Period
to 25 January 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 25 January 2021 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
6 months to
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 560 676 813
Rank change year-on-year +116 +137 -8
Contract jobs citing Debian 33 70 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.098% 0.089%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.44% 0.46% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 57
Median daily rate £450 £476 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.51% -4.75% +11.11%
10th Percentile £260 £363 £263
90th Percentile £602 £575 £622
UK excluding London median daily rate £265 £475 £438
% change year-on-year -44.21% +8.57% +1.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 -

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 with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 7,527 15,077 20,806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.83% 21.05% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,830 9,596 13,247
Median daily rate £431 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £163 £140 £159
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.35% -3.00% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 1,133 1,309
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.28 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.60 £46.45
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Debian as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Debian.

Daily rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Debian over the 6 months to 25 January 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Debian.

Hourly rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Top 6 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 25 January 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
England +143 26 £425 -11.92% 44
London +84 14 £450 -14.29% 18
UK excluding London +159 12 £265 -44.21% 27
North of England +106 12 £265 -15.54% 10
Yorkshire +63 12 £265 -15.54% 3
Work from Home -191 11 £550 - 7

For the 6 months to 25 January 2021, 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 with a requirement for Debian.

1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (75.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 23 (69.70%) Python
4 22 (66.67%) Red Hat
5 20 (60.61%) CentOS
5 20 (60.61%) Puppet
6 19 (57.58%) Perl
6 19 (57.58%) MySQL
7 18 (54.55%) Windows
8 17 (51.52%) Bash Shell
9 16 (48.48%) Solaris
10 12 (36.36%) DevOps
11 11 (33.33%) MariaDB
11 11 (33.33%) Software Packaging
12 10 (30.30%) Azure
12 10 (30.30%) SSH
12 10 (30.30%) Ubuntu
13 9 (27.27%) Ruby
13 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
13 9 (27.27%) Virtual Environments
14 8 (24.24%) Anaconda
14 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
14 8 (24.24%) C++
14 8 (24.24%) AWS
14 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
14 8 (24.24%) JSON
15 7 (21.21%) JIRA
15 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
15 7 (21.21%) SQL
15 7 (21.21%) Microsoft

Debian
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (18.18%) JBoss
1 6 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 5 (15.15%) Confluence
2 5 (15.15%) Elasticsearch
2 5 (15.15%) Jetty
2 5 (15.15%) MQSeries
2 5 (15.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
2 5 (15.15%) Red Hat Fuse
2 5 (15.15%) WebLogic
3 4 (12.12%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Apache
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Pig
4 1 (3.03%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.03%) Liferay
4 1 (3.03%) nginx
4 1 (3.03%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (15.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (30.30%) Azure
2 8 (24.24%) AWS
3 4 (12.12%) Office 365
3 4 (12.12%) OpenShift
4 3 (9.09%) GitHub
4 3 (9.09%) IaaS
4 3 (9.09%) PaaS
5 2 (6.06%) Datadog
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (3.03%) Azure Data Factory
6 1 (3.03%) Azure Functions
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (30.30%) SSH
2 4 (12.12%) ATM
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (12.12%) DECnet
2 4 (12.12%) FDDI
2 4 (12.12%) IPX
2 4 (12.12%) IPX/SPX
2 4 (12.12%) LAN
2 4 (12.12%) MPLS
2 4 (12.12%) NetScreen
2 4 (12.12%) Skype
2 4 (12.12%) SNA
2 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) Unified Communications
2 4 (12.12%) VLAN
2 4 (12.12%) VPN
2 4 (12.12%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) X.25
3 2 (6.06%) HTTP
3 2 (6.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (57.58%) MySQL
2 11 (33.33%) MariaDB
3 7 (21.21%) MongoDB
3 7 (21.21%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (15.15%) Hadoop
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
4 5 (15.15%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (3.03%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (3.03%) Data Lake
5 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (3.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) Git (software)
2 7 (21.21%) Jenkins
2 7 (21.21%) JIRA
3 5 (15.15%) Ant
3 5 (15.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 5 (15.15%) ClearCase
3 5 (15.15%) Cucumber
3 5 (15.15%) Eclipse
3 5 (15.15%) FishEye
3 5 (15.15%) Gradle
3 5 (15.15%) Hudson
3 5 (15.15%) IntelliJ
3 5 (15.15%) Leiningen
3 5 (15.15%) Maven
3 5 (15.15%) Mercurial
3 5 (15.15%) Poseidon for UML
3 5 (15.15%) Selenium
3 5 (15.15%) Subversion
3 5 (15.15%) Vagrant
4 2 (6.06%) Bitbucket
General
1 3 (9.09%) Public Sector
2 1 (3.03%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (30.30%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (18.18%) Architect
3 4 (12.12%) Unified Communications Specialist
4 3 (9.09%) Azure DevOps
4 3 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (9.09%) Technical Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.06%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Support
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Support Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Unix Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (33.33%) Software Packaging
2 8 (24.24%) Anaconda
2 8 (24.24%) JSON
3 5 (15.15%) ActiveMQ
3 5 (15.15%) AngularJS
3 5 (15.15%) Apache Camel
3 5 (15.15%) GWT
3 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
3 5 (15.15%) HTML
3 5 (15.15%) HTML5
3 5 (15.15%) JMS
3 5 (15.15%) jQuery
3 5 (15.15%) MSMQ
3 5 (15.15%) Node.js
3 5 (15.15%) Play Framework
3 5 (15.15%) RabbitMQ
3 5 (15.15%) React
3 5 (15.15%) Spring
3 5 (15.15%) STL
3 5 (15.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Data Centre
1 5 (15.15%) Derivative
1 5 (15.15%) Private Cloud
1 5 (15.15%) User Experience
2 3 (9.09%) iPad
2 3 (9.09%) Public Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Cloud Native
3 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Linux
2 25 (75.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (60.61%) CentOS
4 18 (54.55%) Windows
5 16 (48.48%) Solaris
6 10 (30.30%) Ubuntu
7 7 (21.21%) VMS
8 5 (15.15%) Android
8 5 (15.15%) Apple iOS
8 5 (15.15%) Mac OS X
8 5 (15.15%) Unix
9 4 (12.12%) Fedora
9 4 (12.12%) NetWare
10 3 (9.09%) CoreOS
11 1 (3.03%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (36.36%) DevOps
2 9 (27.27%) Virtual Environments
3 8 (24.24%) Configuration Management
4 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (15.15%) Continuous Delivery
4 5 (15.15%) Deployment Automation
4 5 (15.15%) JVM Tuning
4 5 (15.15%) Kanban
4 5 (15.15%) Scrum
4 5 (15.15%) Security Patching
4 5 (15.15%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 5 (15.15%) Systems Engineering
4 5 (15.15%) TDD
4 5 (15.15%) Test Automation
4 5 (15.15%) UML
4 5 (15.15%) Waterfall
5 4 (12.12%) Content Management
5 4 (12.12%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.09%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (69.70%) Python
2 19 (57.58%) Perl
3 17 (51.52%) Bash Shell
4 9 (27.27%) Ruby
5 8 (24.24%) C++
6 7 (21.21%) SQL
7 6 (18.18%) Java
7 6 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 6 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 5 (15.15%) C
8 5 (15.15%) Clojure
8 5 (15.15%) ClojureScript
8 5 (15.15%) Groovy
8 5 (15.15%) PL/SQL
8 5 (15.15%) Scala
9 3 (9.09%) PHP
9 3 (9.09%) Rust
9 3 (9.09%) VBA
10 1 (3.03%) C#
10 1 (3.03%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.15%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 9 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 5 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (6.06%) Docker
3 2 (6.06%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.03%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 20 (60.61%) Puppet
2 6 (18.18%) Ansible
2 6 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 5 (15.15%) Salt
3 5 (15.15%) Terraform
4 4 (12.12%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (9.09%) Grafana
6 2 (6.06%) Nagios
Vendors
1 22 (66.67%) Red Hat
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft
3 6 (18.18%) Cloudera
3 6 (18.18%) MuleSoft
4 5 (15.15%) Axway
4 5 (15.15%) Hortonworks
4 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 5 (15.15%) Sparx
4 5 (15.15%) Splunk
4 5 (15.15%) Sybase
5 4 (12.12%) Avaya
5 4 (12.12%) Blue Coat
5 4 (12.12%) Cisco
5 4 (12.12%) F5
5 4 (12.12%) Foundstone
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
5 4 (12.12%) Novell
6 2 (6.06%) New Relic
6 2 (6.06%) VMware
7 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com