Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 5 5 11
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 187 150 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 17.51% 15.51% 14.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 50.68% 54.35% 38.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 117 198
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £365 £375 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.67% +19.05% -3.08%
10th Percentile £270 £285 £236
90th Percentile £525 £503 £500
North East median daily rate £365 £385 £315
% change year-on-year -5.19% +22.22% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 4
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +103.70% -36.47%
10th Percentile £41.25 £55.00 £20.85
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £28.35
North East median hourly rate £28.11 £55.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -48.89% +103.70% -36.47%

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 369 276 767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 34.55% 28.54% 36.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 194 496
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £333 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.79% +20.69% -14.32%
10th Percentile £203 £233 £209
90th Percentile £491 £500 £432
North East median daily rate £335 £350 £290
% change year-on-year -4.43% +20.69% -14.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 25 42
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% -19.64% +107.41%
10th Percentile £9.35 £9.14 £13.11
90th Percentile £54.10 £41.20 £36.45
North East median hourly rate £15.10 £19.75 £28.00
% change year-on-year -23.54% -29.46% +78.29%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -1 183 £364 -3.00% 24
Gateshead - 2 £550 - 2
Sunderland +7 1 £350 -
Tyneside - 1 £425 -
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 101 (54.01%) DevOps
2 90 (48.13%) Puppet
3 89 (47.59%) Windows
4 83 (44.39%) Ansible
5 82 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
7 64 (34.22%) Open Source
8 61 (32.62%) Configuration Management
9 59 (31.55%) Jenkins
10 57 (30.48%) Unix
10 57 (30.48%) Java
11 55 (29.41%) Security Cleared
12 54 (28.88%) Analytical Skills
13 52 (27.81%) Perl
13 52 (27.81%) Python
14 50 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 50 (26.74%) Bash Shell
15 49 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
16 47 (25.13%) Docker
16 47 (25.13%) Problem-Solving
17 46 (24.60%) Terraform
18 45 (24.06%) BDD
18 45 (24.06%) PowerShell
19 44 (23.53%) Red Hat
20 43 (22.99%) C
21 41 (21.93%) SQL
22 40 (21.39%) Opscode Chef
23 38 (20.32%) Ruby
24 37 (19.79%) Shell Script
24 37 (19.79%) Elastic Stack

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 16 (8.56%) WebSphere
2 15 (8.02%) WebLogic
3 12 (6.42%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (5.88%) JBoss
5 10 (5.35%) Apache
6 8 (4.28%) FileNet
6 8 (4.28%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.74%) Jetty
7 7 (3.74%) nginx
8 6 (3.21%) MS Exchange
8 6 (3.21%) Oracle Workflow
9 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2000
9 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2003
9 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 5 (2.67%) Tuxedo
10 4 (2.14%) Confluence
10 4 (2.14%) IIS
10 4 (2.14%) Mongrel
10 4 (2.14%) TPMS
11 3 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 10 (5.35%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 66 (35.29%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (26.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (16.04%) Datadog
4 18 (9.63%) PaaS
5 17 (9.09%) IaaS
6 16 (8.56%) SaaS
7 9 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (2.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.14%) Amazon S3
9 4 (2.14%) Google App Engine
9 4 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (2.14%) Slack
10 3 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.07%) Serverless
12 1 (0.53%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.53%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.53%) GitHub
12 1 (0.53%) Linode
12 1 (0.53%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 11 (5.88%) SSL
2 6 (3.21%) HTTP
2 6 (3.21%) Intrusion Detection
2 6 (3.21%) Network Security
3 5 (2.67%) DNS
3 5 (2.67%) SMS
3 5 (2.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (2.67%) X.500
4 4 (2.14%) DHCP
4 4 (2.14%) FTP
4 4 (2.14%) InfiniBand
4 4 (2.14%) IPsec
4 4 (2.14%) LAN
4 4 (2.14%) WAN
5 3 (1.60%) SAN
5 3 (1.60%) WinSCP
6 2 (1.07%) Firewall
6 2 (1.07%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (1.07%) VPN
7 1 (0.53%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) Amazon Redshift
2 21 (11.23%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.02%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (6.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (6.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 10 (5.35%) MySQL
6 9 (4.81%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (2.67%) OLTP
8 4 (2.14%) MongoDB
8 4 (2.14%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.60%) Electronic Patient Records
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.60%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (1.60%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.60%) SAP HANA
10 2 (1.07%) Big Data
10 2 (1.07%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.53%) DataStage
11 1 (0.53%) DB2
Development Applications
1 59 (31.55%) Jenkins
2 32 (17.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (14.97%) TeamCity
4 14 (7.49%) JIRA
5 13 (6.95%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (6.95%) SpecFlow
6 6 (3.21%) Maven
6 6 (3.21%) Selenium
6 6 (3.21%) Subversion
7 5 (2.67%) Travis CI
7 5 (2.67%) WebDriver
8 4 (2.14%) GitLab
9 3 (1.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 2 (1.07%) Artifactory
10 2 (1.07%) Gradle
11 1 (0.53%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.53%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.53%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.53%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
General
1 14 (7.49%) Finance
2 13 (6.95%) Banking
3 3 (1.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.07%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.53%) Advertising
5 1 (0.53%) Electronics
5 1 (0.53%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 83 (44.39%) DevOps Engineer
2 36 (19.25%) Developer
3 20 (10.70%) AWS DevOps
4 19 (10.16%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 19 (10.16%) AWS Engineer
5 18 (9.63%) Analyst
6 17 (9.09%) C# Developer
7 12 (6.42%) Linux Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Cloud Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (5.35%) Operations Analyst
9 9 (4.81%) Java Developer
9 9 (4.81%) Operations Engineer
10 8 (4.28%) Consultant
10 8 (4.28%) Junior
11 7 (3.74%) Support Analyst
12 6 (3.21%) DevOps Consultant
12 6 (3.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 6 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 5 (2.67%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (19.79%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (11.23%) .NET
3 17 (9.09%) ASP.NET
4 16 (8.56%) Software Packaging
5 14 (7.49%) ISPF
6 13 (6.95%) ASP.NET MVC
6 13 (6.95%) CSS
6 13 (6.95%) HTML
7 11 (5.88%) jQuery
7 11 (5.88%) RESTful
8 10 (5.35%) J2EE
8 10 (5.35%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (4.81%) XML
10 8 (4.28%) Web Services
11 6 (3.21%) Ajax
11 6 (3.21%) JSON
11 6 (3.21%) LDAP
12 4 (2.14%) .NET Framework
12 4 (2.14%) OpenMP
12 4 (2.14%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 54 (28.88%) Analytical Skills
2 36 (19.25%) Data Centre
3 14 (7.49%) Management Information System
3 14 (7.49%) VSAM
4 9 (4.81%) Private Cloud
5 7 (3.74%) User Experience
6 6 (3.21%) Algorithms
6 6 (3.21%) DataPower
7 5 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 4 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 4 (2.14%) Grid Computing
8 4 (2.14%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.60%) IBM Mainframe
9 3 (1.60%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.07%) Blog
10 2 (1.07%) Clustering
11 1 (0.53%) Device Driver
11 1 (0.53%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.53%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 89 (47.59%) Windows
2 57 (30.48%) Unix
3 50 (26.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 32 (17.11%) AIX
5 30 (16.04%) Solaris
6 29 (15.51%) Windows Server
7 23 (12.30%) HPUX
8 22 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
9 19 (10.16%) VME
10 16 (8.56%) MVS
11 14 (7.49%) VMS
12 5 (2.67%) CentOS
13 4 (2.14%) Debian
13 4 (2.14%) SUSE
14 3 (1.60%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (1.07%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.53%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (54.01%) DevOps
2 82 (43.85%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (34.22%) Open Source
4 61 (32.62%) Configuration Management
5 47 (25.13%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (24.06%) BDD
7 36 (19.25%) High Availability
8 33 (17.65%) Test Automation
9 30 (16.04%) ITIL
10 23 (12.30%) MVC
11 22 (11.76%) Scrum
11 22 (11.76%) Technical Architecture
12 20 (10.70%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (10.70%) TDD
13 19 (10.16%) Change Management
14 18 (9.63%) Service Management
15 17 (9.09%) Data Management
15 17 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
15 17 (9.09%) ITIL V3
16 14 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 57 (30.48%) Java
2 52 (27.81%) Perl
2 52 (27.81%) Python
3 50 (26.74%) Bash Shell
4 45 (24.06%) PowerShell
5 43 (22.99%) C
6 41 (21.93%) SQL
7 38 (20.32%) Ruby
8 37 (19.79%) Shell Script
9 29 (15.51%) C++
10 18 (9.63%) C#
10 18 (9.63%) JavaScript
11 14 (7.49%) JCL
12 13 (6.95%) T-SQL
13 5 (2.67%) COBOL
14 4 (2.14%) Groovy
14 4 (2.14%) PHP
15 3 (1.60%) Korn
16 2 (1.07%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.53%) Go
Qualifications
1 55 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 34 (18.18%) SC Cleared
3 29 (15.51%) Degree
4 6 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.60%) OCP
6 3 (1.60%) Oracle Certification
7 1 (0.53%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) QA
2 1 (0.53%) ISO 13485
2 1 (0.53%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (25.13%) Docker
2 18 (9.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 14 (7.49%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 14 (7.49%) RACF
4 8 (4.28%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (3.21%) Samba
5 6 (3.21%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.67%) Xen
7 4 (2.14%) GPFS
8 3 (1.60%) Active Directory
8 3 (1.60%) Firmware
8 3 (1.60%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.60%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 2 (1.07%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.53%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 90 (48.13%) Puppet
2 83 (44.39%) Ansible
3 46 (24.60%) Terraform
4 40 (21.39%) Opscode Chef
5 32 (17.11%) Nagios
6 28 (14.97%) Packer
7 22 (11.76%) Kubernetes
8 18 (9.63%) Tivoli
9 14 (7.49%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 6 (3.21%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (1.60%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.60%) Data Guard
11 3 (1.60%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (1.60%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.60%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 3 (1.60%) PureDisk
11 3 (1.60%) Simpana
11 3 (1.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 2 (1.07%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.07%) logstash
Vendors
1 44 (23.53%) Red Hat
2 35 (18.72%) HP
3 31 (16.58%) New Relic
3 31 (16.58%) Splunk
4 28 (14.97%) Oracle
5 24 (12.83%) Microsoft
6 18 (9.63%) BMC
7 17 (9.09%) IBM
8 16 (8.56%) ServiceNow
8 16 (8.56%) Sun
9 10 (5.35%) Axway
9 10 (5.35%) Informatica
9 10 (5.35%) Siebel
10 7 (3.74%) Cisco
10 7 (3.74%) NetApp
10 7 (3.74%) VMware
11 6 (3.21%) Veritas
12 5 (2.67%) Google
12 5 (2.67%) Micro Focus
13 3 (1.60%) Brocade