Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 7 4 4
Rank change year-on-year -3 0 +3
Contract jobs citing Linux 134 154 433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 13.48% 16.59% 21.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 56.54% 51.68% 53.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 151 341
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £480 £415 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.66% +18.57% -26.32%
10th Percentile £331 £308 £275
90th Percentile £600 £638 £500
North East median daily rate £475 £413 £350
% change year-on-year +15.15% +17.86% -26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 7
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £44.25 - £53.50
10th Percentile £35.00 - £19.75
90th Percentile £46.83 - £57.95
North East median hourly rate £44.25 £45.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.67% +100.00% -29.69%

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 237 298 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 23.84% 32.11% 39.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 216 563
Tyne and Wear median daily rate £413 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.01% +7.35% -10.53%
10th Percentile £163 £208 £235
90th Percentile £551 £615 £488
North East median daily rate £400 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +9.59% +7.35% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 62
Tyne and Wear median hourly rate £14.78 £13.00 £27.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.69% -52.29% +0.93%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.00 £11.13
90th Percentile £45.20 £48.66 £40.00
North East median hourly rate £14.78 £14.93 £26.58
% change year-on-year -1.04% -43.82% +10.73%

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 January 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
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 January 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 0 130 £475 +14.46% 31
Gateshead - 2 - - 2
South Shields - 1 £515 -
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 81 (60.45%) Puppet
2 78 (58.21%) DevOps
3 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
4 72 (53.73%) Ansible
5 71 (52.99%) Docker
6 62 (46.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 56 (41.79%) Amazon AWS
8 52 (38.81%) Configuration Management
9 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
10 49 (36.57%) Git (software)
10 49 (36.57%) Python
11 42 (31.34%) Windows
12 40 (29.85%) CentOS
12 40 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
12 40 (29.85%) Terraform
13 39 (29.10%) GitLab
14 33 (24.63%) MongoDB
14 33 (24.63%) Red Hat
15 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
15 30 (22.39%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (21.64%) Oracle
16 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
17 28 (20.90%) JIRA
18 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
18 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
18 27 (20.15%) Microservices
19 26 (19.40%) Performance Monitoring
19 26 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
19 26 (19.40%) Confluence
20 25 (18.66%) Maven

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 26 (19.40%) Confluence
2 12 (8.96%) MS Exchange
3 7 (5.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (3.73%) Elasticsearch
5 4 (2.99%) Apache
5 4 (2.99%) JBoss
5 4 (2.99%) nginx
5 4 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.99%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.75%) CMS
6 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.75%) Tuxedo
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 56 (41.79%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.94%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (10.45%) Cloud Computing
4 13 (9.70%) Amazon S3
4 13 (9.70%) AWS CloudFormation
5 12 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 10 (7.46%) Slack
7 9 (6.72%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (5.97%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 7 (5.22%) iPaaS
10 6 (4.48%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (4.48%) IaaS
10 6 (4.48%) Route 53
10 6 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (2.99%) Datadog
11 4 (2.99%) GitHub
11 4 (2.99%) Google Analytics
11 4 (2.99%) Office 365
12 3 (2.24%) PaaS
12 3 (2.24%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.43%) HTTP
2 12 (8.96%) Firewall
3 9 (6.72%) TCP/IP
4 8 (5.97%) VLAN
5 4 (2.99%) SSL
6 3 (2.24%) Internet
7 2 (1.49%) DHCP
7 2 (1.49%) DNS
7 2 (1.49%) HSPA
8 1 (0.75%) BGP
8 1 (0.75%) FTP
8 1 (0.75%) LAN
8 1 (0.75%) NAS
8 1 (0.75%) OSPF
8 1 (0.75%) SAN
8 1 (0.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.63%) MongoDB
2 21 (15.67%) MySQL
3 16 (11.94%) NoSQL
4 10 (7.46%) Oracle Database
4 10 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.72%) SQL Server
6 7 (5.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (1.49%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.49%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
10 1 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.75%) DB2
10 1 (0.75%) KDB
Development Applications
1 73 (54.48%) Jenkins
2 49 (36.57%) Git (software)
3 39 (29.10%) GitLab
4 30 (22.39%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (20.90%) JIRA
6 25 (18.66%) Maven
7 16 (11.94%) Artifactory
8 13 (9.70%) SonarQube
9 8 (5.97%) Cucumber
10 6 (4.48%) Eclipse
10 6 (4.48%) JUnit
11 4 (2.99%) Ant
11 4 (2.99%) Gatling
11 4 (2.99%) Grunt
11 4 (2.99%) gulp
11 4 (2.99%) IntelliJ
11 4 (2.99%) Karma Test Runner
11 4 (2.99%) Selenium
11 4 (2.99%) Sublime Text
12 3 (2.24%) Bitbucket
General
1 7 (5.22%) Finance
2 3 (2.24%) Electronics
3 1 (0.75%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.75%) Law
3 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.75%) Marketing
3 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 65 (48.51%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Developer
3 14 (10.45%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (9.70%) Administrator
5 12 (8.96%) Linux Administrator
6 11 (8.21%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 11 (8.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 9 (6.72%) Software Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Server Administrator
9 5 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
9 5 (3.73%) Senior DevOps
9 5 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.99%) Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) DevOps Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (2.99%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.99%) Senior Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.66%) Elastic Stack
2 21 (15.67%) Node.js
3 17 (12.69%) HTML
4 15 (11.19%) RabbitMQ
4 15 (11.19%) Spring Boot
4 15 (11.19%) Zuul
5 12 (8.96%) YAML
6 9 (6.72%) CSS
6 9 (6.72%) jQuery
7 8 (5.97%) REST
8 6 (4.48%) J2EE
8 6 (4.48%) JSON
8 6 (4.48%) SOAP
8 6 (4.48%) XML
9 5 (3.73%) EJB
9 5 (3.73%) Gherkin
9 5 (3.73%) Hibernate
9 5 (3.73%) HTML5
9 5 (3.73%) Servlets
9 5 (3.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) User Experience
2 14 (10.45%) Hybrid Cloud
2 14 (10.45%) Private Cloud
3 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.22%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (5.22%) Public Cloud
5 6 (4.48%) Clustering
6 4 (2.99%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (2.24%) Replication
8 2 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 2 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.75%) Cloud Native
9 1 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 62 (46.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 42 (31.34%) Windows
3 40 (29.85%) CentOS
4 21 (15.67%) Unix
5 8 (5.97%) Windows Server
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (2.99%) Debian
7 4 (2.99%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.24%) Solaris
9 2 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (1.49%) VME
10 1 (0.75%) AIX
10 1 (0.75%) HPUX
10 1 (0.75%) MVS
10 1 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (58.21%) DevOps
2 52 (38.81%) Configuration Management
3 50 (37.31%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (29.85%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (21.64%) Test Automation
6 27 (20.15%) Microservices
6 27 (20.15%) Software Engineering
7 26 (19.40%) Performance Monitoring
7 26 (19.40%) Problem-Solving
8 24 (17.91%) Open Source
9 21 (15.67%) ITIL
10 18 (13.43%) Scrum
11 17 (12.69%) Kanban
12 16 (11.94%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (11.19%) Deployment Automation
14 14 (10.45%) Continuous Delivery
15 13 (9.70%) Application Performance Monitoring
15 13 (9.70%) Coaching
15 13 (9.70%) Disaster Recovery
15 13 (9.70%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 49 (36.57%) Python
2 30 (22.39%) JavaScript
3 24 (17.91%) Perl
3 24 (17.91%) SQL
4 23 (17.16%) Java
5 22 (16.42%) Bash Shell
6 17 (12.69%) Ruby
7 16 (11.94%) Shell Script
8 14 (10.45%) C++
9 12 (8.96%) C#
10 10 (7.46%) PowerShell
11 6 (4.48%) Scala
12 4 (2.99%) C
12 4 (2.99%) Groovy
12 4 (2.99%) Haskell
13 1 (0.75%) COBOL
13 1 (0.75%) Embedded C
13 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.75%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.75%) XPath
Qualifications
1 27 (20.15%) Security Cleared
2 22 (16.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.73%) AWS Certification
4 3 (2.24%) Degree
5 2 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.49%) DBS Check
5 2 (1.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.75%) CCNA
6 1 (0.75%) CCNP
6 1 (0.75%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.75%) OCP
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (11.19%) QA
System Software
1 71 (52.99%) Docker
2 15 (11.19%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.45%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (10.45%) VMware ESXi
3 14 (10.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.96%) XenApp
4 12 (8.96%) XenDesktop
5 2 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.75%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 81 (60.45%) Puppet
2 72 (53.73%) Ansible
3 40 (29.85%) Terraform
4 25 (18.66%) Kubernetes
5 20 (14.93%) Opscode Chef
6 15 (11.19%) Consul
7 14 (10.45%) Nagios
7 14 (10.45%) vMotion
8 13 (9.70%) ZABBIX
9 12 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (8.96%) SCCM
9 12 (8.96%) SCOM
9 12 (8.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 12 (8.96%) vCenter Server
10 11 (8.21%) Grafana
11 7 (5.22%) Packer
11 7 (5.22%) Prometheus
12 6 (4.48%) Microsoft Clustering
12 6 (4.48%) Rancher
13 4 (2.99%) Kibana
Vendors
1 33 (24.63%) Red Hat
2 29 (21.64%) Oracle
3 18 (13.43%) HP
3 18 (13.43%) VMware
4 14 (10.45%) BMC
4 14 (10.45%) EMC
5 13 (9.70%) 3PAR
5 13 (9.70%) Black Duck
5 13 (9.70%) Google
6 12 (8.96%) Riverbed
7 8 (5.97%) Dynatrace
8 7 (5.22%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.99%) Adobe
9 4 (2.99%) webMethods
10 2 (1.49%) EnterpriseDB
10 2 (1.49%) Pega
10 2 (1.49%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.75%) F5
11 1 (0.75%) New Relic
11 1 (0.75%) Solace