Period
to 14 May 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 14 May 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
14 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 489 479 494
Rank change year-on-year -10 +15 -45
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 116 137 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.30% 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 1.05% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 95 215
10th Percentile £300 £413 £363
25th Percentile £425 £450 £419
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -13.64%
75th Percentile £575 £609 £575
90th Percentile £633 £688 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -9.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £66.00 £46.67
Median % change year-on-year - +41.42% +1.46%
UK median hourly rate - £66.00 £46.67
% change year-on-year - +41.42% +1.46%

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 13,660 13,049 24,006
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.10% 28.86% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,132 8,625 16,031
10th Percentile £281 £250 £294
25th Percentile £394 £374 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 541 769
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.48 £15.92 £14.75
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.57 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.54% +2.71% -2.33%
75th Percentile £47.50 £44.25 £44.13
90th Percentile £58.75 £53.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.56% +9.76% -4.65%

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 14 May 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 14 May 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 -69 50 £538 -0.69% 39
South East +20 25 £475 -5.00% 16
North of England +43 14 £540 -6.49% 20
South West +42 10 £550 +10.00% 5
North West +14 8 £437 -30.63% 10
East of England +37 7 £525 +7.14% 4
Yorkshire +40 6 £555 +23.33% 8
Midlands +10 4 £448 +11.88% 14
West Midlands +5 3 £525 +31.25% 12
East Midlands - 1 £370 - 2
Linux Command Line
UK

For the 6 months to 14 May 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 74 (63.79%) Linux
2 63 (54.31%) Python
3 57 (49.14%) DevOps
4 50 (43.10%) Git (software)
5 42 (36.21%) Bash Shell
6 41 (35.34%) Jenkins
6 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
7 38 (32.76%) SQL
7 38 (32.76%) Docker
8 36 (31.03%) Ansible
9 33 (28.45%) Unix
10 32 (27.59%) Windows
10 32 (27.59%) Java
10 32 (27.59%) Azure
11 30 (25.86%) AWS
11 30 (25.86%) Terraform
12 29 (25.00%) Kubernetes
12 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
13 28 (24.14%) JIRA
14 24 (20.69%) Hadoop
15 23 (19.83%) Scrum
15 23 (19.83%) Finance
15 23 (19.83%) GitLab
15 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
16 22 (18.97%) Confluence
16 22 (18.97%) Apache Hive
16 22 (18.97%) Infrastructure as Code
17 21 (18.10%) GitHub
17 21 (18.10%) Configuration Management

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 23 (19.83%) Apache Spark
2 22 (18.97%) Confluence
3 14 (12.07%) Apache
4 7 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (4.31%) WebLogic
6 4 (3.45%) IIS
6 4 (3.45%) nginx
6 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.59%) JBoss
7 3 (2.59%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.72%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.72%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.86%) Ethereum
9 1 (0.86%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.86%) Site Server
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Distributed Ledger
1 1 (0.86%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 32 (27.59%) Azure
2 30 (25.86%) AWS
3 21 (18.10%) GitHub
4 15 (12.93%) AWS CloudFormation
5 11 (9.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 9 (7.76%) Serverless
7 8 (6.90%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (6.90%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (6.90%) Route 53
8 6 (5.17%) Amazon S3
8 6 (5.17%) GCP
8 6 (5.17%) IaaS
8 6 (5.17%) OpenShift
9 5 (4.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (3.45%) Amazon ECS
10 4 (3.45%) AWS Direct Connect
10 4 (3.45%) AWS Fargate
10 4 (3.45%) CloudFront
11 3 (2.59%) AWS CodePipeline
11 3 (2.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (6.03%) Firewall
2 6 (5.17%) DNS
3 5 (4.31%) DHCP
3 5 (4.31%) WAN
4 4 (3.45%) Bluetooth
4 4 (3.45%) Internet
4 4 (3.45%) NAS
4 4 (3.45%) SAN
4 4 (3.45%) SSL
4 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (2.59%) BGP
5 3 (2.59%) LAN
5 3 (2.59%) MQTT
5 3 (2.59%) OSPF
5 3 (2.59%) SSH
5 3 (2.59%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.59%) VPN
5 3 (2.59%) VRRP
5 3 (2.59%) VXLAN
5 3 (2.59%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (20.69%) Hadoop
2 22 (18.97%) Apache Hive
3 19 (16.38%) Big Data
4 12 (10.34%) HBase
4 12 (10.34%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 12 (10.34%) SQL Server
5 9 (7.76%) Spark SQL
6 8 (6.90%) Data Lake
7 6 (5.17%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (3.45%) MySQL
9 3 (2.59%) NoSQL
9 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.72%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
11 1 (0.86%) BigQuery
11 1 (0.86%) Blockchain
11 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.86%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 50 (43.10%) Git (software)
2 41 (35.34%) Jenkins
3 28 (24.14%) JIRA
4 23 (19.83%) GitLab
5 17 (14.66%) Sonatype Nexus
6 13 (11.21%) SonarQube
7 11 (9.48%) Gradle
7 11 (9.48%) Maven
8 10 (8.62%) IBM UrbanCode
9 9 (7.76%) git-flow
9 9 (7.76%) Visual Studio
10 8 (6.90%) TeamCity
11 5 (4.31%) Bitbucket
11 5 (4.31%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (4.31%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (3.45%) Subversion
13 3 (2.59%) Eclipse
13 3 (2.59%) Gerrit
13 3 (2.59%) IntelliJ
13 3 (2.59%) Selenium
General
1 23 (19.83%) Finance
2 17 (14.66%) Social Skills
3 13 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.90%) Documentation Skills
5 7 (6.03%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.45%) Electronics
7 3 (2.59%) Banking
7 3 (2.59%) Retail
8 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.86%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 33 (28.45%) Developer
2 20 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (7.76%) Consultant
3 9 (7.76%) Hadoop Developer
3 9 (7.76%) Scala Developer
4 8 (6.90%) Apache Spark Developer
4 8 (6.90%) Architect
4 8 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
5 7 (6.03%) Data Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Azure Engineer
6 6 (5.17%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Python Developer
7 5 (4.31%) Scala Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Analyst
8 4 (3.45%) AWS DevOps
8 4 (3.45%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Big Data Developer
8 4 (3.45%) Network Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (16.38%) JSON
2 14 (12.07%) Kafka
2 14 (12.07%) YAML
3 13 (11.21%) PySpark
3 13 (11.21%) Web Services
4 12 (10.34%) Spring
5 9 (7.76%) HTML
6 7 (6.03%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (6.03%) React
6 7 (6.03%) REST
7 6 (5.17%) Node.js
7 6 (5.17%) RESTful
7 6 (5.17%) Spring Boot
8 5 (4.31%) OpenJDK
9 4 (3.45%) OAuth
9 4 (3.45%) OAuth2
10 3 (2.59%) Java EE
10 3 (2.59%) LDAP
10 3 (2.59%) Middleware
10 3 (2.59%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.03%) Data Structures
2 6 (5.17%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.31%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (4.31%) Public Cloud
3 5 (4.31%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (4.31%) User Experience
3 5 (4.31%) Virtual Team
4 3 (2.59%) Cloud Native
4 3 (2.59%) Equities
4 3 (2.59%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (1.72%) AS400
5 2 (1.72%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.72%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) NHS
5 2 (1.72%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.72%) Reference Data
6 1 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Reinsurance
Operating Systems
1 74 (63.79%) Linux
2 33 (28.45%) Unix
3 32 (27.59%) Windows
4 17 (14.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.48%) Windows Server
6 8 (6.90%) CentOS
7 5 (4.31%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.59%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
9 3 (2.59%) VMS
9 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.72%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.86%) Android
11 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.86%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.86%) Solaris
11 1 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (49.14%) DevOps
2 41 (35.34%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (19.83%) Scrum
5 22 (18.97%) Infrastructure as Code
6 21 (18.10%) Configuration Management
7 20 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (17.24%) Test Automation
8 17 (14.66%) Microservices
9 14 (12.07%) Kanban
10 11 (9.48%) SDLC
11 10 (8.62%) BDD
11 10 (8.62%) Migration
12 9 (7.76%) TDD
13 8 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
13 8 (6.90%) Functional Programming
14 7 (6.03%) Analytics
14 7 (6.03%) Continuous Deployment
14 7 (6.03%) DevSecOps
14 7 (6.03%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 63 (54.31%) Python
2 42 (36.21%) Bash Shell
3 38 (32.76%) SQL
4 32 (27.59%) Java
5 28 (24.14%) PowerShell
6 21 (18.10%) Scala
7 18 (15.52%) Shell Script
8 16 (13.79%) JavaScript
9 11 (9.48%) C#
10 10 (8.62%) Perl
11 8 (6.90%) C++
11 8 (6.90%) Elm
11 8 (6.90%) Haskell
12 7 (6.03%) C
12 7 (6.03%) Ruby
13 6 (5.17%) AWK
13 6 (5.17%) Groovy
13 6 (5.17%) sed
14 3 (2.59%) Kotlin
14 3 (2.59%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 19 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 18 (15.52%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.90%) Degree
4 5 (4.31%) AWS Certification
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.59%) CCNP
7 2 (1.72%) RHCE
7 2 (1.72%) RHCSA
8 1 (0.86%) CCNA
8 1 (0.86%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.86%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.03%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) GDPR
3 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (32.76%) Docker
2 14 (12.07%) HDFS
3 6 (5.17%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (3.45%) Active Directory
5 4 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (1.72%) Firmware
6 2 (1.72%) KVM
6 2 (1.72%) OCFS2
6 2 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.72%) Postfix
6 2 (1.72%) qmail
6 2 (1.72%) Samba
6 2 (1.72%) Sendmail
6 2 (1.72%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.72%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 2 (1.72%) Xen
7 1 (0.86%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 36 (31.03%) Ansible
2 30 (25.86%) Terraform
3 29 (25.00%) Kubernetes
4 14 (12.07%) Oozie
5 13 (11.21%) Puppet
6 8 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (4.31%) Hadoop YARN
8 4 (3.45%) Control-M
8 4 (3.45%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (3.45%) Istio
9 3 (2.59%) FortiGate
10 2 (1.72%) Argo
10 2 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (1.72%) Grafana
10 2 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
10 2 (1.72%) Prometheus
10 2 (1.72%) SCCM
10 2 (1.72%) SELinux
11 1 (0.86%) Nagios
Vendors
1 17 (14.66%) Red Hat
2 15 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 8 (6.90%) IBM
3 8 (6.90%) Oracle
4 7 (6.03%) VMware
5 6 (5.17%) Cisco
6 4 (3.45%) EMC
6 4 (3.45%) Google
6 4 (3.45%) Splunk
7 3 (2.59%) Arista
7 3 (2.59%) Fortinet
7 3 (2.59%) HP
7 3 (2.59%) Interxion
7 3 (2.59%) NetApp
7 3 (2.59%) ServiceNow
8 2 (1.72%) F5
8 2 (1.72%) Juniper
8 2 (1.72%) Sybase
8 2 (1.72%) TOWER Software
9 1 (0.86%) Hortonworks