Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 602 591 565
Rank change year-on-year -11 -26 +84
Contract jobs citing Debian 47 45 66
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.089% 0.087% 0.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.40% 0.41% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 25 55
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £435 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +52.17%
10th Percentile £263 £305 £321
90th Percentile £600 £660 £588
UK median daily rate £456 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +1.39% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +181.25% -68.00%

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 11,787 10,927 11,483
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 22.29% 21.08% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,754 6,320 6,718
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.96% +3.99% +2.07%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £163
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,063 953 1,053
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -3.03%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.46 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.19% +5.64% -

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 18 January 2019.

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 18 January 2019. 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 West -17 16 £450 +63.64% 7
South East -13 12 £425 -11.69% 9
North of England -20 10 £400 -3.03% 18
North West -4 5 £275 -35.29% 7
North East -7 4 £600 +84.62% 8
East of England - 3 £350 - 5
Scotland -10 2 £550 -
Midlands -13 2 £325 -45.83% 4
West Midlands -15 2 £325 -45.83% 2
Wales -16 2 - -
Yorkshire -20 1 - - 3
Debian
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 26 (55.32%) Puppet
3 25 (53.19%) Red Hat
4 22 (46.81%) DevOps
5 21 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (42.55%) Windows
7 19 (40.43%) Docker
8 17 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
8 17 (36.17%) Python
8 17 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (34.04%) Ansible
9 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
9 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
10 14 (29.79%) Ubuntu
11 12 (25.53%) Apache
11 12 (25.53%) MySQL
11 12 (25.53%) CentOS
11 12 (25.53%) Bash Shell
11 12 (25.53%) Kubernetes
12 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
13 9 (19.15%) Java
13 9 (19.15%) Terraform
14 8 (17.02%) CoreOS
14 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
14 8 (17.02%) C#
14 8 (17.02%) PHP
14 8 (17.02%) HTML
14 8 (17.02%) LAMP
14 8 (17.02%) VMware
15 7 (14.89%) C++

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 12 (25.53%) Apache
2 3 (6.38%) nginx
3 2 (4.26%) CMS
3 2 (4.26%) Confluence
3 2 (4.26%) Drupal
3 2 (4.26%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.26%) WordPress
4 1 (2.13%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 21 (44.68%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (8.51%) Amazon EC2
4 4 (8.51%) Office 365
5 3 (6.38%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (4.26%) GitHub
6 2 (4.26%) IaaS
6 2 (4.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.51%) DNS
1 4 (8.51%) Firewall
1 4 (8.51%) SSH
2 3 (6.38%) DKIM
2 3 (6.38%) DMARC
2 3 (6.38%) iSCSI
2 3 (6.38%) TCP/IP
3 2 (4.26%) Internet
3 2 (4.26%) LAN
3 2 (4.26%) NAS
3 2 (4.26%) SAN
3 2 (4.26%) VLAN
3 2 (4.26%) WAN
4 1 (2.13%) FTP
4 1 (2.13%) HTTP
4 1 (2.13%) SSL
4 1 (2.13%) tcpdump
4 1 (2.13%) VPN
4 1 (2.13%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (25.53%) MySQL
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon RDS
2 4 (8.51%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.51%) NoSQL
2 4 (8.51%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (8.51%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.38%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (2.13%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
2 6 (12.77%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.26%) CppUnit
3 2 (4.26%) JIRA
3 2 (4.26%) PhpStorm
3 2 (4.26%) Subversion
3 2 (4.26%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.26%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (2.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.13%) Bitbucket
4 1 (2.13%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.13%) Mockito
4 1 (2.13%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (12.77%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.13%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) Administrator
1 17 (36.17%) Linux Administrator
2 11 (23.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 11 (23.40%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Linux Engineer
4 4 (8.51%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (6.38%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.26%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (4.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Consultant
6 2 (4.26%) PHP Developer
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Linux Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) HTML
1 8 (17.02%) LAMP
2 5 (10.64%) LDAP
3 4 (8.51%) Ajax
3 4 (8.51%) CSS
3 4 (8.51%) jQuery
3 4 (8.51%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (8.51%) Web Services
4 3 (6.38%) AngularJS
5 2 (4.26%) .NET
5 2 (4.26%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (4.26%) CSS3
5 2 (4.26%) JSON
5 2 (4.26%) Laravel
5 2 (4.26%) SOAP
6 1 (2.13%) Node.js
6 1 (2.13%) React
6 1 (2.13%) RESTful
6 1 (2.13%) Spring
6 1 (2.13%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Linux Command Line
1 4 (8.51%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.26%) N-Tier
2 2 (4.26%) User Experience
3 1 (2.13%) Clustering
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Fintech
3 1 (2.13%) Life Science
3 1 (2.13%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 47 (100.00%) Linux
2 20 (42.55%) Windows
3 17 (36.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (29.79%) Ubuntu
5 12 (25.53%) CentOS
6 8 (17.02%) CoreOS
7 4 (8.51%) Unix
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (6.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.26%) Kali Linux
10 1 (2.13%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (46.81%) DevOps
2 6 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (12.77%) Configuration Management
3 4 (8.51%) High Availability
3 4 (8.51%) Information Security
3 4 (8.51%) Information Security Management
3 4 (8.51%) ISMS
3 4 (8.51%) Security Management
4 3 (6.38%) Change Management
4 3 (6.38%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.38%) Security Hardening
4 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.26%) ITIL
5 2 (4.26%) Mathematics
5 2 (4.26%) Migration
5 2 (4.26%) MVC
5 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
5 2 (4.26%) Unit Testing
5 2 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (4.26%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Python
2 12 (25.53%) Bash Shell
3 11 (23.40%) PowerShell
4 9 (19.15%) Java
5 8 (17.02%) C#
5 8 (17.02%) JavaScript
5 8 (17.02%) PHP
6 7 (14.89%) C++
6 7 (14.89%) Perl
7 5 (10.64%) SQL
8 4 (8.51%) Go
9 3 (6.38%) Ruby
10 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
11 1 (2.13%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BC Cleared
2 2 (4.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.26%) CISSP
2 2 (4.26%) DBS Check
2 2 (4.26%) Degree
2 2 (4.26%) MCITP
2 2 (4.26%) MCSE
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (4.26%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) GDPR
1 3 (6.38%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.13%) GPG13
System Software
1 19 (40.43%) Docker
2 5 (10.64%) Hyper-V
2 5 (10.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.51%) Postfix
4 3 (6.38%) NFS
4 3 (6.38%) Samba
5 2 (4.26%) Squid
5 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.13%) iptables
6 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (55.32%) Puppet
2 17 (36.17%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (34.04%) Ansible
4 12 (25.53%) Kubernetes
5 9 (19.15%) Terraform
6 2 (4.26%) Packer
7 1 (2.13%) OpenVAS
7 1 (2.13%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (2.13%) systemd
Vendors
1 25 (53.19%) Red Hat
2 8 (17.02%) VMware
3 5 (10.64%) Microsoft
4 4 (8.51%) Google
5 2 (4.26%) Adobe
5 2 (4.26%) Veeam
5 2 (4.26%) Zend
6 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.13%) Symantec