Period
to 25 September 2018

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 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 807 746 787
Rank change year-on-year -61 +41 +24
Contract jobs citing Debian 95 121 106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Operating Systems category 0.45% 0.59% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 93 83
UK median daily rate £525 £401 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.09% -5.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £343 £295 £300
90th Percentile £600 £500 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £401 £390
% change year-on-year +18.60% +2.69% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
UK median hourly rate - £45.00 -
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 21,300 20,431 23,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.72% 20.80% 22.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,191 12,830 14,770
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £183 £206
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,526 1,204 1,266
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +6.06% +0.46%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -3.03% +1.54% +1.56%

Debian
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Debian over the 6 months to 25 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Debian in the UK

Debian
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Debian in the UK

Debian
Top 13 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 September 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
England -43 94 £525 +31.09% 64
UK excluding London -59 53 £475 +18.60% 40
London -1 42 £528 +24.12% 28
South East -54 18 £475 +18.60% 9
South West -9 16 £450 +28.57% 5
North of England -26 11 £600 +41.18% 10
North West -30 6 £463 +8.82% 5
East of England -5 5 £438 +16.67% 7
North East -8 4 £600 +84.62% 2
Midlands -17 2 - - 5
West Midlands -21 2 - - 4
Wales -20 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -25 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 with a requirement for Debian.

1 95 (100.00%) Linux
2 60 (63.16%) Red Hat
3 57 (60.00%) Puppet
3 57 (60.00%) DevOps
4 55 (57.89%) Python
5 54 (56.84%) Ubuntu
6 53 (55.79%) Amazon AWS
7 52 (54.74%) Ansible
8 50 (52.63%) Git (software)
9 49 (51.58%) Opscode Chef
10 48 (50.53%) Windows
11 44 (46.32%) CentOS
12 42 (44.21%) Bash Shell
12 42 (44.21%) VMware
13 40 (42.11%) Apache
13 40 (42.11%) Terraform
14 38 (40.00%) Jenkins
14 38 (40.00%) Java
14 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
15 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
16 31 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
16 31 (32.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
17 30 (31.58%) Perl
18 29 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
18 29 (30.53%) AWS CloudFormation
19 27 (28.42%) Nagios
20 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
20 26 (27.37%) Splunk
21 25 (26.32%) Kibana

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 40 (42.11%) Apache
2 24 (25.26%) nginx
3 22 (23.16%) IIS
3 22 (23.16%) Tomcat
4 19 (20.00%) Jetty
4 19 (20.00%) Mongrel
4 19 (20.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.21%) Apache Solr
7 3 (3.16%) Confluence
7 3 (3.16%) JBoss
7 3 (3.16%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.11%) GlassFish
9 1 (1.05%) CMS
9 1 (1.05%) ColdFusion
9 1 (1.05%) Drupal
9 1 (1.05%) MS Exchange
9 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.05%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 53 (55.79%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (30.53%) AWS CloudFormation
4 23 (24.21%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (17.89%) Sumo Logic
6 14 (14.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (8.42%) Rackspace Cloud
8 7 (7.37%) Google App Engine
9 6 (6.32%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (5.26%) AWS CloudTrail
11 4 (4.21%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (4.21%) Amazon S3
11 4 (4.21%) OpenShift
12 1 (1.05%) G Suite
12 1 (1.05%) IaaS
12 1 (1.05%) Office 365
12 1 (1.05%) PaaS
12 1 (1.05%) SaaS
12 1 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.21%) HTTP
2 11 (11.58%) DNS
3 9 (9.47%) SSH
4 8 (8.42%) Firewall
5 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.26%) BGP
6 5 (5.26%) DKIM
6 5 (5.26%) DMARC
6 5 (5.26%) iSCSI
6 5 (5.26%) OSPF
6 5 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (4.21%) Junos
7 4 (4.21%) MPLS
7 4 (4.21%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.16%) DHCP
8 3 (3.16%) IPFIX
8 3 (3.16%) MRTG
8 3 (3.16%) SNMP
8 3 (3.16%) TACACS
9 2 (2.11%) RTMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.79%) MySQL
2 12 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (9.47%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.42%) Amazon RDS
4 8 (8.42%) NoSQL
5 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
6 4 (4.21%) Hadoop
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle Database
7 3 (3.16%) SQLite
8 2 (2.11%) Big Data
8 2 (2.11%) Couchbase
8 2 (2.11%) Redis
9 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 50 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 38 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 21 (22.11%) Maven
3 21 (22.11%) MSBuild
3 21 (22.11%) Vagrant
4 19 (20.00%) Ant
4 19 (20.00%) Gradle
4 19 (20.00%) TeamCity
5 18 (18.95%) CruiseControl
6 15 (15.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (12.63%) Mercurial
7 12 (12.63%) Subversion
8 11 (11.58%) Travis CI
9 6 (6.32%) JIRA
10 4 (4.21%) Cucumber
10 4 (4.21%) Selenium
11 3 (3.16%) Robot Framework
12 2 (2.11%) GitLab
12 2 (2.11%) gulp
12 2 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (9.47%) Finance
2 2 (2.11%) Banking
2 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.11%) Legal
3 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.05%) Games
3 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (35.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (24.21%) Administrator
3 20 (21.05%) Linux Administrator
4 18 (18.95%) Systems Administrator
5 15 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 13 (13.68%) Azure Engineer
7 12 (12.63%) Azure DevOps
7 12 (12.63%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 9 (9.47%) Developer
9 7 (7.37%) Consultant
9 7 (7.37%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (6.32%) AWS DevOps
10 6 (6.32%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 5 (5.26%) Linux Developer
12 4 (4.21%) Automation Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Cloud Engineer
12 4 (4.21%) Python Developer
12 4 (4.21%) Senior DevOps
12 4 (4.21%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (20.00%) JRuby
1 19 (20.00%) Servlets
2 9 (9.47%) LAMP
3 7 (7.37%) HTML
3 7 (7.37%) JSON
3 7 (7.37%) LDAP
4 6 (6.32%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (6.32%) XML
5 5 (5.26%) SOAP
6 4 (4.21%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (4.21%) REST
6 4 (4.21%) Web Services
7 3 (3.16%) .NET
7 3 (3.16%) Ajax
7 3 (3.16%) CSS
7 3 (3.16%) Kafka
7 3 (3.16%) Node.js
7 3 (3.16%) Spring
7 3 (3.16%) YAML
8 2 (2.11%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
1 13 (13.68%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (6.32%) Public Cloud
3 5 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.16%) Clustering
4 3 (3.16%) Replication
5 2 (2.11%) Equities
5 2 (2.11%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (2.11%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (2.11%) Wiki
6 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Linux
2 54 (56.84%) Ubuntu
3 48 (50.53%) Windows
4 44 (46.32%) CentOS
5 31 (32.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 19 (20.00%) Fedora
7 18 (18.95%) Unix
8 10 (10.53%) CoreOS
9 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
10 5 (5.26%) SUSE
11 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (2.11%) Android
12 2 (2.11%) Kali Linux
12 2 (2.11%) VMS
12 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (1.05%) FreeBSD
13 1 (1.05%) Mac OS
13 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
13 1 (1.05%) Slackware
13 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (60.00%) DevOps
2 31 (32.63%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (30.53%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (21.05%) Continuous Delivery
5 14 (14.74%) Cloud Operations
6 12 (12.63%) Configuration Management
6 12 (12.63%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 11 (11.58%) Open Source
8 10 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.37%) Mentoring
10 6 (6.32%) Change Management
10 6 (6.32%) Software Engineering
10 6 (6.32%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.26%) High Availability
11 5 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (5.26%) Validation
12 4 (4.21%) Deployment Automation
12 4 (4.21%) Open Source Development
12 4 (4.21%) Performance Optimisation
12 4 (4.21%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 55 (57.89%) Python
2 42 (44.21%) Bash Shell
3 38 (40.00%) Java
4 34 (35.79%) PowerShell
5 30 (31.58%) Perl
6 26 (27.37%) JavaScript
7 25 (26.32%) Ruby
8 22 (23.16%) Go
9 19 (20.00%) C#
10 12 (12.63%) C++
10 12 (12.63%) PHP
10 12 (12.63%) SQL
11 10 (10.53%) Shell Script
12 3 (3.16%) Bourne shell
13 2 (2.11%) C
13 2 (2.11%) PHP 5
13 2 (2.11%) PHP 7
13 2 (2.11%) PL/SQL
13 2 (2.11%) XPath
14 1 (1.05%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 14 (14.74%) Degree
2 13 (13.68%) Computer Science Degree
3 12 (12.63%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.11%) CISSP
5 1 (1.05%) MCITP
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) QA
2 4 (4.21%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.11%) GDPR
3 2 (2.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) MiFID
3 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.05%) GPG13
System Software
1 31 (32.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (24.21%) Docker
3 19 (20.00%) VirtualBox
4 18 (18.95%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.53%) KVM
6 9 (9.47%) Xen
7 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
7 6 (6.32%) NFS
7 6 (6.32%) Postfix
7 6 (6.32%) Samba
7 6 (6.32%) Squid
8 5 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (2.11%) iptables
10 2 (2.11%) Varnish
10 2 (2.11%) vSphere
11 1 (1.05%) Ceph
11 1 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (1.05%) pfSense
11 1 (1.05%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (60.00%) Puppet
2 52 (54.74%) Ansible
3 49 (51.58%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (42.11%) Terraform
5 27 (28.42%) Nagios
6 25 (26.32%) Kibana
7 24 (25.26%) logstash
8 23 (24.21%) Salt
9 20 (21.05%) Packer
10 18 (18.95%) Graylog
10 18 (18.95%) Kubernetes
11 7 (7.37%) Grafana
12 6 (6.32%) SELinux
13 4 (4.21%) Prometheus
13 4 (4.21%) ZABBIX
14 3 (3.16%) Cacti
14 3 (3.16%) collectd
14 3 (3.16%) Netcool
14 3 (3.16%) Observium
14 3 (3.16%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 60 (63.16%) Red Hat
2 42 (44.21%) VMware
3 26 (27.37%) Splunk
4 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
5 22 (23.16%) AppDynamics
6 18 (18.95%) New Relic
7 14 (14.74%) Google
8 8 (8.42%) Rackspace
9 7 (7.37%) Oracle
9 7 (7.37%) Perforce
10 4 (4.21%) Cisco
10 4 (4.21%) hybris
10 4 (4.21%) Juniper
10 4 (4.21%) MuleSoft
11 3 (3.16%) Clearswift
11 3 (3.16%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.16%) Huawei
11 3 (3.16%) Symantec
11 3 (3.16%) Zend
12 2 (2.11%) NetApp