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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 7 9 11
Rank change year-on-year +2 +2  
Contract jobs citing Linux 45 244 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 11.42% 17.38% 9.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 45.92% 37.03% 33.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 172 35
Median daily rate £342 £314 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.00% -7.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £230 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.70% -36.47%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  

Linux is in the operating system skills category. The next 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.

Contract Operating System Skills
Tyne and Wear
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 98 659 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 24.87% 46.94% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 437 96
Median daily rate £324 £280 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.71% -4.68%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £385 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 40 21
Median hourly rate £14.00 £28.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.00% +107.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £14.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.00 £36.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Linux
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear citing Linux as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newcastle upon Tyne +1 45 £342 +9.87% 13
Linux
North East

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 68 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (44.37%) Git (software)
3 66 (43.71%) DevOps
4 60 (39.74%) Jenkins
5 58 (38.41%) Security Cleared
6 57 (37.75%) Windows
7 56 (37.09%) Unix
8 52 (34.44%) Oracle
9 51 (33.77%) Red Hat
10 49 (32.45%) SC Cleared
10 49 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
11 48 (31.79%) Configuration Management
12 46 (30.46%) Microsoft Azure
13 44 (29.14%) JIRA
14 43 (28.48%) Open Source
15 41 (27.15%) WebLogic
15 41 (27.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 40 (26.49%) Confluence
17 39 (25.83%) Spring
17 39 (25.83%) HP
18 37 (24.50%) Ansible
19 36 (23.84%) Sonatype Nexus
19 36 (23.84%) Ruby
19 36 (23.84%) Scala
20 35 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
20 35 (23.18%) Java
21 34 (22.52%) Windows Server
22 32 (21.19%) PowerShell
23 31 (20.53%) MVC
24 30 (19.87%) Cisco

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 41 (27.15%) WebLogic
2 40 (26.49%) Confluence
3 11 (7.28%) JBoss
4 9 (5.96%) Apache
4 9 (5.96%) iPlanet
4 9 (5.96%) Oracle Application Server
4 9 (5.96%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.99%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.66%) SAS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.32%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 46 (30.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (23.18%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (11.26%) Trello
4 3 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (1.99%) GitHub
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.32%) Amazon S3
5 2 (1.32%) Route 53
6 1 (0.66%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.66%) IaaS
6 1 (0.66%) PaaS
6 1 (0.66%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.91%) HTTP
2 14 (9.27%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.61%) SAN
4 12 (7.95%) Fibre Channel
5 10 (6.62%) Firewall
6 3 (1.99%) IP Telephony
6 3 (1.99%) SSL
7 2 (1.32%) HTTPS
8 1 (0.66%) Internet
8 1 (0.66%) LAN
8 1 (0.66%) Network Security
8 1 (0.66%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.54%) BusinessObjects
2 19 (12.58%) Relational Database
3 16 (10.60%) Oracle Database
4 13 (8.61%) MongoDB
5 12 (7.95%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (5.96%) Apache Cassandra
6 9 (5.96%) MySQL
6 9 (5.96%) NoSQL
7 6 (3.97%) BODI
8 3 (1.99%) Neo4j
9 2 (1.32%) SQL Server
10 1 (0.66%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 67 (44.37%) Git (software)
2 60 (39.74%) Jenkins
3 44 (29.14%) JIRA
4 36 (23.84%) Sonatype Nexus
5 21 (13.91%) GitLab
6 15 (9.93%) Subversion
7 13 (8.61%) Cucumber
8 12 (7.95%) JUnit
9 9 (5.96%) Selenium
10 6 (3.97%) Oracle APEX
10 6 (3.97%) Oracle Forms
11 2 (1.32%) MSI
12 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 1 (0.66%) git-flow
12 1 (0.66%) IntelliJ
12 1 (0.66%) Xcode
General
1 1 (0.66%) Finance
1 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 43 (28.48%) DevOps Engineer
2 42 (27.81%) Developer
3 21 (13.91%) Java Developer
4 17 (11.26%) Architect
4 17 (11.26%) Cloud Engineer
4 17 (11.26%) Scala Developer
5 13 (8.61%) Administrator
6 12 (7.95%) Backup Engineer
6 12 (7.95%) Java Scala Developer
7 11 (7.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 9 (5.96%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (5.30%) Azure DevOps
9 8 (5.30%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Azure Engineer
9 8 (5.30%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.64%) Linux Developer
10 7 (4.64%) Storage and Backup Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (4.64%) Unix Administrator
11 6 (3.97%) Unix Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (25.83%) Spring
2 30 (19.87%) Software Packaging
3 29 (19.21%) Spring MVC
4 28 (18.54%) HTML
4 28 (18.54%) Play Framework
5 27 (17.88%) CSS
5 27 (17.88%) REST
6 26 (17.22%) JSON
7 25 (16.56%) Ruby on Rails
8 23 (15.23%) Ajax
9 22 (14.57%) Django
10 21 (13.91%) HTML5
11 20 (13.25%) CSS3
12 16 (10.60%) .NET
12 16 (10.60%) ASP.NET
12 16 (10.60%) ASP.NET MVC
12 16 (10.60%) RESTful
13 13 (8.61%) Guice
14 11 (7.28%) Web Services
15 9 (5.96%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (16.56%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.62%) Clustering
2 10 (6.62%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (5.30%) Replication
4 6 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.97%) HP Storage
5 5 (3.31%) User Experience
6 2 (1.32%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (1.32%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.32%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.66%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.66%) EFT
7 1 (0.66%) Fintech
7 1 (0.66%) iPad
7 1 (0.66%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.66%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 57 (37.75%) Windows
2 56 (37.09%) Unix
3 41 (27.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 34 (22.52%) Windows Server
5 29 (19.21%) Solaris
6 28 (18.54%) AIX
7 16 (10.60%) HPUX
8 10 (6.62%) SUSE
9 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (5.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (2.65%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.65%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (1.32%) Android
12 2 (1.32%) Debian
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.32%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.66%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (45.03%) Agile Software Development
2 66 (43.71%) DevOps
3 49 (32.45%) Continuous Integration
4 48 (31.79%) Configuration Management
5 43 (28.48%) Open Source
6 31 (20.53%) MVC
7 28 (18.54%) Test Automation
8 27 (17.88%) Change Control
9 21 (13.91%) TDD
10 19 (12.58%) ITIL
10 19 (12.58%) Scrum
11 18 (11.92%) Microservices
12 17 (11.26%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (11.26%) Web Design
13 15 (9.93%) Migration
13 15 (9.93%) OWASP
14 12 (7.95%) High Availability
15 11 (7.28%) Unit Testing
16 10 (6.62%) Performance Tuning
17 9 (5.96%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 36 (23.84%) Ruby
1 36 (23.84%) Scala
2 35 (23.18%) Java
3 32 (21.19%) PowerShell
4 21 (13.91%) C#
5 20 (13.25%) Python
6 14 (9.27%) JavaScript
7 9 (5.96%) SQL
8 5 (3.31%) VB
9 4 (2.65%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.99%) Perl
10 3 (1.99%) PHP
10 3 (1.99%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.32%) C++
11 2 (1.32%) REXX
11 2 (1.32%) Tcl
12 1 (0.66%) C
12 1 (0.66%) Objective-C
12 1 (0.66%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (38.41%) Security Cleared
2 49 (32.45%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.99%) DV Cleared
4 2 (1.32%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 24 (15.89%) Active Directory
2 14 (9.27%) Docker
3 9 (5.96%) LXC
3 9 (5.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 7 (4.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 37 (24.50%) Ansible
2 24 (15.89%) Puppet
3 23 (15.23%) Dollar Universe
4 18 (11.92%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.95%) EMC NetWorker
5 12 (7.95%) HP Data Protector
5 12 (7.95%) NetBackup
6 10 (6.62%) Backup Exec
7 9 (5.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 8 (5.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (1.99%) HP SiteScope
9 3 (1.99%) Terraform
10 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.32%) Mesos
10 2 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 1 (0.66%) MOM
11 1 (0.66%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.66%) SCOM
11 1 (0.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 52 (34.44%) Oracle
2 51 (33.77%) Red Hat
3 39 (25.83%) HP
4 30 (19.87%) Cisco
5 29 (19.21%) TIBCO
6 19 (12.58%) Atlassian
7 17 (11.26%) Veritas
8 15 (9.93%) F5
9 13 (8.61%) Google
10 12 (7.95%) Brocade
10 12 (7.95%) EMC
10 12 (7.95%) IBM
10 12 (7.95%) Symantec
11 9 (5.96%) Sun
12 8 (5.30%) Veeam
12 8 (5.30%) VMware
13 5 (3.31%) Siebel
14 3 (1.99%) Genesys
14 3 (1.99%) Nortel
14 3 (1.99%) Verint
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