Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 11 6 4
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2 +8
Contract jobs citing Linux 81 185 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 10.57% 17.50% 19.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 41.75% 53.01% 59.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 145 146
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £470 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.66% +3.57% +12.90%
10th Percentile £358 £259 £278
90th Percentile £595 £533 £489
North East median daily rate £465 £365 £362
% change year-on-year +27.40% +0.97% +16.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.29% -22.73% +103.70%
North East median hourly rate £42.50 £28.11 £55.00
% change year-on-year +51.19% -48.89% +103.70%

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 194 349 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 25.33% 33.02% 32.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 117 249 222
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £333 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.78% -5.00% +22.81%
10th Percentile £150 £200 £226
90th Percentile £538 £490 £499
North East median daily rate £375 £333 £350
% change year-on-year +12.78% -5.00% +20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 24
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £18.50 £18.25 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.37% +35.19% -51.79%
10th Percentile £11.83 £8.53 £9.08
90th Percentile £24.22 £41.13 £41.40
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +5.07% +15.38% -53.57%

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 19 July 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Tyne and Wear

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Linux in Tyne and Wear over the 6 months to 19 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 July 2019. 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 -3 79 £470 +29.66% 27
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 52 (64.20%) DevOps
2 47 (58.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 44 (54.32%) Ansible
4 36 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
5 35 (43.21%) Puppet
5 35 (43.21%) Docker
6 29 (35.80%) Kubernetes
6 29 (35.80%) Terraform
7 27 (33.33%) Jenkins
7 27 (33.33%) Bash Shell
8 25 (30.86%) CentOS
8 25 (30.86%) Opscode Chef
9 24 (29.63%) Git (software)
10 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
11 22 (27.16%) Python
12 21 (25.93%) MySQL
12 21 (25.93%) Amazon EC2
13 20 (24.69%) Amazon S3
13 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
14 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
14 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (23.46%) Microservices
15 18 (22.22%) OpenShift
15 18 (22.22%) MongoDB
16 17 (20.99%) HAProxy
16 17 (20.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (20.99%) SC Cleared
17 15 (18.52%) SonarQube
17 15 (18.52%) CloudForms
17 15 (18.52%) Route 53

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 10 (12.35%) nginx
2 6 (7.41%) Confluence
3 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.23%) Apache
4 1 (1.23%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 36 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (25.93%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (24.69%) Amazon S3
4 18 (22.22%) OpenShift
5 17 (20.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 15 (18.52%) Route 53
7 14 (17.28%) Amazon ELB
8 8 (9.88%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (7.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (7.41%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (7.41%) Slack
10 5 (6.17%) Office 365
11 4 (4.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (4.94%) Azure Active Directory
12 3 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
12 3 (3.70%) Serverless
13 2 (2.47%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (2.47%) CloudFront
14 1 (1.23%) Datadog
Communications & Networking
1 10 (12.35%) HTTP
2 9 (11.11%) Firewall
3 8 (9.88%) VPN
4 4 (4.94%) Skype
5 3 (3.70%) VLAN
6 1 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) MySQL
2 18 (22.22%) MongoDB
3 13 (16.05%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (7.41%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (4.94%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.70%) SQL Server
7 2 (2.47%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.23%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.23%) Big Data
8 1 (1.23%) DB2
8 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 24 (29.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (18.52%) SonarQube
4 11 (13.58%) GitLab
5 8 (9.88%) Maven
6 7 (8.64%) JIRA
6 7 (8.64%) Vagrant
7 6 (7.41%) Bitbucket
8 4 (4.94%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
9 3 (3.70%) Jasmine
9 3 (3.70%) JUnit
10 2 (2.47%) GoCD
11 1 (1.23%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (1.23%) Finance
1 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 38 (46.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 17 (20.99%) Platform Engineer
3 8 (9.88%) Administrator
4 7 (8.64%) Developer
4 7 (8.64%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (7.41%) AWS DevOps
5 6 (7.41%) Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
5 6 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
6 5 (6.17%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 5 (6.17%) Senior Platform Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Architect
7 4 (4.94%) DevOps Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.88%) Node.js
2 7 (8.64%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (7.41%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (4.94%) Hibernate
4 4 (4.94%) HTML
4 4 (4.94%) Java EE
4 4 (4.94%) Java SE
4 4 (4.94%) JPA
4 4 (4.94%) JSF
4 4 (4.94%) PrimeFaces
4 4 (4.94%) REST
5 2 (2.47%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (2.47%) Sensu
6 1 (1.23%) CSS3
6 1 (1.23%) Express
6 1 (1.23%) HTML5
6 1 (1.23%) jQuery
6 1 (1.23%) JSON
6 1 (1.23%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.23%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) Clustering
2 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.70%) Private Cloud
4 2 (2.47%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.23%) FMCG
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 25 (30.86%) CentOS
3 10 (12.35%) Unix
3 10 (12.35%) Windows
4 7 (8.64%) Debian
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.17%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.94%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.94%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.47%) Fedora
7 2 (2.47%) SUSE
8 1 (1.23%) Android
8 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.23%) Solaris
8 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (64.20%) DevOps
2 23 (28.40%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (24.69%) Configuration Management
4 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (23.46%) Microservices
5 14 (17.28%) Software Engineering
6 10 (12.35%) Load Balancing
6 10 (12.35%) Open Source
6 10 (12.35%) Static Code Analysis
7 9 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
8 7 (8.64%) Test Automation
9 5 (6.17%) Kanban
9 5 (6.17%) Migration
9 5 (6.17%) TDD
10 4 (4.94%) Change Management
10 4 (4.94%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (4.94%) ITIL
10 4 (4.94%) Scrum
10 4 (4.94%) Software Delivery
10 4 (4.94%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 22 (27.16%) Python
3 14 (17.28%) Java
4 12 (14.81%) Shell Script
5 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
6 10 (12.35%) Ruby
6 10 (12.35%) SQL
7 5 (6.17%) COBOL
8 4 (4.94%) C++
8 4 (4.94%) PHP
9 3 (3.70%) C
10 2 (2.47%) C#
11 1 (1.23%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.23%) Scala
Qualifications
1 19 (23.46%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.99%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (3.70%) Degree
3 3 (3.70%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.64%) QA
2 1 (1.23%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.23%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 26262
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 35 (43.21%) Docker
2 13 (16.05%) Gluster
3 6 (7.41%) Xen
4 5 (6.17%) Active Directory
4 5 (6.17%) KVM
4 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 44 (54.32%) Ansible
2 35 (43.21%) Puppet
3 29 (35.80%) Kubernetes
3 29 (35.80%) Terraform
4 25 (30.86%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (20.99%) HAProxy
6 15 (18.52%) CloudForms
7 12 (14.81%) Packer
8 10 (12.35%) Rancher
9 7 (8.64%) Consul
10 5 (6.17%) Grafana
11 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Intune
11 4 (4.94%) Nagios
11 4 (4.94%) SCOM
11 4 (4.94%) ZABBIX
12 3 (3.70%) Prometheus
13 2 (2.47%) Check_MK
13 2 (2.47%) Rundeck
14 1 (1.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (9.88%) Red Hat
2 5 (6.17%) VMware
3 4 (4.94%) Cisco
3 4 (4.94%) Oracle
4 3 (3.70%) Black Duck
4 3 (3.70%) Dynatrace
5 2 (2.47%) Google
5 2 (2.47%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.23%) Informatica
6 1 (1.23%) Micro Focus
6 1 (1.23%) New Relic
6 1 (1.23%) Splunk