Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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
North East > Tyne and Wear
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 3 7 8
Rank change year-on-year +4 +1 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 185 480 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 20.11% 20.59% 14.29%
As % of the Operating Systems category 58.36% 46.07% 53.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 367 170
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £340 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -24.44% +28.57%
10th Percentile £300 £257 £305
90th Percentile £638 £500 £617
North East median daily rate £380 £340 £470
% change year-on-year +11.76% -27.66% +34.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 18
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate - £25.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -28.87% -
North East median hourly rate £45.00 £22.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% -35.71% -

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 317 1042 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.46% 44.70% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 728 223
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £350 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -13.33% +13.64%
10th Percentile £217 £218 £237
90th Percentile £539 £479 £550
North East median daily rate £350 £325 £360
% change year-on-year +7.69% -9.72% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 83 42
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £13.00 £28.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +6.67% +74.53%
10th Percentile £9.00 £12.25 £11.85
90th Percentile £45.00 £36.00 £42.58
North East median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £19.64
% change year-on-year -50.00% +42.60% +15.50%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 185 £375 +10.29% 6
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for Linux.

1 91 (49.19%) Unix
2 90 (48.65%) Oracle
3 78 (42.16%) AIX
3 78 (42.16%) Red Hat
4 77 (41.62%) Windows
4 77 (41.62%) DevOps
5 74 (40.00%) Security Cleared
6 71 (38.38%) WebLogic
7 66 (35.68%) Solaris
7 66 (35.68%) HP
8 65 (35.14%) SC Cleared
9 64 (34.59%) JBoss
10 61 (32.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (27.57%) Cisco
12 49 (26.49%) Perl
13 48 (25.95%) ITIL
13 48 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
13 48 (25.95%) Puppet
14 42 (22.70%) Sun
14 42 (22.70%) Firewall
15 41 (22.16%) SQL
16 39 (21.08%) SAN
17 38 (20.54%) Veritas
17 38 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
18 37 (20.00%) IBM
18 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
19 36 (19.46%) Korn
19 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
20 35 (18.92%) Clustering
21 34 (18.38%) High Availability

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 71 (38.38%) WebLogic
2 64 (34.59%) JBoss
3 31 (16.76%) Tomcat
4 30 (16.22%) Apache
5 29 (15.68%) iPlanet
6 27 (14.59%) Oracle Application Server
7 22 (11.89%) Confluence
8 13 (7.03%) WebSphere
8 13 (7.03%) WebSphere Application Server
9 9 (4.86%) OpenStack
10 8 (4.32%) BizTalk Server
10 8 (4.32%) MQSeries
10 8 (4.32%) SharePoint
11 7 (3.78%) nginx
11 7 (3.78%) WebLogic Portal
12 5 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
13 4 (2.16%) FileNet
14 3 (1.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 3 (1.62%) Tuxedo
15 2 (1.08%) CMS
Applications
1 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (4.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (8.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 13 (7.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (3.78%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.54%) OpenText Process Suite
Cloud Services
1 21 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (8.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (5.95%) Slack
4 3 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (1.62%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (1.62%) PaaS
4 3 (1.62%) Serverless
5 2 (1.08%) Boomi
5 2 (1.08%) Datadog
5 2 (1.08%) IaaS
5 2 (1.08%) npm
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.54%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.54%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.54%) DigitalOcean
6 1 (0.54%) Linode
6 1 (0.54%) SaaS
6 1 (0.54%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 42 (22.70%) Firewall
2 39 (21.08%) SAN
3 33 (17.84%) LDAP
3 33 (17.84%) TCP/IP
4 29 (15.68%) DNS
5 26 (14.05%) Fibre Channel
6 20 (10.81%) OpenLDAP
7 19 (10.27%) SSH
8 16 (8.65%) HTTP
9 12 (6.49%) SSL
10 8 (4.32%) FCoE
10 8 (4.32%) iSCSI
10 8 (4.32%) NAS
10 8 (4.32%) X.21
11 7 (3.78%) WAN
12 5 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (2.70%) Network Security
13 2 (1.08%) VLAN
14 1 (0.54%) LAN
14 1 (0.54%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.03%) MySQL
2 11 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 10 (5.41%) NoSQL
3 10 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.86%) Oracle Database
5 8 (4.32%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (3.24%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
8 3 (1.62%) SQL Server
9 2 (1.08%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (1.08%) OLTP
9 2 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.54%) DataStage
10 1 (0.54%) GIS
10 1 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 37 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 36 (19.46%) Jenkins
3 23 (12.43%) JIRA
4 10 (5.41%) Subversion
5 8 (4.32%) Selenium
5 8 (4.32%) Sonatype Nexus
6 7 (3.78%) SonarQube
7 6 (3.24%) Maven
8 5 (2.70%) Cucumber
9 3 (1.62%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.08%) GitLab
10 2 (1.08%) Grunt
10 2 (1.08%) gulp
10 2 (1.08%) JUnit
10 2 (1.08%) Selenium IDE
10 2 (1.08%) SoapUI
10 2 (1.08%) TeamCity
10 2 (1.08%) WebDriver
10 2 (1.08%) webpack
11 1 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 12 (6.49%) Finance
2 8 (4.32%) Banking
3 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (24.86%) DevOps Engineer
2 28 (15.14%) Unix Engineer
3 24 (12.97%) Backup Engineer
4 21 (11.35%) Linux Engineer
5 20 (10.81%) Developer
5 20 (10.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 19 (10.27%) AIX Engineer
6 19 (10.27%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (8.11%) Storage and Backup Engineer
7 15 (8.11%) Storage Engineer
8 13 (7.03%) Solaris Engineer
9 11 (5.95%) Java Developer
9 11 (5.95%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.86%) Scala Developer
10 9 (4.86%) Support Engineer
11 8 (4.32%) Lead DevOps
11 8 (4.32%) Technical Leader
11 8 (4.32%) Technical Support
12 7 (3.78%) Java Scala Developer
12 7 (3.78%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (15.14%) J2EE
2 21 (11.35%) JSON
3 18 (9.73%) RESTful
4 17 (9.19%) Web Services
5 15 (8.11%) Software Packaging
6 14 (7.57%) REST
7 13 (7.03%) CSS
7 13 (7.03%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (6.49%) HTML
8 12 (6.49%) Middleware
9 10 (5.41%) CSS3
9 10 (5.41%) HTML5
9 10 (5.41%) SOAP
10 9 (4.86%) Spring
11 8 (4.32%) Ajax
11 8 (4.32%) Django
12 6 (3.24%) XML
13 4 (2.16%) Node.js
13 4 (2.16%) Play Framework
13 4 (2.16%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 35 (18.92%) Clustering
2 18 (9.73%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (9.19%) Replication
4 14 (7.57%) Data Centre
5 13 (7.03%) Private Cloud
6 9 (4.86%) HP Storage
6 9 (4.86%) User Experience
7 8 (4.32%) CMDB
8 5 (2.70%) DataPower
8 5 (2.70%) Grid Computing
8 5 (2.70%) Smartphone
9 4 (2.16%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (2.16%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.62%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.08%) Tandem
12 1 (0.54%) CCTV
12 1 (0.54%) Embedded Systems
12 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.54%) Greenfield Project
12 1 (0.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 91 (49.19%) Unix
2 78 (42.16%) AIX
3 77 (41.62%) Windows
4 66 (35.68%) Solaris
5 61 (32.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 31 (16.76%) HPUX
7 28 (15.14%) SUSE
8 22 (11.89%) Windows XP
9 8 (4.32%) Windows Server
10 3 (1.62%) Debian
11 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.54%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (41.62%) DevOps
2 48 (25.95%) Agile Software Development
2 48 (25.95%) ITIL
3 34 (18.38%) High Availability
4 29 (15.68%) Load Balancing
5 26 (14.05%) Configuration Management
6 22 (11.89%) Open Source
7 21 (11.35%) Mentoring
8 19 (10.27%) OO
9 18 (9.73%) Continuous Delivery
10 17 (9.19%) Coaching
11 16 (8.65%) Scrum
11 16 (8.65%) Software Engineering
12 15 (8.11%) Performance Tuning
13 14 (7.57%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (7.57%) Quality Management
14 13 (7.03%) TDD
14 13 (7.03%) Test Automation
14 13 (7.03%) Unit Testing
15 12 (6.49%) Operational Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 49 (26.49%) Perl
2 41 (22.16%) SQL
3 36 (19.46%) Korn
4 33 (17.84%) Java
5 31 (16.76%) Python
6 27 (14.59%) PL/SQL
6 27 (14.59%) Shell Script
7 22 (11.89%) Bash Shell
8 17 (9.19%) Scala
9 13 (7.03%) C-shell
10 11 (5.95%) Ruby
11 9 (4.86%) JavaScript
12 5 (2.70%) PowerShell
13 4 (2.16%) C++
14 3 (1.62%) C#
14 3 (1.62%) COBOL
15 2 (1.08%) C
15 2 (1.08%) Groovy
15 2 (1.08%) VB
15 2 (1.08%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 74 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (35.14%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.62%) Degree
5 2 (1.08%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.08%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.54%) CCDP
6 1 (0.54%) CCIE
6 1 (0.54%) CCNP
6 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
6 1 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.54%) CISM
6 1 (0.54%) CISSP
6 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
1 1 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 23 (12.43%) Active Directory
1 23 (12.43%) Docker
2 20 (10.81%) NFS
3 17 (9.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 13 (7.03%) KVM
7 11 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (4.86%) Samba
9 8 (4.32%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (3.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 6 (3.24%) LXC
11 6 (3.24%) Xen
12 1 (0.54%) Firmware
12 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (25.95%) Puppet
2 38 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (14.59%) HP Data Protector
3 27 (14.59%) NetBackup
4 26 (14.05%) EMC NetWorker
5 19 (10.27%) Backup Exec
6 17 (9.19%) Ansible
6 17 (9.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 16 (8.65%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (4.32%) OpenView
9 5 (2.70%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (1.62%) Nagios
10 3 (1.62%) Terraform
11 2 (1.08%) Dollar Universe
11 2 (1.08%) HP SiteScope
11 2 (1.08%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.08%) Packer
11 2 (1.08%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.08%) ZABBIX
12 1 (0.54%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 90 (48.65%) Oracle
2 78 (42.16%) Red Hat
3 66 (35.68%) HP
4 51 (27.57%) Cisco
5 42 (22.70%) Sun
6 38 (20.54%) Veritas
7 37 (20.00%) IBM
8 27 (14.59%) Symantec
9 26 (14.05%) Brocade
9 26 (14.05%) EMC
10 22 (11.89%) F5
11 18 (9.73%) VMware
12 17 (9.19%) Veeam
13 15 (8.11%) PlateSpin
14 13 (7.03%) Axway
14 13 (7.03%) Informatica
14 13 (7.03%) Siebel
15 8 (4.32%) Cognos
15 8 (4.32%) Opsware
16 7 (3.78%) SAP