC Cleared
3 11 (6.51%) Degree
4 4 (2.37%) AWS Certification
4 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.37%) OCP
4 4 (2.37%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 2 (1.18%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.59%) CCNA
7 1 (0.59%) CCNP
7 1 (0.59%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.06%) QA
System Software
1 78 (46.15%) Docker
2 11 (6.51%) Oracle RAC
2 11 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.73%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.96%) XenApp
5 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
6 2 (1.18%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.59%) Xen
Systems Management
1 103 (60.95%) Puppet
2 95 (56.21%) Ansible
3 53 (31.36%) Terraform
4 36 (21.30%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (14.79%) Kubernetes
6 24 (14.20%) Nagios
7 20 (11.83%) Packer
8 17 (10.06%) Consul
9 10 (5.92%) Grafana
9 10 (5.92%) ZABBIX
10 9 (5.33%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (4.14%) Prometheus
12 6 (3.55%) Data Guard
12 6 (3.55%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (3.55%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (3.55%) vMotion
13 5 (2.96%) Rancher
13 5 (2.96%) SCCM
13 5 (2.96%) SCOM
13 5 (2.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Red Hat
2 30 (17.75%) Oracle
3 15 (8.88%) Black Duck
3 15 (8.88%) Splunk
4 14 (8.28%) VMware
5 13 (7.69%) Google
5 13 (7.69%) New Relic
6 12 (7.10%) HP
7 10 (5.92%) Dynatrace
8 9 (5.33%) Riverbed
9 8 (4.73%) IBM
9 8 (4.73%) Microsoft
10 7 (4.14%) Informatica
11 6 (3.55%) 3PAR
11 6 (3.55%) BMC
11 6 (3.55%) EMC
12 5 (2.96%) Axway
12 5 (2.96%) Siebel
13 3 (1.78%) Adobe
13 3 (1.78%) webMethods