Period
to 14 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Debian skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Debian over the 6 months to 14 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Debian Linux
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 615 577 623
Rank change year-on-year -38 +46 +40
Contract jobs citing Debian 55 74 57
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.099% 0.14% 0.098%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.64% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 51 43
UK excluding London median daily rate £456 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.06% - +19.40%
10th Percentile £325 £288 £263
90th Percentile £606 £456 £475
UK median daily rate £506 £401 £413
% change year-on-year +26.40% -2.91% -1.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +181.25% -

Debian is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 12,161 11,514 13,198
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 21.84% 21.38% 22.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,778 6,616 7,784
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% +2.07%
10th Percentile £150 £150 £175
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,193 1,011 1,072
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.75 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.49% +6.35% -1.56%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.26 £47.50 £43.28
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Debian as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK excluding London

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Debian in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Debian in the UK excluding London

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Debian in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 14 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Debian in the UK excluding London

Debian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Debian in the UK excluding London

Debian
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Debian within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 14 November 2018. 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
South East -23 18 £425 +6.25% 18
South West -17 17 £450 +44.00% 11
North of England -20 10 £600 +41.18% 19
East of England +15 5 £438 +16.67% 6
North West -18 5 £431 +1.47% 10
North East 0 4 £600 +84.62% 4
Scotland -13 2 £550 -
Wales -22 2 - - 1
Midlands -11 1 £325 -61.76% 4
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 5
West Midlands -31 1 £325 -61.76% 4
Debian
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Debian 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Debian.

1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 30 (54.55%) Puppet
3 29 (52.73%) Red Hat
4 26 (47.27%) DevOps
5 25 (45.45%) Python
6 23 (41.82%) Windows
6 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
7 21 (38.18%) Ansible
7 21 (38.18%) Opscode Chef
8 20 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
9 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (34.55%) Docker
10 17 (30.91%) Ubuntu
10 17 (30.91%) Bash Shell
10 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
11 15 (27.27%) VMware
11 15 (27.27%) CentOS
12 14 (25.45%) Java
13 12 (21.82%) MySQL
13 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
13 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
14 11 (20.00%) Apache
15 10 (18.18%) Perl
15 10 (18.18%) Terraform
16 9 (16.36%) LAMP
16 9 (16.36%) PHP
16 9 (16.36%) C++
17 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
17 8 (14.55%) CoreOS
17 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure

Debian
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 11 (20.00%) Apache
2 3 (5.45%) nginx
2 3 (5.45%) OpenStack
3 2 (3.64%) CMS
3 2 (3.64%) Confluence
3 2 (3.64%) Drupal
3 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
3 2 (3.64%) WordPress
4 1 (1.82%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 20 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.27%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (3.64%) IaaS
5 2 (3.64%) PaaS
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.82%) GitHub
6 1 (1.82%) Office 365
6 1 (1.82%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (9.09%) Firewall
1 5 (9.09%) SSH
2 4 (7.27%) BGP
2 4 (7.27%) DNS
2 4 (7.27%) OSPF
2 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.27%) VPN
3 3 (5.45%) DKIM
3 3 (5.45%) DMARC
3 3 (5.45%) iSCSI
3 3 (5.45%) Junos
3 3 (5.45%) LAN
3 3 (5.45%) MPLS
3 3 (5.45%) VLAN
3 3 (5.45%) WAN
4 2 (3.64%) IPFIX
4 2 (3.64%) MRTG
4 2 (3.64%) NAS
4 2 (3.64%) RTMP
4 2 (3.64%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) MySQL
2 7 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (7.27%) MongoDB
3 4 (7.27%) NoSQL
3 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.45%) Relational Database
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (3.64%) SQLite
6 1 (1.82%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.82%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Git (software)
2 8 (14.55%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.45%) JIRA
4 2 (3.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (3.64%) Bitbucket
4 2 (3.64%) CppUnit
4 2 (3.64%) Gerrit
4 2 (3.64%) Mercurial
4 2 (3.64%) Robot Framework
4 2 (3.64%) Subversion
4 2 (3.64%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (1.82%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.82%) Mockito
5 1 (1.82%) PhpStorm
5 1 (1.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.91%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Aerospace
3 1 (1.82%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (32.73%) Administrator
2 16 (29.09%) Linux Administrator
3 12 (21.82%) Systems Administrator
4 10 (18.18%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 9 (16.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Developer
7 4 (7.27%) Senior DevOps
8 3 (5.45%) Consultant
8 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
9 2 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) AWS DevOps
9 2 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) PHP Developer
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Linux Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.64%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) LAMP
2 7 (12.73%) HTML
3 5 (9.09%) LDAP
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 4 (7.27%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (5.45%) Ajax
5 3 (5.45%) AngularJS
5 3 (5.45%) CSS
5 3 (5.45%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (5.45%) jQuery
5 3 (5.45%) SOAP
5 3 (5.45%) Spring
5 3 (5.45%) XML
6 2 (3.64%) .NET
6 2 (3.64%) CodeIgniter
6 2 (3.64%) Hibernate
6 2 (3.64%) JPA
6 2 (3.64%) JSON
6 2 (3.64%) Node.js
6 2 (3.64%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (3.64%) Replication
2 2 (3.64%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (1.82%) Clustering
3 1 (1.82%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.82%) Fintech
3 1 (1.82%) Life Science
3 1 (1.82%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.82%) N-Tier
3 1 (1.82%) User Experience
3 1 (1.82%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Windows
3 19 (34.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (30.91%) Ubuntu
5 15 (27.27%) CentOS
6 8 (14.55%) CoreOS
7 7 (12.73%) Unix
8 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (3.64%) Android
11 2 (3.64%) Kali Linux
11 2 (3.64%) VMS
12 1 (1.82%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (47.27%) DevOps
2 8 (14.55%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (14.55%) Configuration Management
3 5 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 4 (7.27%) High Availability
4 4 (7.27%) MVC
4 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.27%) Open Source
4 4 (7.27%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.45%) Change Management
5 3 (5.45%) ITIL
5 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
5 3 (5.45%) Network Design
5 3 (5.45%) Security Hardening
6 2 (3.64%) Migration
6 2 (3.64%) OO
6 2 (3.64%) OO PHP
6 2 (3.64%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Test Strategy
6 2 (3.64%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) Python
2 17 (30.91%) Bash Shell
3 14 (25.45%) Java
4 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
5 10 (18.18%) Perl
6 9 (16.36%) C++
6 9 (16.36%) PHP
7 8 (14.55%) C#
7 8 (14.55%) JavaScript
8 6 (10.91%) Ruby
8 6 (10.91%) SQL
9 4 (7.27%) Go
10 3 (5.45%) Shell Script
11 2 (3.64%) Bourne shell
12 1 (1.82%) Java 8
12 1 (1.82%) Kotlin
12 1 (1.82%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (10.91%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) BC Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
3 2 (3.64%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) MCITP
3 2 (3.64%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.45%) GDPR
3 2 (3.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.64%) QA
3 2 (3.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.82%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Docker
2 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.27%) Active Directory
4 4 (7.27%) Postfix
4 4 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (5.45%) NFS
5 3 (5.45%) Samba
5 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.64%) KVM
6 2 (3.64%) Squid
7 1 (1.82%) Ceph
7 1 (1.82%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (1.82%) iptables
7 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (54.55%) Puppet
2 21 (38.18%) Ansible
2 21 (38.18%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (21.82%) Kubernetes
4 10 (18.18%) Terraform
5 3 (5.45%) Grafana
5 3 (5.45%) Prometheus
5 3 (5.45%) Salt
6 2 (3.64%) Cacti
6 2 (3.64%) collectd
6 2 (3.64%) Graphite
6 2 (3.64%) Icinga
6 2 (3.64%) Kibana
6 2 (3.64%) logstash
6 2 (3.64%) Nagios
6 2 (3.64%) Netcool
6 2 (3.64%) Observium
6 2 (3.64%) OpenNMS
6 2 (3.64%) systemd
6 2 (3.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Red Hat
2 15 (27.27%) VMware
3 5 (9.09%) Microsoft
4 4 (7.27%) Google
5 3 (5.45%) Cisco
5 3 (5.45%) Juniper
6 2 (3.64%) Ericsson
6 2 (3.64%) Huawei
6 2 (3.64%) Splunk
6 2 (3.64%) Veeam
6 2 (3.64%) Zend
7 1 (1.82%) Adobe
7 1 (1.82%) Clearswift
7 1 (1.82%) Mirantis
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) SaltStack
7 1 (1.82%) Symantec