Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 560 436 507
Rank change year-on-year -124 +71 -4
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 202 129 228
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.37% 0.35%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.93% 1.16% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 83 161
10th Percentile £363 £300 £310
25th Percentile £425 £360 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £500
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -1.72%
75th Percentile £588 £558 £600
90th Percentile £690 £584 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £46.93
25th Percentile - £52.50 £47.19
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £50.25
Median % change year-on-year - +9.45% +97.06%
75th Percentile - £57.50 £54.19
90th Percentile - - £54.98
UK median hourly rate £46.24 £55.00 £50.25
% change year-on-year -15.93% +9.45% +97.06%

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 21,763 11,078 18,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.16% 31.81% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,553 7,550 12,424
10th Percentile £300 £256 £261
25th Percentile £419 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +13.68% - -
75th Percentile £650 £600 £588
90th Percentile £750 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £470
% change year-on-year +10.53% +1.06% -1.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 618 439 732
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.50 £12.00
25th Percentile £16.00 £17.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £25.77 £26.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.77% +29.27% +1.23%
75th Percentile £49.25 £46.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £65.15 £58.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £26.27 £21.00
% change year-on-year +0.88% +25.10% +5.00%

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 27 January 2022.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -136 114 £534 +6.75% 46
South West -29 26 £448 -17.13% 7
Midlands -48 19 £473 +5.00% 5
West Midlands -34 18 £473 +5.59% 5
South East -63 17 £500 +66.67% 18
North of England -69 5 £438 +0.11% 12
North West -51 4 £475 +8.82% 7
Yorkshire -43 1 £400 -27.93% 4
East of England -53 1 £400 -11.11% 9
Linux Command Line
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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.

1 148 (73.27%) Linux
2 111 (54.95%) DevOps
3 106 (52.48%) Python
4 77 (38.12%) Kubernetes
4 77 (38.12%) Azure
5 74 (36.63%) PowerShell
6 72 (35.64%) Bash
6 72 (35.64%) Docker
7 67 (33.17%) Terraform
8 64 (31.68%) SQL
9 63 (31.19%) Git (software)
9 63 (31.19%) CI/CD
10 57 (28.22%) AWS
11 50 (24.75%) Ansible
12 48 (23.76%) Configuration Management
13 47 (23.27%) Social Skills
14 44 (21.78%) Windows
15 43 (21.29%) Infrastructure as Code
16 42 (20.79%) Jenkins
17 40 (19.80%) Security Cleared
17 40 (19.80%) Problem-Solving
18 39 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
19 38 (18.81%) Java
20 36 (17.82%) Microsoft
21 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
21 35 (17.33%) Finance
21 35 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
22 34 (16.83%) SC Cleared
23 31 (15.35%) AWS CloudFormation
24 30 (14.85%) Continuous Integration

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 15 (7.43%) Apache
1 15 (7.43%) nginx
2 13 (6.44%) Confluence
3 9 (4.46%) Apache Spark
3 9 (4.46%) OpenStack
4 5 (2.48%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.98%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.49%) JBoss
7 2 (0.99%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.50%) CMS
8 1 (0.50%) GeoServer
8 1 (0.50%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.50%) SAS
8 1 (0.50%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.50%) ION MarketView
2 1 (0.50%) Magento
2 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 77 (38.12%) Azure
2 57 (28.22%) AWS
3 31 (15.35%) AWS CloudFormation
4 19 (9.41%) Serverless
5 17 (8.42%) GitHub
6 16 (7.92%) Power Platform
7 15 (7.43%) Azure Monitor
7 15 (7.43%) Azure Storage
7 15 (7.43%) GCP
8 14 (6.93%) PaaS
9 13 (6.44%) Azure Synapse Analytics
9 13 (6.44%) IaaS
10 12 (5.94%) Amazon S3
10 12 (5.94%) SaaS
11 11 (5.45%) Azure Data Factory
11 11 (5.45%) Azure Functions
11 11 (5.45%) Azure Pipelines
12 10 (4.95%) Microsoft 365
13 9 (4.46%) Azure Active Directory
14 8 (3.96%) Azure App Service
Communications & Networking
1 17 (8.42%) WAN
2 16 (7.92%) Firewall
3 14 (6.93%) SSL
4 13 (6.44%) DNS
5 12 (5.94%) VLAN
6 11 (5.45%) Internet
7 8 (3.96%) SD-WAN
8 7 (3.47%) Network Security
8 7 (3.47%) VPN
9 6 (2.97%) TCP/IP
10 4 (1.98%) 4G
10 4 (1.98%) 5G
10 4 (1.98%) CATAPAN
10 4 (1.98%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (1.98%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (1.98%) EIGRP
11 3 (1.49%) 3G
11 3 (1.49%) Diameter Protocol
11 3 (1.49%) OSPF
12 2 (0.99%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (11.39%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 13 (6.44%) MySQL
4 10 (4.95%) Power BI
5 8 (3.96%) Relational Database
6 7 (3.47%) Data Lake
6 7 (3.47%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (2.48%) Amazon RDS
7 5 (2.48%) Big Data
7 5 (2.48%) GIS
7 5 (2.48%) Metadata
7 5 (2.48%) Tableau
7 5 (2.48%) Tableau Server
8 4 (1.98%) Bigtable
9 3 (1.49%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.99%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.99%) Apache Hive
10 2 (0.99%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.99%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.99%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 63 (31.19%) Git (software)
2 42 (20.79%) Jenkins
3 23 (11.39%) JIRA
4 20 (9.90%) SonarQube
5 13 (6.44%) GitLab
6 12 (5.94%) Sonatype Nexus
7 9 (4.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 9 (4.46%) Bitbucket
8 7 (3.47%) Selenium
9 6 (2.97%) SpecFlow
10 5 (2.48%) GoCD
10 5 (2.48%) Subversion
11 4 (1.98%) Cucumber
11 4 (1.98%) Maven
11 4 (1.98%) TeamCity
11 4 (1.98%) TestNG
11 4 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
12 3 (1.49%) Ant
13 2 (0.99%) JUnit
13 2 (0.99%) TestComplete
General
1 47 (23.27%) Social Skills
2 35 (17.33%) Finance
3 21 (10.40%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.44%) Front Office
5 12 (5.94%) Public Sector
6 7 (3.47%) Banking
6 7 (3.47%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.98%) Marketing
7 4 (1.98%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.98%) Retail
8 3 (1.49%) Billing
8 3 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
8 3 (1.49%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.99%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) Advertising
10 1 (0.50%) Games
10 1 (0.50%) Law
Job Titles
1 48 (23.76%) DevOps Engineer
2 38 (18.81%) Developer
3 17 (8.42%) Azure Engineer
3 17 (8.42%) Python Developer
4 16 (7.92%) Azure DevOps
5 14 (6.93%) Network Engineer
6 13 (6.44%) Data Engineer
7 12 (5.94%) Architect
7 12 (5.94%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (5.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 10 (4.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 10 (4.95%) Consultant
10 9 (4.46%) Administrator
10 9 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) Azure Consultant
10 9 (4.46%) Cloud Engineer
10 9 (4.46%) DevOps Consultant
10 9 (4.46%) DevOps Developer
10 9 (4.46%) Linux Developer
11 8 (3.96%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (11.88%) HTML
2 22 (10.89%) Kafka
3 17 (8.42%) ARM Templates
3 17 (8.42%) Elastic Stack
3 17 (8.42%) REST
4 15 (7.43%) CSS
5 11 (5.45%) YAML
6 9 (4.46%) JSON
6 9 (4.46%) WebSockets
7 8 (3.96%) .NET
7 8 (3.96%) React
8 6 (2.97%) RabbitMQ
8 6 (2.97%) Sass
8 6 (2.97%) Spark Streaming
8 6 (2.97%) Web Services
9 5 (2.48%) HTML5
9 5 (2.48%) OpenLayers
10 4 (1.98%) .NET Framework
10 4 (1.98%) Node.js
11 3 (1.49%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.95%) Equity Risk
2 9 (4.46%) Hybrid Cloud
3 8 (3.96%) Cloud Native
4 7 (3.47%) PKI
4 7 (3.47%) Public Cloud
4 7 (3.47%) Replication
5 4 (1.98%) Algorithms
5 4 (1.98%) Cybercrime
5 4 (1.98%) Data Structures
6 3 (1.49%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.49%) Equities
6 3 (1.49%) FlexPod
6 3 (1.49%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.49%) Video on Demand
6 3 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.99%) iPad
7 2 (0.99%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.99%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.99%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 148 (73.27%) Linux
2 44 (21.78%) Windows
3 26 (12.87%) Unix
4 21 (10.40%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.93%) CentOS
6 13 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.96%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.97%) VMS
8 6 (2.97%) Windows Server 2016
9 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.50%) DC/OS
11 1 (0.50%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (54.95%) DevOps
2 63 (31.19%) CI/CD
3 48 (23.76%) Configuration Management
4 43 (21.29%) Infrastructure as Code
5 40 (19.80%) Problem-Solving
6 39 (19.31%) Agile Software Development
7 30 (14.85%) Continuous Integration
8 29 (14.36%) Open Source
9 28 (13.86%) Migration
10 26 (12.87%) Software Engineering
11 22 (10.89%) Test Automation
12 20 (9.90%) Analytics
13 17 (8.42%) Site Reliability Engineering
14 16 (7.92%) Microservices
15 15 (7.43%) Load Balancing
16 14 (6.93%) Release Management
16 14 (6.93%) Scrum
17 13 (6.44%) Computer Science
17 13 (6.44%) ETL
17 13 (6.44%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 106 (52.48%) Python
2 74 (36.63%) PowerShell
3 72 (35.64%) Bash
4 64 (31.68%) SQL
5 38 (18.81%) Java
6 35 (17.33%) JavaScript
7 17 (8.42%) Go
7 17 (8.42%) TypeScript
8 11 (5.45%) C#
8 11 (5.45%) Shell Script
9 10 (4.95%) Ruby
10 9 (4.46%) R
11 8 (3.96%) PHP
12 7 (3.47%) ES6
13 5 (2.48%) C
13 5 (2.48%) Scala
14 4 (1.98%) C++
14 4 (1.98%) Perl
15 3 (1.49%) Groovy
16 1 (0.50%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 34 (16.83%) SC Cleared
3 12 (5.94%) CCNP
3 12 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (4.95%) DV Cleared
5 8 (3.96%) Degree
6 7 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (2.97%) MCSA
8 5 (2.48%) Computer Science Degree
8 5 (2.48%) FFIEC
8 5 (2.48%) PRNE
9 4 (1.98%) AWS Certification
9 4 (1.98%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.98%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.49%) PMI Certification
10 3 (1.49%) PMP
11 2 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
12 1 (0.50%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.50%) JNCIP
12 1 (0.50%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.92%) QA
2 11 (5.45%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.48%) GLBA
3 5 (2.48%) NIST
3 5 (2.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.49%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) DICOM
5 1 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 72 (35.64%) Docker
2 29 (14.36%) Active Directory
3 13 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (3.96%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (3.47%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.48%) VirtualBox
7 4 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.98%) VMware NSX
7 4 (1.98%) vSphere
8 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.99%) KVM
8 2 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.99%) Xen
9 1 (0.50%) GeoWebCache
9 1 (0.50%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 77 (38.12%) Kubernetes
2 67 (33.17%) Terraform
3 50 (24.75%) Ansible
4 35 (17.33%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (12.38%) Puppet
6 20 (9.90%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (6.44%) Packer
8 11 (5.45%) Consul
8 11 (5.45%) Rancher
9 6 (2.97%) Nagios
9 6 (2.97%) Prometheus
10 5 (2.48%) Grafana
10 5 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.98%) Istio
11 4 (1.98%) WSUS
11 4 (1.98%) ZABBIX
12 3 (1.49%) Pingdom
13 2 (0.99%) Cobbler
13 2 (0.99%) Graylog
14 1 (0.50%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 36 (17.82%) Microsoft
2 22 (10.89%) Splunk
3 15 (7.43%) VMware
4 14 (6.93%) NetApp
5 13 (6.44%) Cisco
5 13 (6.44%) Databricks
6 11 (5.45%) IBM
6 11 (5.45%) Oracle
7 9 (4.46%) Atlassian
7 9 (4.46%) Red Hat
7 9 (4.46%) SAP
8 8 (3.96%) F5
9 6 (2.97%) Dell
10 5 (2.48%) Google
10 5 (2.48%) Juniper
10 5 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 4 (1.98%) Coverity
11 4 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.49%) Informatica
12 3 (1.49%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud