Period
to 24 February 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Linux Command Line in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Linux Command Line over the 6 months to 24 February 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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/Unix Command Line Interface (CLI)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 435 499 520
Rank change year-on-year +64 +21 -21
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 126 193 346
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.31% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.97% 0.99% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 145 236
Median daily rate £475 £510 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.86% +2.00% -4.40%
10th Percentile £300 £355 £325
90th Percentile £587 £650 £626
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.17% -47.33%
UK median hourly rate - £48.50 £24.23
% change year-on-year - +100.17% -47.33%

Linux Command Line is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,016 19,534 28,767
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.14% 31.83% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,687 12,867 19,380
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £250 £275
90th Percentile £697 £675 £673
UK median daily rate £475 £461 £475
% change year-on-year +3.06% -2.97% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 538 811 880
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.42 £20.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.41% +5.83% -3.64%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £57.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +18.18% +10.00% -4.76%

Linux Command Line
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Linux Command Line as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Linux Command Line in England

Linux Command Line
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Linux Command Line in England.

Daily rate trend for Linux Command Line in England

Linux Command Line
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Linux Command Line in England over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Linux Command Line in England

Linux Command Line
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Linux Command Line in England.

Hourly rate trend for Linux Command Line in England

Linux Command Line
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linux Command Line within the England region over the 6 months to 24 February 2021. 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
London +40 70 £500 -9.09% 38
South East +71 15 £300 -40.00% 26
North of England +62 15 £450 -10.00% 11
East of England +61 9 £450 -14.29% 10
South West +75 8 £540 +21.69% 7
North West +42 8 £436 -27.33% 6
Yorkshire +44 7 £555 +20.00% 4
Midlands +57 6 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +36 5 £448 -5.79% 3
East Midlands +27 1 £450 +33.33% 1
Linux Command Line
UK

For the 6 months to 24 February 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Linux Command Line 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 England region with a requirement for Linux Command Line.

1 84 (66.67%) Linux
2 66 (52.38%) Python
3 62 (49.21%) DevOps
4 50 (39.68%) Azure
5 49 (38.89%) Bash Shell
5 49 (38.89%) Git (software)
6 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (32.54%) SQL
7 38 (30.16%) Jenkins
7 38 (30.16%) Docker
7 38 (30.16%) Kubernetes
8 37 (29.37%) Windows
9 36 (28.57%) Ansible
10 35 (27.78%) PowerShell
11 33 (26.19%) Unix
11 33 (26.19%) Java
12 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
13 29 (23.02%) Finance
13 29 (23.02%) Shell Script
14 26 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (20.63%) GitLab
14 26 (20.63%) Terraform
15 24 (19.05%) AWS
15 24 (19.05%) Scrum
16 23 (18.25%) JIRA
17 22 (17.46%) JSON
17 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
18 20 (15.87%) GitHub
19 19 (15.08%) Oracle
20 18 (14.29%) Microsoft

Linux Command Line
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 12 (9.52%) Apache Spark
1 12 (9.52%) Confluence
2 11 (8.73%) Apache
3 6 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.76%) nginx
3 6 (4.76%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.17%) IIS
5 3 (2.38%) JBoss
6 2 (1.59%) Oracle Service Bus
6 2 (1.59%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (0.79%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.79%) Ethereum
7 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.79%) Site Server
Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 1 (0.79%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.79%) Magento
1 1 (0.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (39.68%) Azure
2 24 (19.05%) AWS
3 20 (15.87%) GitHub
4 9 (7.14%) OpenShift
5 7 (5.56%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 7 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (5.56%) Serverless
6 6 (4.76%) Amazon ECS
6 6 (4.76%) AWS Fargate
7 4 (3.17%) Akamai
7 4 (3.17%) IaaS
8 3 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (2.38%) AWS CodePipeline
8 3 (2.38%) AWS Lambda
8 3 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (2.38%) Azure Functions
8 3 (2.38%) Datadog
8 3 (2.38%) GCP
8 3 (2.38%) Route 53
9 2 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.73%) Firewall
2 9 (7.14%) VPN
3 8 (6.35%) DNS
4 7 (5.56%) SNMP
5 6 (4.76%) VXLAN
6 5 (3.97%) Internet
6 5 (3.97%) WAN
7 4 (3.17%) BGP
7 4 (3.17%) OSPF
7 4 (3.17%) TCP/IP
7 4 (3.17%) VRRP
8 3 (2.38%) DHCP
8 3 (2.38%) FTP
8 3 (2.38%) LAN
8 3 (2.38%) SSL
8 3 (2.38%) VLAN
8 3 (2.38%) Wireshark
9 2 (1.59%) NAS
9 2 (1.59%) SAN
9 2 (1.59%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.70%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (11.90%) Big Data
3 12 (9.52%) Hadoop
3 12 (9.52%) NoSQL
4 11 (8.73%) Apache Hive
5 10 (7.94%) HBase
5 10 (7.94%) MongoDB
5 10 (7.94%) MySQL
6 7 (5.56%) Redis
6 7 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 7 (5.56%) Spark SQL
6 7 (5.56%) SQL Server
7 6 (4.76%) Data Lake
8 4 (3.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (3.17%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.59%) MariaDB
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.59%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 49 (38.89%) Git (software)
2 38 (30.16%) Jenkins
3 26 (20.63%) GitLab
4 23 (18.25%) JIRA
5 12 (9.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 12 (9.52%) Visual Studio
6 11 (8.73%) Bitbucket
7 8 (6.35%) IBM UrbanCode
8 7 (5.56%) git-flow
8 7 (5.56%) Gradle
8 7 (5.56%) Maven
8 7 (5.56%) SonarQube
9 6 (4.76%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (3.97%) TeamCity
10 5 (3.97%) Visual Studio Team System
11 4 (3.17%) Visual Studio Code
12 3 (2.38%) Subversion
13 2 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 2 (1.59%) gulp
13 2 (1.59%) webpack
General
1 29 (23.02%) Finance
2 8 (6.35%) Banking
3 7 (5.56%) Front Office
4 4 (3.17%) Retail
5 3 (2.38%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.38%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.59%) Marketing
7 1 (0.79%) Advertising
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 39 (30.95%) Developer
2 21 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (12.70%) Azure Engineer
4 13 (10.32%) Python Developer
4 13 (10.32%) Senior Developer
5 12 (9.52%) Consultant
6 9 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Architect
7 8 (6.35%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 8 (6.35%) Java Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Senior Python Developer
7 8 (6.35%) Support Engineer
8 7 (5.56%) Apache Spark Developer
8 7 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
8 7 (5.56%) Scala Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Front Office Developer
9 6 (4.76%) Hadoop Developer
10 5 (3.97%) Azure Developer
11 4 (3.17%) AWS Engineer
11 4 (3.17%) Azure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (17.46%) JSON
2 14 (11.11%) Kafka
3 13 (10.32%) Web Services
4 12 (9.52%) React
4 12 (9.52%) Spring
5 11 (8.73%) SOAP
6 10 (7.94%) Twisted
7 9 (7.14%) Node.js
7 9 (7.14%) REST
8 8 (6.35%) RESTful
8 8 (6.35%) YAML
9 7 (5.56%) .NET
9 7 (5.56%) HTML
9 7 (5.56%) OpenJDK
9 7 (5.56%) PySpark
9 7 (5.56%) Spring Boot
10 6 (4.76%) Elastic Stack
11 4 (3.17%) OAuth
11 4 (3.17%) OAuth2
11 4 (3.17%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.32%) Public Cloud
2 12 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.94%) Market Risk
3 10 (7.94%) Swaptions
4 5 (3.97%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.97%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.38%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.38%) Equities
6 2 (1.59%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.59%) Derivative
6 2 (1.59%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.59%) FMCG
6 2 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.59%) Reference Data
7 1 (0.79%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (0.79%) BBC
7 1 (0.79%) Clustering
7 1 (0.79%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.79%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 84 (66.67%) Linux
2 37 (29.37%) Windows
3 33 (26.19%) Unix
4 12 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 10 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (6.35%) CentOS
7 5 (3.97%) VMS
8 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.59%) Android
10 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.79%) Solaris
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (49.21%) DevOps
2 41 (32.54%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (23.81%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (20.63%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (19.05%) Scrum
6 18 (14.29%) Microservices
7 16 (12.70%) Configuration Management
8 14 (11.11%) Infrastructure as Code
9 13 (10.32%) Kanban
10 12 (9.52%) Migration
10 12 (9.52%) OO
10 12 (9.52%) Test Automation
11 11 (8.73%) SDLC
12 7 (5.56%) BDD
12 7 (5.56%) Continuous Deployment
12 7 (5.56%) Functional Programming
12 7 (5.56%) TDD
13 6 (4.76%) Application Packaging
13 6 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (4.76%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 66 (52.38%) Python
2 49 (38.89%) Bash Shell
3 41 (32.54%) SQL
4 35 (27.78%) PowerShell
5 33 (26.19%) Java
6 29 (23.02%) Shell Script
7 22 (17.46%) JavaScript
8 14 (11.11%) Perl
9 13 (10.32%) Scala
10 12 (9.52%) C#
11 10 (7.94%) Ruby
12 8 (6.35%) C++
12 8 (6.35%) PHP
13 7 (5.56%) Elm
13 7 (5.56%) Haskell
14 5 (3.97%) AWK
14 5 (3.97%) C
14 5 (3.97%) sed
15 4 (3.17%) Groovy
16 3 (2.38%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 15 (11.90%) SC Cleared
1 15 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.14%) Degree
3 4 (3.17%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.38%) CCNP
4 3 (2.38%) DV Cleared
4 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.59%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.59%) Master's Degree
5 2 (1.59%) RHCE
5 2 (1.59%) RHCSA
6 1 (0.79%) CCDE
6 1 (0.79%) CCDP
6 1 (0.79%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) QA
2 2 (1.59%) Data Quality
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) GDPR
3 1 (0.79%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (30.16%) Docker
2 8 (6.35%) HDFS
3 7 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.38%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.38%) KVM
4 3 (2.38%) Oracle RAC
4 3 (2.38%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.38%) vSphere
4 3 (2.38%) Xen
5 2 (1.59%) Firmware
5 2 (1.59%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.59%) Postfix
5 2 (1.59%) qmail
5 2 (1.59%) Sendmail
5 2 (1.59%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 2 (1.59%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (1.59%) XenApp
5 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (30.16%) Kubernetes
2 36 (28.57%) Ansible
3 26 (20.63%) Terraform
4 14 (11.11%) Puppet
5 9 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (7.14%) Tivoli
6 8 (6.35%) Oozie
7 7 (5.56%) HP ALM
7 7 (5.56%) Netcool
7 7 (5.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 7 (5.56%) Netcool/Webtop
8 5 (3.97%) Nagios
9 3 (2.38%) FortiGate
9 3 (2.38%) Istio
10 2 (1.59%) Docker Swarm
10 2 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.59%) Kibana
10 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.59%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.59%) SELinux
Vendors
1 19 (15.08%) Oracle
2 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 14 (11.11%) Splunk
4 13 (10.32%) IBM
5 10 (7.94%) Red Hat
6 9 (7.14%) HP
6 9 (7.14%) Murex
7 5 (3.97%) Cisco
7 5 (3.97%) VMware
8 4 (3.17%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.38%) ArcSight
9 3 (2.38%) Arista
9 3 (2.38%) Interxion
9 3 (2.38%) Juniper
10 2 (1.59%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.59%) Citrix
10 2 (1.59%) Google
10 2 (1.59%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.59%) ServiceNow
10 2 (1.59%) Zscaler