Period
to 20 October 2020

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 20 October 2020 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
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 362 464 490
Rank change year-on-year +102 +26 +50
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 128 330 413
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.36% 1.36% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 225 309
Median daily rate £450 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £331 £307 £323
90th Percentile £575 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Median hourly rate £60.50 £48.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.74% +86.54% -
10th Percentile £53.85 £46.69 £19.31
90th Percentile £65.15 £54.45 £62.82
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £48.50 £29.25
% change year-on-year -7.22% +65.81% -

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 9,390 24,249 30,622
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.66% 31.46% 32.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,062 15,560 20,157
Median daily rate £490 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £264 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 363 927 952
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% +7.50% -
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.34 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.13 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +58.72% +7.50% -

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 20 October 2020.

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 20 October 2020. 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 +100 75 £475 -9.52% 14
North of England +113 19 £450 - 4
South East +130 16 £425 -15.84% 12
East of England +78 9 £450 +23.46% 2
North East +42 8 £495 +27.74%
North West +78 7 £408 -9.44% 1
South West +104 6 £375 -4.76% 5
Yorkshire +74 4 £338 -15.63% 3
Midlands +69 3 £450 - 5
West Midlands +65 2 £448 -5.79% 5
East Midlands +45 1 £450 +10.43%
Linux Command Line
UK

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, 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 97 (75.78%) Linux
2 82 (64.06%) Python
3 66 (51.56%) SQL
4 51 (39.84%) Bash Shell
5 48 (37.50%) Java
6 45 (35.16%) Unix
7 40 (31.25%) Oracle
8 39 (30.47%) Docker
8 39 (30.47%) DevOps
9 38 (29.69%) Windows
10 35 (27.34%) Azure
10 35 (27.34%) AWS
11 34 (26.56%) Git (software)
11 34 (26.56%) Kubernetes
12 31 (24.22%) Splunk
13 30 (23.44%) MySQL
13 30 (23.44%) Finance
14 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
15 27 (21.09%) Problem-Solving
16 25 (19.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (18.75%) Shell Script
18 23 (17.97%) Jenkins
19 22 (17.19%) Perl
19 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
19 22 (17.19%) PowerShell
20 19 (14.84%) LAMP
20 19 (14.84%) HTML
20 19 (14.84%) Nagios
20 19 (14.84%) MongoDB

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 16 (12.50%) Tomcat
2 8 (6.25%) nginx
3 7 (5.47%) Apache
4 2 (1.56%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.78%) Confluence
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) JBoss
5 1 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Notepad++
Business Applications
1 5 (3.91%) Magento
2 3 (2.34%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 35 (27.34%) AWS
1 35 (27.34%) Azure
2 25 (19.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 15 (11.72%) Amazon S3
4 14 (10.94%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (10.94%) OpenShift
5 13 (10.16%) Datadog
6 10 (7.81%) GitHub
7 8 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 7 (5.47%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (4.69%) Amazon ECS
9 6 (4.69%) Route 53
9 6 (4.69%) Serverless
10 5 (3.91%) Amazon EKS
10 5 (3.91%) GCP
11 4 (3.13%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (2.34%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (1.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (1.56%) Azure Functions
13 2 (1.56%) Azure Stack
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.81%) Firewall
1 10 (7.81%) SNMP
2 9 (7.03%) DNS
3 7 (5.47%) SSL
3 7 (5.47%) VPN
4 6 (4.69%) Internet
5 4 (3.13%) FTP
5 4 (3.13%) SSH
6 3 (2.34%) HTTP
6 3 (2.34%) LAN
6 3 (2.34%) VLAN
6 3 (2.34%) VXLAN
7 2 (1.56%) TCP/IP
7 2 (1.56%) WAN
8 1 (0.78%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.78%) SMTP
8 1 (0.78%) tcpdump
8 1 (0.78%) VoIP
8 1 (0.78%) VPLS
8 1 (0.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (23.44%) MySQL
2 22 (17.19%) PostgreSQL
3 19 (14.84%) MongoDB
3 19 (14.84%) NoSQL
4 15 (11.72%) Big Data
5 14 (10.94%) Amazon RDS
6 11 (8.59%) Oracle Database
6 11 (8.59%) Redis
7 9 (7.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 11g
8 7 (5.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 7 (5.47%) Relational Database
9 6 (4.69%) SQL Server
10 3 (2.34%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (2.34%) DB2
10 3 (2.34%) DB2 UDB
10 3 (2.34%) RDBMS
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 34 (26.56%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.97%) Jenkins
3 16 (12.50%) JIRA
4 15 (11.72%) Bitbucket
5 13 (10.16%) GitLab
6 4 (3.13%) Subversion
7 3 (2.34%) Ant
7 3 (2.34%) Eclipse
7 3 (2.34%) Selenium
7 3 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.56%) gulp
8 2 (1.56%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.56%) webpack
9 1 (0.78%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.78%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.78%) Mocha
9 1 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.78%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (23.44%) Finance
2 9 (7.03%) Banking
2 9 (7.03%) Front Office
3 8 (6.25%) Retail
4 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
4 3 (2.34%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.78%) Electronics
6 1 (0.78%) Law
6 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (27.34%) Developer
2 19 (14.84%) Python Developer
3 18 (14.06%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (14.06%) Support Engineer
4 14 (10.94%) Applications Support
4 14 (10.94%) AWS Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Applications Engineer
5 13 (10.16%) Applications Support Engineer
6 10 (7.81%) Consultant
7 9 (7.03%) Senior Developer
8 8 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Operations Support Engineer
8 8 (6.25%) Senior Python Developer
9 7 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (5.47%) Cloud Engineer
10 6 (4.69%) Administrator
10 6 (4.69%) Energy Trading Developer
10 6 (4.69%) Front Office Developer
11 5 (3.91%) Analyst
11 5 (3.91%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (14.84%) HTML
1 19 (14.84%) LAMP
2 15 (11.72%) SOAP
3 14 (10.94%) Kafka
4 13 (10.16%) .NET
4 13 (10.16%) Sensu
4 13 (10.16%) WebSockets
5 11 (8.59%) REST
6 10 (7.81%) Node.js
6 10 (7.81%) Twisted
7 9 (7.03%) JSON
8 8 (6.25%) Memcached
9 7 (5.47%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (5.47%) LEMP Stack
9 7 (5.47%) Web Services
10 5 (3.91%) LDAP
10 5 (3.91%) OAuth
10 5 (3.91%) React
10 5 (3.91%) SAML
10 5 (3.91%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.28%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (7.81%) Market Risk
2 10 (7.81%) Public Cloud
2 10 (7.81%) Swaptions
3 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
4 6 (4.69%) PKI
5 4 (3.13%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.56%) Analytical Mindset
7 2 (1.56%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.56%) Derivative
7 2 (1.56%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.78%) CESG
8 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.78%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.78%) FMCG
8 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.78%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 97 (75.78%) Linux
2 45 (35.16%) Unix
3 38 (29.69%) Windows
4 8 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (6.25%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.13%) CentOS
6 3 (2.34%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.56%) Solaris
7 2 (1.56%) VMS
7 2 (1.56%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.78%) Android
8 1 (0.78%) SUSE
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (30.47%) DevOps
2 27 (21.09%) Problem-Solving
3 25 (19.53%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (14.06%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (13.28%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (12.50%) ITIL
6 16 (12.50%) Open Source
6 16 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
7 15 (11.72%) Configuration Management
7 15 (11.72%) E-Commerce
8 13 (10.16%) CQRS
8 13 (10.16%) Migration
8 13 (10.16%) OO
9 12 (9.38%) Computer Science
9 12 (9.38%) SDLC
9 12 (9.38%) Test Automation
10 9 (7.03%) Microservices
11 8 (6.25%) Cross-Platform Development
11 8 (6.25%) Project Management
11 8 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 82 (64.06%) Python
2 66 (51.56%) SQL
3 51 (39.84%) Bash Shell
4 48 (37.50%) Java
5 29 (22.66%) JavaScript
6 24 (18.75%) Shell Script
7 22 (17.19%) Perl
7 22 (17.19%) PowerShell
8 17 (13.28%) Ruby
9 16 (12.50%) C++
10 14 (10.94%) PHP
11 6 (4.69%) C
11 6 (4.69%) Korn
12 4 (3.13%) Bourne shell
13 3 (2.34%) BeanShell
13 3 (2.34%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.56%) JCL
14 2 (1.56%) PL/SQL
14 2 (1.56%) Scala
14 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (10.16%) Degree
2 9 (7.03%) SC Cleared
2 9 (7.03%) Security Cleared
3 8 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (6.25%) Master's Degree
4 3 (2.34%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.56%) AWS Certification
5 2 (1.56%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.78%) CCDE
6 1 (0.78%) CCDP
6 1 (0.78%) CCIE
6 1 (0.78%) CEH
6 1 (0.78%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
6 1 (0.78%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.94%) QA
2 8 (6.25%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.34%) SLA
4 2 (1.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 39 (30.47%) Docker
2 11 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.13%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.34%) RACF
4 3 (2.34%) VirtualBox
4 3 (2.34%) vSphere
5 2 (1.56%) KVM
5 2 (1.56%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (1.56%) Time Sharing Option
5 2 (1.56%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.56%) Xen
6 1 (0.78%) iptables
6 1 (0.78%) LXC
6 1 (0.78%) Snort
Systems Management
1 34 (26.56%) Kubernetes
2 19 (14.84%) Nagios
3 18 (14.06%) Terraform
4 15 (11.72%) Ansible
5 13 (10.16%) Puppet
6 12 (9.38%) Tivoli
7 10 (7.81%) HP ALM
7 10 (7.81%) Netcool
7 10 (7.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 10 (7.81%) Netcool/Webtop
8 9 (7.03%) Grafana
9 7 (5.47%) Packer
9 7 (5.47%) Prometheus
9 7 (5.47%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (3.91%) Kibana
10 5 (3.91%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (3.91%) PingFederate
11 2 (1.56%) Data Guard
11 2 (1.56%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 40 (31.25%) Oracle
2 31 (24.22%) Splunk
3 13 (10.16%) IBM
4 10 (7.81%) HP
5 9 (7.03%) Murex
6 8 (6.25%) Microsoft
7 6 (4.69%) Zscaler
8 5 (3.91%) Google
8 5 (3.91%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.34%) Adobe
9 3 (2.34%) hybris
9 3 (2.34%) SAP
9 3 (2.34%) Sybase
9 3 (2.34%) VMware
10 2 (1.56%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.56%) CA
10 2 (1.56%) Cisco
10 2 (1.56%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.56%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.78%) MathWorks