Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 559 351 463
Rank change year-on-year -208 +112 +29
Contract jobs citing Linux Command Line 168 118 375
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.46% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 1.44% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 68 240
10th Percentile £360 £355 £312
25th Percentile £424 £407 £386
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £456 £500
Median % change year-on-year +15.07% -8.75% -4.76%
75th Percentile £569 £525 £577
90th Percentile £633 £584 £643
UK median daily rate £503 £450 £488
% change year-on-year +11.67% -7.69% -5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £60.50 £49.34
Median % change year-on-year - +22.63% +91.59%
UK median hourly rate - £60.50 £49.34
% change year-on-year - +22.63% +89.75%

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 19,350 8,179 23,615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.57% 32.16% 29.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,539 5,586 15,657
10th Percentile £300 £275 £278
25th Percentile £413 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £638 £615 £588
90th Percentile £725 £727 £675
UK median daily rate £513 £491 £475
% change year-on-year +4.33% +3.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 270 774
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.59 £11.62
25th Percentile £15.23 £17.50 £14.28
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.50 £20.98
Median % change year-on-year -20.63% +50.16% -0.70%
75th Percentile £49.52 £47.25 £47.50
90th Percentile £64.75 £61.25 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £24.90 £27.00 £20.96
% change year-on-year -7.80% +28.85% -0.21%

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 September 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 20 September 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 -194 70 £553 +10.50% 49
South East -82 30 £525 +17.32% 16
South West -16 27 £400 +6.67% 4
Midlands - 15 £528 - 6
West Midlands - 14 £528 - 4
North of England -92 9 £540 +30.12% 12
North West -57 8 £540 +33.33% 5
East of England -44 7 £463 +2.78% 5
Yorkshire -50 1 - - 6
Linux Command Line
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 111 (66.07%) Linux
2 89 (52.98%) Python
3 80 (47.62%) DevOps
4 75 (44.64%) Git (software)
5 73 (43.45%) Kubernetes
6 72 (42.86%) Docker
7 66 (39.29%) Bash Shell
8 60 (35.71%) SQL
9 53 (31.55%) Terraform
10 47 (27.98%) AWS
10 47 (27.98%) Windows
11 43 (25.60%) Azure
12 41 (24.40%) Jenkins
12 41 (24.40%) Configuration Management
13 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
13 37 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
14 36 (21.43%) Java
15 35 (20.83%) Unix
16 33 (19.64%) Open Source
16 33 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
17 31 (18.45%) Social Skills
17 31 (18.45%) JavaScript
18 30 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
19 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
19 29 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
20 27 (16.07%) JIRA
20 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
21 26 (15.48%) Ansible
22 22 (13.10%) Microservices
22 22 (13.10%) Red Hat

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 (7.14%) Apache
1 12 (7.14%) Tomcat
2 11 (6.55%) Elasticsearch
3 10 (5.95%) Confluence
3 10 (5.95%) nginx
4 9 (5.36%) Apache Spark
5 8 (4.76%) SAS
6 3 (1.79%) JBoss
7 2 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.19%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.60%) IIS
8 1 (0.60%) Red Hat Fuse
8 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 47 (27.98%) AWS
2 43 (25.60%) Azure
3 30 (17.86%) AWS CloudFormation
4 17 (10.12%) PaaS
4 17 (10.12%) Serverless
5 16 (9.52%) IaaS
6 14 (8.33%) Azure Pipelines
7 13 (7.74%) Amazon S3
8 12 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
8 12 (7.14%) GCP
9 11 (6.55%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (5.95%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 9 (5.36%) GitHub
12 8 (4.76%) Route 53
13 7 (4.17%) Azure App Service
13 7 (4.17%) Azure Storage
13 7 (4.17%) BrowserStack
13 7 (4.17%) CloudFront
13 7 (4.17%) SaaS
13 7 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (8.93%) SSL
2 12 (7.14%) Firewall
2 12 (7.14%) Internet
3 11 (6.55%) DNS
3 11 (6.55%) SSH
4 8 (4.76%) VLAN
5 7 (4.17%) HTTP
5 7 (4.17%) WAN
6 5 (2.98%) MQTT
6 5 (2.98%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (1.79%) Bluetooth
7 3 (1.79%) DHCP
8 2 (1.19%) 802.11
8 2 (1.19%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.19%) SNMP
8 2 (1.19%) VPN
8 2 (1.19%) Wireless
9 1 (0.60%) EIGRP
9 1 (0.60%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (11.31%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (10.71%) Big Data
2 18 (10.71%) SQL Server
3 13 (7.74%) Hadoop
3 13 (7.74%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.55%) MySQL
5 10 (5.95%) Amazon RDS
6 9 (5.36%) Apache Hive
7 4 (2.38%) Bigtable
7 4 (2.38%) NoSQL
8 3 (1.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (1.79%) DB2
8 3 (1.79%) DB2 UDB
8 3 (1.79%) GIS
9 2 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
9 2 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (1.19%) Metadata
9 2 (1.19%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.19%) Redis
10 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 75 (44.64%) Git (software)
2 41 (24.40%) Jenkins
3 27 (16.07%) JIRA
4 19 (11.31%) Bitbucket
5 18 (10.71%) SonarQube
6 14 (8.33%) GitLab
7 13 (7.74%) Selenium
8 9 (5.36%) JUnit
8 9 (5.36%) Maven
8 9 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (4.76%) Gradle
9 8 (4.76%) TeamCity
10 7 (4.17%) Eclipse
10 7 (4.17%) Mockito
11 5 (2.98%) Visual Studio
12 4 (2.38%) Gerrit
12 4 (2.38%) IntelliJ
12 4 (2.38%) PyCharm
12 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio Code
12 4 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (18.45%) Social Skills
2 22 (13.10%) Finance
3 19 (11.31%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (7.74%) Public Sector
5 4 (2.38%) Banking
5 4 (2.38%) Electronics
5 4 (2.38%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (1.19%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.60%) Law
7 1 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 45 (26.79%) Developer
2 42 (25.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (8.93%) Platform Engineer
4 12 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
4 12 (7.14%) Azure Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Cloud Engineer
5 11 (6.55%) Python Developer
6 10 (5.95%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 9 (5.36%) Administrator
8 8 (4.76%) Azure DevOps
9 7 (4.17%) Cloud Developer
9 7 (4.17%) Consultant
10 6 (3.57%) Architect
10 6 (3.57%) Kubernetes Engineer
10 6 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 6 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.98%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.98%) Senior Developer
11 5 (2.98%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.50%) YAML
2 20 (11.90%) Kafka
3 18 (10.71%) HTML
4 17 (10.12%) Web Services
5 16 (9.52%) JSON
6 14 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
7 13 (7.74%) ARM Templates
7 13 (7.74%) React
8 12 (7.14%) Node.js
8 12 (7.14%) SOAP
9 11 (6.55%) RESTful
10 7 (4.17%) Jest
10 7 (4.17%) PySpark
10 7 (4.17%) REST
11 6 (3.57%) WebSockets
12 5 (2.98%) AngularJS
12 5 (2.98%) CSS
12 5 (2.98%) Pandas
12 5 (2.98%) RabbitMQ
12 5 (2.98%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.76%) Data Structures
1 8 (4.76%) Hybrid Cloud
1 8 (4.76%) PKI
1 8 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 7 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (4.17%) Virtual Team
3 5 (2.98%) Data Centre
3 5 (2.98%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (2.98%) Legacy Systems
3 5 (2.98%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (2.98%) User Experience
4 4 (2.38%) Cloud Native
5 3 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.19%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.19%) AS400
6 2 (1.19%) Equities
6 2 (1.19%) NHS
6 2 (1.19%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 111 (66.07%) Linux
2 47 (27.98%) Windows
3 35 (20.83%) Unix
4 19 (11.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (7.74%) Windows Server
6 7 (4.17%) Ubuntu
7 5 (2.98%) CentOS
7 5 (2.98%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (1.19%) VMS
9 1 (0.60%) Alpine Linux
9 1 (0.60%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (47.62%) DevOps
2 41 (24.40%) Configuration Management
3 37 (22.02%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (19.64%) Infrastructure as Code
4 33 (19.64%) Open Source
5 29 (17.26%) Continuous Integration
5 29 (17.26%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (16.07%) Test Automation
7 22 (13.10%) Microservices
8 21 (12.50%) Analytics
9 20 (11.90%) Software Engineering
10 14 (8.33%) OOP
11 13 (7.74%) SDLC
12 12 (7.14%) ETL
12 12 (7.14%) Migration
12 12 (7.14%) Release Management
13 11 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
13 11 (6.55%) Software Testing
14 10 (5.95%) Load Balancing
15 9 (5.36%) OO
Programming Languages
1 89 (52.98%) Python
2 66 (39.29%) Bash Shell
3 60 (35.71%) SQL
4 37 (22.02%) PowerShell
5 36 (21.43%) Java
6 31 (18.45%) JavaScript
7 16 (9.52%) Perl
8 13 (7.74%) C
8 13 (7.74%) Shell Script
9 12 (7.14%) Go
10 10 (5.95%) C++
10 10 (5.95%) ES6
11 7 (4.17%) PHP
11 7 (4.17%) TypeScript
12 6 (3.57%) Scala
13 5 (2.98%) Ruby
14 4 (2.38%) Bourne shell
15 3 (1.79%) BeanShell
15 3 (1.79%) C#
15 3 (1.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.12%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.17%) AWS Certification
3 7 (4.17%) Degree
4 4 (2.38%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.60%) CISA
6 1 (0.60%) CISSP
6 1 (0.60%) CTC Cleared
6 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.52%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.60%) Accessibility
3 1 (0.60%) DICOM
3 1 (0.60%) GDPR
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) SOC 1
3 1 (0.60%) SOC 2
System Software
1 72 (42.86%) Docker
2 17 (10.12%) Active Directory
3 7 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.98%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (2.98%) VirtualBox
4 5 (2.98%) vSphere
5 3 (1.79%) RACF
6 2 (1.19%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.19%) VMware Infrastructure
7 1 (0.60%) HDFS
7 1 (0.60%) Varnish
7 1 (0.60%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 73 (43.45%) Kubernetes
2 53 (31.55%) Terraform
3 26 (15.48%) Ansible
4 15 (8.93%) Packer
5 14 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
6 13 (7.74%) Consul
6 13 (7.74%) Rancher
7 12 (7.14%) Nagios
8 10 (5.95%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (5.36%) Grafana
10 8 (4.76%) Graylog
10 8 (4.76%) Puppet
11 6 (3.57%) Control-M
11 6 (3.57%) ZABBIX
12 5 (2.98%) Istio
13 3 (1.79%) Prometheus
14 2 (1.19%) Argo
14 2 (1.19%) HP ALM
14 2 (1.19%) Netcool/Webtop
14 2 (1.19%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 22 (13.10%) Red Hat
2 18 (10.71%) Splunk
3 14 (8.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (7.14%) Oracle
5 8 (4.76%) F5
5 8 (4.76%) NetApp
5 8 (4.76%) SolarWinds
6 7 (4.17%) Atlassian
6 7 (4.17%) Google
6 7 (4.17%) SAP
7 5 (2.98%) Coverity
7 5 (2.98%) VMware
8 4 (2.38%) IBM
8 4 (2.38%) Klocwork
9 3 (1.79%) Cisco
10 2 (1.19%) EMC
10 2 (1.19%) HP
10 2 (1.19%) Nimsoft
10 2 (1.19%) Sybase
10 2 (1.19%) TOWER Software