Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 4 4 9
Rank change year-on-year 0 +5 -2
Contract jobs citing Linux 180 164 447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 19.57% 17.98% 17.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 61.64% 54.85% 40.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 154 315
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £400 £350 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +8.53% -24.12%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £236
90th Percentile £595 £541 £502
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -23.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £42.50 £55.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.73% +111.54% -29.73%
10th Percentile £41.25 £55.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £55.00 £31.20
North East median hourly rate £28.11 £55.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -48.89% +139.13% -36.99%

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 292 299 1,109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 31.74% 32.79% 44.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 228 739
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £375 £342 £306
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +11.95% -18.53%
10th Percentile £200 £206 £218
90th Percentile £549 £500 £475
North East median daily rate £365 £340 £309
% change year-on-year +7.35% +10.03% -17.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 77
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -31.25% +57.57%
10th Percentile £10.31 £9.50 £11.07
90th Percentile £41.13 £46.16 £36.20
North East median hourly rate £13.86 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -46.69% -7.14% +73.27%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +1 177 £395 +12.86% 19
Gateshead - 2 £550 - 4
Tyneside - 1 £425 -
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 116 (64.44%) DevOps
2 103 (57.22%) Ansible
3 102 (56.67%) Puppet
4 88 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
5 78 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
6 76 (42.22%) Jenkins
7 73 (40.56%) Docker
8 72 (40.00%) Windows
9 70 (38.89%) Configuration Management
10 62 (34.44%) Python
11 59 (32.78%) Java
12 57 (31.67%) BDD
13 56 (31.11%) Bash Shell
13 56 (31.11%) Terraform
14 54 (30.00%) Open Source
15 53 (29.44%) Microsoft Azure
16 48 (26.67%) SQL
17 46 (25.56%) Security Cleared
18 45 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
19 44 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
20 43 (23.89%) Git (software)
21 42 (23.33%) Perl
21 42 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
22 40 (22.22%) Data Centre
23 39 (21.67%) C++
23 39 (21.67%) High Availability
24 37 (20.56%) Unix
24 37 (20.56%) Nagios
25 36 (20.00%) Ruby
25 36 (20.00%) Splunk

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 9 (5.00%) WebLogic
2 8 (4.44%) JBoss
3 7 (3.89%) Confluence
4 6 (3.33%) Apache
4 6 (3.33%) Tuxedo
4 6 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 5 (2.78%) nginx
5 5 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
6 4 (2.22%) Jetty
6 4 (2.22%) TPMS
7 3 (1.67%) CICS
7 3 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (1.67%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.67%) WildFly
8 2 (1.11%) FileNet
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.11%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.56%) iPlanet
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 78 (43.33%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (29.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (17.78%) Datadog
4 12 (6.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 10 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (5.00%) Amazon S3
7 7 (3.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 5 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
9 4 (2.22%) PaaS
9 4 (2.22%) Slack
10 3 (1.67%) IaaS
10 3 (1.67%) SaaS
11 2 (1.11%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (1.11%) Serverless
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.56%) DigitalOcean
12 1 (0.56%) Linode
12 1 (0.56%) Office 365
12 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.22%) Firewall
1 4 (2.22%) HTTP
1 4 (2.22%) Internet
1 4 (2.22%) SSL
2 2 (1.11%) DNS
2 2 (1.11%) FTP
2 2 (1.11%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (1.11%) LAN
2 2 (1.11%) Network Security
2 2 (1.11%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (1.11%) SMS
2 2 (1.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.11%) VPN
2 2 (1.11%) WAN
3 1 (0.56%) DHCP
3 1 (0.56%) IPsec
3 1 (0.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.89%) Amazon Redshift
2 22 (12.22%) SQL Server
3 15 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (7.22%) MongoDB
4 13 (7.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (7.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 11 (6.11%) NoSQL
6 10 (5.56%) MySQL
7 8 (4.44%) Oracle Database
7 8 (4.44%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.78%) OLTP
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (2.22%) BusinessObjects
9 4 (2.22%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.67%) DB2
11 2 (1.11%) Big Data
12 1 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.56%) DataStage
12 1 (0.56%) IBM InfoSphere
12 1 (0.56%) KDB
Development Applications
1 76 (42.22%) Jenkins
2 43 (23.89%) Git (software)
3 30 (16.67%) TeamCity
4 19 (10.56%) GitLab
4 19 (10.56%) JIRA
5 16 (8.89%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (7.22%) Maven
6 13 (7.22%) SpecFlow
7 8 (4.44%) Artifactory
8 4 (2.22%) gulp
8 4 (2.22%) Jasmine
8 4 (2.22%) JUnit
9 3 (1.67%) Subversion
10 2 (1.11%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.11%) SonarQube
10 2 (1.11%) Travis CI
10 2 (1.11%) Visual Studio
11 1 (0.56%) Bitbucket
11 1 (0.56%) Octopus Deploy
11 1 (0.56%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (9.44%) Finance
2 10 (5.56%) Banking
3 3 (1.67%) Electronics
3 3 (1.67%) Manufacturing
3 3 (1.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (1.11%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.56%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 99 (55.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 40 (22.22%) Developer
3 18 (10.00%) AWS DevOps
4 17 (9.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) AWS Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) Java Developer
5 14 (7.78%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.22%) C# Developer
7 10 (5.56%) Senior DevOps
8 9 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 9 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 8 (4.44%) Cloud Engineer
10 7 (3.89%) Junior
11 6 (3.33%) Junior DevOps
11 6 (3.33%) Junior DevOps Engineer
11 6 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 5 (2.78%) C# .NET Developer
12 5 (2.78%) C# ASP.NET Developer
12 5 (2.78%) DBA
12 5 (2.78%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 19 (10.56%) HTML
3 15 (8.33%) .NET
4 14 (7.78%) RabbitMQ
4 14 (7.78%) Spring Boot
4 14 (7.78%) Zuul
5 13 (7.22%) ASP.NET
5 13 (7.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 13 (7.22%) J2EE
6 11 (6.11%) CSS
6 11 (6.11%) RESTful
7 7 (3.89%) JDBC
7 7 (3.89%) Middleware
7 7 (3.89%) Node.js
7 7 (3.89%) XML
8 6 (3.33%) Ajax
8 6 (3.33%) AngularJS
9 5 (2.78%) LESS
9 5 (2.78%) Oracle GoldenGate
9 5 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 40 (22.22%) Data Centre
2 30 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (5.56%) User Experience
4 9 (5.00%) Private Cloud
5 8 (4.44%) Clustering
6 6 (3.33%) Algorithms
7 5 (2.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.67%) IBM Mainframe
8 3 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.67%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.67%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.11%) Blog
9 2 (1.11%) DataPower
9 2 (1.11%) Social Media
10 1 (0.56%) Arduino
10 1 (0.56%) Device Driver
10 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.56%) Life Science
10 1 (0.56%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 72 (40.00%) Windows
2 44 (24.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 37 (20.56%) Unix
4 24 (13.33%) CentOS
5 11 (6.11%) AIX
6 8 (4.44%) Windows Server
7 7 (3.89%) VME
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Linux
8 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (2.22%) Debian
9 4 (2.22%) Solaris
10 2 (1.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.56%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.56%) HPUX
11 1 (0.56%) MVS
11 1 (0.56%) VMS
11 1 (0.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (64.44%) DevOps
2 88 (48.89%) Agile Software Development
3 70 (38.89%) Configuration Management
4 57 (31.67%) BDD
5 54 (30.00%) Open Source
6 39 (21.67%) High Availability
7 33 (18.33%) Problem-Solving
8 31 (17.22%) TDD
8 31 (17.22%) Test Automation
9 27 (15.00%) Technical Architecture
10 23 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
11 21 (11.67%) Continuous Improvement
12 20 (11.11%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (11.11%) MVC
13 19 (10.56%) Scrum
14 18 (10.00%) ITIL
15 14 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
15 14 (7.78%) Deployment Automation
16 13 (7.22%) Microservices
17 12 (6.67%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 62 (34.44%) Python
2 59 (32.78%) Java
3 56 (31.11%) Bash Shell
4 48 (26.67%) SQL
5 42 (23.33%) Perl
6 39 (21.67%) C++
7 36 (20.00%) Ruby
8 35 (19.44%) PowerShell
9 32 (17.78%) C
10 22 (12.22%) C#
10 22 (12.22%) Shell Script
11 17 (9.44%) JavaScript
12 13 (7.22%) T-SQL
13 6 (3.33%) COBOL
14 4 (2.22%) PHP
15 3 (1.67%) Korn
15 3 (1.67%) Scala
16 2 (1.11%) TypeScript
17 1 (0.56%) Go
17 1 (0.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (25.56%) Security Cleared
2 33 (18.33%) SC Cleared
3 26 (14.44%) Degree
4 4 (2.22%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (2.22%) OCP
4 4 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.56%) AWS Certification
6 1 (0.56%) CCNA
6 1 (0.56%) CCNP
6 1 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.11%) QA
2 8 (4.44%) GCP
3 1 (0.56%) ISO 13485
3 1 (0.56%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (40.56%) Docker
2 11 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
4 7 (3.89%) Active Directory
5 6 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.67%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 3 (1.67%) XenApp
7 3 (1.67%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.11%) Xen
9 1 (0.56%) Firmware
9 1 (0.56%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 103 (57.22%) Ansible
2 102 (56.67%) Puppet
3 56 (31.11%) Terraform
4 42 (23.33%) Opscode Chef
5 37 (20.56%) Nagios
6 34 (18.89%) Kubernetes
7 30 (16.67%) Packer
8 14 (7.78%) Consul
9 5 (2.78%) Data Guard
9 5 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.78%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 5 (2.78%) vMotion
10 4 (2.22%) Matomo
11 3 (1.67%) SCCM
11 3 (1.67%) SCOM
11 3 (1.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.67%) vCenter Server
12 2 (1.11%) HAProxy
12 2 (1.11%) Prometheus
12 2 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (20.00%) Splunk
2 34 (18.89%) New Relic
3 29 (16.11%) Red Hat
4 28 (15.56%) Oracle
5 19 (10.56%) Microsoft
6 12 (6.67%) VMware
7 11 (6.11%) Google
8 10 (5.56%) HP
9 9 (5.00%) IBM
10 7 (3.89%) Dynatrace
10 7 (3.89%) Informatica
11 6 (3.33%) Micro Focus
12 5 (2.78%) Axway
12 5 (2.78%) Siebel
13 4 (2.22%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.22%) Black Duck
13 4 (2.22%) BMC
13 4 (2.22%) EMC
14 3 (1.67%) Sun
14 3 (1.67%) Veritas